I've finally met Twin Cities theater's #1 go-to gal

By anne
February 19, 2006 - 22:55.

At a party in her honor tonight at the home of Grace and Jack Harkness, theater aficionado Shirley Moore pronounced her feelings about Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at the State Theatre: “I liked it. I’d go again. It was a new take on something old, and it worked,” she said.

Everyone listened because Shirley knows the performing arts. She knows because she GOES. “I go out every night,” said the energetic social worker/whirler and widow of WCCO TV anchor legend Dave Moore.

Most of the people who gathered tonight, including my former Spamtown neighbor and Cross Country Journal publisher Knowles Dougherty, are members of the University of Minnesota’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), billed as “a health club for the mind,” through which Shirley Moore leads popular courses such as Twin Cities Theater and Dinner and Winter City Adventures.

From the OLLI website: OLLI members pay an annual fee of $195. Your membership is good for one full calendar year from the date you enroll. It entitles you to participate in two courses per session, and as many open activities and summer programs as you wish. Additional courses are offered on a space available basis. Fixed income or short on cash? OLLI offers a $120 scholarship to anyone who requests it. That means a full year’s membership would cost $75. Sounds like a great deal to me!

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