2016 Michigan Events - This Week's Events

The summer may be moving by quickly, but there are still many opportunities to get out and experience Michigan. See the "2016 Michigan Events" section on the right side bar of this page.
Upcoming Highlights for this week:
Artists Creating Together Family Fun Night
Frederik Meijer Gardens is opening their doors for a night in the Lena Meijer Children's Garden - FREE for registered attendees! Family Fun Night will allow families with kids of all ages and abilities free reign to explore all that the garden has to offer, including the Treehouse Village, Great Lakes Plaza, Rock Quarry, Storytelling Garden, and a Butterfly Maze! Family Fun Night is open to both families who have participated in ACT programs in the past and families who are new to ACT.
You must register to attend. Registration is free but limited to the first 100 families, so sign up today to reserve your spot! Visit the ACT website to register online, or download the registration form: http://bit.ly/2923EWi
July 27 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
The Barn Boutique
A 2 Day Pop-Up SALE Event!
A picker, a painter, and a planter have come together to sell their locally made and picked goods.
July 29 from 4 PM to 8 PM &
July 30 from 9 AM to 5 PM
12325 56th Avenue, Allendale, Michigan
100 different wines from around the world, cocktails from American Fifth Spirits, beer from Lansing Brewing Company, and food from 15 downtown restaurants
Live music!
- Air Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet cover band)
- Phil Denny (jazz)
- Avon Bomb (top 40 and rock covers)
- Taylor Taylor (local favorite)
July 30 at 3:30 PM - 9 PM
Downtown Lansing
Lansing, Michigan 48933

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Meandering Michigan Series: Grand River Avenue Towns, Webberville

The second stop on the Michigan Meandering of Grand River Avenue is Webberville, Michigan. Webberville is a very small town, actually it's considered a village. You'll probably want to combine this one with one of the other stops, unless you are planning to play some golf.

In our opinion, the big attraction for Webberville is the Sinclair Grill. The atmosphere is great as you can see from the pictures. It's setup like an old diner/gas station. Your bound see a cool collector's car or motorcycle when you stop in.

The menu includes breakfast served all day, appetizers, hotdogs, coney dogs, burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches and a rotating dinner menu of fish, steak, seafood and other homemade specialties. For dessert you can choose from various fruit pies, including a deep fried pie, and they also feature ice cream from the MSU Dairy Store, a local favorite. They also offer beer, wine and other drinks.

Oak Lane Golf Course is a very well known and sought out course for the Mid-Michigan area. The staff is very helpful and extremely friendly and the course is known for being in top shape at all times.

Bernard and Margaret Simmons are the original owners, officially converting their pine tree farm to a golf course in 1967. Oak Lane hosts an annual 4-person golf scramble each year in memory of Bernard Simons. This year is the 7th Annual Memorial Outing, taking place on July 23rd. Contact Oak Lane for more information.  If you'd prefer to eat at the Golf Course, you can dine at the Oak Lane Grill for appetizers, sandwiches, chicken, shrimp and other selections.

Webberville will be having it's Annual Fireman Field Days and Ox Roast the weekend of September 26-28th. Last year, they added a car show to the event. 
Christians Greenhouse & Garden Center
Although Christians has a Williamston address, it's actually closer to Webberville. It's located right on Grand River Avenue between Williamston and Webberville.  Christians has locations in Haslett, HarborSprings, and Williamston. They offer annuals, grasses, perennials, veggies and herbs, trees and shrubs, pottery, containers and more. 

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