Weekend Doings From The Suggestion Box: Motocross & Market; Pinball & Park Art; Gardens & Great Tunes
What is it about summer in this peninsula paradise we call home? Man, you slog through a really lousy few months of winter only to see it hang on with an unappealing April followed by a miserable May.
However, never fear because June is on deck and June is always...always…
Well not always I guess. It was wet and windy and woefully under warm throughout]
July, on the other hand, has been a Godsend.
Even the recent humidity-driven scorchers, when weather folks got all cranked up on being able to pull out the old ‘heat index’ from their ever expanding meteorological vocabulary, were welcomed. Sure it was a tad toasty but hang on, remember not so long ago we were wondering whether or not it was ever going to stop raining and inch its way into the 60’s?
And now there is this, the current stretch of the most appealing and engaging weather one can possibly imagine. Warm sunny days with just enough of a chill to make the morning a tad crisp.
These are north country gems and worthy of a deep and abiding regard.
So revel, fellow citizens, revel.
Bluegrass band, the Black Box, a little adult beverage to help set the mood perhaps...sounds like a nearly perfect formula for some serious fun.
If you’re in the mood for some of that summertime revelry we just spoke of, Mark Lavengood and his collection of well known purveyors of outstanding musicianship will deliver the goods. The club-like setting provided by the Black Box always reminds me of the opening days of the Intersection in Eastown (circa 1972) where local and regional artists made their name in its cozy confines.
Friday 7:30pm, Dogwood Center Black Box
Friday from 7-10pm at the Brew Works in Fremont you can hear the ever evolving music of Lynn Thompson who will take listeners on a journey with a blending of blues. bluegrass, and country with a dash of rock and a dollop of roots.
Also Friday the welcoming atmosphere of the RiverStop Saloon will see the return of Catfish and the Man so if you’re in need of a little rock and roll get yourself to the Saloon and get ready to boogie down a bit starting about 7ish.
Food's good too.
Saturday as a little pre party for the looming Baby Food Festival the White Agency Kick Off Craft Show will bring a bevy of browsers to Vet’s Park in downtown Fremont from 10am-4pm.
Also Saturday is the annual UMC Garden Tour & Luncheon from 9am-3pm. Here’s the skinny on it.
“I thought I was
The body table king
But I just handed my
Pinball crown to him.”
Yeah we can’t hear anything about pinball without a chorus of the Who hit blasting in our ears.
Phil and Zoe Harmon are sponsoring a Qualifying Pinball Tournament for the Meijer State Games and open to all wizard wannabees of any age and skill level.
Play begins at 2pm Saturday at the Special When Lit Clubhouse at 5863 Warner.
Check out the Special When Lit Amusements facebook page for more details
It’s race weekend at Big Air the track located between Newaygo and Fremont just off M-82, but if you’re into MX you’re likely already headed there.
If you’ve never been and find your curiosity piqued?
Here’s their website
And bring some ear plugs.
The Muskegon Farmers Market on Saturday mornings provides one of those easy and enticing strolls along with some interesting goings on and a cornucopia of fine delectables on hand for purchase. Opens at 8am.
Features and Fun
Concerts, Plays, Happenings, Local Recipes, Gardening, Entertainment, Charities, Fundraisers, upcoming events, Theater, Activities, Tech, and much more.
“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.”
- Eric Qualman