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orter 1B July 10, 2019 Around Monroe County Forsyth Juliette High Falls Bolingbroke Culloden Smarr UPCOMING EVENTS IN MONROE ENTERTAINS YOU by Dennis Smith t- MONROE COUNTY Calendar items run free of charge as a community service each week as space allo S: Mail items for the / Community Calendar to Diane Ghdewell at by8 a.m. on Monday Health Dept. has extended Monroe County Health Dept 106 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Forsyth is open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays to serve those who can't come to the clinic during its daytime hours. All services are available during the extended time. For more information, call 478- 992-5083. "The Addams Family," including opens July 12-14 and 19-21. July 11 Art Day at the Library The Children's Program for Tuesday, July 11 presented by Monroe County Library is Art Day, a Chance to bring ideas to the canvas and create a persona! mas- terpiece: The program is at 11 a.m. af M6 roe County ClubhOuse. Small Fruit Seminar For the Bod o GonJer Monroe County Exten- sion will present Small Fruit Seminar for the Backyard Gardener with UGA Extension Blueberry Specialist Erick Smith from 6-8 p.m. at the Monroe County Clubhouse, 64 W. Chamber Street, For- syth. Registration is $10 and includes materials and light r~freshments, Pre-register by July 9 by calling 478-994-7014. July 12 Mr. UMC will Residents around FoiSyth can learn about their risk for Cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other conditions with afford- able screenings by Life Line Screening at Mt Zion United Method- backgrounds in music and ist Church:Smorr, 40 now we are sharing the Rumble Rdl Forsyth on Friday, July 12. Screen, Jngs can check for: level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone Want your density; Kidney and thyroid function and he Addams Family will be on stage at The Rose Theater beginning Friday, July 12. This time the zany cast of characters will entertain you with great music and ex- citing dance steps. Not only will you see the weird, off- the-wall antics of one of TV's dark- est, yet funniest shows of the Sixties (1964), you will be entertained by the lyrics and stylings of Andrew Lippa, who has helped turn the story of this motley group into an almost normal, lov- able family. Tullye Ralph, a veteran of summer musicals at The Rose, is wearing two hats for this show. Normally Tullye does the musical direction; someone else directs. This time she and co-director Betty Moon (See MEY article in the June 12 Reporter), who is also a musical specialist, are bringing this produc- tion to life. "We both share similar adventures of directing. We are developing the stage movements, set design and props needed to showcase more. Screenings are h ? affordable, convenient own ome and accessible for wheelchairs and those Apply with trouble walkingl Free parking. PackL now ages start at $149, but consultants will work to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Also, ask about our Wellness Gold Membership Program which allows customers to get all the screenings they need now, but pay $19.95 a month. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.hfehnescreen- Pre-registration is required. July 12-14 SRIM Center holds Guru Pumima cel- ebration The SrJkarunamayJ Research Institute of Meditation (SRIM) Center on Juhe Lane; off JohnstonVille RBad; in Monroe County will celebrate Guru Purnima, a sacred time when people can honor anyone who has had an impact on their lives as a teacher. July 12-14 the with Habitat Monroe County Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce it is ready to accept applications for its next Habitat for Human- ity home. Applications will be accepted from Monday, July 15 until Thursday, Aug. 15. Habitat partners with deserving individuals who are willing and able to work to make their dreams of owning their own home a reality. Monroe County Habitat for Humanity has contin- ued to help individuals renovate and repair their homes over the last few years, but this is the first time since 2014 that the local Habitat organiza- tion has been able to open up applications for new homes. It is exciting for all of those in the community See Habitat on Page 2B CALENDAR Page 2B both the live and deceased family members, get together to give everyone a great show at The Rose when the curtain Photo/Diane Glidewell) the story; there are so many details that have to be addressed in a musical;' said Tullye. "Thank good- ness we have Kim (Pitman) who is a pro at doing the choreography or we two Dennis Smith ladies might be stretched too far:' Deciding on which set piece to use can be a daunting task. De- termining exactly where the actors need to move in a scene is important. Each of these little ingredients make a great "cake" if blended together properly. "We made it through with costumes. Elizabeth Hunter has taken over the reins of the soundtrack and is superb at it. It has been a wonderful experience do- ing this show:' "Betty and I were both impressed with the talent that showed up for audi- tions. We had actors from places as far away from Forsyth as Locust Grove and Thomaston. We chose them all; so altogether, five counties are represented in our impressive cast" continued Tullye. "You know Steve Johnson (former VP of Operations, Backlot Players) passed away last month. He was such a vital part of our organization. He did so the early rehearsals thanks much to make the produc- to a very talented cast" - ion of our shows better,' continued Tullye. "Some of Tullye shared. "The Backlot our cast showed talents far Players are presenting 'The beyond the ability to create Addams Family' in his a character. Rob Laukaitis, memory:' Matt Robichaux and Dave According to Tullye, the Rumfelt pitched in with cast is showing its love for great ideas for making the Steve in the way they have staging of the play better, risen to the challenge of Ashleigh Slaughter cho- presenting an excellent reographed a couple of show. In pursuing the com- the dance routines. Rob, ments about the actors Matt, and Dave helped making such appreciated Nipper Bunn with the and important contribu- building of the set, and the tions, it was a normal whole cast has helped with reason to speculate that creative ideas to enhance the cast was functioning the production. Madison almost as if it were an Ac- Hammersley and Kather- tors' Repertory Theatre to ine Samuelson helped a lot which Tullye responded, "They just want to makeyou will laugh a lot" (No, Steve proud:' Tullye you should not say With Tullye being such a die laughing.) mainstay in music in our TICKETS CAN BE community, it was impor- BOUGHT ON-LINE OR tant to get an update on her AT BOX OFFICE. involvements and those of The Backlot Players her family. Stephen (Swain) shared that you can go to is plowing his way through www.thebacklotplayers. college one or two courses org/tickets and order tick- a semester as he pursues ets for "The Addams Fam- a degree in History and ily" or you can visit the Box wants to be a teacher. He is Office at 23 W. Johnson doing this while he works. Street. (Call 478-994-0443 His band, Swain and the for Box Office hours.) Highway Souls, is very The Backlot Players popular and each member have added two additional of the band is an amazing performances of"The musician. Hannah (Wil- Addams Family" in order lianas) will be a senior this to accommodate their an- year at Middle Georgia ticipated high demand for State and is doing well as tickets to this production. an intern with GEICO. Her Show times are Friday, daughter, Dawn Williams, July 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.; is the Administrative As- Saturday matinees, July sistant with GMHA here in: 13 and 20 at 2:30 and 7:30 Forsyth, Tullye is the pia- p.m.; and then the Sunday nist at Russellville Baptist matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Church. "You know I love July 14 and 21. Prices are being part of a church's $18 for adults, $15 for se- music program:' She also niors students and military plays piano at Minori's Ital- ffpurchased at the Box ian Restaurant every other Office. weekend. Tullye had a parting Dennis Smith writes suggestion: "Come see "Monroe Entertains You," this musical. You will love highlighting the entertain- the music even though ment fare offered in Monroe you may not have heard County and the people who some of the songs. They make it possible. Smith are catchy, brilliant songs, wants Forsyth to realize and They were written by Mr. support the riches it has in Lippa for the story. 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