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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

The Weekend Wanderer

Posted August 14, 2009 11:14 a.m. EDT

Today marks the start of a new Friday feature here on the Carolina Conversations blog. Let’s call it The Weekend Wanderer. I’ll throw out what I’m doing for the weekend and what I think might be fun to do if I had the time. And you are invited to chime in with your own plans and activities and those that you think our bloggers might like.

Cindy and I plan to dine tomorrow night with some dear friends at 18 Seaboard in Raleigh. Then we will go see my son’s band play at Lincoln Theatre in the City Market area of Raleigh. Will plays drums for a great new band called The Groves. Their song list is comprised of mostly original tunes with a 60’s British flavor. Nice stuff! And I’m very proud of Will’s work on percussion. They’ve just finish work on their debut album and it will be released soon. That’s The Groves Saturday night at Lincoln Theatre at 126 E. Cabarrus St. Be there and, believe me, you won’t be square!

I also have a book signing and musical gig in Chatham County tomorrow morning but I’m waiting to get directions. I hope the Methodist women haven’t forgotten about me.

If I had the time I would hit the road for Bakersville in the mountains near Roan Mountain. Jack Dellinger will be running his historical gristmill on Cane Creek Saturday from 10 in the morning til 4 in the afternoon. It is a beautiful setting. Jack is a marvelous guy. He used to work for IBM and helped to develop the software that put man on the moon. Today, he’s keeping a family tradition alive by running Dellinger’s Mill. Here’s a link to Jack’s web site: http://tinyurl.com/lcya6h

What about you? Will you going to the Jimmy V Gala with Lyle Lovette’s band? Please share your plans for the initial edition of The Weekend Wanderer.