Sweetwater’s Shakespeare within the Park
Sweetwater’s Shakespeare within the Park will maintain auditions on July 27-28 for the upcoming manufacturing of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” The play can be carried out Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.
Sweetwater Excessive Faculty graduate Dale Gross will direct the manufacturing.
Auditions can be held within the basement of Sweetwater Metropolis Corridor, situated at 203 Monroe St. Auditions are by appointment solely. These auditioning might select from the next appointment instances on each days: four:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. There can be 5 slots out there per half hour. Solely 50 folks can be allowed to audition.
There are roughly 22 out there roles, together with roles for women and men. Folks ages 14 (or getting into ninth grade) and up might audition.
These auditioning ought to put together a monologue from a Shakespearian historical past or tragedy; no comedies! Monologues can be evaluated on a number of theatrical elements. Monologues can’t be from “Macbeth.”
All actors can be requested to record all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule. The director will make each try to work round conflicts, each time doable, however please notice that attendance at some rehearsals and in any respect performances is necessary for participation.
Rehearsals will start on Thursday, Aug. 6, and proceed by Thursday, Oct. 22. Tech rehearsals on Oct. 15, 18, 19, 20 and 22 are necessary, in addition to all three present performances.
To register for an audition time, electronic mail [email protected]. Within the electronic mail, title the topic: Macbeth Audition Request. Make sure you embrace your full identify, date/time of the requested audition, gender (M or F), grade and age.
On-line house meals preservation collection
UT Extension in Monroe County will maintain a web based house meals preservation collection in July. Study protected drying meals plus strain and water-bath canning practices.
- Drying: Have you ever tried drying meals? Study numerous strategies, pretreating meals and drying safely on Thursday, July 9, at 6 p.m.
Upon request, the next on-line lessons are being repeated:
- Stress Canning: Study which meals should be processed utilizing strain, altitude changes, canner security and extra on Thursday, July 9, at 1 p.m.
- Water-Tub Canning: Study the steps in utilizing water-bath canning with emphasis on pickling meals on Monday, July 13, at 1 p.m.
Pre-register for any or all the on-line lessons by emailing Rebecca Layman at [email protected] with which classes you want to attend. You’ll then obtain extra data.
Please keep in mind in case you have a strain canner with a dial gauge, it ought to be examined yearly for accuracy. UT Extension in Monroe County presents this as a free service. Contact Layman at 442-2433 to schedule an appointment to have your canner’s gauge examined.
Faculty reopening survey
The Monroe County Faculty System is searching for father or mother, scholar, workers and neighborhood stakeholder suggestions on the reopening of colleges. The district asks any stakeholders to please take a couple of minutes to finish a survey regarding essential elements in planning the reopening of our faculties. Responses can be analyzed so as to plan for the 2020-21 faculty 12 months, along side steerage from the Tennessee Division of Schooling and the Division of Public Well being. The estimated time to finish the survey is 10 minutes. To take the survey, go to: https://forms.gle/PC5YZRU9zB3bjXwN6
On-line studying curiosity
The Monroe County Faculty System additionally has a kind out there on its web site at www.monroe.k12.tn.us for folks to fill out if they’re serious about on-line or digital studying for his or her college students within the 2020-21 faculty 12 months.
Pink Sand Challenge
The Pink Sand Challenge, a statewide human trafficking consciousness initiative, is scheduled for the week of July 27 by Aug. 2. This initiative is being led regionally by Monroe STOPe. To request a crimson sand set up at your place of work, or to request the supplies to carry out your individual set up, please name 423-519-1232 or ship a message by Fb @MonroeSTOPe or on Monroe STOPe’s Pink Sand Challenge occasion web page. Supplies can be made out there to the general public freed from cost whereas provides final on a first-come, first-serve foundation.
As a part of its Summer time Studying Program, Sweetwater Public Library is holding a kids’s story contest. Contest guidelines and tips are as follows:
Create a kids’s story consisting of 32 pages or much less with illustrations;
The story should give attention to Engleman Park’s Splash Pad and reply the next two questions: Who lives behind the door within the tree, and why don’t they reply after we knock?
Individuals may go along with credit given for every particular person, however just one $50 profitable money prize can be given per age group.
Age teams are as follows: four to eight years previous, 9 to 11 years previous, 12 to 17 years previous, and 18 and up.
The story contest entries can be learn on Thursday, July 23, starting at midday at Engleman Park. Attendees will even take part in phrase cloud chalk artwork.
The $50 money prizes can be given out to the 4 winners on Thursday, July 30.
Candlelight Tour of Fort Loudoun
Meet Ranger Lauren Baghetti at Fort Loudoun State Historic Space in Vonore on Sunday, July 5, from 9:15-10:30 p.m. for a glimpse of evening carry on the fort throughout a novel candlelight tour. Lanterns can be offered. Individuals ought to meet on the customer middle. The tour is restricted to 15 folks.
The price to take part is $10. For extra data or to register, contact the park workplace at 423-420-2331. All packages require pre-registration.
Island Kayak Paddle
Be a part of Ranger Lauren Baghetti at Fort Loudoun State Historic Space in Vonore on Monday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to midday for a kayak paddle across the island. Alongside the best way, the group will take pleasure in surroundings of Unicoi Mountains, timber and maybe waterfowl. The group will even study a number of the historical past of Fort Loudoun, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the significance of waterways in Tennessee.
The tour will depart from and finish on the boat dock/kayak launch situated subsequent to the primary car parking zone.
This paddle is advisable simple to reasonable.
Kayaks and kayak tools can be found for many who wouldn’t have their very own. Anybody with their very own kayak and tools is welcome to convey it. The price to take part is $20 with out a kayak rental or $30 with a kayak rental. Please convey water and put together to get moist. Area is restricted to 10 members, so register asap.
For extra data or to register, contact the park workplace at 423-420-2331. All packages require pre-registration.
Evolution of Colonial Firearms
Meet Park Ranger Will Kinton at Fort Loudoun State Historic Space in Vonore on Monday, July 20, at 2 p.m. for a presentation on Evolution of Colonial Firearms. Throughout this presentation, Ranger Kinton will focus on and reveal the earliest black powder weapons.
The price to take part is $10 for ages 13 and older. Ages 12 and below can take part totally free.
Individuals ought to meet on the fort sidewalk. For extra data or to register, contact the park workplace at 423-420-2331. All packages require pre-registration.
Sweetwater Public Library is now open to the general public Monday by Friday from 10:30 a.m. to five:30 p.m. with limitations. A most of 10 persons are allowed contained in the library at one time. Friends can solely be contained in the library for a interval of not more than 30 minutes.
Specific pc entry is obtainable. A 30-minute workstation is open within the library foyer, arrange for black and white printing.
Curbside pickup is obtainable from 10:30 a.m. to five:30 p.m. every day. Reservations may be positioned by cellphone or on-line utilizing the cardboard catalog at sweetwaterpubliclibrary.org.
Printing, faxing and copying providers can be found.
For extra data, name the library at 423-337-5274 or ship library workers a message on the library’s Fb web page.
SPL Summer time Studying Program
With the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, Sweetwater Public Library is providing a free on-line Summer time Studying Program by READsquared. For anybody desirous to take part in this system with out web entry, studying slips can be out there on the Mayes Avenue entrance to the library.
- As a part of the Summer time Studying Program, the library can be providing a household scavenger hunt July 2-5. Scavenger hunt lists may be picked up exterior the Mayes Avenue entrance to the library starting Thursday, July 2. Accomplished scavenger hunt lists should be accomplished and turned in on the outside e-book return, situated on the exit of the library car parking zone, no later than Monday, July 6, at 10 a.m. Embody your identify and quantity on the record to be entered right into a drawing for a bicycle. One woman and one boy can be chosen as winners.
- On Thursday, July 9, the library can be providing rock portray and card making at Engleman Park starting at midday. Provides can be offered. When doable, social distancing practices can be in place.
- Story contest entries (see above) can be learn on Thursday, July 23, starting at midday at Engleman Park. Attendees will even take part in phrase cloud chalk artwork.
- On Thursday, July 30, the library will maintain its Summer time Studying Program Awards Day and get together starting at midday. Program members wouldn’t have to be current to win.
MPL Summer time Studying Program
Madisonville Public Library has moved its Summer time Studying Program on-line this 12 months. This system may be accessed at madisonvillelibrary.readsquared.com. Comply with the hyperlink and create an account in your baby they usually can log studying or listening minutes to earn prizes. Youngsters will earn a worth for the primary 100 minutes studying or listening. After that, they are going to obtain a prize bag with 10 objects every time they attain about 500 minutes. For every 100 minutes, they are going to be entered right into a random drawing on the finish of this system. For extra data, name the library at 423-442-4085 and ask for Youngsters’s Librarian Sandy.
VPL Summer time Studying Program
This summer season, Vonore Public Library may have an at-home, household enjoyable Summer time Studying Program. The theme for 2020 is “Think about Your Story,” and the library can be exploring tales about dragons, unicorns, knights, superheroes, giants, mermaids and lots of extra.
Households will be capable of come to the library to take a look at books and choose up exercise packets centered across the theme of the week.
Individuals can observe the variety of instances that they take house books to learn from the library, with prizes being awarded for normal visits.
Name the library at 423-884-6729 to register for this system and get began. This 12 months’s program will undergo Aug. 1.
The library’s hours are from 10 a.m. to four p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 9 a.m. to four p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; and from 10 a.m. to midday on Saturday every week. For now, that go to consists of carrying masks and gloves.
TPL Summer time Studying Program
Tellico Plains Public Library’s Summer time Studying Program can also be underway. Should you have been unable to attend the kickoff and wish to take part in this system, cease by the library to register or register on-line at www.tellicoplainspubliclibrary.org. Summer time Studying Program occasions can be held each Thursday at 6 p.m. till July 23 (however no occasion can be held on July 2).
Rejoice Restoration updates
Madisonville Church of God has reopened its Rejoice Restoration conferences on Tuesday nights. Refreshments start at 6 p.m., adopted by worship at 6:30 p.m. Small teams will begin round 7:45 p.m. Small teams are divided into males’s and girls’s teams and are protected locations to provide and obtain constructive assist for particular person wants.
Rejoice Restoration conferences on Mondays at Sweetwater First Baptist, nevertheless, proceed to stay cancelled.
Watts Bar Church of God in Decatur holds Rejoice Restoration conferences on Thursday nights every week. Refreshments and fellowship begins at 6 p.m. (free meal!) with worship and a lesson following at 6:30 p.m. Small teams start round 7:30 p.m. For extra data, go to wattsbarchurch.com.
Curbside service at MPL
Madisonville Public Library has began curbside pickup providers. Patrons can reserve as much as 10 objects upfront on-line, or over the cellphone utilizing their library card. Name the library at 423-442-4085 to schedule a pickup appointment. You’ll be able to drop off any books you may have checked out at your scheduled pickup time or put them within the drop slot.
TPL is open
Tellico Plains Public Library is now open with limitations. The library has restricted hours and is limiting the variety of patrons contained in the constructing and utilizing the computer systems. There can be no programming, nevertheless, till additional discover, however digital programming choices, together with Fb Stay story instances and Zoom conferences, are within the works.
For curbside pickup, patrons can reserve books on-line or by cellphone and the librarians will place supplies in a bag exterior the door when the patron arrives. Patrons who want copies and faxes can name ahed for providers, and will probably be dealt with by the e-book drop slot.
New restricted hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with curbside pickup from 2-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monroe County Colleges has introduced the brand new dates for highschool graduations. Celebrations for the Class of 2020 can be held on the next dates:
- Sweetwater Excessive Faculty on July 30;
- Sequoyah Excessive Faculty on July 31;
- Tellico Plains Excessive Faculty on Aug. 1.
Extra particulars to be introduced.