The Weekend Suggestion Box- What's Doing,Where Its Being Done
By N3 Entertainment Team
Ballet Photos By Mindy Mosolygo
Much ado this weekend here in the Near North.
Here at N3 World Headquarters and Yellow Cat Kingdom we are looking at a full slate of activities so varied and diverse that it is difficult to imagine there not being something for everyone. In addition we’re heading into one of those February warm weather teasers over the next several days so the general mood of the populace should be lightened a bit AND this meteorological modification generally heralds the beginning of some serious shoe spotting.
I mean, of course, the litany of orphaned footwear lining the highways and byways of our fair land. Always just one and...
...often seen in the most unusual of places making one wonder ‘when did this happen? how did they get there? what does it mean?’
But setting personal obsessions aside let us continue.
Peter Pan Saturday- 7:30pm Dogwood Center
N3 went to the ballet with well over 300 6th graders Thursday morning. No this didn’t mean getting on a bus and heading for Grand Rapids or Chicago, we were sitting at the Dogwood Center just a stone’s throw east of Fremont where the GR Ballet School of Ballet Junior Company performed Peter Pan.
It was absolutely stunning.
Seeing a packed house of tweens silently mesmerized by what was unfolding on the stage was a bit of a unique experience since that age is not always conducive to delivering the rapt attention these performers were given.
Listen, last month when the Russian Ballet came to town we implored readers to bring young people to the show and you certainly turned out. It was a charming evening with so many young ladies dressed in everything from their frilly finest to tutus taking their seats and experiencing the beauty of well performed ballet.
It’s for everyone. This is a romp. An action-packed telling of the tale of Neverland with costuming and backdrops that combined with an energetic choreography brings you to that mystical island in the stars along with the Darling kids. It moves along quickly with a plethora of action, poignant scenes, and peak performances by a talented troupe under the artful and innovative direction of the school’s Artistic Director Attila Mosolygo.
This is simply not to be missed. You don’t need to be a ballet lover to attend this show. You just need to love great entertainment because this one fits the bill. Remember, half of that captivated audience Thursday afternoon consisted of 6th grade boys and after the show they echoed their excitement over what they had just witnessed.
And tickets are an absolute bargain at just 5 bucks for kids under 18. Yes, bring a trio of young people and it's 15 bucks. 4 of them? A twenty! Not a bad deal for a dynamic mid-winter diversion such as this. Adult prices are also on the thrifty side at just $17.50.
And if you don’t like it? Aren’t amused? Come away unimpressed by the sheer joy of this performance?
Let N3 know and we will look at making some major changes to our entertainment coverage team.
Your Heart Matters Saturday 8-11am Tamarac
N3 has been really liking the community health initiatives our local hospital and its area partners have been rolling out of late. We were part of a celebration for the CATCH program this week, have taken note of the many workshops and seminars made available on timely topics, picked up on the celebratory scene at Girls’ Night Out’ last fall and noted their collaboration with local allies to impact our regions rather sorry smoking rate.
On Saturday Spectrum Gerber is unveiling “Your Heart Matters” an event aimed at promoting heart health in women.
Because heart disease is the number one killer of women in our country accounting for 1 in 3 deaths.
Ok. That’s grim but the event is not. Your Heart Matters will feature screenings to be sure because early detection can save lives, but there will be a slew of activities, healthy (and tasty) foods for sampling, door prizes, a guest speaker, and more.
This latest endeavor toward creating a healthier community in the Near North is free of charge and will be held at Tamarac 1401 W Main in Fremont from 8-11am Saturday. Check out their ad on our home page and the guest column by Diane Rexford who will be presenting there.Then make plans to attend because we want to keep you reading N3 for a long, long time.
Dam To Dam- Saturday7am-?? Croton Area
Hmmm. 50 degrees? Ice Fishing Tournament?
Of course, it’s Dam To Dam, the Leinenkugel, WLAV, and Croton Bay Trading Post sponsored extravaganza on The Pond that is one of those events folks go to for the first time, then mark on their calendars for the following year and every year thereafter. It’s what’s called ‘an automatic’ for prior attendees.
Ice golf and other activities, great raffle prizes, exceptionally good times and a chance to commune with nature on what looks to be a radiant day on the ice. This has our region written all over it.
Big Plus Alert #1: The proceeds benefit the TrueMentors program at TrueNorth. This is one of those programs that is doing the good work on the front lines by recruiting training and matching adult mentors with youth in need. We at N3 are well aware of the success this program has had in assisting our area’s young people.
Big Plus Alert #2: It’s a free fishing weekend so spudding a hole, setting up a tip up or dangling some bait through the ice will not cost those among us who tend to make this event their once a year ice fishing expedition the price of a fishing license.
There you go folks. A lot of fun to be had this weekend so make some plans to get yourself out of that recliner and recreate for pity’s sake.
And take heart those who might be a little winter weary. Next Friday the Tigers will be taking the field in Lakeland to face the Orioles.
Ahhhh. Nothing like a little baseball news to whet the appetite for Spring.
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