Event to benefit Dominican relief
“Juerga Flamenca,” an afternoon of Flemenco music and dance plus Irish, tap and ballroom performances, will be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Upstairs Theater at Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center.
There is suggested $10 person donation to benefit the Esperanza Dominican Relief, a nonprofit, nonsectarian medical relief corporation whose sole purpose is to improve the health, education, and social services of the disadvantaged residents of the Dominican Republic.
The event will feature: La Nina, Tacones Calientes Dance Ensemble, cellist Monica Wilson-Roach, Master Percussionist Brian Melick, flamenco guitarist and composer Maria Zemantauski, Mireille Vandenheuvel and David Arnold, and the Claddagh Ring Irish Dancers.
For more information, call Rebeca at 432-3509 or email@example.com.
Flame to perform at UVCS
The New Berlin Art Forum will present the band Flame at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Unadilla Valley Central School Auditorium in New Berlin. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the New Berlin Library or the New Berlin Service Pharmacy.
Flame, a group of musicians from upstate New York who have disabilities, average over 70 performances a year both in the U.S. and abroad and have been featured on ABC TV’s “Good Morning America.” Their song list contains more 100 classic hits – rock, country, and blues – from the past five decades, and the group has released four CDs.
For more information on the New Berlin Art Forum, visit www.newberlinartforum.org and for more information on Flame, visit www.flametheband.com.
‘Our Town’ opens today in Bainbridge
The Out of the Woodwork Players will open their 25th anniversary season in the Town Hall Theatre today with Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town.”
Set at the turn of the century in the fictitious New England town of Grover’s Corners, this story of life in a small town “has become a classic for its simplistic style as well as its universal appeal to those coming of age in small communities,” according to a media release.
Gary VanDusen sets the scene as narrator/stage manager with Leonardo Frascatore and Emily Cooley as George Gibbs and Emily Webb, the youthful couple whose life story is woven into the fabric of the play.
Also in the cast are Jim Woodham, Ronni Cooley, Lisi Dunaway, Howard L. Hanum, Lori Bennett, Torey Cooley, Joy Moore, Richard Martens, Alex Leggitt, Jonathan Fitch, Bobbi Northrup, Dan Spencer and John Hitt.
Trish Guokas directs the production, which will be in the Town Hall Theatre at 15 N. Main St. at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. For information or ticket reservations, call 693-1041.
Juried exhibit to open at Hartwick
Opening Thursday and running through Monday, Dec. 9, Hartwick College’s Art and Art History Department will host its annual Juried Student Art exhibit. Categories include ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, digital art, glass, and design.
All submissions of artwork are to be reviewed and selected by Annie Walsh, a New York City artist whose artwork has previously been exhibited at Hartwick College. The student works chosen will be placed on exhibit in the gallery.
To jumpstart the event, a reception will be held in the Foreman Gallery in Anderson Center for the Arts on the College Campus at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The opening gathering, with awards to be presented, will last until 6 p.m. The event and exhibition are free and open to the public, as well as the Hartwick community.
The Art and Art History Department awards will be presented at the opening reception with additional awards provided by Artware and Golden Artists Colors. The gallery is open from nono to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, contact Exhibit Coordinator of the Foreman Gallery at Hartwick College Nancy Golden at 607-431-4575 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carpenters tribute planned
On Nov. 9, Sheila Geer and Cheryl Ernst will perform the songs of the Carpenters at the Empire House in Gilbertsville.
Sheila Geer will be on vocals and Cheryl Ernst will be on piano for the concert of Carpenters hits, including “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “For All We Know,” and “Close to You.” The concert will start at 7 and go until 9 p.m.
For more information and reservations, call 783-2859.