Symphony guild plans night at the space center

DOWNEY - Downey Symphony Guild's fundraising gala promises to be nothing if not spectacular on Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey.Prepare to be dazzled upon entering the lobby and then the excitement escalates from that point. Scott Pomrehn, director of the facility, and his crew graciously gave our board members a thorough overview of the entire facility last week. To say we were awestruck is no exaggeration. This exciting Downey landmark, like a buried treasure, waits to be discovered. To benefit Music in the Schools and our outstanding Symphony Orchestra, the evening there will feature substantial hors d'oeuvres [a mini-dinner], complimentary wine and beer, and dessert. A silent and live auction is scheduled and guests will have ample opportunity to view the myriad of awesome exhibits throughout the facility. Bring your camera, try on a Space Shuttle spacesuit and take a photo in front of the photomural of Earth from space. How much do you weight on Jupiter? Step on the scale! Visit the International Space Station and check out what's going on in space on a giant NASA TV. Fly a model aircraft, watch as it lifts and lands under your control. Reservations for the evening are $50 per person; children under 12 years, $20. Please send checks by Feb. 4 to Downey Symphony Guild, 9700 Garnish Dr., Downey, CA 90240.

********** Published: January 27, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 41