'Much Ado About Nothing' coming May 5-8
The Charleston Alley Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy, "Much Ado About Nothing," in the Mattoon train depot's Lone Elm Room on May 5-8. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for the Thursday through Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for the Sunday performance. Tickets are $10. Reservations can be made by calling the CAT box office at 217-345-2287 and leaving a message. For more information on the show, click here.
Weekly ukulele group meetings set
Join us Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. in the historic Mattoon Train Station's former gift shop for an informal ukulele group session led by Gail Nelson. All levels are welcome to come to learn, practice, make music and have fun! Questions? Call the MAC office at 217-258-6286.
Artists: Sign up now for booth space
NOTICE: The next Mattoon Arts Council meeting will be at 6 p.m. May 4, 2016, at the Mattoon Tourism & Arts Office, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938.
Pastel Workshop April 22 & 23
Kari Rajkumar's second Pastel Workshop in Mattoon was held April 22-23 in the Lone Elm Room. Click here to see photos from the event and to find out about other workshops coming up with the Mattoon Arts Council.
Broadway Boot Camp is coming to Mattoon!
The Little Theatre on the Square and the Mattoon Arts Council are now taking recruits for Broadway Boot Camp in Mattoon! Any Central Illinois kids from first through 12th grades are invited to this weeklong musical theater camp June 13-18 where they will perfect their skills in acting, dancing, singing and performance with the professionals from the Little Theatre. Classes will include audition preparation, team building, solo work and character building. The camp concludes with a performance for parents and friends. Cost is $100 per child. Space is limited! For more information, click on the logo above.
Beginner's Basic Sewing Class offered July 16
Join instructor Jan Little as she explains sewing terminology and basic skills for the beginner! In this class, students will learn how to thread a sewing machine, sewing seams, hems, and more. Bring your sewing machine if you have one; if not, don't worry - a few machines will be available for use. Class time begins at 9 a.m. and goes until noon. The cost of the class is only $25 and participants will take home a basic sewing kit, class binder and pot holder or small pillow top. Click on the photo above for more information. Class size is limited, so sign up today!
MAC's Little Library at the Depot
Have you ever been waiting somewhere and really wish you had a book to help pass the time? We are collecting books for our "Little Library" for Amtrak passengers who may have this same issue! The MAC office is located in the Mattoon Train Depot, just behind the elevator. Bring your books, any genre, and we will make sure they are put to good use. There is a donation box by the office door. Amtrak passengers and the council appreciate your generosity!
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We are still looking for a winner! Help us to reach 1,000 page likes on Facebook, and we'll pick one person at random to win this great "Got Art?" tee-shirt. Just click the icon above to go directly to our page, then hit "Like." Remember to like the page, not just a post!