Mathews Baptist Church and wisteria are topics for another time, there's plenty to say about both.
Today, however, I would like to make a few general announcements.
Consider this a Town Crier post, where the crier is exceedingly tired which of course guarantees her writing will have you crying before too long.
My apologies in advance, it's been a long
Hear ye! Hear ye! Oyez! Oyez!
1. On Saturday, April 24, there will be a grand opening of an expanded exhibit at the Clayton Building on the Historic Court Circle in Gloucester.
The building honors botanist John Clayton and is home to a collection of artifacts from his residence, Windsor, and his office. The exhibit will be open from 10-4 and 6-7. Lectures at 2 and 7 p.m. (I'll be attending the 2:00 lecture if anyone wants to join me. )
Archaeologists Robert and Lisa Harper will be available throughout the day to answer questions. Robert recently told me they're always happy to provide tours of the site. If you are interested in a tour or wish to volunteer at the dig, please stop by on Saturday or e-mail me and I can put you in touch with him.
2. Sandpiper Reef will be hosting Toby and Larry, a very popular duo, this weekend.
The last time they played was when Miss Pookie, Mathews Mark's mother, was celebrating her birthday. I can personally attest to the fact that they're good, plus the atmosphere is conducive to
Mrs. Anonymous Hallieford Resident may not be thrilled with my mentioning this because they usually sell out, but give them a call anyway and see if there are any tables/seats left. If not, be sure to pre-reserve for next time.
If Chesapeake Bay Woman is carding at the door, be sure to slide her a
3. The Mathews Farmers Market continues every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you have even the slightest desire to sell something, I can't encourage you enough to go and try it on for size. The fee is only $5, and the Chesapeake Bay Children made $75 in only four hours of selling daffodils.
You just can't beat that. Not with a stick.
If you "bake it, make it or grow it," you can sell it there. All you have to do is show up by about 8:30 that morning, locate the organic farmers who have the gorgeous plants (both of them wear hats so it's pretty easy to spot them), and tell them you want a spot. Pay your five bucks, and have at it. It's great fun.
4. In other news, Chesapeake Bay Woman ran into a rusty clothes line this weekend while chasing after
Although she didn't quite hang herself, she did walk away stunned and now boasts a scab on her lower left chin which, she supposes, is better than some of the other alternatives such as
A couple of years ago, she made fun of Chesapeake Bay Son for doing the same thing and said, "How in the world could you run into a clothes line without seeing it?"
Easy, that's how.
What's going on in your town, village, neck of the woods, state, hemisphere, back yard or neighborhood in the near future?