Spring is here!
Ok maybe just officially but there’s been a hint of the warmer weather to come, a lot of the white stuff is gone, albeit replaced by enough water to make our fair county an official disaster area, and robins, those harbingers of the new season have been sighted here and there so take heart it seems to truly be on its way.
Think of it, the Tigers (Detroit variety) open play next week and our ever optimistic high school schedulers have baseball games on tap as well, though the Tigers (Grant variety) have already needed to cancel a couple set for this past Thursday we hear.
But enough already. Here’s a few things to brighten your spirits as we make the turn and head for what we believe will be a most glorious season of rebirth lying quietly in the wings.
I’ve been a Wizard of Oz fan since Margaret Hamilton scared the bejeebers out of me and forever planted the image of what a witch should look like in my brain.
Hesperia High School will be delivering their version of this truly timeless story this weekend and the time and effort put forth by these young folks deserves a large and enthusiastic audience.
Showtimes are Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm and 7pm and tickets are just $5 for adults, $3 for elders and a mere buck for students.
The arts are such an integral part of education so let’s get out and support the kind of drama we welcome in our schools.
Time to channel your inner Andrew Wyeth?
Saturday the Newaygo Area District Librarywill be hosting Lori McElrath Eslick, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This latest cool thing offered by our NADL friends will give attendees the opportunity to learn watercolor technique from a local artist. We don’t know if it;s already filled because space is limited so contact the library find out.
The Saturday afternoon acoustic series at Newaygo Brewing Co. has brought some fine music to the downtown scene and this week Dale Wicks tkes to the stage bringing his mellow rock sound that will include some time honored covers as well as his original music. Noon to 4pm.
The nearly legendary Braunschweiger Blues Band makes its 2019 debut at the Fremont Moose Lodge Saturday starting at 7:30pm. If you’re familiar with the BBB you’ve already made plans but should you perhaps be unacquainted with this energetically eclectic assembly of merrymaking musicians stop at the Moose in downtown Fremont.
Saturday night Christian Music fans will want to check our Russ and Tori Taff performing at Fremont First Christian Reformed Church starting at 6pm.
Escanaba in Da Moonlight moves to the Digwood for three more shows Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. See our Ms. Megan’s review and then decide to go.
And Monday there is no basketball and likely your bracket is already broken so hit the Grant Fine Arts Center for the annual White Cloud Rotary Newaygo County Jazz Festival featuring some great local high school jazz ensembles.
7pm. Great music, great cause.
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