1) Many things have changed as I get older, but one thing remains constant: I love to shop. Mall, strip mall, average or super-sized discount store, shopping is a great hobby. The Hen and Chicks Barn Market, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Brian and Jenny Stuckwisch Farm, 5602 E. County Road 100N, Seymour, will feature more than 20 antique, shabby chic and vintage dealers from southern Indiana. The vendors will offer furniture, quilts, re-purposed farm items, jewelry and a variety of other merchandise. Several local restaurants will serve their specialties for lunch. Photo spots, musical entertainment and informative talks by several vendors. For driving directions or more information, see the Hen and Chicks Barn Market page on Facebook, or visit the blog at henandchicksbarnmarket.blogspot.com.
2) It’s all well and good when fashion is done under the guise of ars gratia artis. That said, I love fashion shows that work for a greater good, such as Strut for Change. This fashion show, a senior project, has an androgynous tone and execution that, it is hoped, will raise awareness about gender stereotypes and how they can lead to domestic violence and sexual assault. Funds raised will go to Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. The show is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St.