Out and About – Week of November 2nd

Before you start reading this column, if you haven’t voted yet today, put the paper down, get over to the polling place, and cast your vote. If you’re under 18 years of age, keep on reading. I don’t know how many people under 18 read this column, but I’d like to send out a special “THANK YOU” for doing so.

I normally write about events that are coming up, but on occasion, I mention something that happened recently. Last Friday evening is such an event. Congratulations to the Three Rivers Wildcats! They remain undefeated after beating Otsego 14-0. It was a perfect football night if you were sitting at home by the fireplace listening to the game on the radio. If you were in the stands at Armstrong Field or on the field playing, you are a true Wildcat fan or a Wildcat player with the true desire to win. Let’s hope Armstrong Field is in good enough shape for our meeting with Hamilton.

Here are a couple of reminders about events coming up this next weekend. I mentioned them last week and they deserve brief reminders. Two exhibits will open at the Carnegie Center for the Arts on Sunday, November 8: a fiber art exhibit by the River Country Quilters and black and white photography by Mark Krastof. A reception, sponsored by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors along with generous support from Wal-Mart, will open these two exhibits from 2 until 4 P.M. at the Carnegie. The exhibits will run through Saturday, December 19.

This Thursday, November 5, the First United Methodist Church Women will host their annual Famous Swiss Steak Dinner starting at 5:30 P.M. Cost is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12. First United Methodist Church is located at 215 North Main Street in Three Rivers.

Also this Thursday, November 5, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra joins the Three Rivers High School Vocal Music and Instrumental Departments for “Music Moves Us”, an evening of music at the high school Performing Arts Center.Tickets cost $10, $8 (seniors), and $5 (students). The baton goes up at 7:30.

We are now in the month of November. You should have set your clocks back one hour last weekend and you should be giving some serious thought to the upcoming holidays. Holiday parties and get-togethers are just a couple of the ways we celebrate this popular season. The Three Rivers Lions Club would like to make you aware of the fact that their Service Center is available for rent for these joyful events. The rental rates have recently been adjusted, and Lion Dean is very interested in letting you know what is available for a very reasonable rate. Contact Lion Dean at 273-8092. You might want to call soon, because dates are limited.

A friend of mine came up with a terrific idea. I’m ashamed that I didn’t think of it, because it’s such an easy thing to do. In case you haven’t noticed, we are in an economically rough time. One thing you might want to do is take advantage of the “buy- one-get-one free” (BOGO) sales. Buy one item for yourself and take the free item to the food bank, or give that item to someone in need. Until you’ve been without, you’ll never know what it’s like to be in need. We should think this way 365 days a year, but it’s especially important to think this way at this time of the year.

As you go through each day, remember that not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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