Concert on the Grass— Weather for Saturday’s 34th annual Concert on the Grass is going to be cool and cloudy, which is a welcome relief from the long, hot, dry, dusty summer of 2014.
As always, the pre-show begins at 1:30 p.m. with live music to brighten the mood for picnicking and getting acquainted with your neighbors on the lawn. The main show begins promptly at 2:30 p.m., so try to arrive at the end of Dinely Drive no later than 2:15.
Parking attendants will direct concert-goers to the parking area where a shuttle will provide transportation to the concert.
Over the years, the Concert on the Grass has evolved from an exclusively classical piano event to its current form as a wide reaching variety show, featuring blues, jazz, poetry, drama, dance, slapstick comedy and a lot more. This year’s program, orchestrated by Ken Elias, has most of those genres and promises to be one of the most memorable ever.
The Concert takes place at the home of Anne and Bill Haxton, 44879 Dinely Drive. Once on Dinely, “Concert” signs will guide you all the way.
TRUS Foundation Dinner and Auction— Sunday evening is the annual get-together that raises essential funds to support important programs, equipment, and supplies at Three Rivers School.
The dinner will be Mediterranean-themed, prepared and served by the meticulous Sierra Subs and Salads crew. The complimentary wine and Brewbaker’s beer will flow while school supporters browse table upon table of silent auction items.
Lee Crouch, TRUS Foundation president, will be the auctioneer for the live auction, featuring several coveted pieces, including a handmade piece of furniture by George Kulick, a TRUS alum and current member of the board of trustees.
Being introduced at this event is the Foundation’s newest fundraiser: Pick A Party. There will be five different hosted events from which people will choose.
There are activities for children, adults only, or the entire family. These are being introduced first only to those who attend the Foundation Dinner event.
Each “party” has a quota, so those interested need to be quick to register. The events are being hosted by Foundation board members, as well as friends of the Foundation, so there is little cost involved, meaning more proceeds going directly to Three Rivers School.
Here are the introductory events:
For children: Kids’ Jewelry Making.
For families: Campfire Party with music, stories, S’mores; Birding and Burritos; and a Three Rivers Historic Sites Tour.
For adults: Shaken, Not Stirred cocktail party and hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets to the Foundation Dinner are $40 per person and may be purchased by calling Three Rivers School, 561-4466; Lee Crouch, 561-3363; any Foundation board member, or online at www.trusfoundation.org.