Local Schools Receive Books from BPAC

By Cade Holder | October 29, 2018 | Press Release

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Students at Bell Academy, Pearman Elementary, Parks Elementary, D.M. Smith Elementary, Hayes Cooper Center, and Presbyterian Day School are receiving copies of reduced-price children’s books this week as part of the Bologna Performing Arts Center’s Read It, See It, Be It program. Nearly 1,000 books have been given to K-5 students as part of the program.

Operating in conjunction with the School-Time Matinee Series, the BPAC provides copies of books on which the matinee performances are based for only $1 per copy to students who attend the shows, as well as free study guides for teachers. This Thursday, November 1, the BPAC will present two performances of TheatreWorks USA’s The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System, at 9:30 and 11:30. The 9:30 performance is sold out; however, seats are still available for the 11:30 performance. The performance is sponsored locally by Walmart. The book distribution program is funded in part by the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two and the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.

The final performance for the fall semester is Lightwire Theatre’s A Very Electric Christmas, hitting the BPAC stage on Wednesday, November 14. Limited seating is still available for the 11:30 production. The arts education department will pick back up in the spring semester of 2019 with three shows: Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, on January 15, Ronald K. Brown’s EVIDENCE Dance Company on March 21, and Junie B. Jones on March 29. For information about the School-Time Matinee Series and the Read It, See It, Be It program, please contact the Arts Education office at 662-846-4844.