UPDATED: Looking Forward to the Weekend
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I Laughed Out Loud
Thanks to Gary LaParl, executive director of the Salem Theatre Company, I thoroughly enjoyed last night's performance of Judith Black's Bittersweet Midnight. Her storytelling had me rolling as she spun the tale of Esther and Catherine, and then told of her experience living up to her own mother's expectations. Plan to attend one of her last two shows tonight and Saturday. Tickets can be purchased via the theatre's website.
You know it's coming, and you either plan to stand on the sidewalk and cheer, or insert your ear plugs and hide. On Sunday, the 22nd Annual Halloween Witch Ride for MDA roars into town. The ride's final destination is Salem's Shetland Park. I recommend snagging a spot near the windows inside Tavern in the Square for the best view!
A Little Shopping, Perhaps?
There were some rumblings this week on-line about neighborhood bookstore Cornerstone Books closing its doors. One fan of the store, Jane Baker of Salem, remarked "Cornerstone Books is a wonder-filled store, and I hope it continues to bless Salem with its presence!" The store did issue a comment on its own Facebook page saying they "have some possibilities in the works."
On Saturday, Pamplemousse presents the 4th Annual Salem Harvest Fest at the Knights of Columbus. With two sessions to choose from, you and your friends can get your brew on while listening to live music and scoring some door prizes. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance on-line and at Pamplemousse.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend with the kiddos? Pop into Peter Carter's Frankenstein's Art, where kids of all ages can choose from over 50 complete arts and crafts projects. All the supplies are included in the price, and perhaps best of all, they take care of the clean-up!
Support Our Troop (83)
Salem Boy Scout Troop 83 will be in front of Jeff Bowie's The Picklepot this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. selling popcorn. I'll be stopping by to stock up on gifts for some of those other big holidays that are just around the corner.