On Sunday, Oct. 27, canine trick or treaters gathered with their human friends at the waterfront Morrisburg Dog Park for a celebration of the Hallowe'en season. From Raindrop as "Batgirl", Teeko as "The Great Pumpkin" to Lily as "the Cow" every one had a barking good time. And of course there were treats! Hot dogs for the participants and a race around the park made for a perfect celebration of this "spooky" time of year.
Why it’s positively criminal how funny the upcoming Iroquois-Matilda Lions pro-duction of Monday Always Leads to Murder is!
Some of the characters die laughing.
Following in a tradition that dates back nearly 30 years, the Iroquois Lions (and friends) are taking to the stage at Upper Canada Playhouse this month with their latest theatrical offering, Pat Cook’s Monday Always Leads to Murder.
These highly anticipated plays, which are presented every two years, are one of the major fund raisers for the Iroquois-Matilda Lions.
Lions clubs have long been noted for their support of charitable organizations and works in South Dundas. The community often turns to area Lions for financial and volunteer support.
Funds raised by the productions at the Playhouse are invested right back into the South Dundas community.
Ticket holders for the 2012 production can look forward to an evening of laugh-out-loud comedy and to ensuring that the Iroquois-Matilda Lions can continue to be a strong presence in the South Dundas community.
The show’s volunteer cast has been in rehearsals since early February. As opening night gets closer, the production is transferring April 4 to the Playhouse. Rehearsals have been held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Iroquois, and the Iroquois United Church.
The cast is having a lot of fun with the play, which is set in the seedy New York office of one Harry Monday, private eye. The year is 1939: Prohibition has lately been repealed, Humphrey Bogart is big at the box office, Al Capone is big in Chicago and women (at least where Harry is concerned) are still “stacked.”
Harry will certainly have his hands full coping with dames, would-be actors, cops, burglars, mysterious Egyptian professors and bodies that just keep popping up at the most inconvenient times when he takes on the sinister Barnstable case.
The fantastic set for the show has been designed by John Thompson of the Playhouse and constructed by a crew under the leadership of Lion Jim Locke. Sean Free, technical director of the Playhouse, is operating sound and lights for the show. Wendy Gibb is directing.
Tickets are $20 each for the evening shows, April 26-28, and for the Saturday matinee: they are going very quickly. Contact any Iroquois Matilda Lion, Mustard’s Variety or Upper Canada Playhouse for tickets to Monday Always Leads to Murder.
Hi, I’m a one to two year old Great Pyrenees. Like most Great Pyrenees, I am good with kids. I am house trained, but I like being indoors and outdoors equally. I pride myself in being very calm, a bit playful and friendly…I was found in the Iroquois area. (The Great Pyrenees is a large breed dog. Anyone interested in adopting this beauty should consider her size and her need for space. Great Pyrenees are known to be confident, gentle with children and very affectionate pets.
Yep…you’ve got the big guy and then there is me…a wee young Jack Russell, just four to five months old. My puppy antics are keeping everyone at the South Dundas Animal shelter hopping to keep up…right Kevin?? Oops!!! I like the indoors and Kevin says I am very high energy. “Aren’t all puppies?” Geez. Anyways, Kevin says, I definitely need training even though I think I am just the friendliest thing ever. I was found in the Winchester area.
For information on this week’s dogs please call Kevin at the South Dundas Animal Shelter at 613-543-2980. There are no adoption charges. However, the shelter counts on donations (cash or food). This week, there are several other dogs at the shelter including a well-behaved and obedient large-sized hound mix that has impressed everyone with its kindly disposition and willingness to please.
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