Out and About – Week of September 5th

As promised, here are the answers to last week’s trivia questions:

The Russians celebrate the October Revolution in November.

The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after dogs (canines).

King George’s first name was Albert.

We get cat gut from sheep and horses.

I hope that everyone enjoyed a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend. I don’t know where the summer season went, and it’s hard to believe that Water Festival was over two months ago. The days are much shorter now, and it won’t be long before we set the clocks back one hour. It’s one of my favorite weekends.

The month of September can be quite enjoyable. The heat and humidity start slipping away, the fall colors start to appear, and the St. Joe County Fair gives us a week of fun, celebration, and usually a little rain. The highlight for the younger generation is that school is back in session. This is probably enjoyed more by the parents than the students themselves.

Donna and the staff at the Carnegie Center for the Arts ask that you consider joining a couple of the fall adult classes being offered at the Carnegie Center. Marcia Blackman will conduct an eight-week pottery class that runs from September 7 through October 26, from 6 to 8 each Wednesday evening. The tuition is $100, which includes supplies. The first class is tomorrow evening, so you don’t have a lot of time to register. All you need to do is stop in at the Carnegie Center, 107 North Main Street, Three Rivers, or just phone the Carnegie at (269)273-8882. Joan Hector will conduct a class on watercolor for eight Saturday mornings from 10 until noon, beginning October 8 and running through November 26. The tuition for Joan’s class is $80, and needed supplies are extra. These are just two classes being offered by the Carnegie. I suggest that it would be worth everyone’s time to stop by and see what else the Carnegie has to offer.

To those procrastinators who failed to register for the Hunter Safety Class that will be held this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 8, 9, and 10, you have one more chance. The final class is scheduled for October at the St. Joseph County Conservation Club on Featherstone Road, just east of Shimmel Road, near Centreville. Registration for this FREE class is Thursday, September 29, from 6:30 to 7 P.M., at the Conservation Club. The final class before deer season will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 6, 7, and 8, from 5:30 to 9 P.M. If you have questions, phone Charlie Reynolds at (269)273-7295.

During this time of the year, we don’t often think about the homeless and hungry individuals out there. Hunger knows no season. You would be amazed how many people go to sleep every night hungry. The people I’m referring to are not living in a third-world country, they are right here in the Three Rivers area. If you know of someone in need of a hot and nutritious meal, direct them to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 321 North Main Street, in Three Rivers. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 5:30 P.M., they can enjoy a warm helping from the church’s soup pot. If you’d like more information, please call (269)273-3795. If you’re in need of assistance from a food pantry, you can visit the pantry located in the basement of the Masonic Temple, 25 Railroad Street, between Lowry’s Books and Paisano’s Restaurant. The pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 until noon. If you have questions, please call (269)273-2147.

Ninth Street United Methodist Church will hold a Bake and Garage Sale this Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10. This event will take place at 56681 Buckhorn Road, just north of Three Rivers. The Friday hours are from 9A.M. until 5 P.M. and Saturday’s hours are from 9A.M. Until 3:30 P.M. The pastries will go quickly, so plan your time accordingly.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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