LACONIA -- The sounds of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Cole Porter, Tommy Dorsey and Buddy Rich are coming to the Opechee Inn & Spa in Laconia on Saturday, April 6, in the form of a professional 18 piece Big Band Orchestra from Boston. Dan Gabel and the Abletones will perform classics from the 1940s, '50s and '60sat a dinner-dance sponsored by P.I.C.K. (People Investing in Community & Kids).
Gabel, the band's leader, recently returned from a one-year world tour with The Glenn Miller Orchestra
as trombonist, soloist and arranger, as well as doing a guest appearance with The Tommy Dorsey
Through a creative partnership with the Lakes Region Community College, the event's full buffet meal is
being catered by the college's Culinary Arts Program. In addition to dinner and dancing, there will be a
silent auction and door prizes. Available items include a $300 commercial stand mixer, a certificate for
one course at Lakes Region Community College, spring garden clean-up courtesy of Northern Garden
Inspirations, a hand-made lap quilt and more.
Tickets for this evening, themed "Catch a Falling Star" are $50 per person or a table of eight for
just $350 and may be purchased at Greenlaw's Music or online at www.pick1.biz under the Upcoming
Events tab. In addition, P.I.C.K. is offering promotional sponsorship opportunities for businesses starting
as low as $75.P.I.C.K. is a local non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers that provides opportunities for educational, spiritual and emotional growth for children in the community. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund P.I.C.K.'s Campership Program designed to benefit youngsters who would not normally be able to attend week-long summer camp programs, by providing the funds needed to make this a reality. This allows these children to learn new skills, make new friends and to experience a diversity of people and places in a safe and enriching environment.