It would be a lie to say we haven’t seen anything like it in 100 years. Ninety-nine years? That’s more like it.
On August 21, the United States will witness its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. We’ll be close to the bull’s-eye at Cranberry’s, with the Moon covering 86% of the Sun around 2:30 in the afternoon. Staunton’s main library will be hosting a viewing event from 2-4 p.m, and they’ll be giving away 200 pairs of special glasses to help you look at the eclipse without going blind. (Hey, just in case you need to be reminded: DO NOT LOOK AT THE ECLIPSE WITHOUT SPECIAL GLASSES. It will ruin your eyes!)
We at Cranberry’s are getting into the action early with a special Eclipse Edition of Trivia Night on Monday, August 14, at 7 p.m. Science and Superstition will be the theme as we enjoy our monthly round of trivia, food, drink, fun, and prizes. Our kitchen staff is also busy preparing a special eclipse-theme dessert to enjoy leading to day when the darkness interrupts our sunshine.
As big as the eclipse is going to be, that’s nothing compared to the splendiferous day we’re expecting in September, when thousands of wizards and muggles descend upon Staunton for the 2nd annual Queen City Potter Party. Cranberry’s will host special Harry Potter editions of Trivia Night, and we’ll again conduct “The Search for Harry Potter” throughout our Grocery. We’ll also have House Candles and butterbeer for sale, and the Eatery will tempt you with a Polyjuice Potion Smoothie. Check out the website (https://www.potterpartyva.com/). You won’t want to miss it!
See you soon!
Joseph, Sierra, Rob, Jen, Kristin, Sarah, Kendra, Greg, Mary, Angela, Nick, Tyler, Nicole, and Kody.