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Visit Muskegon presents the 18th Annual Depot to Depot Self-Guided Fall Color Tour

This October the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrates the vibrant colors of our woods, dunes and water through a self-guided fall color tour and photo contest. Wind your way along Lake Michigan. Travel the historic West Michigan Pike Byway. Soar over a canopy of fall colors, and see the scenic roads of Muskegon County in all their autumn glory. Local shopsrestaurants and attractions will be offering discounts, deals, promotions or samples.

Depot to Depot Details

• Depot to Depot 2022 takes place October 1 – 31, 2022
• Stop in to the Muskegon Union Depot and White Lake Train Depot to pick up a map and list of offers
• Maps and offers will also be available to download
• The White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will have pumpkins for the little ones throughout the month of October (while supplies last)
• At the end of October there will be drawing for an overnight stay at the Shoreline Inn in Downtown Muskegon (standard room, blackout dates apply based on availability) and 2 passenger passes for the 2023 Lake Express High-Speed Ferry sailing season
• Contest photo entries can be submitted through this link: https://bit.ly/SubmitD2DPhotosHere
• This event is free

Instructions to Enter the Contest

• Snap photos or selfies at your favorite scenic stops, businesses and attractions
• Share the photo with a check-in on Facebook and/or Instagram. Include the hashtag #D2D22
• Submit your favorite photos of scenic stops, businesses and attractions through this link: https://bit.ly/SubmitD2DPhotosHere
• Contest begins October 1, 2022
• Entries must be received by November 1st, 2022
• Include location of photo and photo credit preference
• Each entry should include one photo attachment. If you would like to submit multiple photos entries, please enter each separately.
• Winner will be drawn November 2, 2022
• Prize must be claimed by November 9, 2022

Historic Depot Hours and Locations

Muskegon Union Depot
Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
610 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am – 3 pm

White Lake Train Depot
White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
124 W Hanson, Whitehall, MI
Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm

Waterman Selected as Deputy Ottawa County Administrator

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After wading through a pool of 47 applicants, Ottawa County Administrator John Shay announced today that Patrick Waterman has been selected to serve as the next Deputy County Administrator. Waterman’s contract was approved at the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners meeting on September 27.

“We are thrilled to have Patrick join the Ottawa County Team,” said Shay. “His many years in city management, community development and municipal planning will serve the residents well.”

Waterman has been a resident and public servant of Ottawa County for over twenty years. He and his family currently reside in the City of Hudsonville where he has served as City Manager since 2010. During his time there, Waterman led the city’s efforts to revitalize their downtown and expand pedestrian connectivity. He was instrumental in the completion of several economic development and quality of life enhancement projects. Prior to Hudsonville, Waterman served as the Community Development Director for Grand Haven Charter Township for eight years. He also has over a decade of private sector experience, having worked for various municipal planning and engineering consulting firms in Michigan.

Waterman received his Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Michigan State University, and Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. He is a certified professional planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners.

“I am very excited to begin this next chapter of my career,” said Waterman. “I have a tremendous amount of admiration and respect for Ottawa County. Their reputation as a model of efficiency, collaboration, and innovation is recognized statewide, traits that can only be attributed to the county’s exceptional leadership and capable team of dedicated employees.

It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve the wonderful community of Hudsonville these past twelve years. I now look forward to the opportunity to take on new challenges and serve at the county level.”

Patrick Waterman will fill the position vacated when John Shay was promoted to County Administrator in March of 2022. The Deputy County Administrator position pays $158,000 per year and Waterman will take his post on November 21.

Temporary Shoreline Drive Lane Closures Begin October 3rd

MUSKEGON, MI – The first phase of the “road diet” study by the City of Muskegon on Shoreline Drive is scheduled to roll out this fall, starting the week of Oct. 3.

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With the goal of informing potential uses along this corridor — including increased walkability, bicycling and other pedestrian amenities and recreational opportunities — the first phase of the pilot project will reduce lanes for approximately six weeks on the four-lane US-31 Business Route (Shoreline Drive) through the city’s downtown waterfront. A single lane of Shoreline Drive will be closed in each direction between Seventh Street and Terrace Street so that routine road maintenance can be conducted on Shoreline Drive.

With a “road diet,” city officials are hopeful that slower traffic speeds and fewer vehicular accidents will make this roadway safer and easier to cross from the historic downtown to the waterfront.

After City of Muskegon Department of Public Works’ crews complete half of the concrete pavement repairs, the lane closures will switch to the other two lanes the week of Oct. 17. All of the lane closures and maintenance work on Shoreline Drive through the downtown should be completed by the week of Nov. 14. Engineers will use this routine maintenance closure to collect preliminary data on the road diet and have those results to the city commission and community by the end of the year.

Phase two of the “road diet” study is tentatively planned for spring/summer of 2023 – but still needs commission approval. This timeframe will allow for higher traffic volumes that come with tourism and lakeshore events, according to Public Works Director Leo Evans. Traffic control devices such as traffic cones, pavement markings, barriers and planters will temporarily eliminate one lane in each direction. The public space created by the lane reductions will be tested for bicycle use, landscaped plantings, public art and community gathering areas.

The cost of the project is approximately $100,000 and has been partially approved by the Muskegon City Commission. With the observations and data from the two test periods, the city’s consultant Progressive AE will provide results and recommendations to city officials in the second half of 2023.

Any permanent reconfiguration of Shoreline Drive will require approval through the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and could be a lengthy process of public input, design, funding and construction. The city will conduct public forums to seek community input on any proposed changes to Shoreline Drive. A study preview event on July 25 was well attended.

The public can track the Shoreline Drive study at: https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/planning/shoreline-drive-pilot-project/

Events Happening in Muskegon County – September 29 – October 3, 2022

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Thursday, September 29

Recurring Thursday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Free Thursdays: Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. A great opportunity to visit the art museum and bring the kiddos, this free tour time is compliments of the Meijer Foundation. Special exhibitions may not be included.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pub One Eleven
, 111 W. Colby, Whitehall. General knowledge trivia along with music, fun, great food and beverages. Prizes for the Top 3 teams! pub111.com

Free Show at the MCC Planetarium
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Muskegon Community College,
221 S. Quarterline Road. “We Are Stars” now through Oct 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information, or to schedule a private show for your group or school, contact tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

Friday, September 30

Aquastar Sunset Cruise with Music by Trippin Back
6:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises 560 Mart St. Enjoy an evening out on the water while listening to the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s. Trippin Back will be on board bringing the music of yesteryear. $30 Stop in the visitors bureau for a $5 coupon www.aquastarcruises.com

Hackley Attic Escape Room
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Hackley & Hume Historic Site 484 W. Webster Ave. Experience the Hackley House as you never have before! For many years, the Hackley Attic has been a mysterious place for visitors. $25 www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Recovery Fest
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Heritage Landing 1050 7th St. A free event celebrating recovery for all, with free food, FREE raffle and community resource booths. Includes kid activities, guest speakers, and live music! Good clean sober fun!

2022 Fall Festival
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Muskegon County Fairgrounds 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd., Fruitport Carnival Food Trucks Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Haunted Attraction Friday & Saturday evening. Flea Market, Trick or Treating, Costume Contest, Hay Rides, and Pony rides Saturday and Sunday. For more information 231-329-3600. Prices vary for activities.

Lumberjacks Flannel Fest: Opening Home Hockey Game
4:00pm-7:00pm

Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. Flannel Fest, our annual home-opening tradition returns! A live show from Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows. Chainsaw carving, axe throwing, log rolling, crosscut swinging, and more! Also jam-packed with face painting, yard games, and food trucks from the Muskegon area. Join the team inside for their opening hockey game. Tickets can be purchased at www.muskegonlumberjacks.com

Halloween Classics at the Getty Drive In
7:30 pm 
Getty Drive-in Theatre 920 E Summit Ave. Did you know Muskegon is home to one of only nine Drive-in movie theaters left in the state of Michigan? Watch Gostbusters!

Vincent Hayes
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Vincent Hayes is an award-winning West Michigan guitarist and singer.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour: Extended Season
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Muskegon South Pierhead Light 1431 Beach St. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. $3-$5

Recurring Friday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Saturday, October 1

Finger Puppets
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake 106 E. Colby St. Ages 6-8 $10, $9 for ACWL-Members WHSP Eligible Registration is required. Have fun creating your own colorful stage and finger puppet! Register here: https://www.artswhitelake.org/events-1/finger-puppets

2022 Fall Festival
9:00 am – 7:00 pm 
Muskegon County Fairgrounds 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd., Fruitport Carnival Food Trucks Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Haunted Attraction Friday & Saturday evening. Flea Market, Trick or Treating, Costume Contest, Hay Rides, and Pony rides Saturday and Sunday. For more information 231-329-3600. Prices vary for activities

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour: Extended Season
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Muskegon South Pierhead Light 1431 Beach St. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. $3-$5

Recurring Saturday Events

Muskegon Heritage Museum of Business and Industry Free Saturday Admission for Muskegon Co. Residents
11:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Muskegon Heritage Museum of Business and Industry 561 W Western Ave. As a ‘thank you’ to Muskegon Co. Residents for supporting the Lakeshore Museum Center’s operating millage, Saturdays in October are free of charge for all Muskegon County residents. www.lakeshoremusuem.org

Free Historic Site Tours for Muskegon County Residents
10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Hackley & Hume Historic Site 484 W. Webster Ave. Don’t miss out on Free tours every weekend in October for Muskegon County residents! www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Depot to Depot: Self Guided Fall Color Tour and Photo Contest 2022
October 1- October 31
Muskegon County. Experience Michigan’s Beautiful Autumn; and a Fun Fall Tradition.
Visit this link for complete details: https://visitmuskegon.org/event/depot-to-depot-self-guided-fall-color-tour-and-contest-2022/

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Yoga at the Bandshell
9:30 am – 10:30 pm
Montague Bandshell,
8636 Water Street, Montague. $10 drop-in classes. Email berlynedwards@gmail.com with questions. Every Saturday through September.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Sunday, October 2

2022 Fall Festival
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Muskegon County Fairgrounds 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd., Fruitport Carnival Food Trucks Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Haunted Attraction Friday & Saturday evening. Flea Market, Trick or Treating, Costume Contest, Hay Rides, and Pony rides Saturday and Sunday. For more information 231-329-3600 Prices vary for activities.

Recurring Sunday Events

Free Historic Site Tours for Muskegon County Residents
10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Hackley & Hume Historic Site 484 W. Webster Ave. Don’t miss out on Free tours every weekend in October for Muskegon County residents! www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Depot to Depot: Self Guided Fall Color Tour and Photo Contest 2022
October 1- October 31
Muskegon County. Experience Michigan’s Beautiful Autumn; and a Fun Fall Tradition.
Visit this link for complete details: https://visitmuskegon.org/event/depot-to-depot-self-guided-fall-color-tour-and-contest-2022/

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Monday, October 3

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour: Extended Season
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Muskegon South Pierhead Light 1431 Beach St. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. $3-$5

Recurring Monday Events

Depot to Depot: Self Guided Fall Color Tour and Photo Contest 2022
October 1- October 31
Muskegon County. Experience Michigan’s Beautiful Autumn; and a Fun Fall Tradition.
Visit this link for complete details: https://visitmuskegon.org/event/depot-to-depot-self-guided-fall-color-tour-and-contest-2022/

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Events Happening in Muskegon County – September 28, 2022

www.visitmuskegon.org

Don’t see your event on the calendar?
Visit this link to submit it easily:
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Wednesday, September 28

Evergreen Cemetery Tour
6:00 pm

Muskegon Museum of History and Science 430 Clay Ave. Join the Lakeshore Museum Center on a walking tour of the historic Evergreen Cemetery in Muskegon. Learn the symbolic meaning behind some headstones & more! www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Open Studio
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Arts Council of White Lake 
106 E. Colby St., Whitehall, FREE Middle & High School Students Registration is not required, but is appreciated! Register at artswhitelake.org

Recurring Wednesday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Eric and Chris, Acoustic Guitar
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop
, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company
, 360 W. Western Ave. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! unrulybrewing.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Salty Pecker Brewing Company, 
255 Seminole Rd. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! saltypeckerbrewing.com

Events Happening in Muskegon County – September 22-26, 2022

www.visitmuskegon.org

Don’t see your event on the calendar?
Visit this link to submit it easily:
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Thursday, September 22

Little Learners Play and Learn: Dinosaurs
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Muskegon Museum of History and Science 430 Clay Ave. You are invited to join a special Play and Learn program at the Lakeshore Museum Center. 231-722-0278

Recurring Thursday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Free Thursdays: Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. A great opportunity to visit the art museum and bring the kiddos, this free tour time is compliments of the Meijer Foundation. Special exhibitions may not be included.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pub One Eleven, 111 W. Colby, Whitehall. General knowledge trivia along with music, fun, great food and beverages. Prizes for the Top 3 teams! pub111.com

Free Show at the MCC Planetarium
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Muskegon Community College, 221 S. Quarterline Road. “We Are Stars” now through Oct 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information, or to schedule a private show for your group or school, contact tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

Friday, September 23

Halloween Classics at the Getty Drive In
7:30 pm 
Getty Drive-in Theatre 920 E Summit Ave. Did you know Muskegon is home to one of only nine Drive-in movie theaters left in the state of Michigan? Watch Gostbusters!

Vincent Hayes
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Vincent Hayes is an award-winning West Michigan guitarist and singer.

7th Annual Halloween Harvest Weekend
September 23 – 24
Pioneer County Park 1563 N. Scenic Dr. Reserve your Campsite QUICK for the 7th Annual Halloween Harvest Weekend at Muskegon County’s Pioneer Park! Bring your Halloween bling! www.muskegoncountyparks.org

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour: Extended Season
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Muskegon South Pierhead Light 1431 Beach St. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. $3-$5

Recurring Friday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Saturday, September 24

September Saturdays: Colorful Trees
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Heritage Museum of Business and Industry 561 W Western Ave. We will be crafting your own rainbow tree. www.lakeshoremuseum.org

September Saturdays: Colorful Trees
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Museum of History and Science 430 Clay Ave. The season is beginning to change. We will be crafting your own rainbow tree. www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Free Community Event @ Hackley Park
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hackley Park 350 W Webster Ave. Join us for a FREE community event. We will have live music, free food for all, and much more. For more information 231-373-9583

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour: Extended Season
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Muskegon South Pierhead Light 1431 Beach St. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. $3-$5

Serita’s Black Rose
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. A self-professed “Funkateer”, Serita Crowley of Serita’s Black Rose from Grand Rapids, Michigan brings a raucous mix of FUNK, ROCK, BLUES, NEO-SOUL, and AMERICANA. 231-894-5333

Beginner’s Chainmaille Workshop – Celtic Pattern Bracelet
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

McLaughlin Community Fellowship – 1198 Spring St. Come and learn the medieval art form of Chainmaille by creating a bracelet in the Celtic pattern style. $20

Beginner’s Wire Wrapping Workshop
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
McLaughlin Community Fellowship – 1198 Spring St. Students will make both a wire wrapped gemstone pendant and a wire wrapped ring in this beginner class. $15

Recurring Saturday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Yoga at the Bandshell
9:30 am – 10:30 pm
Montague Bandshell, 8636 Water Street, Montague. $10 drop-in classes. Email berlynedwards@gmail.com with questions. Every Saturday through September.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Sunday, September 25

Bugs, Trucks and Heroes
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club 280 W. Webster Ave. Explore big vehicles with real life heroes and then enjoy “bug foods” that you make yourself! Tickets are $10 for one adult and one child, $5 for each additional child. 231-725-9220

Recurring Monday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Monday, September 26

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour: Extended Season
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Muskegon South Pierhead Light 1431 Beach St. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. $3-$5

Recurring Monday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Events Happening in Muskegon County – September 19-21, 2022

www.visitmuskegon.org

Don’t see your event on the calendar?
Visit this link to submit it easily:
bit.ly/VisitMuskegonSubmitEvent

Monday, September 19

Recurring Monday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Tuesday, September 20

12-string guitarist Neil Jacobs starts new concert season
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 1006 Third St. The 2022-23 Feeding the Soul of the City concert series kicks off with 12-string guitarist Neil Jacobs in performance. Neil performs folk music of the Balkans along with classical and world music. Bring a lunch!

Unruly Irish Session
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Unruly Brewing Company 360 W. Western Ave. One of the most time-honored musical traditions in Ireland is the “seisiún”: an informal gathering of amateur musicians, usually at the local pub, playing traditional Irish folk and dance tunes.

Music Trivia – September 2022 Edition
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wonderland Distilling 1989 Lakeshore Dr. Welcome to Music Trivia brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s a music trivia party! Play with your friends; bring a team of people!

Woven Fiber Art
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Arts Council of White Lake 106 E. Colby St. Ages 16+ $50, $45 for ACWL-Members Registration is required. Register here: https://www.artswhitelake.org/events-1/woven-fiber-art Julia will be teaching basic weaving techniques and guiding you as you make your own woven wall hanging.

Recurring Tuesday Events

Free Show at the MCC Planetarium
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Muskegon Community College,
221 S. Quarterline Road. The Carr-Fles Planetarium will be showing “We Are Stars” now through Oct 27, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm. This 25-minute family-friendly program shows the development of stars, asteroids, and life on Earth. Free. For information, or to schedule a private show for your group or school, please contact Tamera Owens, tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Steve Thielman, Piano
10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6. Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Wednesday, September 21

Muskegon Heritage Museum Free Community Day
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Muskegon Heritage Museum 561 W. Western Ave. Today we take it for granted that light will appear at the flip of a switch. Think of all the modern conveniences in our everyday lives. FREE tours today. www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Open Studio
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Arts Council of White Lake
 106 E. Colby St., Whitehall, FREE Middle & High School Students Registration is not required, but is appreciated! Register at artswhitelake.org

Recurring Wednesday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Eric and Chris, Acoustic Guitar
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Movie Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company, 
360 W. Western Ave. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! unrulybrewing.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Movie Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Salty Pecker Brewing Company, 255 Seminole Rd. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! saltypeckerbrewing.com

Fruitport Board of Education Meeting Agenda – 09/19/22

Fruitport Community Schools
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Board Room

3255 E. Pontaluna Rd, Fruitport 49415
Monday, September 19, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.

I. CALL to ORDER

II. PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE

III. ROLL CALL

IV. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

V. PRESENTATIONS

VI. COMMUNICATIONS
a. MDE / MiMTSS Recognition on Data Utilization: FHS and FMS

VII. SUPERINTENDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
a. Update on Construction Projects – John Winskas
b. Section 98b: School Goal Requirements and Continuity of Service Plan
c. Section 98c: Funding for Learning Loss
d. Review of Grade 3-8 MSTEP Data and Comprehensive District Report

VIII. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

IX. CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approval of Bill Listing (attachment IX-1)

Fund
General Fund:
Other Funds:

Early Childhood Center
Food Service
Cooperative Educ (ISD) – Tech Millage
Total Bill List:

Amount
$674,437.11

$590.01
$43,782.31
$156,837.57
$875,647.00

  1. Acceptance of Monthly Financial, Bond, and Capital Projects Report (attachment IX-2)
  2. Acceptance of Student Activity Summary Report (attachment IX-3)
  3. Acceptance of Credit Card and Utilities Report (attachment IX-4)
  4. Approval of Transfers and ACH Transactions Report (attachment IX-5)
  5. Approval of Personnel Report (includes confirmation of new hires, resignations, retirees, and transfers) (attachment IX-6)
  6. Approval of Special Meeting Minutes of August 24, 2022 (attachment IX-7)

X. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
a. Second Reading: Board / Thrun Law Firm Annual Policy Update (attachment X-1)
b. Executed Drainage Easement and Quit Claim Deed (attachment X-2)
c. Approved School Land Division Application (attachment X-3)

XI. BUSINESS & FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Elroy Buckner, Chairperson

  1. Report of Committee Meeting held September 12, 2022 (attachment XI-1)

XII. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Steve Kelly, Chairperson

  1. Report of Committee Meeting held September 12, 2022 (attachment XII-1)
  2. Bond and Project Construction Management Stipend (attachment XII-2)
  3. Letter of Agreement: Fruitport Bus Drivers / Food Service Association (attachment XII-3)

XIII. STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Susan Franklin, Chairperson

  1. Report of Committee Meeting held September 12, 2022 (attachment XIII-1)
  2. Resolution: Petition for Student 091922-01 Reinstatement (attachment XIII-2)
  3. Overnight Trip Request: 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC (attachment XIII-3)

XIV. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS

XV. AGENDA ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS & SCHEDULING OF SPECIAL MEETINGS

  1. Business & Finance Committee Meeting: October 10, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.
  2. Personnel Committee Meeting: October 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
  3. Student Affairs Committee Meeting: October 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
  4. Board of Education Meeting: October 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

XVI. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

XVII. ADJOURNMENT

*Time is provided for members of the audience to address the Board of Education regarding any topic including items on the agenda. The Board is providing two opportunities for the public to comment during the meeting. The first is for people who wish to bring issues to the Board of Education for board consideration. At the end of the meeting, the Board will provide a brief opportunity for community members to comment on activities and/or discussion that took place during the Board meeting. Time limits may be placed if a large number of individuals would like to address the Board.

Note: Upon request to the Superintendent, the District shall make reasonable accommodation for a person with disabilities to be able to participate in this meeting.

Events Happening in Muskegon County – September 13-19, 2022

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Tuesday, September 13

Music Trivia – September 2022 Edition
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wonderland Distilling 
1989 Lakeshore Dr. Welcome to Music Trivia brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s a music trivia party! Play with your friends; bring a team of people!

Woven Fiber Art
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Arts Council of White Lake 
106 E. Colby St. Ages 16+ $50, $45 for ACWL-Members Registration is required. Register here: https://www.artswhitelake.org/events-1/woven-fiber-art Julia will be teaching basic weaving techniques and guiding you as you make your own woven wall hanging.

Recurring Tuesday Events

Free Show at the MCC Planetarium
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Muskegon Community College, 221 S. Quarterline Road. The Carr-Fles Planetarium will be showing “We Are Stars” now through Oct 27, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm. This 25-minute family-friendly program shows the development of stars, asteroids, and life on Earth. Free. For information, or to schedule a private show for your group or school, please contact Tamera Owens, tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Steve Thielman, Piano
10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Wednesday, September 14

Open Studio
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Arts Council of White Lake
 106 E. Colby St., Whitehall, FREE Middle & High School Students Registration is not required, but is appreciated! Register at artswhitelake.org

Recurring Wednesday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Eric and Chris, Acoustic Guitar
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Music Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company,
 360 W. Western Ave. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! unrulybrewing.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Music Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Salty Pecker Brewing Company,
 255 Seminole Rd. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! saltypeckerbrewing.com

Thursday, September 15

Michigan Irish Music Festival
4:30 pm – 9:00 pm 
Heritage Landing 
1050 7th St. 3 Full Festival Days and a Thursday Pub Preview Party! Featuring live Irish entertainment, food & beverages daily under large covered stages. 231-683-2065 www.michiganirish.org for advance tickets. $10

Open Mic Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop
 8744 Ferry St. Sing a song and/or play an instrument. Bring your band, your pals, the mic is open to all varieties of music and talents. FREE

Recurring Thursday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Free Thursdays: Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. A great opportunity to visit the art museum and bring the kiddos, this free tour time is compliments of the Meijer Foundation. Special exhibitions may not be included.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pub One Eleven,
111 W. Colby, Whitehall. General knowledge trivia along with music, fun, great food and beverages. Prizes for the Top 3 teams! pub111.com

Free Show at the MCC Planetarium
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Muskegon Community College,
221 S. Quarterline Road. “We Are Stars” now through Oct 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information, or to schedule a private show for your group or school, contact tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

Friday, September 16

Michigan Irish Music Festival
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm 
Heritage Landing 1050 7th St. 3 Full Festival Days and a Thursday Pub Preview Party! Featuring live Irish entertainment, food & beverages daily under large covered stages. 231-683-2065 www.michiganirish.org for advance tickets.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour: Extended Season
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Muskegon South Pierhead
Light 1431 Beach St. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. $3-$5

Hackley and Hume Go to the Movies
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hackley & Hume Historic Site 484 W. Webster Ave. Visible nearly everywhere today, movies were one of the most important inventions of the Victorian Era. Join us to learn about and see some of the earliest movies ever made. www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Silverado Country Band
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop
 8744 Ferry St. Music styles range from Hank Williams, to Patsy Cline, I Love This Bar by Toby Keith to Great Balls Of Fire.

Haven LARP September 2022 Event
8:00 pm
Camp Lor-Ray
 5281 Russell Rd., Twin Lake, 18+ to play. Must be “fully vaccinated” and present card. Your first event is FREE! Join us in the land of Solaria where you can be the savior. This is a medieval fantasy themed Live Action Role Playing that takes place over the course of the weekend. Late arrivals and early departures are permitted. For additional information or questions: www.facebook.com/groups/HavenLARPMI

Recurring Friday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Saturday, September 17

Michigan Irish Music Festival
10:30am – 11:00 pm 
Heritage Landing
 1050 7th St. 3 Full Festival Days and a Thursday Pub Preview Party! Featuring live Irish entertainment, food & beverages daily under large covered stages. 231-683-2065 www.michiganirish.org for advance tickets.

Fall Festival
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Garden Shed 
7895 S 44th Ave., Montague, come out to celebrate fall with live music in the barn and talented vendors on the grounds. For more information 231-894-4085

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour: Extended Season
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Muskegon South Pierhead Light
 1431 Beach St. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. $3-$5

September Saturdays: Scavenger Hunt
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science 430 Clay Ave. Take a peek around the Muskegon Museum of History and Science to see if you can find some well-hidden animals throughout the galleries. www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Muskegon Astronomical Society Star Party
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Muskegon Astronomical Society 
702 North Maple Island Rd. Star Parties are scheduled events hosted by members. All visitors are welcomed, but please wear a mask and respect social distance. There is no charge, however donations are greatly appreciated.

Recurring Saturday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Yoga at the Bandshell
9:30 am – 10:30 pm
Montague Bandshell,
8636 Water Street, Montague. $10 drop-in classes. Email berlynedwards@gmail.com with questions. Every Saturday through September.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Sunday, September 18

Michigan Irish Music Festival: Enter 10:30-Noon Free day
10:30am – 6:00 pm 
Heritage Landing 
1050 7th St. 3 Full Festival Days and a Thursday Pub Preview Party! Featuring live Irish entertainment, food & beverages daily under large covered stages. 231-683-2065 www.michiganirish.org for advance tickets.

Grassy Knoll Summer Pop-Up Market
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
The Muskegon Event Place 
2119 Lemuel St., Muskegon Heights The Grassy Knoll, A family Owned Dispensary is hosting an end of summer pop-up market at The Muskegon Event Place. For more information please call 231-676-9145

Encanto – Free Family Movie Days
3:00 pm
Frauenthal Center
 425 W Western Ave. Everyone is invited to attend the family-friendly movie. This is totally free. There will be refreshments for purchase. www.frauenthal.org

Recurring Monday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org. City Journeys – November 6, Bruce McCombs documents the soaring geometries, transparent glass, and reflected colors of the cityscapes in his highly rendered watercolor paintings.

Monday, September 19

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour: Extended Season
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Muskegon South Pierhead Light
 1431 Beach St. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. $3-$5

Recurring Monday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

A Thought for Today

by Connie Jarka

Behind the old river bend
Where the water surrenders
to the fast-moving currents flow;
We too surrender
to life’s fast-moving forces,
some seem easy,
some turn out, out of our humble control.
we can do this…..

Sanborn’s Jewelers ‘Rock Your World’ Bridal and Wedding Event and Giveaway – September 8-10

Sanborn’s Jewelers Giving Away Two-Carat, Lab-Grown Diamond at ‘Rock Your World’ Bridal and Wedding Event

Muskegon, MI – August 31, 2022: Sanborn’s Jewelers is thrilled to announce its largest in-store event since 2020. The Rock Your World Bridal and Wedding Event will be held September 8-10, 2022, at 821 W. Broadway Ave., Muskegon. 

“Whether you’re a bride or groom, a bridesmaid or groomsmen, or a wedding guest, this event will have something for everyone,” says Sanborn’s Jewelers owner Sue Sanborn-Poulin. “Customers will be able to talk with representatives from our most popular engagement and wedding band lines. We will also be showcasing a huge selection of unique gift ideas; for the largest in-store event in over two years, we’re pulling out all the stops.”

In addition to having representatives from popular lines like Kim International and Benchmark in attendance, the event will also feature wedding inspiration ideas, full bridal lines, wedding bands, curated gifts, and a candy bar station. Attendees will be eligible to enter a giveaway for a two-carat lab-grown diamond. Those who preregister for the event at sanbornswillrockyou.com will receive an additional entry. More information, including giveaway rules, are available on the event website. The winner of the diamond will be announced on Monday, September 12. 

The Rock Your World Bridal and Wedding Event will occur during Sanborn’s regular hours of operation: Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

On the evening of September 10, from 6-8:30 p.m., Sanborn’s Jewelers will participate in the Waterfront Wedding Expo at Lynn Sherwood Waterfront Stadium, 1 N. Harbor Place, in Grand Haven, Mich. This free event will feature live music, a bridal show walkway, games, trivia, giveaways, and representatives from local businesses promoting services and products for weddings in the lakeshore area. 

Sanborn’s is the Muskegon area’s oldest jeweler. Sue Sanborn-Poulin is the third-generation owner, following her father, Don Sanborn, and her grandfather, Dean Sanborn, Sr., who established the business in 1954. For more information about Sanborn’s and its product offerings, visit sanbornsjewelers.com.

About Sanborn’s Jewelers
Sanborn’s Jewelers has deep Muskegon community ties and rich family tradition, established as a business in Muskegon in 1954. We offer diamond engagement rings, wedding bands, and custom-designed pieces, along with watches, bracelets, necklaces, and other fine jewelry. For more information about Sanborn’s Jewelers, visit sanbornsjewelers.com.

Sportsmen for Youth – Youth Day – September 10th

submitted by John Cramblet, Board Member

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Sportsmen for Youth – Youth Day, which is always held on the first Saturday after Labor Day, is September 10, 2022 this year. Youth Day is held at Muskegon County Fairgrounds, 2261 Heights Ravenna Road, Fruitport, Michigan. This will be our 28th year. The gates open at 9am and close at 3pm. This is a free family friendly event to introduce our youth to the many activities available to them in the great outdoors, however only youth under 17 years of age can participate in the activities. Persons over 17 are welcome to sit in on all the seminars. Each youth participating will receive a t-shirt and a ticket for lunch (while supplies last) and a raffle ticket.

This year we have received commitments from approximately 60 exhibitors including the following: a rock climbing wall, the Coast Guard Axillary and a vessel from Coast Guard Station, Muskegon, the Critter Barn, Muskegon Conservation Club, Grand Haven Steelheaders, with their fishing simulator, Friends of Ottawa County Parks, Jumpn’ Jupiter Skate Center, Coopersville Sportsman’s Club, Michigan United Conservation Club, a reptile and a birds of prey display and the West Michigan Walleye Club, to name a few. Once again there will be the trout pond, put on by Michigan Anglers Assoc., with 1000 trout to be caught. The Hawg Trough, a 50 foot long aquarium mounted on a semi-trailer, will be here again this year and will be stocked with native fish for viewing. It is also used as the stage for seminars with Mark Martin and some of his fishing staff. There are also mentored shooting of firearms, however you need to present a Hunter Safety Certificate in order to shoot. Attendees will also be able to experience various safety exhibits, demonstrations and tours of fire trucks, EMT vehicles and law enforcement displays. There will also be a 9/11 tribute at noon. More information on this Youth Day can be found on our website (www.sportsmenforyouth.com) and Facebook page.

Please plan to spend Sportsmen for Youth – Youth Day with us on September 10, 2022. I’m sure you will have a great time.

United Way of the Lakeshore’s Day of Caring is Back with 17 Sites of Service

LAUNCHING OUR 104TH ANNUAL CAMPAIGN OF CARING  — Friday, September 9th 

MUSKEGON, MI – United Way of the Lakeshore is pleased to announce that the 29-year tradition of Day of Caring will serve as the kick-off of our 104th Annual Campaign of Caring.  Each fall we celebrate community by giving back time and treasure to the communities we call home.  As in past years, the Day of Caring brings hundreds of volunteers from throughout our local region to work on service projects to assist local veterans and to build thriving communities.  We will gather in downtown Muskegon at United Way of the Lakeshore, 31 East Clay Avenue on Friday, September 9th, 2022 at 8am for a brief program, registration and pancake breakfast served by the Muskegon Lions Club. 

This year United Way is again honoring our Veterans with over 10 homes on the list for support. School supplies collected from our partner companies and organizations are being sorted and taken to our schools to support the teachers with children’s needs.  In addition, trees will be planted to support the environment by our youth, and two area park projects will be worked on as well.   There are also two projects to support our adult foster care programs.  Volunteers will be paying tribute to the greatest heroes in our community, our veterans, by hosting work projects at area veteran homes.    

Another project called “Veteran’s History Project” will be taking place with the community’s senior volunteers & AmeriCorps Seniors. Volunteers will be recording Veteran Stories via video and helping veterans fill out the paperwork for their stories to be submitted to the Library of Congress. This will be the first of a series of opportunities to interview our veterans. Our next large interviewing day will take place on Veterans Day in November.  

“I believe our time, talent, and treasure are a worthwhile investment for our community.  As a longtime United Way volunteer, I’ve seen the positive changes in the community through the work of United Way working to meet the needs of vulnerable families in our region,” shared Jack Russell, President of Rolar Products and 2022-23 Campaign Chair.  “No matter the crisis, United Way has always remained steadfast to LIVE UNITED and take care of our community.  Please join us.”  We also would like to thank Cannon Muskegon for their gracious support as our lead sponsor and Consumers Energy. Without them, we would not be able to have the materials needed to make this possible.” 

United Way of the Lakeshore is looking for more organizations to get involved in making a difference throughout the year.  If you are interested in volunteering or looking for more information about the different volunteer sites please visit https://www.unitedwaylakeshore.org/day-caring or contact Dominique Bunker at dominique@unitedwaylakeshore.org or call 231-332-4006. 

United Way of the Lakeshore is uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities. Our Bold Goal – 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025. For more information, contact United Way of the Lakeshore at 231-332-4047 or visit www.unitedwaylakeshore.org

Events Happening in Muskegon County – September 6-12, 2022

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Tuesday, September 6

Music Trivia – September 2022 Edition
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wonderland Distilling 1989 Lakeshore Dr. Welcome to Music Trivia brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s a music trivia party! Play with your friends; bring a team of people!

Unruly Irish Session
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Unruly Brewing Company 360 W. Western Ave. One of the most time-honored musical traditions in Ireland is the “seisiún”: an informal gathering of amateur musicians, usually at the local pub, playing traditional Irish folk and dance tunes.

Recurring Tuesday Events

Free Show at the MCC Planetarium
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Muskegon Community College,
221 S. Quarterline Road. The Carr-Fles Planetarium will be showing “We Are Stars” now through Oct 27, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm. This 25-minute family-friendly program shows the development of stars, asteroids, and life on Earth. Free. For information, or to schedule a private show for your group or school, please contact Tamera Owens, tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Steve Thielman, Piano
10:00 am – 2:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/

Wednesday, September 7

Open Studio
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Arts Council of White Lake
 106 E. Colby St., Whitehall, FREE Middle & High School Students Registration is not required, but is appreciated! Register at artswhitelake.org

Recurring Wednesday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Eric and Chris, Acoustic Guitar
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/

Music Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company, 
360 W. Western Ave. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! unrulybrewing.com

Music Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Salty Pecker Brewing Company, 255 Seminole Rd. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! saltypeckerbrewing.com

Thursday, September 8

Aquastar Blues Cruise
7:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises 
560 Mart St. Enjoy a sunset cruise while listening to the sounds of the blues DJ Willie Smith of STL Entertainment www.aquastarcruises.com $30

Kumihimo Braided Bracelet
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake 106 E. Colby St.,Whitehall, Ages 16+ $30, $27 for ACWL Members Registration is required. Register at: www.artswhitelake.org/…/kumihimo-braided-bracelet In this class, students will learn the basics of kumihimo braiding.

Recurring Thursday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Free Thursdays: Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. A great opportunity to visit the art museum and bring the kiddos, this free tour time is compliments of the Meijer Foundation. Special exhibitions may not be included.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pub One Eleven,
111 W. Colby, Whitehall. General knowledge trivia along with music, fun, great food and beverages. Prizes for the Top 3 teams! pub111.com

Free Show at the MCC Planetarium
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Muskegon Community College,
221 S. Quarterline Road. “We Are Stars” now through Oct 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information, or to schedule a private show for your group or school, contact tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

Friday, September 9

All-Access Tours
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hackley & Hume Historic Site
 484 W. Webster Ave. This tour reveals attics, basements, porches, and all the spaces that the classic tour does not include! Enjoy this exclusive experience while hearing about new research discoveries, restoration projects & more. www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Open Mic Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop
 8744 Ferry St. Sing a song and/or play an instrument. Bring your band, your pals, the mic is open to all varieties of music and talents. FREE

Recurring Friday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Saturday, September 10

Muskegon County Latino Festival
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hackley Park 
350 W Webster Ave. Come join us for a celebration of Latino people, culture, and heritage. This family-friendly event will be filled with food, drink, entertainment, and fun.

The Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre Presents: Seussical, Jr.
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm 
Frauenthal Center; Civic Theater 
425 W Western Ave. A partnership between Muskegon Civic Theatre and No More Sidelines. $13 www.muskegoncivictheatre.org

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church – Pilaf Dinner
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Anunciation Greek Orthodox Church
 185 E. Pontaluna Dr. Please join us for authentic Greek food along with traditional Greek folk dancing and music from Noon – 7pm.

September Saturdays at Muskegon Museum of History and Science: Snail Friend
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science
 430 Clay Ave. Using clay and marbles, craft your own snail friend to decorate your garden. www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Dino Dig
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Western Market Chalets
 307 Western Ave. Bring your family down for a FREE fun adventure! Dig through the sand to find dinosaur toys and eggs. Find one of the golden eggs and win a prize bag. For more information 231-724-6705

Super Saturday at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art
 296 West Webster Ave. Join us for free general admission all day! Come see the exhibitions and pick up supplies for an exciting craft. FREE!

Roosevelt Park Day
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Roosevelt Park
 900 Oak Ridge Rd. Parade 10 am Arts and Craft Show, Beer Tent, Live Music, Kids Games and Face Painting, 12 Food Trucks & more!

Horses for Harbor Hospice
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Muskegon County Trail Riders Association
 7395 Hall Rd. A horse trail riding event and more to benefit our grief healing center. More information, registration and sponsor opportunities, visit https://harborhospicemi.org/ways-to-give/horses-for-harbor/

Bluegrass Festival: Calabogie Road
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop
 8744 Ferry St. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

Sportsmen for Youth – Youth Day
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Muskegon County Fairgrounds 
6621 Heights Ravenna Rd., Fruitport. Youth Day is designed to introduce youth to the great joy of everything outdoors. Educational and fun for the whole family. Activities offered include: trout pond, archery shooting, firearm shooting and more. This is a FREE event. www.sportsmenforyouth.com

Brent Wilkins: Guitarist
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. www.booknookjavashop.com

Acrylic Paint Pouring Workshop
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
McLaughlin Community Fellowship
– 1198 Spring St. Acrylic Paint Pouring is fun and a bit messy, Come spend a couple of hours with Sabryna and learn how to make your own serendipitous work $20. Must register by Friday before: https://fb.me/e/2yVItbBzr

Two Dudes in Flip Flops
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm 
No Name Saloon
 609 W Western Ave. Come join the Two Dudes in Flip Flops on the rooftop bar at the No Name Saloon!

Recurring Saturday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Yoga at the Bandshell
9:30 am – 10:30 pm
Montague Bandshell,
8636 Water Street, Montague. $10 drop-in classes. Email berlynedwards@gmail.com with questions. Every Saturday through September.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/

Sunday, September 11

The Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre Presents: Seussical, Jr.
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
Frauenthal Center; Civic Theater
 425 W Western Ave. A partnership between Muskegon Civic Theatre and No More Sidelines. www.muskegoncivictheatre.org

Recurring Sunday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/

Monday, September 12

Recurring Monday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Whitecaps Turn Away Cubs in 2-1 Win

Comstock Park, Mich. – The West Michigan Whitecaps stepped up in the biggest moments, as a play at the plate in the ninth inning served as the key moment in a 2-1 win over the South Bend Cubs on Wednesday night in front of 6,986 fans at LMCU Ballpark.

Leading 2-1 in the ninth, a ground ball from South Bend’s Luis Verdugo nearly changed the entire complexion of Wednesday’s game, but a slick play from shortstop Trei Cruz perfect throw to catcher Josh Crouch cut down baserunner Brennan Davis attempting to score the tying run as West Michigan preserved the lead on the way to breaking a three-game losing streak.

The scoring was limited Wednesday, as both starting pitchers found a way to post quality starts in the contest. The Whitecaps posted their only runs in the opening inning on an RBI-single by Jace Jung before Cruz lifted a sacrifice fly to score Jake Holton. West Michigan starting pitcher Carlos Guzman tossed a brilliant six innings to tie for the longest start by a ‘Caps pitcher this season, allowing three hits without walking a batter and striking out four. Cubs right Porter Hodge threw six frames of his own, allowing just two runs while striking out six. After two scoreless innings from the West Michigan bullpen, lefty closer Andrew Magno preserved the victory by collecting his tenth save of the season.

Guzman (8-6) is now tied for third in the Midwest League with eight wins, while Hodge (2-2) takes his second loss. The ‘Caps improve to 61-55 and 30-20 in the second half, while the Cubs fall to 65-51 and 31-19 in the second half. The Whitecaps sit two games back of the Lake County Captains for first place in the Midwest League East second-half standings. Holton and infielder Carlos Irigoyen each collected a pair of his in the victory, while Irigoyen’s multi-hit game marked his first for the ‘Caps this season.

Hackley Public Library – 2022 September Programs

hackleylibrary.org  |  facebook.com/HackleyPL/  |  231-722-8000
askus@hackleylibrary.org  |  316 W. Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI, 49440

Hackley Public Library Hours

Main Hackley Library Building
Mon-Tues: 9-7 pm
Wed-Sat: 9-5 pm

Torrent House (HPL’s Local History/Genealogy Department)
Tues-Sat: 10-5 pm

Youth / Teen Programs:

Youth Take and Make – Fall Trees
Available beginning September 6, and through the month
The leaves will start to turn and our paper Fall Trees will do the same!  This simple but delightful tissue paper tree will look great on your refrigerator.  Kits will be available from Hackley Library beginning September 6.  Free.

Teen Take and Make – Fall Coasters
Available beginning September 6, and through the month
Grab a cool coaster project which includes a coaster tile, mod podge, and a foam brush. The leaves are your choice!  Kits will be available from Hackley Library beginning September 6.  Free.

Preschool Story Time 
In-person at Hackley Library
Fridays, September 9, 16, 23, & 30 at 10:30am
Intended for ages 0-5, HPL’s in-person Story Time is designed to teach early literacy skills to parents and caregivers while children enjoy a fun, interactive atmosphere.  Join us at Hackley Library for stories, songs, and movement activities!  Free.

LEGO WeDo 101
In-person at Hackley Library
Tuesday, September 13 from 4:30-5:30pm
This in-person program is a good opportunity to get hands on with robots, coding, and LEGOs!  It works best for 2nd grade students and up, and younger children will need adult assistance.  LEGO WeDo 101 is open to six families – each family will share a kit.  Registration Required.  Call 231-722-8014 or visit HPL to register.  Free.

Teen Craft – Yarn Mandala
In-person at Hackley Library
Monday, September 19 from 3:30-4:30pm
This in-person program will teach you how to make a large mandala with dowels and yarn.  Everything will be provided for this programRegistration is required.  Please check the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org or HPL’s Facebook page for further information.  Free.

Crafty Afternoon Fall Reboot
In-person at Hackley Library
Saturday, September 24 from 2-3:30pm
At Hackley Library, we will be busting open the art cabinets for an afternoon of crafting craziness.  Drop by for this program and come check out the incredible crafts for kids and teens from months past that will be available!  All ages welcome.  Free. 

Adult Programs:

Knife Skills Presentation
Virtual via Zoom & Limited In-Person at CIM
Thursday, September 8 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Prepping in the kitchen can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be!
Discover tips and tricks on knife skills and safety during a presentation led by Chef Justin Kinziger with the Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM).  Registration is required.  For more details on the program, and to register, visit the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, or stop by the library.  Free.

Play Readings from Irish Theater
with Les Rorick and Muskegon Civic Theatre
In-person at Hackley Library
Thursday, September 15 from 5:30-6:30pm
Experience a night of performance and pedagogy as local theater artist, Les Rorick, shares the history of Irish theater.  Additionally, Les will be accompanied by an actor from the Muskegon Civic Theatre to perform scenes and monologues that best exemplify this special genre of art.  Registration is preferred.  Please register at the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, or stop by the library.  Free.

How to Make a Zine!
In-person at Hackley Library
Tuesday, September 20 from 5:30-6:30pm
Whether you are creative or not, you can make zines!  Zines are basically booklets, where you can express yourself, embrace your creativity, tell your family history, show your art, talk about what makes you most excited with life, display photography, showcase your poetry, or a myriad of other things!
Join us at Hackley Library to learn how to make a zine.  All supplies will be provided!  Just bring yourself, your ideas, and an open mind to explore the possibilities!  Registration is preferred.  Please register at the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, or stop by the library.  Free.

Tolkien Program with Michael Johnson
In-person at Hackley Library
Wednesday, September 21 from 5:30-6:30pm
Not all who wander are lost!  Come learn about the mythical world of Middle Earth and the imagination of best-selling author J.R.R. Tolkien, through a presentation of The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings!  This presentation will explore the themes and characters that make Middle Earth the most popular literary fantasy realm of all-time, and get a chance to win a special edition copy of The Hobbit!  Registration is preferred. Please register at the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, or stop by the library.  Free.

Left to Write (and Left to Write at Night!)
In-person at Hackley Library
LTW: Wednesday, September 14 from 3:30 – 4:30pm
LTW @ Night: Tuesday, September 27 from 5:30 – 6:30pm
If you enjoy creative writing, you’ll love Left to Write, HPL’s own creative writing group.  Here you can participate in writing exercises, share your own stories, and meet other creative writers.  This group provides a low-key atmosphere for writers of all experiences, everyone is welcome!  Remember to bring a pen and paper.  Free.

West Michigan Voices: Zine Collection
Hackley Library’s West Michigan Voices: Zine Collection is a way for you get to your voice heard!  This interactive, community collection aims to be a creative outlet for adults 18 and older living in West Michigan (this includes outside of Muskegon County as well), and also aims to be an amplifier for marginalized voices in our communities.
This special collection will consist of submitted zines from adults, and will be available for patrons to read while in Hackley Library.
What is a zine you ask?  Zines are very easy to make, and are often in the form of a simple booklet.  They can be as easy as taking regular copy/printer paper, folding it, and stapling or taping it together.  The content of a zine can be almost anything!  A zine can share your stories, showcase your art, display your photography, show your poetry, share a family history, exhibit your comics, etc. Really anything that the creator wants to say!
Thanks to a grant from the American Rescue Plan, HPL was able to purchase a scanner, which means we will be able to scan each accepted submission and store them digitally in our local history collection, so they can be read anywhere in the world. This means that, even when the physical copy wears out, there will always be a digital copy of their work available. The digital copies will act as a time capsule, reflecting the lives of people in West Michigan – their thoughts, feelings, and creativity. 
We are currently in the phase of accepting zine submissions (we will officially launch the collection in October 2022). The more people who choose to submit zines, the more diverse and healthier our collection will be to unveil in October.
For more details on our zine collection, and to find the submission guidelines/form, visit our Zines page at hackleylibrary.org (hover over the Local History & Genealogy tab).
https://www.hackleylibrary.org/local-history-genealogy/zines/

Visit hackleylibrary.org for more information and see what you can discover today!Don’t forget! Using your Hackley Library card, you can have access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more, all for FREE.
Link to HPL’s Digital Library: https://www.hackleylibrary.org/books-more/digital-library/
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HackleyPL/
Instagram: @hackleypubliclibrary
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Last Chance to Visit the Koalas at John Ball Zoo

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Join us for 3 days of Wild and Wonderful at Koalapalooza this Labor Day Weekend. John Ball Zoo will host Koalapalooza, a three-day celebration of all thing’s koalas – raising awareness for their conservation and saying “farewell” to Noorundi and Iluka, two male koalas that have been visiting John Ball Zoo since May.

Koalapalooza runs Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th from 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m. each day. Daily events include a steel drum band, live music lineup, face painting, strolling animal experiences and daily cookouts that include turkey legs, BBQ Brisket sandwich, polish sausages and more. Guests attending Koalapalooza can watch Zookeepers interact with the koalas at 10:30a.m. with an additional feeding at 3:00p.m. each day.

Koalapalooza is included in the cost of daily admission and is free to members. To speed up your entry to the event, purchase your tickets in advance at https://shop.jbzoo.org/all/tickets.

Noorundi (4 yrs), and Iluka (2 yrs), are visiting John Ball Zoo on-loan as part of the San Diego Zoo’s Koala Education and Conservation Program. After Labor Day, the koalas will be heading back to the San Diego Zoo.

Koalas were recently raised from the status of Vulnerable, to Endangered in Queensland, New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC). Threats to koalas include habitat destruction, domestic dog attacks, bushfires, and road accidents.

The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance maintains the largest koala population outside Australia. This program generates funding to support research and conservation initiatives ranging from habitat mapping to studying koala biology in collaboration with partners. There is a strong element of conservation education and outreach to the program, which has been in place for more than 30 years. Koalas have recently been listed as Endangered due to rising threats to their native populations in Australia.

John Ball Zoo does not have plans to bring koalas under our care permanently, but we are happy to have partnered with the San Diego Zoo to host Noorundi and Iluka for the past several months and to help continue spreading awareness of this adorable species.

Below is the full itinerary for the event!

Saturday, September 3rd

*   9:00am-10:30am
         *   Pangea Steeldrum Band
*   10:30am-11:30am
         *   Koala habitat cleaning & Koala weighing
*   12:00pm-2:00pm
         *   Brandon Ward, keyboards & vocals
*   3:00pm
         *   Koala feeding
*   3:30pm-5:30pm
         *   Live Music

Sunday, September 4th

*   9:00am-10:30am
        *   Pangea Steeldrum Band
*   10:30am-11:30am
        *   Koala habitat cleaning & Koala weighing
*   12:00pm-2:00pm
        *   Live Music
*   3:00pm
        *   Koala feeding
*   3:30pm-5:30pm
        *   Project 90 Band

Monday, September 5th

*   9:00am-10:30am
         *   Moonshot Duo
*   10:30am-11:30am
         *   Koala habitat cleaning & Koala weighing
*   12:00pm-2:00pm
         *   Whiskey Bound Band
*   3:00pm
         *   Koala feeding
*   3:30pm-5:30pm
         *   Pangea Steeldrum Band

Pal’s Diner Grand Opening – September 1, 2022

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Kick off the holiday weekend – 50’s style – with a retro Bike Night at Hot Rod Harley Davidson in downtown Muskegon on Thursday September 1, 2022 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Everyone is invited.

Get your first look at the fully restored 1950’s PALS Diner and enjoy burgers and fries by Hamburger Mikey. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 50’s or 60”s attire. Prizes will be awarded.

Adult beverages will be served from the T-N-T Bar inside Hot Rod Harley Davidson. Live music featuring music of the 50’s & 60’s performed by “The Fabulous Oldies But Goodies Band” will keep you rockin’ all night long.

The diner originally opened in 1954 in New Jersey, before being moved to the Grand Rapids area in the 90’s. The diner closed its doors in 2020. In 2021 the diner was purchased by the owners of Hot Rod Davidson, Mark & Scott Campbell, and transported in spectacular fashion to Muskegon. They reattachedthe entrance and restored the 67-year-old landmark to its previous Pal’s Diner name and glory, fixing neon signs, lighting, décor and rotting wood.

Events Happening in Muskegon County – August 30–September 5, 2022

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Tuesday, August 30

Free Show at the MCC Planetarium
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Muskegon Community College,
221 S. Quarterline Road. The Carr-Fles Planetarium will be showing “We Are Stars” now through Oct 27, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm. This 25-minute family-friendly program shows the development of stars, asteroids, and life on Earth. Free. For information, or to schedule a private show for your group or school, please contact Tamera Owens, tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

Recurring Tuesday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Steve Thielman, Piano
10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Wednesday, August 31

39th Annual White Lake Area Chamber Golf Classic
11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Old Channel Trail Golf Course,
8325 N. Old Channel Trail, Montague. With 18 holes, raffles, a catered dinner, and contest holes, you don’t want to miss this annual event! Register as a team or individual player. Call 231-894-5076 or email info@whitelake.org.

NASA’s Artemis Program
6:00 – 7:00 pm
White Lake Community Library,
3900 White Lake Drive, Whitehall. NASA Ambassador Joe Dermody will NASA’s new lunar exploration program, which includes landing the first woman and first person of color on the Moon. Through the Artemis missions, NASA will use new technology to study the Moon in new and better ways, and prepare for human missions to Mars. Register at wlclib.org/calendar. Free.

Recurring Wednesday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Eric and Chris, Acoustic Guitar
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Muskegon Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company, 360 W. Western Ave. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! unrulybrewing.com

Muskegon Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Salty Pecker Brewing Company,
 255 Seminole Rd. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! saltypeckerbrewing.com

Thursday, September 1

Tom Powers Memorial Tee-Up FORE Kids Golf Outing
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stonegate Golf Club,
4100 Sweeter Road, Twin Lake. Your registration fee of $100 per person or $400 per team will benefit the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon and will get you continental breakfast, greens fees, play pass, golf cart, lunch, access to driving range, and prizes. Register today at www.childabusecouncil.org/registration.

Retro Bike Night
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hot Rod Harley Davidson,
149 Shoreline Drive. Kick off the holiday weekend ’50s style! Get your first look at the fully restored 1950s Pals diner and enjoy burgers and fries by Hamburger Mikey. Prizes will be awarded to customers dressed in ’50s attire. Grab an adult beverage from the T-N-T Bar and rock out to live music by “The Fabulous Oldies but Goodies.” hotrodhd.com

Recurring Thursday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Free Thursdays: Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. A great opportunity to visit the art museum and bring the kiddos, this free tour time is compliments of the Meijer Foundation. Special exhibitions may not be included.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pub One Eleven, 111 W. Colby, Whitehall. General knowledge trivia along with music, fun, great food and beverages. Prizes for the Top 3 teams! pub111.com

Free Show at the MCC Planetarium
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Muskegon Community College, 221 S. Quarterline Road. “We Are Stars” now through Oct 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information, or to schedule a private show for your group or school, contact tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

Friday, September 2

Downtown Muskegon Walking Tours: Turn of the Century
10:00 – 11:30 am
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. Join us for a 90-minute walking tour to explore Muskegon’s rich history as well as its exciting present! $13 for members. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Muskegon Polish Festival
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Hackley Park,
350 West Webster Avenue. American and Polish food and beer, plus Polka music galore. This year we are offering four well renowned polka bands that are endorsed by the Internal Polka Association. Many vendors offering t-shirts, pottery, jewelry, and other items. $10 for 21 and older. muskegonpolishfest.com

Downtown Muskegon Walking Tours: Historic Walking Tours
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. Join us for a 90-minute walking tour to explore Muskegon’s rich history as well as its exciting present! $13 for members. lakeshoremuseum.org/event
After Dark Tour
9:00 – 10:00 pm
Hackley and Hume Historic Site, 484 West Webster. Experience the historic site after dark! See all five floors of the houses on this classic tour offered on the first Friday of every month, May – October. Join us to learn more about the lumbering business, the Hackley and Hume families, and the Victorian Era in Muskegon. $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Recurring Friday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Saturday, September 3

“Hairless Joe” C-47 Airplane Rides
10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Muskegon County Airport. Take a thrilling 20-minute ride through the air, in the standard military aircraft. The Hairless Joe C-47 operated from every continent in the world during World War II. $225. yankeeairmuseum.org/fly

Muskegon Polish Festival
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Hackley Park,
350 West Webster Avenue. American and Polish food and beer, plus Polka music galore. This year we are offering four well renowned polka bands that are endorsed by the Internal Polka Association. Many vendors offering t-shirts, pottery, jewelry, and other items. $10 for 21 and older. muskegonpolishfest.com

September Saturdays: Owls
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. Learn about native Michigan owls and make a take-home owl craft. Free – $5. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Two Dudes in Flip Flops
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Docker’s Fish House, 3505 Marina View Point. Stop in and grab a cold one, some great food, and amazing view and summertime Buffett tunes! dockersmuskegon.com

Milwaukee Clipper Labor Day Party
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Milwaukee Clipper,
2098 Lakeshore Drive. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers. Food will be sold ($5 for G&L hot dog, bag of chips, and a soda). milwaukeeclipper.com

Recurring Saturday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Flea Market
9:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Carriage Antique Mall,
10130 U.S. 31, Montague. carriageantiquemall.antiquetrail.com

Yoga at the Bandshell
9:30 am – 10:30 pm
Montague Bandshell,
8636 Water Street, Montague. $10 drop-in classes. Email berlynedwards@gmail.com with questions.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Sunday, September 4

Cars for Cancer: Labor Day Car Show & Cruise
5pm-11pm
Lakes Mall.
Located just off US-31 between Muskegon and Grand Haven at the Sternberg Rd. exit. Sunday night is kickoff party and cruise! Cruise begins at 6:30pm. All proceeds go to Mercy Health Johnson Family Cancer Center.

Grassy Knoll Summer Pop-Up Market
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Muskegon Event Place,
2119 Lemuel Street, Muskegon Heights. Family-owned dispensary is hosting local food makers, creators and artisans to sell their wares, including food items, glass art, plants, produce, vintage clothing, and pet products. grassyknollmuskegon.com

Recurring Sunday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Labor Day: Monday, September 5

Visit Muskegon office is closed today

Cars for Cancer: Labor Day Car Show & Cruise
7am-12pm
Lakes Mall.
Located just off US-31 between Muskegon and Grand Haven at the Sternberg Rd. exit. Pancake Breakfast 7am-12pm. Door Prizes, Vendors, Live Auction and more! All proceeds go to Mercy Health Johnson Family Cancer Center.

Muskegon Labor Day Parade
11:00am
Downtown Muskegon.
The parade begins on the corner of Fourth and Western Ave., heads East to Jefferson St., turns right onto Clay Ave. and ends at Fourth St. Celebration in Hackley Park! Celebrate all of the workers who move our economy forward every day. First the Labor Day Parade then a picnic with food trucks at Hackley Park. For more information or participate in the parade please call Jana 231-638-2741

White Lake Area Labor Day Community Walk
10:00 – 11:00 am
White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce,
124 W. Hanson St., Whitehall. The walk begins at the Hart-Montague Bike Trail Head, where city officials and area leaders walk with the people of the community across the White River Bridge to the Chamber of Commerce located at 124 W. Hanson in Whitehall. whitelake.org/event

Ms. Cars for Cancer Pinup Pageant
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Lakes Mall
, 5600 Harvey Street. Contestants will create a pinup look inspired by first responders! Let’s celebrate police officers, fire fighters, dispatchers, EMS, and paramedics! Email Melissa.Anne.Radvansky@Gmail.com. thelakesmall.com

Recurring Monday Events

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

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Tuesday, August 23

Left to Write – Creative Writing Group
5:30 – 6:30 pm 
Hackley Public Library,
 316 West Webster Ave. Participate in writing exercises, share your own stories, and meet other creative writers. A low-key atmosphere for writers of all experiences, and everyone is welcome! Remember to bring a pen and paper. Second Wednesday of the month. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

McGraft Park Free Concert Series – 6 Pak
7:00 – 9:00 pm
McGraft Park Bandshell,
2204 Wickham Drive. An all-girl band from Grand Rapids who started in 1967 and has reunited with a few new faces. facebook.com/allgirlband

Recurring Tuesday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Steve Thielman, Piano
10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Yoga on the Ship
7:00 – 8:00 pm
USS LST 393,
560 Mart Street. Yoga on the Ship is back! We’ll find balance for the new season. $10 donation suggested. rootdown.in

Wednesday, August 24

Recurring Wednesday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Eric and Chris, Acoustic Guitar
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.

Muskegon Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company,
 360 W. Western Ave. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! unrulybrewing.com

Muskegon Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Salty Pecker Brewing Company255 Seminole Rd. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! saltypeckerbrewing.com

Thursday, August 25

Little Learners: STEAM Play and Learn
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. Literacy-based program for Muskegon County infants and toddlers ages 0-4. Participants will join us for story time and free play with themed activities. All attendees must register, including caregivers and siblings. Free. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/225461931707

Mariachi Music with Gabriel Estrada
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hackley Public Library, 316 West Webster Avenue. Enjoy an evening of traditional Mariachi music and stories! As Gabriel shares his talent in this beautiful musical tradition, he will showcase a bit of Mariachi history. Please register on the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, by calling 231-722-8000, or by visiting the library. Free.

Microplastics in the Great Lakes
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
White Lake Community Library,
3900 White Lake Drive, Whitehall. Microplastics in the Great Lakes is an emerging water quality issue that has a huge potential of impacting human health and the aquatic environment. The presentation will be given by Art Hirsch, a former environmental consultant with over 30 years of experience. Free. wlclib.org

Recurring Thursday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Free Thursdays: Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. A great opportunity to visit the art museum and bring the kiddos, this free tour time is compliments of the Meijer Foundation. Special exhibitions may not be included.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.

Jazz Happy Hour
5:00 – 6:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Jazz Duo: Aedan McCauley on piano & Donovan Meeusen on bass. thebooknookjavashop.com

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pub One Eleven, 111 W. Colby, Whitehall. General knowledge trivia along with music, fun, great food and beverages. Prizes for the Top 3 teams! pub111.com

Friday, August 26

Shoreline Jazz Festival
4:00 – 9:00 pm
Heritage Landing, 1050 7th Street. Alexander Zonjic and the Shoreline Jazz Festival will be in Muskegon August 26-28. For complete lineup, visit www.zonjic.com. $25 – $45.

Parties in the Park
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Hackley Park, 350 W. Webster Avenue. Bring the family or meet up with friends in this festive Friday event. Live music from Flexadecibel and Aaron Benjamin, benefiting Disability Network of West Michigan. facebook.com/partiesinthepark

Serita’s Black Rose
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Serita brings a raucous mix of funk, rock, blues, neo-soul, and Americana. thebooknookjavashop.com

Milwaukee Clipper Film Friday: W. C. Fields
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Milwaukee Clipper,
2098 Lakeshore Drive. Step on board for the last Film Friday of the 2022 season, a comical W. C. Fields double feature! Free for members and $10.00 for non-members. milwaukeeclipper.com/events

Escanaba in Love
7:30 – 9:30 pm
The Playhouse at White Lake,
304 South Mears Avenue, Whitehall. In Jeff Daniels’ prequel to the hilarious Escanaba in Da Moonlight, he brings out the charm and romantic side of these wacky Yoopers. $12 – $27. theplayhouseatwhitelake.org

Recurring Friday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Saturday, August 27

Dog Days of Summer Sidewalk Sale
9:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Pine Street Mercantile,
866 Pine Street. The Mercantile is saying goodbye to summer with a one-day sidewalk sale! pinestreetmercantile.com

Jeep Deployment at the LST 393
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
USS LST 393 Veterans Museum,
560 Mart Street. Jeeps will be on display and can compete with one another to win trophies on aesthetics. Free for spectators, $10 entry fee for participating Jeeps. Proceeds go to the LST 393. https://fb.me/e/218Czcevk

Free Community Days – Machines Up Close
11:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Muskegon Heritage Museum, 561 W. Western Avenue. Take a tour behind the rails at the Muskegon Heritage Museum. Get a glimpse of the machine shop equipment of days gone by and discover what it was like to work in industry before modern safety standards came about. Free. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Shoreline Jazz Festival
1:00 – 9:00 pm
Heritage Landing, 1050 7th Street. Alexander Zonjic and the Shoreline Jazz Festival will be in Muskegon August 26-28. For complete lineup, visit www.zonjic.com. $25 – $45.

Beginner’s Chainmaille Workshop
3:00 – 4:30 pm
McLaughlin Community Fellowship,
1198 Spring Street. Learn the medieval art form of Chainmaille by creating a bracelet in the Celtic pattern style. $20. Register at https://fb.me/e/3HG6JsYFJ

Burning Foot Beer Festival
3:00 – 10:00 pm
Pere Marquette Public Beach,
3510 Channel Drive. A celebration of beer, beach, art, and music. Beach camping and barefoot entry make this unique, the Brewers’ Ring makes it extraordinary. burningfoot.beer

Beginner’s Wire Wrapping Workshop
5:00 – 6:30 pm
McLaughlin Community Fellowship, 1198 Spring Street. Students will make both a wire wrapped gemstone pendant and a wire wrapped ring in this beginner level wire wrapping class. $15 per person. Register at https://fb.me/e/1X3E1x7JG

Beyond the Swinging Door: Servants Tour
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Hackley and Hume Historic Site, 484 West Webster Ave. Experience the lives of the maids, cooks, and coachmen through this 45-minute specialty tour. Explore the site through the eyes of the paid servants that worked and lived with the Hackley and Hume families. $5 – $15. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Adrielle Goodrich, piano/vocals
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Born and raised in Western Michigan, singer-songwriter Adrielle Goodrich enjoys bringing music and encouragement to those around her. thebooknookjavashop.com

Escanaba in Love
7:30 – 9:30 pm
The Playhouse at White Lake,
304 South Mears Avenue, Whitehall. In Jeff Daniels’ prequel to the hilarious Escanaba in Da Moonlight, he brings out the charm and romantic side of these wacky Yoopers. $12 – $27. theplayhouseatwhitelake.org

Muskegon Astronomical Society Star Party
8:30 – 11:30 pm
North Muskegon State Park, 611-685 South Scenic Drive. Star Parties are scheduled events hosted by members. All visitors are welcomed, but please wear a mask and respect social distance. There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. We will be viewing the night sky with our telescopes. wmich-astro.org

Recurring Saturday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Yoga at the Bandshell
9:30 am – 10:30 pm
Montague Bandshell,
8636 Water Street, Montague. $10 drop-in classes. Email berlynedwards@gmail.com with questions.

Christopher Dragone, Guitar
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Sunday, August 28

Movies at the Museum: Downton Abbey
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. This is the first Downton Abbey film, released in 2019, that continues the storyline from the original television series. Free. If you wish to attend “Dressing the Abbey” before or after the free movie showing, admission to the exhibition is $15. muskegonartmuseum.org

Shoreline Jazz Festival
1:00 – 9:00 pm
Heritage Landing,
1050 7th Street. Alexander Zonjic and the Shoreline Jazz Festival will be in Muskegon August 26-28. For complete lineup, visit www.zonjic.com. $25 – $45.

Recurring Sunday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with admission.

Monday, August 29

Introduction to Mindfulness and Breathwork Relaxation
10:00 – 11:00 am
White Lake Community Library,
3900 White Lake Drive, Whitehall. Diana Springstead will teach tools to combat stress and anxiety. Please bring a mat, blanket, and a small towel. Please register on the library’s calendar at wlclib.org/calendar.

Recurring Monday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the Library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

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Wednesday, August 17

Vet to Vet Café
9:00 – 10:00 am 

Department of Veterans Affairs, 97 East Apple Avenue. Join your fellow military veterans for our first Vet-to-Vet Café. The Café gives veterans a safe place to socialize and share stories. Simply listen, share your stories, or just enjoy the coffee and doughnuts! Contact 231-728-6805 or AWallace@HarborHospiceMI.org with questions.

Muskegon 4-H Celebrate the Possibilities
12:00 – 6:30 pm 
Muskegon Luge & Adventure Sports Park,
 462 Scenic Drive, North Muskegon. Muskegon 4-H Leaders Council invites all youth ages 5-19 years old for a day full of fun and learning! Free. Register at events.anr.msu.edu/muskegoncelebrate

Crafty Afternoon – Waves!
2:00 – 3:30 pm 
Hackley Public Library,
 316 West Webster Ave. During this Crafty Afternoon at Hackley Library, we’ll be making waves in a bottle and waves on a frame! Ever wonder what makes the waves in the ocean? Great for kids, teens, and families! Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

August Food Truck Rally
5:00 – 8:00 pm 
Muskegon Farmers Market,
 242 West Western. Over 20 food trucks will gather to provide you with the best mid-week meal you’ll get all month! muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Crater Lake: The Gem of the Cascades
6:00 – 7:00 pm 
White Lake Community Library, 3900 White Lake Drive, Whitehall. Discover the natural wonder of Crater Lake National Park with author and former park ranger Rod Cranson. Free. wlclib.org/calendar

Yoga at the Lighthouse
6:30 – 7:30 pm 
White River Light Station, 6199 Murray Road, Whitehall. Come to the grounds of the White River Light Station & Museum and enjoy some yoga with Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema. Free. splka.org/whiteriver

Fresh Ghost Comedy Cruise
8:00 – 10:00 pm 
Aquastar Cruises, 
560 Mart St. Part of The Jokes On You Comedy Tour, this cruise is intended for passengers 18 and older. $30. aquastarcruises.com

Recurring Wednesday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Eric and Chris, Acoustic Guitar
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Movie Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company, 
360 W. Western Ave. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! unrulybrewing.com

Movie Trivia
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Salty Pecker Brewing Company, 255 Seminole Rd. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! saltypeckerbrewing.com

Thursday, August 18

Mini-Museum Explorers – Body Works: Historic Food
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. Bring your littlest museum explorer to the museum for some interactive activities in our galleries. This is a drop-in program so you and your family can drop in at any time during the two hours. Free for Muskegon County residents; $5 for non-residents. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Muskegon Street Performers Series
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Western Avenue, downtown Muskegon. This series of free community events showcases talented local artists in a family friendly, carnival-like atmosphere. More than 30 artists perform on the sidewalks, street corners, and stages of downtown. facebook.com/MuskegonStreetPerformersSeries

Recurring Thursday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Free Thursdays: Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. A great opportunity to visit the art museum and bring the kiddos, this free tour time is compliments of the Meijer Foundation. Special exhibitions may not be included.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Jazz Happy Hour
5:00 – 6:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Jazz Duo: Aedan McCauley on piano & Donovan Meeusen on bass. thebooknookjavashop.com

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pub One Eleven,
111 W. Colby, Whitehall. General knowledge trivia along with music, fun, great food and beverages. Prizes for the Top 3 teams! pub111.com

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises,
 560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Friday, August 19

Downtown Muskegon Walking Tours: Turn of the Century
10:00 – 11:30 am
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. Join us for a 90-minute walking tour to explore Muskegon’s rich history as well as its exciting present! $13 for members of the Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Museum of Art. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Downtown Muskegon Walking Tours: Historic Walking Tours
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science, 430 Clay Avenue. Join us for a 90-minute walking tour to explore Muskegon’s rich history as well as its exciting present! $13 for members of the Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Museum of Art. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Scandal Tour
5:00 – 6:30 pm OR 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Hackley & Hume Historic Site,
484 West Webster Ave. Participate in this illuminating interactive event as a juror in a Hackley and Hume-related scandal case! This 90-minute experience will reveal untold stories and truth about each family and their past. Due to adult themes and topics, this program is not suitable for children. $15 – $20. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Parties in the Park
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Hackley Park,
350 W. Webster Avenue. Bring the family or meet up with friends in this festive, Friday event. Live music from Distracted, benefiting Muskegon Jaycees. facebook.com/partiesinthepark

Roger Brown Guitar
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Roger Brown brings his finger style guitar playing to Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Recurring Friday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises, 
560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Saturday, August 20

Arts and Dash 5K
8:00 – 9:30 am
Ross Park,
82 Randall Road, Norton Shores. Come out to have some fun and run to support Mona Shores Schools’ cross country team and Lincoln Park Elementary PTO. $25 – $30. runsignup.com/Race/MI/Muskegon/NortonShoresArtsandDash5K

Arts and Drafts Festival
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
82 Randall Road, Norton Shores. Arts and crafts fair, Arts and Wheels Car Show, music tents featuring country entertainer Kari Holmes, West Michigan Soul Surfers, and direct from Chicago headliners 28 Days will close out the music. nortonshoresparksandrecreation.com

Acrylic Paint Pouring Workshop
3:00 – 5:00 pm

McLaughlin Community Fellowship, 1198 Spring Street. Each participant will create their own 11” x 14” painting. $20. Tools will be provided. Register at https://slbenmark.wixsite.com/naturalcreations/store

Acrylic Paint Pouring: Blown Flowers
5:30 – 7:00 pm

McLaughlin Community Fellowship, 1198 Spring Street. Each participant will create their own 8” x 10” painting. $15. Tools will be provided. Register at https://slbenmark.wixsite.com/naturalcreations/store

B-Side Growlers
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Acoustic trio from Grand Rapids. thebooknookjavashop.com

Recurring Saturday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Flea Market
9:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Carriage Antique Mall,
10130 U.S. 31, Montague. carriageantiquemall.antiquetrail.com

Yoga at the Bandshell
9:30 am – 10:30 pm

Montague Bandshell, 8636 Water Street, Montague. $10 drop-in classes. Email berlynedwards@gmail.com with questions.

Christopher Dragone, Guitar
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises, 
560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Sunday, August 21

Grassy Knoll Summer Pop-Up Market
1:00 – 6:00 pm

The Muskegon Event Place, 2119 Lemuel Street. Family-owned dispensary is hosting an end of summer bazaar. Food makers, creators and artisans. grassyknollmuskegon.com

Really Really Free Market
3:00 – 6:00 pm
1198 Spring Street.
If you need any items available at the Really Really Free Market – you are welcome to them! Absolutely NO strings attached! Donations welcome — bring items and clothing you no longer use to the Really Really Free Market.

Eat-It-Up Trio
7:00 – 9:00 pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Traditional jazz to modern R&B, funk to folk country, classic rock to bebop. thebooknookjavashop.com

Recurring Sunday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. muskegonartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at muskegonartmuseum.org/exhibition/dressing-the-abbey/
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises, 
560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Monday, August 22

Author Event: Sharon Smithem
4:00 – 5:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Illustrator of Mushroom House Man: The Story of Earl Young and His Cottages of Stone. thebooknookjavashop.com

Recurring Monday Events

Youth and Teen Take and Make: Big Blue Whale and Ocean Magnets
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Craft kits will be available to pick up from the Library while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm

Muskegon South Pierhead Light, 1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Lighthouse Story Time
3:00 – 3:30 pm

Muskegon South Pierhead Light, 1431 Beach Street. Free. www.hackleylibrary.org/events-calendar/

Meet Garrett Soldano, Republican Candidate for Governor

by Calvin and Kate Holtrop

On Saturday, July 9, 2022, a Muskegon County Meet and Greet was held for gubernatorial candidate Garrett Soldano at First Congregational Church in Fruitport, Michigan.

Pastor Mike Scott led a prayer for Garrett, for his coworkers, advisors and influencers, and for America. Next, Mick Bricker, candidate for the 88th District House seat, introduced himself, speaking about his faith, family, and Conservative views. Bricker encouraged the audience to support Soldano’s campaign, before introducing Garrett himself.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Garrett Soldano speaks at First Congregational Church in Fruitport

Soldano made a rousing speech that outlined what his campaign and movement have done, what they will do if elected, and why they can be trusted to represent Michiganders. For over two years, Soldano and many Michiganders have been fighting for our Constitutional freedoms, he said. They also have held Governor Whitmer accountable for the excessive, 28-day emergency lockdown of Michigan during COVID-19 and the limitations on where people could go and what they could buy. Garrett believes that, additionally, by quarantining healthy people and forcing mask mandates, the governor continued to take things too far.

Soldano said that when he couldn’t find anyone in government to stop Whitmer’s state of emergency, he and other concerned citizens stood up and began the Facebook page “Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine.” Before Facebook shut the page down, nearly 400,000 people had joined, being encouraged to contact the legislature about not extending the lockdown. Subsequently, Soldano continued his work, cofounding the “Stand Up, Michigan” page. Soldano’s movement wrote a resolution to get the legislature to press the governor for disclosure of hospital death information. They also put together the Unlock Michigan petition, which forced the legislature to repeal the 1945 Emergency Powers of Governor Act.

“We are doing amazing things,” Soldano said, which is why he promises the gloves are going to come off when he debates Governor Whitmer after the Primaries, just like he hasn’t gone easy on other opponents.

Garrett says that, by the end of this upcoming election, many more amazing people are going to represent Michiganders at all levels of law, including Kristina Karamo (for Secretary of State), and Matthew DePerno (for Attorney General). He added, “We have recruited, and helped recruit, five thousand licensed election inspectors so we can take back our elections and our voices.” And, according to Garrett, his campaign has raised $2,000,000, the majority (roughly 96%) being donations of less than $200.

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State House Candidate Mick Bricker meets the crowd at Soldano rally

Soldano believes that if he succeeds in both the primary and the Midterm elections, his win will create a ripple effect that will spread to other states, encouraging them to vote in more Conservatives. He said that his movement will have to work hard, but that they have a strong determination to activate and win Michigan back.

Garrett’s to-do list as governor is pretty long and involves “draining the swamp”, as he said, quoting his hero, former president Trump. Soldano and DePerno plan to investigate the multitudes of abuses they have seen the current state administration commit, touching on mask mandates, over-regulation, excessive lockdowns, government spending, and election integrity, among other issues. Garrett also promised a thorough investigation of nursing home deaths connected with COVID-19 regulations. Getting Liberal ideology out of schools; boosting tourism, small business, and jobs; and making Michigan energy independent, are also high on Garrett’s list. He encouraged his constituents and supporters to vote people who represent them into local school boards. And according to Soldano, mandates to force Liberal ideology on businesses must go as well.

Garrett said that he sees hope for Michigan’s future. He said that his campaign is taking back lost ground. “We have to continue to be engaged,” he said. “We need to continue to be activated, and be involved at all levels, and back those candidates that are going to put Michigan and your families first…I will always represent you. There is no political narrative, or political agenda, or political career [why] I want to do this. I want to get in there and do what’s right.”

Fruitport Board of Education Annual Organizational Meeting Minutes – 06/27/22

Fruitport Board of Education
Annual Organizational Meeting
June 27, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room

I. The Annual Organizational meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Board President, Dave Hazekamp.

II. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

III. ROLL CALL: Present – Elroy Buckner, Tim Burgess, Kris Cole, Susan Franklin, Dave Hazekamp, Steve Kelly, and JB Meeuwenberg.

IV. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 22-075. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Franklin to approve the agenda.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

V. Establish the Schedule for Regular Board Meetings
Item 22-076. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Buckner to approve the regular meetings of the Board of Education for the third Monday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m., (with the exception of December and June) meetings to be held on a rotating basis, per a set schedule, in the Board of Education meeting room and at district building sites unless otherwise changed by the Board for the 2022-23 school year.
Roll Call Vote: Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes; Meeuwenberg, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

VI. Designate District Staff Member(s) Authorized to Post Board Meeting Notices
Item 22-077. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Cole to designate Jenny Ferels to post Board Meeting Notices per the Open Meetings Act.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

VII. Designation of Authorized Signatures
Item 22-078. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Franklin to approve the Board President and Treasurer to sign checks; the Superintendent or his designee to sign contracts; the Superintendent or his designee to sign agreements; and the Director of Business to sign purchase orders.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

VIII. Designate Depository(ies) for District Funds
Item 22-079. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Franklin to continue using Fifth/Third Bank of Fruitport as the district’s official depository and banking institution and authorize the district to use Michigan Liquid Asset Fund, Fifth/Third Bank, Huntington Bank, and Choice One Bank for investment of surplus funds.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

IX. Designation of Legal Firms
Item 22-080. MOTION by Kelly, SECOND by Cole to authorize the District to work with Thrun Law Firm, PC of Lansing; Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey of Grand Rapids; and, Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex & Morley PC of Troy; and Clark Hill PC in various legal matters relating to the school district.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

X. Designation of Auditor
Item 22-081. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Franklin to designate Rehmann Robson LLC to audit the financial statements of the governmental activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of Fruitport Community Schools.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XI. Designation of Official Publication
Item 22-082. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Cole to approve the use of the Muskegon Chronicle for Official Publications.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XII. Designation of Board Liaison to MASB
Item 22-083. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to appoint JB Meeuwenberg as the Board’s official liaison to Michigan Association of School Boards.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XIII. Establish Rental Fees for District Facilities and Equipment
Item 22-084. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Burgess to approve the Performing Arts Center fees and district building charges as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XVIII. Adjournment
Item 22-085. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Franklin to adjourn the Organizational Meeting
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The Organizational Meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Steve Kelly, Board Secretary
Maribeth Clarke, Recording Secretary

Fruitport Board of Education ‘Truth and Taxation Public Hearing’ Minutes – 06/27/22

Fruitport Board of Education
Truth and Taxation Public Hearing
June 27, 2022 6:30 p.m.
Board Room

I. The Truth and Taxation Public Hearing of the Fruitport Community School district was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Board President, Dave Hazekamp.

II. ROLL CALL: Present –Elroy Buckner, Tim Burgess, Kris Cole, Susan Franklin, Dave Hazekamp, Steve Kelly and JB Meeuwenberg.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 22-073. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Franklin to approve the agenda as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

IV. Budget Hearing Presentation
Director of Business Services, Mark Mesbergen opened the Budget Hearing with a 2021/22 General Budget Overview. He also spoke on the topics of: Taxable Values & Millage Levy Rates, Outstanding Debt, 2022/23 Budget Assumptions, Enrollment Trends, School of Choice, Foundation Allowance Trends, 2022/23 MPSERS Rates, 2022/23 General Budget Overview, and Revenues vs. Expenditures. Mark covered Budget Overviews of the Early Childhood Center, Food Service, Technology and a Fiduciary Account. He also answered all questions asked by board members.

V. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

VI. OTHER
None.

VII. ADJOURNMENT
Item 22-074. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adjourn.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The meeting adjourned at 6:57 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Maribeth Clarke, Recording Secretary

Fruitport Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes – 06/27/22

Fruitport Board of Education
Regular Monthly Meeting
June 27, 2022 7:00 p.m.
Board Meeting Room

I. The Regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 7:12 p.m. by Board President, Dave Hazekamp.

II. ROLL CALL: Present – Elroy Buckner, Tim Burgess, Kris Cole, Susan Franklin, Dave Hazekamp, Steve Kelly, and JB Meeuwenberg.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 22-086. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Franklin to approve the agenda as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

IV. PRESENTATIONS
Troop 1127 Boy Scout, Brady Kemmerling presented information on his Eagle Scout project. He has proposed installing a stainless steel 3D letter F surrounded by a retaining wall near the football field ticket booth. This project will recognize all past, present, and future Trojan athletes. Brady will work with Operations Director, John Winskas to finalize plans. His project will be on the July Board agenda for official approval.

V. COMMUNICATIONS
Superintendent, Jason Kennedy recognized Transportation Director, Kathy Randall for receiving Certified Transportation Director certification from MSBO.

Board Secretary, Steve Kelly read aloud a note from Cindy Briggs and a note from Sandy Sorensen, both thanking the Board for hosting the Retirement Celebration and for the keepsake clock.

Steve Kelly also read a thank you card from Edgewood second graders thanking the Board for allowing them to attend a learning trip to the Lakeshore Museum Center.

VI. SUPERINTENDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
Curriculum Director, Allison Camp gave an End of Year Goal Reporting and Data Review Update. She spoke about 2021-22 district assessment scores, how the scores compared to the state, and explained future goals of the district. Allison presented results demographically as well. She compared results in the following categories: male students, female students, economically disadvantaged, and special education students.

VII. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
Michelle Linz asked an assessment question.

VIII. CONSENT AGENDA
Item 22-087. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Buckner to approve the Consent Agenda as listed below:

  1. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes of May 16, 2022
  2. Acceptance of Bills, Monthly Financial Report, and ACH Transactions
  3. Acceptance of Student Activity Summary Report
  4. Acceptance of Credit Card and Utilities Report
  5. Approval of Capital Projects Progress Report
  6. Approval of 2021 Bond Report
  7. Approval of the Personnel Report
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0

IX. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS

  1. Fruitport 2022-23 Parent/Student Athletic Handbook.
    Item 22-088. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Cole to approve the 2022-23 Parent/Student Athletic Handbook as presented.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0
  2. Withdrawal from the Adair Lawsuit against the State of Michigan.
    Item 22-089. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Meeuwenberg to withdraw as a plaintiff in the Adair Lawsuit, effective immediately, and authorize the superintendent to take all appropriate actions to effect the withdrawal.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0

X. BUSINESS AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Report of a committee meeting held June 20, 2022.
    Elroy Buckner reported on a Business and Finance Committee meeting held June 20, 2022. Dave Hazekamp, Kris Cole, Elroy Buckner, Jason Kennedy, Jessica Wiseman, and Mark Mesbergen were present. The committee discussed Budget, North Muskegon Business Services, Section 31o Allocation, Estimated State and Federal Grant Allocations, L-4029, PLE Report, the purchase of an Engraver, and the Adair Lawsuit.
  2. 2021-22 General Fund Budget Amendments.
    Item 22-090. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adopt the 2021-22 General Fund Amended Budget resolution as presented.
    Roll call vote: Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes; and Meeuwenberg, Yes.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0
  3. 2021-22 School Service Fund Amendment.
    Item 22-091. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adopt the 2021-22 School Service Fund Amended Budget resolution as presented.
    Roll call vote: Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes; and Meeuwenberg, Yes.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0
  4. Budget Appropriations Act for 2022-23 General Fund.
    Item 22-092. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adopt the General Fund Budget Appropriations Act for 2022-23 as presented
    Roll call vote: Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes; and Meeuwenberg, Yes.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0
  5. Budget Appropriations Act of 2022-23 School Service Fund.
    Item 22-093. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adopt the Budget Appropriations Act for the 2022-23 School Service Fund as presented.
    Roll call vote: Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes; and Meeuwenberg, Yes.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0
  6. L-4029 Property Tax Levy.
    Item 22-094. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to approve the L-4029 for the fiscal year 2023 as presented.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0
  7. Purchase of Engraver.
    Item 22-095. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to approve the purchase of an engraver from Midwest via Quote 2115 as presented.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XI. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Report of a committee meeting held June 20, 2022.
    Steve Kelly reported on a Personnel Committee meeting held June 20, 2022. Dave Hazekamp, Steve Kelly, and Jason Kennedy were present. The committee discussed the Director of Technology position, the Beach Principal position, the Central Office Administrative Assistant position, Teacher Hiring Recommendations and the Agreement for Business Services with North Muskegon. They also reviewed items from each of the other Board Committee meetings.
  2. Agreement with North Muskegon for Business Services.
    Item 22-096. MOTION by Kelly, SECOND by Meeuwenberg to approve the Shared Business Services Agreement with North Muskegon Public Schools as presented.
    MOTION CARRIED 6-1
  3. Non-Affiliated Staff Salary Increase.
    Item 22-097. MOTION by Kelly, SECOND by Meeuwenberg to approve the non-affiliated salary increases as presented.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XII. STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Report of a committee meeting held June 20, 2022.
    Susan Franklin reported on a Student Affairs Committee meeting held June 20, 2022. Dave Hazekamp, Susan Franklin, Tim Burgess, Jason Kennedy, and Allison Camp were present. The committee discussed End of Year Goal Reporting, Virtual Programming for 2022-23, Curricular Resource Recommendations, Student Discipline Updates to Student Handbooks, and Athletic Parent-Student Handbook updates. They also reviewed items from each of the other Board Committee meetings.
  2. Curricular Resource Purchases.
    Item 22-098. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Burgess to approve the purchase of the HMH product – Into Math for K-5 Math; the HMH product for 6-8 Social Studies; and the McGraw Hill product for 9-12 Social Studies as presented.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0
  3. Virtual Programming for 2022-23: EdOptions Academy Course Catalog.
    Item 22-099. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Burgess to approve the use of Muskegon County Virtual Academy as the District’s grade 3-5 virtual programming provider for the 2022-2023 academic year and the use of EdOptions Academy as the District’s grade 6-12 virtual programming provider for the 2022-2023 academic year and approve the EdOptions Academy Course Catalog, as presented and discussed.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XIII. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS
Jason Kennedy presented Maribeth Clarke with gifts and a celebratory cake in honor of her retirement.

Dave Hazekamp commended Brenda Baker and the Adult Ed staff on their graduation ceremony held June 14, 2022.

JB Meeuwenberg mentioned that the Edgewood Trojan Trek raised over $35,000!

XIV. AGENDA ITEMS for FUTURE MEETINGS & SCHEDULING OF ANY SPECIAL MEETINGS

  1. Business and Finance Committee will meet July 11, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.
  2. Personnel Committee will meet July 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
  3. Student Affairs Committee will meet July 11, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

XV. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

XVI. ADJOURNMENT
Item 22-100. MOTION by Bukcner, SECOND by Franklin to adjourn.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The meeting adjourned at 8:23 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Steve Kelly, Board Secretary
Maribeth Clarke, Recording Secretary

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 07/25/22

AGENDA
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL
5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

JULY 25, 2022

6:30 P.M. WORK SESSION
7:00 P.M. BOARD MEETING

  1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
  2. Roll call
  3. Approval of board minutes: 7/11/22
  4. Approve / amend agenda
  5. Correspondence / reports
  6. Public comments regarding agenda items
  7. Unfinished Business
    A. Public Hearing: Kendra Road Special Assessment District Roll
    B. Resolution: Confirmation of the Roll for Special Assessment District No. 2022-1 Kendra Road
  8. New Business
    A. Approval to Classify the Clerical Police Department Position to Contracted Full-Time
  9. Approval of Bills
  10. Reports
  11. Public Comments
  12. Adjournment

The Township will provide necessary reasonable aids and services for this meeting to individuals with disabilities by writing or telephoning the following Township Clerk: Andrea Anderson, Fruitport Township Hall, 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, MI 49415 (231) 865-3151

Events Happening in Muskegon County – July 26 – August 1, 2022

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Visit this link to see how easy it is to submit it:
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Recurring Monday Events

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Lighthouse Story Time
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. Free. www.hackleylibrary.org/events-calendar/

Tuesday, July 26

Muskegon County Fair
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon County Fairgrounds,
6621 Heights Ravenna Road. The Muskegon County Fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects. The Muskegon County annual fair is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. For detailed schedule, see muskegonfairgrounds.com.

Downtown Muskegon Walking Tours: Turn of the Century
10:00 – 11:30 am
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. Join us for a 90-minute walking tour to explore Muskegon’s rich history as well as its exciting present! $13 for members of the Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Museum of Art. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Downtown Muskegon Walking Tours: Historic Walking Tours
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science, 430 Clay Avenue. Join us for a 90-minute walking tour to explore Muskegon’s rich history as well as its exciting present! $13 for members of the Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Museum of Art. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Yoga in the Park
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Beechwood Park,
3157 Dune Street. Join us for Yoga in the Park at Beechwood Park with Kristine Mast, Muskegon Yoga Center. $15 donation. Arrive early to register. Bring your yoga mat & water. Or you can choose a 2 Mile Power Walk. All proceeds to benefit Muskegon County women & children through the Greater Muskegon Women and Children’s Fund, a component of Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

McGraft Park Free Summer Concert Series – Legal Rehab
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
McGraft Park Bandshell,
2204 Wickham Drive. Legal Rehab is an acoustic rock, blues, and Irish band. facebook.com/search/top/?q=legal%20rehab

Recurring Tuesday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Steve Thielman, Piano
10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Tuesday Evening Farmers Market
5:00 – 7:30 pm
Montague Farmers Market and Artisan Village,
4511 Church Street, Montague.

Yoga on the Ship
7:00 – 8:00 pm
USS LST 393,
560 Mart Street. Yoga on the Ship is back! Let’s kick off summer together! We’ll find balance for the new season. $10 donation suggested. rootdown.in

Wednesday, July 27

Muskegon County Fair
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon County Fairgrounds,
6621 Heights Ravenna Road. The Muskegon County Fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects. The Muskegon County annual fair is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. For detailed schedule, see muskegonfairgrounds.com.

Philosophical Book Club: History of the World in 6 Glasses
6:00 – 7:00 pm 
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Sections 3 & 4: Spirits and Coffee. thebooknookjavashop.com

Summer Concert Series: The Carl Webb Band
7:00 – 8:30 pm 
Walker Park, 1521 Ruddiman Drive, North Muskegon. First Lutheran and Community United Methodist churches are sponsoring three concerts at Walker Park on Muskegon Lake in North Muskegon. firstlutheranmuskegon.org

Summer WINDS and Shoreline Symphony Pops Concert
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Heritage Landing, 1050 7th Street.
Two of Muskegon County’s finest community ensembles will be featured on a wonderful evening of pops music, including the Genius of Ray Charles, Farandole, Titanic, William Tell Overture, Copeland’s Hoedown, Star Wars and so much more! wmcw.org

Summer Jazz @ The Block: Tim Froncek and Friends
7:30 – 9:30 pm
The Block
360 W. Western Ave. Legendary jazz drummer Tim Froncek returns to The Block for three performances this summer! Enjoy the music while sipping your favorite beverage. $15 – $20. theblockwestmichigan.org

Recurring Wednesday Events

Eric and Chris, Acoustic Guitar
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Trivia Night!
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Salty Pecker Brewing Company,
 255 Seminole Rd. https://www.facebook.com/events/1029704051267234

Thursday, July 28

Muskegon County Fair
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon County Fairgrounds, 6621 Heights Ravenna Road. The Muskegon County Fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects. The Muskegon County annual fair is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. For detailed schedule, see muskegonfairgrounds.com.

Little Learners: STEAM Play and Learn
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science, 430 Clay Avenue. “Little Learners” is a free literacy-based program for Muskegon County infants and toddlers ages 0-4. Participants will join us for story time and free play with themed activities. All attendees must register including caregivers and siblings. Free. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/225461931707

Summer Art Camp: Alien Invasion
10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby Street, Whitehall. Day one will be spent designing and creating a 3D alien out of model magic. On day two, students will construct a spaceship for their alien! As a final touch, students will design the planet their alien came from and add it to a class background for a great photo opportunity. Ages 6-10. $10 ($9 for ACWL-Nuveen Members). Register at artswhitelake.org

Summer Art Camp: Picasso Collage Portraits
1:00 – 2:30 pm 
Arts Council of White Lake,
 106 E. Colby Street, Whitehall. Over the course of two days, we will create color block portraits of ourselves and our best friend by cutting shapes from colored paper. Best friends can be human, animal, or imaginary! Ages 10-13. $10 ($9 for ACWL-Nuveen Members). Register at artswhitelake.org

Djangophonique
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Djangophonique is a virtuosic, instrumentally driven quartet led by guitar player Andrew Brown. thebooknookjavashop.com

Recurring Thursday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Free Thursdays: Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. This is a great opportunity to visit the art museum and bring the kiddos! This free tour time is compliments of the Meijer Foundation. Special exhibitions may not be included.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott.
Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Jazz Happy Hour
5:00 – 6:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Jazz Duo: Aedan McCauley on piano & Donovan Meeusen on bass. thebooknookjavashop.com

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pub One Eleven,
111 W. Colby, Whitehall. General knowledge trivia along with music, fun, great food and beverages. Prizes for the Top 3 teams! pub111.com

Trivia Night!
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company,
 360 W. Western Ave. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! facebook.com/UnrulyBrewing

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises,
 560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Friday, July 29

Muskegon County Fair
8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Muskegon County Fairgrounds,
6621 Heights Ravenna Road. The Muskegon County Fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects. The Muskegon County annual fair is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. For detailed schedule, see muskegonfairgrounds.com.

Coast Guard Festivel
Downtown Grand Haven. Ten-day event in downtown Grand Haven to honor the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. For detailed schedule: coastguardfest.org

Preschool Story Time
10:30 – 11:00 am 
Hackley Public Library, 
316 W. Webster Avenue. Join us for stories, songs, and movement activities! Intended for ages 0-5, our in-person Story Time is designed to teach early literacy skills to parents and caregivers while children enjoy a fun, interactive atmosphere. We’re hoping to be outside as the weather allows. Free. hackleylibrary.org

Cruz’in
4:00 – 9:00 pm
Downtown Whitehall and Montague.
Classic car event and parade. Free and fun for the whole family! Doors open at 4:00 pm, parade starts at 7:00 pm. Cars will be on display at 7:30 pm. Enjoy food vendors and a car parade! facebook.com/cruzinwhitelake

Parties in the Park
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Hackley Park,
350 W. Webster Avenue. Bring the family or meet up with friends in this festive, Friday event. Live music from The Hip Pocket, benefitting West Michigan Speed Skating. facebook.com/partiesinthepark

White Lake Chamber Music Festival
7:00 pm
White Lake Area.
From July 29 through August 7, the White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present 20 musical events at four different locations in the White Lake area. The excellent programming includes world-class artists and inspiring classical music performances. Free – $50. whitelakemusic.org/festival/schedule/

Muskegon Astronomical Society 50th Anniversary Star Party
7:30 – 11:30 pm
702 North Maple Island Road.
Star Parties are scheduled events hosted by members. There is no charge, however donations are greatly appreciated. View the night sky with the MAS telescopes and be introduced to amateur astronomy. wmich-astro.org

Recurring Friday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises, 560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Saturday, July 30

Muskegon County Fair
8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Muskegon County Fairgrounds,
6621 Heights Ravenna Road. The Muskegon County Fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects. The Muskegon County annual fair is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. For detailed schedule, see muskegonfairgrounds.com.

RunIt – Run White Lake 5K
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
White Lake Chamber of Commerce,
124 West Hanson Street, Whitehall. White Lake Nutrition is hosting their first 5K, RunIt (Run White Lake) 5K, with proceeds going toward a scholarship in Ava VanderStelt’s name through Whitehall High School. $30. https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Whitehall/RunIt5KWhiteLake

VanDyk Mortgage Summer Concert Series: Rock/Rap Rock
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hot Rod Harley Davidson,
149 Shoreline Drive. Music acts include Avalon Black, Renegades of Funk, Steal This Band, and more. Free. Phone 231-722-0000.

July Saturdays: Sound
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. We usually only hear sounds but there are ways to interact with soundwaves through their vibrations. Using water and air, experiment with seeing sound visualized.lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Muskegon Summer Wine Up
2:00 – 8:00 pm
Hackley Park,
350 West Webster Avenue. Features 20+ wineries and over 100 different wines, the Muskegon Summer Wine Up also includes delicious food, live music and wine related seminars. Admission is $15 and includes three wine sample tickets and a souvenir glass. muskegonsummerwineup.com

Beginner’s Chainmaille Workshop
3:00 – 4:30 pm
McLaughlin Community Fellowship,
1198 Spring Street. Come and learn the medieval art form of Chainmaille by creating a bracelet in the Celtic pattern style. $20. Registration includes all of the materials used to create one bracelet as well as written instructions that you will be able to keep. Tools will be provided.  https://fb.me/e/3HG6JsYFJ

White Lake Chamber Music Festival
4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
White Lake Area.
From July 29 through August 7, the White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present 20 musical events at four different locations in the White Lake area. The excellent programming includes world-class artists and inspiring classical music performances. Free-$50. whitelakemusic.org/festival/schedule/

Beginner’s Wire Wrapping Workshop
5:00 – 6:30 pm
McLaughlin Community Fellowship,
1198 Spring Street. Students will make both a wire wrapped gemstone pendant and a wire wrapped ring in this beginner level wire wrapping class. Learn the common tools, skills, and tips to wire wrapping a pre-drilled stone. $15 per person. Materials included. https://fb.me/e/1X3E1x7JG

Beyond the Swinging Door: Servants Tour
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Hackley and Hume Historic Site,
484 West Webster Ave. Experience the lives of the maids, cooks, and coachmen through this 45-minute specialty tour. Explore the site through the eyes of the paid servants that worked and lived with the Hackley and Hume families. $5 – $15. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Doll House Birthday Bash
6:30 – 11:30 pm
Rake Beer Project, 794 Pine Street. It’s our one-year birthday celebration! Performances by Barbie Dior, Charm Alina, Dee Dee Chaunte, The Lady Dior and our very special guest Velma Violet. $10. facebook.com/DollHouseDragProductions

Recurring Saturday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Yoga at the Bandshell
9:30 am – 10:30 pm
Montague Bandshell, 8636 Water Street, Montague. $10 drop-in classes. Email berlynedwards@gmail.com with questions.

Christopher Dragone, Guitar
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light
, 1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises,
 560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Sunday, July 31

White Lake History Cruises
1:00 – 3:00 pm; 4:00 – 6:00 pm; and 7:00 – 9:30 pm
White Lake Municipal Marina, 100 Lake Street, Whitehall. Climb aboard Muskegon’s 125-passenger Aquastar at Goodrich Park and set sail on White Lake. The White Lake History Cruise will bring passengers from historical stop to historical stop around the entire lake, where our local expert historians have helped create a unique experience. Billy Mann of CatchMark Technologies will emcee each cruise. Age 12 and older. $32 – $40. https://aquastarcruises.com/our-cruises/white-lake-history-cruises/

White Lake Chamber Music Festival
7:00 pm
White Lake Area
. From July 29 through August 7, the White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present 20 musical events at four different locations in the White Lake area. The excellent programming includes world-class artists and inspiring classical music performances. Free – $50. whitelakemusic.org/festival/schedule/

Recurring Sunday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Monday, August 1

Youth Take and Make: Big Blue Whale
9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. Sail the ocean wide and true, with this paper whale we named Big Blue! This paper whale is sure to bring smiles to everyone. Craft kits will be available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning August 1, and through the month while supplies last. Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

Teen Take and Make: Ocean Magnets
9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Your refrigerator is not complete! You must have some beautiful ocean magnets to hold up the HPL mini fliers to remind you of the library’s super fun programming. These kits are available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning August 1, and through the month (while supplies last). Free. hackleylibrary.org/events

White Lake Chamber Music Festival
10:30 am, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
White Lake Area.
From July 29 through August 7, the White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present TWENTY musical events at four different locations in the White Lake area. The excellent programming includes world-class artists and inspiring classical music performances. Free – $50. whitelakemusic.org/festival/schedule/

Recurring Monday Events

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Lighthouse Story Time
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. Free. www.hackleylibrary.org/events-calendar/

Apply for Social Security Benefits Online

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

Did you know, you can do much of your business online with Social Security? This means no need to call or visit a local Social Security office. You can take your time completing our online applications and even save your progress to return to later.

You can apply online for:

  • Retirement or Spouse’s Benefits – You can apply up to four months before you want your retirement benefits to start. You must be at least age 62 for the entire month to be eligible to receive benefits. If you were born on the first or second day of the month, you meet this requirement in the month of your 62nd birthday. If you were born on any other day of the month, you do not meet this requirement until the following month. When you’re ready, apply at www.ssa.gov/retireonline.
  • Disability Benefits – You can use our online application, available at www.ssa.gov/disabilityonline, to apply for disability benefits if you:
    • Are age 18 or older;
    • Are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record;
    • Are unable to work because of a medical condition expected to last at least 12 months or result in death; and
    • Have not been denied disability benefits in the last 60 days. If your application was recently denied, our online appeal application is a starting point to request a review of the determination we made. Please visit www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/appeal.html.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – SSI provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. SSI also makes payments to people who are age 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial qualifications. If you plan to apply for SSI, you can tell us you want to apply and we will make an appointment to help you complete the application. Or you can complete a large part of your application online at www.ssa.gov/benefits/ssi.
  • Medicare – Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older, some people younger than 65 who have disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease. If you are not already receiving Social Security benefits, and are not working, you should apply for Medicare three months before turning age 65 at www.ssa.gov/medicare.
  • Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs – Some people with limited resources and income may be able to get Extra Help paying their monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. People who need assistance with the cost of medications can apply for Extra Help at www.ssa.gov/i1020.

Vonda Van Til is the Public Affairs Specialist for West Michigan. You can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 3045 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525 or via email at vonda.vantil@ssa.gov

Events Happening in Muskegon County – July 19 – 25, 2022

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Recurring Monday Events

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Lighthouse Story Time
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light, 1431 Beach Street. Free. www.hackleylibrary.org/events-calendar/

Tuesday, July 19

Muskegon Clippers Baseball
7:00 – 10:30 pm
Marsh Field, 1800 Peck Street. Come on down and watch your Muskegon Clippers of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League take on the Jet Box for the 2022 home season finale! $2 – $5. muskegonclippers.com

McGraft Park Free Summer Concert Series – Serita’s Black Rose
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
McGraft Park Bandshell,
2204 Wickham Drive. A self-professed “Funkateer,” Serita Crowley of Serita’s Black Rose from Grand Rapids, Michigan, brings a raucous mix of funk, rock, blues, neo-soul, and Americana. To learn more about Serita’s Black Rose: https://www.seritasblackrose.com/

Unruly Irish Session
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company,
360 West Western. One of the most time-honored musical traditions in Ireland is the “seisiún,” an informal gathering of amateur musicians, usually at the local pub, playing traditional Irish folk and dance tunes. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome. facebook.com/107503258237146/

Open Mic Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm 
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Bring your band, your pals, the mic is open to all varieties of music and talents. thebooknookjavashop.com

Recurring Tuesday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Steve Thielman, Piano
10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Tuesday Evening Farmers Market
5:00 – 7:30 pm
Montague Farmers Market and Artisan Village,
4511 Church Street, Montague.

Yoga on the Ship
7:00 – 8:00 pm
USS LST 393,
560 Mart Street. Yoga on the Ship is back! Let’s kick off summer together! We’ll find balance for the new season. $10 donation suggested. rootdown.in

Wednesday, July 20

Crafty Afternoon: Seahorses!
2:00 – 3:30 pm 
Hackley Public Library, 
316 West Webster Avenue. We will create beautiful impressionistic paper seahorses with tissue paper and water. When finished, you will have a piece of art for a window at home. Or maybe you will make a whimsical pony bead seahorse. Maybe you will make both! All ages welcome. Free. hackleylibrary.org

West Michigan Concert WINDS: America’s Diverse Music
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Heritage Landing,
1050 7th Street. The West Michigan Concert Summer WINDS welcomes guest jazz clarinetist Dave Bennett. The West Michigan Concert Summer WINDS is a series of free concerts taking place at Heritage Landing. Bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy free music at Heritage Landing! wmcw.org

Muskegon Clippers Baseball
7:00 – 10:30 pm
Marsh Field, 1800 Peck Street.
Come on down and watch your Muskegon Clippers of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League take on the Jet Box for the 2022 home season finale! $2 – $5. muskegonclippers.com

Recurring Wednesday Events

Eric and Chris, Acoustic Guitar
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Trivia Night – Movie Trivia!
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Salty Pecker Brewing Company,
 255 Seminole Rd. https://www.facebook.com/events/1029704051267234

Trivia Night – Movie Trivia!
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company,
 360 W. Western Ave. https://www.facebook.com/events/436678781249390

Thursday, July 21

Mini-Museum Explorers – Depths of Time: Prehistoric Fishing
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. You and your family can drop in at any time during the two hours. Storytime will be at the top and bottom of the hour and theme-related activities will be available during the whole two-hour time period. Open to families with children ages 3-7. Free for Muskegon County residents and $5 for non-residents.
lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Muskegon Street Performers Series
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Western Avenue,
downtown Muskegon. This series of free community events showcases talented local artists in a family friendly, carnival-like atmosphere. We feature more than 30 artists who perform on the sidewalks, street corners, and stages of downtown. facebook.com/MuskegonStreetPerformersSeries

Coachmen to Countess: An Evening of Art and History
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Hackley and Hume Historic Site, Muskegon Museum of Art.
Join us for a special two-part evening filled with decadent treats, tours, and drinks! Start your evening by enjoying dessert in the City Barn and take a tour of the Hackley and Hume Historic Sites, then visit the Muskegon Museum of Art for adult beverages and experience the “Dressing the Abbey” exhibition. $30 museum members; $35 non-members. lakeshoremuseum.org

Milwaukee Clipper Shipwreck Speech
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Milwaukee Clipper, 2098 Lakeshore Drive. Join us for a speech on Muskegon area shipwrecks with Valarie Van Heest. $10.00. See you there! milwaukeeclipper.com/events

Recurring Thursday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Free Thursdays: Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. This is a great opportunity to visit the art museum and bring the kiddos! This free tour time is compliments of the Meijer Foundation. Special exhibitions may not be included.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Jazz Happy Hour
5:00 – 6:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Jazz Duo: Aedan McCauley on piano & Donovan Meeusen on bass. thebooknookjavashop.com

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pub One Eleven,
111 W. Colby, Whitehall. General knowledge trivia along with music, fun, great food and beverages. Prizes for the Top 3 teams! pub111.com

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises,
 560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Friday, July 22

Downtown Muskegon Walking Tours: Turn of the Century
10:00 – 11:30 am
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. Join us for a 90-minute walking tour to explore Muskegon’s rich history as well as its exciting present! Tickets are $13 for members of the Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Museum of Art. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Preschool Story Time
10:30 – 11:00 am 
Hackley Public Library,
 316 W. Webster Avenue. Join us for stories, songs, and movement activities! Intended for ages 0-5, our in-person Story Time is designed to teach early literacy skills to parents and caregivers while children enjoy a fun, interactive atmosphere. We’re hoping to be outside as the weather allows. Free. hackleylibrary.org

Free Community Days – Foundry in a Box
11:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Muskegon Heritage Museum,
 561 W. Western Avenue. Many of the complex metal objects in our everyday lives were once molten metal cast in a foundry. The Muskegon area has been home to dozens of foundries over the years, large and small. Learn about these companies and the basic process used to produce countless creations. Free. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Downtown Muskegon Walking Tours: Historic Walking Tours
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science,
430 Clay Avenue. Join us for a 90-minute walking tour to explore Muskegon’s rich history as well as its exciting present! Tickets are $13 for members of the Lakeshore Museum Center and Muskegon Museum of Art. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Parties in the Park
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Hackley Park, 350 W. Webster Avenue. Bring the family or meet up with friends in this festive, Friday event. Live music from Hannah Ellis and Upcoast Kin, benefitting Agewell Services of West Michigan. facebook.com/partiesinthepark

Ravenna Dog Daze and Cruise-In
5:30 – 9:30 pm
Downtown Ravenna.
Vendor/craft show in Beechnau School parking lot, car cruise-in, kids’ activities, raffles, and more. Ravenna Lions Sight Mobile is offering free children’s vision tests with a free gift for every child tested. Free dash plaques for first 125 vehicles. All proceeds support local charities. ravennalionsmi.org

Film Screening Honoring Tom Harryman
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Orchard View High School Auditorium,
16 N. Quarterline Road. Actor Tom Harryman is being honored with a screening of Waterwalk, his big screen debut. This memorial event at Orchard View High School will benefit two of Tom’s favorite venues, Muskegon Civic Theatre and the The Playhouse at White Lake. $10. For information, please call (231) 720-0930 or email rogerdrapoport@me.com.

Music at the White River Light Station: Chris Kennedy and Eric Michaels
7:00 – 8:30 pm
White River Light Station, 6199 Murray Road, Whitehall. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and come to the White River Light Station & Museum for this family friendly concert. In the acoustic tradition, Eric and Chris perform a diverse repertoire of pop, folk, and country tunes. splka.org/whiteriver.html

Serita’s Black Rose
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. A self-professed “Funkateer,” Serita Crowley of Serita’s Black Rose from Grand Rapids, Michigan, brings a raucous mix of funk, rock, blues, neo-soul, and Americana. thebooknookjavashop.com

Milwaukee Clipper Film Friday: Laurel and Hardy
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Milwaukee Clipper,
2098 Lakeshore Drive. We will be showing two “Laurel & Hardy” films. Free for members and $10.00 for non-members. milwaukeeclipper.com/events

Recurring Friday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises, 
560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Saturday, July 23

VanDyk Mortgage Summer Concert Series: ’80s-’90s Pop
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hot Rod Harley Davidson,
149 Shoreline Drive. Music acts include Fool House, Upcoast Kin, and more. Free. Phone 231-722-0000.

July Saturdays: Kindness Stone Decorating
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of History and Science, 430 Clay Avenue. Let’s bedazzle some rocks. Paint a rock friend, make a colorful design, or spell out encouraging words, it’s all yours to create. Then, take and leave it somewhere for another person to discover. lakeshoremuseum.org/event

Two Dudes in Flip Flops
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Docker’s Fish House,
3505 Marina View Point. Tucked away in the quaint Harbor Town Marina, overlooking Muskegon Lake and just steps away from Pere Marquette Beach, Dockers Fish House is a favorite seasonal summer restaurant for locals and visitors alike! dockersmuskegon.com

Walk the Beat Festival
1:00 – 5:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. The Book Nook will be one of the 20 venues around the White Lake area. thebooknookjavashop.com or walkthebeat.org/whitelake

Music at the White River Light Station: West Michigan Dulcimer Friends
2:00 – 4:00 pm
White River Light Station,
6199 Murray Road, Whitehall. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and come to the White River Light Station & Museum for this family friendly concert. The musicians will be playing dulcimers, guitars and fiddles to mention a few. splka.org/whiteriver.html

Acrylic Paint Pouring: Blown Flowers
3:00 – 5:00 pm
McLaughlin Community Fellowship
, 1198 Spring Street. Learn to create these stunning layered flowers by using your own wind power and a straw. Students will learn about the materials, tools and techniques needed in this form of paint pouring and will create their own 8″ x 10″ painting. $15, materials included. https://fb.me/e/6nhZA7uBT

Muskegon Astronomical Society Star Party
9:00 – 11:30 pm
North Muskegon State Park,
611-685 South Scenic Drive. Star Parties are scheduled events hosted by members. All visitors are welcomed, but please wear a mask and respect social distance. There is no charge, however donations are greatly appreciated. We will be viewing the night sky with our telescopes. wmich-astro.org

Recurring Saturday Events

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Flea Market
9:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Carriage Antique Mall, 10130 U.S. 31, Montague. carriageantiquemall.antiquetrail.com

Yoga at the Bandshell
9:30 am – 10:30 pm
Montague Bandshell, 8636 Water Street, Montague. $10 drop-in classes. Email berlynedwards@gmail.com with questions.

Christopher Dragone, Guitar
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises,
 560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Sunday, July 24

Really Really Free Market
3:00 – 6:00 pm
1198 Spring Street.
If you are in need of any items available at the Really Really Free Market – you are welcome to them! Absolutely NO strings attached (Really Really!). Donations welcome! Bring items and clothing you no longer use and still have life to the Really Really Free Market.

Recurring Sunday Events

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. Until September 12. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.
Annica Cuppetelli: Tight/Laced. Until September 4. Included with museum admission.

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises, 
560 Mart St. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Monday, July 25

Muskegon County Fair
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon County Fairgrounds,
6621 Heights Ravenna Road. The Muskegon County Fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects. The Muskegon County annual fair is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. For detailed schedule, see muskegonfairgrounds.com.

Book Discussion – The Women of the Copper Country
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Hackley Public Library,
316 W. Webster Avenue. This fictionalized yet historical account shares the journey of a woman who daringly led a strike against a powerful mining company in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, during the early labor movement. Muskegon Museum of History & Science and Hackley Public Library are teaming together for this Great Michigan Read 2022 book discussion! Free copies of the book are available at either location (while supplies last). Free. Please register for this discussion on the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org.

Recurring Monday Events

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Lighthouse Story Time
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. Free. www.hackleylibrary.org/events-calendar/

Moolenaar Receives Endorsements from National Right to Life, NRA, & Friends of Corn

submitted by John Moolenaar for Congress

Over the past month, Congressman John Moolenaar has announced his endorsement by National Right to Life, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, and in the Republican primary by the Michigan Corn Growers Association’s Friends of Corn PAC.

Of each respective endorsement he said: “It’s an honor to receive the support of Michigan Right to Life and now the National Right to Life organization and its members. Our way of life is based on the belief that every human life has value, that’s why my pro-life record goes hand-in-hand with my strong support of adoption as a way to provide loving and safe homes for children. I believe we are endowed by our Creator with the unalienable Right to Life. Life begins at conception, and we must protect all human life.

“As a proud protector of our Second Amendment rights, I am grateful for the support of the National Rifle Association. The outdoor heritage of Michigan runs strong in the Second District, and voters can be confident that I will not compromise on their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

“I am thankful for the support of the Michigan Corn Growers. Our farmers are more important now than ever before and I am proud to continue to be an advocate for them in Congress.” 

Congressman John Moolenaar has maintained a 100% pro-life voting record as a member of the 117th Congress and has been a committed champion for life throughout his career. Congressman Moolenaar has a long record of supporting the Second Amendment and maintains an A rating with the NRA. He also sits on the Agriculture Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, where he maintains a strong record of fighting for Michigan farmers.  

Clearing Up Confusion

submitted by Anna-Marie Visser, Director of Communication/Education, Right to Life of Michigan

To say that people are confused about miscarriage and ectopic treatment since the overturning of Roe would be an understatement.

Within the last week, social media, the news, and abortion activists have successfully misled the majority of Americans, even medical professionals, into believing that abortion bans will impact miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy treatment.

First and foremost, we need to establish that there is a difference between having a miscarriage and having an abortion. A miscarriage is when an unborn child dies in the womb either spontaneously or accidentally, as opposed to an abortion where the unborn child is intentionally killed. These are two very different circumstances with one ending in violence and the other ending naturally. 

An ectopic pregnancy is when the unborn child implants in the outside of the uterus, most often in the fallopian tubes. This situation is frequently life-threatening for the mother and requires that the pregnancy be stopped and removed. Sometimes with ectopic pregnancies, the embryo dies due to a lack of nutrients and passes naturally, but often it is necessary to use medicines to halt the growth of the pregnancy tissue and remove it surgically. This would consequentially also remove the unborn child. Procedures and drugs that are used during miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy treatments like D&C and Mifeprex or Methotrexate would not be banned under Michigan’s 1931 abortion law. These drugs and procedures are, however, illegal to use under the 1931 law if for the purpose of performing an abortion.

Ectopic pregnancy treatment is not considered an illegal abortion under the 1931 abortion ban. To treat a mother who is suffering from an ectopic pregnancy would be to preserve her life. A “life of the mother exception” is carved out in the 1931 abortion law, which bans abortion starting at fertilization.

Doctors who refuse to treat women suffering from miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies are committing malpractice and negligence and should be held accountable for any further complications that arise from the prolonging of care.

These are confusing times due to the misinformation being spread. Governor Whitmer and Dana Nessel have recently added more fuel to the fire of misinformation by implying that women will be prosecuted for having abortions which is totally false. Under Michigan law, women are not prosecuted for abortions, and trying to scare women into thinking that prosecutors will somehow use period trackers to come after women for abortions is preposterous! 

Governor Whitmer Seeks Insurance Coverage for Abortions

Lansing, MI — On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Governor Whitmer issued a letter to all insurance companies in the state of Michigan urging them to unlawfully expand abortion coverage.

Michigan’s Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act prevents insurance companies from covering abortions as a built-in benefit in their health insurance policies. The law was passed in response to taxpayers being forced to fund abortions through the Affordable Care Act state exchanges. The Opt-Out law was valid under Roe v. Wade and continues to be valid now.

The following statement is attributed to Right to Life of Michigan President, Barbara Listing:

This letter violates the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act that was passed in 2013 through citizen-initiated legislation. Since 2013, insurance companies have been prohibited from covering abortions, unless an individual purchased an abortion rider.

Governor Whitmer is treading on dangerous water by assuming that Judge Gleicher’s temporary injunction on our Michigan 1931 abortion law eliminates all pre-existing laws regulating abortion—it doesn’t. Regardless of Governor Whitmer’s inappropriate request to insurance companies, the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out law is still in place and violators of the law can be fined up to $10,000.

This plea to insurance companies encouraging them to break the law reveals Governor Whitmer’s plan to expand abortion until it’s unlimited and unregulated in Michigan.

View the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act here.

Muskegon River Trash Bash Set For August 2022

GO WITH THE FLOW! JOIN OUR VOLUNTEERS DURING MRWA’S EPIC CLEAN-UP EVENT

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The Muskegon River Trash Bash is an annual family-friendly event intended to encourage environmentalists of all ages to work together to remove accumulated trash from the river.

Trash Bash co-coordinator, Patricia Tice Jarrett, notes that the momentum continues to build. “Last year our teams of volunteers pulled over a ton of trash from the river, which was the biggest total ever,” expressed Jarrett. “We fully expect this year’s haul to set a new record. To create an atmosphere of friendly competition we have always offered prizes and other incentives for outstanding performance and I am very excited about the prizes we are able to offer this year. For example, this year’s Grand Prize is a Traeger Grill (retailed at $1000) graciously donated by Lume Cannabis.”

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According to Trash Bash guidelines, designated team leaders will assemble their teams, and select a date and location. Beginning on July 1st, one team member must register on the MRWA Trash Bash website reserving their desired location. (Register at www.mrwa.org/trashbash)  After registration, you will receive an email with further details, requiring participants to sign and return a digital liability waiver prior to participating in the cleanup. All teams must complete their clean ups during the month of August on or near the Muskegon River to be eligible for gifts and a certificate of achievement as a “Protector of the River”.

The MRWA could never do this without the amazing support we have received from an impressive list of sponsors. They truly support the MRWA vision, and we appreciate their generosity”

  • Ice Mountain, The Consumers Energy Foundation, Jackson-Merkey Contractors,
  • Cargill, Inc., The DTE Energy Foundation, WBZX – B103.9, Lume Cannabis,
  • Wisner’s Rents Canoes, River Stop Café (Newaygo), High Profile, and Republic Services

Senior Art Fair – Now Accepting Entries

Do you or a loved one have a passion for anything crafty? Consider entering your handmade work into our Senior Art Fair. ALL hand crafted talents are welcome as this is just for fun! 

We are accepting entries up until August 15th, 2022. You may drop your entry off at 1350 W Hackley Ave, Muskegon, at the Village at Park Terrace. 

All art will be on display for the entire week of August 22nd through Aug 26th. There is NO entry FEE.

This event is FREE for all participants. Must be 55 or older to participate.

All display-appropriate homemade crafts are a welcomed entry:

1) Painting
2) Knitting & Crochet
3) Wood Carving
4) Drawing

5) Coloring
6) Sculpting
7) Photography
8) Origami & other hand crafts

Deadline to enter is August 15th!!

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of June 13, 2022

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, June 13, 2022, in the township board room.

Members Present: Todd Dunham, Supervisor; Andrea Anderson, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Jim Fichtel, Greg Hulka, Terry Knoll, David Markgraf
Members Absent: none

At 7:00pm, Todd Dunham opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Also Present: 15- residents; 1- employees; 1- guests; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Public Safety Director, Brian Michelli.

The motion by Terry Knoll, seconded by Rose Dillon was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of May 23 & 27, 2022.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, seconded by Terry Knoll was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS:

  1. Steve Biesiada reported that a vehicle drove through the fencing around the Broadway water tower and the water tower will be tested for structural damage, in the meantime the fencing is being repaired; lead and copper sampling is in progress.
  2. Brian Michelli is working on an invoice for services during Old Fashioned Days; fuel cost is rising and affecting the budget, the Fire Department received a donation of nearly $5,000 from the Trinkets and Treasures sale through the Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:

  1. Four residents in the area of S. Sheridan Rd. and Mt. Garfield Rd. shared that there is excessive shooting of guns around their homes. Complaints of bullets leaving the shooter’s property and entering their property, damage to their trees by gunshot, and an unsafe environment being created for their families. They shared that they would like to see an ordinance created for safe and responsible shooting in residential areas. Several neighbors have spoken with the shooter asking for resolutions. They would like actions to be taken to make their property a safe place to be.
  2. A neighbor from Lily Ct. reported shooting in the area of Dangl Rd. with bullets entering his and his neighbors’ property. They are fearful to be outside under such conditions.
  3. Heidi Tice shared that the Old Fashioned Days carnival saw record sales; the Lions Club appreciated the service provided by the Police and Fire Departments.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

22-064 Consideration of Petitions for Kendra Road Improvement
This topic is tabled until sufficient petitions are received.

22-065 Resolution to Declare Intent and Set Public Hearing Date for Kendra Road Improvement
This topic is tabled until sufficient petitions are received.

NEW BUSINESS:

22-066 Discussion of Potential Firearms Ordinance
Public comments were heard regarding safety and noise concerns of shooting in multiple areas of the township. The Public Safety Director asked for a discussion on the potential creation of an ordinance to make enforcement clearer. Discussion took place. The Supervisor will meet with others this week to discuss options for enforcement.

22-067 Approval to Purchase Body-Worn Cameras for the Police Department
Rose Dillon moved, seconded by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the purchase eight (8) body-worn cameras for the Police Department as requested.

Ayes: Markgraf, Knoll, Anderson, Dunham, Dillon, Fichtel
Nays: none

This purchase is recommended by the Public Safety Committee and the Township’s Liability Insurance carrier. Restricted Public Safety fund balance will be used for the purchase.

Four (4) additional cameras will be purchase in the fall if the risk reduction grant is awarded.

22-068 First Reading: Michigan Gas Utilities Franchise Ordinance
This ordinance would be for granting Michigan Gas Utilities Corporation, its successors and assigns, the right, power, authority and permission to use the highways, streets, alleys and other public places of the Township for the purpose of laying and maintaining gas pipes, mains, conduits, valves, drips, and all necessary appurtenances in, under and along the highways, streets, alleys and other public places, of the Township and the right, power and permission to conduct and operate a general gas business and distribution system in the Township’s corporate limits, for a period of thirty (30) years.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on June 27, 2022.

22-069 Payment of Bills
Terry Knoll moved, Andrea Anderson seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $10,271.21; Public Safety $1,080.67; Water $68,482.41; Sewer $15,352.77; Trust & Agency $0.00; Street Lights $0.00
Totaling: $95,187.06

Ayes: Fichtel, Hulka, Dillon, Dunham, Anderson, Knoll, Markgraf
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:

  1. Rose Dillon shared a DDA bond expenditure report; the township is due to receive its second tranche of ARPA funds soon; summer tax bills will be going out July 1st.
  2. Todd Dunham shared that the deadline for the Governor to sign her approval for the casino is Thursday.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:

  1. Al Swanson introduced himself as a candidate for 14th Circuit Court Judge.

The motion by Terry Knoll, seconded by Jim Fichtel, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:47pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
TODD DUNHAM, SUPERVISOR

Events Happening in Muskegon County – July 12-18, 2022

Events Happening in Muskegon County!
July 11 – 18, 2022

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Tuesday, July 12

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. The museum is excited to host “Dressing the Abbey” until September 12, 2022. The exhibition weaves popular culture, fashion, and history through pieces borrowed from Downton Abbey’s wardrobe. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Grand Rapids based artist Ted Lott creates sculptures that blend frame construction with furniture, creating complex objects that play with our sense of scale, function, and design. Included with museum admission.

Author Event: Christopher Rinker, Evangelion
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Will my Hindu friend get into heaven? Does the Big Bang Theory disprove God? What does the Kingdom of Heaven look like? Does God really know everything? Join Rev. Rinker as he tackles these questions, and more. thebooknookjavashop.com

Yoga on the Ship
7:00 – 8:00 pm
USS LST 393, 560 Mart Street. Yoga on the Ship is back! Let’s kick off summer together! We’ll find balance for the new season. $10 donation suggested. Pre-registration highly recommended as space is limited. rootdown.in

McGraft Park Free Summer Concert Series – Silverado
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
McGraft Park Bandshell,
2204 Wickham Drive. Silverado plays a variety of music, with a focus on Classic Country. To learn more about the band: silveradoband.net/home

Trivia Night!
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Unruly Brewing Company,
 360 W. Western Ave. (On Tuesday this week, because of a scheduling conflict.) Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! www.facebook.com/events/1211705699630635

Wednesday, July 13

Summer Art Camp: Tempera Batik
10:00 am – 11:30 pm 
Arts Council of White Lake,
 106 E. Colby Street, Whitehall. In this two-day class, students will learn how utilize a “resist” as a painting technique. A resist is a type of painting whereby a light black wash of India Ink is applied over the paint once it is dry. The paint will resist the ink create an interesting effect. Ages 10-13. $10 ($9 for ACWL-Nuveen Members). Register at artswhitelake.org

Eric and Chris, Acoustic Guitar
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Eric Michaels and Chris Kennedy are a guitar duo, performing a mix of folk, pop, country, and standards. thebooknookjavashop.com

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. The museum is excited to host “Dressing the Abbey” until September 12, 2022. The exhibition weaves popular culture, fashion, and history through pieces borrowed from Downton Abbey’s wardrobe. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Grand Rapids based artist Ted Lott creates sculptures that blend frame construction with furniture, creating complex objects that play with our sense of scale, function, and design. Included with museum admission.

Rebel Road 2022
12:00 – 11:00 pm
West Western Avenue,
 downtown Muskegon. Michigan’s biggest motorcycle rally is returning! This event will feature free concerts, live professional wrestling, stunt shows, axe throwing, camping, vendors, thousands of bikes and more! All of the proceeds raised during Rebel Road will benefit the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County. rebelroad.org

Illustrative Figure Drawing with Corinne Roberts
2:00 – 3:00 pm 
Hackley Public Library,
 316 West Webster Avenue. Learn the basic steps to drawing figures and exaggerated movement using simple shapes and line techniques. No prior drawing experience needed! Basic drawing supplies provided. Suggested for ages 8+. Free. hackleylibrary.org

Food Truck Ralley
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Farmer’s Market,
242 W. Western Avenue. Enjoy dinner and snacks from dozens of food trucks! muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Naval Battles of the Great Lakes
6:00 – 7:00 pm 
White Lake Community Library, 3900 White Lake Drive, Whitehall. Learn about victories, defeats, sneak attacks, and even piracy that took place on all five Great Lakes. Presenters Poppins and Chuck discuss battles during the War of 1812, naval actions on the Lakes during World War II, and even the assassination of a “king” that took place right here in the Great Lakes. Free. wlclib.org

Philosophical Book Club: History of the World in Six Glasses
6:00 – 7:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Sections 1 and 2: Beer and Wine. thebooknookjavashop.com

Wire Nested Ring – Jewelry Making
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Arts Council of White Lake, 
106 E. Colby Street, Whitehall. Make a unique ring! The instructor will teach students how to use silver plated or colored wire and a handmade bead to craft their own statement piece. Registration is required. Ages 16+. $30, $27 for ACWL-Nuveen Members. Register at artswhitelake.org

Yoga at the Lighthouse with Carrie VanDuinen
6:30 – 7:30 pm
White River Light Station, 6199 Murray Road, Whitehall. With over 300 hours in yoga teacher training, Carrie’s style of guiding yoga allows an individual to find comfort, safety, and unique self-expression in the movement of the body and breath. Free. splka.org/whiteriver.html

Steve-O: The Bucket List Tour
7:00 pm
Frauenthal Center,
425 West Western Avenue. Jackass star, stand-up comedian, and New York Times best-selling author, Steve-O, is bringing The Bucket List Tour to the Frauenthal Center. FOR ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY (18+). $32 – $97. shows.frauenthal.org/steve-o

West Michigan Concert WINDS: Cultural Crossings
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Heritage Landing, 1050 7th Street. The West Michigan Concert Summer WINDS are a series of free concerts taking place at Heritage Landing. Bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy free music at Heritage Landing! wmcw.org

Trivia Night!
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Salty Pecker Brewing Company,
 255 Seminole Rd. Join us for a night of drinking, eating, socializing and trivia questions (about anything)! We will challenge your trivia knowledge over several rounds of questions, projected onto the big screen! facebook.com/events/3253451521599069

Summer Jazz @ The Block: Tim Froncek and Friends
7:30 pm
The Block,
 360 W. Western Ave. Legendary jazz drummer Tim Froncek returns to The Block for three performances this summer! Enjoy the music while sipping your favorite beverage. $15 – $20. theblockwestmichigan.org

Glow Golf
9:30 – 10:30 pm
Putters Creek,
 40 N. Causeway St., North Muskegon. Our Glow Golf events are the most epic events of the summer! Every month around the full moon, we will have a blast putting in the dark with LED light up balls and glow accessories! $15 per person, discounts for groups. putterscreek.com

Thursday, July 14

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. The market, owned and operated by the City of Muskegon, is dedicated to showcasing the best in locally grown foods, nursery stock, handicrafts, baked goods and more. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Free Thursdays: Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. This is a great opportunity to visit the art museum and bring the kiddos! This free tour time is compliments of the Meijer Foundation. Special exhibitions may not be included.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. The museum is excited to host “Dressing the Abbey” June 23 – September 12, 2022. The exhibition weaves popular culture, fashion, and history through pieces borrowed from Downton Abbey’s wardrobe. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Grand Rapids based artist Ted Lott creates sculptures that blend frame construction with furniture, creating complex objects that play with our sense of scale, function, and design.

Muskegon Bike Time
12:00 – 11:00 pm
Hotrod Harley Davidson, 149 Shoreline Drive. Activities and events occurring in downtown Muskegon and throughout the county. For detailed schedules, visit muskegonbiketime.com.

Rebel Road 2022
4:00 – 11:00 pm
West Western Avenue,
 downtown Muskegon. Michigan’s biggest motorcycle rally is returning! This event will feature free concerts, live professional wrestling, stunt shows, axe throwing, camping, vendors, thousands of bikes and more! All of the proceeds raised during Rebel Road will benefit the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County. rebelroad.org

Jazz Happy Hour
5:00 – 6:30 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Jazz Duo: Aedan McCauley on piano & Donovan Meeusen on bass. Drink and food specials! thebooknookjavashop.com

Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pub One Eleven, 111 W. Colby, Whitehall. General knowledge trivia along with music, fun, great food and beverages. Prizes for the Top 3 teams! pub111.com

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises,
 560 Mart St. Get your camera ready and enjoy the afternoon breeze while cruising the lake during our sunset cruise. This is a perfect time to relax with friends and loved ones. We cruise out on to Muskegon Lake, through the channel past the lighthouse in onto Lake Michigan. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Friday, July 15

Muskegon Bike Time
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Hotrod Harley Davidson, 
149 Shoreline Drive. Activities and events occurring in downtown Muskegon and throughout the county. For detailed schedules, visit muskegonbiketime.com.

Summer Art Camp: Two Point Perspective Drawing
10:00 am – 12:30 pm 
Arts Council of White Lake,
 106 E. Colby Street, Whitehall. Two point perspective drawing is a type of linear perspective. Students will create a city landscape that gives the impression of depth and distance by utilizing techniques learned in class. Ages 14-17. $10 ($9 for ACWL-Nuveen Members). Register at artswhitelake.org

Preschool Story Time
10:30 – 11:00 am 
Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Avenue. Join us for stories, songs, and movement activities! Intended for ages 0-5, our in-person Story Time is designed to teach early literacy skills to parents and caregivers while children enjoy a fun, interactive atmosphere. We’re hoping to be outside as the weather allows. Free. hackleylibrary.org

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. The museum is excited to host “Dressing the Abbey” June 23 – September 12, 2022. The exhibition weaves popular culture, fashion, and history through pieces borrowed from Downton Abbey’s wardrobe. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Grand Rapids based artist Ted Lott creates sculptures that blend frame construction with furniture, creating complex objects that play with our sense of scale, function, and design. Included with museum admission.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light, 1431 Beach Street. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. Enjoy the view and take photos. Tours are Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Music at the White River Light Station: Frank Galante and Ruthie Eilers
7:00 – 8:30 pm
White River Light Station, 6199 Murray Road, Whitehall. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and come to the White River Light Station & Museum for this family friendly concert. The West Michigan duo is known for their rockin’ blues, country and original tunes. splka.org/whiteriver.html

Jim Cooper, vibraphones
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Vibist, pianist, composer and teacher Jim Cooper has been playing vibraphone for over 45 years, leading numerous groups and appearing as both soloist and sideman. thebooknookjavashop.com

Two Dudes in Flip Flops
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Red Rooster Tavern,
2998 Scenic Drive. We’re bringing the beach to the woods! Join us for our first show at the Red Rooster Tavern! redroostermuskegon.com

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises,
 560 Mart St. Get your camera ready and enjoy the afternoon breeze while cruising the lake during our sunset cruise. This is a perfect time to relax with friends and loved ones. We cruise out on to Muskegon Lake, through the channel past the lighthouse in onto Lake Michigan. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Saturday, July 16

Muskegon Farmers Market Summer Season
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave. The market, owned and operated by the City of Muskegon, is dedicated to showcasing the best in locally grown foods, nursery stock, handicrafts, baked goods and more. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Fresh Coast Fitness Festival
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pere Marquette Park,
3510 Channel Drive. Come witness some fitness at the 6th Annual Fresh Coast Fitness Festival! The main event features hundreds of CrossFit athletes competing to claim a podium spot. Fitness vendors and additional activities will be on site. $5 for spectators. freshcoastfitnessfestival.com

Muskegon Bike Time
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Hotrod Harley Davidson,
 149 Shoreline Drive. Activities and events occurring in downtown Muskegon and throughout the county. For detailed schedules, visit muskegonbiketime.com.

Christopher Dragone, Guitar
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Guitar player extraordinaire from Muskegon. thebooknookjavashop.com.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. The museum is excited to host “Dressing the Abbey” June 23 – September 12, 2022. The exhibition weaves popular culture, fashion, and history through pieces borrowed from Downton Abbey’s wardrobe. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Grand Rapids based artist Ted Lott creates sculptures that blend frame construction with furniture, creating complex objects that play with our sense of scale, function, and design. Included with museum admission.

Rebel Road 2022
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
West Western Avenue, downtown Muskegon. Michigan’s biggest motorcycle rally is returning! This event will feature free concerts, live professional wrestling, stunt shows, axe throwing, camping, vendors, thousands of bikes and more! All of the proceeds raised during Rebel Road will benefit the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County. rebelroad.org

VanDyk Mortgage Summer Concert Series: Acoustic/Indie
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hot Rod Harley Davidson, 149 Shoreline Drive. Music acts include Will Evans, Kanin, Found Innocents, and more. Free. Phone 231-722-0000.

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. Enjoy the view and take photos. Tours are Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Truck Driver Bingo
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop,
8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Jim Nichols on bass; Hank Cupp on drums; and Frank Galante on vocals and guitar. All three band members are seasoned musicians and are committed to musical excellence and a polished performance. We like making people happy! thebooknookjavashop.com

Milwaukee Clipper Dance Night
7:30 – 10:00 pm
Milwaukee Clipper,
 2098 Lakeshore Drive. Join us to dance the night away! We will be going back to the 50s and 60s. Bring your best outfit of the time and dance to the music of yesterday! This event is free for members and $10.00 for non-members. See you there! milwaukeeclipper.com

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises,
 560 Mart St. Get your camera ready and enjoy the afternoon breeze while cruising the lake during our sunset cruise. This is a perfect time to relax with friends and loved ones. We cruise out on to Muskegon Lake, through the channel past the lighthouse in onto Lake Michigan. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Sunday, July 17

Fresh Coast Fitness Festival
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pere Marquette Park,
3510 Channel Drive. Come witness some fitness at the 6th Annual Fresh Coast Fitness Festival! The main event features hundreds of CrossFit athletes competing to claim a podium spot. Fitness vendors and additional activities will be on site. $5 for spectators. freshcoastfitnessfestival.com

Rebel Road 2022
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
West Western Avenue,
 downtown Muskegon. Michigan’s biggest motorcycle rally is returning! This event will feature free concerts, live professional wrestling, stunt shows, axe throwing, camping, vendors, thousands of bikes and more! All of the proceeds raised during Rebel Road will benefit the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County. rebelroad.org

Muskegon Bike Time
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hotrod Harley Davidson,
 149 Shoreline Drive. Activities and events occurring in downtown Muskegon and throughout the county. For detailed schedules, visit muskegonbiketime.com.

Special Exhibits at the Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W. Webster Ave. museumartmuseum.org
Dressing the Abbey. The museum is excited to host “Dressing the Abbey” June 23 – September 12, 2022. The exhibition weaves popular culture, fashion, and history through pieces borrowed from Downton Abbey’s wardrobe. $15 non-member, $10 member, $5 17 and younger. Reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/dressing-the-abbey-336159
Measure Twice: Sculptures of Ted Lott. Until September 4. Grand Rapids based artist Ted Lott creates sculptures that blend frame construction with furniture, creating complex objects that play with our sense of scale, function, and design. Included with museum admission.

Muskegon Clippers Baseball
7:00 – 10:30 pm
Marsh Field,
1800 Peck Street. Come on down and watch your Muskegon Clippers of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League take on the Royal Oak Leprechauns. $2 – $5. muskegonclippers.com

Aquastar Sunset Cruise
8:00 pm
Aquastar Cruises,
 560 Mart St. Get your camera ready and enjoy the afternoon breeze while cruising the lake during our sunset cruise. This is a perfect time to relax with friends and loved ones. We cruise out on to Muskegon Lake, through the channel past the lighthouse in onto Lake Michigan. For ticket prices: aquastarcruises.com

Monday, July 18

Golf United Muskegon
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Muskegon Country Club
, 2801 Lakeshore Drive. FORE! Do you like to golf? Do you also like building stronger relationships with your leadership team? Consider registering a team for Golf United in Muskegon at the Muskegon Country Club! Teams of four enjoy a round of 18 holes and support United Way programs while hitting the links. unitedwaylakeshore.org/events

South Pierhead Lighthouse Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light
, 1431 Beach Street. Join us for a historical tour of Muskegon’s South Pierhead Lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach. Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. Enjoy the view and take photos. Tours are Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, $3 – $5. muskegonlights.org

Lighthouse Story Time
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Muskegon South Pierhead Light,
1431 Beach Street. Catch some sun and fresh air out at the Pere Marquette Lighthouse! We’ll read stories, sing songs, and watch the boats out on the lake. Soft mats are provided for seating. Lighthouse Story Time will take place on Mondays at 3pm through August 15. Free. www.hackleylibrary.org/events-calendar/

The History Guys Lecture Series – Detroit Part II
6:30 – 9:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, Montague. Kurt Troutman and George Maniates present Detroit Part II: Motor City Breakdown. thebooknookjavashop.com

Muskegon Clippers Baseball
7:00 – 10:30 pm
Marsh Field,
1800 Peck Street. Come on down and watch your Muskegon Clippers of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League take on the Royal Oak Leprechauns. $2 – $5. muskegonclippers.com

Hackley Public Library – 2022 July Programs

hackleylibrary.org | facebook.com/HackleyPL/ | 231-722-8000
askus@hackleylibrary.org | 316 W. Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI, 49440

Hackley Public Library Hours

Main Hackley Library Building
Mon-Tues: 9-7 pm
Wed-Sat: 9-5 pm

Torrent House (HPL’s Local History/Genealogy Department)
Tues-Sat: 10-5 pm

Summer Reading Program (all ages):

Oceans of Possibilities
June 13 – August 13

There’s still plenty of time to sign up for Hackley Library’s Summer Reading Program (SRP)! This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and will run through August 13. HPL’s Summer Reading Program is great for ALL AGES to participate in, where you can track reading and activities to earn prizes, as well as have the chance to win additional prizes! It’s FREE to enjoy! For signing up, you’ll receive a bag of goodies (while supplies last)! To sign up, and for more details, visit hackleylibrary.org (more specifically at https://www.hackleylibrary.org/events-programs/annual-events/summer-reading/). Free.

Youth / Teen Programs:

Youth Take and Make – Paper Plate Ocean
Available beginning Tuesday, July 5, and through the month

Stretch your string from sea to shore with this fun craft that works out your fun motor skills! Kits will be available beginning July 5, and through the month. Free.

Teen Take and Make – Perler Bead Animal
Available beginning Tuesday, July 5, and through the month

The beads are back! Add to your Perler Bead Zoo with these cute water animals. Kits will be available beginning July 5, and through the month. Free.

Preschool Story Time
In-person at Hackley Library
Fridays at 10:30am (No Story Time on August 19 & 26, September 2)

Intended for ages 0-5, HPL’s in-person Story Time is designed to teach early literacy skills to parents and caregivers while children enjoy a fun, interactive atmosphere. Join us at the library for stories, songs, and movement activities! Free.

Lighthouse Story Time
In-person at Muskegon South Pierhead Light
Mondays, July 11 – August 15, at 3pm

Catch some sun and fresh air out at the Pere Marquette Lighthouse! We’ll read stories, sing songs, and watch the boats out on the lake. Soft mats are provided for seating. Free.

Illustrative Figure Drawing Class with Corinne Roberts
In-person at Hackley Library
Wednesday, July 13 from 2-3pm

Using simple shapes and line techniques, learn the basic steps to drawing figures and exaggerated movement. No prior drawing experience needed! Attendees will need simple paper, pencil and eraser. Recommended for ages 8+. Free.

Teen DIY Canvas Craft
In-person at Hackley Library
Monday, July 18, from 3:30-4:30pm

Hey teens! What would you do with a blank canvas? Paint? Collage? Explore your creative side with a blank canvas and all of the craft supplies HPL youth services has in their craft closets! Registration is required for this program. Please check HPL’s website or Facebook for further information. Free.

Crafty Summer Afternoon – Look at all the seahorses!
In-person at Hackley Library
Wednesday, July 20, from 2-3:30pm

Enjoy a seahorse-themed craft day at HPL! Which seahorse will you choose to make? We’ll create beautiful impressionistic paper seahorses with tissue paper and water. When finished, you will have a piece of art for a window at home! Or maybe you will choose to make a whimsical pony bead seahorse in blue or in green. Maybe you will make both! Free.

Adult Programs:

The Women of the Copper Country – Book Discussion
In-person at Hackley Library
Monday, July 25 from 5:30-6:30pm

Dive into a mesmeric novel, ‘The Women of the Copper Country’ by Mary Doria Russell, and become immersed in a story that tells of the obstacles and endeavors of Annie Clements, America’s very own “Joan of Arc.”
This fictionalized yet historical account shares the journey of a woman who daringly led a strike against a powerful mining company in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, during the early labor movement.
Muskegon Museum of History & Science and Hackley Public Library are teaming together for this Great Michigan Read 2022 book discussion! A limited number of free copies are available from either HPL or the museum. Registration is preferred for this discussion – visit the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org. Free.

Left to Write (and Left to Write at Night!)
In-person at Hackley Library
Wednesday, July 13 from 3:30 – 4:30pm
Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30 – 6:30pm

If you enjoy creative writing, you’ll love Left to Write, HPL’s own creative writing group. Here you can participate in writing exercises, share your own stories, and meet other creative writers. This group provides a low-key atmosphere for writers of all experiences, everyone is welcome! Remember to bring a pen and paper.
You’ll have two chances to enjoy Left to Write each month. Feel free to come to one or both, whenever you’re able to! Free.

Darley Village Puts Up New Flagpole and Dedicates It To God and Country

by Kate, Calvin, and Kim Holtrop

Not long ago, the main entrance to Darley Village, a retirement village in Fruitport, was moved from Sternberg Road closer to the back of the property, near the Village Cafe. The village had a flag out front on the side of the cafe at that time. A veteran and resident of the village thought it would be good to erect a flagpole near the new entrance. Another resident, Vietnam veteran Mike Sipe, said that a collection taken up by the residents for the flagpole project received enough money within the first couple days to cover the expense. The village’s owner had the pole put up just outside the cafe entrance.

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left to right: Mike Sipe (center, back row) stands with other veterans and Commander Jason Whitman of the VFW (far right) at the dedication of the new Darley Village flag pole.

On Thursday, May 26th, Darley Village residents attended the dedication of the new flagpole. The ceremony was led by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Commander, Jason Whitman, and Pastor Michael Scott of First Congregational Church of Fruitport. Mike Sipe coordinated the event.

Following a hearty greeting from the VFW, Commander Whitman introduced the ceremony by briefly explaining the symbolism of the American flag. “The flag of the United States reflects what we are and what we hope to be,” he said. “The white stripes symbolize purity of purpose in our freedom of thought, expression, and worship. These are the privileges guaranteed to all who live in our land. They are rights defended against all enemies who seek to crush the way of life that you and I so cherish. Also, in that flag, we see the red stripes of courage, our willingness to die, if necessary, for the preservation of American ideals. Then there’s the blue of tranquility, upon which the stars of our states are united to hold intact all that is truly ours—the desires for peace, prosperity, and happiness throughout our great nation.”

After the raising of the flag, the veterans present saluted the flag and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Then Pastor Scott told about the history of the flag’s symbolism, the importance of prayer in the birthing of our Constitution, and the development of the Pledge of Allegiance. He then prayed that God would protect our flag, our nation, and all those who serve to defend them.

Next, Commander Whitman presented to Mike Sipe a booklet of flag etiquette, explaining that although the law-enforceable part of the United States Flag Code no longer exists, we should still always appreciate people’s patriotism, even when they get the etiquette wrong, and should teach them whenever possible how to get it right. “I hope that you guys will take those to your heart and understand what the flag means to each and every American.” Commander Whitman gave flag pins to all the veterans present, and thanked each one for his service.

“I appreciate all of your community support,” said Commander Whitman, “and I appreciate you having me here. And I appreciate Pastor Scott and his involvement.” He then added to Mike Sipe, “I appreciate your coordinating this effort.”

Mr. Sipe said that the future plans of Darley Village include planting a garden around the flagpole, with a stone and plaque in the garden. He also said that the resident veterans want to become an active group that can work with the VFW.