The Raintree Arts Council presented an afternoon of Mystery Theater at the Clarksville Apple Shed on Sunday March 10 2-4 PM, where 40+ members of the community enjoyed a few hours of food, drink, and entertainment.
Written and directed by the cast members, a wealthy count from a foreign land comes to Clarksville to invest in a uranium mine. But as soon as he arrives he’s pulled in all directions because of his looks, his charm, his plans and his money.
Over the next hour, murder and mystery unfold and the audience is asked to help solve the crime. The combination of food, drink, and participation theater turned a rainy Sunday into a fun day in Clarksville.
We just wrapped up the 2013 Clarksville Eagle Days weekend. The weather provided us with a beautiful day of sunshine on Saturday. It was brisk but the sunny & clear skies made it a great day to be outside with a pair of binoculars to spot eagles, pelicans, deer, and other wildlife. But unfortunately, we all woke to a Sunday morning of icy rain and gloomy skies. That seemed to kept some of the crowd away for the second day of bird watching. Those who did brave the weather still enjoyed the indoor scopes at the Visitor Center, the coffee at the Farm Café, a beer at Tubby’s, and another live eagle show at the Apple Shed. I did at least 🙂
The World Bird Sanctuary of St Louis put on an great live eagle presentation in the Apple Shed. They brought 2 eagles: Duncan, an Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle; and McGuire, a Northern Bald Eagle; and presented a 30 minute show every hour. I can’t express how cool the show is. If you haven’t been, you must put it on your list for next year.
We’d also like to thank the MO Department of Conservation. MDC organizes Eagle Days and provides field scopes, bonfires, films, brochures and personnel for a full weekend of outdoor learning and fun. We’re glad they come to town, and thank them for helping to make all our visitors feel welcome.
There were plenty of home-made sweets to go along with the sweet sounds of Jerry Epperson and Pat Joyce as they warmed the crowd with classic jazz tunes on a cold winter Sunday. I stopped by for a set and a few sweets myself. Then I got a few pictures to share. I hope to see you all there next year. Enjoy.