Beat The Post-Holiday Blues

What is happening in Macomb County this week

The first weeks of January are a welcome relief from the merry madness of December, but afterward, we can start feeling a little down-hearted. Don’t worry! While there may not be any major holidays coming up, there’s still a lot to do in and around Macomb County.

Missing the fun and excitement of New Years? With a short drive, you can take in a spectacular fireworks show at the Fire and Ice Festival. The festival will be held from Friday the 22nd through Sunday the 24th in Rochester, near E. Third and Water Streets. Fireworks are planned for Friday and Saturday nights. You can watch an ice carving competition, practice snow-shoeing and tube sledding, take a carriage ride, or just admire the Downtown Big, Bright Light Show. Throw your skates in your Chevy if you want to use the public skating rink, but anyone who forgets can still watch the dog sled demonstrations (and even catch a ride!). The Oakland County Pet Adoption Tent will be holding adoptions on site, as well.

For people who want to stay closer to home, the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts has a star-studded schedule this month. Blue Man Group is due to play from January 26-28. You’ve probably seen these blue-painted performers on television playing everywhere from Las Vegas to Tokyo, and now you can see them right here in Michigan! Blue Man Group shows feature joyous rock music, sly humor, outlandish light shows, and even some audience participation. In fact, the only thing you can really expect is that no two shows are exactly the same. Bring some friends, because you’ll definitely want to talk about this on the way home.

Are you a retro-cool person, more likely to drive a Volt than a Silverado? Head over to the Michigan Science Center on the 21st for “After Dark: Vintage Video Games”. It’s held in their brand new exhibit, Toyopia!, and they’re billing the event as a “thinking person’s happy hour”. The event is strictly 21 and up, with the $10 fee paying for entrance and one cocktail. Look for a collection of your favorite games from the golden days of arcades. The owner of Offworld Arcade, Don Behm, will be giving a talk about the evolution of gaming and how classic games are influencing 3D reality gaming. Plus, there’s consoles set up to play Duck Hunt, Super Smash Brothers, and Guitar Hero.

City Square Ice Rink in Warren will hold a Glow Skate on the 23rd. Grab your athletic friends and head over any time after six. Highlights include a DJ taking requests rink side, a colored light show on the ice, and free glow in the dark necklaces for every guest. Don’t stress if you don’t have your own skates- rental equipment is available on site. The event is being co-sponsored by Central Michigan University, so you know it’ll be a blast!

Are you tired just reading this list? Maybe you haven’t quite wound down from the holidays yet. Beaumont Health and Fitness Center has the event for you. On the 28th they plan to celebrate National Yoga Week with a relaxing, inspiring yoga workshop. Everyone from curious newcomers to yogis are welcome, and there are mats and props there to use. Melt your stress away with an hour of exercise, then enjoy wine, fruit, and a decadent chocolate fountain.

Whatever your plans this month, Heidebreicht can help take you there. Stop by our Washington showroom and find the vehicle that fits your lifestyle. We’re looking forward to you stopping into our showroom!