CLARKS SUMMIT — Concert-goers at next week’s Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series at Hillside Park can enjoy the smooth sounds of a 12-piece orchestra while sharing a picnic dinner on a blanket, sitting in lawn chairs, canoeing on the lake or gliding around the dance floor.
Ken McGraw’s Brass and Ivory Orchestra, featuring singer Chris DiMattio, is scheduled for 6 p.m. to dusk Wednesday, July 15. The free concert is fourth in this year’s series of 10 and the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) event will be held rain or shine.
The Overlook Estate Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of the natural world, is the ivory sponsor for the series.
Food is offered for sale during the concert series by the Abington Lions Club and the Waverly Masons. Parking is limited and the AAJRB encourages concert-goers to consider parking in the upper lots and taking advantage of the walking trails leading down to the pavilion. A limited number of chairs are available and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.
Admission to all concerts in the series is free, but donations are accepted to help cover costs and continue the series in future years. Each week there will also be a collection of non-perishable food items for the Dalton Food Pantry.
Dancing is encouraged and attendees may also check out Hillside park’s other features, including an artificial turf field, a playground, handicapped accessible docks and lake fishing, nature trails, boardwalk path, playing fields, community garden and dog park. Canoeing is available at Lake Eston Wilson starting at 5:30 p.m. each night of the series, weather permitting. Children under 18 wishing to canoe must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.