Whether you’re building, remodeling, decorating, landscaping, or just dreaming about your next home improvement, the Hernando County Home & Garden Show is the place to be. The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is bringing the 2nd Annual Home & Garden Show to Hernando County on February 29 from 10… Read More
Live mermaids and live music will provide your send-off as you explore the Florida Mermaid Trail in Brooksville. We’re also holding a Best Mermaid Contest for both people and animals at 10:15 am. Don’t miss it! What is The Florida Mermaid Trail? The Florida Mermaid Trail includes two routes (1.1… Read More
Experience the thrill of the golden age of aviation with a flight in the fully restored Ford Tri-Motor airplane. This was the first all-metal multi-engine commercial airliner and it is coming to the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport on March 5-8, 2020 for your opportunity to schedule a flight. A one-of-a-kind… Read More
You know spring is just around the corner when the 33rd Annual Floral City Strawberry Festival comes to town! Get ready to come out to one of Citrus County’s prettiest parks on March 7th and 8th for fun (and strawberries), food (and strawberries), entertainment (and strawberries), Princess Pageants and Pie-Eating… Read More
Most people who know him would say Bengt is a logistically impaired ditz, but his comedy is described as intelligent, surprisingly universal considering the content matter and profoundly funny. Bengt Washburn is bringing his hilarious comedy show to The Valerie Theatre in Inverness, Florida, on March 7 for two shows:… Read More
The 36th Annual Art in the Park will be held at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville, FL, Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2020, 10 am-5 pm. The juried festival offers more than 130 fine art and craft exhibitors plus 2 days of live stage entertainment, featuring… Read More
Blues Bash at the Ranch came about after the success of Camping with the Blues, held at Sertoma Youth Ranch in October each year. Greg Herndon and Paul Benjamin felt another blues festival would be the perfect addition to the ranch and would be held in the spring each year. Read More
The City of Inverness announces the sixth annual Inverness Big Bass Classic to be held Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Wallace Brooks Park. This event has become very popular with locals and professionals throughout the southeast for its high stakes hourly weigh-ins. Anglers compete for the hourly $1,000 payout and… Read More
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“Remembering Anne Frank – Miep Gies” Historical Character Performance
February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$7
The West Pasco County Genealogical Society (WPCGS) is pleased to welcome actress, playwright and storyteller Nan Colton to its February genealogical event. Ms. Colton will give a historical character performance and presentation of “Remembering Anne Frank – Miep Gies.” Colton’s performance will be included in the monthly Society gathering on Wednesday, February 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson, Florida 34667.
Colton, who has performed professionally on U.S. and international stages, will present an overview of the Frank family and the Dutch people’s humanitarian efforts in Nazi-occupied Holland. The presentation will be an engaging solo performance by Colton that delves into the life and times of Miep Gies, who was an integral member of the team that hid eight Jewish people, including Anne Frank and her family, in Amsterdam during World War II. Gies worked as a secretary in the office of Otto Frank. While millions of people know about Anne Frank, far fewer are aware of Miep Gies, the woman who sustained Frank and her family. The actions of Miep have had a special and enduring impact on history. Were it not for Miep Gies, the world would never have met Anne Frank. An interactive question and answer period will follow the performance.
The cost of the performance is $7.00 for non-members; for current Society members in good standing, the performance is free of charge. To ensure seating and materials availability, please register via text to 727-271-0770 or email: [email protected].
About Nan Colton
Nan Colton, the owner of Solo Productions, is a full-time professional actress, playwright, director, and writer who has performed and lectured on stages in South Africa, Great Britain and throughout North America. She brings to life passionate, live portraits of remarkable, real-life women, and depicts historically accurate tales of their fascinating lives. Colton personally researches, scripts, produces and performs each of the characterizations, written to explain the art, artists and historical personages.
A native of South Africa and current resident of South Florida, she created Solo Productions in 1995 and she has committed her talents to create and present theatrical solo performances and workshops that are interactive, educative and entertaining. Nan is the Performing-Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. She has expanded her reach to include corporate events, professional organizations, libraries, universities, and retirement communities. She is available to perform one of her repertoires of more than 45 historical characters, seeking to stir the imagination about each character’s life and inspiration and to educate her audience about historical periods and events.
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