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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Mark Brooky • Apr 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Spring break week comes to an end, so let’s enjoy the weekend before all those snow birds come flying back.

(1) First Friday Dance at Grand Haven’s D&W Fresh Market — 7-10 p.m. Friday. The Frank Eimer Band will provide the music. Eimer and his group have been around the area since the 1960s. The band plays a mix of rock ’n’ roll, country and blues covers. Eimer and saxman John Jennings are in the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame. The dance will be held in the café area of the store, 1116 Robbins Road. Admission is free, but donations support The Salvation Army of Grand Haven.

(2) Beginning Bird Walk — 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hemlock Crossing, 8115 W. Olive Road, West Olive. Saturday’s forecast calls for a delightful spring day. If that holds true, it will be a delightful walk through this Ottawa County park for those new to birding. This event will introduce you to binocular use, bird identification and field guides and, of course, to the common birds in our parks. Binoculars and field guides provided. The walk is recommended for adults and kids ages 10 and older. Registration is not required for this event.

(3) The Ball Brothers — 7 p.m. Sunday at Ferrysburg Community Church, 17785 Mohawk Drive, Ferrysburg. The Ball Brothers are brothers Andrew and Daniel Ball, along with brother-in-law Chad McCloskey and newcomer Rhett Roberts. The group travels worldwide, singing their distinctive brand of Christian music. Admission is free.

(4) Music by the Fireplace: Folias and Guitar Duo — 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St. Admission is free.

(5) Macatawa Marketplace Fundraiser — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holland Civic Center, 150 W. Eighth St., downtown Holland. This craft/vendor fair promises more than 70 vendors that include: vintage décor, household goods, repurposed finds, handmade crafts, apparel and accessories, health and beauty, artwork, and photographers. It is a fundraiser to help a nonprofit in a remote area of Uganda called The Gift of a Girl Foundation. They help provide education to teenage girls and give them life skills so they do not end up in nefarious situations. Admission is free.

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