3 things to do this week
Do something nice Nothing complicated about this one. Wednesday, Oct. 5th is Do Something Nice Day, which means we should all celebrate by holding doors, handing out compliments, letting that driver in the adjacent lane move over, etc. You know how to be nice.
This day is especially important considering the divisive period this country has found itself in as of late. With election day just around the corner, tensions are only building. So take it upon yourself to loosen them.
Now, there’s not exactly scientific proof that Earth works karmically, but who knows? Maybe it does. Might as well cover your bases. See what’s happening in the local arts scene The Cecil County Arts Council will host its annual juried show reception Friday, during which prize winners will be selected from recently submitted arts pieces. If you disagree with their selections, you’ll be able to vote in a “Best in Show” piece.
This event will join with the unveiling of the 6x6 Canvas Show. Artists of various levels of fame have been at work on these for some time, and now the public will have the opportunity to spend $20 for any of them, without having a clue who made it.
There will also be light refreshments and a live performance by the band Day Tripper. Visit cecilcountyartscouncil.org for more information, call 410-392-5740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go get some pumpkins It’s pumpkin harvest weekend at Milburn Orchards on Saturday and Sunday. Head out there with your family or friends to get a head start on your pumpkin picking. The orchards promise pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, as well as other miscellaneous items of decoration like gourds, corn stalks, Indian corn, straw bales and more.
As with other fall festival dates here, kids aged 2 and under cost nothing to get in, individuals from 3 to 59 cost $10, and seniors cost $5. Check milburnorchards.com/fall-festival-parties/ for more information.
Robbins speaks on the personal importance of the portrait he painted of his father as a younger man in the Navy (far right). He used an old military photo of his father to model the face, but imposed it on an image of his own body. To the upper left of that painting is a portrait of his mother.
Cameron John Robbins has also painted his father as an older man.