POP in for Rotary’s Festive Spring Pops
The Rotary Club of Concord invites the public to its 41th Annual Pops Night featuring renowned jazz vocalist Amanda Carr and the Concord Band on April 8, 2016 at 8 p.m. at The Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, and Concord. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. for guests to enjoy refreshments, browse the silent auction and find their seats. The pops-style concert with table seating offers the audience a chance to unwind, visit with friends, and support Rotary’s many charitable projects. Tickets are $25 a person and may be purchased by calling Dick Hale at 508-878-6577. All seats are reserved so do call before coming.
Amanda Carr’s popularity with Concord audiences mirrors that of fans from around the country and internationally. She is a multi-styled vocalist who focuses on fresh interpretations of the Great American Songbook. Among the numbers Carr will sing are The Girl from Ipanema, When I Fall In Love, Cry Me A River, “S Wonderful, and They All Laughed
Those who attend will not only have a chance to hear some great music they will be supporting the Rotary’s charitable activities. Locally Rotary provided $20,000 in scholarships in 2015, fed the homeless in Waltham, served lunches on Memorial and Veteran’s Day at Bedford’s VA Hospital, and helped inmates celebrate holidays with their children at MCI. Rotary gave Middle School and High School Awards, sponsored a leadership training weekend for high school sophomores, held an Olympics event and bowling outings for Minuteman Arc, worked on the town-wide spring cleanup, and flipped burgers for guests at the Council on Aging’s summer picnic. They built a putting green at Minuteman Arc’s new location on Forest Ridge Road. They staffed hot chocolate stands and slush stands at community events, and prepared care packages for Operation American Soldier. Internationally the Concord Club supported education for preschoolers in Tibet, women’s science education in Ivory Coast, and educational enhancement for orphans in Haiti and Cambodia. In Concord, Rotary sponsored International motivational speaker Krish Dhanam at free public event at CCHS. They also held a fund drive to support Rotary International’s worldwide effort to eliminate polio from the earth.
Proceeds from this year’s Silent Auction will help purchase fitness equipment for Concord’s First Responders to be installed at the fire and police headquarters on Walden Street.
So come along, hear some great music, help these great causes. Reserve a place with Dick Hale, 508-878-6577 or email@example.com.
If you are not able to attend the Pops Friday night, the Concord Band will be repeating the concert with Amanda Carr on Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. at The Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden St., Concord. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under and may be obtained by calling 978-897-9969. Visit concordband.org for details.
The Rotary Club of Concord has supported the youth and charitable organizations of our community and the Rotary Foundation’s efforts to enhance our world since 1931. To learn more visit rotaryclubofconcord.org. Please like us on Facebook!