Celtic Music with Lilywren


4953325373_4c10469da2_b_IrishThe First Street Community Center of Mount Vernon, Iowa is pleased to host an Evening of Celtic Music with Lilywren. This live musical performance will take place 7pm, Friday, March 13th, 2015.

The event will take place inside our second largest meeting/performance space, The Library.

To purchase tickets contact: Cheryl Russell at (319) 350-4306. Seating is limited.

This event is sponsored by Iowa Irish.

Below is a Youtube video of a 2014 performance:

Cottage in Stradbally – Photo by Hotelsireland

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The Fez – Steely Dan Tribute Band


MVAAC_LogoSaturday, March 14th, 2015 at 7pm, the First Street Community Center’s Uptown Theatre will host “The Fez” – A Steely Dan All Star Tribute band.

People are encouraged to bring their own beverage. Beverages consumed in the theatre must be in Uptown Theatre mugs. The reusable mugs are $5 and available at the event. People who already have a mug can bring it to use at this event.

Tickets are $15 each and available here. The event is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council (MVAAC).

Here is a Youtube video posted by Ben Handler:

Here is the band’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thefeztributeband

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Are You Coming to Dinner?


Get out of hibernation!  Come on over to the First Street Community Center’s Uptown Theatre and enjoy a hilarious comedy put on by the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre.

The stage is set. The actors, producers, directors, stage crew and everyone else is working feverishly to make this challenging production one of the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre’s best.

The Man Who Came to Dinner, is a comedy in three acts by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman.   Performances start this Thursday, March 5th at 7:30pm. The show has additional performances Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th also at 7:30pm with a Sunday, March 8th 2pm matinee.

Set in the 1930’s in a small Ohio town during the Christmas holiday season. Our wealthy host has invited a more than slightly “full of himself” radio personality Sheridan Whiteside (aka: ‘Sherry’) over for dinner…

This show has it all! There are penguins, an octopus, convicts, an old friend tries to break up a new romance, someone gets stuffed into a mummy case and flown out of town to be a part of an exhibit going on a tour of the world, there’s even blackmail centered around a certain murderer hiding in plain site. All of this, because Sheridan Whiteside came to dinner, fell on the ice and injured his hip.

Moral of this story, be careful who you invite over to dinner.

Tickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for Students and Seniors. Tickets are on sale at CarePro Pharmacy in Mount Vernon and the Lisbon Public Library.

Call (319) 535-2030 to reserve your tickets today!

To learn more about this production see our earlier post: Coming Soon: The Man Who Came to Dinner.

“Haeckel Octopus” – Photo by CircaSassy
“King Penguins” – Photo by D-Stanley
“The Golden Face of Panehsy” – Photo by j. kunst

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Toad of Toad Hall


Statue of "Toad" of Toad Hall

The First Street Community Center of Mount Vernon, Iowa is proud to announce a live theater event for the whole family!

A.A. Milne’s Classic:
Toad of Toad Hall

January 22, 23 & 24 at 7pm, in the Uptown Theatre on first floor.

All are welcome to attend FREE of charge.

The production is directed by Joseph Anderson.
Sponsored by the Cornell College Student Theatre Council.

Photo of Mr. Toad by Castles, Capes & Clones

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