Things to Do in Saline This Weekend

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 04/24/2013 - 23:21

The cold, rainy weather will disappear as the action heats up in Saline this weekend.

Here's a quick look at the activities in and around Saline.

Thursday

5 p.m.  -- Foundation for Saline Area Schools Spring Reception. Saline Area Schools will announce the language that has been picked as part of a new world language curriculum. And the foundation will present the district with a $75,000 check to help make it happen. At Stone Arch Arts & Events

5:30 p.m to 8 p.m..-- Smokey Nights at the Saline Downtown Diner. Sample the smoked meats and other items on the new barbecue menu at the Saline Downtown Diner. Tickets are $20.

7 p.m. --  “Rain Gardens: Let’s clean up the Saline River one garden at a time!”   Celebrate Earth Week by joining Susan Bryan, Rain Garden Coordinator for Washtenaw County for a lively presentation on how to plant a rain garden, how to maintain it, and what benefits they provide to the environment.  At the Saline District Library.

7:30 to 9 p.m. -- Special Concert. The Saline Wind Ensemble will join the Ann Arbor Concert Band  (aaband.org) in a collaborative concert this Thursday 4/25. The event will take place in the Saline High School Auditorium and run from 7:30pm-9pm. Admission is free.

Friday

6 to 10 p.m. -- Brecon Night. The Saline-BreconFriendship Guild will have their annual Dinner and Silent Auction in celebration of the more than 45 year Sister City relationship between Saline, Michigan andBrecon, Wales. There will be a buffet dinner, beer and wine cash bar, and a Silent Auction of some very nice items.  Entertainment will be from the musical group Sugar Factory.  6:00 to 10:00 PM, at the American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan Avenue at Mills Road in Saline.  $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under.  Ticket Reservations: (734) 429-3336- leave a message or email to [email protected]

Saturday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Fiddlers ReStrung Rummage Sale & Bake Sale  There will be clothing, toys, cookware, books, electronics and much, much more gently used treasures. There’s sure to be something for everyone! We will also have delicious homemade baked goods for sale. All proceeds benefit Fiddlers ReStrung’s Appalachian Joy tour to the southern states this summer. At the Liberty School cafeteria

9 a.m. to noon -- Indoor Farmers Market -- It's the final indoor farmers market of the year at Liberty School. Next week, we take it outside.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.-- Electronic Waste Recycling Event -- Co-sponsored by the Environmental Commission and The Fifth Corner Teen Center. The event will be held on April 28th, from 9am to 3pm at Saline City Hall on 100 N. Harris St. Saline. Free recycling of household electronics. Donations are accepted.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.--  Drug Take Back Day. The Saline Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

1 p.m. & 6 p.m. -- Dance Recital.  Dance Steps Studio, Inc. is having a brilliant recital at SHS at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

6:30 p.m. -- Geoffrey Esty and Jade Fairfax at Brewed Awakenings. Geoffrey Esty is a local guitarist who has been performing for many years.  His repertoire includes classical, folk, and jazz, along with pop-folk originals.  He will be performing with Vocalist Jade Fairfax.  Don't miss this very talented pair perform.

7 to 10 p.m. -- Live at the Fifth. Bands Joey Stride Forth, Creal and Contrast perform at the 5th Corner Teen Center in this event specially held for Saline's youth. Brewed Awakenings will serve specialty drinks and desserts.

(The time of the recycling event was corrected.)

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