February 2, 2024 at 11:22 p.m.
Taking Note

JCCT auditions are March 12 and 13

Taking Note
Civic show starts Friday
Civic show starts Friday

Auditions for a local theatre organization’s upcoming production will be held next month.

Jay County Civic Theatre announced Thursday that auditions for its production of Disney’s “Finding Nemo Jr.” will be Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13.

Sessions will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Arts Place, 131 E. Walnut St., Portland. The show is for performers 18 years old and younger. Those interested can attend either day. They do not need to attend both.

Call backs will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Rehearsals will begin in early April. The show is scheduled to open June 7.

Those who audition will be asked to read a provided line from the show. They should also prepare about 30 seconds of a musical theatre song. For call backs, they may be asked to learn a song from “Finding Nemo Jr.”

For more information, email Jay County Civic Theatre at [email protected].


Scholarships open

The Indiana Women’s Education Foundation is accepting applications for seven scholarships.

Scholarships are available for women seeking post-secondary education in a variety of areas, including those re-entering the workforce or changing careers. They are for Indiana residents and are based, in part, on financial need.

Scholarships will be presented at the Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women State Convention in April.

For a description of all of the scholarships available, or to apply, visit inwomeneducation.org. The deadline is March 1.


Workshop set

An opportunity to learn about neurodiversity in the workplace is scheduled for February.

Indiana Youth Institute will host Introduction to Neurodiversity in Youth Work at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at Blackford Junior-Senior High School.

The event will feature High Five School founder Nathan Maynard. It is an interactive workshop “designed to equip youth workers, educators, and community leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to create inclusive environments that celebrate neurodivergent youth.” Attendees will learn about neurodiversity and its history and the complications regarding diagnosis.

The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Those interested in attending should register in advance by visiting iyi.org/events.

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