Fun City

Hmmmm… my calendar seems to have a mind of its own, so how about a nice little post of fun stuff for the weekend? It’s summer, so let’s go ahead and start that weekend today with free fishing at Verslius lake today.  Personally, I am going to avoid driving anywhere I don’t have to. We just got back from an amazingtrip up to the Upper Peninsula. Do you have any idea how far away the Upper Peninsula is? Hours and hours and hours. I’m not the best car traveler anyway, and this about pushed me over the edge. Or, in my husband’s case, days and days and days. He rode 350 miles on a bike – not motorcycle, a road bike.

He’s a stud.

We are going to take it easy for a few days, then get back to roaming around.  Here are some fun things I’ve found:

June 16, 23, 20 and July 7 Free Fishing at Versluis Lake (go to page 7 for details)

June 16 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Summer Spectacular Carnival. Games, lunch, prizes, inflatables. Berkley Hills Wesleyan Church, 1670 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids. For children 2-13 years. Free Admission. 364-9505.

June 19 2:00-3:00PM What’s the Buzz? Blandford Nature Center. Don Rewa will talk about the source of a tasty natural sugar, honey. Using a live observation hive as a teaching tool, he’ll talk about honeybee biology, pollination, honeycombs and why all bees are not created equal. $3/person.

June 19 10:00AM-5:00PM 2nd Annual Master Grilling Cook-Off. Grilling competition, music, entertainment, and fun for the whole family at Modern Hardware, 1500 Kalamazoo Ave., Grand Rapids. Free Admission for spectators. Special guest: the big red truck from the Grand Rapids Fire Department. 241-2655.

June 19 1:00PM-5:00PM Grand Rapids World Refugee Day 2010. Activities honoring the courage, resilience, and strength of refugees, including music, dance, children’s games, testimonials from refugees, crafts and international foods at Rosa Parks Circle. Free Admission.

June 19 6:30P-11:00PM Summer Kickoff Party & Movie in the Park . A family event in Pinery Park including “county fair” style games and end with a movie in the park. Free Admission. Fee for games. Free movie. 530-3164.

Don’t worry – I’ll be back with pictures and stories from our trip. Right now, I just need to focus on the mundane – groceries.  And laundry. Oh my goodness… so… much…laundry…

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  1. Good job Mr. Binder!


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