The Quad City Singers will present "Sizzlin' Sounds" at Lavender Crest Winery, Route 6, Colona, on Friday, April 25. The annual event will begin with appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by a concert at 7 p.m.
This year's program will feature jazz standards, along with choral arrangements of hits by The Beatles, Sting and Toto, among others. Small ensembles of group members will be performing popular songs as well.
"Quad City Singers have prepared a great collection of familiar music performed in unique arrangements," group director Lori Potts said recently. "The evening will be fun-filled and a different musical experience. Chef Kelly at Lavender Crest Winery has planned an array of gourmet appetizers for the evening."
Coffee, tea and lemonade will be provided; other beverages, including Lavender Crest's award-winning wines, will be available for purchase.
"Sizzlin' Sounds" also will include the presentation of the second Quad City Singers Distinguished Senior Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior in the Q-C area who plans to major in a discipline of music in college.
"We're so excited to be giving back to the community with this scholarship," said group member Sarah Lounsberry, noting this year's amount is $500. "Thanks to the generous donations from our patrons, we were able to double the amount of scholarship money this year. Our goal is to continue to increase the dollar amount, and hopefully award more than one per year."
Quad City Singers is accompanied by Marcia Renaud, and the evening will be hosted by Comedy Sportz's Jake Walker.
Admission, which includes appetizers, is $25 per person. Tables can accommodate 10 guests. Reservations are required by April 18 and can be made by visiting quadcitysingers.org or by calling Chris Castle at 309-764-2612.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.