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CLIMB Theatre will lead special program
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

The focus will be on play when the CLIMB Theatre visits the Hastings Area Senior Center (in the Tilden Community Center, 310 River St.) from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22.

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"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because their quit playing," according to Oliver Wendell Holmes.

CLIMB Theatre, located in nearby Inver Grove Heights, will bring the power of play to seniors at the Senior Center.

During the 40-minute sessions, actor-educators will lead seniors in a series of activities designed to elicit stories from their pasts and from imaginations. Together the actor-educators and seniors will weave the stories together.

CLIMB Theatre was founded in 1975 as a theater visit company for people with disabilities. CLIMB was one of the first companies to provide this service. The program has since expanded. CLIMB Theatre worked with close to 200,000 students on a variety of programs, including bullying, self-control, respect and friendship.

The theatre artists write, produce and present plays and drama classes. The work is not only entertaining, it is educational. Its mission is to create and perform plays, classes and other creative works that inspire and propel people toward actions that benefit themselves, each other and the community.

The Hastings visit is funded through an Arts Access grant from the Minnesota Board on Aging.

There is no fee for the program. Register by calling 480-7689 by April 15.

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