Moonlight Madness——Friday, December 17 from 5p.m until 9-ish
Hurrah! Hurray! Again we will light up the night on the evening of December 17 with our Denman Island version of Moonlight Madness. If we are graced with a clear sky we will also be lit up by a waxing, almost full moon. This is an invitation to all lunatics to come out and play. Six island institutions will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 9(ish) p.m. to serve you. Abraxas Books & Gifts is offering 15% off its entire stock excepting cafe and consignment items. Tachi is offering door prizes too! Right next door the Denman Craft Shop ladies will be open and ready to serve you hand(craft) and foot. You are invited to Denman Hardware for Christmas cheer. To celebrate the light they offer lanterns, flashlights, candles and Christmas lights. They’ve got lots of stocking stuffers on the shelves, as well as ho ho hoes and garden supplies. They will also have a free draw for a gift basket.
Across the street smiling Sylvie Schroeder will have her door open. Go say hello and happy madness, she will likely have a treat for you. The General Store will be ready for you as well—Jennifer and crew will have their Madness hats on. Following the luminarias ‘round the corner stop in at the Art Centre. Donna is planning an activity for children inside, while vendors will occupy the porch. If you wish to vend on the porch please contact me at 335-1802. Fireweed will be there with whatever is left of the Animal Sanctuary fundraising calendars she has created. Get one while you can, supplies are limited and support a heart-full endeavor.
Finally, the Earth Club Factory Guest House/Bistro will be open serving food and drink. If it’s a nice night they will have a fire going outside to warm the evening and hopefully inspire some song. Donna and Sheldon weren’t sure who but they hope to have musicians inside the venue to entertain diners from 5-9. For me it’s always a pleasure to walk the luminaria path up to the Bistro to enjoy the fire towards the end of the evening. I am grateful as well to dine there with my crew after setting out and lighting the 300 luminarias. Please come out and enjoy this delightful island tradition, doing our part to keep Denman weird(er).