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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Shawn Personke for the information in this story.)

Music is in the air thanks to the Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Silver Maples has received an Arts and Humanities Touring Program grant to help fund three music programs for residents and Chelsea area seniors.

Two of the grants help offset the cost of the popular Kaleidoscope Concert Series, a free program offered to Chelsea area seniors and Silver Maples residents.

  • The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic will perform on March 21.
  • The Yellow Room Gang featuring Mustard’s Retreat will perform on April 18.

The Kaleidoscope Concerts, now in their 9th year, were originally funded by the Chelsea Community Foundation and sponsored by Silver Maples and the Chelsea Senior Center. Each year, the April concert, held at the Washington Street Education Center, serves as an opportunity for all community members to donate what they can to help keep the concert series going another year. Donations of $500 are recognized through a named sponsorship.

The third grant will help to fund a visit to Silver Maples by Drummunity, a percussion based, interactive and intergenerational community building program run in partnership with South Meadows’ teacher Jeanne Caselli.

The grants provide schools, library, museums, civic and service groups, festival organizers and other organizations in Michigan a wide variety of cultural programming opportunities.

For more information about the Kaleidoscope Concert, visit www.silvermaples.org.

Courtesy photo. Yellow Room Gang.

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