To commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, the Bay Street Players will present a stage reading of Anne Nelson's two-person drama "The Guys," that focuses on New York City firefighters in the aftermath of 9-11, at 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St., downtown Eustis.
"The Guys" is about a fire captain who, with the help of a journalist, composes eulogies for men he lost in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
The story is based on Nelson's real-life experience. Nelson, a journalist, turned the experience into a theater piece that was commissioned in October 2001 by the Flea Theater, a small theater near ground zero. In 2002, the play was made into a movie.
The two characters talk about life at the firehouse, about the food and the tools and the things firefighters do to while away the hours. Most of all they talk about the guys who were lost — eight men who, like the rest of them, thought they had the best jobs in the world.
The show is directed by Patrick Ward starring Billy McCoy and Dina Paulin.
Tickets are $15, and available by visiting baystreetplayers.org. Fifty percent of the ticket revenue will be donated to Camp Boggy Creek, Florida's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children east of Eustis, in honor of Lake County firefighters.
Central Florida Watercolor Society, which has members from throughout Central Florida, including Lake County, will have its first meeting of the season at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Germain Marvel Building at the Art & History Museums, Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave.
A representative from the Art & History Museums will give an update on the new plans for the Germain Marvel Building. CFWS members will share some of their summer stories and paintings.
The meeting is open to the public. Details: centralfloridawatercolor.com.
For membership, email Nancy McCarthy at email@example.com.
The Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a talent show at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St.
Lake County resident David Willis, a former "American Idol" finalist, will make a guest appearance at the end of the show.
There is no entry fee to compete in the show. The deadline to register is Saturday.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce, 341 N. Alexander St., or at the door.
To register or more information, call Gary or Karen Marshall at 352-301-4634.