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Friday fun, a weekend with the dogs and cats plus great theater too.


It’s that time of year…. Between winter sports season and spring outdoor fun. So you have to look a little harder this weekend, but there is still lots to do!

Kick off your weekend in Charlevoix with First Friday, Friday evening from 4-8pm in downtown Charlevoix. There is a caramel themed cocktail trail, scavenger hunt and a chance to win $99 in Downtown Dollars. The Cantina is the base for this month’s event.


If you have kids that love animals, the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society’s Slumber-Pawty is this weekend and it is so fun. Here is the updated schedule of events for the weekend:

Saturday, April 6

🌙 12-4 PM Community Champion Lock-In: Come meet our Community Champions as they spend time in the kennels (or cat room), and learn about the causes they’re fundraising for.

Diane Hansell from Lite 96.3 is one of the Community Champions and would love to have your donation to help her meet her fundraising goal. Click here to donate.

🌙 2-4 PM Rock Painting Class with Molly McCarthy (all ages welcome!)

🌙 4-6 PM Kids Pizza Party (provided by Piper’s Mighty Good Pizza), with tons of activities like our Reading Buddies and Creative Pets Projects.

🌙 6-8 PM Kids “Mew-vie” time with Popcorn (provided by Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre)

🌙 7-8 PM Dog Yoga (18+ only) with Yoga Roots Petoskey

🌙 9-11 PM Yappy Hour (21+ Only), in partnership with Lume

🐱 Adoption Specials all day, or Adopt a Stuffed Pet for only $20!

🐾 Dusty Dogz Food Truck will be on-site for yummyness from 6-8 pm

Sunday, April 7

🌙 12-6 AM Painting with Shelter Pets! Come join in on the fun as our shelter pets paint original masterpieces. Pick your paint colors and take home an original piece of art with you!

🌙 8 AM Coffee and Cats (coffee provided by North Perk Coffee)

🌙 9 AM Kids Yoga with Yoga Roots Petoskey

🌙 10 AM Pancake Breakfast with Staff and Adoptable Pets

🌙  10-11 AM Bead Animal Art with K&M Artistry

🐱 Adoption Specials all day, or Adopt a Stuffed Pet for only $20!

🐾 Spin a wheel for prizes all day on April 7!

The Slumber Pawty is free to attend! Classes (dog yoga, kids bead art, kids yoga) are limited to 30 individuals, are first come/first serve, and are a suggested $5 donation.


If you have ever read the story of the Radium Girls, it’s fascinating and maddening at the same time. In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease Young women worked in factories and used radium paint to make watches and clocks glow in the dark. But they never knew the dangers. So they would use it as make up or hold the paint brush between their teeth, subjecting themselves to lethal exposure. The play Radium Girls, is being presented at the Old Town Playhouse Friday April 5, and Saturday April 6, at 7:30. Tickets at OldTownPlayhouse.com


You have probably heard of the PFAS contamination in Oscoda at the former Air Force Base. But there is so much more to learn. The Michigan League of Conservation Voters presents the documentary No Defense, Saturday at 6pm at the Dennos Museum. This screening is being provided to the public free of charge through generous donor contributions. For more information on the film, please visit: https://www.nodefensedoc.com/


If you have a growing family, you’ve probably been feeling the pinch when trying to keep everyone is clothes. There is a huge resale event going on this weekend where you can pick up used kids clothing for a lot less than new. It’s the Just Between Friends sale at the Grand Traverse Mall.

Presale is Friday, April 5th 11:30am-8pm
First Public day is Friday, April 5th 3pm-8pm
Public day is Saturday, April 6th 10am-8pm
Half off sale is Sunday,April 7th 12pm-6pm

Shop Just Between Friends Traverse City to save up to 90% off retail on gently loved children and maternity items. The sale will be in former Express location at Grand Traverse Mall across from Victoria’s Secret, Traverse City



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