Top 5 things to do this weekend

Go crazy this weekend, Oct. 11-13, with a night at the theater, a visit to the local fire hall, books on the street and a penny walk.
Mark Brooky
Oct 10, 2013

 

(1) "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" — The Central Parks Players open their two-weekend production Friday night. Curtain times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Lakeshore Middle School, 900 Cutler St., Grand Haven. It's recommended audience is ages 16 and older. All seats are by general admission for $10. The Central Park Players will also perform the loony-bin classic, directed by Trudi Kerkstra, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19.

(2) Fire Prevention Week Open House — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, 525 Washington Ave. Fire truck rides, free lunch and more. Grand Haven is one of the many fire departments opening their doors in the past few days.

(3) Read Out — 2-3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Grand Haven. The Loutit District Library staff invites everyone to show they "geek" books. All ages can grab a book and read along the first three blocks of Washington Avenue.

(4) Bucs Pride Mile of Pennies Walk — Sunday. This is the culmination of a school campaign to raise money for the Bucs Wellness Fund, which is used to help local families battling cancer. It assisted about 30 families last year. Walkers meet at the Coast Guard boat on Beacon Boulevard at 2:45 p.m. The walk starts at 3 and goes to the end of the grassy area in front of Panera Bread. A reception will be held at the end. Wear purple to celebrate and honor cancer survivors.

(5) Singer/songwriter David Palmer -— 2 p.m. Sunday at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven. This is part of the library's free Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. You may know Dave as the founder of the Spread the Music Foundation, or you may remember he is the guy who burned his Grand Haven Township home down while making a music video and allowing the local fire department to train with a controlled burn. He's played with several bands over the years and is currently performing with the Green House Gang.

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Also, I want to apologize about last week's "Top 5." I got some misinformation about the Eastown Fallfest, which really didn't happen this year after all, except for a car show.

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Comments

LessThanAmused

Mark, thanks for the acknowlegement of the Eastown Fallfest Fail. The car show was kind of a bust too, but it was better than staying home and working on the honey-do list.

How about an article on what the heck happened to the Fallfest this year? Been hearing lots of stories, but no way to know what's true and what is hyperbole.

 

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