Flyball Governor: An Assemblage of Objects

This way-cool sculpture appeared this week on the grounds of Sutherland Mill (next to the new Saint Sebastian Bridge over canal). By Roger Finch. Created from objects salvaged from this former thread and spinning mill.  There are several ‘hidden’ pieces of art down at this end of the Canal.

Headed for the dock

Lunch picnic in mill courtyard

We’ve had just about perfect weather for field trips. More than 700 students, teachers and chaperons  this week alone!

Judy Gordon takes us on an exploration  of native plant along the Canal twice this weekend, Sat 4/24 at 10 & Sun 4/25 @ 3p. Meet up at Water Pumping station. Don’t forget water, sunscreen…ya’ know

Fred Williams Friday nite Moonlight Music Cruise has only has a few seats left (and its only Tuesday).

Former Enterprise Mill loom fixer Butch Adams got the old loom running and making cloth. Here’s what it looks (and sort of) sounds like.

I just chatted with a Red Hat Lady. She wanted to bring her group on a Canal Moonlight Music Cruise.  I described one of our upcoming performers  as “Classic Rock and Pop,” but she couldn’t hear me too well, because she wanted to know, “what is this, this classy rock and the pop?” Perhaps like the Beatles, I suggested. James Taylor, Crosby Still and Nash? “Oh, for the younger crowd, then?” she replied. That made this baby-boomer smile.

We try to plan some something many tastes for our Moonlight Cruises. I hope the Red Hatters find something to their liking. It is always fun to have them onboard.

April 2 6:30 The Wynns Americana/ bluegrass
April 9 6:30 Galen Kipar Blue Fusion Soul Folk
April 16 6:30 Roger Enevoldsen Oldies vocals and sing-alongs
April 23 6:30 Fred Williams Smooth Jazz
April 30 6:30 Keith Gregory Easy listening pop/ classic rock
May 7 7:00 Tara Scheyer Southern storytelling singer/songwriter
May 21 7:00 Eryn Eubanks & the Family Fold Gospel/bluegrass
May 28 7:00 Paul Roberts Fresh Music All-Star Band Jazz, Broadway and Standards
June 4 7:00 Wayne Capps Guitar/mandolin/vocals, oldies & originals
June 11 7:00 Jim McGaw Dulcimer, traditional and contemporary
June 18 7:00 Impulse Ride Duo acoustic pop/rock
June 25 7:00 Jeff Liberty Blues/Jazz/Americana

Masters Week guests get ready to ride

Luv them orange britches!

It’s been great to see so many tourists come take the Canal tour this week. I like to check the guest book to see where they’re from. TX, WI,CT,MT, MO, CA, NY, IN, KY, UK. Plus a bunch of Augusta visitors who’ve brought along their out-of-towners. Fun  to share our area non-golf history with them.

AT&T is one of our sponsors

April 12-15 the Pedestrian Bridge near Reed Creek and the trail below the Lock Keeper’s Cottage that leads to it will be closed for construction. You can still cross at the Headgate, just like the good old days.