Monday, November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017
Ridge Spring News
Harriet Householder

Mount Alpha Baptist Church in Ward, South Carolina honored their Veterans on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in the W.H. Fellowship Hall. Mount Alpha has 27 veterans, some have served in the Korea war, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan and the National Guard. The following were on program: Master of Ceremonies Earl Bryant, Invocation Rev. Eldwin Griffin, History of Veterans Day Jordon Davis, Armistice Day Camren Samuels, Honoring Veterans Tykeem Martin, and Celebrating Veterans Day Kayla Davis. Our special guests were Pat Asbill and Veteran Capers Asbill.
There is a new shop in Ridge Spring.  The grand opening & ribbon cutting ceremony for Haley Bee Boutique at 100 Town Square is Thursday November 16 at 10:00 AM. "We will have giveaways, raffles, and refreshments."  Store hours will be Monday and Tuesday 10:00-5:00, Thursday and Friday 10:00-6:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00.
The Town of Ridge Spring has begun a process to Focus on its potential.  Committees are being formed and three  have already met.  These Committees will meet about four times a year. Beautification Committee and  Business Growth Committee have met.  The Town Promotion Committee has met with Allison South Marketing Group and will review their proposal this week.  Things are looking GOOD!!!
The Shoppes of Ridge Spring and The Art Gallery  are beginning to gear up for Black Friday Sales and Small Business Saturday.  There will be a food truck coming Friday and Saturday, November 24th and 25th. He will be doing Coffee and Hot Chocolate in the morning with something kind of Breakfast style and then Hamburgers and Fish dinners and sides for lunch.
Helpful Hands food & clothing bank will be reopening Saturday November 25th 10am-12 noon at 512 Merritt St. Also Helpful Hands and Queens of Diamonds will be giving out fruit for seniors Sunday November 19th @ 2pm at the Helpful Hands Life Center . please come out and get your fruit if you are 55 and older. we can deliver to local town residents.
Juniper will be closed for Thanksgiving November 22-25.  They will be open for Sunday Buffet on November 26.
The Farmers' Market with the fresh local greens is getting started around 9:00 to 9:30.  No need to rush for Leonard Bell will be there ready to sell those fresh locally grown greens and other vegetables.
The Ridge Spring-Monetta Band will be wrapping up its fruit sale on Tuesday, November 28th.  If anyone is interested in ordering fruit from the band please contact a band member or Mr. Clamp at jclamp@acpsd.net
Jostens will be at RS-M High School on Tuesday, November 29th at 2:30 p.m. to take orders for letter jackets.  Any athletes or band members who are interested in ordering a letter jacket can get information at the school.  This will be the only time this school year that letter jackets will be ordered.
RSM Middle School & High School held its annual Mr. RSM pageant Saturday November 4 at 6:00 in the school gym.  The production was sponsored by the Yearbook Staff.  This year’s theme was “Searching for Prince Charming.”  Nine contestants competed for the honor, 6 from the middle school, and 3 from the high school.  Michael Summer was selected as “Prince Charming” from the high school by a panel of 4 judges, with Alex Tarlton winning 1st runner up.  Nehemiah Brooks won “Prince Charming” from the middle school, with Robbie Mitchell winning 1st runner up.  Many thanks to LaToya Wise, Antonio Scott, Jessica Greenlee and Amber Moody for judging the pageant.
Josie Rodgers
I had a fabulous time at the CERRA Fall Renewal Conference at Myrtle Beach last week.  The workshops, sessions, and speakers were inspiring, refreshing, and encouraging.  The theme was “The Power of the Cape” and how teachers can be superheroes.  During our first day, we honored our country and our military by wearing red, white, and blue and learning about the 13 folds of the flag and what they mean.  On Thursday, we wore Superhero outfits or tees (of course, I chose Wonder Woman!).  We were even visited by Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Chewbacca, Captain America, and more!  On Friday, we all donned our CAPE T-shirts (“Creating And Preparing Educators”).  Though it was cold and rainy for most of our time, we were warm and cozy in the Landmark Resort, spending time with our friends and colleagues and learning how to be better teachers and teacher recruiters.  Oh, and my mom was my roomie again!  We had dinner at her favorite seafood restaurant, Sara J’s, and went shopping at Home Goods!  We talked during the entire drive down!  I am one lucky girl! 
RSM High:  The Beta Club and the National English Honor Society are proud to celebrate American Education Week by providing breakfast for all faculty and staff on Wed morning.  These students appreciate all who work at the school and always provide a wonderful spread to show their gratitude for our staff. 
The Teacher Cadets have adopted bulletin boards at the middle and high school.  These are “Staff Kudos Boards” and are used to promote positivity and encouragement for all staff.  Included on the board are shout-outs, teaching tidbits, inspirational quotes, and jokes.  The Cadets will update the boards weekly, but the teachers and staff can also add to the board!
The Beta Club, NEHS, and Teacher Cadets are excited to sponsor a holiday event for all children in our community!  “Cookies and Stories with Mrs. Claus” will be held on Wed., Dec. 7, at 6 pm in the high school cafetorium.  Children will enjoy cookies and milk, crafts, games, and story time with Mrs. Claus and some special elves all for FREE!  For more information, please contact Josie Rodgers. 


RIDGE SPRING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: October was a busy month around RSUMC. In addition to having free water and church information for Harvest Festival participants, the church had a 5th Sunday Sing. It was well attended. Our current Pastor, Ashley and former Pastor, John, in addition to a local church group, sang and led singing. Smiles, hugs and clapping hands was heard for over an hour. Watch this column to see when the next one will be, you will want to be there.
Also during October the Big Red Box collected 17 pillows, pillow cases and blankets. These will be delivered to Killingsworth in Columbia. It is our pleasure to support this mission as they help women get back on their feet.
November church members will be buying, wrapping and labeling presents for their family member of our Families Helping Families family. This year we have 4 children and a single Mom. We are excited to once again participate in this worthwhile project to make sure no sad faces on Christmas Day. If you would like to help with this, contact a church member to find out how.
November is also the month of football rivalries for example: Carolina vs Clemson…just to name one. The Wesley Campus Ministry at Lander is asking fans to show their team spirit and donate to the ‘one’ they think will be the victor. RSUMC has team buckets located at church and if you would like to help push your team ahead, contact a church member. From a quick look today, seems that Carolina has a slight edge.
RSUMC is on Face Book. Church Services are every Sunday at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Art Center in Ridge Spring by Joanne Crouch
    Don’t miss the last pottery class of the season with Kim Ruff on Monday, November 13th from 6:30-8:30 at the Art Center.   Cost is $35 and for ages 12 & up.  The projects are a Christmas box with ribbon and a Christmas tree.   Contact  Kim Ruff at makerart@aol.com or Joanne Crouch at joanne.crouch26@gmail.com to pre-register for the class.  You can also sign up on Fridays and Saturday from 10-4 at the Art Center.
    In October, DS Owens,  won 1st place in photography at the Western Carolina State Fair in the fine art scenic category with “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”.   My gourd art is available at the Art Center and at the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro.
    I had the pleasure of speaking on gourd art at the Farm-City Banquet on Thursday, November 9th at Saluda High School.  I was the guest of the Pyracantha Garden Club. There were beautiful arrangements on each table in a gourd.  This was a great event that recognizes the importance of agriculture and service to community working together to make our homes a better place. 
    Please shop local on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-4.  Works of 15 plus artists are available.  Get your unique gifts here.  The Art Center will be open for the Holiday Season events on November 23-24 from 10-4 for Black Friday & Small Business Weekend and the Shoppes of Ridge Spring Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 9 from 10-4 and Sunday, December 10 from 1-5. 

Review from David Marshall James:  “The Thanksgiving Visitor” by Truman Capote
   This short story, a 1967 prequel to Capote’s superlative “A Christmas Memory” (1956), returns to Monroeville, Alabama, and the household of his three spinster cousins and their bachelor brother.
   Thanksgiving, 1932, is a much larger affair than Christmas will be, including the arrival of thirty-some-odd kinfolks bearing trimmings for the five stuffed turkeys, freshly dressed from the cousins’ livestock.  The lip-smacking feast consists of canned summer vegetables, plus specialty sides and desserts. The seven-year-old Buddy (Capote) helps his childlike cousin, Sook, put the shine on the furniture and everything else downstairs.  In the evenings before the event,  Sook squints her eyes to mend her Mother’s linen napkins.
    The titular visitor, Odd Henderson, has been making Buddy’s life a second-grade nightmare.  Odd has been demoted three times and is thus the towering bane of the schoolyard.  However, he seems to wiggle out of his bullying mayhem, with Buddy catching fire from his teacher for calling Odd an S.O.B.  Moreover, Odd elicits sympathy from his elders because his daddy’s in prison and his family’s impoverished in the midst of the Depression.
    When Sook—a Christ-like figure—insists that Buddy invite Odd to their bountiful Thanksgiving, Buddy feels betrayed.  Spoiling this dinner for the reader would be bad manners.  Let’s just say Buddy’s suffering and lesson-learning move from the schoolyard to the Thanksgiving table.
    Capote’s ability to write a universally themed, still-topical (the bullying issue, in particular) tale cast in a nostalgic glow resistant to sentimentality remains nothing less than extraordinary, 50 years after this story’s publication.

Harriet's Garden Tips:  I enjoy watching "Danny Lipford: Today's Homeowner” on TV and on his web site.  On this show Joe Truini does a lot of "Simple Solutions" including a nontoxic weed killer.  I have not tried it out but will this week.  It includes vinegar, Epsom salts, and dish detergent.  If anyone else has tried it, let me know.  I am going to plant cilantro spinach and lettuce this week.  Let's get our fall gardens up and going.  By the way you can get fresh local greens at the Ridge Spring Famers' Market on Saturdays after 9:00 AM. 

REMINDERS

November 16: FORS Meeting at 5:00
November 24 & 25: Ridge Spring Shoppes Specials
December  2: Christmas on the Square
Ridge Spring Library hours: Mon/Tues 8:30 am - 12 pm; Wed., 8:30 – 4:30;         Thurs 8:30 am –12:30 pm; Fri 8:30 pm -4:30 pm; Sat 9-12
Ridge Spring Famers' Market: Saturday mornings
Ridge Spring Library Toddler Time Mondays at 10:30
Saluda County Library Hours:  Mon/Wed 8:30 am-5 pm; Tues/Thurs 8:30 am – 6 pm;   Fri 8:30am – 5 pm; Sat closed new fax machine and can send toll free
Narcotics Anonymous Fridays at RS Library at 7:00 PM
Ridge Spring Post Office hours:  Mon-Fri. 7:30 am – 11:30 am; Sat 9 – 10 am
Recycling Center Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 1-7; Sat 7-7; Sun 3-7; Tues/Thurs closed
First Thursday of the Month:  AARS meets at 6:30, 685-5783
Every Friday & Saturday:  AARS hours 10 – 4 or by appt, free admission

Third Thursday of the Month: FORS at Library at 5:00

Monday, November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017
Ridge Spring News
Harriet Householder


We need to remember why November 11is called Veteran’s Day.  It began with “The War to End All Wars” World War I.  The powers to be decided that all guns would go quiet on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to end The War.  How were we to know that in less than 30 years there were would be another war known as World War II?  So instead of being Armistice Day it became a day to honor all veterans of all services.    Even today Marines are being sent to the Philippines to help with the disaster of the typhoon.  How fortunate we are to be here today to celebrate this day

The Nut House & Country Market has started harvesting this year's pecan crop. The nuts look great and are available in store now. Pecans are sold in-shell, cracked, or halves and pieces. 

The Shoppes of Ridge Spring and The Art Gallery  are beginning to gear up for Black Friday Sales and Small Business Saturday.  There will be a food truck coming Friday and Saturday 24th and 25th. He will be doing Coffee and Hot Chocolate in the morning with something kind of Breakfast style and then Hamburgers and Fish dinners and sides for lunch.

Juniper will be closed for Thanksgiving November 22-25.  They will be open for Sunday Buffet on November 26.

Jerusalem Baptist Church male chorus will celebrate its 17th anniversary Sunday, November 19th at 3:30 PM.  Various choirs will be their guest as they lift up their voices in praise.  The public is invited.  If you require additional information please contact Deacon Arthur Kenner at 803-685-5453.

The Farmers' Market with the fresh local greens is getting started around 9:00 to 9:30.  No need to rush for Leonard Bell will be there ready to sell those fresh locally grown greens and other vegetables.

The Ridge Spring Harvest Festival will meet Tuesday November 14th at the library at 7:30 PM.  Hope you will join us.
FORS meets next Thursday November 16 at 5:00 PM at the library.

Judy Adamick and Anne Rauton Smith will be having an Opening artist reception, November  9th, from 6:00 to 8:00  pm at Aiken Center for the Arts. The show hangs from Oct. 31st thru Dec. 2nd. Come see!

Ridge Spring – Monetta hosted a Litter-Free Game with PalmettoPride
On Friday, October 27, 2017, Ridge Spring – Monetta Middle High School’s Lady Trojan Softball team partnered up with PalmettoPride, your anti-litter and beautification organization, to help turn their high school campus into a litter-free zone.  Fans representing RS-M and HKT were challenged to the keep the football stands and stadium grounds free of litter before, during, and after the game that evening.  Student volunteers handed out personal-size litter bags to fans of both schools as they entered the stadium.   Fans used the bags to dispose of their trash in order to keep the stadium from being trashed by bottles, wrappers and other concession items.  During and after the event, the “Green Team” collected 17 bags of litter.  RS-M won the football contest by a score of 43-0 and had a very clean stadium after the game.

If you have not purchased your copy of the November issue of Southern Living, you need to get one now!  Monetta is featured in the magazine as one of the best tiny towns in the South!  It is located on page SC2.  IT Nantes Monetta is the home of the "BIG" Mo.  It definitely earned the Big for it has three screens and runs usually first run movies.  It even tells the cost and they only take cash.  The article also mentions Watsonia, Peaches 'n' Such,  and peach ice cream.  Check it out.

I attended the Farm to Table and Honey Tasting Event at Gables Inn and Gardens in Ward.  It was delightful. The rain had come and gone!!! The Moonshine from Hollow Creek Distillery was stronger than I thought it would be. I only took one sample but it was really smooth.  The two honey producing farms were there and their honey tasted better than any you could buy in the store.  One was KP's Honeybees of Saluda and the other was Lange's Smiling Acres of Ward.  The food was delicious and prepared by Chris Hamilton from Higher Ground Char House , the entertainment was great and the two young men spoke of their desire to work with and through agriculture.   Larry Lange Jr. is a junior at Clemson and Ken Palmer is a junior at RSM High School.   They are part of our future for this area is agriculture to the core. There will be agriculture scholarships, too. A BIG thanks goes to: Lange's Smiling Acres South, Ridge Recycling, The Town of Ward, Hallmark Outdoor Services
Heritage Hardware & Supply, Jerrold A. Watson & Sons,  Log Creek Thinning, Ridge Poultry, Jimmy Forest Farms, Lake Murray Properties, and Tidwell Jewelers

Art Center in Ridge Spring by Joanne Crouch
     Don’t miss the last pottery class with Kim Ruff on Monday, November 13th from 6:30-8:30.  Cost is $35 and for ages 12 & up.  The projects are a Christmas box with ribbon and a Christmas tree.  Contact  Kim Ruff at makerart@aol.com or Joanne Crouch at joanne.crouch26@gmail.com to pre-register for the class.  You can also sign up on Fridays and Saturday from 10-4. 
    Please shop local on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-4.  Works of 15 plus artists are available.  Get your unique gift here. 

RSM Elem (Rene Miller):  “PJs and Pancakes” is the theme of our Literacy Night this year! It will take place on Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in the main office building. This fun-filled event will promote a love for reading and writing in your child’s life.
After-School Program:  The YMCA of Aiken is offering Primetime, an after-school care program.  For more info, call the school at 803-685-2000.
RSM High:  The Trojan football team defeated HKT 43-0.  This secures a home play-off game on Nov. 10 against Timmonsville or Denmark.  Kick-off is 7:30. 
Ms. Janice Douda’s classes are expanding the Coffee Bean CafĂ© to offer a coffee house atmosphere for poetry reading, guest speakers, and other artistic ventures during 2 ILT (independent learning time) periods.  Mrs. Bedenbaugh’s and Mrs. Rodgers’ honors English classes will be the first to enjoy this new experience!
Ms. Powell, the new media center specialist, sponsored a Spooky Halloween Story contest for the middle and high school.  Eighteen students submitted their creepiest stories to compete for the prize of a bucket full of Halloween goodies.  Congratulations to William Luarca for his story “12:00” and Jordan Grantham for his story “The Farm Maniac.” 
On Oct. 23, the RSM Trojan Champs had a blast eating and painting pumpkins together with their buddies during lunch.  The pumpkins were then randomly placed around the school for all to enjoy.  The Trojans Champs are spending lots of time with their buddies getting to know them and participating in all kinds of activities with them. 

Review from David Marshall James:  "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet" by James Bawden and Ron Miller
   This handsome, photo-illustrated volume from the University Press of Kentucky is subtitled "Interviews with Stars from Hollywood's Golden Era," and that's the grabber.
   Both former newspaper TV editors-- Bawden, for The Toronto Star; Miller, for The San Jose Mercury News-- the authors assimilate much previously unused material with their published print interviews.
   Subjects include Academy Award winners and longstanding friends Henry Fonda and James Stewart, with Fonda candid about his desire to win an Oscar, this being before "On Golden Pond" (1981).
   Non-Oscar-ees Walter Pidgeon, Vincent Price, and Robert Young put the "did" in "candid," as do Yvonne De Carlo and Esther Williams.  Jane Russell was known to speak her mind, and she's particularly revealing about costar Marilyn Monroe, whom she claims did not commit suicide, but was "disposed of."
   Bette Davis's middle name ought to have been "Frank."  She once referred to costar Miriam Hopkins as "the most thoroughgoing b---- I ever knew," and Davis carries the ball even further here.  For "Old Acquaintance" (1943), Davis has a scene in which she slaps Hopkins in the face:  "I really slugged her, and her head bobbled, and I felt ever so much better."
   Turnabout is fair play in these interviews, and some of Davis's other costars dish on her.
   The authors include Q&A's with lesser known (today) child actors and character actors, all at an age when their attitudes were loosened and their tongues thus much freer, making for a sometimes snippy and altogether catnip-py collection of Hollywood remembrances.
REMINDERS

November 13: Art Class
November 14: Harvest Festival Meeting 7:30
November 16: FORS Meeting at 5:00
November 25 & 26: Ridge Spring Shoppes Specials
Ridge Spring Library hours: Mon/Tues 8:30 am - 12 pm; Wed., 8:30 – 4:30;         Thurs 8:30 am –12:30 pm; Fri 8:30 pm -4:30 pm; Sat 9-12
Ridge Spring Library Toddler Time Mondays at 10:30
Saluda County Library Hours:  Mon/Wed 8:30 am-5 pm; Tues/Thurs 8:30 am – 6 pm;   Fri 8:30am – 5 pm; Sat closed new fax machine and can send toll free
Narcotics Anonymous Fridays at RS Library at 7:00 PM
Ridge Spring Post Office hours:  Mon-Fri. 7:30 am – 11:30 am; Sat 9 – 10 am
Recycling Center Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 1-7; Sat 7-7; Sun 3-7; Tues/Thurs closed
First Thursday of the Month:  AARS meets at 6:30, 685-5783
Every Friday & Saturday:  AARS hours 10 – 4 or by appt, free admission

Third Thursday of the Month: FORS at Library at 5:00

Monday, October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017
Ridge Spring News
Harriet Householder

Saluda County Farm to Table and Honey Tasting
on November 4 at the Gables Inn and Gardens Ward SC
from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.:
The Saluda County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with The Town of Ward, The Town of Ridge Spring, Gables Inn and Gardens, and Clemson Extension to bring you the first annual Saluda County Farm to Table and Honey Tasting Celebration. This exciting event will benefit aspiring young farmers from The Ridge area.
Come celebrate the bounty of The Ridge Region through local fresh foods, drinks from local breweries, wineries, artisanal wares, and musical entertainment.  Honey and other products from local apiaries will be available for tasting and for purchase. Come experience The Ridge’s Finest Cuisine and help provide financial support for future agriculture students from the Ridge Community.  For more information contact 864.445.4100.

The Farmers' Market is still going on at our Town Square.  Leonard Bell wanted to make sure you knew there were LOCAL fresh greens available. We have had our first frost.

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church: On Sunday, October 21, Our "Spooktacular" Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party was a huge success. 56 children, youth, and adults enjoyed an afternoon of fun, fellowship and food while participating in a ministry that blesses children around the world. Each shoebox is a tangible sign of love for the children. Each one is also a Gospel Opportunity.  136 shoe boxes were packed. Our goal was 120. Awesome!!
After the packing, the kids enjoyed games and popcorn. The day ended with a hayride to see Larry's baby goats.

Art Center in Ridge Spring by Joanne Crouch
 Don’t miss the last pottery class with Kim Ruff on Monday, November 13th from 6:30-8:30.  Cost is $35 and for ages 12 & up.  The projects are a Christmas box with ribbon and a Christmas tree.  Contact  Kim Ruff at makerart@aol.com or Joanne Crouch at joanne.crouch26@gmail.com to pre-register for the class.  You can also sign up on Fridays and Saturday from 10-4.  Please shop local on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-4.  Works of 15 plus artists are available.  Get your unique gift here. 

Three large trees were cut down on Main Street.  They were magnificent but were a danger to all.  The SC Highway Department of Transportation took them down.

The Friends of Ridge Spring or FORS is an organization of businesses and friends of the town who want to promote our town.  There will b two events in the upcoming months.  In November we will have Black Friday and Small Business Saturday on November 25 and 26.  Special deals  and beautiful art will be available with some nice surprises.  Then on December 9 and 10, there will be Shoppes and Art Center of Ridge Spring Open House with holiday music and refreshments.  Keep us in mind!!!!!


Rene Miller RSM Elementary:
“PJs and Pancakes” is the theme of our Literacy Night this year! It will take place on Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in the main office building. This fun-filled event will promote a love for reading and writing in your child’s life.
The YMCA of Aiken is offering Primetime, an afterschool care program. For more information, contact the school at 803-685-2000.
Read Your Way to the Big Game You can show your support for Clemson or Carolina and possibly win a ticket to the big game by simply reading! Reading logs have been sent home. They are due back to your teacher by November 8. All you have to do is read 6 books to qualify. YOU could win a ticket to the Clemson/Carolina Football game this fall! Keep reading and turn in those logs!

RIDGE SPRING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
 The Big Red Box (RBR) is filling up but always room for more!! This month is BRB is hungry for pillows and pillow cases, standard size and washable blankets suitable for a twin bed. These items will be delivered to Killingsworth Home. This is a Methodist mission providing shelter, counseling, life and work skills training for women. Staff likes to provide each resident with a new pillow, case and blanket. Goal is 17! But hey, if we go over these items have a long shelf life. If you would like to help, leave donated item on porch of the Family Life Center and a member will make SURE to get it in the BRB.

Review from David Marshall James:  "Gin and Panic" by Maia Chance
   A 31-year-old Manhattan society live-it-upper is widowed with nary a penny.
   So, what's the merry widow to do?  Join the cast of "Real Housewives of New York"?
   Ix-nay to at-thay, because it's 1923, and radio's the rage.  Lola Woodby could open a tearoom off Union Square, where she's residing with Swedish cook and former employee, Berta Lundgren.
   After all, Berta is to baking as the Real Housewives are to vodka-martini quaffing.
Not that Lola doesn't enjoy her own highballs; Berta, her Brandy Alexander's; besides, they're both known to tote a flask of gin-- soothes the nerves.
   And their nerves do jingle-jangle in this, their third mystery-novel escapade.  Their lifelong consumption of pulp-fiction magazines has led the ladies to fancy themselves as detectives, chief operators of their "Discreet Retrieval Agency."
   In this adventure, they're asked to retrieve a stuffed rhinoceros head from a stately manse in a seaside Connecticut college town.
   Lola and Berta descend upon a Gatsby-esque hunting party at the estate, and wouldn't it just happen that the lord (actually, just a plain-ol' American) of the manse would wind up with a bullet in his head?
   Another lord (a genuine, British one) of another manor hires Lola and Berta to solve the murder, which the police deem a suicide.  He's also the chappie who sent the ladies to bag the rhino head in the first place.
   Has Lola quaffed one too many highballs, or is the British lord itching to drop to one knee for her? What about Ralph Oliver, an NYC gumshoe who is to hotties what Berta's fresh-baked gingersnaps are to hot cookies?  He seems to relish tailing Lola, whether he's paid or not (it's a bit of both here).  Meanwhile, Berta attracts the seemingly unlikely attention of an unlikely gangster.
   This set-up provides the mere prelude to a Toad's Wild Ride of a mystery, in which author Maia Chance handles her material with comedic legerdemain.  Always fun and often funny, Lola and Berta re-jazz the Roaring Twenties in a hard-to-beat period mystery.

Harriet's Garden Tips:  I forgot to do a tip last week. As Gomer Pyle would say, "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise" to me.  I guess that gives you an idea of my age.  I am enjoying the cooler weather.  I can get out there and dig up some of those weeds that are small trees.  Get them before they get too big.  I have noticed that Redbud trees seem to be producing a lot of offspring.  Camellias produce seed, too.  Aunt Adeline said they are good only for grafting for they do not produce a true copy of the camellia.  The blooms may be the same color but do not open up fully.  Grafting is a good technique to learn if you are interested in getting quicker blooming camellias.  Otherwise root them and they will bloom in about four or five years.

Hope you had a pleasant Halloween with no tricks, only treats!!!!

REMINDERS
November 4: Saluda County Farm to Table
November 13: Art Class
November 25 & 26: Ridge Spring Shoppes Specials
Ridge Spring Library hours: Mon/Tues 8:30 am - 12 pm; Wed., 8:30 – 4:30;         Thurs 8:30 am –12:30 pm; Fri 8:30 pm -4:30 pm; Sat 9-12
Ridge Spring Library Toddler Time Mondays at 10:30
Saluda County Library Hours:  Mon/Wed 8:30 am-5 pm; Tues/Thurs 8:30 am – 6 pm;   Fri 8:30am – 5 pm; Sat closed new fax machine and can send toll free
Narcotics Anonymous Fridays at RS Library at 7:00 PM
Ridge Spring Post Office hours:  Mon-Fri. 7:30 am – 11:30 am; Sat 9 – 10 am
Recycling Center Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 1-7; Sat 7-7; Sun 3-7; Tues/Thurs closed
First Thursday of the Month:  AARS meets at 6:30, 685-5783
Every Friday & Saturday:  AARS hours 10 – 4 or by appt, free admission

Third Thursday of the Month: FORS at Library at 5:00

Monday, October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017
Ridge Spring News
Harriet Householder

The Friends of Ridge Spring or FORS is an organization of businesses and friends of the town who want to promote our town.  There will b two events in the upcoming months.  In November we will have Black Friday and Small Business Saturday on November 25 and 26.  Special deals  and beautiful art will be available with some nice surprises.  Then on December 9 and 10, there will be Shoppes and Art Center of Ridge Spring Open House with holiday music and refreshments.  Keep us in mind!!!!!

Richard Elders Another good festival.  Thursday night was bingo with great prizes. Friday night there was a Street dance under the moon by Under the Sun.  Saturday morning was the good entries for the parade.  Saturday afternoon-- By far the largest crowd of the festival due to Christy Mills dancers(40 plus performers)with super routines. Once again we blessed with The Gospel Warriors and a new entry---The Lexington Youth Ballet---another super routine group. Charlotte Ginn and Friends made it back after a 2 year absence and we ended the day with Shrimp City Blues   Band. 
You can say we had everything Under the Sun from Ballet to Blues along with the Great B B Q cook off and contest. Great entertainment and great food....Now that's a festival.

The participants of the Bar-be-que Cook Off for the Boston Butts were Pimp My Pig-Dean Price;  Blazing Bullets Barbeque-Ken Hillard; Swine to Wine-Rodney Kindard; Backwood BBQ-Mike Stevens;. VFW Post 10601-Horace Sweat; Fun Time-Dude Thomas. Backwoods Bar-B-Que-Gene Culbertson; JT's BB- J T Handy; S'Lowcountrtry Q-Quentin Tedder; Southern Accent BBQ-Jeff  Yonce; Caroline Squires-Brian Pearson; Good Time Grillers-Byron Rickard;  Mac's Lunch-David McLaurin; Bold Branch Bar-B-Que-Joe Hillard; and Smokin' Stacks-Jeff Smith.

Monetta has been selected by SOUTHERN LIVING magazine in the November issue as "one of the best tiny towns in the South".  Monetta has a population of 234.  WHAT AN HONOR!!!!!

An ART EXHIBITION by local artists Anne Rauton Smith and Judy Adamick will be at the Aiken Center for the Arts from Oct. 30th to Dec. 2nd with a reception
on Nov. 9th, Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.  A total of 23 new works will be exhibited.  Come join us for food, fun and art on Nov. 9th.

There will be a run-off for the Republican nomination for Saluda County Chairman between Gwen Shealy and Derrick Jones on October 31.  Frank Daniel won the Democratic Party's nomination.  Voting will be at the Ridge Spring Fire Department.
Art Center in Ridge Spring by Joanne Crouch
     Make your own gourd Christmas ornament with Joanne Crouch on Saturday, October 28th from 9-12. Students will make a gourd Santa or Snowman ornament.  The ornament will be completed when it is taken home.  All supplies will be supplied for $30.  This class is for ages 12 & up.  Preregistration is required for this class.  Contact Joanne at joanne.crouch26@gmail.com or call (803)685-5577 and leave message or preregister at the Art Center on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-4.   There is another pottery class with Kim Ruff on Monday, November 13th from 6:30-8:30.  Cost is $35 and for ages 12 & up.  The projects are a Christmas box with ribbon and a Christmas tree.  Contact  Kim Ruff at makerart@aol.com or Joanne Crouch at joanne.crouch26@gmail.com to pre-register for the class.  Please shop local on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-4.  Works of 15 plus artists are available.  Get your unique gift here. 
Jerry Sheets of Audibel comes to Ridge Spring the first Thursday of the month to serve the community.  It is good to make an appointment so you do not have to wait.  He does preventive maintenance, cleaning, batteries always, and can do full hearing test, evaluations, and fittings.  He is at the Ridge Spring Library from 10:00 to :12:00 and by appointments.  He can be reached at 803.648.7156.  His office is at the Mitchell Shopping Center at 1637 Whiskey Rd. Aiken.

RIDGE SPRING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
 The Big Red Box (RBR) is filling up but always room for more!! This month is BRB is hungry for pillows and pillow cases, standard size and washable blankets suitable for a twin bed. These items will be delivered to Killingsworth Home. This is a Methodist mission providing shelter, counseling, life and work skills training for women. Staff likes to provide each resident with a new pillow, case and blanket. Goal is 17! But hey, if we go over these items have a long shelf life. If you would like to help, leave donated item on porch of the Family Life Center and a member will make SURE to get it in the BRB.

You are Invited:  To a 5th Sunday Music Celebration of Praise and Worship! On October 29th at 11 a.m. the walls of RSUMC will be rocking with voices raised in Praise. Several individuals and groups will be joining us for the Service, we hope you will too!
Immediately after the Service, please stay for a light lunch (provided by the Church) and meet Pastor Ashley. We are thrilled to introduce our new Pastor to the community and know you will find her a blessing as we do. RSUMC is on Face Book. Like our page and keep up with the activities of the Church. The Family Life Center, FLC, is available for meetings, receptions, etc. Contact a church member of more information.
5th Sunday Music Celebration of Praise and Worship! Join Us!!

Josie Rodgers:
RSM Elem (Rene Miller):  “PJs and Pancakes” is the theme of our Literacy Night this year! It will take place on Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in the main office building. This fun-filled event will promote a love for reading and writing in your child’s life.
Congratulations to Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 year:   Student Advisory Members Jayke Carson, Roxy Khan, & Braylon Smith; Parent Advisory Members Dawn Pace, Katrina Rodgers, & Angela McDowell; and Teacher Advisory Members Betsie Davenport & Tieshia Walker.
RSM Elem at the Harvest Festival:  The theme of this year’s festival was “BBQ Bat-tle For The Ridge.” At RS-M Elem, we are fired up about learning! We would like to thank the following students for riding the float: Matthew Cockrell, Connor Cockrell, Chandler Harley, Kollyns Harley, Christian Finnie, Marcellus Wideman, Aaliyah Hartzog, and Addison Cooper. We are proud of these students for representing RS-M Elem so well!  Our school also had a booth. Free books and notepads were handed out to encourage students to read and write. Booth visitors were very appreciative for the free materials.
Thanks to everyone who helped with or attended Sonic Night. We had 44 students attend, and we raised $360.
Read Your Way to the Big Game:  You can show your support for Carolina or Clemson and possibly win a ticket to the big game simply by reading.  Reading logs will be sent home.  All you have to do is read 6 books to qualify.
After-School Program:  The YMCA of Aiken is offering Primetime, an after-school care program.  For more info, call the school at 803-685-2000.
First grade would like to thank postal worker Lara Edwards for visiting us. The students were fascinated by the postal vehicles with the steering wheel on the wrong side. The vehicles with two steering wheels were even more interesting. She discussed how the postal system works, how mail is sorted based on size, and how mail is delivered to homes or P.O. Boxes. Mrs. Edwards brought stamps so students could mail a letter home. Her visit was enjoyed by all.
RSM High:  The RSM True Blue Marching Band completed its competition on Sat., Oct. 14, in the "Garden City Classic" at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School.  RS-M earned one of its highest competition scores ever and finished 2nd Place in Class A.  The band also tied for the "Best Horn Line" award.  The True Blue Band finished the season with an 11-4 record in head-to-head competition, losing to only one Class A band all season and earning a 5-2 record against bands from Class AA, AAA, and AAAA schools.  The True Blue Band would like to thank the support of the parents, family members, alumni, and friends who traveled with us to competitions this year.
  Homecoming was celebrated Friday evening with Ja’Ceel Tyler crown Queen and Julia Brewer crowned Maid of Honor.  The Trojans gained a huge victory over Estill 46-0.  Other highlights included the Banner Contest and the Chant Competition, both won by the freshman class.  Winners of the activities included Tug-of-War (juniors), Obstacle Course (seniors), Dizzy Bat (seniors), and Hula Hoop (juniors – Bailie Davis).  Other awards included Mr. Football Tyson Bettis, Miss Cheerleader Rachel Burger, Miss Volleyball Kadaija James, and Mr. Band Tyler Rowe. 

The Beta Club and NEHS are collecting socks during October for SOCKTOBER!  The least donated item to shelters is socks, so we will be donating socks to our local shelters.  The clubs will take new socks of any size to deliver.  Contact Kelly Bedenbaugh or Josie Rodgers for more info.

Review from David Marshall James:  “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham
   Smooth narratives, propelled by “What happens next?” plotting, have placed John Grisham at the pinnacle of American popular novelists for going-on 30 years.
   His latest legal thriller zips the reader along as most of his other novels have, no thumb wetting required, loud or otherwise (apologies—just caught Carol Burnett as librarian Carol Bradford in one of her 1960s appearances as Lucille Ball’s roommate on “The Lucy Show”).
   Moreover, here Grisham emerges as a muckraker, if you will, taking to task for-profit diploma mills (you’ve seen the adverts) for which many unqualified students are handily and heartily accepted with largely undeliverable promises, sometimes running up several hundred thousand dollars in student loans.
  “The Rooster Bar” red-pens four D.C. law students at just such a mill.  Now that they’re up to their last semesters and realize that they’re probably not going to pass the bar exam, much less succeed in job competition with graduates of more prestigious schools, they’re sweating bullets and biting nails.
   The bottom really falls out of their barrel of hopes and dreams when the golden boy among them, ignoring his bipolar meds, spirals out toward suicide.  Desolate and desperate, the three remaining stoop to a scheme for which they are woefully unprepared.
   Seems their high-priced, government-sponsored dip-factory hasn’t even prepared them to be decent criminals.
   This being a well-structured Grisham work, that’s just the general gist of the story, and it’s to his credit that he can get the reader to root for these three desperadoes.
   Most desperate of the trio is a young woman whose parents and siblings are illegal residents who become targets of the feds. 
   In that for-instance, Grisham calls attention to an enormous problem, as he does with the massive-student-loan trap.  His is the vic’s perspective, and it’s an eye-opener.  As in many such faulty situations, there are plenty of unexpected sharks circling the prey, thrashing to be stuffed with wads of money.
   The author’s legal-based novels always open the reader’s mind and store of knowledge to the profession they examine.  As such, any potential law student who hasn’t read his or her way through the Grisham oeuvre is probably missing more than a few vital points.

REMINDERS
October 28:  Art Classes
October 28: Yon Family Fall Bull & Female Sale
November 4: Saluda County Farm to Table
November 13: Art Class
November 25 & 26: Ridge Spring Shoppes Specials
Ridge Spring Library hours: Mon/Tues 8:30 am - 12 pm; Wed., 8:30 – 4:30;         Thurs 8:30 am –12:30 pm; Fri 8:30 pm -4:30 pm; Sat 9-12
Ridge Spring Library Toddler Time Mondays at 10:30
Saluda County Library Hours:  Mon/Wed 8:30 am-5 pm; Tues/Thurs 8:30 am – 6 pm;   Fri 8:30am – 5 pm; Sat closed new fax machine and can send toll free
Narcotics Anonymous Fridays at RS Library at 7:00 PM
Ridge Spring Post Office hours:  Mon-Fri. 7:30 am – 11:30 am; Sat 9 – 10 am
Recycling Center Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 1-7; Sat 7-7; Sun 3-7; Tues/Thurs closed
First Thursday of the Month:  AARS meets at 6:30, 685-5783
Every Friday & Saturday:  AARS hours 10 – 4 or by appt, free admission
Third Thursday of the Month: FORS at Library at 5:00


Monday, October 16, 2017

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October 16, 2017
Ridge Spring News
Harriet Householder

Juniper's 3rd Annual Set the Night on Fire in support of the Ridge Spring Fire Department will be held Friday, Oct. 20, from 6:00-9:00 pm. All of the proceeds & server tips from this delicious buffet dinner will directly support our brave volunteers who dedicate themselves to the safety of our community.

Chairperson Ann Marie Taylor: What does the Harvest Festival mean to me?  The Harvest festival is community, sharing, laughing, family, and fun!  We had a great turnout for the Harvest Festival this year.  We had 15 BBQ teams, an abundance of cake, cookies, and pies, entertainment and games and a great night of Bingo!  I especially enjoyed our bands, Under the Sun and Shrimp City Slim.  We must have had over 250 people at Bingo Thursday night and many folks even turned out for the Friday night street dance.  Saturday started early with the BBQ teams eating breakfast together at the Fire Station, the parade brought in many onlookers and the crafters had a grand time selling and chatting with friends, old and new.  I especially liked how the children's rides were free, which helped families stay later and have more fun!  The ideas are already flowing for next year.  We need a few more hands to help make the load a little lighter.  If you want to give back to our little town - please let Town Hall know.  We need you!  We are all thankful for a beautiful festival.

Co-Chairman Patrick Arnold: Pimp My Pig came out victorious at the 1st Annual BBQ Battle for the Ridge held at the Ridge Spring Harvest Festival! Pimp My Pig hails from Batesburg-Leesville South Carolina and is led by pitmaster Dean Smith and his wife Valerie. Dean becomes the first to win the title of BBQ KING of Ridge Spring winning top prize of $750 and his flag raised above the town until next year when we crown a new champion. Yes. We nearly sold out of BBQ with about 15lbs left out of 544lbs. Not bad.
The top five winners of the Bar-be-que Cook Off for the Boston Butts are as follows: 1. Pimp My Pig-Dean Price; 2. Bold Branch Bar-B-Que-Joe Hillard; 3. Smokin' Stacks-Jeff Smith; 4. Blazing Bullets Barbeque-Ken Hillard; 5. Backwoods Bar-B-Que-Gene Culbertson.
The top five winners of the Ribs Cook-Off  were are as follows: 1. Backwoods Bar-B-Que Gene Culbertson; 2. Carolina Squires Brian Pearson; 3. Mac's Lunch David McLaurin; 4. Good Time Grillers Byron Rickard; 5. S'Lowcountrty Q Quentin Tedder;
The Harvest Festival winners in
Pies: 1. Rick & Bridgett Havird; 2. /Vera Hammon; 3. Carter Senf
Layer Cakes: 1. Karen Jones; 2. Brenda Martin; 3. Denise Boatwright;
Pound Cakes: 1. Karen Jones; 2. Mable Robertson; 3. Heike Scott
Cookies: 1. Adalynn Holsomback; 2. Cate Jones; 3. Riley Holsomback
Cupcakes: Zena Bedenbaugh
Brownies:1. Maci Lynn; 2. Dawson Holsomback; 3. Allie Grace

The Country Store would not have happened if not for the wonderful donations from the local farmers Watsonia, Titan Farms and Clayton Rawl.  We actually had broccoli from Titan Farms that had just been picked. 

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church invites you to attend our “SPOOKTACULAR!”        SHOEBOX PACKING PARTY for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. This is an intergenerational event for children, youth, and adults. Grandparents, this is a wonderful event to attend with your grandchildren. It will be  Sunday, October 22 at  Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church – Fellowship Building. There  will be Chili Lunch from 12:30 to 1:30.  Packing Party starts at 1:45 pm then afterwards there will be Games & Hayride for youth & children. Since this is a Halloween themed party, costumes are ok. (Please no scary ones or play weapons.) Those attending are asked to bring items to go in the shoeboxes. Suggested items include: crayons, coloring books, small toys, t-shirts, socks, underwear, stuffed animals, small water bottles, spoons & forks, tablets, small journals/notebooks, hair accessories, flash lights w/extra batteries, sunglasses, hats, small puzzles, colored pencils, combs, brushes, etc. Our goal is to pack 120 shoeboxes. So that appropriate plans can be made for lunch, please call the church office (685-7523) to let us know you will be attending. If you have questions, please contact Donna Hatcher (275-4839). Operation Christmas Child is a ministry that blesses children around the work with gift-filled shoeboxes that become opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Spann's Annual Fall Hymn Sing will be held Sunday, October 22 at 3:00.  It will feature congregational singing of old and familiar songs.  Spann always has a warm welcome for visitors.  The church is located at 150 Church Street in Ward.  803-430-1314
Art Center in Ridge Spring by Joanne Crouch
     Saturday was very exciting.  We had a rock painting event at the caboose.  We asked folks to put their family name on a rock.  There were over a 100 rocks and we ran out of rocks!!  We will seal them and place them in the town flower bed that is around the digital sign.   When we ran out of rocks, we put out a banner for folks to write their favorite Harvest Festival memory.   I asked Batman to sign the banner  with  his favorite memory.  After a little thought, he said okay in his Batman voice which was a little scary.  He took his glove off of his left hand and wrote a long, large passage.  To paraphrase he said that his favorite memory was riding on the fire truck.  He said he enjoyed the people and that the police and firemen were great people and signed it “The Batman” and he drew a bat.  The banner will be at town hall.  He took his time and little kids were lining up to have pictures made.  It was really cute.  Some wanted the picture but did not want to get too close.  He kneeled for some. The cutest thing was when a mom lifted her little girl and the little girl gave him the biggest hug.  It was fun to watch. 
    Kim Ruff will have another pottery class on Monday, November 13th from 6:30-8:30.  This will be  a box with a bow and a spoon rest.   Class fees are $35 and must be pre-paid before the night of the class.  Fees can be paid at the Art Center on Fridays or Saturdays from 10-4 or contact Kim Ruff at makerart@aol.com or call   (803)315-9203 or joanne.crouch26@gmail.com  or call (803)685-5577 and leave a message.
     Make your own gourd Christmas ornament with Joanne Crouch on Saturday, October 28th from 9-12.  The ornament will be completed when it is taken home.  All supplies will be supplied for $30.  This class is for ages 12 & up.  Preregistration is required for this class.  Contact Joanne at joanne.crouch26@gmail.com or call (803)685-5577 and leave message or preregister at the Art Center on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-4. 
Yon  Family Farms will have their Fall Bull and Female Sale October 28.
Saluda County Farm to Table and Honey Tasting will be held at The Gables Inn and Garden, Ward, South Carolina on November 4th, 2017 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm.  Cost is $75.00, can be purchased by calling the Saluda County Chamber at  864-445-4100 or visiting Saluda FTT on Facebook

Rene Miller RSM Elementary:
 Read Your Way to the Big Game:  You can show your support for Carolina or Clemson and possibly win a ticket to the big game simply by reading.  Reading logs will be sent home.  All you have to do is read 6 books to qualify. After-School Program:  The YMCA of Aiken is offering Primetime, an after-school care program.  For more info, call the school at 803-685-2000. 
Thank you to the American Legion of Monetta for a generous monetary donation the RSM Elementary School library.  They are helping us in spreading our school's vision to increase student achievement by helping us purchase books to put in the hands of students.  We appreciate our community support.
Parent/teacher conferences will be taking p lace on Monday, October 23 and Thursday October 26 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Please be on the lookout for information about signing up for your conference time. Ms Hughes, music teacher, will be at the elementary school on October 23 and at the middle school on October 26.

The Ridge Spring-Monetta True Blue Marching Band completed its competition on Saturday, October 14 in the "Garden City Classic" at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School.  RS-M earned one of it's highest competition scores ever and finished 2nd Place in Class A.  The band also tied for the "Best Horn Line" award.  The True Blue Band finished the season with an 11-4 record in head-to-head competition, losing to only one Class A band all season and earning a 5-2 record against bands from Class AA, AAA, and AAAA schools.  The True Blue Band would like to thank the support of the parents, family members, alumni, and friends who traveled with us to competitions this year.

Josie Rodgers: RSM High:  The Trojans football team traveled to Wagener and brought home the coveted trophy!  The Trojans beat Wagener 28-8.  It’s SPIRIT WEEK for RSM High!  Dress days include Mad Hatters Mon, Career Tues, Cartoon Character/Action Hero Wed, Tacky Thurs, and Blue and Gold Spirit Friday.  The Homecoming Court will be presented Wed.  In addition, the 4 classes will be competing in various activities:  banner, chant, tug-of-war, obstacle course, hula hoop, and dizzy bat. The Trojans will host Estill this Friday.

Harriet's Garden Tips: Cooler weather has finally arrived.  Now we can start planning which shrubs we want to move or buy and then plant.   You can sow seeds of Coriander(cilantro)dill and parsley directly into the ground.  Lettuce, spinach, and radishes can be gown now. Get those bulbs in the ground.  If you want to treat them as perennials, you might need to fertilize them with a slow release fertilizer as you plant them.  If you want rose hips stop deadheading your roses and remove petals with your hand to allow the rose hips to form which helps  trigger winter dormancy.

REMINDERS
October 19:  FORS Meeting
October 20: Juniper support RS Fire Dept. Reservations
October 22: Mt. Calvary Spooktacular
October 22: Spann's annual Fall Hymn Sing
October 28:  Art Classes
October 28: Yon Family Fall Bull & Female Sale
November 4: Saluda County Farm to Table
November 13: Art Class
Ridge Spring Library hours: Mon/Tues 8:30 am - 12 pm; Wed., 8:30 – 4:30;         Thurs 8:30 am –12:30 pm; Fri 8:30 pm -4:30 pm; Sat 9-12
Ridge Spring Library Toddler Time Mondays at 10:30
Saluda County Library Hours:  Mon/Wed 8:30 am-5 pm; Tues/Thurs 8:30 am – 6 pm;   Fri 8:30am – 5 pm; Sat closed new fax machine and can send toll free
Narcotics Anonymous Fridays at RS Library at 7:00 PM
Ridge Spring Post Office hours:  Mon-Fri. 7:30 am – 11:30 am; Sat 9 – 10 am
Recycling Center Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 1-7; Sat 7-7; Sun 3-7; Tues/Thurs closed
First Thursday of the Month:  AARS meets at 6:30, 685-5783
Every Friday & Saturday:  AARS hours 10 – 4 or by appt, free admission

Third Thursday of the Month: FORS at Library at 5:00