Supermarket Sweepstakes Shopping-Cart Dash
On your mark. . . Get set. . . Get your tickets for the Trumansburg Rotary Club’s Supermarket Sweepstakes shopping-cart dash! The possessor of the winning ticket, or his or her fleeter-of-foot designee, will have three minutes to tear through the shopper-free aisles of the Trumansburg ShurSave supermarket, grabbing goodies from shelves, refrigerators, and freezers, loading them into a shopping cart, and getting that cart to the front of the store – plenty of thrills and, hopefully, not too many spills.
Of course, there are a few rules: Eligible goods are groceries only – no alcohol, tobacco, or pharmaceutical products. The winner can select one of each item (for example, one sirloin, one ribeye, one porterhouse steak, but not a stack of six porterhouse steaks, multiple packages of cheddar cheese, or an entire box of chicken noodle soup cans.) The winning contestant is not required to stop if they spill or knock over something – Rotarians will pick up after them.
Tickets, priced at $5 each, are on sale at the ShurSave’s service desk, and from Trumansburg Rotarians. The final event will take place on Tuesday, April 24th, at 6:30 p.m. Last year’s winner, Fire Chief Jason Fulton, delegated his wife, Edie, as runner; she toted up nearly $600 worth of groceries in her dash.
Proceeds from the event support local and international causes. Trumansburg Rotary has contributed to the Trumansburg Food Pantry, Ulysses Christmas Bureau, Chris Bond Memorial Scholarship, the Ecuador Artificial Limb Project, Hospicare, Cornell Cooperative Extension (Youth Bureau) Movie Nights and Rocket Week, Finger Lakes Runners Club, Trumansburg Fire Department, American Legion (collection of supplies for soldiers), World Vision, Trumansburg Winter Fest, Big Friend Little Friend, and Toys for Tots among others.
Guitar and Uke Weekend Workshop and Public Concert
Instructional acoustic music workshops for aspiring musicians for the weekend of April 27-29, 2012 at the Conservatory.
The workshops will be led by experienced instructors, who have published instructional materials, and are international performing/recording artists:
Del will be teaching her “Blue Uke” class (she has a unique approach to blues and ragtime on the ukulele). Ernie and John will both be teaching guitar. Pat Burke, a local Ithaca musician, will also be an instructor. Pat plays the blues/ragtime/roots guitar style that we’ll be focusing in on at this workshop. He performs solo and is a member of the Evil City String Band
.The registration site for the weekend workshop is http://flgg.us
. The price for the instructional workshop is $300.
In addition to the instructional workshop, we’ll be hosting a public performance at TCFA by our instructors Saturday evening April 28, starting at 7:30PM. Advance tickets will go on sale soon for $17. Price at the door will be $20. All workshop attendees get in as part of their workshop fee.