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Got Any Weekend Plans?

A weekend of music, from a high school musical to the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble with a high school music teacher!

So, my mom is visiting this weekend, and it is my husband's birthday on Thursday.  We will celebrate my mom's arrival and my husband's birthday by going "Back to the Eighties. . . " on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Parkville High School, but what to do for the remainder of the weekend?

Enter Ed Goldstein, tuba player extraordinaire, Band Director and Music Department Chair at Loch Raven High School, and most of all, the teacher at Loch Raven High School who, without fail, lifted my son's spirits every day of the school week for four years!  Ed is a founding member of the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble (http://www.peabodyonline.com/Ed_bio.html), and the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble is playing at the Prince Theatre in Chestertown, Maryland this Saturday night at 8:00pm!  To top it off, my son was born while we lived in Chestertown, Maryland.  Seemed like a terrific way to spend the weekend. 

We went online and reserved our tickets at the Prince Theatre (http://www.garfieldcenter.org/), and then went about looking for a place to stay.  We figured that the drive down to Chestertown would be about two and a half hours, and we didn't want to drive back after an evening concert.  Further searching on the internet revealed a really nice Bed and Breakfast. . .

So, we called up Simply Bed & Bread (www.simplybedandbread.com), and spoke with Cheryl who was incredibly welcoming.  In fact, she asked us what type of cookies we liked, so that she could have them available for us when we checked in.  Then she asked what we wanted for breakfast.  She explained that she shopped at the Farmer's Market of Chestertown every weekend, and used fresh local produce as often as possible.  So. . . we're getting shortbread cookies and crustless quiche with local veggies and lemon granola for breakfast before we leave Chestertown on Sunday morning and return to reality. 

I just thought I'd share.  I'm planning on an awesome, musical long weekend.  Songs from the Eighties at Parkville High School on Thursday, Music at The Avenue Friday night, and then the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble on Saturday.  And best of all, it's all local talent, provided to me courtesy of our local high schools. . . kind of!  Hope to see you at one of the places I go this weekend. 

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