Neighbors Bookstore saying goodbye with party |

Neighbors Bookstore saying goodbye with party

Provided to the TribuneThe Dream Spirit Baroque Band will entertain from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Neighbors Bookstore Farewell Party. Seated are Suzanne Stone, cello, and Jon Smart, guitar. Standing are Diana Woodbury, violin, and Jack Shipley, hammer dulcimer and recorder.

All good things must come to an end, and Neighbors Bookstore will host a party from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday to bid farewell to its friends and patrons.

“While the closing of Neighbors Bookstore is an unfortunate turn of events, we would like to take one last opportunity to thank our community with a farewell party,” said Michael Stroschein, co-owner of the bookstore at 4000 Village Center.

The final-day extravaganza will include a special performance by the Dream Spirit Baroque Band from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring the entire family for refreshments; special guests; a raffle for cool Neighbors memorabilia, including Harry Potter party decorations; punch and pie; and the obligatory “stuff and nonsense.”

“We would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, and everyone who has called, written or stopped by to express their heartfelt disappointment at our impending closure,” Stroschein said. “We’ll miss you, too.”

Lydia Chagolla, a sales associate at Neighbors, said, “I’ve never had so much fun or worked with so many terrific people or been blessed enough to get paid to do something that I love so much. This has been one of the best, most memorable experiences of my entire life.”

Dream Spirit Baroque Band will have its new CD available during the closeout celebration. The CD, “Swallowtail Butterfly: Folk Chamber Music,” includes songs from many eras and traditions: Celtic, classical, baroque, pops, Middle Eastern and Renaissance. The group plays favorite pieces from their repertoire such as Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” “The Road to Lisdonvarna” and “Misirlou.” Each piece is an original arrangement by the band. The group has been playing together for about five years. Members are Jack Shipley on hammer dulcimer and recorder, Jon Smart on guitar, Suzanne Stone on cello and Diana Woodbury on violin.

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