Out and About – Week of June 18th

Tickets are now available for the Three Rivers Community Players’ production of Beauty and the Beast Jr.. This children’s production opens at the Players’ Theatre Thursday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, June 24. Dates and times are June 21, 22, and 23 at 7 P.M. There will be matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24 at 2.. For tickets, phone Beam Sound & Video at 279-6251, or visit the Players’ website at www.trcommunityplayers.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. Adult tickets are available for $15 and senior citizen/student tickets sell for $13. Because this is a children’s production, advance ticket purchase is advised. The Players’ Theatre is located at 15526 Millard Road, Three Rivers, directly west of Dairy Queen.

This is the time of the year when boat enthusiasts spend most of the daylight hours on or near the water. Three Rivers is fortunate to have many lakes within minutes of the city limits. Smart boaters have taken boater safety classes, so they are familiar with the rules of the water. It’s not too late for other boaters to become equally informed, and as a result, have more fun knowing that you are operating your water craft in a safe manner. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s office is offering safety classes for the next three Saturdays, June 23, 30, and July 7. These six-hour classes will run from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the Sheriff’s office training room in Centreville. Students are asked to take a sack lunch and a number two pencil. To register, phone (269)467-9045.

Here’s a group who is thinking ahead. Next Saturday, June 23, the Three Rivers High School Class of 2014, will hold a golf outing at the Pine View Golf Club, 52065 Pulver Road, west of Three Rivers.

It will be a 10 A.M. shot gun start, with a cost of $60 per person. A lunch will be provided, and there will be raffles and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the 2014 Prom Fund.

Should you ever be unfortunate to have a fire or another emergency at your home, you’d want to make sure the fire department could find you. A fire is pretty easy to find, but an emergency requiring an ambulance might not be as easy. They need to be able to find your address. Not everyone has their residence properly marked with numbers. The St. Joe County Sheriff’s Department has just the answer. They have been selling 911 mailbox signs for quite some time, and they still have some available for the low price of $15.50 each. All you need to do is call the Sheriff’s Department at 467-9045, and they will assist you in purchasing that item that might just save your life. All proceeds received from the sale of the mailbox signs will benefit the Explorer Scout Post.

The fact that the month of June is more than half over does not prevent the Riviera Theatre from providing quality entertainment for the entire family. Rising out of Nashville’s thriving independent music scene, the Farewell Drifters are an alt-folk band known for their 60s-inspired harmonies and adventurous musical energy. They will perform this Friday, June 22, from the historic Riviera Theatre, in downtown Three Rivers. They will light up the stage at 7:30 P.M. with a blend of intellectual psychedelic pop with melodic songs that openly explore the brightest and darkest corners of life. Admission to see the Farewell Drifters is $8.

We are fortunate to have the Kalamazoo Concert Band include Three Rivers in their Summer Park Series. Once again, they will entertain us in Lafayette Park Saturday, June 23, at 4 P.M. This is a FREE concert, but does not come without costs. Gabe, Holly, and Dan have handled all of the logistics to make this entertaining afternoon possible. Donors are needed to insure that this event continues to happen. If you’d like to make a donation, make your check payable to the Kalamazoo Concert Band and forward it to Hohner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1018, Three Rivers, MI 49093. The band is an all- volunteer organization, so your donation is tax exempt. Questions? Call Gabe, Holly, or Dan at (269)279-5282.

With the onset of summer and the hot days, make sure to keep yourself and your pets properly hydrated. Drink plenty of water and avoid carbonated beverages.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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