Out and About – Week of August 22nd

The Carnegie Center for the Arts thanks all involved in their recent Summer Full of Art. It was a huge success with over 150 students of all ages taking a variety of classes in art and music. The classes were directed by seven teachers and four student assistants. Students are invited to check with the Carnegie next summer and join the fun.

The Carnegie seems to have something going on all the time. When one exhibit closes, another opens. This past Sunday, August 21, several exhibits opened and will run through October 16. Take the family to view “Beyond Words” by Windsong, a collaborative group of artists, “Carrying” by Linda Rodriguez, “Spirit of Light” by Ron and Susan Heath, and “Butterfly Spirit” by Joan Bonnette. A special expression of thanks goes to Doug Mitchell of UniQ Jewelry for sponsoring these exhibits.

The Carnegie Center for the Arts is located in historic downtown Three Rivers at 107 North Main Street. Keep up with all that’s happening at the Carnegie by visiting their website at www.trcarnegie.com.

The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) has begun accepting photos for their annual “Cutest Pet Picture” fundraiser. The fundraiser takes place at their booth at this year’s St. Joseph County Fair, which runs from September 18-24. ARF will display the entries on jars, and the public can cast their vote for 25 cents a vote. Everyone wins at the fundraiser. First prize is a $50 gift certificate to TSC, plus a pet picture with Santa. Second prize is a $25 gift certificate to TSC and a pet picture with Santa. The third prize is a pet picture with Santa. ARF’s booth will be located in barn number 42. All you need to do is take a picture of your cute pet, attach your name, phone number, and pet’s name to the back of the photo. Photos should be no smaller than 4×6, and no larger than 5×7, using photo paper. Send the photo with a self addressed stamped envelope to Animal Rescue Fund, P.O. Box 593, Centreville, MI 49032. You may also drop off your photos at Beam Sound and Video on West Michigan Avenue, in Three Rivers. The deadline is September 10. The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise money to help support the homeless and abandoned animals in St. Joseph County. If you have questions or need more information, please contact LeeAnn Farmer at HELP-700.

Down in Front opens this Thursday, August 25, at the Players’ Theatre, located on Millard Road, behind Dairy Queen, in Three Rivers. Performance dates and times are August 25, 26, 27 at 8 P.M. There will be a 2 P.M. matinee on Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28. Tickets are available at Beam Sound and Video in Three Rivers. Phone Rodney at (269)279-6251. Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will also be available at the door, but because there will be only be five performances in four days, advance ticket purchase is strongly advised.

Three Rivers Community Players (TRCP) will hold auditions for Forever Plaid Monday and Tuesday, August 29 and 30 at 7 P.M. The cast consists of four males, ages 18 and older. Show dates are October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23. For more information, call (269) 615-5205.

In a previous column, I mentioned Labor Day Weekend’s annual HarmonyFest. I mentioned that this musical gala begins at 2 P.M. I stand corrected. HarmonyFest actually begins at 1 P.M. and continues until around 11 P.M. This is the final major event of the summer for the Three Rivers community, so take the family and a few lawn chairs, and go downtown and experience the universal language, MUSIC.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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