Top 5 things to do this weekend

The wine and bloody Marys will be on tap for the adults this weekend, Jan. 17-19.
Mark Brooky
Jan 16, 2014


(1) Wine About Winter — 5-9 p.m. Friday at 30 merchants in Grand Haven's downtown and Centertown, with wine tasting at half of them. Others will offer appetizers. The wine closing reception is at 9 p.m. at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave. Taste tickets cost $1 each, but each 2-ounce glass of wine takes two tickets. Advance packages that include five taste tickets and a commemorative wine glass are available for $10 at Gallery Uptown, 201 Washington; Santo Stefano del Lago, 12 Washington; and the Frame and Mat Shop, 728 Washington. Packages will also be available during the event, while supplies last. The Harbor Trolley will offer $1 shuttle service between downtown and Centertown during the event. CLICK HERE for more information.

(2) Bloody Mary Mixoff — Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Old Boys’ Brewhouse, 971 W. Savidge St. in Spring Lake. This fun event benefits the Spring Lake Heritage Festival and includes live music, bloody Mary tasting, and PJ and slippers contests.

(3) North Bank Trail Pancake Breakfast — 8-11 a.m. Saturday at Crockery Township Hall, 17431 112th Ave., Nunica. All proceeds will be used toward the $25,000 needed to match the grant from the Loutit Foundation to complete the purchase of land for the path. Adults eat for $5, children 5-12 are $3, and children 4 and younger eat for free.

(4) Memorial for the Unborn — 10 a.m. Saturday, walk from First Reformed Church, 301 Washington Ave., to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 920 Fulton Ave. At 10:30 a.m., an interfaith memorial service will take place at St. Patrick's. Following the service, walkers will return to First Reformed for light refreshments.

(5) Music by the Fireplace: Folias Flute & Guitar Duo — 3 p.m. Sunday at Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St. It's free.

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Pronto Pups is open this weekend. 11:30am-8pm Friday, see their Facebook page for more info.


Ya beat me to it....just rode by there a bit ago and thought, "hey, that's this weekend!"


Hiccup! Another Pronto pup please!


Hey BD, I wanted to thank you for the heads up the other day about Ad Blocker+. I'd been having problems with pop up ads on one of my photo sites so I installed that stuff and boom! it's all gone. I've got no more crappy ads, even here! It's great, thanks for the info.


You're welcome. It's a great app. But websites hate it because they get $money$ every time you click on one of those annoying ads.


Oh believe me I know...on my photo site I was fighting banner ads splashed right across the middle of the page. You couldn't even view a couple rows of the photos the dang thing was so big. So now, along with spybot and Security essentials I've got a clean screen again. One small victory.

On topic, me and the wife went down this afternoon and got us 4 pronto pups and a couple icy cold root beers, thanks to the Spring Lake Band parents I believe....really hit the spot, a small taste of summer. May just go back again tomorrow :-)


Daughter & I got 4 apiece this evening. Man, do those hit the spot! It has been too long since I had such a helping of sodium & potassium! lol Yes, a SL band group was there with their frozen valves attempting to serenade us. Gonna wash it all down now with some home made wine...

Tri-cities realist

Oh the gluttony. Where are the bureaucrats who would limit us to one Pronto Pup, when you need them!


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