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Alliance for Living, Inc.
BROADWAY BY REQUEST
Friday, July 12th at 8pm.
Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater
A benefit for Alliance for Living, Inc.
The Alliance for Living, Inc. is pleased to announce our 3rd annual “Broadway by Request” on Friday, July 12th at 8pm at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret. Tickets can be purchased through Mohegan Sun-www.mohegansun.com/entertainment or at ticketmaster.com beginning June 10, 2013. Tickets are $25.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door.
The event features the Shaken Not Stirred Players who will regale you with the classic songs of Jerome Kern, Lerner Loewe, Rogers and Hammerstein and Broadway hits from Wicked to Spamalot. “Broadway by Request” is a completely spontaneous evening of favorites selected by the audience from a list of more than 100 songs from 60 different shows. Expect the unexpected!
The Shaken Not Stirred Players have been entertaining audiences for the past ten years, presenting performances throughout the Atlantic City area, Philadelphia, and New England. Their productions have received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. The Shaken Not Stirred Players are professional performers from the Broadway stage, national touring companies, and regional theatre and opera companies. Their unique production of Broadway by Request has become a perennial audience favorite, entertaining thousands of people throughout the area.
The Shaken Not Stirred Players are not a community theatre group, but an ensemble of professionals who have found themselves in the Atlantic City area for various reasons. Espousing the philosophy that good, professional theatre can happen anywhere, not just in New York, the group has found their niche in high quality musical theatre productions which are extremely affordable for their audiences, yet offer them talent not seen on the community theatre stage.
Over the past ten years, the Shaken Not Stirred Players have brought their audiences a varied production history, including: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Once on this Island, A Christmas Carol, Side By Side By Sondheim, Urinetown, A Year with Frog and Toad, South Pacific, Triumph of Love, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Alliance For Living, Inc. is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by HIV and AIDS in New London County by providing comprehensive non-medical support services including medical case management, food pantry and meals, housing, medication adherence and nutrition programs.
For additional information, please contact Kelly Thompson at Alliance for Living: 860-447-0884 ext. 233.
A Day of Acitvities!
Potter's House Church of God located at 500 Sandy Hollow Road in Mystic invites you to a day of fun activities on June 22nd at 2:00p.m! There is no charge and there will be an obstacle course, arts and crafts, games, and a cook out! There will also be a Bon Fire and S'mores at 7:00p.m. Rain date will be June 29th. Call 860.536.7168 for more information.
22nd Annual Liz Harris Memorial Cannonball Run
St. James Episcopal Church of Preston will be hosting its 22nd Annual Liz Harris Memorial Cannonball Run benefit road race, which raises money for camp scholarships for kids who might otherwise not be able to attend summer camps. This one mile, flat course USATF certified fun run will take place on Thursday, June 27 on Schoolhouse Road (intersection with Route 2A in Preston) registration at 6:30 pm. A real cannon will be fired at 7:00 pm to start the race, which will be followed by refreshments and door prizes! Walk, stroll, bike or run, it's a ton of fun! Please call the church at 860-889-0150 for more information.
Ham and Bean Supper
The Preston City Congregational Church is presenting a ham and bean supper on Saturday June 22nd from 4:00-6:00p.m. Tickets are only $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. The menu will inclide baken Virginia ham, a variety of homemade baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, and homemade pie. The Curch is located at The Junction of Router 164 and 165 in Preston.
Host an "Instant Tag Sale"
A tag sale can be an effective fundraiser for your organization's goals--or for an unexpected expenditure. Here's an idea for creating an "Instant Tag Sale" this Summer or early Fall in Rhode Island. How do you create an "Instant Tag Sale"?! The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket in Charlestown has your answer. Now celebrating Season 48, it's the oldest, largest and most popular Fleamarket in the area. The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket attracts visitors from many states and internationally. This year, Charlestown's Fleamarket is setting aside space to accommodate organizations--and individuals--who want to set up a "one-time tag sale." Tag salers will benefit from The General Stanton's built-in advertising and publicity and its ever-expanding customer base. During some past summer Sundays, it is estimated that The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket has attracted nearly 2000 browsers and buyers. Interested organizations and individuals just need to choose a Saturday, Sunday or Monday date for their tag sale, between now and Columbus Day. Then, a space reservation can be made by calling The General Stanton Inn at 401-364-1818 or 401-364-8888. 10 x 20 feet spaces are available on the tree-lined grounds of the historically landmarked Inn-- on the grass, along the fence and in pre-tarped, numbered rows. The fee for a one day sales space is $20-$35., depending on the day and booth location. All the tag saler needs to supply, is one or more tables, their cleaned and priced tag sale items and an adequate supply of money to give customers change. Recycled bags/boxes are also suggested to ease customers' transport of goods. The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket still has more space available this season for long term vendors selling antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, general merchandise and farmers' market items. Fleamarket sales hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays and tag salers and vendors usually set up one to two hours!
Located 2 miles north on Rte. 1, The General Stanton Inn is on the right as you enter Charlestown. The Fleamarket takes place on nearly 7 acres behind The General Stanton Inn, located at 4115 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, 02813. There is a $2. customer parking fee on Sundays only. Food and beverages are available on site. Room reservations are available at the Inn throughout the Summer and Fall and can be made by calling 401-364-8888.
Host an Exchange Student!
You could be the next host of one of Mercedes Amella’s Spanish exchange students this summer. She teaches English at her private tutoring school in Spain, DIXIT. I am looking for host families. Mercedes has been bringing students aged 12-19 over from Spain since 1994. I have been involved hosting with her and with other agencies for 10 years, and have the privilege of being the American coordinator since 2006. I have hosted Spanish, Chinese, Russian and French student myself, some with Mercedes and some with other agencies. I have visited Mercedes and got to see her beautiful country and spend time with some of the students. I am a special education teacher at Elmer Thienes Mary-Hall, and several staff members have had students from this program.
The group arrives June 22nd this year, and leaves July 21st. This program is a “live with you program”. They do whatever you would normally do with your family. If you are interested, please call me or email me. If you can distribute this letter to other possible host families that would be wonderful! Most of the families who have hosted are involved in church, Scouting and in other service oriented groups and are quite busy.
Here are some mini biographies on the students.
Nuria age 15. She lives with her mother and father, so she would like a house with someone near her age. She doesn’t have any pets but would like a dog. She loves to dance, and does hip hop and rhythmic gymnastics. She likes going to the movies, and loves Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber. She like photography, and has been to NYC.
Paula age 15, turning 16 in June. Her brother Marc came last summer. She is secretary of a group at her school. She danced classical style, but has switched to hip hop. She likes swimming, skiing, volleyball, and would like to play some football while in the US. She likes music, especially pop music. She likes to watch tv, especially comedies. She would like to have an American BBQ, visit places and discover new meals.
Carla age 14. She has 12 year old sisters. Her parents are divorced. She has a dog, and likes animals. She says she is a good student, but not good at drawing. She likes swimming, skiing, and playing tennis. She plays the piano, and reading. She likes Justin Bieber, Rihanna and One Direction. She likes movies and shopping. She likes all food, but not ham.
Guillem age 14. He has a younger brother who is 10. He plays soccer. He is especially interested in Moto GP, because the driver Vinales is from his town. He likes basketball, car and motorbike racing, and skiing. He has traveled around Europe. He helps with household chores, her prefers meat to vegetables. He would like to learn baseball and football while here.
Marina age 14. She has an 11 year old brother and a dog. She enjoys riding horses and plays a game called horseball. She also dances regularly. She has played piano from ages 7-13. She likes reading, music, and movies. She eats all foods, but is not fond of cheese, salad and yogurt.
Jan age 15. His sister Alba, was here for 2 years a few years ago. He likes music and reading, and has done a lot of traveling. He likes all sports and is on a soccer team, as goalie. He loves pizza and chocolate, but not cheese and milk.
I welcome all inquires. I can be reached at the listed phone number, as well as via email
(860) 859-2896 home email@example.com
Ticket Fundraising Program
The Connecticut Tigers will be hosting a ticket Fundraising Program Benefitting The Norwich Salvation Army on July 26th! Tickets will only be $8.00 and half of the proceeds will benefit The Norwich Salvation Army. Plus it's Military Appreciation Night and there will be post-game Fireworks! For more information contact The Tigers at 860.887.7962 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
Stonington Players Auditions
Stonington Players announces open auditions on June 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on June 24 from 7 to 9p.m. for “Blue Yonder,” by Kate Aspengren. Both sessions will be held at the Stonington Community Center Annex, 45 Cutler Street. Performances will be at Wadawanuck Square, Stonington Borough on August 13,14, 15.
“Blue Yonder” introduces several mesmerizing and eccentric women, including a flight instructor, a firefighter, a stuntwoman and a daredevil who plays with dynamite among others.
There are roles for 8 women in the 35 to 70 age range.
For additional information contact H.Victor Panciera at HVPanciera@aol.com
New London Senior Center Updates
Mondays: 9 a.m. Exercise, 10:00 Bingo, 11:30 Lunch, Invite your group to play cards, 12:30 Writing.
Tuesdays: 8:30 Yoga, 9 a.m. Health & Wellness, 11:30 Lunch,
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. Exercise, Trips (see description below) and eating “out”.
Thursdays: 8:45 a.m. Health & Wellness, 10:00 Yoga, 10:00 Bingo, 11:30 Lunch, 12:15 Pantry.
Fridays: 9 a.m. Exercise, 10:00 Bingo, 11:30 Lunch
June 4 10:30 a.m. Beacon Hospice Representative, Anitra Ramseur will be here to speak about volunteering in your community and elsewhere.
June 5 Grocery Shopping but regular shoppers and others can shop at Big Y of Groton.
June 7 Chelsea Annual Butterfly Pavilion at Hart’s Greenhouse Nursery Cost: $3.00 for admission to the Pavilion. Reservations at Norwich Technical School, Culinary Arts Division for lunch. Loyo
June 11 Celebrating Flag Day. Special Red, White and Blue Luncheon. Cost: $3.00. Entertainment to follow meal.
June 12 Late Breakfast at Cracker Barrel, Coventry, RI, Shopping at Walmart’s, Home Depot, etc.
June 18 10:30 a.m. Carmen will do a presentation on Medicare and changes to Medicare. Bring your questions.
June 19 Portsmouth, RI, Green Animals Gardens. Cost: $10.00+LoYo. Restaurant TBAJune 24 NL Rehab lunch invitation.
June 25 10:15 a.m. Presentation by Clark van der Lyke and after lunch 4th Tuesday Bingo. Don’t forget to make your lunch reservation with Patti!
June 26 Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, Lincoln Culinary Arts School for lunch on your own ($10.00+).
June 26 Last day of school so if you are driving watch out for kids, they may be everywhere
And when you least expect them. In June Yhasaman Knight will be leaving us. Please wish her continued success in her new opportunities. Joining us at the Senior Center will be Hannah Johnson, Youth Intern. Please welcome her!
We look forward to Welcoming Summer, fresh flowers, and most of all THE SUNSHINE! We are taking reservations for our BIG TRIP TO CAPE COD in October 15-17. Pick up your flyer at the reception desk.