music-notesRiver Valley Players will present the musical “Gypsy” on Friday, February 27, and Saturday, February 28, at 7:30 in the evening; with a matinee on Sunday March 1, at 2:30 P.M.  The cast of 40+ are preparing to entertain you on the Tom Gaspar Stage in the Forster Auditorium at Central Lyon High School, Rock Rapids.

“Gypsy”, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is the musical which has been referred to as the greatest American musical by numerous critics and writers. “Gypsy”, also known as the back stage musical, is the story of a hard-driven and determined stage mother, Mama Rose. It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform on stage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life.

Due to the era this story is set in the “sets” will feature the vintage drops that originally hung in the Rapids Theatre. They were the type and style of background found in many of the vaudeville theatres of the 1920’s and 30’s.

Advanced tickets go on sale for members Monday, February16, and to the general public on Wednesday, February 18. Reservations may be made by calling the Rock Rapids Chamber office at 712-472-3456.

garbageSheldon residents are reminded that if your garbage pickup day is Monday, your curbside recycle pickup dates are the first and third Thursdays of the Month. If your garbage pickup day is Tuesday, your recycle pickup dates are the second and fourth Thursdays of the Month. There is no recycle pickup on the fifth Thursday of the month.

water valve main_sxcThe City of Sheldon will be doing some water main improvements on Thursday January 29, 2015. Some citizens may experience temporary loss of water. Customers between North 8th Ave and North 18th Ave and north of Highway 18 may lose water service for a short period of time. Hours of possible interruption are 9am to Noon. Once the water is back on there could be some discoloration in the water. Please use caution if washing whites or dedicates. This discoloration should only be temporary. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

pancakes and sausageSt. Paul Lutheran (1425 Pleasant Court, Sheldon) will be holding their annual Pancake and Sausage Supper, Monday, February 2, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken with the proceeds going to Mandi Rodger, daughter of Doug and Juanita Rodger. Mandi has been accepted as a ReachGlobal missionary staff and will be ministering in  orphan care in Bucharest, Romania.

Rock Rapids - Welcome toThe Rock Rapids Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Farm & Home Show again this year and is looking for participants. The show will be on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Forster Community Center. Booth fee will be $55 for Chamber members and $80 for Non-Chamber members. Call with questions or for a registration form at 712-472-3456, or email the chamber office at chamber@rockrapids.com.

 

Mary Poppins 2Join us for The Orange City Tulip Festival’s Production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins.” A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. The production will take place at Unity Christian Knight Center, May 13 – 16, beginning nightly at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each and go on sale Monday, February 2, starting at 9:00 a.m. on a first come, first served basis, at the Orange City Tulip Festival/Chamber of Commerce office. Questions can be directed to the festival office at 712-707-4510, or emailed to tulip@orangecitycomm.net.

“Mary Poppins” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019. Phone: 212-514-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684.

oc tulips windmillThe Orange City Tulip Festival will be held May 14, 15 & 16. Reserved parade seats are $4 each. Seats are reserved beginning at 1:00 p.m. each day of the festival, and are reserved for Straatfeest, street scrubbing, and the Volksparade. Tickets will go on sale Monday, February 2, starting at 9:00 a.m. on a first come, first served basis, at the Orange City Tulip Festival/Chamber of Commerce office. Questions can be directed to the festival office at 712-707-4510, or emailed to tulip@orangecitycomm.net.

orange city tulip festival logo 2015The annual Tulip Festival Extravaganza will take place on Wednesday, March 18, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The event will include a luncheon and program at Prairie Winds Event Center. Tickets are $15 each through March 6, and $20 beginning March 7. Tickets will go on sale Monday, February 2, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Orange City Tulip Festival/Chamber of Commerce office. Questions can be directed to the festival office at 712-707-4510, or emailed to tulip@orangecitycomm.net.

pulled pork sandwichThe Sheldon Show Choir will be hosting a fundraising supper Friday, January 30th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the commons at the Sheldon High School preceding the basketball game. Cost of the meal is $6.00 and includes a Langer’s pulled pork sandwich, cheeseburger soup, chips, water, and Karla’s Cakes cupcakes. Proceeds to go to the Show Choir.