Summer Suites – music, art and sweets in two backyard gardens & an art gallery – will be held Monday, July 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Orange City. Featured in the “progressive concert” will be the Not-Yet-Famous Bassoon Band and vocalist Rob Meerdink singing pop classics – in the gardens of Sue & Gregg Korver and Laura & Gary Malenke. In the Korver Visual Arts Center at Northwestern College, Joel Westerholm will play finger-style jazz guitar while patrons enjoy a juried art exhibit featuring 13 area artists, “Flora of our Place: Interpretations.” Artists exhibiting works are Joanne Alberda, Glenda Drennen, Sheila McAlpine, Barbara McGee, Veronica Postma, Rola Sowienski, Judy Thompson, Lisa Thvedt, Margo Vanderhill, Rein Vanderhill, Jean Weiner, Sharla Wohlert, and Josh Wynia.
Tickets must be purchased in advance from Dove Christian Book Store, Orange City Arts Council or the Orange City town hall. Prior to July 21, tickets are $7.50 for adults, $5 for K-college students and $22 for families. After July 21, tickets are $10, $7 and $30. More info? Contact the Orange City Arts Council, 707-4885, OCArts@orangecityiowa.com, or www.orangecityarts.net. Thanks to our corporate sponsor, Pizza Ranch.