Autumn is here and about to show it’s colors so its time to take the short drive down to Lenawee County where every year the City of Tecumseh gathers for a communal celebration of the fall with the annual Appleumpkin Festival. There will be midway rides, carnival games, plenty of local food vendors, beer tent and make your own scarecrow at the Make-It-Take-It Scarecrow Tent. Also, browse the Antique Street Fair, Flea Market and the Arts and Crafts Show featuring regional artists, and all the wonderful local businesses and shops downtown Tecumseh has to offer. This year the west end of Tecumseh expands the festivities to include a bike show, antique tractor show and chili cook off, with a convenient shuttle to take visitors back and forth from downtown. For a full schedule of events go online. Sat., 9am-6pm;Sun., 10am-5pm. Downtown Tecumseh & the West End. 517-424-6003. www.downtowntecumseh.com
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.