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A Saturday evening.
Second field trip is a very nice one to Leu Gardens for their annual Jazz an Blues concert on Saturday October 9. This is one of the most fun events each year at Leu Gardens. It is somewhat like a Tanglewood concert for those of you from the Northeast or like Ravinia concerts for those of you from the Midwest. Three groups play at the three concert venues set up around the gardens. Each group plays the whole night long from 7-10. Move freely around the grounds while looking at the plants and flowers. You will want to pack your lawn chairs and a picnic basket filled with your favorite snacks and drinks. Alcohol is allowed. The weather has usually been perfect when we have gone before. You might pack some insect repellent but we haven’t had much issue in the past. The doors open at 6:30 and that gives time to walk around the gardens after setting up your chairs and picnic area. We will want to leave Heritage Hall at 5:30. That gives us an hour to drive up, find a parking spot and walk to the gate by 6:30. The tickets can be ordered online starting September 24. Price is just the cost of the ticket. 17.00 plus tax and online fees for non Leu Garden Members and 13.60 plus the fees for Leu Garden annual members. I can order the tickets for those that want to attend and don’t have an annual pass. You might want to consider purchasing an annual pass. Around $30 for a single and $50 for a couple. There are many interesting times of the year to travel up there to see special blooming seasons. Or register and take some of their great classes. Robert Bowden is the director there and he has lectured to our club and to LifeLong Learning very recently. He runs a really nice garden up there. It is very nice to sit in a group and socialize while listening to great music with a glass of wine in your hand. Again, please respond to this email if you wish to attend.
Tour the gardens and listen to Jazz and Blues concerts at Leu Gardens. Bring your chairs and a picnic dinner and listen to three great concerts at different locations around the grounds. This is a very nice event.