Marble Arts Centre - Spring Newsletter
March 21 2019
Jeff Young, Gary Young, and Brad Young present T&AAC Board members Roely DeVries and Carolyn Campbell with a portrait of Alberta Young in 2011
We were saddened to learn of Gary's passing on March 19 after a short battle with cancer, and offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Music was always a major presence in the Young household, with Gary teaching his kids guitar and hosting jam sessions. Eventually the Young Family Band was born, going on to perform country and bluegrass music far and wide. Their fundraising jamborees for local organizations have raised in excess of $30,000! We are thankful that since T&AAC's beginnings, we have been one of the beneficiaries of their generosity. At Gary's request, a private family service will be held; a celebration of life is planned for the spring in place of the annual Alberta Young Memorial Jamboree. Look for updates on the Young Family Band's website or on the T&AAC website/Facebook page.
T&AAC is excited to announce our partnership with the Heart of Hastings Hospice for a series of fundraising events: Music with a Heart. These shows will provide affordable entertainment, while raising awareness and funds for our two organizations. We invite you to come out at 7 p.m. on the 4th Thursday in May, July, September and November:
T&AAC Board Members Bob Giguere, Vicki McCulloch, and Roely DeVries with Heart of Hastings Hospice Executive Director Heidi Griffith and volunteer Trisatan Lindsay
Remember, your attendance at T&AAC events provides not only great entertainment, it supports local arts, and the proceeds help offset T&AAC operating costs and remaining essential work at the Marble Arts Centre.
Our season opens on Sat. April 6 with Julian Gallo, Lenni Stewart and Friends presenting From Hollywood to Broadway.
Tweed & Co. Theatre are returning to the MAC with renowned actor Shawn Wright in the critically acclaimed Ghost Light on Sat. April 13 & 14.
The Marble Arts Student Theatre spring show is on Sat. April 27.
Music with a Heart, premieres on Thurs. May 23, with the Undertakers Daughters and friends.
We will Spring into Summer on May 18 with a Fish Fry lunch at the Pavilion, and Tweed & Co. will host a concert with up and coming singer/songwriter Jessica Wilson that evening.
The Pavilion is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2019; proceeds from the bar operated by the Kiwanis Club of Tweed at the May 18 events will go towards improvements to that venerable community facility.
The highly acclaimed Red Dirt Skinners are appearing June 15, this will be a great show! "You guys were incredible. Fantastic harmonies. Unbelievable talent "Lisa Marie Presley. Tickets are already selling very well.
The Marble Arts Players present their annual Solstice, Anyone? variety show Fri. June 21 & June 22.
Check our website for our offerings July through December!
New this year: tickets available on-line at Eventbrite for selected shows (e.g., From Hollywood to Broadway, Ghost Light, Red Dirt Skinners), or as always at the Tweed News.
The first seats have been dedicated in memory of General Jack Vance,Don Herbertson,and Wayne Kay. Each were intregal in the establishment and building of the T&AAC and MAC.
T&AAC is offering an opportunity for patrons to purchase a customized, inscribed brass plate for one or more seats at the MAC. For each donation of $50.00, a seat will be randomly selected and a 1" x 2" brass plate placed at the top centre of the seat. There is no limit to the number of seats you may purchase for family members, friends, 'in memory of', etc. Business, Service Club, or Group names are also welcomed. There are only 124 seats available - we have already sold quite a number! Please complete the form available on our website or Facebook page, and mail with a cheque payable to the Tweed & Area Arts Council, PO Box 359, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0. You will receive a charitable tax receipt ($40.00 for each $50/seat purchased).
The upgrade of the electrical service to improve safety as well as audience/performer experience was just completed in March! A shout-out to Gerry Ebel at G E Contracting Electrical Ltd. (& Beachwood Hollow Resort) for a great job. Next on the horizon is enhancement of the sound system, drainage improvements to divert water flow from the roof/driveway away from the building, and refurbishment of the bell removed from the tower last summer. We are always reviewing potential opportunities for grants from foundations and government programs. Your support through membership, attendance at events/fundraisers, and donations is appreciated.