To-do: Thursday 7/16

I just got back to Fayetteville after being gone for a couple of days. Funeral stuff, not fun stuff.

Although seeing Fayetteville in your rear view mirror is sometimes a refreshing feeling if you haven’t left town in a while, there’s nothing better than seeing Fayetteville through your front windshield as you top the I-540 hill near Greenland on your way back.

So what’s a good way to celebrate being back in Fayetteville? I’ll most likely start by attending the Get Started on Garland meeting at 6:30pm tonight which will discuss the proposed changes and street design of the upcoming Garland Avenue expansion project. It’s at Trinity United Methodist Church on the corner of Garland and Sycamore.

After that, it’s a toss-up between Opal Fly & The Swatters at Smoke & Barrel and sitting in front of a computer to catch up on work. The fun part of me wants to chillax a little and the work part of me is saying, “You got work to do, bro.” I think the fun part has the advantage tonight. Partly because fun is cooler than work but also because the work part of me uses words like “bro” which kinda leaves a bad taste in my mouth sometimes.

Enough about me, though. Which of the following events are you into?

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: July Third Thursday Garden Walk – 6pm
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market: On the square (7am-2pm), Mill District (4pm-7pm)
Foghorn’s on College: Darren Ray, Jeff Fox
Gullet’s Gourmet: Pope County Bootleggers
Jose’s: Joe Giles & the Homewreckers
Pesto Cafe: Kevin Bennoch
Powerhouse: Me & Owen, Full House
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Jeff Kearney
Smoke & Barrel: Opal Fly & The Swatters
Teatro Scarpino: Big Bad Gina, Jori Costello
Trinity United Methodist: Get Started on Garland meeting
The Wine Cellar: Jazz w/ Dan Hicks, Lucien Tisdale, and Johny Arredondo