BY ALEXANDER WILLIS
The weekend is finally here, and after Wednesday night’s thunderstorm that brought damaged trees, downed power lines and blown over lawn furniture, a weekend of fun and relaxation may be just the thing Spring Hillians need.
While this weekend has a chance to see the rough weather return, with Friday night having a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms and Saturday showing a 40 percent chance, the National Weather Service forecast predicts most of these five fun events will just miss the nasty weather. So grab an umbrella, put your dancing shoes on, and enjoy this weekend with these five great events.
Pickin’ in the Park
Where: Harvey Park, 4001 Miles Johnson Parkway
When: Saturday, 5 – 9 p.m.
Spring Hill’s own monthly music festival will commence for the second time this season on Saturday from 5 – 9 p.m., featuring a new lineup of artists, as food from CD’s BBQ food truck.
Held at Harvey Park, the free event will see eight music artists perform in 15 minute segments. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, or whatever they need to get comfortable on the grass.
If parking fills up to capacity at Harvey Park, guests are also permitted to park at the First Baptist Church right next to Harvey Park. Harvey Park is located at 4001 Miles Johnson Parkway. For more information about the event, contact W. Matt Meyer at 731-616-0664.
Dancing Through the Decades
Where: UAW Hall, 125 Stephen P Yokich Parkway
When: Friday, 6 – 11 p.m.
The third annual Dancing Through the Decades charity dance-off will be held this Friday from 6 – 11 p.m. at the UAW Hall in Spring Hill. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased either at the door or in advance.
The annual celebration will see guests dancing to music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Decade-appropriate attire is not required, but may help smooth over the judges when they crown a Dance King and Queen at the end of the night. Music will be provided from DJ “Hey Mr DJ,” as well as live music courtesy of “Smooth Vinyl,” a cover band from Columbia. A Sack Auction will also be held during the event.
To purchase tickets in advance, or to inquire more information about the event, contact the event organizers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legos and Waffles
Where: Community Baptist Church, 1018 Parkway Drive
When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If you’re looking for ways to help your little ones have a great time this weekend, giving them the chance to play with thousands of Lego pieces and all-you-can eat waffles could be a good place to start.
Hosted by the Community Baptist Church, Legos and Waffles is a free community event that features over 20,000 Lego pieces for kids to get their hands on. The event will also have Lego-themed activities, bible lessons, and of course, all the waffles you can eat.
Aimed at children grades K5 – 5th, the event has limited spacing, with registration required. To register online, click here.
Fun Night at the Park
Where: Evans Park, 575 Maury Hill Street
When: Sunday, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Restoration Community Church is inviting residents to its Fun Night at the Park Sunday evening, where sports and food will be king.
Held at Evan’s Park, the event will provide pizza, chips and drinks for guests, followed by a few games of kickball, and for a Sunday afternoon, you could do much worse.
Sunday night is forecast to see a 20 – 30 percent chance of thunderstorms, so in the chance of a light sprinkle, bringing an umbrella might be the way to go.
The event is free to attend, and commences at Evans Park at 5:30 p.m.
Sweeney Hill Farm Goat Yoga
Where: The Commons at Spring Hill, 5075 Main Street
When: Saturday, 9 – 10 a.m., Sunday, 12 – 1 p.m.
If you’ve ever wanted to practice yoga alongside goats, then Sweeney Hill Farm has got just the thing for you. The farm will be combining its love of goats, with the art of yoga this weekend during two separate Goat Yoga classes at the common area of the Early’s Honey Stand shopping center, right next to Vintage 615 and Delta Bound.
Sweeney Hill Farm advises guests to wear t-shirts, as the goats hooves can be sharp at times. The event provides farm mats, so if you’d prefer a regular yoga mat, guests may bring their own.
Tickets are $20 a person, and may be purchased online by clicking here.