Kim Robertson is a renowned performer, arranger, and recording artist who has stretched the boundaries of the harp for a new generation of performers and audiences. As a pioneer in the American folk harp movement, she combines an improvisational spirit with a passionate sense of tradition, bringing a contemporary touch to a centuries-old instrument. Born in Wisconsin, she is classically trained on piano and orchestral harp. In the mid-70’s, Kim’s discovery of the Celtic harp grew into a profound love for the instrument, setting her upon the path of exploration for which she is now widely known. Kim has traveled with her harp from concert halls to folk clubs, from cruise ships to remote mountaintops; she has performed concerts by candlelight, delivered singing telegrams, and played herself on an episode of Beverly Hills 90210. She regularly tours the USA, Canada, and Europe, and is recognized as one of the most popular folk harpists performing today. Her work encompasses numerous recording projects, published harp arrangements, and an international itinerary of workshops and retreats. She has released more than a dozen CDs. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.
The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are pleased to sponsor a performance by the Belle Tones. Often referred to as “the twenty-first century Andrews Sisters,” the Belle Tones specialize in close-knit three part harmony with a repertoire that includes pop standards, jazz, show tunes, and patriotic and holiday music. They have performed extensively in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Admission is free and all are welcome.
The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to announce Wellness Wednesdays at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield. The community can take advantage of the Y’s land and water group exercise classes, swim assessments, open gym/swim and racquetball times as well as the fitness facilities free of charge on every Wednesday, July 19-August 9.
We’ll also be welcoming professional performers each Wednesday evening for an all-ages family program! Join us for a new entertainer each week: we’ll have musical performances, live animals, and even a visit from a traveling planetarium! This series is held in the A/V Room of the Community Center at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets are available in the Children’s Department up to two weeks before each performance. This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
What does the systolic and diastolic value in your blood pressure really mean? Discuss basic information about risk factor reduction related to heart disease and taking control of your health. Learn your blood sugar and risk factors for Type II Diabetes with a non-fasting finger stick that gives immediate results. Blood pressure and diabetes screenings also available. Overlook Medical Center’s “Healthy Avenues Van” will provide this free screening outside the Main Y Facility 10:00AM-Noon on Thursday, July 27. Please register directly with Gabrielle Guider, MS, CHES, Health Educator, Community Health at Atlantic Health System, Overlook Medical Center, at 908-522-2579.