Westside schools:
‘Taming of the Shrew’ at Coronado

       “The Taming of the Shrew” will be performed by students with Coronado High's Theatre Department Friday and Saturday, April 13-14 at the school auditorium, 1590 W. Filllmore St.
       The starting time both nights is 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with tickets available at the door.
       According to school drama instructor Eliabeth Kahn-Lanning, the script is adapted (and slightly shortened) from the original, 1590s Shakespeare play.
       In all, 23 students will act in the play, with 35 others involved in set creation, stage managing, publicity, lights, sound, costumes and direction.
       AACL art exhibits
       The Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning is hosting a one-night exhibit, “Art Is Power,” Thursday, April 19 at 2510 N. Chestnut St.
       On display from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. will be student art and the work of New Mexico landscape artist Nina Baldwin.
       Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. Also included will be a Craft Sale and Book Fair.
       For more information, call 434-6566.
       Howbert musical at CHS
       Howbert Elementary will present a musical, “Lewis & Clark,” in the Coronado High auditorium Tuesday, April 17.
       The free show, directed by music instructor Mark Weber, will begin at 6:30 p.m.
       About 145 students from the third through fifth grades will participate.
       Coronado is at 1590 W. Filllmore St.
       Howbert Art Night
       Art Night at Howbert Elementary Thursday, April 19 will feature the school choir, student art on the walls and a silent auction to support art and music programs.
       The event, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m.
       In a school tradition, each classroom has a basket or container of some kind - a wading pool has even been used - in which students can place items donated for the auction.
       Tourney aids district
       A golf tournament at the Kissing Camels Golf Club will be sponsored Saturday, May 12 by the Foundation for School District 11.
       Golfers can sign up for different “sponsorship opportunities,” ranging from a basic individual entry cost of $300 up to the Platinum level of $8,000.
       The goal is to raise money for District 11 beyond what it receives from public funds. This is the 20th anniversary of the not-for-profit foundation.
       “Financially, this is not an easy time for public education,” a statement reads on the website, foundationford11.org. “Our school district's budget is being reduced by millions of dollars each year. Even as District 11 works hard to keep budget cuts out of the classroom,the reality is that our students deserve more.”
       People wanting to sign up for the tournament can go to the foundation website or contact Rhonda Rickett at 574-1634 or rhondasrickett@gmail.com.

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