Title: Couple’s Dinner-Dance Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 242 South Main St., St. Albans Contact: Tad Wilder - 802-372-6929 Description: Come join us for a couple’s dinner-dance, with live music from the band "The Ringtunes." The music will be light rock from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s with a bit of country.
6:00PM - 7:00PM Pot luck supper, bring a dish to share
7:00PM - 10:00PM Music and Dancing
There is no charge or ticket required, but please RSVP with what you would like to bring and so we can get an accurate count. There will be a cash bar which will support the event and the charitable work of the St. Albans Knights.
Title: Memorial Day Mass Location: South Burlington Contact: Description: SOUTH BURLINGTON--The annual Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m. in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Burlington, will celebrate the Mass. Gary Moreau will lead the singing.
Bring a chair and an umbrella for shade if necessary.
Parking is available in the cemetery or at St. John Vianney Church adjacent to Resurrection Park Cemetery.
In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Church.
Title: Rice High School Library book fair Location: Barnes and Noble store, South Burlington, VT Contact: Ann Kenney; email@example.com Description: All purchases made at the Barnes and Noble store on May 31st and June 1st will benefit the Rice High School Library. Required school reading for Rice students will be available on the 2nd floor.
Title: Chicken Pie Supper by Maybelle Dumont Location: Royalton Academy Building, Route 14 Royalton, VT Contact: Jim Kirkpatrick 802-276-3014 Description: Knights of Columbus CHICKEN PIE SUPPER by Maybelle Dumont.
Saturday, June 1st 5PM
Royalton Academy Building, Route 14 in Royalton.
Adults $10, Children under 10 $4, under 5 free.
Title: Trinity College reunion Location: Burlington Contact: Description: BURLINGTON—The Trinity College of Vermont Association of Alumni and Friends is planning a cruise on board Northern Lights for an alumni luncheon and annual meeting while enjoying a cruise on Lake Champlain.
The event will take place on June 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Boarding begins at 10:45 a.m. from the King Street Ferry Dock in Burlington.
There will be a 50/50 raffle and gift basket raffle with proceeds benefitting Hearth Keepers and the scholarship fund.
For more information, write to TCVTAAF, PO Box 5186, Essex Junction, VT 05453.
Title: Dismas Dinner Location: Rutland Contact: Description: RUTLAND—The 23rd Rutland Dismas House Dinner and Auction will take place Sunday, June 9, at the Holiday Inn.
The Father Jack Hickey OP Award will be given to Dr. Maria Stephan; the Mary O’ Award will go to Lillian Jackson; and the Loving Spoonful Award will be given to The United Methodist Church cooks.
Professor Richard Stack will be the keynote speaker.
Registration and silent auction begin at 4 p.m., live auction at 5. Dinner and the program will begin at 6.
The event will benefit the projects of Rutland Dismas House.
For more information, call 775-5539.
Title: Night of Opera Location: Rutland Contact: Description: RUTLAND--College of St. Joseph will hold its 19th annual Night of Opera from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Tuttle Hall on the CSJ campus. This year’s event will feature five professional performers and a silent auction.
The silent auction begins at 7 p.m., and the performance begins at 8 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle drawing at intermission.
“The Night of Opera is important to the College of St. Joseph for two reasons; it gives us an opportunity to open our doors to the public for a wonderful cultural event and it raises money for student scholarships,” said Bates Childress, director of development and alumni relations.
Tickets for the performance are $30 per person. All of the proceeds from the auction, raffle, and ticket sales will go to the CSJ Annual Fund for student scholarships. Call (802) 776-5264 for tickets or visit www.csj.edu/opera.
The event brings top-notch opera professionals to Rutland.
“The members of this cast have performed all over the world. College of St. Joseph is deeply appreciative of the event’s core group of loyal sponsors who help underwrite the cost of bringing the performers to Rutland, keeping ticket prices affordable,” Childress said
Sponsorships for the event are available at the following levels: The Friend of the Opera sponsorship at $100 includes two reserved seats and a listing in the sponsor area of the program. The Patron of the Opera sponsorship at $200 includes four reserved seats and a listing in the sponsor area of the program. The Major Event Sponsor at $500 includes six reserved seats and a listing in the sponsor area of the program. The Platinum Event Sponsorship at $1,000 includes eight reserved seats and a listing in the sponsor area of the program.
This year’s performers are:
William Hicks (Pianist and Musical Director)
Hicks, conductor, pianist, and voice coach, recently completed his recording of 127 pieces by Victor Herbert, now available on six CDs in two albums from New World Records.
From 1995 to 2001 Mr. Hicks served as Assistant Conductor for the Metropolitan Opera, and made his Metropolitan Opera stage debut as the concert pianist Lazinski in Giordano’s FEDORA. He has also served as Associate Conductor for the Santa Fe Opera, The Canadian Opera Company, the Cincinnati Opera, and the New York City Opera.
Suzanne Kantorski-Merrill (Soprano)
Kantorski-Merrill is one of today’s most versatile performing artists. She has appeared in leading Operatic roles, as a concert soloist, and in New Music compositions with notable companies worldwide.
Suzanne was a full-scholarship student, and graduate of The Manhattan School of Music, with further studies at the Schulich School of McGill University. This year, Ms. Merrill will star as Mimi, in the feature film, The Bohemians, set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, portraying an edgy adaptation of Puccini’s La Boheme.
A native Vermonter, Suzanne has served as Voice Faculty at Castleton State College since 2004, and is one of the founding members of the college’s newly established Artist in Residence Program with the Burlington Ensemble.
Jonathan Hare (Baritone)
Praised in previous productions for his robust voice and comic flair, North Carolina-born Baritone Jonathan Hare is based in New York City.
He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
Recent performances include Trigorin in Chekhov’s The Seagull, also with the Dicapo Opera Theatre, which was staged in New York and at the Szeged National Theatre in Hungary.
Sara Louise Petrocelli (Mezzo-soprano)
Sara Louise Petrocelli, mezzo soprano from New Jersey, makes her debut this summer with the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble as Sesto in La clemenza di Tito. In 2012, she covered the title role of Ciro in Babilonia at the Caramoor Festival, and performed the roles of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with New Rochelle Opera, and Teresa in La Sonnambulaat the Altamura Center for the Arts.
Kevin Ginter (Tenor)
In the spring of 2010, Mr. Ginter finished a masters program at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. While at the conservatory, Mr. Ginter sang leading roles in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Weill’s Down in the Valley, Offenbach’s Ba-ta-clan, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Bizet’s Carmen.
Mr. Ginter has attended the prestigious IVAI young artist programs in Tel Aviv Israel and Blacksburg Virginia since 2009. In the fall of 2009, Mr. Ginter made his Carnegie Hall debut singing in The Remarkable Theater Brigade’s production of Opera Shorts.
Full bios and the opera program are available at www.csj.edu/opera
Title: Youth conference Location: Burlington Contact: Description: BURLINGTON—“Awake, My Soul” is the theme of the 2013 Vermont Catholic Youth Conference that will take place July 6 and 7 at the University of Vermont.
The event will feature spiritual leader/speaker/musician Cooper Ray and include the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, music, a priest question and answer session, Eucharistic adoration, skits, games, a coffee house and more.
The fee to attend is $80.
Sponsored by the Diocese of Burlington’s Office of Catholic Formation, the conference will bring together Vermont high school youth including incoming freshmen and graduating seniors for a two-day event that will engage and bring participants closer to their Catholic faith.
For more information, contact Dorothy Barewicz at 846-5812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.