Postings for April 13, 2013
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||Mini Horse Pull
||Location: West Wind Farm, 3624 HWY 29, Johnstown
4 Classes 32" 34" 36" 38" and a Novice Class
For more information call Butch Miner @518-993-4604
||Benefit French Toast Breakfast
||French Toast Breakfast to benefit a fund set up to assist our member firefighter Eric Cousineau currently undergoing chemotherapy for advanced cancer. Please support this benefit to assist Eric's family with the medical treatment and related expenses incurred.
||Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest
||The first annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest will take place at MKJ Farms in Deansboro. The event will feature a 5K mud run that climbs and falls over the hills of Deansboro, approximately 15 miles south of Utica.
Runners will be challenged on hills, wooden obstacles and water. Athletes will also have the chance to compete in a traditional Highland event: "the Farmer Carry." This event is always entertaining and demonstrates great acts of courage. Kilts are requested for all participants and encouraged for all. There will also be a half-pint, half-mile kids run. Spectators and athletes will be treated to Irish music, local food and vendors.
Daniel Barden, 7, was one of the first graders killed in the Sandy Hook, CT tragedy in December 2012. A niece of organizers of the event was inside the Sandy Hook Elementary school that day. She escaped physically unharmed, her dear friend and next-door neighbor Daniel, did not. Daniel was a kind and gentle child, who was polite to everyone. The goal of this event is to raise money for Daniel’s family, including two remaining siblings. All proceeds will be donated to the Barden Fund.
Athletes may register for the Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest at www.active.com. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/danielbardenhighlandmudfest
||Pinkalicious the Musical in Gloversville
||LEXINGTON FOUNDATION AND FOOTHILLS FAMILY PRODUCTIONS PRESENT PINKALICIOUS, The MUSICAL
Production to Benefit the Development of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts
Gloversville, NY – The Lexington Foundation, dedicated to providing support to Lexington’s programs and services for children and adults who are disabled and their families, is pleased to announce that Foothills Family Productions will present a performance of Pinkalicious, the Musical at Lexington, 127 E. State Street, Gloversville. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the development of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts.
“We are excited to host Pinkalicious, the Musical at Lexington,” said Lexington Foundation Executive Director Wally Hart. “We are grateful to Foothills Family Productions, their actors and volunteers for wanting to perform this delightful musical for the enjoyment of the community and for the benefit of the development of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts.”
Based on the popular children’s book, Pinkalicious the Musical is a sweet play about just desserts. The show finds it title character craving anything and everything pink! Pinkalicious cannot stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with “pinkatitis,” a condition that turns her pink from head-to-toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast! But, when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Filled with Broadway-style show tunes and dances and a set that makes you feel you’ve walked into the book this one act musical is just more pink fun!
The play’s cast includes Pinkalicious, who will be played by Nadia Payan; her father the strict Mr. Pinkerton will be played by Justin Newkirk; her mother the busy and rigid Mrs. Pinkerton will be played by Stephanie DeLorenzo; her brother the attention-seeking Peter will be played by Greg Mytelka; her unorthodox pediatrician Dr. Wink will be played by Ashley Polidore; her best friend Alison will be played by by Arianna Coffin; and the over friendly butterfly will be played by Olivia Esposito; the busy Bee by Gregory Coffin and the Bird by Kayla DeLorenzo.
The show is directed by Roberta Esposito. Musical direction is by Patricia Zullo and choreography by Hanna Cimo. The scenic artist is Matt Roth of the Roth School of Art; costumes are by Lisa Stegeland and lighting by Jason Radalin. The stage manager is Kathy Van Alstine and props, construction, painting, sound and crew members are Foothills Family Productions board members Nancy Calderwood, Ritch Calderwood, Lisa Cimo, Perry Cimo, Tisha Coffin, Nicole DeLorenzo, Rinaldo Esposito and Becky Polidore.
The script and lyrics have been written by the book’s authors Elizabeth and Victoria Kahn with music written by John Gregor. Pinkalicious, the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. Admission is $10 for adults; and $5 each for children 12 and under. For tickets call the Lexington Foundation at (518) 736-3909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets, depending on availability, will also be available at the door.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the development of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, which will offer enrichment in music, painting, pottery, photography, culinary arts, theater and other artistic endeavors for members of the community and for those who participate in Lexington programs and services. A music studio that also will be open to the community will offer opportunities to learn from, and perform with Flame, Lexington’s world-renowned rock band.
Lexington, a Chapter of NYSARC, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit agency providing a wide range of services to adults and children who are disabled in Fulton and Albany Counties. Created in 1953 by a group of concerned parents, Lexington is recognized as one of the leading agencies of its kind in New York State.
The Lexington Foundation is dedicated to providing support to Lexington’s programs and services for children and adults who are disabled and their families. Through programs like “Making Dreams Come True” the Foundation provides for requests for its program participants for special wishes, needs or projects.