Good morning and welcome to Friday. Today is not just any Friday, but for many of us, today is the beginning of an extended vacation that lasts through to the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
Alas, the holiday season officially begins.
The purchasing power of PJs
Good news for those of us who want to ease into the frenzy and maybe spend as much time in our pjs as possible. The fine retailing folks in West Concord are not only making that possible, but will pay us for it as well... sort of.
Beginning at 5 a.m., tomorrow, Nov. 19, you can roll out of bed, grab your wallet and head on over to Debra’s Natural Gourmet on Commonwealth Avenue and begin saving 20 percent off of everything in the store, even sale items. The special goes on until 9 a.m. Wait, it gets even better. Not only do you save your hard-earned money, you can roam the isles in your pajamas. That’s right, bed-head and all, just step into your slippers and shuffle on over to Debra’s and begin your holiday food shopping from a wide selection of fresh and wholesome products. Do so in your pajamas and get a free muffin made right in the store’s kitchen. Yum!
In years past, the line to get into Debra's at 5 a.m., stretched down the street, so don't forget your flannel robe and maybe even your blankie, to keep you warm.
This brief and unique shopping experience kicks off the 21st annual West Concord Early Bird Sale, created by Debra’s Natural Gourmet.
Once you’re finished up at Debra’s, head on over to Nashoba Brook Bakery and receive 50 percent off of any loaf of bread purchased from 7-9 a.m. We all know how wonderfully fresh and delicious the bread is there. Dabbler’s Hobbies + Cafe opens up at 7 a.m., also and is serving free coffee and pastry to those of us still in our pajamas. Everyone receives 20 percent off their purchases until 9 a.m. The Potting Shed does not require us to wear our pajamas, (but please wear something) but recommends stopping by with a donation for Toys For Tots. Doing so will save you 35 percent off seconds. All purchases between 6-10 a.m. will receive a free Nantucket jewelry ensemble.
Bring your flannel-swathed self (no Frederick's of Hollywood, please) into Reflections from 8-10 a.m., and receive 25 percent off of your purchase. Concord Flower Shop is handing out roses to pajama-clad customers, and Concord Teacakes is handing out cookies.
I could go on and on. Reasons To Be Cheerful is serving coffee and pastries. Concord Firefly will open at 7 a.m. with surprise discounts and goodies. Check out the flier by clicking here .
Dabbling with Prime Time
Other good news about our friends in West Concord. Dabbler’s was featured on Chronicle’s What’s New segment on Nov. 15. Check out the video by clicking here.
Jazz and poetry
Before I sign off, I just want to remind you about the afternoon jazz concert Sunday to benefit the Massachusetts chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Emerson Hospital physician Elliot Steger and his jazz quartet take the stage at 3 p.m. It is held at Indian Hill Music School in Littleton. Tickets are $20 each and 90 percent of the sales go toward the cause.
To purchase tickets, again, please click here or contact Nancy Crowley at (978) 402-0088 or email@example.com. Tickets will be available at the door; subject to availability.
Also on Sunday, poet Lisa Olstein will read from her award-winning work at 3 p.m., at the Concord Free Public Library. Lisa is part of the Weekend Poetry Series, another program sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.
For more information, please call (866) 447-0009.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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