Happening This Week: History, Magic and More
Voyageurs camp out at Metro Beach this weekend, plus there's family fun with a pirate-princess theme in Mount Clemens on Saturday.
SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
Where/When: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church & Cultural Center, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 24.
Why Go: St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church is holding a spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser for Tom Kause, who has a rare and aggressive form of cancer. He is the husband of parishioner Theresa Knight, who has been a member of St. Joan's Folk Group for more than 30 years.
Pricing: $20 for adults; $10 for children younger than 10. RSVP appreciated, but tickets will also be sold at the door. Call 586-777-1604.
SCS SUMMER BLAST & NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PICNIC
Where/When: Veterans Memorial Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25.
Why Go: The St. Clair Shores police and fire departments are hosting a Summer Blast and Neighborhood Watch picnic, giving residents a chance to meet public safety personnel and enjoy food, entertainment, giveaways and more. Plus guests will meet the always popular K9 unit. In addition, anyone curious about setting up a Neighborhood Watch will get plenty of information and advice at this fun and informative event, which was rescheduled from July's initial date due to bad storms.
PIG AND CORN ROAST
Where/When: Mount Clemens Farmers Market, 141 N. River Road; 9 a.m. Aug. 27.
Why Go: Enjoy freshly roasted pork and corn, part of the market's customer appreciation day, and shop for the freshest in locally grown produce and other goods.
Where/When: Metro Beach Metropark, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28.
Why Go: Discover a chapter in Michigan's rich history as the Voyageurs bring the Great Lakes fur trade era to life at the 15th Annual Voyageur Encampment at Metro Beach Metropark this weekend. Visitors will get a living history lesson as re-enactors in period clothing set up camp for the weekend surrounded by traditional canoes and a trading post. Visitors will see demonstrations in blacksmithing, rope making, finger weaving, silversmithing, paddle carving and campfire cooking. Plus everyone can observe and take part in colonial games, art and craft projects, storytelling, music, song and dance, first-person history presentations, history talks, muzzle loading and cannons demonstrations, and period fashion shows.
Pricing: Free with park admission, which is normally $5 for a day pass.
SUMMER FUN SATURDAY
Where/When: Downtown Mount Clemens, Macomb Place & N. Walnut; 11 a.m. Aug. 27.
Why Go: Enjoy some family fun this Saturday in the Clem, with the theme being Pirate & Princess Renaissance Day, with a pirate magician and princesses on site.