Deepwood Idol, Feed Lake County & 'Titanic': Weekend Planner
From philanthropy to musical theater, there's a lot happening this weekend in Mentor
1. TITANIC: THE MUSICAL
Where/When: Mentor Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
Why Go: It takes one of the biggest casts, crews and orchestras in the history or Mentor theater to perform a musical about the biggest maritime disaster in history. (Check out video interviews with the director and cast.)
Pricing: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students
2. DEEPWOOD IDOL
Where/When: Great Lakes Mall, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Why Go: After the success of the Vocational Guidance Center's annual talent competition, Deepwood/Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities decided to host an idol competition for all Deepwood clients.
From singing and dancing to comedy, these people will show us what they can do on the big stage.
3. 'FEED LAKE COUNTY' DRIVE AT GREAT LAKES MALL
Where/When: Former Ethan Allen store at Great Lakes Mall, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Why Go: The United Way of Lake County will collect donations of nonperishable foods and paper items for its annual Feed Lake County drive.
During Feed Lake County, more than 60 local businesses and organizations run food drives for United Way of Lake County, who then distributes all the food to more than 52 food pantries across the county.
Saturday's Community Wide Food Drop-Off is an opportunity for individuals who may not be part of a Feed Lake County food drive at their place of employment, or for those who are retired, to still donate food to Feed Lake County. If businesses or organizations are wrapping up their food drives this week, they can also drop off their collections on Saturday.
4. ALL SAINTS STUDENT ART FUNDRAISER EXHIBITION
Where/When: St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 6 p.m. Thursday
Why Go: St. John Vianney Catholic Church will host "Images of Faith and Family."
The exhibition will feature works of art created by students in grades from kindergarten through eighth, as well as preschool. The event is free and open to the general public.
The exhibit and fundraiser captures the expsosure to art history that students at the school enjoyed over several months. Students at every grade level learned about a particular artist and artistic genre before developing their own artistic creations, based on the genre and artist they learned about.
Some of the artwork will be auctioned with the money going to All Saints of St. John Vianney.
5. ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE TO BENEFIT CAMP STIGWANDISH
Where/When: St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 3 p.m. Sunday
Why Go: The Phoenix Patrol and Pack 75 will be hosting an aluminum can drive to benefit Camp Stigwandish. Please help them by saving your cans and bringing one or more large bags of cans beween 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday to St. Mary of the Assumption Church.
Camp Stigwandish, located in Madison, Ohio, is a local Boy Scout camp owned and operated by the Greater Western Reserve Council. This camp sees thousands of scouters a year and offers a rustic and scenic experience to scouts and their families. The camp has an abundance of opportunites for scouts to have fun, learn new skills, and hone current skills. From the winding hiking trails and the primitive adirondacks to the BB and archery ranges and scenic chapel, Stigwandish is an adventure around every corner of camp.
In order to maintain and upkeep the camp so that current and future generations can share in the beauty of Stigwandish, the Phoenix Patrol has chosen to hold a community can drive to raise funds to ensure years of enjoyment for future scouters and their families. The Phoenix Patrol is asking that each home in the community bring one or more large bags of aluminum cans to help their cause.
All money raised will be donated to the Greater Western Reserve Council and will be used to benefit Camp Stigwandish.