As you may know, the TCA was formerly the Taymouth School. At that time teacher, Shirley King, had painted the school piano purple. When the TCA purchased the school building, we were very lucky to inherit the purple piano. Several TCA members mentioned over the years that we should have events with the piano in mind. So, the Purple Piano Cafe was born. The event was originally a collaboration in 2008 between Connie Campbell and Jim Emberger and is still enjoyed every year. (scroll down for photo gallery)
The date for the Cafe will change yearly. Sign up for the newsletter and check out events calendar to learn more.
March 29, 2008 - The Grand Opening and first ever Purple Piano Cafe (PPC) began with delicious homemade food provided by Connie and Jim Campbell. Your choice of:Chili or corn & potato chowder; choice of caesar or garden salad with choice of dressing; variety of rolls and your choice of the Campbell’s famous yummy desserts; Hal Babcock and friends and Jim Emberger and friends provided the music for the evening. Genevieve MacRae and Andrew Ross were 'the friends'! Shirley King shared a poem she wrote about the purple piano. For the complete review of the event click here.
June 27, 2008 - Melanie Douglass catered to the 2nd Purple Piano Cafe featuring a roast turkey dinner or a baked ham dinner. Music was provided by Mark Currie, Ed Parker, Jim Fraser and Danny Paradis. For the complete review click here.
October 4, 2008 - Rhona O'Hara and her sister-in-law Paulette Green catered to our 3rd PPC. They served delicious quiche or pumpkin soup, lasagna, gingerbread and whipped cream or Queen Elizabeth cake for dessert. The music was provided by Tom Whidden and Brian Culder. For all the details click here.
December 6, 2008 - the TCA_ catered to a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixins'. The entertainment was by Katherine Moller, Kim Moller, Don Cormier and Mark Currie. For the review click here.
May 30, 2009 - Melanie Douglass takes on the catering job again providing a choice of Tangy Pineapple Chicken or Spicy Swiss Steaks and dessert. We were entertained with songs by Andrew O'Hara, then after the break Bubsy Brown, Eric Wade, Hall Pennell and Terry Ingraham took the stage. A great evening! For the review click here.
November 28, 2009 - Kitchen Cafe. The meal, catered by Melanie Douglass and staff, was a yummy turkey dinner with all the fixin’s, followed by a Pumpkin Gingerbread cake with caramel sauce and whipped cream. After dinner the Kitchen Party started with music by local musicians Rick Morehouse, Jim Emberger, Genevieve MacRae, Dwane Drost, Jim Fraser and Marty Hawkes. For complete write-up click here.
April 17, 2010 - Gourmet Chili Cafe catered by the TCA. Our delicious Gourmet Chili meal (made by volunteers, served by volunteers) was a flavorful treat. The Chili was complimented by a healthy side salad and baskets full of a variety of homemade breads. The menu finished in style with yummy Carrot Cake topped with Maple Ice Cream. An incredible evening of music provided by Pat Layton, Rebekah Wheadon, Meghan, Conor and Gordon Dougherty, Jessie and James Thomas, Jenn Thomas, Jim Emberger, Andrew Ross, Drew Gilbert and Genevieve MacRae. A full evening of fun described here!
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