All the inside decorating is done at our house. The tree is up. The nativity set is out, along with assorted candles, pillows, towels, and our nativity scene snow globe that plays Silent Night. We’ve had it for most of our married life, and it became part of our tradition a long time ago. The only decorating that’s left to do is outside.
Musically, this weekend holds the last performances of the year for me, and in the spirit of the season, they’re both benefits.
This Thursday through Sunday, Beasley’s Orchard in Danville, Ind., will have Christmas at the Orchard. Visit their web site to get all the details on the events in both the Old Barn Market and the Warm Tent of Wonderland. They have a whole weekend of music planned, and it will be my pleasure to provide music on Friday afternoon from 3:00 until 6:00. Proceeds from the festival benefit Project A.N.G.E.L.
Then on Saturday, my friends Holly Smith and Rick Garrett, a.k.a. Patchwork, have organized a benefit for PourHouse at Strange Brew in Greenwood. It will be twelve full hours of music and fun starting at 8:00 Saturday morning and featuring the delicious food and wonderful coffees and teas at Strange Brew.
I’m thrilled to be playing a one-hour set starting at 12:30, and I plan to stick around for the acoustic jam that starts at 2:00. They have received several nice donations, and the raffle drawing for those items will be at 7:00.
Finally, a word from our sponsor. The holidays typically stand as a reminder of the tendency to over-indulge. We can go overboard on a lot of things, especially our desire to spend and consume. That said, however, the holidays also provide an opportunity to remember those dear to us. Music can be a nice way to let people know you thought of them.
Imagine how much fun it would be to delight your friends and family by putting My Dog Jesus in their Christmas stocking. I’m serious; I ain’t misbehavin’. You can make some precious memories, and they’ll all be feelin’ groovy. It really is a simple gift, so please drop by the web site to share a little Dean for the holidays.
Ready or not, here comes Christmas. May its many blessings find their way to your heart and home.