We’re having a picnic on July 9

These guys are not invited.

The Guild will host a picnic for current members, their families, and anyone interested in joining. The picnic will be on Tuesday evening, July 9, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the St. Clair Boat Harbor Pavilion, 902 S. 2nd St. (at Fort St.).

(This would be our regularly scheduled board meeting evening, but the meeting has been cancelled for July so we could have the picnic!)

Bring your own beverages, table settings, and a dish to pass. We’ll have a kiddie pool with ice to keep things cold.

Please RSVP using this form by July 5 so we know how many tables to set up.

Remembering Bob Swain

Robert Swain

St. Clair Theatre Guild board member Robert “Bob” Swain died on Sunday, April 21 at the age of 90. Bob was a member of the Guild’s “Susquatch” vocal group and was a generous supporter of his adopted community, especially the arts.

Bob was born in New Jersey but lived in several places around the U.S. as he pursued his career in the plastics industry. He was an innovator, manufacturer and leader in that industry, becoming an honorary member of the Plastics Pioneers Association and being elected to the Plastics Hall of Fame in 2009.

He moved to Michigan in 2005 and quickly became involved in the St. Clair community. In addition to the Guild, Bob was also active with Kids In Distress Services (K.I.D.S.) and the Rotary Club.

Bob’s obituary is available here. A remembrance gathering will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in the Marysville Funeral Home, 1200 Michigan Avenue, Marysville, MI with a Memorial Service following at 12:00 p.m. A reception will immediately follow at the Voyageur Restaurant, 525 S. Riverside Ave. St. Clair MI until 4:00pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Water Hospice. To send condolences, visit marysvillefuneralhome.com.

We will miss Bob’s good humor and positive attitude, and our thoughts are with his family and friends in this time of loss.

Cobb Scholarship fundraiser at Murphy’s on May 14

Cobb Scholarship fundraiser flyer
Print out this flyer and bring it with you to the fundraising event! You’ll need to include it with your bill in order for the scholarship fund to receive the 20% donation from Murphy’s.

Join us for dinner and watch the Tigers take on the Houston Astros on the many TV’s around the Murphy Inn. Present a copy of the event flyer (shown above) and the Murphy Inn will donate 20% of your entire bill to the Guild’s John and Avis Cobb Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship Fund.

Again, be sure to print out the flyer and bring it with you to the fundraising event! You’ll need to include it with your bill in order for the scholarship fund to receive the 20% donation from Murphy’s.

“Come Read a Play” continues in St. Clair and Port Huron

Come Read a Play logo

Our play reading get-togethers will be continuing for at least a few more weeks. These are informal reads of several plays we’re considering for possible production with The Borderline Theatre Group or the St. Clair Theatre Guild (or both!) in 2019-20.

Any interested actor or theatre artist is welcome to come hang out with us and read a scene or two or the whole play, or just listen and give us your thoughts.

Starting time is 6:30 p.m. The Borderline is hosting on alternate weeks in Port Huron at The Brass Rail, 410 Huron Ave. Buy your own beverages, sit back and have some fun! The Guild hosts the readings on the other weeks at our building, located in Klecha Little League Park at Goffe and Palmer Streets in the south end of St. Clair.

Hope to see you there. Here’s the schedule of upcoming dates and plays to be read:

Wednesday, April 17: “Guest Artist” by Jeff Daniels (The Brass Rail in Port Huron)

Wednesday, April 24: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by Finn/Sheinkin/Feldman/Reiss [musical] (SCTG Building in St. Clair) [rescheduled from March 13]