Top 5 things to do this weekend

Spring break and Easter weekend are upon us. It's a time to celebrate the end of the winter doldrums — and, for Christians, the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Mark Brooky
Mar 28, 2013

 

Here's what's going on, March 29-31:

(1) Easter Egg Hunts — Get the cameras and video recorders ready, parents. Hunts will take place Saturday morning at these area locations: 10 a.m. at Church of the Nazarene, 1620 S. Beechtree St., Grand Haven (ages infant to sixth grade); 10 a.m. at Hope Reformed Church, 14932 Mercury Drive, Grand Haven Township (ages 2-10); 11 a.m. at Central Park in downtown Grand Haven (children of all ages, and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance); 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Christian Ministries, 13858 Lincoln St. in Robinson Township (free hotdog lunch after the hunt); and 1 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 310 N. Despelder, Grand Haven (punch and cookies will be served).

(2) Good Friday worship services — Most if not all Christian churches in the area will be hosting Good Friday services or special events. Covenant Life Church, 101 Columbus Ave. in downtown Grand Haven, will be leading visitors through their annual Stations of the Cross to see what Jesus went through on his journey during Passion week. It's free and open from noon to 9 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 508 Franklin Ave. in downtown Grand Haven, will be hosting a Taizé-style service that includes prayers and meditations around the cross, beginning at noon. The community service from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at First Reformed Church, at the corner of Third and Washington in downtown Grand Haven, is more traditional. At 7 p.m., Grand Haven's First Presbyterian Church Geneva Choir will join the First Congregational Church Motet Choir of Muskegon for "Faure's Requiem," accompanied by a chamber ensemble, at the Muskegon church, 1201 Jefferson St.

(3) Easter Sunday worship services — At the church of your choice. See the community church guide in Saturday's Tribune. Top it off with brunch at a local restaurant.

(4) The Bunny Train — Saturday is the last day for this annual ride on the Coopersville & Marne Railway with the Easter Bunny and other fun characters. It departs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. from 311 Danforth St. in downtown Coopersville. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, $14.50 for senior citizens (age 60 and older), $13.50 for children ages 2-12, and free for children younger than 2. They recommend you arrive at least 20 minutes before departure. For more, CLICK HERE.

(5) Pete Kehoe — performs at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Old Boys Brewhouse, 971 W. Savidge St. in Spring Lake. Kehoe has been performing professionally for more than a quarter-century in groups and as a solo artist. He’s opened up for The Romantics, Foghat, Humble Pie, Jonathan Edwards, Mitch Ryder, Rick Derringer, and Hootie & The Blowfish.

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