St. Joe’s church to host annual festival this weekend
The 66th annual Tiffin St. Joseph Festival is to take place Saturday and Sunday at the church, 36 Melmore St.
The grand prize this year is $10,000 – with the second prize being $500 and third through 10th prizes being $400 each.
There also is to be a “Big 4 Raffle” and “Super Raffle” with big-prized items.
The event will also include bingo with prizes, skill and luck games, food and refreshments, dinners, bratwurst, pies, funnel cakes and more.
The General Store is to be open at 9 a.m. Saturday during the event.
New this year is to be cardio drumming at 4 p.m. Sunday and returning is to be chainsaw carving demonstrations, with the auction at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Community Band to take the stage Friday for inaugural concert
A Community Band of individuals ages 14-70 are to perform their inaugural concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hedges-Boyer Park.
The concert – “Music from the Screen” – will feature music and songs from movies such as “West Side Story,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Avengers.”
The band is under the direction of Columbian graduates Tyler Hawk and Nathan Wise.
Wise said the mission statement for the and is, “to bring community members of all ages together through music.”
Seating is bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Youtheatre summer camp to present ‘Robin Hood’
FINDLAY – The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Youtheatre Summer Performing Arts Camp is to present “Robin Hood” 7 p.m. Friday at the Marathon Center, 200 W. Main Cross St.
The performance is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre international touring project and features over 60 area students in grades 1-12 participating in the Youtheatre’s Summer Performing Arts Camp. Robin Hood is an original adaptation conceived and written by Michael McGill; the music and lyrics are also by McGill.
The time is simply long ago and the place is the magical, mythical Sherwood Forest. Our hero, Robin Hood, and his Merry Band of colorful characters seek the help of the Foresters, manage to waylay the Aristocrats and set out to rescue Maid Marion and Marion’s Maid. Prince John tries to stay calm as his Sheriff, guards and horsemen botch Robin’s arrest thanks to the aromatic Skunks. Wacky humor and an original score add to this fresh new look at a legendary outlaw in a legendary time.
General admission seating is $5 for all seats. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.
Ticket sales from this production support the many educational programs offered by the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.