A Christmas Carol



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"Rockabilly Hall of Fame Legend" Marty Wendell will perform
Friday, June 22nd at 7:30pm. Tickets at the door, $10.

Marty Wendell and his band return to The Arts Center on the Hudson stage
on Friday, June 22nd at 7:30pm. Marty is a favorite Capital area performer
whose career spans over 45 years as a singer, songwriter and recording artist. He
was "discovered" in Greenwich Village as the mid-sixties revolution from folk to rock
music first got underway. Marty's early influences were the rockabilly sounds coming from
his family's old Philco radio. He later recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN,
home of the same artists he had grown up listening to. Marty has shared the stage with such
varied artists as Johnny Cash, Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson,
Waylon Jennings and The Platters. A seasoned performer, Wendell offers up an original mix
of country, folk, rockabilly, gospel and early rock 'n' roll. He was recently added to the "Rockabilly
Hall of Fame" Legends list. 
Please join us for Marty Wendell's concert on Friday, June 22nd, 7:30 pm.
Arts Center on the Hudson, 2 S. Main St., Mechanicville. 
Tickets available at the door, $10.
The Arts Center on the Hudson is pleased to present the exhibit “Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of World War II”. This exhibit describes the activities of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, a company comprised of 1100 officers and men capable of simulating two military divisions, or approximately 30 thousand men. During more than twenty full-scale deceptions the Ghost Army used sonic, radio and visual deception techniques to mislead the German army as to the whereabouts and strength of American troops. For the first time the army had at its disposal a mobile deception unit trained and equipped to stage multi-media illusions on demand. In addition to their missions, Ghost Army artists created a beautiful and haunting visual record of their war experience, painting and sketching during private moments. Several artists achieved post-war acclaim including Bill Blass, Arthur Singer and Ellsworth Kelly. On display are numerous reproductions of art work created by Ghost Army soldiers as well as detailed descriptions of the deception techniques used in various campaigns. 

 The exhibit will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4 pm, February 4th thru April 1st. Arrangements for schools or other interested groups are available by appointment during the week. Free admission. Donations to offset exhibit costs are welcome. The Arts Center on the Hudson is located at 2 South Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118. For more information, please call 541-2070. 



Mechanicville Rotary Club
P.O Box 383
Schaghticoke  NY  12154

The Mechanicville Rotary Club is holding an Elvis Is Back!! Benefit Concert starring Donny ‘ELVIS’ Romines on October 19, 2011 at the Arts Center on the Hudson, 2 South Main St., Mechanicville, NY.

Funds raised from last year’s concert provided new winter coats for 75 children in need attending schools in the communities of Mechanicville, Stillwater, Hoosic Valley and Waterford-Halfmoon.  

This year our Rotary Club is partnering, once again, with Operation Warm to provide high quality, new winter coats for children in need as well as fund other Rotary Club projects that carry out our mission of changing and saving people’s lives.

We ask your support as a concert corporate sponsor.  We have two levels of sponsorship:

¬Gold - $100.00 and receive 10 complimentary tickets to the concert and your name featured in our publicity and on our concert flyers.

¬Silver - $50.00 and receive 5 complimentary tickets to the concert and your name featured in our publicity and on our concert flyers.

We thank you so much for your generous support of this event.


Jim Fischer
Past President

(We acquire our coats from Operation Warm, a 501c3 charity that has provided new winter coats to almost 1 million children across North America in just over a decade.) 


The Gospel of John


in association with
Walking the dog Theater
The Gospel of John
 performed by
 David Anderson,  
Laurie Portocarrero 
and Glen Williamson
   directed by 
 Adrian Locher and   Benedicta Bertau

“Charged with passion and power” 
Three actors,
using only two chairs, a table and a few cloths,
bring to life
the drama and poetry of the Gospel
with stunning simplicity and imagination.