MAY 27, 2010

Hilltop Theater players rehearsing for The Ratcatcher’s Daughter or Death Valley Daze. Shown (l to r) are Christine Brown (Sweet Lotta Bliss from London), Kathy Waldron (Auntie Hush), Alan Morris (Whiplash Snivel) and Sheila Barteaux (Death Valley Nell). Death Valley Nell is exhibiting her prowess with a gun (not). 

Cast members of Camas Festival Melodrama, The Ratcatcher’s Daughter. Shown (l to r) back row are Linda Wood, Sheila Barteaux, Alan Morris and Catharine Carlson; next row, Kathy Waldron, Christina Miles, and Christine Brown; front row, Bill Barteaux, Nathan Morris, Jack Harvey and Norm Steadman. The Melodrama takes place in a former stage coach stop in Death Valley where “it is so hot even the fleas have fled”.  It includes the required amount of heroes, heroines and villains and such and will be presented at Weippe Community Hall Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29 at 7 p.m. Presented by the Hilltop Theater Group and directed by Susie Larson.

Weippe Camas Festival is this weekend

   The 10th annual Weippe Camas Festival takes place this Friday through Sunday, May 28-30. This year’s theme is “Road to the Buffalo.”

   The weekend begins with a Dutch oven cook-off at 3 p.m. at the Weippe Mini Park. Food cooked in the competition will be served at 5 p.m.

   In the Weippe Community Hall at 7 p.m. enjoy the first Melodrama performance of “The Ratcatcher’s Daughter” or “Death Valley Daze.”

   Saturday the Retreat to Weippe 10K Fun Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Also featured are numerous entertaining contests, delicious food, and interesting exhibits, speakers, and demonstrations. Another Melodrama performance is scheduled for 7 p.m.

   Sunday the Weippe All School Reunion begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. It will include school tours and photos.

   A potluck dinner begins at noon, and a jam session will be held at 3 p.m.

   For a complete schedule, visit /camas