“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.”

- Tom Wilson

August has arrived. And what can be said about that, that hasn’t already been said? It’s hot. It’s dry (unless there’s a thunderstorm). It’s almost time for school. It won’t be long until football season. (Of course some people weren’t aware football season had ever ended, or that it hadn’t already started.)

We know, we know. You’ve heard it. You’ve said it. You believe it.

So, what are we going to do?

Well, how about doing the things that we really like to do, and haven’t done lately. You know, make a few memories so that next year, when it’s August, you can say, “Well, last August we took the kids and …”

“That was fun,” you’ll remember, and maybe even decide to do it all again - for the fun of it. If nothing springs to mind, take a little look-see below, there’s a couple of “fun things” on the calendar list.

UMW Rummage Sale

The First United Methodist Church - Brownwood’s Christian Life Center, where the United Methodist Women’s rummage sale is being held, is stacked and stocked to the brim with items you will surely wonder how in the world you ever managed without. Those ladies need to sell every dish, wig, toy, furnishing, tool, electronic and knickknack. Every dime they collect goes to the support of their numerous missions. Sale runs from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. CLC entry is off 10th Street.

Bake sale

Blanket High School seniors and their parents are holding a bake sale from 8 a.m. until noon at the entrance of Wal-Mart Super Center to raise money for the 2009 Project Graduation.

First Saturday happenings

• Keep Brownwood Beautiful and the City of Brownwood will have the in-town recycling trailer under the Austin Avenue underpass at Avenues A and Brady from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Metal and aluminum cans, plastic soda and water bottles, plastic milk jugs, cardboard, newspaper, magazines, white office paper, glass bottles and jars, inkjet cartridges, cell phones and telephone books are accepted. All items must be clean.

• The Lehnis Heart of Texas Model Railroad Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Martin and Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum, 700 East Adams St.

• The Lake Brownwood Lions Club, 6751 Highway 279, will host a dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Music provided by George Allison and Friends. A snack bar will be open. No alcohol is allowed. Cost is $4 per person.

Now remember …

• 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, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• 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.