Monday, September 30, 2013

Plan Your Weekend!

Yes, it's Monday. What better time to look ahead to the weekend and make some fun plans?

I am inviting you to join me, my family, my friends and neighbors at the Oakland Mills Cultural Arts Festival on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. As such, I am just going to copy and paste all the information here to pique your interest.

Cultural Arts Festival

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Free, Rain or Shine

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors - rain or shine - to a festival where admission and fun is always free! Enjoy continuous family entertainment in the courtyard. Listen to the Oakland Mills High School Band open the festivities, experience some magic with “Turner, Dean of Magic,” enjoy the Irish rock sound of “Donegal XPress,” dance and move to the beats of “Mambo Combo,” and feel the rhythm of the “FunDrum Rhythm Circle” with Jonathan Murray. Purchase unique crafts from local artisans and enjoy delicious festival food; including gourmet hotdogs, grilled specialties and some sweet treats. Freebies include: health screenings, carnival popcorn, and kid’s crafts. For more details, call 410-730-4610 or visit


11:00am Oakland Mills High School Band
11:15am Turner, Dean of Magic
12:30pm Donegal XPress
1:45pm Mambo Combo
3:00pm FunDrum Rhythm Circle

Crafters, Community vendors, community resources, festival food, face painting, health screenings, and so much more. Come and enjoy a beautiful day in the Oakland Mills Village Center!


The last two years my family and I have provided free wagon rides for the little ones along the R.O.P.E. Walk. (Where my husband and I are standing in the photo above.) This year, I am trying something different. I'll by selling my handmade crafts to kids only at kids' prices at my 3-2-1 Fun! Table. That's right, all items will be three dollars and under. We always have vendors with beautifully made items at the fair, but their prices are out of the reach of most of our young people. I thought it might be fun to aim my wares at this particularly underserved market. We'll see how that goes...

Speaking of beautifully made items, make sure you stop by to see Alice who will be there selling handmade items from her gorgeousgoddesshair collection. Take a look at her Etsy shop, too, for an idea of what she has and her price range. (Shameless Mom plug.)

I hope I'll see you Saturday. Stop by and say hi, and buy a ticket for my amazing Craft Stash Raffle--more on that tomorrow!




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