The Greenwood Lake Public Library, located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake, welcomes Jimmy Scalia as he presents “Beyond the Sea: The Life and Music of Bobby Darin” on Sat., Apr. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
This program takes audiences down memory lane where they will be enlightened and entertained about everything Bobby Darin. Born Walden Robert Cassotto in the Bronx, NY in 1936, Bobby started his career as a songwriter for Connie Francis. He recorded his first million-selling single, “Splish Splash,” in 1958. This was followed by “Dream Lover,” “Mack the Knife,” and “Beyond the Sea,” which brought him worldwide fame.
In 1962 he won a Golden Globe Award for his first film, Come September. During the 1960s, he became more politically active and worked on the Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. He was present at the Ambassador Hotel when Kennedy was assassinated on the night of June 4, 1968.
He had success on television in the 60s but his health began to fail, the result on childhood rheumatic fever. He died on Dec. 20, 1973 following a heart operation at the age of 37. Darin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999.
Jimmy Scalia is the official Bobby Darin archivist and works in cooperation with the Bobby Darin estate. As well as cataloguing photographs, artifacts, and the artist’s legendary songbook, Scalia continues to preserve Darin’s legacy by producing and releasing new material.
Advanced Stained Glass Program
The Library will also present a three-part Advanced Stained Glass program with Don Santarpia and Becca Rocke Tuesdays, Apr. 10, 17, and 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Participants for this class should be familiar with cutting and fitting stained glass to a pattern and how to solder a stained glass piece. This class will open with a discussion of the different types of stained glass and how they are used, followed by a lesson in how to design the piece. The next part will focus on how to find the glass to match the design, then cutting and fitting the glass to the design. The piece will finally be assembled using lead came.
A $20 non-refundable fee and signed waivers are required upon registration. The size of the glass is restricted to 120 sq. in., or may be subject to additional fees.
Advanced registration is required for both programs by calling 477-8377, ext. 101, or online at www.gwllibrary.org.