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Stages Announces Summer Stock Sessions 2007

Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc.’s popular Summer Stock Program for young actors returns for its fourteenth season. Stages invites young actors to join its Summer Stock Program 2007 at the Southampton Town Recreation Center this summer.

Stages’ offers two sessions for young actors ages 8-18: July 2nd-July 29th and August 1st-August 26th. Each session takes place Monday through Friday from 10AM to 3PM. It includes rehearsing and performing in a full-scale musical production, as well as classes in acting, singing and dancing. The last week of each session is held at the theater and is dedicated to rehearsals for the performance. The performances for each session will be held on July 27, 28 & 29, and August 24, 25 & 26 at the Southampton High School Auditorium. All performances are open to the public.
Stages, under the direction of Helene Leonard, performs professional-style musical productions with young actors, and provides a strong training ground for children interested in the performing arts. After the summer, Stages will continue its year-round season of performances and after-school classes in Southampton and at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor.
For further information on Stages’ Summer Stock Program call Helene Leonard at 329-1420.

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The 10th anniversary of a Park Slope Writer's Group:
JUNE 11 at The Old Stone House with cocktails

Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary Celebration of a writer's group that's been meeting for ten years in a dance studio on Union Street. Cocktails and good writing, including a staged reading of a play, short fiction, poetry, and an excerpt from Marian Fontana's new memoir about dating.
--Louise Crawford is reading from a story called, "Halloween Blonde."

--Mary Crowley is reading a set of beautiful poems.

--Wendy Ponte is reading a section from her novel about a woman in search of her Portugese identity.

--Rosemary Moore is presenting two scenes from a new play (with actors).

--Barbara Ensor is reading from her forthcoming young adult book, Thumbalina.

--Kevin McPartland is reading from "Brownstone Dreams," a novel about gangs in Park Slope in the early 1960's.

--Marian Fontana is reading from her new memoir about dating.

The time limit per reader is 8 MINUTES. Strictly enforced. We all believe that less is more. There will be cocktails and it should be a fun, social evening on
Monday, June 11, at 8 pm at
Fifth Ave. btwn 3rd and 4th Streets in Park Slope
Brooklyn, NY

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June 12th-Miriam Clark an attorney practicing in Manhattan who has been writing short fiction for the past ten years. She has just completed a collection of six interrelated short stories called, The Jersey Giant. She lives in Park Slope with her husband and her two children.

June 19th-Dr. Bessie W. Blake
is a writer, educator and administrator, internationally known for her work in the field of adult education. She was the Dean of the College of New Rochelle’s School of New Resources from 1982 to 2001. Dr Blake, on the Board of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, has lectured widely throughout the United States, England and Scotland on issues affecting adult students and students of color. Speak to the Mountain is her first book, and she is currently working on a series of children’s books. Dr. Blake received her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, and did post doctoral work at Harvard University’s Institute for Management of Lifelong Education.

June 20th, Wednesday night The Charistmatic Megaphonics (Park Slope’s Family Band) will be playing at Perch for Family Dinner 6-8pm. They are a must see!! This is one talented family! Great selection of songs from blues to rock and roll—all with a twist!
The Perch Cafe offers delicious food at reasonable prices. Get out of the house for a change of pace. You won't be sorry.
F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)

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June 30th & July 1st, 2007 
10am to 6pm

Kripalu Yoga Center

57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA

Women's Work will be participating at this year's Cultural Survival Bazaar with paintings and Linotype Prints from the Kuru Art Project, Botswana Quality Baskets, San Bushman Ostrich Eggshell Jewelry, Hand painted table linens and bedding, Antique Masks, and Recycled Magazine Beaded Necklaces, Recycled Bottlecap earrings, pins and magnets, and bags and dolls made by women participating in HIV programs initiated by Peace Corp Volunteers in Botswana.

The Cultural Survival Bazaar:
Indigenous and Ethnic Culture through Music, Performance, Food, and Arts & Crafts
Our fine art, jewelry, native crafts, hand-knotted rugs, decorative pieces, and clothing are crafted by indigenous artisans in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
This Year, Cultural Survival, an international non-profit organization, will celebrate its 29th year of bringing indigenous arts and crafts to locations throughout New England.

Learn about Cultural Survival's 35 year history of non-profit work, stay for our many performances, demos, and presentations, or go booth to booth learning about different cultures and shopping our wide selection of products. At the Cultural Survival Bazaars you can shop for unique, hand-crafted, fairly traded gifts, enjoy exotic cuisine, dance to the rhythms of "world music", and listen to a variety of cultural presentations. The bazaar is a colorful & entertaining celebration of our world's music, food, and arts & crafts.

Other Dates for this event are as follows:

July 28th & 29th, 2007 
10am to 5pm 
Tiverton Art Center 
3850 Main Rd. 
Tiverton, RI 02878

August 4th & 5th, 2007 
10am to 6pm 
Maine State Pier 
55 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101

August 11th & 12th, 2007 
11am to 7pm
MacMillan Pier 
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

A map and directions are available on the Cultural Survival website.

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