Happy Halloween.

Get your calendars at hand and mark the following date. On Saturday morning, Nov. 16, just follow the crowds to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church for the yard sale. Sale starts at 8 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. Stop on by and look around. Thereís bound to be something you simply canít live without. Coffee and baked goods will be on sale, too. See ya there! Most of the sale will be in the church hall.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, you can enjoy a full breakfast at Chillas Hall, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Members of the Lanark Village Golf Club will be happy to prepare and serve you. A donation of $5 is required.

Later on Saturday will be the Over-50 Dance, with Jim the deejay at the juke box. Bring a snack to share, your favorite beverage, your dancing shoes and of course your main squeeze, and dance the night away. Heel and toe, heel and toe.

When you get home from the dance, or after enjoying the seafood festival, remember to set your clocks back one hour, and enjoy the extra hour of sleep. And while youíre at it, check those batteries in your smoke alarms.

There will be the gumbo cook-off and lunch on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Lanark Village Boat Club from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yum, yum.

Your sugar fix will be ready Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. Start off the day with a good, full breakfast at the Lanark Village Boat Club. Donít worry about the calories; you can work them off in the evening. On Saturday evening, come on down to Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post #82, and enjoy the fun and music. The birthday bash for November will start at 6 p.m. You might get to join the songbird at the karaoke.

Along with our monthly covered dish on Sunday, Nov. 17, we will have a block party with the lunch. The party will be inside and outside of Chillas Hall. Hot dogs and hamburgers furnished by the association. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the day.

On Monday, Nov. 4 will be the monthly membership meeting at Chillas Hall. Board meeting at 6 p.m. The gavel falls at 7 p.m. for the membership meeting. Be watching for ya.

See ya at lunch this afternoon at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center. Chow line forms at noon. A minimum donation of $4 will be collected at the desk. Sgt. Stacy and our faithful volunteers will have a good lunch fixed for you.

A Thanksgiving dinner is being planned for Thanksgiving Day at Chillas Hall starting at 1 p.m. In the meantime, there is a sign-up sheet in the hall for your name, number of guests and what dish you will bring. Hope you can join us.

Everyone is welcome to all of the above-mentioned.

Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, contrary to popular opinion, Godís last name is not damn.

Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry.