Of course the big news this week is the Grand Opening of Smugglers at North Shore as lakeside dining returns to the area. Well, I guess you can grab a cone at the Lakeside Swirl in Fremont and go sit by the lake which would be lakeside dining but if you hunger for something beyond a cone…
Anyway here are some of the other goings on here, there, and a bit of a drive
Star Party Returns
Our friends at Wessling Observatory are holding another of their star parties this Saturday starting at 7:30pm. Planned viewing for the evening will be...
- The First Quarter Moon, next to the handle of Sagittarius, the Teapot (The Moon passes the Meridian at 8:47pm, and sets around 12:30am).
- Saturn will already be up in the ESE sky - - Jupiter breaks the horizon around 9:30pm.
- The Summer Triangle, shining high overhead.
- The Milky Way ("The River of Heaven"), still arching its way to the Southern sky.
- Various star clusters and Messier objects (galaxies and nebulae).
- And, always a visitor favorite - The Constellation Tour for Sept!
Howard Christensen Nature Center always has some very cool family friendly events and they start their season this Saturday when they will hold their Fairy Festival starting at 1pm. It’s the first in a series of good times at HCNC. Here’s how to get tickets so you can channel that inner fairy of yours.
Rockford Harvest Fest Fri-Sun
Our neighbor to the south knows how to do it well. Their Blues Series in the summer is always some of the best music around, their social district is in a bomb setting and the Rockford Brewery dishes up some fine food and really nice beer. This weekend is their Harvest Fest. It’s a family friendly kind of event starting at 11am Friday and running through Sunday at 4pm.
Calling All Craft Show Fans
We really like the vibe at Dunneback & Girls Farm. A great spot to enjoy a bit of a bite, a pleasant schedule of musical talent that is easy to listen to and special events throughout the seasons not called winter. Saturday they’re holding On The Ridge Craft Show from 9am-4pm and if you’re there from 1-4pm you can catch the musical talents of Everett Domeier who has made appearances throughout the region.
Speaking of Music…
Thursday the Riverstop Cafe in Newaygo hosts Reuben Resendiz Jr. from 6:30-9pm.
You know summer is careening to an end when the Driftwood Deck gigs come to an end.What better way to say goodbye to those magical musical weekends on the pond than with the Denise Anderson Connection Saturday and Sunday 3-7pm. Sad to see it end but Ms. A & company should be able to give it a good send-off.
Love Fleetwood Mac? Well, you’re going to love Kait Rose and her Band of Thorns who will be rocking the Dogwood Main Stage SaturdayD starting at 7:30pm. Here’s an article we did on the show.
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