Home Art & Culture On The Town PHOTOS: This week in Idyllwild: May 19, 2016 Art & CultureOn The Town PHOTOS: This week in Idyllwild: May 19, 2016 By Idyllwild Town Crier - May 19, 2016 2218 0 Facebook Twitter Google+ The cast of Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” are seen here at a Saturday, May 14, performance. Idyllwild Arts Academy Theatre Department students worked with the Idyllwild School students to produce the musical. Photo by Marshall Smith In commemoration of the Holocaust, Frances Nassau (left), a 92-year-old concentration camp survivor, was guest speaker at Friday night’s Temple Har Shalom service held at St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church. Nassau related many of the ordeals she and others endured while being held in the World War II camps. Leading the service was Rabbi Jules King (right). Photo by Barry Zander Members of the Garner Valley Gals enjoyed lunch at Russo’s in Banning before visiting the Edward-Dean Museum and Gardens in Cherry Valley on Thursday, May 12. Attending were (left side, from left) Susan Gonzales, Marya Zentz and Judy Sherman; (and (right side, from right) Kathy Bowman, Debbie Gray, Sally Burrage, and Barbara Parker. Photo courtesy Kathy Bowman The Spiritual Oneness Center held an open house last weekend, described as a big success.Photo by Richard Barker Emily Hill (center), accompanied by her mother Angie (left), received the Idyllwild Rotary Eighth-grade Citizenship Award and Scholarship from Scott Fisher (right) at the May 11 meeting of the Idyllwild Rotary Club. Emily’s teacher, Christy Tilley, described her amazing leap in maturity, responsibility and desire to succeed over her three years at Idyllwild School. Photo by Tom Kluzak Randon Lane (right) receives the coveted Idyllwild Rotary Squirrel from Idyllwild Rotary President Chuck Weisbart at the May 11 weekly meeting of the club. Lane, the mayor of Murrieta, spoke at the meeting about the governor’s proposed budget and other issues of importance to local citizens. He then answered questions from the audience, some of which touched on his candidacy for Riverside County supervisor.Photo by Tom Kluzak It was “comedy tonight” at the final of three performances of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Idyllwild Arts Academy Sunday, May 15. The typically professional presentation by the Theatre Department featured many talented students who acted, sang and danced their way through a very entertaining production.Photo by Tom Kluzak The Idyllwild Arts InterArts Performance Ensemble presented “unFAIRGROUND,” an original performance piece, on May 11. The ensemble devised and wrote the show, a mesmerizing mélange of soliloquy, stage play, concert and interpretive dance that looked at relationships as revealed by passengers on a variety of amusement park rides.Photo by Tom Kluzak Construction began on the community garden at Idyllwild Arts Academy Sunday, May 15. Student Jubilee Heutmaker (center) initiated the project, with the assistance of Chris Wegemer (left), coordinator of the Art and Society Program and teacher of Environmental Science. Student Mira Winick (right) also participated. More boxes will be constructed and the entire garden will be fenced, part of a larger, campus-wide sustainability project. Photo by Tom Kluzak Holistic health practitioner Steven Morrison (right) mixed with interested attendees, including Julian Geisinger (center) at Sky Island Organic’s first Health Fair, held on Saturday, May 14.Photo by Marshall Smith Popular SoCal reggae band Inhale performed at the Rustic Theatre Saturday, May 14. New Rustic owner Kevin Nett said he plans to have more live performances at the theater in the future. Photo by Tom Kluzak LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.