It’s a festive weekend in Saline.
Memorial Day weekend is considered the opening weekend of summer. Students are celebrating their last day as high schoolers. The world’s finest female golfers are in town for a major golf tournament.
And in between all the hot dogs and beverages, Saline will pay tribute to America’s fallen soldiers during Memorial Day activities Monday. Unfortunately, the weather might not cooperate.
We won’t see much sun this weekend and highs will range from 72 to 76. The forecast calls for morning showers Saturday and thunderstorms Sunday. It look s like the rain might subside and we could see at least some sunlight on Memorial Day.
Here’s a guide to Memorial Day weekend activities in Saline.
What: The LPGA’s Volvik Championship
When: Friday-Sunday. Gates open at 7 a.m.
Where: Travis Pointe Country Club
Why: The world’s best female golfers are in our backyard the Volvik Championship. After one round, Wei-Ling Hsu and Stacy Lewis lead at -7.
Cost: Tickets range from $20 to $45. Military veterans enter free. Click here for tickets.
What: Saline High School Collage Concert
When: 7 p.m., Friday
Where: Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center
Why: Listen to Saline’s top-rated wind ensembles and orchestras. The music will come at you from every direction.
Ally’s Lemonade Stand
What: Ally’s Lemonade Stand
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
Where: Saline Middle School
Why: Help raise funds to pay for Ally Hennessy’s treatment. Ally lives with an inoperable brain tumor that has left her blind in one eye and nearly blind in another.
The Thomas Allan Burns Memorial Bike Ride
What: The Thomas Allan Burns Memorial Bike Ride offers 10 or 20-mile rides, a t-shirt, refreshments and a seat at the optional potluck-style luncheon.
When: The 20-mile ride starts at 9:45 a.m. and the 10-mile ride starts at 10:45 a.m.
Where: It starts at the Saline United Methodist Church, where the luncheon will be held.
Why: Named in honor of the late Saline resident Thomas Burns, who was an avid cyclist, the bike ride raises funds for the Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti and the Saline Destination Imagination Scholarship Fund. Burns passed away Feb. 19, 2016 after a two-year battle with Mesothelioma. For more, visit www.burnskids.com.
Boy Scout Breakfast
What: Boy Scout Troop 400 Memorial Day Breakfast.
When: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday
Where: Saline Firehouse, corner of Michigan Avenue and Harris Street
Why: The Scouts are serving pancakes and sausage before the big parade. Get to town early to avoid the parking crush and enjoy breakfast with the family. The scouts will use proceeds to fund summer camp.
Cost: Suggested donations of $5 per person or $20 per family.
Memorial Day Parade and Service
What: The annual Saline Memorial Day Parade and Service.
When: 10 a.m., Monday
Where: The parade is along Michigan Avenue, from Harris Street to Monroe Street. The service follows at the cemetery.
Why: Honor the soldiers who made the deepest sacrifice for America. Parade Marshal is Congressman Tim Walberg. He and Mayor Brian Marl will speak at the ceremony.