Rain, rain, go away.
Come again another day…

Another gray day. How many days of rain have we had in a row now? Anyone else affected by the steady drizzle that has fallen for a week? I need a pick-me-up, to put some pep in my step again. The Halloween candy helps, but the sugar crash is killing me already (Don’t tell the kids!).

I think I need something to look forward to. Shall we check to see what is going on in London, Ontario this weekend that might get us all a little more chipper as we start into November?


There is still time to take in “Calendar Girls” at the Grand Theatre. The production is about a group of women who work together to raise funds for their local hospital. A couch is their goal, but the method they use to raise the money is slightly unorthodox – posing nude engaged in various everyday club activities for the pages of a calendar for sale. The story is fun and would be a welcome bit of laughter this time of year. The show runs until November 10th, 2012, with ticket prices starting at $31.64 for kids, up to $73.45 for adults. Couldn’t you use a laugh?

How about taking in some local artwork? The Michael Gibson Gallery has two new exhibitions starting today. Both James Kirkpatrick and John Kissick will have their unique brands of artwork proudly on display there from November 1-24, 2012. These are two very different artists, but both well worth a visit to explore. James Kirkpatrick is a London native that has exhibited his work all across North America. While he draws and paints, the interest lies in his sculptures and the incorporation of sound into them. The pieces on display will include electronic instruments, as well as sound sculptures. “Sounds” like an interesting combination to me.

In contrast, John Kissick will have his colourful paintings on display as well. Kissick was trained as a painter and writer. He has held several academic positions in both Canada & the US, plus has had exhibitions there and in Europe. He has also received a number of grants and awards. This month, the one to judge his merit is You though!

What else is going on? I know! What about getting into the festive spirit by checking out all the twinkling beauty of the 23rd Annual Holiday Home Tour. Even better, at the same time you will be raising money for the Thames Valley Children’s Centre Auxiliary, which assists children with physical and developmental challenges, plus kids with communication issues and autism. The tour walks you through five London-area homes that have been decorated indoors and out by top designers. A twilight tour will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 from 6-10 pm. Daylight tours will be held on November 3-4, 2012 from 10 am – 4 pm. Tickets are $50 for the Twilight Tour and $25 for Daylight Tours. All for a good cause and exploring these gorgeous homes is certain to put a smile on your face!

And before I forget, don’t forget to put your clocks back an hour on Sunday for the end of Daylight Savings Time. Here’s hoping a spot of sunshine will warm us too. Have a great weekend!