Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Barnes and Noble Bookfair Gives Back to The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center

For the first time, live music flowed all day at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Glastonbury.  As part of B&N's way of giving to their community, they are donating a percentage of sales to the small nonprofit arts organization on Middletown's Main Street. This past Saturday, April 19th, was the "live" event - but the fundraiser continues through Thursday, April 24th - for ONLINE SALES. Purchases may be made online at:  using the voucher number for The Buttonwood Tree - 11334554.

The Buttonwood Tree is host to local and international performers throughout the year. While many are yet unknown, they are "surprisingly good" and the musicians' loyalty to TBT is unparalleled. Some, eager to support the organization, performed at the bookstore on the 19th. Musicians Karen Stein, the Andy Buzzi Duo,  Orice Jenkins, Warren Byrd and Saskia Laroo, and the band, Cartwheel all performed throughout the day. Also, TBTs Saturday instructors, Terri Johnson and Charles Giardino, offered a mini class to patrons in Qigong / T'ai chi. The Buttonwood Tree extends deep gratitude to these folks, and to all those making purchases on behalf of TBT.

Buttonwood's schedule can be found here for other events and upcoming concerts. Shows are held at 605 Main Street - next to It's Only Natural market. 860-347-4957  Refreshments are available.

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