Top 5 things to do this weekend

There's not a lot going on this weekend, April 26-28, but the weather forecast finally calls for sunshine and a warming trend.
Mark Brooky
Apr 25, 2013

So, why not join the volunteers that will be cleaning up the state park beach on Saturday?

(1) Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup — 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Grand Haven State Park, 1001 S. Harbor Ave. The Lake Michigan chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and the Alliance for the Great Lakes are teaming up to clean up the beach, but they need plenty of volunteers. How about you? For details and to register, visit greatlakesadopt.org or call 616-850-0745.

(2) Garden Fest — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven. This family gardening event features hands-on learning about food and nutrition. Gardening provides an opportunity to teach kids where food comes from, how plants grow from seed to harvest, and bringing the rewards to the family table. Admission is free.

(3) Spring Lake Yacht Club Community Open House — 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the club, off W. Spring Lake Road, Ferrysburg. The club invites the community — whether you are a sailor or landlubber — to see what they offer. It's free. Take tours, learn about membership and its costs, enjoy burgers and hotdogs on the grill, and beverages. Dress is casual and the event will go on, rain or shine. For details, visit springlakeyachtclub.com.

(4) Amy Speace — 8 p.m. Friday at Seven Steps Up, 116 S. Jackson St., Spring Lake. Tickets are $22 at the door. Speace was part of the Decembersongs group that performed a sold-out concert at Seven Steps Up in December 2012. The Houston Press dubbed Speace the "perfect torchbearer for the unconscious cool of true Americana." Can you be unconsciously cool? The Sea The Sea opens the show show.

(5) Soul'd Out Quartet performs — 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Baptist Church, 12011 N. 120th Ave., Robinson Township. It's free. The all-male group is from Georgetown, Ohio, and tours about two-dozen states each year.

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