If you were one of the standing-room-only crowd at the “Beatles on Laneda” concert at the Hoffman Center in May, you experienced a true community-based music event.
At the end of the evening, as the entire crowd was swaying back and forth singing along to “Hey Jude,” Dave Dillon, past president of the Hoffman Center board, commented, “This is exactly what we envisioned when we started the Hoffman Center so many years ago.”
Sunday, October 12 at 7 pm you’ll have the opportunity to join in on a similar event. As the culmination of a weekend full of festivities and events over the Columbus Day Weekend, the Hoffman Center will offer a concert: A Celebration of Music.
The performance will highlight a variety of music, and celebrates ten years of Hoffman Center programming along with showcasing the newly renovated building.
This has been a big year for the Hoffman Center.
The project to “Finish off the Hoff” included long-needed renovations to the building from replacing most of the east wall to a new carpet.
The building across the street was razed due to safety issues and gardens were planted.
The new and expanded board has been busy with strategic planning and presenting information sessions to community members to share the future of the Hoffman Center.
The Columbus Day weekend of events celebrates and demonstrates the depth of programming at the Hoffman Center.
The Celebration of Music kicks off at 7pm. The $10 fee is part of current fundraising for the continuation and expansion of Hoffman Center programming.
Emcee Amy Pulitzer will introduce four bands and their music.
Bands include Sedona Fire, Fineline, Cliff and the Lemmings, and Fred and Friends, treating you to a mix of covers and original songs.
The newly remodeled Hoffman Center will feature art, as the weekend art show by over 20 Hoffman Center artists continues.
Raffle tickets will be available before the show and 10 minutes into intermission, and the silent auction will also continue 10 minutes into intermission. Amy will announce the winners of both the raffle items and silent auction items as the second half of the evening begins. See below for information on raffle prizes and silent auction items.
Be sure to stop in during the day for other activities (see below).
Join your fellow community members and visitors at the center over the Columbus Day Weekend and celebrate arts and culture in our three-village area.
Activities throughout Columbus Day Weekend, at the Hoffman Center:
When: Saturday October 11 and Sunday October 12, between 11am to 4pm.
An Art Show will be up Friday (through Monday,) with an Artist’s Reception from 2 to 4 on Sunday, with cake and other refreshments. Pieces will be for sale and proceeds will benefit the Hoffman Center.
Music all day on Saturday with Wonderland, Trillium Blue, Scott Warren, and Bob Brook all playing an hour during the event. In addition, John Freethy will give guitar lesson demos for an hour.
Other activities will showcase the wide variety of programming at the Hoffman Center to include clay studio tours and demonstrations, Writing Lounge with writing prompts, poetry writing, a silent movie to remind you of the Film Series, children’s activities and more.
Full schedule of events will be posted on the bulletin board at the front of HC by Oct. 8.
Chance to Win:
Raffle sales give you the opportunity to win dinner at Blackbird, an overnight stay at Manzanita Inn, or a massage from Dan Zia. $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20.
Wide variety of Silent Auction items, most tied in some way to arts and culture. Examples:
The Gift of Focus: activities to help you find focus for your creativity, including a private yoga/breath session, a Tarot card reading, an Accutonics (sound) massage, a Stand Up Paddle board lesson and reflexology.
Writing Inspiration & Tools: Numerous writing books (including Writers Market 2015), a writing journal, tea mug, $20 gift certificate from Cloud & Leaf,
The Gift of Time: A variety of local restaurant gift certificates so you can save time for your creative work by letting others cook dinner.
Many standalone items as well including a Yamaha Clavinova CLW-14 keyboard, a clay studio class, and an insider’s view into film-making.