By Ken DeLaat
It’s Friday night and no one feels like cooking after a week of battling not only the daily grind but the orange menace taking over our roadways with their barrels, cones, and sign twirlers creating a general aura of agitation among the caravans of commuters.
Ah but it is Rib Night at Hit The Road Joe where for a mere 14 bucks one can nab a to-go serving with the aforementioned ribs, a choice of two scrumptious sides and a hefty slab of cornbread. Friday 5-7pm. And when they are out, they are out so call 231-652-6020 to reserve your rack.
Knocked down the ribs and into some serious tunage? RiverStop Saloon will welcome in Whiskey Bizzness Friday evening.
If you took in the music of Kaitlyn Zittel during her last visit you need to know she is returning to the Newaygo Brewing Co Saturday for their Acoustic lunch from 12-3pm. If you missed her last time make it a point to catch the performance of this gifted songstress.
Want to see a really well done play featuring some of our area’s talented young people in the production of an old favorite story?
You’re in luck.
The Dogwood Summer Youth Theater is performing the classic tale of Tom Sawyer Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and as an added bonus admission is free, nada, nil, nothing.
Of course one would expect under such bargain conditions a donation might not be out of the question so…
Ok we know the last couple of times we mentioned the Star Parties over at Wessling Observatory that the viewing prospects proved to be less than stellar (pun intended) due to our beloved Bipeninsular meteorological nuances.
This Saturday (July 27) at 9pm looks to be different as the forecast calls for clear skies.
Should this prove to be the case (it is, after all, Michigan) you would do well to take advantage of this astronomical gem we have in these parts. Bring the family or a young person intrigued by the stars and check out a meteor shower (think shooting stars so there will likely be wish opportunities) Jupiter and its moons and everyone’s favorite, Saturn the ringed wonder.
The SF Wessling Observatory is located 7 miles north of Fremont at 6523 W. Baseline Road. Turn left (west) at the corner of Baseline and Stone Road.
I recall stopping at the Hilltop Bakery in downtown Bailey as a child (yes it was in a car) and being taken in by the same aromas I experience today.
They’re having a Summer Celebration Saturday from 11am-6pm with giveaways, a bounce house, a free (love that word) hot dog with some chips and more. It’s their 85th summer and no I wasn’t at the first one but thanks for asking.
Holton Days starts tonight (Thursday) and runs through Sunday. Steak fry and silent auction on Thursday, Christian Music with hot dogs and ice cream on Friday, full day of fun and events on Saturday, ending with community worship service and picnic Sunday. Arts/crafts, food, kids games, book sales and more. And who doesn’t love a parade(?) so one is scheduled for 1pm Saturday. Downtown Holton.
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