“The second side of Abbey Road is my favorite.”

- Ringo Starr, who, on Aug. 16, 1962, became the drummer for The Beatles

Well, there’s your answer, now, isn’t it? Why did the Beatle turn the album over?

To get to the better side, we can only guess.

Where were you in ’62, when Ringo was getting his drummer’s spot and taking his place among the very “fab four” and soon to be world famous? You don’t have to answer the question, if you weren’t around. The ’60s are over, you know, and it is 2008, Saturday to boot.

As for what is there to do, today, well, this one won’t be earth-shaking or close to famous, we’re fairly sure. There’s a little here, and a little there - and, hello - in a world where there is nothing certain except for death and taxes, Texas shoppers are getting a little reprieve. You can go shopping all day long and if you buy the right stuff, for the right price, you don’t have to pay sales tax. That’s kind of cool, don’t you think?

Okie dokie (now there’s a phrase new to even this column, which is traditionally cutting edge), let’s see what else is doing.

Family fun day and benefit

The Ironhorse Ridin’ Club is hosting “a family fun day of games and food” to benefit Marcus Barron starting at 10 a.m. today at Festival Park. Barron suffered severe head trauma and other injuries requiring surgery during a recent vehicle accident.

To help him and his family, donations will be accepted, and the brisket plate lunches will be for sale, $8 a plate.

Come to the park located on Milam Drive, by Gordon Wood Stadium. There will be a variety of games to play, including horseshoes; plus lots of activities for children. Benefit sponsors include Smitty’s Barbecue, House of Wheels, NAPA, Bob Thornhill Trucking, Austin Avenue Auto Sales, LULAC, TexasBank, Lemon’s Bar-B-Q, Sonic, Wal-Mart, Chili’s, Advance Auto, O’Reilly’s Auto and Big Lots.

Sale benefitting CASA

Folks are holding a garage sale to benefit CASA in the Heart of Texas out on Highway 377 South, right next to Rosa’s Restaurant.

Young Marines registration

The Pecan Valley Regional Young Marines will hold its second registration day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Comanche County courthouse square. To join the Young Marine program or receive information, please stop by. The program is also looking for adult volunteers to help our recruits and donations. Several recruits are looking for sponsorships to join the program.

Lions, bingo and dancin’

The Lake Brownwood Lions Club, 6751 Highway 279, will host bingo at 1:30 p.m., then, later that same day, from 6-10 p.m., the club will be hosting a country musical. Listen to the talents of area musicians and singers. Snack bar will be open, serving homemade ice cream and hamburgers, but no drinkin’ of alcoholic beverages is allowed on the premises or in the building.

Same ol’, same ol’

• 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. It is open at this time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

• The Brown County Museum of History, located downtown in the old jail across 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.