Things to Do in Saline This Weekend: Cemetery Tour, Harvest Time on the Farm, Woodcarving Show, Sales and More!

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 10/04/2019 - 16:03

It's starting to feel like fall. But the temperatures are still warm, so this weekend will be a great time do things around town. Here's a look at some of the events from our community calendar. To add events to our calendar, register for free by clicking here.

Torwood Community Garage Sale

What: Garage sales!
When: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where:  Torwood community (off Austin Road) on the city's west side.
Why:  Multiple garage sales promising clothing, children's items, toys, furniture and more
Cost: Free

Live Music at Dan's

What: Grant Reiff and the Monopoly Men play at Dan's.
When:  7 p.m., Friday
Where:  Dan's Downtown Tavern, 103 E Michigan
Why:  Live music at your hometown pub on a Friday night
Cost: No cover.

Mom-2-Mom Sale

What: Mom-2-Mom Sale!
When: 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Where:  Saline Rec Center, 1866 Woodland Drive.
Why: Gently used goods at bargain prices. 
Cost: $2 early bird price.

Saline Woodcarving Show

What:  Saline Woodcarving Show
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
Where:  Liberty School, 7265 N Ann Arbor
Why:  Check out wonderful hand-carved art made by 40 exhibitors. Also carving supplies and carving demos.
Cost: $3 for 12 and up. Under 12 is free.

Haunted Hayrides around the Pittsfield Preserve

What: Haunted Hayrides
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday
Where:  Marsh View Meadows Park, Textile Road, just east of State Road
Why:  Round up the family, and take a hayride through the beautiful Pittsfield Preserve then enjoy a drink and s'mores by the campfire.
Cost: NA

Harvest Time on the Farm

What: Celebrate harvest season at the Rentschler Farm Museum
When: Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday.
Where:  Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan
Why:  Experience what life was like on a farm in Saline in the early 20th century. Also, demonstrations, tours of the garden and museum, farm animals, performances by the Saline Area Players, antique tractors, wagon rides, crafts, demonstrations and more. At 2 p.m., the historical society will dedicate an exhibit featuring Old Maud, the name of the interurban rail street car that served Saline in the early 20th century.
Cost: $1 donation.

Saline Area Crop Walk

What: Saline Area Crop Walk
When: 1 p.m. (registration at 12:30 p.m.) Sunday.
Where:  Starting at First United Methodist Church.
Why:  Help feed the hunger by walking, riding a bike/scooter, or rocking in a rocking chair. Crop walks take place in communities all over the world.
Cost: For donation or registration info, click here.

Saline Supports Fall Festival

What: Saline Supports Our Community hosts a fall festival.
When: 2-4 p.m., Sunday
Where:  Liberty School
Why:  This community group dedicated to diversity and inclusion hosts a fall festival with art, crafts, small giveaways and more. All are invited.
Cost: No cost. Bring a dish to pass.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

What: Manhattan Short Film Festival
When: Noon, Sunday
Where:  Emagine Theatre
Why:  Manhattan Short Film Festival is an annual film festival featuring short films shown in over 300 screening venues around the world. Join us at Emagine Saline for a viewing of the finalist films and vote for the winning film. 
Cost: Get Tickets at the Saline District Library's reference desk.

Oakwood Cemetery Enactment Tour

What: Saline Rotary presents the Oakwood Cemetery Enactment Tour
When: 2-6 p.m., Sunday
Where:  Oakwood Cemetery (Monroe & Michigan). Parking at on street or at Annie's Children's Center.
Why:  Presented by Rotary Club of Saline and the Saline Area Historical Society, this event features actors who bring to life the people who lived in Saline's olden days.
Cost: $12.

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