Pickleball, more than a sport…

Beautifully written by Aspen Kern, Pickleball Forum:

I have spent nearly 12 years traveling around the country and playing Pickleball every chance I could find. I have made some realizations that I would like to share with you. Pickleball is a very unique sport for several reasons, at its core it is not about the strive for excellence, the motivation to achieve a higher rating or even about winning. For most people it is about filling a void. Having something positive to think about as we drift off to sleep at night. Seeing friends we have made and making new friends every time we play. Pickleball is about asking Nancy how her garage sale went, seeing if Fred’s surgery on his shoulder went well. Pickleball is about realizing without “you” there is no “me”. We need each other, our community thrives on friendship not medals. Sure, we like to talk about the latest paddle or that great return of serve we just hit, but what we really want is that ” connection” . The kind of connection you can only get when a group comes together under the disguise of a “sport”, a “religion” or a patriotic duty. At the end of the day Pickleball is a family, a family that is grateful for being part of a bigger thing. And an integral part of that bigger thing is a smaller thing, and that is in knowing that every time we step on the court we know someone has got our back. And that, my friend, is priceless. Yes indeed, we need each other !!

Easton Chamber Music Festival – June 28 – 30 – Free admission

Easton Chamber Music Festival presents outstanding performances at the Immaculate Conception Church and the historic Oakes Ames Memorial Hall on June 28 – 30. Free admission.

 

The Easton Chamber Music Festival comes back to Easton for the 4th season. Our renowned international faculty members perform magnificent Schubert’s Octet in the concert on Friday, June 28 at 7:30pm at the Immaculate Conception Church, 193 Main St. The second concert features chamber music by Devienne, Moszkowski, and Dvorak, and is on Saturday, June 29 at 7:30pm at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, 3 Barrows St. The ECMF students perform in a showcase on Sunday, June 30 at 3pm at OAMH.  All concerts are free.  ECMF is supported in part by a grant from Easton, Brockton, Norton, and Sharon Cultural Councils, by the generosity of Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, Shovel Town Cultural District Performance and Event Center, Mansfield Bank, and members of local communities. 

For more information see eastonchambermusicfestival.orghttps://www.facebook.com/Easton-Chamber-Music-Festival-527453770762235/

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