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Official Program of

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Oct. 12, 2012 Sponsored by


Letter from the President & CEO

Tonight in the Plaza

ontents

Gold Lot Parking Lot 5:30-7:15 p.m.

Take a Ride on the Great Pumpkin Express

House of Blues Hospitality Tent 6-7:15 p.m.

Tonight in the Plaza ................................................................

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Letter from the President & CEO ..........................................

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Hocus Pocus Pops .................................................................

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Robert Franz Biography .........................................................

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Houston Symphony Orchestra ..............................................

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Tetra Sponsor Spotlight .........................................................

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Volunteer Spotlight .................................................................

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ShowTime ..................................................................................

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Meet Fangtastic Characters

H-E-B Sponsor Spotlight ............................................................

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Create Spooky Spiders & Instrument Petting Zoo with The Pavilion Partners

Donor Brick Program ................................................................

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Hocus Pocus Pops “Spooktacular” Essay Contest Finalists ... 8-12

Radio Disney’s Graveyard Smash Dance Party featuring the Radio Disney Boo Crew Halloween Photos for Mock Magazine Cover with Houston Family Magazine Register to Win Free Tickets & Fun with Music Activity with Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined, a Community Share Partner Coloring & Puzzles with Mommy Gateway

North Plaza 6-7:15 p.m.

Photos with H-E-Buddy, Bean Bag & Ring Toss, Temporary Tattoos & Pumpkin Decorating with H-E-B

Concert Etiquette .................................................................. 13

Sample Creepy-Crawly Cuisine with Houston Museum of Natural Science Bug Chef

Encore ...........................................................................,,........ 13

Spooky Photos with Fidelity Investments

Guest Information .................................................................

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Face Painting & Monster Mural with Market Street—The Woodlands

Sponsored in part by

Meet Community Bankers & Barkley & Get Halloween Glasses with Woodforest National Bank

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Haunted House Bean Bag Toss with Century 21 Realty Partners

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 2012 Performing Arts Season Presented by

Trick or Treat Plinko with Renewal by Andersen Haunted Car Display with Audi of America Register to Win Movie Tickets with Liberty Mutual

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The North Plaza is sponsored by

Learn to Play Guitar & Drums with Kat’s Guitars Halloween Crafts with Simply Tutoring Video & Chinese Culture Mentoring with Shen Yun

Special thanks Rico’s for supporting The Pavilion’s educational initiatives. Our Mission Founded in 1990, The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.

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The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands Home of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2005 Lake Robbins Drive • The Woodlands, TX 77380 Phone: 281-364-3010 Fax: 281-364-3011 www.woodlandscenter.org info@woodlandscenter.org

Welcome to the 23rd season of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, also known as the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony. Tonight we present one of our signature performing arts events, the Houston Symphony’s Hocus Pocus Pops. This family-favorite performance, only presented at The Pavilion, offers a great opportunity for families and young children to enjoy world-class music in a beautiful environment.

Officers Jeffrey H. Shipley – Chairman of the Board Jerry MacDonald – President and CEO Joseph P. Ash – Vice Chairman Mark E. Ellis – Secretary Jeff Young – Vice President Lori Figaro – Treasurer

We continue to provide free mezzanine and lawn seating for all our performing arts events thanks to our generous sponsors. I would like to thank H-E-B, a long-time supporter of The Pavilion and Hocus Pocus Pops, for providing complimentary seating for tonight’s performance. We even provide free lawn chair rentals for your family to enjoy the performance on the lawn. Next month, the 17th Annual Children’s Festival showcases music kids love featuring Sing-Alongs with BarneyTM, Manding Jata, Roger Day & the Mosquito Burrito Brothers Band, KIDZ BOB Kids and Trout Fishing in America. The Festival also features arts and crafts, games, hands-on activities, face painting, hat-making and more. Ring in the holidays at The Pavilion with our Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular Dec. 7. For only the second time in 23 seasons, The Pavilion showcases this musical holiday merriment featuring the Houston Symphony. I want to thank our performing arts sponsors and board of directors for their continued support. I also would like to thank you, our guests, for supporting The Pavilion simply by being here and listening to one of the country’s greatest symphonies. Enjoy the show!

Board of Directors

John H. Beaird Gary Becker David D. Dunlap Carol P. Garner Jeffrey R. Harder Jason K. Harris Gregory T. Kelleher Paul R. Kenworthy, MD Daniel E. Kolkhorst George Lindahl III Julie V. Mayrant Ralph C. McIngvale

C. Grant Mitchell Steve A. Morrow Steven W. Nance Diane Nielsen Julie Rock Maryann T. Seaman Larry Shaffer Raymond I. Wilcox Marsha K. Williams Brian Wing Janet S. Wong Hank Wood

Director in memoriam Cynthia Woods Mitchell

Jerry MacDonald President & CEO

(1922 - 2009)

Staff Jerry MacDonald – President & CEO Margaret Jones – Executive Assistant Cindy DuBois – Director of Marketing & Education Courtney Galle – Marketing & PR Manager Whitney Hough – Social Media Marketing Coordinator Lori Figaro – CFO Jenny Lewis – Accountant Heather Reding – Human Resources Manager Paula Smith – Senior Accountant Stephanie Stone – Accounting Assistant Christine Scully – Director of Development Leslie Williams – Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator Jeff Young – Vice President of Operations Mike Bevel – Operations Department Collin Bolen – Assistant Box Office Manager Carla DeHart – Administrative Coordinator Paula Jauregui – Maintenance Department Victor Maldonado – Maintenance Department Matt Meyer – Assistant Operations Manager Josie Reeves – Box Office Manager Kelly Rich – Event Manager Joey Rincon – Overnight Security Supervisor David Schlauch – Operations Manager Chad Sonnier – Operations Department JD Villaseñor – Director of Premium Seat Sales

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Biography

Program

Robert Franz

In his sixth season as Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, Robert Franz leads the Symphony in a broad range of creative educational and family concerts. His concerts have reached more than 72,000 audience members of all ages as he travels to various venues throughout the state of Texas.

Friday, October 12, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. Robert Franz, conductor

Khachaturian Suite from “Masquerade” I. Valse: Tempo di Valse Grieg Suite No. 1 from “Peer Gynt” Opus 46 IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King: Alla marcia e molto marcato Dukas L’apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) J. Williams Children’s Suite from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” I. Hedwig’s Flight: Misterioso Williams Suite from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” II. Aunt Marge’s Waltz: Playfully Light Waltz

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

When not in Houston, he also is the Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic, and in 2012, Franz began his tenure as Music Director of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Opera and Orchestra. Recent and upcoming guest conducting highlights include his debut with the Baltimore Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra and his Canadian debut with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Under his direction, both the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (2008) and the Louisville Orchestra (2001) were awarded ASCAP’s Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming. The Louisville Orchestra’s award led to the creation of an education program for Kentucky Educational Television titled Creating Music and Stories. Winner of the 2008 BPO/ ECMEA Music Educators Award for Excellence, Franz has created arts education programs for the Carolina Chamber Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra, West End Chamber Ensemble and the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony, including that organization’s

innovative Bolton Research Project. While at the Louisville Orchestra, he revitalized an ASCAP award-winning new music concert series, and served as co-host of In a Different Key, a weekly contemporary classical music radio program on WUOL. A recognized leader in the arts, the Idaho Education Committee invited him to address the Idaho Legislature on the importance of music in education. Franz also has authored his first children’s book with a CD titled Stella’s Magical Musical Tour of America. It introduces children to classical music by incorporating various musical excerpts intertwined throughout the story of a girl’s journey in a hot air balloon. In addition to his current posts, Franz served as the Music Director of the Mansfield Symphony in Ohio (2003-10), Resident Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic (2005-09) and Associate Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra (1997-06). He also led the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony, the Louisville Youth Orchestra and the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony. He continues to serve as Music Director Emeritus of the Carolina Chamber Symphony, an orchestra he founded, and provides educational programming workshops at the National Repertory Orchestra during the summer. Franz received his Master of Music degree in conducting from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1992 and his Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance in 1990 from that same institution. He has participated in conducting workshops in the Czech Republic, St. Petersburg (Russia), Nashville, the Festival at Sandpoint, and was a participant in the 1997 National Conductor Preview.

Williams Children’s Suite from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” II. Hogwarts Forever: Stately and Nobly III. Voldemort: Sinister IV. Nimbus 2000: Magico Williams Suite from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” II. The Knight Bus: A Dizzy “Jazzy” Ride Williams Children’s Suite from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” V. Quidditch: Celebratory Sousa

The Liberty Bell

Sousa

The Washington Post

Sousa

The Stars and Stripes Forever

R. O’Brien/ R. Wendal

Medley from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

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Sponsor Spotlight

Orchestra Listing Hans Graf, Music Director Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair Michael Krajewski Robert Franz Principal Pops Conductor Associate Conductor

Sponsor, Cameron Management

First Violin Frank Huang, Concertmaster Max Levine Chair Eric Halen, Associate Concertmaster Ellen E. Kelley Chair Assia Dulgerska, Assistant Concertmaster Cornelia and Meredith Long Chair Qi Ming, Assistant Concertmaster Fondren Foundation Chair Marina Brubaker, Hewlett-Packard Company Chair Alexandra Adkins MiHee Chung Sophia Silivos Rodica Gonzalez Ferenc Illenyi Si-Yang Lao Kurt Johnson Christopher Neal Sergei Galperin Second Violin Jennifer Owen, Principal Tina Zhang, Associate Principal Hitai Lee Kiju Joh Mihaela Oancea-Frusina Ruth Zeger Margaret Bragg Martha Chapman Kevin Kelly Tong Yan Christine Pastorek Amy Teare Sarah Ludwig* Viola Wayne Brooks, Principal Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Legacy Society Chair Joan DerHovsepian, Associate Principal George Pascal, Assistant Principal Wei Jiang Linda Goldstein Sheldon Person Fay Shapiro Daniel Strba Mr. and Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Chair Thomas Molloy Phyllis Herdliska Cello Brinton Averil Smith, Principal Janice and Thomas Barrow Chair Christopher French, Associate Principal Haeri Ju** Jeffrey Butler Kevin Dvorak Xiao Wong Myung Soon Lee James R. Denton Anthony Kitai Hellen Weberpal* 5 • www.woodlandscenter.org

Double Bass David Malone, Acting Principal Eric Larson, Acting Associate Principal Mark Shapiro Robert Pastorek Burke Shaw Donald Howey Michael McMurray Flute Aralee Dorough, Principal General Maurice Hirsch Chair John Thorne, Associate Principal** Judy Dines, Acting Associate Principal Allison Jewett** Gina Hughes* Rebecca Powell Garfield*

Sponsor, Beth Madison

Trumpet Mark Hughes, Principal George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair John DeWitt, Associate Principal Robert Walp, Assistant Principal Anthony Prisk Trombone Allen Barnhill, Principal Bradley White, Associate Principal Phillip Freeman Bass Trombone Phillip Freeman Tuba Dave Kirk, Principal

Piccolo Allison Jewett** Rebecca Powell Garfield*

Timpani Ronald Holdman, Principal Brian Del Signore, Associate Principal

Oboe Jonathan Fischer, Principal Lucy Binyon Stude Chair Anne Leek, Associate Principal Colin Gatwood Adam Dinitz

Percussion Brian Del Signore, Principal Mark Griffith Matthew Strauss

English Horn Adam Dinitz Clarinet David Peck, Principal Thomas LeGrand, Associate Principal Christian Schubert Alexander Potiomkin***

Harp Paula Page, Principal

Orchestra Personnel Manager Open Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Michael Gorman Librarian Thomas Takaro

Bass Clarinet Alexander Potiomkin*** Tassie and Constantine S. Nicandros Chair

Assistant Librarians Erik Gronfor Michael McMurray

Bassoon Rian Craypo, Principal Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal Elise Wagner J. Jeff Robinson** Benjamin Atherholt*

Stage Manager Donald Ray Jackson

Horn William VerMeulen, Principal Robert Johnson, Acting Associate Principal* Brian Thomas Nancy Goodearl Julie Thayer** Wade Butin*

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is pleased to highlight a new sponsor of the 2012 Performing Arts Season, TETRA Technologies, Inc. As a proud member of the Montgomery County community for more than 30 years, TETRA enthusiastically supports The Pavilion’s efforts to engage, enlighten, and enrich lives by making the arts accessible and by providing educational outreach programs. “The Pavilion uses the appeal of live performances to introduce children and youth, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status, to the world of performing arts. Some form of music, dance, drama, or song can capture the attention and engagement of all young people,” said Eric Beylier of TETRA. “Consequently, The Pavilion has developed programs to support fine arts students, offer academic and social incentives, foster new audiences, and provide community enrichment opportunities. Additionally, The Pavilion offers thousands of complimentary tickets for its performing arts events to economically challenged students and families within the Greater Houston area, as well as to numerous charities and senior citizen organizations every year,” he added. “TETRA is proud to be associated with such a great proponent of the arts in our community.” This spirit to serve the community aligns well with TETRA’s dedication to “give back.” Along such lines, TETRA has the honor of being the No. 1

Assistant Stage Manager Kelly Morgan Stage Technician Toby Blunt Zoltan Fabry Cory Grant * Contracted Substitute ** Leave of Absence *** Regular Substitute

fundraising company for the Montgomery County Heart Walk for the last four years and is committed to reaching that goal again this November. TETRA also is proud to hold company food drives for the county’s Food Bank and toy drives for CASA, as well as to support other community organizations, such as the Boy Scouts. TETRA is especially proud of the number of TETRA employees who “Give the Gift of Life” at blood drives that are periodically held at its headquarters in The Woodlands by Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. TETRA’s desire to become a sponsor of The Pavilion aligns with all of these community-based initiatives that reinforce its values. TETRA Technologies, Inc. is a geographically diversified oil and gas services company focused on completion fluids and other products, afterfrac flow back and production well testing, wellhead compression, and selected offshore services including well plugging and abandonment, decommissioning, and diving. TETRA is a global company with employees and operations on six continents. For more information, visit www.tetratec.com.

Welcome TETRA employees and families to tonight’s performance of Hocus Pocus Pops.

Volunteer Spotlight

Keyboard Scott Holshouser, Principal

E-Flat Clarinet Thomas LeGrand

Contrabassoon J. Jeff Robinson** Benjamin Atherholt*

TETRA Technologies, Inc.— A Montgomery County Community Partner

When Lillian and Jess Hargis moved to The Woodlands in 1992, they knew they wanted to be involved in the community. They joined what was then known as The Woodlands Living Arts Council, which became The Pavilion Partners. While the name of the program changed, the Hargis’ love for the arts did not. “We wanted something to do in the evenings,” said Lillian. “It’s really opened our eyes to so much that goes on in the music world; we grew up very sheltered.” Lillian and Jess became interested in rock music through their sonin-law, Randy, who works as a mixer in Vancouver, British Columbia. They have heard stories from the studio and are familiar with many of the bands that have played at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, including Nickelback, Metallica and POD. “Randy has mixed the albums of so many of the bands that have played here,” Jess said. Lillian added, “I love it when I say that I’m Randy’s mother-in-law. They all give me big hugs!” Lillian and Jess have so many memories from volunteering at

The Pavilion. From interacting with the public to meeting new people, they love to serve the community and help guests with questions. Most of all, they enjoy the music. Lillian cites Elton John as her favorite performance at The Pavilion, while Jess says Tony Bennett was his favorite. Both native Texans, Jess and Lillian have been married for 57 years and have experienced a lot together. After moving to Houston in 1950, they recall seeing Houston grow from a city of only 250,000 people to more than 4 million today. Lillian worked as a tour guide, giving tours of Houston and NASA. Jess is a 1948 graduate of Texas A&M University and is retired from Exxon. Lillian currently serves as president of the Investment Club and is involved with the Gourmet Group and the Assistance League of Houston. Jess currently works at Willow Creek Golf Course on the weekends. Jess and Lillian have two children and two grandchildren. Thank you to Lillian and Jess for their service as members of Partners! If you would like more information about becoming a member, visit www.woodlandscenter.org/volunteer. October 2012 • 6


ShowTime

Hocus Pocus Pops “Spooktacular” Essay Contest Finalists

Jill Scott

Jason Aldean

Roger Day

Oct. 20 Majic 102.1 35th Anniversary Show • 6:30 p.m. Featuring Jill Scott & Charlie Wilson $125 Res. Pit / $75 & $55 Reserved / $15 Lawn

Nov. 10 17th Annual Children’s Festival • 10 a.m. presented by Devon Energy $8 in advance / $10 at door

Oct. 26

Nov. 11 17th Annual Children’s Festival • 12 p.m. presented by Devon Energy $8 in advance / $10 at door

Jason Aldean • 7:30 p.m. with Luke Bryan, Rachel Farley and Dee Jay Silver Sold Out

Dec. 7

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

ShowTime is a list of events scheduled for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, including start times and ticket prices. Information is subject to change. Please check our website for the latest event information.

Robert Franz

Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular • 7:30 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Robert Franz, conductor $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of Woodforest National Bank, KPMG, LLP and Black Forest Ventures

Ticket Information

Prices do not include service charge. Tickets are available at all outlets, including Fiesta, select H-E-B and Walmart locations and Media Magic, by calling 800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on event days through intermission. The Box Office is located at the north entrance to The Pavilion at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. For more information, call 281-363-3300 or visit www.woodlandscenter.org. Prepaid, preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 per vehicle for most performing arts events and $15 per vehicle for most contemporary events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Some service charges may apply. Advance purchase is not required, but guarantees a space the day of the show.

Sponsor Spotlight

H-E-B’s Support Brings the Spirit of Halloween to The Woodlands H-E-B has been a “fangtastic” supporter of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s performing arts events for more than 11 years, specifically sponsoring Hocus Pocus Pops since 2004. “H-E-B is honored to sponsor such a ‘spooktacular’ event full of fun for the whole family,” said Cyndy Garza Roberts, director of public affairs for H-E-B Houston. “We are proud to partner with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to provide The Woodlands community an opportunity to celebrate the holiday in a culturally enriching way.” With sales of more than $18 billion, H-E-B operates more than 330 stores in Texas and Mexico. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience with everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 76,000 partners and serves millions of customers in more than 105 communities. For more information, visit www.heb. com.

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Donor Brick Program Helps Lay a Foundation for the Arts The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Donor Brick Program is just one way for community members to pave the way for the performing arts in our community. A Pavilion brick can be a lasting symbol of your support for the performing arts, a unique birthday gift, a way to recognize coworkers or business associates, or a remembrance for family members and loved ones. Recently, five individuals were honored with a brick placed at The Pavilion’s entrance. Individuals honored included John Butler, Gene Wolfson, Keith Ferry, Kelly Rich and Brenda Mizell. “I wanted something special for my husband’s birthday and could not think of a better gift than to honor his parents with a brick at The Pavilion,” said Kathy Butler. “Because his parents meant so much to both of us, I had Loving Angels engraved on their brick. It is a great way to show how much you care.” The Pavilion Partners honors past board presidents by engraving and installing a brick with their name and “Pavilion Friend” on it. Any Partners member who joins at the Gold or Platinum level also receives a brick in their honor. Another way to participate in the donor brick program includes a corporate brick with the company’s logo engraved on it. The bricks are located at the main entrance of the venue outside the North Gate. Proceeds from the donor brick program support The Pavilion, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. The current cost is $100 per brick. For more information on The Pavilion’s Donor Brick Program, visit www.woodlandscenter.org/brickprogram.html or contact Leslie Williams at lwilliams@woodlandscenter.org or 281-210-1125.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion recently held an essay contest for students in the following grade categories: Kindergarten, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12. They were asked to write their spookiest story or Halloween tale. One person from each grade category was selected as a finalist by Simply Tutoring. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced tonight. Special thanks to The Courier, The Villager and Simply Tutoring for sponsoring the contest.

The Haunted Trap by Logan B. Clark Kindergarten

The Case of the Mysterious Vampire Written and Illustrated by Eddie Moore 2nd Grade

There was a nice house, but it had a secret. Last year, ten ghosts put a spell on the house. The ghosts made the house dirty and scary, so no one would live in it. This made the house mad. It started trapping people so they wouldn’t leave. It made scary sounds like, “wwwhhooo and creeeak”. The people were scared.

It was a normal morning at Oak Park Elementary. Mrs. Moore’s class is the best 2nd grade class. Her three best students are Ben, Kevin and Elizabeth. They like to solve mysteries. Ben is smart, Kevin is brave, and Elizabeth is a scaredy cat.

A little girl started cleaning the house because she felt sad for the house and wanted to live there. Her mom, dad and brother wanted to live there too. When the house was clean and had no dust, the spell was broken. The ghosts left town and the house was happy again.

The lights went off in the middle of writing time, Mrs. Moore was acting strange, and she had two bumps very close to each other. They thought there were two vampires. Their teacher was a vampire and the thing that turned off the lights was a vampire. That night they were having a sleepover. When they were sleeping they heard a strange sound that woke them up. They went to see what it was. When they got downstairs they saw a vampire. The vampire saw them and started to chase them. It chased them until it was out of breath. The kids got away. The next day Ben set a trap under the lights at school in Mrs. Moore’s room. The trap was a pad with springs, a stick and a stake connected to the stick. Elizabeth was scared that their teacher would bite them. In writing the other vampire came and turned off the lights. The trap went off and the vampire was killed. Ben said, “Are we forgetting something?” Kevin and Elizabeth came to Ben’s house. Ben set another trap at the entrance to his room. Elizabeth was trying to find a good place to hide. When the vampire came they were ready. The vampire was watching them. She now knows where the trap is and where they are hiding. She stepped over the trap, found the kids, and chased them. Ben had an emergency trap that was like the first trap. He threw it down but the vampire dodged the trap. The kids got away. The next day Mrs. Moore was not at school. The kids did not know where she was. Since they are a good class they did what they were supposed to do. They wet to Kevin’s house after school. Ben made two more emergency traps and two regular traps. One of the traps was at the entrance of Kevin’s room and the 2nd trap was at the end of the stairs. When Mrs. Moore came she was not alone. She brought another vampire. Mrs. Moore came upstairs, set off one of the traps, and died. The other vampire did not set off the trap. But when the vampire got to the door he set off the trap and was killed. They got a new teacher and her name was Mrs. Kainer. The kids were not scared any more because they did not think Mrs. Kainer was a vampire. They never saw a vampire again. October 2012 • 8


Hocus Pocus Pops “Spooktacular” Essay Contest Finalists

Hocus Pocus Pops “Spooktacular” Essay Contest Finalists

Boney’s Howl-O-Ween

Beware the Hounds

by Sophia Lamb 3rd Grade

by Abby Verzwyvelt 6th Grade

This is the story of a little girl named Niki and her Bulldog, Boney Blue, who would one day save the kids from the town bullies on Halloween. One day 3 year old Niki saw a blue baby Bulldog at the local Shelter. She always wanted a puppy to love and take care of. She asked her mother if she could take this blue one home with her because blue was her favorite color and he was the only one who would not stop looking at her. She would name him Toney Blue. Her mother made her promise to take very good care of him. “Yes mommy,” she said, “if you let me bring him home, I will take the bestest care of him, forever!”. The years past and Niki and Toney Blue became best, best friends. When Niki was about 12 years old she was walking Toney on the sidewalk and a truck full of acid almost hit Niki but Toney saved her! Toney blocked her but the green, glowing acid fell on him and he died! Toney was Niki’s hero saving her. Niki cried in her room for days. She felt so alone without her best friend by her side. To remember him they kept his ashes in a special place buried in the back yard underneath his favorite blue flowers. One night, about a week after she buried Toney’s ashes underneath the blue flowers, she couldn’t sleep because she missed him so much. Toney always slept at the foot of her bed and she couldn’t get used to him not sleeping on her feet. She was also scared to go to school because she didn’t want to see Ricky the bully who would always make fun of her. She tried not to think about him and started to fall asleep when she thought she heard a howling sound outside of her window, “Toney is that you?” she screamed. Suddenly it became very quiet, “I am just imagining that it is Toney” she told herself. Niki kept telling herself that the sounds outside the window were all in her imagination and forced herself to sleep when suddenly something started to bang really hard against the window waking her up. Was it the branches and the wind from the rainstorm? She closed her eyes as hard as she could thinking that she could make the sounds go away if she pretended it wasn’t happening. But the banging got louder and louder until the glass from the window busted and a green, glowing ball of light flew across the room landing right at her feet where Toney would sleep! Niki tried to be brave and opened her eyes as wide as she could and couldn’t believe what she was seeing, “Toney is that

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really you?” It was Toney but it wasn’t the Toney she grew up with. This Toney wasn’t blue at all - he was glowing green and you could see through his skin. Niki could count all his bones and could see his pumping squishy heart. She knew it was Toney because he licked her face the way he did every night. She renamed him Boney because of his glowing green skeleton and beautiful squishy pumping heart. She decided to take him to school with her the next day because it was Halloween pet day. Everyone put costumes on their dogs and cats but Niki decided she didn’t have to do anything because Boney looked as if he was already dressed in a ghost costume! When Niki and Boney got to school Ricky the bully, who was especially mean to her, saw Boney and said “Look everyone there’s Niki and her stupid Bulldog. What is he supposed to be?” All Ricky’s friends who were afraid of him too, laughed making fun at Boney’s “costume” not knowing that he was real. Niki said, “Well it’s not a costume! He is REAL!” Ricky didn’t believe Niki and kept making fun of Boney, making Boney more and more mad. “Prove it” yelled Ricky and his gang of howling bullies, “Prove it isn’t a costume Niki!” Boney started to growl really loud at the gang, the angrier he became the more his bones glowed and his heart pumped almost out of his chest! Niki tried to keep Boney from flying across the room and scaring them out of the school yard. “If you are so tough Ricky why don’t you try to touch his collar?” Niki said. Ricky started to get scared, you could see him starting to sweat a little. He took out his right and was about to touch Boney’s collar but Boney flew up and put his chest in Ricky’s hand so he could feel his squishy heart! Ricky squealed “It’s a real heart, it’s really pumping!!!!” His friends all started to scream and ran away out of the school yard along with Ricky. “Thank you Boney, I don’t think they look so tough anymore” Niki said. The other kids in the school yard who Ricky would bully went up to Boney and asked if they could touch his heart. Boney let all the kids who wanted to feel a real Bulldog heart have a look. Everyone thanked Boney and Niki that Halloween for making the bullies leave the school yard howling.

Look, so I’m a hellhound. Big deal! You humans act like, just because I eat you to sate my hunger, I’m suddenly a demon. It’s not my fault human flesh is delicious! Besides, I spare some people. I eat similarly to other meat-eating creatures; just a slightly different hunting style. We are very different from normal dogs. First of all, we are not colorblind and we can understand and speak at least ten different human languages. We can shape-shift into different dog breeds. We have opposable paws, six-inch fangs, and knife-sharp claws. And, obviously, we are carnivorous. Very carnivorous. My hunting is quite simple. I start by getting myself into a shelter. We wait for someone to come-the bigger the family the better. Then I use my shape-shifting skills to morph into the dog they want to adopt. I stay with them for a while to figure out the order I want my all-you-can-eat buffet in. Then I wait till midnight on a full moon, when I am at my strongest- Midnight on Halloween is best, but any full moon will do- and morph into my true form...a huge Doberman-like hound. Then I start the meal. I slash my claw against the neck of the sleeping human for the kill and devour with my fangs, piece by piece. When all humans are gone, I escape the house through a window and go onto the streets.

on bikers, joggers, hikers, and anyone I come across when I’m hungry. The problem for you is, I’m almost always hungry. So I devour almost everybody I come across at all times, night or day. You mortals are oblivious to us hellhound’s hunting. You simply chock it up as something ‘rational’ like a runaway, a kidnapping, a murder, or even a suicide. Please. No matter how much technology advances, you humans will stay ignorant. And that’s the way we like you; ignorant and juicy. Other friends of mine and I have tried to describe the taste of human. You people have been compared to things such as steak, chicken, lamb, beef, pork chop and occasionally even grub. A shout-out to all you ladies who like lotionknock it off! The lotion makes you taste like a wet gym sockyuck! Now to the present- I’m hunting the Houston areas. Yep, I’ve come to your sleepy little city to liven things up a bit. So delicious are you Texans, you have a bit of a lemony tang. Mmm, there’s a little girl on her bike. Got to go- I want some fast food. See you at dinner time!

Sometimes I’ll eat the homeless and such people to satisfy the cravings, but mostly I will need to hunt like a normal carnivore and seek out my prey. The wealthier they are, the better you mortals’ blood and flesh tastes, although the perfumes and colognes hurt my sensitive nose and the women’s lotion taste awful. I don’t know how you humans can like that stuff, but you couldn’t give me enough food to put up with that junk. I usually feed at concerts, sleepovers, outdoor movies. I’ll feed

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Hocus Pocus Pops “Spooktacular” Essay Contest Finalists

Hocus Pocus Pops “Spooktacular” Essay Contest Finalists

The Legend Rides On

The Yellow House

by Mallory Eaton 8th Grade

by Max Beeman 11th Grade

You’re probably reading this Halloween essay because it’s for a contest. This story may sound fake and cheesy, but he’s still out there and is probably not too happy about me writing about my encounter with him. My word of advice: Beware! He knows everything! Well, it all started on what seemed like a harmless night. It was Halloween evening, and my best friend Katey and I were at the barn. We rode our horses at a stable called Equestrian Hallows. That night we were supposed to take a midnight trail ride that actually started at ten. We were going to tell scary stories and roast weenies. Sadly the real weenies that night were us, but that’s later. Since we all needed a costume, including the horses, I dressed up as a mariachi, sort of. I wore a colorful poncho with red tights and a sombrero. My horse, Tobasco, was a black horse that had a “fiery” personality, hence the name Tobasco. I made him a poncho to wear, and it looked good! Katey was dressed up as a cowboy, and her horse Savvy, wore a red bandana. There were a few other girls who were coming on the trail ride as well. From what I could tell there was a pirate, Picasso, and Batman. That’s when Bill, our trainer and leader of the ride, came out of his office dressed as a corn dog. Needless to say, it was nearly impossible to take him seriously as he gave out instructions on how the night was going to “go down”. “Now girls, we’re leaving in exactly thirty minutes so get your horses ready to roll. Oh, and I already have two packages of hotdogs, so you don’t need any. If you’d like to roast any other delectable, please put them in your saddlebags.”

“Neigh-Neigh!” went the sound again, and all of a sudden, a roar of pounding hooves grew louder and louder! “B-Bill, wh-wh-what is it?” I asked, fear now apparent in my voice. “Oh please, maybe it’s a wild horse or possibly an escapee from the stables.” Bill answered, as if it weren’t a possibility of anything different. Corn Dog Bill barely had enough time to get the words out of his mouth when out of the black forest appeared him. The Headless Horseman! Squeals and screams filled the air. Trusty ole’ Bill leaped on Freddy and was the first to gallop away. The rest of us followed, but for about fifteen seconds I stood staring at the headless horseman. His horse was pitch black, and his eyes were a piercing red! The flashed in the dark of the night as the headless horseman swung his arms all over. At the moment, it seemed as if he was trying to perform a karate move, but it was obvious he had failed miserably. That’s when my brain started to function properly, so I leaped on Tobasco and rode off, the horseman cantering after me. As I rode on, I spotted a tall figure waddling as fast as it could. When I got closer to the suspicious figure, I realized it was a corn dog. “Bill! Why aren’t you riding Freddy?” I hollered, glancing behind me only to find no trace of the headless jerk that had interrupted our trail ride and scared everyone off. “Freddy,” Bill started to say, panting, “H-he reared up, and I fell right off. I tried running back to the stables, but as you can see my mobility in this costume is limited.”

We chuckled back to our stalls still amused by Bill’s costume. However, if I had known what was to come, I would have never gone that night.

I couldn’t help but laugh, and offered Bill a ride back to the barn. Once we arrived at the stables, everyone was waiting for us, except one. The Jack Sparrow Pirate, JC, was missing.

Right at ten o’clock, Corn Dog Bill came out of the barn mounted on his horse, Freddy, and into the night we went! (Yeah I know, you’re probably thinking that Freddy is not a very creative name, but he was the typical brown color so his name suited him well.)

Bill jumped off Tobasco, and instantly crumpled to the ground, exhausted.

As we rode through the eerie darkness, I heard a loud distinct wood-knock. Now let me inform you, I do not watch “Finding Bigfoot”, but my sister does, therefore, I unfortunately am aware that the supposed creature “Sasquatch” knocks on trees to signal other “Squatches”. I’m not saying I believe in Sasquatch, but when you’re riding through darkness on Halloween night, it becomes very easy to conclude that Bigfoot is out there.

Everyone shook their heads, and so a search party that consisted of the whole stable staff and us riders, went out in search of JC together.

Once we finally made it to the campsite, my appetite for scary stories no longer existed. Corn Dog Bill helped us tie our horses to the log seats that surrounded the soon-to-be campfire. It took about five minutes to start up the fire, and then we were roasting weenies. I got up to get some chocolate for my S’mores. Personally, I hate roasted marshmallows, so my “S’mores” were nothing but chocolate and graham crackers. As I walked to my saddlebag, my ears picked up a faint sound. It sounded like a horse whinnying in the distance. I couldn’t help but flinch. “Hey guys, do you hear that?” I asked, with a tremble rising in my throat. “Hear wha-” Katey replied before being cut off.

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“Where’s JC?” I asked, “We were hoping she was with y’all, but-” “Wait, JC isn’t here?!” Bill interrupted.

“JC-eeeeeeeeee! JC-eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” We must have yelled it a hundred times until we finally came across someone lying on their stomach, arms at their side, and face to the ground. One look at the fake dreadlocks, and I knew it was the Jack Sparrow, JC, we’d been calling for. Bill flipped her on her back and to be honest, she looked more like Bob Marley than Captain Jack Sparrow, but that’s not the point. The point was that her eyes were glowing, not in an evil way, but it was still scary. Here horse was as stiff as a board, looking down at her and silent. That’s when I noticed a creepy jack-o-lantern sitting right next to JC that must have been left by the Headless Horseman!!! The face carved in it looked angry, very angry. When we got back to the barn it was clear that the jack-o-lantern needed to be thrown into the fire and burned. JC awoke from shock a day later. She claimed she remembered nothing at all about the trail ride, but the rest of us did. I’m forever scarred and am positive that he is still out there, and angrier than ever!

I was in the car with the only person who could help me get this project done. “The thing with this sort of stuff,” he said “is that some people get scared away from it, others get intrigued.” I knew Johnny would help me; he was probably the only person up to it. “I was one of the people who became intrigues by it,” he said. I knew he was right, because in the past week I had become one of the people intrigued as well. It was a Media Tech project and we had two weeks to choose a story, go film, and then edit it into a video. The story I chose was something I found in the newspaper. The Montgomery County Grille (nicknamed ‘the yellow house’ for its lackluster paint job) was going to have a paranormal investigation due to the unearthly phenomena that was said to happen there. At this point I was on my way to that investigation. A week earlier my partner Kody and I went up to the restaurant to do some interviews. Ever since the building had been moved, people have reported that they have seen a figure of a woman in the top window while no one was inside. Employees claim that they have had their hair stroked or they heard doors slam open, but once they turned around they discover that no one is there. “Something has claimed this house and they’re not leaving it,” the restaurant owner, Cindy Love, said, and so they hired a paranormal investigation team to come in. After we found out all we could, Johnny Griffin (Kody’s best friend) met us at the restaurant and we went upstairs to do an investigation of our own on the top floor. I left the camera on while we looked around. Walking through the room felt as though we were trying to walk through a swimming pool and it was just as hard to breathe. We eventually went back and started heading home and I decided to look through the film. I got to the point where we went up to the room on top. There was a loud crash on the camera, a crash that we didn’t hear filming. I let it play longer and there was a light whistling, as though there was another person in the room with us that we just didn’t hear. This is how I became intrigued. Johnny Griffin was a very likable type of person, and I could never explain why. Kody couldn’t help me on the project any longer, but I had to go to the investigation. I just had to know what was happening at the yellow house. Everyone in school knew Johnny had experience with the paranormal ever since he decided to play with a Ouija board, so he was the perfect person to accompany me to a paranormal investigation. He ended up giving me a ride to the investigation. We saw the paranormal investigators there and they invited us to be a part of the investigation. Everyone who was not a part of the investigation was asked to go outside. One of the investigators said they found out something about what the ghost’s story might be. Years ago there was a couple that lived in that house. They grew old together, had no kids, and then died on the same day from old age. Not the typical ghost story, but not all ghost stories are in fact typical. The investigators talked and figured that if there were any ghosts in the building it would be that couple. The whistling was a more masculine trait, and the hair

stroking more of a feminine quality. Once they finished we turned all the lights off and went upstairs. Mostly we sat and waited. The investigators began talking to the ghosts and they used special types of detectors. There was one area that felt like the air was denser right on top of the chair that people saw the figure through the window sitting on. I felt it and it was as though I could not put my hand any further. The whole time Johnny looked like I’ve never seen him before. I couldn’t tell what he was thinking about but I’m pretty sure it reminded him of the things that happened with the Ouija board. We sat there and listened. We heard the same whistling we hear on the tape, and the detectors went wild. But we just sat there, not making a move. Then things stopped. Nothing happened to anyone, and no one was hurt. Everyone agreed on that the place was in fact haunted. We went outside and made sure the place was locked up with the lights off. We began telling everyone what we found in the house. Then, all of the sudden all the lights flashed in the house and went off. We ran back to the house and looked around, all the lights were off, and the feeling of walking through water has passed. I could tell that the ghosts did what they wanted, to let themselves be known. Everyone packed up and left and we drove peacefully away from the yellow house. Most people seem to have a preconceived idea on ghosts which lead us to fear them. When in reality this is all a common misconception. They are, in fact, our ancestors, and we are their children. All they seem to want is not to be forgotten, to stay a part of this world event though they are asked to pass away. Although some people get frightened by this sort of stuff, others get intrigued by it. I’m one of the people who became intrigued by it. And now every time I hear someone whistling it brings me back to the small yellow house in Magnolia, where a couple lives, not letting go from the home in which they died in.

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Concert Etiquette

Guest Information

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion offers concertgoers live performing arts events in a picturesque setting featuring such world-renowned organizations as the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet and Texas Music Festival Orchestra. The following information about concert etiquette will enhance your visit and help ensure that all of our guests enjoy their arts experience to the fullest. Children

During the Performance

The Pavilion is a family-friendly venue and we love to see families at our performing arts events. However, please be courteous of both the orchestra and those around you by keeping youngsters from talking loudly and running around during the performance. Even if you are seated on the hill, loud children can be very distracting for everyone. We want all of our guests to have the most enjoyable concert experience possible.

Guest should refrain from entering and exiting their seats while a performance is in progress. If you must leave your seat, please proceed quickly and quietly to the nearest aisle or ask the nearest usher for assistance. Please be courteous to other members of the audience.

Electronic Devices Take a break from the outside world! Please turn off all cellphones and other audible electronics. Photography and videography are NOT allowed during the performances, including with cellphones, at the request of the artists. Tablets, such as iPads and Kindles, are not permitted into the venue because they are a distraction to other guests and the artists. Late Seating Fashionably late? If you arrive after a performance has started, our ushers will do their best to seat you during an appropriate pause in the program. For certain performances, and at the request of the artist, guests seated in the orchestra section might have to wait until a transition is made between songs to proceed to their seats.

Applause Not sure when to applaud and when not to? A good rule of thumb is to watch the conductor. The conductor should let you know when a piece is over by lowering both arms and turning to face the audience. After the Concert Bravo! As the applause dies down, the performers will put their instruments away and the leave the stage. The house lights will be turned on so guests can exit safely.

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ATMs are located in the North, South and Lawn plazas of The Pavilion.

Tickets also are available at all outlets, including Fiesta, select H-E-B and Walmart locations and Media Magic, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all our guests, the following items may not be brought into The Pavilion: Animals, aerosol cans, audio and video equipment, cameras, food, beverages, non-plastic bottles or bottles with lids, fireworks, laptops, laser pointers, lawn chairs, portable televisions, radios, strollers, tablets (such as iPads and Kindles) and weapons.

For guests with hearing impairments, Ticketmaster’s TDD number is 800-755-6244. Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounts for performing arts and selected contemporary events. For information, call 281-210-1127 or visit The Pavilion Box Office. Parking Guests may park free of charge in lighted and patrolled lots convenient to The Pavilion. Preferred parking is available for all events in the on-site Town Center Garage. For most events, lots open 90 minutes prior to the performance.

Picnics are welcome at all performing arts events at The Pavilion. Guests can bring in any type of food item; however, beverages can not be brought into the venue. Guests are welcome to bring empty water bottles to fill at water fountains or to purchase beverages at our concessions stands.

Food and beverage items are available from The Pavilion concession areas in the North, South and Lawn plazas. Concessions are operated by ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment. Food can be brought in during all performing arts events; however, beverages are not allowed into the venue. Restrooms

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Tickets are available at The Pavilion Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the day of performances through intermission. American Express, MasterCard, VISA and Discover are accepted at The Pavilion Box Office.

Food and Beverages

The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands would like to thank the following contributors for their financial support of our 2012 Performing Arts Season and Educational Outreach Programs as of Oct. 1 printing deadline. $5,000 - $9,999 cont. Fidelity Investments FMC Technologies Carol & Phil Garner Ironman Foundation John P. McGovern Foundation Memorial Hermann The Woodlands TETRA Technologies, Inc. Union Pacific Foundation Peggy & Ray Wilcox Winstead PC

ATMs

To Picnic, or Not to Picnic?

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Tickets

Permanent Restrooms are located in all three plazas. Lawn Chairs For comfortable hillside seating, guests may bring blankets or use The Pavilion’s specially designed lawn chairs free of charge for all performing arts events. First Aid Trained medical professionals are on duty at all Pavilion events. If medical help is needed, ask any Pavilion staff member for assistance. Guests with Special Needs The Pavilion is accessible to guests with disabilities. For detailed information, consult our free brochure available at the Information Booths, call 281-364-3010, or visit www. woodlandscenter.org.

Prohibited Items

Cameras and Recording Devices Cameras that are small, non professional are usually allowed at most contemporary concerts. No professional, detachable lens cameras are permitted into the venue. No audio or video is permitted at any event at The Pavilion. Camera policies are dictated by the artist and are subject to change. Photography and video, including with cellphones, are NOT allowed at Houston Symphony concerts or Houston Ballet events at their request. lost and Found To inquire about lost items, guests may ask a Pavilion staff member for assistance or call The Pavilion Administrative Office during business hours at 281-364-3010. Tours Guided tours of The Pavilion can be arranged for groups by calling 281-364-3010. Special Events The 1,600-square-foot Woodforest Bank Club, located just off The Pavilion’s North Plaza, is available for lease year-round. Outfitted with large video screens, multimedia equipment with surround sound, a copier, fax and dedicated telephone and modem lines, the Club is designed for business meetings and special, private events. For rental information, call 281-363-0900. The House of Blues Hospitality Tent provides a tented outdoor setting for pre- or postconcert gatherings at most contemporary concerts. For more information, call 281-363-0900.

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Information Booths Information booths are located at the gated entrances in the North, South and Lawn plazas. If guests have questions or concerns, they are encouraged to visit Pavilion volunteers who staff the information booths throughout the events. Inclement Weather All events at The Pavilion are rain or shine. Pavilion events are not canceled due to rain. If it rains on the day of the event, guests are encouraged to wear rain apparel. Children For most contemporary events, children 5 and under are admitted free to the lawn without a ticket. At most performing arts events, children are admitted free with their parents to the mezzanine and lawn areas. All children must have a ticket to sit in orchestra-level seating.

Credits Cindy DuBois – Editor in Chief Courtney Galle – Managing Editor Whitney Hough – Contributing Writer Program design by Don Crouch, imagineer October 2012 • 14


On Stage October 2012  

On Stage program with information on Hocus Pocus Pops concert Oct. 12, 2012, sponsor information, Pavilion Partners, concert listings and mo...

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