Some hints for you weekend wanderers
By N3 staff
The Gathering returns to Brooks Park in Newaygo for a weekend of celebrating our rich native heritage.
Near Northians are privileged to be extended the opportunity to opt in for a slew of outdoor events despite the way way too short period of climatic cooperation we bi-penisular people are provided. The local chambers have done a good job developing these happenings, other local organizations have put together some newer offerings as well as maintaining some of their enduring events.
This one is perhaps the most unique of all, because while there is much to see and many to meet and voices worth listening to, The Gathering always feels like something more. There is an atmosphere akin to what we felt back in the early Wheatland days. A sense that despite everything else going on around us one could find a place of kindness and understanding and civility. A time to just be focused on the moment at hand. A time to learn.
Of course unlike those early Wheatland days we don’t have to camp out overnight ever at risk of ending up next door to a drunken group of couples engaged in an eternal argument that began with an errant truth or dare question...but that's for another time perhaps.
Check out the Gathering this weekend. For details, check out the article that graces the top of our home page.
We hear there’s a great little farm market in Grant on Saturday mornings starting at 9am. Look for the old train water tower and the market will be underneath.
Whaat? Acoustic Lunch at Newaygo Brewing Co. is about to offer up the tunes, brews and eats that have made it a relaxing refuge for both locals and the folks traveling through (who cannot fathom their luck in stumbling across such an oasis) for the 40th time and you have (gasp) yet to experience it?
No better time to join the A.L. crowd than this Saturday when Adam Labeaux returns to the stage.Noon to 4pm.
Big fun, good people, and food with character.
And if you want a last of the summer shot at reliving a smidge of your youth with a little family trip to the Drive-In Movies, the Getty is showing “E.T.” and “Back to the Future” Friday and “Hook” with “The Neverending Story” back to back on Saturday starting at 7pm. both days.
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