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Those Talented Seniors

October 4, 2005

Senior citizens will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and dance the afternoon away at the annual senior citizen Talent Show and Golden Harvest Dance on Tuesday, October 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

The Talent Show and Golden Harvest Dance are sponsored by the Westchester County Parks and the county’s Department of Senior Programs and Services. The event is open to all Westchester County senior citizens.

Beginning at 11 a.m., seniors will provide their own entertainment as they sing, dance and “strut their stuff” for the audience during the senior talent show. Those interested in performing during the talent show must pre-register by calling (914) 462-1542.

Then, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., seniors can travel back in time to the Big Band era as they listen and dance to the Milt Gerver Orchestra perform classics like “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade” and “Tuxedo Junction.” A regular favorite at Playland Park every summer, the 16-piece Milt Gerver Orchestra also features two vocalists. The band’s repertoire ranges from popular favorites from the Big Band era to the contemporary sounds of today’s disco and hot Latin sounds.

Box lunches, which include a turkey sandwich, salad, juice, cookies and milk, will also be available during this year’s event. Suggested contribution is $3. Lunches must be ordered in advance by Wednesday, October 5. To order a lunch, call (914) 813-6449 or 813-6416.

Admission to the dance is free; parking at the County Center is free. Table seating is limited and table reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are required by Friday, September 30. Balcony seating is available without reservations. The doors to the County Center will open at 10:45 a.m.

The Westchester County Center is located at the junction of the Bronx River Parkway and Tarrytown Road in White Plains. The building and parking lot are barrier-free and are fully accessible to the disabled. The County Center is also served by the Westchester County BEE-LINE bus system.

For more information, or to reserve a table, call the Westchester County Parks Department at (914) 864-7036. General information on Westchester County Parks is available on the World Wide Web at www.westchestergov.com.



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