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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A 3 Herald-Zaitung "I Wednesday, December 31, 1997 .1 I d Z e i t ii n -Arts and Entertainment Program Notes Mid*Texas Symphony starts rehearsals Sunday Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus rehearsals will start at 2 p.m. Sunday in Ayers Hall on the campus of Texas Lutheran University. For information, call 625-6420. Motorola, stats arts commission present 'Hansel and Grater here Motorola and Texas C ommission on the Arts have prov ided financial support to help the Children's Museum of New Braunfels offer the Houston Grand Opera production of “Hansel and Gretel,” and schools have responded bv making it a virtual sell out The Jan. 20. 10:30 a m performance is at the New Braunfels Civic Center Black History Month noted at children's museum The Children’s Museum of New Braunfels, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Black Heritage Soviets will be partners in providing an exhibit, a storyteller and a student art contest in celebration of Black History Month. Marian Barnes. mas»er storyteller, has enthralled audiences across America. Europe. Africa and the < tricot spinning tales of bew itching wonder and enchantment to people of all ages. “Storytelling helps build values.” Barnes said “Ihat is important to all children.” Barnes will perform twice at ( MNB on I hursday, Feb. 26. at IO 30 a rn for school audiences, at 6 30 p m for tile Black Heritage Society award ceremony I he art contest is open to all students. Information is available through schools Children camp out for ‘The Science of Stuff SAN ANTONIO Become a young inventor during " I he Science of Stuff,” an overnight camp-in tor children Jan It* in the W itte Museum s II I B Science I rehouse ai 3X01 Broadway San \ntonio Participants will explore the science of tov s. tools and evervdav objects. Reservations are required bv Jan 0 following check in, voung guests will four the lit B Science I icehouse and take part in a live demonstration on the Science Comes Alive stage Hies will then create then own snack, using ice cream chernistrv Oilier h.tnds-on activities include making Motility Blobber md invent mg an appliance Before settling down for the night, the movie "Fxplorers” will be screened, accompanied bv popcorn and juice Space Race offers another camp-in opportunity s \\ Whish ) Blast otf on *rv in *v em space ills ( ump-m I -Ii Sc idle e 11cclnu Antonio ('articulant' amp in lait 3u ai the H-’Mil Broadway San I explore fatawav worlds of curtsied mons the ii tining of an tstronaut. and parts «>i the universe Josei lo home Reservations are required bv Jan 23 Designed tor Youngsters ages SIJ. the overnight camp-ins cost *s2s per child tor museum members, s to tor nonmembers and SIB tor adults who wish in iceompany their children ( all 3* ’’ 10 Bl ftu icser v at urns ‘Ambrose Bierce' makes stop in Austin \t s I IS Hie Scottish Rue I beam I Nth si in \ustm on I oui I he I I cb I. X. 13. 15 . adapted and perloi and is staged be <i tor information n vv ll present " Vmhrose Bierce War I ales ' Jan 24-31 and 2 I he program was I bv I irnothv Patrick Mille in VV Kelso I all 4’2-"24 Meet scientists at Witte's H E B Treehouse Meet a Scientist “ a free program at the VS me Museum s ll I Ii Science I icehouse, will feature I I Health Science ( enter inventor Frank (Juijanc at ” p rn I uesdav Jan I 3 I he presentation will take place on the Science ( oines \iive stage in the Ut Ii Science I reehouse at 3ho| Broadway, san Antonio Meet u-Scientist" programs are designed tor all ages Xdmissum is tree vin I uesdav evenings courtesv of I rust Bank Guijano, director ot Instrumentation Services at I IHsi w ill show examples ot objects designed and developed bv tile department, including a handwarming device used for diabetic patients which was designed and patented by L'THSC Instrumentation Services I >ther objects include a heart simulator Texas weather focus of institute’s photo exhibit "Nobody but a tool or a newcomer will prophesy weather in Texas,” said J I rank Dobic in Weather Wisdom of thij Jexas-Mexican Border A special photographic exhibit produced by the Institute of Texan Cultures on display from Jan. 12 tJirough March 24 in the I pper Gallery will highlight eventful weather-related occurrences. I he University of Texas Institute of Texan C ultures is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a rn to 5 p m. and is at Bowie Street and Durango lioulevard on HemisFtir Park For information, call 210-458-2300 or the Special Events Hotline at 210-458-2330 Christmas memories made, and now, promises to keep I didn’t work at having Christmas this time, and subsequently had it in fuller measure than I’ve noticed in several years. Didn’t put up a tree. Didn’t even hang a wreath on my door. But I didn’t need to ... my neighbors’ house, across the street, provided me with a beautiful living Christmas card, creating a delicate and magical fairyland. My eyes didn’* need to compete —just enjoy. One-stop shopping for two nights was tr,e extent of my attempt to find tokens of love for family and friends. And Christmas Eve, it dawned on me that those words could_be 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 God-talk, we found friends. The fact that they’re related to us is a secondary plus. It’s the friend part that matters most. rn*.**. i I Part of this special season (after memories are tucked carefully away with the prettiest “saved” wrappings and ribbons) are the clenched-teeth determinations for the coming year. But I stopped “clenching.” Elisabeth Elliott UM any you Ilk* I’m 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 self-improvement. I’ve finally wised up, however, that all I do year after year, is set myself up for the feeling of failure. I’m not going to do that anymoreTRecently 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 Nature’s colors, and all the greys between black and white perceptions. 2) I give myself the time to write a poem and the freedom from judging whether or not it’s 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 child's coloring book, and color the sky green and the grass magenta, and not even try to “stay inside the lines.” 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! 6) I give my hands the fun of molding clay, or planting flowers, and my heart die joy of molding young lives and planting seeds even in older ones. 7) I give myself a two-hour 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 Herald-Zeitung on the arts and humanities.) & ” Im. Photo submitted Communities In Schools board members Connie Cone (left) and Carols Mc Ne! I-Davis gat up doss and personal with rats to warm up for the Missoula Children s Theatre production of “The Pled Piper.” Coming to New Braunfels Jan. 26, tbs play will feature more than 50 area children and youth. ‘Pied Piper9 comes to town Organizers calling for art entries I he Missoula C hildren’s Theatre will sweep into New Braunfels Jan 26 for its fourth sear of children’s plays starring area children This year’s offering will be ” I he Pied Piper ” I ike past Missoula Children’s Theatre productions, it will feature more than 5<> area children in its east. Auditions will he Jan 26 Two morning f»erformanees 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 Uainelin ” Submissions must adhere to these rules: I) Use pencil, colored pencil, crayons, markers, ink. paints, or any combination of these. 21 Size Maximum 12-by-1H inches (including nut or framing if used). 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 an project may enter individual artwork also Artwork may be done in school or at home but muvt be done solely by the individual child 6) All entries must be taken to the New Braunfels Civic Center from 4 to 9 p.m. Jan 26 or 27 All entries received atter 9 p m 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 third-place ribbons will be awarded in each age division: preschool, a division for each grade from kindergarten through sixth-grade, 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 620-6200. 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 Art’s “ I hree Kings’ Day” festival featuring holiday treats, entertainment and crafts on Saturday, Jan. 3. from noon to 5 p m. 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 978-8100 for more information. Watermedia workshop Photo submitted Karon McCautay of Pl—anion racandy taught an axpactmantal watarmadia (primarily aeryMc) workshop at th# Now Braunfels Art League Gallery. Shown discussing s pointing ars Kay Milam, Jaan Gill, McCauiay and Bus Bishop. Tbs Art Lsogus will hoot a display of Ta— pool offtca murals In January. S.T.A.G.E. ‘Monky Business’ benefits CMNB Something’s funny at the monastery, and while the audience enjoys the play, the Children’s Museum in New Braunfels will be counting ticket sales as a contribution to the museum’s operating budget. The performance, which opens S.T.A.G.E.’s 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 musics comedy — will be on stage at Kraus* House on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. Th* musical is described as a malt “Nunsense” with a little “Dami Yankees” thrown in. Tickets for the performances ar $12 and will be on sale at th* museum by Feb., U Ttefat holder may purchase dinner at Kraus House beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sou and sandwich prices start at $1.75, full meal, drink and dessert is $6.50. To get to the theatre go west o Texas 46. look for Bulverde Roai three miles west of U.S. 281. Tur left on Bulverde Road. Krause Hous is three miles on the right. Quartet takes stage at Trinity Anonymous 4, a vocal quartet th. has gained world-wide critic; acclaim for blending their voice with music from the Middle Age will be performing in a free, pub! concert at Trinity University Margarite B. Parker Chapel. TI concert is part of Trini< University’s Stiercn Ar Enrichment Series and will tai place at 3 p.m. Jan. 18. The members of Anonymous Ruth Cunningham, Marsl Genesky, Susan Hellauer ai Johanna Rose, have been perform! together since 1986. In that fir they have been praised for th* exquisite blending of voices a technical virtuosity. Cntics descn their music as sublime, hauntir ethereal and angelic. The mcmb* of Anonymous 4 have also receiv recognition for their devotion researching and presenting t music, poetry and prose frc medieval times. The quartet h recorded six compact discs whi have all been best sellers accord) to Billboard magazine’s classic charts. Their first recording, “ English Ladymass,” was name* Classical Disc of the Year by ( Review magazine and anotl Anonymous 4 compact disc recei' the prestigious French Diapa$ d’Or award Anonymous 4 will pres* “Miracles of Santiago: Music fr the Codex Calixtinus.” The musi program is taken from a man use that has belonged to the Cathedra Santiago de Compostela in Galicia region of Spain since the 12th century. For information Anonymous 4, call 736-8212. —— ;