Monday, September 15, 2014

Walt Whitman: America's Poet of the Open Road

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

Merced Arts & Culture Salon

In this one-man performance, Tim Holt takes on the role of Walt Whitman, presenting his life and work in poetry and prose. Holt, as Whitman, celebrates the energy, the sprawling expanse, and diversity of America in the mid-19th century. Whitman's saga includes his early years growing up on Long Island, his newspaper career, and his encounters with Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson--the life experiences that went into the making of Leaves of Grass.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Everything in Pen Sings of Books


Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

This program features acoustic artist Everything in Pen (Elizabeth Hubbard) and her favorite song topic—books.  Combining the pop sensibility of Big Star and the off-beat narrative observations of Jonathan Richman, Everything in Pen’s songs cover a vast array of topics and authors---war criminals, sexism, post office closures, Dave Eggers, Richard Yates, Barbara Kingsolver and Robert McNamara--through her unique lens as an obsessive reader.  She sings the things you won’t say aloud, of the foolishness, the hopefulness and the almost unbearable humanness of us all.  This show will include a brief explanation about each song’s connection to the book and time at the end to answer questions about songwriting.  When not surrounded by books and a guitar, Elizabeth is navigating her complicated relationship with little dogs and plotting the demise of lined paper.   Hear more at .

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

All-Ages Clothing Swap

Saturday, August 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Out with the old and in with the new!  Join us for a clothing swap where you can refresh your wardrobe in a free and eco-friendly way.  Bring gently used clothing to exchange with your neighbors.  The swap will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, so feel free to drop in anytime!