“For when I look at the Moon I do not see a hostile, empty world. I see the radiant body where man has taken his first steps into a frontier that will never end.”

— U.S. astronaut David Scott,

seventh man to walk on the moon,

born June 6, 1932

Fair warning. This will not be a weekend for sissies and wimps.

That’s because, in the first place, the old thermometer mercury will be pushing toward the triple digits. And in the second place, this weekend has got it going on, and on, and on. Why, we probably should have quoted Roseanne Roseannadanna. You know, “If it’s not one thing, it’s another.”

From bluegrass to farmers’ market; rod run to garage sales; and, since it’s the first Saturday, you know there’s gonna be recycling under the overpass.

What is it they say you gotta do to get it done? Oh yeah. Try this. “Get up. Dress up. Show up.” School’s out and the summertime fun should begin in earnest.

Let’s have a look see at some of the things on today’s schedule.

Garage sales galore

Now if we were sticklers for detail, we’d say, “You can’t have a garage sale, if you don’t have a garage.” But then, if they were calling them by a name that fits, it would mess up the alliteration of our little section title. So, let’s just leave it at that and get on with the details.

•The Brookesmith High School cheerleaders will be set up at 7 a.m. at Chrysler Collision Center, 831 W. Commerce, next to Goodwill. (H-m-m-m-m, maybe, technically, that is a garage.) Anyway, those girls will have a selection of books, baby clothes, purses, shoes, a bicycle, furniture, knickknacks and all sorts of good things. If you get there and you’re hungry, you’re in luck. They’re also selling sausage wraps, hot dogs and drinks.

•Early First Baptist Church members going on a mission trip to Brazil are hoping to raise some funds for their trip, and they’re having a garage sale at the church. Again, good things selling for a good cause. Sale starts at 8 a.m. at the church, 103 Garmon Dr.

‘Rod Run’ at Riverside

Again, that alliteration seems to be working for us. But boy howdy, the annual Heartland Rod Run has it all happening with “the best vintage tin and oldies music.” If you’ve got even a little love for chrome, custom paint and horsepower, then you need to cruise on over to Riverside. The car show will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today, at Riverside Park, with awards being handed out at 3:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the kids can play on the large air slide and in the bounce room, and, they say, there will be games for all ages. And, speaking of cruisin’, that’s what’s going on from 6 to 9 p.m. Lineup is at 6:30 p.m. at the park.

Funds raised from the run will go to benefit Good Samaritan Ministries.

To market, to market

No, sillies, not to buy a fat hog. The Brownwood area farmers’ market opens today and there will be vegetables, and fruit and all the good homegrown produce you’ve been hankering for. Hours and days of operation will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until sell out on Wednesdays and Saturdays this season and, as it was last summer, the market will be located under the Austin Avenue overpass at Avenues A and Brady.

Oh, and since you’re going

It’s recycle Saturday, so if you’re going to buy produce, load up your clean recyclables and bring them (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. under the Austin Avenue underpass at Avenue A and Brady Avenue). It’s a one-stop double shop, so bring your plastic water/soda bottles, plastic milk jugs, cardboard, glass jars and bottles, newspaper, aluminum cans, tin cans, cell phones, printer cartridges, white office paper and magazines. The collection is made possible by Keep Brownwood Beautiful volunteers and the City of Brownwood.

Texas Bluegrass Celebration

The fiddle-playin’, banjo-pickin’ and guitar strummin’ keeps on a’playin’ from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today at the coliseum, where it’s cool and the music’s great. You can stay all day long for a $15 ticket, available at the door. Saltgrass, Tennessee Valley Authority and IIIrd Generation, Triple L and Digger Davis, Triple L and Clear River bands will take turns on the stage.

And further more

•Solid Rock Quartet from Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, Randy Ethridge family quartet from Salt Creek Baptist Church of Early and the Established Trio of Fort Worth will be singing from 6-8 p.m. at Mullin Baptist Church. No admission charge.

•New Birth Evangelistic Church, 115 North Fisk (behind Brownwood Fitness) concludes its three-night youth revival at 7 p.m. For more information call 646-9614 or (325) 320-1388.

•The Heart of Texas Dance Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Saturday at St. John’s Church, on Main and Depot, for open dance practice. Cost is $2 per person. Call 646-0048 or 646-0037 for information.

•The Central Texas Treasure Club will host a treasure club hunt at Allcorn Park, beginning at 11 a.m. Silver and numbered coins will be planted on the hunt field. Prizes will include a metal detector, lesche digging tool and silver coins.

•The Zephyr Community Historical Association is holding a work day at 9 a.m. at the community center to continue restoring the historical buildings before the June 13 homecoming.

•The Home Depot has a Kids Workshop from 9 a.m. until noon on the first Saturday of each month. Youngsters ages 5 and older are invited to participate with their parents.

•The Lake Brownwood Lions Club, 6751 Highway 279, will host bingo at 1:30 p.m. and a dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Dance and listen to the music of George Allison and Friends. A snack bar will be open. No alcohol is allowed. Cost is $4 per person.