Summer fun is right around the corner and the arrival of some beloved festivals is ushering the warmest season in a little early this year. The Holy Redeemer Festival kicks off today and goes through Sunday with plenty of opportunities to share in all the fun. The big attraction this year, as every year, is the music and there are some great performers lined up for Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night will bring Michigan country act Wildfire to the stage and Saturday it will be time for Toppermost to play the classics of The Beatles. Music isn’t the only thing in store at the festival though as the midway is bound to be crowded with people looking for an adrenaline rush on one of the many thrill rides. Admission for the adults and little ones is free and for everyone in between – 11-20 years old – you just need to purchase a ride bracelet to wander the grounds.
If all of that wasn’t enough to keep you and your family busy there’s a beer tent, a used book sale, a casino and card tournaments, kids games, and more, more, more. If you cannot find something fun to do at the Holy Redeemer Festival then my friend you doing something wrong.
Festival season is upon us friends, and it’s time to start planning for all the fun that is in store for you and the family. The weather hasn’t been very accommodating for much this year but I have a feeling that we’re finally out of the woods and it’s just in time!
Holy Redeemer Community Festival
May 29 – June 1, 2014
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church – 1227 E Bristol Rd, Burton, MI 48529
Admission costs vary
For more information – https://seeandbseen.org/2015/11/30/see-whats-happening-in-and-around-flint-genesee-for-the-week-of-november-30-december-6/home
The dead are rising and they’re heading for Burton! On Saturday, April 26 the Third Annual Burton Zombie Shamble will be held with proceeds going to help a family in need. The Shamble is a free event that asks participants to dress and walk, shamble, and generally move like a member of the living dead as the group hits the streets to scare up some fun. Zombie Walks and other events have popped up in recent years as a way for fans of everything spooky to celebrate their love of the weird and people dress like the undead and then imitate the signature slow walk of these ghouls. Many Zombie Walks, like the Burton Shamble, have used this platform as a way to raise money for the less fortunate. This year the proceeds will go to help a local artist and his family who are dealing with a debilitating disease that will change this family’s life forever. After suffering from his own recent tragedy it was surprising to many that Shamble founder Scott Graubner was willing to move forward with this year’s event but his commitment to the community took precedence and so this year’s event shambles forward.
The Burton Zombie Shamble is free to attend – though donations are strongly encouraged since proceeds go to help a family – and all levels of ghoulish experience are welcome. The dead don’t want to scare, they just want to get together to have some fun, so kids that like to get made up or just like creepy things are welcome to join the Shamble. The Shamble will begin at The Point bar on Saginaw Street then will head to Kickers and then to GBI with the gang then heading back to The Point for the after party. The after party will feature a showing of the first three chapters of the Michigan made zombie series The Last Broadcast as well as vendors and an art auction with all funds from the auction going towards this year’s charity. Things kick off in the early afternoon at The Point at 2PM and the fun just continues from there. Mark your calendars, grab your best ghoul, and make sure to be there for the Third Annual Burton Zombie Shamble on April 26! And if you go, don’t forget to take lots of pictures so we can show everyone how much fun you had!
Third Annual Burton Zombie Shamble
Saturday, April 26
The Point Bar
For more information – https://www.facebook.com/events/233473600145807/
For a state known as the ‘Wolverine State’ you’d be hard pressed to find any wolverines left in Michigan but starting on January 4 though you will be able to take a look at the last known wolverine to live here at Burton’s Courtland Center Mall. With the help of a LOT of people and a lot of local and regional agencies the ‘Lone Wolverine’ will be making its way to our area for a two week stay. Things will kick off on January 4 with a ribbon cutting at noon and then afterwards you can view the wolverine from 10AM – 8PM every day but Sunday, which will close the viewing at 5PM. To broaden the experience there will be information on the life of the wolverine and background information as well as art and fun educational activities.
With the weather so cold lately this is a perfect opportunity for those of us who are not big winter folks to find out some interesting history about our mitten state and to do it within the warm confines of the Courtland Mall.
‘Lone Wolverine’ Visit To Mid-Michigan
Courtland Mall, Burton, MI
January 4 – 13
Mon. – Sat. – 10AM – 8PM
Sundays – 12PM – 5PM
For questions or more information contact Mona – 1.810.962.5122
The Volunteers of America Michigan will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 21 at 8:30 A.M. for their newest thrift store, which will be at 1135 North Belsay Road in Burton.
The new thrift store will be another important asset to the Volunteers of America Michigan and will help to fund the vital services they provide across the state which include emergency shelter for men, women, and children, employment and housing programs for homeless Veterans, housing for low-income families and seniors, and the feeding of the hungry.
The new location will add 25 new jobs to the Burton area and will offer shoppers high-quality clothing and merchandise at a very reasonable prices.
The ribbon cutting is open to the public but an RSVP is needed.
To RSVP contact Carol Holland – e-mail – [email protected] – phone – 248.204.6039
Volunteers of America Michigan
Thursday, March 21, 2013
1135 N. Belsay Rd.