The week ahead: Time to vote and go back to school

voteLast week seemed to just fly by.

Did you take advantage of the sales tax holiday? If not you aren’t alone. My own family sat it out this year. Still, we have reports that the stores, especially the big box retailers, were seeing some brisk business as folks took advantage of not having to pay sales tax.

Thursday is Election Day in Davidson County. You may view ballots at this link. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and don’t forget to bring your photo ID.

Another key thing to be on the lookout for this week is school starting back in Antioch.

Students attending Metro Public Schools will report for a half-day Wednesday, August 3. They’ll be off Thursday but on Friday, first through 12th grade will have a full day of class and the Pre-K and Kindergarten programs will have a half day. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday are teacher inservice days and students do not report.

Lighthouse Christian School, on Blue Hole Road, resumes classes for all students on August 5. There will be various activities at the school, including teacher inservice, orientation, and open house for new families during the week.

Ezell-Harding Christian School will begin classes on August 4 for a half-day. First through 12th grade will have full days starting Friday. They too will have a variety of activities his week leading up to school starting.

As always, there will be lots of kids at bus stops and heading to and from school. Be alert! Also be aware of the impact school traffic can have on your commute.

The Farmer’s Market will be in front of the library again this week from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. They anticipate having vendors selling dog treats, homemade soups, homemade pastas, local produce, jams and jellies, breads, seasonings, beans, rice, beef, pork, chicken, eggs, vegan smoothies and cookies, Italian ice, and fresh Atlantic seafood. Head on down and support our Farmer’s Market Monday.

Tuesday, the Metro Council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the David Scobey Council Chamber at One Public Square. Here’s the agenda.

Are you into yoga? If so, you might want to check out the FREE yoga class held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Southeast Branch Library.

As far as weather goes, let us just accept the reality that it is going to be hot. Expect highs in the mid-90s and low in the low 70s. There is a 60 percent chance of rain Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.