Section 2, part 2
(1) Ilene Logelin: Just want to wish you and Cynthia a happy and healthy New Year! I enjoy checking in on you both to see how you’re doing from time to time. Please let Cynthia know that I appreciate her encouragement, seven years ago, to come to Asheville. I just wanted her to know how happy I am living here. I knew it was the place for me the moment I arrived. Living here has brought me great joy. I love taking classes at the OLLI, gardening, creating sculptures at the Senior Opportunity Center and enjoying the wonderful music venues throughout the area. Occasionally I am able to bake or cook for various occasions, which also makes me happy as this has been one of my passions. …. I loved Joke 2.
(2) Chris Field-Funk: I enjoyed your newsletter, but not the joke about the Pope and President Trump.
Response: Thank you for sharing your opinion. My intent was not to offend you (or anybody else), and if I did, I’m sorry for having done so. … My take: Although I try, I can’t make everybody happy all the time. After all, I’m not a chocolate bar!
(3) Michaeleen Lee: Just read this in the current issue ofRunners World. “To protest local gerrymandering, an Asheville, North Carolina resident creates a zigzagging racecourse along the district line to bring awareness to the issue.” Had you heard about that?
Response: Unfortunately, yes. NC is a great place to live because of the weather, things to do, etc. … The polics, though, leave much to be desired. … Ironically, just after I got your email, I came across this article:
(4) Patty Alexander: I’m glad that you and Cynthia made it home safely from your dinner. Black ice is nothing to mess with. I’ve found that out.
(5) Cappy Tosetti: A crazy world out there. Another dishonest person.
First hint……my monthly credit score report notified me of a company, Walmart Synchrony put in a request for my credit score. Not happy….tried to figure it out…..to no avail.
Then today a letter from the full company name…..Walmart Synchrony Bank Creditor arrived saying they were processing a credit application for me.
I called….quite upset. Never applied for a credit application from Walmart…..
They had my name, but not my full name. Last four numbers of my SS number were not the same.
Seems on January 1 someone online tried to apply for a line of credit in my name. I straightened them out. Would have been nice if they sent the letter first before checking on my credit score….which is good, but every time a company checks, it lowers your score. No idea why, but it does.
They canceled the application for me. They have no way, so they say, of tracing the person who applied….oh yeah, they used my name when applying.
We need to be aware.
So frustrating, irritating and creepy. People out there doing such dishonest things. One wonders what else they are trying to pull.
Everything seems to be in order. I hope.
We have to be diligent…..if and when we know what’s going on. Scary.
Section 12A, NC events
(1) Kai Elijah Hamilton:
Note: I just saw the above play and enjoyed it. You will, too.
(2) Kathleen Meyers Leinder: Open-Handed Performance, Asheville Fringe Festival
January 26: 5:00 Performance( $13.00) at 54 1/2 Broadway
Limited tickets available for interactive performance:
Installation 12:00-5:00 Free community engagement
1. (of a blow) delivered with the palm of the hand.
2. giving freely; generous.
Open-Handed is a response to the walls that separate us and the concept that our ability to connect or divide community is in our own hands. Stories of conflict and connection in a multi-media installation and movement performance by Kathy Leiner in collaboration with dancers, Shari Azar, Elizabeth Huntley, Melissa Lugo, and Mikhale Sherrill.
(3) Kaleo Wheeler (about an event in nearby Spartanburg, NC):
(4) Barrie Barton: Even though I didn’t plan to have a Learning Lab in January, sometimes you can’t ignore what your audience wants!
Over the winter, I had 4 private coaching clients request a workshop to join together and learn more. This terrific convergence of readiness and timing made it possible for me to offer the next Speakers Learning Lab in January!
We start in 10 days…there are only 4 spots remaining…do you want to join us?
THREE THINGS TO NOTE:
1) “I was so nervous about doing this, but after our first session I feel comfortable with your leadership and this group,” is one of the most common reflections I hear after the first session.
2) This Lab, Master The Art of Speaking with Confidence, Clarity, and Connection, is now six weeks. This length gets optimal results for you.
3) This Lab will teach the same concepts that my previous sold-out Speakers Learning Labs have implemented with the addition of a pre & post video for you to see, first hand, your improvements.
WHY IS THIS LEARNING LAB IMPORTANT?
There are some skills you can’t develop on your own without feedback and a professional “mirror.” Do you want to make a bigger impact in your office, for your organization, or within your professional relationships? You will be guided by me in a safe and intimate group-learning environment to hone and improve speaking delivery skills while generating well-organized content.
WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF A LEARNING LAB?
As a result of this class, you will have a strategy map of how to write, rehearse and deliver your next presentation.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Six weekly live sessions with me and your supportive group
Personalized and group feedback
Handbook with lessons, tips and information
Editing and Writing support
On-site video (pre- and post-workshop)
Two individual speaking opportunities
By completing the Lab, you will have a 5-minute presentation ready to deliver to an audience.
Limited Enrollment is 8 participants.
Lab Begins: Tuesday, Jan. 23
Last class: Tuesday, Feb. 27
Meets at: MindSpring Consulting
966 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Time: 5:30 – 7pm
Make $125 “Save My Seat” Deposit.
You are ready to go!
To register, please click:
Section 12B, PA/NJ events
(1) Fran Orlando: Please join us for horderves and refreshments at the Bruce Katsiff: River Town Portraits, 1973-1983 gallery reception.
In 1973, fresh from graduate school and the new chair of the art department at Bucks County Community College, Bruce Katsiff set out with his large-format camera to get to know his neighbors in Lumberville and Point Pleasant, PA. These carefully composed photographs reveal the intimate character of village life and remain powerful today for their balance of emotion and technical precision. Bruce Katsiff: River Town Portraits 1973-1983 is timed to coincide with a new monograph with essays by curator Liz K. Sheehan; Jeffrey Marshall, Director of the Heritage Conservancy; and an appreciation by Jo Katsiff.
All events at Bucks County Community College.
Artist talk: Wednesday, January 31, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Grupp Hall, room 257
Gallery reception: Wednesday, January 31, 5 – 7 p.m. Curator’s talk at 6:15 p.m.
Photography Tech Talk with Bruce Katsiff: Friday, March 2, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hicks, room 120
Gallery reception and business card exchange: Thursday, March 8, 6 – 7 PM
“Bucks County River Towns” talk with Jeffrey L. Marshall: Thursday, March 8, 7 PM, Music & Multimedia Center, room 001
(2) Joe Doyle: AGATHA CHRISTIE’S WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION –
COMPELLING COURTROOM DRAMA FOR MYSTERY BUFFS
EVENT: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION: Agatha Christie’s classic courtroom drama about a dashing young man accused of murdering an older woman for her inheritance takes center stage at The Heritage Center Theatre. Andrena Wishnie directs stars Tom Stevenson as the lawyer for the defense, John Helmke as the defendant and Dara Lewis as the accused’s wife. Costarring (alphabetically) Ken Ammerman, James “Jim” Cordingley, DJ Holcombe AND Jim Palmer. Featuring (alphabetically) Keli Ganey, Tim Irvine, Griffin Kemp, Marilyn Licciardello, Amanda McCarther & Tom Smith. Stage Managed by Keli Ganey. Set design by John Helmke and Jim Cordingley. Lighting design by Andrena Wishnie. Costume coordination by Cheryl Doyle. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
SHOW DATES: Jan. 19 – Feb. 4, 2018. (Nine performances only)
TIMES: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.
PLACE: The Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, PA – near the Calhoun Street Bridge.
ADMISSION: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (62+), $15 for WHYY cardholders and students, $10 child (under 13). Group rates available for ten or more.
TO RESERVE: Call the nonprofit Actors’ NET at 215-295-3694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON THE INTERNET: The Company’s website is www.actorsnetbucks.org. Social networking includes Facebook page — “ActorsNET, AKA Actors’ NET of Bucks County” — and Twitter name @actorsnet.
COMING NEXT: Weekends, March 2 – 18, 2018, ActorsNET presents Lolita Chakrabati’s RED VELVET – a biographical drama about Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who shocked the professional theatre world in the 1830s by assuming the title role of OTHELLO. Shunned in Great Britain, he went on to become a European star! Kyrus Keenan Westcott stars as Ira Aldridge. ActorsNET Artistic Director and Co-Founder Cheryl Doyle directs.