Musicians, photographer to present at ?60+?

A flutist, pianist and photographer are scheduled to present a bouquet of music and images during a presentation titled ?Spring Serenade,? at the Tabor College ?60+? Learning in Retirement Program, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 6, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.

Flutist Vada Snider and pianist Karen Loucks, both of Newton, will provide the musical background during a multi-media presentation of inspiring nature photographs by Duane Graham of Hesston, celebrating the beauty of new life.

Snider has worked for Music Theatre of Wichita and directs bell choirs at Bethel College Mennonite Church and First Presbyterian Church, in Newton.

Vocally, she performed many years with the mixed quartet, ?On With the Show.? She has toured with a flute and piano duo under the auspices of the Kansas Arts Commission, and with Bill Fegan Attractions.

Loucks teaches fourth grade at Slate Creek Elementary in Newton and an Elementary Science Methods class at Bethel College. She accompanies Newton Community Theater musicals each summer, choirs at Faith Mennonite Church and several soloists.

An accomplished composer, her arrangements for flute and piano have been published by ALRY Publishing.

Graham has been producing slide programs combined with music for almost 25 years. Throughout his career as an engineer at Excel Industries in Hesston, he maintained an active side life as a nature and landscape photographer. His collaborations with live musicians include two performances with the Wichita Symphony.

The public is welcome to attend all Learning in Retirement programs. Fees are $3 per session or $15 per semester ($28 per couple).

Registration and discount cards for lunch in the cafeteria will be available at the door during the half hour before the meeting.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 620-947-3121, 947-5964, or

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