The curtain is about to go up on Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s season at The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts. And, as has been the case the previous two seasons since Civic relocated from Indianapolis, we’re thrilled to be a main-stage sponsor of the season. Founded in 1915, it now is under the proficient management of Executive Director Cheri Dick and Artistic Director Bob Sorbera. The principal resident company of the 500-seat theatre will produce “Pippin” (Sept. 6-21), “Schoolhouse Rock Live” (Sept. 25-28), “1940s Radio Hour” (Oct. 25-Nov. 9), “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (Dec. 13-Jan. 4), “Steel Magnolias” (Feb. 7-22) and “The Cat in the Hat” (Feb. 25-March 2). We’re certain it will be a season to remember, because that’s exactly what Civic always delivers. It’s not too soon to buy season or single-show tickets. You may do so at www.civictheatre.org or 843.3800.
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It’s right around the corner, one of Zionsville’s signature events. We’re talking about the annual Fall Festival, which is about to lift the lid on its 40th edition. This year, it runs Sept. 6-8. We’re proud to help sponsor the event, and we hope you’ll participate in all the offerings. There is preview coverage in today’s paper, and a special section is headed your way in next week’s edition. The festival, as you might know, is the Zionsville Lions Club’s “baby,” and it serves as the primary fundraiser for Lions Park, arguably one of the town’s greatest assets. In addition to the annual parade, there will be activities galore, up to and including a performance by the Reece Dickerson Band and an auction in the Entertainment Tent. Staging the event doesn’t simply “happen,” so when you see club President Tim Reinhart or any club member, for that matter, offer up congratulations and a word of thanks.