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Page8 POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 19, 2015 Citi Performing Arts Center President and CEO Joe Spaulding hams it up backstage with Move It! guest artists from TEN31 Productions. Express Yourself guest artist, John Angeles, from the STOMP national tour, poses with Move It! reception committee members Jackie Harriss, Therese Melden, and Kate Stavis.  Express Yourself Move It! The recent Express Your- self performance, Move It!, and reception were held at the Citi Performing Arts Center, Wang Theatre on Thursday, May 21 +t. The show featured 150 Express Yourself youth (many receiving support from the state Department of Mental Health), perform- ing onstage with teen men- tors and guest artists, in- cluding Jared Mason, who played Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet on Broadway, Cammie Griffin and John Angeles, from the STOMP national tour cos- tumed characters from TEN31 Productions and Youth guests from Boston Children&apos;s Chorus, Pingree School and In the Mak'n step squad. Special guests at the show and gala DMH reception included Citi Performing Arts Center President and CEO Joe Spaulding, DMH Commissioner Joan Mikula, MCC Executive Director Anita Walker, Express Your- self Co-directors and Co- founders Paula Conrad and Stan Strickland, and Depart- ment of Youth Services Commissioner Peter Forbes. Express Yourself immerses young people in the arts, where they find a powerful tool for self-expression, uncover inner strength, and deepen connection with others. (Photos by Roger Farrington) Enjoying the Move It! reception are DMH Commissioner Joan Mikula, center, with Express Yourself Co-executive Directors Paula Conrad and Stan Strickland Boston's new Chief of Arts and Culture, Julie Burros, right, with guest artist Cammie Griffin, from STOMP Guest artist Jared Mason, who starred on Broadway as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, rehearses Move It! with young Express Yourself performer Diana Felix BOSTON WATER AND SEWER (BWSC] IS COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Meet with BWSC staff to: * Pay your water bill with a check or money order-- no cash, please. Let's protect Boston's waterways Talk about any problems you may have with your bill or your service. Find out how much water is being used on your property. FOR INFORMATION , Plan to make payments on bills that are past due. Receive help applying for a senior or disabled person's discount. @ bwsc.org 617-989-7000 Learn more about BWSC customer programs. N The Return of Sunday Parkland Games Join the Charles River Conservancy as they kick off their 7 season of Sunday Parkland Games on June 28 th Sunday Parkland Games are held every summer Sunday from 3:30-6:30 pm on the Cambridge-side river parklands between the Weeks Footbridge and JFK Street. The Conservancy strives to provide recreational and play activities where community members can enjoy the river and the parklands in healthy, active, and innovative ways. CRC partners with Knucklebones, a local athletic and events company, to implement the program. They provide equipment and instruction for a variety of games -- from bocce to beanbag toss, from basketball to badminton. There are hula-hoops and jump ropes and from 5:00-6:00 pm, Cam- bridge-based Karma Yoga Studio conducts a one-hour yoga class. The game equipment is sized for children as young as three up to adults. CRC's Sunday Parkland Games actively engage commu- nity members of all ages to enjoy the Charles River and the parklands. All activities are free of charge and o not require registration - all are welcome to participate. For further information and updates, please visit w ww.thecharles.org, or call 617-608-1410. LUC ..,d RISTORANTE & BAR Troclitionol Itlion Cuisine 415 Hanover Street, Boston 617.367.2353 11 MountVernon Street, Winchester 781.729.0515 P,ot [:unction ooms fop ontj. Occosion ChPisleninq Bidl ,Sho,+, Balq Show+,, l,+lh<:l\