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Morning Buzz: October 8

Posted at 10:34 AM, Oct 08, 2020

1. The Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium is reopening on Saturday. The Grand Rapids Public Museum, which reopened back in July, is limiting attendance for Planetarium shows and also asking people to pick up their tickets in advance.

The planetarium will host a few shows every week, including a new one called "Incoming", which explores asteroids, comets, and meteors.

Tickets are $2 for members and $4 for the general public.

2. A Grand Rapids neighborhood will have hundreds of new trees by the end of the weekend, and you can help plant them!

The mayor's Greening Initiative, now in its 5th year, is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday in the neighborhood near Garfield Park.

There are five different shifts, and all ages are welcome. No prior experience is necessary.

Organizers have plenty of tools for you to use, or you can bring your own.

If you'd like to help out, visit

3. The Battle Creek Police Department is hosting their 8th annual Trunk or Treat. It's happening the day before Halloween at Bailey Park from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will look a bit different this year. Families are being asked to stay in their car and get their candy right in the parking lot.

Staff will be wearing masks and gloves and will use PVC pipe to slide candy into kids' bags.

4. From scrunchies to fanny packs, and high-waisted jeans, 1980s fashion has been making a comeback lately. Now, the quintessential hair accessory is making its return.

Banana clips were huge in the '80s, especially for the big permed hair of that decade, and now they're making their mark again 40 years later.

The clips allow you to sweet back your hair on either side, to create a lifted, volumized ponytail without a traditional hair tie.

The best part is that they can be used with every type of hair.

5. Get ready for some comfort food, because it's National Pierogi Day!

Celebrate the day by ordering pierogies at a Polish restaurant, make your own perogies, or host a Polish-themed potluck meal.

The semi-circular Polish dumplings are made of unleavened dough that's boiled and then baked or fried in butter.

They are stuffed with all kinds of great stuff, such as potato and cheese, but there are endless possibilities.

Dessert pierogies are stuffed with fruit and can be covered with maple syrup, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, or apple sauce.