Out and About – Week of April 21st

Before I fill you in on what’s going on Out and About, I thought I’d better clear something up. I’m now using a cane to get around. Hopefully, it’s only temporary. I’ll be seeing a surgeon next week to see if he can cure what’s bothering my left knee. For once, I have difficulty keeping up with my wife.

This evening (Tuesday) is the Citizen of the Year banquet honoring Jerry Wright. Thanks to those of you who made arrangements to attend the festivities at Belle Epoque honoring Jerry. From the looks of the sale of tickets, it promises to be a well-attended affair. Congratulations, Jerry, you deserve the accolades that go along with the honor. Starting this year, the award will be known as the Three Rivers Lions Club Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year. I’m sure that Bruce would be very happy with this year’s selection of the honoree.

I’ve tried my best to steer away from being just a resource of things to do and events to attend, but every so often I am faced with an overload of such things. Perhaps it’s due to the arrival of spring weather. It’s been a long time coming, and it’s great to be able to get outside again and enjoy the warmer weather. It seems as though this spring has been like a baby chick trying to get out of a very hard shell. Welcome Spirng, it’s good to see ya!

The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) invites everyone to their annual “Pizza for Paws” fundraiser this Saturday, April 26, at the Country Table Restaurant, located on US-12, in White Pigeon. The all-you-can-eat buffet will be available from 4 to 7 PM. and includes soft drinks. The cost for adults is $10, and children under 8 years old, can eat for $8. Advance tickets are now available at Beam Sound and Video, located on West Michigan Avenue, in Three Rivers, and they will also be available at the door.

The Ninth Street Methodist Church will celebrate the arrival of spring with their “Spring Salad Supper and More”. This Saturday, they will host this all-you-can-eat affair at their church, located at 700 Ninth Street, here in Three Rivers. Salads, casseroles, desserts, and beverages will be available from 5 to 6:30 PM. The cost for adults is $8, and children can eat for $4.

Director Mary Ann Grile, and the Three Rivers Community Players invite everyone to their production of Cheaper By The Dozen. The play opens this Friday, April 25, at the Players’ Theatre, 15526 Millard Road, in Three Rivers. They haven’t moved; the theatre is still located behind the Three Rivers Dairy Queen on US-131, with the entrance off Millard Road. The play will run April 25, 26, 27, and May 2, 3, and 4. Friday and Saturday curtain times are 7:30 PM, and the two Sunday matinees begin promptly at 2 PM. Tickets are available at Beam Sound and Video, on West Michigan Avenue, in Three Rivers. Call Rodney at 269-279-6251, or purchase your tickets online by visiting the Players’ website at trcommunityplayers.org. Tickets will also be available at the door, but, as always, I would advise you to purchase your tickets early. It can be quite disappointing to show up at the door, only to find out that the show is “Sold Out”.

This year’s Water Festival is well into the planning stages. This year’s theme is “TR…Back in the Day”. Parade entree forms are available at the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, 57 North Main Street, in historic downtown Three Rivers. Time is passing quickly, so don’t wait too long to become involved in this huge Three Rivers event. Oh yes, volunteers are always needed, so stop by the Chamber office and volunteer to make this year’s Water Festival a huge success.

May is loaded with many fun things to do, and I’ll fill you in on some of the details next week. There will be something for everyone, as usual, and most of these events are practically FREE.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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