The Suggestion Box: What’s Doing Where
By N3 Entertainment Team
As hoped we dodged a predicted snowfall destined to put a crimp in the quest for spring, and have a few of those glorious April days looming as temps reach into those 60’s and 70’s the staff here at N3 World Headquarters and Meditation Manor are so fond of.
This weekend we’re featuring a pair of musical events happening in our parts as well as a couple of activities being held in The Cloud.
Friday night David Lindley plays the Dogwood’s Black Box starting at 7:30pm and this is a most anticipated concert featuring...
...a performer well known to anyone who recalls reading the liner notes of record albums back in the day.
If you are at all familiar with David Lindley you have had your tickets since he began appearing on the Dogwood schedule. If you are not and you are fortunate enough to score a ticket or two to Friday’s performance, prepare to be a bit amazed at what transpires.
“A David Lindley performance isn’t just an awe inspiring demonstration of string prowess. It’s a portal to far-flung realms, a magic carpet ride skittering around the globe offering vivid glimpses of Jamaica, the Mississippi Delta, Madagascar, Turkey, and Cuba.”-San Jose Mercury News
Lindley is part performer, part musical archivist, part social activist and part comedian. Trust me folks, this will be one memorable concert and as a bonus it will take place in that great club-like setting the Box provides, including the option to sip on a brew or savor a glass of wine if so desired.
Saturday brings a shift in venues as well as musical genres and involves a little drive to the east.
Zellie’s Opry House located in downtown Howard City is well-known to enthusiasts of bluegrass music. Despite always attempting to have our finger on the pulse of all things musical in the Near North we at N3 World Headquarters have yet to attend one of the fine offerings Zellie’s provides.
Saturday at 2pm this comes to an end as we make the trip to HC for an afternoon concert featuring one of the top contemporary bluegrass groups, NewTown. This Kentucky based band boasts some serious musical backgrounds led by the husband and wife duo Jr. and Kati Penn Williams.
The barely younger sibling of my endearing, enduring and downright likeable lifetime spousal companion Lil, plays a mean guitar and is a well versed aficionado of the bluegrass genre. He is impressed enough with NewTown to make the trip up from St. John’s (Michigan not Newfoundland) for the show so I got a good feeling about our inaugural visit to Zellie’s.
Veering a bit from music if you’re looking for some family fun you can test your skills Saturday afternoon in White Cloud by taking part in the Easter Scavenger Hunt. New Life Assembly of God and area businesses are sponsoring the event with successful participants being placed in a drawing for a chance at one of four new bikes.
Registration will begin at 3pm at Grannie’s Kitchen in downtown White Cloud and the day promises to be conducive to some fun outdoor activity.
The cost? It’s free thanks to, Maike’s, Frenchie’s Houseman’s, Rosenberg’s, Sally’s, Grannies, Wesco and Subway along with the fine folks from New Life.
And speaking of White Cloud the Auction Fundraiser for Kids Free Fishing Day that fin-inspired family fun day is going on beginning at 1pm Sunday at the White Cloud Eagles Club.
Look, if you can’t find anything to bid on or you can’t make it to the auction, then drop a few bucks on them anyway because this is a very cool event begun by the late Russell H. Gilbert and carried forth by his family and a sea of volunteers.
Then do yourself a favor. When June finally arrives and the event takes place down at the Mill Pond stop by to witness the goings on.
It is truly a rather remarkable experience
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