Top 5 things to do this weekend

This is the weekend of the big produce giveaway on Harbor Island.
Mark Brooky
Oct 11, 2012

 

Other community events for Oct. 12-14 include a couple of local wellness fairs, a doggone good time at Kirk Park and a look inside the old Harbor Drive diesel plant.

(1) Harbor Island Produce Giveaway - 10 a.m. Saturday on Harbor Island. This is the fifth year Don and Vera Armstrong have organized the giving of tons of produce free to the community. Working again with the Grand Haven Eagles Club, this year's giveaway includes potatoes, apples, carrots, pumpkins, squash, and canned fruits and vegetables. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to begin filling vehicle trunks at 10. All they ask is that people who truly need the service come with empty trunks.

(2) Community Massage and Wellness Expo - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave. The event features free chair and table massages from local therapists and students, prizes and raffles, and the opportunity to talk to local health professionals. Over in Spring Lake, a Community Wellness Day will take place from noon to 3 p.m. It's at Village Baker, 617 E. Savidge St.; and will include live music, a bounce house, kids activity tent and grilled brats.

(3) Tails on Trails - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kirk Park on Lakeshore Drive, Grand Haven Township. Raise at least $25 for Harbor Humane Society or pay a $25 registration fee for the benefit hike with your dog. The event also includes demonstrations and vendor booths, games, contests, $15 microchipping, food, "blessing of the dogs," and auction. For details, visit harborhumane.org.

(4) Diesel plant open house - The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power will celebrate Public Power Week by opening its old diesel plant, 518 Harbor Ave., to the public for tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Also includes free refreshments.

(5) His Men 40th Anniversary Concert - 6 p.m. Sunday at Second Christian Reformed Church, 2021 Sheldon Road, Grand Haven. His Men are led by John Mattson, and former director and founder Doug Tjapkes will be helping out Sunday. It's free, but a free-will offering for Tjapkes' Humanity for Prisoners will be taken. A reception will follow the concert.

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