Once a week, we do as much community volunteerism as we can squeeze in here at the Flyer. We pick up trash at the city’s skatepark at Walker Park. We fill up a bag with soda bottles, candy wrappers, cigarette butts and when necessary, we report graffiti to the city’s parks and rec office.
It only takes about a half hour to tidy the place up, and for the most part, it’s not really that hard. Aside from once sticking my fingers into what I thought to be a rather large mass of dry candle wax, but what turned out to be the biggest, thickest glob of chewed up grape bubble gum I’ve ever seen (or held), it doesn’t really get all that messy, either.
With only a few minutes worth of work each week – work that doesn’t draw much sweat – we’d never pretend to be making a huge difference. Still, it feels good to help out a little.
Except for today. I predict total misery. That’s because it’s 16 degrees out there this morning and I forgot my gloves. Not cool.
Moral of the story? If it’s globby in shape and it smells like grape, put gloves on your hands before you start to scrape. Same goes for when it’s 16 degrees outside. Either/or.
What are your Monday choices for fun? You could rock out with American Fangs and 10 Years at George’s, chill out at the UA Winterfest Concert at Walton Arts Center, or jam out (acoustically) at The Perk.
Or just pick something else from the list. It’s your call.
Arts & Entertainment
- JJ’s Grill n Chill: Mike Blackwell
- Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
- The Wine Cellar: Walter Savage & Friends
- Walton Arts Center: UA Winterfest Concert
- The Perk: Open acoustic jam
- George’s Majestic Lounge: American Fangs / 10 Years / Dreamfast / Kings & Angels
- Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Piano – Studio Recital
- Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Fayetteville Drum and Dance Circle
- Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 10-70, Construction Water and Sewer Lighting Upgrades: City Hall, Room 111 – 10:00 a.m.
- Board of Adjustments: City Hall, Room 111 – 3:45 p.m.
- Fayetteville Board of Adjustment Training: Hog Haus Brewing Co. – 4:15 p.m.
- Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: City Hall, Room 111 – 5:30 p.m.