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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Mark Brooky • Oct 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Some Halloween and fall events are creeping into our fun this weekend.

(1) Haunted Museum — 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave., Grand Haven. Every year, the museum is decorated in Halloween finery and invites the community in to experience some “ghostly” interactions. Admission is, of course, free. This year, the Haunted Museum will be an educational and family-friendly event. Visitors can check out the Victorian House exhibit to learn about Halloween celebrations from the past. PowerPoint presentations — "Lakeshore Legends: Local Stories of Ghostly Tales" and "Memento Mori: Victorians and the Afterlife" — will be shown several times throughout the afternoon. In addition, visitors can enjoy brief performances by the dancers from the Spotlight Dance Academy and music from Prevailing Winds in Centennial Hall. If you miss it, the Victorian House exhibit in the museum will remain decorated for Halloween through Oct. 31.

(2) M23.1K Run and 4-Miler — 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Start and finish at Connor Bayou Park, Robinson Township. The entry fee is $35, with a 300-runner limit. Register online. Runners can choose from a 23.1k or a 4-mile run over the closed course (M-231 will be closed to vehicle traffic from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday). The JR Automation Post Race Party will take place at the finish line alongside the Grand River. Proceeds from the run will go toward West Michigan’s non-motorized pathway system.

(3) Free Family Octoberfest — 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Lakeshore Fellowship, 16790 Van Wagoner Road, Spring Lake Township. The event will include blow-up games, face painting, train rides, hayrides, food and live music by the Sherri Casey Band.

(4) Lakeshore Travel Show — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave. You will be able to meet with representatives from 31 travel companies, listen to inspiring travel seminars, and receive special offers and bonus incentives for making travel plans at the show or soon afterward. Admission is free.

(5) “Pippin” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave. This is the second and final weekend for the Central Park Players production. Tickets are $10 to $15.

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