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Community Chorus to give Pops performance

The Highland Community Chorus will present its much-anticipated Pops concert, “Night and Day,” on May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Highland Elementary Auditorium, 1800 Lindenthal Ave. in Highland.

“The Highland Community Chorus is excited to be performing its second annual Pops concert,” said Jeannie Korte, HCC soprano. “Last year, the Pops concert was a delight for both audience and chorus, and this year promises to be a similar experience. A variety of familiar tunes celebrating the theme ‘Night and Day’ will be performed by the chorus and several soloists. Feel free to sing along.”

The concert will feature popular favorites like:

▪ Cole Porter’s “Night and Day”

▪ “I Say a Little Prayer” and “What the World Needs Now is Love” by Burt Bacharach and Hal David

▪ “Lullaby of Broadway”

▪ a medley from “West Side Story,” including “Something’s Coming” and “Tonight”

▪ South Pacific’s “Some Enchanted Evening”

▪ “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera”

▪ Sha Na Na’s “Good Night Sweetheart.”

The evening will showcase soloists from the chorus, as well as songs performed by the entire group.

“I’m excited about this concert, because there’s so much beautiful and familiar music that I’ve loved for years,” said Bill Ahaus, a baritone in the chorus.

Advance tickets for the concert are now available online at highlandcommunitychorus.org or at FCB Bank, 111 Walnut St. in Highland. Chorus members are also selling tickets. Advance tickets for adults are $10; advance tickets for students and seniors are $8; all tickets at the door are $12.

Season tickets are also available for purchase online. If supporters would like to donate to the growth of the chorus, they may see the “Contributions and Support” page on the website and download the donor form. At all the suggested giving levels, season tickets are given as a thank-you gift. Season ticket holders also enjoy preferential seating.


Lory Theater to show “The Heroin Project”

The Lory Theater in Highland will present a free showing of the documentary “The Heroin Project” at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13.

The documentary by Edwardsville filmmakers Ashley Seering and Cory Byers looks at the heroin epidemic in Madison County and how it affects the entire community.

Following the film, there will be a forum and discussion where people can gain the tools needed to help family and/or friends dealing with opioid addiction. Professionals will also be on hand to talk about the gateways to drug addiction and treatment options.


League of Writers to discuss publishing

The Highland League of Writers will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 15 in meeting room No. 2 at the Korte Recreation Center in Highland. The topic will be: “Publishing and distributing your books through Create Space and Amazon, without cost to you.” Anyone interested in writing is invited to attend. Bring your ideas, plots, or thoughts up to several pages for a friendly critique. Poetry, memoirs, anything written are welcome. You can also come just to hear the readings. There are no dues, fees or assigned topics. Meetings are normally the first and third Monday each month. For additional information, call Chuck Schwend at (618) 887-4797 or email schwendcharles@yahoo.com. Visit the club at charlesbschwend.com/the-highland-league-of-writers.

DAR member will speak on Vietnam

The Silver Creek Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its next meeting May 13 in the auditorium of the Latzer Library in Highland. Charlotte Digue, chapter secretary, will present a program on her personal view of the Vietnam War. New chapter officers will also be installed. For more information about the Silver Creek Chapter or DAR, contact Lola DeGroff at 667-8660.

Learn about solar power at library meeting

Madison County residents and businesses (including farmers) who are interested in reducing their power bills with solar power are invited to several free “Solar Power Hours” offered through Solarize Madison County/Glen Carbon.

The Solar Power Hours will explain how solar power works, and will present details about a bulk purchase program underway in Madison County to reduce the purchase price of solar power, which already has dropped substantially in the past few years.

The Solar Power Hours are free and are offered at 6 pm in several locations around Madison County, including at Lazter Library, 1001 9th St., in Highland on May, 16.

Solarize Madison County/Glen Carbon is a grass-roots effort led by the non-profit Midwestern Renewable Energy Center, the Glen Carbon Cool Cities Committee, and others. It is facilitated by local volunteers and by a solar contractors selected by competitive bid to help keep prices low.

For more information, call Chris Krusa at 410-490-5024 or email him at clkrusa@charter.net or visit the website growsolar.org/solarize-mcgc to learn more.

Poker Run

Event will help veterans get service dogs

Dogs That Help, a charity that provides service and therapy dogs to veterans and others at no cost to assist them to gain independence and increase their quality of life, will hold a poker run fundraiser May 21.

The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. will begin and end at Highland VFW Post 5694, 1900 VFW Road in Highland. All vehicles are welcome.

There will be a silent auction at the end of the run, as well as 50/50 and a drawing for a cooler. Two bands this year, “Running Blind” and “Papa Cherry,” will be playing from 4 to 7 p.m. Food will also be available for purchase at the end of the run.

For more information, call Susie Meink at 618-978-4930.


Garden Club to host plant sale

The Highland Garden Club will be having a plant sale at Glik Park on May 13 from 8 a.m. until noon. A large number of plants will be available, including many hostas and robust tomato plants. Funds from this sale help the Garden Club continue its many projects at the Gardens of Glik Park and Lila’s Garden.


Mazzio’s night to support Veteran Memorial in Marine

The Marine Historical Society is working to put a Veteran Memorial in the Marine Park by the Army tank. The memorial will consist of three large stones. The two outside stones will have the names of those who lost their lives while in service for our country — from the Revolutionary War to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The center stone will have the symbols of the five branches of service: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. A brick patio honoring all veterans from Marine village and township will be leading up to the memorial.

The Marine Historical Society is asking for your support by attending a fundraiser at Mazzio’s Pizza in Highland on May 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. You can dine-in and enjoy your favorite pizza, or you can order and take it home. Either way, you will be helping with the construction and maintenance of the Veteran Memorial.

Senior Menu

Faith Countryside Homes invites all seniors 60 and over to join them for their fun, food and companionship community meal program. Meals are served Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, in the Countryside Community Center, 1331 26th St. Reservations for the upcoming week should be made by 1 p.m. this Friday. Call 651-3293. The cost is $3.50 per person.

Monday, May 15: Taco salad, Mexican corn, lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, Texas sheet cake.

Tuesday, May 16: Lasagna, Caesar salad, country green beans with bacon and onions, garlic toast, oatmeal cookie.

Wednesday, May 17: Baked pork chops and apples, twice-baked potato, spinach bake, dinner roll, chocolate layer dessert.

Thursday, May 18: Polish sausage, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy, sauerkraut, angel food cake with fruit.

Friday, May 19: Fried shrimp, hush puppies, cole slaw, fruit cocktail.