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Posted at 10:22 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 10:22:38-04

1. A pretty cool addition is coming to South Haven just in time for hot temperatures. There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for the Friends of Good Will splash pad.

There's a seating area for families with space for kids to run around. In-term city manager, Kate Hosier say sthey're always keeping an eye on the lake's conditions, and decided to open the place pad as a safe alternative for kids.

It's open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and they're asking everyone to practice social distancing whenever they come to the beach.

The space is for people of all ages and is also handicap accessible.

2. Families looking to get their hands on local produce can do so this weekend as the Southeast Farmer's Market kicks off in Grand Rapids.

The market runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Many of the vendors are primarily women of color and grow their produce from their home.

Families on food assistance programs like Bridge Cards, Snap, Double Up Food Bucks, or Wic can use those at the market.

If you can't make it today, the market will be hosted at Joe Taylor Market every other Thursday from 6-8 p.m. starting next week.

3. Following four months of movie theater closures, Studio C is announcing two new programs with social distancing in mind. The entertainment company says it plans to hold outdoor concerts and movies on the piazza at Studio Park.

Movies on the lawn are scheduled to begin next Wednesday with concerts beginning the following week.

Studio C says tickets must be purchased in advance with a minimum of four people per group because each group will be separated on the lawn.

4. The annual Tulip Time Festival was canceled this year in Holland, but the organization is planning to go on with its fifth annual Pedal the Provinces fall biking event, virtually.

Anytime during the month of September, cyclists can ride through their neighborhood, favorite scenic trail, or on a stationary bike.

All riders will have access to local route maps for each of the five different routes and distances. In addition to a podcast episode created specifically for the ride that will take cyclists through historic sites in the Holland and Zeeland areas.

Registration is required, which can be done at tuliptime.com/bike.

5. Take a look at some new photos of the comet, "Neowise." The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society took these pictures this week and shared them on Twitter.

Neowise is visible to the naked eye this month and is traveling around 90 million miles away from Earth.

Right now you can see it early in the morning around sunrise, but by mid-July, it will be visible in the evening.