• Brian Gallagher

The most wonderful day of the year (for dentists)


"I was working in the lab late one night…” – Bobby “Boris” Picketts

Alright beautiful people – the most wonderful day of the year is less than one week away – yes! It is the official, ‘Parents get to eat as much candy as they want without guilt’ day. You may also be hearing things like, “Sorry I didn’t hear the doorbell.” “Well the only box left at Walmart was the Mega-1000 pack so I had to buy it.” “Kids don’t really like chocolate bars so I kept them and gave out the gherkins.”

Pick your excuse (and you know who you are…). As much as we love seeing the kids come to the door all gussied up (and yes I said “gussied” – all of you under 50 look it up on the Google) we are happy to give them those taffy candies that an inmate couldn’t remove from your teeth with a pickaxe but when it comes to those chocolates…. we all turn into Cruella de Ville. But let’s face it – we earned it because when we were young we got hard candy, Molasses Kisses (you know, the one with the witch on it), Chiclets gum and apples. And most of the time we had to unwrap and untie these little bags to find out what we actually got because we couldn’t see the goods. When I think about it – it really was the nightmare before Christmas wasn’t it? Now I just want to eat chocolate.

Looking for some pre-Halloween fun? This Friday a couple of great local musicians are playing a 5 à 7 at Le Chateau du Lac in Hudson so you know it’s going to be classy… (full disclosure I never call it that – it’s simply ‘The Chat.’ I feel so grown up.). Morgan Weinmeister and Keith Ford (above) are a great duo that are definitely worth catching.

And… shameless plug coming up (if my editor lets this fly). I am playing at Duke and Devines in Beaurepaire on Saturday night at 8 p.m. with the talented Jen Arditi. Come on out and sing ‘Monster Mash’ with me. Find us on FB for more info @Times2.

The best in local art will be featured during Hudson Artists’ Fall 2018 Art Exhibition and Sale to be held at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre in Hudson. Visitors are invited to come on in to buy or just to browse and take a chance on winning a unique abstract painting, with raffle proceeds going to NOVA. Vernissage Friday, November 2, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For the braver souls out there - A Hypnotic Halloween Ball to benefit the care and feeding of the Storm Shadow Feral Cat Colony will take place Saturday, October 27, from 7 to 11 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hall, (Como Lending Library), 273 Main Road, Hudson. Internationally Acclaimed Past Life Regression Specialist, Aileen W. Donovan and Master of Ceremonies, ‘Salem’s Mr. Tom Bones’ will be hosting a Hauntingly, Hypnotic evening of Halloween delights. All tickets must be purchased in advance. And I love this part – “because you will be experiencing a light state of trance at this event, a standard release form must be signed.” It is mandatory to email aileen@aileendonovan.com to attend. My fave has to be that tickets are: $45 (Only $30 for those who bring a Potluck dish! – Vegetarian food only, please!). I guess hypnotists and mediums work better when well fed… like I said beautiful people, you have to be brave to do this one. Let me know how it goes or who you were in a previous life!

Don’t forget to hit me up at kickinthearts@yourlocaljournal.ca if you have an event, gig or show that you think is a must-see.

Until then my fine ghoulish sweater wearing friends – Sociable!