Mary Kelly is the founder of Kelly House, which provides housing & counseling & recovery to women who have children and are struggling with alcohol and/or substance abuse. A fundraiser is coming up Friday at 6pm at Northeast Regional Library. Guest speaker will be author, educator and consultant Katherine Crowley, presenting the topic Take This Job and Love It. Tickets are $25, available at the door, or by calling 910-859-0990.
Julie Smith and Heather Bobeck are rising seniors in Vocal Performance at UNCW. They are giving two concerts together: Saturday, June 16 at 7:30pm at Little Chapel on the Boardwalk…and Saturday, June 23 at 7:30pm at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church. They will gratefully receive donations at the door to further their studies. Both young sopranos are dreaming of a career in opera.
Gwenyfar Rohler of Old Books on Front Street, spoke with me about Bloomsday, a celebration on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 (or so), in honor of James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses. A staged reading of the play within the book is being presented. OldBooksOnFrontSt.com
My guests were Ben and Amy Wright, parents of four children, two of whom have Down Syndrome. Amy has written a song to be used by the campaign Spread the Word to End the Word, which encourages people to stop using the words "retard" or "retarded," and speak of intellectual disability instead.
Philip Gerard talks about The Patron Saint of Dreams, a book of true essays which just won the National Gold Medal for non-fiction essays in the Independent Publisher Awards in NYC. He’ll be our guest for Prologue Monday night at 7 here in the MC Erny Gallery.
I spoke with Ray Kennedy and Erin Sullivan from Opera House Theatre Company about Legally Blonde: The Musical. Ray is directing and choreographing with co-director/choreographer Jason Aycock. Erin Sullivan stars as Elle Woods.
Margaret Miles, Youth Services Librarian for New Hanover County Public Library, talked about all the cool summer programs starting this month in all the libraries. For more info, check out NHCLibrary.org