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Change the world, ukulele style

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

A few of the variety of ukuleles available are arrayed in front of four early arrivals at one of the twice-monthly meetings of the Highland Lakes Ukulele Club; seated, Virginia Sivells, and from left, Luis Sirvent, Pat O'Malley, Lisa Miller and Don Crowder. Their motto is: 'Changing The World, Four Strings At A Time.'

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

You may think of the ukulele with a smile and memory of Arthur Godfrey (1903-1983), with a groan over “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” by Tiny Tim (1938-1996) or a mellow sigh at the memory of that 1990 medley of "Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World" by “Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (1959 – 1997).

But picture it, now, in your own hands and embrace the motto of the Highland Lakes Ukulele Club: “Changing the world, four strings at a time.”

This band of troubadours meets twice a month to practice together and draw new players into their musical fold.

When Don Crowder, an accomplished musician, began to coax Lisa Miller toward a simple instrument like the ukulele she was dubious.

“Before I could say no, he ordered one for me,” she said. “The premiere benefit of having two people is that you are having a good time.”


Bunnies hop to library March 21

Soft furry bunnies of the real kind will visit the Marble Falls Public Library Pre-School Story Time on Monday, March 21, starting at 10 a.m.

Kids don't have to wait for Easter, March 27, for visions of bunnies to materialize.

Real live bunnies are coming to the Marble Falls Public Library for Pre-School Story Time on Monday, March 21.

At 10 a.m. in the library community room children can hold the warm and snuggly, soft and furry, domestic variety.


Booklove Party for kids Thursday

A valentine craft will be added to the reading time for children, 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Marble Falls Public Library, 101 Main Street. Parents should register children at the main desk and they may contact Misty Smith for more information at  or 830-693-3023.


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