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    SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
F OLLIES
‘Holly Jolly
Follies 2017’
Review
B Y B URNEY G ARELICK
W
hat with Russian
hacking,
North
Korean
missiles,
hurricanes galore, accusations
of misbehavior and the Tweet
wars, we could really use a lit-
tle Christmas.
Hang on to your Santa hats!
Florence has the cure for the
glum and gloomy this weekend,
Dec. 2 and 3, at the Florence
Events Center with the 2017
Holly Jolly Follies.
Gather the Grinch, Scrooge,
and the Griswold Family to
hoist a cup of kindness as your
friends, neighbors and local
celebrities take the stage to
sing, dance and act in seasonal
splendor. Florence’s longtime
DECK THE HALLS WITH
holiday variety show is for the
second time engineered and
fine-tuned by the incomparable
theatrical team of Ellen and
Mike Jacobson and their daugh-
ter Melanie Heard.
Ellen, a Rose by any other
name, wrote the script; Mike
reprises his role as Amarillo
Snowden, aging Latin dance
master tripping the light fantas-
tic on cruise ships; and Melanie
directs, keeping about 85 ducks
and CROWs in a row for a
delightful two-hour romp.
The show is titled “Totally
Twisted Tinsel: The True
Meaning of Christmas,” a
meaning masked by an allitera-
tive title that suggests felony
and mayhem; sometimes you
have to hack through the jungle
to appreciate the goodness at
the end of the rainbow.
The plot’s premise is an audi-
tion for Florence’s holiday
show, featuring a wealth of
local talent. At the end of the
actual show, the producers
KEEP CHRIST IN
CHRISTMAS
declare a spectacular audition!
Subplots include friction
between the show within the
show’s producers, buxom
blonde
Dolly
Dinkle
(Genevieve Meltzer) and
Amarillo Snowden, glittering in
gold lamé. Do the rivals resolve
their differences?
That would be telling!
Another subplot includes
Santa’s elves sent to Florence to
bring back the holiday spirit
when Santa hears that someone
has stolen the show’s costumes
and a teacher (Kristen Owens)
singing to her letter-writing stu-
dents asks for a “Box of Rocks”
for her brother.
Santa is disturbed by the lack
of civility.
The tall elf in the sparkly
white suit is Elfis, played by
Siuslaw News editor Ned
Hickson, making a Follies’
return. Elfis and Elvis (Wayne
Sharpe of KCST Radio) square
off with a swiveling duet. The
elves gin up some cheer with
parents and children under a
Bay Street sign set against a
stunning small town backdrop.
Santa himself (Dorland
Neale) makes a jolly appear-
ance to ensure the magic stays
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Knights of Columbus
Assembly 3656
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J OIN U S I N W ORSHIP
WATCH! 3 ANGELS BROADCASTING
NETWORK
FLORENCE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
(3ABN) TV UHF Channel 48.
24 hour Christian TV highlights Bible studies of prophecy, inspira-
tional music, health lectures, healthy cooking and more.
FLORENCE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
BAY BERRY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Friday Evenings – 6 p.m. SINGSPIRATION
You are invited to come and sing your favorite Ole Time Gospel songs.
Come and enjoy a time of fellowship & refreshments before we sing.
Bay Berry Square is 1.5 miles north of Fred Meyers’ Store
88906 Highway 101 N, Florence, OR (milepost 185N)
For Info: Jack - 541-999-8278 + Ron - mccrary9483@gmail.com
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Located at Munsel Lake Road and North Fork Road
Worship Services 10:00 AM Sunday
All are welcome! 541-997-7268
87738 Hwy 101 at Heceta Beach Road
RUAUU? All are welcome to explore the answer.
Sunday Worship Service ~ 10:00 a.m.
www.FlorenceUUF.org - (541) 997.2840
FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship Services 10:30 on 1st Sunday of each Month
9:00 and 10:30 each following Sunday
Adult Classes at 9am; Children’s Sunday School at 10:30m
Coff ee Fellowship Following Service
2nd & Kingwood • (541) 997-6025
FOURSQUARE CHURCH
1624 Highway 101 (next to A&W) –- 997-6337
Pastor George Pagel – Something for the entire family.
Sun. Services: 10:45 a.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m.
Website:fl orence4square.com
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH
4590 Hwy. 101, Across from Fred Meyer –- 997-7418
Sunday School, 9:30a.m. – Worship, 10:45
Wed. Prayer - 6:00 p.m. –Wed. Ministries 1-8 Grade 7 p.m.
NEW LIFE CHURCH-UPC
Senior Center, 1570 Kingwood • 541-991-9398
Sunday Services: 10am and 6pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm
CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Corner of 10th & Maple –997-3533
Wednesday, 7 p.m. - Family Connections
Adult Bible Class, 9:30am on Sundays.
Sunday Services, 9am and 10:45am.
fl orencecrossroad.org • offi ce@fl orencecrossroad.org
NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A.
21st & Spruce Street – 997-8113
Adult Forum 9 a.m. – Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Worship services; Sun. 10:30am & Mon. 5:30 pm
Pastor Lori Blake
www.lutheranchurchfl orence.com
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - SBC
1935 25th St. – 997-7660 • Pastor, Dr. Marvin Owen
Series “People of the Bible.” on Wednesdays 6 p.m.
A friendly place to worship, vacationers welcome.
Sun.; 11am & 6pm, Sunday school 9:45am.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE SIUSLAW
Traditional Worship Service 10:00 a.m. , Reverend Greg Wood
Sunday School and Nursery – Organ and Choir
All Welcome. Come as you are.
3996 N Hwy 101 997-7136
FLORENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS)
2nd & Ivy – 997-2961 –Non-Denominational
“War is still not the answer.” FCNL
We worship in homes at 11am Sundays
Call 997-4237 or 902-9511 for locations.
Worship Service: 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Middle School and High School youth groups meet on
Wednesday.
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH,
L.C.M.S.
FLORENCE CHURCH OF CHRIST
Pre-Denominational (Romans 16:16)
1833 Tamarack Street (2 blocks east of Hwy. 101 on 18th St.)
Bible Study: Sunday 10 a.m.; Worship: Sunday 11 a.m.
www.churchofchristfl orence.org
Every Sun., Bible Class 9 a.m., Worship Service 10 a.m.
85294 Hwy. 101 S. – 997-8038
DVD of Weekly worship service available.
Pastor Randy Benscoter
FLORENCE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
12th and Nopal –997-9020
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
10 am Wed., Women’s Bible Study
Saturdays, Mens’ Breakfast @ 8 a.m.
Online Worship Service@ www.fl orencenaz.com
2135 19th St. –- 997-6600
8:30am, Tuesdays, Morning Prayer
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. - Wed, 11 a.m.
Everyone Welcome – Come walk our Labyrinth.
FLORENCE EVANGELICAL CHURCH
1318 Rhododendron Dr. –- 997-2523 – Worship at 11:00 AM
–- Sunday School at 9:30 AM – Variety of Sunday evening
activities - 5 PM
Wed. Bible & Children classes at 6:00 PM
Call for details.
Join Us In Worship
4 lines, approx 15 words, $10 a week
4 week Minimum
Deadline 3 p.m. Mondays.
4445 Hwy 101 (South of Fred Meyer) – 997-3951
Worship on Saturday 10:30 A.M.
Adult/Children’s Sabbath School 9:15 A.M.
SAINT MARY, OUR LADY OF THE
DUNES
CATHOLIC CHURCH
Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.
1.5 miles south of river on Hwy 101 – 997-2312
To be included in this directory contact
the Siuslaw News at 997-3441, or drop off
information at 148 Maple St., Old Town, Florence.
5 A
‘T WISTED T INSEL ’
in Florence “Where the River
meets the Sea,” and a good time
is had by all.
But that doesn’t begin to
describe the joyful noises of the
singers, actors and dancers.
Exceptional vocalists include
mother and daughter Marijo
and Nyah Vollmar, Denise Dee,
Wendy Krause, April Miller,
Melanie Heard and Sabrina
Heard, Melanie’s beautiful and
precocious four-year-old.
Another vocalist could be
Dolly’s cousin if we didn’t
already know her as the singu-
lar Fanny Rugburn (Jason
Wood), a “Santa Baby” scene-
stealer if ever there was one.
As for actors, David Lauria
of Class Act Theatre plays a
Chicago mobster retired to
Florence with Lola (Tamara
Szalewski) who gets whatever
she wants. Jake Molano,
Gomez in “The Addams
Family” and multiple charac-
ters in “I Love You, You’re
Perfect, Now Change,” plays
multiple characters including
an Italian costume designer, a
parent, a cowboy and a gui-
tarist.
Dancers are plentiful and
diverse including tap, hip hop,
line, chair tap (Peggy Smith),
and ballet. Tinsel Fairies
(Thelma Genry and Angela
Palmer) dance as if they’d
stepped
out
of
“The
Nutcracker.”
Perhaps the most striking
choreography is CROW’s
Flight Dance Team making its
debut and soaring with ele-
gance.
The Cowboys return, still not
having found the cows and still
full of beans, blowing eructat-
ing harmony.
Leapin’ Lizards! Remember
the stolen costumes? The thief
turns out to be Mr. Rex, a large,
lovable reptile whose first name
has to be Tyrannosaurus.
There ends the folly of
“Totally Twisted Tinsel,” a
totally enchanting tale of com-
munity kindness, a sweet holi-
day story that trumps the news
of the world today.
Show times are tonight at 7
p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2
p.m. Tickets are available at the
FEC box office or by calling
541-997-1994. Ticket prices at
$18 for adults and $10 for kids
age 12 and under.
SWC public meeting,
potluck set for Dec. 6
Celebrate with the Siuslaw
Watershed Council us its
upcoming December General
Meeting and Potluck in the
council office conference
room on Wednesday, Dec. 6,
beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Find out who receives the
coveted “Spirit of Siuslaw
Award” for 2017, listen to a
review of accomplishments
and fundraising results for
2017, and hear from the coun-
cil’s
president
Wendy
FarleyCampbell.
Get a glimpse of SWC’s
activities for 2018 and beyond.
The SWC office is located
at Mapleton School District
Campus, 10868 East Mapleton
Road.
Bring a main dish or side to
share. Plates, utensils, coffee,
tea and soft drinks will be pro-
vided.
Big Wave poetry to hold
First Tuesday Open Mic
The Florence Big Wave
First Tuesday Open Mic will
be hosted this month by the
Florence
Regional
Arts
Alliance (FRAA), 120 Maple
St., on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Come ride the wave to this
Florence Big Wave Poetry
sponsored event with your
favorite poems, stories and
prose.
It’s free and everyone is
welcome to participate.
For more information go to
“Florence Big Wave” on
Facebook.
Special guests sing at
Community Chorus Concert
A red-haired little girl will Schmidt, Patrick Rowels,
perform at the Community Rhianna Hanes and the
Chorus’s “Christmas
Presbyterian Church
Classics” Concert
Bell Choir.
this December at the
The concert will
Presbyterian Church
take place Saturday,
of the Siuslaw.
Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and
Grace Dotson is a
n Sunday, Dec. 10, at
fourth-grader
at
2 p.m.
Siuslaw Elementary
The Presbyterian
School and has pre-
Church is located at
viously appeared in Grace Dotson 3996 Highway 101.
several CROW pro-
There is no fee to
ductions. She joins other spe- attend; however donations will
cial guest performers during be appreciated.
the “Christmas Classics”
For additional information,
Concert, including Joanie call 541 997-3469.
PREMILLENNIALISM
A DEEPER STUDY
Countdown to Armageddon??
Let the Bible answer as we invite you to come as we study this and other related
topics such as:
-Premillenialism: True or False?
Th e Rapture, Th e Great Tribulation, Are You Afraid of the Antichrist?
What is the Th ousand Year Reign?
Classes to be held at:
Florence church of Christ, 1833 Tamarack St.
Begins Th urs., Dec.7 at 6:30pm.
Contact us at 541-997-3133 or online:
churchofchristfl orence.org
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