SCHENECTADY — The holiday shopping season has arrived — people are visiting stores and shopping centers for their December gifts.
The League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra hopes folks are in the mood for a “symphony of holiday shopping” that will be held Monday, Dec. 2, at the event center inside the Rivers Casino and Resort, 1 Rush St., off Erie Boulevard.
Danish, coffee and tea will be served at 10 a.m., and the event will feature leisure shopping with 19 vendors on hand. Brunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. and a raffle drawing will be conducted.
The event will end at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $35, with proceeds used to offset the operating expenses of the orchestra. Further details (and reservations) are available by contacting Connie Hayner at 518-374-2033. To reserve, mail check made out to League of Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, 7 Hummingbird Court, Niskayuna, 12309. League officials say they are unable to accept payment at the door.
The League was founded in 1956, designed to support the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.
Officers for the 2019-2020-season are: Carole Stafford, president; Susan Schultz, first vice president; Connie Hayner, second vice president; Mardy Moore, recording secretary; Caroline Montorio, corresponding secretary; Bonnie Daggett, treasurer; Suzanne Taylor, assistant treasurer; and Nancy Ottati, advisor.
"This will be the second time the League has held this shopping event," said Moore. "It is our major fund-raising effort. The League gives a donation of $10,000 per year to support the Orchestra, the League also sponsors the previews held in the Fennimore Gallery at 2 p.m. before each concert and receptions held there following the concerts."
League members Sylvia Anapolis, Loretta Moore and Susan Stenson are chairing the event. The League works to support young musicians and sponsors other events during the year.
Upcoming symphony concerts for 2020 will be held on the Proctors' Mainstage on Jan. 26, March 22 and May 17.