The next Cafe in the Park will be Wednesday, August 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Park Plaza, downtown Galesburg. It is sponsored by Tri States Public Radio, which broadcasts NPR programming on the Knox College radio station, WVKC 90.7 through an agreement with Knox.
Food vendor will be Pizza House. Entertainment by Brad Shryack.
Monica Berlin, English, has published two new poems. “[On either end of this year, on either end of every goddamn year,” and “[Because all day the sky held back]” appear in Hobart (July 2014).
Tim Kasser, Psychology, recently had a translation of one of his books published and gave two talks in Canada. The book, Maddiyatçiliğin Ağur Bedeli: Para Var Huzur Yok was published by Ufuk Yayinlan in Istanbul, Turkey; it is the Turkish translation of Kasser’s 2002 book, The High Price of Materialism. Kasser also gave an invited keynote address and a workshop at the 2nd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology in Ottawa. His keynote was titled “The good life or the goods life: Using the Science of values to Live Well Together” and the workshop was titled “Using the Science of values to Live Well Together: A fuller, practical discussion.”
Tickets for the Knox-Galesburg Symphony’s 2014-15 season are now available through August 14 at the KGS Office, Room 148 in the Knox College Center for Fine Arts. A special discount ticket package of five concerts for the price of four, starting as low as $40 for the season, is available for the subscription series. With purchase of season series tickets, subscribers are offered reduced prices for the non-subscription performances of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony “First Chairs Forward” Recital on February 7, Bruce Polay & “Old Friends” Piano Recital/Commentary on April 24 and the KGS May 16 “Celebrate Mom at the Pops” Concert which, this year, will feature “Music from the Great American Songwriters”. Discounted value package prices are also available for all seven performances. Children and students receive a 50% discount on all ticket purchases. Patrons will save up to 35% by purchasing a KGS package of 5 subscription concerts or the 7-event value package through August 14. After September 3, all single and subscription tickets will be sold by the Orpheum Theatre Office at the full ticket price.
Under the baton of Bruce Polay, KGS artistic director/conductor, this 63rd season of the KGS will feature accomplished international, national, and statewide guest artists in five subscription concert performances. Complete program and soloist details are available on the KGS website at KnoxGalesburgSymphony.org.
On Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m., Robert Hellenga will read from his latest novel, The Confessions of Frances Godwin at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.
Prairie Players Civic Theatre is teaming up with The Orpheum Theatre to present “Guys and Dolls,” with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows. Performances are Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now; General Public: $15-$25; Youth: $10. Stop by The Orpheum Theatre Box Office located in the lobby of The Orpheum Theatre.
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls introduces us to the colorful characters who have become legends in the musical theatre canon: Sarah Brown, the upright, but uptight “mission doll,”; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, a nightclub performer whose chronic flu is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years;
and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for an infamous floating dice game.
Lean Forward. Engage. Be Entertained!
Friday, July 18, 2014 – Saturday, July 19, 2014
Knox College Campus, South Lawn
For the 19th year, Knox College will host Relay for Life of Knox County.
On Friday, July 18, more than 30 teams and hundreds of participants are expected on campus to celebrate cancer survivors and raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Entertainment and festivities will begin Friday night at 4 p.m. Ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. with activities all night long! Luminaria are lit at 9 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public
Robert Hellenga will be reading at the New York Knox Club on Thursday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at the home of Professor Emerita of Journalism Marilyn Webb and John Sheedy.
Register by Friday, July 11. Online at www.knoxalumni.org/NewYork or contact Alumni Relations at 309-341-7238.
July 8 is publication date for The Confessions of Frances Godwin. Robert Hellenga will be reading at Prairie Lights in Iowa City at 7 p.m. You can listen on your computer at http://www.writinguniversity.org/index.php/main/category/C59/