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November 16, 2017

Old Fashioned Christmas In Taylorsville, December 15 & 16

Taylorsville, NC - A Old Fashioned Christmas, presented by the Taylorsville Apple Festival in Taylorsville, NC, is Friday and Saturday, December 15 and 16, on Main Avenue Drive, from 10am to 9pm.

Vendor spots are still available, with no late fee! Go to www.alexandercountyonline.com/applefestival/indexChristmas.htm for full information on the event.

There will an Ice Skating in Town on Friday, December 15, 10am-9pm, Ice Skating and Carriage Rides on December 15, 3pm-9pm and then on Saturday, December16, the Old Fashioned Christmas Event on Main Avenue Drive from 10am-9pm. We will be having Ice Skating all day, Polar Express Train rides, Carriage Rides, a Live Nativity, Manger Petting Zoo, Christmas Shopping all day in the Angel Christmas Market, and a Winter Wonderland with Santa vacationing here in Taylorsville, NC, for the day... before his big trip around the world.

The Skating Fee is $6 and includes skate rental. A Skating Release Waiver Form must be signed by parents for children under age 18. Go to the website for the form.

Save $5 on Winter Wonderland Rides! You can buy wristbands for the Winter Wonderland rides for $15 now at the Apple Festival office and Liberty Storage Solutions office. They will be $20 at the gate on December 16th.

You can reserve a specific time for Santa pictures for December16 by paying the photography fee at the Apple Festival office before the event. Santa pictures are $12 with CD.

Special Events for Saturday, December 16:

Polar Express Train Rides will be $3 and he will be pulling into the Old Fashioned Christmas Station at 12 noon staying, until 8pm.

Reindeer Rides in the Winter Wonderland, $5.

Manger Petting Zoo, $1.

Carriage Rides: Arriving at Town Hall at 12 noon and ending at 9pm. $5 for adults and $3 for age 10 and under Live Nativity with narration and music beginning at 5:30 pm with a second performance at 7:30pm. Gingerbread House Contest for 17 and under, go to the website for full information.

Sponsored by The Taylorsville Apple Festival, a member of the North Carolina Association of Festivals & Events. Email the Festival at www.taylorsvilleapplefestival@yahoo.com or visit it on Facebook.

Carolina Moonlighters Set December Show Dates

Hickory - Carolina Moonlighter President Lee deArmond announces that the group will be singing in several venues this holiday season. In addition to singing at Pinecrest, Kingston Residence, and Trinity Ridge Retirement centers in early December, the barbershop chorus will sing at Valley Hills Mall on Saturday, December 9. Additionally, the Moonlighters will present a show titled A Christmas Story in 4 Parts at the SALT Block in Hickory on Sunday, December 10.For further information, call Roger Beaver, (828) 327-2490.

Beloved ‘Chitty Chitty’ Opens Friday, Nov. 17, At Green Room

Newton, NC - The Green Room Community Theatre is thrilled to present Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang - opening Friday, November 17, 2017 in the McCreary Theatre at the Old Post Office Playhouse in historic downtown Newton, NC.

One of the world’s favorite musicals, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will have audiences of all ages flying high with its mixture of madness, intrigue, and exuberance. The show is based on the book by Jeremy Sams with Music & Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman

Can the lovable but wacky inventor Potts, along with his two children and the gorgeous Truly Scrumptious, outwit the bombastic Baron Bomburst who has decreed that all children be banished from his kingdom?

What happens when the children are caught and imprisoned with other youngsters by the evil Childcatcher? Will it all end happily-ever-after? Well, of course it will!

Come experience this magical story as it comes to life on stage in a production perfect for the whole family!

Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang is produced by McCreary Modern. It is directed by John David Brown III, and David Townsend with musical direction by Cathy Banner and choreography by Sara Lane.

Performance dates are Nov. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, December 1, 2, 3, 2017, with Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 3:00pm.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, and can be purchased online at www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or by calling (828) 464-6128 Wednesdays – Fridays from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. Ticket prices are $16 for Adults, $14 for Seniors and Students, and $8 for children age 12 and under. All ticket prices include NC sales tax.

The Green Room Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Hickory Day School Joins #GivingTuesday On Nov. 28

Hickory - Hickory Day School has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

To participate in Hickory Day School’s #Giving Tuesday, you can donate to our Annual Fund through PayPal, directly to Hickory Day School, or by shopping through Amazon Smile. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org)

Founded in 1993, Hickory Day School is a non-sectarian, non-profit, co-education, independent school for students in transitional kindergarten through 8th grade, and is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Hickory Day School’s mission is to instill in its students a love of learning in a unique environment that emphasizes academic excellence, critical-thinking skills, and global perspectives.

Wish Upon The Moon Benefit At Crescent Moon Cafe, Sat., Dec. 2

Hickory - Crescent Moon Cafe & The Catawba Valley Guardian Ad Litem Association are hosting the 3rd Annual Wish Upon the Moon, a fundraiser and silent auction at Crescent Moon on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am-2am to raise money for abused and neglected children in foster care in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties. 100% of the funds raised from this event will be used to support the CVGALA work in our local community.

We will have local craft beers on tap donated by the brewers, baskets made from donations by local businesses and 100% of the proceeds will go to the children!

This year we are also having a Community Basket Contest!

How It Works:

1) Pick a team: your co-workers, family, or friends and email your team name to: catawbavalleyGALA@gmail.com
2) Pick a theme for your basket.

3) Everyone on the team brings items for the basket.

4) Build your eye catching basket with a team tag and give us the total value of your basket. Minimum starting bids are half the value.

5) Basket pickup/drop off is November 27 through December 1.

The Basket that raises the most money wins a trophy and $100 Gift Card to Crescent Moon!

Crescent Moon Cafe is located at 256 1st Ave NW Hickory, North Carolina, 28601 in downtown Hickory.

Catawba Valley Guardian ad Litem Association is a non-profit organization.

CVGALA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit created to educate the public about the need for Guardian ad Litem volunteers and to raise funds for foster children in our program.

Story Time At Ridgeview Is Moving To Tuesdays On Dec. 5

Hickory - We’re moving our story time to Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am beginning Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Families with children ages 2-6 are invited to join us for stories, songs and early literacy activities each Tuesday morning at 10:00 am.

Ridgeview Library is located at 706 1st Street SW, at the corner of 1st Street SW and 7th Avenue SW, beside the Ridgeview Recreation Center. All library programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Nicole Morse at the Ridgeview Library, 828-345-6037 or nmorse@hickorync.gov or visit the library’s website at www.hickorync.gov/library.

Internat’l Survivors Of Suicide Day Event This Sat., November 18,

At WP Council Of Gov., 10:30am

Hickory - The Hickory Survivors of Suicide Support Group did not hold its November meeting on Saturday, November 4. Instead participants, as well as others in the community who have lost someone to suicide, are encouraged to register for the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event on Saturday, November 18.

An International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event will be held Saturday, November 18, at the Western Piedmont Council of Governments from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

This event is open to teens and adults. Lunch will be provided.

To register go to the link https://afsp.org/survivor_day/hickory-north-carolina/

For more information, contact Jenna Duncan at jennaduncan231@gmail.com or 828 514.9079. Please leave a voicemail if your call is not answered directly.

(This is not a suicide prevention/awareness event.)

A Brief History of Survivor Day.

In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, a survivor of his father’s 1972 suicide, introduced a new resolution into the US Senate. With its passage, the US Congress designated the Saturday before American Thanksgiving “National Survivors of Suicide Day,” a day on which friends and family of those who have died by suicide can join together for healing and support.

In recognition of the fact that suicide knows no geographic or national boundaries and because Survivor Day events are organized around the world, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s program is called “International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.”

https://afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/survivor-day/

Foothills Post-Polio Support Group Meets Mon., Nov. 20

Shelby, NC - The Foothills Post-Polio Support Group, will hold their meeting on Monday, November 20th, at 6 pm in the conference room of the Life Enrichment Center of Shelby. The conference room is located at the back of the building. The center is located off Hwy. 18 North on Life Enrichment Blvd, just north of Cornerstone Dentistry.

The program will be given by Tonya Craig, who is an occupational therapist assistant. She will present a program on treating the effects of post-polio syndrome.

If you are a polio survivor and would like to attend, we would love to see you there! Feel free to bring a caregiver with you. For more information you may call Wanda-Greg Horne at 704-482-8807 or Dianne Garner 704-434-4928

Each person attending should bring his/her own meal. Drinks - coffee and water - will be provided.

MLK Grants Available, Must Be Postmarked By Nov. 30

Raleigh, NC – Grants of up to $1,000 are available from the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission to non-profit organizations or local government agencies wishing to create or strengthen programs that support the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"The teachings and philosophy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remain critically relevant for our communities, especially regarding the impact of nonviolence and the importance of embracing diversity.” said Department Secretary Machelle Sanders. The Commission is interested in receiving innovative applications from qualified non-profits and local governmental units whose focus is awareness and education to further the philosophy of nonviolence toward ourselves, others and the world.

The MLK Commission is staffed by the N.C. Department of Administration. Grants will be awarded to entities across North Carolina to ensure statewide distribution of funds. Applicants are encouraged to partner with local Youth Councils, Human Relations Councils and community organizations. Preference will be given to applicants striving to reach 50 or more youth ages 14 years and younger.

Interested non-profits should use the application form on the MLK Jr. Commission’s website to identify your organization and to define the specific program you wish to present that will foster and promote the legacy and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Examples include, but are not limited to: peer-to-peer youth programs to enhance community relations; non-violence and peacemaking activities; digital and social media campaigns, and promotion of cultural arts.

Applicants are encouraged to the use the checklist to ensure that applications are complete. Applications must be postmarked no later than Nov. 30. Awards will be announced in December 2017. If you have questions, call the Department of Administration at 919-807-2425.

Annual Christmas Trail Of Light Begins Tues., Nov. 21, Valdese

Hickory - November 21 through Dec. 24, enjoy the 19th Annual Christmas Lights Display at the Waldensian Trail of Faith. The Trail of Light dates are Tuesday, Nov. 21 - Saturday Dec. 24, 2017 6:00 - 9:00 PM (every night). The Visitor Center is closed Christmas Day, with no lights Christmas Day. The Visitor Center is closed Christmas Eve, but lights will be on Christmas Eve.

The Lighting Ceremony is Tuesday, November 21, 6pm at 401 Church Street NW, Valdese NC 28690. There will be the traditional reading of the Christmas Story and there will be special music by children from a local Elementary School Music Club. Three children will be chosen to turn on the lights at the conclusion of the program. There’s no fee to attend any event, however, donations are accepted to help pay for the cost of electricity.

Contact: Waldensian Trail of Faith, Inc. 401 Church St NW P O Box 1256 Valdese, NC 28690, phone 828-874-1893. www.waldensiantrailoffaith.com or email trailoffaith1893@gmail.com.

Community Blood Center Of The Carolinas Offers

A $1000 Scholarship To Top ‘Holiday Hero’

Charlotte, NC – Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will award a $1,000 scholarship to a local student this holiday season as part of its annual Holiday Hero scholarship program.

This opportunity is open to any student in the region who hosts a successful blood drive with CBCC from Nov. 15, 2017, to Jan. 15, 2018. The student who hosts the top-producing blood drive will earn a $1,000 scholarship to the secondary educational institute of their choice.

“The dedication of our students to saving local lives is truly remarkable,” said Nicole Hanson, CBCC’s manager of recruitment and retention. “Not only do they donate at blood drives held at their schools throughout the year, but many also step up during critical times to host blood drives of their own. These students are true heroes.”

The holidays represent a difficult time of year for blood collection, Hanson said. With schools on break, the increased potential for inclement weather and winter illness, and the general hustle and bustle of the holidays, the blood supply tends to suffer.

“Students make up more than 25 percent of our donor base,” Hanson said. “That means they play a vital role in maintaining a steady blood supply for local patients. Our Holiday Hero scholarship program is just one of the many ways we are able to thank these students for helping save lives in our community.”

Through its commitment to supporting students and schools, CBCC has awarded more than 300 scholarships and grants since 2009. In 2017 alone, CBCC awarded more than $107,125 to students and schools in our community.

To learn more about the Holiday Hero scholarship program, call 1-888-59BLOOD, email student@cbcc.us, or go online to www.cbcc.us/scholarships.

About Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is the local nonprofit, community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to the region’s hospitals. CBCC collects blood and blood products from volunteer donors in the community to return to the community at the lowest possible cost consistent with the highest possible standards. For more information, visit http://www.cbcc.us/.

For more information on hosting a blood drive or donating blood in your area, visit www.cbcc.us or call 1-888-59BLOOD.

Follow the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BloodCenter, on Instagram https://instagram.com/cbccarolinas/ and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CBCCarolinas.

Meet Buddy The Elf, Star Of HCT’s Elf The Musical, Playing Dec. 1-17

Hickory - Fairly new to Hickory, but by no means new to theatre, Juan Holquin is playing the lead role of Buddy in Elf the Musical, coming up on the Jeffers Theatre stage from December 1st through the 17th. Tickets are now available through the theatre’s box office, by phone at 828-328-2283 or online at hickorytheatretix.org.

A native of Loveland, CO (coincidentally also the hometown of the Theatre’s Managing Director John Rambo), Juan relocated to Hickory a little over a year ago to be near family here. Elf is his third show at Hickory Community Theatre in the last six months. He was previously seen as Benjamin Coffin in Rent last May and as “Sweaty” Eddie in the Theatre’s season opener Sister Act in September. Previous experience in Colorado includes major roles such as Enjolras in Les Misérables in 2006 and Bobby Child in Crazy for You in 2007. He currently works in the Smokehouse Beef Shop at Lowe’s Foods in Viewmont.

When asked why he’s become so immersed in life at the Hickory Theatre, Holquin said it was because of “the love, joy, (the) friendliest environment.” He went on to say that he finds the Theatre to be “professional and diverse.” As to why he chose to pursue the role of Buddy in Elf he said, “I love Christmas…obsessed. Buddy is such a character and so me. I could not not audition. Buddy sees light where at times we see darkness.”

Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf, the Musical features a book by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Performances of Elf, the Musical are December 1-17, 2017; Fridays (Dec 1, 8 & 15) and Saturdays (Dec 2, 9 & 16) at 8pm, Thursdays (Dec 7 & 14) at 7:30pm and Sundays (Dec 3, 10 & 17) at 2:30pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors. Tickets for students and youth 18 & under are $10. On Thursday evenings all adults and seniors are $14, youth and students are $10. Tickets are now on sale online at www.hickorytheatre.org or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wednesday through Saturday.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. Elf, the Musical is produced by Catawba Valley Medical Center, Corning Optical Communications and von Drehle Corporation.

Photo: Juan Holquin is Buddy the Elf in Elf, the Musical, onstage for Christmas at the Hickory Community Theatre, Dec 1st through 17th. For tickets and information call 828-328-2283 or online at www.hickorytheatre.org. Photo by John Koval.

Catawba Valley Chorus Sets Christmas Concert Dates

Hickory - The Catawba Valley Chorus Christmas Concerts for the coming month offer four opportunities to enjoy the group. The chorus is comprised of 45 member from the unifour area. There is no admission charge for the concerts. The chorus is directed by Spence Robertson and accompanied by Timothy Warren.

The Catawba Valley Community Chorus will be presenting their Christmas Concerts on the following dates and at the following locations:

Monday, November 27 at 7:00 PM at Trinity Village, 1265 21st St. NE, Hickory.

Friday, December 8 at 7:00 PM at Church of the Epiphany, 750 13th St. , Newton, NC.

Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 PM at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3216 W Main St., Claremont NC.

The final concert is Monday, December 11 at 7:00 PM at Abernethy Laurels, 102 Leonard Ave, Newton, NC.

Hickory International Council Grants Have Jan., 31 Deadline

Hickory – The Hickory International Council (HIC) is currently accepting applications for grants of up to $500 for community organizations that provide programs supportive of the goals, purposes, and projects of the HIC. Proposals for the grants should be received by January 31 and awardees will be identified by the end of February 2018.

The mission of the Hickory International Council is to act, among other things, to promote goodwill, mutual understanding, cooperation, and respect among citizens, internationally. These grants are not restricted to education, but to all community projects that promote the appreciation of the various international cultures represented in our community.

Grantees must provide a minimum of 50% of project support, either financially or via in kind donations, including significant volunteer effort. If volunteer effort is claimed to meet this requirement, the estimated amount of volunteer effort must be detailed in the grant application, as well as specific details as to how the applicant will use the grant monies and how the minimum 50% project support requirement will be met.

Some of the previous grant winners include the Boy Scouts of America International Camp Staff at Camp Bud Schiele, Southwest Elementary School’s multicultural event, Hickory High School’s foreign language program, Hickory Museum of Art’s refugee exhibit, and The Hickory Public Library’s international film series.

Grant applications, additional rules, and criteria are available on the HIC website at www.HickoryInternationalCouncil.com or by contacting Gretchen Oetting at gretchen.oetting@gmail.com.

History-Themed Trivia Game At Ridgeview, Tues., Nov. 21

Hickory - Hey, kids! Would you like a chance to show off your history knowledge? Ridgeview branch library is having a history themed Jeopardy-style game on Tuesday, November 21, beginning at 4:30 pm. We’ll play in teams and try to answer questions about North Carolina history, world history, music history and more. Maybe it will even help you prepare for a test! What will you win? Bragging rights.

Snacks will be available for all active participants so come on out to flaunt your brain power or to enthusiastically cheer for your friends and neighbors. As the saying goes, “The more you read, the more you know.” Strong readers are encouraged to participate and all are welcome.

Ridgeview Library is located at 706 1st Street SW, at the corner of 1st Street SW and 7th Avenue SW, beside the Ridgeview Recreation Center.

All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Carole Dennis at the Ridgeview Library, 828-345-6037 or cdennis@hickorync.gov or visit the library’s website at www.hickorync.gov/library

Carolina Broadway Presents Thoroughly Modern

Millie, This Weekend In Valdese, Nov. 18 & 19

Valdese, NC - Carolina Broadway Theatre Company (CBTC) presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment November 18 and 19 at Old Rock School Theater in Valdese. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film and the winner of six Tony Awards, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns” were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love.

This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there. Set in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of Millie Dillmount, a young girl from Kansas, who comes to New York City in search of a new life for herself.

Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. Get ready for an exciting performance filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men, and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate.

Performance dates and show times: Saturday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at www.carolinabroadway.org or by calling our box office (828) 330-0182. Adults $15; Students/Seniors $10. Group discounts are available.

CVCC Announces Fall Concert Line Up, Nov. 16 - Dec. 10

Hickory - Catawba Valley Community College’s Music Department announces a fall schedule of community concert performances. All performances are free unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, November, 16, at 7:30pm, the CVCC Ensemble, along with Hickory Rings, will perform at St. Luke's Church in Hickory. The church is located at 52 16th Avenue NW.

Friday, November 17, at noon, the CVCC Ensemble, performs during the Bach Lunch at Newton-Conover Auditorium located at 60 W 6th St. Newton. Tickets are available through the box office.

Saturday, November 18, at 1:30pm, the CVCC Ensemble performs at the All County High School Concert at Corinth Reformed Church. The church is located at 150 16th Ave NW in Hickory.

Saturday, November 18, at 7:30pm, the CVCC Ensemble will perform with the Caldwell County Men’s Chorus at Lenoir Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 1002 Kirkwood St NW.

Thursday, December 7, at 1:30pm, vocalist Austin Medlin will perform a student recital at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The church is located at 2126 St. John’s Church Rd NE in Conover.

Sunday, December 10, at 3pm, the CVCC Ensemble will perform with Carolina Moonlighters at the Salt Block Auditorium. The location is 243 3rd Ave. NE in Hickory. For more information, contact Music Program Director Caroline Simyon, 828-327-7000, ext. 4305, or csimyon@cvcc.edu.

Caldwell Men’s Chorus Fall Concert Is Saturday, Nov. 18

Lenoir, NC - The Caldwell Men’s Chorus will present their fall concert on Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 PM at Lenoir Presbyterian Church, 1002 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. The concert is free and open to the public. No ticket is required, just come to the door of the Sanctuary. Donations are gratefully accepted.

The Caldwell Men’s Chorus is a non-profit 501c3 organization, consisting of 24 singers between the ages of 15 and 80. The Director is Mr. Keith Smith and the Accompanist is Mr. Greg Knight. The men will be joined by the Catawba Valley Community College Choir, featuring 24 singers under the direction of Mrs. Caroline Simyon.

Smith says that there is usually a theme that either intentionally or unintentionally develops for the concert, and this fall is no exception. The Men’s portion of the concert opens with a song of camaraderie called, “Manly Men,” which talks of singing drinking songs and sea songs and barbershop songs, all of which are sung in the remainder of the concert.

Selections include “Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes,” a funny English folk song entitled, “I Wish’t I Were Single Again,” “Away from the Roll of the Sea,” “For the Beauty of the Earth,” a different, striking barbershop rendition of “Amazing Grace,” a beautiful setting of “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl and a spiritual entitled, “Lay Up Your Treasures in Heaven.”

The church always fills up for these concerts and encourages everyone to get there early to claim a seat. For more information, call Smith at 322-3169.

Auditions For A Streetcar Named Desire Nov. 20 & 21, Green Room

Newton, NC - This is your chance to step into the spotlight! The Green Room Community Theatre is holding auditions for the upcoming production of A Streetcar Named Desire, a show playing in the intimate Black Box Theatre at The Old Post Office Playhouse.

We’re on the search for talented men and women. A Streetcar Named Desire is directed by William Morgan, who recently played the role of Sweeney Todd in this season’s opening musical.

Auditions will be held on November 20 & 21, 2017 at 7pm, at the Old Post Office Playhouse, located at 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC  28658.  Please enter at the lower level door at the back of the building (on South Ashe Avenue).

You do not need to perform a monologue for this audition.  You will be asked to read from the actual script.

Actors must be available for all performances: DATES- Jan. 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2018 & School Performances on Jan. 12 & 26, 2018. There is a snow date of Jan. 23, 2018, if needed.

Morgan is casting males (ages 16-50) and females (ages 25-50). The subject matter of this show is of a more mature nature. For more information about the show & auditions, check out our website: www.TheGreenRoomTheatre.org or call 828-464-6581

A Streetcar Named Desire is produced by Resource Partners. The Green Room Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of The United Arts Council of Catawba County.

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