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Town Talk 2-19-11

St. Cecilia's church to reactivate strays

St. Cecilia's Church in Warrensburg is offering a "Landings" program that welcomes back Catholics who have been inactive with the Church for some time. During the eight-week program that begins March 9, a group of active parishioners will join with returning Catholics, prompting discussions intended to provide an opportunity for all to grow and learn from the spiritual journeys of others, program sponsors said. Those interested in participating or seeking details, call 623-9313 or send an email to: landings-st.cecilia@yahoo.com

Stony Creek Library to celebrate anniversary

The Stony Creek Free Library will be celebrating its 90th birthday on Thursday Feb. 24. All are invited to join in the celebration, set for 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the library.

In conjunction with the anniversary, the library is sponsoring free musical performances in the upcoming weeks.

First on the roster is acclaimed harp stylist and composer Martha Gallagher, performing at 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 18 in the Stony Creek Town Hall. Refreshments will be served.

Gallagher has gained international renown as a singer, harpist, composer-songwriter, arranger and recording artist, library officials said. They noted she has taken the instrument beyond its stereotypical boundaries of classical and traditional music, into the territories of blues, jazz, contemporary and world music.

Next up is The Nelly's band, to perform at the Stony Creek Town Hall at 7 p.m. Friday March 18. Refreshments will be served.

The Nelly's are an acoustic, alt-country band that plays music of the Americana genre with flair. The band is driven by core singer-songwriter duo, Karen Gilpin on acoustic guitar and banjo and Peggy Lecuyer on mandolin and harmonica. The duo threads beautiful harmonies throughout their songs, event organizers said. They are joined by Gene Lemme on the acoustic bass and Kevin Maul on the dobra guitar and vocals.

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