Gratitude Challenge - Nov.11
I wanted to be sure and get this posted before you forgot all about the first post about last weeks date night with my husband! As you may recall we went to a concert under the stars, at Historic Bok Tower Gardens in Florida. This evening was a gift from work. Bok Tower Gardens is a National Landmark. The concert was the "Sunset & Symphony" concert. This is an annual event at the Gardens.
Bok Tower Gardens offers membership or daily tickets can be purchased. They have many events. Some are perfect for adding to your homeschool yearly agenda. Here is a link to their exciting calendar of events. There were specific family events for 2011: "Naturally Creepy Trick or Treating", "Sunset & Symphony", "Star Gaze: Intro to the Night Sky", and "Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens". You can find more on these annual family events at their website.
At the "Sunset & Symphony" event that we attended, there were so many things to enjoy. We missed alot because of the late notice we received about attending. During the early evening they had a pre-show featuring ZEROtaiko. We have seen similar performances. We were disappointed that we missed this. There was also an Instrument Petting Zoo where families could learn about and play instruments used in the orchestra. They had a tent set up for refreshments called, "Hilltop Cafe". As I had shared, there were many attendees with picnic baskets. We would learn that this is the normal and expected as they have a 'Picnic Contest'. The lovely Tower & Garden Gift Shop and Visitor Center was open. This is where I had viewed the beautiful art display.
Our Conductor for the lovely evening was German Conductor Dirk Meyer. Lovely selections were sang by Fernado Varela. The theme of the evenings music was "Around the World". A few of my favorite selections were "From Sea to Shining Sea", "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Country Gardens", and "American in Paris Suite".
I am very thankful that I got to enjoy a night of beautiful music with my husband, an Opera Singer and Director himself. I am thankful for MUSIC! It speaks our emotions, lifts our souls, stir our passion, and can take us to the feet of our King.
Today's gratitude cannot end without also thanking our Veterans and currently serving soldiers. Freedom is not free. We thank you for your service and for our freedom!