Westwood FREE Summer Concert Series

14-Jul-2008   Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Category : Town Services

Department / Board / Committee : Community Resources

Type : General

Westwood FREE Summer Concert Series
 
Westwood’s Summer Concert Series will be held on Monday July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. These FREE concerts will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 60 Nahatan Street, on the outside green. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Islington Community Center, 288 Washington Street. Please call 781-461-0070 for a taped program report after 4:30 p.m. on the day of the concert.
 
These concerts are wonderful community events for adults and children of all ages; bring a blanket or chairs and pack a picnic dinner and make it an evening out! Refreshments will be sold at each of the concerts; proceeds will benefit local charities.
 
The Westwood Young Women’s Club will be collecting voluntary donations of the following items at each concert: old eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses for New Eyes for the Needy; old cell phones for the Wireless Foundation’s CALL TO PROTECT (victims of domestic violence) program; old towels and tennis balls for local animal shelters; and new children's socks and underwear for Cradles to Crayons.
 
In addition, the extremely popular “Keep Westwood Green” reusable ECOBAGS EveryDay Tote™ will be available for purchase during each concert. Proceeds from the sales of the bags will go towards environmentally-friendly initiatives in Westwood.
 
Musical groups performing this summer are:
 
Monday July 7:  Westwood Community Swing Band
The Westwood Community Swing Band consists of approximately 16 pieces and a vocalist. The group has been bringing the sound of the big band era to the people of Massachusetts and vicinity for the past twenty plus years
 
Monday July 14:  MassCollege All Star Jazz Ensemble
The Mass College All Star Jazz Ensemble is a 17 piece jazz band featuring the state's premier college jazz players.
 
Monday July 21:  Barbara Kessler
Songstress Barbara Kessler is an award-winning songwriter, performer and recording artist.
 
Monday July 28: Children's Concert with “Mike the Music Man
Singing and entertainment for kids of all ages, even the young at heart!
 
The Westwood summer concerts are organized and sponsored by The Westwood Young Women’s Club with the generous support of The Westwood Recreation Department.
 
The Westwood Young Women’s Club is a community- based organization established to further the educational, philanthropic, and social life of its members and its community. Any woman who is a resident of Westwood is eligible for membership. For more information please visit us at http://www.wywc.org/