Weekend Planner: Give Blood, Audition, Donate Books, Take a Walk Through History
Here's a look at what's happening around the Fenton area this weekend.
Where: Fenton High School, 3200 W. Shiawassee Ave., Fenton
When: 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6
Why go: Support the American Red Cross' vital work of collecting blood and help save lives.
Where: Jack R. Winegarden Library, 200 E. Caroline St., Fenton
When: noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7
Cost: Whatever books you care to donate, but please note that the library cannot accept the following: damaged books, encyclopedias or textbooks.
Why go: Make some room in your bookcases and help the library at the same time.
Where: Fenton Village Players Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Rd, Fenton
When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 and Friday, Jan. 6
Cost: Your time and willingness to take part in all rehearsals and performances
Why go: Be parf of history by participating in a local performance of the second-longest running musical in the history of Broadway.
Where: A.J. Phillips Fenton Museum, 310 S. Leroy St., Fenton
When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8
Cost: Free; group tours also may be scheduled by appointment. Use this email link to set up a tour!
Why go: Enjoy touring the museum, an original circa-1900 building and gain insight into Fenton's past. For example: did you know that the town's original name wasn't Fenton?
Where: Huron Valley Council for the Arts, 205 W. Livingston Road, Highland
When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 (gallery reception/opening); the gallery hours for the exhibit take place from 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays through Saturday, Jan. 28.
Why go: See the unique work of artists Marilyn M. Prucka, Loretta Oliver and Sue Walton; though their pieces are quite different, Prucka explains their work utilizes "locally harvested natural black walnut hull dye as a unifying step in a collaborative exhibition." Light refreshments also are available.