Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Valley Digs Culture!

This Sunday is a wonderful time to learn more about two very special organizations in the Valley, the Polyhymnia club and The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) - who are teaming for a joint fundraiser and entertaining afternoon at SRAC.

I hope that you'll consider joining us for a rather different type of event for SRAC. "The Valley Digs Culture" which will tale place this Sunday, Nov. 8 from 2-5 p.m. at the SRAC at 345 Broad Street in downtown Waverly. A brief description of the entertainment planned for the event is described below -

Singer, song-writer,and recording guru Rob Spence will open the afternoon's entertainment at SRAC Sunday with some of his songs and talk about the life experiences that inspire them. Spence, who came to the Valley from England, makes his home in Waverly. He will be on stage at about 2:30 p.m. and the audience is invited to enjoy this opportunity to listen to one of the Valley's favorite performers.

Following a break for food, museum and gift shop browsing, the stage will be taken over by the dynamic Michael Debach, who plays and sings in many different styles. He will sing and play keyboard at about 3:15 p.m. and even lead a sing-along if the audience is in the mood.

Michael is part of the "family" when it comes to Polyhymnia Club, one of the sponsors for the Valley Digs Culture, planned for Sunday, Nov. 8 from 2-5 p.m. at the SRAC on Broad Street. He is a former winner of the club's performance award; his aunt, Mary Finlayson, is a current member, and he's the grandson of Jane Frederick, a Polyhymnia member during the 1950s and 60s.

The final performer, scheduled to take the stage after another break (about 4 p.m.), is Billie Risboskin, a senior at Waverly High School and the current winner in the instrumental competition. Billie will play the oboe along with a brief "introduction" to her instrument. Throughout the informal afternoon, food and beverages will be served and the SRAC exhibit hall and gift shop will be open.

A basket raffle featuring gifts from downtown merchants and music and other themed collections will be conducted. Music, the exhibits and food are included in the price of tickets ($10, with those under the age of 12 welcome at no charge).

Tickets, now available at SRAC, 345 Broad St., Waverly and from Polyhymnia Club members, may also be purchased at the door on Sunday. All are invited to come for a brief visit or for the whole afternoon.

The Valley Digs Culture event is a joint effort sponsored by Polyhymnia and the host Susquehanna River Archaeological Center and will benefit both organizations.

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