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Farmers Mercantile, a Hidden Gem in Downtown Garrison

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 25th, 2019
I don't know about you, but it seems like sometimes it's just hard to carve out some time to sit and relax.Sure, you can always turn on the TV, but it's not the same as hopping in the car going to a homey place to enjoy some live music.Several years ago, the Fishers saw an opportunity to create such a place in Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison.

On April 28th, Darrel Draper of Omaha will present a free program on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, re-enacting Sacagawea’s baby Jean Baptiste Charbonneau as an adult. The presentation will be held at the Andersen Center Point Library basement beginning at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Center Point Historical Society.

Be sure to attend the play, "30 reasons NOT to be in a Play" presented by the Vinton Shellsburg Middle School Theater. The play will be shown on March 29th and 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tilford Elementary School Auditorium. Admission is as follows: Adult's $3.00. Students $2.00 Preschool FreeBe sure to mark your calendars for this show!

Area businesses are sponsoring movies at the Palace Theater to support the Benton County Historical Society. On Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. Farmers Savings Bank and Trust is bringing the movie, "The Blind Side."In April, Wilson-Hite Insurance is bringing the 1939 movie, "The WIzard of Oz." This movie will be shown, Saturday, April 6, at 2:00 p.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the "coat of many colours" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis. Its family-friendly story, familiar themes and catchy music have resulted in numerous stagings.

Bob Black and his band, Banjoy, will be at Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison Sunday, March 17th for a St. Patrick's Day performance. They will be joined by guest fiddler Joy Ward (of Castle Ridge) for this show! Come hear some delightful Irish, bluegrass and midwestern roots music!Banjoy is a lively bluegrass band featuring legendary banjoist, Bob Black, a veteran of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys.

Back to the Movies, Disney Edition 2019 to perform Thursday March 14

By Lois Martin, VS Music Dept. · March 11th, 2019
Come along and join the fun with the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School Choirs and Show Choir on Thursday, March 14 for “Back to the Movies, Disney Edition 2019” beginning at 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium. The Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade Choirs and the VSMS Show Choir will present Disney favorites from 16 different shows.

George Burns Live Again...at Windsor Manor

By Windsor Manor · March 11th, 2019
Duffy Hudson will perform at Windsor Manor on Saturday, March 30 from 2-3:00 p.m. as George Burns.The public is invited to this free event.

In Depth - Bumblebee

By Vinton Palace Theatre · February 13th, 2019
"Bumblebee" is an incredibly nice breath of fresh air compared to the previous Transformers movies. If you have been scarred or turned off by the Michael Bay version of the franchise, then this movie is certainly a welcomed change of pace. -Emmanuel Noisette NOW SHOWING BUMBLEBEE 3D Friday, February 15 through Thursday, February 21 at 7 pm Monday, February 18 at 2 pm Rated PG Running Time 114 minutes Confession: I've never seen a Transformers movie.

In Depth: A Dog's Way Home

By Marcy Horst · February 7th, 2019
A good dog movie with its heart in the right place. -Tomris Laffly, rogerebert.com NOW SHOWING A Dog's Way Home Friday, February 8 through Thursday, February 14 at 7 pm Monday, February 11 at 2 pm Rated PG Running Time 96 minutes Your kids will love you and you'll probably shed a tear or two.

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