Thursday, April 8, 2021



Two weeks.

This Saturday marks two weeks from my second vaccination. This means I can think about leaving the house for more than doctor’s appointments or picking up curbside at Walgreens. It’s a dizzying prospect. Where shall I go? What shall I do?

One possibility:

This Saturday, April 10, from 10AM-2PM, Clarksville Commons is hosting the last of their winter markets.* Confirmed vendors include: Bushel and a Peck, Great Harvest Bread Co, Raw Blossom, Highland Designs, The Urban Winery, The Salvaged Stitch, Mom’s Sweet Creations, Hensing’s Hilltop Acres, Soul Cacao, Balti’Marons, and 410 To 407. 

I’ve certainly missed hanging out at the Common Kitchen and grabbing a cup of coffee and a scone at Trifecto, so this is a tempting thought.

I’m also wildly curious about DoodleHATCH. I should check to see if they have any availability on Saturday. I haven’t been able to see what’s up at the Long Reach Village Center so that would be a fun little adventure for long-sheltered me.

I told my daughter I was trying to think of a special place to go this Saturday and she quipped, “Dollar Tree?” Yes, I have missed noodling around the aisles of Dollar Tree but it isn’t exactly where I’d go for my First Trip Out.  

Some fun things to do this weekend that don’t involve leaving the house:

Kukuza Fest  Black Women in Family Music, April 10 from 3-5 pm.  It’s a virtual music festival presented on Facebook live and it is free! Kukuza Fest is an initiative of Family Music Forward. You can learn more about them here.

“Magnificent Movie Music - Under Our Skin” is Saturday evening at 7:30 pm. Presented by the Columbia Orchestra and the Columbia Festival of the Arts, the event the will be presented online. Here’s the event page for more information. From the Columbia Orchestra website:

Lecturer Rachel Franklin uses film clips, witty commentary, & piano demonstrations to explore some of the greatest film music ever composed! Join us for the premiere of Part One on April 10th at 7:30pm for music from Gone with the Wind, Jaws, Laura, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Visit the Columbia Orchestra website to purchase tickets. ($20.00) 

I’m not quite sure how I’ll spend my first Saturday out of the house but I know it will be memorable. How about you? Do you have plans for your vaccinated future self? Or do you have suggestions for what I should do this Saturday? Share them here.

*Spring Markets begin May 1st.

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