Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is seeking artwork submissions from Alabama’s K-12 students for the annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp art contest. At the state level, student artwork is judged in four groups according to grade level: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Three first, three second and three third place entries, along with 16 honorable mentions, are selected for each group.
Contest judges select a “Best of Show” from the 12 first-place winners. Each state or territory “Best of Show” is then submitted to the Federal Duck Stamp Office and entered into the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Artwork is judged on the basis of originality, anatomical accuracy, artistic composition and suitability to be reproduced on a 1.5-by-2-inch stamp.
Artwork must feature one of the approved species of North American ducks, geese or swans and comply with specific contest guidelines. Artwork submissions must be postmarked before March 15.
For more information on contest requirements, entry forms and where to mail artwork, visit fws.gov/refuge/wheeler/JDS.
For more information on Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, call the visitor center at 256-350-6639 or visit their website at fws.gov/wheeler.
CCT releases season schedule
Chickasaw Civic Theatre (CCT) (801 Iroquois St.) announced its 2020-21 season schedule, which features a smattering of comedy, musical and mystery for every palate.
The Michael Frayn comedy “Noises Off” runs Sept. 11-20. Nedra Bloom will direct.
Oscar Wilde’s comic classic “The Importance of Being Earnest” runs Nov. 6-15. Sean Dudley directs.
The musical “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” by Alan Bailey, Connie Ray and Mike Craver runs Jan. 28 through Feb. 7, 2021. Stacey Driskell is slated to direct.
The Frederick Knott thriller “Wait Until Dark” runs March 19-28, 2021. Josh Jack Carl is the director.
The inspirational musical “The Man of La Mancha” by Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh runs May 7-23, 2021. Nedra Bloom directs this season closer.
Season tickets go on sale during CCT’s 2019-20 season finale, “Big Fish,” on stage in late May.
For more information, call 251-457-8887 or go to cctshows.com.
Playhouse auditions coming
Auditions for “Beauty and the Beast” will be held at Mobile’s Playhouse in the Park (4851 Museum Drive) on Monday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 4, from 6:30-8 p.m. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a 30-second song of their choice and for a short dance audition. Auditions are open to those aged 6 through mid-20s and a large cast is needed. This original Playhouse musical will run during the months of April and May.
For more information, contact Danny Mollise at 251-422-5434 or [email protected]
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