Top 5 things to do this weekend

Mark Brooky • May 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Race around Grand Haven to help rebuild the Imagination Station!

(1) Imagination Station Amazing Race 2.0 — 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Grand Haven. Build a team of 4-6 people (ages 8 and older) to join the race. Clues will be provided to solve puzzles at various venues throughout the downtown. The team to complete all tasks correctly and cross the finish line first wins. The cost to enter is $35 a person, with proceeds to benefit the Reimagine Project to rebuild Grand Haven’s Imagination Station playground. Team packet pick-up will take place on the day of the race at the Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave., from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Team packets will include shirts for participants, rules, clues and surprises. Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave., will host a pit stop during the event.

(2) “August: Osage County” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave. Trudi Kerkstra is directing this Central Park Players production about a vanished father, a pill-popping mother and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. It was the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for students and senior citizens. It will also be staged May 18-19.

(3) Bark in the Park — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, Grand Haven. The Grand Haven High School Pay It Forward class is hosting this fundraiser for the Harbor Humane Society. The family event will include a 50/50 raffle duck race, pet photo booth, food and raffle. And lots of barking.

(4) Connecting for a Cause — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Spring Lake Fitness & Aquatic Center, 16140 148th Ave., Spring Lake Township. Grand Haven High School’s Pay It Forward class has also arranged this event for the community to integrate with students with special needs and abilities. Admission is $5 a person, or $20 for families. Proceeds from the event will go to Gracious Grounds, a non-profit organization aimed at providing a friendly and safe place for people with unique abilities to live and be involved in the community. Connecting for a Cause will include swimming, face painting, open gym, music and food. While all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend the event, children younger than 13 need adult supervision. Participants will receive a form to fill out about allergies and emergency contact.

(5) Concerts at Seven Steps Up — Rebecca Loebe will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Loebe is an Austin-based singer/songwriter who has spent the past decade on the road, earning a place on Alternate Root Magazine’s annual listing of the “Top 10 Female Singers in America.” Her new album is called “Blink.” Tickets start at $20. Robby Hecht and Caroline Spence will perform together at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $25. Brendan James returns for a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets also start at $25. Seven Steps Up is at 116 S. Jackson St., Spring Lake.

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