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Things to Do This Weekend in and Around Owensboro

The 75th Annual Owensboro-Daviess Christmas Parade is at 4:30 downtown. 

Tonight is the “I Wont Let Go Concert” to benefit Wendell Fosters Campus at Pangea Café on Carter Rd .  Performances by Larry Maglinger (Rod Stewart), Mike Aull (Elvis) and Gary Bruer (Neil Diamond) Doors open @5:30 concert @ 6:30pm. Tickets on sale at Wendell Foster campus, Pangea café or by calling Lanita Palmer (270)922-0868

“We Need a Little Christmas NOW!” is tonight at Riverpark Center at 7:30. Tickets are $10.50. Kids under 10 just $5.00.

A love triangle. A starry night. Fairies and a transformed man. No, it isn’t science fiction, but rather, Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Daviess County High School’s Panther Playhouse is proud to present the classic Shakespeare comedy. Showtime at 7 p.m. tonight  with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday in the DCHS auditorium. The school is located at 4255 New Hartford Road. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, and are available at the door.

Although the Daviess County High production is using a modern rendering of the text, the production is staying faithful to the original setting, ancient Greece. DCHS students Brooke Harris and Taylor Dooley are responsible for constructing the 30-plus costumes for the production. The school’s new trimester schedule has afforded the opportunity to allow more students to participate in the construction process of the play. Feldhaus’s Stage Construction and Design class assisted with the construction and painting of the set. Former DCHS drama teacher Renae Eaden and DCHS drama alum Rob Hartz have been responsible for the set design.

More than 30 students are involved in the production. Seniors Elliott Talkington and Garrett Leonard are playing Puck and Oberon, respectively. Both intend to pursue theatre in college. Leonard, grandson of Goldie Payne, has been balancing the production with his courses as part of Community Campus and a part-time job. Talkington has been on stage at DCHS since his freshmen year. While at DC, he has been an officer with the school’s drama program for three years. The month of November has been incredibly busy for him as he has been in three productions this month, plus attending the state thespian conference in October and auditioning for a scholarship while there.

Many students, from a variety of backgrounds, are involved in the production. Trang Le, an exchange student from Vietnam, is playing a fairy. Lily Grace Brackett, a sophomore, and Eryn Faught, a junior, both transferred in late last school year. They both bring years of acting experience with them, but this is their first time on the DCHS stage.

Campbellsville University will host Greenville College for the 2011 Victory Bowl this Saturday at Finley Stadium. Kickoff time is at 1 p.m.

“We are excited to host the Victory Bowl this year at Campbellsville University,” said Rusty Hollingsworth, CU athletic director. “The National Christian College Athletic Association does an excellent job in providing quality experiences for our student-athletes in the post season. We are glad to be associated with athletic programs in the NCCAA that honor Christ through athletic competition.”

This will be the first postseason football game hosted at Campbellsville University since the first round of the 2001 NAIA playoffs. It’s the program’s fifth postseason appearance overall.

Saturday’s matchup will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

In addition to the game, Victory Bowl festivities will include a series of Christian Service Projects throughout the Taylor County and surrounding areas and a Victory Bowl banquet Friday evening.

The Owensboro Humane Society (OHS) is hosting an holiday open house adoption event to encourage Owensboro/Daviess County resident to experience the joy of pet adoptions by participating in the Iams Home 4 the Holidays campaign.  OHS is joining Iams, along with more than 3,500 other Animal Organizations from around the world that are also participating in this important effort, to help reach its goal of placing 1.5 million homeless pets into loving homes this holiday season.

On Saturday from 11-3 pm at 3101 West Second Street, Owensboro OHS invites the public to come out to the area’s only no-kill facility to see what animals are available, tour the facility, meet volunteers and employees, and see how they can get involved and volunteer with OHS.  Owensboro Humane Society will also be accepting donations such as dog and cat food, litter, and cleaning supplies.  Also, come out and meet our dedicated volunteer groups who will be working on special projects that day. The Kentucky Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Kentucky Wesleyan College (KWC) will be painting out cats rooms while the Theta Omega Society at KWC will be assisting with the open house and giving facility tours.  

Evansville’s Downtown Christmas Parade is Sunday at 3:15.

Bro. Jonathan and Tiffany Epley of Johnson City, TN will be guests at Cannelton, Indiana Freewill Baptist Church Sunday 20th at 11:00am and 7:00pm John will be singing, he is a baritone singer with the famous “Inspirational Quartet.”

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