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June 7, 2011 > Music and art in the park

Music and art in the park

Submitted By Frank Goulart

Hayward Odd Fellows Sycamore Lodge #129 is partnering with the Hayward Area Park & Recreation District and local non-profit Sun Gallery for the first performance in their Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Memorial Park behind the Hayward Plunge, 24176 Mission Boulevard, Hayward. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic (no alcohol) and enjoy a day in the park with music, art, dance and chess.

Rock and roll with Razor Train, Hecka Dang, Shape Shifters and Crooked Monkeys. Kids of all ages are welcome to create chalk art. Chess players, bring your chess moves or come to learn. Participate in a raffle for a child's spot in Summer Art Day Camp at the Sun Gallery (seven different weeks available during July and August).

This event is free, with donations gratefully accepted by the Sun Gallery, Hayward's longest standing non-profit arts organization. Residents and visitors enjoy its prominent Art Education Program, picturesque Gallery Shop and year-round series of highly respected exhibitions that enrich the community's cultural life and promote art as the universal language between cultures, income levels and ages.

The Hayward Odd Fellows Sycamore Lodge #129 was re-formed in 2010 with a focus on supporting music and arts in the community, undertaking good works and providing fellowship. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is a fraternal organization that believes in Friendship, Love and Truth, in making the world a better place and in supporting their fellows.

All activities will be at the Memorial Park behind the Hayward Plunge swimming baths. The free concert series will be performed on most Sundays, starting August 7 until October 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A tot lot, hiking trail, indoor pool, tennis courts and plenty of free parking are conveniently nearby.

For more information about the Sun Gallery, visit, about the concert series schedule and the Hayward Odd Fellows Sycamore Lodge #129, visit and about I.O.O.F, visit

Odd Fellows Summer Concert
Saturday, June 18
1 - 5 p.m.
Memorial Park (behind Hayward Plunge)
24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward

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