Friends of Ludlow Auditorium

1 Whispering Pines Ludlow, VT  05149

Tel (802) 228-7239 email:

[a 50l (c)(3) organization]

"Our purpose is to promote the use of the Ludlow Auditorium

for the benefit and entertainment of the people of Ludlow,

the surrounding Black River area, and its visitors"







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July 11, 2015

at 7 PM




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Date of last web site update

Introduction to Square Dancing Featured At Auditorium, May 23

FOLA will be introducing a new feature for area residents and visitors - Square Dancing.

On Saturday, May 23 at 7 pm in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium, representatives of the Rutland-based 'Cast Off 8 s will present "An Introduction to Square Dancing".

The program, open to everyone of high school age through golden agers, will feature 12 members of the 'Cast Off 8' square dance club demonstrating the basics of square dancing. Peter Tobin will be the caller for this event.

According to Don Richardson, a club member, "this will be a fun event for everyone, regardless of age or previous square dancing experience". He indicated that the program is free and that it was not necessary to come with a partner. "If you have a partner, that's fine but we'll arrange a partner for you if you come solo."

He also noted that square dancing required no special attire, shoes, or equipment. "Just bring yourself, a partner if you desire, and expect to have a really fun evening", Don said.

To get an idea of what the program will be, Don suggested that interested people can view some of the club's square dancing activities on the Internet at For questions or additional information, call 228-6216.

"Nebraska" is FOLA Movie On June 6

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FOLA next movie will be the award-winning, "Nebraska", on Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.

Nebraska is a 2013 American black-and-white drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Bob Nelson. It stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, and Bob Odenkirk. The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where Bruce Dern won the Best Actor Award. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards; Best Picture, Best Director for Payne, Best Actor for Dern, Best Supporting Actress for Squibb, Best Original Screenplay for Nelson, and Best Cinematography for Phedon Papamichael.

The Grants - father Woody, mother Kate, and adult sons Ross and David - live in Billings, Montana. Aged Woody is approaching dementia, although the family likes to think that he solely believes what appears on the surface, Woody's delusions which are exacerbated by a lifetime of heavy drinking.

The latest belief that Woody has is that he has won $1 million, which everyone in his family knows is one of those scams for people to purchase magazine subscriptions. As such, Woody, who does not trust the US postal service to mail in his "winning" certificate, is determined to walk to Lincoln, Nebraska, the headquarters of the company, to pick up his $1 million. All he really wants with the money is to buy a new pickup truck - something he's never had and despite the fact that he should no longer be driving - buy an air compressor to replace the one stolen from him decades earlier, and to leave a little legacy to Ross and David.

Younger son David, an electronics salesman who has just broken up with his girlfriend and thus needs a distraction, agrees to drive Woody to Lincoln just to humor him, but not before making a stop in Hawthorne, Nebraska - Woody and Kate's hometown - for a family reunion, which will include news anchor Ross and acerbic tongued Catholic Kate in a few days. David does not want Woody to tell anyone in Hawthorne of the "$1 million", but news of such does get out. This news colors Woody and David's interactions with their relatives and old friends and colleagues, including with Woody's old business partner, Ed Pegram. But this time in Hawthorne is also an illuminating one for David, who learns much about Woody and why he is the way he has always been, and about his parent's relationship as it concerns himself and Ross.

The film is rated 'R' due to some language content.

The movie is open to the public and is free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn will be provided courtesy of Berkshire Bank; FOLA will provide free water. For information, call 802-228-7239 or go to



Thanks for Helping FOLA Raise Funds to "Re-Seat" the Auditorium!

FOLA's has succeeded in its "reseating" project, thanks to your help!


Now people can enjoy the comfort of new, wider, more comfortable chairs in the auditorium.


Your help was essential in making this happen.

Now FOLA needs to concentrate on improved audio equipment to make your experience in viewing the many functions that take place in the auditorium more pleasant and rewarding to you.

Your continued help in this effort is imperative.



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1 Whispering Pines

Ludlow, VT  05149