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  • Music in the Forest Series Sunday

  • Lacawac Sanctuary’s summer Music-in-the-Forest series begins its sixth season on Sunday July 13, with a performance by The Young Geezers.
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    - Lacawac Sanctuary’s summer Music-in-the-Forest series begins its sixth season on Sunday July 13, with a performance by The Young Geezers.
    The Young Geezers are one of the Pocono’s favorite bluegrass and folk combos and always draw a large following when visiting Lacawac.
    The show begins at 3 p.m. in Lacawac’s historic, rustic Carriage House venue.
    The Young Geezers play all acoustic music which includes a wide and varying range of gospel, folk and bluegrass.
    They combine various traditional instruments with outstanding harmony in performing both popular and recognizable tunes as well as some new and less familiar ones at each appearance.
    According to Lacawac President Craig Lukatch, “If you enjoy good music in a very relaxed atmosphere, you will find this a fascinating time with some of the most familiar and melodic music direct from our nation’s roots.”
    Lacawac presents a range of local music talent each year in its Carriage House venue to help raise funds for forest preservation, environmental research, and historic preservation.
    The Music in the Forest Series keeps alive the tradition from the turn of the 20th century, where former Lacawac owners Congressman Charles Connell and later Lt. Governor Louis Watres used to welcome and entertain friends and neighbors from up and down the old Wallenpaupack Valley here with barn-style events.
    Additional shows this season include a Cabaret Night featuring nancy and Spencer Reed’s Quartet (www.reedjazz.com) on Saturday Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. and the Young Geezers return on Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. for an encore performance.
    While reservations are accepted and strongly encouraged, tickets will be available at the door as space permits.
    Those attending are invited to come early and enjoy a hike on one of Lacawac’s five hiking trails or visit the historic buildings.
    The Carriage House is smoke free, alcohol free and family friendly. Children under 12 are free.
    Lacawac Member ticket price is $10 and $15 for non members. For more information or to make a reservation, call Lacawac at 570 689-9494 or email info@lacawac.org
    Lacawac Sanctuary is a nature preserve, ecological field research station and public environmental education facility located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
    Page 2 of 2 - It was founded in 1966, via the donation of 341 acres (now totals 545 acres) and a group of historic buildings.
    The mission of Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation is to preserve Lake Lacawac, its watershed, the surrounding forest and historic structures; provide a venue for ecological research, scholarly interaction and the training of scientists; provide public education on environmental and conservation issues; and conserve open space in Pennsylvania.
    More information on Lacawac can be found at Lacawac.org.
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