Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Planting Parties!

Two good local opportunities this week, both of which I hope to attend:

Over in Fayetteville at the public library, the king of Garden Efficiency, Mel Bartholemew, is speaking on Thursday, 4/27, at 6:30 pm.  The fact that he reinvented vegetable gardening (100% percent of the yield in 20% of the space, he says) is reason enough to go see him; but he's also done amazing things with his success, creating a foundation that helps impoverished people worldwide build "square foot" gardens to feed their families.  I am super excited to get a chance to hear him speak in person.

This weekend (Sunday and Monday), Baker Creek Seed's Spring Planting Festival propels sleepy Mansfield, MO into a hotbed of plantlovin' activity.  I've never been, but the combination of attendees (Amish.  Homeschoolers.  Hippies.  Gardeners.  Slow food types) is just too intruiging to pass up.  I'm bringing the family, staying the night in Mansfield, and touring Laura Ingalls Wilder's home as well.  CANNOT WAIT.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 1-30: Noah the Musical, $10 each for local residents

This one's just for locals.  If you live near Branson, Missouri (including in Harrison), one of the benefits for the bargain-aware is that many of the shows offer "local appreciation" specials during the offseason.  This gives them a chance to build local goodwill and word-of-mouth and gives their performances an audience as they prepare their shows for the hordes of visitors that descend during traditional vacation seasons.

It gives my family a rare chance to see Branson entertainment, as we would never- and I mean never- pay what most vacationers do to see these shows. 

Anyway, it's local appreciation season for the Sight and Sound Theatre in Branson.  Noah the Musical can be seen for just $10 a ticket through April 30.

You'll need to bring a utility bill or something that will prove your resident status, but once you do you can purchase up to 15 (!) of the tickets.  Since seeing the show usually costs $47 per adult ticket, this is a significant savings and a chance to see what's supposed to be quite a spectacle of a show.

Questions or to make reservations?  Give them a call at (800) 377-1277.