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Lisa Allmendinger on April 22nd, 2014

By Lisa Carolin Picture sunny Spain hundreds of years ago and a charismatic knight named Don Quixote. He is the central figure in the eponymous book and ballet, which Ballet Chelsea presents this Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Chelsea High School Auditorium. Fans of Ballet Chelsea [...]

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Students and teachers from Chelsea Center for the Arts will collaborate with the Chelsea Senior Center at their 8th annual Spring Expo, Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Washington Street Education Center. Piano student Conner Sipperly and guitar instructor Pete Bullard will perform at noon and 12:30 p.m.,  respectively, and then there [...]

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By Lisa Carolin Photos courtesy of Leslie Lewis The magic of Mardi Gras music is coming to Chelsea on Saturday, April 26 when Beach Middle School is transformed into the setting for a New Orleans-style fundraising concert from 6:30-9 p.m. There will be three stages of continuous live entertainment featuring students from the Chelsea High [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 13th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Emily Meloche for this book review.) Once Upon a River tells the story of Margo Crane, a teenager who leaves her home following the death of her father—a death for which she can feel some responsibility. Margo begins life on her own along the Kalamazoo River, ultimately wanting to [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 11th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Shawn Personke for the information in this story.) The Kaleidoscope Concert series continues on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m., with the award winning music and comedy group, Three Men & a Tenor. The concert is free, but donations are requested to help support the music series for the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 11th, 2014

The Friends of the Chelsea District Library will hold a “Fill a Bag for $5 Book Sale” on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the library basement. There will be hundreds of gently used books, DVDs and CDs for sale. Fill a bag for $5. And, if you sign up to join the [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 9th, 2014

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Karen Persello, head of youth/teen services and Edith Donnell, youth/teen librarian at Chelsea District Library for the information in this story and Burrill Strong for the photo on top of the story and the photo gallery at the bottom of the story.) “How many of you don’t know who [...]

Continue reading about Taking a look back at the Authors in Chelsea event

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Emily Meloche for the information in this story.) Returning for its sixth year, the Midwest Literary Walk will bring award-winning novelists, poets, and musicians to downtown Chelsea. The free, all-day event begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 and will host readings at various venues throughout downtown. Ann [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Crystal Hayduk for the information and the photos in this story.) The Chelsea Area Players (CAP) Youth Theater will be presenting Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at the George Prinzing Auditorium the weekend of May 16-18. This version of the show is based on the fairy tale by Hans [...]

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