Photo by Anthony Mathenia
The First Unitarian Church on Third Street in Alton.
Edwardsville and Alton area residents decompressing and celebrating the end of a heated election season are invited to the Weekend of Something Better at First Unitarian Church of Alton on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Evening plans include a fall dinner featuring desserts created by Alton’s newest downtown bakery, Frost. The first set of the spoken word and concert program includes personal, true stories read by the original authors based upon the Something Better theme. Perhaps best-known under her professional pseudonym, Adrianna Larkin, the second set will spotlight Nancy Herold. An award-winning singer-songwriter, Nancy renders dulcet tones with “story in song” and acoustic originals performed solo with a guitar.
An all-gender workshop mini-retreat includes 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. sessions. Offerings include mindstitching, build-a-box of blessings, papermaking, water marbling, drumming, essential oils make-and-take, an open discussion on the law of attraction and a spoken word workshop. Most workshops are free; some have a small fee. Onsite massage appointments can also be scheduled. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.
A special church service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, will carry through on the theme with readings from two additional original spoken word authors. The Rev. Dawn Fortune will speak from the pulpit.
Workshops, dinner and the spoken word and concert can all be reserved at SignUpGenius.
A Facebook page, The Weekend of Something Better, also provides details.
All events will take place at First Unitarian Church of Alton, 110 E. Third St., Alton. Dinner tickets are $15, by reservation only. Spoken word and concert tickets are $15, available by reservation or at the door, until capacity.