Bee in the Community

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November 30, 2011
Concert will put you in the holiday spirit

Wednesday night's free concert at the Community Center Theatre promises to put the audience in the holiday spirit. Sponsored by The Bee and featuring the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, tonight's performance is sold out BUT any seats not claimed by 6:45 will be available to the public.

So if you're the gamblin' type and are willing to bet the wind might keep some folks home, come on downtown to the theater and take your chances. If you get a seat, you will be treated to Captain Haley Armstrong - conductor of the band - and The Honeybee (no relation) Trio.

The program includes such holiday favorites as "Ave Maria," "Jingle Bells," "White Christmas" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."

See you there!

November 4, 2011
Author wows SRO crowd at Library Galleria

More than 425 of his biggest fans gathered Thursday evening to hear author Erik Larson at the final gathering of The Bee Book Club for 2011. The Library Galleria was set up for 300 people, but readers just kept arriving - even after the 6 p.m. start time.

Larson, who flew in from Seattle earlier in the day, garnered one of the largest crowds in Book Club history. He was witty, provacative and stayed until every last copy of "In The Garden of Beasts," was autographed.

Representatives from Barnes and Noble sold out off books and reports from the stores in the area told the same story. Stay tunned for the 2012 list of Book Club authors.


November 1, 2011
Meet author Erik Larson on Thursday

The Bee Book Club is hosting is final author of 2011 Thursday evening at the Downtown Library Galleria. Erik Larson, who specializes in nonfiction, will speak at 6 p.m.

His book, "In the Garden of Beasts," tells the story of 1933 Berlin during Hitler's first year as German chancellor. The story is told through the eyes of William Dodd, the first U.S. ambassador to Nazi Germany, and his daughter, Martha.

Larson will give a presentation, answer questions and autograph "Beasts."

The event is free. For more information, please call 321-1024.