Weekend Planner: Blues & BBQ, Astronomy, 9/11 Memorial Unveiling
Check out what's happening in the greater Hartland area and beyond this weekend.
It’s Friday and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Don't worry: Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for this weekend:
When/where: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hartland Cemetery.
Why go: Help the Hartland Rotary Club spruce up one of Hartland's historic spots.
When/where: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday in downtown Brighton
Why go: Each year thousands of visitors flock to downtown Brighton to taste the delicious smoked and barbecue foods of professional vendors and listen to the most prestigious bands from across the country. The 2011 headliners include Thornetta Davis, The Silvertones Reunion, Dave Specter & Jimmy Johnson, and the Glen David Andrews Bands.
Price: Free, with $15 cover to get into beverage garden (21 and older).
When/where: midnight Friday and Saturday at Kensington Metropark's Maple Beach.
Why go: See the moon and stars as you’ve never seen them before. Telescopes will be set up for observation, and several astronomy clubs will present a variety of starry programs.
Price: $5 daily vehicle entry permit/annual park pass needed; event itself is free
When/where: 9 a.m. Sunday at Brighton Fire Station 31.
Why go? Honor the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 by attending the dedication of this memorial, which includes a piece of steel from the Twin Towers.
When/where: Saturday and Sunday in downtown Highland.
Why go: Highland HeyDays is geared toward bringing families, friends, neighbors and pets together to celebrate the community. There will be a street fair, square dance, vendors and more