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Be part of the Show at Washoe County Senior Center


Seniors of all ages welcome to participate in Valentine’s Day performance at the Washoe County Senior Center

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Reno musician Colin Ross knows there are plenty of talented seniors in the area and he wants to give them all a chance to shine on Valentine’s Day. Ross is planning a Senior Stars talent showcase for Sunday, February 14 at the Washoe County Senior Center.

“The show is open to seniors of all ages who want to share their love for music,” Ross said. “You don’t even need to play an instrument – if you just love singing old songs, we’ve got a place for you in the show.”

Ross will conduct four pre-show workshops for performers to prepare for the big day. Workshops are scheduled from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. on February 3, February 10, February 12, and February 13. Everyone who participates in the pre-show workshops will be invited to be part of the Valentine’s Day performance.

What:            Senior Stars Valentine’s Show and Workshops

When:          Workshops will be held from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3,  Wednesday, February 10,   Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13
                          The concert will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February, 14, 2010

Where:         Washoe County Senior Center, 1155 E. 9th Street, Reno

Details:       The workshops and show are targeted to seniors but open to all ages. The Valentine’s Day show and pre-show workshops are made possible through appropriations from the Nevada State Legislature through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact:    Colin Ross (775) 544-5215 or ColinRossMusic.com

Colin Ross is a veteran musician who has performed at thousands of concerts, special events and schools throughout the United States.  He has participated in numerous education programs sponsored by organizations such at the Renown Foundation, Nevada Arts Council and Artown.

Ross said he originally got the idea for the Senior Valentine’s Show from the staff at Artown who suggested a program for seniors modeled after his course for school-aged kids.

“I thought it was a great idea, so I ran with it,” he said.  

Washoe County Senior Services Director Grady Tarbutton is excited to host the show at the County’s Senior Center on 9th Street.

“We have a very talented senior community and programs like this help to keep them active, healthy and independent,” Tarbutton said. “Colin has taken the lead. He’ll gather the talent and produce the show -we’re proud to provide the stage.”

The Mission of Washoe County Senior Services is to offer opportunities for the community’s older adults to maintain independence and enhance the quality of their lives through the provision of direct services in a quality, cost-effective manner. Services include home delivered meals, eight lunch service sites, recreational and social activities, Daybreak Adult Day Services, social services and legal assistance. For more information, call (775) 328-2575 or visit the Senior Services Department page at www.washoeocounty.us

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