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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Still an icon at 102

Today would be Katharine Hepburn’s 102nd birthday and soon a theater named for her will open.
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is nearing completion and the staff of "The Kate," as well as its many volunteers, are gearing up for an October 17 grand opening, officials there said. Further, Executive Director Chuck Still is continuing to attract a wide variety of programming.
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will be the only theater bearing the actress’ name, its officials said. The town approved a 20-year operating agreement in April for the 1911 historic brick building that was originally a theater before becoming the Old Saybrook Town Hall.
"I think Ms. Hepburn would be very proud of Old Saybrook’s residents for restoring this beautiful building to its original purpose," Still said in a statement.
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will be open on Memorial Day after the Old Saybrook town parade for those interested in a sneak peak at construction progress.
To learn more about The Kate, Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, and how to donate visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org

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