5 Things To Do This Weekend
Here's a guide to fun in Brighton this Saturday and Sunday.
The weekend promises to be powdery, the perfect condition to hit the trails for some snowsports, or retreat indoors for cozy fun. Here's a look at some local events.
- The REI Frosty Fun Ski Race slides into Huron Meadows Metropark at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Serious cross-country racers can compete in a 15k that qualifies for Michigan Cup points, while casual skiiers of all ages can take part in a 5K. Registration, $15-$29, includes lunch, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Metropark.
- Prefer downhill? Mt. Brighton Snowsports will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with holiday skis 6-11 p.m. Sunday night, and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday (closed for grooming 5-5:30 p.m.). Holiday rates, $36 for all area tickes and $29 for rope tows, apply.
- Saturday is stocked with fun for Brighton families. Award-winning author and musician Jim Gill kicks off the Children's Cultural Series at Brighton Center for the Performing Arts at 2 p.m. Accompanied by his banjo, Gill will lead a family read- and sing-along of his new picture book, "A Soup Opera." Tickets are $9.
- Saturday evening brings the new Family Snowflake Ball to Miller Intergenerational Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Formerly a mother/son dance, the event was changed to welcome entire families this year. Festivities include a DJ, photographer, games, prizes and refreshments. Tickets, $10, benefit Brighton Community Education.
- For more adult fare, belly up to the Bloody Mary Bar at Lu & Carl's. You can concoct your own recipe for relaxation 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-3 p.m. Sundays. Cheers!
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