For The Vista
Jim Case, a late bloomer in the music world and now a resident of Fairfield Glade, will be the featured artist at the Feb. 24 Resident Homeowners Meeting, presenting what he calls MUSIC OF THE AGES, consisting of great old hits, ballads, show tunes and time-honored standards.
“It will be my pleasure to perform for RHA as I revive fond memories evoked through melodies and words from some of the greatest songs of our lifetimes,” stated Mr. Case.
He commented that his first singing was at the age of 40 for a wedding, and then not again ‘till about age 60. He has received plaudits from many people, including one that says he sings lyrics with so much feeling it will bring tears to your eyes.
A native of Upstate New York, Jim attended high school in Fairfax, VA where he appeared in Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.
After attending Va. Tech, he settled in Maryland and graduated from John Hopkins University. Retiring from the Federal Government after 34 years of service, he settled in Fairfield Glade in 2005.
After retirement he enjoyed entertaining many senior groups in and around Maryland; performed the National Anthem for the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards three times with 47,000 people in attendance; and also did it for the Los Angeles Dodgers at their Spring Training camp in Vero Beach, Florida.
A lyric baritone, Jim belonged to the acclaimed SENIOR STAR SHOWCASE repertory theatre ensemble at the Essex Community College and performed with them in Las Vegas, New York and Disney World.
All in all, you are in for a real treat and we encourage our residents to turn out for a great evening of music you won’t forget! Get your friends together and come out for this special event!!!
This will be the second of seven programs that will be presented by RHA during the year 2014.
Frank Saxton kicked off the season In January with a wonderful saxophone concert. In March you will be honored to hear Dr. William Bass, noted forensic author at UT, and in April you will hear a beautiful young lady from Chattanooga who will charm you with the songs of Patsy Cline. After the summer lull,
Weslie Webster from the Playhouse will thrill you in September with another great evening of singing. October and November programs are still being worked on, but you can be assured they will be good.
If you haven’t attended an RHA program, now is the time to start.
Come and meet your neighbors; hear what is happening with the Community Club, and at the same time enjoy some very fine entertainment at very reasonable prices.
Non-members can attend by paying a $6 entertainment fee plus the meal cost of $17 per person which includes tax and tip.
If you follow your first meeting with another $6 fee, you will be automatically become a member.
The menu for this meeting will be roast beef w/red wine demi sauceand all the trimmings, including a dessert.
To make reservations, call Carol Pontius at 484-3138, or email to [email protected] If you do not get a confirmation back, please try again, or call to make sure your reservation was properly recorded. Your participation is greatly appreciated. DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS THURSDAY, FEB. 20. Note that if you make a reservation and do not attend, you are responsible for payment of the cost of the meal as RHA must guarantee the number of reservations on Feb. 20.
When making your reservations, you can make up your own table of six or eight, or you can just reserve for yourself and we will get you seated.
with a good group. If you do have a group you would like to sit with, please indicate that when making your reservations.
Men are requested to wear a jacket; ties are optional. Everyone is asked to wear a name badge to help everyone get acquainted. A name badge will be provided if you do not have one, or you will be able to buy a special RHA badge for $10.00. For easier reference for the treasurer, we ask that whenever possible, please write a check for your meals and/or entertainment.