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On Golden Pond opens The Old Creamery’s main stage season May 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:31
Amana – The Old Creamery Theatre opens the touching comedy On Golden Pond, Thursday, May 3 at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage in Amana.

Join Norman and Ethel Thayer as they spend another summer on the shores of their beloved Golden Pond. After 48 years together, the couple discovers that even at their age life can be quite surprising. Written by Ernest Thompson, On Golden Pond is a delightfully funny look at family ties, life and love.

On Golden Pond is directed by Muscatine native Kathe Mull, now of New York. The cast consists of Tom Milligan of West Amana; Kay Francis of Naples, Florida; Eddie Skaggs of Cedar Rapids; Deborah Kennedy of West Amana; Ellis Fontana of Iowa City; Brennan Urbi of Cedar Rapids and Jeff Haffner of Cleveland, Ohio.

Tickets are $27 for adults and $17.50 for students. Show times are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Call the box office at 800-35-AMANA (352-6262) or visit the website at www.oldcreamery.com for more information or to purchase tickets. Group rates are available. Reservations are recommended. Student rush tickets are available for $12. No reservations are accepted for rush tickets. Come to the box office no earlier than 30 minutes before a performance for this special rate. A student ID is required for rush tickets.

On Golden Pond is sponsored by Melrose Meadows Retirement Community with WMT as media sponsor. The show runs through May 27 and is rated Theatre PG-13.

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company is celebrating 41 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

 
SHOP FROM HOME TO HELP THOSE IN NEED! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:09
Davenport, IA— How can purchasing items for your home pay dividends for those in need? Catherine Ross is hosting an online fundraiser and donating 100% of her commissions to the Christian Care Rescue Mission and Domestic Violence Shelter! Being a survivor of domestic violence has fueled her passion for helping organizations like Christian Care that serve the homeless and victims of domestic violence. Not only is she trying to raise funds, she is trying to raise awareness. She hopes to feature a  different shelter each month and eventually expand this event into a nationwide cause. You can help just by spreading the word and getting others involved.

This opportunity ends soon; you will need to place an online order through her website by April 30. If you have any questions, please call Catherine at 563/484-6596 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To join the fundraiser, go to:  https://wicklesswondersia.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Home  Please be sure to select “Fundraiser for Domestic Abuse Victims” when ordering.

To support the fundraiser on Facebook, go to:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Survivors-of-Domestic-Abuse/218685428230970

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to transform lives. Through its mission of providing safe shelter, support and resources, Christian Care empowers both the homeless and survivors of domestic violence to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives. Christian Care’s two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for men—serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline at any hour of the day or night at 309/788-2273.

For more information about Christian Care, please go to their web site at christiancareqc.org or to Facebook at facebook.com/christiancareqc.

 
Sneak preview of anti-bullying play PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 08:55
A Rock Island Junior High Anti-Bulling Skit is going on the road……

(Rock Island) 17 members of Washington Middle School are heading to Tinley Park, Illinois this Thursday, April 19th to perform the “Stomp Out Bullying” play to 400 educators.  The WJHS Drama Team received state-wide attention for their play when it was featured in an Illinois State Board of Education newsletter last month…and was asked to perform the skit to members attending the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Conference.

The Drama Team is funded through the Lights ON Community Learning Grant and Site Coordinator, Kristie Sullivan, says showcasing what her students can do may inspire other afterschool programs to create drama teams.  She and the students are excited to “hit the road” and get the message out that bullying is wrong and should not be tolerated.  The show was written by the students and the drama teacher, Deb Halstead.

Members of the media will get a “sneak preview” of the play on Wednesday, April 18th at 3:00 pm in the school gym.  The students, Site Coordinator and Drama Team Advisor will be available for interviews.

WHO:  Washington Junior High Drama Team
WHAT:  Sneak preview of play, “Stomp Out Bullying”
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2012  3:00 pm
WHERE:  Washington Junior High Gym–3300 18th Ave Rock Island.

 
The Recliners in Concert at Riverside Theatre to Benefit Music Fund PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:58

Iowa City, IA – On Saturday, May 5, Riverside Theatre will be rockin’ with songs from Iowa City’s most eclectic ensemble, The Recliners.

With their wide ranging repertoire there will be something for everyone, from classic ’60s and ’70s numbers to songs by contemporary singer-songwriters, Irish melodies to bluegrass, from Van Morrison and the Beatles to the edgy rock and traditional ballads of Richard Thompson.

Proceeds from this special concert will benefit Riverside Theatre’s Janet G. Altman Fund for Music, which was established in 2008 to enhance collaborations in music and sound at Riverside Theatre. The fund celebrates the memory of Janet Altman, a longtime Riverside friend.

The concert is Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St, Iowa City. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. To order tickets, call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 319-338-7672, noon-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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A Rock Island Junior High Anti-Bulling Skit is going on the road…… PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:56
(Rock Island) 17 members of Washington Middle School are heading to Tinley Park, Illinois this Thursday, April 19th to perform the “Stomp Out Bullying” play to 200 educators.  The WJHS Drama Team received state-wide attention for their play when it was featured in an Illinois State Board of Education newsletter last month…and was asked to perform the skit to members attending the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Conference.

The Drama Team is funded through the Lights ON Community Learning Grant and Site Coordinator, Kristie Sullivan, says showcasing what her students can do may inspire other afterschool programs to create drama teams.  She and the students are excited to “hit the road” and get the message out that bullying is wrong and should not be tolerated.  The show was written by the students and the drama teacher, Deb Halstead.

Members of the media will get a “sneak preview” of the play on Wednesday, April 18th at 3:00 pm in the school gym.  The students, Site Coordinator and Drama Team Advisor will be available for interviews.

WHO:  Washington Junior High Drama Team
WHAT:  Sneak preview of play, “Stomp Out Bullying”
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2012  3:00 pm
WHERE:  Washington Junior High Gym–3300 18th Ave Rock Island.

 
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