This weekend's Top 5 includes a biking benefit, a big event aimed at getting kids outdoors, a county park volunteer cleanup and music.
(1) Pedaling for Parkinson's — happens in Fruitport on Saturday. This is a benefit for the Van Andel Research Institute, and to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease and the benefits of pedaling. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The 12-mile, noncompetitive and untimed ride starts at 9 from Pomona Park and follows the bike path around Spring Lake. The donation is $20 minimum to ride (includes T-shirt). Register online at generationcare.org.
(2) Sportsmen for Youth — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds, 6621 Heights-Ravenna Road, Fruitport Township. Parking and admission are free. The event is for youth age 17 and under. Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The first 2,400 kids admitted will receive a T-shirt and a ticket for lunch. A variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor groups will have information and activities to encourage kids to get outside.
(3) Stewardship Work Day — Saturday morning at Crockery Creek Natural Area. You can help improve wildlife habitat by removing invasive shrubs from the county park, 9-11 a.m. Tools, water and snacks will be provided. Bring appropriate outdoor gear, insect repellent and gloves. Terrain may be difficult. Ages 12-16 are welcome with adult supervision. The event is canceled if it's raining.
(4) Jazz at the library — Loutit District Library kicks off its fourth season of free Sunday Afternoon Concerts with the River Rogues Jazz Band. This Dixieland jazz band will play in the upper lobby from 2-3 p.m. The series continues each month with a free Sunday concert.
(5) Susan Picking — plays Friday night at Seven Steps Up, 116 S. Jackson St. in Spring Lake. Picking is a piano-playing, ukulele-strumming singer-songwriter. The concert starts at 8. Get the $5 advanced general admission tickets from pindropconcerts.com.
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