March 2018 Newsdumpster

MARCH 2018

Saguaros Can Showcase With More Than Two Arms. But You Already Knew That.

Welcome to the last full month of our 2018 Further West Tour, which began in December. March brings us to this year's furthest point west, namely, Arizona. As you may know, Arizona is the main US repository of the great saguaro cactus, made famous in countless western movies and cartoons. They have been an inspiration to us, as we have always tried to emulate the enthusiasm and joie de vivre that these great plants appear to, but do not really, exude.

People have asked us about our peculiar habit of raising our arms in many of our photos. It's called showcasing and we do it for the following reasons:

  • It mimics the noble saguaro cactus, sort of.
  • It promotes good posture.
  • It draws the eye upwards, away from Ken's receding chin.
  • It mimics the great game-show hostesses presenting their prizes, sort of.
  • If we're far away, it makes us more visible.
  • Gives us something to do with at least one of our arms.
  • In Japan, you throw up your arms and shout "Banzai!" as a celebratory expression. in order to put his shirt on, Ken's mom used to trick him into doing this until he was 21.
  • If other people are between us, it makes them look more important, sort of.

After our show in Arizona, we do several more in New Mexico, including two at our beloved La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa, where we will also spend more than a glorious week before powering our way back to Vermont, with several more shows along the way.

Part 1 and Part 2 of our 2018 Further West Tour are now full to burstin'. Part 3 is now underway and promises to be much like the other two.

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Sunday, March 4th, 2:00-3:00 PM
Prescott Public Library
215 E. Goodwin Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Admission: free. Concert in Founder's Suite. Sponsored by the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.

Tuesday, March 6th, 6:30-7:30 PM
Fuller Lodge Art Center
Pajarito Room
2132 Central Ave.
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Los Alamos County Library System and the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.

Saturday, March 10th, 7:00-7:45 PM and
Wednesday, March 14th, 7:00-7:45 PM
La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa
311 Marr Street
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Admission for both shows is free. Sponsored by La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa.
Friday, March 16th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Silver City Public Library
515 West College Avenue
Silver City, NM 88061
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, March 20th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Siloam Springs Public Library
205 E. Jefferson St.
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Siloam Springs Public Library.

Thursday, March 22nd, 7:00-8:00 PM
Conway Public Library
1900 W. Tyler Street
Conway, AR 72034
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Conway Public Library.

Monday, March 26th, 4:00-5:00 PM
Alleghany County Library
115 Atwood Street
Sparta, NC 28675
Admission: free. Sponsored by the Alleghany County Library.

Saturday, April 7th, 2:00-3:00 PM
William Hall Library
1825 Broad Street
Cranston, RI 02905
Admission: free. Sponsored by the William Hall Library.

Think you can get rid of us that easily?  Think again--way more shows here.

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