Civic show scores a foxy hole-in-one

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Civic Theatre has a regular laugh riot on its hands with current production “The Fox on the Fairway.” Written by Ken Ludwig and debuted in 2010, it is even more uproarious than his “Lend Me a Tenor,” which served as Civic’s first show last season at The Booth Tarkington Theatre. “Fox,” at times, will leave you belly-laughing, as the theatre company over-delivers on the hilarity of a fictional golf-tournament wager. We found the acting and the set superb, something we’ve come to expect from Civic performances; we’re officially spoiled and we’re officially sponsors/believers. The show runs through Feb. 23, and if “today” is Saturday (delivery day for Current this week because of the Presidents Day holiday), then you have five more opportunities to see the show. Do yourself a favor and go get a good, hearty laugh from a performance that is, without a doubt, the stage version of a hole-in-one. For tickets and/or information, visit www.civictheatre.org or call 843-3800.

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The Riverview Hospital Foundation staged an elegant and entertaining evening Feb. 9 at the eye-popping Lucas Estate in Carmel in an effort to purchase a 128-slice CT scanner and upgrade one of the hospital’s digital catheterization labs, all in the name of cardiac health. The black-tie event served as the wrap-up for the foundation’s Heart of Your Community Capital Campaign. An overflow crowd was treated to a flavorful dinner, “Heartfelt” speeches by foundation director Trish Oman and foundation president Greg O’Connor, himself a beneficiary of a recent live-saving heart scan at the hospital, and energizing music from Lemonwheel. Forrest Lucas, he of Lucas Oil fame, was as gracious a host as we’ve ever experienced and showed off a great sense of wit in addressing the throng. We were proud sponsors of the campaign, as well, and hope it achieved as anticipated.


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