For St Patty's Day, Saturday, March 14th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, The Allegan Area Specialty Shops are having a Word Puzzle Treasure Hunt at all 8 of our shops.
What is a Word Puzzle Treasure Hunt, you say? Well, here it is... We have selected an old Irish Saying from a vast (seemingly endless, actually) library of "Old Irish Sayings". We then divided it up into 8 lines of wisdom and printed each line on a different Shamrock and dispersed these Shamrocks to all 8 of our shops.
Your challenge then, is to collect one of these Shamrocks from each of the 8 locations and assemble them in the proper order to see the "Old Irish Saying". If ye are a wee bit old and Irish.... ye may have an advantage here. :)
If you get it right... you enter a drawing for a $75 gift certificate, good at any of our shops or spend a little at all of them.
If you get them all, but not in the right order, you enter a drawing for a $25 gift certificate, good at any of our shops or spend a little at all of them.
Many of our shops will have additional promotions or sales going on. There may also be some demonstrations and art projects to participate in. Keep checking in the comments below to see what shops are offering. Better yet... click on the "Going" button, and you will receive an update in your news feed each time one of us adds something. A fun day, no matter how you look at it.
Maps to all of the locations will be at all locations and downloadable from our website at:
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Saturday, October 10th 7:00 pm at the Griswold
Alasdair Fraser has been featured on over 100 television and radio shows in the UK, and on several nationally-broadcast programs in the US, including CBS Sunday Morning,NPR Morning Edition, A Prairie Home Companion, and The Thistle & Shamrock. On The Kennedy Center Honors(CBS TV) Fraser played a spcecial solo tribute to honoree Sean Connery, a fellow Scot,in a segment that included Catherine Zeta-Jones. Alasdair has made guest appearances with groups as diverse as Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Waterboys and The Chieftains, and as featured soloist along with Itzhak Perlman at New York's Lincoln Center. His film credits include solo performances on the soundtracks of several major films, including The Last of the Mohicans andTitanic.
Vibrant young cellist Natalie Haas is one of the most sought after cellists in Celtic music today. She tours regularly with master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, has appeared on over 50 albums, and has also taught at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Natalie is currently based in Montreal.
"Traditional music has always been a connective tissue between cultures, communities, and generations. Witness the duo of Scottish fiddle star Fraser and cello prodigy Haas. He is from Clackmannan, a small town in Scotland's smallest county. She is a Juilliard grad from California. When they met, he was teacher, and she was student. And yet on a new CD, "In the Moment," you would think they'd been playing together for centuries. While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. Then she opens her cello's throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept refrains, and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan winter."
Scott Alarik, Boston Globe
Don't forget the LEGENDARY V.I.P. After Party
at Baker Studios Gallery
The areas that are shaded in Grey, are available parking lots.
Hubbard Street is a One Way from M89/M40 to Chestnut Street, so if you are coming in across the "Old Iron Bridge" for the Griswold Auditorium or the Mahan Park Gazebo your best bet is to park on the Riverfront Plaza or the Lot between Locust and Chestnut.
If you are coming in to Hubbard Street from M89/M40, there is limited parking behind the Griswold. Take the driveway on you right as you come to Walnut Street. Your best bet will be the parking lot for the Allegan County Court House on your left as you pass the Sheriffs Office. It is marked "Parking for Court House Only", but after hours they do not mind if Griswold Patrons use it.