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St. George’s School stages ‘Our Town’

Thu., March 10, 2011

Students at St. George’s School will take audience members back to the small town of Grover’s Corners, tonight and on Saturday at 7 p.m. in their production of “Our Town.”

The classic drama, written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, tells a story of daily life in the small New Hampshire town. The cast of “Our Town” includes Justin Heftel, as the preacher; Trevor Lewis, as Dr. Gibbs; Dani Miller, as Mrs. Gibbs; Bruce Culbertson, as Editor Webb; Emily Guinn, as Mrs. Webb; Kyler Hayes, as George Gibbs; Megan Hatheway, as Emily Webb; and Adithya Shekhar, as Simon Stimson. Other cast members, taking on the roles of multiple characters, include Myra Ahmad, Ethan Guinn, Alec Ogden, Nik Ostersmith, Kira Renfro and Jemima Wynn.

The performances will be held in the school’s Founders Theater, 2929 W. Waikiki Road, and admission is free.

Scholarship fundraiser planned

Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars has rolled out the red carpet in time for spring for the upcoming fundraiser, to be held on Saturday at St. Anne Catholic Church, 708 E. Lake St. in Medical Lake, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The “Spring Thing” dinner and dance will include a variety hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer and baskets that will be raffled off. Autographed Seattle Mariners baseballs and other sports memorabilia will be auctioned off in a silent auction. The evening will also include dancing to music from DJ Davin Perry.

Tickets are $20 per person. Dollars for Scholars is a community foundation that raises scholarship funds for graduates of Medical Lake High School. Started in 2000, the group has provided more than $285,000 in scholarships.

For more information, call Steven Meltzer at (509) 951-5468 or e-mail

‘Beauty and the Beast’ at NWC

Students in the Northwest Christian Theater Department present Disney’s version of the classic fairytale “Beauty and the Beast” at the high school chapel at 7 p.m. tonight and Friday, 2 p.m. on Sunday, and 7 p.m. on March 17 and March 18. The cast includes Katie White, as Belle; Daniel Amado, as the Beast; Austin Raver, as Lumiere; Matt Kershinar, as Gaston; Michael McCord, as LeFou; and Caitlyn Wilson as Mrs. Potts.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.

For more information call the box office at (509) 238-4005, ext. 110 or visit

‘Harvey’ will play at Mead

The Mead High School Theater Department will perform the whimsical comedy “Harvey,” beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Mead High School Performing Arts Theatre. The show will run through March 19.

Mead’s cast includes Danny Parker, as Elwood Dowd; Mariah Breakey, as Veta Simmons; Katie Miller, as Myrtle Mae Simmons; Allison Saralecos, as Mrs. Chauvenet; Jackson Marchant, as Dr. Sanderson; Abby Constable, as Nurse Kelly; Dalton Deatrich, as Wilson; Hamzeh Ayyad, as Dr. Chumley; Abby Hawkes, as Mrs. Chumley; Josh Zaagsma, as Judge Gaffney; and Cory Groe, as E. J. Lofgren.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased in the business office during school hours or at the box office before each performance.

The play is recommended for ages 12 and over.

For more information, call Karen Brathovde at (509) 465-7008.

SPRINT orientation Tuesday

Spokane Public Schools will have an orientation meeting on Tuesday for parents and families interested in the SPRINT program. The meeting will be held in the Shaw Middle School library, 4106 N. Cook St., at 6 p.m.

The alternative learning program, housed at Shaw, relies on strong family involvement where parents and guardians work with teachers to enhance the learning environment and the demanding, project-based curriculum. Students belong to and work in a community, and are expected to have independent learning skills.

For more information, call Shaw Principal Christine Lynch at (509) 354-5800.

All Saints plans open house

All Saints Catholic School has rescheduled an open house and information night for March 22 at 7 p.m., due to a recent school closure. The event will be held in the primary building, 3510 E. 18th Ave.

Parents with children in kindergarten through fourth grade will have an opportunity to meet with All Saints teachers, tour classrooms and ask questions about the curriculum and all-day kindergarten program.

For more information, call (509) 534-1098, ext. 215 or visit

Moran, Wilson schools honored

Moran Prairie and Wilson elementary schools in the Spokane Public Schools District were chosen for 2010 Washington Achievement Awards by the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent’s Office.

According to a press release, the two elementary schools have received the awards for two years in a row, recognized for overall excellence. The awards are based on the schools performance in seven categories: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate, improvement and closing achievement gaps.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via e-mail at

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