Musical Baseball Show at Council on Aging- Wednesday April 6

Who knew baseballs can sing? I guess that’s not too far from the whistling sound softballs used to make when zooming by my ear during Visa corporate softball in the 1990s. Of course, more often than not for this third-base-challenged Owl, there was a thump, not a whistle as said softball hit a shin. My nickname on the team? Black-and-blue. I will say that softballs rarely got by me, one way or another.

Back to the point. Here’s a fun event being run by Weston’s Council on Aging on Wednesday, April 6 from 1 pm-2 pm.

To kick off baseball season, local singer-songwriter and former sportswriter Howie Newman will share stories about his days as a sportswriter on the Red Box beat, challenge you with baseball trivia, and perform baseball songs. Howie covered baseball for the Patriot Ledger, Lowell Sun, Boston Globe as well as other newspapers and magazines. For three years, he provided color commentary for the Lowell Spinners, a Red Sox farm team, on WCAP radio. The show includes a display of his personal baseball memorabilia and a free raffle for his two baseball CDs. Stay afterward for some favorite baseball snacks in the lounge after the presentation.

What are “favorite baseball snacks?” Stale popcorn? Gummy nachos? $15 beer? Probably not the latter. Oh, I’m just kidding, folks, I am sure the snacks will be great. It’s early release day over at the schools so maybe I’ll send an Owlet in for reconnaissance.

Call the COA at 781-786-6280 to register.

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