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A Time to Perform in November By Kaye Osborn

It is November and the holiday events are beginning. There are many wonderful stage performances in Modesto, but it is time for me to expand this column to include other kinds of performances including poetry and dance plus an “outer” view of performances within our country. If you have an upcoming event please let us know so that we can spread the word. So, Oakdale, Ceres, Turlock, Patterson, Hughson, Ripon and other cities, please let us know about your upcoming performing arts events. Your information needs to include dates, times, tickets prices, location and who to contact.

Gallo Center for the Arts Nov. 4 – 7 PM The Ugly Duckling

Nov. 9 – 2 PM The Freedom Riders with Sankofa Theater

Nov. 15,16- 7 PM, 17 – 2 PM A Christmas Carol, Modesto Christian Performing Arts

Nov. 19, 20 7 PM No Limits by Central Catholic High School

Nov. 30 2 & 4 PM Angelina Ballerina the Musical

Prospect Theater Project Exciting news! PTP will be relocating to a new theater on K Street by spring 2014! In the meantime, check out this great show.

Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck Nov. 22-Dec. 8

Center Stage Conservatory Lower Level Studio The Mystery of Irma Vep (for mature audiences) Nov. 1,2,3 Call (209) 846-0179 for more info. Or check out their website

Poetry Second Tuesday Poetry Reading at Barking Dog Grill 6 PM, Open Mic Night

Carnegie Arts Center Second Sunday Readings (free) Nov. 24 – 2 PM, Local poets read followed by an Open Mic



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About the Author:

Kaye Osborn retired from Lakewood School in 2009. She taught Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children for 34 years. Kaye continues directing the Lakewood Youth Theater and teaching the Lakewood Sign Club. She teaches American Sign Language at Modesto Junior College as well as a two-week Young Writers Camp held every summer at CSUS. Kaye is the Parliamentarian of the McHenry Museum docents. She loves giving school tours at the museum. Kaye is also involved in Delta Gamma Kappa, Epislon Nu. She is passionate about exercise and life. Her dream when she retired was to work out more everyday. You can find her morning, noon and night taking classes, teaching Zumba or playing disc golf. Her husband Jerry (of 39 years), also a retired educator, enjoys cooking gourmet meals, riding his bike or playing disc golf. On a weekly basis, Kaye and Jerry enjoy volunteering in their daughter’s kindergarten class in North Highlands. Being grandparents to a bubbly, adorable little boy named Glen, who was seven in March and to a sweet, lovable almost 4-year-old Charlotte, is the BEST! Kaye adores her family: Amanda, her husband Nate, Glen and Charlotte live in Fair Oaks and Megan, an 8th grade math teacher, her husband Art, and their dogs live in Modesto. Kaye is a recipient of numerous teaching awards including 2015 Outstanding Woman of the Year, Stanislaus Arts Council Excellence in Arts Education, Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year, Rotary Club Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Girl Scouts World of the Arts Excellence Award.