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Winnie the Pooh

7 p.m. May 2-3 middle school students will perform Winnie the Pooh. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and go on sale Apr. 14. Call 574 534-2567 to reserve tickets.
 Dramatized by Kristin Sergel from the stories of A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin's bear of Very Little Brain, would like to drift peacefully through life, humming little tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of unexpected adventures with his friends. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. When Kanga and Roo move to the forest, rumors fly that they are fierce animals. After all, Kanga is bringing a bathtub and Strengthening Medicine! Will Kanga turn out to be as mean as they expect? How will Pooh Bear and his friends stay away from this danger? Come see Winnie-the-Pooh fly with the bees, get stuck in Rabbit's door, and try to protect his dear friend Piglet from their new neighbor.

The official Pooh Corner Rules for Playing Poohsticks

Mike Ridley, owner of Pooh Corner in Hartfield, wrote a very nice booklet about this game, including these rules below. This booklet, "The official Pooh Corner Rules for Playing Poohsticks," was written in 1996 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Winnie-the-Pooh.

  1. First, you each select a stick and show it to your fellow competitors. You must agree which stick is which - or whose, as it were.
  2. Check which way the stream is flowing. Competitors need to face the stream on the side where it runs in, under the bridge (upstream). Note: If the stream runs out, from under the bridge you are standing on the wrong side! (downstream).
  3. Choose someone to be a Starter. This can be either the oldest or the youngest competitor.
  4. All the competitors stand side by side facing upstream.
  5. Each competitor holds their stick at arms length over the stream. The tall competitors should lower their arms to bring all the sticks to the same height over the stream as the shortest competitor's stick.
  6. The starter calls, 'Ready - Steady - Go!" and all the competitors drop their sticks. Note: the stick must not be thrown into the water.
  7. At this point in the game all the players must cross to the downstream side of the bridge. Please take care - young players like to race across. Remember, other people use bridges and some of them have vehicles or horses.
  8. Look over the edge of the bridge for the sticks to emerge. The owner of the first Stick to float from under the bridge, is the winner.