Monday, March 30, 2009

My World Saginaw Texas - Concerts in the Park - something for everyone

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I added some text from the local free paper to my pictures
Willow Creek Park is a tranquil, 65-acre facility in Saginaw that contains a two-and-a-half mile jogging and bicycle path, numerous covered picnic sites, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts and several playground areas. Most evenings you’ll find people walking their dogs, kids flying their kites or playing with their friends — all unwinding after a busy day.

March 19 at Willow Creek Park in Saginaw. This concert was the first of the city's
Masterworks Free Concert Series.

the large crowd of people( about 200) gathered around the open pavilion They came to see the first Masterworks Free Concert Series staged by the city of Saginaw Recreation and Community Services Department.
All that jazz -- The Local HS Jazz band
"Jazz bands don’t have conductors," "They have band leaders. The band takes its style from the drums and its time from the bass player."

even with acoustic challenges at the park, the orchestra sounded like it was performing in a music hall.

"We were very excited to be able to invite the local high school band to come and play,".

"Saginaw Parks and Recreation, and the city of Saginaw, support our youth. They’re the future. To us, the kids are the stars,"

people came early to picnic meet up w/friends

let the dogs get some exercise

and make new doggie friends

it was such a pretty night and solidified in my mind what a nice place this is to live

2009 Saginaw Masterworks Free Concert Schedule

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES – 7 p.m., large pavilion in Willow Creek Park (concessions will be available. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and lawn chairs)

April 16: Big Smoo & the Trailer Park Kings [Texas Roadhouse Blues]

May 21: Kobushi [Taiko Drummers]

June 18: Paying My Dues [Blues/Rock]

July 16: King Creole [Classic Top Hits]

Aug. 20: Brothers 3 [Traditional Celtic]

Sept. 17: 3 Fools on 3 Stools [Texas Country]

Oct. 15: White House Harmony [Bluegrass]

– 7 p.m., Saginaw Recreation Center,
Nov. 20: Russ Dorsey and the Music Makers [Big Band]

Dec. 18: Holiday Cheer [Holiday Music]
This Flower bed was too yellow so I added some fast growing red to try to add some interest- hopefully it will balance soon :)


fishing guy said...

Marcia: That looks like a great time for certain.
It is neat that you know my area of Ohio.

Louise said...

I have always wanted to go to something like this but have never had the right opportunity. Your first two photos are stunning.

Rach said...

Love the picture of the flower!

Catherine said...

What a nice evening you had, Marcia ! In a so attractive place. Like a "taste" of holidays in a working week. Each of your pictures reveals a pleasant detail of this show.
What I found funny is to bring one's lawn chair. It reminds me Menton and its Classical Music Festival in summer. Last year we discovered there was a concert on a platform over the sea next to the beach. So we sat on the sand and listened. It was a delightful moment.

Arija said...

I love the little flower you star off with.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a lovely place to be with a family!

Shoshana said...

That concert sounds wonderful. I think it might even be worth the drive from Dallas.

Sue said...

I'm so ready for spring that I loved the picture of the flower.

Also the older people looking at everyone at the picnic. Reminds me of my g-parents that used to do the same thing!

Robin said...

What a lovely resource for your town. It sounds just the right size, too.

Dianne said...

great photo series
love that the doggies are included

Barb said...

This is a beautiful place, and I liked the quote about "our children are the stars." Do you mind my asking about the second photo? It's so interesting, but I couldn't figure out what it was... I loved the last shot of the sky.

W. Latane Barton said...

I seldom see a picture of a primrose so thanks for posting. I enjoyed all your pictures.

Erin said...

i love concerts in the park...always think they add something to the town atmosphere. enjoyed your photos and commentary.
thank you so much for sharing. have a wonderful week.

Marites said...

Sounds like a place to have a grand time:) On the last pic, is that a shooting star? That is so cool :)

onangelwings said...

I really love that second picture.