April is the cruelest month.”- T.S. Eliot
Well old Tommy (T.S.) hit it on the nose this year thus far. A pre April Fools Day prank left us about 4 inches of snow during an Easter weekend trip to Beaver Island (I know, it seems odd to have gone there this time of year but Lil mentioned going to an island over a long weekend and this was such a bargain compared to Curacao).
In addition the cold has not receded an inch while upchucking the most recent slopfest of that ice/snow blend we’ve been known to have drop in so unwelcomely from time to time.
As happens when spring gets delayed and winter dawdles in its departure, folks have developed that level of testiness that opens the possibility of any random ‘have a nice day’ remark being met with some rather specific suggestions on what to do with said remark.
But hey, it may be chilly and a bit dreary in these parts during this stretch but by now we all know it’s temporary at best. It might not get here with the expediency we would prefer but it will come and when it does it will be magnificent as always.
In the meantime…..
Nothing soothes the soul like music and we could all use a bit of soul soothing during this stretch of meteorological madness.
Friday the Denise Anderson Connection will be rocking the Riverstop Saloon in downtown Newaygo beginning at 9pm. The Saloon provides the kind of atmosphere conducive to a band known to deliver some top quality covers of old favorites tossed in with a few surprises. The DAC is a definite favorite among local folks as is the Saloon.
On Saturday Dale Wicks and Mark Swanson will be appearing at the Newaygo Brewing Co. in downtown Newaygo from 7-11pm. While we are unfamiliar with Mr. Wicks we have heard he impressed during a previous visit. Our familiarity with the music of Mark Swanson extends back to his days in the group Horsefeather (we were just children then). Swanson has often been part of the annual Luthier’s Concert.a joint effort of the NCCA Artsplace and the Dogwood Center.
Great music,fine food and outstanding beverages await.
Speaking of the Dogwood on Sunday at 3pm they are hosting the family friendly show Nugget & Fang a show that is certain to delight the younger set and allow their parents some optimum family fun time out of the house. By Sunday should our weather pattern continue as predicted getting out of the house might be just the ticket and speaking of tickets they’re just $12.50 adults and a mere fin ($5) per child. Great show for the Preschool to 3rd grade crowd we’ve been told. Check out more details here: https://www.nearnorthnow.com/features-and-fun/nugget-and-fang-at-dogwood-on-april-8
No young-uns and still feeling a bit restless by Sunday? Well if you didn’t get your fill of music yet or haven’t ventured out all weekend instead choosing to binge watch a newly discovered show you missed like ‘Justified’ or ‘Breaking Bad’, get yourself down to NewBrewCo for a Sunday afternoon treat when Wolfbird takes to the stage from 2-5pm.
The political season is upon us and there will be lots of candidates around over the next few months. One of them,Gretchen Whitmer will be at the Fremont Rec Center from 11am-12pm Sunday. The former prosecutor and state senator is one of many seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor though presumed by most to be the front runner thus far.
Ok we’re on the cusp folks, I swear by this time a couple weeks from now we’ll be basking in the 50’s with a nip or two at the 60’s so take heart and remember….
Let’s be careful out there.
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