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UPCOMING EVENTS

5th Annual Scarecrow Competition - October 4 - November 1
The posters are up and the entry forms are available at the Food Company on Victoria Street. It will be a challenge to top last year’s winner - the Municipality of Tweed’s Elvis scarecrow as well as the honourable mentioned Moira Place scarecrow dancers. But Tweed is a creative place and there’s plenty of time to come up with something fun. Judging will take place during the last week of October. The funds from the entry fees goes to our children’s programming so it’s all in a good cause.

Abstract Art Show - October 7-28
The Tweed Heritage Centre Memorial Gallery presents a show of abstract art by local artists: Barry Argyl, Barbara Chappelle, Suzanne Cavers, Marg Drury, Anne Floegel, Marta Mouka, Audrey Ross, Marie Timbers and Regina Vanderwey. A reception to meet the artists was held on October 9 from 2-4 p.m. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 9am-12pm and from 1pm to 5pm.

Fall Follies - October 23 & 24
TNT rides again, this time with a great variety of skits, dancing, music and plenty of entertainment for all ages. The Tweed National Theatre, under the direction of Carolynne Campbell, has put together its first performance in many years, a welcome and muchanticipated return to the stage.

The show times are Oct. 23 - 7 p.m. and Oct. 24 - 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Food Company, 347 Victoria St., Tweed.

Classic films debut at Marble Church
The first of the series of classic public domain films will be shown at the Marble Church Arts Centre, Actinolite, on Saturday, October 30 at 2 p.m. Just in time for Hallowe’en, the 50’s horror movie “House on Haunted Hill” is scheduled, starring that inimitable villain and icon of the horror film genre, Vincent Price.

Admission is only a toonie and a non-perishable item for the Tweed Food Bank. Although this is a fun movie, it is not suitable for very young children.

Christmas Around The World - December 4
T&AAC presents an old-fashioned carol sing with songs and stories from different countries and cultures. Tim Porter, who brought us the three IANA performances this season, has taken on directorship of this event.

Tickets: $5 for T&AAC members and seniors, $8 for general public. A donation to the Tweed Food Bank would be appreciated.

NEWS FROM THE BOARD

Annual General Meeting
The Tweed & Area Arts Council held its AGM on Monday, September 27. The meeting began promptly and moved along at a brisk pace. All of the current officers and board members were reinstated for their terms.


Highlights: Each committee chair reported successful events and projects notably: Live Performances - nine performances at the Marble Church; Special Events - May Yard Sale, Jack Vance Golf Classic, Writers’ Competition, Scarecrow Competition; Membership - 58 members in various categories; Renovations - too many to list but mainly accessibility ramp, heating and lighting, theatre equipment, drapery. Phase III nearly complete, Phase IV planned; Treasurer - loan repayment 6 years ahead of schedule, new sources of funding needed for completion of renovations and ongoing maintenance.

T&AAC EVENTS

The Young Family Jamboree was held on Friday, September 24 to an enthusiastic audience despite the inclement weather. The proceeds from the jamboree were used to purchase sound and lighting equipment for the theatre.

Second year in a row:
Winners of the 2010 Jack Vance Golf Classic were Daryl Kramp, Eric Brick, Ross Bateman & Martin Bell. Besides prizes, the team will have their name engraved on the Golf Classic plaque.

DON’T FORGET OUR WEBSITE
www.tweedartscouncil.ca? Any group(s) or organization(s) wanting to have their event posted is asked to contact Meriel Child at 613-478-3614. meriel.child@sympatico.ca

COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS
Comments and suggestions to the T&AAC are most welcome. In fact they are a necessary component in our development.

Mail/e-mail to: Tweed & Area Arts Council P.O. Box 359, Tweed Ontario, K0K 3J0 (or) e-mail Don Herbertson at don.herbertson@iistweed.ca Please send all newsletter items to Maril Swan 613-478- 5003 or e-mail: marilswan@yahoo.com.

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