I’m always excited when a new issue of “The Navigator” appears in “The Courier”, showing what is coming up at 50 North. I can hardly wait to see what classes will be offered, what kind of entertainment is on the agenda and if you like to travel; what trips are offered.
“The Navigator” for the last quarter of 2017 does not disappoint! If I’m into decorating for Halloween and the fall season I can take an art class to make a Candy Corn Door Hanger. If I’m fascinated with ghost stories, I might want to attend the History Roundtable: Ghost stories presented by historian Mike Gilbert.
I could also attend a Girls Night Out: Paint, Sip and Giggle. Eating cheese and sipping wine while creating a painted wooden ornament sounds like it would be a lot of fun. Especially the sipping part!
What I’m personally into are the performing arts classes. The Random Acts of Comedy Class held a performance on September 30 at 50 North. Over the last three months we’ve worked on getting the timing right when performing comedy. The program was a take off on the TV show ” The Laugh In Show” of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I played my favorite character from the show, Ernestine, the ringy-dingy telephone lady.
One of the new classes offered that caught my eye is the “Art of Puppetry.” We will learn how to make children’s stories come to life through puppetry. We’ll also learn how to make puppets! The class concludes with a multi-generational performance for the public on November 3.
New, this year will be a Veteran’s Day Radio Hour Salute. Our veterans will be honored with a vintage radio show complete with an old fashioned USO salute on November 11.
Christmas time at 50 North is always a treat. The building is decked out with beautiful Christmas Trees and decorations. On December 9th, “Home for the Holidays Dessert Theatre” with Harry and Celia Stockton and a special appearance by the Hancock County Children’s Choir will be presented. I’ve already made my reservation for this special show!
On December 1st, “A Christmas Carol” live performance will be presented by Brent Alan Burington, who will perform a one-man version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
See what I mean, there is just so much to do and see at 50 North. These are just a few of the many, many activities you can participate in. Many of these activities are free, some charge a small fee. You just show up for many of the activities and others you need to sign up for in advance or make reservations ahead of time. Just call 50 North for more information at 419-423-8496. Better still, stop in at 50 North at 339 E. Melrose Avenue and pick up your own personal copy of “The Navigator”.