Watching, walking, playing, talking
By N3 Entertainment Squadron
The title? Yes, we agree, one of the finest record albums to hit the shelves of Believe In Music in the early 70’s. The classic Marvin Gaye single of the same name provided a combination of smooth soul sound and the rare lyrical mastery involved in delivering a deeply moving yet linguistically simplistic message.
But that’s not what this is about.
We’ve got a pretty busy week ahead of us with more than a scattering of events and goings on what with the holiday upon us and all.
Yes Halloween is nigh and with all the stuff crammed into a rather compressed period of time we at N3 World Headquarters and Leaf Refuge thought it best to begin tossing out some of the doings for your perusal.
Tonight at Newaygo High School the inaugural meeting of the newly revived Neighborhood Watch Program will be held beginning at 7:00pm.
The posting from the Police Department reads:
“We would like to invite all citizens of the city of Newaygo to attend the meeting and join. This will also be a great opportunity to discuss your concerns for the safety and security of the city. Let's take a stand together against crime in your community, and in our city.”
Need more info? Call the department at 231.652.1655 and ask for Chief Andres or Officer Ryan Dornbos or you can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you read our earlier articles on the efforts in Newaygo to work toward a more walkable community or attended one of the meetings at the old museum or paid even a little attention to social media or listened to the buzz in local gathering spots you already should know about the arrival of Walkability Expert Jeff Speck to the fair city.
After spending time touring the town of Newaygo he will be delivering a lecture on walkability based on his findings 6pm Thursday at Newaygo High School.
This one is really important if you are invested in the future of the city
Another talk. Equally vital. This one aimed at those who share a common bond by virtue of sharing their lives with children. I’m talking parents. The Talk Early Talk Often Road Show comes to Grant Middle School Thursday 5:30-8pm. Not only is there free child care on the premises as well as a free dinner , and giveaways but the opportunity to gain some really good information on how to talk to your young folks about any number of those sensitive subjects we thought we’d never have to talk about when they were in a crib.
Parenting is tough and there are many decisions facing our children at much younger ages today than may have been true in the past. Knowledge is power and this initiative can deliver the goods on helping you have those difficult chats with your kids.
RSVP by going online at www.bit.ly/GrantTETO or calling 231.924.5350
Oh, and for those who feel they’ve got this one down? Come anyway for the free eats and see if you feel the same way after the program.
Friday and Saturday Trail of Terror continues (see Megan’s column on the Features and Fun page) for those who like their holiday to come with a little chill-me-to-the-bone fear rush,
Friday Saturday and Sunday LionHeart Productions presents The Addams Family” at the Grant Fine Arts Center. More to come later on this.
Friday 4-7pm Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm the fun folks from Camp Newaygo will be hosting their Halloweekend three days of family activities centered around the season and as a bonus the zipline will be open for those who wish to take a different kind of color tour.
Saturday Monsterpiece Theater makes its annual visit to the Dogwood Center at 3pm and is always, always, always a good time. See the article in our Features and Fun section for more info. And even though it’s free donations are accepted so pony up a bit folks. This is a great program done right in a venue we should all support.
Saturday is the Spooktacular Festival at Fremont Middle School a family fun event combining kids activities with a chance to peruse the goods of a slew of vendors displaying their wares. It’s a fundraiser for the Emergency Response Team and you can learn more about the festival and the team from an article in (you bet) our Feature and Fun page.
Oh, and for pre-planning purposes, make sure you mark down Girls Night Out from 6-8pm next Thursday November 2nd at the Dogwood Center. This is an outstanding evening with more details available by clicking the ad on our home page
So, there you have it. Certainly not an all-inclusive list by any means but a few highlights to be sure.
We’ll be back in a couple days with our Suggestion Box to expand the skinny on the weekend.