With Hospice North Hastings set to take over the operation of the Village Playhouse on April 1, Heather Brough wants to engage the community right away. Brough is the coordinator for Hospice North Hastings and she oversees all their programs as well as looking after the operation of the All Occasion Event Rental Business and the North of 7 Film Fest. Now she’s getting ready, with her team of Hospice staff and volunteers, to get the Village Playhouse booked with great events.
To do this, Brough is inviting anyone with an interest in the arts, community programming, music, education, spirituality and movies to attend a public meeting at the Village Playhouse on Wednesday April 8th at 6:00pm.
“This is an evening to share ideas,” Brough says. “We’re looking for the wild, the wacky and the serious. If you have an idea or if you work with an organization or a club that has a use for the Playhouse – we want you to attend. We are going to be running the Village Playhouse as a business and are excited about all of the possible opportunities!”
The meeting will be facilitated by Hospice staff and it will be a chance to take suggestions, recruit volunteers and welcome people into the Playhouse that might not be familiar with the space and its many uses.
“We’re thrilled that Bancroft Summer Theatre is returning and that our North of 7 Film Fest will continue but we want to think beyond that,” Brough explains. “We’re looking for conference ideas, wedding planners, musical producers and anyone who is great at thinking outside of the box.”
The meeting will also be a chance for people with similar ideas to network, connect and plan for some exciting future events. Training for volunteer opportunities at the Village Playhouse will also be announced at the session.
Brough asks that everyone show up at 6:00pm with lots of great ideas and for those who are unable to attend, ideas can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 5:30pm and the bar will be open to those 19 years of age and older. Snacks will be served.