Happening This Week: One Last Peach, Apple Fest
With the Romeo Peach Festival, St. Lawrence Apple Fest and zucchini races on the calendar, this week is sure to be a cornucopia of fun.
Perhaps you're reading this Monday morning, enjoying your Labor Day holiday, and are thinking, "How can I take advantage of this summer day?"
If that's the case, it's the final day of the MICHIGAN PEACH FESTIVAL to amuse you. Head to downtown Romeo for some sweet fun.
There will be arts and crafts shows, specifically the Frontier Town Arts & Craft Show and the Croswell Extravaganza Craft Show, Farmer's Market and Business Expo (at Croswell Elementary, with $1 admission), both starting at 10 a.m.
There are plenty of goodies to enjoy, with a bake sale, chicken and rib dinners, deep-fried peach desserts, peach pies and more.
There are three parades: The Children's Parade at 10 a.m., the 1 p.m. VFW Post 2052 Peach Festival Parade and the 1:30 p.m. 2011 Peach Festival Floral Parade.
And of course, there's the carnival, plus the beer and refreshment tents, Vegas games and more to enjoy.
Moving on from festival fun, we now get to the fashion.
SIZZLE with STYLE FASHION SHOW and LUNCHEON
Where/When: Ike's Dining, 38550 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 8.
Why Go: For fashion-fixated types, the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry is hosting this event, part of the Business Women's Exchange series, and Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center is sponsoring. Guests will enjoy the latest fall fashions, lunch and networking opportunities. Patch Editors Jenny Whalen (Macomb) and Marina Cracchiolo (Shelby-Utica) will be modeling the latest fashions as part of the event.
Pricing: $25 for SHRCCI and Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce members, or $35 for "not yet" members.
THE APPLE OF YOUR EYE
Where/When: St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Road, Utica, Sept. 9-11.
Why Go: St. Lawrence is holding its 19th Annual Apple Fest, with a carnival, food, Vegas games, bingo, raffles, and live music each night. Plus, there's the children's tent, which houses the Treasure Chest and Cake Wheel games.
GREAT ZUCCHINI RACES
Where/When: Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Main Branch, 40900 Romeo Plank, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10.
Why Go: Kids ages 5 and older will have a blast with this event, where they'll build a zucchini car and race it down the library's very own race track. The library supplies all needed items to craft these green racers. Just be sure and register for the event at cmpl.org.
GOTTA DANCE, GOTTA GOLF, FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Where/When: Cracklewood, 1 p.m. Sept. 10.
Why Go: The Macomb Charitable Foundation has the Gotta Dance Golf Outing planned for today. The event benefits the MCF, which helps needy children in the community. Your participation gets you 18 holes on the green, power cart, food and drink tickets, a buffet dinner, and a shot at prizes. Plus you can buy into the 50/50 raffle.
Pricing: $75 per person. Visit macombcharitablefoundation.org for a sign-up form and more information.
LET'S GO ANTIQUING
Where/When: Knights of Columbus Grounds, 11541 21 Mile Road, Shelby Township; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept 10 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11.
Why Go: It's the final weekend of the year for the Utica Antiques Market. Browse thousands of items in this huge outdoor market.
Pricing: $5 admission.
Where/When: The Historic Center at Wolcott Mill Metropark; noon-4 p.m. Sept. 11.
Why Go: Head to Wolcott Mill for Applefest. Visitors can sample different varieties, make apple crafts, try recipes, make cider and hear some history of the fruit. There will also be five scarecrows that need decorating, so guests are invited to help out. Cider and donuts will be available.
Pricing: Free, but donations will be accepted. The park charges a $5 daily admission per vehicle, unless you have an annual Metroparks pass. Call 586-749-5997 if you have questions.
PINS FOR PETS BOWLING BENEFIT
Where/When: Sterling Lanes, 33200 Schoenherr, Sterling Heights, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 11.
Why Go: All About Animals Rescue invites people for an afternoon of fun and prizes, plus an auction, all to help animals.
Pricing: $20—or $22 the day of the event—includes three games, shoe rental, pizza and soda. Call 586-879-1745 or email email@example.com if you have questions or would like tickets.