Sunday, August 06, 2006

Coming This Fall

August 6

I was watching television last night, big surprise, and kept seeing promos for the new shows: "Coming This Fall," they said. One with James Woods (a heavy light), about a defense attorney who turns prosecutor; one with a slew of people including two Indie film favorites Hope Davis (a light) and Campbell Scott (a light, in spite of his two heavy parents, Colleen Dewhurst and George C. Scott), and a couple of other shows that piqued my interest but in the light of morning I can't remember. I'll have to wait til the fall to see if any of them lasts.

It got me thinking, what if we could do that in life? Just list the events we anticipate happening next! We might not be able to do it in life, but I certainly can do it here.

Coming This Fall to Finding Fair Hope:

Marietta Johnson School Increase in Enrollment...arts department grows...Tom Jones teaches pottery...folk dancing returns!

Word received from New South Press about the publication of When We Had the Sky!

Paint job and landscaping refreshes The Captain's House...ghost of the captain approves!

Someone buys a copy of Meet Me at the Butterfly Tree! Total of four sold this year! Blog claimed source of new spurt of interest in book!

Work started on new book, ghost written autobiography of inventor!

That's all I can think of that you can look forward to, but it's a pretty exciting lineup, don't you think? Don't forget, readers, there are always new projects in Fairhope, and there's bound to be definitive word on stuff like Wal-Mart and the new library. It'll all be right here, in the fall.

4 comments:

Clampett said...

well, I'll be sure to check back.

Euripides said...

I heard that some dramatic arts will be offered this year at the Marietta Johnson School. Surely this is not new to the school. Dramatic arts, or theater arts, include all the other fine arts, and encourage creative expression as well as discipline. I hope it will give the students some of both.

Bert Bananas said...

Are you on PBS? If not, who are your sponsors?

Finding Fair Hope said...

Mysterious comments here. Could be that someone is being ironical.

However, the question about theatre arts is valid. Yes, there is a history of pageants and plays produced at the Marietta Johnson School over the years. I myself directed a simple presentation of "A Visit From St. Nicholas" last year at Christmastime. There will be more of such activity in the future, and we hope to have a new facility at least on the drawing board by the beginning of the 2007 school year, which will be the 100th anniversary of the school.

Local potter Tom Jones, as I mention in today's post, will be teaching ceramics this year. This has until recent years been an important component of the arts and crafts department.

Mr. bananas, I am not on PBS, NBC, CBS, CNN or any other network. I am a denizen of the blogosphere, just like you.