Saturday, January 28, 2012

Church of the Redeemer

great time w/my extended family at the Church of the Redeemer in Mechanicsville VA last night...good fun, good food, lots of blessings...thank you all for joining me! Nancy & Gary, Jerrilyn & Dan, Terri & Eric, Sharon & Stephen, Deb & Donnie, Barbara, Joan & Robert to name a few...hope to see you at Holy Redeemer in Kitty Hawk when you hit the

If anyone is interested in a Kim Kalman concert at your church, I am interested in talking with you about it! Please contact me via email ( or call me 252-441-2555. I love getting off the beach during our off season (that would be now!) especially to meet new friends and sing!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

busy week - Friday concert

spoke with a groom this morning in tears after he listened to my recording of When I think of Us from my CD Close. Leslie Erickson (ClubViolin) and I'll be providing music for his wedding this summer - guess we know one song we're doing!

I'm meeting with Rev. Leslie Buck-Ferguson later this afternoon. Leslie not only is a minister who officiants weddings but is also a great musician who has donated her time and talent to our Christian Music Summer Concert Seies benefitting ICO (InterFaith Community Outreach) & our local Food Bank.

I attended the annual VOLUNTEER-DONOR APPRECIATION dinner for ICO last night. Always a fun evening with great community involved people - thank you volunteers & donors for all you do for our community!

The winners of the Living Room Concert I donated to the Outer Banks Hospital Gala silent auction/fundraiser called this morning to schedule their night of music sometime in the spring!

more info to come on the Women's Night Out in March at the Ramada Hotel in Kill Devil Hills-music, wine tasting and more...

Tomorrow evening Friday Jan 27 I'm in Mechanicsville, VA at Church of the Redeemer 6pm potluck dinner, 7pm show...if you're in that area, come join us! I'll be doing a mix a material from all my CDs

Saturday, January 21, 2012

What a gift of a day!

What a gift of a day! Spent the afternoon with 50 spirit filled & lead women at the Women's Retreat at Holy Redeemer Church lead by Pat Bowers & Jane Moore. I love my music but I love it even more when it can be shared amongst friends. Thank you Ladies for the blessings!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

old friends - new ventures

I always know when Fr Mike McCarron is in the house...his voice is loud & strong!! and on key!!

Fr Mike & I go back to my days at William & Mary & his days at Mt Carmel Church in Newport News...we finally got a chance to have lunch today at Good Life Eatery in Kitty Hawk. Fr Mike is now at St Bede Church in Williamsburg & is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (his 10th!) if you are interested in joining him, space is still available. This is from the web site:
Join Msgr. McCarron in a 12 day pilgirimage to Israel April 17-28, 2012. See the sites of our Lord's life, from the cave of the Annunciation in Nazareth to His home base in Capernaum. Celebrate Mass on the Hill of Beatitudes and on the Mt of Olives. Stand in awe at Golgotha and in wonder at His empty tomb. In each place new scenes, images, experiences will ensure that you will NEVER again pray or hear the Scriptures in the same way. Go to for more information.

Women's Retreat: Jan 21 Saturday

I had coffee (& an apple turnover - thank you Pat!) today with Pat Bowers & Jane Moore today, the facilitators of the Women's Retreat this Sat Jan 21 at Holy far we have 48 people signed up...a wonderful mix of women from the Outer Banks community (not just Holy Redeemer - yeah!) So if you're thinking about it, but haven't committed the time, it's 11:30-4:30pm...these ladies are fun & real...and the retreat will be a gift you don't want to miss...we still have room...come join us! Call Jan Martin 261-2482. It' $15 which includes lunch & materials

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dream Wedding!

Another Outer Banks Wedding Expo Weekend a success! fun, exciting especially for Shannah & Brad winners of the 2012 Dream Wedding a $45,000 package of donated services & product from Outer Banks Wedding Association select members (including yours truly). The wedding is May 3 2012. Lots of brides, friends & family came to my booth, was great to meet them all...from 10-4pm fingers and feet are tired but I slept well last night! Looking forward to another great season of weddings in the Outer Banks.

I do have some venues on the calendar between now & spring: Mighty Winds Church Jan 15, 22 & 29, Women's Retreat Jan 21, Church of the Redeemer Jan 27, Christian Women's Luncheon Feb 2, Light House Concert Feb 10, Unitarian Church Feb 12, Kelly's Feb 14, Ignited by Truth Conference Feb 24 & 25, Taste of the Beach March 16& 17, BPW's Girl's Night Out March 23
Check the calendar for more details or drop me an email if you'd like information on booking me in your area for
a venue or Living Room Concert!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wedding Weekend

gearin' up for the weekend of Brides! OBX Wedding Association Expo starts tomorrow with the Wedding Tour: I'm at the Saltaire House in Duck 10am-3pm. Then tomorrow evening the cocktail reception is at the Duck Woods Country Club hosted by David Tutera - I'm singing and will be joined by Leslie Erickson from Club Violin 7-10pm (ticketed event). The Expo itself is Sunday (buy tickets at the door) at the First Flight Middle & High Schools with booths, food & Dream Wedding winner announcement. My booth is #43 in the High School. Come join us for a fun day of excitement and ideas for your wedding, renewal of vows or anniversary celebration! Vendors will have their product for sampling and contract ready to sign to book your special date. More info on Outer Banks Wedding Association FB page or web site.

and yes I will be at the 5pm mass on Saturday as well...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Women's Day of Reflection Jan 21

" A Woman's Heart- the Dwelling Place of God" is a one day ecumenical woman's retreat offered on Saturday January 21st 2012
from 11am to 4:30pm. All are invited and welcome to attend. The retreat will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Kitty Hawk Road in Kitty Hawk, N.C.
I will be providing music for this day along with topic presentation, and opportunity
for small group sharing and activities. The focus of the day will be on the four cornerstones of spirituality - simplicity, serenity, service and surrender.
Facilitators are Pat Bowers and Jane Moore co-authors of the book "Psalms and Parables for Ordinary Times".
The cost of the retreat is $15 which includes lunch and handouts.
To register or for further information call Jan Martin @ 252-261-2482.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

New Years I opted for "wired with coffee" & yes my eyes were open at 9am mass...lots of fun last night at Williamsburg First Night...thank you Ron Fetner for the use of his equipment...& thank you Cat for cookies :)
Thanks to all the volunteers & staff that pull that event together every year & make it happen... #19! some great some coffee time with Rich Follett, his wife Mary Ruth & guests, Kim Person & Lana Puckett...we all go WAY back (but who's counting??) & of course the good folks at I-Hop! Always wonderful to sing in Williamsburg & see so many friends & meet new ones...thank you Williamsburg!