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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A O Heraldzeitupg L weqneauay Arts Entertainment Program Notes Deck the halls with NBAL art Its almost time to deck the halls and walls The New Braunfels Art League has several events scheduled to help prepare for the Christmas season A sidewalk sale of gently used holiday decorations crafts and other items is set for 10 to 2 Saturday in front of the Gallery 239 West San Antonio St Proceeds will go toward new decorations for the gallery A Deck the Halls and Walls sale of art works S50 or less inunder way in the side gallery and will continue through Dec 30 A nativity set including the holy family and the three wise men is one of two items being raffled to benefit the building fund The second item is a pouty timeout doll The drawing will be Dec 16 and the winner need not be present The Art League will also be a wassail stop at the Wassailfest Dec 4 and the gallery will be open for refreshments after the Caroling the Dec IS The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council will cohost the two events Storytelling celebration On Saturday thousands of people around the world will gather in small towns and big cities to enjoy an evening of storytelling The annual event is known as Tellabration and since its beginning in 9cSX it has grown into one of the most impressive collective events in the history of the modern storytelling revival This year San Antonio will join in the global Tellabration spirit with the Institute of Texan Cultures ihc San Antonio Story fellers Association and the National Siorytelling Association producing the local event fellabralion 97 An I evening of Storytelling for Grownups at in the Institutes Auditorium Admission charge is and narking is an additional S5 However one free admission will be granted with ITC parking receipt Refreshments will be served Texian Thanksgiving Living history reenactors associated with the I cxian Heritage Society will participate in a Iexian Thanksgis ing during this coining Ihanksgiving holiday Nov 27 to 30 The encampment will be constructed on the Flal Creek Crossing Ranctvtwo milcsreastof the Pedernales Falls Slate Park entrance at the intersection of Blanco County Roads 21Mi and 3232 This annual event now in its second year is expected to draw up to 60 participant camps hesc period camps inhabited by reenactors and trailers will demonstrate traditional lifestyles in I exas during the period of 1X20 to IS40 Clothing cooking weaving spinning wood working blacksmitlung early games and storytelling music cannon firing black powder firearms Mint and steel lire starting hand sewing soap making and oilier used in early Texas will be during the event Mexican shepherds play A miniperformance of the Mexican play Los Pastores will be lerformed in Spanish by the iuadalupe Players from lo 3 Nov 21 at the Witte Museum 3X01 Broadway in San Antonio The pccial performance will be part of a 2 to 4 amily event that includes childrens handson iclivitics and refreshments An Lnghsh anguagc synopsis of the play a song book for singalong ami background information on the Mays content will be provided so all who ittend may participate TLU Christmas Vespers Free tickets now are ailable for the annual celebration ol Christmas Vespers Texas Universitys advent gill lo the community Vespers will be presented Dec 5 to 7 in the universitys Jackson Auditorium Dec 5 and 0 will be performed at The Dec 7 presentation is scheduled or 4 Mail orders may be sent to Christmas Vespers Lutheran Seguin 7X155 All mail orders should include the lames of all persons for whom tickets are being vqucsted and a stamped selfaddressed envelope Persons needing more information may call he Jackson Auditorium box office at 830372 180 on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays ictween 15 Those telephoning from San Antonio should call 6580222 ext 81X0 Seguin Yulefest arts and crafts Its fall again and time for Thanksgiving and Christmas is close behind and that means its Yulefest time again Yulefest is the name to the uiiiuul arts and crafts sale sponsored by the Seguin League of Arts and Crafts This year it will be from 10 lo 6 Dec 7 ai the SeguinGuadalupe Coliseum The league is now accepting registrations for his sale one of the most popular in this area at Christmas lime To exhibit at the Yulefest call Jackie Jandt at or Geraldine lordan at 8303033513 and they will send a form with all the information about he sale Some answers may need more than a spoonful of sugar Three Wednesdays ago the opinionated lady had the temerity to tell you that making certain your child knew that mattered was the basic solution to the dangers of promiscuous sex drug abuse and criminal violence all of which have vastly increased numbers of youth involved today Well lets fact it every now and then the suffers from oversimplification the use of it that is And I want you to know I argued with her What about having only one parent But before I could get any more what abouts out she said What about Abraham Lincoln 1 had a funny feeling shed pull that one on me Then you asked questions It didnt help me feel any better about the generic nebulous solution to young peoples ills when I received letters and phone calls from you asking in the cliched nutshell How specifically how do I make my children know that they matter Do you have any idea howmy brain mill has been grinding away since you asked that question This is no Dr Spock here Arid the was quite content to say Let them ligure it out for 1 suppose in a way shes expressing confidence in your capabilities And I know if you had time you could figure out the But there seems to be so little of that these days So I started putting down some of the insights that my milling process produced Elizabeth Elliott Lets start at the very Thats what the song says and adds Thats a very good place to Maybe it is good but not easy Maybe we need to start with a scary question for ourselves Do I love my child Ah dont say Of course so quickly Many of us arent in touch with our true feelings until its too late Thats a tough pillto swallow You may have to say to yourself I dont And ify0M dont know how will your child Here comes the spoonful of Youve been so busy providing a roof over your childs head beans on the table clothes education piano lessons sports activities recreation whos had time for introspection Whos had time for quiet loving talks In other words cut yourself some slack you may be doing the best you can Some specifics At the risk of having you discover that this is no expert talking to you Ill spell out some points for your consideration 1 If your introspection tells you that you dont love your child get help 1 in trying to understand why and 2 in building that love Recognize that love the child or not the Universe has paid you the awesome compliment of entrusting a human life to your care 2 Set standards of behavior and moral values being certain they are free of judgmentalism and religious bigotry then make certain these standards are carefully explained to your child 3 Make certain your child knows that there are always consequences to our actions loving or fearful and though we may not be able to connect them to our deeds there is always a ripple effect that is positive or hurtful 4 Dont run around ragged giving your child the world gymnastics dance lessons and then be grumpy about it No joy in the giving means no joy received s 5 Without overburdening them make your children know how much help is needed and appreciated how much difference they make in your lite 6 Play with them Laugh have pillow fights do silly things teach them how to give simple happy surprises by doing that yourself 7 Above all really listen to them Hear their concerns as well as their to be expected selfcenteredness Quiet the wheels in your own mind so that instead of being prepared to shoot down their reasoning you gain insight as to what will be effective communication with them Now you have all the answers but she wont let you question her on the job she did raising her children Blessings on your daunting task May it bring you and yours wisdom and love Elizabeth Elliott is an arts advocate writing for the the arts and Festooned for Festtage Planners add book signings to this years Weinachtsmarkt Adding to the excitement of the Wei hnachts mark t Christmas Market will be authors signing copies of their books from Friday to Sunday The Christmas shopping fair benefits theSophienburgMuseum and Archives Scheduled to appear during the threeday event at the Civic Center are Rita Kcrr with her numerous childrens books Roger Nuhn and Herb Skoog with the New 13 r a u n 1 s Sesqui centennial Roger Nuhn Rose Marie Gregory and Myra Lee Goff with the New Braunfels Pictorial History and The First Protestant Church and A V Goyne with Minetia Aitgelt Goynes book Tales from the Sunday Copies of all books will be available for purchase at the Sophienburg Gift Shop booth or authors will sign copies brought from home The S3 admission cost to Weinachtsmarkt is good for all three days Submitted by the Sophienburg Museum ami Archives Photo submitted Stocking the Wassail stops New Braunfels New Car Dealers Association president Wes Studdard left presents a check to Jeff Thompson in support of Wassailfest The NBNCA Wassail Truck Stop will be in front of the New Braunfels Utilities building Romeo and Juliet run extended Photo submitted Romeo and Juliet will be staged for an extended run in the main theater on the Southwest Texas State University campus Performances are nightly at today through Tuesday except Nov 23 with additional matinee performances on Nov 22 and 23 Tickets are for the public for students Call 5122452204 for information Angels to gather at Inc is again participating in the Hill Country Christmas Lighting Tour by hosting A Gathering Of Angels Christmas Open House from 6 to 9 Dec 7 at Krause House 1300 Bulverde Road Admission is free Refreshments will be available during that time and the 50plus member Comal County Community Band will be playing on the main stage Santa Claus has confirmed that he will return to this year A Polaroid snapshot of each child visiting with Santa will be available invites one and all to visit enjoy the music of the Comal County Community Band and bring children to visit Santa Submitted by Fantasy Factory students to perform Sunday the stage at Circle Arts will be captured by the students of the theaters school of acting The Fantasy Factory For 10 weeks theyve learned and are demonstrate their achievements to family and friends Theyve worked hard to put their show1 together and had a good time in the said artistic director Roberta Elliott supervisor of the school We try to instill the idea that theres a special theater discipline required but that the work itself can be Ready to prove that statement are 47 young people presenting four different short plays Performing at the recital will be the 7 8 and 9yearolds taking the audience on a Stage The students are Jessica Dockal Jenna Gedraitis Ashley Hall Katie Henry Kirbey Krawczyk Sidney Krawczyk Emily Leezer Kate Miller Christina Pace Jason Rodriquez Nikole Thompson Samantha Simmons Madeline Walker and Heather Williams A Also at the recital the 12and 14yearolds presenting The Wizard Of will be Dominic Alvarez Jennifer Gandy Melanie Groves Abby Hafner Shauna Koebke Robert McAfee Sarah ONeal Kasey Ryan Casey Williams and Kelley Willingham At the 7 performance Trunk of Tales will be presented by the following 10and 11yearolds Lilly Allison Bobby Anderson Christina Dirienzo Andy Drugg Jessica Erben Enrique Fernandez Bailey Krawczyk Jacqueline Laraensky Jason Leezer Kristin Meehan Kelcy Mueller Kirat Patel Ashley Romo Rob Schonhoff Aaron Smith and Robby Timmermann Performing at both the and 7 shows will be advanced class presenting a cutting from the musical Those students are Laurel Green Sheena Hannan Jessica Hughes Amanda Johnson Stephanie Rhoades Taylor Thompson and Katie Williams Paul Padilla graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the newest member of the theater staff has instructed all but the advanced class Between the class presentations the audience will be entertained by members of The Inner Circle the theaters touring youth company The recital performances are open to the public Admission is Submitted by Circle Arts Theatre Author Andrei Codrescu to speak at Jackson Auditorium Author and National Public Radio columnist Andrei Codrescu will present a public lecture in Jackson Auditorium on the Texas Lutheran University campus at Thursday Codrescus presentation An Evening with Andrei is free and open to the public Codrescus most recent fiction works include the national bestseller The Blood and The Repentance of Codrescu also has written and starred in the feature documentary Road which premiered on PBS in the fall of 1994 and was named best documentary by the San Francisco Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival He is a frequent contributor to ABCs Nightline with Ted Koppel The Baltimore Sun and the New York Times and has made national appearances on NBCs Today Late Show with David Letterman and CSPAN The public lecture will coincide with Codrescus visit to the campus as the fall semester guest writer for the universitys General Education Curriculum 134 courses Codrescu will be visiting classes to interact with students about his work which includes numerous essays fiction novels poetry and film Born in Sibiu Romania in 1946 Codrescu emigrated to the United States in 1966 and became a citizen in 1981 He currently lives in New Orleans where he is a professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge For more information on the lecture contact Dr Mark Gilbertson professor of philosophy at 8303726068 Submitted by Texas Lutheran Andrei Codrescu
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