Getting Over Sleeping Beauty

By on 13 March, 2013 in Art, Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Thanks to Hans Christian Anderson, the Grimm Brothers, and Disney, many of us have a negative opinion of anyone who spins. Well, rethink that folks – this is 2013, not 1320 and spinning is cool! Besides, even if you are, dear reader, a Beauty, the chances that you would be allowed to sleep one hundred years in this age is slim to none. Now, I did not say that you might feel like you could sleep one hundred years–that is quite a different thing. And that Prince Charming? Really? I mean, Really? So! Be not afraid. Head right on over to Old Alabama Town where everything is groovy and see the Juried Show now on exhibit at the Loeb Center.

The show is enjoying its second year as part of an annual Alabama Fiber Arts Festival sponsored by The Alabama State Council on the Arts and Old Alabama Town. In addition to the exhibit, a two day event on March 22 and March 23 will offer workshops, demonstrations and a fiber market. All events are free and open to the public — so no evil fairies can complain of being left out. Come on! Think ahead and find some cool Christmas presents!

The fun starts at 11 a.m. on Friday. At 6 p.m. all exhibits are tucked away so folks can attend a “Meet and Greet” with door prizes and food. You need a ticket, but those are easily obtained at the hospitality table by the bake sale. Yes, yes, there is a large trellis there, but those are grape vines — not one thorny bush will keep you from anything (FORGET the Sleeping Beauty thing!). Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. So go get your vegetables for the week at the Curb Market and then drive on to Old Alabama Town. It’s the thing to do. Enter through Lucas Tavern at 310 North Hull Street. For more information on the Fiber Festival (I doubt they will provide much about Sleeping Beauty) contact (note the word “safe”).

So leave your childhood fears, fantasies and flights behind and go have a ball at Warped, Twisted and Tangled.

Karren Pell is a writer, teacher, and performer who lives with her husband, Tim Henderson, and an assortment of cats and dogs in Capitol Heights. She is the author of three books. Her musical compositions range from commercial songs to theatrical works, with five musical adaptations to her credit.

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