Momsday: The Great Escape
Check out a fish fry – with music! – at Café Fusion.
Hello, moms! Did you get out and enjoy some of that nice warm weather? My daffodils are all coming up, and it is finally starting to look like spring in Baldwin-Whitehall! So let’s see if we can’t get you out and about to some place new this week.
This Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Café Fusion is hosting a fish fry. Dinners are just $8 each and include a fish sandwich, fries, coleslaw and a drink. For the kiddos, the café is offering a $4 dinner of chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and milk.
During the fry’s dinner hours, you can even listen to free jazz and blues featuring musician Eric Hertzog. You can pre-order your dinner for dine-in or take-out by calling 412-207-7216, or you could post your order on the event’s Facebook wall. Either way, please let the café know your name, the type and number of meals that you’re ordering, and your time of dining/pickup.
Café Fusion is another one of the many great places in our community to meet and socialize with neighbors and enjoy a Friday-night fish fry.
Are you and your girlfriends total Beatles fanatics? The Whitehall Public Library is celebrating National Library Week from April 10-16, and its theme is “All Things Beatles!” All week long, you can reminisce with music, displays, programs and activities. Then, on Saturday at 1 p.m., the library is holding a special program, “The End: Authorship, Nostalgia and the Beatles,” hosted by renowned Beatles scholar Ken Womack.
Those who attend Womack’s session are eligible to win a free Beatles T-shirt. The event is free, but registration is required, so grab your friends and head over to the Whitehall Library to relive the era of the “Fab Four.”
Speaking of reminiscing about good times, have you ever created a scrapbook for your memories? The Baldwin Borough Public Library holds a Crafty Croppers class where you can meet others and share ideas on scrap-booking. The class is meeting in the Baldwin Library this month, April 14 and 28, at 6:30 p.m., and there is no cost to attend either or both sessions.
The ideas for scrapbooks are limitless, and the books are a great way to store your memories away or share with your friends and family. They make great “presents from the heart” as well.
I once made a scrapbook for my grandmother’s 90th birthday and filled it with pictures of her life and poems to go along with them. She has since passed away, and the scrapbook is now mine to keep and treasure. One day, I will pass the book down to my children to keep my grandmother’s wonderful memories alive.
Scrap-booking is a great hobby for those rainy spring days when it’s gray and gloomy outside but bright and cheery in your bank of memories!
On a side note, I posed a question in last week’s Great Escape about which part of a giant chocolate Easter bunny to eat first – the ears or the tail? Well, I did a poll on my Facebook page, and the overwhelming majority of people responded "ears first!" So there you have it!
Have a great week, moms!