Top 5 things to do this weekend

The weather for this weekend, April 12-14, won't provide a pleasant time to take a row on the lake — so let the college kids do it, and you watch.
Mark Brooky
Apr 11, 2013

 

Saturday is the annual Lubbers Cup Regatta, with Grand Valley State University hosting top rowing teams from around the country for races on Spring Lake. Wrap yourself with warm wear if you go.

(1) Lubbers Cup Regatta — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Spring Lake. The invitational collegiate rowing event is in its 18th year. It is named for Arend "Don" Lubbers, president emeritus of Grand Valley State University and former chairman of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council. The best place to watch the races is from the staging area at the Spring Lake Yacht Club, 17500 W. Spring Lake Road in Spring Lake Township. Parking is available at the Emmanuel Free Church, 17771 W. Spring Lake Road, with a $1 shuttle to the yacht club. You can also get good views of the competition from Lakeside Beach in Spring Lake and Smith's Bayou Bridge in Ferrysburg. For details, check the event's Facebook page, "lubberscup."

(2) Second-Hand Sale and Bake Sale — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Nazarene, 1620 S. Beechtree St. in Grand Haven. This is the third annual indoor fundraiser for the Lakeshore Pregnancy Center in Grand Haven. If you would like to donate gently used housewares, toys, books, electronics and what-not, call the Lakeshore Pregnancy Center at 616-842-7510. They also need baked goods and jams for the bake sale.

(3) Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia — 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven. This is part of the library's free Sunday Afternoon Concert Series in the upper lobby. Mahave-Veglia is an associate professor at Grand Valley State University. His repertoire ranges from the early baroque, performed on period instruments, to his ongoing interest in researching, performing and recording the work of contemporary Latin-American composers. Mahave-Veglia performs on a five-string baroque cello made by Chilean Luthier Marcelo Cigna in 1986. He also performs on a restored 18th-century British cello.

(4) "A Springtime of Music" — 3 p.m. Sunday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1132 W. Southern Ave. in Muskegon. The Muskegon Community College Singers will perform music by Handel, Palestrina, Gawthrop and Dawson. They will be joined by a new small ensemble, The Colligates. Admission is free.

(5) "Death Takes a Holiday" — at Holland Civic Theatre, 50 W. Ninth St. in Holland. The show opened April 5 and will be staged this weekend at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. It will also be staged April 18-20. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for senior citizens and $10 for students.

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