“I came home every Friday afternoon, riding the six miles on the back of a big mule. I spent Saturday and Sunday washing and ironing and cooking for the children and went back to my country school on Sunday afternoon.”

- Ida B. Wells

Truth is, not much but the usual is going on today. That will happen with a Saturday, if you’re not careful. It may be the weekend, but you’re faced with sandwiching all those chores necessary for finishing one week and starting the next.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. You could do a couple of those things every night and not have them all to do on Saturday. Or you could enjoy your summer evenings the best you know how, and let the chores slide on Saturday and do something fun - something you’ve been thinking about doing for a long time, if you just had the time.

Now, if you don’t have one of those some day lists started, and you’re short on the want to do’s, we can suggest something fun, happening right here. And, in the very next paragraph, we’ll tell you all about it.

Lyric Theatre production

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” is being presented by the Lyric Theatre Performing Arts Company and will be staged twice today. The show’s finale is Sunday at the Howard Payne University Theatre behind the Davidson Music Complex.

This evening’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. matinees today and Sunday.

The show is described a highly improvised, comedic condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, boiled down into a two-hour presentation. Lyric officials said the show will be enjoyed by audience members whether or not they are fans of Shakespeare.

Tickets will be available at the door, and in advance by calling 649-8516 or visiting online at www.brownwood


Angel Food Ministries

Early First United Methodist Church will have its distribution day for Angel Food Ministries, from noon to 1 p.m. Come to the Family Life Center at 1073 Early Blvd. Remember to bring one large box to pick up the food. Also, remember to bring a receipt. Orders that are not picked up during the scheduled time will be donated. The September menu will be available today and orders for next month may be placed.

Also, the May United Methodist Church’s Angel Food Ministries distribution will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. today at the church.

Regular happenings

• The Brown County Farmers’ Market opens at 7 a.m. under the Bill Monroe Overpass on Austin Avenue at the corner of Avenue A and Brady Avenue. • The Brown County Museum of History, located downtown in the old jail across from the courthouse from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday.

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

• The Lake Brownwood Lions Club, 6751 Highway 279, will host bingo at 1:30 p.m.