Archives for October 3, 2011

Love Your Mother Earth, Save Your Wallet

The Environmental Stewardship Commission of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro presents “Love Your Mother Earth, Save Your Wallet” now through October 30th.

All classes will be held in the Roe Library, 607 North Greene Street in Greensboro, NC from 10:15 am to 11:00 am featuring local business experts and resources from around the Triad.

  • Oct. 2–Andy Courts, energy efficiency expert and creator of  North Carolina Energy Partners.  This week, Andy is going to talk about hows and how-tos, and bring examples.  He will tell us how to find leaks, where and how to seal them, and what other things we can do to cut those energy bills and make our home more efficient.  It may be easier than you think and can add value to   your home as well.


  • Oct 9th–Eric Henry, President of TS Designs in Burlington will talk about the hidden costs of buying cheap.  As a producer of sustainable t-shirts, his company provides jobs for numerous local employees and purchases cotton from NC farmers, whenever possible.  What good is it to buy something that is made more cheaply overseas only to put ourselves and our neighbors out of business?  Can we re-localize our production and re-vitalize our community?  Come find out.


  • Oct 16th–Local Food and Composting–Kevin Dowling, of the Agricultural Extension Agency will answer your questions on what to compost and how to compost, saving on waste disposal AND producing rich soil for your garden at the same time!  He will also discuss the benefits of buying locally grown   food, from produce to beef.  It’s better, it’s better for you, and it provides local farmers with income.


  • Oct. 23–Sarah Denman will discuss how she and her husband Jeremy decided to really do something about lowering their carbon footprint.  Hear what  they did, how they live more simply and see if some of their changes might be ones you are ready for.


No RSVP required and all are welcome!

Community Theatre

Community can mean lots of different things to lots of different people, especially depending on when – and whom – you ask. This is a subject about which I’ve written before. Many of us create and/or join different “communities” to fill different needs in our lives, and as a result find ourselves gravitating in and out of a wide variety of circles. There are likely individuals who share multiple of our communities with us, but not necessarily.

Thinking along these lines lends a whole new meaning to community theatre. As an active member of this particular recreational company – I love the fact that individuals from multiple walks of life share a common love and passion and together create something to be enjoyed by members of a larger social group.

So whether you’re an actor, who loves the prospect of creating an entirely different and believable person on stage, or a director, who lives to bring all those moving parts and pieces together, or an audience member, who appreciates the temporary world that’s being shared with you, community theatre is a cog in the wheel of your social community. Participation by all members is what allows it to function.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a production that requires an intense commitment on the part of the entire community. And as one of the actors in this upcoming production by the Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG), I can assure you, your participation as an audience member is not only greatly appreciated, but important to those of us on stage as we rely on your immediate feedback throughout the show to remind us of our own (albeit temporary) reality in these roles.

Please join our community, at least for one night, at the Broach Theatre in downtown Greensboro. Opening night coincides with First Friday, on October 7, so come early to enjoy a downtown dinner before the curtain rises at 8. The show will have a run of seven performances, total, which gives you plenty of opportunities to come more than once! Show dates and times are October 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 8:00pm, and October 9 and 16 at 2:00pm.

I look forward to sharing a community experience together with you at the Broach. Look for me on stage: I’ll be Candy Starr: the one wearing the cowboy boots.

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