Join the West Central ISBDC for this
informative workshop about how to best finance your new business. We will walk
you through the lending process with commercial banks. SBA loans and finding
investors as well as other lending programs on the local level will be briefly
discussed. The topics covered will help you decide if you are ready to approach
a bank to take that next step in starting your new business
GLOBE Observer is an
international citizen science initiative to understand our global environment.
Your observations help scientists track changes in clouds, water, plants, and
other life in support of climate research. Scientists also use your data to verify
NASA satellite data. And by submitting your observations, you can help students
of all ages do real scientific research as part of the GLOBE Program. This program
coincides with Citizen Science Month and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Bring your own device such as a smartphone or tablet to download
the app to get you started on one of the following projects: GLOBE Trees, GLOBE
Mosquitoes, GLOBE Land Cover, GLOBE Clouds.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at acting? Here is your chance! Have fun mastering acting techniques while you practice your improvisational skills through creativity inspiring games and verbal exercises. The workshop will be led by two local seasoned theater actors guaranteed to keep you moving and stretching your imagination.
Join in the discussion of this year's Big Read book: Our
Town: a Play in Three Acts by Thornton Wilder. This story, which at first
glance seems to tell a simple story of small town people, is considered to be
one of the greatest stories from the first half of the 20th century.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and has come up with the perfect plan to pull it off. Join Ferris, his girlfriend Sloane, and his best friend Cameron as they break with the monotony of everyday high school life and learn from Ferris' personal bag of tricks how to seek joy in it. Ferris Bueller's Day Off also breaks the third wall by talking to the audience just like Our Town's stage manager. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG-13. 103 minutes.
Jessica Becker, costume designer for Rose-Hulman and
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, will share the process of
designing, building, fitting, and finishing costumes for stage
performances. In 2018, Jessica did the costuming for the
production of Our Town that was performed at Rose-Hulman.
She will share specific color choices and how styles have
changed over the years, while showing real examples of
costumes from the show.
Bring a teen or adult family member to share in an art
experience. The 2020 Big Read selection Our Town will be
the inspiration. Bring a photo of a house or building or use
a supplied photo to paint abstract versions of buildings of
your choices. This month's program will feature local artist
Change comes slowly to Grover's Corner and daily life
moves at a predictable pace. The milkman arrives every
morning, the neighbors gossip, and children plan for their
futures. In this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Thornton
Wilder's Our Town, Emily Webb and George Gibbs move
from friendship into courtship and an anxiety-filled wedding.
After a tragic death, Emily is left to ponder her existence and
how often people overlook the small joys that life provides.
After the movie, discuss the film and how it compares to the
written play, stage productions, and other adaptations.