The perfect pre-Mother’s Day event is taking place Saturday (May 11) afternoon, at St. James United Church.
Presented by the Antigonish Victorian Order for Nurses (VON), Music for Mom, from 4 to 6 p.m., is being described as an opportunity to “treat your mom to beloved Scottish, Irish and Maritime folk songs.”
All proceeds from the event will go towards Antigonish VON programs, and tickets can be purchased from the VON office in Antigonish Market Square and the Antigonish 5¢ to $1 Store on Main Street, as well as at the door.
The list of musical talent performing includes; Mike Arless, Campbell Calder, Martha Palmer, Mike Melchin, Andrew Stalker, Brian MacDonald, Leona Williams and Amy Hendricks.
“It seems to be a growing bunch,” VON Antigonish’s Olivia Rossong said, referencing the fact a few of the names listed above are not included on the promotional poster for the event; and that the term “and friends,” from the poster, still applies.
“This is a first-time event but we’re hoping it will be a first annual,” she added, crediting Palmer, a volunteer board member with the organization and a VON nurse, with organizing the musical component.
Rossong said the “family” event could act as an ideal complement to Mayfest, the well-known St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary event, which will take place earlier that day, at the Bloomfield Centre on the campus of St. F.X.
“It’s 4 to 6 p.m. with refreshments to follow, what that is; it’s an hour of music from 4 to 5, and then an hour of community conversation and refreshments,” Rossong said. “It’s just a two-hour event, so we’re not losing people to supper after that first hour.”