Muskegon County Calendar of Events 11/13/17 – 11/20/17

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Grand Opening of Blue Horizons Wellness
November 13 @ 4:00 pm – November 16 @ 4:00 pm

November 13 – 16, celebrate the launch of  Blue Horizons Wellness, Lakeside’s only wellness studio offering yoga, movement, meditation, breath, and inspiration classes with owner and instructor Vicki Schneider.  Each day, they are offering free classes when you bring in a donation for Every Woman’s Place.  For more information, call 231-755-7771.

Monday – 11/13
• Hatha class with a short “What is yoga?” talk – 4:00pm
• Ashtanga Class and short Yoga talk – 5:30pm
• Guided meditation and quick talk about meditation at 7:30pm

Tuesday – 11/14
• Henna Tatoos – 3:30pm – 7:30pm
• Vinyasa Class and short Yoga talk – 4:00pm
• Breathing class – 6:00pm
• Candlelight yoga – 7:30pm

Wednesday – 11/15
• Move & Meditate – 4:00pm
• Veterans Class – 5:30pm
• Yoga Class – 7:30pm

Thursday – 11/16
• Open House with refreshments and caricatures – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
• Ribbon Cutting at 4:30pm
• Meet the designer of Peace Tree Tees – 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Hawks and Owls String Band
November 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Monday, November 13 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for the Hawks and Owls String Band!  Bruce Ling, leader of Hawks and Owls and one of Michigan’s finest musical treasures, is a River-side mystic, eloquent storyteller and passionate caretaker of America’s collection of traditional music.  With stage performances that combine the expressive style of Garrison Keillor or Will Rogers, he paints musical portraits celebrating the colorful history of rural America with a broad repertoire of both original and time-savored traditional folk songs.  As a collector of tunes and songs, Bruce understands the importance of keeping the history of this timeless musical genre alive and well.  He shares his keen knowledge with caring and passion, and his inspiration has propelled a legion of young musicians to continue playing these songs, a true testament to Ling’s talents as a teacher and mentor.

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Michigan Underground: A Writer’s Journey
November 13 @ 7:00 pm

On Monday, November 13 at 7:00pm, the Norton Shores Library hosts “Michigan Underground: A Writer’s Journey” with local author R.C. Robotham.  November is National Novel Writing Month!  Join local author R. C. Robotham as he shares how his interest and research into the abolitionist movement along the western shore of Lake Michigan introduced him to the likes of Jonathan Walker, Rev. William Ferry and Chief Cobmoosa and led to the writing of his novel, In Sight of Freedom.  This program is free and open to the public ages 18 and up.  For additional information contact Alison Purgiel, lead librarian, at 231-780-8844 or .

Planetarium Christmas Show: Mystery of the Christmas Star
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm

November 2 – December 14, come to Carr-Fless Planetarium at Muskegon Community College for the Christmas show, “Mystery of the Christmas Star!”  This modern look at the Christmas story is an annual favorite.  As we look at significant astronomical events visible in the sky in the time of Jesus’ birth, we’ll see which of the “sky signs” was remarkable enough to have caused the Wise Men to travel over 600 miles through the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem, and investigate possible dates for the sighting of the “star” which lead them to Jesus.  This is a 35-minute presentation. (No show on Thanksgiving Day, November 23).  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

26th Annual Holiday Dazzle
November 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of fun, food, and shopping, November 16 at the Holiday Inn – Muskegon Harbor Conference Center!  Doors open at 5:00pm and the event starts at 5:30pm.

$50 per person, includes dinner, dessert, one glass of complimentary drink (house wine, beer, or a carbonated beverage), style show, and shopping for your holiday gift giving needs provided by local businesses all gathered in one location for your convenience.

Also at this years Holiday Dazzle, the Silent Auction will return with great gift giving ideas.  The “Dazzle Me” Raffle will provide the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind package of pampering.  Tickets for the “Dazzle Me” Raffle are $15 each or 3 for $40.

Go to under the registration tab to register for this year’s event.

White Lake Area Holiday Walk
November 17 – November 18

‘Tis the season of Christmas that brings a community together and what better way to ring in the holiday than the 23rd Annual White Lake Holiday Walk!  This year’s Christmas Walk will take place during the weekend of November 17 & 18 along the streets of Montague and Whitehall with dozens of participating businesses.  Enjoy traditional Christmas Open Houses featuring unique gifts and yummy treats from participating White Lake Area merchants.  Share the spirit of Christmas with holiday music and a visit with Santa Claus strolling along the streets.

For more information on the 23rd Annual Holiday Walk, contact the White Lake Area Chamber at 231-893-4585 or 800-879-9702 or visit

Guided Birding Tour of Muskegon County Wastewater System
November 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites the public to join a guided caravan birding tour of Muskegon County Wastewater System Friday, November 17, from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

The Muskegon County Wastewater System – owned by Muskegon County and co-managed for waterfowl by the DNR – hosts regionally significant numbers of waterfowl, water birds and shorebirds each spring and fall, with over 10,000 ruddy ducks and 10,000 northern shovelers present annually.

Michigan bird conservation coordinator Caleb Putnam (Audubon Great Lakes and DNR) and DNR staff members will be on hand to answer questions about wildlife management, habitat projects under way at the Muskegon State Game Area and hunting opportunities.  The tour will focus on the wastewater system’s large lagoons, where thousands of ducks, geese and water birds typically are present. Additional species may be spotted, including several species of gulls, some winter songbirds and, with luck, a snowy owl or golden eagle.

The tour will begin at 9:00am at the Muskegon State Game Area headquarters, located at 7600 Messinger Rd. in Twin Lake (about 3 miles north of the wastewater system off Maple Island Road). Participants should dress for the possibility of very cold temperatures, snow/rain and high winds. Bringing binoculars and spotting scopes is recommended, if possible.  The trip leaders will have a small number of scopes available for those who don’t have them.

Muskegon County Wastewater System is one of Michigan’s Wetland Wonders, the seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas in the state.  To learn more, visit

A permit is required to enter the wastewater system property, and can be obtained at 698 N. Maple Island Road in Muskegon (located 1.25 miles east of Maple Island on White Road) during normal working hours (Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm).  Note: those participating in the tour do not need to pick up their permits in advance.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
November 17 @ 7:00 pm – December 3 @ 7:00 pm

November 17 – December 3, come to the Beardsley Theater for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre!

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is the story of  Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives.  Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike.  Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

For tickets or more information, call 231-727-8001.

Build a Gingerbread House – Adults Only
November 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, November 17 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, you’re invited to the lovely Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club to build your own gingerbread house!  All supplies and instruction are included.  This is an adult only class ages 18+.  The cost is $16 in advance per house, $21 at the door or $25 in advance for the “take-home kit.”  There will be a 3 person maximum per house.  For more information, contact Nancy at 231-730-0887 or e-mail for reservations.

Build a Gingerbread House
November 18 – November 19

Saturday, November 18 from 10:00am -12:00pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm, and Sunday, November 19 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, you’re invited to the lovely Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club to build your own gingerbread house!  All supplies and instruction are included.  Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.  The cost is $16 in advance per house, $21 at the door or $25 in advance for the “take-home kit.”  There will be a 3 person maximum per house.  Santa will visit both the Saturday and Sunday sessions!  For more information, contact Nancy at 231-730-0887 or e-mail for reservations.

Lakeshore Camera Club Biannual Show and Competition
November 18 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Norton Shores Library hosts the Lakeshore Camera Club’s Biannual Show and Competition on Saturday, November 18 from 1:30pm to 6:00pm in the Library’s Community Room.  Discover local photographic talent, meet the photographers and vote for your favorite to win.  There will be refreshments to enjoy and prints to purchase.  This event is free and open to the public.  For additional information, contact Alison Purgiel, lead librarian, at 231-780-8844 or .

Muskegon Center for the Arts Workshop: Gemstone Beading III
November 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 18 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm, you’re invited to the Red Lotus Gallery for the workshop “Gemstone Beading III!”  The cost is $15, or $13 for members, and includes materials.

Become a gemstone identification expert with this workshop and learn even more about gemstones used for beading.  More advanced techniques for pattern beading will be discussed and students will create a bracelet with their newly learned skills.  Students must pre-register for workshops by contacting Sabryna at  Tools will be available for use for all workshops, however you may bring your own if you have them.  All workshops are ages 10+. Students 10-12 must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information, find them on Facebook.

West Michigan Lake Hawks Home Game
November 18 @ 5:00 pm

The West Michigan Lake Hawks strive to provide a professional level of sports entertainment and to enrich the lives of student athletes.  Home games are played at Reeths-Puffer High School.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and season passes are $90 which saves you 25%.  Ages 4 and under are free.  Call 231-769-9617 for group ticket sales.

Catch their next home game Saturday, November 18 at 5:00pm as they take on the Team Network!

The Power of Destiny
November 18 @ 7:00 pm

November 18 at 7:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Shoreline Symphony Community Orchestra performs “The Power of Destiny!”

Fate is “knocking at the door” as the Shoreline Symphony plays its first concert in the Frauenthal Theater.  The central work on the program is Beethoven’s well-known Symphony No. 5.  Additional selections include the overture to Verdi’s opera, La Forza del Destino (The Power of Destiny), and music by Brahms.

Preceding the concert at 6:30pm, Shoreline Symphony Director Annette Jurcevic will host a brief discussion about the music, its historical and cultural context, and the composers who wrote it.

Tickets: $8 Adult, Students and Children under 18 are free.  For tickets or more information, call 231-727-8001.

Muskegon Center for the Arts/Red Lotus Gallery: Open Mic Night
November 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Muskegon Center for the Arts presents Open Mic Night at the Red Lotus Gallery every third Saturday of the month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  If you have a love for the stage and can perform an activity such as music, theater, poetry or readings, you may want to express it here or just show up to watch the show.  There is always something new and unique to enjoy.  For more information, find them on Facebook.

Muskegon Community College Honors Orchestra
November 19 @ 3:00 pm

Sunday, November 19 at 3:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater to enjoy the Muskegon Community College Honors Orchestra, featuring wind and string players from MCC and area schools.

Tickets are $6, and students are free.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.