The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition presents the 1942 film, Casablanca, at The Gard Theater, 111 E Jefferson St at 7:00 pm on November 11th. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Ranked as one of the greatest films of all time, it stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The story is set in Morocco during World War II, the place is an upscale nightclub, Rick’s Bar, in Casablanca, and the plot involves the bar owner and his ex-girlfriend whose husband is running from the Nazis. The film is iconic for its characters, memorable lines and theme music. It won three Academy Awards for best picture, best director and best screenplay. Admission is free. Donations accepted to support arts and cultural programs in the River Valley.
The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition is now accepting applications to its annual Small Grants Program. Area artists, arts organizations and school arts programs may apply for grants up to $500. Applicants are asked to submit a written grant application available online or by contacting Pat Fargen at 608-588-4392. The deadline for applications is December 8. Mail them to SGAAC, PO Box 700, Spring Green, WI 53588. Or, applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding will be awarded by December 19, 2014.
Last year, $3000 was awarded to seven applicants, including the Spring Green Community Library, Lone Rock and Spring Green Elementary Schools, Arcadia Books, River Valley High School Choir, River Valley Middle School, Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center and Rural Musicians Forum. The purpose of the grant program is to encourage individual artists, arts groups, and other kinds of groups engaged in artistic projects to produce their work. Funding for the small grants comes from fundraising events and contributions from area businesses, organizations and individuals.