2013-06-12 / News

Port Huron area offers many venues to celebrate Father’s Day, late June

BY CATHY BARRINGER Contributing Writer

PORT HURON — June in the Blue Water area is full of activity including events for Father’s Day and beyond.

If the quickest way to win dad over is through his stomach, several Port Huron area restaurants are offering some tantalizing specials.

Ribs Til They Are Gone Thursdays at Fuel Woodfire Grill, 213 Huron Ave. are held every Thursday from 4-10 p.m. close. The all-you-can-eat special for $20 features St. Louis-style ribs. More details available at 810- 479-4933.

Also on Thursdays, Classic Cocktail Night at Casey’s Pizza, 628 Huron Ave., will boost spirits from 4-10 p.m. close. The restaurant will feature a different classic American cocktail each week with a new twist. Call 810-982- 0900 for info.

If fish is more to your liking, 1882 on the River located at 402 Quay St. presents sushi every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nigiri sushi, traditional Maki sushi, California roll, spicy tuna roll, shrimp tempura and vegetarian roll are among the fresh taste sensations.

Every Friday night, Palms Krystal Bar & Chicken in the Rough, 1535 Pine Grove Ave., puts a new spin on frog legs that are lightly floured, flash fried and tossed in garlic butter. The meal is served with choice of potato and soup, salad or cole slaw for $11.99.

A moving experience is planned during the Art on the River downtown on Saturday and Sunday when the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall comes to town. The memorial, which honors the Michigan men and women who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, will arrive the morning of June 8 with a ceremony planned for about 9:30 a.m. and will be open all weekend.

Art on the River, hosted by Citizens for a Vibrant Community, will be located along Quay Street downtown and feature, art, music, beer and wine, and workshops. The festival will close at midnight on June 8 and be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 9.

You can become part of the action when St. Clair County hosts a public health exercise for emergency preparedness on June 19 at Port Huron High School at Court and 24th streets. Volunteers are needed for a real emergency exercise that will be performed at the high school, simulating a real mass community medical event. People are needed to act as recipients of medication during the exercise to test the health department’s mass distribution of medications. Those wishing to participate should arrive at the school between 1-3 p.m. that day. For more information, call the Emergency Preparedness Office at 810-987-5300 or email healthdept@stclaircounty.org.

The Master Gardener Tour featuring eight gardens in the Port Huron and Fort Gratiot area is slate for June 22. Sponsored by the St. Clair County Master Gardener Association, tours will be conducted rain or shine. Tickets are $15 on the day of the event or $10 in advance from the MSU Extension Office, 200 Grand River Ave., at 810- 985-8587.

On June 20, the 20 on 20 Short’s Brewing Co. Tap Takeover will take place at Lynch’s Irish Tavern, 210 Huron Ave. Participants will be able to taste different 20 beers from the Michigan brewery. Visit www.lynchsirishtavern.com for other upcoming events.

Cruise Night will have a host of cars from yesteryear hitting the streets on June 28 starting at 6 p.m. along M-25, 24th Avenue and Pine Grove Avenue.

The Keith Peterson Memorial Car Show will take place the next day on June 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Birchwood Mall at M-25 and Keewahdin Road. Later that night, the 1st Annual Moran Chevrolet Sock Hop and Drive-in Movie Night will be held starting with the dance at 6 p.m. with music by Rockin’ Ronnie followed by the movie “Cars” at dusk. For more info, visit www.bluewatercruiseweekend.com.

The Blue Water Half Marathon will put treads to the test on Sun., June 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Blue Water Area YMCA, 1525 3rd St. The route travels along the St. Clair River and winds through Port Huron’s historical residential sections. Call 810-987-6400 or visit www.bluewaterymca.com/runs for specifics.

Putting on the Ritz Vintage Tin Invitational will take auto enthusiasts back in time on June 30. Exhibition sites for the vintage and classic autos will be within a six-mile radius including the 1906 Port Huron Carnegie Museum, grounds of the restored historic Ballentine mansion, gardens of Atrium Cafe Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor, Military Street, and Huron Historic Court Street in the Old Town District. Jazz bands and swing dance instruction also will be featured. Contact Rock Stevens at 810-987-8687 for details.

It also might be time to start thinking about teeing up for the 34th Annual Port Huron Hospital Foundation Golf Classic to be held at Port Huron Golf Club on July 9. Morning flights are still available. First flight registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. and includes a mimosa breakfast. The cost is $175 per golfer.

Proceeds from this year’s outing will be used to support the hospital’s investment in the newest medical technology, the da Vinci Si robotic surgical system and a new 160- multi Slice CT Scan. More info and registration forms are available online at www.porthuronhospital.org/golf or call the Port Huron Hospital Foundation office at 810- 982-3776.

For other upcoming events in the Port Huron area, visit the Blue Water Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.bluewater.org.

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