Front Porch: Civil War reenactment

  • Wed Jul 11th, 2012 6:20pm
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The annual Civil War reenactment and ceremony “Echoes of Blue and Gray” is scheduled for Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, 4405 Broadway, Everett.

The day begins at 10 a.m. with a historic tour by David Dilgard. At 11:30 a.m., the Civil War exhibits will open and will include a replica of Abraham Lincoln’s coffin.

At 12:30 p.m., free hotdogs and soft drinks will precede the battlefield skirmish. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a short ceremony at the Grand Army of the Republic section that will include muskets, cannons and taps to honor the 150 Civil War veterans buried in the cemetery. For information, call 425-252-2244.

Talented kids in kilts. How cool is that? The Strathspey Fiddlers of Scotland is a youth troupe of musicians 16 and older who are bringing their kilts, fiddles and brogues to the Everett Public Library for a free concert.

The concert is at 2 p.m. July 22 in the Main Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett.

These fiddlers feature the best young talents in traditional instrumentals, dancing and singing from Aberdeenshire and Moray counties in Northeast Scotland.

Some members of the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers, who have helped organize this event, will also be on site for a jam session.

For more information, go to the Everett Public Library website at www.epls.org or for more information on the Strathspey Fiddlers, go to www.strathspeyfiddlers.co.uk.

Satirical musical: Village Theatre’s Kidstage Summer Independent Production, where high school kids basically take on a whole show under guidance from adult mentors, is presenting the satirical musical “Urinetown” about a future time when in a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage has occurred and the government has enforced a ban on private toilets.

The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and runs through July 28 at the new Second Stage Theatre, 2730 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets are $14 and $12. Call 425-257-8600 or go to www.villagetheatre.org.