WARSAW — “Musical May,” featuring music from the 1900s to 1940s, is the theme for May’s First Friday, May 6, as the monthly event continues its presentation of a “Decade of Change.” The evening will also feature the unveiling of the Current Effects project. The night’s events will be from 5-9 p.m. downtown Warsaw on Center and Buffalo streets.
Evening events begin with unveiling three of the nine art pieces at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Center and Buffalo streets at the city hall. Art students at Grace College, local area middle school and high school students have created art renderings of area wildlife, water areas and underwater areas to remind the public of the consequences of allowing the wrong things in a storm drain. The remaining art pieces will be available for display at that time.
The project combines the work of the art department at Grace College, local area middle and high school students, Center for Lakes & Streams, the city of Warsaw and Warsaw Stormwater Department.
The music of the 1900s to 1940s will be performed on The Center Stage starting at 6 p.m.
Warsaw Community High School Jazz Band will present early Jazz sounds from 6-6:30 p.m. following by the group, “Four O’clock Shadow,” a barbershop quartet from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closing out the evening, from 7-9 p.m. will be Fascinating Rhythm, a 10-piece jazz group with vocal addition by the Lakeland Community Choir Select, playing 1930-40 songs.
Each decade will be highlighted by area dancers showcasing the styles of dance performed during the different decades. Dancers will be under the guidance of Teena Nichols.
But there is more.
Mike Beesley will be providing additional music at The Buffalo Street Emporium and the county’s bicentennial committee at the First Friday/Century Link information trailer. Come and learn about the state’s birthday party and the county’s part in the celebration.
Among the various booths, will be the new city trash tricks and the opportunity to order the new trash container.
Members of the Community Theater will be performing “Improv On Center” and there will be food, family and fun.