May 29, 2018
Zack's Place June Newsletter
May in Review
In may we stayed fit by bowling at Maple Lanes, taking yoga classes with Tita, Jess, Jamie, Lalita, Amanda and Maeve, we swam at Upper Valley Aquatic Center, we had fitness classes with Bari, we cycled the Rail Trail with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport, we took walks into town, we had nutrition classes with Vince.
For educational, art and cultural we read books with Diane, Phil and Bettyanne. We practiced for our musical which we performed on May 16th at Town Hall Theater, we danced with Jen, we sang with Kerry, we had music movement with Kathleen and Mark, we had story telling with Jools, drumming with Ted, art with Caitlin, Bonnie and Lolly. We cooked with Sarah, had crafts with Kitty, we visited Billings Farm for farm programs, We went to Lebanon Opera House to see THE MOUSE WHO KNEW NO FEAR. We visited Montshire Museum and we will be taking a photography class and visit Norman Williams Library.
The Zack's Place Musical
 Zack's Place in the Wonderful Land of ZOZ

Zack's Place Participants partnered with community members including Woodstock Elementary School Students and other cameo performers to perform the musical ZACK'S PLACE IN THE WONDERFUL LAND OF ZOZ. The adaptation was written by Jim Sadwith from L. Frank Baum's THE WONDERFUL LAND OF OZ.
Participants began reading the script in February and started rehearsing at Woodstock Elementary School in March and April. The performers worked with choreographer Jennifer Schutzius and singing coach Kerry Rosenthal as well as the Director Jim Sadwith. The months of hard work paid off.
On Wednesday May 16th Zack's Place along with it's all star cast of cameo performers, performed at Town Hall Theater in Woodstock, VT. As we waited for people to seat themselves we soon realized that the theater was filled. People continued to file in and sat in the aisles and stood in the back.
As the play opened it started with an actual voice over from Mark Brine Eye on the Sky. As the group scurried off stage, Dharma was left alone at ZP and the storm hit caring her to the Land of Zoz. The adventure continued through Zoz as Dharma met her new friends and searched for a way to get back home. 
The professional writing and directing from Jim Sadwith made this such a special play and all who participated out performed themselves.
A big thank you to Pentangle for the Arts for use of the theater! Also, to our fearless director Jim Sadwith. He worked very hard with our group and helped us have a successful musical. Our sound and music director Bob Merrill and lighting Tiger Stanley!
Also thank you to our photographers Calvin Jones and Nancy Nutile-McMenemy and videographer Macy Lawrence!

Photographs were lovingly photographed and donated by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy and Calvin Jones
Photos by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
Photos by Calvin Jones
Zack's Place Garden Workshop at Kelly Way Gardens
 Sunday, May 20th we held our “Garden workshop and dinner” at the Woodstock Inns, Kelly Way Gardens. What a fabulous evening, we were thrilled to have a great turnout for our event. The venue at Kelly Way Gardens is a wonderful and magical place at the top of the hill, nestled between the Woodstock Inn’s amazing vegetable and flower gardens, overlooking Mount Peg.
 The beautifully restored barn, with the reclaimed wood farm tables and the elegant chandeliers and candle light, looked stunning among the beautiful vases, over flowing with daffodils that were lining the center of each table. We are grateful to the Woodstock Inn and Resort for making it possible, for us, to host our Zack’s Place fundraiser in such a lovely spot. The garden tour and work shop presented by Ben Pauly was delightful, very interesting and informative. He certainly is a master at gardening and has an eye for creativity. 
The dinner created by Chef Rhys was delicious and fresh with a theme of spring; he and his crew did a great job. Overall the event was a huge success.
Thank you to the Woodstock Inn for a wonderful event!