The Pix Foundation, that hardy group that vows the Pix Theatre in downtown Nampa, invites the community to its sixth annual fundraising gala, starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in a barn in Star. Not just any barn, says Debra Lindner, president of the foundation. The renovated Friends Church Barn is an event center with a stage at 439 N. Star Road.
Tickets cost $25 for the three-course meal, catered by Brick 29 Bistro chef Dustan Bristol.
There will be entertainment by the Pix Players and the Nampa Children’s Theatre, and the emcee will be Spencer Blake from KIVI TV.
The theme is “Back to the Future,” and Doc and Marty from that film will travel back to 1946 when the Pix was built. Those attending are encouraged to dress in the “Back to the Future” styles of 1855, 1955, 1985 or even 2015!
Debra is hoping to get a DeLorean to display, so if you or anyone you know has one and is willing to loan it for the evening, call Debra at 880-7929. The DeLorean is a sports car manufactured in 1981-82 featuring gull-wing doors. It was turned into a time machine in the film trilogy.
For tickets, visit www.ThePixTheatre.org, or call Debra at the above number.
CREEPY CRITTER HIKE
Kids and kids-at-heart are all invited to “put a little nature” into their Halloween celebrations this year. From 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, visitors are invited to go on a free spooky hike at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Nampa, and see live owls, reptiles and enclosed insects.
According to Kash Anderson, volunteer coordinator, visitors can create Halloween crafts, including bags for trick-or-treating and enjoy scary stories. Heidi Fencik from the refuge says those who stay until sunset will be encouraged to “hoot for owls and howl for coyotes.”
This Creepy Critter Encounter will offer family fun and will be held (even if it rains or snows) at the Visitor Center near Lake Lowell. The center’s entrance road is at the intersection of Roosevelt and Indiana in Nampa.
For more information, call 467-9278.
DRAMATIC WEDDING HELD AT CIVIC CENTER
Congratulations and best wishes go to a creative couple who recently held their “wedding” and reaffirmation of their vows on the Nampa Civic Center stage.
Amanda Brooke Watson and Nicholas Quincy Bromund chose a “Phantom of the Opera”-style theme and music, with the bridesmaids, Katie Scanlin, Tiffany Mesropian, Jen Potcher and Cassie Brand, all in black gowns. Even Amanda’s mother, Joye Watson, was glamorous in a glittering black gown.
The center’s staff did a fabulous job of carrying out the couple’s elaborate decor for the reception dinner, with bouquets of blood red roses, chandeliers dripping with jewels, a fabric canopy swooping across the ceiling and “diamonds,” candy and gifts sprinkled on the tables.
Of course, with this theatrical duo, who have been in many Music Theatre of Idaho shows, each table was named for famous couples, such as Tony and Maria from “West Side Story”, dancers Fred and Ginger, and Romeo and Juliet. Amanda has been the choreographer for many MTI productions.
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