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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 5, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A O Herakl-Zertung g Wednesday, November 5,1997 H e r i I clArts & EntertainmentGirl Scouts delight in CMNB Camp-in By ANNA KICKIRILLO Special to the Heraid-Zeitung As the nights turn cooler, backyard camp-outs aren't so much fun. Girl Scouts from all over Texas are finding a little warmth inside. The Girl Scout Camp-in Adventure is a fun-filled overnight experience at the Children's Museum in New Braunfels. Campers have a chance to play, earn badge skills, snack and be entertained by a great environmentalist and a few of his furry friends. The Camp-ins are 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 hands-on fun with the museum exhibits. Nine-year-old Laryn    said, “Playing in the castle and petting the animals was neat." Laryn is just one of the many girls who have had to opportunity to camp-in and learn about all the exhibits at a museum designed just for children. For more information on the Curl Scout Camp-1n Adventure, contact the CMNB at 620-0939. (Anna Kickirillo is a ( hildren v Museum in Sew Braunfels intern I Photo submitted Girl Scouts enjoy many hands-on exhibits and activities at the Children s Museum in New Braunfels. Performers invited to sail on Arts Council’s showboat On Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, the captain of a brand new showboat will steer his fancy vessel from its port of departure at the Civic Center, as we all go “Cruising Down the River.” Yes, you heard it here — that’s the theme of the 18th annual Dinner With the Arts, sponsored by The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council. Needless to say, there will be seaworthy decorations and a classy cuisine aboard ship, but the highlight of our cuisine will be performers gathered to entertain us. And that's where you come in. If you’re a singer, dancer, poet, actor or stand-up comic, you're invited to “rock the boat” with your talent. lf you happen to find yourself at Circle Arts Theatre this coming Monday, along about 7:30 p.m., you’ll be in the right place at the right time. That's where and when the Arts Council’s casting committee will pay the utmost attention to your act, because you’ll be needed, that's 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 matenal you want to perform in the show. The writer and director don't want any surprises on the day before. Almost anything. Since the theme is “Cruising Down *he River,” 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 there’s more to the creating of this entertainment than 'Meanie With the Light Brown Hair ” 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 that’s when you do your best... and that’s what we want. That’s what I think of, every time I see the finished product of a Dinner With the Arts show. Why? 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 it’s always a little hold-your-breath exciting to see artists work together so well. It takes an in-charge 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 w ill take care of the technical aspect. To make the miracle happen, again, we only need you! (Elizabeth Elliott is an arts advocate, w riting for the Heraid-Zeitung on the arts and humanities.) Author’s bio rivals fantasy Children ami adults both are familiar with Ronald Dahl's most popular juvenile h>oks. such as Charlie and the Chocolate I actory and James and the (naut Peach What they may not know is that the books he wrote about his own life contain as many unbelievable and crazy adventures as the children s fiction for which he was famous i. Kirk us Reviews calls his autobiographical installment. Boy Tales of Childhood. “ A tine. iuicy collage of funny awful boyhood highlights ” Both older children and adults will enjoy reading his litany of youthful scrapes Ioday 's child will shiver with relief that the modem school experience is nothing like the Bntish public school system ot I1)?*’ One critic stated. "It is impossible rust to wonder it the grim. almost Dickensian, school expellences have not been important iii forging the dark humor and grotesque characters so litten found iii Dahl’s books " As a child, Dahl suffered daily abuse at the hands ot unsympathetic adults ( hie teacher declared him. “ a persistent muddler Vocabulary negligible, sentences mal* construcied He reminds me ot a camel ” I pun graduating, Dahl acted upon his wish. "I want to go straight from school to work tor a company that will send me to wonderful faraway places like Vinca or I luna ” 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 He relates encounters with deadly snakes. peculiarly behaved lions, and a violent servant boy He discovers new thrills Hying with the Royal Air I orce iii World War IL crash-landing iii (lames in I ibya and recuperating iii Egypt \ rev lower once remarked. “You will have been perhaps both fascinated and appalled by the Dahl phenomenon Amazing fantasy. revolting details, brilliant twists of plot ate the hall-marks.” I his quote referred to Ronald Dahl's books written for children, but we find it also refers to his two autobiographies Ronald Dahl's Boy and Going Solo are available at the Dittltnger Memorial I ibrary ti anil Bissett is a I'araprof esse mal librarian at the Ihttlineer Memorial Library ) Symphony Guild decks the halls ,    Photo suDmitteO Members ot the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild meet at the home of Dana Sc heel on Thursday to address letters to members and friends for the upcoming Poinsettia Sale The Guild can help decorate for the holidays or supply that perfect gift for that special someone For information, call 609-6562. From left are Symphony Guild members Linda Carden, Lynda Brodtmann and Hollye Cunningham. Writers collection celebrates Texas’ best All Emmy Award, a map of Flu Chi Mmh City and several well-used typewriters are just some of the interesting things that can be found in the current exhibit at tile Southwestern Writers Collection at Southwest Texas Statf I njj*rsity. The collect mn iii tile Albert B AI Lek Libfary ii celebrating the successful first year of the Southwestern Wnters Collection book series published by the University of Texas Press The hooks in the series are generated by the Southwestern Writers Collection, a major archive that collects and preserves the finest artistic representations of the American Southwest To date five books have been published A Celebration of the Southwestern VV nters Collection Book Senes appears in conjunction with an exhibit of Keith Carter’s photography in the Wittliff (milers of Southwestern and Mexican Photography. Both exhibits will run through Dec. 31 The collection and gallery are in the seventh floor of the Albert B. Alkek library at Southwest Texas State University Hours are 8 arn to 5 p.m. Monday through Enday, I to 5 p m. Saturday, and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday ( all 512-245-3861 for more information. Art League unveils Wurstfest winners L mdv Stierhoff of Wimberley and Sheila Ore of New Braunfels took top honors at the VV urstfest Art Show competition last week. StierhotTs abstract painting called “Fairy Tales” was named Best of Show, and Orr's realistic watercolor of grapes on the vine titled “The Harvest is Plenty” received the Grumbacher Gold Medallion award „ Adnumber of ribbons were awarded in the various categones and media ranging from oil. watercolor and mixed media paintings to pottery and sculpture The W urstfest Art Show is located at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery , 239 W est San Antonio Street Receiving first place ribbons were Betty Mathis. Pat Deltz. Jean Gill. Mane Rawls, Dee Dee Dale, Bill Scheldt. Kim Clark and Glenda Deal Sharon Neuhaus and Barbara Spurgeon each received two nbbons. Second-place ribbons were awarded to Kay Milam, two, Cathy Scheel, Candy Lapaglia. Regene Lamon. Betty Mathis, Barbara Garrett. Rosalie Laxton. Julie McCollum and Bill Scheldt Third-place nbbons were given to Gay Phillips, Sandra kinslow. Betty Russell. Bill Scheldt and Glenda Deal. Receiving two nbbons were Launce Bremer. Pat Deltz. Samite Walsh and Anna Gillespie The judges were C onme Cash of Bulverde and Sue Wilson of San Antonio. The winning paintings are on display at the VV urstfest Art Show and sale which runs daily through W urstfest from IO a.rn to 6 p.m., except the final day when the show ends at 4 p rn Artists will be demonstrating during the show also. A raffle benefiting the An League Building f und is underw av 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 I vague Gallery Photo submitted Top winners of tho 34th annual Wurstfest Art Show competition ere Sheila Ore, who won the Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award and Cindy Stierhoff, who won Beet of Show. The winning paintings are in the front window of the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 West Sen Antonio St., where the show and sale continue daily through Sunday. Art Laagua president Elaine Felder pre Bents Mary Hackney with a plaque of appreciation for all the work aha has dona for the New Braunfels Art Laagua through the years. “She baa been vary supportive behind the scenes and in bringing in donations such as our Habitat for the Art Laagua donation jar for the building fund,” Felder said. Hackney will ba moving soon to Friendswood. Gemischter Chor Harmonic celebrates with Gemuetlichkeit Gemischter C hor Harmonie is celebrating its Mith anniversary with a pot-luck supper served with plenty of Gemuetlichkeit, at 6:30 pm Nov. 12 at the Saengerhalle All current and former members of Harmonie, Trohsinn. Echo and New Braunfels Vlaennerchor are heartily invited to attend and help w ith the celebration. This singing club is the only What's up at SWT Friday — Opening reception for the Graduating Senior Exhibition ll, 5 to 7 p.m . University Art Gallery The works will remain on display through Nov 13. For more information, call the Department of Art and Design at 512-245-2611. Monday SWT Salsa del Rio Band will perfonn at 8 p m in Evans Auditorium. Tickets are $2 general admission and SI for students. For more information, call the Music Department at 512-245-2651. Tuesday — SWT Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band will perform at 8 p m. in Evans Auditorium Tickets are $2 general admission and $1 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 512-245-2651. Nov. 14-15    - SWT Opera Workshop’s A Room with a V iew, 8 »p.m, University Performing Art and Conference Center Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students For more information, call the Music Department at 512-245-2651. Nov. 17 — SWT Trombone Ensemble will perform at 8 p m. in Evans Auditorium. Tickets are $2 general admission and $1 for students. For more information, call the Music Department at 512-245-2651. Nov..J8 —V Opening reception for the All ^TfSlfeiH .Exhibition, 5 to 7 p.m., University Art Gallery. The conducted in New Braunfels in 1853. These Saengerfests are staged every year with different clubs hosting each year. This year’s 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 512-245-2611. Nov. 19-23 — “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare will be presented by the SWT Theatre Department. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 through 22 and 2 p m. Nov. 22 through 23. Tickets are S8 for adults and $5 for students. Get information about group rates and reservations by calling 512-245-2204. Nev. 29 — SWT Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Evans Auditorium Tickets are $2 general admission and $1 for students. For more information, call the Music Harmonie welcomes new members or former members to join in at 7:30 p m. every Wednesday for the regular club meetings. For further information about the 60th year celebration, or any club information, please call Carol Belton at 625-3190 or Wilma Heberiing at 830-438-3012. (Submitted by the Gemischter Chor Harmonie) Department at 512-245-2651. Nov. 20-22 — Choreographers Showcase, 7:30 p.m., Jowers Center Studio 178. For ticket information, call 512-245-2561. Nov. 23 — SWT Jazz Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. Tickets are S2 general admission and St for students. For more information, call the Music Department at 512-245-2651. Nov. 25 - SWT Horn Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Flail. Tickets are $2 general admission and SI for students. For more information, call the Music Department at 512-245-2651. ;