• Just in case you missed it, The Tenth Annual John M. Watson Memorial Concert will be presented on Friday,   March 6, 2015 in the Hayden Auditorium at Hiram College.  The Orchid Ensemble will take the stage at  7:30 p.m. offering a much-praised program of innovative music combining Asian and Western reference points, using ancient musical instruments and commissioning modern composers such as Dawn Sonntag, Associate Professor of Music at Hiram College.  The Orchid Ensemble will premiere a composition by Prof. Sonntag which includes the Hiram College Chamber Singers.  A Juno Award nomination is indicative of the  group’s standing in  the area of World Music.  The world comes to us!  Don’t miss this.

• “The Y” is now functioning in Garrettsville at the Park Ave. building, with programs—Silver Sneakers and Silver Fit, for instance—for active older adults.  Check with your insurance carriers to see if they will cover part of the cost (Senior–$22, Senior Couple–$34).  The Wellness Center is in operation from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Check with Phil Britton for more information, at 330-469-2044 or pbritton@clevelandymca.org

• Don’t forget that we get to set clocks ahead one hour this weekend.  It’ll be dark in the evenings again for awhile but this may be that itty-bitty light at the end of the winter tunnel.  Let’s hope that March, having roared in like a lion, will prance out like a lamb, a warm lamb.

•  In case you missed the notice earlier, the James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open on Tuesday, March 17 for Saint Patrick’s Day…AND the monthly meeting, which is usually on the third Monday of the month, will be held that evening (March 17).  Stop in at the Mott Building  for a “sip and sup” of something green, take a look at some of the holdings of the society, give a thought to becoming part of the organization.  Top o’ the marnin’ to ye.