Have some tropical fun on a hot summer evening at our Tropical Trivia Night. Our great professional trivia host, Lee, will be back to lead us in another fun-filled evening of brain teasers and memory-joggers. We assign the teams that evening, so no ringers, sorry!
We'll have Cuban sandwiches, black beans, and mango punch to set the theme. Because we are also serving beer and wine, this event is open only to those 21 and older, please.
Tickets are $10 and are sold online beginning July 7 and during coffee hour in Harvard Hall on Sundays, July 7, 12 and 21.
On Sunday, June 30, after the 10:15 am service we'll offer a Final Affairs Fair, where you can get the answers to these and any other questions you might have. Difficult but necessary considerations. Join us for the Final Affairs Fair to hear and learn from members of our congregation qualified to offer information.
**Please note that we are NOT meeting at the Cathedral before the parade. You are invited to meet us on the parade route. The Cathedral's number is 206 and our designated starting spot is on N. Shore Drive between 9th and 10th avenues. It's also strongly suggested that you carpool or take a ride share. Parking is very limited! If you have any questions, please contact David Lopez at 757-395-7002.
All are invited to celebrate with us! Join us at Canon Katie's house to help decorate the float, or join us Saturday night to ride the float during the parade. This is a family friendly parade. Kids + families are welcome to join in the fun and toss out beads from the float, too! See David Lopez for more information and to RSVP for float decorating Friday night.
Organist and composer Marco Jimenez, a pupil of music director Dwight Thomas, will present a free recital at the Cathedral. He will play works of J.S. Bach, Vierne, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, and his own compositions. A reception follows.
Marco, 16, plays piano, organ, and violin. The winner of the 2019 Justine LeBaron Young Artists Competition, named for the former principal horn player of the Florida Orchestra, he will play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with the orchestra in 2020. He is also principal second violin for the Sarasota Youth Philharmonic. This summer Marco will attend the Boston University Tanglewood Institute for young musicians in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the 2019 Southeastern Piano Festival.
You can watch a video of Marco in a previous recital appearance at the Cathedral, playing Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op.14, here: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=YqTJlLqUKkY
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962, NR)
This classic comedy, adapted from the novel by Edward Streeter, follows the misadventures of harried city-dweller Roger Hobbs (James Stewart), who agrees to take his wife Peggy (Maureen O'Hara), and their brood of children on vacation at the beach. But what begins as a relaxing escape quickly blossoms into a four-alarm nightmare, complete with dilapidated summer rental that's practically falling down.
The book recounts attorney Thurgood Marshall’s defense of four young black men who were accused in 1949 of raping a white woman in the town of Groveland, north of Lakeland and east of Dade City in Lake County, where the violent, racist sheriff Willis V. McCall controlled the levers of justice. Associates thought it was suicidal for Marshall to wade into the “Florida Terror” at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight — not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall’s NAACP associates involved with the case and Marshall had endured continual threats that he would be next. Thomas Friedman of the New York Times described Devil in the Grove as a “must-read, cannot put-down history.”
“Memorial Day” (2012, R)
When 13-year-old Kyle finds his grandfather's World War II-era Army footlocker, the old vet agrees to tell the lad the combat history behind some of the objects in the trunk. The tales he tells foreshadows Kyle's own combat experiences years later.
We will wish Canon Sam well as he moves into the future with a reception after the 10:15 am service on Sunday, May 19. If you’d like to write a note or a card to Sam, you can drop it off at the front desk before May 19. On that Sunday we’ll have a basket in Harvard Hall to collect cards and notes.
Sunday May 26th (and every fourth Sunday thereafter), someone will be stationed in Harvard Hall following the 10:15 a.m. service. We will be available to answer your questions and help with your online pledging and update your contact information, including having your picture taken for the online directory.