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April 18, 2013

Arts Express: April 18, 2013

Kent-DelordHouse looking

for volunteers

PLATTSBURGH — The Kent-Delord House Museum, 17 Cumberland Ave., is holding an orientation for both returning and new docents at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24.

No previous experience is needed; training and mentoring are provided for all volunteers. Docents and volunteers tell visitors about the Delord family story and the interpretation of the role they played in the history of the North Country.

The museum opens for the season on Wednesday, May 1.

For more information, call the museum at 561-1035 or Pat at 561-6571, or email kentdelord@primelink1.net.

NCCCA offering Theater forYouth classes

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is offering its popular Theater for Youth program starting Saturday, April 20.

Taught by Deb Vanneman, the spring session includes introductory theater and character-development classes for students ages 5 to 12.

“Introduction to Theater and Improvisation” allows children ages 5 to 8 to develop stage skills through improvisation exercises and theater games. Vanneman will teach students about stage movement, give and take between actors, visual and vocal storytelling, and creative focus.

In “What a Character!,” children ages 9 to 12 learn to interpret scripts, experiment with body lead and different voices, explore a character’s history and point of view, and create a believable and interesting persona on stage.

Both classes are on Saturdays from April 20 through May 4. “Introduction to Theater” runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and “What a Character!” runs from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost of the program is $95, or $85 for Arts Center members. For more information or to register, call 563-1604.

Volunteers needed at The Alice

CHAZY — The Alice T. Miner Museum, 9618 Route 9, is expanding its docent program and is looking for more volunteers.

Volunteers and docents at The Alice fill vital roles, including interpreting the museum and its collection for visitors, researching its archives, assisting at special events, keeping the garden beautiful, caring for the collection, conducting research and working with school groups.

The museum opens for the season on Wednesday, May 1. Tours are held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Evening events, lectures and music performances are also frequently held.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, call Amanda Palmer at 846-7336 or email director@minermuseum.org.

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