The next Arts in the Park will host a gospel music night Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at Swains Memorial Park in the Village of Brooklyn. Arts in the Park is held at Swain Memorial Park, behind Guthrie Ford. Bring a friend, your family and a comfy lawn chair and enjoy the concert.
Open House at Liberty Fire Department
The Liberty Fire Department is hosting an Open House Saturday, July 15, from noon to 4 p.m. Activities will include food, tours, and children’s activities. The new fire house is located at 1205 Lindsey Road, Jackson.
Irish Hills Eagles to serve all-you-can-eat taco dinner
The Irish Hills Eagles #3689 is serving an all-you-can-eat taco dinner Tuesday, July 18, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This dinner is a fundraiser for scholarships.
The Irish Hills Eagles is located at 9500 Wamplers Lake Road, Brooklyn. For more information, call 592-8842.
Make a face at Walker Tavern
A new children’s program at Walker Tavern Historic Site near Brooklyn, Mich., invites kids to “make a face” and discover a 19th-century art form – the silhouette. The program, part of the “Kids’ Stuff” series at Walker Tavern, takes place Wednesday, July 19, from 1 to 3 p.m.
“Long before people kept snapshots of their loved ones on their smartphones, they made shadow images of them cut from paper,” said Walker Tavern site historian Laurie Perkins. “These silhouettes could be made small enough to fit in a locket or large enough to be framed for the wall.”
The cost to participate in the program is $7 per child. One accompanying adult is admitted free; additional adults are $7 each. Pre-registration is required; a registration form can be downloaded from the Kids’ Stuff webpage.
Walker Tavern Historic Site is located at the junction of U.S. 12 and M-50 south of Brooklyn. A Recreation Passport is required for park entry. For more information or to register for this event, call 517-241-0731 or visit www.michigan.gov/walkertavern.
Cascade summer concerts
The Cascades Family Night concert will be held Wednesday, July 19, from 7 to 11 p.m. and will feature the Brian Randall Band out of Grand Rapids. This band will bring a high energy mix of new, old and original country songs.
The Cascades Rotary Bandshell will hold its next concert Saturday, July 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will feature Celtic music from Equinox.
The Cascades Falls Park is located at 1401 S. Brown St., Jackson.