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Posted at 10:50 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 10:50:46-04

1. The canned hard seltzer trend seems to be still going strong, and Wise Men Distillery is getting in on it.

The craft micro-distillery has announced black cherry and peach hard seltzers are now available at their tasting room in Kentwood. It's $12.99 for a six-pack, with $2.99 of each sale going to a breast cancer awareness charity.

Wise Men, which makes a variety of spirits with Michigan-sourced ingredients, first opened to the public in 2019.

Recently, Wise Men was ranked among The Top 10 Best New Craft Distilleries in America in a USA Today poll.

2. After more than six months of being closed, movie theaters are finally opening back up across the state.

Celebration Cinema, AMC, and GQT will all begin reopening some locations, including Grand Rapids. Grandville, Portage, Holland, Muskegon, Battle Creek, and more.

They are all taking steps to protect your health and safety. They'll be limiting capacity inside theaters, stepping up cleaning, and encouraging people to pay for their tickets and snacks online to
avoid lines.

3. Kris Draper, a 20-year veteran in the NHL, enjoyed a remarkable moment in the role of hockey parent earlier this week. He selected his own son in the
draft.

The Detroit Red Wings and Draper, their director of amateur scouting, selected his 18-year-old son, Kienan Draper, a rightwing, in the seventh round.

GM Steve Yzerman said, "He didn't get my approval or ask for my approval. A couple of our scouts that followed Kienan were pushing pretty hard."

Kris Draper is a Red Wings legend, having played in 17 seasons in Detroit and won the Stanley Cup four times.

4. If you could travel to the moon, what would you take? NASA wants to know what would make your cut.

NASA says it plans to put the first woman and the next man on the moon in 2024, and they're celebrating with #NASAMoonKit.

Use it to post pictures or videos via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Just show what you'd pack, and how you'd fit it into a small space.

Nasa says astronauts have to squeeze personal items into kits that measure 5x8 inches, and just two inches high.

5. The Museum of American History in Washington DC is welcoming visitors to a new exhibit. "Girlhood: It's Complicated" opens today, just ahead of Sunday's International Day of the Girl.

The exhibition highlights girls that have been on the frontlines of change, like Helen Keller and activist Naomi Wadler. It showcases how girls have made an impact on American life and shaped history.

It's free to visit, but due to the pandemic, advanced reservations and face masks are required.

The exhibition will be on display until January 2, 2023, so there's plenty of time to visit.