Sweet Yonder is a fired-up, all-women, bluegrass band.
Photo courtesy of Sweet Yonder
The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna’s (SCOV) will host their 20th Anniversary celebration event on Sunday, July 22, at 1:30 p.m. for a benefit performance by Bluegrass group, Sweet Yonder at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. Tickets: $20 per person at the door (opens at 12:30 p.m.) or online at Ticketfly
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/selectSeats?id=1691320-shepherd-s-center-oakton-vienna&seatSelectorOnly=true. Organizers suggest purchasing your tickets early (table seats sell out fast) as this event is expected to be sold out. Questions: call 703-281-0538.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary of service to the community, the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna is hosting several 20th anniversary celebration events throughout the year including a 20th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 21, 2018 at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, plus another event at Clarity Restaurant in Vienna, date TBD.
Sweet Yonder is a fired-up, all-women, bluegrass band – think SteelDrivers meets the Carter Family. They deliver a soulful punch in every performance with straight up instrumental attitude and truly inspiring vocal harmonies. The driving mix of banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bass combined with powerful vocals makes this a show you don't want to miss.
Founded in 1998, and celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for adults (50+) to seek rewarding lives and to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. The unique approach employed by the agency also allows for mature adults to volunteer their time providing vital services to the more vulnerable seniors needing assistance.
As the country’s population is living longer and oftentimes isolated from family support, “aging in place” becomes a challenge. The concept of “Seniors Helping Seniors” truly defines the spirit and purpose of the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna. Their personal enrichment and volunteer opportunities reaches more than 3,000 older adults (50+) in the region.
Each year more than 250 volunteers at SCOV serve as medical drivers, companion drivers, friendly callers and visitors, health and wellness educators, office assistants, fundraisers, and grant writers. Volunteers also run programs such as SCOV’s Lunch n’ Life, Adventures in Learning, trips and outings, special events, and the caregivers’ support group.