Monthly Archives: September 2023

MPS Announces Launch of New Oceana Satellite!

We are excited to announce our partnership with Rothbury Community Church to have prenatal and parenting programs every Tuesday at their facility. Service hours will be from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

Muskegon Pregnancy Services is the only crisis pregnancy center in this region, and has been providing Hope and Courage since 1985 to the women of Muskegon and Oceana counties. We feel led by God to provide our life-changing and life-saving services to this underserved community, especially in light of new legislation which allows abortion at will. We are happy to open a satellite location within the Oceana Community to provide the same prenatal and parenting services they have found in Muskegon. God has opened the doors in Oceana county! Praise the Lord!

NOTE: The life-saving medical services will still be provided at our Muskegon Pecks street location, Options Women’s Care Center.

Rothbury Community Church will provide support through the prenatal and parenting program called RiseUP (Real Inspiring Support and Education for Uplifting Parents) that will offer mothers (and dads) the opportunity to participate in the earn-as-they learn program in their area, instead of traveling to Muskegon! This program offers the potential of earning a new crib, car seat, and pack-n-play, as well as other needed baby supplies. Women in need of just formula and diapers can still receive these essential items without going through the parenting program. Prayer and an optional Bible study will also be offered to the clients.

Any Questions? Contact Muskegon Pregnancy Services at 231-726-2677

New Oddities & Delights Exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art


Explore weird, quirky, and whimsical art in the new Oddities & Delights exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art

MUSKEGON, MI — From the historically curious to the visually offbeat, the Muskegon Museum of Art is excited to present Oddities & Delights, an exhibition celebrating the odd, quirky, and unexpected art that calls the Muskegon Museum of Art home. Opening on Thursday, September 14, Oddities & Delights is sure to be an exhibition you will never forget.

Oddities & Delights showcases the strange and fantastical artwork from the MMA’s permanent collection. Usually tucked away in storage or brought out for special occasions and exhibitions, the works featured in Oddities & Delights are the most playful, fun, weird, and offbeat pieces from the MMA’s collection. A two-headed bronze deer, a glass cheeseburger and fries, a life mask of Abraham Lincoln, and many more oddly delightful and quirky works of art will be on display from September 14 – February 25.

For more information or questions, call (231) 720-2574.

Invitation to an Enchanted Evening October 12th, to Benefit Muskegon Pregnancy Services

Your ROYAL Presence is Requested
at our upcoming fundraising event to
support women and families in our community!
Thursday, October 12th! 
Don’t miss it!

RSVP Underwriters & Table Sponsors
Reserve Your Seats NOW!
Contact Lynn at 231-726-2677
See More Details & Print Underwriter Forms on our Website:

Don’t miss this Enchanted Event!

Call today, or use the website forms or QR code to reserve your seats!
Hurry, seats are going fast! 231-726-2677

Registration & Photos at 5:00pm-6:00pm
Dinner & Enchanted Program 6:00pm-8:45pm

Not Able to Attend? Consider Supporting Muskegon Pregnancy Services, the ONLY PRC in Muskegon & Oceana Counties!

Michigan’s Adventure Introduces Tricks and Treats, an All-New Fall Event for the Entire Family

Tricks and Treats began September 16 with family-friendly activities and shows. 

MUSKEGON, MI – Michigan’s Adventure, the region’s premier amusement park, will debut Tricks and Treats, an all-new fall event offering fun for the whole family, on Saturdays and Sundays, September 16 through October 15

Little goblins and grown-up ghouls will be invited to step into a larger-than-life spooky Halloween adventure, surrounded by themed decor, activities and entertainment. Families will also be able to enjoy select rides, including attractions at Camp Snoopy, the park’s newest kids’ area where kids, parents and grandparents can all ride together.  

Snoopy® and his PEANUTS® pals will show off their costumes and invite kids and parents to wear theirs as well and come ready to show off their spooky, kooky creations at the Spooktacular Costume Parade. 

Unique characters on the TRUNK or Treat Trail will distribute tasty candy treats from classic vehicles with a special Halloween twist. Additionally, young guests will be invited to Mask Makers Bash and Patch’s Pumpkin Party after a trip on Patch’s Pumpkin Express where they will hunt for the perfect pumpkin. Tricks and Treats will offer seasonally themed games and special live entertainment, including the Deadly Duo and the Skelebration Dance Party. More adventurous little monsters and inspired parents will want to check out Bonesboro Acres or play a round of Ghoulish Golf. 

At Tricks and Treats, guests will find an exclusive bounty of boo-licious fall foods and drinks at food locations throughout the park, including the Boardwalk Boo-fett.  Kids will find special magical potions specifically designed for them and mature ghosts and ghouls can enjoy our bewitching local brews, magical elixirs and Michigan-made wines on our Brews and Boos Lakeside Beer Garden Patio.  

“We are excited to bring this new, over-the-top Halloween experience to guests of all ages,” said Camille Jourden-Mark, vice president and general manager. “Tricks and Treats offers something for everyone to love. Bring the entire family, kids, parents and grandparents, and make new, unforgettable memories together!” 

Guests purchasing the 2024 Gold Season Pass will receive unlimited admission in 2023 and 2024, including free admission to Tricks and Treats as an additional benefit of their season pass. Season passes are currently available at the lowest price of the season and include FREE season-long parking for just $95 each, plus applicable taxes and fees, through September 4, 2023. Guests are encouraged to visit for the latest information about Michigan’s Adventure and Tricks and Treats.  

About Michigan’s Adventure 
Michigan’s Adventures is Michigan’s largest amusement park and water park with more than 60 world-class rides, slides, unique attractions, and events throughout the season. Located just north of Muskegon, Michigan’s Adventure offers fun for the entire family, including Camp Snoopy and WildWater Adventure Waterpark. It is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. 

About Cedar Fair
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. Focused on its mission to make people happy by providing fun, immersive and memorable experiences, the Company owns and operates 13 properties, consisting of 11 amusement parks, four separately gated outdoor water parks, and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. Cedar Fair’s parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Texas and Toronto, Ontario.  

“Farms are the Tapas” Fundraiser to Celebrate Farmland Preservation in Ottawa County

Ottawa County’s picturesque landscapes and thriving agricultural heritage are set to take center stage at the upcoming “Farms are the Tapas” fundraising event on September 28. This evening raises funding and awareness for Ottawa County’s farmland preservation program, a vital initiative dedicated to safeguarding the region’s agricultural legacy for generations to come.

Hosted at The Red Shed of Hudsonville, “Farms are the Tapas” will be an evening of culinary delights and community gathering, offering attendees unique opportunities to savor the flavors of locally sourced dishes while contributing to the preservation of Ottawa County’s cherished farmlands. The event will showcase the county’s vibrant agricultural scene by featuring a variety of tapas-style dishes crafted by local chefs competing for the coveted Harvest Knife Award.

“We are thrilled to invite the community to join us in celebrating the heart of Ottawa County—its farms,” said Julie Lamer, Farmland Preservation Specialist. “Ottawa County’s Purchase of Development Rights program plays a crucial role in protecting the land that sustains us, and ‘Farms are the Tapas’ is our way of honoring the hard work of our local farmers while raising funds to continue these important efforts.”

Tickets for “Farms are the Tapas” are available for purchase at and cost $50. In addition to the dining experience, a silent auction will showcase an array of items and experiences. Opportunities to bid are available to both attendees and those unable to attend. Register to bid at and preview the auction items. Bidding opens on September 25, three days before the event.

Funds raised from “Farms are the Tapas” will directly benefit Ottawa County’s Purchase of Development Rights program, aiding in the acquisition of conservation easements. By supporting this cause, attendees will contribute to the long-term viability of the region’s agricultural landscape and help ensure a prosperous future for Ottawa County’s farming communities.

For more information and ticket purchases, please visit

About Farmland Preservation Program
Funded through a combination of private donations and state and federal grants, the Ottawa County Farmland Preservation Program is dedicated to protecting and preserving the agricultural heritage of Ottawa County through education, community engagement and conservation easements, including the Purchase of Development Rights Program. By selling the development rights to Ottawa County, this program allows participating landowners to receive compensation for the development potential of their land, yet still retain ownership and other rights associated with it through a permanent easement.

Free Family-Friendly Event, Encounter the Arts, Returns October 7th Featuring Art, Music, Theater, and Dance.

Grand Haven, MI – Encounter the Arts, hosted by Central Park Place, returns for its second year on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 2 pm – 5 pm. As a celebration of Arts and Humanities Month and local Grand Haven artists, this free event will feature numerous family-friendly workshops and performances. Performances will include dance, theater, cardio drumming, and live music. This year, a special kids-only craft area will also be set up on the lower level. Learn more at  

Central Park Place is partnering with Loutit Library ( to bring the Manhattan Short Film Festival ( to Encounter the Arts as a special event finale. A cocktail reception will start at 5 pm, with short film screenings beginning at 6 pm in the Acacia Theatre.

Sponsorship opportunities for Encounter the Arts are now available. Businesses can participate at one of four different levels or through in-kind donations. Sponsors receive numerous benefits, including social media promotion, advertising in print materials, giveaway participation, special mentions, showcase opportunities, and more. Local businesses that are interested in participating in Encounter the Arts should contact Char at or 616.842.2550. 

About Central Park Place

Central Park Place has been a staple in the Grand Haven community for over 50 years. As a central hub for visitors, families, and organizations, Central Park Place is a shared space for creativity, curiosity, and connection. It also has a rich history connecting many local individuals and organizations throughout the years. Learn more about its history at

Since unveiling a new logo and name last year, Central Park Place has focused its efforts on intentionally engaging within the arts community in Grand Haven and along the Lakeshore. The space often houses a variety of exhibits in its Atrium Gallery, from the Midwest Miniature Museum to the annual Lakeland Artists’ Spring Show. View the space, upcoming events, and more at  

Hearing Aid Giveaway Drawing – Sept. 29th

Hearing Wellness Center at 6653 Grand Haven Road in Norton Shores is giving away a pair of state-of-the-art hearing aids to the winner of a promotion to support Pound Buddies. Any person that drops off an item from the Pound Buddies donation list at the Grand Haven Road address will be entered into a drawing for a free pair of Phonak Audeo Paradise 70 hearing aids (a $6,305 value). The drawing will be held September 29th.

For more information, call Hearing Wellness Center at 231-798-2323; or email