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Author dinner and more at Lockport’s Gaylord Building

The Gaylord Building Lockport.  |  File photo

The Gaylord Building in Lockport. | File photo

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Updated: March 10, 2014 6:03AM



The Gaylord Building, 200 W. Eighth St., Lockport, will host a series of cultural events in February.

The February Discovery Dinner with author Jay Pridemore will be held Feb. 13. Pridemore, author of “Building Ideas: An Architectural Guide to the University of Chicago,” will discuss architecture of Chicago.

The event begins at 5:45 p.m. with a cash bar reception. A full-service dinner prepared by the Public Landing Restaurant begins at 6:15 p.m. and will be followed by Pridemore’s lecture. The dinner will conclude with a book signing.

Tickets, which include dinner, are $23 per person. For reservations, call (815) 838-9400.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the White Oak Library District will present “Good Humor: A Festival of One Acts” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 1 at The Gaylord Building.

The performance of one-act comedies includes “Many Happy Returns” by Willie Reale, and three by playwright David Ives: “Arabian Nights,” “Words, Words, Words” and “The Philadelphia.”

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For ticket information, call the Adult Service Desk of the White Oak Library District, Lockport Branch, at (815) 838-0755, Ext. 3, or visit the library at 121 E. Eighth St., Lockport.

The Gaylord Building also is seeking quality artists and crafters to participate in the 42nd annual Old Canal Days Festival’s Arts & Crafts Show. The juried show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 in Lockport’s National Register Historic District.

Standard booth fees are $80, and corner booths an additional $20, until May 5.

For an application, call (815) 838-9400 or email info@gaylordbuilding.org. The number of booths is limited.

Staff report



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