On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 a group from Transfiguration attended the Herberger Theater to see 29-Years For 13-Seconds: The Injustices of Justice. This gripping play chronicles the life of Vance “Duke” Webster, who served 29 years in prison for a 13-second crime he witnessed as a teenager. He refused to cooperate with the district attorney (honoring the “no-snitching code”) and was given a life sentence. The play, however, is less about his time in prison and mostly a snapshot of his belief that prisons are filled with “good kids” whose lives are shaped by good parents who, unfortunately, make and model bad choices. This one-act play chronicles his journey.
Bashas Western Art Museum
On Tuesday, July 25, approximately 19 members from Transfiguration visited Basha Western Art Museum which is located in Chandler. This museum is free to all and shouldn’t be missed if you enjoy Native American and Western art. The collection contains over 3,500 pieces of art including paintings, sculptures, and baskets. Eddie Basha grew up captivated by the American West. In 1971, Eddie began collecting art. His hobby grew into an inspirational passion, combining his keen interest in the history of the American West, his admiration of the American Indian and his appreciation for art. His collection is one of the largest private collections of contemporary Western American and American Indian art in the world. Afterward the musum all of us had a great time and went to lunch. The picture includes many of the people who joined us for lunch. We hope that others will join us on future church outings.
On Saturday, June 3, a group from Transfiguration saw the performance of Aida at the Hale Theater in Gilbert. Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance and then went to Joe’s BBS for dinner. What a great time we had!
On Friday, August 25, a group from Transfiguration attended the Diamonback vs the Giants game at Chase Field. We were joined by other members of the diocese for Family and Faith Night. There was a post-game concert featuring the Newsboys.
If you have any ideas or suggestions about places that we could go as a group please share them with Jan Saik. We hope more of you will join us during these events. It’s a great time to relax and to enjoy others from our church community.
Blessing, Jan Saik