Friday, May 08, 2009

Calendar Conflicts

This coming weekend, two community theater groups are offering productions. Over on Park Avenue, Act IV Productions is presenting "The Moustrap" and on East Front Street a new group will launch with "A Raisin in the Sun." Mark Spivey has a story on the latter in today's Courier News. The two groups have a link, as Parish Players, precursor to Act IV, began at First Unitarian Society of Plainfield and later gave performances in the theater inside the YWCA. Now that the theater has been refurbished, YWCA director Cathleen Ludlow aims to make it an ongoing venue for community theater. It's possible to go to both plays this weekend.

Next Tuesday, a meeting organized by Friends of Sleepy Hollow will focus on the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority, which all of a sudden has become a hot-button topic in the mayoral race, following a 20 percent rate hike that was first reported in Plaintalker. But there is also a mayoral candidates' forum the same night, at Shiloh Baptist Church and moderated by the Rev. Gerald Lamont Thomas. It will be a hard choice for citizens to decide which meeting to attend.

FOSH is also holding its highly popular garage sale and a related house tour to raise money for health care services at the end of the month, the same weekend as the overnight Relay for Life event at Hub Stine Field. More later on these events. As someone remarked at Thursday's League of Women Voters meeting (which overlapped a special Planning Board meeting on the master plan), the calendar in spring is always full of conflicts. For gardeners, there is the additional conflict of spending many hours in the yard trying to outpace the weeds, and then being too tired to go anywhere else.

Happy decision-making!



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