Just a few quick notes while I nurse a headcold…
●The Mt. Hope High School Class of 2013 will be holding a Talent Show fundraiser on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30pm in the high school auditorium on Chestnut Street in Bristol. A talent show is like a box of chocolates (paraphrasing Forrest Gump) – you never know what you’re gonna get. But that’s what makes it interesting! Admission is $5 for students and $7 for adults.
●Love will be in the air at the George Hail Free Library on Main Street in Warren on Friday, February 10th at 7pm. Folksinger Joyce Katzberg is presenting her second annual Benefit Concert of love songs in honor of and appreciation for the library. A suggested donation of $10 will get you into this after hours romantic song fest. If you ♥ the George Hail Library, come with your heart on your sleeve (but please note this special request from the library: no perfume – this is a fragrance free event.)
●Blithewold Mansion & Arboretum on Ferry Road in Bristol is just refusing to let in the winter doldrums, planning a host of tempting events to get us out of the house this February!
Bring the whole family to Blithewold this Sunday, February 12th at 1pm for their Sailor’s Valentine Party, where you can sing sea chanties with Celtic harpist Mary King and create your very own sailor’s Valentines. Kids are encouraged to dress as mermaids, sea creatures, pirates, and princesses! And, Valentine’s Day treats will be provided! Tickets are $12 for member adults ($15 for non-member adults) and $7 Member Children ($10 for non-member children). Awwww, this event has been cancelled, but they plan to reschedule something similar in the spring.
●Also on Sunday, February 12th, at 3pm, the Community Concert Series@St. Michael’s presents the Boston String Quartet performing “World Song” at St. Michael’s Church on Hope Street in Bristol. Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors; $10 for students) and are available at Paper, Packaging and Panache, or at the door. Since its formation in 2004, the quartet has been a creative leader in fusing contemporary music with classical tradition. Sunday’s performance will “roam the musical world with original arrangements of classical, jazz, rock and folk favorites, including Bulgarian, Taiwanese and Transylvanian folk songs, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Gershwin, Santana, Tower of Power and Harry Chapin.” (from the Bristol Phoenix)
-Now that’s an interesting box of chocolates!