What's Happening In Auburn This Weekend

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The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra will come to Auburn on Sunday night.
The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra will come to Auburn on Sunday night. Photo Credit: www.masymphony.org

AUBURN, Mass. – A softball tournament for the Jimmy Fund and a Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra concert highlight the events in Auburn this weekend.

Saturday, July 28

Battle of the Dads Softball Tournament: The Auburn Little League 10-year-old Jimmy Fund Tournament Team is inviting adults to “play some softball, hit some home run bombs, hang out with some buddies and earn/lose a few bragging rights” in the Battle of the Dads tournament on July 28.

All proceeds from the softball benefit event will go to the Jimmy Fund.

The softball games at Auburn High School will go from about 2 to 8 p.m. The home run derby will take place from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Entry fee for the one-day tournament is $20 per person, and the home run derby entry fee is $5.

Checks should be made payable to the Jimmy Fund. Go online to Auburn Battle of the Dads.

For more information about Battle of the Dads, call Kathleen at 774-312-0902 or email tomkatclan@verizon.net.

Sunday, July 29

Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra Performs at Pappas Recreation Complex: The July 29 concert, which is inaugurating the Riley-Pappas Performance Pavilion at the Pappas Recreation Complex, will be a “pops concert that appeals to a wide audience,” according to Paul Levenson, executive director of the Massachusetts Symphony.  

Originally scheduled for Friday night, the expected rain has pushed the concert to Sunday at 7 p.m.

The “Classics to Broadway” concert will feature Maestro Myron Romanul as the conductor of the orchestra and solo vocalists Jane Shivick and Michael Calmès.

The concert will include music from Beethoven, Anderson, Handel, Berlioz and Verdi. There will also be selections from “The Sound of Music,” including the famous songs “My Favorite Things,” “So Long, Farewell” and “Do, Re, Mi.”  

Other Broadway show selections will be from “Wicked” and “Porgy and Bess.” The performance will end with music from Jennifer Lopez, Bob Seger and John Philip Sousa.

The concert is sponsored by HealthSouth and an anonymous donor. The performance is also part of the Charter Summer Concert Series.

Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food will be sold at the concession stand.

Limited parking is available on-site, as well as at the Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center, the Auburn VNA, Pakachoag Elementary School and the North American Martyrs Church.

In addition, complimentary shuttle service will be provided by WRTA buses beginning at 6 p.m. from the Auburn Mall parking lot at the Macy’s end.

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