Top 5 things to do this weekend

From egg hunts to nature hikes, here are our picks for the weekend:
Mark Brooky
Apr 6, 2012

(1) Easter egg hunts

Grand Haven's Central Park will be filled with more than 5,000 eggs on Saturday morning. The free event is for children up to age 10. Divided into age divisions, the hunts begin at 11 a.m., and are generously sponsored by Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt and Independent Bank.

There's also egg hunts scheduled for Saturday at the Grand Haven Church of the Nazarene, 1620 Beechtree St. (10 a.m.); Hope Reformed Church, 14932 Mercury Drive, Grand Haven Township (10 a.m.); Grand Haven Gospel Chapel, 1805 Waverly Ave. (11 a.m.); Vander Mill, 14921 Cleveland St., Spring Lake Township (noon); and The Salvation Army, 327 N. Ferry St., Grand Haven (1 p.m.). Click here for details.

(2) C2C Gallery will host Vincent Hayes, a local blues musician, from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

C2C Gallery is a retail art gallery at 41 Washington Ave. in downtown Grand Haven's Harbourfront Place. Vince's group, The Vincent Hayes Project, will release a new album this year. Refreshments will be provided. For details, call 616-935-7337.

(3) F&3 Acoustic Fridays at Seven Steps Up, 116 S. Jackson St. in Spring Lake.

Kelsey Rottiers and Derek Turcsanyi will be playing as a duo, starting at 8 p.m. Somewhere between uplifting and heartbreaking, they say Rottiers’ fresh and real compositions bring a new perspective to the concept of forgiveness.

There is a $5 cover. The seating is first-come, first-served. For details, visit www.runamokpromotions.com/f3/

(4) Just for Kids Nature Program at the Ottawa County Parks' Nature Education Center, Hemlock Crossing in West Olive, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

"Looking at Lichens" is the focus of this one-hour walk. Lichens are found from barren landscapes to lush forests. Discover the uniqueness of lichens and their natural history during this hike to observe a variety of lichens. There are no fees and advance registration is not required. For details, visit www.miottawa.org/ParksVI/Parks/ or call 616-738-4810.

(5) First Friday at the Gallery Uptown, 201 Washington Ave. in downtown Grand Haven.

A new exhibit will showcase work from the Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild. Members encompass a wide range of skills from novice to professional. The guild is united by a common interest in handwritten letterforms.

The opening reception is 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, with an artist talk at 7 p.m. The show runs through April 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more, visit www.galleryuptown.net or call 846-5460.

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