Early Bird Registration Ends Today for the Charity 5K Road Race

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Mar 312017

Amity High School senior Lillian Zhang welcomes everyone to a new local road race for an important cause.
“My club and I are hosting the Woodbridge Be The Match 5K on the Woodbridge Green to raise funds for Be The Match, an organization that provides life saving bone marrow transplants for cancer patients,” Zhang said. “It’s a wonderful community event for all ages and fitness levels.”
The deadline for Early Bird registration ends Friday, March 31. Pre-registered runners receive free T-shirts and a $2 coupon to Bruegger’s Bagels. Top runners also receive awards.
The event includes a post race party with food, awards, and a raffle.
We’re also having a bone marrow drive and a raffle with gift cards to Denali, Red Barn, Fleet Feet Sports, and signed posters from NY Giants and Boston Red Sox.
Sponsors include: Laticrete, Denali, Woodbridge Running Company, Chabaso Bakery, Crest Lincoln of Woodbridge, Grimaldi’s, APM Sports Chiropractic, ELITE Sports Medicine, Whole Foods, and Generation UCan.
About the 5K

Be The Match and Give A Spit are excited to host the 2017 Woodbridge Be The Match 5K that unites communities across Connecticut in support of helping patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. With your support in fundraising as an individual or team, you help more patients afford transplants, add potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry®, and make more life-saving research possible.

The Woodbridge Be The Match 5K Walk/Run and the Children’s Fun Run is an event for people of all ages and fitness levels. Take the first step by registering for the Woodbridge Be The Match timed 5K by Thom Jacobs of Paynes Corner Timing.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Be The Match.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need your help on race day. Sign up HERE.

Can’t attend on race day? Register for a virtual run that can take place whenever you want while supporting Be The Match.

Click HERE to register, support or join a team.

Don’t Miss This Year’s POPS Concert

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Jun 032016

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 10.08.59 PMThe 2016 Amity POPS Concert, “Corn Pops” will take place in the John J. Brady Center at Amity High School, just ONE DAY this year, Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m.

Presented by the Amity Music Department, the show will include “a lot of corny jokes,” according to retiring music teacher Chris Hickerson.

If you’ve never attended a POPS Concert, you have missed out on the one opportunity to see the talented Amity Students give their all and perform songs of their own choosing.

POPS is more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Once again, tickets are only $10.

Click HERE to buy tickets. (the provided link no longer works – get tickets at the door)


Originally Published on: May 16, 2016 @ 22:19

Travel Notes: Day Five, Hawking “Almost Maine,” Scottish Dancing

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Aug 172012

A night of dancing rounded out day five of the Amity Creative Theater kids’ trip to Scotland.

A group of talented Amity students are in Scotland, where they were invited to perform the play “Almost Maine” at the Fringe Festival. The kids, along with their chaperones, Director Rob Kennedy and Costume Designer Julie Chevan left Amity last Saturday afternoon. Their first performance is today, Friday, Aug. 17.

Kennedy reported on Day Five of their trip:

“Another great day today including the best weather day of the trip. Bright and sunny,” he wrote. “We had some touring and shopping time this morning plus some last minute prop gathering. After lunch back at the dorms we hit the Royal Mile hard to hand out flyers to drum up business for ‘Almost Maine.'”

He said the kids were great show salespeople and made thousand of new friends.

“We had dinner at the Underbelly and Gilded Ballon food trucks and went home. At 9 p.m. all of us had an amazing night of Scottish culture at a traditional Ceili dance,” Kennedy said. “The kids had the best night of the trip.”

Check out the pictures!

Travel Notes: Day Four — An Epic Day On Top Of A Volcano

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Aug 162012

Amity Creative Theater Kids ready to thrill audiences in Scotland.

A group of Amity Theater kids are in Scotland where they were invited to perform the play “Almost Maine” at the Fringe Festival. The students are accompanied by chaperones, Director Rob Kennedy and Costume Designer Julie Chevan.

Kennedy called Wednesday “Another Epic day here in the land of the Scots.”

The group woke up early had a nice breakfast together and climbed Arthur’s Seat which is a high dormant volcano behind their accommodations. They all reportedly took lots of great pictures.

“After lunch on our own and some rehearsal for Ted and Kara we had our tech rehearsal in our theater,” Kennedy said. “The staff are wonderful and were really impressed by the professionalism of our students and by Andrew Gusciora ‘s shoe dropping machine. After a nice dinner in the cafeteria we saw our first two fringe shows. The first was chosen by Ted a one man show called “Beast” which was delightful and heartwarming.”

“Then we had tea and pastry at the Elephant Cafe . This is a mecca for Harry Potter Fans as this is were J. K. Rowling wrote the 1st Harry Potter novel,” he said. “Then at 11 p.m. we saw an INCREDIBLE improvised musical called “Showstoppers.” So funny!”

The only downer was the evening rain.

“It certainly felt like Scotland tonight,” Kennedy said. “Our jackets sure came in handy!”