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Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekend: Two musical happenings, 7th Street cleanup

Three activities perfect for a fall Plainfield weekend.

Plainfield's weekend lineup includes three Sunday events: two musical, pluse Quen City Pride's weekend cleanup walk.
After a successful cleanup along Plainfield Avenue and Liberty Street last weekend, Queen City Pride (QCP) returns to West 7th Street this weekend (November 20).

Beginning at 9:00 AM at West 7th Street and Clinton Avenue, volunteers will work their way to Plainfield Avenue and hope to return via West 6th Street.

For more information on upcoming cleanups, be sure to friend the group's Facebook page here. You can also contact them by email at

Plainfield composer and arranger Queintard (Quinn) DeGeneste II presents a program of "Spirituals and Hymns" at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church this Sunday (November 20) at 3:00 PM.

Quinn will render his stylistic approach to some beloved Negro spirituals and a selection of great hymns of the faith. He will also tell the stories that form the backdrop to the music and texts for each selection.

This is a free event and the public is warmly invited. A free will offering will be taken.

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church is at East 7th Street and Watchung Avenue. Parking in the church lot on First Place, on the street, or in the Swain Galleries lot.

Also on Sunday (November 20), the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield (FUSP) presents a benefit concert for its Thanksgiving Dinner program at 3:00 PM.

Spook Handy (guitar and vocals) and Eric Lee (violin) will present Post-Election Healing, a concert that will include their interpretation of Pete Seeger favorites and songs from their recent release of "Keep The Flame Alive".

For 17 years, FUSP volunteers have cooked and served a free Thanksgiving dinner to those in the community who are hungry or alone on the holiday.

Tickets are $20/person, $15 for seniors and students and are available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner.

FUSP (First Unitarian Society of Plainfield) is at 724 Park Avenue, near 7th Street.  Parking available on the street or in the public lot across Park Avenue.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]
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