Posts Tagged ‘events’

In drizzly weather, the streets of downtown Plymouth were bustling with groups of people walking all over town.  Everyone, wisely, had umbrellas.  The crowd was made up of mostly couples, and many groups of couples.  Not that age matters, but this was not a younger (teen, twenty-something crowd.)  A lot of folks seemed to be in the 50’s or over.

I hadn’t heard of any downtown events, so I was surprised to see people braving the window and cool air in numbers considerably higher than the typical fall Wednesday evening.

Any ideas of what was going on?  My guess was some sort of restaurant or pub crawl type thing.


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Maybe I’m getting old and crotchety but I think I’m no longer a fan of the Chili  Cook Off.  The cook off itself is a great idea, and there are some excellent chilis showcased each year.  Very few foods are better than a really good chili.

That said, I’m beginning to be a little irritated by the atmosphere surrounding the event.  I’ve got nothing against bikers as individuals, but I’m not a fan of the biker culture.  There’s a gang or pack mentality that just doesn’t sit well with me.

When I walked around the event today, I saw bikers seemed to kind of go where they wanted to go, stand wherever they wanted to stand, without regard for others.  More than that, I was at a stop sign and one female biker parked her bike directly in front of mine so that I could not move, allowing at least 100 bikes, maybe more, to turn in front of me.  I don’t know why they’re allowed to be directing traffic in a congested downtown area.

This will come off a bit judgmentally, I regret.  I normally give people a fair amount of grace.  But I don’t really like that I didn’t feel like I could be comfortable with my daughter and her friends at the event because of some of the trashy shirts and clothing bikers and their women wear.  Grow up already.  You’re 50 years old plus.  Do you think curse words are still funny?  I’m more surprised than offended.

If those relatively minor complaints weren’t enough, 3 motorcycles were stolen today.  2 were stolen at last year’s event.

I recognize these are my hang-ups.

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On Thursday May 20th, from 7 to 9 pm, Sean O’Callaghan’s is holding a shephard’s pie eating contest.
The biggest glutton will receive an official shepherd’s pie trophy, $100 in cash, and a sheperd’s pie champion t-shirt

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Friday, April 30, 2010

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The Plymouth District Library is truly one of our area’s treasure.  There are so many opportunities it affords to serve in the community, to learn or just to have fun.  Here are some upcoming (or ongoing) events that jumped out at me that looked particularly interesting

HOMEBOUND BOOK DELIVERY – Joining the Plymouth Community Council on Aging, the Plymouth District Library will deliver library books and audio books to homebound residents of the City of Plymouth and Plymouth Township. Call (734) 453-0750, Ext 240, to enroll or go to plymouthlibrary.org and complete the homebound delivery service registration.


The Plymouth District Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes – and is creating new classes all the time. Plymouth residency in the City of Plymouth or Plymouth Township is required for class participants. Registration is made through the Reader’s Advisory Desk, 734-453-0750, Ext. 4.


TEEN FAMILY GAME NIGHT, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m. – Bring your friends and family members. Enjoy DDR and check out the new Wii system with Wii sports. Fill up on pizza and check out our board games, or bring your own. Games include Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, and Carcassonne, as well as classics like Monopoly and Chess. Reservations required for this free program – call Reader’s Advisory Desk – 734-453-0750, Ext. 4.

Thanks to the good folks at hometownlife.com for posting this information regularly.  Here’s a link to these events listings.  http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20091217/NEWS15/912170593/1032/Library+Watch

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Anyone familiar with Plymouth history probably knows that our town is known for b-b gun manufacturing.  The Red Ryder gun of A Christmas Story (maybe the best Christmas comedy ever) fame was made here in Plymouth.  The Plymouth Historical Museum will be honoring that history, tying it into other themes from the movie, in an exhibit that opens next week.

When the Plymouth Historical Museum reopens Nov. 18, officials will showcase their newest exhibit, “A Red Ryder Christmas Story.”The exhibit draws its inspiration from the popular 1983 movie, A Christmas Story, in which the main character, Ralphie, longs for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Throughout the museum’s Main Street there will be vignettes of scenes from the movie and from the original story upon which the movie is based.


The museum’s exhibit seeks to recapture that nostalgic spirit by displaying period toys, clothing and other artifacts.

Read the full Plymouth Observer article here.


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Gamers, there’s a fun upcoming event set at the Plymouth District Library

VIDEO GAMING: Game On @ the Library on November 19 at 3:00 pm. Come in for friendly competition on our gaming consoles: Xbox 360, Wii and PS2. Snacks provided!


Check out other upc0ming events through that link.

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