Archive for Thursday, March 26, 2009

Forecast forces delay in park’s spring workday

March 26, 2009

A wintry mix is only in the forecast for the weekend, but already it has brought about an event shuffling.

This Saturday's Work Day at The Theatre in the Park has been canceled and rescheduled for April 4.

Originally set for March 28, the April 4 workday will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at the theater, in Shawnee Mission Park with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road. Every skill level is needed. The workday will last as long anyone wants to work, up to 5 p.m. Interested individuals and groups are asked to volunteer for at least four hours and to advise facility manager Bill Gintzel that they plan to participate.

Both indoor and outdoor work is available doing everything from preparing inventories, digging up sprinkler heads, cleaning buildings, and some light construction projects. Volunteer work for all levels of ability will be available, and volunteers are never asked to do anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. Gintzel advises that these events are also not appropriate for small children. A second workday is still set for April 18

In addition to the scheduled workdays this year, multiple other opportunities to volunteer at the theater are also available. Volunteers are welcome on most weekdays and Saturdays through mid-October. For more information or to schedule a time, call Gintzel at (913) 631-7050 ext. 442..

Musical productions for the theater's 2009 season begin June 12 with "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." For more information, including production dates, visit the theater's Web site or call (913) 631-7050.

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