Happy New Year! 2012 brings many activities to the Basin City Arts Center, old favorites and new opportunities. Of course, Zumba continues in both the morning and the evenings, with class times to fit many schedules. For those of you adding health and fitness to your resolutions, Zumba is a fun way to add some activity. The monthly children's movie continues, with The Smurfs up for their Basin debut. Finally, Bingo is the second Thursday of the month, which means you may have missed your January opportunity but February is rolling into sight.
A new event at the BCAC is the movie Mother of Normandy, at 6.00 PM on Saturday, 21 January 2012. The movie is about a French woman who becomes a caretaker of a Veterans' Cemetery. There is no admission fee although donations to support the Arts Center are greatly accepted. DVDs of the film will also be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Basin City Arts Center.
February will begin with our annual fundraiser. This year, instead of Dinner and a Movie, we are trying Dinner and a Dance on 4 February. Dinner begins at 6.30 PM with dancing to follow. The menu consists of salad, bread, stuffed chicken breasts, vegetable, and dessert. Wine and beer will be available for purchase, although those funds don't go to the BCAC. Tickets are $40 for a couple or $25 for a single, and they are available from any Board member. If you are having trouble running a board member down, you could leave us a message on our Facebook page. We would love to see everyone we can at our first annual Dinner and Dance in the ballroom. Our Arts Center truly is a non-profit entity, and we depend on the annual fundraiser as well as our memberships, friends, and business sponsorships to provide arts opportunities for our community.
Along those lines, please remember we would love to have more members and friends of the Arts Center and we greatly appreciate those we already have. We have also had support from local businesses in a variety of forms, from entertainment group sponsorship, to refreshments, and monetary donations, without which we could not continue to offer some of our services. It seems a silly thing to note, but our electricity, gas, phone, internet, and other utility costs have risen at the Arts Center as well. So please consider renewing or beginning a membership or business sponsorship--and definitely come dine and dance with us on the 4th of February.