Cut clutter wisely
If clutter-busting is on your list of new year’s resolutions, resist the urge to rush out this weekend and stock up on baskets and bins. Instead, spend time first paring your possessions, assessing what’s left and planning where to put those things. Thinking that through will save you from wasting money on containers that aren’t right for the job.
Be sure to study and measure your storage space before you shop. That will ensure you use the space most efficiently and buy containers that fit.
Same show, new network
Cougar Town, the Courteney Cox comedy which spent three seasons on ABC, is finally back for a fourth — but now on TBS. The season premiere, at 10 p.m. Tuesday, picks up a week after the marriage of Jules (Cox) and Grayson (Josh Hopkins), with plenty of banter, wine and innuendo. And there is more than one reference to the show’s change of venue, including an onscreen graphic saying: “Thanks, TBS. Can we curse on TV now?”
Cabin fever reliever
Wondering about all the construction at the Akron Zoo? Grab the kids, get out for a few hours and learn about what’s happening at the zoo. Each Saturday in January, the zoo will offer crafts, stories, activities and hot chocolate for everyone.
Admission to the Cabin Fever Reliever, which runs between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., is free with admission to the zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave.
Rock cello concert
New York-based indie rock cellist Christopher Bell will perform music from his fourth full-length album, Cashing In On My Mistakes, along with Kent band Stuff It!alian at 9 p.m. Thursday at Buzzbin Art & Music Shop, 339 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. The show is free.
Cookbook club in Ellet
The Good Cook, the cookbook club at the Ellet Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, meets the first Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library, 2470 E. Market St., Akron.
The upcoming book selections are Weight Watchers Food Talk (Tuesday) and Hungry Girl Meal-Mania (Feb. 5).
The club is free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-784-2019 or email email@example.com.
New in your paper
Look in the Beacon Journal every Monday starting tomorrow for American Profile, a magazine focusing on hometown life in the Midwest.
Stories will focus on people, places, lifestyles and food of the region, health trends, current issues and celebrity news.