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Two great acts coming to Cultural Center

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By June Roberta

Our new president will be trying hard to change the way our economy has fared. He has asked the public to help him in his endeavors to turn things around.

What are you willing to do to make it happen? As retirees many ways are not open to us. A good place to start might be to consider learning to be color blind, if we have not already done so. Another might be accepting all people of different religious faiths, or those who have none.

Another important way might be to care about those who are in need of assistance, especially if you are capable of providing it. Having compassion and empathy for those facing difficulties goes a long way in making our world a better place.

There are some in our community facing difficult challenges of health or finances. Give assistance.

It’s a known fact that those with the most on their plates still find a bit more time to give service. Maybe now would be a good time for the others to do likewise.

Cultural Center

On Feb. 7, Gary Puckett will be performing. He’ll be singing his greatest hits including Young Girl, Woman Woman, and Keep the Customer Satisfied. Ticket prices start at $16.

On Feb. 14, The Vogues will entertain singing their greatest hits including Earth Angel (Will you be Mine). They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001. This group is one of the world’s top oldies acts. Tickets start at $13.

For all shows, doors open at 6 and the shows begin at 7 p.m. More information can be viewed on http://csculturalcenter.com.

Master the Possibilities

There are 20 classes beginning at the Master the Possibilities Education Center next week. There’s still time to register for many of these. Go to masterthepossiblities.com or call 861 9751 for more information.

Of special note are two classes given by Prof. Vincent Boudreau. He is a professor of political science at CCNY and the director of the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies. On Friday, Feb. 13 he will speak about “U.S. Foreign Policy and the Obama Administration” from 10 to 11:30 am. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. he will explain the workings of the Powell Center that he has directed from its beginning.

This is a unique opportunity to gain insights from an expert. It is free to the public but seating is limited. Call 854-3699 to reserve a space in one or both presentations.

Florida Decorating 101

On Jan. 23, Ruth Dyer gave a talk on Florida Decorating 101 at Live Oak Hall. She writes for the paper in The Villages and has been a contributor to the Citizen. The name of this interior decorator’s business is The Finishing Touch.

Her discussion was about how to take a room apart and put it back together. The first step is to pick a room and put everything into the garage. Of course heavy pieces like an entertainment center would have to stay.

Paint the room in a neutral color like grayish/green. The furnishings don’t have to match but need to coordinate.

Then find a focal point which should be on the largest wall. Then rearrange sitting pieces. Add tables. Place lamps.

There should be three different types of lighting in a room. Use accent lighting also.

Place art at eye-level, about five feet off the floor. Next accessorize. Your home setting is a form of self-expression.

The Bachelors

The Bachelors are a trio of Vietnam veterans who live in Minnesota when they’re not touring. Most of the songs they sang The Mills Brothers made famous years ago. They had a nice mellow sound and moved gracefully.

During some of the songs, the audience was asked to sing along. Other times the guys clapped to the music and wanted the audience to participate.

Just about every seat in the ballroom was occupied. During a few of the songs, some couples got up and danced. For a few minutes, the spotlight was on them.

Theater Group

Their upcoming show is called The Ivory Show. It’s 99- and 44/100s pure comedy. This show will offer songs, parodies, skits and other humorous tidbits to tickle your funny bone.

Show dates are April 3 and 4, Friday and Saturday evenings. Don’t miss this production … we all need a laugh.

A Nasty Fall

Mary Pat, one of our exercise instructors, had a very bad fall. As she was leaving a theater in Orlando, she stripped and fell face on the concrete.

She broke a bone in her cheek and hurt other parts of her face. In fact, she has difficulty even talking. As she recuperates, she would certainly enjoy receiving get well cards.

New Club Forming

Anyone who was born or has lived in any of the counties of New York City can join. It will be called Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island and is being advertised on our Channel 17. The first meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the ACC in Suite G. For more information, call Gayle at 854-4365.

“And this too shall pass.”

June Roberta is retired and lives in OTOW. She enjoyed a diverse career, including being a legal secretary to a theatrical attorney on Madison Avenue. Call her at 237-9208, or e-mail OTOW news to her at jroberta@cfl.rr.com. Deadline is a week prior to Friday’s publication.