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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 5, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                8A g HeraldZeltung a Wednesday November Arts Entertainment Girl Scouts delight in CMNB Campin By ANNA KICKIRILLO Special to the HeraldZeitung As the nights turn cooler backyard campouts arent so much fun Girl Scouts from all over Texas are finding a little warmth inside The Girl Scout Campin Adventure is a funfilled overnight experience at the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels Campers have u chance to play earn badge skills snack and be entertained hy a great environmentalist and a few of his furry friends The Campins arc a special opportunity for the girls to meet other troops and make new friends They work together in their groups building stronger bonds and having handson fun with the museum exhibits Nineyearold Laryn said Playing in the castle and petting the animals was is just one of the many girls who have had to opportunity to campin and learn about all the exhibits at a museum designed just for children For more information on the Girl Scout Campin Adventure contact the CMNB at 6200939 I Anna Kickirillo is a Childrens Museum in New tirannjels Photo submitted Girl Scouts enjoy many handson exhibits and activities at the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels Performers invited to sail on Arts Councils showboat On Sunday Jan 18 1998 the captain of a brand new showboat will steer his fancy vessel from its pott of departure at the Civic Center as we all go Cruising Down the Yes you heard it here thats the theme of the 18th annual Dinner With the Arts sponsored by The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council Needless to say there be seaworthy decorations and a classy cuisine aboard ship but the highlight of our cuisine will be performers gathered to entertain us And thats where you come in If youre a singer dancer poet actor or standup comic youre invited to rock the boat with your talent If you happen to find yourself at Circle Arts Theatre this coming Monday along about youll be in the right place at the right time Thats where and when the Arts Councils casting committee will pay the utmost attention to your act because youll be needed thats for sure Strong recommendation now present a song or dance or whatever else that you know as well as the back of your hand And preferably it should be the material you want to perform in the show The writer and director dont want any surprises on the day before Almost anything Since the theme is Cruising Down fthe nostalgia sounds like a winner But our showboat will feature a variety extravaganza so acts that reflect any time frame will be welcome I happen to be partial to Stephen Foster songs but theres more to the creating of this entertainment than Jeanie With the Light Brown Elizabeth Elliott Whatever you do choose something that you know you do well That always makes you feel more confident at an audition And though an accompanist will be provided if you rather perform with a tape or your own accompanist by all means do it your way Because thats when you do your and thats what we want Thats what I think of every time I see the finished product of a Dinner With the Arts Because with the grand total of one organizational meeting and two rehearsals the production comes off looking as if it had been rehearsed for a month So many good people are responsible for that I know but its always a little hold yourbreath exciting to see artists work together so well It takes an iricharge director a host of talented performers a dedicated stage crew and a skilled technical director to glue it all together on the day Well we know who the stage director is going to be and fairly certain of the technical director and stage crew Joy Lindsey fills the first bill and Rob Elliott and the members of The Inner Circle will take care of the technical aspect To make the miracle happen again we only need you Elizabeth Elliott is an arts advocate writing for the HeraldZeitung on arts and Authors bio rivals fantasy Children and adults both are familiar with Ronald Dahls most popular juvenile books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and me Giant Fcach What they may not know is that the books he wrote about his own life contain as many unbelievable and crazy adventures as the childrens fiction for which he was famous Kirkus Reviews calls autobiographical installment Boy Tales of Childhood A line juicy collage of boyhood Both older children and adults will enjoy reading his litany of youthful scrapes Todays child will shiver with relief that the modern school experience is nothing like the British public school system of One critic stated It is impossible not to wonder if the grim almost Dickensian school experiences have not been important in torgmg the dark humor anil grotesque characters so often found in Dahls As a child Dahl suffered daily abuse at the hands of unsympathetic adults One teacher declared him a persistent muddler Vocabulary negligible sentences mal constructcd I Ic reminds me ota Upon graduating Dahl acted upon his wish I want to go straight from school to work fora compain that will send me to wonderful faraway places like Africa or Carol Bissett In the sequel to Boy Flying Solo tells of Dahls adventures after the age of IS beginning with work done for the Shell Oil Company in Africa lie relates encounters with deadly snakes peculiarly behaved lions and a violent servuni boy Me discovers neu thrills Hying with the Royal Air force in World War II crashlanding in llames in Libya and recuperating in ligypt A reviewer once remarked You have been perhaps both fascinated and appalled by the Dahl phenomenon fantasy revolting details brilliant twists of plot ate the This quote referred o Ronald Dahls books written for children but we find it also refers to Ins two autobiographies Ronald Dahls Boy and Going Solo are available at the Dittlingcr Memorial Library I Carol a lihraritin ill the Dilllinvcr Memorial Symphony Guild decks the halls Art League unveils Wurstfest winners Cindy Stierhoff of Wimberley and Sheila Orr of New Braunfels took top honors at the Wurstfest Art Show competition last week StierholTs abstract painting called Fairy Tales was named Best of Show and Orrs realistic watercolor of grapes on the vine titled The Harvest is Plenty received the Grumbacher Gold Medallion award of ribbons were awarded in the various categories and media ranging from oil watercolor and mixed media paintings to pottery and sculpture The Wurstfest Art Show is located at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery 239 West San Antonio Street Receiving first place ribbons were Betty Mathis Pat beltz Jean Gill Marie Rawls Dee Dee Dale Bill Scheldt Kim Clark and Glenda Deal Sharon Neuhaus and Barbara Spurgeon each received two ribbons Secondplace ribbons were awarded to Kay Milam two Cathy Scheel Candy Lapaglia Regene Lamon Betty Mathis Barbara Garrett Rosalie Laxton Julie McCollum and Bill Scheldt Thirdplace ribbons were given to Gay Phillips Sandra Kinslow Betty Russell Bill Scheidt and Glenda Deal Receiving two ribbons were Laurice Bremer Pat Deltz Sandie Walsh and Anna Gillespie The judges were Connie Cash of Bulverde and Sue Wilson of San Antonio The winning paintings are on display at the Wurstfest Art Show and sale which runs daily through Wurstfest from 10 to 6 except the final day when the show ends at 4 Artists will be demonstrating during the show also A ruffle benefiting the Art League Building Fund is underway now A large nativity set and a time out doll are the awards and can be seen in the front window of the New Braunfels Art League Gallery Photo submitted Top winners of the 34th annual Wurstfest Art Show competition are Sheila Orr who won the Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award and Cindy Stierhoff who won Best of Show The winning paintings are in the front window of the New Braunfels Art League Gallery 239 West San Antonio where the show and sale continue daily through Sunday Art League president Elaine Felder presents Mary Hackney with a plaque of appreciation for all the work she has done for the New Braunfels Art League through the years She has been very supportive behind the scenes and in bringing in donations such as our Habitat for the Art League donation jar for the building Felder said Hackney will be moving soon to Friendswood Gemischter Chor Harmonic celebrates with Gemuetlichkeit Photo submitted Members ot the MidTexas Symphony Guild meet at the home of Dana Scheel on Thursday to address letters to members and friends for the upcoming Poinsertia Sale The Guild can help decorate for the holidays or supply that perfect gift for that special someone For information call 6095562 From left are Symphony Guild members Linda Garden Lynda Brodtmann and Hollye Cunningham Writers collection celebrates Texas best AJI Emmy Award a map of Ho Chi Minn City and several wellused typewriters are just some of the interesting that can be found in the current exhibit at the Southwestern Writers Collection at Southwest Texas Statg University Tljf collection in the Albert B Alkek Library is celebrating the successful first year of the Southwestern Writers Collection book series published by the University of Texas Press The books in the series are generated by the Southwestern Writers Collection a major archive that collects and preserves the finest artistic representations of ihe American Southwest To date five books have been published A Celebration of the Southwestern Writers Collection Book Series appears in conjunction with an exhibit of Keith Carters photography in the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography Both exhibits will run through Dec 31 Ilie collection and gallery are in the seventh floor of the Albert B Alkek library ai Southwest Texas State University Hours are 8 to 5 Monday through Friday 1 to 5 Saturday and 2 to 6 Sunday Call 5122453861 for more infonnation Gemischter Chor Harmonic is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a potluck supper served with plenty of Gemuetlichkeit at Nov 12 at the Saengerhalle All current and former members of Harmonic Frohsinn Echo and New Braunfels Maennerchor are heartily invited to attend and help with the celebration This singing club is the only Whats up at SWT Friday Opening reception for the Graduating Senior Exhibition II 5 to 7 University Art Gallery The works will remain on display through Nov 13 For more information call the Department of Art and Design at 5122452611 Monday SWT Salsa del Rio Band will perform at 8 in Evans Auditorium Tickets are general admission and for students For more information call the Music Department at 5122452651 Tuesday SWT Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band will perform at 8 in Evans Auditorium Tickets are general admission and SI for students For more information call the Music still active singing group of its kind in New Braunfels In earlier times before television video games and the Internet there were four or five active clubs in and around the city These singing clubs were a heritage from the German founders of the city who brought their customs with them The first German song festival in Texas a Saengerfest was Department at 5122452651 Nov 1415 SWT Opera Workshops A Room with a View 8 University Performing Art and Conference Center Tickets are general admission and for students For more information call the Music Department at 512245 2651 Nov 17 SWT Trombone Ensemble will perform at 8 in Evans Auditorium Tickets are general admission and for students For more information call the Music Department at 512245 2651 Opening reception for the All Sradfejtit Exhibition 5 to 7 University Art Gallery The conducted in New Braunfels in 1853 These Saengerfests are staged every year with different clubs hosting each year This years host was Beethoven Damenchor in San Antonio and the event was on Oct 6 in the Shrine Auditorium Clubs took part from Fredricksburg to Corpus Christi It was heartwarming to see so many cities proud of their heritage Gemischter Chor works will remain on display through Dec 8 For more information call the Department of Art and Design at 5122452611 Nov 1923 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare will be presented by the SWT Theatre Department Performances are Nov 19 through 22 and 2 Nov 22 through 23 Tickets are for adults and for students Get information about group rates and reservations by calling 512245 2204 Nov 20 SWT Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 in Evans Auditorium Tickets are general admission and for students For more information call the Music Harmonic welcomes new members or former members to join in at every Wednesday for the regular club meetings For further information about the 60th year celebration or any club information please call Carol Belton at 6253190 or Wilma Heberling at 8304383012 Submitted by the Gemischter Chor Hannonie Department at 5122452651 Nov 2022 Choreographers Showcase Jowers Center Studio 178 For ticket information call 5122452561 Nov 23 SWT Jazz Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform at 8 in Evans Auditorium Tickets are general admission and for students For more information call the Music Department at 5122452651 Nov 25 SWT Horn Ensemble will perform at 8 in the Music Building Recital Hall Tickets are general admission and for students For more information call the MusicDepartment at 512245 2651   

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