The BIG Weekend (Part 5)

February 8

So, around and amidst all the ball games . . . 

[We missed Josie at the winery on this day as she was sandwiched between the girls hockey game and the boys basketball game.  So, here’s a shout out . . . ]

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[And one of our favorite songs by her written by a fellow Minnesotan . . . ]

[After the girls hockey game but before the boys basketball I was able to make a cameo appearance here.  The Super was able to stay longer . . . ]

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[CLSO board member Jim and Jan Pence were co-hosting and recommended we give this a try . . . ]

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[So we did . . . ]

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[And we liked it . . . ]

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[It drew a smile from the Super . . . ]

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[The aforementioned Jim Pence, with Jan in the lower left corner . . . ]

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[If you buy season tickets, you can go to every concert!  BTW, do either of you play a string instrument?]

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[Violinist, Lesley Donahue, with a soon to have 3rd daughter on the left; the next day’s concert narrator, Kevin Lee, on the right . . . ]

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[Thanks again to the Garden Bar on 6th!]

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February 9

After the quarterly wine pick up party at Carlos Creek Winery, it was on to the CLSO concert at the AAHS Performing Arts Center . . . ]

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[After the pre-performance maestro’s notes, flutist Deb Mercier took the stage to introduce her children’s book “Catching the Waves: The Science of Sound” to go along with the performance . . . ]

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[Deb Mercier with her book (Echo Press photo) . . . ]

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[The book was illustrated by Faythe Mills and is available at Cherry Street books (Echo Press photo)  . . . ]

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[The CLSO . . . ]

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[The CLSO audience . . . ]

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[We concluded the evening with a lively book club discussion of “Guns, Germs, and Steel”.]

I can’t listen to that much Wagner.  I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.  ~  Woody Allen

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