Hello all! Today is bound to be one for the books. So grab your morning cup of joe, text your friends (possibly read my morning blog) and check out all the Best. Week. Ever events that are happening.
In fact a good way to start off your morning is at Oliver Inn with the Best Breakfast Ever from 8-9:30am. Savor in Oliver’s gourmet breakfast, pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, or juice while enjoying the buildings historical charm.
Or start off your morning getting those joints moving and blood flowing with the Best Walk Ever from 9-10:30am at Beacon Health and Fitness Center.
Speaking of blood, you can help save a life with the Best Blood Donors Ever Blood Drive from 10a.m.-2p.m. in the Key Bank Plaza. To sign up click here and enter sponsor code: BestWeekEver or call 574-204-4131. Also you will be entered into a raffle to win one of ten $100 gift certificates. Drawings for the gift certificates will take place each week, and all donors will receive a Best. Week. Ever. blood donor t-shirt!
Also who can forget about those who teach us the most valuable lessons... our parents and grandparents. They say you get wiser with age so head on over to the 56th Annual Senior Citizens Picnic at Potawatomi Park from 11am-2pm. Plus they will have BINGO, and who doesn’t love that! $4.25 donations will be collected. Also stop by and say HI to the Best Week Ever staff who will be selling our premium tees and posters.
Bring your own lunch and enjoy a show by the Clay High School Magnet students. These talents teenagers will be putting on an encore performance highlighting some musical selections from their recent show, "The Addams Family."This FREE event is from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m and takes place at Studebaker Plaza.
Or check out the Best Rotary Ever from 11:45am-1pm at the Century Center. Ever wonder what joining a Rotary club would be like? Me too! That is why this event is perfect for us. We can join the Rotary Club of South Bend for a day as and witness the John Adams High School Civil Air Patrol members present the colors, and conduct a folding ceremony. Also, admission is $12 for a buffet lunch, or $3 for drinks only. Email Rotary firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you’re coming so they can assign you a sponsor to sit with.
Have those sunglasses at the ready for Best Sun Ever, where you can make your own unique solargraph and to get a pair of eclipse glasses too. This event takes place at Chicory Cafe at 3p.m.
Ever wonder how table tops are created? I know most of you are thinking yes, even if you answered no. So with that being said stop over at Piser Designs from 2-6p.m.to see how large slabs of wood can be transformed in beautiful tables tops using a "wood slab flattening contraption."
Then head on over to Party in the Plaza from 3-5p.m. at Studebaker Plaza where you can enjoy free food, drinks, and games, such as cornhole, where you can win some pretty cool prizes.
And party hop on over to Best Wednesday Ever from 4-8p.m. on Western Ave. There you can enjoy the family festivities and learn about the 100 ideas project. Also take in the beautiful weather at a pop-up park, listen to music, have a drink in the beer garden, and shop around the market. Food trucks will be parked and kids can enjoy bouncy inflatables, a rock wall, and a carousel. Also the Best Week Ever staff who will be selling our merchandise so stop by and say HI.
If you haven't checked out the Purple Porch, well here is your
chance at the Best Market Ever from 4:30-8p.m. You can relish in the live music, wood-fired pizza, beer from Goshen Brewing Company, and a diverse group of local food producers all in Downtown South Bend. Also the Best Week Ever staff including myself will be there so make sure you are!
Now as I said yesterday, this event is geared towards my competitors but everyone is welcome to come to the Best Home Run Derby Ever and try out their skills. This event is from 5-6p.m. at Byers Softball Complex. It will be going on till Thursday with the championship on Sunday. Also it cost $10 for 10 swings.
Now if you are in the mood for some good ol’ music then stop by the Morris Performing Arts center and watch Daniel O’Daniel from 7-9:30p.m. Sound familiar? Well that’s because he burst into super-stardom back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special – The Daniel O’Donnell Show. For tickets and more information click here.
Also enjoy a custom cocktail during Best Spirit Ever from 6-7p.m. at City Wide Liquors where Vegetable Buddies and McCormick's will be competing against each other in a friendly cocktail competition. All proceeds will go to charity.
End your night with a full stomach at the Best Progressive dinner at the Lasalle Grill or on a high note with the Music Village Best jam ever at Howard Park. Both events take place from 7-9p.m. Now my challenge to you... make it to both of them.
Remember to download the South Bend Venues Parks and Arts app and follow Best. Week. Ever on Facebook and Instagram to get updates on all the events coming up this week. Also remember to look for my blog every morning as I will be posting the highlights of the day.