Dust off those platform shoes and rescue your bell bottoms from the attic. It’s time to get down and groove to some funky music.
Retro Rock the ‘70s! kicks off at 6 tonight at Mill Race Center. The event offers something for everyone, from a classic car show to body painting and pet-rock decorating — and music from the ‘70s, of course.
“We hope people will attend in ’70s attire,” said Paula Herlitz, development coordinator for Mill Race Center. “But it’s not necessary.”
Volunteer Barb Garton said the event is a great way to introduce the Baby Boomer generation to Mill Race Center, which caters to citizens 50 and older. She said it’s astounding to see visitors’ reactions when they walk through the doors, expecting a typical senior center with long corridors.
Garton said the center, which opened in February 2011 and is also used for many community functions, answers a need with diverse programming and services. It has about 2,600 members.
“There’s an awful lot of people joining who never thought they would be involved with a senior center,” Garton said.
The Reunion All-Stars and Beat Chicks, Dan Fleming, and Albert Nolting are among artists scheduled to perform music primarily from the ‘70s. Later in the evening, the event will feature a dance contest for people to show off their disco moves such as the Bump and Hustle.
The Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Center is grilling out, so come hungry. But leave room for sweets, and visit the Celebrity Scoopers at the ice cream shop.
The event is open to adults 21 and older, so bring your ID. You will be carded.
Proceeds from the event benefit programming for Mill Race Center and Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center.
What: Retro Rock the ‘70s
Where: Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St.
When: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the door (excludes cost of food and drinks); registration for car show is $20.
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