Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day at the Town of Parker’s Stars and Stripes Celebration at Salisbury Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and set up for an evening jam-packed with family fun. General admission is free, so save the date and come join in on the fun! Kids and parents alike enjoy complimentary bounce houses, slides, games, balloon twisting and the new wacky world inflatables. Older kids and adults who are young at heart can try the big slide, Jacob’s Ladder, Sports Mania or test their skills on the climbing wall! Face painting and a tot train will also be available for a small fee. New this year, a mobile zip line will also be available for only $5 a ride. The Parker Police Department Honor Guard and Parker Chorale will kick off the event with the presentation of our Nations Colors and the singing of the National Anthem. Six Million Dollar Band will be jamming to ’80s hits from 6-9:15 p.m., and the evening will conclude with Parker’s biggest and best fireworks display to date, beginning at 9:30 p.m.! ParkerOnline.org
When wannabe disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies), this uplifting musical is filled with toe-tapping songs, outrageous show-stopping dancing and a tribute to the universal power of friendship. ParkerArts.org
VMAQ Monument Foundation
The VMAQ Monument Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to erecting a monument at a national museum that honors the history of the VMAQ community, memorializes lost VMAQ veterans, and preserves the incredible and storied contribution the VMAQ squadrons have made to the safety and security of this country over the past 66 years.
World-renowned sculptor Sandra Van Zandt has been commissioned to create three bronze statues honoring the people who served in the Prowler community: a pilot, an electronic countermeasures officer and a plane captain.
The VMAQ Monument Foundation is currently accepting donations. To learn more about the VMAQ Monument Foundation, visit VMAQMonument.org.