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Lassen C,ounty Times, Westwood PinePress Tuesday, Nov, 6, 2007 5B ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT [U hi n u ue Ruth Ellis Staff Writer rellis@lassen news.corn In order to raise money for scholarship programs, the Monticola Club will. be host- ing its third annual Christmas Boutique and Country Store this month. The event is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Monticola Club located at 140 S. Lassen St. A wide variety of art will be displayed at the boutique including ceramics, fused- glass jewelry, gold and silver jewelry, stained glass, rock mosaics, Christmas orna- ments, hats, scarves, quilts, bags, crocheted baby blan- kets, cards, watercolor paint- ings, throws, teapots, mugs and metal art sculptures. One booth will feature homemade holiday fudge. The Monticola Club gives d'Lfferent scholarships includ- ing a vocational scholarship and a scholarship for an indi- vidual graduating from Lassen Community College and moving on to a four-year college. The money raised from the art boutique will go into the general scholarship fund .and will be divided among each individual scholarship. Last year, the Monticola Club made $946 at the boU- tique. Some of the funds also go toward prizes for the stu- dent art show in March. There will also be raffle baskets and the Monticola Club's coqntry store will have new and nearly new items, homemade breads and cook- ies. Goodies including hot cider and cookies will be available for participants to enjoy. This year's artists are: DavaDee Montgomery, Susan Dunklau, Edith Schwirian, Jimmie Bowman, Rhonda Lee Sanders, Becky Hayes, Fran Sherman, Cathy Hanson, Tao Beavers, Deb Anderson and Philip Chandler. Phil Finkel, Dutch Treat pe orm at Words and Music Sam Williams News Editor swillia ms@lassen news.corn A.local prose writer and a unique musical duo headline the Lassen County Arts Council's November Words and Music event. Phil Finkel, a member of the Thompson Peak Writers Group, will present his new work, and musical duo Dutch Treat will perform its unique blend of old standards with a new ear-pleasing twist at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Art Council's Gallery located at 807 Cottage St. Finkel has appeared as the featured presenter at numer- ous Words and Music events in the past, but this will be his- first appearance in several years. Dutch Treat brings an unusual mix of old and new to their musical productions. DutCh Treat is the creation of two talented entertainers -- Julianne Pepetone and Thomas Braun. Pepetone's powerful and nuanced vocals, coupled with Braun's unique musical arrangements, ' turn old stan- dards [ri " new delights for fresh ears. The two Lassen County res- idents joined forces about two years ago because of their interest in jazz. They didn't know if there would be an interest in their reworked jazz standards, but the band is finding success and book- ings in a county that supports a number of diverse musical offerings. "We play a mix of pop songs, old jazz and rhythm and blues," Braun said. "We play mostly' jazz standards It Shouldn't To Go Home Information and assistance is available 24 hours. 24 Hour Crisis Line 530-257-5004 Out-of-Area 888-289-5004 Closed 10-22 to 10-31 SitSpot is closed while Jackie attends the association of Pet Dog Trainers Conference 10-22 to 10-31 We will reopen Thursday, Nov. 1 SitSpot Canine Center Training, Boarding & Day Care. 472-380 Johnstonville Rd. (530) 257-3161 WWW.sitsDot.TV from people like Cole Porter and Irving Berlin -- songs that people like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra used to record. About one-~ird of our material is Latin-based like 'Girl From 'Ipanema.'" Other well-known tunes in the duo's ever-expanding "You Don't Know Me." Braun plays MIDI key- boards .and bass with the group while Pepetone con- tributes vocals and percus- sion. November's Words and Music event also features its ever-popular open mic seg- ment. Local writers, musi- Thomas Braun and Julie Pepetone -- known as Dutch Treat -- appear as the featured musical artists at the Lassen County Arts Council's Words and Music event held at 7:30 p.m. 6n Saturday, Nov. 17. Joining them is local writer and teacher Phil Finkel for the words portion of the evening Photo submitted repertoire include '~in't Misbehavin', Besame Mucho," "Fly Me to the Moon," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "The Look of Love," "Misty, One-Note Samba," "Since I' Fell for You," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Unchain My Heart," "Unchained Melody" and AWARD WINNING DESIGN SOD, SEED & IRRIGATION HARDSCAPES : ':WATER FEATURES ~J~ www. H omme~ Landscape.corn ,~.~ SUSANVILLE ~-257--2920 www.[es[iesjeweky.corn Rhonda Lee Sanders will be displaying her slate rock glass mosaics and stained glass at the Monticola Club's Christmas Boutique and Country Store. Sanders is a stained glass artist from Chester and is a new addition to the boutique this year. Photo submitted AT ch~: MOVIES BEE MOVIE Director Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner Writer Jerry Seinfeld Starring Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, Kathy Bates, Robert Duvall, Larry King, William H. Macy, Uma Thurman, Oprah Winfrey, Matthew Broderick DreamWorks/Ratedl PG/Animation, Comedy It's difficult to imagine this stellar cast could mtss given the sweet material Jerry Seinfeld penned the script, starring himself as black and yellow Barry the Bee - but we'd recogmze Barry's close- set blue eyes anywhere. While exploring Manhattan, Barry discovers people have been helping themselves to bee honey, Determined to set clans and comedians are things tight, Barry sues invited to participate. " humanity ih Cburt (here Admission to Words arid comes'dajudge-Oprah). Music is $3 for adults and $1 Imaginative animation for students, vie.ws our world from a bee's For more information, call perspective. the Arts Council at 257-5222. Renee Zellweger plays a sympathetic florist Barry bee-friends. With- bees the world over in jeopardy of dying out, "Bee Movie's" release is timely. MARTIAN CHILD Directed by Menno Meyjes Starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Bobby Coleman, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt New Line/Rated PG/Drama/106 min Remember "K-Pax." the Kevin Spacey film about a mental patient insisting he hailed from planet? Transplant that premise into a homeless child (Coleman) adopted by. a widower (Cusack) and the topic of being different takes another step out-of-this- orld. gorgeotis friend (Peet), who might be willing to be more. Social Services wants David to focus on integrating the shy child into society, but the boy's claims captivate David's imagination. AMERICAN GANGSTER Directed by Ridley Scott .Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Carla Gugino Universal/Rated R/Drama/157 min An amazing true story, based on the article by Mark Jacobson, casts Crowe and Washington as a cop and a gangster who eventually become friends. Washington plays Frank , a br'illiar,helf0in deal- A*suceessf~science fict ion ev~-di:l smuggler:besting t~e author, but -first time father Mafia at its own game. figure, David receives parent- Crowe appears as Richie ing tips from his sister Roberts, a detective deter- (played by Cusack's sister mined to close Lucas's opera- Joan), and support from a tion down. ,change the Global warming is a big problem. But there are lots of small things you can do this winter to help protect the environment for generations to come. Install a programmable thermostat and set it 3-5 degrees lower than you normally would when it's cold outside. Another wayyou can'be more energy efficient around the house is to choose ENERGY STAR certified heating products. You may even qualify for utility rebates, which will save you some cold hard cash. All of which can give you a warm feeling inside. To find out more, call or visit our Web site today. 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