Thumbs up to all of you who take time today to cast a vote at gleegiveanote.com for Sherman High School's entry in the Glee Give A Note contest for at-risk music programs. Fox network, Ryan Murphy, creator of the TV program Glee, and the National Association for Music Education have joined together to support music education by awarding $1 million dollars in prize money to music programs in jeopardy throughout the United States.
Once at the Glee Give A Note website, search "Sherman High School'' to watch and vote for the excellent video produced by the music department and students at Sherman.
Do it now, before you forget. We guarantee you will enjoy the video.
Thumbs up to the staying power evident in the celebration tomorrow of the 120th anniversary of the founding of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Falconer. The beginning was modest. Twenty-six people began holding services in October 1891 in an old school house on North Work Street. Within two years, the congregation had grown enough to support construction of their own building, their own sacred space in which to worship. As is typical in the histories of most local churches, that original building burned and the replacement is the church that exists today.
Congratulations and best wishes to Pastor Timothy Hoyer and members of Bethlehem Lutheran.
Thumbs up to Angelo and Ylsa Giuffre for the eclectic lineup for the Forgotten Classics Movie Series that gets under way at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Spire in Jamestown. The series will debut with ''Plan 9 from Outer Space,'' a 1959 science fiction horror movie that is a classic because it is so bad, it's absurd. Not to worry, though. The Spire is scheduling forgotten classics to appeal to all sorts of folks and will also be showing Katharine Hepburn's ''Stage Door Canteen,'' and the 1950s comedy ''Martin and Lewis, at War with the Army' as well as the holiday classic ''Miracle on 34th Street"' and, slipping more toward camp again, ''Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.''
Forgotten Classics will be presented each Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. featuring a different movie each week. Tickets are a modest $2 and child care is available by reservation at 450-7357. The Spire is in the First Congregational Church on East Fourth Street.