The French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild will present performances of, “Witches, Britches, Rings, & Things”, a collection of folk and fairy tales, this Saturday and Sunday, October 29 & 30, in their new Pavilion. The production, cast with local actors, mostly youth, invites the audience on a journey through the collection of colorful tales.
The script, by Dave Barton, is a patchwork of four tales; The Goats and the Troll, The Kettle of Brains, The Clever Daughter, and The Three Sillies. The story theatre production is woven together by the narrator, Ethel Appleton, a retired witch and accompanied by her cat, Titus, making the production perfectly suited for Halloween weekend.
Public performances are Saturday, October 29, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students.
The group will also present a special autism-friendly performance of the show on Saturday, October 29, at 4:30 p.m. Many families with autistic children never experience the joy of live performances because, often, behavior of autistic children involves movement and noise which can be considered disruptive to audiences inexperienced in the challenges of autism. These behaviors are triggered by sensory stimulus. Thanks to a private donor, the autism-friendly performance will be presented free-of-charge.
Joseph Wright, French Art Colony Executive Director, explains the step to offer the special presentation, “The French Art Colony and Riverby Theatre Guild wants to offer the arts to as many folks as possible, as we all know the wonderful, transformative power the arts experience can provide. Many theatre groups and arts organizations around the country are taking steps to offer special performances for Autism families, encouraging participation in the arts, while at the same time, allowing the children to be themselves.”
“Witches, Britches, Rings, & Things” is directed by Chirstina Cogar and Joseph Wright. To make reservations, call the French Art Colony, 740-446-3834. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans
Professional Musicians, Band Directors, Music Teachers and Students of all ages will want to attend OBOES ON THE OHIO, a Double Reed Festival November 5 at the historic Ariel Opera House in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio. There will be performances, lectures, master classes and workshops by esteemed double reed players and a double reed instrument/equipment swap meet at our Recycle Table where participants can bring their used equipment to sell and/or trade.
A special part of the event will be the evening program of The Ohio Valley Symphony. The 7:30 pm performance features guest artist Dwight Parry, principal oboe of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, performing Francaix’s L’Horloge de Flore (The Flower Clock).
Dwight will be giving a master class at 11:00 am. Bailey Sorton will speak on Navigating Copyright Regulations. Eric Caines will do a workshop on Baroque oboes and Robert Sorton will lead the Chamber Music Reading Session.
Holzer Hospice is planning for its annual bereavement camp for children who have suffered a loss. The one-day camp, entitled Camp Courage, will be held on Monday, July 25, 9am to 6pm at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Jackson, Ohio. The camp provides an environment where children, ages 6 to 16, are able to come together with other individuals who have experienced a loss in their life. It gives them a place where they are free to let their feelings out, in a way that they want to. The fun activities that are held during the camp generate thoughts and enhance discussion about what they are feeling in a very non-threatening pattern.
One of the things about grieving is finding new meaning in life without your loved one. A camp of this nature has been very beneficial to the children in our community.
The camp is provided at no cost to the participants and is fully funded through grant dollars and generous contributions from our local business and community members.
Volunteers who help facilitate the camp and the activities/supervision include registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, counselors and adult/teen volunteers. According to national statistics, childhood bereavement is far more common than many realize. One in nine children loses a parent, friend, sibling or pet before the age of 20. The loss can also be through divorce or other circumstances.
For more information about the camp, apply for a child to attend, or to volunteer for the camp, call Hospice at 740-446-5074 or 1-800-500-4850. If anyone would like for a representative to come and speak to their organization about the camp, contact us to arrange a time.
To Whom It May Concern:
The alumni and actives of Alpha Mu Beta, from the University of Rio Grande, are organizing a 5K Foxtrot Family Walk/Run.
On September 25, 2013 our sister and Executive Director of the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce, Lorie Neal, unexpectedly passed away. Many of Gallia County and surrounding areas knew Lorie through her tireless commitment to helping businesses and the Gallia communities grow to their fullest potential.
Lorie was also an active and strong member of our AMB Alumni Organization, helping maintain its legacy of sisterhood. The AMB Lorie Neal Scholarship fund was established to honor our sister and support those who place high value on high scholastic achievement while remembering the importance of supporting your community.
We are looking for sponsors to donate funds or other needed materials to help make our event a success. To show our appreciation for your donation we will add our sponsors on the 5K shirts as well as our banner. If you are interested in donating to our cause please feel free to contact us at any time!
Please see the sponsorship options below.
Phone: (Heather Stultz) 614-306-8872
Address: Alpha Mu Beta PO Box 330
Rio Grande, Ohio 45674
The Fox Trot will be held at the University of Rio Grande Lyne Center on October 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM, registration begins at 9:30 AM. If you are interested in participating you may register at .
Please join us October 15, 2016 by helping this scholarship flourish, teaching your importance of community, and being a part of the core that is the University of Rio Grande. Please let us know of your interest in supporting this worthwhile cause by August 1, 2016.