Month: November 2015

Event to Honor Veterans

Guest speakers from the US Air Force and US Coast Guard will honor veterans Monday afternoon November 9 at an event at the CCC Performing Arts Center, corner of 16th & Franklin in Astoria.

Mike Phillips, the commander of the American Legion Clatsop Post 12, is scheduled to conduct a ceremony recognizing prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action, according to Cory Pederson, the event organizer.

The Jewell High School wind ensemble will perform patriotic music.

The event starts at 4pm. Doors open at 3:30. Veterans Day is Wednesday.

Visiting Mr. Green

Since its year long run in New York, starring Eli Wallach, Visiting Mr Green, by Jeff Baron, has become one of the world’s most popular plays, with about 500 productions in 23 languages in 46 countries (currently in Italy, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Romania, Israel, Croatia, The Netherlands, Ireland, the Czech Republic and the US), winning numerous awards along the way.

Visiting Mr. Green is the internationally acclaimed story about parents and children, lifelong secrets, and finding friendship in unlikely places. This bittersweet comedy shows that wisdom and folly come at any age, and that sometimes, the unexpected visitors are the ones we need the most.

An elderly widower, Mr. Green, and a young corporate executive, Ross Gardiner, are forced together against their will. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into drama, as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened.

Produced by Susi Brown
Directed by Sheila Shaffer
Actors: Bill Honl and Bill Ham
Tickets: $15 Available at Blue Scorcher, Rusty Cup and 3 Cups Coffeehouse and at the door.
AAUW Astoria Scholarship Fundraiser – all proceeds go to scholarships.
Raffle tickets sold at the event for prizes donated by local businesses.
Intermission: great cookies made by AAUW members and coffee from Columbia River Coffee Roaster.