Marble Arts Centre - Summer Newsletter
Summer 2019 at the MAC
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. And now you can enjoy a cool beverage in our newly-licenced facility!
Our summer season opens with Tweed & Co. Theatre's production of Stag & Doe a hilarious comedy starring Tweed's own Tim Porter, running from July 10-14th. Special Announcement: T&AAC is offering free bus transportation from Tweed to the MAC for the Sun. July 14 2 p.m. matinee show! There are two wheelchair spots on the bus; the MAC is also accessible. Tickets are $20 for the show. Please contact Ann Bowry 343-600-0248 ASAP to reserve your seat/ticket, and to confirm details! The bus will leave the municipal parking lot behind Quinn's of Tweed at 1:15 p.m. on July 14
On Wed. July 17 (6 p.m.) & Thurs. July 18 (2 p.m. and 6 p.m.), the Tweed Summer Youth Theatre present Charlotte's Web. Our partnership with the Heart of Hastings Hospice continues 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. Next up are Lynn & Billy on July 25 at 7 p.m. (a 'pay what you can' event).
Art in the Park returns on Sat., Aug. 3, at Tweed Memorial Park:
A reminder that this year, tickets are available on-line at Eventbrite for selected events/ shows (e.g., August 3 Fish Fry), or as always at Bush Furniture and the Tweed News.
Looking Ahead to Fall ....Mark Your Calendars
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).
This spring, one of our members generously planted a hedge of cedar saplings at the MAC property boundary - many thanks to Jim Pederson! We also recently completed some sorely needed scraping, priming and painting of the ground floor windows and front steps at the MAC. This will prevent water damage as well as improving aesthetics. Next on the wish list are enhancement of the sound system, drainage improvements to divert water flow from the roof/driveway away from the building and basic landscaping at the back, 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.