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July 2003, Friday
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Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys"
Location: Sullivan County Community College's Seelig Theatre
Thursday, July 24 - 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 - 8 p.m.

The story of the play is a familiar one, especially to the fans of the movie version that starred Walter Matthau and George Burns. An ex-vaudeville team, Al Lewis and Willie Clark, (a.k.a. Lewis and Clark) in spite of performing together for 43 years, hate each other. At the beginning of the play, it has been 11 years since they last played together and a major TV network wants them to re-enact their most famous routine. Persuading them to do so is not easy and their mutual crankiness produces both hilarious and heartwarming moments.


"The Sunshine Boys" will feature two veterans of the Sullivan County stage, Mike Gastwirth of Liberty as Al Lewis and Jack Leshner of Monticello as Willie Clark. Supporting players include Albie Beluli of Grahamsville as Willie's nephew Ben, Pamela Bright of Napanoch as the nurse and Janna Worden of Grahamsville as the TV nurse. Stage direction and set design are by Carol Montana of Grahamsville, DeLois "Cookie" House of Ellenville is stage manager, Ken Walter of Grahamsville is master carpenter and P.J. Yacino of Narrowsburg is lighting designer.

Tickets for all performances of the Summer 2003 series at the Seelig Theatre are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, students, and staff. Group rates are also available. For information or to purchase tickets, call (845) 434-5750, 4304 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or visit the SCCC website at www.sullivan.suny.edu.



Jazz lunch at Lasdon
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers
Listen to the sounds of cool jazz as you dine al fresco at Westchester's largest publicly owned arboretum during Lunch at Lasdon, to be held on Fridays, July 11, 18, and 25 and August 1.

From noon to 2 p.m. each week, you can listen to classic jazz favorites on the patio of the Lasdon gift shop. Visitors can bring their own lunch or reserve a delicious box lunch in advance. Refreshments will also be for sale throughout the concert. A limited number of tables are available on the patio, or visitors can bring a blanket for seating on the lawn and enjoy a spectacular view of the Muscoot Reservoir.

Admission and parking for Lunch at Lasdon are free, but donations are accepted to help fund the program. Fee for the box lunch is $8.50. A limited number of lunches will be available and must be reserved in advance by the Thursday before the program. Parking and rest rooms are accessible to the disabled. In inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

For more information about Lunch at Lasdon, to reserve a lunch, or for rain cancellation information, call the park at (914) 864-7268.



Defensive driving course
Time: 6:15pm - 9:15pm
Location: Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall Room 313
The Center for Community and Educational Services at Mount Saint Mary College will offer a defensive driving course beginning Friday (July 25).

The course is certified by the National Safety Council. Participants are eligible for a 10% discount on collision and liability insurance for three years. Satisfactory completion of the course will remove four points from a driver's license in the past 18 months.

The six hour course is presented in two, three hour sessions, July 25 and Aug. 1. The sessions will be held from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. in .

The $40 fee (cash or check) is payable at the first meeting.

Participants are asked to bring pen and paper.





Bluegrass band Mountain Heart
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Whippoorwill Hall in Armonk, NY
The nationally acclaimed bluegrass band, Mountain Heart, winner of several International Bluegrass Music Association awards and star performers at concerts and music festivals across the country, will appear at on Friday, July 25.

In the space of just two recordings, Mountain Heart has soared to the highest reaches of bluegrass music. But don't for a minute think that Mountain Heart is merely an overnight sensation. Long before they entered the studio for their recordings, No Other Way and The Journey, Mountain Heart's personnel were already veterans on the bluegrass and country music scenes.

The July concert is one of an ongoing series of bluegrass performances at Whippoorwill Hall, an intimate, 187-seat theater that is home to a variety of theatrical, film and concert presentations. All proceeds of this concert are used to fund additional cultural and educational programming.

Tickets are $20 (students and children over 8: $10) and may be purchased at V.I.P. Photo, 381 Main Street, Armonk, or by check payable and mailed to The Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Box 144, Armonk, NY 10504. Tickets are available at the door prior to the concert. Whippoorwill Hall is located on Kent Place in Armonk. For information, call (914) 273-8690.


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