Muskegon County Calendar of Events 03/03/17-03/13/17

Postcard Salon Exhibition and Sale
Through March 9
The Annual Postcard Salon exhibition and sale showcases the creative talents of West Michigan artists of all ages, from beginners to accomplished professionals. Past years have seen over 1,000 cards on view, and visitors spending hours hunting for favorites.  Artists can submit up to five 4 x 6 inch cards in a wide array of media.
On March 9, the final night, local art collectors can buy the cards for $30, with proceeds split between the artists and the museum.  This is a true community event, so help celebrate the creativity of West Michigan by making, viewing and buying these miniature works of art.
The Frame and Mat Shop of Grand Haven, Holland, and Rockford will be on hand to sell custom postcard frames for only $5.  Buy original art and take it home framed!  All proceeds will benefit the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Edward S. Curtis: Community Read Program
March 6 – May 16
A Community Read program will set the stage for “Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian,” an exhibit coming to the Muskegon Museum of Art May 11 through September 10, 2017.  The exhibition celebrates the artistry and cultural legacy of early-1900s photographer Edward Curtis.  The entire collection of 723 portfolio photographs from The North American Indian will be on display.  This in-depth survey of Curtis’s iconic body of work will also examine the challenges and controversies that the work generated from the start.
The MMA is collaborating with area library branches to offer free copies and discussions of the book Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward S. Curtis by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Timothy Egan.  Egan’s book tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history and Edward S. Curtis—the driven, brilliant man who made them. This is all in conjunction with Timothy Egan’s visit to the Frauenthal Center theatre in Muskegon on May 17 to discuss his book.
Book Give Away:
Area libraries will give away books, while supplies last, compliments of the Muskegon Museum of Art.  Books are available at Muskegon Area District Library branches including the Hackley Public Library, White Lake Community Library, Loutit District Library and Spring Lake District Library.  Books may also be purchased at the MMA.
Book Discussions:
Book discussions will take place April 5 through May 4 at the library branches, the Muskegon Museum of Art and at the Book Nook and Java Shop in Montague.
April 5, 6:00pm at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague
April 11, 5:30 pm at White Lake Community Library
April 11, 7:00pm at Spring Lake District Library
April 13, 7:00pm at Loutit District Library
April 18, 10:30am at Muskegon Township Branch
April 18, 6:30pm at North Muskegon – Walker Branch of the Muskegon Area District Library
April 24, 5:30pm at Dalton Branch of the Muskegon Area District Library
April 27, 6:00pm at Muskegon Museum of Art
May 2, 10:00am at North Muskegon – Walker Branch of the Muskegon Area District Library
May 3, 6:30pm at Ravenna Branch of the Muskegon Area District Library
May 4, 2:00 pm at Hackley Public Library
May 4, 10:30 am at Norton Shores Branch of the Muskegon Area District Library
An Evening with Author Timothy Egan:
The Community Read program is organized ahead of an evening with the award winning author Timothy Egan on May 17 at the Frauenthal Theater.  A book signing will follow Egan’s program. Tickets are $10. For tickets, visit
For more information about the Community Read program, call 231-720-2580.

Century Club Open House
March 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Century Club Retail Center will be having an open house from 6:00-8:00pm the first Tuesday of every month, offering different specials every week.  For more information, e-mail

Chilaquiles: Breakfast for Dinner with Chef Jamie
March 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chilaquiles: Breakfast for Dinner with Chef Jamie
3/7/2017  6:30 – 8:30pm
Learn how to make your own homemade tortillas that we will use in a delicious traditional Chilaquiles casserole that can be served for breakfast or any meal of the day.  Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Class size limited to 15.  Cost $35.
For more information, call (231) 769-2202.

White Lake Classical Series
March 7 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for the White Lake Classical Series, featuring Duo-Pianists, Steve Thielman & Bryan Uecker performing the music of Beethoven, Shostakovich, Corigliano and Milhaud!  The cover is $5.  Dinner is at 6:15pm with coconut-crusted mahi mahi with pineapple salsa, citrus jasmine rice, vegetable, glass of house wine and leprechaun pie for only $17.  RSVP to The Book Nook & Java Shop by calling (231) 894-5333. 

A True French Raclette Party
March 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A True French Raclette Party/ Right Here in Muskegon
3/8/2017  6:00 – 8:00pm
Raclette literally translates “to scrape” and we will enjoy the French Alp tradition with all the “cow” bells and whistles.  See how the French combine cheese, bread, wine and fellowship. Class size limited to 10.  Cost $35.
For more information or to register, call (231) 769-2202.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
March 9 @ 7:15 pm – March 10 @ 7:15 pm
Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena as the Muskegon Lumberjacks take on the Bloomington Thunder!  The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud members of the United States Hockey League, the nations only Tier I junior hockey league and the leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. The Lumberjacks’organization prides itself on developing not just premier hockey talent, but also exceptional young men outside the arena of sports. For more information, visit

Home, Garden + DIY Show
March 10 – March 11
The Muskegon Home, Garden + DIY Show is returning to Fricano’s Event Center March 10 – 11!  This popular show will feature over 40 exhibitors displaying everything from windows, siding, gutters and paint to home décor, furniture, landscaping and much more!  Back by popular demand is the Do It Yourself and Educational seminars that highlight floral design, furniture refurbishing, backsplash tiling, gardening and more!
In addition to exhibitors and seminars, the home show will provide fun kids activities, thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes and discounted Fricano’s Pizza with the purchase of your $3 home show admission ticket.  Kids 12 and under are free.  Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2017.
Those interested in applying to exhibit are encouraged to visit  Limited sponsorship opportunities are also available.  For sponsorships or additional information about the show, contact Carla Flanders at 231-724-3176 or

Charlotte’s Web the Musical
March 10 @ 7:00 pm – March 11 @ 7:00 pm
March 10 at 7:00pm and March 11 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, bring the family to the Beardsley Theater for “Charlotte’s Web the Musical!”   Experience the fun and exciting adventures of Wilbur the pig and his barnyard friends as they discover lessons in love, friendship and self-sacrifice.  This is a family fun show with fun characters, music and dancing.  Tickets go on sale January 13, 2017.  For more information, visit

The Alley Door Club: The Carl Webb Band
March 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday, March 10, come the Alley Door Club for live music with The Carl Webb Band!  Vandermill Cider is the evening’s craft brew!  Doors open at 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks) and the bands play from 7:00 – 10:00pm.  The Alley Door Club is located in The Ballroom at the Frauenthal Center (Hilt Building, 3rd floor).  Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office for $8 in advance or purchased at the door, a cash bar is available, valid I.D. required. Tables may be reserved for $55.00 for a 4-top (includes 4 admission tickets) / $80.00 for an 8-top (includes 8 admission tickets).  There is a limit of 2 4-tops and 2 8-tops reserved for each performance, sold on a first come basis.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Classical Music for Everyone
March 10 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, March 10 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the West Michigan Symphony Presents “Classical Music for Everyone” with conductor Scott Speck.  Based on the book Classical Music for Dummies, written by Speck and David Pogue, this concert covers the history of classical music, ranging from medieval to the music of today. Composers include Monteverdi, Mozart, Brahms, Wagner, Copland and more.
Single ticket prices are $20-$51.  Student tickets are $7.  Call Rita at 231-726-3231 x223 for tickets and more information.

Kids Cooking: Spiral Surprises from Apples to “Zoodles”
March 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids Cooking: Spiral Surprises from Apples to “Zoodles” with Chef Char
3/11/2007  10:00am – Noon
Spiralizer surprises from apples to “zoodles” (zucchini noodles).  Sometimes, just cutting your fruits and vegetables in a new way will make produce a little more interesting and fun to eat.  Basic knife skills will be covered in this class along with instruction on other handy kitchen gadgets that make vegetable and fruit chopping simple.  We will then sautee our produce creations in healthy recipes using our own sauce creations and fresh herbs.  Kids Class ages 7-15.  Cost $25. Class size limited to 15.
For more information or to register, call (231) 769-2202.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with Green Eggs and Ham
March 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a delicious breakfast of green eggs and ham, Saturday, March 11 from 10:00am-11:30am at the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club!  The Cat in the Hat and some friends will be there for autographs and to read a book.  Each child will go home with a Dr. Seuss book of their choice.  Walk-ins are welcome as space allows, but the event often sells out.  Call Gavonnie at 231-747-7911 for reservations.

Balloons Super Saturday
March 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 11 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, bring the family to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a “Balloons Super Saturday!”  This free family fun day is centered on inflatable art, including balloon animals and the film Up!  Super Saturday free admission and activities are underwritten by MMA Education Partner Arconic/Whitehall Operations.
10:00 am & 1:00 pm  Film: Up! (96 mins.) Carl, an elderly homebody, and 8-year old Russell, a wilderness explorer, trek on a worldly adventure marked with a villain, a rare bird, and LOTS of balloons.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm  Guided Tours through Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art with a Museum docent.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm  Make & Take balloon animals with Jim “the balloon guy.”
For more information call 231-720-2570.

The Ride
March 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 11 from 12:00-4:00pm, come to the Lakes Mall to start off the new year with a healthy lifestyle and a generous heart by taking part in Mercy Health’s cycling event, The Ride!  This is an indoor, stationary bike race that’s been happening in Norton Shores since 2005.  Over the past 12 years, the Ride has raised over $480,000 to support Heart and Vascular Services at Mercy Health Muskegon.
Registration cost is $400 per team or $200 for youth teams.  If cycling isn’t for you, they’re still looking for people to volunteer, sponsor a rider or team or just  stop by The Lakes Mall to cheer on the cyclists.  The registration deadline for riders and sponsors is February 20.  For more information, call 231-672-6976. 

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo: Jazz Guitar Duo
March 11 @ 7:30 pm
March 11 at 7:30pm, come to The Block for the jazz guitar duo of Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo!  Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today.  Doors and bar open at 6:45pm.  Tickets are $25 and up.  Student tickets are $10.  For more information, call 231-726-3231 .

Howling Harbor! Muskegon Artists’ Market
March 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Harbor Cinema hosts an indoor Artists’ Market every second Sunday of the month from 2:00-4:00pm.  The market features live performances by a variety of talented Muskegon performers as well as local artists and crafters.  For more information, call 231-375-5228.

Howl n’ Blues Concert Series: Out of Favor Boys
March 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 5th annual Howl n’ Blues Concert Series for this winter is titled “HOT BLUES”!  March 12, it’s the Out of Favor Boys!  Concerts take place at the Watermark 920 the second Sunday of each month from 2:00-5:00pm to raise awareness and donations for the PoundBuddies animal shelter.  There’ll be a cash bar, food, 50/50 raffles, dancing, and good times…guaranteed!  Tickets are only $15 and include a raffle ticket.  For more information find “Howl n’ Blues” on Facebook.