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October 28, 2021
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Cindy Bagley
Get in the spirit of Halloween
September 17, 2021

It is that exciting time of year that we can enjoy pumpkin spice everything, the Fall Recreation Guide, and a return to in-person classes! Our recreation guide was recently released, and it’s full of activities to keep you and your family happy and healthy this holiday season.

Whether it be soccer, ballet, gymnastics, or pottery, the Community Center hosts a myriad of classes for all ages and skill levels. Need some inspiration to help fuel your mood? Get in the spirit of Halloween by making a spooky fresh flower arrangement. Or maybe a Thanksgiving centerpiece is more what you need to bring on an attitude of gratitude. Participate in the holiday wreath class and be the envy of your neighborhood as you showcase your one-of-a-kind handmade holiday wreath. If you’re a senior, our Spirituality and Mindfulness for seniors’ class will help you age and engage in a positive direction. Class registration for fall classes is underway now. You can register online at cityofrohnertpark.perfectmind.com, by mail, or by phone at 707-588-3456.  

Our spirited Halloween Carnival has been such a success in previous years, we’re bringing it back again this year! The free celebration features music, carnival games, a haunted maze, costume contest and more. As a bonus this year, we’ve added a Día de los Muertos celebration. The event is on Saturday October 30 from 12-5 p.m. at the Community Center. Visit www.rpcity.org/halloween for more information.

Can you believe that this year marks our 42nd year of the Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire? We’re thrilled to open our Community Center doors to crafters and shoppers this year on Friday November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. As a shopper of the event, plan on perusing (and purchasing) unique and quality crafted items. You won’t be disappointed with the number of names you can cross off your holiday shopping list. 

At Spreckels Performing Arts Center we’ve opened our doors and thrown back the curtains to excited theatergoers! We’re excited to share with you our plans for the first half of the 20/21 season.

Are you ready for a big ol’ belly laugh? We sure are! Widely considered one of the greatest comedies ever written, Noises Off is a fast-paced, farcical romp through the trials and tribulations of a beleaguered theater troupe touring a production of the equally raucous (and made-up) play “Nothing On.” As the scene rotates from the disasters on stage to the antics backstage, you are treated to a display of comic timing that will leave you exhausted from laughter! This comic masterpiece from Michael Frayn runs from October 8-24. Noises Off! contains mild mature content.

Filling out the first half of our season is a delightful holiday play, The Wickhams, Christmas at Pemberley. Whether or not you attended our 2019 sold-out production of Miss Bennet, Christmas at Pemberley, you will delight in this equally funny, charming, and moving sequel. Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon once again bring Austen’s beloved characters to the stage for a yuletide sequel to Pride and Prejudice. While Miss Bennet depicted the newly wed Darcys’ Christmas gathering on the ground floor of Pemberley, The Wickhams take audiences to the downstairs servants’ quarters during that same celebration. The Wickhams, Christmas at Pemberley is a charming holiday tale that explores the confines of class and the generosity of forgiveness. This heartwarming play runs November 19-December 12, 2021.

For these plays we continue to offer our special $10 tickets (plus $2 facility fee) for patrons 18 and younger. Tickets for all events may be purchased on our website: www.spreckelsonline.com, or by phone at 707.588.3400. The box office is open 12:00-5:00, Wednesday - Sunday. For the safety of our staff, actors, and patrons, we require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (within 72 hours of the show).