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Posted on Nov 21, 2018

News briefs, week of Nov. 22, 2018

Christmas Concert planned
Quincy Valley Allied Arts will present the Community Christmas Concert at the High School PAC at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2.
Many members from the community and surrounding communities have been learning and practicing beautiful Christmas songs under the direction of Riley and Kylie Youngren.
The price of admission is an item for the Quincy Food Bank, which is particularly in need of rice, tuna, sugar, shampoo, combs, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
QVAA invites the public to help ring in the holiday season with gratitude and generosity for those in need.

Seniors: Center closes for holiday
Last week’s winners were: pinochle – Nick Todd and Jo Kniep; Rummikub – Bonnie Kniveton and Ruth Minor; bridge – Carol Michael and Barb Kennedy; and dominoes – Vaughn Vordahl and Elaine Elshoff.
Thursday the Senior Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is hot turkey and cheese sandwich, hot German potato salad and peanut butter cookie. Tuesday is beef chili with beans, breadsticks and oatmeal raisin cookie. Wednesday is cheesesteak sandwich, green salad and chocolate crinkle sandwich. Thursday, Nov. 29, is oven-fried chicken, baked potatoes with toppings, corn, green salad, French rolls and carrot cupcakes.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers, with a $1 charge for to-go orders. Senior citizens may have lunches delivered Monday through Thursday inside Quincy city limits for an additional $2; call 787-3231.

Church to hold Thanksgiving service
The public is invited to join in a service of Thanksgiving at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 22, in the Quincy Christian Reformed Church at 420 H St. SE in Quincy. An offering of food items and personal hygiene items for Serve Quincy will be received.

George hall hosts music
The George CoffeeHouse series welcomes Nick Dumas Chris Luquette in concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 1. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Then the CoffeeHouse series features the Marlin Handbell Ringers at 3 p.m., Dec. 8. Both concerts will include refreshments, and admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free.
The traditional First Friday Jam at George will be 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 7, with a potluck starting at 6 p.m.

Hoeger to serve mission
Noah M. Hoeger, son of Matt and Hydi Hoeger of Quincy, has been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the Texas Houston South Mission. Hoeger is a Quincy High School graduate and will leave Dec. 5 for his mission. He will speak in the sacrament meeting at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, at 1101 Second Ave. SE, Quincy. All are invited to attend.

Bowman to serve mission
Trey Bowman, son of Shane and Loren Bowman of Battle Ground, Wash., and grandson of Alan and Susan Bowman of Quincy, has been called to serve a mission in Colombia, Bogota South, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will leave Dec. 12 for Bogota. Bowman will speak at the sacrament meeting at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 25, at 1101 Second Ave. SE, Quincy. All are invited to attend.

City offers activities
For more information about these and other Quincy Recreation Department activities, call 787-3523, ext. 259. Register at www.qtownrec.us or at the Activity Center.
Nov. 21, Ice Skating Trip, 12:15 to 4 p.m. $10
Nov. 29 Youth Paint Night, 6:30 p.m., $15
Dec. 11 Adult Paint Night, 6:30 p.m., $15

Library has activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, 787-2359, offers programs at no charge.
Nov. 21, ATLAS, At The Library After School, 1-2:30 p.m.
Nov. 22-23, closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 24, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Nov. 26, Teen Book Club discussion, 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 27, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited; sign up ahead of time is required.
Nov. 28, Page Turners Book Club discussion, 3 p.m.
Nov. 29, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 29, Bilingual Storytime with Deb, 4 p.m.
Nov. 30, Kids Bingo, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Masquers calls for auditions
Auditions for the next Masquers Theater production, “The Humans,” will be Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m., at the Jolly Theatre in Soap Lake.
This 2016 Tony Award winning play, written by Stephen Karam as a drama/comedy, is a story of a family celebrating Thanksgiving dinner at the new apartment of the youngest daughter. As dinner unfolds, all the family’s secrets about what is truly going on in their lives are revealed.
Director Cheri Barbre and assistant director Bevan Olstad will need a cast consisting of:
One man, 55 to 65 years of age;
One woman, 55 to 65 years of age;
One man, 35 to 40 years of age;
One woman, 30 to 35 years of age;
One woman 20 to 25 years of age;
One woman, 70 to 85 years of age;
And backstage crew – stage manager, props, set, lights, cooks.
Rehearsals will start after the first of the year, four nights a week. The production starts Feb. 15, 2019, and will run thru March 3 on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday matinees for a total of nine performances. For more information, call Cheri Barbre at 509-237-3969.