Take a cruise down the river and enjoy the towering trees surrounding it that represent Michigan in the Fall with the Color Cruise and Island Festival. Visitors will enjoy the historic 60-foot sandstone ledges, and can even make an attempt to conquer the ledge alongside rock climbers from across the country. From excavating treasures in the Diamond Dig, painting a pumpkin with a spooky face or cranking an old cider press, this event will have something for everyone in the family. Entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend featuring folk musicians and clog-dancers. If you get hungry, don’t worry, you can fill up on chili, hot dogs, steak and cheese sandwiches, brats, elephant ears and much more.
Color Cruise and Island Festival
10 a.m-5 p.m. Island Admission-$4 Adults, $1 Children, Riverboat Rides-$9 Adults, $3 Children. Island Park, 206 W. River St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-2383 grandledgechamber.com/color_cruise_and_island_ festiv.php
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Elementary Economics Class. From 4:50 to 5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Endnote X7 and Endnote Online. From 2 to 4 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive East Lansing. (517) 353-8700.
LITERATURE AND POETRY
StoryTime. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Ten Pound Fiddle: Archie Fisher . From 7:30 to 10 p.m. $20/ $18 Fiddle Members/ $5 Students.. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road East Lansing. (517) 353-5340.
The Great Gatsby. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's original book. 2 p.m. $17/ $15 Seniors/Faculty/ $12 Students. Pasant Theatre, Bogue Street and Wilson Road, East Lansing. ow.ly/DTEO30fFd6B.