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Melodrama tickets selling fast

by Ellen Caywood

Welcome to January and some really cold winter temperatures. If things haven’t warmed up by February, consider Melodrama tickets. All that laughter would warm anyone up.

Speaking of melodrama fans, have you gotten your tickets yet? We sure hope so, because several of the performances are pretty well sold out. As of this writing, Friday night’s dinner show has seven tickets left. Saturday night’s dinner show has nine tickets left and Sunday’s luncheon show has 13 tickets left. The Thursday night cocktail show is wide open with a lot of tickets up for grabs. Get yours soon.

The dates are Feb. 7, through Feb.10, and the tickets sell for $10 for the Thursday night performance, $20 for Friday and Saturday night, and $15 for the Sunday performance. We are well into laughing our way through each rehearsal and we heartily recommend the show. There are some new faces and some old favorites and our villain is a girl this year – equal rights even in the villain department.

There are a couple of corrections for upcoming events we ought to mention. First, the first Saturday of each month is not only Student Day but Senior Day as well. That means that students who are accompanied by an adult are admitted free as well as anyone 65 or over. Seniors, we don’t want to leave you out. If you need it, there is handicapped access at the back door and an elevator to take you to both floors’ exhibits. Maybe you’d like to bring a grandchild to visit one of these first Saturdays.

The second correction applies to the Women in History celebration in March. Candidates need to meet a few requirements which we need to mention. Each candidate needs to have lived in Douglas County at some point during her life. She also needs to have made a significant and historical contribution to your life and/or the quality of life in Douglas County. Remember that we have staff available to help you write your submission and/or present your candidate at the March 23 reception. This is your opportunity to honor some woman you admire. Call 782-2555 for more information.

Bowling for Funds is this Sunday. You still have time to call the museum at 782-2555 and register your team of four bowlers. Then go out to the Silver Strike Lanes between 2 and 5 p.m., and bowl three games for only $15 per person.

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There are great prizes to be won including a 50-50 drawing, so bring extra money to by raffle tickets. Also there will be a round of pizza poker. Don’t know what that is? Neither do we, but it should be great fun finding out. How wrong can you go when pizza is involved?

What if you don’t bowl? Come out anyway and cheer on our teams while you support your local museums. We hope to see you there.

All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society receives only occasional financial assistance from our county and state governments. We are here solely to preserve the history of this wonderful valley and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy it. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at .

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