Which one should you go to? Why choose? Go to both!
It's a high school musical at Grand Haven High School with the over-the-top "Hello Dolly!" Meanwhile, Spring Lake High School's theater department is doing Shakespeare with a groovy twist.
(1) "Hello Dolly!" — 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Grand Haven High School Performing Arts Center, 17001 Ferris St., Grand Haven Township. Maybe you've seen it on stage or the Barbra Streisand movie. The familiar story follows the exploits of matchmaker Dolly Levi, who arranges marriages for those around her and ends up finding one for herself. This production features the talents of 130 GHHS students as actors, crew and musicians. Tickets can be bought at the door: $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens. They can also be bought online at ghaps.org.
(2) "A Midsummer Night's Dream" — 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Spring Lake High School Auditorium, 16140 148th Ave., Spring Lake Township. This Shakespeare classic is set to the late 1960s and is performed in less than two hours. Tickets can be bought at the high school office, when it's open, and at the door: $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.
(3) Bark For Life — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Connor Bayou County Park in Robinson Township. You and your canine friend are invited to explore this new county park's trails and lodge, play games, view exhibits, and sample doggie treats. The $20 registration fee benefits the American Cancer Society and gets your dog a purple bandana. Preregistration is not required. This event is part of the Grand River Greenway Parks Celebration 2012. For details on the celebration, visit miottawa.org/parks and click on the "Greenway Celebration" link.
(4) Humanity For Prisoners Benefit Auction — 5 p.m. at Covenant Life Church, 101 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven. Silent auction and baked potato supper begin at 5, followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. Proceeds go to the local-based Humanity For Prisoners advocacy organization.
(5) Zoo Phonics Carnival — 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Tri-Cities YMCA in Grand Haven. The third annual event includes pizza and drinks, carnival games, and Zoo Phonic characters under a Big Top. For a family of four, the cost is $20 for YMCA members and $30 for nonmembers. Additional family members are $5 each. Children 2 and younger are free. The proceeds benefit the local YMCA's Learning Tree Preschool.
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