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R e d & Wh i t e B a l l ro o m Ce l e b rate s Va l e nt i n e’s D ay
S a t u rd a y, Fe b r u a r y 1 4 , 6 p. m . – Ti c ke t s $ 4 9 - $ 5 5
Catch the romantic spirit! It’s a swing
dance party in “The Red and White Ballroom
featuring Johnny Martin” – a special Valentine’s
Included in the evening’s festivities is a
four-course gourmet dinner. Bottles of red and
white wine from Sweet Cheeks Winery will be
featured on each table. Premium seating is $55
per person and general admission is $49.
Johnny Martin is “A singer in the tradition
of Frank Sinatra, an entertainer with the energy
of Louis Prima,” according to reviewers.
As Mr. Martin himself puts it, “I try to
demonstrate, in a relaxed and amusing way,
that jazz can be fun and that love never goes
out of style.”
An affable musician with an unforgettable
voice, Mr. Martin and his band honor the past
performers of radio and stage, with just the
right amount of humor. With blue eyes and bold
emotion, Johnny takes the lyrics of the past and
makes them swing like new! It takes talent and
he’s got it. His reputation hangs on every song.
B a ro q u e, B l u e s a n d B ro a d way : M e t a l e s M 5 D o e s I t Al l
Fr i d a y, Fe b r u a r y 1 3 , 7 p. m . – Ti c ke t s $ 3 0 a d u l t , $ 1 0 yo u t h ; Fre e Pre - Co n ce r t Ta l k 6 : 1 5 p. m .
unique performance. If you enjoyed The Presidio Brass a couple of
years ago, you’ll love these guys.”
“From start to ﬁ nish, you can expect elaborate, extravagant
arrangements performed so expertly and effortlessly that they integrate
a comedic playfulness into the show,” says the concert’s co-producer
Steve Dennis. “Attendees will most certainly want to attend the free
pre-concert get-together at 6:15 p.m. I’m pretty sure they’ll carry their
pre-concert interactions, and what they learn about the audience and the
community into their show.”
Concert reviewers say Metales M5 builds their show on a
successful formula of high entertainment combined with extraordinary
virtuosity. They demonstrate an infectious enthusiasm for performing
and impeccable musicianship. Not only does Metales M5 produce a
unique sound but also manages to engage audiences with a sense of
Called the best thing to come out of Mexico since tequila, Metales
M5 delivers a delightful blend of outstanding brass music, wry humor,
non-stop interaction with the audience, high-energy showmanship, and
their inimitable Latin American charm.
Metales M5 Brass plays Friday, February 13, at 7 p.m. at the
Florence Events Center, and will host a pre-concert talk free to the
public at 6:15 p.m.
“What do you get when you mix the shenanigans of the Blues
Brothers with the musical seriousness of the Canadian Brass? Metales
M5! Mexico’s leading brass quintet rarely takes itself seriously. They
perform with real polish and panache – these ﬁ ve musicians are genuine
virtuosos,” writes one online critic.
“These gentlemen have been playing a wide variety of music
around the world without regard to genre,” says SEAcoast president
Ernie Doud. “They seamlessly blend Baroque and contemporary music,
opera and blues, pop, movie soundtracks, and folk music into each
G e t Ac qu a i nte d w it h F l ore n c e Bu s i n e s s e s at C h a m b e r E x p o
The sixth annual Building Bridges to
Business Expo takes place on Thursday,
February 12 at the Florence Events Center.
This is a great opportunity for Chamber
members as well as people throughout the
community visit one-on-one with their
favorite businesses. It’s a great way to
discover something new and ﬁ nd out more
about local businesses and organizations.
“In the past year we’ve had several
new businesses opening in town, and they
are well worth getting acquainted with,”
says Chamber Executive Director Cal
More than 20 Chamber members will
be present from 3 until 7 p.m. providing
information and multiple opportunities
for fun and learning. Attendees can even
enter drawings for great gift basket prizes.
Admission is free, so come and join the fun.
T h u r s d a y, Fe b r u a r y 1 2 – 3 t o 7 p. m .
Va n Fa n s P l a n Ca rd G a m e Fu n d ra i s e r
We d n e s d a y, Fe b r u a r y 1 8 , 1 1 : 3 0 a . m . – Ti c ke t s $ 1 5
Get together with friends for an exciting
day of card games and lunch. The fun begins
at 11:30 a.m. Tickets, with or without card
games, are $15. Lunch by Red Rose Catering
Chicken with white sauce
Roll and butter
Rafﬂ e prizes and other exciting
happenings are planned. Call Toni Young at
541-997-3893 to reserve a spot.
The Friends of Florence Van Fans is a
non-political organization that sponsors this
event. All proceeds go to support the Van
Fans who transport cancer patients to Eugene
and Springﬁ eld every weekday for radiation
Friday, February 13, 2015
Metales M5, Brass Quintet
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Voetberg Family Band
Friday, April 17, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
An FEC Guide to Giving
Capital Improvement Fund
Tax-deductible donations can be made to the Florence Events Center
Capital Improvement Fund. These funds are maintained for special proj-
ects & new equipment.
An endowment fund for the Flor ence Events Center has been established
with the Western Lane Community Foundation. Tax-de ductible donations
can be made to: Western Lane Com munity Foun dation, P.O. Box 1589,
Florence, OR 97439.
Named Theater Seat
You can have your name(s) placed on the back of a theater seat for a $1,500
www.eventcenter.org. Toll-free: 1-888-968-4086
We accept Visa or MasterCard. Fax: 541-902-0991 Phone: 541-997-1994
For ticket information, contact The Florence Events Center box office at (541) 997-1994