Well, since I got called out for not confirming the trivia contest at Churchill’s prior to posting (lol, it’s all good – keeps me on my toes), I’ll start with that. Churchill’s British Pub is, in fact, offering a trivia competition on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 PM. I stopped in and asked. The cash prizes are $50 to the top score, $20 to the second and $10 to the third. Play is in teams of two or more and all you have to bring is your team and your vast trivia knowledge to play.
I had another purpose to my walk around the square tonight though. A friend asked me if any of the stores were going to be closed on Good Friday. The good news is no, it looks like everyone will be observing normal hours. I didn’t even see signs saying that anyone would be closed on Easter Sunday. If the store you are hankering to get to is normally open on Sunday, they will probably be open this Sunday too. Swanky Boutique, who I really thought would be open on Sundays by now, still has their hours up saying that they are closed on Sundays. It’s a temporary sign so that might change between now and then but, as of tonight, that’s what their storefront says. Although I looked in Patsy’s window, I didn’t remember to look for posted open days so I can’t say if they are open on Sunday yet or not.
Every now and again I complain that the only time I can get in the shops are on Saturdays but I lucked out tonight and Sharla’s Cosmetics was not only open but had a $5 clearance bin outside. I found a neat tin of strawberry exfoliant for the shower and went inside and lingered over all the scented moisturizers while two other late patrons were waited on. Sharla’s has some of the best smelling moisturizers and I really have a thing for those. In the meantime, I discovered the most adorable spring item. Sharla’s has soaps shaped like robin eggs nestled in a little decorative bird’s nest, get this, for only $18! The eggs are $6 and the nest is $12, if purchased separately. I should have taken a picture of it in the store where it would look classier but I really want people to know about this great deal, so here is a picture of it in my cluttered bathroom at home. I already had the birdhouse in there. (I have a thing for birds).
By the way, I got the Kevin.Murphy Hair Resort (the short square bottle next to the Goat Milk moisturizer) at Shelby & Company. I love the smell but the jury is still out on the texture. I can’t remember where I got the Goat Milk moisturizer, but I’m pretty sure it was on the square somewhere. It may have been at Star Specialty Contempo during their final close-out sale. That is some great stuff! It leaves a noticebly silky feel to bone dry skin and has a really nice fragrance without being fru-fru.
Here are the items that I made note of around the square:
Little Red Hen has a sign posted for a 50% off sale on Easter gifts and candy.
The Bear Market has a window full of stuffed bunnies and a sign advertising rabbits for sale from $5 to $7. Looks like a great deal.
The Sample Shop has a 50% off Easter table.
Swanky Boutique is having a 25 – 50% off sale on Ivy Jane and Lucky jeans. I don’t know the Ivy Jane brand but even I, being completely brand-name challenged, am excited about the Lucky jeans sale. These are THE brand and I know someone who is going to be extremely jazzed to hear that they are on sale.
EASTER EVENTS POSTED
The First United Methodist Church will be holding an Easter sunrise service at 7:00 AM in Mitchell Park (the park with the water fountain as you are coming into downtown from the west).
The Pantry Restaurant is having an Easter Sunday Buffet. Reservations are required. Seatings are available at 11 AM, 12:15 PM and 1:30 PM. Menu includes seared tilapia, glazed ham and lemon herb chicken. For more info, check their web site at http://www.thepantryrestaurant.net/.
There are still some tickets left for the Ricky Skaggs concert in the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on Friday night. P Unnikrishnan & Party from the Indian Fine Arts Academy will be performing on Saturday night at 6:30. According the link provided on the MPAC site (http://ifaadfw.org/), this will be a vocal performance accompanied by a violin and a mridangam.
OTHER EVENTS POSTED
There are signs in the window of the Remember This Antique Mall (across the street from Hamm’s Custom Meats) for a garage sale on April 16th and 17th to send a kid to camp. There are no other details, like where it is going to be, but the sign says that interested parties should call (972) 542-8830. Since Remember This is currently vacant, it might even be in that building.
Several businesses have posters up for Folklorico Festival coming up on May 28th. I jotted down the website, http://www.folkloricofestivalofdallas.com/, but I seem to have trouble figuring out much about the event (easily). The “fotos y videos” link on the site looks interesting.
So, that’s the news from the square. I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.
Until next time,