MENU

All Out Inspired

Get the latest on events, ideas and ways to go all out in Columbus, Georgia!

May 16, 2014

It’s Been a Week of Bad News/Good News, so let the Weekend Fun Begin!

First the bad news.  The week started off bright and early Monday morning with the well-coiffed national news anchor telling me the results of a 9-year study had just been released and that's when my whole world went dark.  She had the unpleasant duty of telling us unsuspecting viewers that experts are now saying the health benefits of dark chocolate and red wine are not as impressive as once thought.  Wait.  What?  Surely there's a flaw in this study.  For years now, I've been feeling good about the quantity of dark chocolate and red wine I consumed thinking I was "doing a body good."  Looks like not so much...say it isn't so.  So this is how my week began.

But now the good news!  Thankfully, there are so many fun things to get out and do this weekend, otherwise, I might just have to sit home and drown my sorrows...with a big glass of Cabernet...and a HUGE block of chocolate.  So, I hopped on the Event Calendar and was instantly cheered-up when I saw the all the options.  Then I started compiling a list and I felt even better.  First up, I might take in the Isley Brothers concert at the Civic Center tonight...hoping some feel-good music may soothe my soul.  Then maybe take in a performance of "The Odd Couple" at the Springer for some good laughs.  Of course, Saturday morning's ritual is to stroll along Broadway for Market Days--I'll just look away from the dark chocolate goodies--followed by  the 3rd Saturday tour at Historic Linwood Cemetery...there's a lot of really interesting history there and they tell the stories in such a cool way!  And then talk about something that will make us all feel good...there's a special event on Ft. Benning called "Salute to the Troops" on Saturday and it's open to the public.  And I can't think of a better way to finish off the weekend than to spend Sunday in Lakebottom Park with the 18th Annual Arts in the Park.

So it looks like red wine and dark chocolate are off the menu for the weekend, but it looks like we'll be so busy they won't be missed!  Ok, maybe a little.