Click on the link below to view the Muskegon County Calendar of Events on the Visit Muskegon web site:
USS Flier Exhibit
Come to the USS Silversides Submarine Museum for the USS Flier Exhibit! Housed in a replica of the bamboo huts used in the South Pacific during the 1940’s, you will relive the dangers faced by submariners in the war, including a man from West Michigan, and their fight for survival after the sinking of their sub. For more information, visit www.silversidesmuseum.org or call 231-755-1230.
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, a new bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition, will open at The Lakeshore Museum Center on November 16 with Public Reception from Noon to 2:00pm when visitors will have an opportunity to tour the exhibit and share family stories in A Memory Book.
In 1943, President Roosevelt announced the creation of what would become the largest Mexican guest-worker program in U.S. history. Facing labor shortages on the home front during World War II, the United States initiated the emergency Farm Labor Program, more familiarly known as the Bracero Program, which enabled approximately 2 million Mexicans to enter the United States and work on short-term labor contracts. Bracero is a term used in Mexico for manual laborer.
The exhibit will be on display through January 26, 2014. The Lakeshore Museum Center is located at 430 W. Clay Avenue with free admission every day. The Museum is open weekdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm and weekends from Noon to 4:00pm. For more information, call 231- 722-0278 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org
Snowshoe! Luge! Skate! XC Ski!
The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is officially open for the winter season! Open daily from 10:00am-10:00pm but please always check their snow status website page to make sure before heading out at www.msports.org/snowstatus. There is much to do in the snow at the Sports Complex. You can purchase your annual state recreation pass at the complex for $11.00 and out of state guests $8.40.
Harmony in Stone
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for Jason Quigno: Harmony in Stone. Grand Rapids Native American artist Jason Quigno is known for his carved and honed stone sculptures. www.muskegonartmuseum.org
Pauline Palmer, Impressionist: Chicago’s Painter Lady
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for Pauline Palmer: Chicago’s Painter Ladym, through February 23, 2014. This MMA organized exhibition is developed around seven paintings from a Michigan collector whose family maintained a close friendship with the
The Woodcarving of Lamidi Fakeye
Using sculptures, photographs, charts and maps, this exhibition explores the career of internationally celebrated Yoruba woodcarver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye. In addition to showcasing the artist’s work, the exhibition also examines the traditions surrounding woodcarving, especially in regard to the master/apprentice relationship. www.muskegonartmuseum.org
Thursdays are FREE at the Muskegon Museum of Art
Drop in for a free tour of the Muskegon Museum of Art every Thursday. If you prefer a guided tour, docents will lead you through the Museum’s new Centennial Collection every Thursday between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. No reservations needed! Call the museum for more information at 231-720-2574 or visit them online at www.muskegonartmuseum.org Located at 296 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon.
Live Music at the Book Nook & Java Shop
There’s always something fun happening at the Book Nook & Java Shop! Come join us every Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm-8:00pm for live music from local talent. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8744 Ferry St. in Montague. Call 231-894-5333 for more information or visit www.thebooknookjavashop.com
Muskegon Indoor Winter Market
Returning for the cold weather friends with hot specialty coffees and breads and so much more is the Muskegon Indoor Winter Market beginning Saturday December 7 at 350 W. Western Ave at Second Street from 9:00am – 2:00pm. To have a table please contact Keith at 231-578-5085.
Sweetwater Winter Market!
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is a year round Farmers Market located at 6401 Harvey St in Muskegon, MI. Open every Saturday from 9-1 through December 28th. Every other Saturday in January, February & March.
Public Ice Skate
Gather your friends, family & neighbors to head over to the LC Walker Arena and enjoy the coolness of the ice while ice skating to upbeat music from 1:00pm-2:30pm. You can be a pro or are skating for the first time, you will see many friendly faces skating too! Admission and skate rental (if you don’t have your own skates) are both just $4.00 each. www.lcwalkerarena.com