USCCB Movie Reviews
The above link will connect you to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's movie and video reviews. They contain a brief overview of many movies with the USCCB's classification and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating. They may have a comment on any inappropriate language or violence in the film.
You may also want to check out the Catholic News Service capsule movie reviews.
Catholic students perform in musical
MADISON -- The musical Narnia, a tale of redemption based on C.S. Lewis' book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, will be presented July 14 through 30 at the Bartell Theater, 113 E. Mifflin St. by the Madison Creative Arts Program. Catholic youth Valerie Chesnik, Eddie Kunz, Molly Kunz, Michael Hartung, and Mary Kate Hartung will perform. For more information, call 608-238-7641.
Charlie Brown musical
MADISON -- You're a Good Man Charlie Brown will be presented by the Blue Dot Theatre with shows July 14 through July 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Burke Lutheran Church, 5720 Portage Rd., Madison.
The musical is based on Charles Schulz's Peanuts comic strip which ran for 50 years. Director Jennifer Neuls said the show is family entertainment because "it is filled with situations that people of all ages can relate to."
Tickets can be purchased at the door or at www.bluedottheatre.com
MADISON -- The Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective (FLTMC) has added more artists to the line-up for its annual Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival, which will be held at Lake Farm County Park in Madison July 29-30.
Local folk/alt-country favorite and Madison Area Music Award winner Sara Pace will open the festival at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 29.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.sugarmaplefest.org/tickets.htm
WATERTOWN -- Every Friday night, Watertown's Gateway to the Weekend Event provides free entertainment designed to re-introduce people to the friendly small town community the downtown possesses.
It is an opportunity to meet with family, friends, neighbors, and local business people and to share the warmth of the downtown as the social hub of the community from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
There will be different themes each week with live entertainment, food, and refreshments.
Go to www.downtownwatertown.org or call 920-261-5185 for partnership opportunities available for individuals and non-profit groups.
Olbrich Garden events
MADISON -- A hands-on workshop on making tea from garden herbs will be held at Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. Registration deadline is July 26 and the cost is $16.
A Creative Containers Walk is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. at Olbrich Gardens. Registration deadline is July 28 and the cost is $10.
For more information on these and other events, call 608-246-4550 or visit the Web site at www.olbrich.org
TV Programs of Note
Following are some theatrical movies and television programs of note. This information is being provided to assist people in making viewing choices.
Monday-Friday, 2:30 p.m., Inspiration Channel (cable) -- Catholic Mass.
Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Daily Mass. No 6 p.m. showing on Sunday.
Fridays, 9 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Defending Life. Repeats 4 a.m. Wednesdays.
Sunday, July 17, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) -- Mass. Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.
Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m., Hallmark Channel (cable) -- Sunday Mass from Notre Dame.
Sunday, July 17, 10:30 a.m., WHA (PBS) -- Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.
Monday, July 18, 1 p.m., WYOU (cable) -- Christopher Close-up: "Faith, Hope, and Hogan." This classic Christopher presentation features Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and renowned golfer Ben Hogan, who overcame debilitating injuries to become a champion again.
Tuesday, July 19, noon, EWTN (cable) -- Catholic Compass: "Journey Home Roundtable." Marcus Grodi interviews three converts from the evangelical/non-denominational tradition and explores the history, theology, and practices of that tradition in relation to the Catholic Church. Repeats 2 a.m. and 10 p.m. July 22.
Tuesday, July 19, 10 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- "Future for Lebanon." The Wide Angle documentary series explores the aftermath of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's assassination on Valentine's Day 2005, which prompted one million Lebanese to take to the streets protesting the Syrian army's occupation of their country and finally bringing down Lebanon's pro-Syrian government.
Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m., WMSN (Fox) -- So You Think You Can Dance. Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop, and krumping all compete to be named the best. The fortunate 50 dancers who survive the auditions will go to Hollywood to work with five of the top choreographers in the business. Hosted by Lauren Sanchez.
Friday, July 22, 7 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Concerts on the Square. Repeats 7 p.m. July 23.
Radio Programs of Note
Sunday, July 17, 9 a.m., Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- Relevant 2 U. This locally produced magazine-style program features people, events, and Catholic issues in the Diocese of Madison. This episode includes Bishop Robert C. Morlino's homily at St. Ambrose Academy, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Madison; Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer on the Valley of Our Lady Monastery project; and part two of Seminarian Squad. Repeats 9 a.m. Friday and 12 noon Saturday.
Sundays, 1 p.m., Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- Life Worth Living. With Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m., Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- Morning Air. This morning show has listeners everywhere tuning in for a blend of entertainment, information, and interviews. Morning AirTM talks about life in terms of faith in the workplace; time management; current affairs; movie reviews; realistic looks at media and entertainment. It also includes updates of local and national news, sports highlights, stock reports, and more.
Monday-Friday, 3 p.m., Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- The Drew Mariani Show. This program aims at opening a daily dialogue with Catholics across America on the topics that matter most.