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Elyria notebook: Sept. 30


Peter and the Wolf at LCCC

The Elyria High School Chamber String Orchestra, together with the Lorain County Civic Orchestra, will perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Stocker Arts Center at Lorain County Community College. A special guest will narrate this collaborative performance. T

he EHS Chamber String Orchestra includes some of the high school’s most talented musicians, who will be sitting side-by-side with members of the Civic Orchestra for this special performance. The program will be conducted by Robert Beckstrom, director of the Division of Arts and Humanities at LCCC, and will include Bach Cantata No. 140 “Wachet Auf” at the beginning of the program.

Tickets are available at the Stocker box office. Cost for adults is $7 and $6 for students and seniors.

Painting with Deacon Frank

Even if you have never painted in your life, you can learn at St. Jude Catholic Church in October.

Classes with Deacon Frank J. O’Connell will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday in October, beginning Oct. 9 in the Stations of the Cross area behind the church at 590 Poplar St., Elyria.

Participants provide their own acrylics, brushes, canvas and other supplies. A fee of $40 will be charged for those who do not attend St. Jude’s. A portion of fees will be donated to Birthright.

O’Connell, who says, “Painting is prayer,” is a nationally recognized designer, illustrator and educator, and taught a variety of art courses in drawing, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture and other mediums for three universities and art schools in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

About 30 people turned out for the last class, he said.

“I can teach anyone how to paint — in any medium,” O’Connell said.

Reserve your spot in the classes by calling (440) 366-5711, ext. 104.

Children’s author at Border’s Express

Author and illustrator Denise Morris, who wrote the book “Frankie’s Strange Day at the Zoo,” will be signing copies 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Border’s Express at Midway Mall.

The story traces the visit of a boy named Frankie Strange to the city zoo, where he discovers something strange going on with the animals.

He encounters a bald eagle with a full head of luxurious hair, a laughing hyena who is crying and a tap-dancing sloth.
There will be giveaways and drawings for free items.

For more information on Morris, visit

Troops needed for Finwood

The Elyria Parks and Recreation Department is looking for Girl Scout troops to help serve refreshments and sing at this year’s Holiday at Finwood program.

Troops are scheduled for one-hour shifts Dec. 7 through Dec. 20.

To participate, call (440) 326-1500.


About 75 walkers raised nearly $7,200 in the AIDS Task Force Walk earlier this month at Lorain County Community College.

The money will be used to help pay for medical needs, housing, groceries and utilities for people who have AIDS or who are HIV-positive, according to Ricky Allen Lanza of the Lorain County AIDS Task Force.

The next meeting will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, and the next dinner will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Sunshine Senior Center at Church of the Open Door, state Route 113 and West Ridge Road.

Walk along for lupus

The Elyria Chapter of the Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs is sponsoring its 9th annual 5K Walk-Along for Lupus on Oct. 13 at Lorain County Community College.

Registration is 9 a.m., and the walk is 10 a.m., rain or shine. There will be prizes for the top 10 money raisers.

For information, call Nellie Caver, project director, at (440) 323-3742 or LaTaunya Conley, chairwoman, at (440) 326-1407.

Sports show at Holiday Inn

Vendors are needed for a sports show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Holiday Inn, 1825 Lorain Blvd. in Elyria.

Proceeds will go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lorain County.

There is no admission fee. Vendors should call (440) 324-5411, ext. 7831. Spaces are $20, but you get a $5 discount if you call before Oct. 13.

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