ArtsPower presented the musical The Rainbow Fish, based on Marcus Pfister’s children’s book, at the Palace Theater. The sold-out performance was part of Act Now — Educate Forever, a program that invites schools and the public to a live theater production that gives teachers and parents teaching material to meet the New York State Learning Standards. The curriculum connections touched on such themes as family relationships, values, history, and communication skills.
(photo by Phil Lanoue)
Stretching the parameters of acoustic swing, Caravan of Thieves performed their unique brand of gypsy-flavored songs at the Barge Canal Coffee Co. on Dec. 4. Much dancing, stomping, singing, and laughter was reported at the cozy coffee shop. The show ended with an acoustic version of the new Caravan song “Raise the Dead,” with the audience on their feet, clapping to the beat.
Leslie Yacavone, owner of The Peppermill kitchenware store, led cooking
classes for A Holiday Meal to Remember, held at Bridle Creek Bed & Breakfast in December. The menu, created by Yacavone, included mini Stilton cheesecakes, haricot verts with warm bacon vinaigrette, pork medallions with pomegranate cherry/merlot sauce, and chocolate mint truffle torte.
The Colgate Bookstore’s Jane Austen Book Club hosted an author event and discussion followed by a full English-style tea at the Colgate Inn. David M. Shapard, editor of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice and The Annotated Persuasion spoke and answered questions about the process of annotating Austen’s works. He then led a group discussion about Persuasion and signed copies of his own books. Afterward, the group assembled for afternoon tea in a private room at the Colgate Inn.
Families gathered at Heritage Farm for Breakfast with Santa Claus, a holiday pancake feast followed by a photo opportunity with Old Saint Nick in the poinsettia-filled greenhouse.