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Keyboarding just isn’t the same I’ve been looking at new computers lately. I wanted to upgrade to all the newest bells and whistles I keep hearing about. As part of my exhaustive search for a new computer, I found myself wandering the aisles of one of those giant electronic stores. I stopped in front of one display featuring a laptop that had more memory and functions than John Glenn’s Terry Turner Freedom Seven tturner174@longlines.com space capsule. As I looked at that amazing computer, I thought back to the early days of my writing career and how I put those magical words on paper. When I graduated from high school, my sister gave me a portable Royal manual typewriter. It was just a few years later that I put that typewriter to use to write my first magazine article. I first wrote the story by hand on a yellow legal pad then carefully typed it out with my Royal typewriter. I proudly mailed that article and was soon rewarded with my first rejection slip.

I was of course devastated with that rejection especially since I had worked so hard to put those 2,500 words on paper. Even though that Royal typewriter did a good job it did, in fact, have a few drawbacks. If I happened to hit two keys at the same time they would get stuck together. And if I didn’t notice the problem right away and kept typing, the keys would suddenly freeze. I’d look up and see a mass of typewriter keys all stuck together. I would then spend five minutes untangling that mechanical mess. Even a simple typing mistake could turn into a huge problem. It could very well be a major undertaking to fix it. Part of the problem was everything I wrote had to have a copy. Back then copies on a typewriter were made with carbon paper. A mistake not only had to corrected on the original, it needed to be corrected on the carbon copy. At first I made those corrections with an eraser. That worked but not real well, especially when I would rub too hard and go right through the paper. Start over. Later I found that little bottle of white paint to get rid of small mistakes. Large mistakes meant only one thing. Start over. Several years later I moved up to

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“Grass sucks up sunlight. It bounces green,� says Koh. “We end up looking darker in the photo than what we actually see.� The gray tones of gravel and cement, on the other hand, provide a neutral color that bounces up flattering light and fills in shadows on artwork. William Dohman, who sells wooden signs and scenic images at his store, Oh Dier, at the online marketplace Etsy.com, is an architect and self-taught photographer who plans each photo shoot in his St. Paul, Minn., studio. Dohman likes to photograph his products in front of old buildings, which imbue his images with texture and color. But don’t overuse those backgrounds, he warns; it can look busy. Heidi Adnum begins with lighting in her book, “The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos� (Interweave Books, 2011). She, too, recommends natural, diffused light for product shoots, and urges crafters to learn how to

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Trinity Heights offers quiet place to pray, reflect BY DOLLY A. BUTZ

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It’s not unusual to see cars parked in the Trinity Heights parking lot well before sunrise, according to Mary Stevens. More than 100,000 people from all over the world flock to the inspirational destination that blends art, nature and the teachings of Christianity each year out of sheer curiosity or the need to find a quiet place to pray and reflect. “We hear people say, ‘It’s just so peaceful here. I just get out of Mary Stevens the car and I feel such peace,’” said Stevens, who manages St. Joseph Center, which houses Trinity Heights’ museum. Providing people with a place to experience the peace that Jesus Christ gives, Stevens said, was the Rev. Harold Cooper’s dream. In the mid-1980s, Cooper, then pastor of St. Joseph Church in Sioux City, and the non-profit corporation, Queen of Peace, Inc., set out to purchased the 80-acre property perched atop a hill at 33rd Street and Outer Drive on Sioux City’s north side. Almost 20 years later, pine trees, a pond, a stream and two dozen shrines dot the landscape, along with a chapel, gift shop and apartment housing for seniors. Visitors can sit on benches and admire the 30-foot steel statues of Jesus and his mother, Mary, light a candle in the Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, or view a handcarved wood sculpture of the Last Supper. Pillars or bollards accompany shrines depicting the six places where Mary appeared in the world. The 10 Commandments and 8 beatitudes delivered by Christ in the 10 | Prime | www.siouxlandprime.com

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The Circle of Life Memorial to the Unborn at Trinity Heights. Sermon on the Mount are also present on the grounds. Although Trinity Heights is Catholic in theology, Stevens said it is ecumenical in intent and appeal. “We’re like an open Catechism,” she said. “The basics of Christianity are here.”

BUILDING A DREAM

In 1912 the Franciscan Fathers purchased 53 acres of land on the city’s north side. They built three buildings that housed Trinity High School and College.

By the mid 1950s, the educational institution was abandoned and sold to a real estate developer. After seeing a 30-foot tall statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Peace in Santa Clara, Calif., it became Cooper’s dream to bring one to Sioux City. A group of lay persons formed the non-profit corporation, Queen of Peace, Inc., in an effort to buy the Trinity High School and College property and make Cooper’s dream a reality.

At $325,000, the land was too costly. The group prayed the Rosary daily on the abandoned property for six years. Then the price of the land dropped under $100,000, and Queen of Peace, Inc. purchased it about 1987 and begin developing Trinity Heights. Stevens said the men who attended Trinity High School and College played a big part in establishing Trinity Heights and continue to support it with monetary donations and by volunteering their time at St.


Cover Story This is really an attraction for people from all over the world because it’s so unique. MARY STEVENS

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FINDING AN ARTIST

The Marian Center Gift Shop and Resource Center opened in 1990, the same year nationally renowned sculptor Dale Lamphere, of Spearfish, S.D., was commission to create the Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Peace. The 30-foot tall stainless steel statue was dedicated in 1993. Almost immediately, Stevens said buses began regularly driving up the dirt road so tourists could get a glimpse of the statue. Over the next three years, Trinity Gardens and the Circle of Life Memorial to the Unborn were built on the grounds, along with St. Joseph Center and Museum. The center’s octagon room houses Jerry Traufler’s “Last Supper” - a life-size rendition of the Last Supper. Traufler, a postal employee from Le Mars and self-taught sculptor, carved each figure out of basswood and pine with a chisel and mallet. “This is really an attraction for people from all over the world because it’s so unique,” Stevens said. The Sacred Heart of Jesus statue, a 33-foot stainless steel work by Lamphere, was added in 1999. It anchors one end of the property. On the other: the Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Peace, whose right hand points to Jesus. Her left hand welcomes visitors. Various shrines were added in the following years, including the Way of the Saints - six clusters honoring 60 saints. A statue of Moses overlooks the Way of the Saints from a hill. Among the latest additions to Trinity Heights are St. Anthony’s Senior Housing, a neighborhood of 12 homes; statues of Cooper, St. Paul and St. Peter; and the Veteran’s Memorial, which was dedicated this year. Stevens said the rock engraved with the words “God Bless America” was placed on a patch of grass leading to the Sacred Heart of Jesus after 9/11. Bricks on the main walkway were added around it to honor veterans. Family members can purchase a brick engraved with the name of their veteran and their photo for $250. Memorial plaques affixed to bollards, rocks and benches throughout the park can also be purchased to honor loved ones and help support Trinity Heights. Although she said there are no immediate plans for future expansion at Trinity Heights, Stevens doesn’t rule it out. “Obviously God wants us to be here because we have been very blessed,” she said.

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designs are his own. “I get a kick out of it because I sit there with a sketchbook and say, ‘This is what it should look like when it’s done’ and in the end it either looks like that or it’s better,” he said. “My theater training helps; in theater, it doesn’t matter where you’re at with your performance, opening night is opening night.” Home base is Pinchot’s circa 1840 mansion in the center of Harford, a town of about 1,300 people. It was the home of state Sen. Edward Jones in the early 1900s and had more recently served as office space. Pinchot bought the place in 2000. “I wanted a Greek Revival house within five driving hours of New York City,” Pinchot said. When he first walked in, he said, he knew he would buy it. When he arrived, the


Entertainment scene couldn’t have been better staged by a Hollywood set designer: The house smelled of cinnamon toast, the air outside smelled of fresh manure, a woman pushing a baby carriage paused to admire a neighbor’s fuchsia roses across the street. “I was already sold, but that was like God was hitting me over the head with a sledgehammer,” he said. “OK, I get it, I get it!” He now owns six historic properties in Harford, including what was a burned-out vacant home also from around 1840 and a sweet blueshingled building that houses the town’s post office. Eventually, he hopes many of the properties will be places for visiting friends to stay. The first season’s architectural stars are his Ionic-columned mansion and Decker House, a smaller home rehabbed with salvaged wood from demolished old buildings, windows from an abandoned farmhouse and floors from a property formerly part of late heiress Doris Duke’s estate. Not only is “The Bronson Pinchot Project” a show about historic restoration, it’s a love letter to his adopted hometown. “Harford is to be seen through my lens, which is that that it’s heaven on earth,” he said. “None of this ‘big fish in a little pond.’ No. We’re not doing ‘Green Acres.’” Pinchot, 52, an antiques collector and enthusiast of classical art and architecture since childhood, is a hands-on renovator who

employs local carpenters and craftspeople; many are slated to appear in the show. Years of trial and error have culminated into the current style viewers will see taking shape — a blend of English regency and American high country along with 19th-century plaster casts of ancient Greek sculpture and architectural flourishes. The goal is for rooms to look like they’ve taken shape over many decades, he said. His earliest home rehab forays involved getting all the period details and furniture just right. But it felt wrong. “I looked around and thought, ‘Well now all it���s missing is a docent and a leaflet that says where the cafe is,” he said. “I made a little museum and that’s not what I want.” Things you won’t see in Bronson world: kitchen appliances. Refrigerators — which Pinchot calls “unacceptably, unforgivably ugly” — ovens, dishwashers and microwaves are cleverly concealed behind salvaged wainscoting, cupboards and cabinets mounted clandestinely on hinges, like a bookcase hiding a castle’s secret passageway. All of his properties eventually will get the full “Bronsonian” treatment, a process shaped both by the availability of salvage materials and Pinchot’s own improvisational approach to renovating. “I hope we can do this for 10 seasons!” he said. “We could do an episode on every room.” February 2012 | 13


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Birthday gift prompts collector’s passion, museum BY TERRY TURNER

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. – If you’ve ever dreamed of finding an old car in a barn, look no further than the Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo, Mich. The rolling countryside of Hickory Corners has eight historic barns filled with vintage cars of all makes and models. Terry Turner The Gilmore tturner174@longlines.com Car Museum began in 1963 when Genevieve Gilmore innocently gave her husband Donald an antique car for his birthday. It was a 1923 Peirce-Arrow “project car� which meant it needed a lot of work. Gilmore and a few friends put the car under a tent and began a complete restoration. It wasn’t long before Gilmore’s hobby

turned into a passion and his collection grew to more than 30 classic cars. Gilmore then purchased 90 acres of farm land and had several historic barns dismantled and moved to the property to house his growing collection. Genevieve suggested he open a museum so future generations could enjoy his collection. The Gilmores formed a non-profit organization and opened the Gilmore Car Museum to the public Sunday July 31, 1966. Donald Gilmore died in 1979 and Genevieve died in 1990 but the legacy they left in preserving antique automobiles still continues. Today along with the eight historic barns is a recreated 1930s service station and a small town train depot. Also among the artifacts is a collection of almost 75 antique pedal cars and one of North America’s largest collection of hood ornaments. Visitors can see unique cars like the 1899 Locomobile or more famil-

This 1948 Tucker car is on display at the Gilmore Car Museum.

iar cars like the classics from the 1950s. The collection is divided into groups such as Pierce Arrow, Duesenberg or the favorite classics from Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. One building at the Gilmore Car Museum doesn’t have car but is instead devoted to the history of the motorcycle and contains a wide assortment of bikes including the well-known brands like Harley Davidson, Honda and Yamaha plus

some lesser-known varieties like Ariel. The Classic Car Club of America Museum is located at the Gilmore Car Museum in an historic barn built in the 1890s. The CCCA Museum displays “Full Classic� automobiles and more than 700 mascots as part of the Marvin Tamaroff Mascot Collection. Also on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum is an authen-

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US 131. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays until 6 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults 16 and over, $9 for seniors 62 and over, $8 for students 7 to 15 and children 6 and under are free. The Midwest Miniatures Museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 to October 31. Admission to the miniatures museum is free with a paid admission to the Gilmore Car Museum. For more information about the Gilmore Car Museum call (269) 6715089 or visit their web site at www.gilmorecarmuseum.org

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Sioux City Better Business Bureau: 1-800-222-1600 City Hall: 405 Sixth St., 279-6109 Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Elder Abuse Awareness: 1-800-362-2178 Emergency: 911 Fire Department: 279-6314 Police Department: 2796960 (general) Post Office (Main): 214 Jackson St., 277-6411 Siouxland Aging Services: 2301 Pierce St., 279-6900. Information and referral services, case management. Senior Advocacy Program, Chris Kuchta, program director. Social Security Office: 3555 Southern Hills Drive, 255-5525 South Sioux City City Hall: 1615 First Ave., 494-7500 Department of Social Services: Dakota City, Neb., 987-3445 Emergency: 911 Fire Department: 494-7555 Police Department: 701 West 29th St., 494-7555 Post Office: 801 West 29th St., 494-1312

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Adult Day Program: Alzheimer’s Association, 420 Chambers St. 279-5802. A safe, nurturing group environment for functionally impaired adults who need supervision. Available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

625 Court St., 252-3871 Vet Center: 1551 Indian Hills Drive, No. 204, 255-3808 Employment and Volunteer Service RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program): Center for Siouxland, Johnalyn Platt, 252-1861, ext. 21 Senior Community Service Employment Program: 2700 Leech Ave., Cindy Thomas, 274-1610 Experienced Works: Siouxland Workforce Development Center, 2508 Fourth St., assistant; Faye Kinnaman, 233-9030 ext. 1020 Senior Companion Program: 4200 War Eagle Drive, 712577-7848 or 712-577-7858

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Commission of Veterans Affairs: 702 Courthouse, 2796606 Iowa Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Salvation Army: 510 Bluff St., 255-8836 Social Security Administration: 3555 Southern Hills Drive, 255-5525 South Sioux City Community Center: 2120 Dakota Ave., 494-3259 Center for Siouxland: 715 Douglas St., 252-1861, Tax Counseling Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech Ave., 274-1610, energy assistance

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Consumer Credit Counseling Service: 705 Douglas St., 252-5666 Siouxland Senior Center: Counseling 217 Pierce St., 255-1729, tax Catholic Charities: 1601 counseling Military Road, 252-4547 SHIIP (Senior Health Heartland Counseling Service: 917 West 21st., South Insurance Information Program): Information Sioux City, 494-3337 available from either Mercy Lutheran Social Service: 4240 Hickory LaNeb.276-1073 Medical Center, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, or Mercy Behavioral Care The Center Center: 4301 Sergeant Road, Center for Siouxland: 274-4200 715 Douglas St., 252-1861. Prime Time Connections: Conservatorship service, Mercy Medical Center, 279provides money management 5700. Social support program and protective payee services using volunteers who provide Woodbury County Extension companionship for elderly Service: 4301 Sergeant Road, experiencing depression 276-2157 Siouxland Mental Health: 16 | Prime | www.siouxlandprime.com


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blood pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge group, noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, card design class, dance with Burt Heithold Band, 1 p.m. March 19: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; guitar practice, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap class, 9:45 a.m.; tap dance workshop, 10:30 a.m.; ballroom lessons, 11 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; movie, “Cow Belles,� Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 2 p.m. March 20: Penny bingo, advanced Spanish, 8:30 a.m.; senior yoga, 9 a.m.; genealogy, painting class, beg./interm. Spanish, 9:30 a.m.; walking off pounds, creative writing, 10 a.m.; tap practice, 12:30 p.m.; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. March 21: Chorus, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, novice dup. bridge Siouxland Center For Active game, 9:30 a.m.; beginning tap practice, Generations 3 mile walk, 10 a.m.; talk show, “Ask the Siouxland Center, 313 Cook St., is open cardiologist,� 10:30 a.m.; drama group, 11 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; scrabble, 500, Friday. 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; MARCH CALENDAR: fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m.; duplicate bridge March 1: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m .; beg. 1 club, 6 p.m. line dance, 8:45 a.m.; walking off pounds, March 22: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beg. 9 a.m.; beg 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m; walking off pounds, yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 9 a.m.; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior 10 a.m.; advanced line dance, advanced yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, German, 11 a.m.; canasta, inter. line dance, 10 a.m.; advanced line dance, advanced woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 German, 11 a.m.; canasta, inter. line dance, p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 March 2: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. fitness with Dixie, 9:30 a.m.; Wii practice, March 23: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge fitness with Dixie, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; group, noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance blood pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge group, with Art & Gwen, 1 p.m. noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with March 5: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; Shirley’s Big Band, 1 p.m. experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; guitar March 26: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; practice, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; guitar tap class, 9:45 a.m.; tap dance workshop, dance, advanced German, 11 a.m.; canasta, beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m.; practice, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner 10:30 a.m.; ballroom lessons, 11 a.m.; talk show, “A Visit from Tina O’Pike,� 10:30 tape class, 9:45 a.m.; tap dance workshop, inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; movie “The 10:30 a.m.; ballroom lessons, 11 a.m; group, cribbage, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 Help,� Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; movie, p.m.; scrabble, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk March 9: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 2 p.m. Parkinson’s meeting, Mah Jong, pinochle, warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 fitness with Dixie, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; March 6: Penny bingo, advanced woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Super Strong Seniors p.m.; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. blood pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge group, Spanish, 8:30 a.m.; senior yoga, 9 a.m.; with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. March 15: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beg. noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with genealogy, painting class, beg./interm. March 27: Penny bingo, advanced 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m.; walking off pounds, Terry & the Remnants, 1 p.m. Spanish, 9:30 a.m.; creative writing, 9 a.m.; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior Spanish, 8:30 a.m.; senior yoga, 9 a.m.; March 12: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; tap practice, genealogy, painting class, beg./interm. yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; guitar 12:30 p.m.; painting class, pitch, tap Spanish, 9:30 a.m.; creative writing, 10 a.m.; advanced line dance, advanced practice, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner practice, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. German, 11 a.m.; canasta, inter. line dance, walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; crafts, 10:30 tap class, 9:45 a.m.; tap dance workshop, March 7: Senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting a.m.; tap practice, 12:30 p.m.; painting woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 10:30 a.m.; ballroom lessons, 11 a.m.; class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m.; ping duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; birthday party, p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, pong, 2 p.m. March 16: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; 10 a.m.; talk show, “What’s happening in March 28: Senior yoga, chorus, 9 a.m.; Super Strong Seniors with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. fitness with Sandy, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; Persons 60 years of age and older and their spouses may participate in the elderly nutrition program in Siouxland. In Sioux City, meals are served TuesdayFriday at Riverside Lutheran Church, 1817 Riverside Blvd.; on Monday at Riverside Gardens’ Community Room, 715 Bruner Ave., Fairmount Park, 210 S. Fairmount St., and Centennial Manor, 441 W. Third St. A suggested contribution is $2.75 or what each person can afford without causing a financial hardship. Reservations are required a day in advance by calling the Sergeant Bluff site, 943-5356, or the Siouxland Aging Services nutrition office at 279-6900, ext. 15. For more information about other available meal sites, call Siouxland Aging Services at 279-6900.

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talent and their ability to select talent. Closed on Mondays. 712-279-6272. Through April 30 Remember Us, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, 900 Larson Park Road. ‘Remember Us’ is a show featuring 41 images by Sioux City Journal photographer Jim Lee that connect to the story that inspired the Center’s opening in 2002: Sgt. Charles Floyd’s burial. Center hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 712-224-5242. www. siouxcitylcic.com/ March 2-4, March 8-11 ‘Parallel Lives’, Sioux City Community Theatre, 1401 Riverside Blvd. Two actresses portray everybody in a weird premise that the earth is run by these two goddesses who decide on everything from the color of people’s skin to who’s going to have children. 7:30 p.m. Sioux City Community Theatre, 712-233-2788, scct@ cableone.net. March 13 Blue Man Group, Orpheum Theatre, 528 Pierce St. Blue Man Group is wildly popular for their combination of comedy, music and technology. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 712-279-4850. Benefit & fundraiser March 3 S. T. A. R. S. third annual Winter Meltdown benefit auction, Marina Inn, 4th & B Street, South Sioux City. The evening will be a chance to break out of the winter blues with summer- fun, food and live music. Tickets can be purchased by calling Stacy Pedersen at 712-239-5042. 5-11 p.m. $75. www.scstars.org

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