If you ever want to put together a reunion, I’d recommend that you go find David Hay. I’ve known David forever. We attended Columbus College, now called Columbus State University, together for a few years. He’s a year or so older than I am, so he graduated before I did.
He put together a reunion of folks who were in “Oklahoma!” last year. I think it was “Oklahoma!” Now, he’s organizing a reunion for anyone who had performed on or worked behind the scenes at the Springer Opera House.
It’s scheduled for March 11-12. On March 11, alumni will meet at the Cannon Brewpub at 7 p.m. for dinner. At 10 p.m., everyone will go to the No Shame Theater in the Actors Arena.
On March 12, it’s lunch at noon at the Doubletree Hotel’s Houlihan’s. At 6 p.m., there’s dinner at the Springer and at 7:30 p.m., the performance of “High School Musical.”
If you want to attend the dinner at the Brewpub and at the Springer and go to “HSM,” you have to register in advance and pay $60. No Shame and lunch on March 12 are on your own.
Make out your check to David Hay and mail it to the Columbus Marriott, 800 Front Ave., Columbus, GA 31901 by Feb. 20. He’ll reserve a block of seats for the “HSM” performance.
If you need more information, e-mail David at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at the Marriott at 706-324-1800.
The art of baking bread
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to bake bread, there’s a perfect class for you.
“The Basics of Baking,” which covers what types of wheat, grains and equipment to use, where to buy everything you need, honey crystals vs. other sweeteners, bread machines or ovens, kneading techniques and recipes.
You’ll actually get your hands dirty. Well, not dirty, but messy.
The class is 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Albright’s on University Avenue. It’s sponsored by the Friendship Cafe. Best of all, it’s just $5.
To register for the class, call 706-507-2487.
The Taste of Pine Mountain
I miss the Taste of Columbus. For a few tokens, you could taste what local restaurants have to offer. After being on the board of CONTACT, I found out that it’s an expensive event to plan and execute.
So I’m glad that someone’s doing it in Pine Mountain.
At least three restaurants in Pine Mountain have paired with merchants for the Taste of Pine Mountain from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 18.
It’s $10, and you’d better get your tickets soon. I’m told they expect to have such a crowd that they could be forced to turn away people the day of the event.