Suggestion Box: Freezin’ Season, Hugo’s Hunchback, Some Standup, Tunes, Talks, and Tigers on the Horizon
By the N3 Entertainment Guide Guru
I know, I know you’re tired of it. Winter has been showing a little bitterness of late and like the mail for a postal worker it just keeps coming and coming and…
Well, you get the drift (no pun intended) and we get that it can be a challenge but as long as the Old Man lingers we may as well make the best of it and the only way to do that is to jump right into the teeth of it and shake out some badly needed fun.
Remember a few weeks back when we were touting the Freezin’ Season Winter Carnival? You know the one that got cancelled because the doggone weather wouldn’t even cooperate for a frosty festival, deciding instead to toss out an ice storm that cancelled the activities?
Well it’s back and it is scheduled for this Saturday. That’s right, regardless of the Old Man’s effort to put a damper on even this ray of winter fun the organizers , bless their little pea pickin hearts, have regrouped and will be churning out some wintry whoopee beginning at 1pm at the Welcome Center located at 4684 Evergreen (mM37)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Intro to Ice Fishing
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sledding
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Winter Bird Feeding Craft and Presentation
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Snowshoe/Hike the North Country Trail
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Build a Bat or Bird House
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Chili Cook-Off Judging and Fishing Trip Drawing
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Winter Night Photography presentation and activity
Carnival goers will also learn about Michigan's natural environment, plants, and animals during the winter months and be able to try out new ways to stay active outdoors and how to stay safe with fire/heaters during the cold months.
Take that you wretched false forecasting rodent who had the nerve to promise an early spring.
Did you see the review Ms. Megan Wirts did on the Grant High School production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame?
Well it’s epic and will make you want to go and besides supporting high school theater is one of those very cool things you can do while providing an evening of exceptional entertainment. These kids work hard and deserve not just an audience but one that will deliver a response that will make all their hard work worthwhile.
Like I said read the review.
Speaking of our Ms. Wirts she is doing her stand up comedy thing at Hennessey's Irish Pub in Muskegon ( 885 Jefferson St) at 8pm Friday. If you've seen her perform and heard about this you're likely to be already going but if you're not a Megafan of Megan yet, she is definitely one funny lady.
Have you caught the Acoustic Lunch scene at Newaygo Brewing Co. yet? The Loomans are delivering some great music to go with their fine brews and to-die-for pizza. This week it’s Nathan Dill squeezing out some sultry sounds on jazz guitar. Head for downtown Newaygo Saturday 12-4pm and you will not be sorry.
Other upcoming events?
Check out the Great Decisions Speaker Series latest offering at the Dogwood Tuesdays at noon. This is some real thought provoking stuff folks and if you’re the kind of person who actually desires and craves some well thought out ideas from people you won’t find on facebook or one of the panel driven cable news (and I use the word ‘news’ in only the broadest sense) shows check one or more of these out. There are two more after this week so don’t delay.
This week the topic will be “Life after the Arab Uprisings and the Islamic State” with Rania Abouzeid, author of "No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria" so come on down and get yourself some real skinny on what’s going on in our world.
Wednesday night is Tall Cop Presents “High In Plain Sight” a free program with free dinner and free child care and a boatload of what you need to know about the current drug culture.
Thursday Brooks Township will be the site of a presentation on Climate Change by George Heartwell. Yes, I know there are those who have yet to believe in the whole climate change thing but then again there are those who still don’t believe the world is round so opinions are like... well like a lot of things everyone has.
Stay warm and stay hopeful. Spring Training games are in full bloom and Opening Day at CoPa is just 27 days away...though I fear we could be in for another long season fellow Tiger fans.
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