Church News: Let the celebrations begin

Let the celebrations begin

By Barbara Wayland

July is the jewel of our Point Robert’s summer. The celebrations kick off on the first day of the month with Canada Day when many of us cross the border to celebrate with our neighbors. I can almost smell the hotdogs on the grill. The park in Tsawwassen will be filled with families, food, music and games for the kids.

Then on Saturday, July 4, we will all be celebrating Independence Day. Like most of small-town America, we do it the old-fashioned way, with a pancake breakfast and a parade. The fire department will be grilling burgers, and lots of folks will be part of neighborhood BBQs or join in the festivities at the Marina, where the day will culminate in fireworks. There is no better way to celebrate our country’s birthday.

Here at Trinity Community Lutheran Church we are hard at work getting everything ready for the Summer Music Camp. Open to children ages 7–12, the camp begins Monday, July 27 and concludes on Sunday, August 2 with a performance at 11 a.m. as part of the annual Point Roberts Art and Music Festival at Lighthouse Park.

The program also includes the opportunity for teens ages 12–17 to participate as part of the crew. Crew membership is limited and requires applying in advance, an interview with the director and a preplanning meeting the week before camp begins.

The cost of the camp is underwritten by donations to the various Trinity Chamber Series concerts throughout the year. Parents can enroll their children before camp on the first day.

And speaking of concerts, here is a rundown of the upcoming performers. Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. we have A Delicious Evening of Song.

This concert features soprano Natasha Neufeld. Neufeld will be joined by a number of her friends, all professional musicians. The event is a benefit for the Summer Music Camp and these fabulous performers are donating their time. Following the performance will be a luscious champagne and dessert reception. The suggested donation for the concert is $25 for adults and $10 for children.

Then on Sunday, July 12 at 4 p.m. there will be an outdoor concert on the lawn at Trinity. Bring your blanket or chair and a picnic and listen to Dixieland, jazz, golden oldies and more played for you by Marilyn Turner’ Tailgate Band. This fun, eclectic group promises a great afternoon for the entire family.

Rejoice! The lazy days of summer are here at last.

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