While I yearn for the museums and music of big cities, I have to admit that there is lots of free and accessible entertainment in my little town.
So Friday night, we went to the Concert at the Landing, a monthly event from March to November. Listening to the band, usually jazz, against the backdrop of the Bogue Falaya River. Beautiful for all the senses.
Then, Sunday night, the monthly Third Sunday Concert at the Episcopal Church. Tonight we heard a comic opera by PDQ Bach. These concerts are followed by a reception, with wine, cheese, fruit, and little sandwiches.
Both events are totally free, supported by grants from arts organizations. Both are within walking distance of my house, so getting there is green...and a pleasure.
I grew up in gruesome suburbia. Surely, there must have been many cultural opportunities, free for the asking. But I never really knew about any, and even if I did, they were probably far away, as almost everything is in suburbia.
I am lucky that there are so many civic-minded people here, who put these programs together and write the grants.
Mr. FS and I spend time now and again, trying to figure out where we will live when we stop teaching. Right now, we are trying to make the most of what we have here.
Next time, I'll take some pictures so you can see how beautiful it is here.
Dear Readers: do you take advantage of events in your town? Do share.