Sports Creek Raceway, Swartz Creek Michigan
Bring your spouse, bring a friend or bring a date! There’s great food and drinks plus LIVE action to bet on every Friday and Saturday evening. Catch all the action in Sports Creek’s 480 seat terraced restaurant overlooking the track. Each restaurant table has a personal television to enjoy sporting events, TV shows or additional horse racing. Sports Creek offers an outstanding buffet during live racing as well as a full menu – reservations are suggested. Guests can also enjoy a great view of the races from a seat in Sports Creek’s fully enclosed and heated grandstand. Concession foods and drinks are available in the grandstand area. Sports Creek is also open daily, from noon until midnight, for simulcast wagering all year-round. For details visit www.sportscreek.com.
Sloan Museum, Flint Michigan
Dinosaurs are roaming Flint again and these dinosaurs don’t just LOOK like real dinosaurs, they BEHAVE like real dinosaurs. Explore the Earth during the Cretaceous period through hands-on activities and interactive displays that encourage visitors to look, listen and discover more about these fascinating creatures who used to rule the world. Also, be sure to check out cool planetarium shows, dino-mite programs, fantastic fossils and so much more! Sloan Museum is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For details and a schedule of upcoming exhibits visit www.SloanLongway.com.
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint MI
Toulouse-Lautrec is best known for his works depicting scenes from cabarets, theaters, dance halls and brothels. These were themes that the artist lived, beginning in 1885 when he moved to Montmartre and immersed himself in its nightlife. His interest lay in portraying people, no only those he met during his nights on the town, but also his friends and the working-class citizens of Paris. He was a hard-working artist, producing an enormous body of work in a wide range of media. This exhibition features around 150 original works on paper, including 35 drawings.
FIA is open Monday-Wednesday & Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For details and a schedule of upcoming exhibits visit www.flintarts.org.
Buick Automotive Gallery and Research Center, Flint Michigan
Partnering with General Motors, Sloan Museum will host a special exhibit at Buick Gallery featuring the workhorses of the automotive world – pick-up trucks. From their infancy as motorized versions of delivery wagons, these trucks have developed into essential tools used by farmers, ranchers, construction workers and firefighters. However, many people who rarely haul anything other than groceries now enjoy these vehicles for their ruggedness and style. This exhibit focuses on the theme that today’s pick-up truck is far more than a simple automobile with a cab and a storage bed. Is is a sophisticated and well-designed vehicle that “gets things done” and enables an increasing number of people to pursue active modern lifestyles. The Buick Automotive Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For details and a schedule of upcoming exhibits visit www.SloanLongway.org.