The Suggestion Box
What’s The Buzz This Week?
By N3 Entertainment Team
I know, I know, it’s not the weekend, but this week is filled with activity centered around the National Baby Food Festival (NBFF) and beyond, thus the mindful and ever-inquiring staff at N3 World Headquarters and Kayak Launching Site has seen fit to toss out an unprecedented early week version of the timeless pre-weekend classic guide to area fun.
The Suggestion Box has been helping Near Northians and our most welcome visitors with crucial info highlighting the best our area offers for nearly 3 months now and...
... while a quarter of a year may not seem like an extensive period of time the concept has been embraced as a panacea for those looking to capture the essence of the region according to the extensive studies done by our crack research team.
Well, team might not be the correct term. Actually its just one guy who after asking dozens of people about it found someone who thought they might have glanced at it though she wasn't quite sure but kind of remembered reading something about a band once.
A ringing endorsement in anyone's book I should think.
But enough about us. Here's a few happenings to check out and look for more to come in a couple of days.
Rock On Good People.
These are both kick-offs to the main event but worthy beginnings they are indeed. The Dogwood Center is hosting a showing of The NeverEnding Story. You can check out the details on our home page but if you’ve never seen this classic tale, as I did some 50 or 60 times during the younger years of my children’s lives, make it a point to grab some popcorn and settle in for a little fantasy film indulgence. The flick starts at 7:30pm and while admission is free, donations are most cheerfully accepted.
Ok, when the movie’s over you still have ample time to book it out to the Stephen F. Wessling Observatory at the corner of Stone and Baseline where from 8:30pm- 11:00pm the Dark Sky Astronomers will host a Star Party where one can do a little up-close perusal of the heavens above. We have mentioned the events at the Wessling before and highly recommend you take in one of these celestial gatherings.
And if you want to get a kid geeked up about science, this is an optimal place to pique that interest and send your child on the road to what might very well be a PhD in astronomy or perhaps a ticket on that first flight to Mars or even just learning all the words to Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’
The NBFF gets going in earnest with all kinds of activities lining the downtown Fremont area. Today the Kid’s Expo pours a slew of activities and various vendors onto Main Street from 11am-2pm. The Community Stage will be hosting a bean bag toss at 2pm, a turtle race at 3pm and a frog jumping contest at 4pm.
After those must-sees is the annual TrueNorth’s Annual Picnic at Vet’s Park from 5pm-7:30pm. For a mere dollar per person minimum donation you can enjoy all the fun of a picnic without the preparation generally required. The other upside is that your donation goes to support the absolutely amazing array of services this splendid organization provides toward improving the quality of life for all in our community so don’t be shy about boosting that buck a plate contribution to a bit more if you can afford it.
There’s a Kid’s Parade from 5:30-6pm and if you are a Christian Music aficionado tonight’s concert features Steeple Hill beginning at 7pm in the park.
If you are looking for a little historical fun check out Dave Dougan’s latest presentation involving “Colorful Characters of Newaygo County” at the Newaygo Museum starting at 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm). Mr. Dougan is a life-long resident and compelling story-teller and will spin the tale of ‘Abbie Titus, Barber at Liar’s Corner in Grant’.
Free admission but any donations go to support the many activities offered by our ever-evolving gemstone of local history so give a thought about ponying up a bit.
There. That should keep you hopping in the early part of the week. Check out the midway, grab an elephant ear, and stroll about the celebration for the product that has not only provided a wide variety of foods for several generations of little ones but one whose glass containers also serve to fill the shelves of workshops, basement benches and garage cupboards throughout mankind holding various screws, nails, nuts, washers, and their ilk in place for when that special need arises.
Features and Fun
Concerts, Plays, Happenings, Local Recipes, Gardening, Entertainment, Charities, Fundraisers, upcoming events, Theater, Activities, Tech, and much more.
“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.”
- Eric Qualman