The Annual Shakespeare Play

Shakespeare in Winona

Summer is coming and with it Will also come the annual trip to the Great River Shakespeare Festival.  This year we will be delighted by A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the 2:00 p. m. matinee on Friday July 22, 2011.  The play will again feature the Great River Company of Equity actors drawn from across the nation, including one whose career started in Northfield and St Olaf and two other actors who were featured in the Carleton and St Olaf theatres.  We will follow the format used last summer with departure at 10:00 a. m., picnic lunch along the way, attend A Midsummer Night’s Dream , followed by dinner with selected actors from the cast and surprises for the trip back, arriving about 8:00 p. m.  The trip is jointly sponsored by the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium and the Senior Center.  Your hosts will again be Char and Bill Carlson.

The total price will be $83 per person.  This is an increase of $3 from last year that results from a cost increase of about $5.00 per person from higher bus cost, ticket cost, and dinner room rental.   We need 40 to make the trip break even with our 47 passenger bus, and the surprises get better as the number of participants increases.  You will have your choice of chicken, pork, or vegetarian entrees for your post- play dinner.  The registration sheet for this trip is at the Senior Center desk.  As with all trips your check will hold your place for the trip after you register.  However the check will not be cashed until shortly before the trip when charges must be paid.  Please indicate your choice of meal and also please indicate if you have special seating needs because of physical restrictions such as hearing, limited mobility, or other.  If we know of special needs in advance the theatre will make arrangements

Since we need 40 people to cover the trip costs and thus make the trip possible,  we would strongly encourage early sign up so that we can be assured that the trip will occur.

CVEC Announces Spring Meeting of Membership, Sunday, May 1

Our annual spring meeting will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2:00 PM,  at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 500 West 3rd St. in Northfield.   The meeting is open to all members, at no charge, and will feature a social period with coffee and pie, followed by the traditional business meeting.   You’ll have a chance to express your views on the directions you’d like CVEC to follow, as well as to elect new officers and board members.  There will be a brief preview of our fall courses given by their teachers.     We’re certain you will enjoy once again this chance to meet with fellow students and faculty and their spouses, so please plan to attend.

Click here to see  FALL 2011 – COURSE DESCRIPTIONS