Explore the charm of Midland, Michigan. Get your photo on the Tridge, take in the scenic Chippewa and Tittabawasee Rivers and visit the Farmers Market. Lunch will be at Shirlene’s, followed by a stroll in Dow Gardens, and Whiting Forest. Dow Gardens is 110 acres of beauty, accented with flowers, bridges, and waterfalls. This year the Garden features life-sized Origami sculptures. Whiting Forest, within Dow Gardens, is home to the longest forest canopy walk in the nation with 54 acres of woodlands, ponds, meadows and orchards. This walk is handicap accessible and has three overlooks.
The all-inclusive cost for the Gardens is $10.00. The carpool will leave St. Alphonsus at 9:30 am with expected return around 6:00 pm. RSVP required! Call 616.913.4419 or email email@example.com
After lunch at the Flat River Grill, join us for a relaxing stroll through Wildwood Family Farm. This farm is host to many weddings and used as a summer concert venu; visit the animals, and pick your own floral bouquet. The cutting gardens are available to the public. “We grow everything from Asters to Zinnias and 100 other varieties in between.”
Carpool leaves St. Al’s at 11:30am. Average cost for a bouquet is $10.00. RSVP call 616.913.4419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where were you when the shots were fired??? Even though the assassination of our 35th President, John F. Kennedy occurred 55 years ago, much speculation continues. Roger Relich will present some of the facts related to the assassination of President Kennedy. While Mr. Relich does not promote a single assassin theory or a conspiracy theory; he will discuss the investigations into the assassination, several theories, and some possible suspects. Come, 1:30-3:30 in the Parish Center, and decide for yourself what you believe.
Suggested Donation: $5.00. RSVP: 616.913.4419 or email@example.com
Come Sail Away on a historic sloop! Stand at her bow, feel the wind on your face, hear the crack of her billowing sails and her 6 lb. pivot cannon. Friends Good Will was built in Michigan at River Rouge in 1810 as a merchant vessel. Learn the amazing story of how she survived the War of 1812. This is a replica sailboat that seats 28 passengers. Get your reservation NOW! Cost is $35.00. Lunch at Black River Tavern. Must RSVP with payment by Wednesday July 10th.
Tour Fifth Third Ball Park, home of the West Michigan White Caps. See the locker rooms and the broadcasting booth. Learn some of the history and secrets from behind the scenes. Car pool leaves St. Alphonsus at 11:30am for lunch at Elk Brewing in Comstock Park. Tour begins at 1:30pm. RSVP 616.913.4419.
Family Picnic at Millennium Park. Walk the scenic trails, rent a boat, chat with friends, bring your grandkids to the Splash pad. Bring a dish to pass. RSVP 616.913.4419. Car pool leaves St. Alphonsus at 10:45 or meet us at the Park. Cost for splash pad/beach ($2.00-$4.00 all day) and boat rentals ($6.00-$10.00/hr).
Please keep our 8th graders in your prayers as they transition to the next phase of their education. They will be saying goodbye to All Saints Academy at 6:30 pm graduation Monday, June 3, at Blessed Sacrament Church. We hold them in our hearts and prayers, and wish them much success in the years to come.