Bring your friends, your family and your lawn chairs and enjoy a summer afternoon in the city park for the Ariel’s Summer Tuba-Time. Tuba and euphonium players of all ages will gather on July 4 near the bandstand in the Gallipolis City Park on Sunday, July 3 at 4:30 pm for a nostalgic afternoon of music sure to delight one and all. Visitors are welcome to attend the 1:00pm rehearsal at the Ariel as well.
TubaChristmas has been such a popular December event for the past 42 years, the national Harvey Phillips Foundation has expanded the concerts to the summer months and low brass groups all over the country will gather to play such favorites as Down by the Riverside, You’re a Grand Old Flag, In the Good Old Summertime, When the Saints Go Marching In and many, many more. This will be Gallipolis’ first such Summer Tuba-Time event.
Tuba-Time ensembles attract players from 8 to 80. The warm, rich, organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won over the ears and hearts of every audience.
This July 3 event is free and open to the public and is part of the River Recreation Festival, Gallipolis’ own Independence Day celebration that occurs in the city park every year.
For more information about participation in the Ariel’s Summer Tuba-Time, visit the Ariel website at arieltheatre.org and register to play. Participation is free. Rehearsal is at 1 pm at the Ariel and the performance is at 4:30 pm outside (or at the Ariel in case of inclement weather). All you need is an instrument!
Beginning July 7th in Gallipolis
Could you or someone you know benefit from helpful hints about preventing falls? Have you or someone you know turned down a chance to go out with family and friends because of a concern about falling? Have you or someone you know become afraid of a favorite activity due to a fear of falling? If so, there is a program offered locally through the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) that is specifically designed to help with these and other similar concerns.
The program, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants in the class learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Attending classes can help improve quality of life and independence.
In a study of participants after six months following the A Matter of Balance program, 97 percent are more comfortable talking about their fear of falling; 97 percent feel comfortable with increasing their activity level; 99 percent plan to continue exercising; and 98 percent would recommend A Matter of Balance.
The Gallia County Health Department will be hosting the class that will begin in Gallipolis on July 7th. Classes will be held from 10:00 am until 12 Noon on Thursdays July 7th through August 25th. Classes will be held at the Gallia County Health Department, located at 499 Jackson Pike in Gallipolis.