Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmuskegon.org
“Solar Superstorms” at the Carr-Fles Planetarium
Tuesday and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Now that the eclipse is over, let’s learn more about the sun with “Solar Superstorms” at the Carr-Fles Planetarium! This groundbreaking, 35-minute presentation will lead you into solar tornadoes, magnetic fields, super-hot plasma, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: coronal mass ejections. Free, public shows are at 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug 29-Oct 31, at Muskegon Community College. No reservations are needed. For more information, or to schedule a private show at other times for groups of 15-44, call (231) 777-0289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hackley and Hume: Muskegon Residents tour FREE
October 1 – October 29
Tours of the homes of Muskegon’s most well-known lumber barons are free for Muskegon County residents on weekends during the month of October. Saturday hours are 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday hours are 1:00-4:00pm. For more information, call 231-722-7578.
Fall Lecture Series at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum
Monday, October 23 @ 6:00pm
USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St.
All lectures are on Monday evenings at 6:00pm at the Museum. For more information, call 231-755- 1230. September 11: Recognition of First Responders in Commemoration of 9/11 Sheriff Michael Poulin, who supervises the Muskegon County Department of Emergency Services, will moderate a discussion among first responders concerning their training and experiences in their respective jobs.
The Muskegon Center for the Arts is hosting a sugar skull decorating in honor of Dias De Los Muertos at Red Lotus Gallery, located in the basement of the Century Club. Skulls are $3-5 each and decorations will be provided. For more information, find them on Facebook.
Come to Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Southern Classic: Meat Pies with Chef Jamie!” A half-moon shape of pastry crust is filled with the traditional spicy blend of beef and pork then fried golden and crispy…seriously addicting! You will try other variations as well. This class is for older teens and adults and is limited to 15. The cost is $30. For more information, call (231) 769-2202.
Bring the kids to Norton Shores Library for “Zombie Fest!” Make some zombie sock puppets (bring your own adult-sized sock), practice your zombie moves and enjoy some creepy treats. Registration is required in order to ensure enough supplies. Register by stopping by the library, by calling 231-780- 8844, or emailing email@example.com.
On Wednesday evenings throughout October, the 2017 Muskegon Area Arts and Humanities Festival (ahfest) will show and discuss four films associated with WATER, the Ahfest’s theme this year, at the Muskegon Museum of Art! Each movie will be followed by a brief discussion. All films begin promptly at 5:00pm when the doors will be closed. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. A cash bar for beer and wine, along with free popcorn, will be available. For more information, contact Mary Tyler at (231) 777-0327.
Van’s Car Wash on Apple Ave. is having their annual Haunted Car Wash, Wednesday – Saturday, October 25 – 28 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm! Admission is only $10 per car. All proceeds will benefit a charity in Muskegon County. Last year they raised $5,000 for the men’s homeless shelter. For more information, call 231-759-7777.
Stock Up on Fish Broth with The Fish Monger’s Wife
October 25 @ 6:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave.,Muskegon
Sign up for the Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market to stock up on fish broth with the Fish Monger’s Wife! Homemade bone broths are a staple in many homes, but what about fish and shellfish broth?
Simple to make and easy to store, fish and shellfish broth can be made using the parts of a fish and shellfish that often end up in the rubbish bin. Class will also make a pot of seafood stew to sample and share. Class size is limited to 15 and costs $35. For more information, call (231) 769-2202.
Thursday Night Music Club: Green on Blue Jazz Quartet
October 26 @ 7:00 pm
Norton Shores Library, 705 Seminole Rd.,Norton Shores
Green on Blue is a jazz quartet based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that enjoys presenting a new twist on the jazz standards that have formed the backbone of America’s music. This program, funded by the Friends of the Norton Shores Library and the Almeda Boulton Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Muskegon County, is free and open to the public with no registration required. For additional information, contact Alison Purgiel, lead librarian, at 231-780-8844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back for a 4th year, it’s the Little Goblins Boo Bash at the Watermark 920! Bring the kids in costume for snacks, beverages, crafting stations, cookie decorating, music and the costume parade! The cost is $5 at the door per adult and per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Kids two and under are free. For more information please call 231-727-0805
Check out the Frauenthal Center for The Accidentals as part of the Red House Concert Series. This is The Accidentals “Odyssey” album release tour with special guests The Crane Wives & Jake Allen.
Tickets are $15 – $20. For more information, call 231-727-8001.
October 27 @ 7:30 pm – October 28 @ 10:30 pm
8637 N. Durham Rd.,Whitehall
This after -hours event will examine the legends, myths, and ghost stories from the 1600s through the early 1900s. Over a dozen local actors from Muskegon Civic Theatre and volunteers will be stationed at the stops along the half mile trail creating a historic haunted atmosphere. The event is recommended for ages 13 and over. The cost is $15 per person. For more information, call 231-894-0342.
Gather your family and friends to experience the vibrant fall colors at the Depot-to-Depot Fall Color Tour! This free self-guided tour happens October 14, 21 and 28 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. “Color Tourers” can pick up a map at either the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau located in the historic Union Depot at 610 W. Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon or at the White Lake Area Chamber Depot at 124 W. Hanson St. in downtown Whitehall. Using the map as a guide, you’ll have the opportunity to visit stops along the way to win great prizes! Refreshments will be served at both the Muskegon and Whitehall Depots and kids will receive a free pumpkin that they can decorate on-the- spot. For more information call 231-724-3100.
Are you curious about the history and value of jewelry, artwork, antiques, and other treasures in your collection? Professional appraisers will be on hand to satisfy your curiosity at this appraisal event. For more information, call 231-720-2570.
Visit Lakeside for the Halloween Costume Parade! There’ll be prizes, trick or treating and cider and donuts. Learn more at www.lakesidedistrict.com.
Halloween Family Funfest at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market
October 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave.Muskegon
It’s a Halloween Family Funfest at the Muskegon Farmers’Market! Bring kids in costumer for trick or treats as well as entertainment, games, a petting zoo and more. For more information, call (231) 722- 3251.
Earrings 102 – $10, Materials included. ($8 for MCA Members) Join the talented artists for the October Workshops at the Red Lotus Gallery in the basement of the Century Club in Downtown Muskegon. You will want to register for these classes now as they will fill up quickly. Tools will be provided for all workshops. All workshops are ages 10+. Students 10-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Shake and cower with fright at “The Asylum,” “Phobia,” “The Fun House” and “3-D!” Enter all four haunts for only $15.00. Save $1 for every canned good you donate to Love, Inc. at the ticket office with a maximum of $3.00 off per ticket. This attraction is NOT recommended for children under 12 years of age. For more information, visit hauntedhall.com or find them on Facebook.
Lighthouse Tours & Trick or Treating Saturday
October 28 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Pere Marquette Beach
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Saturdays in October from 3:30-6:30pm. The cost is $2 – $4. This final tour of 2017 is held on Halloween, when volunteers will dress up in costume to welcome Trick-or-Treaters at the lighthouse tower base. Kids in costume (11 and under) will climb for free in the company of an adult and regular admission for the autumn tower tours is only $4 for adults and $2 for children 11 and under. Military and veteran admission is $3, and kids must be 3’ tall in order to climb. Sturdy shoes are recommended, and no reservations are necessary. The tour lasts about 15 minutes if there is no wait upon your arrival and the last tour is offered 15 minutes prior to closing. Parking is available at the beach or alongside Margaret Drake Elliot Park. Walk between the NOAA and USCG stations on the public visitor walkway to gain access to the pier. Memberships and private tours are available. www.muskegonlights.org Free Trick-or- Treating; Tours for Adults: $2-$4
Bring the kids to First Presbyterian Church for “Trunk of Treat!” Enjoy fun, safe Trick or Treating and games for free. This event is rain or shine and will be taken indoors in case of inclement weather. For more information, call 231-759-1275.
Join the UICA and Celebration! Cinema for a night of spooktacular-cinematic fun at the Getty Drive In Theatre! Enjoy Halloween-inspired films and family friendly fun. Costumes are highly encouraged. Tickets are available at celebrationcinema.com. Adults are $7 and children are $5.
Beginning at dusk, families can travel through the parking lot trick-or-treating at neighboring cars prior to watching Casper (PG) on the big screen! Guests are encouraged to decorate their trunks and bring candy to share with youngsters dressed in costume.
Trunk-or-Treating begins at 6:30pm and Casper begins at 7:30pm.
Love classic horror films? Enjoy a double feature that’s fun for the whole family! They’re screening Frankenstein and Dracula back to back. Costumes are highly encouraged and the double-feature begins at 7:30pm! For more information call 231-798-2608
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Let’s do the time warp! We’re screening the cult-classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with shadowcast. Dance and sing along to your favorite songs and call back during those infamous lines. Costumes are highly encouraged. Begins at 9:00pm! Rated R
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States, for five years running! Tonight the Jacks take on the Youngstown Phantoms at the L.C. Walker Arena. Purchase tickets by calling 231-724-5225.
Tickets go on sale September 27 and are $30 which includes heavy hors d’ oeuvres from 7:00pm- 9:00pm. Doors Open at 7:00pm and the show is from 8:00pm-11:00pm. Call 231-755-3737 to purchase your tickets or stop by during business hours.
Come to the Watermark 920 for the “All Hallow’s Gala” featuring Pop Fiction with special guest Black Circle Radio! Have some fun and come in costume to be part of the costume contest for a chance to win prizes, including $100 cash! This is for ages 21+. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the gala and available at the Coffee Factory. For more info 231-727-0805
Sunday, October 29 at 4:00pm come to the Frauenthal Center for “Fall into Jazz II featuring Dave Bennett” presented by West Michigan Concert Winds. Tickets are $12 for adults, students and children under 18 are free with a ticketed Adult. For more information, call 231-727-8001.
Monday, October 30 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for some Halloween fun! Humans vs. Zombies is a game of tag played at schools, camps, neighborhoods, libraries, and conventions around the world. Human players must remain vigilant and defend themselves with socks and dart blasters to avoid being tagged. Meet in the lower level meeting rooms beginning at 7:30pm to go over the rules and pick the Original Zombie. The Library will be locked up at 8:00pm, and the game will start shortly afterwards. Bring a bandanna and either a foam dart blaster or sock (the dart blaster must look like a toy-no realistic looking weapons will be allowed). The game will run about 90 minutes.
Participants must be at least 16 years old. Attendance is limited to the first 75 people. Visit hvzsource.com/hackleypl for more information and to pre-register (does not necessarily guarantee a spot in the game.) 231-722-7276
Fall Lecture Series at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum:
October 30 @ 6:00 pm
|USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St. Muskegon
For more information, call 231-755-1230. September 11: Recognition of First Responders in Commemoration of 9/11 Sheriff Michael Poulin, who supervises the Muskegon County Department of Emergency Services, will moderate a discussion among first responders concerning their training and experiences in their respective jobs.
Visit our website www.visitmuskegon.org for a complete listing of all events in Muskegon!