Make plans: Get your mulch; enjoy art, craft show

It’s October, the beginning of the last quarter of 2017. Time to make plans for all the things you want to do before the end of the year.

Some important items to remember in connection with Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management:

Mulch/compost day

The final Friday mulch and/or compost loading day will be Oct. 27. This program runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. every Friday from April through October.

For $10 we will load your truck or trailer with a 3-yard scoop of mulch or compost. See for more information.

Don’t discard, reuse

The 13th annual Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at The Commons. The Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District and other sponsors are pleased to present free to the community, the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show, a juried show featuring more than 70 professional artists who creatively reuse and recycle materials into art.

Some of the artists selected for the show are from the local community, but artists will be coming from all over Indiana and surrounding states. New Albany resident Kent Epler is this year’s featured artist. He specializes in creating fiber art sculptures in the form of figures (some life size) that range from cowboys and pirates to fantasy creatures.

Admission is free to see the beauty in the worn leather coats, mismatched silverware, broken dishes and old sweaters repurposed into art. All of the art is for sale, so this is a great place to shop for those hard-to-buy for people in your life.

Some of the more unusual items include jewelry made from dried acrylic paints, antique buttons and silverware or hand bags made from scrap clothing and gently used kilts.

There will be furniture and wooden items made from historic Indiana barns and wood scraps from Costa Rica. For information on the artists selected this year, go online at: 2017.html.