Compiled by Morinville News Staff
Morinville – There is plenty to choose from in Morinville this weekend for sports fans, theatre fans, music fans, and people who just like a good bargain.
Let’s play ball
The Crank Slo-pitch Tournament kicks off at the Skyline Diamonds in Morinville Friday night and continues through until Sunday.
Pinocchio in town
The stage of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre will be transformed into the hills of sunny Italy May 25 when the Alberta Opera Company bring their musical adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale Pinocchio to town.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at through tixonthesquare.ca, the Morinville Community Cultural Centre box office and at the door.
Garage Sale madness
The town will be full of bargains for yard sale lovers Saturday. The community’s annual Town-Wide Garage Sale takes place May 26, offering Morinvillians one big day of rooting and rummaging for the good stuff.
As in previous years the event will take place at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre at 9906 104 Street as well as at private residences throughout Morinville. Thinks kick off at the arena at 9 a.m. and maps of other locations can be obtained there.
Show and shine
Tim Hortons Kids Camp Day Show will take place in and around the Tim Hortons’ parking lot saturday, offering car buffs a chance to swap stories and dreams.
The first anniversary of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre will be recognized with a gala concert May 26. The evening’s theme is the music of American composer George Gershwin.
The performance features a 23-performer wind ensemble assembled from the professional music community in Edmonton, including some members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) as well as additional instrumentalists drawn from the Capital Region’s classical and jazz ensembles. Gershwin’s most popular piano work, The Rhapsody in Blue, will be performed by Johnathan Raine.
An interesting addition to the evening’s gala performance will be a special presentation prior to the performance. “The conductor, William Dimmer, is doing a pre-concert talk,” Cultural Centre Manager Laurie Stalker said, noting it is something that has not been done at any of the Morinville shows to date. “He’ll talk a little bit about Gershwin, how things came together for the show and that sort of thing.”
The performance takes place May 26 at 8 p.m. The pre-concert discussion takes place at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, $35 for students and seniors. They are available at the cultural centre box office or from tixonthesquare.ca. Tickets may also be purchased by phone by calling toll free 1-877-888-1757.
Walkin’ the dog
The Purina Walk for Dog Guides takes place Sunday morning at the Fish and Game Association trials. Registration for the fundraising walk is 8 a.m. with walk commencing at 10 a.m. The event is cosponsored by the Morinville Lion’s Club.