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Theater By The Sea has auditions coming up

By MERI R. KENNEDY
Posted 1/18/22

Theater By The Sea has auditions coming up Theatre By The Sea announces Non-Equity Adult Auditions for its 2022 Summer Season and is seeking strong non-union singers, dancers, actors and actor/musicians. They are especially seeking mature character

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Theatre By The Sea announces Non-Equity Adult Auditions for its 2022 Summer Season and is seeking strong non-union singers, dancers, actors and actor/musicians. They are especially seeking mature character actors for featured roles throughout the season. Performers must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates. Local talent is strongly encouraged to audition for the following productions: Million Dollar Quartet to be presented from May 25 – June 18; Footloose to be presented from June 22 – July 16; Cinderella to be presented from July 20 – August 13; Kinky Boots to be presented from August 17 – September 11.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, at URI – Fine Arts Building, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881. Parking and entrance behind building.

Auditionees may only attend one audition session; proof of Covid vaccination and a valid ID are required and temperatures will be taken prior to admittance.

Auditionees should bring a current headshot and resume stapled together back-to-back. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose – a cappella is not encouraged. Actor/musicians interested in Million Dollar Quartet, should sign-up for a non-dancing appointment and prepare a brief demonstration in the style of the role you are seeking. These auditions are for adults only (18 years and older).

Theater By The Sea is operating at a very strict, limited capacity. Those auditioning may not enter the building until 15 minutes prior to their scheduled session. Masks will be required at all times, unless instructed to remove it during your audition. Once your audition is complete, you will be asked to leave the building immediately.

Additional information and character breakdowns are available at www.TheatreByTheSea.com. Please email casting.tbts@gmail.com with any questions.

Online Program: The Garden Tourist’s Florida

The Cranston Public Library is happy to welcome author, Jana Milbocker as she presents “The Garden Tourist’s Florida” a virtual program, on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a virtual trip to the Sunshine State with a tour of exquisite gardens in Orlando, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Naples and Miami. Learn about the palms, bromeliads, hibiscus and other gorgeous plants that thrive in this tropical climate.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration required. To register please visit https://events.cranstonlibrary.org/event/8549296 or contact the library for assistance. The Zoom link will be emailed shortly after 5 p.m. on the day of the event.

Jana Milbocker is a garden designer, speaker and author of three travel guides, including The Garden Tourist's Florida, published in 2021. She combines horticulture, design and travel tips to educate, inspire and delight both new and seasoned gardeners. She has lectured at flower shows in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New York and New Jersey and at a multitude of horticultural societies, garden clubs and libraries in the Northeast. She is owner of Enchanted Gardens, a landscape design firm in the Boston area. She is past president of the Holliston Garden Club and active in the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and GardenComm International.

New Hope Gallery

The New Hope Art Gallery is pleased to announce its Fall Show is now open. You can visit the gallery in person Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays, at the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center, located at 1070 Cranston St. in Cranston. If you are unable to attend in person, you can view the artwork virtually at youtu.be/AIF7A-Sonio.

Searching for singers!

Do you like to sing? West Bay Chorale's Spring 2022 registration and first rehearsal is on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Current singers and those interested in joining the Chorale are invited to register and learn the details of the upcoming concert season. In particular, we are seeking to add Tenor and Baritone voices. All singers must wear a mask, show proof of Covid vaccination and booster. Feel free to listen to our concerts at our West Bay Chorale FB page and website https://www.westbaychorale.org/ or email us at info@westbaychorale.org with any questions.

Drop in crafts

Drop in to the Knightsville Branch during the month of January and pick up a kit with materials to make a snowman craft at home! All ages. No registration required. While supplies last.

NAMI-RI: Registration open for free virtual Family-To-Family course

The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is now accepting registration for their winter 2022 virtual Family-to-Family course. This is a free, eight session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program, which means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem --solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI-Rhode Island's Family-to-Family course is taught by trained family members who have lived experience with a loved one, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

For more information on the Family-to-Family curriculum and registration requirements, visit www.namirhodeisland.org or call 401-331-3060 or email beth@namirhodeisland.org.

Scouts BSA Troops 13-G and 22-B looking for new members

Troop 13-G (girl) and Troop 22-B (boy) are inviting any interested youth ages 11-18 to join their programs. Both units meet at the Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad St. in Cranston at 7 p.m. most Thursdays. They share an active activity schedule that includes camping, hiking and day outings that have been planned by the Scouts and are geared toward learning new skills, becoming leaders and fun! Are you up for the challenge? Anyone interested is invited to call Paul Kelley at 401-595-6726 for more information.

Be Kind RI

Be Kind RI is a new program that connects volunteers to their neighbors across R.I. through text alerts to coordinate food deliveries from grocery stores and food pantries. To sign up, go to www.BeKindRI.org. Volunteers must be 18 or older and undergo our background check.

Be Kind RI is open to those in R.I. experiencing COVID-19 risk factors including seniors 65, anyone with underlying health conditions, those in quarantine or isolation, anyone experiencing a lack of childcare and those who would otherwise experience difficulty in obtaining food. For assistance signing up, call 877-958-8785.

Consider donating blood

The Rhode Island Blood Center is in need of blood. Individuals wishing to donate must book an appointment at the donation center; walk-ins are only accepted if safe distancing allows at the person’s time of arrival.

Nearby areas to donate include The Shops at Greenwood, which is located at 615 Greenwich Ave., in Warwick.

Sign up by visiting www.ribc.org.

Updated Transvan schedule

There is a new Transvan schedule for medical appointments. Please schedule your appointments Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 8 and 10:30 a.m. or noon and 2 p.m. For $25 per month, Transvan will take you shopping, medical appointments, pharmacy visits and to the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center for lunch or bingo. Call 780-6218 for the holiday shopping schedule.

Cranston Public Library Teen Space

The teen space at the Cranston Public Library’s Central Library on Sockanosset Cross Road has been newly renovated and is open for teen patrons entering grades 6-12.

Stop by to meet the teen librarian, hang out with friends, browse the collection or participate in one of their many programs. The teen study room can be reserved by teens for gaming, studying, group projects and more!

If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa, teen librarian, at teens@cranstonlibrary.org.

RSVP transportation volunteers

The Cranston Senior Enrichment Center’s RSVP program needs volunteers to help in many ways in the community. One is to transport homebound seniors to medical appointments or run errands for them.

The program is also seeking RSVP school readiness volunteers to assist Glen Hills Elementary School’s staff and students with an array of school activities and events.

Also needed is RSVP recycling volunteers who educate the community with assistance and guidance from Rhode Island Resource Recovery professionals on a variety of topics such as waste reduction and reuse, recycling and composting. Learn more about Resource Recovery – who they are, what they do, how they work, and much more, including a tour of the facility.

If you are interested in becoming a Cranston RSVP volunteer, contact Karen at 780-6159 for an interview. You must be 55 years of age or older to volunteer and a BCI is required. A mileage reimbursement is given to cover your travel cost. RSVP also provides insurance protection in the event that your or someone else is injured while performing your volunteer duties.

What if you do not drive or do not have a vehicle? No worries. RSVP will provide you with transportation to your volunteer station.

Did you know?

King Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome, is responsible for adding both January and February to the Roman calendar. He did this so the calendar would be equivalent to a lunar year. Even so, it only had 30 days.

Finally, Julius Caesar added the 31st day to the month and completed it to the full month of January we practice now! (Source: January Fun Facts)

To submit your news from the community, email Meri R. Kennedy at CranstonChatter@aol.com. This includes virtual events, which should be submitted two to three weeks ahead of the event. Photos in jpg format are accepted and news can include community events, promotions, academic news and nonprofit events. Email today and see your news in our column in the Cranston Herald.

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