The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current, January 31, 2015, Image 25

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    Ye s t e r d a y – A Tr i b u t e t o t h e B e a t l e s Co m e s t o Fl o re n ce
Fr i d a y, Fe b r u a r y 2 7 , 7 p. m . – Ti c ke t s $ 2 4 a d u l t , $ 1 9 yo u t h
This show is a Florence fi rst and bound to
be a sellout. Don’t miss it!
Whether or not you grew up in the sixties,
the music of the Beatles has timeless appeal.
This tribute band will take the audience back
in time as it performs all eras of Beatles music
in their original key, wearing drainpipe trousers
and playing authentic instruments.
Yesterday - A Tribute to the Beatles has
performed on fi ve continents. Beginning with
the British Invasions in 1964, the mop tops from
Liverpool began the fi rst wave of Beatlemania
in the US. The Beatles forever changed the face
of pop music with such songs as “Hard Day’s
Night,” “Help,” “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,”
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and
“Revolution,” Yesterday recreates note for note
the music of the Fab Four.
Based in Las Vegas, Yesterday - A Tribute
to the Beatles show bands have performed their
long running show in Atlantic City Tropicana
Casino Resort, Horizon Casino Hotel in
Lake Tahoe, the Tropicana in Las Vegas, and
countless shows in New York and elsewhere
across the country.
Tickets are $24 for adults and $19 for
youth. Order online at
or call the box offi ce at 541-997-1994 during
regular business hours.
C . R . O. W. An n o u n ce s M a j o r Fu n d ra i s i n g Pa r t y
Fr i d a y, Fe b r u a r y 1 3 , 7 p. m . – Ti c ke t s $ 3 9 a d u l t , $ 2 5 yo u t h
C i t y Vo l u nt e e r s
Ce l e b rate d at
Lu n c h e o n
We d n e s d a y,
Fe b r u a r y 2 5 ,
11:30 a.m.
The City of Florence will be holding its
annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on
Wednesday February 25 from 11:30-1:30 p.m.
at the Florence Events Center
Volunteer groups come from the transit
advisory committee to the Senior Center and
everything in between. This event provides a
wonderful opportunity for City of Florence’s
volunteers to come together over lunch, meet
and greet one another and have a little fun.
Another annual tradition will be the
announcement of the City of Florence volunteer
of the year. Prior winners have included Bonnie
MacDuffee, Hal Weiner and Andy Belk. These
individuals continue to be honored through a
perpetual plaque on display at Florence City
For more information about this event or
about volunteering at the City of Florence, or
on any of the City Committees, contact City
Recorder Kelli Weese at 541-997-3437, or via
email at kelli.weese@ci.fl
Yard Sale
Saturday, February 21,
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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“Have you ever had a really big dream?” asks C.R.O.W. Artistic
Director and Founder, Melanie Heard. “A dream that you know is doable,
but nevertheless you’re feeling a rare combination of excited and terrifi ed
at the same time?”
On Friday, February 13 at 7 p.m. C.R.O.W. (Children’s Repertory of
Oregon Workshops) will present an incredible opportunity for the Florence
community to become personally involved in building the dreams of local
kids. “Share Your Heart” is a fundraising party designed to raise funds for
the 501 (c)3’s biggest and most important dream to date.
Reservations are required for this event. Single tickets are $39 for
adults and $25 for youth (12 and under). A full table of 8 can also be
purchased for $285. Tickets include wine (adults only) and hot hors
d’oeuvres, as well as a chance to bid on the amazing baskets, prizes, and
desserts up for grabs. The evening will culminate with a “Raise Your
Paddle” donation opportunity that we hope will kick off fundraising with a
big bang! For tickets please call the Florence Events Center at (541) 997-
1994, or purchase tickets online at
“Share Your Heart” will feature the donated vocal talents of local
celebrities, Marty Adams, Mary Beers, Michael Jacobson, Sheena Moore,
Jacob Steinberger, and Jason Wood, as well as a silent auction fi lled with
incredible products and services from local businesses. Perhaps the most
heart-warming portion of the evening will be when several of C.R.O.W.’s
most talented, hard-working youngsters will entertain the audience. “These
kids are amazing, and they are the reason that we are doing any of this,”
says Heard.
“Share Your Heart” is the fi rst step toward realizing the dream.
C.R.O.W. is planning to purchase and renovate a building in Florence for
the purpose of creating a permanent performing arts facility for youth. The
facility will house ongoing classes in dance, theatre, voice, and other fi ne
and performing arts genres, as well as provide desperately needed space
for rehearsals, small performances, set construction and artistry, and proper
costume and prop storage. This facility will allow C.R.O.W. to grow its
already thriving youth arts program, which has a four year successful track
record. C.R.O.W.’s design is unlike any other in the United States because
it offers performance opportunities to children free of charge. C.R.O.W.
is currently in production for Once Upon A Mattress,” which will take the
stage April 10-12 at the Florence Events Center and will feature about 50+
onstage and behind the scenes roles for young people ages 5-22.
“It’s time for this change,” says Heard, “We all realize that it’s the
most logical and crucial next step we can take. Our kids deserve so much
more than a part-time arts education. Additionally, we have big plans for
giving back to the community in even more ways, through added outreach
to schools, more scholarships for summer camps, a Senior center outreach
program, and “anti-bullying” and “literacy building” theatrical programs,
targeting students of various grade levels. “We need a nest, because we
have lots of fl ying to do!”
R o t a r y ’s 2 0 1 5 Au c t i o n : “A R o a r i n g G o o d Ti m e”
S a t u rd a y, M a rc h 1 4 , 5 p. m . - Ti c ke t s $ 6 0
Saturday, March 14, will be “A Roaring Good Time for Giving,”
according to local Rotarians.
The upcoming Roaring Twenties extravaganza has pledged to set
another fundraising record to fund scholarships for local young people.
The auction is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the Florence
Events Center.
Expect to see a bit of “Great Gatsby” combined with some “Downton
Abbey” as Rotarians dress the part. Some may even be seen dancing the
Charleston or sipping a little speakeasy champagne. A capacity crowd of
260 is expected, according to auction co-chair Bobbi Brubaker. Tables are
already near sell-out. Anyone interested in sponsoring a table at this year’s
event should call Kim Erickson at 541-902-9807 for tickets and information.
In 2014, the Florence Rotary contributed more than $45,000 in
scholarships for students at Siuslaw and Mapleton High Schools and Lane
Community College. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and
support students in both community college and university degree programs.
“We have already raised more than $1 million through our auction
program,” says co-chair Kevin McMullen. “We’re headed for our second
million, and we continue to be excited about the academic and professiona
accomplishments of our past scholarship winners.”
The Florence Events Center website: