Category Archives: Past Events

The Friends helped kick off the opening of the Cornog Plaza with a Teen Talent Night. We sponsored the book sales of three YA authors who spoke to the crowd and then sold and signed their books. Kyle Prue (pictured) is a teen himself (only 17 when he...
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Storytelling is the world's second oldest profession. Next to hunger and thirst, it's our most basic need. Mary Lou Williams entertained us with a potpourri of five stories beginning with a modern fable. The others included an Appalachian folk tale--the most popular tale of the 19th century, a ghost...
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Magic has been around for thousands of years. Author and professor of theater Dr. Tony Noice combined equal parts of information and entertainment to tell us how. From early cave paintings depiciting the first magic trick, to the secrets of Egyptian conjurors and from the earliest feats recorded...
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There's much more to Italy than Rome, Florence, Venice and the Tuscan countryside. , Nancy Petralia spent a year living in Italy and took the group on an exploration of some of her favorite undiscovered sights including Dozza, the painted town, the temples of Agrigento, the Baroque city...
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