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Posted on Mar 13, 2015

Community Bulletin: March 12

Looking for a second chance at prom?

If you were never asked to your high school prom, or if you’re looking for a way to feel young again, now’s your chance to do both.
For their senior project, Quincy High School seniors Claudia Flores and Ruth Garcia, along with their mentor Albert Castro, are putting together a prom for the young at heart.
“We thought about how sometimes people don’t go to prom,” Flores said. “We wanted to give people an opportunity to say they went to their prom.”
The theme of the prom for adults is “A Night In Tokyo.” All proceeds will go to the Vasquez family of Quincy for medical expenses for their son, Roman, who was diagnosed with leukemia for a second time last December. Roman is a student at Pioneer Elementary School.
“I know it’s really difficult to come up with the money on your own,” Garcia said. “I hope people come to have fun and hopefully donate to the cause.”
The event is 8 p.m. to midnight on March 14 at Cave B.
Music is by Castro’s Phase 3 DJ Services. Cost is $10 for an individual ticket or $15 for a couple. All tickets will be sold at the door. No alcohol will be served.
For more information, call 398-0629 or 237-8568.

Daddy-daughter dance is March 20

Registration for Quincy’s annual daddy-daughter dance closes on Monday.
The dance, which will have an “Alice in Wonderland” theme, is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 20 at The Grainery. It is limited to the first 25 daughters who are signed up. Cost is $30 a couple.
The event includes music by a DJ, refreshments and treats by The Grainery, and a photo backdrop to record the special evening. The Quincy Recreation Department is putting on the event.
Registration also is open for the recreation department’s first mother-son luau dance, which will be April 4 at the Quincy Community Center. Registration costs $15 a person and is open until March 31.

Register now for spring day camp

Two Quincy High School students, in partnership with the Quincy Recreation Department, are putting on a spring break day camp from March 30 through April 3.
For ages 5 to 10 years old, the camp starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. each day. Parents can drop off kids as early as 7:30 a.m. but must pick them up by 5:30 p.m. Cost is $30 a child for the week.
The camp includes arts and crafts, sports and games, learning and reading, and much fun. Each child must bring a lunch, but snacks will be provided.  The camp is limited to the first 25 students registered. Register at

Urban Monroes coming to George

The George Coffeehouse on Saturday welcomes Urban Monroes to the stage at George Community Hall.
The band begins performing at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Fast paced and highly energetic, the Urban Monroes perform traditional and original bluegrass with a style and delivery uniquely its own. The band’s latest CD, “Appaloosa Daydream,” garnered such accolades as Best Albums of 2014 by Roots Music Report and Best Songs of 2014 by Roots Music Report.
The CoffeeHouse hosts monthly bluegrass concerts from October through April. Admission is $3 a person (children 12 and younger are free) with a pass-the-hat for the performers.

Seniors: Computer class on Saturday

There are still two free computer classes being offered at the Quincy Senior Center.
The second class is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The final class is 10 a.m. to noon on March 21.
The classes are sponsored by Microsoft.  Participants should bring their laptops, cell phones and tablets so they can get their questions answered.
The Thursday dinner menu is spaghetti with mushroom meat sauce, buttered carrots, garlic bread, Italian salad and fruit cocktail. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
Monday bridge winners were Pam Toevs and Judy Bryant. Wednesday bridge winners were Carole Richardson and Arlene Duchscherer. Dominoes winners were Harold Mason and Dan Neumann. Pinochle winners were Rae Soelter and Jim Fleming.