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Library's downtown film and concert series opens Friday

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Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series opens on Friday, June 7, at the bandstand in Thomas Park with Mo’ Beat Blues.

The concert will be followed by the Madagascar 3 at dusk, about 8 p.m.

Those who attend are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnics to the bandstand in Thomas Park at the corner of Broadway and Calumet in Chesterton and enjoy the fun.

Members of the Rotary will be selling popcorn and soda during the evening. In the case of rain, both events will be offered in the Library Service Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., at Calumet Rd., Chesterton.

Mo’ Beat Blues features Samuel Lozada and his wife Janice. Lozada is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, and composer. His comedic presentation, along with his ability to engage the audience, results in a good time had by all. Mo’ Beat Blues features familiar songs, remade to fit their high energy style of music. They perform blues, jazz, R&B, country, rock, swing, and rat pack -- a little bit of everything. They deliver soulful vocals and impressive harmonica solos, sprinkled with comedic anecdotes.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted finds Alex (the lion), Marty (the zebra) Gloria (the hippo), and Melman (the giraffe) still stranded in Africa and homesick for the Big Apple and Central Park Zoo. Left behind after the penguins fly away in their homemade plane, the four swim to Monaco. Pursued by Captian Chantal DuBois, who is determined to add a lion trophy to her collection, the four friends join a traveling circus to escape.

Madagascar 3 is rated PG and has a running time of 93 minutes.

This free series of concerts and films is partially funded through generous donations from the Chesterton-Porter Rotary.

The summer concert and film series will continue on Friday, June 14, with band music by the Valparaiso University/Community Band at 7 p.m., followed by the movie Alpha & Omega, rated PG. The Valparaiso University/Community Band will also perform at Hawthorne Park in Porter on Wednesday, June 12, at 7 p.m.

The complete list of concerts and films can be obtained at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton; Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter; or the Westchester Township History Museum at 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton.

For more information, call the library at 926-7696.

 

Posted 6/4/2013