Behind the Scenes-September 2017

Save the Dates: 9/9/17 & 10/14/17

Boat of glass

A Boatload of Chihuly Art

I bought a booth at the Sachse Methodist Church for the “Community Market Place” on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. I’ll be there with my books and a few odds and ends for purchase. The church is located at 1520 Blackburn Road, Sachse, Texas. Blackburn is an extension of Campbell Road. The church is on the south side of the street, just east of Murphy Road. Should be great fun and raise money for missions supported by the United Methodist Women’s Group (UMW).

“Ask the Authors”

How to share the book in you.

Save the date: 10/14/2017

I’m excited about our upcoming event. Four local authors provide a boatload of information for people who want to write a book. While looking for the perfect venue for the event, I happened to meet Cheryl Mabry, the Director of the Wylie Art Gallery. She will host our “Ask the Author” Panel and Open House, starting at 2:30 with the panel from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The OPEN HOUSE follows from 3:30-6:30. Visit with the authors and see the fabulous artwork. The Wylie Art Gallery is located at 201 North Ballard Street in Wylie where you find cool shops, restaurants, coffee shops and a winery.  I’ll have more details for you in the next Roving Ruth.


I had the opportunity in August to hang out with my 14-year-old grandson and 15- year-old granddaughter. What a treat! I may write about it.


We are home from an exciting trip to Banff with the Road Scholar program. This is not the first Road Scholar program, as we attended their program in Lafayette, Louisiana several years ago. They do a “bang up” good trip with education more in-depth information and history before visiting each site. We flew into Calgary, traveled to Banff on a big bus, and they took care of everything from food to airline tickets, most meals, the bus and free time. I WILL write about the trip. It was fabulous, educational and much, much cooler than August in Texas.