Week of Feb. 27 briefs
Frenship graduate to direct ‘A Porcelain Doll’
World premiere performances of “A Porcelain Doll,” an original opera by Jim Vernon, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday,and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, in the Craig Dorland Theater at Shawnee Hall at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Reserved tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for all students (prices reflect $1 service charge).
Lubbock native Rebecca Ballenger will direct all performances. She presently is a faculty member at Oklahoma Baptist University and isstudying for a doctoral degree at Texas Tech.
Ballenger is a graduate of Frenship High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance at Wayland Baptist University inPlainview and a master’s degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She has worked in all aspects of Moonlight Musicalsin Lubbock.
YOL groups to perform in Wolfforth
Youth Orchestras of Lubbock will perform a spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Frenship High School Performing Arts Center, 903. N.Dowden Road in Wolfforth.
The YOL Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Laurie Williams, will perform Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by SamuelBarber,“Capriccio Espagnole” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and music from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein.
The YOL Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Blair Williams and Ryan Smith, will perform international music, including “SouthAmerican Pverture” by Merle J. Isaac.
The YOL Prelude Strings Orchestra, conducted by Kathleen Smith, will perform “Joust” by Richard Meyer, “Dance Rhythmico” by JeffFrizzi and “Chorale Fantasia” by Robert Simon.
The concert is free to the general public.
Three City Council seats up for election
The city of Wolfforth will hold its general election in May for three City Council seats.
Current council members Randy Gross, James Vardy and David Cooper’s seats will be up for re-election.
Those interested in running for the council must sign up and complete all paperwork before Friday.
Application packets will be available at the Wolfforth City Hall at 302 Main St.
Council members serve two-year terms and must be a resident of Wolfforth at least six months prior to the application date. Also,applicants must be registered to vote in Wolfforth.
For questions or more information, call Wolfforth City Secretary Debbie Perkey at (806) 855-4120.
Wolfforth City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Assn. educates in Wolfforth
The West Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a community program Sunday at the Wolfforth United MethodistChurch at 102 Donald Preston Drive.
The chapter’s outreach representative, Hannah Ives, said the event will provide education material and lessons on Alzheimer’s andother forms of dementia — helping people in the community who are affected by either.
The event will help launch a support group at the church, which is slated to start in March.
The program is free for anyone who is interested.
Scholarship apps now being accepted
The Frenship Foundation for Leadership’s Character Scholarship is available for Frenship High School seniors.
To apply for the scholarship, students must fill out an application by Friday, get a teacher to fill out a character scholarshiprecommendation form, turn in a letter of recommendation and fill out a leadership statement.
For a full list of requirements and forms,visit the FISD website.
The scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate consistent effort, promote leadership and show high character while stimulatinga desire to serve others and further their education.
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