Music Organization – AVV Ensanche A http://avvensanchea.com/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 04:58:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://avvensanchea.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6.png Music Organization – AVV Ensanche A http://avvensanchea.com/ 32 32 Area Community News | News, Sports, Jobs https://avvensanchea.com/area-community-news-news-sports-jobs/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 04:58:10 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/area-community-news-news-sports-jobs/ Brilliant reunion, anniversary celebration spread over three days BRILLIANT – Brilliant’s homecoming celebration and the 50th anniversary of Brilliant High School’s last class of 1972 will be celebrated with a three-day program of activities from Thursday to Saturday. Thursday’s events include a tour of the former Brilliant High School and a tour of […]]]>

Brilliant reunion, anniversary celebration

spread over three days

BRILLIANT – Brilliant’s homecoming celebration and the 50th anniversary of Brilliant High School’s last class of 1972 will be celebrated with a three-day program of activities from Thursday to Saturday.

Thursday’s events include a tour of the former Brilliant High School and a tour of the Brilliant Museum located in the Concert Hall. There will be a meet and fish fries from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brilliant American Legion Post. The menu will include a Coleman Fish Dinner, Fish Nuggets Dinner, Tender Chicken Dinner and Shrimp Dinner at $12 each and including fries, coleslaw and bread. They can be reduced to a basket for $9, which does not include bread or coleslaw. Vintage will offer music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It is open to the public.

Friday’s activities will also include a visit to the former high school and museum. There will be a Brilliant Mixer at Wells Township Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which will feature a chicken dinner by Big C’s BBQ. The cost is $15 per person and must be prepaid. Reservations can be made with Debbie Roush at (740) 792-1999. It’s open to the public.

A Brilliant sock hop will take place Friday at the old high school gymnasium from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There are no fees. Music will be provided by 40+. Martoni’s fire-baked pizza truck will be outside the gym from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It is open to the public.

A parade of Brilliant Alumni and First Responders will take place Saturday with the parade lineup at 8:30 a.m. at the Brilliant American Legion Post on Market Street. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will travel through town to the old high school. Participation from classic cars, dance and walking groups, first responders, clubs, organizations and churches is being recruited.

The evening will end with a dinner dance at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Fee of $40 per person must be prepaid. Reservations can be made through Roush. The music will be provided by Ralph Parissi. A cash bar will be available. The event is open to the public.

Weirton Church collecting school supplies, donations

WEIRTON – The First Christian Church of Weirton Outreach Committee continues to collect school supplies for pupils at Weirton Primary School until August 28.

Anyone wishing to drop off school supplies at the church, located at 3252 Main St., Weirton, or make a cash donation can contact the church office at (304) 797-7300, according to committee chair Cathie Yeager. awareness.

“Thank you for your support of this worthy cause to help children in our community,” Yeager noted.

Bell Chapel United Methodist Hosts Peach Festival Friday

STEUBENVILLE — Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 3419 State Route 213, Steubenville, will hold its fishing festival Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The menu includes sandwiches, salads and “delicious seasonal treats.” The cost is per donation.

Follansbee Pool will be on site

from Dog Day to the Park

FOLLANSBEE — The City of Follansbee will host its second Dog Day at the Park from noon to 2 p.m. on August 20 at the city pool.

Dogs will be allowed to swim in the pool before it is emptied for the next season.

There is no admission, but cash donations or item donations will be accepted for the Brooke County Animal Shelter. Representatives from the shelter will be present at this year’s event. Items such as dry or canned dog and cat food, bleach, laundry soap, dish soap, blankets, sheets, towels, leashes and collars are appreciated. They can also be dropped off at the Follansbee City Building between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Indoor garage sale on Saturday

at Grace Lutheran Church

STEUBENVILLE — Grace Lutheran Church, located at 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, will host an indoor garage sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch will be available. Ten percent of the funds raised will go to a community organization.

Steubenville City Schools

pensioners will meet on Thursday

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville municipal school retirees gathered for lunch July 14 at Margaret’s Cafe in Toronto.

A collection was made for the maintenance of the group’s nutcracker.

The next lunch will be Thursday at Dee Jay’s in Weirton followed by the City in Steubenville on September 8th. Participants can “just show up” at 12:30 p.m. or call Linda Holub at (740) 264-4203 to be placed on the call list.

“Join us for lots of stories from our teaching years or to visit your former colleagues,” said a spokesperson.

Garage sale scheduled for Saturday at the worship center of the Agape church

STEUBENVILLE – Agape Church Worship Center, located at 1310 Maryland Ave., Steubenville, will hold a garage sale on Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be a variety of household items, books, weightlifting equipment and tools.

Sloppy joes and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Saturday Bowling Fundraiser

for gastroparesis awareness

STEUBENVILLE — “Keep It Out of the Gutter” is the theme of “Bowling for a Cure” raising funds to support gastroparesis awareness.

Local organizer Bernice Richards explained that the fundraiser will take place Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Clair Lanes in St. Clairsville. The cost is $20 at the door for three hours of bowling, pizza and drinks plus five tickets to the Chinese auction.

Additional auction tickets will be available for $1 each or six tickets for $5.

The fundraiser will include a photo booth with selfies with Jordyn the Stuffed Sloth. There is a free digital download with $5 for a mailed 4 by 6 print or $7 for a mailed 8 by 10 print.

A 50-50 drawing and bake sale are other fundraising elements in addition to the shirt sale, which is $15 for an adult and $7.50 for a child.

A bag of party favors will be offered to all participants.

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month, dedicated to improving the understanding and management of the condition, also known as delayed gastric emptying. It is a chronic disease that affects the stomach muscles and prevents the proper movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine.

Richards noted that gastroparesis “literally means paralyzed stomach. Food does not digest as it should. It can sit in the stomach for hours or even days.

To RSVP to the bowling alley, call (740) 695-3641.

Local contacts are Richards at (740) 219-7982 or Dawn Pahides at (740) 461-8193.

Jefferson County Veterans

The association holds a meeting

SMITHFIELD – The Jefferson County Veterans Association met Aug. 3 at Friendship Park with Warrant Officer Barry Bardone leading the meeting.

Plans have been made to raise the flag at the Jefferson County Fair Monday at 4 p.m.

The late Fred Abdalla Sr., Jefferson County Sheriff, was posthumously nominated for Jefferson County Veteran of the Year. His son, Fred Adballa Jr., county sheriff, will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 11 service at 3 p.m.

Lamont McCoy, Chaplain, gave the prayer and Tony Phillippi, Treasurer, presented the financial report.

The next meeting will take place on September 7 at 1 p.m. in the veterans’ picnic area.

The gathering place accommodates

author and other activities

BURGETTSTOWN — Author Mary Sutton, who writes under the pen name Liz Milliron and whose works include the mystery series Laurel Highlands and “Mysteries of the Home Front” will be the guest speaker on today’s lunchtime program at Paris’s Gathering Place Presbyterian Church, located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown.

A free lunch is offered.

Other events on the calendar include a corn roast and bluegrass music on Sundays, starting at 5 p.m. The rainy date is August 20.

Concerts on the bridge are scheduled for August 21 at 6 p.m., featuring Eastern Star, and August 28 at 6 p.m., featuring the Padgetts.

Refreshments will be served and participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Vincent Bonar Memorial Poker Run scheduled for Saturday

WEIRTON – The first Vincent Bonar Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday with registration starting at 11 a.m. at the Irish Pub, located at 3027 Main St., Weirton.

All bikes are out at noon and the cost is a $10 donation. First stop is Friendly Tavern on State Route 213, Pleasant Hill; the second stop is at Frank’s Bar and Grill in Bloomingdale’s; the third stop is VFW Post 232 in Amsterdam; and back to the Irish pub for food and a party. There will be a 50-50 raffle and a Chinese auction.

A promotional flyer states that the poker run is “in loving memory of Vincent Bonar and all we have lost to suicide.”

All proceeds benefit Save 22 “For fighting veteran suicide. Although Vincent was not in the military, he had many service relatives.



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CHCI TO HONOR MUSIC LEGEND CELIA CRUZ AND SECRETARY XAVIER BECERRA AT 45TH ANNUAL AWARDS GALA https://avvensanchea.com/chci-to-honor-music-legend-celia-cruz-and-secretary-xavier-becerra-at-45th-annual-awards-gala/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/chci-to-honor-music-legend-celia-cruz-and-secretary-xavier-becerra-at-45th-annual-awards-gala/ WASHINGTON, August 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and CHCI President, Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán, proudly announce the winners of the 2022 Medallion Award, Music Legend Celia Cruz and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra. At the 45th Annual CHCI Awards Gala, held September 15, 2022 […]]]>

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and CHCI President, Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán, proudly announce the winners of the 2022 Medallion Award, Music Legend Celia Cruz and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra. At the 45th Annual CHCI Awards Gala, held September 15, 2022 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in washington d.c., Celia Cruz will be remembered posthumously with the 2022 Medallion of Excellence Award and Secretary Xavier Becerra will be recognized for exemplary leadership with the 2022 American Dream Medallion Award.

The Medallion Award is CHCI’s highest honor and one of the Latino community‘s most prestigious honors, given annually to individuals who are positive role models and whose extraordinary careers, civic leadership and service contribute to American society as a whole.

by Celia Cruz incredible legacy and contributions to our culture, and Secretary by Xavier Becerra exemplary career and exceptional civic leadership, and public service embody the core principles of CHCI,” said CHCI President, Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán. “We are proud to celebrate and recognize these two pioneers at our 45th Annual Awards Gala this year.”

“We are delighted to honor both Celia Cruz and secretary Xavier Becerra at this year’s gala. by Celia Cruz The medallion of excellence, presented posthumously, testifies to his eternal legacy not only within the Latino community – but the country – and the world. The American Dream Medallion presented to the Secretary Xavier Becerra honors the first Latino to lead the Department of Health and Human Services and a champion of Latinos for more than two decades,” said Marco A. DavisPresident and CEO of CHCI.

The 2022 CHCI Medallion of Excellence in Arts, Entertainment, Media, Music and Sports will be awarded to Celia Cruz (posthumously)

Celia Cruz was a gifted artist and singer who grew up in Santos Suárez, Cuba where she was inspired by talented musicians and artists who influenced her future singing projects. Beloved as the “Queen of Salsa,” Cruz’s visibility as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin artist placed Cuba on the map as a hotbed of traditional Afro-Cuban music. Throughout his career, Celia Cruz redefined salsa, recording over 80 albums and songs, earning 23 gold records and winning five Grammy Awards. Cruz passed July 2003 brain cancer, however, his prominent legacy highlights Celia Cruz as a unique musician and performer in the genre of salsa and Latin music.

“During his distinguished 50-year career, by Celia Cruz the music captured the unique vibrancy and magic of Latin culture and won the hearts of millions around the world. Today, as part of Cruz’s incredible musical legacy, the Celia Cruz Foundation raises funds for Hispanic students whose dream is to study music. On behalf of Celia Cruz Knight Estate and the Celia Cruz Foundation, we are honored by CHCI’s recognition of Celia’s lasting impact and look forward to continuing her original mission of opening doors for Hispanic students who want to pursue musical studies” said Omer PardilloPresident of the Celia Cruz Foundation.

The 2022 CHCI American Dream Medallion in Education, Science, Medicine or Civil Rights will be awarded to the Secretary Xavier Becerra

Born in Sacramento, California, Secretary Becerra is the son of working-class parents. As the 25th Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the first Latino to hold this position in the history of United States, Becerra has a responsibility to realize President Biden’s vision of building a healthy America, ensuring health security and access to health care for all Americans. Secretary Becerra served 12 terms in Congress as a member of the United States House of Representatives, advocating for health care, patient safety, and cost reduction for seniors. Throughout his career, Becerra has cracked down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud, acted to combat the opioid crisis, including holding drugmakers accountable, won an unprecedented award $575 million antitrust settlement against one of the world’s largest healthcare systems Californiaand took the case to federal court to save the ACA and with it, the protections of the 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.

“Developing the next generation of Latino leaders is critical to ensuring that all of those hard-working people in our country are represented at the highest levels in both the public and private sectors,” said the HHS secretary Xavier Becerra. “As the son of parents of Mexico, I know from experience how important it is to open doors for families across the country. Representation, whether in the halls of Congress or in boardrooms across the country, is essential to protecting America’s health. I am proud to receive the 2022 American Dream Medallion Award and encourage young Latino leaders to continue to do their part to create a more perfect union. At HHS, our work continues to improve the health and well-being of communities nationwide, including the Latino community. From strengthening reproductive health care and protecting LGBTQ+ communities from discrimination, to increasing access to federal insurance programs, and reducing disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates , we at HHS, like the Institute, always have an eye on fairness.

45th Annual CHCI Awards Gala hosted by

Bank of America

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 45th Annual Awards Gala. Please email [email protected] for more information.

On-site press credentials and interview requests with select winners, musical talent, participants and organizational leaders may be available upon request.

ABOUT CHCI

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the nation’s premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) Hispanic leadership development organization that educates, empowers, and connects emerging Latino leaders by offering leadership development programs. leadership and educational services. The organization was established in 1978 by Hispanic members of Congress to ensure a diverse and inclusive leadership pipeline. CHCI’s leadership is comprised of Hispanic/Latino members of Congress, community leaders, and business leaders who guide the Institute’s mission. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its scholarships, congressional internships, and the R2L NextGen High School Program. For more information or to get involved, visit CHCI.org.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Meza
[email protected]
214-518-7812

SOURCE Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

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Wildlands Festival brings music and stewardship to Big Sky https://avvensanchea.com/wildlands-festival-brings-music-and-stewardship-to-big-sky/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 23:15:16 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/wildlands-festival-brings-music-and-stewardship-to-big-sky/ By Gabrielle Gasser ASSOCIATE EDITOR BIG SKY – The upcoming Wildlands Festival at Big Sky brings four Grammy-winning artists to the stage for two nights of music in one of the biggest music events of the summer. On August 12 and 13, Jason Isbell and Unit 400, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Brandi Carlile and the […]]]>

By Gabrielle Gasser ASSOCIATE EDITOR

BIG SKY – The upcoming Wildlands Festival at Big Sky brings four Grammy-winning artists to the stage for two nights of music in one of the biggest music events of the summer. On August 12 and 13, Jason Isbell and Unit 400, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Brandi Carlile and the Indigo Girls will take the stage.

The festival, first held in 2018 for the purpose of wild and open space stewardship, is produced by Outlaw Partners, publisher of Explore Big Sky. A percentage of all Wildlands ticket sales will go to three local nonprofits: the Gallatin River Task Force, the Big Sky Community Organization and the Gallatin Valley Land Trust.

Taking place in the downtown Big Sky Events Arena, Wildlands aims to bring together those who share a love of the outdoors through music and to give back to the community.

“A pillar of Outlaw Partners is using our marketing, media and events platform to help build community and support groups that do amazing nonprofit work,” said Eric Ladd. , Chairman of Outlaw Partners. “Supporting efforts to help protect Montana’s landscape, including clean river waters, open lands and animal corridors, is paramount to the region’s legacy.”

The three nonprofits receiving donations each work in different ways to preserve the landscape as well as connect people with the outdoors.

Hundreds of volunteers showed up on National Trails Day to support GVLT’s work to maintain the trails around the Gallatin Valley. PHOTO BY KELLY KUNTZ

Gallatin Valley Land Trust, a Bozeman-based trail and conservation organization, aims to protect open spaces and build trails in perpetuity. Most recently, GVLT obtained a permanent conservation easement on the North Bridger Bison Ranch in Sedan, Montana.

“GVLT is beyond thrilled to be part of the Wildlands Music Festival – the lineup is some of the best Montana has ever seen,” said Chet Work, Executive Director of GVLT. “Furthermore, the organizations Wildlands Festival supports are all working to ensure that the most alluring qualities of Big Sky and all of Southwestern Montana will last for future generations to enjoy forever.”

Work added that proceeds from festival ticket sales donated to GVLT will help the organization protect scenic open spaces and critical wildlife habitat. He highlighted more than a dozen projects that GVLT is currently working on in southwestern Montana, including improving more than 100 miles of trails in Bozeman’s Mainstreet to the Mountains trail system.

Closer to home, the Big Sky Community Organization has been a mainstay of the Big Sky community for over 20 years. Responsible for managing Big Sky’s parks and trails as well as providing a variety of recreational programs, BSCO plays a major role in helping the Big Sky community get outdoors.

BSCO staff and volunteers perform trail work around Big Sky on National Trails Day. PHOTO COURTESY OF BSCO

“We are truly honored and thrilled to be part of the Wildlands Music Festival,” said BSCO CEO Whitney Montgomery. “Benefiting from it financially allows us to do things like make sure we mark the Ousel Falls trail to keep it safe and add to our trail maintenance and even new trail construction.”

In addition to signage in Ousel Falls, Montgomery said festival funds will also be used to add signage to the Hummocks and Uplands trails as well as improve safety and maintenance of local trails.

The Gallatin River Task Force, a Big Sky nonprofit organization dedicated to river conservation, will be the third beneficiary of the festival. The task force works on a variety of river restoration projects to improve the health of the Gallatin River, conducts education programs, and monitors the health of the river, among other goals.

Kristin Gardner, executive director and scientific director of the task force, said her organization is delighted to be part of Wildlands and will use festival funds to support several projects.

Workgroup staff take samples at the Mid Fork of the West Fork of the Gallatin River to collect data on water chemistry and nutrient levels. PHOTO GABRIELLE GASSER

“Our top priorities over the next year are to advance projects that mitigate harmful algae growth,” Gardner said. “[as well as projects] that boost our community’s water supply, resilience, and our river access restoration projects that will reduce human impacts along the Gallatin Mainstream. »

Gardner added that the involvement of the wider Big Sky community in conservation work is critically important.

Megan Paulson, CEO of Outlaw Partners, hopes this event will inspire others to take action.

“We designed Wildlands to honor and give back to these important organizations in southwestern Montana so that others can be inspired to do the same,” Paulson said.

On stage Friday night, music legend Lukas Nelson & POTR will bring their country rock sound to the star-studded lineup. Nelson has appeared on Big Sky three more times and in 2018 won a Grammy for “Best Compilation Soundtrack” for his work on “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga.

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell has won four Grammy awards, including two for Best Americana Roots Song, “If We Were Vampires” and “24 Frames,” and two for Best American Album, “The Nashville Sound and “Something More Than Free”. .” Isbell and Unit 400 will complete Friday evening.

Grammy-winning duo Indigo Girls take to the stage Saturday night to perform songs from their new album, “Look Long,” as well as classics such as “Closer to Fine.” The Wildlands Festival will be an official stop on their “Look Long 2022” tour.

Rounding out the event, six-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, performer and producer Brandi Carlile will headline the festival on Saturday night on a leg of her “Beyond These Silent Days” tour. Carlile previously took the stage at Big Sky in 2019 as part of the Peak to Sky music festival.

Tickets for the event are available at www.wildlandsfestival.com.

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How to use Purdue’s new, more interactive college calendar https://avvensanchea.com/how-to-use-purdues-new-more-interactive-college-calendar/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 12:16:26 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/how-to-use-purdues-new-more-interactive-college-calendar/ Purdue University introduces the brand entirely Purdue University Events Calendar which comes with features to help the campus organize and promote events while presenting them in a new and meaningful way. Purdue partners with software platform developer Localist on the new university calendar. Here we highlight how the campus community, visitors, and the general public […]]]>

Purdue University introduces the brand entirely Purdue University Events Calendar which comes with features to help the campus organize and promote events while presenting them in a new and meaningful way.

Purdue partners with software platform developer Localist on the new university calendar.

Here we highlight how the campus community, visitors, and the general public can use the calendar to organize personal events, submit events of general interest, and interact regularly with its more robust features.

What’s new with the Purdue Events Calendar?

Event seekers can browse events that interest them and get essential details about events they’ve heard about elsewhere. Additionally, they can create an account in the system and follow campus departments, organizations, and locations to keep up to date with happenings. A personal “My Calendar” dashboard can be created, highlighting trends and upcoming events. Users can also create an events widget that can be embedded on any web page to aid in promotional efforts.

Does the calendar allow you to customize the events that interest you?

Through a summary, the new calendar offers a customizable feature allowing users to create a profile on the site, allowing them to receive a personalized list of weekly events via email. Summaries can be configured to match your preferences for upcoming events. Choose the day of the week and your inbox will contain timely upcoming events that are of particular interest to you. Digests are also a great way to stay informed and engaged in your community without having to proactively visit the site.

How are events published?

Users can submit events to the Purdue Campus Calendar once they register through boiler key. A user must be logged in to click the event submit button. Only events sponsored or organized by or in conjunction with a Purdue campus unit, college, department, or student organization may be submitted to the Purdue calendar.

Remember: adding an event to the calendar does not schedule your space. You still need to get the proper space and time approvals before you can add it to the calendar. Use this link to reserve space for your event and book rooms at the Union Club Hotel.

Can you give examples of eligible and non-eligible events?

  • Examples of eligible activities
    • Special academic lectures or guest lectures open to the campus community.
    • Job fairs on campus or sponsored by a campus unit or sanctioned student organization.
    • Admissions events and information sessions.
    • Athletics and club sporting events.
      Department open house.
    • Musical and theatrical performances.
  • Examples of ineligible activities
    • Non-university social gatherings.
    • Closed meetings of offices/departments/organizations/committees.
    • Sales or special events by local businesses.
    • Non-college concerts, shows, and sporting events not of interest to the Purdue community.

Who is in charge of managing event publications?

Each Purdue unit has designated a calendar administrator who will manage that department’s event calendar. The admin will post events for their department and approve or deny events that have been submitted to be displayed on the department calendar. Users should email eventcal@purdue.edu to request permission to gain administrative access to your unit’s calendar.

What guidelines are in place for posting events?

It is recommended that you publish your event as soon as possible, but no later than one week before the event. Posts are approved by the admin, who will review pending items several times a week. The campus calendar can also be used as a planning resource. Postings will be limited to events sponsored or co-sponsored by organizations or departments affiliated with Purdue, except in special circumstances. The calendar should not be used to submit a job offer or other non-event advertising.

What kind of details are needed with a post?

The event submission form must include the event name, event description, time, date and location. Event names should use uppercase sentences and event descriptions should be full sentences. Most campus locations are in the system. Please use existing locations where possible. Events can be recurring. Events default to live (in-person) events, but there are options for online and hybrid events.

What if there is an admission fee for an event?

Ticketing and/or registration information may form part of a registration. The form allows you to add ticket prices with a link to the purchase process. To register for free events, leave the price blank and provide a registration link.

Can authors use or upload an image to accompany their event?

Yes. Here are some image recommendations:

  • JPG, PNG or GIF.
  • Only landscape and rectangular orientation.
  • Minimum size: 940 x 557 pixels.
  • Maximum size: 1920 pixels wide.
  • Recommended: 1080 pixels wide.
  • Short cut.

Where can I go for further assistance?

The Localist support site at support.localist.com, provides complete and detailed information about the calendar management tool. Specific questions about Purdue’s calendar should be sent to eventcal@purdue.edu.

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Live music, car cruise as part of the Good Times in Goodrich Festival this week https://avvensanchea.com/live-music-car-cruise-as-part-of-the-good-times-in-goodrich-festival-this-week/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 11:30:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/live-music-car-cruise-as-part-of-the-good-times-in-goodrich-festival-this-week/ GOODRICH, MI — From live music to a car showcase cruise, there will be a variety of festivities to enjoy at Goodrich this weekend. The Goodrich Festival & Events presents Good Times in Goodrich Festival – “The Biggest Little Festival Nobody’s Heard Of” – from Friday August 5th to Saturday August 6th. Goodrich Festivals & […]]]>

GOODRICH, MI — From live music to a car showcase cruise, there will be a variety of festivities to enjoy at Goodrich this weekend.

The Goodrich Festival & Events presents Good Times in Goodrich Festival – “The Biggest Little Festival Nobody’s Heard Of” – from Friday August 5th to Saturday August 6th.

Goodrich Festivals & Events is a non-profit community organization that strives to give back to its community. They provide funds to local families in need, scholarships to deserving students, support for school support groups, and assistance with the beautification of Goodrich.

The organization raises funds through fundraisers throughout the year. Good Times in Goodrich Festival is the main event usually held every year on the first weekend of August.

Friday events begin later in the afternoon at 5 p.m. with the Martian Garden Tent Entertainment Friday Night Hoedown In “G” Town. Music starts on the hour and continues until 11:30 p.m.

Musical performances include Billy Gunther and The Traditional Family Band. Mechanical bull riding will take place between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Saturday programming runs from dusk until the wee hours of the evening.

The first event is the Cruise-to-Goodrich Car Show at 8038 Clarence St. Candidate registration begins at 8 a.m. The show begins at 10 a.m. with the national anthem and the blessing of the vehicles and ends at 3 p.m. with the awards.

Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

The festival wraps up late Saturday night with the Martian Garden Tent Entertainment. Music starts at 3 p.m. and lasts until 12:30 p.m. Musicians include Rock Lab, Open, Mike Smith, Riot Enterprise, and Square Pegz.

“Open your ears and your mind to talented artists,” says the festival manager. website.

For more information and tickets for The Good Time in Goodrich Festival, visit here.

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Jack Hannah, co-founder of Sons of San Joaquin, dead at 88 https://avvensanchea.com/jack-hannah-co-founder-of-sons-of-san-joaquin-dead-at-88/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 20:25:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/jack-hannah-co-founder-of-sons-of-san-joaquin-dead-at-88/ Jack Hannah, co-founder of award-winning Western band The Sons of the San Joaquin, died Sunday after a brief bout of illness, his family said. Hannah, a native of Marshfield, Mississippi, was born to Lon “Broad” Hannah and his wife, Melba, on October 25, 1933, one of three sons. As the Great Depression and Dust Bowl […]]]>

Jack Hannah, co-founder of award-winning Western band The Sons of the San Joaquin, died Sunday after a brief bout of illness, his family said.

Hannah, a native of Marshfield, Mississippi, was born to Lon “Broad” Hannah and his wife, Melba, on October 25, 1933, one of three sons.

As the Great Depression and Dust Bowl took hold, the Hannahs—like many others in the American Plains states—moved to California, finding initial refuge in the woods before finally landing in Visalia.

While excelling in football, basketball, and baseball at Visalia High School, Hannah and her brother, Joe, would find great success in the American pastime.

Joe Hannah, who played catcher, was signed with the Chicago Cubs after high school.

Jack, meanwhile, headed to Fresno State to pitch under the tutelage of Pete Beiden. While a Bulldog, Hannah remained a sports two-man, playing fullback and linebacker for the Fresno State football team.

During her sophomore season, Hannah injured her shoulder while playing football – an injury that would prove fatal to her career.

Despite this, Hannah’s three seasons under Beiden went 7-1 with a 1.91 ERA and .328 batting average.

In 1955, Hannah signed with. the then Milwaukee Braves organization as a pitcher.

Over seven seasons, Hannah rose through the minor league ranks with the Braves before wrapping up her Triple-A career with the California Angels farm team in their second year of existence.

This football injury to his shoulder left his joints particularly arthritic and unable to fully heal, leaving him unable to make the leap to the big leagues.

At the end of the 1962 season, Hannah had a career change – thanks to her graduation from Fresno State.

Hannah’s new role? Teacher and coach of football, wrestling, and baseball at Hoover High School. His tenure, which included a coaching record of 314-148, was crowned with applause in 1980 as California’s high school coach of the year. Hannah was also named National Coach of the Year for the United States Southwest.

Hannah would also be a guidance counselor at Clovis West High School.

The Sons of the San Joaquin were formed in 1987, with his brother – Joe – as bassist and his nephew – Lonnie – as lead and rhythm guitarist for a birthday party for Jack and Joe’s father, Lon .

Over the next 35 years, with performances around the world, The Sons of the San Joaquin have become the regional musical ambassadors of the San Joaquin Valley’s latter days, embodying trademark cowboy music.

The trio were inducted into the Western Music Association Hall of Fame in 2006. In 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2011, Hannah was named the association’s Songwriter of the Year.

Several of Sons of the San Joaquin’s albums have won awards from the Oklahoma City-based National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Hannah is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda, four children and nine grandchildren.

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Nicorette motivates smokers to take healthier breaks with a personalized music listening experience, SmokeLess Break Beats https://avvensanchea.com/nicorette-motivates-smokers-to-take-healthier-breaks-with-a-personalized-music-listening-experience-smokeless-break-beats/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/nicorette-motivates-smokers-to-take-healthier-breaks-with-a-personalized-music-listening-experience-smokeless-break-beats/ Developed in partnership with Berklee Music and Health Institute, the program will feature original music and encourage smokers to listen during smoke-free breaks. WARREN, NJ, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Nicorette unveils SmokeLess Break Beats, a unique and personalized music listening experience that uses the science of music therapy to meet the needs of […]]]>

Developed in partnership with Berklee Music and Health Institute, the program will feature original music and encourage smokers to listen during smoke-free breaks.

WARREN, NJ, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Nicorette unveils SmokeLess Break Beats, a unique and personalized music listening experience that uses the science of music therapy to meet the needs of smokers and motivate them to take healthier breaks. Nicorette partnered with the Berklee Music and Health Institute to enlist more than 30 students and faculty to craft eight original tracks, referencing scientific research on how to overcome tobacco addiction. These original compositions are presented in four playlists that promote relaxation, focus, confidence and physical release, which are the main benefits that smokers seek during cigarette breaks. Available for free on Spotify, each playlist contains the original tracks and is personalized using the listener’s music history, functioning as an emotional and behavioral pause tool to help quit smoking.

Cigarette breaks are ingrained in smoking culture, serving as “precious moments” that regularly help smokers slow down and relax. On average, smokers take about three 15-minute breaks a day.1 With stress, fatigue and burnout at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever that people take breaks to reduce stress and focus2. This is why Nicorette encourages smokers to continue to take the breaks previously used to smoke a cigarette, but to replace the cigarette with an alternative: music.

“Music is scientifically proven to reduce cravings and even activate the same pleasure centers in the brain as nicotine. to smoking, such as respiration, mood, and heart rate,” said Joy AllenPh.D., MT-BC, Director, Berklee Music and institute of health Berklee College of Music. “We are very proud to partner with Nicorette to offer music as an accessible tool that smokers can use on their journey to quitting smoking.”

The more tools a person has at their disposal on their journey of surrender, the better. Combining additional behavioral support tools with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such as Nicorette, can help increase the odds of quitting success by 70% 3. When used during a break, music can provide distraction, encouragement, and mindfulness, offering them immediate support to continue their journey of surrender.

“For more than 20 years, Nicorette has made it its mission to help smokers quit tobacco. Quitting smoking is not a one-size-fits-all journey, and we know it can be extremely difficult to get started and stick with it,” said Pam Remach, Marketing Director, US Smokers’ Health, Haleon. “We know there are emotional, physical and behavioral challenges to quitting smoking. SmokeLess Break Beats is designed to help smokers maintain the habit of taking breaks, but replaces smoking with listening to music at instead,” explained Dan WertheimBrand Manager, US Smokers’ Health, Haleon.

Visit smokelessbreak.com to take Nicorette’s one-question cravings quiz and unlock your personalized pause list, musically designed to help you better break away from the science of music, and stream via Spotify. To learn more about Nicorette visit Nicorette.com.

About Nicorette
For over 20 years, Nicorette and NicoDerm CQ have been helping people successfully quit smoking. Nicorette is available in gum, lozenges and mini-lozenges and helps people quit smoking by gradually reducing exposure to nicotine. NicoDerm CQ is a nicotine patch designed to help people quit smoking. Studies show that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products combined with behavioral support can improve the chances of quitting smoking.

About Haleon USA
Haleon (NYSE: HLN) is one of the world’s leading consumer healthcare companies with a portfolio of brands trusted by millions of people daily. In United States, the organization employs more than 4,700 people who are united by Haleon’s powerful purpose to deliver better health every day with humanity. Haleon products cover five categories: Oral Health, Pain Relief, Respiratory Health, Digestive Health and Wellness. Built on scientific expertise, innovation and deep human understanding, Haleon brands include Abreva, Advil, Benefiber, Centrum, ChapStick®Emergen-C, Excedrin, Flonase, Gas-X, Natean, Nexium, Nicorette, Parodontax, Polident, Preparation H, Pronamel, Sensodyne, Robitussin, Theraflu, TUMS, Voltaren, and more.

For more information about Haleon and its brands, please visit www.haleon.com or contact [email protected].

About Berklee Music & Health Institute
Berklee Music and Health Institute (BMHI) draws on the expertise of Berklee’s music therapy department to engage the innovative ecosystem of academic, artistic, scientific, entrepreneurial and technological talent, bringing together the most creative minds to help accelerate ideation and develop solutions that can improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

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1. https://www.omnicalculator.com/finance/smokers-ctc#:~:text=For%20the%20average%20smoker%20taking,totals%20to%203%20%C2%BE%20hours

2. American Psychological Association. Stress in America™. Covid 2022 survey: second anniversary of Covid. https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2022/march-2022-survival-mode.

3. Stead LF and Lancaster T (2012) Combined pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions for smoking cessation (Review). Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews, Issue 10

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“Real Connecticut Ghost Stories”? 3 books to read this summer about Connecticut music, legendary women and ghosts – Hartford Courant https://avvensanchea.com/real-connecticut-ghost-stories-3-books-to-read-this-summer-about-connecticut-music-legendary-women-and-ghosts-hartford-courant/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 17:34:14 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/real-connecticut-ghost-stories-3-books-to-read-this-summer-about-connecticut-music-legendary-women-and-ghosts-hartford-courant/ Connecticut history can be arranged in different ways. One could construct a workable history of Connecticut based solely on famous buildings (from the Old State House to the PEZ Visitor Center), roads (from Post Road to Interstate 95), parks (from Putnam Memorial Park to Bushnell Park ) or films (from “Amistad” to “The Conjuring 3”). […]]]>

Connecticut history can be arranged in different ways. One could construct a workable history of Connecticut based solely on famous buildings (from the Old State House to the PEZ Visitor Center), roads (from Post Road to Interstate 95), parks (from Putnam Memorial Park to Bushnell Park ) or films (from “Amistad” to “The Conjuring 3”).

Three recently released books form dynamic images of Connecticut’s past, shaped mostly around places that can still be visited. They take new approaches to specific facets of the multifaceted state and provide a vivid portrait of how the state has grown and changed – as long as you accept that the term “living” can encompass the dead and the undead.

Here are three recent Connecticut-focused books for summer reading.

By Patricia W. Harris (Globe Pequot Press, 2022)

Connecticut features prominently in this collection of profiles of famous New England women. With nine entries, we are second only to Massachusetts among the six states.

The best feature of the book is that besides useful biographical essays on each woman, it is a travel guide, describing the places where women’s achievements are celebrated. The entry on Mabel Osgood Wright spotlights the ever-thriving Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary she founded in Fairfield in 1914. Yale-trained sculptor Maya Lin is known for “The Women’s Table” outside the the university’s Sterling Library, a tribute to the legacy of women. enrolled at Yale between 1873 and 1993. Katharine Hepburn is represented by the arts center named after her in Old Saybrook, and Prudence Crandall and her school, Florence Griswold and her museum (listed under her original purpose, “Art Colony Boardinghouse”) and “Harriet Beecher’s Stowe’s Final Home” is naturally part of the selection.

The book also sparks interest in lesser-known historic homes such as Theodate Pope Riddle’s family home in Farmington and Caroline Ferriday’s country home in Bethlehem. Perhaps the most illuminating entry might be the one devoted to Kathleen Moore, who served as a lightkeeper at Black Rock Harbor in Bridgeport for over 60 years.

“Perhaps he is addressing government bureaucracy,” Harris writes, “but Kathleen Moore had to wait until her father died in 1871 to be officially recognized as chief lighthouse keeper”—performing duties that she began performing as a child around 1817. .

By Tony Renzoni (The History Press, 2022)

For Connecticut music fans, this book, which should be read in tandem with Renzoni’s earlier effort “Connecticut Rock ‘n’ Roll – A History”, carves out a pretty narrow slice of the past. Its primary audience is baby boomers who came of age before the state’s drinking age had yet risen from 18 to 21, when nightclubs were bigger, than bands rock were more popular and that local radio stations could turn a hometown record into a regional hit.

“Connecticut Music Sites” refers to a certain slice of traditional rock and roll and does not follow classical music, rap, or even folk. There is no mention of the legendary Exit Coffeehouse. Renzoni overlooks iconic punk/new wave venues such as Ron’s Place (where REM played as early as 1981), The Grotto, The Moon (where Nirvana played) and The Tune Inn.

Some venues are rented out to world-renowned artists who have performed there: The Doors at New Haven Arena, Bob Dylan at Yale’s Woolsey Hall and elsewhere, and U2 at Toad’s Place, New Haven Coliseum and Hartford Civic Center. Others are hailed as launching pads for top regional acts. When listing locals, Renzoni’s main affinity (as in his earlier book) is with the guitar bands and party bands that ruled the state in the 1960s and 1970s. These include The Scratch Band ( whose vocalist Christine Ohlman still plays today with Rebel Montez), Flying Tigers (formed by members of the original band Alice Cooper), The Wild Weeds (featuring Al Anderson, later of NRBQ and now a solo star) and Bram Rigg Set (whose drummer Beau Segal once ran The Oakdale, founded by his father). The more recent local artists who make their mark here tend to be in the jam band genre, mainly those who appeared at the Gathering of the Vibes Festival, which has its own short chapter in the book.

“Historic Connecticut Music Venues” ends with three seemingly random appendices: “Interviews with two Hall of Fame legends,” Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and Felix Cavaliere, having lived a good part of their lives in Connecticut ; “The amazing and mysterious saga of the mega-hit song ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’ recorded by a Bridgeport Trio”, commemorating the Steam band; and 11 free pages of photos that could have been placed elsewhere in the book but weren’t.

Despite the lack of organization and huge gaps in knowledge, the book is ultimately more charming than frustrating. Renzoni is a dedicated promoter of a specific scene he knows well, and he glorifies them in a way that makes you want to seek out old records, photos and collectible videos from that era. The book ignites nostalgic urges for those who remember places like the Hartford State Theater, which closed in 1962 and hosted everyone from local legends The Five Satins to Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. The Bushnell may not be credited for hosting Patti Smith just three years ago, but it’s remembered for booking Jimi Hendrix in 1968 and The Who in 1969 and also supporting locals like Gene Pitney and The Fifth Estate.

It may lack a lot of local musical history, but there are worse places to start.

By “Cryptmaster Chucky” aka Charles F. Rosenay!!! (Kiwi Editions, 2022)

Ghosts don’t often appear randomly. As a rule, they seem to haunt the places where they lived, died or were buried. Stories of supernatural manifestations can therefore be much more interesting than the appearances themselves.

There are a fair number of Connecticut haunting books, but “True Ghost Stories of Connecticut” adds new material to the genre. Local entertainment promoter Charles Rosenay!!! (the exclamation marks have been legally attached to his last name for decades and are useful here) asked various acquaintances to recount their first-hand experiences with the supernatural.

Some of the state’s best-known haunted areas are duly invoked (Dudleytown’s Spooky Forest and Derby’s Sterling Opera House each get two chapters), with current experiences. Some of these places are obvious places: cemeteries, native burial sites, Newgate prison or Fairfield Hills asylum. Others haven’t been on the card before. Mike Cronin of 2 Brothers Extreme Paranormal Investigation Teams describes ‘The New Demon House of Derby’, which he discovered last year, and Paul Longo, editor of Ghost Watch magazine and website, contributes to a frightening encounter that happened at his childhood home in Stratford.

Many of those who share their stories are true believers, while others are converts who have been shaken by their encounters with the unknown. Some of the tales are accompanied by photographic evidence of shadowy figures. Several stories involve Connecticut’s top ghostbuster couple, the late Ed and Lorraine Warren.

What is central to this book is everyone’s desire to know more about the spirits they have encountered. It leads to new research and insights into Connecticut history and culture that you won’t find anywhere else.

Christopher Arnott can be reached at carnott@courant.com.

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Caribbean Carnival returns to Regina – Regina https://avvensanchea.com/caribbean-carnival-returns-to-regina-regina/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 00:36:15 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/caribbean-carnival-returns-to-regina-regina/ For the first time since the pandemic began, a colorful Caribbean carnival took over the streets of Regina on Saturday. Hosted by the Caribbean Carnival Association, downtown was bursting with color, music and fun. The Caribbean Carnival is a celebration of Caribbean and South American culture and is known for its iconic costumes and dances. […]]]>

For the first time since the pandemic began, a colorful Caribbean carnival took over the streets of Regina on Saturday.

Hosted by the Caribbean Carnival Association, downtown was bursting with color, music and fun.

The Caribbean Carnival is a celebration of Caribbean and South American culture and is known for its iconic costumes and dances.

“Do you know how Christmas is in Canada? Jacinta Fisher asked describing the importance of the festival. “Caribbean Carnival is everything. It’s our biggest party all year round. And so we wanted to bring that here so we could all share it.

The Regina Caribbean Carnival was held in the Queen City on Saturday.

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Fisher is one of the members of the Caribbean Carnival of Saskatchewan Association responsible for organizing the festival.

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For Fisher, it’s not only a day for members of the Caribbean community to speak out in Regina, but for others to learn about the culture.

The Regina Caribbean Carnival was held in the Queen City on Saturday.

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“It’s a chance for us not only to celebrate each other in the way we dress and the way we dance, the way we move with the music, but it will also be a chance for us to invite other people to experience that feeling,” she says.

The celebration originally started in Trinidad and Tobago and is now celebrated around the world.

To kick off CaribFest’22, a traditional Caribbean parade made its way through the streets of Regina a little after noon down Cameron Street, before stopping at Victoria Park where plenty of shows, games and entertainment awaited attendees.

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The Regina Caribbean Carnival was held in the Queen City on Saturday.

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Devona Haynes, the treasurer of the Caribbean Carnival Association, said it was the first time her organization had held the carnival.

“We launched our organization in 2020…COVID hit and we couldn’t do anything…so this year we finally got to do it…we decided to take our culture to the streets this year,” she said. declared.

“I think it all went well, it took a lot of hard work and I think we had an amazing turnout, I couldn’t ask for more. I’m overwhelmed with the amount of support and love we have received today,” Haynes said.

Cintia Monteiro Da Silva was also at the show with her 4-year-old son, Karter. She was born in Brazil and has lived her whole life in the carnival culture.

The Regina Caribbean Carnival was held in the Queen City on Saturday.

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It was especially celebratory for her as it was the first time her son could attend and be part of it. Music, dance, color, costumes and food were all new to him.

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“It makes me so proud as a mom, as a Brazilian, to see my little man doing this with me,” she said.

She added that she really likes being able to relive carnival after a few years without having had it, “that’s where my comfort zone is, that’s where I’m comfortable and have a good time. I like to see the result of everyone who is here.

— With files by Andrew Benson

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First Three Trails gig with James McMurty https://avvensanchea.com/first-three-trails-gig-with-james-mcmurty/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 11:00:43 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/first-three-trails-gig-with-james-mcmurty/ MUNCIE, Ind. – Acclaimed American singer-songwriter James McMurtry and his band will perform a free outdoor concert on Saturday, July 30 as part of the 2022 Muncie Three Trails Music Series. The inaugural concert for the 2022 series will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at Canan Commons, Mike Martin, a native of 500 S. […]]]>

MUNCIE, Ind. – Acclaimed American singer-songwriter James McMurtry and his band will perform a free outdoor concert on Saturday, July 30 as part of the 2022 Muncie Three Trails Music Series.

The inaugural concert for the 2022 series will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at Canan Commons, Mike Martin, a native of 500 S. Walnut St. Muncie, and the Beautiful Mess will open the show.

More than 30 years after his first release, the critically acclaimed ‘Too Long in the Wasteland’, co-produced by John Mellencamp, James McMurtry has become what is known as a songwriter’s songwriter, according to a communicated. After her promising debut, a Grammy nomination and five more albums followed. Taking a three-year hiatus, he released his seventh album, ‘Childish Things’, in 2005, which won Album of the Year at the American Music Awards, with ‘We Can’t Make It Here’. capturing their Song of the Year award. In 2015, McMurtry released “Complicated Game”, which became his highest chart to date, reaching #9 on Billboard’s US Indie chart.

After:Here’s who will take the stage at the Muncie Three Trails Music Series free concerts in 2022

“The Muncie Three Trails musical series is proud to have James McMurtry and his band, Ronnie Johnson, Darrenm Hess and Tim Holt, on stage at Canan Commons,” the statement read.

Muncie Three Trails’ next concert will feature the Small Glories at 7 p.m. on August 13 at Canan Commons.

The Muncie Three Trails Music Series is a non-profit partnership between the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Series Founder and Organizer Rick Zeigler. The series’ mission is to bring critically acclaimed national artists to perform at Canan Commons, Muncie’s premier outdoor performance venue, located in the heart of downtown Muncie. A second mission is to promote the many recreational, artistic and cultural attractions located along or near Canan Commons and Muncie’s popular “Three Trails”: The White River Greenway, Cardinal Greenway and Muncie Arts and Culture Trail.

For subscribers:The Cardinal Greenway Trail attracts cyclists, walkers and runners to the Muncie area

Information: munciethreetrails.com.

MUNCIE — Lockdowna non-profit organization that provides support, education and resources to individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders, has partnered with Minnetrista to sponsor a special sensory day of the annual event “Faeries, Sprites , & Lights” from noon to 4 p.m. July 31.

“The sensory event is designed to welcome our fairy friends with sensory sensitivities or disabilities to Oakhurst Gardens to experience magic in a more calm and welcoming environment,” a statement read. “Join us for quiet music, an optional live theater performance and character interactions, or just stroll through the beautiful flowers and decorations.”

Individuals, close family and carers affected by autism and other sensory processing disorders can reserve their free tickets using the discount code available at Interlock Facebook page. A limited number of free tickets are available. Additional tickets are available online or at the door for $12 each ($10 for Minnetrista members); children 2 and under are admitted free,

“Giving access to events like this to our families is essential. Even the smallest barrier can be enough for some of us to do nothing,” said Arrick Garringer, Secretary to the Interlock Board of Directors. “When Minnetrista reached out and offered to add a non-judgmental accessible day to their event, we jumped at the chance to support it.”

Tickets are available at: https://www.minnetrista.net/events/faeries-sprites-lights-6fhjw or the Interlock Facebook page.

Send news to The Star Press at news@muncie.gannett.com.

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