Saint Mary’s Page Series  to present Curious George Oct. 7

Saint Mary’s Page Series to present Curious George Oct. 7

WINONA, Minn. — There’ll be a lot of monkeying around as Theatreworks USA presents Curious George Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Saint Mary’s University. In this delightful new musical, the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show, works to help his friend win the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome. George helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd vanishes! The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and features a Page Series returning favorite, Theatreworks USA. Famous Theatreworks alumni include actor Henry Winkler, four-time Tony-winning director Jerry Zaks, two time-Tony Award winner Robert Lopez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, John Glover and many more. The theatre company’s goal is to continue doing what it has successfully accomplished for more than 50 years: giving America’s children their first thrilling day at the theatre. Tickets are $14 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and are available online at www.pagetheatre.org or at the Saint Mary’s Box Office, 507-457-1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enjoy a Curious George read-aloud 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Winona Public Library; tickets to the Page Series performance Oct. 7 will be given...
Page Series offering brings graphic novel to life

Page Series offering brings graphic novel to life

Science-fiction, radio play drama, and a graphic novel combine to bring Robot Planet’s Intergalactic Nemesis to the Page stage Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Using the sound effects of radio drama, super-sized projections of a graphic novel, a live keyboard player, and live actors playing various parts, the premise is simple: a period adventure story (with no small share of laughs) featuring Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez, and a mysterious librarian named Ben Wilcott face the most serious threat Earth has ever known: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon. Appropriate for all ages this show will have gamers, science fiction fans, radio drama fans, and people just looking for an entertaining evening of adventure and fun, on the edge of their seats, shouting for more. Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for seniors and students and are available at the box office 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday through Friday at (507) 457-1715 or online. Are you coming? Facebook...
Conservatory registration open house planned for Sept. 3

Conservatory registration open house planned for Sept. 3

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will hold its winter 2014 registration open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Valencia Arts enter, 1164 West 10th St. Here are five reasons to attend: It’s a great opportunity to visit the facility, tour the studios and classrooms, and meet the talented instructors and staff. The dance attire boutique will be open and staff will assist with fittings and take orders for all of the dance classes. You can learn more about programming including some great new opportunities. Members of the Friends of MCA will be on hand to tell you more about hands-on volunteer opportunities. You will be able to visit with members of the Winona and MCA community and meet new people who love the arts as much as you. The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts offers programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre, year-round. Classes, lessons, workshops and camps are offered for youth ages 3 and older through adults at the Valéncia Arts Center, located at 1164 West 10th St. Class days, times and tuition vary. Financial need-based scholarships are available. For a brochure and a complete listing, visit their website , e-mail mca@smumn.edu, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or call (507) 453-5500. Interested students may register online, by mail, or in person at MCA’s Valéncia Arts...
Take a look at Saint Mary’s!

Take a look at Saint Mary’s!

Winona is a great place to call home. First it’s a prime location: our scenic Mississippi River Valley is just a couple hours from the Twin Cities and a couple more from Chicago. Winona means business too. Many of our students get work experience through internships with international corporations, world-leading healthcare organizations, or smaller start-ups. Enjoy endless entertainment and recreation options. If it’s the outdoors you like, explore miles of trails on our campus or paddle the Mississippi backwaters. If you crave culture, attend one of the many arts and music festivals. And you’ll find a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences. With a $5 annual membership at Winona’s Lake Lodge Recreation Center, you’ll have access to a kayak, canoe, paddle board, bicycle, snowshoes, ice skates, and more all year long! Find out more about Winona here!...
Public invited to play in Tom Farren Memorial Golf Classic

Public invited to play in Tom Farren Memorial Golf Classic

The public is invited to play in the sixth annual Tom Farren Memorial Golf Classic Sunday, July 20. The four-person scramble will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Cedar Valley Golf Course. The $80 entry fee includes a Sunday brunch from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., a Saint Mary’s sweatshirt and 18 holes of golf with a cart.  The deadline to register is Monday, July 7. This outing honors former Saint Mary’s golf coach Tom Farren and is a fundraiser for the men’s and women’s golf teams. Send a check and shirt sizes for foursomes to Cedar Valley Golf Course, P.O. Box 1148, Winona, MN 55987. For more information, contact Nikki Fennern at nfennern@smumn.edu or (507)...
Rosanne Cash to kick off 2014-15 Page Series lineup at Saint Mary’s

Rosanne Cash to kick off 2014-15 Page Series lineup at Saint Mary’s

WINONA, Minn. — The 28th season of the Saint Mary’s University Page Series is once again filled with music, dance, theatre and family-friendly offerings from around the world! You don’t have to travel far for world-class entertainment. Season subscriptions go on sale May 13. Individual tickets go on sale Aug. 19. Purchase tickets to three or more events to receive a 10 percent discount for new subscribers; returning 2013-14 subscribers receive 25 percent off the total order. Subscribers also have exchange privileges and guaranteed seating choice. To order after May 13, go online or call the Saint Mary’s box office, (507) 457-1715, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m. Rosanne Cash Singer, songwriter Tickets: $30 for adults, $27 for seniors and students Daughter of American icon Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash has blazed a path of her own with thoughtful, heartfelt songs of love, loss, and country living. Her most recent recording The River & The Thread has been critically acclaimed by NPR as a masterpiece and “a timeless work of comfort and quiet joy.” The recording etches out a memorable musical journey through her past. “I feel this record ties past and present together through all those people and places in the South I knew and thought I had left behind,” said Cash. Cash has recorded 15 albums, including 1981’s Seven Year Ache and 1987’s King’s Record Shop – which both certified Gold. She has charted 21 Top 40 country singles, 11 of which climbed to No. 1. She has received 12 Grammy nominations, winning in 1985. Cash has also published four...
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