Category Archives: Activity Committees

Collington blooms at the end of summer…

By Marian Fuchs, photo editor

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It’s been sad to see the leaves turning so early this year.  But Collington still has plenty of flower viewing left for you to enjoy.  Here are some examples from the Hilltop Garden, which you can visit for yourselves, ideally in the early morning of a sunny day.

 

In addition to the marigolds, cosmos, asters and daisies, there are still a few sunflowers, and lots of zinnias in full bloom.  Below are a few samples.

And some other close-up blooms…

There are still multi-colored morning glories along the garden fence…

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And a number of flowers whose names I do not know…

 

Many thanks once again to our talented photo editor and to our amazing gardeners!  Our community is more beautiful because of your efforts.

The Collington Road Warriors — Resurfacing Continues

From our photo correspondent Marian Fuchs, some nice photos and explanation:

This morning the crew have been paving the path behind our house.  I thought you might enjoy seeing some pictures of the men and equipment at work.  It’s precision work, and fun to watch their expertise.

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Here’s a pic of the crew paving behind our house.  I was particularly impressed by the fact that this driver could do his rolling backwards as well as forwards!

Full set:

What a Fabulous Sunday Afternoon Concert!

Our Sunday afternoon concerts are often highly attended, as was the case for the recent appearance of Richard Miller, Brazilian guitarist.  Mr. Miller brought his seven-string guitar to Collington to the delight of a full auditorium of Collingtonians.

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro of an American father and Brazilian mother, Mr. Miller is currently a faculty member of Columbia University and performs with frequency in DC and NY.  His repertoire includes classical guitar and Afro/Latin/Jazz compositions as well as Brazilian ragtime, samba, boss nova music and Bach!

If you missed seeing him play here, go to his website http://richardmillerguitar.com for his performance schedule.  See him in DC, you won’t be disappointed.  He will also be fundraising for his first CD due later in 2017.

As always, many thanks to Carol Kempske who arranges for the appearance of our Sunday afternoon artists.

 

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Article by Nancy Brown

Picture by Peter Pfund.

Grant and Margaret Bagley Appearing in This Play about Teresa of Avila, Starting July 14 at Greenbelt Arts Center.

This folks, is your chance to see Grant Bagley as an Inquisitor and Margaret as a nun.  You have been warned!  (Review here.)

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Opens July 14, Greenbelt Arts Center

Theresa

by Anthony Ernest Gallo
Directed by Beatrix Whitehall
A guest production from Seventh Street PlayhouseAll Teresa of Avila wants is to open Carmelite convents and attain an elevated state with God. First, she has to deal with a nervous novice, two lusty friars, a nosy Royal mistress, the Church hierarchy, and the Spanish Inquisition. Will she survive?Featuring: Emily Canavan, Renate Wallenberg, Margaret Bagley, Hazel Thurston, George Spence, John Starrels, James McDaniel, Beatrix Whitehall, Grant Bagley, Steve Rosenthal, Sam Simon, and Rodney Ross.

July 15, 15, 21, & 22 at 8PM
July 16 & 23 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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A New Feature: Our Weekly Flower Arrangements

We just owe so much to the Flower Committe.

The flowers they put together each week list quietly around our main buildings, and on our dinning tables, brining the natural world gently and lovingly into our lives.  They infuse every conversation and every amble.  Here is this week’s:

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I suspect that few of us know what the plants are, how they came to be here, or any symbolic meaning they have.  We do, of course, see the gracefulness.

The Committee has agreed to provide us with information on each weeks arrangements.

You will be able to see an image on the top left column of the site, and by clicking it, get to both the information about that week, and the history and photos from prior weeks.

That can also be viewed on this page The Flower Arrangers of Collington