Good thing I’m not superstitious. Last week’s farewell-to-city-hall piece was my thirteenth post of the year, and I began my “new” full-time writing-from-home job on April Fool’s Day. What could possibly go wrong?
To prove I’m keeping busy, I’d like to invite you to three upcoming events I’m participating in and would love to have you join me.
Faith and Humor Night
For all St. Claude and area readers, you’re invited to join me at the Club Age D’or in St. Claude for an evening they are calling “Faith and Humor.” Part writing workshop, part sharing about my journey, part hanging out together and signing books. I hope your English is better than my French. I had to use Google Translate just to know that Club Age D’or means “Golden Age Club.”
This event isn’t only for seniors, however. It’s open to the public and it’s free. You can register or get more details by calling Jackie at 204-379-2281. The venue is at 64 1st Street in St. Claude. Thursday, April 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. I’d love to meet you there!
Are you one of those folks who’d rather die than speak in public? What if you could learn how in a supportive, fun environment? Last fall, the Portage Chamber formed a new lunch hour Toastmasters club. If you are employed by, retired from, or volunteer for an organization which is a Chamber member, you’re eligible to join us. We have a blast together every Monday from 11:45 – 12:45 in the board room of the Community Futures Heartland office (under the same roof as the Glesby Centre).
It’s one fast-paced hour of practicing rehearsed and impromptu public speaking and meeting management. We share lots of laughs, learning, and encouragement. (Face it, how many times in an average month does anyone applaud you? Join us and experience it every week!) There is a cost to join, but you can check us out for free and then decide. Contact Cindy at the Chamber office, 204-857-7778 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace We Often Forfeit
Imagine a road trip with four women. But not just any women. Four women from four different generations of the same family. Ages sixteen, forty, sixty-five, and ninety. Harassment, hilarity, and hysterics. That’s what you’ll see when you come out for Peace We Often Forfeit, a little play I wrote and am directing for our own Prairie Players. It features the brilliantly talented cast of Haley L’Heureux, Rita Carignan, Vicki Hooke, and Nita Wiebe.
Five bucks gets you in to our performance on Friday, April 26 at 7:00. The short play (seriously – maybe fifteen minutes) will follow opening ceremonies, kicking off the 2019 ACT Festival— a province-wide, weekend-long theater festival hosted in Portage’s William Glesby Centre by the Prairie Players April 26 through 28.
All the plays throughout the weekend are open to the public:
Friday night: $5
Saturday pass: $10
Sunday pass: $5
Weekend pass: $15
Watch the website for a full schedule: http://prairieplayers.ca/actfest-2019/
If I were superstitious, I’d call myself lucky to be part of all these engaging opportunities. But I don’t believe in luck. I prefer to call it blessed.