By Fran Cecere
The mission of Windmore Foundation for the Arts is to promote the visual, literary, and performing arts through awareness, participation, and education. Windmore primarily serves the Virginia counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock.
This is the third year that Windmore Foundation is offering a Summer Musical Theatre Camp at Verdun Adventure Bound located at 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville. The children attending will learn all aspects of theater including auditioning, set design, promotion, producing the performance program, costume design, and more. It is an all day camp for children ages 5 through 17. This year the play is Seusscial, Jr. by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on Dr. Seuss stories.
- The younger campers, age 5 to 7 have a one-week theatre camp from June 10-14. The campers will experience music and theatre in the morning from 9AM to 12 Noon, and a Young Explorers week with arts and crafts from 12 Noon to 3 PM with Verdun Staff.
- The older group, ages 8-17 will have a two-week theatre camp June 3 through 14 from 9AM to 3PM. They also have one half-day adventure camp on June 1 from 12 noon to 5PM. That day, the Verdun Staff will introduce them to Team Work and Leadership Skills in a group setting.
- Audition dates are April 11 from 6PM to 9PM or April 13 from 9AM to 12 PM.
- There will be two performance of the play is June 15, one at 11AM and the other at 6PM. Rain date is June 16.
Both groups will be in the two performances on June 15, at the Verdun Anne Marie Sheridan Amphitheater. The older group will present Seussical, Jr. and the younger group will present excerpts from the Dr. Seuss books.
We plan to accept about 40 children. The cost is $220 for the week for the younger group, and $395 for the two week experience for the older group. To register and for more information visit www.windmorefoundation.org .
Windmore’s Piedmont Community Band will be hosting a Spirit Night at Chick fil A in Culpeper on April 9 from 5:00PM to 8:00 PM. A percentage of the sales will be given to the band to help purchase music, stands, instruments, and other equipment. This will allow them to bring great music to the local community. Please join them for fun and a little music as well.
Windmore’s Pen-to-Paper writers’ group will be presenting a teaching class. The first day of the class is April 16 from 10AM to 12 noon at the Culpeper Baptist Church. During this part of the class they will be instructed about Narration and Perspective, the core of storytelling. The attendees will write a story using the information from the class and return on April 30 from 10AM to 12Noon to share their stories and constructive evaluations of their work. Pre-registration is required. See windmorefoundation.org to register. The cost is $15 for Windmore members or $20 for non-members to be paid on first day of class.
Windmore will be participating in the May 4th Nonprofit Expo and Family Fun Day at Verdun Adventure Bound. The Expo is from 9:30AM to 11:30 AM. The Family Fun Day begins at Noon to 3 PM. Please join us for this free event with games, live entertainment, face painting, outdoor challenges and much more.
For information about any of these programs email email@example.com or call 540-547-4333.
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