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Family Concert by Melissa Cox and her Band
Melissa Cox, a classically trained vocalist, who plays guitar, mandolin, and ukulele, and her band will present a benefit concert Sunday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (MVUC) Chapel, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria.
Cox and her band, who are finishing their east coast summer tour, perform combinations of folk, rock, classical, Celtic, and world fusion music. Her songs highlight peace, love, and social justice.
The concert is free, but a goodwill offering will be taken to benefit Beacon House, which provides mentoring, athletic, and nutritional programs to at-risk children in the Edgewood Terrace community of Washington, DC. Beaconhousedc.org. The concert is part of an occasional series at MVUC to benefit local charities. For more information see www.mvuc.org.
More About Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
The Mount Vernon Unitarian Church draws from all religious ideas to form this tight-knit community. Each fall, the church holds a craft fair featuring homemade goods and foods.
Parishioners can also participate in several musical programs, including jazz and choir groups. And, for something different, the church holds Yoga classes and theological discussion groups.
The church's motto is that it is a "Welcoming Congregation." As part of that initiative, church officials make efforts to support to gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons and their families.