Showers, flowers and lots of music
Undaunted by cold, overcast and drizzling rain, spring in Point Roberts is filled with colorful blossoms and the sound of lawn mowers and leaf blowers.
We’ve also had huge trucks – a whole row of them inching along while one intrepid warrior in a cherry picker trimmed back the trees that would otherwise take over the roads.
Nowhere on earth is the spring push of new life more apparent than in the Pacific Northwest. Things here grow. Constantly. I mowed my lawn and it was up another inch before I could even get the mower back in the shed.
At our little church the flurry of spring activity is also apparent. Trinity Community Quilters have created 100 pot holders that will soon be offered for sale with the money donated to charity. Donations of personal care items were collected for Lutheran World Relief (lwr.org), and provided more than two dozen ‘Baskets of Hope’ to people living in profound poverty.
Donations to the $100 for Dollars for Students fund raiser almost doubled the dollar goal, and boxes are filling with unused and gently used shoes for Soles for Souls (soles4souls.org).
If all that is not enough, the Trinity Chamber Series presents two more concerts in May, both groups back by popular demand. Sunday, May 5 at 7 p.m. brings us the wonderful oldies group Champagne. On Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m. is another group everyone loves, the Bergamasca Recorders. If you have never come to the concerts, you are really missing out.
These musicians donate their time and wait in line at the border to bring us live music. It is an amazing gift and all they ask in return is an audience. What a wonderful way to spend your time, or to introduce the younger generation to the joys of live entertainment. If we listen, they will come.
Admission to the Trinity Chamber Series concerts is by donation and no one is turned away. The community’s generosity has allowed us to provide a week of Summer Music Camp for children at no cost to those attending, and this remains our goal for this year. All proceeds from these concerts support the musical programs we provide for the community. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you there.
One final music alert – on Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m., Trinity Community Choir will present their annual spring concert, “With a Song in My Heart.”
This year’s performance brings a variety of fun and listenable music, and probably a sing-along or two. Come celebrate the beginning of another Point Roberts summer with great music.