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Leisure World’s 47th Annual Flower & Garden Show PDF Print E-mail
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by Gwen Raphael for Arnold Litman

The E&R Department and the Garden & Environmental Club extend an invitation to the community to participate in Leisure World’s 47th garden celebration, a time for displaying our gardening treasures and admiring the efforts of our neighbors. The show will be held in Clubhouse I’s Crystal Ballroom on Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. Friday hours for public viewing are 1 to 8 p.m., beginning immediately after judging of exhibits. Viewing times on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exhibits will be accepted at the registrar’s desk in Clubhouse I on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Friday, Aug. 8 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. 

Rules and guidelines as well as registration cards for entries in the show are available at the E&R Office in Clubhouse I. The show accepts entries in four divisions: Cut Flowers, Plants, Artistic Designs and Vegetables. 

We look forward to a variety of exhibits this year and encourage both gardeners and non-gardeners to try their hand at creating a design in a new category where purchased fresh flowers and materials are allowed. Also, do not forget the potted Plant division—from the exotic to the familiar, this is an interesting and lovely division to view.

The Dixieland Express Brings a Bit of New Orleans PDF Print E-mail
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from the E&R Department

The E&R Department is pleased to welcome The Dixieland Express for this return performance on Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. on stage in Clubhouse II’s auditorium. Come while away the hot afternoon (in the comfort of air conditioning) listening to the sound of New Orleans jazz. Tickets, $5 per person, go on sale on Tuesday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m. in the E&R offices in both clubhouses.

The Dixieland Express provides one of the best opportunities to listen to authentic Dixieland music north of New Orleans and is lead by band manager and resident John Stewart. The band was founded with the purpose of continuing the musical tradition and creativity found in the performance of early twentieth century jazz. This traditional jazz evolved from the cultural, social, religious and international melting pot of New Orleans.

The instrumentation for The Dixieland Express includes the traditional frontline of cornet, clarinet and trombone. In keeping further with the traditional Dixieland instrumentation, the band also has a rhythm and chords section including drums, and banjo. The tuba fills out the bottom giving the band a solid foundation from which to build chords.

In addition to these six traditional Dixieland instruments, the band will feature an unusual “instrument” that we have named the Klaxophone unique to Dixieland bands (actually unique to all bands!) invented and played by our banjo player (and Klaxophonist), Rick Eldridge. The Klaxophone is played with peddles and has many authentic non-electric sounds such as a train whistle, antique car horn, siren, bird call, and a steamboat whistle perfect for adding realistic sound effects to Sailing Down the Chesapeake and Waiting for the Robert E. Lee.

The band has performed at many different venues over the years such as the Kensington summer concert series, jazz clubs, retirement communities and Potomac River Jazz Club events. The Dixieland Express also performs annually at the Natural Foods Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center for Bob’s Red Mill natural foods.

Sunday Afternoon at the Movies – Philomena PDF Print E-mail
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From the E&R Department

The E&R Department is pleased to present “Sunday Afternoon at the Movies.” They are shown in the auditorium of Clubhouse II at 2 p.m. on Sundays. The next screening is Sunday, July 27 for Philomena (2013, rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references; 1 hr. 35 mins.; not closed captioned). Free tickets, limit two per person, are required; they can be obtained from the E&R office in either clubhouse beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15. Please bring your Leisure World ID card.

Floundering BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith and aging Irishwoman Philomena Lee form an unlikely bond when they pair up to find the son Philomena was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago. Based on a true story.

The movies are for your enjoyment; there is no charge. Be sure to pick up your ticket(s) if you plan to attend. Please note that no one will be seated after 2 p.m.

Donations to help cover the expenses associated with the presentations are gratefully accepted. A basket will be available for your contribution.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:01
Celebrate Summer with Music from the Olney Concert Band PDF Print E-mail
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Sponsored by the E&R Department

The Olney Concert Band (OCB) is excited to be back at Leisure World for the second time this season. This always fun and entertaining performance is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30 at 7:30 PM in Clubhouse II's auditorium. 

Come hear all that band music has to offer – from beautiful melodies to exciting fanfares! The band will perform music from across numerous genres including Broadway, classical, jazz, Americana and more. 

Tickets, $5 per person, go on sale on Tuesday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the E&R offices in Clubhouse I and II.  Tickets to these concerts sell out, so get your tickets early, this is a “not to be missed event!"

OCB offers a challenging outlet to local musicians of all ages (from high school to long-retired adults) from throughout the region who enjoy the thrill of making music together and performing for our community.  OCB provides entertainment and exposure to the arts, and forms an integral part of the program at community festivals, celebrations, and charity events. It prides itself in performing a wide range of musical styles such that audience members of all ages and backgrounds can experience a personal connection to the performance.

We hope to see you on July 30!


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