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Weekly Events of Note

• What’s On Your Mind? w/ David McArthur: Every Tuesday @ 10:00am in the Chapel
• The Douglas Library Presents “Words & Conversations” hosted by Norma Haight Colman every other Tuesday at 2:00pm in the 2nd floor conference room

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Thursday, September 4

Chair Yoga with CYT Kim Kartiganer

Tuesday, September 9

The Douglas Library presents “Words & Conversations” hosted by Norma Haight Colman - 2:00pm 2nd Floor Conference Room

Wednesday, September 10

Sentimental Journey in concert - 7:00pm Hollenbeck Room

Sentimental Journey Plays September 10th

Pat Thorney has been performing since the late ‘70’s with numerous musical adventures both locally and internationally. She toured with David Bromberg in 1992, played in Germany with “Face the Music,” a corporate blues band, and landed the role of Dolly Tate in the Tri-Arts production of “Annie Get Your Gun.”

Dave VanDeBogart has been performing since 1974. He has opened for Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, and also for Dave Mason. Dave’s songwriting talents lead to his solo release “Call it What You Want” in 1996.

Gary Higgins has been a performer since the 1960’s. He has played with such bands as “Random Concept” , “Pearly Reign” and “Clutch Cargo.” Gary plays guitar, bass, banjo, and mandolin. His 1973 release “Red Hash”was re-released in 2005 by Drag City records of Chicago, and it is now considered a folk rock masterpiece.

Together they are Sentimental Journey, a three guitar outfit that travels through the great American Songbook with fantastic interpretations of some of the great musical standards. The concert will be on the evening of Wednesday, September 10th, at 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck Room.

As are most all Geer Village events, this program is free of charge and open to the public.


Friday, September 12

Tom Hooker Hanford and Joel Blumert in Concert - 2:30pm Hollenbeck Room

Joel Blumert & Tom Hooker Hanford Perform Together

Visual artist, musician and storyteller Tom Hooker Hanfford had been bringing joy to audiences of all ages for more than two decades. He has performed at Winterhawk Festival, Clermont State Historic site, the Farmer’s Museum, Greenwich Village Music Festival and a plethora of other eclectic venues. His music takes on many incarnations depending on the accompanying artists he performs with. Tom has also conducted some very successful runs if the program “Musisc

Together” here at Geer Village. This series brings seniors and young people together in the creation of melodies and song. On Friday, September 12th Tom will be joined by local bluesman Joel Blumert for what should be a very entertaining program of roots and folk music. Joel is a product of the 60's blues and folk revival, started playing guitar in 1963, met Son House in 1968, an experience that changed his musical direction profoundly. He has opened for Brownie and Sonny, Spider John Koerner, Rory Block, Jack Elliot, and many other folk and blues artists. Frequently referred to as a musician's musician, admired by many jazz and classical musicians as well as folk and blues artists- Joel is described as having a confident, commanding stage presence, aided by dazzling guitar playing, and vocal strength.

They perform together Friday, September 12th at 2:30pm.

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Thursday, September 18

Chair Yoga with CYT Kim Kartiganer

Friday, September 19

Tom’s Jewelry is having a big sale in the Great Hall of Geer Village 10am - 3pm

Monday, September 22

Handler & Levesque in concert 2:30pm Hollenbeck Room

The Virtuoso of Handler & Levesque at Geer Village September 22nd

A concert of Jewish Music will be performed by a family of Klezmer musicians from Israel on Tuesday, August 12th at 2:30 p.m. Geer Village. The concert will be performed by Israeli musicians Ruby Cassel-vioinist and guitarist, with his wife Janet Cassel on clarinet and Reuel Cassel on recorder and guitar. They will play original compositions composed by Ruby Cassel as well as traditional songs. Janet and Ruby have been teaching and music in Jerusalem and throughout Israel for forty years. They are joined by their grown son Reuel. Janet Cassel is credited by Klezmer historians as being the first female Klezmer clarinetist. Ruby Cassel is a poet as well as a translator of Zelde, the late Israeli poet who is world renowned.

Come hear the beautiful melodies and sing along to several of the songs. Feel the joy and sorrow communicated through this vibrant music. This concert is open to the public .

Margaret E. Rosenberg “Retrospective”

An artist who paints in both oil and acrylic, Peggy Rosenberg also works in intaglio prints and mixed media drawing. Although she has been an artist from an early age, Miss Rosenberg began her formal training at Colorado University and in Lausanne, Switzerland. She holds a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and also worked at N.Y.U., Pratt Graphics Art center, and was a recipient of the Max Beckman Award at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. In 1970 she lived and painted in Israel, England, Ireland and France.

Miss Rosenberg has won various awards for her painting and prints. In 1967 she received the Thomas Hoving Award for Best in Show/ Best Painting at the Brooklyn Museum. She has exhibited in many one person shows in New York and Connecticut. Her work has been purchased by Syracuse University as well as many private collections on the East Coast, as well as England, Ireland, and Israel. Specializing in landscapes, Miss Rosenberg is equally as comfortable painting the tidal inlets of Long Island Sound as she is depicting the rolling hills of the Berkshires. Her western landscapes reflect her love of wide open spaces and dramatic skies. She has always included in her repertoire, portraits of friends, and more recently of private homes, cats, dogs, cows, and Scottish Highlander Cattle.

In 1989 Miss Rosenberg moved to Salisbury, Connecticut. A place she had visited with her family for most of her life. Peggy recently moved to Geer Village in 2012. Miss Rosenberg will be the feature artist with the Gallery at Geer Village with a show that runs from August 1st through September 30th. There will be an opening reception with the artist Friday, August 1st at 2:30pm in the Geer Village Country Kitchen. For more information please call #(860)824-2637.


Wednesday, September 24

Bruce Hazard in concert- 2:30pm Hollenbeck Room

Download  the full Geer Village Activity Calendar (PDF file) for September 2014 HERE.

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