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Porcupine in a Pine Tree is going to be performed in Windsor tonight! 

Wish I was there.

 

UWindsor faculty and alumni will take up their batons alongside maestro Robert Franz during the Windsor Symphony Orchestra’s holiday pops concert, this weekend at the Capitol Theatre.

Music professor Bruce Kotowich will lead the WSO Chorus, education faculty member Danielle Sirek will direct the Windsor-Essex Youth Choir, and alumna Erin Armstrong Dickau (BMus 2007) will direct Music Moves Kids in song with the orchestra.

The program will feature an adaptation of Helaine Becker’s book A Porcupine in a Pine Tree: A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas, set to the traditional carol with images of Werner Zimmermann’s illustrations projected on stage. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Two of the three performances are already sold out; there are still tickets for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

The orchestra will collect donations of non-perishable food items for the Windsor Essex Food Bank Association, and invites patrons to arrive early and enjoy a warm beverage as the lobby fills with carolers and the sounds of brass quintet.

The Capitol Theatre is located at 121 University Ave. West; buy tickets from its box office, by phoning 519-973–1238, ext. 2, or online at www.windsorsymphony.com.

Strategic Priority:

Happy Singing everyone!

 

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Come join me this Saturday for a special event at the Bookshelf Cinema in Guelph.

We’ll be showing the winning video of a contest for the schools of Wellington County.  Entries for a visit to a class singing “Dashing Through the Snow” will be shown on the big screen with the winner to be announced.

Winner of the contest for me for a day in a local school will be drawn.

Lots of Prizes and a sing along to the big screen.
See you there!

Bookshelf Cinema, Quebec St. Guelph.Scholastic Christmas Card 2014

Over the years of writing and illustrating children’s books I’ve been fortunate to visit schools and libraries across Canada and into the high Arctic.  Yet sometimes the places closest to home get left out.
Because I believe strongly not only in the beauty  of books and the magic of reading, but also in the future of book stores,  I want to, with the help of a lucky girl of boy,  give a local school a present:
I will be giving away a Day in a School to any elementary school in the Guelph area.*
From now until December 20th, come in and fill out a ballot at the Bookshelf.
No purchase is necessary.
I will be at the Bookshelf Saturday Dec 8, noon until 3 to meet and sign copies of ‘A Porcupine in a Pine Tree’
Hope to see you there.
*Aberfoyle, Rockwood, Fergus &  Elora  included.
Value  $750.
Presentation date to be arranged by mutual agreement  between January  and March 2012
Winning school will be notified 8:30 a.m. December 21st.