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E-Bulletin of October 23, 2001

MCCC's Blood Drive
Remember to give blood on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in SC108, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come to the Flight Fair
For fifteen cents per pound, maximum $15, you can take to the air on Saturday, Nov. 3 for a short plane ride.  See the beauty of fall as it should be seen – from the air.   From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mercer's Aviation program will host a Flight Fair at the Trenton-Mercer Airport.  The planes will be piloted by certified pilots who are flight instructors.  Proceeds will benefit the MCCC Flight Team, and food and beverages will be available.  Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 4.  Call 609-530-1272.  Directions to the airport.

Denim Day Thank You from Louise Mount
 The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation joins me in extending a sincere thanks for your generous support in the fight against breast cancer through this year’s Lee National Denim Day program.  Your contributions totaled $1,517, which is the largest annual amount donated by college staff in an effort to find a cure for this life-threatening disease. A special thanks also to the canvassers for their assistance.

Wedding Bells
On Oct. 7 John Simone married Sue Thornley in a ceremony at Mercer Oaks Golf Course.  Eric Perkins officiated at the ceremony, as family members and friends joined together for a joyous celebration.

A New Addition
Congratulations to Francis Paixao, MCCC graphic designer, and his wife, Debbie, on the birth of their second son, Benjamin, on Oct. 11.  Benjamin weighed 9.8 lbs. and was 22 inches long.

Welcome New MCCC Staff

Leroy Wilkerson, EOF Counselor Specialist, Academic & Student Services

Cynthia Ventura, Administrative Secretary II, Center for Training and Development

Olufunke Ogunbodede,  Coordinator, Adult Basic Education Program, JKC

Walter T. Brooks, Dean of Finance, Administrative and Finance Division

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)"
You won’t need Cliff Notes to thoroughly enjoy this irreverent, spirited production drawn from 37 of Shakespeare's "greatest hits."  It comes to Kelsey on Fridays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 8 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 at 3 p.m.  The audience is invited to an Opening Night Gala following the performance on Oct. 26 for refreshments with the cast and crew.

You'll delight in the riotous misreading of dialogue, the clunky female impersonations, and the comic gags that have to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Order tickets online.

"Alfonso’s Lazer Vaudeville"
This seven-foot-tall, fire-breathing dragon named Alfonso will dazzle the whole family in two unforgettable performances on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 and 4 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre.

With Alfonso as master of ceremonies, the show offers a wondrous mix of high tech laser magic and the classic antics of vaudeville comedy, juggling and acrobatics.  It is brought to the stage by three veteran performers: Carter Brown, formerly with the Ringling Brothers Circus, Carden International Circus and the Monte Carol Festival du Cirque; Jeffrey Damont, an award winning juggler who has delighted audiences around the world; and Cindy Marvell, the first woman to win the International Juggling Association Championship.

Order tickets online.

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