What could be more classic than a weekend of baseball and kicking back with a cold one? Here are five ways to enjoy your weekend.
1. The Mickey Mantle Classic, a wooden bat high school baseball tournament at Commerce that salutes the Hall of Famer who played for the New York Yankees, wraps up with two championship games Saturday afternoon at Mantle Field. Bret Saberhagen, who was the MVP of the 1985 World Series while with the Kansas City Royals, will be the guest speaker at an awards banquet Saturday night. Other details are on Page A12 of today’s News-Record.
2. Get moving with live music this weekend at area casinos. Bordertown Casino & Arena in Wyandotte will have Dirty Saints Friday, April 7 and Bobby D. Band Saturday, April 8. Both shows start 9 p.m. (129 Oneida St, Wyandotte). Band nighTTrain will be at the Grove Cherokee Casino Friday, April, 7 at 9 p.m. (N 24979 US-59, Grove). At the Indigo Sky Casino in Wyandotte check out Stonehorse Friday, April 7 and The Rumor Saturday, April 8 Both shows start 9 p.m. (70220 US-60, Wyandotte). Wyandotte Casino will have Oreo Blue playing Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. (100 Jackpot Pl, Wyandotte).
3. Drink a cold one in celebration of National Beer Day on Friday. Did you know that beer is the third most popular beverage in the world? It’s also National No Housework Day so ignore the dirty dishes or laundry and take the time to sit back and relax.
4. The big movies opening this week are “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” a PG-rated all-new adventure for the little blue creatures; and “Going in Style” a remake of the hit 1979 film about a trio of retirees planning a bank robbery starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.
5. Sunday is the beginning of National Library Week and this year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” These special days are designed to get people reading and to get people to check out their local library. Head to the library this weekend to kick things off and pick out a book or three. The Miami Public Library is located at 200 N Main St, Miami.