Weekly Adventure #4

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Tis’ “Hump Day” Everyone—Happy Days!

I think I am safe to say that all of you have most likely been to Ravinia and/or at least of heard of it.  And I am almost positive that all of us have pulled up a lawn chair at a park in our hometowns or while vacationing to listen to music.  We all love the idea of packing a ‘picnic’ and  at least I can speak for the Barry’s but it usually includes some ‘vino’, cheese & crackers and my favorite Gardettos with a few Ghirardelli chocolate squares:))  Now that I type it….that’s not very healthy, is it?:))  Oh well, life can be too short not to enjoy it while we can!

So a couple of years ago, we stumbled upon an annual event that happens in Ottawa, The Concert at Covel Creek.  It fits my version of Ravinia with the Starved Rock Country ‘twist’.  It’s that event that takes classical music and nature lovers alike and places them in a picturesque ‘secret’ spot in Ottawa called Covel Creek.  The event invites concert-goers to pack their picnic baskets, a bottle of wine and a cozy blanket for optimal viewing of enjoyment and listening.  This year the entertainment will be provided by an Ottawa alum, Cory Tiffin, who will be bringing his talented and innovative quintet of Anaphora Ensemble.

This year’s Concert at Covel Creek will be held on Saturday, August 24th at 5 pm.  It is usually over by 7:30 in time to grab dinner somewhere.  The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students 18 & under.   The proceeds from Concert at Covel Creek benefits Ottawa Friendship House.  The Mission of Ottawa Friendship House is to  improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through informed choice and empowerment, continued education, recreation, paid work training, living supports, community integration, and community employment.

 With the addition of our 12-passenger van to the HHO fleet, we have decided this year we will be taking a group (or two or three) to the concert from Heritage Harbor  Let us know if you are interested as we will do one big order of the tickets and then get working on packing up the vino and wine/cheese (and chocolate:)) form our #1 adventure spot, Cheese Shop ‘n’ Deli.  Let me know by August 21st if at all possible.

Also, if you like Concert at Covel Creek and click on Join the Contest you can be entered to win some fabulous prizes:)

“Music can change the world because it can change people.”  Bono, U2~

Have a great rest of the week!