Top 5 things to do this weekend

Celebrate autumn this weekend, Oct. 4-6, with a trip to a cider mill and Grand Haven's east side. High schoolers will be busy with homecoming games and dances, but the rest of us have plenty to do, too.
Mark Brooky
Oct 3, 2013


(1) Eastown Fallfest — Saturday at East Grand River Park, Grand Haven. It starts with the Eastown Fallfest 5K Run & Walk at 9 a.m. Other fun includes Parade A Palooza and Big Wheel Race at noon, Taste of Eastown (noon to 4 p.m.), Pet Expo (12:30-4 p.m.), and live music. For details, visit

(2) Board of Light & Power Community Open House — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The BLP is celebrating the 30th anniversary of J.B. Sims Unit 3 with public tours. Catch a free shuttle on Harbor Transit to and from the plant. Pick up and return locations are at the corner of Third Street and Washington Avenue and on Harbor Island.

(3) Let's End Hunger Fundraiser — 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Eagles club, 20 N. Second St. in downtown Grand Haven. Admission is by donation to benefit World Hunger Relief. Organizers say your $10 will feed an entire classroom for a day. The event includes dancing, raffles, auctions, pizza and cash bar. Everyone working this event, including the Soul'd Out band and the local Pizza Hut staff, are donating their time and resources.

(4) DeWitt School Open House — 1 p.m. Saturday at DeWitt School, 17716 Taft St., Spring Lake Township. Catch an informal tour of this historic one-room schoolhouse.

(5) Harlem Ambassadors vs. Muskegon Southside Lions Pride — 6 p.m. Sunday at Mona Shores High School, 1121 Seminole Road, Norton Shores. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and students, and free for kids ages 4 and younger. Now, they're not the Harlem Globetrotters, but it should be a lot of fun. Go to to purchase tickets in advance. Visit the hoops team's website, to see what they're about.

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There's also going to be a car show for the Eastown Fallfest. Not sure why it wasn't mentioned, but cars will be parking in the parking lots of businesses up and down Beechtree between Washington and Waverly if what I was told is true. Hopefully we'll get as good a turnout as the Jaycee's do for their show downtown during the summer. It'll all depend on the weather I guess.


I have it on good authority that there is only going to be a car show this weekend for the Eastown Fallfest. The 5k and Parade A Palooza are not being held this year. LessThanAmused you are correct that the car show is being held along Beechtree.


Well it seems you were spot on runner girl. According to what I was told today at the car show, there was a major disagreement/blowup over direction and everybody decided to quit. I have no idea if that's true or not, but there was nothing happening today, that I could see, but the car show. It's unfortunate no matter what happened.

Maybe the Tribune could do an investigative piece and let us all know what really happened. How ironic that the only thing they didn't mention in their piece was the only thing that did happen today.


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