Eggleston in opera
Jerod Eggleston, a graduate student attending Boyer School of Music at Temple University, Philadelphia, will perform with the Erie Opera Theater in their upcoming production of Puccini’s “La Boheme.” Eggleston will play the role of Marcel. He past perfomrances in a lead role have included Johann Strauss’s “Die Fledermaus,” Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites,” the part of Don Ottavio in “Don Givani,” and the role of John Jasper in Dicken’s “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Two performances will be at The Erie Opera Theatre on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. The event is free to attend and is sung in English.
Jackson Run Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the cemetery, rain or shine.
The descendants of Danish immigrant families from the island of Bornholm in the mid 1800s will gather in Warren May17-19. Greenlund family members are seeking other descendants of Herman Peter Greenlund and Frederikke Hintz who lived in Bornholm in the early 1800s.Of their seven children, at least five immigrated to the Warren-Jamestown area. Peter Greenlund was the first Dane to become a naturalized citizen. Family records and various newspaper accounts that the Brother Greenlunds sought their fortune in gold in northern California but when that didn’t “pan out,” they returned to their family in the Warren-Jamestown area where they became very involved in the furniture business. Many fourth and fifth cousins plan to attend from the region and from Missouri, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Belguim. For more information or if you are a descendant of the Greenlund family, contact Tim Greenlund at 726-1262.
Off to Atlantic City
Wildwood and Atlantic City, N.J., will be the destination of the Allegheny Community Center May 13 – 17, leaving CRI parking lot at 6 a.m. The group will stay at a beach-front property with breakfast and dinner included each day, lunch included one day, a tour of Cape May by trolly and time to browse, a cocktail party, a day trip to Atlantic City with bonus package and more. This trip has been done for several years in a row, so this will probably be the last time for a while. Call the center at 723-3237 or Margaret Sleeman at 723-7143 for information or reservations.