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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Mark Brooky • Apr 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Spring weather is in the forecast for this weekend, so you’re going to want to head outside. What a great time for the annual Earth Day Fair!

(1) Earth Day Lakeshore Fair — 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave. The celebration begins at 12:30 p.m. with a Green Parade starting in the Ottawa County Courthouse parking lot. March along to the fair on foot, bicycle or anything that does not use fossil fuels. The fair will include booths with demonstrations, information, food, games and environmentally friendly products. There will also be kids activities and live music from the Prevailing Community Band and Wandering Minstrels. Admission is free. A renewable energy panel discussion will begin at 2:15 p.m.

(2) Benefit Concert for Camp New Day — 7-9 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, 717 Sheldon Road, Grand Haven. Admission is free; donations will benefit Camp New Day, a summer camping experience for children in Michigan who have a family member incarcerated. Long-time local favorites Ruth and Max Bloomquist will perform.

(3) Friends of the North Bank Trail Pancake Breakfast — 8-11 a.m. Saturday at Crockery Township Hall, 17431 112th Ave. in Nunica. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12, and free for age 4 and younger. Proceeds will help build the trail. See the story in Thursday’s Tribune for details.

(4) WAWL Home/Garden/Lifestyle Show — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday at D. Baker and Son Lumber, 720 Pennoyer Ave., Grand Haven. Admission is free. More than 30 businesses are expected to be showcasing their products. Plus live music, free food and a cash bar.

(5) Grand Haven Christian School Auction — 5 p.m. Saturday at the school’s gym, 1102 Grant Ave. No tickets are necessary for this casual night to raise money to help with tuition at the school. Dinner is being catered by Rykes Bakery. There will be hundreds of items to bid on, from everyday products to tickets to sporting events and more.

Bonus: Meet a Princess and Help Support the Animals at Harbor Humane Society — 12-4 p.m. Saturday at the animal shelter, 14345 Bagley St., West Olive.

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