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Venus Sings this Saturday, May 11th

Venus d Minor sings GP Town HallFrom Shawn Colvin to Cole Porter, Venus serenades fans for a Mother’s Day weekend a cappella extravaganza at the Garrett Park Town Hall. Last year’s concert sold out early, so order your tickets today!

When: Saturday, May 11th at 7:30PM.

Where: Garrett Park Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Avenue, Garrett Park, MD

Details: Wine and other refreshments available for purchase, along with Venus CD’s and logo items.

The concert is brought to you by the Women’s Club of Garrett Park, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Betsy White Emergency Fund, created in 1969 for families who find themselves in urgent financial need due to fire, health or other family emergencies.

Tickets: Fans, we’re sorry to advise you that our Advance Ticket Sales are now closed. But we’ll still have tickets at the door for $12.00 We’ll see you at the venue!

Parking: on the street, or if you go past the venue and turn right, there are plenty of spaces in the school parking lot. Please arrive early to ensure a seat–it’s cozy…thus fabulous for a cappella!.

Venus Mom on the Road

Betsy in Venus d Minor sings about a bad boyfriendWhen she’s not practicing law or vocal music, long time Venus member Betsy Erickson finds she has become a professional driver of teens.  Here’s a recent view from the road:

Having just returned from two trips with my teenaged daughter (to attend sports tournaments in Pennsylvania and Florida), I was reflecting on the difference between traveling with the kids now and when they were younger.  Before, we used to listen to lots of tapes (remember cassette tapes?) or, later, CDs – mostly songs, storytellers, or even recorded books.  (Harry Potter was a favorite.)  My oldest son (now 21) fondly recalls many of those silly songs and stories that we listened to over and over.  The kids managed to stay interested most of the time, we sang together and talked, and even survived the drive to North Dakota one summer.  But now, it’s a whole new world.  We might as well be on separate trips.  The teenagers are completely absorbed with their electronic devices, and any interruption by a parent is viewed as a HUGE irritation.  If Eye-Rolling and Exasperated Sighing were Olympic sports, my daughter would be a champion! -Betsy

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