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2018-02-07 / Editorials

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ETHAN POWERS
Clarence Editor

SAVE THE DATE — Throughout February, a number of community events within the town will provide enjoyment for the entire family. See below for a sampling of what’s in store for this month:

Feb. 20 — The Clarence Public Library will transform into Wonderland for a Mad Hatter tea party from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. This family-friendly event will feature tea treats, games and a hat-making workshop that will allow children to make a hat mad enough for any mad hatter. Costumes are encouraged, and registration began Feb. 6.

Feb. 27 — Center member and world traveler Bob Poczik set out on a return trip to India this past November hoping for adventure, and he got plenty of it. He will present his experiences at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Clarence Senior Center. Hear stories and see pictures of a 16-day trip that had its ups and downs and a lot of interesting surprises along the way. From the streets of Calcutta, to the Himalayas, to wildlife refuges, this will be a program you won’t want to miss. Call 633-5138 to register.

THE LITTLE MERMAID — Clarence Middle School will perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from Feb. 8 through 10. The stage production is based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen children’s story. It tells the tale of Ariel, a mermaid who falls in love with Prince Eric, a human. Eventually, her desire to become human leads her to the sea witch, Ursala. Ariel trades her beautiful voice for a pair of legs, but if she fails to get the prince to fall in love with her, all will be lost. With the help of her mer-sisters, a seagull, a singing crab an infatuated flounder and her father, Triton — king of the sea — all ends well. The CMS production features Allinee NeGron as Ariel, Justin Wooley as Prince Eric, Jason Wyant as Sebastian, Clara Boglioli as Flounder, Mia Bedenko as Scuttle, Génia Abbey as Ursala and Phoenix Wojtan as King Triton.

Tickets are on sale now and are available by calling 407-9244. More information is available on the Clarence District website: www.clarenceschools.org

This year, there will be a special “meet and greet” with Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian before the Saturday night performance. The public is invited to meet Ariel at 6:30 p.m. in her grotto in the CMS auditorium. She will read a story, and her visitors will be able to take pictures with her before the auditorium opens for seating.

FISH FRY — The annual observance of Lent begins next Wednesday, Feb. 14, and with the season comes the opportunity for many community groups to sponsor fish fries. This week, The Bee has published a one-time listing of the upcoming fish fries occurring in the town. Groups planning to hold these dinners during Lent are now encouraged to send the information to our advertising department.

Anyone interested in placing a paid advertisement for a fish fry should contact Advertising Sales Director Brenda Denk at brendad@beenews.com or at 204-4937.

FOOTBALL SQUARES — The football squares contest is now over. The winner of the “Big Game Contest” was Kaila Werner of West Seneca. Werner picked “Spar Self Defense,” which had the matching square. She won a $100 gift card to Brennan’s Bowery Bar. Watch for more fun contests in the future.

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Clarence Special Events 2018
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