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21st Annual YOUTH Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 3 from 8am-11am at Lake Tams in Gypsy Hill Park. Open to youth 4-15 years of age. Prizes awarded in various categories. FREE on-site registration begins at 7am
AQUAFINA Pitch, Hit & Run
Wednesday, May 7 at Jerry May Field, Gypsy Hill Park. Join over 500,000 boys and girls (ages 7-14) during this exciting baseball skills competition that provides the opportunity to showcase your pitching, hitting and running abilities. PHR participants can advance through four levels of competition, including Local and Sectional competitions, Team Championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB All- Star Game. Come to the local competition! FREE onsite registration from 5:30pm-6pm. (No metal cleats are allowed) For more information: (540) 332-3945.
Spring Plant Swap: The Best Things in Life are Free
Saturday, May 10 at 9am Montgomery Hall Park Admin Building *new location*. Back by popular demand- the Staunton Parks & Recreation Spring Plant Swap. Ready for a change in your yard? Dig up those unwanted perennials, trees, or shrubs. Pull together the houseplants, seeds, or extra annuals you have and trade them in for something new! Plant drop off & voucher assignment begins at 9am and continues until 10:45am. Door prizes and swapping begins promptly at 11am. Not sure how a plant swap works? Bring in your perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs, seeds, annuals or houseplants to the shelter. Parks staff will assign a value to them and give you vouchers for that value. When we begin, you may use your vouchers to “purchase” new plants for your yard. No registration fee, complimentary snacks provided. Free event!
11th Annual SENIOR Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 17 from 8am-11am at Lake Tams in Gypsy Hill Park. Open to all adults 50+years of age. FREE on-site registration begins at 7:30am
Called Again: An Evening with 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis
In 2011, two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis wanted to test her limits. With the support of her husband Brew and a dedicated group of volunteers dubbed the “Pit Crew,” Jen hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the 2,181 mile A.T. in 46 days (an average of 47 miles per day), becoming the fastest person to hike the trail and the first woman to ever set the mark. And for that, she’s been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Guideposts magazine, and the CBS Morning Show. But Jen’s story is not about records or numbers; it’s about endurance, faith, and most of all, love. She will be speaking about the many challenges and lessons that present themselves along the trail, showing slides from over 12,000 miles of long-distance hiking which she has completed on six different continents. Jen will also be answering questions about her hiking exploits. After her presentation, she will be signing copies of her new book Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph, which Kirkus Reviews has called “an inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment.” Join us 7pm, Monday, May 19 at the Staunton Public Library for what is sure to be an exciting and inspiring presentation from this world class athlete and wilderness adventurer. Sponsored by: Staunton Parks & Recreation and the Staunton Public Library.
SUMMER BANDSTAND ENTERTAINMENT
The Stonewall Brigade Band
June 2........Season opener. Everything from a Circus March
to Star Wars theme and West Side Story
June 9........The band will play music from the theater,
concert hall, church, movies, and even
June 16.......Flag Day program. Patriotic music and a patriotic
June 23.......Around the World, Through the Years
June 30.......American History through Music- annual patriotic
concert celebrating Independence Day
July 7.........Old Fashioned Concert in the Park
July 14........Kids’ Concert in the Park- cartoon, movie, and
Disney music, with Ronald McDonald show
July 21.......A Tuneful Potpourri
July 28.......20th Century Band Favorites
August 4.....British Band Classics I- with a few pops from the
August 11...Folk Songs, Voluntaries, Brooklyn, and Swing
August 18...British Band Classics II- plus a march and a
August 26...Best of the Season concert
See www.stonewallbrigadeband.com on how to vote on your favorites from previous concerts to hear again on the season finale!
Tuesdays: Praise in the Park
(7pm, Tuesdays. Hosted by Linden Heights Baptist Church)
July 8...........7pm - Sierra Losh. 8pm-Southern Grace
July 15.........7pm - Southern Hospitality, 8pm-Spirit Led
July 22.........7pm - Fidelis and Allreds, 8pm-Church
July 29.........6:30pm-Teen Night: Glory Bound Motorcycle
Ministry and bands Narrow Road and Covenant.
Free pizza for teens
August 5......7pm-Doyle Moats, 8pm-High on the Mountain
August 12....7pm - Jonathan King, 7:35pm- Heather Snow,
8:10pm- Heaven’s Harmony
August 19....7pm - The Finney’s, 8pm- Heaven’s Mountain
August 26....7pm - Kathy Allen, 8pm- Faithful Men
Bluegrass in the Park
(7pm, Wednesdays. Hosted by Staunton Parks & Recreation.
July 9..........7pm - Hound Dog Hill. 8pm - In the Tradition
July 16........7pm - West Wind Bluegrass. 8pm - Darren
July 23........7pm - Frog Pond Pickers. 8pm - Little Roy and
July 30........7pm - Last Minute Band. 8pm - Big Country
Aug. 6.........7pm - Flattbroke. 8pm - Larry Stephenson Band
Aug 13........7pm - Page Co. Ramblers. 8pm - Joe Mullins and
Aug 20........7pm - Grassy Ridge. 8pm - The Roys
Aug 27........7pm - High Ground. 8pm - James King Band
Jazz in the Park
(7pm, Thursdays.*New Hours: 7pm-9pm* Rain or Shine! Bring a lawn chair or blanket, concessions available)
For more information, call Lew or Lisa Morrison (540)337-6944
July 10..........Sentimental Journey-18 piece big band
July 17..........Jane Powell Quartet- legendary &
internationally acclaimed vocalist.
July 24..........Robert Jospe’ Experience- hot fusion with
former Dave Mathews Band pianist Butch Taylor
July 31..........The Boogie Kings w/special guest Wanda:
stride/boogie pianist William Hayes to take you
back to the roots of jazz.
August 7........S.p.l.a.a.a.t. Quintet- classic jazz standards
along with Sinatra specialist, Danny Barrale.
August 14.......Vince Lewis/Dwight Spencer Quartet: two
extraordinary guitarists featuring virtuoso
bassist Victor Dvoskin.
August 21.......Dave Pope Quartet: featured soloist at the
World Saxophone Congress in Scotland.
August 29.......Barry Gurley Trio: Superb pianist/vocalist
doing everything from Miles Davis to the
Family Night Flix
(Family-oriented movies start at dusk usually between 8:30pm and 9:15pm. Concessions available for purchase.
Weather cancellation line is (540) 332-3947.)