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Arts notes - Beaches
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Posted: 2012 Nov 16 - 06:27

Auditions for play at the civic theatre

Auditions for "On Golden Pond" will be Sunday and Monday, Nov. 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. at the Melbourne Civic Theater, LeGallerie Plaza, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.

The plot focuses on aging couple "Ethel and Norman Thayer," who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond.

During the year, the story takes place; daughter, "Chelsea," with her fiancé and his son in tow, visits them. The play explores the often-turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

Peg Girard will direct the event.

The show will run for 18 performances Jan. 18 through Feb. 24.

Rehearsals will begin immediately.

For more information, call the Melbourne Civic Theatre at (321) 723-6935.

Potters' workshop scheduled

Indian River Potters' Guild has announced a one-day workshop by Bill Griffith on Monday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mr. Griffith will demonstrate and discuss his slab building techniques as he constructs pottery forms, such as pouring pots, tumblers and vases.

Along with these demonstrations, a PowerPoint presentation will trace his travels and how they have inspired and influenced his ceramic architectural forms.

There will be time for questions and discussion.

The cost of the workshop, which includes lunch, is $60. For studio members and current students, the cost is $55. Registration in advance is required to make proper lunch arrangements.

Register by sending payment in full to IRPG, 1542 Guava Ave., Melbourne, FL, 32935.

Mr. Griffith is a ceramic artist and program director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee.

For more information, call (321) 610-7802 or email vkaras@cfl.rr.com.

Mixed media artist showcases at beachside town

Prize-winning mixed media artist Siri Lynn German exhibits her 3-D, pen and ink and framed shell art through Saturday, Dec. 22, in the front lobby showcase of Melbourne Beach Public Library, 324 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach.

Library hours are:  Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Sundays.

The artwork is for sale through the artist.

Do holiday shopping here for an interesting array of one-of-a-kind gifts!

For more information, call (321) 255-1890.

Theater classes offered

Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is offering theater classes at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.

One class will be held either Monday from noon to 1 p.m. or Wednesday from 1-2 p.m.

A second class will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The cost is $5 per child, per class. The recommended age for the class is 10 to15.

Classes will focus on developing acting skills and encouraging creativity and growth. Students will learn the ins-and-outs of acting terminology, rehearsals, auditions and more.

All activities are conducted and supervised by Brevard County Parks and Recreation staff.

For more information or to register for a class, call the Viera Regional Community Center at (321) 433-4891 or email brittany.arroyo@brevardparks.com.

Join art journaling class

The Cocoa Beach Public Library presents art journaling in the Jane von Thron Room at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach.

This technique consists of non-dominant hand scribble, followed by using the dominant hand to color in areas, using simple designs and/or words to express one's inner self.

Instructor Joan Throm is a doctoral student in pastoral counseling and a spiritual director.

Cost is $5, which covers materials and supplies.

For more information, call (321) 868-1104 or visit www.cocoabeachpubliclibrary.org.

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