“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.”

— Victor Hugo

By Candace Cooksey Fulton — Brownwood Bulletin

How sweet they are. Those September Saturdays that are a sort of an in-between of seasons, and school days, and — for heaven’s sake — meant to be enjoyed and appreciated.

And now, we’ve gingerly stepped into fall, with a slew of things to do, opportunities to contribute toward larger efforts and genuine causes and some more just for fun things thrown in for good measure.

Face it, time is passing by and September’s almost gone. Blink and it will be Jack-o-lanterns and Halloween costumes, and before you know it November.

But today, the sky is blue, the world is bright, and life’s out there waiting to be lived. Let’s enjoy it while we’re able.

‘Aiming to Help Kids’

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County is holding a 3-D target archery tournament today at the Brownwood Bow Hunters Association Archery Range, located just past the landfill on FM 45 South in Brownwood.

“Aiming to Help Kids” is the first fund-raiser for the BBBS, which hopes to begin matching area children with mentors in January.

All the proceeds from the event will go toward the startup funding needed in order to match Brown County children with mentors.

The event begins with an 8 a.m. California start with four class divisions — known distance, unknown distance, youth 13 and under and traditional archery. A Crazy Shoot will also be available for a $5 entry fee.

The costs for early registration was $20 for adults, $15 for youth, but that price is going up for on-site registration.

Lord’s Acre Celebration

The 36th annual Lord’s Acre Celebration at Bangs First United Methodist Church arts, crafts and baked goods sale begins at 9 a.m. in the church Youth Activity Center, 307 S. First St. Starting at 11:30 a.m. an old-fashioned hamburger lunch (served with drink and dessert for $5) will be served, and from 5 until 6:30 p.m. a turkey and dressing dinner will be available ($7 a meal for persons 12 and older; $5 for children under 12). An auction featuring donated items is set to begin at 6 p.m.

Now’s the Pow Wow

The 26th annual Comanche County Pow-Wow is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Comanche City Park. Admission is $2 for ages 6 and up. Free shuttle parking is available near the Comanche Community Center and Cherokee Street. For more information go online to ComancheChamber.org.

Raising money for JDRF

The Furry family is hosting its second annual “Night Golf Tournament” at Shady Creek, raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and, though the tournament is filled, crawfish aficionados can come to Shady Creek and, purchase a pound of crawfish for $8, or, there’s an “all-you-can-eat” price for $19.95. Serving will begin around 6 p.m.

Also, Advance Auto Parts is sponsoring a benefit fun day to benefit the the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation from noon to 4 p.m. at 300 N. Main. Music and open mic karaoke is provided by B&R Tune Spinners Karaoke and DJ Service. Hot dogs and chips will be $1.

Various and sundry

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Bangs residents who present a copy of their water bill can dump excessive trash into the roll-off container at the water plant on North 3rd Street. The Heart of Texas Dance Club meets each Saturday night at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Main and Depot, from 7 to 9 p.m. for open dance practice. Cost is $2 per person. Call 646-0048 or 646-0037 for more information. New Way Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. daily at 602 W. Commerce. For more information call 646-7777. The Lake Brownwood Lions Club, 6751 Highway 279, will host bingo at 1:30 p.m. The Pecan Valley Square Dancers will dance at Central United Methodist Church from 8 to 10 a.m. Ira Cullins will call with line dances between tips. For more information, contact Jean Fisher at 646-8424. The Lake Brownwood Lions Club, 6751 Highway 279 will host a country musical from 6 to 10 p.m. with area musicians and singers. The snack bar will be open serving homemade ice cream and hamburgers. No alcohol is allowed on the premises or in the building. The Brownwood Area Farmers Market, sponsored this year by Downtown Brownwood Inc., will be open from 7 a.m. until sell-out in the 500 block of Brown Street in the lot between Adams and Chandler. Mullin Baptist Church hosts a gospel sing at 6 p.m. featuring Al Lykins of Bangs, the Goldthwaite Cowboy Church Band, the Randy Ethridge Family of Early and the Andersons of Brownwood. There is no admission charge. A love offering will be taken and door prizes will be given. A Team Ranch Sorting begins at 7 p.m. at the Elm Grove Rodeo Arena. All proceeds are donated to Elm Grove Rodeo Association. In case of bad weather, call first. For more information call Kandie Reagan at 647-2168 or (325) 623-5475.