More Music in the Gardens this weekend

Following the success of the first Music in the Gardens event, the Gardens on Anderton is set to host the second of three summer events.

THE AUDIENCE ENJOYED the first of three Music in the Gardens concerts.

THE AUDIENCE ENJOYED the first of three Music in the Gardens concerts.

Following the success of the first Music in the Gardens event, the Gardens on Anderton is set to host the second of three summer musical events this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Jointly sponsored with the Georgia Straight Jazz Society, the Gardens will present an evening of jazz music with performances by the Jenn Forsland Quartet and the Herb Alpert Tribute Band. Gates open at 5 p.m.

With their distinctive sound and broad selection of song choices, the Jenn Forsland Quartet has been engaging local audiences for a number of years. Forsland, trained classically as a vocalist and piano player, creates a unique and easy listening experience for all audiences to enjoy.

The Herb Alpert Tribute Band, consisting of six talented musicians, is in high demand after their sold-out debut performance in April. Performing music by one of the most successful musical artists on the 20th century, the band will be featuring familiar songs that have been appeared in movies and on television.

While enjoying the musical entertainment, the public is also invited to tour the many imaginative beds of the Gardens, including the Butterfly and Meditation Gardens.

The Gardens on Anderton, operated by the Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society, is a volunteer-based organization that provides a unique and therapeutic garden through diverse, enjoyable, interactive and healing activities for people of all ages and abilities. The Gardens also feature 36 allotment beds available for rent for those who do not have any garden space at home, although there is a waiting list.

Each Music in the Gardens event features the talent of local musicians, along with a peaceful and outdoorsy setting for you to enjoy. Bring a blanket or some folding chairs and relax under the shade of the trees or under our canopies.

We are sorry for any inconvenience, but pets are not allowed in the Gardens, with the exception of service animals. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds to support the Gardens.

The Gardens are located at 2012 Anderton Rd. in Comox, behind the Anderton Nursery (on the way to the Little River ferry).

Be sure to check the newspaper closer to the date for an announcement on the concluding Music in the Gardens event on Aug. 26. You can also visit the Gardens website, which will be featuring information about the summer events, as well as additional information about the Gardens at www.gardensonanderton.org.

For more information about becoming a member and/or volunteer, you may contact Joan at 250-334-3089.

— The Gardens on Anderton

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