Events and Information in the Beertown and Praline area
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It’s that time again! The Beertown L.E.G.S. is organizing the potluck for Time Capsule Day! Do you have a fantastic recipe that you want to share with the town? Are you dying to try a new recipe? If you’d like to showcase your cooking prowess at this year’s TC Day, contact the L.E.G.S. at (530) 481-5347, or email Leesa at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Beertown Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents Iolanthe
The Beertown Gilbert & Sullivan Society will present a fully costumed production of Iolanthe, March 1-3 and 8-10. Performances are in the Warner Theater at Thompson HS, 7:30pm. Tickets are $15, and can be ordered through the BGSS website.
- Little League Tryouts
The Thakiwaki Valley Little League will be holding tryouts for the Spring Season on March 16, at the Praline Community Fieldhouse. Grades 4-6 Tryouts are 9am-11am. Grades 7-8 Tryouts are noon-2pm. Grades K-3 (teeball and slowpitch) are open enrollment.
- FREE MULCH
The Praline Public Works will distribute up to 100 lbs of shredded mulch to residents of Praline and Beertown every Saturday beginning April 6, at the Praline Public Works Facility at 4527 Riverway Dr. in Praline. Proof of residency must be shown, in the form of a utility bill or state driver’s license.
- Thakiwaki River Cleanup
Members of Boy Scout Troop 9270 will lead volunteers in picking up trash on either side of the Thakiwaki River on Saturdays April 20 and June 1. Meet at the Old Brewery Bridge (Hazeltine St.) at 9am. Water and healthy snacks will be provided.
- Calling all Ladies! The Beertown L.E.G.S – Ladies Empowered by God’s Spirit!
We are a women’s prayer group who come together to share, pray, and have our voices heard! But not merely a social club, the Beertown L.E.G.S. is a unique group of God-called ladies empowered by the Holy Spirit for ministry to each other, the local body, and the community at large! LEGS meets the first and third Mondays of the month. All ladies welcome to attend. Various books and/or topics chosen for discussion.
- Rhys Bramblethorpe, in Person! Saturday, March 16, 11:30 a.m.
Bramblethorpe House Museum Curator Wendell Beasley will bring Rhys Bramblethorpe to life in a guided tour of the oldest house in Beertown. Highlights of the tour will include Bramblethorpe’s personal explanation of the architecture of the house as he designed it, including the secret passage between his study and the kitchen, as well as the infamous bedroom where Caroline McKinney was murdered.
- Summer Sun at the Praline Aquatics Center
Its not too early to be thinking about Summer sun! The Outdoor Pool opens on Memorial Day weekend, and stays open through Labor Day. Hours are noon-5pm seven days a week, and 7pm-10pm Thursday-Saturday.
Morning swim lessons begin June 10, with registrations open begin on March 1. Contact the Aquatics Center for further information.
Please visit our sun safety table at the pool’s entrance to help avoid a nasty burn!
- Interfaith Chili Cookoff
The Beertown-Praline Association of Congregations will sponsor an interfaith Chili Cookoff on Thursday April 11, in the Social Hall of the Praline United Church of Christ. The Men’s Prayer Group of the Beertown Lutheran Church is organizing groups to compete in the chili cookoff, with votes from attendees determining the champs! Ice cream sundaes will be supplied by the Hangersford Creamery. Suggested donation: $15 per adult; $10 children under 12.
Beertown Library Events
Tuesdays, April – Oct.:
- Story Hour: 10 AM & 3:00PM. Stories, games and crafts for pre-school- early elementary age children.
- Mother – Daughter Book Club (Tweens): Rockin’ Readers 6:15 PM
Thursdays, April – Oct.:
- Tator Tot Time; 10 AM. An interactive program that includes songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. Ages 2-3 years.
- Join library archivist Joann Ryals for wine, cheese, art, and an exciting discussion about a new topic in Beertown history each month.
At the Observatory
- Karine Oppenheim will lead visitors in a viewing of the next big astronomical events of 2013. Dr. Oppenheim has created a new display on the now famous Chelyabinsk meteor, and how it compares to the Beertown Meteorite of 2011.
- The Concerned Scientists of the Valley will host an Equinox Celebration on March 20th to raise awareness of global warming.
- The Observatory will be open from sunset to 5am for the Lyrids Meteor Shower on April 21 and 22, and again on April 28 for the Opposition of Saturn.