Fairfield First! Buzz – May 8th

Way Off Broadway – Fun Raiser – 2-for-1 tickets for Fairfield First! Members
Friday, May 8th, Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts Center. Featuring special guest, Mr. Stan Brown who appeared in the June of 2008 production of Robby Benson’s Open Heart.
VIP Ticket: $48.50 – Preferred Orchestra reserved seats for the show. VIP tickets includes door prize tickets, backstage reception access and a meet & greet with Stan Brown after the show.
Standard Adult Ticket: $28.50 – Back and Side Orchestra reserved seats.
Student/Senior/Group Ticket: $18.50 – Balcony & Side Mezzanine reserved seating.

Special 2-for-1 offer for Fairfield First! Members.  You can get your FF1 membership and 2-for-1 tickets at the door.

SEVA Women for Women Fundraiser
Saturday, May 9th
Morning Star Studio
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Women-only evening of song, dance and food including bellydancing by Marie Wilkes (Maleeha), kathak and bollywood dance by Wendy Stegall, a Romanian midwives' dance led by Jennifer Hamilton, and vocal performances by Sharon Bousquet and Margaret Clair.  Marie and Wendy will also be doing a combination bollywood and belly dance ('bolly belly') to "Jai Ho" (theme from Slum Dog Millionnaire").  Margaret Clair is the evening's emcee, and she will join Sharon in a closing duet.  Desserts and snacks are available ala carte throughout the evening. Tickets are $10.

Ottumwa, Iowa – Video Game Capital of the World?

As it turns out, Ottumwa was a video game hotspot in the early ’80s, around the same time that video games were becoming a part of popular culture. Walter Day, who owned the Twin Galaxies video game arcade in town, says Ottumwa was considered the “Dodge City” of video games, since it’s where all the top players would come to compete on “Asteroids” or “Pac-Man” or “Centipede.” In 1982, the mayor of Ottumwa proclaimed the town the “Video Game Capital of the World.” A year later, Ottumwa played host to the first video game world championship, which was filmed by the TV show “That’s Incredible.”

Farmers Market
Saturday, May 9
Grimes Street – South of Howard Park

Buy Local for Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 10th – How about an edible tree or tickets to one of our top picks this weekend?

Room Service – Last weekend
Friday and Saturday night, only
Spayde Theatre, MUM
8 p.m.
$10 General Admission; $8 Students/Faculty/Staff
Tickets Available at Somebody Cares on the Square, the MUM Bookstore, or at the door.

Elaine Speer is directing a cast of 14 including George Kelley, Brendan Thomas, Matt Speer, Jesse Bailey, Emily Schweitz, Don Hoelting, Alana Waksman, Brian Smith, Michael Sutherland, Tammy Harrison, and John Speer.

How to Plant and Care for Your Fruit Trees – Free workshop

Hosted by Trees Forever, Sierra Club-Leopold Group and Sustainable Living Coalition
Saturday  May 9 at 11:00 am at Howard Park
Saturday, May 16 at 1:00 pm at Abundance Ecovillage

If you would like to adopt a tree, but don't have a place for one, let us know and you can be part of a community orchard with picking privileges!  
Info: foodforest@mac.com or calling 469.5600

Solo Bousquet: Naked Songs by Sharon Bousquet
Friday, May 8
Cafe Paradiso

Citizens to Label GE Foods is helping to organize the "The Truth in Labeling Coalition"
Saturday, May 9
8:00 p.m. in Dalby Hall, MUM
Hosted by the M.U.M. Department of Sustainable Living


Saturday, May 9
7:00 p.m.
Sondheim Center for Performing Arts
$25.00 General Admission
$45.00 VIP

Outdoor Adventures Event

Saturday, May 9
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$5 for adults; $3 for kids
The Jefferson County Conservation Board is teaming with the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center to celebrate the great outdoors.

Mike and Amy Finders – Concert

Friday, May 15
Cafe Paradiso

Godscript Contemporary Christian Concert
Friday, May 15, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

Only the Good Die Young Concert
Featuring a cavalcade of local performers
Saturday, May 16th
7:30 p.m.
Sondheim Center for the Performing Art

Auditions for Iowa Play Festival

Saturday, May 16th
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

For Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

The Latest Trends in High-Impact, Low-Cost Marketing
Tuesday, May 19th at 1 p.m.
Fairfield Public Library, Free
Internet marketing (including social media marketing)
Email marketing
Effective sales presentations
Phyllis Khare, social networking expert
Lee Leffler, the Newsletter Gal
Ellen Finkelstein, author How to Do Everything with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

 Pre-registration is recommended – visit http://womenwithwebsites.invite43.com

A New Way of Synching
Generation NOW Choir
Friday, May 22, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Sondheim Center

Hong Heyboer Murray Trio
Trios by Haydn, Martinù and Mendelssohn
Saturday, May 23, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Presented by Fairfield Chamber Music Society

Snatam Kaur
Friday, July 24
Sondheim Center

Local Sports News

John DeAngelis is SEISC Golf Champion
Congratulations for shooting a 75 yesterday in Fort Madison to win the medalist honors at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference golf tourney.

Boot Camp 2009: Connect. Inspire Act.  for Non-Profits – by CraigsList Foundation

June 20, 2009
University of California
Berkeley, California
For more information: CraigslistFoundation

Craigslist Foundation has offered these Boot Camps in San Francisco and New York.  Craigslist Foundation is interested in teaming up with Fairfield First! to offer one in Fairfield for the Mid-west.  Please let us know if you’d be interested in attending a Boot Camp for Non-Profits in Fairfield.

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