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June 18, 2010 - Diane Speer

Thunder Bay Theatre: There are lots of good things going on this time of year even though one activity I'd planned to attend last night unexpectedly got cancelled. One day into its three-week run of "Sweeney Todd" and Thunder Bay Theatre was forced to cancel its Thursday night performance after an emergency came up with one of the key actors cast in the show. I'd planned to catch the performance to do my usual theatre review, but now am reworking that plan. TBT has since secured another actor to take over the part in question. Because of a busy weekend schedule, it looks like now I won't get to see the show until next Wednesday. Even so, the show still will go on...

Summer Book Club: Over at Alpena County Library, which is conveniently located just across the street from The Alpena News, a group of teens and library staff have been busy creating a colorful sea serpent for its Summer Book Club. You may have seen a photo of the creature on Friday's front page and here on our web site. He will also be making a repeat appearance in the paper on Monday, along with a feature about the upcoming book club.

Authors in the Fall: Even though this next event is still months away, Greg Mortenson's appearance is stirring up considerable interest. He's coming to Alpena on Sept. 28 as part of the Alpena County Library's Authors in the Fall series. Tickets, $10 each, went on sale June1 at the library. Already, more than 350 have been sold. I stopped by the library earlier this week to pick up my own tickets, and was quite surprised to see the bottom section of the Alpena High School Auditorium, where the program will take place, already filled up! It's so encouraging to know Alpena is enthusiastically looking forward to seeing this world-renowned author and humanitarian.

River Rats: Check out a story on the outstanding summer science program being offered by the City of Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board and the River Center to kids ages 5-10. The story appears on Friday's Lifestyles page as well as on this web site. The free five-week program is jam packed with fun and educational activities kids are sure to love. All the action starts June 23 and takes place at Duck Park.

Passport to the Arts: And if all of that isn't enough, the 2010 Passport to the Arts contains a full listing of all sorts of art-related activities taking place throughout the region. Pick up your passport today at any of the following locations: Besser Museum, Art in the Loft, Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary, Thunder Bay Arts Council or Alpena County Library.




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