So Much to Do, So Little Time

Happy-HalloweenBy Sandy Dale
My favorite month is here.  I may have said that last month, but October is definitely my favorite time to be in Florence.  It’s time for raking up and decorating with the orangey, golden leaves.  Time to think about the upcoming holidays.  Time to plan the gifts and food…goodness, I’m getting tired with all this planning.


     I think I’ll take a break, take in the Second Saturday Art Walk, Oct. 8 from one end of downtown Florence to the other.  Shops and galleries with music, art and refreshments.


     The next week I believe I’ll stop in to our new Heartland Boutique clothing shop for a few items to spice up my holiday wardrobe.  Then over to Itty Bitty Bakery to plan what fabulous treats to order for festive feasts.  Next to True Value to stock up on bird seed…my, I need another break.


     Grass It Up.  That’s just what I need.  A great bluegrass band at the Bell Tower Cultural Arts Center at 7 pm on October 15.


     Oops, I almost forgot Paint the Town.  I’ll gather up my paints and brushes and join lots of “plein air” artists for the eleventh annual week – October 17-22 –  of painting great fall scenes around Florence.  On October 22, the artists receive prizes and offer their works for sale at a reception at the Bell Tower from 5-7 pm.


     Oh good.  I see on my calendar the wonderful Japanese guitarist that I loved last year will be back for a concert at the Bell Tower on October 29.  I’ll certainly need another rest by then to prepare for my favorite day in Florence.


     I will suit up in my scariest witch wear, don my pointiest hat, grab my trusty beesom, and go up and down Main Street frightening the hundrds of little Batmen, Disney princesses, and zombies that have come to Trick or Treat from 4-7 pm on Halloween.


     Then I will definitely need a nap.

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