By Ken DeLaat
I adore October.
Not just because many of my favorite people in the world mark the month as the anniversary of their birth nor merely because it was during the tenth turn of the year that I was fortunate enough to share marital vows with my Lifetime Spousal Companion and Social Etiquette Mentor Lil though both of those factors weigh in heavily.
It’s truly the premier month of the year with blazing colors everywhere, an absolute avalanche of apples, the crispness of the season permeating the senses and, when blessed by our recent weather pattern, that perfect mixture of warmish days and cooled down nights. No heat, no air conditioning just a righteous amount of degree deviation. And, of course, the magic of Halloween.
Last year we dispatched N3 columnist (and scary place correspondent), stand-up artist and domestic goddess Megan Wirts to the Trail of Terror.
Primarily because she enjoys such things but also because the editor had a rather unfortunate experience at one such place that still brings tears of laughter to the eyes of LSC Lil when she recalls the girlish scream that emanated from my lips that night.
Well Ms. Megan is scheduled for another run this weekend but if you want to experience the T.O.T. in person rather than vicariously through the rendering of Ms. Wirts.
There are but four showings, this Friday and Saturday and next weekend the same so don’t dally. You can find out more from their facebook page or the website https://www.retekllc.com/ToTH/home.html
If you love country music or simply love music in general and enjoy it best when performed not just live but exceptionally lively as well you must get thee to the Dogwood to catch the performance of the Sweet Tea Trio Friday night. These three talented ladies push past traditional musical boundaries with a compelling sound that has drawn them rave reviews throughout the land. They recently had the honor of opening for Kid Rock at the first concert to come out of the new Little Caesars Arena (referred to during a recent Piston broadcast as ‘The Slice’).
But this is no arena show and he club-like atmosphere of the Black Box is a perfect venue to see the Sweet Tea Trio.
Call the Dogwood box office or go to the website http://www.dogwoodcenter.com/?p=6604
And hey, get outside friends and neighbors. Don’t allow your meteorological denial system to kick in and pretend this spate of awesome weather is going to be maintained for long. Soon we’ll be layering, shoveling and observing multitudes of people learning once again how to drive in snow so grab these climatic compensations for what comes next while you can. Hike, bike, kayak, canoe, fish, or just lay about in the sun, but get yourself outside.
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