TERRE HAUTE —
Crosley Radio Players at Tuscany in Paris
FEATURED EVENT: The Crosley Radio Players return to the new dinner theater at the Tuscany Restaurant in Paris, Ill., on Sunday.
Tuscany, located at 1218 N. Main St., will be offering a complete buffet dinner, with drink and dessert, plus the Crosley Radio Players’ 80 minute show for $17 per person.
The Crosley Players’ show will feature episodes of “CBS Mystery Theater,” “Command Performance,” and “Fibber McGee and Molly.” Many of the sound effects used will be generated live, just as they were when the shows were on radio.
Reservations are strongly suggested, as seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Tuscany or by phone at (217) 466-1610. Buffet service begins at 5 p.m. CDT, with the Crosley show at 6:15 p.m. CDT.
CBS Mystery Theater, which ran for almost 10 years featured some very well-known actors of the 1970s doing newly-written radio dramas. Command Performance aired on Armed Forces Radio Service from 1942 to 1949, and was hosted each week by a well known personality such as Bob Hope, or Kay Kyser. GIs stationed all over the world would write to Command Performance in Hollywood, requesting songs by their favorite stars, or suggest routines by well-known acts. Fibber McGee and Molly was one of the best known radio comedies, starting its 24 year radio run in 1935. It was one of the first shows to weave commercials into the fabric of the show, so as to not disrupt the show’s timing.
Colts host Fan Fest stop at park
The Indianapolis Colts are hosting a Fan Fest stop from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Deming Park in Terre Haute.
The event is free to the public. There will be player appearances and autographs, cheerleader autographs, live music, giveaways, kids inflatables and more.
Clark County 4-H Fair kicks off
The Martinsville, Ill., Fairgrounds will be the site of this year’s Clark County 4-H Fair from July 21-25. More than 260 4-H’ers will be submitting projects for the public to see.
Highlights of the fair include general project judging, a rocket launch and dog and cat show on July 21; horse show, garden tractor driving and rabbit show on July 23; swine, foods, sheep and goat shows on July 24; and poultry and beef show on July 25.
The fashion revue and foods auction will be at 6:30 p.m. July 24. The livestock auction will be at 6:30 p.m. July 25. Projects will be on display beginning at 2 p.m. July 22.
For more information contact University of Illinois Extension at (217) 826-5422 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/cce.
Civil War Living History planned
Take a step back in time as Civil War life is portrayed during a Civil War Living History at Horseshoe Lakes, a Thousand Trails property, 12962 S. 225 W. Clinton, between Clinton and St. Bernice.
The event is planned from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 13-14 with a cannon night firing at 10 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15.
See Cannon drills, how cooking was done, medical procedures, telegraphy operators, meet “washing women” who were spies and more.
Admission is $10 per car.
For more information, call (765) 832-2487.
DQ Miracle Treat Day helps kids
On July 26, participating Dairy Queen locations nationwide will offer the seventh annual Miracle Treat Day to help hospitalized kids.
During the event, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.
For more information, visit miracletreatday.com.