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Improv Workshop

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pec Plahouse Theatre, 314 Main St, Pecatonica
WHAT: A highly interactive long form improvisational workshop for ages 18 and up.
WHEN: August 10, 17, 24, and September 7 from 2-5 pm. Ends with a performance showcase on the 7th to show off what you’ve learned (invite friends and family!)
WHERE: Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St, Pecatonica, IL
WHY: Improvisational skills are vital to any performer, and you don’t have to be funny to participate. Believe it or not, improv does not stress being funny. Improv hones your listening and reacting skills as well as your creative thinking skills. No matter your theatrical role, the ability to improv is a great skill to add to your theatrical bag of tricks! Also, this is a great way to prepare for PPT’s annual murder mystery dinner!
WHO: The workshops will be led by Jennifer Thompson who trained at ImprovOlympic under the brilliance of Charna Halpern, Del Close, Neil Flynn, and Adam McKay (look them up, they’re pretty cool). While there, she was a part of several teams and served as a production coordinator for the acclaimed house team, The Family. Jennifer has performed in theatres across the stateline and is thrilled to bring this experience to Pec Playhouse.
Be sure to reserve your spot quickly! Cost will be $20.
For questions, call 815-621-4507 or e-mail thompsontrio@live.com.
Registration form available on www.pecplayhouse.org
Jennifer Thompson

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Hot Fest for Hospice 2014 - Salsa Cooking Contest and Music Festival

Noon - 11:00 pm

Verdi Club, 782 N Madison Street
On August 31st, Concepts for Charity will present Hot Fest for Hospice 2014 on the shores of the Rock River at the Verdi Club, 782 N Madison Street, in Rockford. The event will take place from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Concepts for Charity is a local, all volunteer, non-profit organization that raises funds for local causes through the production of events in the stateline region.

Since 2003, Hot Fest for Hospice has been a festival that raises awareness and funds for not-for-profit hospice organizations near Rockford, Illinois. Each year, hundreds of families are touched by the support and care of these providers.

At the heart of Hot Fest for Hospice is the area’s only Iron Chef style Salsa Competition. The competition features two-person teams who are challenged to make two gallons of salsa from scratch while the clock ticks and people cheer. The best part is that festival goers help by judging the teams in several categories.

This family-friendly event also features live music from the area’s best bands and fun activities for all ages! Look for future updates and details in the days ahead and be sure to check us out at the following:

Website: www.Rockfordhotfest.com

Facebook: HotFestForHospiceRockford

Twitter: @HotFest4Hospice

GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/rockfordhotfest
Dominic Sawchuk and Dominick Squicciarini

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