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Jim Loftus: Gig Schedule

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

LUTHERAN MANOR(private event)

7:00-8:30PM

2085 Westgate Drive
Bethlehem Pennsylvania 18017
(610)866-6010 [map]

Jim plays an anniversary party for the buidling location of the Lutheran Manor of the Lehigh Valley.

Lutheran Manor is conveniently located within walking distance to local shopping, banks, restaurants, medical offices and Lehigh Valley Muhlenberg Hospital, with public transportation available right at the front of our building on Westgate Drive.

Residents enjoy a variety of recreational, educational, religious and entertainment opportunities from exercise and wellness classes to crafts, in-house movies, and group outings. Their tradition of excellence and friendly and qualified staff is focused on providing exceptional services to enhance the quality of life for senior adults or those with a disability. Their goal is to help each individual become a part of the family at Lutheran Manor.


Friday, October 31st, 2014

Bloomsburg VFW(private Halloween Party)

8:00PM-midnight

1258 Millville Road
Bloomsburg Pennsylvania 17815
(570)784-9904 [map]

Jim has played with Frank Benincasa and his "Jump Start Band" and duo in recent years as a fill-in, but now joins Frank on some Friday nights into the coming months around his schedule. Tonight it's Jim on keyboards and vocals with Frank on guitar and backing vocals at this VFW in Bloomsburg PA for a Halloween Party. Check out the Jump Start schedule and site at http://www.jumpstartbandpa.com/ .


Saturday, November 1st, 2014

CAMEO LOUNGE @ Valley Forge Casino & Resort

CELEBRATE FIRST DAY OF NOVEMBER WITH JIM TONITE!! - 5:30-10:00PM

1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia Pennsylvania 19406
(610)768-5000 [map]

Jim returns to the Cameo Lounge Piano Bar located within the Valley Forge Casino & Resort, 1160 First Avenue in King of Prussia from 5:30-10:00PM where he debuted on Sept. 13, 2014; He'll be there every Saturday except for previously booked events on Saturdays(will update website as to date changes). If you find yourself travelling between Philly and the Lehigh Valley or just down in the Valley Forge area stop on out and have dinner at the adjacent Viviano or Pacific Prime Restaurants within the resort and drift into the adjoining lounge for a tune or two with your favorite cocktail. *SINGERS WELCOME to do a song or two with Jim!! *CHECK THEM OUT AND LIKE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AT: https://www.facebook.com/CameoLoungeVFCasino

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Sacred Heart Senior Living By the Creek(private)

2:00-3:00PM

602 E. 21st Street
Northampton Pennsylvania 18067
(610) 262-4300 [map]

Jim entertains for the first time for the residents at one of the two locations of this senior living community established by Sacred Heart Hospital senior execs in 1988.

The Northampton facility is an impeccably clean ultra-modern senior living facility nestled along the tranquil banks of the Hokendaqua Creek. The facility is located just a few blocks from Northampton’s quaint downtown market area and is just a short drive from anywhere in the Lehigh Valley area.  Their facility is an easy drive from New York City and Philadelphia and just a short drive from the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Residents enjoy sitting back and relaxing in the gazebo or on the patio where they can converse, read, nap or just watch the deer drinking by the creek. Their more ambitious residents may choose to engage in a project such as showing off their green thumb in the garden or taking on a hobby project. The grounds are a true haven of lush foliage, wildlife and natural beauty. Never feel constrained because their busses will get you out…

The Only Senior Care Community in the Lehigh Valley with an On-site Medical Care Center: Sacred Heart Hospital Physician services from Northampton Medical Group is located right on the campus and is well equipped to serve the special needs of residents. This convenient on-site clinic minimizes travel for their residents and offers safety and accessibility.  The clinic provides a wide range of medical services such as patient care, diagnostic testing, radiology, MRI and laboratory services. Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies are available right on-site. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation for therapy is available to residents by request. All services can be coordinated and arranged through our Director of Wellness. There is comfort in knowing your health care needs can be addressed in a professional and comprehensive manner. It’s a great place to live…

Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek was named “Business of the Year 2009″ by the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce for demonstrating “a positive and continuous commitment to the Quality of Life, through it’s business practices and community service and involvement”. 


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

TONY & DENO'S HUGHESTOWN SPORTS CLUB

JIM JOINS FRANK BENINCASA TONITE IN LUZERNE COUNTY! - 9:00PM-midnite

295 Parsonage Street
Hughestown Pennsylvania 18640
(570) 299-7503 [map]

Jim has played with Frank Benincasa and his "Jump Start Band" and duo in recent years as a fill-in, but now joins Frank on some Friday nights into the coming months around his schedule. Tonight it's Jim on keyboards and vocals with Frank on guitar and backing vocals on a Wednesday night at this sports bar in Hughestown PA.  Check out the Jump Start schedule and site at http://www.jumpstartbandpa.com/ .


Friday, November 7th, 2014

SWOYERSVILLE AMERICAN LEGION

JIM JOINS FRANK BENINCASA IN SWOYERSVILLE! - 8:00PM-midnite

259 Shoemaker Street
Swoyersville Pennsylvania 18704
(570)287-9400 [map]

Jim has played with Frank Benincasa and his "Jump Start Band" and duo in recent years as a fill-in, but now joins Frank on some Friday nights into the coming months around his schedule. Tonight it's Jim on keyboards and vocals with Frank on guitar and backing vocals at this American Legion in Swoyersville PA.  Check out the Jump Start schedule and site at http://www.jumpstartbandpa.com/ .


Saturday, November 8th, 2014

CAMEO LOUNGE @ Valley Forge Casino & Resort

JOIN JIM TONIGHT AT THE VF CASINO CAMEO LOUNGE!! - 5:30-10:00PM

1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia Pennsylvania 19406
(610)768-5000 [map]

Jim returns to the Cameo Lounge Piano Bar located within the Valley Forge Casino & Resort, 1160 First Avenue in King of Prussia from 5:30-10:00PM where he debuted on Sept. 13, 2014; He'll be there every Saturday except for previously booked events on Saturdays(will update website as to date changes). If you find yourself travelling between Philly and the Lehigh Valley or just down in the Valley Forge area stop on out and have dinner at the adjacent Viviano or Pacific Prime Restaurants within the resort and drift into the adjoining lounge for a tune or two with your favorite cocktail. *SINGERS WELCOME to do a song or two with Jim!! *CHECK THEM OUT AND LIKE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AT: https://www.facebook.com/CameoLoungeVFCasino

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

CAMEO LOUNGE @ Valley Forge Casino & Resort

JIM AT THE PIANO TONITE AT VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT!! - 5:30-10:00PM

1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia Pennsylvania 19406
(610)768-5000 [map]

Jim returns to the Cameo Lounge Piano Bar located within the Valley Forge Casino & Resort, 1160 First Avenue in King of Prussia from 5:30-10:00PM where he debuted on Sept. 13, 2014; He'll be there every Saturday except for previously booked events on Saturdays(will update website as to date changes). If you find yourself travelling between Philly and the Lehigh Valley or just down in the Valley Forge area stop on out and have dinner at the adjacent Viviano or Pacific Prime Restaurants within the resort and drift into the adjoining lounge for a tune or two with your favorite cocktail. *SINGERS WELCOME to do a song or two with Jim!! *CHECK THEM OUT AND LIKE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AT: https://www.facebook.com/CameoLoungeVFCasino

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

GIN MILL BAR & GRILLE(Ray Shirk Cancer Benefit!!)

COME SEE JIM IN "STEFANIE JOHHSON BAND" AT RAY'S CANCER BENEFIT!! - 2:00-10:00PM

1750 Main Street
Northampton Pennsylvania 18067
(610) 262-5486 [map]
Price: $10 DONATION

Jim plays keyboards in the "STEFANIE JOHNSON BAND"; the band's bassist Ray Shirk is fighting a battle with pancreatic cancer and is raisings funds for a promising treatment and needs the community's support.  Come out on this special day at the Gin Mill Bar & Grille in Northampton PA http://ginmillandgrille.com/ --Stefanie and band take the stage around 7PM but please come support all the bands as well--here is the Facebook page link for this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539197706313080/

And here is some more info from Gail Shirk, Ray's sister(her band also plays at the benefit--Gailforce):

"Hello Friends this Benefit to help Ray Shirk who for 10 months been fighting Pancreatic Cancer which has just been moved to a stage IV. He has been accepted for treatment at Utopia wellness Cancer Clinic in Oldsmar Florida.This is costly on Ray and his wife for treatment and medications that are not covered by insurances. The support Ray has been getting from his friends and family and believes when he does the treatments in Florida that will be the miracle he has hoped for. We all want Ray to get the best of treatments and the medications he need so this benefit has been put together to do just that. Ray has been a musician for many years as a Bassist and hopes to never have to give that up. His sister will... be coordinating this event in hopes it will help Ray in this treatments and to bring awareness to Pancreatic Cancer.
$10 Donation gets you..........
5 bands will be donating their time and we want to thank them for doing so.
Scott Marshall will be starting things off at 3:00 with an acoustic set.
Mind Grenade at 4:00pm
Gailforce at 5:30pm
The Stefanie Johnson Band at 7:00pm with Ray on Bass
Social Call at 8:30pm
A Live Radio Broadcast with JP Debard from Star City Indie Radio (WSCI)
Sound Provided by Jay Rehrig Sound.
Cash bar and the kitchen will be open to purchase food.
We will have a Flat Screen T.V. for the door price drawing with the stub from your ticket. Chinese Auction with Baskets and other Items tickets for that are one for $1 or 6 for $5. 50/50 and much more.
Children under 12 are free.
It is the Event Coordinators Birthday so introduce yourself and say Happy Birthday.
We hope to see you all out to support this cause and share the event page with your friends. Thank you all in advance..."


Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

CAMEO LOUNGE @ Valley Forge Casino & Resort

JOIN JIM AT THE PIANO IN THE CAMEO LOUNGE TONITE!! - 5:30-10:00PM

1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia Pennsylvania 19406
(610)768-5000 [map]

Jim returns to the Cameo Lounge Piano Bar located within the Valley Forge Casino & Resort, 1160 First Avenue in King of Prussia from 5:30-10:00PM where he debuted on Sept. 13, 2014; He'll be there every Saturday except for previously booked events on Saturdays(will update website as to date changes). If you find yourself travelling between Philly and the Lehigh Valley or just down in the Valley Forge area stop on out and have dinner at the adjacent Viviano or Pacific Prime Restaurants within the resort and drift into the adjoining lounge for a tune or two with your favorite cocktail. *SINGERS WELCOME to do a song or two with Jim!! *CHECK THEM OUT AND LIKE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AT: https://www.facebook.com/CameoLoungeVFCasino

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

APPLEFORD ESTATE(private function)

6:30-9:30PM

770 Mt. Moro Road
Villanova Pennsylvania 19085
(610) 527-4280 [map]

Jim plays a wedding engagement party at this quintessential Main Line country estate in Villanova. Visitors are welcome to stroll the grounds daily until sunset free of charge, and guided tours are available by special arrangement.  The house is available for rental year-round and is perfect for special events.

Appleford History:Surrounded by 24 picturesque acres, the sprawling fieldstone home is a handsome example of early Pennsylvania farmhouse architecture dating back more than 300 years.  The property, originally part of a land grant from William Penn, is carefully maintained as an arboretum and bird sanctuary.  With its blossoming trees and boxwood gardens, stone walls and clear streams, Appleford provides a serene sense of beauty in every season.

Over the years, the house steadily evolved from several simple farm-type buildings joined together into a striking example of old style regional masonry.  In the late 1920s, Appleford was purchased as a weekend retreat by Philadelphia investment banker Lewis H. Parsons, and his wife, the former Anabel Banks.  For two years, they worked with the renowned restoration architect Richardson Brognard Okie to meticulously reconstruct the building.  At the same time, they began traveling throughout the United States and Europe to collect the important antique furnishings which still decorate the house today.

The beautiful acreage surrounding Appleford was transformed under the direction of acclaimed Philadelphia landscape architect Thomas Sears.  From the woods and meadows, he created a series of lush formal gardens, brick walkways and rhododendron tracts, set off by a stream, pond and waterfall.  Gardens can be enjoyed from every window of the house; each vista holds an air of enchantment and distinguished charm.

At the time of her death in 1973, Anabel Parsons left Appleford to the citizens of Lower Merion Township.  According to her wishes, the property was given the name Parson-Banks Arboretum to honor her late husband Lewis Parsons and son Clayton Banks, who also pre-decesed her.  The Appleford Committee was formed as a volunteer group to raise funds necessary for maintaining the house and grounds, in cooperation with the township.


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