By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor in Chief
It’s Friday. You made it! Time for the weekend.
Even though we may be dealt some unpredictable spring weather this weekend, the forecast seems to be shaping up every time I check it. Expect some sunny skies at some point Saturday afternoon, but keep an umbrella handy in the morning. Sunday should be the clearest, most sun-filled day of the weekend, but it will be breezy.
There are a few events happening around Huron Township this weekend, most notably of which is the Jimmy Williams Memorial 5K Run on Saturday, May 3 at Willow Metropark in New Boston, MI. Proceeds from the event will go to the Jimmy Williams Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded to deserving Huron High School seniors who meet specific academic, leadership and community service criteria.
Jimmy Williams, a 16 year old Huron High School student, was killed by a drunk driver on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 while he was traveling through South Carolina during a family vacation.
According to the event’s website, “The Jimmy Williams Memorial 5K Run was put together by friends and family of Jimmy Williams. Taken too soon.”
Online and mail registration for the event has closed, but potential participants can still register the day of the event. For more information, visit their website, or contact the race director Keith Becki at firstname.lastname@example.org. The race will be held rain or shine.
The Huron Township Historical Society is holding it’s Antique Appraisal Fair on Sunday, May 4 at the Samuel Adams Historical Museum, 37236 Huron River Drive, New Boston, MI.
The Historical Society asks: Do you have that one thing that you always wondered about? What is it? What’s it worth?
If so, bring it to the historical museum on Sunday. You’ll have the chance to talk with two certified appraisers: Doug Dalton of Dalton Auctioneers and Jerry Lowhorn of Estate Sale Pros.
The Historical Society is asking you bring a $10 donation for your first item, and a $5 donation for each additional item.
According to the Historical Society, appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, you can call the society at 734-606-5146. To set up an appraisal appointment, call Faye Bird at 734-782-2695.
As always, there are weekend events at the local Metroparks (who just updated their look with a new logo). Most of the weekend’s events seem very children-friendly and nature themed.
Click here to view the Metroparks events.
One last thing for you plant and garden fanatics: just about all local nurseries are now open, and plants are selling fast! Block’s, Schwartz’s and Grass Roots Nurseries (just to name a few) are now open for Spring hours. Don’t forget to keep those tropical plants and flowers sheltered though, as we’re not frost-free at this point!
Block’s Greenhouse: 29160 Eureka Rd, Romulus, MI 48174 –
Schwartz’s Greenhouse: 30705 Sibley Rd, Romulus, MI 48174 –
Grassroots Nursery: 24765 Bell Rd, New Boston, MI 48164 –
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