Ok things are busying up what with it being right on the cusp of the holiday season and just days away from the four-day-food-and-shopping extravaganza known as Thanksgiving weekend. Man, where does the time go?
So down to it.
If you have never been on one of the epicurean expeditions Chef T. has commandeered in Croton you have not truly experienced dining in Newaygo County.
Her dinners are legendary and are intermingled in a most satisfying way with her narrative describing each dish and how it came to join her culinary vitae.
These feasts are held at Hit The Road Joe and you need to make reservations. They fill up quickly so if you miss out, ask to be put on their email list.
This Saturday, Nov. 17th it will be a journey to bayou country with a Cajun Dinner.
And it will not disappoint.
231.652.6020 for info.
The coolest seasonal gifting opportunity in our area tosses open their doors for a grand opening as NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont kicks off the annual Holiday Artists Market. From 10am-2pm Saturday you can browse the artful displays of a wide variety of creative items that beg to be gift wrapped by the fine folks of the Artsplace. Having always been a bit challenged by the wrapping process I stand in awe of their prowess in this area.
The Market will be open through December 29 but opening day is always fun and the transformation that has taken place to set the stage for this tasteful little treasure of a store is always worthy of a look or two.
Mary Poppins is on stage for their second weekend performances at the Grant Fine Arts Center. LionHeart does a great job with all their shows but their musicals have generally been the centerpiece
Check out the review then make plans to attend because community theater is truly a wonderful asset and deserving of our support.
If you’re going through some fireworks withdrawal….particularly if you live on a lake where you get to enjoy them popping off nearly every day all summer long….head to the center of downtown Sparta for a holiday celebration as they kick off start the Christmas season with a fireworks display at 7PM. You can view the winter illumination from the top of the bridge and parking lot near Balyeat Field and enjoy some hot chocolate and treats while mingling under the early night sky for this Santa's Sparkle light. Downtown shops will be open and apparently there’s a marshmallow roast starting at 5pm which can only mean one thing….s’mores.
The Santa Parade in Grand Rapids begins at around 8:50am Saturday morning for those who are fond enough of parades to drive into downtown GR on Saturday morning, find a place to park and good spot to stand so you can freeze your behind off and leave early to find someplace warm.
It’s also usually on tv starting at 9am so….
On Sunday at 2pm There will be a free showing of the documentary Dawnland at Loomis Lodge presented by the Native Circle of Newaygo County. I recall seeing this film and being profoundly moved by what unfolded on the screen.
Here’s an article on the event.
Lots of stuff coming up so count on us to deliver the skinny on a variety of happenings hereabouts.
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