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Celebrating with Music Day and Singing Our ABC’s

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by Lisa Cadigan

On Saturday, April 7, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary and kicked off our annual ABC campaign with Music Day. The day was a huge success. At least 125 people attended a variety of events throughout the day. We are pleased to share some photos from the day here, and also to ask you to consider a $25 donation to celebrate our 25 years. Your contribution provides scholarship funds to children who may not otherwise be able to afford to attend an arts class or camp.

We will be collecting ABC donations through Friday, April 13, so please click here to donate online, mail or stop by 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, with your donation, and share this post with your friends and family on social media. It’s as easy as A-B-C.

Music Day was a fun-filled family day that began with a Music Together class, led by Event Co-chair Lisa Cadigan. Following that class, participants attended an instrument petting zoo, led by students from Gettysburg College’s Music Education program.

Gettysburg College Music Education student Liz DeVito teaches a Music Day attendee how to make a clear sound with the flute.
Photo by Lisa Cadigan

There were performances by local music students from the studios of Event Co-chair Adam Cordle, Duane Botterbusch, Tim Foster, Carrie Trax, and Natalie Raymond.

Voice Teacher Carrie Trax accompanies her student Hailey Brownley during the Community Studio Showcase.
Photo by Lisa Cadigan

Gettysburg College students also led participants in the music of the Balinese Gamelan.

Gettysburg College student Brittany Barry teaches a student how to play in the Gamelan.
Photo by J. Decker photography

Following the Gamelan, participants moved over to the dance studio, where they could borrow a ukulele (or bring their own) and play and sing along to popular songs like “You Are My Sunshine,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and “Dust in the Wind” in a ukulele circle led by John Dufendach and Joyce Ettenger of the Cool Hand Ukes.

Ukulele Circle presenter John Dufendach of Cool Hand Ukes shows a student how to finger a chord on the ukulele.
Photo by J. Decker Photography

The day culminated with an “If Music Be the Food…” concert to support the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen, featuring the GKS Trio (from the studio of Adam Cordle), Adam Paul Cordle (viola), and Pomona’s Trio.

GKS Trio opens the If Music Be the Food Concert at Music Day.
Photo by Ellen Cadigan

The purpose of the day was to engage community in a celebration of the ACAC that not only allowed attendees to hear great music, but invited them to make music as well.

Finally, a huge thanks to all of our sponsors, without whom this day would not have been possible:

A Wintry Warm Farm-to-Table Supper with Chef Josh Fidler

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by Lisa Cadigan

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According to the groundhog, spring is not so far away. On Sunday, February 28, Chef Josh Fidler of Fidler & Co. Craft Kitchen and Grocery also invites us to brave our shadows and come out for an evening of upscale rustic cuisine. The event will include a four-course meal of wintry comfort foods, beginning with an amuse-bouche (appetizer), followed by a warm Brussels sprout salad, Josh’s signature “Pork & Grits,” which uses pork from local Rettland Farm, and crème brûlée for dessert. This cozy supper will also feature local cheeses, dairy and eggs, and a few surprises.

“I love doing these dinners,” says Josh. “Interacting in an intimate dinner situation is amazing, and I love raising awareness of the great variety of local products that are available in our area.” Josh is excited to offer this particular dinner to support the Adams County Arts Council. “The arts have always been a huge part of my life, and I think it’s of the utmost importance to promote creativity.” Josh’s creativity is certainly apparent in the beautiful presentation of his dishes, as well as with the combination of ingredients he uses to produce such delicious meals.

Why local farms?

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Pork pastrami from Rettland Farm

Josh feels it’s important to build long-standing and trusting relationships with one’s purveyors. He has been working with Beau Ramsburg at Rettland Farm (located right here in  Gettysburg) for the past four years. They share a strong working and personal relationship based on a mutual admiration of and commitment to responsible husbandry. All of Rettland Farm’s animals are pastured and free-range, and the farm does not use antibiotics. Ramsburg rotates his grazing plots so the land and vegetation can sustain itself, and he supplements the feed with non-GMO soybeans. “Beau does things the right way even though it’s not the easy way,” says Josh. All of Josh’s pork and chicken dinners served at Fidler & Co. feature meats from Rettland Farm. You learn more about Fidler & Co., including additional information about the local purveyors of their ingredients here.

Pomona's Trio Bret Crawford, saxophone; Lisa Cadigan, vocals; Marc Jalbert, guitar

Pomona’s Trio
Bret Crawford, saxophone; Lisa Cadigan, vocals; Marc Jalbert, guitar

For an additional dose of cozy atmosphere, this evening will also feature live music by local jazz group, Pomona’s Trio. Marc Jalbert (guitar), Bret Crawford (saxophone), and Lisa Cadigan (vocals) have been playing a combination of original tunes, jazz standards, and creative arrangements of popular music on Thursday nights at Fidler & Co. (formerly Pomona’s Bakery Café) since 2011. All three musicians cherish the time they spend together making music, so they jumped at the opportunity to support the ACAC with an evening of jazz alongside their friend and regular Thursday-night host, Josh Fidler. The group is very excited to have recently produced their first CD, which will be on sale at the event. You can also purchase it at Fidler & Co., the Gettysburg Baking Co. downtown, or online.

For more information or to make your reservation over the phone,
call (717) 334-5006.

You can also register online:  Mark your calendars and make your reservation for this event today!

Sunday, February 28 from 6 – 8 pm

Adams County Arts Council

125 S. Washington Street

Gettysburg, PA 17325

$80 members/$90 non-members

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