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Shake off those winter blues during the Spring Ahead Weekend in Michigan's Great Southwest! Featuring everything from March Mannequins to beer and Girl Scout cookie pairings, to LEGO builds, live music and more! Check out all the awesome weekend activities happening March 1-3, 2019! 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

Kick off the weekend with Build Your Way Around Town during the LEGO Big City Build at the Shadowland Ballroom March 1-3! Catch this amazing LEGO city-scape Friday and Saturday from 11:00am-7:00pm and Sunday from Noon-5:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.

INSIDER TIP: Head to the Silver Beach Carousel on Thursday, February 28 for their Family Fun Night:
Builders' Bash from 4:00-8:30pm! Visit buildyourwayaroundtown.com for the schedule! 

It's Girl Scout Cookie season! Don't miss the last weekend (available Friday, Saturday and Sunday) of Beer & Girl Scout Pairings at Silver Harbor Brewing. 5 beers + 5 cookies for just $12. We'll meet you there!

You're in for a treat during the Coffee & Canvas event at Biggby Coffee! Participants will receive step by step instructions for the featured painting Birds & Blossoms. Plus, the first drink is free! No experience needed, but sign up quickly - there are limited seats available.

Close out the night with live music at The Livery featuring Seth Bernard and Johnny Irion starting at 9:00pm. Grab a delicious brew and something yummy off the menu and settle in for a great night out! 

INSIDER TIP: Catch live music at The Livery on Saturday night featuring Jack & The Bear at 9:00pm!

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Watch storefronts and windows of participating downtown businesses come alive from 7:00-8:30pm during the first annual March Mannequins event. Dozens of community volunteers will pose perfectly still, like mannequins. This year's these is Awkward Family Photos! Event attendees can vote for their favorite window in the People's Choice vote online at stjoetoday.com/vote.

INSIDER TIP: Voting will remain open until 11:59pm on Sunday, March 3.

Earlier in the day families will enjoy a make-and-take craft during the Curious Kids' Museum Super Saturday "The Canoe" program from Noon-4:00pm. Learn a little about the history of the canoe and make your own to take home! This event is free with museum admission of CKM membership.

Get creative at the Box Factory for the Arts at the the Watercolor Workshop with artist Robin Maxon from 10:00am-4:00pm! In this workshop, Maxon will demonstrate various techniques in a step-by-step process. All levels welcome.

"Laughs are on tap" at Silver Harbor Brewing from 8:00-9:45pm during The Brewery Comedy Tour! This event will feature up and coming New York and Los Angeles comedians as they tour the country.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Keep the LEGO fun alive on Sunday with a visit to The Silver Beach Carousel! The Amazing LEGO Display featuring area builders ages 4-18 will be housed at the Carousel through April 7. For more Build Your Way Around Town events throughout the month of March, visit buildyourwayaroundtown.com.

INSIDER TIP: Fill out an entry form at participating locations for a chance to win a LEGO
build kit! Drawings will be held at St. Joseph Today March 4, 11, 18, 25.

Brush up on your trivia knowledge and show off your skills at the weekly Sunday Pub Trivia hosted at the Round Barn Brewery & Public House. Trivia kicks off at 3:00pm and runs until a winner is declared! Team reservations required.

Lover of the arts can see 12 studio artists from the Box Factory for the Arts featured at the "Ain't Nobody Home but Us Chickens" show at The Carnegie Center for the Arts. Check out the opening reception on Sunday from 2:00-4:00pm.

INSIDER TIP: The Box Factory for the Arts will be offering a carpool for the opening - meet
in their parking lot at 12:15pm on Sunday!