By N3 Entertainment Team
What? Last weekend of June? No way.
How can a month run along so quickly with a pace that far exceeds that of her rather unpleasant sister February?
This past month has been filled with nearly all of the summer weather options available to Michiganders. From chilly foggy mornings to rapid fire downpours to the ever so blistering turn-on-the-AC-I-don’t-care-if-it’s-June kind of heat and humidity days each surrounded...
...by those majestic early summer meteorological masterpieces. The incredible blue sky, light breeze, 75 degree days that showcase our natural beauty.
Ah yes June. She will indeed be sorely missed but her successor has always brought a few surprises and she is generally dead serious about summer so hang on folks..
But we digress.
Here’ some highlights for the departing weekend of one of the most favored months at N3 World Headquarters and Weed Whacking War Zone.
“Sometimes I think life is just a rodeo, the trick is to ride and make it to the bell.” -John Fogerty
Yeah, I don’t know if John learned about rodeo from his days fronting Creedence Clearwater Revival but I liked the quote.
Rodeo fans from all about the region and beyond have already had their ticket punched for this one but in case you want to experience rodeo and don’t feel like taking the trek to Canada for the Calgary Stampede or Wyoming for Cheyenne Rodeo Days there’s local option that might fit the bill.
The 15th Annual Adam Scott Memorial Rodeo will be going on Saturday and Sunday at the Cowboys and Clowns Arena located between Newaygo and White Cloud on 40th Street. Saturday doings start at 6pm and Sunday gets underway at 2pm.
This is an outstanding family fun event, reasonably priced and filled with enough activities to keep even those of us who might be in possession of a rather limited attention span entertained.
A warning though.
Exposure to rodeo may cause the word ‘pony’ to appear on a youngster’s Christmas list if it hasn’t already. And your older kids might begin starting sentences with “You know, if I had a horse….” extolling the virtues of such a situation.
The Markets Are Open! Fridays at Newaygo’s Brooks Park and Saturdays and Tuesdays at the Fremont Marketplace just a block from the main drag called, coincidentally, Main St.. There are also dozens of other roadside stands where after finding ‘your place’ you can join in the ongoing discussion of which stand has the best corn. strawberries, zukes, beans, tomatoes, or whatever your particular produce passion might be.
Become a locavore. Eat the foods grown right here in our area and buy them from the local folks who grow them.
The days are as long as they’re going to get folks so take advantage and milk that mid summer daylight as long as you can. It seems tubing season is just kicking into high gear, there are fish just waiting to be caught, kayaks everywhere are begging for a little paddling, and not a weekend should go by without a plunge into a handy lake or river.
And when was your last time sitting on a Lake Michigan beach way longer than planned just because it felt so good? Probably the last time you were there, so go again. Being this close to one of the ’Big Lakes’ is truly a treasure we too often neglect so get those toes in the sand.
And make it a point to visit one or two of our local establishments this weekend to grab some grub, thwart a thirst, fraternize with friends, and generally have a good time while helping our local economy thrive.
Rock on residents. I don’t know about your neighborhood but where I live firework practice has already begun in earnest.
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