PTLIF – Praise the Lord it’s Friday. The Morning Thing 4/24/15

PTLIF stands for Praise the Lord it’s Friday.
We celebrated today by announcing our birthday and anniversary winners of the week.

Congratulations to Donna Smith – our birthday winner of the week. Donna wins a 7 inch birthday cake from Ferrari Baking Company. Donna celebrated her birthday on Monday 4/20.

Congratulations to Debbie and Mike Nauman – our anniversary winning couple this week. The Naumans win an 8 X 10 color portrait from Seavolt’s Studios. The Naumans are celebrating their 33rd anniversary TODAY 4/24. Happy Anniversary Mike & Debbie!

We also wrapped up Drama/Theater week by sharing our Morning Thing Fave 5.
In honor of Drama – we came up with a list of 5 dream roles – the characters we would most love to play on stage!

  1. Wesley would love to play Hamlet because he loves Shakespeare. Hamlet is his favorite play from Shakespeare. The character has a lot of levels and emotions that would be fun to explore.
  2. Faith would love to play Annie because it was the first play she ever saw. Annie’s character is energetic and truly cares about others.
  3. Jenna would love to play Anna from Disney’s “Frozen on Ice”. She loves the innocent and sweet personality of the character. Plus, she wants to learn how to ice skate.
  4. Marcy would love to play Ms. Hannigan from Annie. She would love to be completely over-dramatic on stage with Ms. Hannigan’s crazy costumes and fun songs.
  5. Together, we would love to play the cast of The Sound of Music. Marcy can play Maria. Joe would play Captain Von Trapp. Wesley would play Rolf. Jenna would play Liesl. Faith would be Gretl.

We also want to say “Break A Leg” to the cast and crew of these local productions:
The King and I – The musical will be held each night at 7:00pm in the Mount Vernon High School Theater, 300 Martinsburg Road. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children, students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the door at each performance, online athttp://www.MTVarts.com or by calling Marcy Rinehart at (740) 398-5826. Come support a cast, crew and orchestra of over 70 Mount Vernon students ranging in age from 2nd graders through seniors

American Girls short plays, Tea for Felicity and War on the Home Front  – from Orange Barrel Production Company, performed in The Great Room Theater of the Mt. Vernon Developmental Center, 1250 Vernonview Drive.
Seating is limited and tickets must be secured in advance for this FREE event.
Tickets can be reserved on our website at http://www.ohiodrama.com or MTVarts.com. Tickets are also available in person at First Knox National Bank on the square in Mt. Vernon.
Performance Dates:
Friday, April 24th, 7pm (doors open at 6:30)
Saturday, April 25th, 7pm (doors open at 6:30)

Anon(ymous)presented by Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s theatre program. Anon(ymous), is a modern adaptation of Homer’s classic epic The Odyssey.
Performance Dates:
April 24-25, 30, and May 1-2 at 7pm in Thorne Performance Hall.
This event is open to the public. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for children, and $6 for MVNU students with valid school ID. Tickets may be purchased online at theatre.mvnu.edu, by phone at (740) 397-9000 ext. 1620, or at the box office beginning one hour prior to show time.

MVNU presesnts “ANON(YMOUS) A modern adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey”

We had the opportunity to talk with the cast and crew of Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s spring production of “ANON(YMOUS) A modern adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey” by Naomi Iizuka. John Berk, Leslie Smith, Ethan Long and Naomi Kreider talk about their roles in this production and why you should come see it. This production is directed by Ryan Long.

MVNU presents “ANON(YMOUS) A modern adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey”
April 23, 24, 30 and May 1, 2 at 7:00pm.
***April 30th, an English performance with Spanish subtitles.

Listen to our whole conversation right here!

Mount Vernon High School’s production of “The King and I”

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We had the opportunity to talk with the cast and crew of Mount Vernon High School’s production of “The King and I.” They talk about preparing for their roles, why they wanted to get involved, and how the community can support this event. Of the 70 students involved we talked with Rachel Rinehart, Michaela Hauke, David McDonald, Ethan and Alex Jarosz, Jakob Daniels, Lauren Cagle and the director Cory Ward.
Mount Vernon High School presents “The King and I” for 3 nights this week – 4/23, 4/24 and 4/25 at 7pm in the high school theater.

Listen to our whole conversation right here!

The Orange Barrel Production Company is presenting two American Girl plays this weekend!

OBPC LogoThis whole week on the show is Theatre Week. We have been taking a look at different drama productions happening this week and weekend and one of those is The Orange Barrel Production Company’s presentation of two American Girl Short Plays.

We had a chance to chat with several people involved in the production about the shows. You can listen to all of our conversations here: https://soundcloud.com/wnzr/sets/orange-barrel-production-company-american-girl

The two short plays, Tea for Felicity and War on the Home Front will be performed in The Great Room Theater of the Mt. Vernon Developmental Center, 1250 Vernonview Drive. Seating is limited and tickets must be secured in advance for this FREE event.

Tickets can be reserved online at http://www.ohiodrama.com or MTVarts.com. Tickets are also available in person at First Knox National Bank on the square in Mt. Vernon.

Again – these performances are FREE but seating is limited!

Performance Dates are Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30).

Keep listening to the Morning Thing all week for more information about The American Girl plays as well as the other stage shows happening currently!

It is Get Healthy Monday! The Morning Thing 4/20/15

family_fitness-300x234Happy Monday – Get Healthy Monday!

Studies show that when it comes to making decisions to improve your health, Monday is the day most people make those decisions. The Knox County Health Department and Get Healthy Knox County want you to think of every Monday as an opportunity to do something to improve your health – Make that decision to lose a few pounds, get exercising, make a doctor’s appointment, stop smoking – Make every Monday the day to start getting healthy.

Last week we talked about knowing your health numbers – like your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index (BMI).

One way to keep those numbers where they need to be, is to adopt these numbers – 5-2-1-0. We have talked about 5-2-1-0 and hopefully you’ve heard about them from other places like the YMCA and United Way. 5-2-1-0 refers to a specific formula adopted by the medical community as well as educators, that, when followed daily, leads to a healthier lifestyle. The daily formula is this: 5 servings of fruits and vegetables; 2 hours or less of screen time (TV and video games), 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks (pop or energy drinks).

Now, if that sounds like a lot to do at once – don’t feel let that stop you from doing something. You can start with doing just one.

At yesterday’s Earth Day Festival in Gambier, at the Get Healthy Knox County booth, attendees were asked “How will you use 5-2-1-0 to get healthy.” Adults and kids then had the opportunity to pledge support to one of the areas of 5-2-1-0 by writing it down on a sticky note and placing it under one of the numbers.

What would you like to do to live healthier: eat more fruits and vegetables – start by just adding one a day ; spend less time sitting and watching TV; take a walk around the block or join a gym; or cut down on those sugary drinks.

Whatever you decide, do it today, it’s Get Healthy Monday. Good health starts with the decision to get started.

 

 

Its National Stress Awareness Day!

Here are 10 tips to help  you manage your stress! 
http://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/strategies-for-de-stressing.aspx

We also shared 6 healthy foods that will help you relax and de-stress!
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/calm-foods

Plus, 10 tips to help you get a good night’s sleep!
http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-tools-tips/healthy-sleep-tips

Happy TAX DAY! Let’s SAVE some money together. The Morning Thing 4/15/15

Tax DAyIt’s TAX DAY! We found some ways to save money for you and your family.
http://www.americasaves.org/for-savers/make-a-plan-how-to-save-money/54-ways-to-save-money

We also shared Dave Ramsey’s Top 5 Money tips for kids.
http://www.imom.com/dave-ramsey-gives-his-top-5-money-tips-for-kids/

And…just in case you want to “forget” about money for awhile, try one of these fun, spring activities. Get out and enjoy the weather!
http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/spring-activities

Make sure to tune in to The Morning Thing each weekday from 6am – 9am. It is a GREAT way to start your day!