Saturday update

Yesterday I mentioned that there is a new dessert place, Rolling Sweets, at 26 S. Second. Michael of the One901 blog went by there and took a video: What is rolled ice cream? and he has a review of the place. I’ve got to get by there and check them out soon. Maybe today!

I finally paid a visit to the new and improved Flying Saucer last night. They expanded the kitchen without taking away any seating room, and actually expanded the number of seats in the place. They have more flat-screen TVs above the bar (3 at each end), giving customers more options when they want to see “their” game. They have live music during happy hour on Fridays. I like the improvements, but I also like it that it is still the Saucer I recognize.

… Unfortunately, it was the wrong place to try and have a BBQ meeting. This was an official board meeting wrapping up the 2017 BBQ season, which we are required by law to have as an LLC. We were spread out over two tables and a booth, and due to all the ambient noise it was hard for people sitting on the ends to hear each other. I will have more on the content of the meeting at a later date.

The Sandlot plays on the big screen at the Orpheum this afternoon at 2 as part of its summer movie series. Doors open at 1 and there will be trivia and a Wurlitzer organ concert prior to this 1993 movie about kids coming of age. It’s rated PG due to some language and kids chewing tobacco.

Your Inner Yogi starts a 5-week series of Hip-Hop Yoga classes today at their studio at 10 North Second Street from 3 to 4:30. Certified yoga teacher Kandace Stewart will guide students through a vinyasa flow to the energetic music of your favorite hip-hop and R&B tunes.

Arepa901 and the Fuel food truck will be at RiverPlay pop-up park on Riverside from 3 to 10 today. The TapBox will also be there serving 10 craft beers.

Steal a Game, Steal a Taco: Taco Bell had a deal where everyone gets a free taco if a visiting team beat a home team in the NBA Finals. Golden State sealed the deal with a 118-113 victory in Cleveland. Tuesday, June 13 is free taco day. One free taco per customer.

The Gibson 5K is tonight. This is a fundraising race for St. Patrick Community Outreach, which helps the Vance Avenue community by feeding the hungry, providing education, and encouraging individual development.

That’s it for now. Time to go to the places and do the things. Back tomorrow with more news.