“Oh, give us the pleasure of flowers today;
And tell us not to think so far
Like the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the spring of the year.
~ Robert Frost, from “A Prayer in Spring”
April whirls, green grass at her feet and flowers in her willow basket. Lively azaleas bursting into song, while the constant buzz of bees and lawnmowers buzz along the country roads and city streets.
We raise our faces in the morning, grateful to be a part of it all. Give us pleasure in the lily, the fern, the pink bud, the tulip, the tender mornings that promise renewal. Another month on the calendar: happy April, dear reader!
The Saluda Winter Market continues at Saluda Center, 64 Greenville Street from 9am to 12pm on April 9th and 23rd; you’ll find produce, baked goods, crafts and more from local vendors.
Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) remains active with land conservation, trails, projects and more – visit saludaclt.org or call 828-749-1560 for information. You can support SCLT with donations, volunteer work and through Amazon Smile. Contact “Trail Boss” Chuck Hearon at firstname.lastname@example.org about ideas or willingness to lead a hike or about helping to clear the trails. April Walk in the Woods is April 3 at Waters of Camp Creek, a 2 mile / 2 hour walk overlooking the Green River. On April 17, the Walk in the Woods is at Henry’s Nature Center. This is an Easter meander over woodland and a chance to see the new pavilion. Meeting at 2 pm in the parking lot of the Saluda Library
The Dressing Room is planning a fundraising fashion show on April 5 from 2pm to 5pm at the Orchard Inn – tickets are available at The Dressing Room or Orchard Inn. Proceeds from the lotteries and the silent auction will benefit the Foothills Humane Society.
Saluda Living in Place (SLIP), a nonprofit organization to help seniors age on the spot and can help those over 60 in the large Saluda community with home security and more. SLIP (website www.slipnc.org) can be contacted at (828) 749-0049. SLIP will hold a fall prevention program with a ProFitness speaker on April 7 at 10am at the Saluda fire department.
The Mountain Page Theater in Saluda starts a new season with YAK (Young Acting Krew) and the Mountain Page Players with the “Saturday Night Old Tyme Radio Series” with episodes of “Dragnet” and “Suspense Theater” on April 8, 7pm and April 9 for a Sunday matinee at 2.30pm. Follow the Mountain Page Theater Facebook group or contact email@example.com. For information on tickets and events, visit their website at www.mountainpagetheater.com
Saluda’s events: Good news: Ward’s Grill reopens with all old favorites on the menu. Saluda Moon Glass moves from the Chicken House to the Depot courtyard with an opening scheduled for May. A new art gallery is opening on Main Street – stay tuned! Coming Soon: The Spot, featuring tacos and margaritas, is a new adventure from Purple Onion, located in the old Whistlestop building.
Saluda Pop-Up Pantry is Tuesday from 1pm to 6pm at Saluda Presbyterian Church, 54 Carolina Avenue (behind the Saluda Library). To volunteer, call Saluda Church of the Transfiguration, 828-749-9740. You can send tax deductible donations to Saluda Pop-Up Pantry, PO Box 428, Saluda, NC 28773 or donate online at www.saludaP.antrycom.
Happy birthday April to: Melody Gibson, Dave Prudhomme, Jeff Allison, Kaye Vazquez, Cindy Keeter, Hope Pace, Diane Pace, Greaton Sellers, Clay Arrington, Bonnie Bardos, Luther Connor, Gary Pace, Doug Honeycutt, Niece Lundgren, Julie Roy, Rhonda Corley, Taylor Thompson, Loretta Cook, Hilda Pace, Elizabeth Taylor, Laura Morgan, Roberta Cart, Joan Beddingfield, Anne Lee and Mabel Pace. Add your birthday to the list!
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org(828) 817-6765, PO Box 331, Saluda, NC 28773, Facebook, or visit bonniebardos.com