Section 2, part 2
(or use as joke?) (or in section 1?) (1) Dan Clancy: I saw where Trump tweeted blainesworld was “fake news” this morning. Pathetic.
Response: Your post has me wondering … you think I’ll get one of Trump’s Fake Media Awards?
(2) Susanna Euston: Blaine, this is really sweet! Refreshing after the continually awful news from the general media.
(3) Margie Zack: We elected a man who doesn’t know the words to our national anthem. Thx is, Jerry Hinz!!
Section 12A, NC events
(1) ‘Are You Ready to Start a Small Business?’
Sat, Jan 27 at 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
AB-Tech Enka Campus, 1459 Sand Hill Road, Small Business Center, Room 2046, Candler, NC 28715
It is not enough to have a great idea for a small business. This FREE seminar is designed to highlight the critical requirements for starting a business, including topics such as how to test the viability of your concept, identifying and reaching customers, and funding your business for growth and difficult times. It will also challenge you to consider the qualities required of successful business owners like leadership, persistence, and resilience. Best for those considering starting a business.
Instructor Eddie Dorf is an entrepreneur with over 40 years experience in manufacturing, production and importing. He has owned a Women’s fashion shoe factory in New York, souvenir T-shirt business and currently nutcrackerballetgifts.com gift company. Eddie has a vast, well-rounded understanding of all aspects of running a successful company.
To register: ashevillescore.org, then ‘seminars and events.’
(2) Marilyn Sholin: The Art of Wine with Marilyn Sholin
Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 5-7 p.m.
At: Post 25 Kitchen & Lounge
2155 Hendersonville Road, Arden, North Carolina
(3) Citizen Academy applications now open for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy.
The link is now active and accepting applications. https://goo.gl/forms/TZ57YBO1UhVGGyhw1 View our previous post for more information or call 250-4427 with questions or EMail firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to meeting with you!
Note: I participated in the above and found it a valuable experience.
Section 12B, PA/NJ events
(1) Ugly Duckling Reveals Its Beauty in “Honk! A Musical” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Feb. 9-18
West Windsor, N.J. – Join The Yardley Players at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre for a wise, funny tale about a chick named “Ugly.” Shunned by the other barnyard animals for being different, he ultimately finds acceptance when his special kind of beauty is revealed. “Honk! The Musical” comes to the Kelsey stage Fridays, Feb. 9 and 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Feb. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.
Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Feb. 9.
An award-winning family show direct from Britain, “Honk” offers a universal message about compassion and acceptance – for ducks and people too! British playwrights George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s witty musical is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, The Ugly Duckling. Described as a story “for anyone who has ever felt like honking when the rest of the world goes quack,” the show is filled with memorable musical numbers, creative choreography and charming costumes. Winner of three awards for Best Musical, including the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award, “Honk” has enjoyed immense popularity with audiences in the United Kingdom and on tours worldwide.
Starring in “Honk” are Zachary Benedetti of Ewing as Ugly; Nicholas Pecht of Hamilton as Cat; Jessica Corriveau of Plainsboro as Ugly’s Mother, Ida; and Dan Mucha of Yardville as Ugly’s Father, Drake. Also featured are Gina Drigant of Bensalem, Pa., Stacy Danka of Allentown; Andrew Millin of Perrineville, and ducklings Nicholas Benedetti of Ewing, Claire Corriveau of Plainsboro, Dayley Katz of West Windsor, and Troy Vallery of Yardville.
Ensemble members include Amy Besselieu of Lawrenceville, Aimee Clark of Lawrenceville, Gabrielle Dirusso of Princeton Junction, Nolah Flynn of Yardley, Pa., Hope Ghaffoor of Yardville, Renee Gilmore of Yardley, Pa., Sydney Gilmore of Yardley, Pa., Rio Kiernan of Allentown, Kristin Kraus and Leslie Kraus of Levittown, Pa., James Legete of Bristol, Pa., Jessica Marinkowski of Columbus, Lili Meddahi of Robbinsville, Daniel Montero of Ewing, Anna Perno of Hamilton, Nicole Potenza of West Windsor, Alexys Pulsinelli of Bordentown, Shreya Savur of Robbinsville, and Casara Sexauer of Hamilton.
The production staff includes Producer Jill Katz, Director Tom Bessellieu, Choral Director Julie Braeckman, Orchestra Conductor Buzz Herman, Choreographer Laura Murey Ghaffoor, Costumer Louisa Murey, Stage Manager Tristan Takacs, and Set Designer James Kenna.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $16 for students and teens. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333 or online at www.kelseytheatre.net. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.