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Year of the Rooster

There will be an exhibition of "Lester Raymer's Roosters" Feb. 7 through April 16, to celebrate 2017 as the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

The exhibition will be in the Educational Room just off of studio II, the south studio. Raymer produced roosters in almost every medium that he worked in, including painting, fiber, woodcarving, printmaking, metal sculpture, and ceramic. Lester Raymer was also born in the Year of the Rooster, 1907.

For more information, visit http://lesterraymer.org.

Learn with an author

Author, poet and journalist Brian D’Ambrosio, Helena, Montana, will be the Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main St. Lindsborg, Feb. 19 to April 18.

D’Ambrosio will host a self-publishing writing workshop for that “great book idea,” like a cookbook, family history, children story or fiction, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lindsborg Community Library on three dates: Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9. Cost is $35 for members, $50 for non-members

Brian D’Ambrosio is the author of more than 10 books and his articles have been published in local, regional and national publications, including the Huffington Post. You may find Brian D’Ambrosio’s online portfolio at rebelmouse.com/Brian_DAmbrosio.

For more information, please visit http://lesterraymer.org or call 785-227-2217.

Catch a musical

HESSTON — Hesston College Theatre will present six performances of the whimsical Broadway hit “A Year with Frog and Toad” as the spring musical March 1-5, in the Keim Center Helmuth Studio Theatre on the Hesston College campus.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 1 to 5, with a second 2 p.m. matinee performance on March 4 and 5. The play is suitable for the whole family.

“A Year with Frog and Toad” has been nominated for three Tony Awards. It is based on the beloved children’s books by Arnold Lobel, and includes a score by Robert and Willie Reale. The story follows a year of fun for two friends — a cheerful Frog and the grumpy Toad — who care for each other in spite of their differences.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Purchase tickets at 620-327-8104.