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Drumming, Snowmen and Summer is Coming

If you build a snowman this weekend, take a photo and enter a local contest.

I've been to a number of drum circles in my time. Like the two people interviewed in the , John Heinz and, I find drumming to be meditative. When I am angry, I can pound a heavy, hard beat and when I am relaxed, it can be a gentle, constant beat that blends in with the other drummers.

I find meditation in drumming, but I find listening to others drum relaxing as well. That is why I will be spending my Friday night at the in Joliet to watch Drums!, a show that began as a travel commercial and grew into a two hour show.

"DRUM! is Nova Scotia's spectacular new musical production featuring 20 musicians, dancers, drummers, and singers from four of the principle cultures - Black, Acadian, Aboriginal, and Celtic - brought together in a heart-pumping fusion of music, dance, poetry, video, rhythm, and song," information on the Rialto Web site states.

That sounds like an awesome time to me. There are still tickets available for the show. Call the Rialto box office at 815-726-6600. And if you are going and you see me, stop and say hello.

Looking forward to...

So, I know it is supposed to snow today and on and off through the weekend. I am anxious for spring just like the rest of you, but while we watch the white stuff fall from the sky, you can take advantage of it and build a snowman. And when that snowman is done, you can take a picture and enter the snowman-building contest. Both villages have one. If you live in Channahon, find info here and if you live in Minooka, info is here.

While you build your snowman, bundled up in coats, gloves, hats and boots, don't lose site of the spring, even the summer. Doubt that it is coming? Don't. On Feb. 29, season passes for the Tomahawk Aquatic Center go on sale.

Vanessa Holloway February 23, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Here is a couple other ideas that I plan on possibly doing. *Do you like crafts? The MCHS Band and Guard Boosters will host their 21st Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, February 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MCHS - Central Campus. Admission is $2 per adult and $1 per senior citizen or student. Children under 12 are admitted free. Strollers are welcome! *For those celebrating Lent, there are many Fish Fries that begin tomorrow. Minooka United Methodist Church, St. Anne's Catholic Church in Channahon and Heritage Bluffs Golf Course. *If you don't like the cold and the "white stuff" that is being predicted, hit the Three Rivers Public Library and check out the latest books and movies available. Snuggle up on the couch with a good book and cup of coffee or watch a movie while munching on some hot, buttery popcorn.
Carl February 24, 2012 at 05:16 AM
I love the photo with the story...its so beautiful

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