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Jud Goodrich Retirement Concert

( FULL!) Thanks Jud!

To everyone who has enjoyed a Jack London Piano Club Piano Concert, Jud Goodrich the founder and volunteer extraordinaire, will be retiring after 26 +/- years of dedication to the Piano Club, the Park and Charmian's Piano. We will sorely  miss his inspiration and enthusiasm plus his joyful piano playing and singing.

You are invited to a special concert and sing-a-long as we pay tribute to our beloved Jud. Come and say thank you Jud for the memories!

Each piano concert is performed on the 1901 Steinway grand piano purchased by Jack London in 1910 for his wife, Charmain. She was an accomplished pianist and played the piano throughout her lifetime. The Model A Steinway grand piano sat silent after Charmain London died in 1955 until 1988 when Park Rangers Greg Hayes and Matt Atkinson decided it should be played again. Park Volunteer Leslie Goodrich suggested her husband Jud launch the Jack London Piano Club. Martin Andrews, a Steinway technician, tuned and upgraded the piano and it is now a well-maintained magnificent instrument. Beginning with a core group of five volunteer pianists, the Club has flourished and now has 25 pianists who regularly provide musical entertainment for visitors in the Museum in the House of Happy Walls every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Since 2011 the Piano Club has presented quarterly concerts, raising over $15,000 to benefit operations at the Park.

When: Saturday, August 19th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Where: House of Happy Walls, Historic Museum. Turn left at the kiosk to enter the museum parking lot.

Admission: FREE although the parking  fee is still applicable

Note: Limited seating available. Please reserve your seating

Performance space can be reached by stairway only; for more information about access, please call (707) 938-5216

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