Thursday, February 11, 2010

Brisbane's "Don't-Miss" Happenings & Events

Mission Blue Center was packed last Saturday, as many in the community turned out for an inspiring evening of Brisbane residents sharing their passion for art. The pictures that follow only represent a snapshot of the talent that resides in Brisbane, culminating in this year's winner of the Arts Advocate of the Year award.

Event organizer, emcee and artist Beth Grossman with filmmakers Keith and Sam Moreau (Sam's also a vocalist for the Luna Tunes).

Dancer Kelly Bowker (middle) along with Leah Samson and Laura Blakely. Kelly teaches the modern dance classes for BDW.

Painter Jeri Sulley (she also made the paper which that San Francisco skyline is painted on!).

Writer Diane Glazman reading an except from her novel, The Altar of Dead Pets.

Socio-political artist Beth Grossman with her rendition of "Jacob's Ladder".

Concert performer Amy Dondy accompanied by Jerry Kuhel (guitarist and vocalist for Luna Tunes).

Lynne Grant was this year's recipient of the Arts Advocate of the Year. Here she is with Mayor Pro-tem Cy Bologoff who read through 4 pages of Lynne's accomplishments (they stem from the 70s!).

Lynne has worked on many theatre productions, whose costume designs enable the characters in the play to truly come to life. In the photo above, kids from a past BDW play appear to be looking on in awe and wonder.

Congratulations, Lynne!! You have touched many lives with your talent and eye for costume design. Thank you for faithfully serving the youth in Brisbane with your creative passion!

Don't miss the community survey that's included within the latest STAR, the City's monthly newsletter publication. Along with a bit of history about the City, current events and issues, and classes and programs available through the Parks & Recreation department, you'll find a 21-question survey in the middle of this latest issue. By filling it out and returning it to City Hall, you'll receive $10 off your next water bill! So tell us how we're doing, and in return, we'll make sure your next water bill isn't as steep as it could be.

And speaking of the Parks & Rec department, they're currently taking sign-ups for Spring Camp, which runs Monday - Friday, March 29 - April 9. Come and see Nancy on the 2nd floor of City Hall to sign up! Space is limited. If you're looking for other options, a new Sign Language class as well as an Arts & Crafts class are being offered to BES students. Would rather them run around outdoors? Then sign them up for baseball - there's still space for all teams! Click here to view the flyer.

Lastly, due to the holiday, the next City Council meeting will be held next Tuesday, Feb. 16th. Click here to view the night's agenda. A reminder that City Hall closes at 1p today. We'll be back on Tuesday the 16th to serve you!

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