Shrewsbury Cultural Council announces grants for 2018 

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Cultural Council has announced the award of 22 grants, totaling $7800, to help support a variety of cultural programs to be offered in the area in 2018.

Grant recipients are: Carol Tasker: Drumlin Farm trip; Regatta Players: 2018 Season; Assabet Valley Mastersingers: Mozart Requiem concert; David Neill: Campaign Music of Our Presidents: Sing-along;  Gregory Maichack: Monet’s Magic–Pastel Paint, Monet’s Wondrous Water Lilies; Spring Street School PTO: Author Visits by April Jones Prince; Margaret Corazzini: Teaching Spanish Language and Culture Through Authentic Mexican Folk Art! Worcester Chamber Music Society: Peter and the Wolf: A Free Family Concert; Centre Stage Productions: production TBA; Roger Tincknell: From Ireland to America; Roger Bruno: A Celebration of Song: The Great American Songbook and Beyond;  Shrewsbury Montessori School: The Science of Sound; Melissa Johnson: Bringing STEM and Literacy Together; Floral Street School PTO: Literacy Night; Janet Schwartz: Release Your Inner Artist; Gary Poplawski: 2018 Summer Concert Folk Music Review; Chamber Music MetroWest: Luna’s Magic Flute/All Around the World; Julie Stepanek: Ukelele with Julie; Women of Note: Women of Note, 2017-2018 Concert Season;  ArtReach: The Painted Word; Shrewsbury Council on Aging: Victorian Christmas Traditions; ArtReach: Darcy Schwartz: Full STEAM Ahead.

The Shrewsbury Cultural Council is one of 329 cultural councils in Massachusetts. It functions under the authority of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Each year, local councils award more than $3 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide

Shrewsbury Cultural Council members for 2018 include Chair, Sandra McManus; Secretary, Martha Deering; Karen Dumas, Myran Parker-Brass,  Helen  V. Porter, William Sigalis, and Sandra A.Weed.