Friends of Will – July/August 2012

E-Newsletter Highlights

Jean Hayes is the Friends of Will Liaison. She  started volunteering in February and focuses primarily on pre and post season work in a role that is still evolving.  Jean developed a recruitment brochure for volunteers and welcomes new Friends, connecting them with Team Leaders. She is working with the data base to make it more useful. She worked pre-season for Public Relations on projects like  Chill with Will and the Free Previews.  She says she finds the work and the staff at GRSF exciting, nurturing and creative and has never had a job that is so “fun, well defined, and positively affirming.”

Students participating in the Shakespeare for Young Actors program will perform the comedy As You Like it Friday, August 3, in the WSU Performing Arts Center.  There is no charge to attend this free 1:00 pm performance directed by Dr. Andrew Carlson. 

The Shakespeare for Young Actors 1 students performed scenes in July. Photos by Kathy Christensen.

Hire an Apprentice
On Monday July 9, four of the apprentices, Brittany, Donny, Nate and Ted, washed all of our windows. Seldom have we seen such efficiency and dedication. They were done so quickly that we had to wait a bit for  lunch, which we had a bit later in our garden. We encourage everyone who needs a job done around their house to contact the
Hire an Apprentice program. Ray and Carolyn Felton.  

The 2nd Annual GRSF Calithump benefit is July 31.  Outdoor festivities begin at 5:00; the indoor fun begins at 7:00.  Advance tickets are needed for this sure-to-be-sold-out benefit.

The winner of the art quilt wall hanging will be drawn during the Calithump. Quilt raffle tickets are $5.00 and available in the GRSF gift shop. GRSF Steering Committee members will appear on stage highlighting their around-the-year work.

Education Team Co-Chairs Ruth Charles and Michelle Kline invite you to join a discussion of the progress and future of the Educational Programs at the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Where: Blue Heron Coffee Shop
When
: Wednesday, August 1, 5:30- 7:30pm.
Food and beverages available for purchase followed by group discussion.
Program: What are your suggestions and input for the Educational Programming at GRSF? Where would you like to see our programs heading in the next five years?  RSVP to Ruth Charles,rcharles@winona.ed
Learning for Teens: GRSF Web site

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