The Manchester Community Library and Equinunk Historical Society have joined forces to sponsor an event geared toward the whole family.
On Aug. 24, from noon to 4 p.m., families are invited to bring their kids, lawn chairs, and enthusiasm to the library's field at 3879 Hancock Highway (Route 191) in Equinunk. There is no admission charge and no fee for parking but donations are always welcome. Light refreshments will be available.
This is an outgrowth of the popular "First Fridays" held at the Calder Cafe every month throughout the winter. Musicians there are limited to acoustic instruments due to constrictions of a confined space.
Taking it outdoors allows amplifiers, a stage, room for children to spread out, and a summer-time environment. This is a first-time joint event between two of the complementary, family-oriented, non-profit organizations in Equinunk.
First up, educator/entertainer, Sandy Weaver. Originally a special education teacher, she arrived in Bethany seven years ago and has been a regular at the Calder Cafe in Equinunk.
Sandy worked in musical theatre in New Jersey and throughout the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. She worked with local actors to form the Theatre Workshop of the Performing Arts in New Jersey, and performed with soft rock/oldies band for five years as lead singer.
Her dinner theatre experience included summer stock at the Bethany Colony (now the Mansion at Noble Lane). Sandy later moved her family to Bethany because of those beautiful memories of her stay there.
In the more recent past, she played folk guitar at Quiet Valley in Stroudsburg, and performed "wherever the music has taken me."
An active children's entertainer, Sandy performs as "Sandy Sillysocks" in childrens' musical shows and created the CARE KIDS program to teach kids to Care And Respect Everyone.