Daily Archives: July 20, 2009

The Week Ahead – July 20-26

CalendarIt’s time again to look ahead at what’s going on this week.  If you have anything else you think should be added, please email me (recoveringteacher@gmail.com) or leave a message.  And now, the Week Ahead…

Santee Chamber of Commerce Sunrise Santee: Tuesday morning, July 21, starting at 7:25 am at the Hometown Buffet in the Santee Town Center, 265 Town Center Parkway. Cost: $6.

Santee Summer Concert Series: Thursday night, July 23, the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash’d Out plays the music of the Man in Black from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Trolley Center amphitheater.

Santee Lakes “Movies by the Lake”: Friday night “Kung Fu Panda” will be showing.  You can begin setting up around 6:00 pm, games for kids start about 7:00 pm, and the movie shows at 8:00 pm.  Cost is $8 per car.  Also continuing at the Lakes is the Cash for Cats contest – tagged catfish are eligible for big prizes.

Santee Lions Club Pancake Breakfast: Saturday morning, July 25, the Lions have their monthly Pancake Breakfast to raise money for their Sensory Garden at Santee Lakes.  The breakfast takes place at the Santee Lakes Clubhouse from 8:00-11:00 am.

Mission Trails Regional Park: Guided bird walks on Wednesday, July 22, and Saturday, July 25, and Birding Basics on Saturday.

Again, if you know of something else going on that you think is worthwhile, let me know and I’ll try to get it up.

This Just In:

Frubble No Cover Weekend: Frubble will be hosting two bands this week – Yttrium on Friday, July 25, from 6:00-7:00 pm and Rock-It Science on Saturday, July 25 starting at 8:00 pm.  Both shows are free (my favorite word).

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Summer Concert Series Adds New Group to “Spectrum”

SpectrumAnother week, another great concert.  This time around it was a relatively new group, Spectrum, bringing their high-energy dance music to the Trolley Square amphitheater.  Playing dance hits of the last five decades, they had people up and on their feet all night.  With three exciting lead singers and four rocking musicians, Spectrum showed exactly what they had – fire!

Dancing to Spectrum

I arrived a bit late, following the monthly After-5 Mixer (more on that in another post), so I don’t know how long it might have taken to get the crowd up and dancing.  But when I got there they were dancing up above to a Beach Boys classic and the lower area around the stage was packed.  Even if this was not the largest crowd of the summer, it was easily one of the “dancingest” of all.  Frequently I can move around the stage easily to get pictures, but this evening I had to squeeze and dodge to get some good shots.

 Dancing to the Sounds of Spectrum

Dancing 1

Dancing 2

Dancing 3

Dancing 4

Miss Santee Teen, Nicole Ehlke, and Santee Princess Michelle got into the dancing spirit

Miss Santee Teen and Santee Princess

Spectrum’s two main front people are singers Cecelia Sullivan and John Foltz, who together carried most of the lead vocals.  Singer Kristin Banks and bassist Pete Wilkinson shared some lead vocal duties as well as backup and harmonies.  Along with Wilkinson, lead guitarist Bruce McPherson, drummer Jon Shimmin, and keyboardist Kelly Jones provided the music to back up the vocals.  This is certainly a group to watch, and watch for.

Cecelia Sullivan, Vocals

 Cecelia Sullivan

John Foltz, Vocals

 John Foltz

Kristin Banks, Vocals

 Kristin Banks

Pete Wilkinson, Bass and Vocals

 Pete Wilkinson

Bruce McPherson, Lead Guitar

 Bruce McPherson

Jon Shimmin, Drums

 Jon Shimmin

Kelly Jones, Keyboards

Kelly Jones

The next group up at the Summer Concert Series is the Johnny Cash tribute band, Cash’d Out – the one group my daughter has been looking forward to this year.  From what I hear, if you are a fan of the Man in Black you cannot afford to miss this group.  That will be this Thursday, July 23, starting at 6:30 pm as always.


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