As The Beaver Moon Hovers Overhead, Daylight Saving Time Ends

After a week of chilly Halloweening, Partner Carding and settling into November’s heat wave, this weekend is gonna continue in overdrive for area nonprofits. Saturday, alone, is enough to make one substitute running shoes for stilettos. For instance, there’s Girls Innovate: YWPN STEM Challenge at NorthPark, Zoo To Do at the Dallas Zoo, Jubilee’s 20th Anniversary at the Omni, 2017 DSM Gala at Fair Park’s Music Hall, the Collin County Heart Ball at The Star, Yellow and Black Tie Gala at Renaissance Richardson Hotel, Art for Advocacy at General Datatech and A Conversation with Marty Turco at the Westin Galleria just to name a few.

Daylight Savings Time end

But don’t let all these fundraisers distract you from a last “Must Do” on Saturday. Yup, it’s that time to set those clocks back an hour as Daylight Savings Time ends officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday. So, before joining Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, set your clocks back one hour. In other words, the sun will shining a bit earlier in the morning and the moon will be smiling at you in drive-home traffic.

Just in case, you’re needing some cocktail topics. Drop this little gem: Saturday will be a lunar showcase with a full moon overhead. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, it’s called the Full Beaver Moon because “the colonists and the Algonquin tribes because this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.”

A Gentle Reminder: Spring An Hour Forward This Weekend

Clock confusion

Spring break gets underway this weekend, but so does that infamous Daylight Savings Time start.

So, after you finish partying on Greenville and before you tuck yourself in for bed Saturday night, turn your clocks ahead an hour. If you don’t, you’re gonna be arriving at church as everyone else is heading to brunch.

BTW, you’ll get that hour back on Sunday, November 5.

Sunday Is The Time To Tick-Tock Back Your Clocks An Hour

Vacheron Constantin timepieces (File photo)

Vacheron Constantin timepieces (File photo)

Congratulations! You and practically everyone you know have won something you’ve been wanting for ages — an extra hour of sleep. Actually, it’s the hour that you lost last spring. This Sunday just after midnight, clocks in North Texas will move back one, whole hour.

It’s all a part of the game that Father Time plays twice a year. Why not use the extra hour to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon mon

oxide detectors?

MySweetCharity Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend

Don’t forget that you get that extra hour of sleep Sunday, marking the end of Daylight Savings Time. So, set your clocks back an hour. . . even that one clock that you always forget.

If you have an atomic clock, leave it be. It will take some time (no pun intended), but it will come around. And, no, an atomic clock does not run on atomic power. You’ll still need to check the batteries.

And don’t forget to change the batteries in those smoke detectors.

MySweetCharity Reminder: Daylight Saving Time Begins

It may only be Wednesday, but it’s never too early to remind one that Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday. Now, don’t get in a panic. You have plenty of time to reset the clocks. . . even the one in your car. But still with many focused on the upcoming spring break, we just thought you might want to jot down a note to move your clocks ahead an hour.

MSC elf hint: Try not to set up too many “must do’s” the three days following the time change. Smarter folks than the elves have noted that people tend to be more irritated and anxious during that time period. It takes a bit of time to adjust to the loss of the hour. Instead set aside some time to be nice to yourself. You deserve it.

REMINDER: March Forward, Be Smart, Be Safe

Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend, so remember to reset your clocks Saturday night an hour ahead before you go to bed. While you’re at it, you might want to check the batteries in your smoke/fire detectors, too. If you want to score major gold stars, check on your elderly friends and families to see if their detectors have healthy batteries, too.

Speaking of marching forward, there are going to be a rather large number of people parading on Greenville tomorrow for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Suggestion: You might want to do any shopping on Greenville today.