Summer Doldrums?

Half way thru summer, are you looking for some recorder related activities? Here are two.
The Pippins, a madrigal group, plans to offer a free porch concert in the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago on Sunday August 25 at 5 PM. The Pippins will be singing from the porch of the two flat at 2425 West Leland. The concert is free, and we plan to be joined by the recorder ensemble, the Baron’s Noyse. Both groups perform music mostly from the medieval period and the Renaissance.
The house is a block from the Western Avenue L stop on the Brown line, and the #49 Western Avenue bus stops close to the house as well. Street parking is available but I recommend relying on public transportation instead if possible. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. We have two large shady trees in our parkway to shield you from the August sun.
Also, join the West Suburban Early Music Society for their summer picnic and pot luck on Sunday, August 11 at the Friends Meeting House, 5710 Lomond Avenue in Downers Grove, from 2 to 5 PM. Bring a dish to pass if you like. The church is located near Maple Avenue and Interstate 355. From 355, take the ramp and go east on Maple for .4 miles and turn right (south) to Lomond street. The church is located on the right. You could also walk about a mile and a half from the Metra train station at Belmont Avenue.
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