A special screening at the Trustees Theatre of Mission:Impossible III raised nearly $200,000 this past Sunday for the 200 Club, a nonprofit group that provides support to families of police and firefighters killed in action. Clockwise from upper left: Savannah Music Festival director Rob Gibson with M:I:3 executive producer and Savannah native Stratton Leopold; 200 Club Chairman and Morris Multimedia CEO Charles H. Morris; and the parade after the screening to Trustees Garden for dinner.
Nelson to host Max Cleland
Former U.S. senator Max Cleland will be the guest of honor at a reception for Democratic congressional candidate Jim Nelson.
Nelson, an ordained minister and former U.S. Army paratrooper, is challenging longtime Republican incumbent Jack Kingston in Georgia’s first congressional district.
The event is Saturday, June 3, from 8-10 p.m. at Il Pasticcio restaurant downtown. Tickets are $125 per person and include a picture with Max Cleland, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and live music.
To purchase, go to actblue.com/page/NelsonForCongress or mail check to: Jim Nelson For Congress, P.O. Box 14407, Savannah, GA 31416. Include contact info, occupation and employer as required by FEC law.
Playwright fest still on
A One-Act Play Contest and Festival, co-sponsored by the Savannah Actor’s Theater, Inc., and the Savannah Shakespeare Festival, Inc., has moved its submission deadline to June 1.
Festival organizers are “still shooting for a late summer run and are trying to finalize a space for the performances,” according to a spokesperson.
Plays previously mailed to the original address are in good shape, but new submissions should go to Savannah Actor’s Theater, 911 Walden Lane, Savannah, Ga. 31405. Call 660-0795.
Applicants may submit up to three plays for consideration and all plays must be under 40 minutes.
Friends in high places
The Savannah Friends of Music (SFM) have completed the third and final installment of a longstanding fundraising commitment to the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program (AAYO).
Lynne Davis, president of the SFM, presented a check for $22,000 to Ed Wheeler, AASU Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Lorraine Jones, Executive Director of AAYO, at the recent AAYO Spring Concert held on the AASU campus.
The funding supports operation of AAYO for the 2006-2007 season. SFM is an organization that supports, promotes, and sponsors programs of classical music and education in Savannah.
Shooting for the stars
Savannah State University student Eric McBeth has been selected to complete an internship with NASA’s Undergraduate Student Research Program this summer.
A senior majoring in mathematics with a minor in business and computer science technology, McBeth will complete the internship June 5-August 11 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Last week’s write-up on the DAMAD reunion show at The Jinx mistakenly contained erroneous information.
Three of the four musicians involved had previously been members of that popular metal band’s lineup, not two as stated. We regret the error and any confusion this may have caused. ç