Baldwin in brief
3rd, 4th graders
Third and fourth graders at Baldwin Elementary School will perform the musical "The Elves' Impersonator" by Teresa Jennings, which features melodies of early rock and roll songs. The main character "Elfis" has been accused of being an elf impersonator. Performances will be 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5 at the BJHS auditorium. The musical is directed by Jocelyn Leonard.
Arts Council presents
The Fifth Annual Christmas Tea, hosted by the Baldwin Community Arts Council, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 9 at Collins House, located at Eighth and Elm streets.
Featured at the event will be tables decorated by various community members and music by the Chansonettes, a Baldwin Junior High Choral ensemble. Chocolate delicacies, prepared by the Baker University catering staff from recipes in the arts council's "Fine Art of Chocolate" cookbook, will be served.
The first tea was in 1997. Tables were decorated by JoAnn Krekel, Deborah Melton, Star Novak, Anita Neuenswander and Ruth Dickinson. This year the tables will include "Quilting Country Christmas" by Cleo Langley and Diane McAtee; "Christmas in Red, White and Blue" by Barb Henre; "English Christmas" by Sally Nixon; "Christmas with Jewel Tea" by Joy Wellman; "Glistenings of Gold" by Christy Carlisle and a new children's table, "A Berry Merry Christmas" by Ruth Dickinson.
Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.
for spring play
Baldwin City Theatre will have auditions from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday for the 2001 spring play titled "It Runs in the Family." Auditions will be at Baldwin Junior High School. Seven men and five women are needed for the play.
Baldwin Branch AAUW
The Baldwin Branch of AAUW met at Vintage Park Assisted Living Facility. Ruth Dickerson was in charge of the business meeting. It was decided to give the AAUW records and historical data to the KU Library for preservation.
Nora Cleland, a member of the National Federation of Press Women, spoke about the High School National Journalism Contest for grades nine through twelve. Cleland directed the project. She read excerpts from some of the contest entries.
The December meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the home of Betty Barker Bashaw.