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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A D HeraldZeitung D Wednesday December Arts and Entertainment Program Notes MidTexas Symphony starts rehearsals Sunday MidTexas Symphony Chorus rehearsals will start at 2 Sunday in Ayers Hall on the campus of Texas Lutheran University For information call 6256420 Motorola state arts commission present Hansel and Crete here Motorola and Texas Commission on the Arts have provided financial support to help the Childrens Museum of New liruunfcls offer the Houston Grand Opera production of Hansel and and schools have responded by making it a virtual sell out The Jan 20 performance is at the New Braunfels Civic Center Black History Month noted at childrens museum The Childrens Museum of New Braunfels the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Black Heritage Societv will he partners in providing an exhibit a storyteller and a student art contest in celebration of Black History Month Marian Barnc maser storyteller has enthralled audiences across America Europe Africa and the Orient spinnmu tales of bewitching wonder and enchantment to people of all ages Storytelling helps build Barnes said That is important to all Barnes will perform twice CMNB on Thursday Feb 26 at for school audiences at for the Black Heritage Society award ceremony Ihe art contest is open to students Information is available through schools Children camp out for The Science of Stuff SAN ANTONIO Become a young inventor during The Science of an overnight campin for children Ian 1 6 in the VVitte Museums Science freehouse at 3X01 Broadway San Antonio Participants will explore the science ot loss tools and everyday objects Reservations are required by Jan Follow um checkin guests will tour the 11KB Science Ireehouse and take part in a live dcmonsiiaiion on the Science dunes Alive stage They will then create then own Miack using ice cream cheniistrv iher handson activ mes include makim Bouiicv Bltihhcr and inventing an appliance Before etrling down for the night the movie will he screened accompanied by popcorn anil Space Race offers another campin opportunity SAN NIO oil on a night of space discovery in Ihe Space Race I osmic an overnight campin Jan at the H KB Science I reehouse Nil I Broadway San Antonio Iaiticipants will explore laravvay worlds of constellation the aeronaut and parts the universe closci u hoiic Reservations ire required by Jan Desmned for youngsters ages S12 the overnight campins cost S25 per child tor museum members SO for nonmembers and SIO for adults who vv to accompany then children all o7IM 0 foi Ambrose Bierce makes stop in Austin ACSlIN The Scottish Kile 1 hcatre ISth St m Austin will present Ambrose Bierce on lour Ihe Civil War I ales Jan I and Feb I lie program was adapted and performed by I imothv Patrick Miller and is staged by iordon W kelsn Call for information Meet scientists at Wittes HEB Treehouse MeetaScientist a free program at the Witte Museums 111 B Science I icehouse will feature I I Health Science Center inventor Frank Ouijano at p m Iuesday Jan 1 v Ihe presentation will take place on the Science dimes Alive stage in the IIIB Science Ireehouse at SOI Broadway San Antonio MeetaScientist programs are dcMuncd foi all ages is tree on 1 uesday evenings courtesv of Frost Bank Ouiiaiio directoi of liisirumeniation Services at C1IISC will show examples of objects designed and developed by the depaitmcni including a handvv arming dev ice used for diabetic patients which was designed and patented by CTHSC Instrumentation Services Other objects include a heart simulator Texas weather focus of institutes photo exhibit Nobody but a fool or a newcomer will prophesy weather in said J Frank Dobie in Weather W isdom of Bonier A special photographic exhibit produced by the Institute of Texan Cultures on display from Jan 12 through March 24 in the Cpper Gallery will highlight eventful weatherrelated occurrences The University of Texas Institute of Texan Culturesis open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 to 5 and is at Bowie Street and Durango Boulevard on HemisFair Park For information call 2104582300 or the Special Fvcnts Hotline at Christmas memories made and now promises to keep 1 f u it T tonMrln 4 It A I didnt work at having Christmas this time and subsequently had it in fuller measure than Ive noticed in several years Didnt put up a tree Didnt even hang a wreath on my door But I didnt need to my neighbors house across the street provided me with a beautiful living Christmas card creating a delicate and magical fairyland My eyes didnt need to compete enjby Onestop shopping for two nights was the extent of my attempt to find tokens of love for family and friends And Christmas Eve it dawned on me that those words synonymous Daughter Rob and I spent a relaxed happy time with a newly cultivated portion of family and in the midst of laughter and loving philosophy and risotto three lively little girls and even livelier Godtalk we found friends The fact that theyre related to us is a secondary plus Its the friend part that matters most Part of this special season after memories are tucked carefully away with the prettiest saved wrappings and ribbons are the clenchedteeth determinations for the coming year But I stopped Use any you like Im not charmed by the word resolutions unless it refers to a peaceful solution between two warring camps but the beginning of each new year seems to demand promises of selfimprovement Ive finally wised up however that all I do year after year is set myself up for the feeling of failure Im not going to do Elizabeth Elliott that anymoreT Recently I found these gifts for the new year that I promised myself years ago They still work And you may borrow any that appeal to you 1 I give myself new eye to see all the shades of Natures colors and all the grays between black and white perceptions 2 I give myself the time to write a poem and the freedom from judging whether or not its good 3 I give my ears and soul a concert at the Civic Center or on the downtown plaza or in the park 4 I give myself permission to buy a childs coloring book and color the sky green and the grass magenta and not even try to stay inside the 5 I give my spirit its chance to be heard by driving on a country road with the windows rolled down and me singing at the top of my voice Photo submitted Communities In Schools board members Connie Cone left and Carola McNeilDavis get up close and personal with rats to warm up for the Missoula Childrens Theatre production of The Pied Coming to New Braunfels Jan 26 the play will feature more than 50 area children and youth Pied Piper comes to town Organizers calling for art entries The Missoula Childrens Theatre will sweep into New Braunfels Jan 26 for its fourth year of childrens plays starring area children This years offering will be Ihe Pied Like past Missoula Childrens Theatre productions it will feature more than 50 area children in its cast Auditions will be Jan 26 Two morning performances for school groups and one public evening show will be staged All performances will be at the Civic Center Sponsored by Communities In Schools preparations for The Pied Piper will begin with an art contest The theme for the art contest is The Pied Piper of Submissions must adhere to these rules 1 Use pencil colored pencil crayons markers ink paints or any combination of these 2 Size Maximum 12by18 inches including mat or framing if 3 Paper Any plain paper or poster board no lines or holes 4 Matting or framing is not required Hangers are not required 5 One individual entry is allowed per person Children participating in a school class or art project may enter individual artwork also Artwork may be done in school or at home but must be done solely by the individual child 6 All entries must be taken to the New Braunfels Civic Center from 4 to 9 Jan 26 or 27 All entries received after 9 Jan 27 will be hung for viewing but will not be included in the judging 7 Entry tags to label artwork will be available at the time of entry 8 Judging will be based on originality creativity and artistic expression First second and thirdplace ribbons will be awarded in each age division preschool a division for each grade from kindergarten through sixthgrade middle school and high school Class projects will be entered as a separate division Winners will be announced Jan 30 prior to the evening performance All artwork will be on display that evening at the Civic Center Artwork will be returned through homeroom teachers at schools All individuals entering will be eligible for a drawing for assorted prizes Each class entry will be eligible in a drawing to win face paintings by local face painter Jean Wilson at a class party The drawing will be conducted Jan 30 For information call Communities In Schools at 6206200 San Antonio Museum of Art sets Three Kings Day on Sunday Come experience the fun and fantasies of a Puerto Rican Christmas at the San Antonio Museum of Arts Three Kings Day festival featuring holiday treats entertainment and crafts on Saturday Jan 3 from noon to 5 The celebration hosted by the Museum and the Puerto Rican Heritage Society is free with museum admission Known in Puerto Rico as El Dia de los Reyes Magos Three Kings Day commemorates the feast of the Epiphany the day on which the Three Wise Men visited the Christ child with gifts of gold frankincense and myrrh This special time marks the beginning of las octavitas the last eight days of the Puerto Rican Christmas season Christmas on the island traditionally begins immediately after Thanksgiving and ends Jan 14 Children also will be given gift baskets filled with traditional Puerto Rican candies Call 9788100 for more information Watermedia workshop Photo submitted Karen McCauley of Pleasanton recently taught an experimental watermedia primarily acrylic workshop at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery Shown discussing a painting are Kay Milam Jean Gill McCauley and Sue Bishop The Art League will host a display of Texas post office murals in January 6 I give my hands the fun of molding clay or planting flowers and my heart the joy of molding young lives and planting seeds even in older ones 7 I give myself a twohour vacation as often as possible by losing MY worlds in the theater and coming face to face with some alternate realities 8 I read a story to a child any child and I act out all the characters giving myself a wonderful captive audience and the pleasure of its wide eyes and happy smile 9 I give myself a painting the best that I can afford using the money I stashed away to buy a garbage disposal 10 I give myself a smile every morning in the mirror to remind myself that God loves me and who I am I to do otherwise Happy New Year Elizabeth Elliott is an arts advocate writing for the FferaldZeitimg on the arts and Monky Business benefits CMNB Somethings funny at the monastery and while the audience enjoys the play the Childrens Museum in New be counting ticket sales as a contribution to the museums operating budget The performance which opens 19th season marks the first time that the Spotlight Theatre and Arts Group Etc has offered benefit for the museum Monky Business when poverty and celibacy meet musica comedy will be on stage at Kraus House on Feb 19 at 8 Th musical is described as a mal with a little Dami Yankees thrown in Tickets for the performances an and will be on sale at thi museum by may purchase dinner at Kraus House beginning at Sou and sandwich prices start at full meal drink and dessert is To get to the theatre go west o Texas 46 look for Bulverde Roac three miles west of 281 Tur left on Bulverde Road Krause Hous is three miles on the right Quartet takes stage at Trinity Anonymous 4 a vocal quartet thi has gained worldwide critic acclaim for blending their with music from the Middle Age will be performing in a free publ concert at Trinity University Margarite B Parker Chapel Tl concert is part of Trinii Universitys Stieren Ar Enrichment Series and will tal place at 3 Jan 18 The members of Anonymous Ruth Cunningham Marsl Genesky Susan Hellauer at Johanna Rose have been performii together since 1986 In that tin they have been praised for the exquisite blending of voices ai technical virtuosity Critics descri their music as sublime hauntir ethereal and angelic The memb of Anonymous 4 have also receiv recognition for their devotion researching and presenting t music poetry and prose frc medieval times The quartet h recorded six compact discs whi have all been best sellers accordi to Billboard magazines classii charts Their first recording English was namei Classical Disc of the Year by Review magazine and anotl Anonymous 4 compact disc receh the prestigious French Diapas dOr award Anonymous 4 will presi Miracles of Santlago Music fr the Codex The musi program is taken from a manusc that has belonged to the Cathedra Santiago de Compostela in Galicia region of Spain since the 12th century For information Anonymous 4 call 7368212
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