“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.”
The remarkable American poet James Russell Lowell whose work from a century and a half ago still resonates, captures the heart of this glorious month.. June is the perhaps the most humble of the summer trilogy as she waves a wand over the landscape and creates a lush and radiant rainbow of color.
Beyond that an ocean of kids are out of school for the next 10-11 weeks or so and what better way to kick off summer than a day at the Annual Newaygo County Kids Day.
This is a very cool event that helps kids get acquainted with the folks who are tasked with keeping our community safe. Here’s our piece on it.
And if you see Ross Nelson wandering about and looking things over give him some kudos for having organized this celebration of our community’s young folks for the past 5 years.
A couple weeks ago LSC Lil and I were n the deck at Dockers in Muskegon with our friends Dianne and Charles Chandler. While the bar area was a sea of humanity we could still hear the band and it was kicking it out with gusto to an appreciative crowd. Who was it?
The Westside Soul Surfers. Some serious R&B with a funky undertone. They were outstanding and Friday if you care to drive to Hackley Park in Muskegon you can experience what they do to an audience at Parties In The Park from 5-9pm.
Truly good music.
Saturday night you want to make your way over to the Stephen F. Wessling Observatory north of Fremont for their latest Star Party.
What? Never been?
These are great opportunities to capture the magic and mystery of the universe and introduce young folks to the awesomeness of astronomy. Adults get in for a mere 5 bucks, 17 and under just 2 bucks and under 5 free.
Jupiter and the Galilean Moons are on tap this weekend so find out how the esteemed Mr. Galileo discovered those moons some 400 years back.
The observatory is located at the Kropscott Farm Environment Center 6523 Baseline Road and the fun starts at 9 pm.
It’s reveling time Near Northians. Get thee outside and embrace the days our poetic friend Mr. Lowell found so delightful.
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