“Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.”

– Joni Mitchell, born Nov. 7, 1943

Here comes the sun, showing that it can be a lovely November Saturday, a day to be thankful in a month specifically intended for thanksgiving and honoring our American military.

Events we may never understand have certainly made us sad. We mourn the tragedy and misfortune. And it is fitting and right to remember those who won’t have another Saturday in November to enjoy a day like today. We honor them best by enjoying in grateful appreciation of the opportunities we have here.

Today’s calendar has a fine medley of places to go, projects to try and people to see. To those visiting our fair county with hopes of harvesting a deer – welcome. Be safe, careful and considerate. Have a good hunt. That same advice follows for those seeking adventures with less-lively targets. Please, do your best to make it a good day, wherever and whatever. Remember those who are hurting. Smile and give a nice “howdy” to everyone you meet.

‘Charlotte’s Web’

With a cast of more than 60 students playing the parts of farm animals, a few people, a rat named Templeton, that precious pig named Wilbur and a beloved spider named Charlotte, the Brownwood High School theater and drama department is presenting its last two performances of “Charlotte’s Web” today and Sunday.

Today’s show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and there is a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday at the Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center at the high school.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and tickets will be available at the door.

Crop, create, paste

Come to the Family Services Center for a scrapbook event. The plan is for a fun – and free – get-together to let folks “scrapbook” family memories and make some new ones from 2-5 p.m. today. A “Close To My Heart” consultant will be on hand to demonstrate stamping and scrapbooking techniques and a pre-planned card project will be available for anyone who wishes to participate. But scrapbookers are also welcome to come and work on their own projects, and share a few supplies and ideas. Though there won’t be an admission charge, products are available to purchase or order and donations are always accepted. All proceeds will benefit Family Services Center. Childcare is not provided, but children are welcome to attend with their parents. Bring a snack to share, if you’d like.

Turkey and dressing dinner

The Lake Brownwood First United Methodist Church is hosting a turkey dinner from 5-7 p.m. All are invited to come out for good food and fellowship. Adult plates are $8 each and kids younger than 12 may eat for $5 a plate.

First Saturday recycling

In-town recycling is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Trailers are parked under the Austin Avenue overpass at Avenue A and Brady Avenue. The collection is made possible by Keep Brownwood Beautiful volunteers and the City of Brownwood. Items accepted are plastic water/soda bottles (coded #1), plastic milk jugs (#2 codes), cardboard, glass jars and bottles, newspaper, aluminum cans, tin cans, cell phones, printer cartridges, white office paper and magazines.

By the way

• The Zephyr Community Historical Association will be holding a work day at 9 a.m. (weather permitting) at the Zephyr Community Center. All members and anyone interested in helping with the restoration of the old Post Office are encouraged to come help. For more information or questions call Myrna Wright at (325) 641-8391 or Nola Sweatman at (325) 998-0365.

• Babysitting training will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Red Cross office, 600 E. Adams. Cost is $40. For more information or to register call (325) 646-0196.

• Corinne T. Smith Animal Center and the veterinarians of Small Animal Medical Center are sponsoring a “Toms for Ten” neutering service for male cats from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today only at the center, 3016 Milam Dr. For a $10 donation male cats can be neutered. All cats must be in labeled carriers. For information, call 646-0617.

• Former employees of Texans Inc. and anyone interested in table lamps and TV lamps made during the plants three decades of operation will be featured at the fifth annual show and reunion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the TexasBank-Bangs community room.

• The Brown County Museum of History is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday, and on other days by appointment. Call 641-1926.

• 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 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.

• 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.