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Events Happening in Muskegon County – Jan 31- Feb 6, 2023

www.visitmuskegon.org

Tuesday, January 31

Euchre Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Brewers Lounge at Pigeon Hill 895 Fourth St. No partner needed!

Incoming: Star Show
7:00pm-7:25pm FREE

MCC Carr-Fles Planetarium 221 S. Quarterline Rd. “Incoming!” explores how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet. For questions call 231-777-0289

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
7:00pm-9:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to support them. www.mrhsonline.org

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

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

Crocheting with Wire
6:00pm-8:00pm

Art Council of White Lake 106 E. Colby St. For details go to: www.artswhitelake.org

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

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

Wednesday, February 1

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round
5 days a week
1346 Bluff St.
Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Salty Pecker 255 Seminole Rd. Free event. All are welcome 21yr.+ suggested.

Muskegon Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Unruly Brewing Company 360 W. Western Ave. Free event. All are welcome. 21yr+

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

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 St., Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Thursday, February 2

MSMS Allegrettos Presents Disney’s Frozen Jr.
7:00pm-8:45pm

Mona Shores Performing Arts Center 1121 Seminole Rd. $10. For more info call 231-759-8506

Incoming: Star Show
7:00pm-7:25pm FREE

MCC Carr-Fles Planetarium 221 S. Quarterline Rd. “Incoming!” explores how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet. For questions call 231-777-0289

Crash Course in Printmaking with Lee Ann Frame
6:00pm-7:30pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Free event 231-720-2574

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round
5 days a week
1346 Bluff St.
Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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 Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Wonderland Distilling 1989 Lakeshore Dr. Free event. All are welcome 21 yr. +

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

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller,
guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Friday, February 3

Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Game – vs- Youngstown Phantoms
Puck drops at 7:00pm

Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. For tickets www.muskegonlumberjacks.com

MSMS Allegrettos Presents Disney’s Frozen Jr.
7:00pm-8:45pm

Mona Shores Performing Arts Center 1121 Seminole Rd. $10. For more info call 231-759-8506

Legal Rehab Fundraiser
7:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Great cover band. Songs by Neil Young & more

Drew Nelson & Highway 2
7:30pm

Playhouse at White Lake 304 S. Mears St. For ticket information call 231-894-4048

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round
5 days a week
1346 Bluff St
. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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, February 4

Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Game – vs- Youngstown Phantoms
Puck drops at 7:00pm

Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. For tickets www.muskegonlumberjacks.com

MSMS Allegrettos Presents Disney’s Frozen Jr.
7:00pm-8:45pm

Mona Shores Performing Arts Center 1121 Seminole Rd. $10. For more info call 231-759-8506

Black History Trivia Contest
2:00pm-3:00pm

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster Ave. Free For more info 231-722-8000

Black Tie for the Y
6:30pm

Delta 939 Third St. Annual gala $125.00 per person. For more info. 231-722-9622

Acoustic Oasis
7:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Phil Petersen and Glen Miller.

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
11:00am-2:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to support them. www.mrhsonline.org

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave
. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round
5 days a week
1346 Bluff St.
Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science: February Saturday: Snowman Craft
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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/event.

Muskegon Farmers Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, February 5

Black Man Documentary Premier
3:00pm

Frauenthal Theater 425 W. Western Ave. This is a FREE event. The men highlighted in this film are all Muskegon natives.

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round
5 days a week
1346 Bluff St.
Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Spoons and Tunes
4:00pm-7:00pm

North Grove Brewery & Deli 8735 Water St. Soup tasting fundraiser 231-893-4585

Monday, February 6

Open Mic Poetry Night
6:00pm-7:00pm

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster Ave. This is a free event. For questions 231-722-8000

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 – January 23-30, 2023

www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday, January 23

Monopoly Deal Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Brewers Lounge at Pigeon Hill 895 Fourth St. Games will be 2 players
• At 9:00 we’ll count each player’s points to determine the overall winner.
• In the event of a tie, a tiebreaker round will be played
• Hang out, make some new friends, drink a few beers and have fun!

Hackley Library Teen Excursion
3:30pm-4:30pm

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster St. Meet at Hackley Library for behind the scenes tour of the Muskegon Museum of Art. FREE For more information call 231-722-8014

Paws and Read with Breezy and Dolly!
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Hackley Public Library 316 W. Webster Ave. There are two new four-legged reading helpers in Hackley Library’s Youth Services! Practice and strengthen literacy skills by reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs who are calm & non-judgmental.

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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, January 24

Incoming: Star Show
7:00pm-7:25pm FREE

MCC Carr-Fles Planetarium 221 S. Quarterline Rd. “Incoming!” explores how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet. For questions call 231-777-0289

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
7:00pm-9:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to support them. www.mrhsonline.org

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

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

Crocheting with Wire
6:00pm-8:00pm

Art Council of White Lake 106 E. Colby St. For details go to: www.artswhitelake.org

Pretty Fun Trivia
6:15pm-7:30pm
Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St.

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

Wednesday, January 25

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week
1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round
430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm
Salty Pecker 255 Seminole Rd. Free event. All are welcome 21yr.+ suggested.

Muskegon Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm
Unruly Brewing Company 360 W. Western Ave. Free event. All are welcome. 21yr+

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

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 St., Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Thursday, January 26

Irene Miller: Hollocaust Survivor
6:00pm-8:00pm
Muskegon High School 80 W. Southern Ave. Hackley Public Library is honored to collaborate with Irene Miller, and other community partners, to bring awareness to her courageous journey.  We hope you’ll mark your calendar for this moving event. FREE.

Hopper: An American Love Story Film Screening
6:00pm-7:30
Muskegon Art Museum 296 W. Webster $10 For more information 231-720-2574

Incoming: Star Show
7:00pm-7:25pm FREE
MCC Carr-Fles Planetarium 221 S. Quarterline Rd. “Incoming!” explores how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet. For questions call 231-777-0289

Little Learners STEAM Play & Learn
10:00am-11:00am
Muskegon Museum of History & Science 430 W. Clay Ave. For ages 0-4 RSVP required through eventbrite.com/e/405310142547. Call for more details 231-722-0278

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm
Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week
1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round
430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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 Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm
Wonderland Distilling 1989 Lakeshore Dr. Free event. All are welcome 21 yr. +

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

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller, guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Friday, January 27

Alley Door Club: The Soul Syndicate
6:00pm-10:00pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave.  Funk, Soul, and R&B artists! Enjoy a fun evening of live music, dancing, and a full cash bar! Doors open at 6:00 PM and The Soul Syndicate will be playing from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Enjoy $1 off all drinks during Happy Hour from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 3rd floor Ballroom of the Hilt Building. $13

Bryan Eng Trio, Piano Jazz
7:30pm-9:30pm
The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd fl.  His cool sounds and unique talents have been featured across the country. For tickets go to www.westmichigansymphony.com

Attack of the Blooksuckers: Opening Exhibit
5:30pm-7:30pm

Muskegon History & Science Museum 430 W. Clay Ave. This is a free event! There will be bloodsucking crafts, games, and refreshments available for you to enjoy during this open house-style event. We will also be doing our first live leech feeding. 231-722-078

Secret Belly Dancers Fundraiser
7:00pm-9:00m

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. For more information 231-894-5333

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week
1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round
430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Preschool Story Time
10:30am-11:00am
Hackley Library 316 W. Webster This is great for ages 0-5 years. Free event

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, January 28

37th Annual Muskegon Jaycees Snowfest
10:00am-2:00pm

Downtown Muskegon Western Ave. Corn hole tournament, Snow volleyball tournament and Soup / Chili cook off. Ten tastings for $15 at the door held at Trinity Arena.

January Saturday: Paper Robot
1:00pm-3:00pm
Muskegon Museum of History & Science 430 W. Clay Free to Muskegon residents

Muskegon Risers Home Soccer Game – vs – Iowa Raptors
7:00pm
Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. For tickets www.muskegonrisers.com

Serita’s Black Rose
7:00pm-9:00pm
Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. A self-professed “Funkateer” No cover charge

Improv Afternoon with White Lake Youth Council
2:00pm-4:00pm
Playhouse at White Lake 304 S. Mears $7 individual / $20 family of four. Audience participation is allowed and encouraged—but only if you want

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
11:00am-2:00pm
2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to support them. www.mrhsonline.org

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week
1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round
430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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/event.

Muskegon Farmers Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, January 29

Hopper: An American Love Story Film Screening
1:00pm-2:35
Muskegon Art Museum 296 W. Webster $10 For more information 231-720-2574

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week
1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Monday, January 30

Gospel Kick-Off Event Black History Month
6:00pm-7:00pm
Hackley Library 316 W. Webster Ave. In addition to enjoying musical talents, we’ll witness a Praise Dance and Vignettes on Black History. This is a FREE event.

Where in the World Trivia Night
7:00pm
Pigeon Hill Brewers Lounge 895 Fourth St. Bring your friends! Enjoy the night

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

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 01/23/23

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

JANUARY 23, 2023

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: 1/9/23
  4. Approve / amend agenda
  5. Correspondence / reports
  6. Public comments regarding agenda items
  7. Unfinished Business
    none
  8. New Business
    A. Employee Health Insurance
    B. ARPA Budget Amendments
    C. Fruitport District Library Appointments
    D. Hardship Policy
    E. Reappointment of Mike Michelli to the Planning Commission
  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

Muskegon Lumberjacks Post-Game Jersey Auction 01/21/23

THROWBACK NIGHT – JAN. 21
POST-GAME JERSEY AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

Come out and celebrate Muskegon’s incredible hockey history for Throwback Night! From the Mohawks to the Zephyrs, to the Fury and the Lumberjacks, all of Muskegon’s past hockey clubs will be front and center. Plus, the Jacks will compete in vintage Lumberjacks jerseys, which will be available for auction after the game!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET

Performances from Top Student Musicians Showcased at 18th Annual Michigan Music Conference – January 21, 2023

MCC Student’s Composition Selected for ‘Young Composers of Michigan Premier Concert’  

(Muskegon MI) – A composition created by Oscar Justian will premiere at the Michigan Music Conference on January 21, 2023.  Justian is a freshman at Muskegon Community College (MCC) and plays violin II in the MCC String Quartet. His piece, “Magic,” will be performed by a string quartet comprised of fellow MCC music students. 

His composition was selected by the Michigan Music Education Association, which assembled a panel of professional musicians to select the winning compositions.  Justian explained that he approached composing “Magic” as a way to “learn how to structure music.”  He submitted the composition in 2022 while attending Mona Shores High School.  

“I’m really excited,” said Justian.  “It’s a great chance to have a live performance, get publicity, and to get a glimpse into the world of how this would be as a career.”   

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Oscar Justian, MCC Student

“Oscar is a wonderfully gifted musician and young composer,” explained Daniel Meyers, director of music at MCC. “His dedication to music, composition and performing is extremely admirable and we are so proud of his efforts and accomplishments.”   

Justian, who started playing viola in fifth grade, plans to transfer to Western Michigan University to study music composition after completing his studies at MCC.  “It’s fun and more advanced,” said Justian of his experience in the MCC music program. “It’s a great opportunity to learn and grow.”    

The Young Composers of Michigan Premier Concert will take place at 11am Saturday, January 21, 2023 in the Pantlind Ballroom at the Amway Grand Plaza hotel in Grand Rapids.  The Grand Haven High School Chamber Orchestra and The Mona Shores High School Wind Ensemble also earned the honor of performing at the conference. Ticket information is at https://michiganmusicconference.org/tickets

In addition to 85 areas of study, MCC offers the opportunity to participate in two vocal performance groups, four instrumental performance groups, dance classes, and theater opportunities. Muskegon Community College, which was founded in 1926, has locations in Muskegon, Ottawa, Newaygo, and Grand Traverse Counties. Visit www.muskegoncc.edu to learn more. 

A Thought for Today

by Connie Jarka

The coffee pot burbs as it perks
The lights of traffic hurrying by
lighting for others the way to another day;
The thoughts of all of those folks
headed out into the world
For work or church or play.
This is a piece of the
world at bay.
All are so important.

Photography of Mysterious Landscapes – Muskegon Museum of Art

Photography of mysterious landscapes fill gallery at the Muskegon Museum of Art

landscape

MUSKEGON, MI — The Muskegon Museum of Art presents David Lubbers: The Mysterious Landscape beginning Thursday, January 19. The exhibition features a masterful display of mysterious, and sometimes haunting, landscape photography by Michigan Photographer, David Lubbers. 

Over the span of his 40-year career, David Lubbers traveled the world telling stories through the lens of his camera. His photographs focus primarily on the complex forms and patterns in nature and contain a sense of mystery and surreal moments in time.

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David Lubbers: The Mysterious Landscape is a celebration of Lubbers’ career as an accomplished Michigan artist. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery. From January 6 – April 29, 2023, GVSU will be presenting Reflections of Beauty: Photographs of Michigan by David Lubbers at the L.V. Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids.

A public Opening Reception for David Lubbers: The Mysterious Landscape will be held at the Muskegon Museum of Art on Thursday, January 19 at 5 PM with an Artist Talk in the gallery at 6 PM.

David Lubbers: The Mysterious Landscape will be on display from January 19 through May 14, 2023. The Muskegon Museum of Art is open Tuesdays – Sundays from 11 AM – 5 PM, with extended hours on Thursdays to 8 PM. General admission into the museum is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65+, $6 for children under 16, and free for MMA members. General admission is free for everyone on Thursdays thanks to The Meijer Foundation.

David Lubbers: The Mysterious Landscape is underwritten by Mike and Pat Wade.

For more information or questions, visit muskegonartmuseum.org or call at (231) 720-2570.

Events Happening in Muskegon County – Jan 17-23, 2023

www.visitmuskegon.org

Tuesday, January 17

Wine School
6:00pm-8:00pm

Muskegon Country Club 2801 Lakeshore Dr. Monthly. $50 per person 231-755-3737

Incoming: Star Show
7:00pm-7:25pm FREE

MCC Carr-Fles Planetarium 221 S. Quarterline Rd. “Incoming!” explores how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet. For questions call 231-777-0289

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
7:00pm-9:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to support them. www.mrhsonline.org

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

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

Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne and Emmett
7:30pm-9:00pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave. $30. One- act play between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. For tickets www.frauenthal.org

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

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

Wednesday, January 18

Muskegon Lake Work Bee: Invasive Plant Species
10:00am

Grand Trunk Picnic Area 2090 Lakeshore Dr. Hands on learning! Come out to enjoy the shoreline and learn about non-native plants. Trained, knowledgeable volunteers will be teaching the specifics of invasive species, while volunteers identify, tag, and remove them. We would love to see new volunteer Shoreline Stewards join us.

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Salty Pecker 255 Seminole Rd. Free event. All are welcome 21yr.+ suggested.

Muskegon Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Unruly Brewing Company 360 W. Western Ave. Free event. All are welcome. 21yr+

Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne and Emmett
7:30pm-9:00pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave. $30. One- act play between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. For tickets www.frauenthal.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

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 St., Montague. thebooknookjavashop.com

Harmonious Wail Third Coast Swing
7:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St., Montague $10 per person

Thursday, January 19

Incoming: Star Show
7:00pm-7:25pm FREE

MCC Carr-Fles Planetarium 221 S. Quarterline Rd. “Incoming!” explores how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet. For questions call 231-777-0289

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne and Emmett
7:30pm-9:00pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave. $30. One- act play between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. For tickets www.frauenthal.org

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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 Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Wonderland Distilling 1989 Lakeshore Dr. Free event. All are welcome 21 yr. +

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

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller,
guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Boot Strap Boys
7:00pm

Playhouse at White Lake 304 S. Mears Ave. $20 per person For tickets 231-894-4048

Friday, January 20

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year -Round
5 days a week
1346 Bluff St.
Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Preschool Story Time
10:30am-11:00am

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster This is great for ages 0-5 years. Free event

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

Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne and Emmett
7:30pm-9:00pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave. $30. One- act play between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. For tickets www.frauenthal.org

Olivia Van Goor Trio
7:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. $10 per person Jazz & Swing 231-894-5333

Saturday, January 21

Lego Build
2:00pm-4:00pm

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster Ave. FREE for all ages. Legos are supplied

Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
12:00pm-2:00pm

Brewers Lounge at Pigeon Hill: 895 Fourth St. Teams must pre-register as contest is limited to 10 teams. Cost to participate is $20/team. Prizes will be awarded!

January Saturdays: Life Cycles
1:00pm-3:00pm

Muskegon History & Science Museum 430 W. Clay Ave. FREE to residents $5 for others. Insects, mammals, and reptiles all take on different forms as they transition in their life cycles. Come in and see if you can identify whose who. www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Steve Hydonus & Friends
7:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St., Montague Guitar and Vocals

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
11:00am-2:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to support them. www.mrhsonline.org

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round
5 days a week
1346 Bluff St.
Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne and Emmett
7:30pm-9:00pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave. $30. One- act play between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. For tickets www.frauenthal.org

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/event.

Muskegon Farmers Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, January 22

Core-Cardio-Craft Beer: Jazzercise, Pilates Collaboration
11:15am

Brewers Lounge at Pigeon Hill 895 Fourth St. 30 minutes each just $20

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round
5 days a week
1346 Bluff St
. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Monday, January 23

Monopoly Deal Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Brewers Lounge at Pigeon Hill 895 Fourth St. Games will be 2 players
• At 9:00 we’ll count each player’s points to determine the overall winner.
• In the event of a tie, a tiebreaker round will be played
• Hang out, make some new friends, drink a few beers and have fun!

Hackley Library Teen Excursion
3:30pm-4:30pm

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster St. Meet at Hackley Library for behind the scenes tour of the Muskegon Museum of Art. FREE For more information call 231-722-8014

Paws and Read with Breezy and Dolly!
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Hackley Public Library 316 W. Webster Ave. There are two new four-legged reading helpers in Hackley Library’s Youth Services! Practice and strengthen literacy skills by reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs who are calm & non-judgmental.

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

Celebrate and Honor MLK Day at the Muskegon Museum of Art

MUSKEGON, MI — In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Muskegon Museum of Art is hosting a free community day on Monday, January 16 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. The public is invited to explore the galleries with Muskegon High School student docents, watch a film screening of ‘Black Man’, and get creative with an MLK Day art activity in the museum classroom.

Muskegon High School’s AP Art class will be docents from 1 PM – 3 PM to talk about artwork from the MMA permanent collection. Each student chose a work of art from the collection to research and present to museum visitors on MLK Day.

The film, ‘Black Man’, is a feature-length documentary that tells the stories of the men behind SONS: Seeing the African American Male. The film is a kaleidoscope of raw, riveting, and candid conversations with black men about their lives, their loves, their losses, their AMERICA. Nearly three dozen men share their perspectives of the everyday black man in ways we have not seen on film. Muskegon is the backdrop for ‘Black Man’, but the stories are Any Town, USA. A screening of ‘Black Man’ will be in the Muskegon Museum of Art’s auditorium at 1:30 PM.

The Muskegon Museum of Art classroom will be open for a special MLK Day art activity from 11 AM – 1 PM.

All exhibitions currently on display, including Through Our Lens: Hands, will be free and open to the public to visit from 11 AM – 5 PM.

For more information or questions, contact Kristina Broughton at kbrought@muskegonartmuseum.org or call at (231) 720-2574.

Parmenter Law Announces New Partner

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Matthew D. Mills
Shareholder
Phone: (231) 722-5419
Email: Matt@parmenterlaw.com

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN – Parmenter Law is pleased to announce that Matt Mills has been named partner in the law firm. Matt joins the other Parmenter Law partners: Anna Urick Duggins, Christopher L. Kelly, William J. Meier, Joshua A. Reece, and John C. Schrier.

“Matt began with our firm during law school in our Summer Clerkship Program. Over the last several years, Matt has enhanced our firm’s civil and probate litigation practice and currently chairs our firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Matt has successfully pursued and defended claims across the Michigan state and federal courts. We have enjoyed watching Matt’s hard work and dedication payoff. He has become an exceptional lawyer and it was without hesitation that we invited Matt to join us as partners.” Christopher L. Kelly – Co-Managing Partner

“Our firm is better because of Matt. We are excited about the future of the law firm. Parmenter Law is more than a law firm. It is a family, a team, and a culture of support and trust. Matt embodies our culture very well.” Anna Urick Duggins – Co-Managing Partner

Matt is a native of North Muskegon, Michigan and attended high school at North Muskegon High School. After graduating law school, Matt moved back to North Muskegon. Matt’s practice focuses on civil and probate litigation, family law, and alternative dispute resolution. He enjoys pursuing and defending claims on behalf of his clients and takes pride in understanding the unique goals of each client.

Matt earned his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University, Cum Laude, in 2012, and his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2014.


About Parmenter Law – For over 70 years, Parmenter Law has served clients along the lakeshore, in Muskegon, and nationwide. The firm’s practice areas include Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate, Business, Public Sector, and Civil Litigation. Their office is located in downtown Muskegon at 601 Terrace Street.

For more information about Parmenter Law, visit www.parmenterlaw.com or send an email to info@parmenterlaw.com.

Parmenter Law Announces New Associate Attorney

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Kayla P. Kolbe
Associate
Phone: (231) 722-5403
Email: Kayla@parmenterlaw.com

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN – Parmenter Law is pleased to announce the addition of Kayla P. Kolbe as a new Associate Attorney.

Kayla is a graduate of Reeths-Puffer High School and is thrilled to be returning home to begin her legal career. Kayla intends to focus her practice on business law and estate planning, helping individuals and closely held businesses address their present challenges and plan for the future.

Kayla earned her law degree from Michigan State College of Law in 2022 with honors. During law school, she clerked for Legal Services of South-Central Michigan and served on the International Law Review board. Additionally, Kayla spent both of her law school summers clerking with Parmenter Law.

Prior to attending law school, Kayla received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 2019. While at Michigan, Kayla had the opportunity to work as a Research Assistant in Greece for a summer. Kayla also studied abroad in New Zealand during her junior year and it was during this experience that she took a law and policy course that ultimately inspired her to pursue a career in law.

In Kayla’s spare time, she enjoys spending time on the water with her family and dog, reading, traveling, and watching the latest TV shows.

“We are thrilled to add Kayla to the firm,” said Josh Reece. “Her outstanding intellect, work ethic, and energy leaves no doubt that she will be a tremendous asset to Parmenter and our community.”

Kayla can be reached at (231) 722-5403 or kayla@parmenterlaw.com.


About Parmenter Law – For over 70 years, Parmenter Law has served clients along the lakeshore, in Muskegon, and nationwide. The firm’s practice areas include Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate, Business, Public Sector, and Civil Litigation. Their office is located in downtown Muskegon at 601 Terrace Street.

For more information about Parmenter Law, visit www.parmenterlaw.com or send an email to info@parmenterlaw.com.

Muskegon County Homelessness Survey in Need of Volunteers

Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network Winter Point-in-Time Survey in Need of Volunteers

Muskegon, MI – On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, the Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network Outreach Committee is conducting the Winter Point in Time (PIT) Survey. Volunteers are needed to help our community take to the streets and help identify individuals who may be homeless and in need of services.

“We are reaching out to our community in hopes that they will join our Outreach Team in making everyone count; we as a community have to capability to make sure that all of our neighbors are able to receive help if they are in need.” states, Outreach Committee.

The PIT survey is conducted nationwide by communities to help analyze the number of people who are homeless and to help support requests to private and public entities for funding for both housing and services, all with the goal of ending homelessness. Without the data to support the need of our community, funds for assistance programs will not be made available. We need our community’s support.

“The PIT is extremely important to the work of stakeholders in this community who are committed to eradicating homelessness; it gives us pertinent data that is required to leverage federal and state funds for housing and most importantly it is an opportunity to interact with members of our community experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity and help them connect with services” states, Miranda Paggeot, Muskegon County Homeless Network Coordinator.

What: Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network Winter Point in-Time Survey
When: Wednesday, January 25th at 8 p.m.
Where: 1128 Roberts St Muskegon, MI, 49442

Volunteers and community members can meet the Outreach Team before conducting the survey at specific localities in Muskegon County.

If your agency or organization provides services to the homeless/at-risk population and would like to get involved, please contact Miranda Paggeot at miranda@unitedwaylakeshore.org.

About the Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network: The MCHCCH is a Muskegon Community based organization that is supported by neighboring health and community-based organizations. Its main goal is to end homelessness in Muskegon County and to provide resources and services to the poor and homeless. For more information, visit http://www.muskegoncoc.org/.

MCC Faculty Boost Student Success with New Nationally Recognized Teaching Credential

ACUE Certification improves teaching, student success 

(Muskegon MI) – Muskegon Community College (MCC) leaders celebrated 38 faculty members for earning Certificates in Effective College Instruction from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). Faculty demonstrated their commitment to student success and equity by completing coursework that equips them with the evidence-based teaching practices shown to improve student engagement, increase persistence, and close equity gaps.   

ACUE Certification, the only nationally recognized collegiate teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education, ensures faculty have demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and skills across all core teaching competencies. Certificates, pins, and medallions were presented during an award ceremony on the main campus on Wednesday, January 4.   

“I have the utmost respect for those who participated in this program,” said Dr. Kelley Conrad, Provost and Chief Student Services Officer, during the ceremony.   “You showed grit, tenacity, and commitment to your peers, your craft, and your students.”  Conrad acknowledged that faculty completed the program over the period of about 10 months while teaching full-time and simultaneously influencing thousands of students. 

MCC President, Dr. John Selmon, joined Conrad in praising the commitment of faculty.  “We know the core of what we do is all about teaching and learning and your efforts demonstrate our commitment to student success.”  Selmon acknowledged that faculty and others on campus will continue pursuing professional development in support of the college ‘aspiring to be the best.’  

Faculty members recognized for earning a Certificate in Effective College Instruction, as of January 2023, include: 

  • Rudy Bartels, Geography 
  • Hollie Benson, College Success Center 
  • Ed Breitenbach, Academic Affairs/English 
  • Sandra Burley, Spanish 
  • Karin Burrell, Math 
  • Eric Carballido, Geography 
  • Shanika Carter, Communications 
  • Diana Casey, Geography 
  • Irene Church, Business 
  • Tonya Clevenger, Education 
  • Matthew Cooper, Biology 
  • Anna Cunningham, Nursing 
  • Dawn Gainor, Psychology 
  • Debbie Grube, Respiratory Therapy 
  • Audra Gustafson, Math 
  • Amy Herrington, Nursing 
  • Heather Johnson, Medical Assisting 
  • Michael Johnson, English 
  • Jennifer Jones, Education 
  • Mick Kilburn, Physics 
  • Jenny Klingenberg, English 
  • Shawn Macauley, Biology 
  • Anita MacDonald, Biology 
  • Wanda MacLeod, Medical Assisting 
  • Ashley Nederveld, Psychology 
  • Nicholas Palmer, Music 
  • Kathy Pollock, Biology 
  • Jennifer Riggs, Respiratory Therapy 
  • Evin Rodkey, Anthropology 
  • Virginia Rogers, English 
  • Les Rorick, Theater 
  • Janna Rosenkranz, English 
  • Jason Shaughnessy, Health and Physical Education 
  • Deb Spoors, Psychology 
  • Heather Vanderzanden, Nursing 
  • Farris Withers, College Success Center 
  • Sarah Woycehoski, History 
  • Jamie Wright, Writing Center 

Full- and part-time faculty had the opportunity to participate in two cohorts, “Effective Teaching Practices,” and “Effective Online Teaching Practices,” both with 25 modules intended to develop faculty competencies in designing an effective college class, establishing a productive learning environment, using active learning strategies, and promoting higher order thinking. Faculty also had the option to earn the ACUE micro-credential, “Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners.”   

Numerous independently validated impact studies show that students learn more and that equity gaps close when courses are led by ACUE Certified faculty. The training was coordinated by English faculty Jenny Klingenberg and Medical Assistant faculty Heather Johnson. 

Classes related to 85 areas of study are taught by 84 full-time and 211 part-time faculty members.  Muskegon Community College, which was founded in 1926, has locations in Muskegon, Ottawa, Newaygo, and Grand Traverse Counties. Visit www.muskegoncc.edu to learn more. 

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Les Rorick, MCC Theater faculty, receives his ACUE Certificate at the college’s Winter 2023 Faculty Seminar Day.

Rep. VanWoerkom Sworn in to Represent New 88th House District

Rep. invites residents to contact office at new phone number

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom (R-Norton Shores) was sworn into office for his third term today. He now represents the people of Michigan’s new 88th House District, which encompasses parts of Muskegon and Ottawa counties, including Ferrysburg, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Norton Shores, and the townships of Crockery, Olive, Port Sheldon, and Robinson.

The representative said he is eager to get to work addressing the issues that matter to West Michigan residents, such as inflation relief, public safety, parental involvement in education, access to child care and more.

“I represent a new district, the House is under new leadership, and our state is facing new challenges,” VanWoerkom said. “I am ready to get to work and continue to be a voice for the people of West Michigan. I am confident House Republicans and Democrats will be able to find common ground on the important issues facing our great state.”

Rep. VanWoerkom invites residents to contact his new 88th District office with any concerns, thoughts or ideas about state government and legislation by phone at (517) 373-1830 or by addressing mail to N-1192 Anderson House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909. His email address, GregVanWoerkom@House.MI.gov, remains the same.

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From right to left, Rep. Greg VanWoerkom is joined by his mother, Valerie VanWoerkom, his son and daughter, Ewan and Rowan VanWoerkom, and his father, Jerry VanWoerkom, former Michigan representative and senator, as he is sworn in for his third term by House Clerk Gary Randall.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Special Events & News

GAMES / EVENTS

13 LOVES PETS – JAN. 13

PRESENTED BY WZZM 13 ON YOUR SIDE

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WZZM 13 on Your Side loves pets! Come join us for corgi races on the ice during the first intermission. Pound Buddies will be joining us on the concourse! Submit the cutest picture of your adorable pet to be shown on the video board during the game!

Attendees who donate any of the following items at the door will be placed in a drawing for 4 Jacks Club tickets for a future game:
• Paper Towels
• Liquid Detergent
• Clumping Cat Litter
• Bleach

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET

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STAR WARS NIGHT – JAN. 14

PRESENTED BY RED FIVE IT

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In a galaxy not far, far away…the Jacks take on the Youngstown Phantoms on January 14th! Whether you’re on the light side or the dark side, you’re invited to watch the action!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET

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RECENT NEWS

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KYLE WAGNER NAMED TO SUPPORT STAFF FOR BIOSTEEL
Lumberjacks’ Head Equipment Manager, Kyle Wagner, will serve as the Equipment Manager for Team Blue during the Biosteel All-American Game on Monday, January 16th.
Wagner joins forward Ethan Whitcomb and defenseman Gavin McCarthy as Lumberjacks selected for the game.

LEARN MORE

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SPONSOR THE JACKS – PARTNER WITH US!
Is your business interested in sponsoring the Muskegon Lumberjacks? Contact Mike Sontag at msontag@muskegonlumberjacks.com to learn more!

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Events Happening in Muskegon County – Jan 10-16, 2023

www.visitmuskegon.org

Are you a business with an event happening in Muskegon County: https://bit.ly/SubmitYourEventHere
It’s FREE

Tuesday, January 10

Incoming: Star Show
7:00pm-7:25pm FREE

MCC Carr-Fles Planetarium 221 S. Quarterline Rd. “Incoming!” explores how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet. For questions call 231-777-0289

Robots, Robots, ROBOTS!
4:30pm-5:30pm

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster. Everything Robots for all ages. FREE. Register at www.hackleylibrary.org to pick your robot.

Drawing Class: FREE
5:30pm-6:30pm

Hackley Library 316 W Webster Ave. Registration is required at www.hackleylibrary.org

Finding Edges with Ink
6:00pm-8:00pm

Art Council of White Lake 106 E. Colby St. For cost & Registration artswhitelake.org

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
7:00pm-9:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to support them. www.mrhsonline.org

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

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

Pretty Fun Trivia
6:15pm-7:30pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Weekly through January. 231-894-5333

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

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

Wednesday, January 11

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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

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 Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Salty Pecker 255 Seminole Rd. Free event. All are welcome 21yr.+ suggested.

Muskegon Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Unruly Brewing Company 360 W. Western Ave. Free event. All are welcome. 21yr+

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

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

Thursday, January 12

Incoming: Star Show
7:00pm-7:25pm FREE

MCC Carr-Fles Planetarium 221 S. Quarterline Rd. “Incoming!” explores how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet. For questions call 231-777-0289

Little Learners STEAM Play and Learn
10:00am-11:00am

Muskegon History & Science Museum 430 W. Clay Ave. This is a free program geared toward ages 0-4 years of age. Registration is required eventbrite.com/e/405310142547.

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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 Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Wonderland Distilling 1989 Lakeshore Dr. Free event. All are welcome 21 yr. +

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

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller, guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Friday, January 13

Preschool Story Time
10:30am-11:00am

Hackly Library 316 W. Webster Ave. For ages 0-5 years. FREE

Alley Door Club: Big Daddy Fox
6:00pm-10:00pm

Frauenthal Center: 3rd Floor Ballroom 425 W. Western Ave. Doors open at 6:00pm for happy hour. Big Daddy Fox will play from 7-10. Cost per person $13

Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne and Emmett
7:30pm-9:00pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave. $30. One- act play between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. For tickets www.frauenthal.org

Bruce Matthews
7:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. “Front porch music” 231-894-5333

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year-Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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, January 14

Super Saturday: FREE Family Fun Day
11:00am-2:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Hands on art and STEAM activity

January Saturday: Marble Art
1:00pm-3:00pm

Muskegon Museum of History & Science 430 W. Clay Ave. FREE to residents $5 non residents www.lakeshoremuseum.org

Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne and Emmett
7:30pm-9:00pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave. $30. One- act play between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. For tickets www.frauenthal.org

Matt Beck, Piano & Percussion
5:00pm-7:00pm

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. www.WestMichiganSymphony.org for tickets

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
11:00am-2:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to support them. www.mrhsonline.org

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Acoustic Oasis
7:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Two guys who love playing music.

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/event.

Muskegon Farmers Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, January 15

Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne and Emmett
7:30pm-9:00pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave. $30. One- act play between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. For tickets www.frauenthal.org

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Monday, January 16

Martin Luther King Jr Day
Our office is closed today

Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne and Emmett
7:30pm-9:00pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave. $30. One- act play between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. For tickets www.frauenthal.org

Muskegon Museum of Art: FREE Community Day
11:00am-5:00pm FREE tours today

Muskegon Art Museum 296 W. Webster Ave. Open today for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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

Art Gallery & Collaboration Facilitator to Host Networking Event for Women

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Grand Rapids, MI: Local consulting firm Crooked Tree Creative and new local gallery, All Art Works are partnering to present a female focused networking event benefiting Girls Rock Grand Rapids. Ladies’ Night is happening on Friday, January 20th, starting at 6pm at one of the hottest new spots for creatives- All Art Works (333 Cesar E. Chavez Ave SW). This event is an effort to cultivate relationships and collaboration between female professionals who are already beginning to make their mark in Grand Rapids. This event is open to female and non-binary identifying professionals, creatives, and community members in West Michigan.

Because of All Art Works history of helping create unique opportunities and events for artists, it was a natural fit for Crooked Tree Creative’s Ladies’ Night Series. Crooked Tree Creative is a local female owned consulting agency based on collaboration. Elle Lively, owner of CTC and founder of the Ladies’ Night series, says “I continue to be inspired by the number of female creative professionals in the West Michigan area and their ambition, drive and talent.” In the true spirit of collaboration, there are endless opportunities when such forces come together. The event will feature a rotating art show featuring female and non-binary artists, curated by Artist at Large, Calli Salazar. Calli Salazar is an abstract artist who started her full time career right here in Grand Rapids. “Grand Rapids really inspired me to take the risk to take my art to the next level. Events such as this one continue to give local artists a place to showcase their work, and to be proud of the community they are a part of.”

During the course of the evening, the art on the walls will change multiple times for maximum impact. In the spirit of collaboration, there will also be a featured community art piece that all attendees are encouraged to interact with and leave their mark on. There will be multiple business card drawings for gift cards, artwork and more. In addition to a cash bar, permanent jewelry vendors and more, DJ Super Dre will be spinning a female artist-centric playlist. Whether it’s a new connection, piece of art, or idea, every attendee will take something home.

Ladies’ Night is a way to engage, educate and excite its attendees about the future and potential of women in the Grand Rapids arts and culture scene, to meet collaborators and build a network, and to pursue their career in Grand Rapids. Elle Lively says “There is a need in our community for female forward events that cater to young professional females in the arts practices. There are very few female focused events that directly relate to the passions we have made our profession.” She believes that creating smarter events for women to network will create strong connections resulting in collaboration and new ideas. In August 2022, she tested this idea with a private invite only event that required no marketing, prep, or fiscal obligation. Over 30 women attended the invite only event and made lasting connections that have produced even more collaboration. For example, two of those women have now started a business together.

This event is open to the public and no private invite is required. CTC and AAW have partnered with Girls Rock Grand Rapids to collect a $5 suggested donation at the door to benefit their programming. Additionally, AAW has generously agreed to donate 10% of any art sold during the event time frame to Girls Rock Grand Rapids.

The $5 suggested donation gets you access to:
● A rotating art show featuring female and non-binary artists, curated by artist at large, Calli Salazar
● Beats from live female DJ
● Cash bar from Beer City Bread Co.
● Opportunity to be part of a collaborative art piece at the event
● Business card raffle with gift cards, art from Calli Salazar, and more from local female owned businesses
& more surprises!

About Elle Lively of Crooked Tree Creative (co-presenter, event series founder):
Crooked Tree Creative is a local boutique artist development company focused on improving the quality of life in our communities by empowering artists with hands-on skills, tools, and collaboration opportunities. In the past 5 years, founder Elle Lively has coached hundreds of artists, started a related nonprofit, and produced dozens of events. Elle’s goal is to continue collaboration efforts as the sole driving force of this company. You’ll see several productions from CTC this year, but this series is something distinctly different.

About All Art Works (co-presenter, venue):
AllArtWorks is a platform created to connect art with homes. They are a juried platform that carefully vets quality and price. Through their long-standing relationships with multiple NYC galleries and private dealers we represent secondary market work by such renowned artists as Arthur Dove, Robert DeNiro Sr., Fairfield Porter, Philip Pearlstein and many others. Learn more at www.allartworks.com.

About Girls Rock Grand Rapids (nonprofit partner):
Girls Rock! Grand Rapids (GR!GR) is a week-long summer camp that exists to empower girls and gender-expansive youth through music. Each year, kids and teens at camp get to participate in instrument exploration, workshops, band forming, song writing, and logo and album art creation. They also get to record their new songs in a professional recording studio and then perform them live in front of an audience. It seriously rocks. Learn more at https://gaah.org/classes-programs/girls-rock-gr/.

OCRC Reminds Motorists to be Safe, Alert This Winter Season

Ottawa County Road Commission crews are working hard to help keep area roadways clear during our first major snow event of the 2022-23 winter maintenance season.

As our crews begin to share the road with area drivers, the OCRC is offering up some tips and information on winter operations, from plowing priorities to snow plow safety.

Plowing Priorities

Winter maintenance operations are conducted in accordance with the established priority system based on traffic volumes, road classification, and location.

The priorities are as follows:

1 – State Trunklines (i.e. I-96, I-196, US-31, M-45)
2 – Multi-lane Primary Roads
3 – Primary Roads
4 – Local Paved Roads
5 – Subdivision Streets
6 – Local Gravel Roads
7 – Dead End Streets and Cul-de-sacs

Tips For Driving

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Do not attempt to pass snow plow vehicles while they are plowing. Never attempt to pass a snow plow on the right.

Do not crowd the plow! Plow drivers have limited visibility and they cannot see directly behind their trucks. Please be aware that snow plow trucks may back up at intersections.

Be sure your windshield is clear of ice and snow. Make sure washer fluids are full, tires have proper air pressure and tread, and your vehicle is equipped with essential emergency equipment.

Posted speeds are for ideal road conditions. Michigan law requires motorists to drive at a “careful and prudent speed” in all conditions. Reduce speeds and increase following distances. Accelerate and brake slowly and avoid over-steering.

Beware of ice patches. Bridges and overpasses freeze first.

Avoid distractions. Don’t talk on your cell or text.

Always wear your safety belt. Ensure that all passengers are properly buckled, and children are in appropriate child-restraints.

Keep Away from the Road

Our plow drivers often deal with low visibility during winter weather events. Snow is constantly flying onto the windshield and around the plow truck. These conditions make it a challenge for our drivers to see anyone along the road — both children playing and homeowners shoveling or blowing snow on their driveways.

Just because you can see or hear the plow truck doesn’t mean the driver can see you! Make sure your far enough off of the road and away from the truck when it is operating in your vicinity. 

Plows can throw large chunks of ice into ditches when plowing, these chunks of snow and ice could cause you to become injured.

Make sure you remind your children that it is never a good idea to tunnel into snow or build forts in the snowbanks along the side of the road. Our drivers will not be able to see you, and if you’re in the tunnel, you could be “snowed in” when a truck plows next to you.

LMCU Announces 2022-23 Hutt Scholarship Essay Contest

Grand Rapids, MI. – Lake Michigan Credit Union (“LMCU”) has announced the topic for its annual Llyod F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest. The contest provides local high school seniors the opportunity to win one of 20 individual $2,000 college scholarships. This scholarship program honors the legacy of LMCU founder and teacher, Lloyd F. Hutt, and his lifelong commitment to education and community involvement.

The 2022-23 Hutt Scholarship essay topic is: “What act of kindness have you experienced or witnessed that has positively influenced you most? How will you carry it into your future?”

The entry period officially opened November 1, 2022 and will remain open until January 31, 2023. Applicants are required to write an original 750-1,500-word essay exploring the topic. Essays will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges, and the principal determining factor in selecting scholarship recipients is the applicant’s passion for the topic. Additionally, the committee will use comprehension of subject, organization, language use, originality, clarity, spelling, and grammar as criteria for selecting the recipients.

Lake Michigan Credit Union is proud to support area students in their pursuit of academic and real-world success. Since 1991, LMCU’s Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship program has provided over $500,000 in scholarship dollars to 292 students. Last year, 1,442 essays were received for consideration.

Interested high school seniors must complete an application online at LMCU.org/Hutt before the January 31, 2023 deadline. Winners will be notified directly and publicly announced around May 2023 on LMCU social media pages and LMCU.org/Hutt.

All applicants must be high school seniors, including home school students, who plan to enter a trade school, college, or university in the next academic year. All applicants must be one of the following: a resident of Michigan or Florida, a member of LMCU, or the child of an LMCU member. More eligibility details are available at LMCU.org/Hutt.

Lake Michigan Credit Union, established in 1933, is the largest credit union in Michigan and 13th largest in the country. Employing a staff of over 1,550 and serving over 540,000 members, LMCU’s assets exceed $11.8 billion, with a mortgage servicing portfolio of over $14.3 billion. LMCU has 68 convenient branch locations overall, including 20 across Central and Southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, investments, and commercial banking.

To find out more, visit LMCU.org.

Fruitport Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 01/09/23

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

JANUARY 9, 2023

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: 12/12/22
  4. Approve / amend agenda
  5. Correspondence / reports
  6. Public comments regarding agenda items
  7. Unfinished Business
    A. Public Hearing: Molly Blvd and Lee Ave Special Assessment District Roll
    B. Resolution: Confirmation of the Roll for Special Assessment District No. 2022-3 Molly Blvd and Lee Ave
    C. Muskegon County Road Commission Contract- Molly Blvd and Lee Ave.
  8. New Business
    A. Presentation to Report on Senior Service Funds: Kris Collee of AgeWell Services, DJ Hilson for SafeSeniors, and Chris Cross of Living Word Church.
    B. Appointment of Board of Review Members
    C. US Signal Company Metro Act Permit
    D. Streetlight Request- South St
  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

Swearing In of 14th Circuit Court Judges Kacel & McNeill

Please join in the Investiture and Swearing in of:

Hon. Matthew R. Kacel & Hon. Jenny L. McNeill as 14th Circuit Court Judges
of the State of Michigan on
Friday, January 6th, 2023

2:00 pm- Hon. Matthew R. Kacel
4:00 pm- Hon. Jenny L. McNeill

Michael E. Kobza Hall of Justice 6th Floor
Hon. Hoopes’s Courtroom

Overflow available in Judge Smedley’s Courtroom
990 Terrace St., Muskegon MI

This event is open to the public.

If you’re unable to attend in-person, you may livestream the Investitures at:
Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8957039873?pwd=RWk3WTVReXZhd3Y4OVpTVk5MOVRLZz09

Meeting ID: 895 703 9873
Passcode: 1234

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Events Happening in Muskegon County – Jan 4-9, 2023

www.visitmuskegon.org

Wednesday, January 4

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Music Trivia
7:00pm-9:00pm

Salty Pecker 255 Seminole Rd. Top teams will win gift cards

Music Trivia
7:00pm-9:00pm

Unruly Brewing Co. 360 W. Western Ave. Top teams will win gift cards!

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

Thursday, January 5

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

New Year New You Yoga
5:30pm-6:30pm

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster Ave. Zoom only available.register at hackleylibrary.org

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

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

Music Trivia
7:00pm-9:00pm

Wonderland Distilling Co. 1989 Lakeshore Dr. Top team wins gift cards.

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

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller, guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Friday, January 6

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Risers Soccer Game – vs – Rochester Lancers
7:00pm

Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. For tickets www.muskegonrisers.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

Preschool Story Time
10:30am-11:00am

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster Ave. intended for ages 0-5 with an adult FREE

Saturday, January 7

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
11:00am-2:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to support them. www.mrhsonline.org

Muskegon Risers Soccer Game – vs – Rochester Lancers
7:00pm

Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. For tickets www.muskegonrisers.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/event.

Muskegon Farmers Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, January 8

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 5 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Monday, January 9

Paws and Read with Breezy and Dolly!
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Hackley Public Library 316 W. Webster Ave. There are two new four-legged reading helpers in Hackley Library’s Youth Services! Practice and strengthen literacy skills by reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs who are calm & non-judgmental.

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

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

Hall of Fame Basketball Showcase 2022

submitted by Tim Lipan

MUSKEGON, Mich., December 22, 2022 – One of West Michigan’s holiday basketball highlights is set to tip-off featuring area basketball powerhouses.

The Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Holiday Classic Basketball Showcase will be held at Reeths-Puffer High School on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

This is the 20th edition of the Holiday Classic, again featuring three boys’ Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman games – all for one admission price of $5. Tickets will be available only at the gate, and no passes will be accepted. A live stream will also be offered for all three Varsity games for $10 bat Meridix Streaming at https://www.meridix.com/

The Varsity games will begin at 3pm.

Orchard View High School and North Muskegon High School tip off the action at 3 pm., followed by Reeths-Puffer High School vs. Jennison High School at 4:45 pm. and the grand finale of Muskegon High School vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School at 7:00 pm.

Freshman and junior varsity boy’s games will be held earlier in the day at Reeths-Puffer. A full schedule is listed below.

The Holiday Classic main event features two basketball powerhouses. Since 2012 the Muskegon Big Reds have won seven straight conference titles, seven district crowns, three regional championships and a Class A state title in 2014.

Grand Rapids Catholic Central Cougars has made it to the state Championship game in 2021 and 2022, winning the state title in 2021.

The Holiday Classic is a fund-raising event that began in 2002. Since its inception, the event has returned more than $145,000 to area high school athletic programs thanks in large part to a generous group of donors and volunteers as well as the many attendees.

MUSKEGON AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME HOLIDAY CLASSIC
At Reeths-Puffer High School
Tickets: $5 – available only at the door – includes all games throughout the day.
Live streaming of all Varsity games is available at Meridix for $10 at https://www.meridix.com/

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

VARSITY

4 p.m.: Orchard View vs. North Muskegon
5:45 p.m.: Reeths-Puffer vs. Jennison
7:45p.m.: Muskegon vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central

JUNIOR VARSITY

11:45am: Reeths Puffer vs. Jennison
1:30pm: North Muskegon vs. Orchard View
1:30pm: Muskegon vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central

FRESHMAN

10:00am: North Muskegon vs. Orchard View
10:00am: Reeths Puffer vs. Jennison
11:45am: Muskegon vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central

For more on the Hall of Fame and history of the Holiday Classic, visit the organization’s website at www.mashf.com.

For more game-day information, visit our Facebook page at this link: https://fb.me/e/45PXZjPVZ

January 3 Ottawa County Board of Commissioners Meeting

The first Board of Commissioners meeting of 2023 will be held on January 3, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. This meeting is known as the Organizational Meeting and the board will be sworn in and details such as committee assignments and meeting schedules will be determined. The meeting takes place in the Board Room at 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive and is open to the public. The meeting opens and closes with an opportunity for the public to comment. Comments can also be submitted online at miOttawa.org. The meeting can also be watched on YouTube.

Year End Double Matching for Donations to Love N Grace Healing Centers

The Impact of Your Sponsorship

Transformational Sponsor
Action: Lead the change. Reduce the cost of healthcare and improve workplace retention by healing one person at a time.
Impact: Over 89% of people completing on our program can no Live Life Healed.
Why Donate: Business Owner – “Improving the retention in the workforce by bringing healing for the reason they mentally can’t work.”

Hope Advocate Sponsor
Action: People find Love N Grace through others that have been through the program.
Impact: 86% of students report improvement at school after being encouraged at their Empowered Kids sessions in their school.
Why Donate: Client – “My psychologist wanted me to come to Love N Grace to heal from my triggers that cause me to use. In a short time, the Love N Grace’s made a huge improvement.”

Legacy Family Sponsor
Action: As Love N Grace’s clients heal, they become contributors to their family and our community.
Impact: Over 50% more sessions of care requested by adults and children.
Why Donate: Encourager – “If I could get parents to understand how the Empowered Kids program helps children in the classroom, and in their home, they’d all sign up.”

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Click here to give a One Time Gift to be MATCHED!

Events Happening in Muskegon County – Dec 19, 2022 – Jan 3, 2023

www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday, December 19

Holiday Music Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Brewers Lounge at Pigeon Hill 895 Fourth St.

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Tuesday, December 20

Our office is closed December 20 – January 2, 2023
Happy Holidays

Lelaina & Caleb
8:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Duo couple. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

Pretty Fun Trivia
6:15pm-7:30pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Weekly until Dec 31. booknookjavashop.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

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

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

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
7:00pm-9:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to view their Christmas Snow Village. www.mrhsonline.org

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Wednesday, December 21

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

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round
Tues – Sun
296 W. Webster Ave.
Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Movie Trivia
7:00pm-9:00pm

Salty Pecker 255 Seminole Rd. recommended for ages 21+

Movie Trivia
7:00pm-9:00pm

Unruly Brewing Company 360 W. Western Ave. recommended for ages 21+

Open Mic Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Third Wednesday of each month. Beer specials

Thursday, December 22

Muskegon Movie Trivia
7:00pm -9:00pm

Wonderland Distillery 1989 Lakeshore Dr. Recommended for ages 21+

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

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

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

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller, guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Friday, December 23

Port City Church Christmas Eve at the Frauenthal
7:00pm

Frauenthal Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Enjoy your favorite Christmas songs led by some of the Lakeshore’s most inspirational musicians and listen to a message that will draw you into the Christmas story like never before. FREE. No ticket required

Acoustic Oasis
7:00pm -9:00pm

Book Nook Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Two guys who love playing music.

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 Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Saturday, December 24

Port City Church Christmas Eve at the Frauenthal
2:00pm and 4:00pm

Frauenthal Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Enjoy your favorite Christmas songs led by some of the Lakeshore’s most inspirational musicians and listen to a message that will draw you into the Christmas story like never before. FREE. No ticket required

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/event.

Muskegon Farmers Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Sunday, December 25
Merry Christmas

Monday, December 26

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Tuesday, December 27

Hackley and Hume Houses Holiday Tours
3:00pm-7:00pm

Hackley Hume Site 484 W. Webster Ave. www.lakeshoremuseum.org for ticket information on touring these mansions decorated for the holiday season.

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
7:00pm-9:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to view their Christmas Snow Village. www.mrhsonline.org

Wednesday, December 28

Hackley and Hume Houses Holiday Tours
3:00pm-7:00pm

Hackley Hume Site 484 W. Webster Ave. www.lakeshoremuseum.org for ticket information on touring these mansions decorated for the holiday season.

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Thursday, December 29

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller, guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Friday, December 30

Jersey Pete
7:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Lead Vocalist Jersey Pete & Java Joe. Classic Rock Motown & Blues. Solo Finger Picking James Taylor. For more info 231-894-5333

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Saturday, December 31

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Game – vs- Team USA U17
Puck drops at TBA

Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. For tickets www.muskegonlumberjacks.com

Sunday, January 1, 2023
Happy New Year

Monday, January 2

Tuesday, January 3

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum
7:00pm-9:00pm

2371 Marquette Ave. Open to the public! Stop by to view their trains. mrhsonline.org

Teen Hangout
3:30pm-4:30pm

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster Ave. Come to the Teen Room to talk, listen, eat snacks and think about what’d you’d like to see in 2023! Free and open to all teens

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

Leaves swish as I walk
Through the unraked thought,
The time changes to thoughts of snow;
Candle in the window
Sweatshirt to thin now,
Heavy coat out next to boots ready to go.
as we prepare.

Annual Holiday Meal Set for December 15th

seniors

Muskegon, Mich. – It’s that time of year when families begin to gather, memories from the past are shared, and hopes for the New Year fill the air. For over a decade, AgeWell Services of West Michigan have partnered with the DTE Energy Foundation and Senior Resources of West Michigan to bring special holiday meals to those 60 and over in Oceana, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties.

“We are grateful for the continued support from the DTE Energy Foundation and Senior Resources of West Michigan to provide this special meal to our aging neighbors,” said Kris Collee, Executive Director of AgeWell Services. “Their support allows us to provide a little extra joy in people’s lives, especially for some who may have a hard time during the Holidays.”

This year the annual meal is Thursday, December 15 at nine locations around Muskegon and Ottawa counties. Meals will be offered as dine-in but a few to-go meals will be available at each site.

This year’s menu is cranberry brie stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, chunky applesauce with cinnamon, Prince Charles veggies, dinner roll with butter, and dessert.

For more information, call 211 or visit agewellservices.org/dte-energy-holiday-meal.

About AgeWell Services
AgeWell Services of West Michigan was founded in 1973. AgeWell Services invites adults 60 and over to redefine their age. We provide vital connections to keep our most vulnerable population nourished, active, learning, and living independently. AgeWell Services is a private nonprofit. With support of a 3-county Board of Directors, a programming advisory committee, 90 staff members and 300 volunteers, we provide 6 different services to adults 60 and over in Muskegon, Oceana, and Ottawa counties – Meals on Wheels, Lunch & Activity Centers, Wellness (55 and over), Senior Medical Transportation, Discount Dining Program, and SafeSeniors. For more information on AgeWell Services visit: www.agewellservices.org or follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter: @AgeWellServices

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 12/12/22

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

DECEMBER 12, 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: 11/28/22
  4. Approve / amend agenda
  5. Correspondence / reports
  6. Public comments regarding agenda items
  7. Unfinished Business
    none
  8. New Business
    A. Presentation: West Michigan Regional Transit Systems
    B. Resolution: Approval for Sparks Grant Application for Parks
    C. Performance and Indemnification Resolution- MCRC
  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 – Dec 6–Dec 12, 2022

www.visitmuskegon.org

Tuesday, December 6

Christmas Designs by Taylor
6:00 pm

Muskegon Area District Library – Holton Branch 8776 Holton-Duck Lake Rd. Join Taylor from Fairview Floral as she demonstrates how to make holiday decorations for your home. This event is for adults.

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Muskegon Community College 221 S Quarterline Rd. A holiday favorite returns to the Carr-Fles Planetarium! “Mystery of the Christmas Star” runs Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm, Nov 1 – Dec 15 FREE event!

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

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

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

Pretty Fun Trivia
6:15pm – 7:00pm

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

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Wednesday, December 7

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Muskegon Music Trivia
7:00pm-9:00pm

Unruly Brewing Co. 360 W. Western Ave. Food, drink & music trivia

Muskegon Music Trivia
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Salty Pecker 255 Seminole Rd. Food, drink & music trivia

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

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

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Thursday, December 8

Little Learners Play & Learn: Weather
10:00am-11:00am

Muskegon Museum of History & Science 430 Clay Ave. This is a free literacy program for 0-4 year olds. register with wendy@lakeshoremuseum.org

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Muskegon Community College 221 S Quarterline Rd. A holiday favorite returns to the Carr-Fles Planetarium! “Mystery of the Christmas Star” runs Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm, Nov 1 – Dec 15 FREE event!

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

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

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

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller, guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Friday, December 9

Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Game – vs- Team USA U17
Puck drops at 7:00pm

Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. For tickets www.muskegonlumberjacks.com

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

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

Just US Women’s A Cappela
7:00pm-9:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. For more information 231-894-5333

Preschool Story Time
10:30am-11:00am

Hackley Public Library 316 W. Webster Intended for ages 0-5. Free event

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday. www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Saturday, December 10

Super Saturday Muskegon Museum of Art
11:00am-2:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Free admission all day today

Ruth & Max Bloomquist Concert: Changing of the Seasons
6:30pm

Playhouse of White Lake 304 South Mears Ave. $20 www.theplayhouseatwhitelake.org

Christmas Piano Music
4:00pm-6:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St., Montague

Downtown Cookie Crawl
All Day

Downtown Muskegon This event is sold out. Just a reminder today is the day! Have fun

December Saturdays: Robots
1:00pm-3:00pm

Muskegon History & Science Museum 430 Clay Ave. For questions 231-722-0278

Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Game – vs- Chicago Steel
Puck drops at 7:00pm

Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. For tickets www.muskegonlumberjacks.com

Hackley and Hume Houses Holiday Tours
3:00pm-7:00pm

Hackley Hume Site 484 W. Webster Ave. www.lakeshoremuseum.org for ticket information on touring these mansions decorated for the holiday season.

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

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/event.

Muskegon Farmers Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Comedy Night
7:00pm-10:00pm

Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Montague. $10. Three comedians. Ages 17+

Muskegon Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year-Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Sunday, December 11

Kids Community Event
11:00am-2:00pm

Lakeshore Sports Centre 4470 Airline Rd. Cost is FREE but you much register your child 231-739-9423. Ice skating, pickleball, basketball, snacks and Santa with Mrs. Claus too!

A Holiday Cabaret
5:00pm

Muskegon Civic Theatre, Frauenthal Center 425 W. Western Ave. Free event. No ticket is required. First come first served. Enjoy holiday cheer with fun music!

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Muskegon Museum of Art
Open Year- Round Tues – Sun

296 W. Webster Ave. Many exhibits. From Glass to Paper, Through our lens & more.
Closed Monday www.muskegonartmuseum.org 231-720-2570

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Monday, December 12

Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Rad Dads’ 470 W. Western Ave. No fee to play. All teams welcome

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 Museum of History & Science
Open Year-Round

430 W. Clay Ave. This museum is always FREE to Muskegon County residents and just $5 for others. Closed Sunday www.lakeshoremuseum.org 231-722-0278

Silversides Submarine Museum
Open Year Round 7 days a week

1346 Bluff St. Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II. www.silversidesmuseum.org 231-755-1230

Events Happening in Muskegon County – Nov 28 – Dec 5, 2022

www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday, November 28

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Paws and Read with Breezy and Dolly!
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Hackley Public Library 316 W. Webster Ave. There are two new four-legged reading helpers in Hackley Library’s Youth Services! Practice and strengthen literacy skills by reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs who are calm & non-judgmental.

Trivia Night!
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rad Dads Tacos and Tequila Bar 470 Western Ave. It’s a grab bag night of trivia hosted by Rad Dads’ and brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s free to play, no limits on team size. 

Recurring Monday Events

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. 1st. FREE www.msports.org

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

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Tuesday, November 29

Christmas Designs by Taylor
6:00 pm

Muskegon Area District Library – Holton Branch 8776 Holton-Duck Lake Rd. Join Taylor from Fairview Floral as she demonstrates how to make holiday decorations for your home. This event is for adults.

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Recurring Tuesday Events

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Muskegon Community College 221 S Quarterline Rd. A holiday favorite returns to the Carr-Fles Planetarium! “Mystery of the Christmas Star” runs Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm, Nov 1 – Dec 15 (except: closed Nov 24 for Thanksgiving). FREE event!

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. 1st. FREE www.msports.org

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

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

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

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

Wonderland Distilling 1989 Lakeshore Dr. It’s happy hour all day on Tuesdays! Welcome to Music Trivia brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s a music trivia party!

Wednesday, November 30

Mona Shores High School Choir Presents “America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree”
7:00 pm 

Frauenthal Center 425 W Western Ave. Over 200 enthusiastic performing arts students sing and play an eclectic mix of seasonal favorites from a wide variety of genres while standing in a 67foot Tree with 25,000 lights. Purchase tickets at www.frauenthal.org

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Recurring Wednesday Events

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec.1st. FREE www.msports.org

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

Unruly Brewing Company 360 W. Western Ave. Bring a team of people (any size team). Come join us for some food, drink and music trivia!

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

Salty Pecker Brewing Company 255 Seminole Rd. Welcome to Music Trivia brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s a music trivia party!

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

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

Thursday, December 1

Mona Shores High School Choir Presents “America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree”
7:00 pm 

Frauenthal Center 425 W Western Ave. Over 200 enthusiastic performing arts students sing and play an eclectic mix of seasonal favorites from a wide variety of genres while standing in a 67foot Tree with 25,000 lights. Purchase tickets at www.frauenthal.org

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Recurring Thursday Events

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Muskegon Community College 221 S Quarterline Rd. A holiday favorite returns to the Carr-Fles Planetarium! “Mystery of the Christmas Star” runs Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm, Nov 1 – Dec 15 (except: closed Nov 24 for Thanksgiving). FREE event!

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec.1st. FREE www.msports.org

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

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

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller, guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Friday, December 2

Mona Shores High School Choir Presents “America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree”
7:00 pm 

Frauenthal Center 425 W Western Ave. Over 200 enthusiastic performing arts students sing and play an eclectic mix of seasonal favorites from a wide variety of genres while standing in a 67foot Tree with 25,000 lights. Purchase tickets at www.frauenthal.org

Inspecting Carol
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
 
Beardsley Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre! www.frauenthal.org

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 
Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

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

Saturday, December 3

Holiday Cheer Party
5:00pm-7:00pm

Hackley Library 316 W. Webster Ave. Trivia, games and crafts! Games and crafts geared towards adults the whole family is welcome. Free and open to the public.

69th Annual White Lake Area Christmas Parade
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce 124 W. Hanson St. Santa’s comin’ to town! Join us for the Annual Christmas Parade from downtown Whitehall City Hall to downtown Montague City Hall. The American Legion and VFW will lead the event.

Photos with Santa at Pigeon Hill
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Brewer’s Lounge At Pigeon Hill 895 4th St. Come get your picture taken with Santa! FREE! Don’t forget your donations for Toys for Tots and Canned Food Drive!

Holidays in Lakeside 2022
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lakeside Business District Lakeshore Dr. Join Lakeside merchants for our annual Holidays in Lakeside! Enjoy carriage rides, visits with Santa, letters to Santa, tree lighting, carolers, raffle basket, fabulous Holiday Shopping & more!

Clickity Clack Ho Ho Ho
10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. What would the holidays be without our West Michigan Symphony brass quintet reindeer performing great music? For kiddos ages 3-8 years. For tickets https://westmichigansymphony.org/events/clickity-clack-ho-ho-ho/

Self-Portrait Planters
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Arts Council of White Lake 106 E. Colby St. Ages 12-17 $60, $54 for ACWL-Members Registration is required: https://www.artswhitelake.org/even…/self-portrait-planters Your ceramics skills will bloom as you create a unique, artistic, ceramic planter.

Muskegon Voyagers Hockey -vs- Gaylord Snow
Puck drops at 7:30pm

Lakeshore Sports Centre 4470 Airline Rd. The Voyagers take on Gaylord Snow!

Mona Shores High School Choir Presents “America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree”
7:00 pm 

Frauenthal Center 425 W Western Ave. Over 200 enthusiastic performing arts students sing and play an eclectic mix of seasonal favorites from a wide variety of genres while standing in a 67foot Tree with 25,000 lights. Purchase tickets at www.frauenthal.org

Hackley and Hume Houses Holiday Tours
3:00pm-7:00pm

Hackley Hume Site 484 W. Webster Ave. www.lakeshoremuseum.org for ticket information on touring these mansions decorated for the holiday season.

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Inspecting Carol
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm 

Beardsley Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre! www.frauenthal.org

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/event.

Muskegon Farmers Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, December 4

Visit with Santa at The Porch and Co.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Porch and Co. 1437 Holton Rd. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting The Porch & Co! Stop by to see him in person and tell him what’s on your Christmas wish-list this year.

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Inspecting Carol
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm 

Beardsley Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre! www.frauenthal.org

Recurring Sunday Events

Monday, December 5

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

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

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Agenda – 11/28/22

A G E N D A
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL
5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

NOVEMBER 28, 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: 10/10/22
  4. Approve / amend agenda
  5. Correspondence / reports
  6. Public comments regarding agenda items
  7. Unfinished Business
    A. Public Hearing: Molly Blvd and Lee Ave Special Assessment District
    B. Resolution: Create and Define the District for Molly Blvd and Lee Ave SAD and Schedule a Public Hearing on the SAD Roll
    C. Resolution: Schedule Public Hearing on Assessment Roll for Molly Blvd and Lee Ave SAD
  8. New Business
    A. Employee Health Insurance
    B. Senior Services Millage Funds
    C. Approval to Hire Two Full-Time Police Officers to Fill Current Vacancies
    D. Part-Time Firefighter Contract
    E. Pine Park Cell Tower Lease Extension
    F. Township Hall Building Improvements: Rooftop Exhaust Fans
  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 – November 21-28, 2022

www.visitmuskegon.org

Don’t see your event on the calendar? Visit this link to submit it easily:
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Monday, November 21

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. 1st. FREE www.msports.org

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

Tuesday, November 22

Doug Berch (hammered dulcimer) and Carolyn Koebel (percussion) in Concert
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 1006 Third St. The next Feeding the Soul of the City concert will feature two artists joining together for a performance of Americana/folk music.

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Recurring Tuesday Events

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Muskegon Community College 221 S Quarterline Rd. A holiday favorite returns to the Carr-Fles Planetarium! “Mystery of the Christmas Star” runs Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm, Nov 1 – Dec 15 (except: closed Nov 24 for Thanksgiving). FREE event!

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

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

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

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

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

Wonderland Distilling 1989 Lakeshore Dr. It’s happy hour all day on Tuesdays! Welcome to Music Trivia brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s a music trivia party!

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Wednesday, November 23

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
 
Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Recurring Wednesday Events

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

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

Unruly Brewing Company 360 W. Western Ave. Bring a team of people (any size team). Come join us for some food, drink and music trivia!

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

Salty Pecker Brewing Company 255 Seminole Rd. Welcome to Music Trivia brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s a music trivia party!

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

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

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

Thursday, November 24

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Happy Thanksgiving: Our office is will be closed today

Recurring Thursday Events

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Muskegon Community College 221 S Quarterline Rd. A holiday favorite returns to the Carr-Fles Planetarium! “Mystery of the Christmas Star” runs Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm, Nov 1 – Dec 15 (except: closed Nov 24 for Thanksgiving). FREE event!

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

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

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

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller, guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Friday, November 25

Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey -vs- Madison Capitols
Puck drops @7:00pm

Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. Big game tonight! GO JACKS!

Inspecting Carol
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm 

Beardsley Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre! www.frauenthal.org

Acoustic Oasis
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. BOOMER NIGHT IN MONTAGUE: Phil Petersen and Glen Miller, AKA Acoustic Oasis, are two guys who love playing music.

Record Store Day Black Friday
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Third Coast Vinyl 1115 Third St. An offshoot of Record Store Day, RSD Black Friday is a smaller version of the classic spring event. It is a celebration of independent record stores and vinyl record culture.

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Happy Thanksgiving: Our office is will be closed today

Recurring Friday Events

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

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, November 26

Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey -vs- Madison Capitols
Puck drops @7:00pm

Trinity Health Arena 470 W. Western Ave. Big game tonight! GO JACKS!

Hackley and Hume Houses Holiday Tours
3:00pm-7:00pm

Hackley Hume Site 484 W. Webster Ave. Visitors can decorate ornaments and postcards and pose in an authentic carriage. www.lakeshoremuseum.org for ticket information

Downtown Muskegon Christmas Tree Lighting
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hackley Park 350 W Webster Ave. Be a part of the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Hackley Park! Witness the mayor give Santa the key to the city and light the Christmas tree. Photos with Santa, live reindeer, hot chocolate and more!

Muskegon Market and Mercantile Shop Small Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Muskegon Market and Mercantile 1447 W. Sherman Ave. Come join us and support over 100 local artists and merchants. Enjoy at least 10% the entire store

Small Business Saturday at The Porch and Co.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Porch & Co. 1437 Holton Rd. Shop and support your favorite small businesses on Shop Small Saturday! Check those gifts off your holiday shopping list, or pick up something for yourself. Storewide discount 15% off!

Shop Lakeside Local on Small Business Saturday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lakeside Business District Lakeshore Dr. Visit the shops and Businesses of Lakeside on Small Business Saturday. Local brick and mortar businesses are the life blood of your city and neighborhood. Help keep the doors open.

Teddy Bear Trail
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Bring your family and favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal on a special holiday trail through Downtown Muskegon. Jingle along our holiday teddy bear trail for donuts, teddy bear check-ups & more $5

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Inspecting Carol
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm 

Beardsley Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre! www.frauenthal.org

Aedan McCauley, piano
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Jazz Pianist Aedan McCauley

Recurring Saturday Events

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

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/event.

Muskegon Farmers Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, November 27

Hackley and Hume Houses Holiday Tours
3:00pm-7:00pm

Hackley Hume Site 484 W. Webster Ave. www.lakeshoremuseum.org for ticket information on touring these mansions decorated for the holiday season.

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Inspecting Carol
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm 

Beardsley Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre! www.frauenthal.org

Recurring Sunday Events

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

Monday, November 28

Festival of Wreaths: Downtown Wreath Walk
9:00 am – 9:00 pm 

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 West Webster Ave. Designer wreaths in downtown businesses will be available to bid on in an online auction. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships and auction purchases will contribute important funds toward MMA programs. Find all wreaths with the Wreath Walk Map, which features a map of all wreath locations. Printed copies can be found at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/festival-of-wreaths/ or at the Muskegon Museum of Art Store and at participating businesses. from November 22 – December 11

Trivia Night!
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rad Dads Tacos and Tequila Bar 470 Western Ave. It’s a grab bag night of trivia hosted by Rad Dads’ and brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s free to play, no limits on team size. 

Recurring Monday Events

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. 1st. FREE www.msports.org

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

As we praise our Veterans
And remember and honor them as well;
We have no idea the stories
they all may have to tell.

We accept this God-given country
They have tried to leave;
We will think of them all today
And pray their souls to keep.

Thank you, we say
for all you have done;
May your efforts and lives given
be remembered;
We will try to take care of the country
you have sacrificed for,
This Veterans Day on the 11th of November.
God Bless You!!!!!

A Home for the Holidays: Ottawa Celebrates Adoption Day

Courts host Adoption Day Celebration on November 22

The holiday to give thanks is upon us and the importance of family is top of mind. Families come together in many of ways, one of which, is adoption. Recognized nationally since 1995 and statewide since 2002, November is Adoption Month. Locally, the 20th Circuit and Ottawa County Probate Courts celebrate Adoption Day alongside the Michigan Supreme Court on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving. To honor this tradition, the Court will host its twentieth event in hopes it will inspire some to open their hearts and homes to consider foster care and adoption.

With great joy, the Court will kick off what is warmly known as the “happiest day at the court” with a brief ceremony on Tuesday, November 22 at 9:00am. Confirmation hearings presided by Chief Probate Court Judge, Mark A. Feyen and Family Division Judge, Kent D. Engle, will follow. All events will take place at the Fillmore Complex in West Olive.

Please join us in celebrating the families who choose to open their hearts to these children and provide them with their forever home.

Local and State Adoption Facts:

  • In fiscal year 2022, more than 1,600 Michigan children were adopted through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services or private agencies.
  • At any given time, there are approximately 10,300 children in Michigan’s foster care system and of those, nearly 250 children are in need of a forever family through adoption.
  • Typically, adoptions are finalized in private, but on Adoption Day, more than 30 courts statewide are expected to host events, to raise awareness and to inspire more families to think about adoption.
  • People can adopt whether they are single or married. They do not have to be wealthy or own their own home but must have adequate financial resources to provide for a family.
  • Children in the foster care system become eligible for adoption following termination of parental rights due to abuse or neglect. The goal for most children in the foster care system is reunification with their families.
  • There is support for families who want to adopt. In fact, approximately 95 percent of children who are available for adoption qualify for assistance to help families with some of the costs of bringing children into their homes.
  • More information is available at the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange website:  https://www.mare.org/.

Notre Dame Professor to Speak About the Future of Rechargeable Batteries

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On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. Muskegon Community College (MCC) will host a free, public lecture regarding the role of batteries in vehicles and our renewable energy future. Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Schaefer from the University of Notre Dame will present “Advanced Rechargeable Batteries for Energy Storage” in Room 1300 at the MCC Stevenson Center located at 221 South Quarterline Road in Muskegon. 

Schaefer is an expert in renewable energy from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and also serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Notre Dame University. She will provide an overview of the role of batteries in a renewable energy future, the material chemistry of current commercialized Li-ion batteries, and the design considerations for future generation battery design to meet our global energy needs. 

While the cost of the generation of renewable electricity has plummeted, storage and use of that electricity at a large scale presents substantial technical challenges. Rechargeable batteries are believed to be a scalable solution for the storage of intermittently generated electricity (from solar or wind) that cannot be immediately used. Rechargeable batteries are also a means for vehicle electrification to reduce our dependence on liquid fuels for transportation.  

Dr. Andrew Wible, director of the MCC lecture series said, “From automobiles to solar panels, we need good batteries. I am fascinated to find out what the future of battery technology holds and invite others to join us!” 

Muskegon Community College offers 54 associate degree programs and 32 certificate programs in Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa counties. Located on a 100-acre scenic campus, MCC is consistently recognized as one of the top community colleges in the state of Michigan.   

Hackley Public Library Later-November Programs 2022

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

All Ages Programs:

Community Christmas Tree Lighting with REINDEER!
In-person at Hackley Park
Saturday, November 26 from 4:30-6:30pm
Kick off the holiday season with a visit to Hackley Park!  You’ll have the chance to meet some friendly reindeer, take a few pictures, and watch the tree lighting as we enter the holiday season together. 
After the Tree Lighting, head over to Hackley Library to meet Santa Claus (Santa will be at Hackley Library following the tree lighting, and will remain at the library until around 7:30pm).
All ages welcome!  Free.

Youth / Teen Programs:

Paws and Read with Breezy and Dolly
In-person at Hackley Library
Monday, November 28 from 4:00-5:00pm
There are two new four-legged reading helpers in Hackley Library’s Youth Services!  Practice and strengthen literacy skills by reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs who are calm, non-judgmental listeners.  They’re excited to hear all the stories, and receive all the belly rubs!  Call 231-722-8014 to register for a 20 minute time slot.  Free.

LEGO Building Day!
In-person at Hackley Library
Saturday, November 19 from 12:00-2:00pm
Drop by and decorate the tops of our Hackley Library bookshelves by building some awesome LEGO creations!  We’ll provide the bricks – all you need to bring is your imagination.  All ages welcome!  Free.

All Ages Take and Make – Gratitude Garland
Available through the month of November at Hackley Library
Gratitude: the quality of being thankful.  Each day of November we will think of something we are thankful for and write it on a piece of paper (provided in your take and make kit).  Each piece of paper will be added to a piece of yarn to hang somewhere at home.  At the end of the month, you’ll have a colorful decoration and can share all you’re thankful for with our friends and family.  Take and Make kits are available through the month of November while supplies last.  All ages.  Free.

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/
Website: hackleylibrary.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HackleyPL/
Instagram: @hackleypubliclibrary
HPL Teens Instagram: @hackleylibraryteens
Flickr: http://bit.ly/1DSbZ6E 

About the Hackley Public Library
The Hackley Public Library is dedicated to 1) promoting knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, 2) combating ignorance, intolerance, and indifference, 3) promoting the free exchange of ideas, and 4) conserving our national and local cultural heritage.
The mission of the Hackley Public Library is to inform, inspire, and delight our diverse community by providing information, knowledge, literature, new technologies, and traditional and innovative programs. 
For more information, please contact Hackley Public Library, 316 W Webster Ave Muskegon MI 49440, at Circulation: 231-722-8000, Youth Services: 231-722-8014, @hackleyref, or askus@hackleylibrary.org.

Events Happening in Muskegon County – November 14-21, 2022

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Tuesday, November 15

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. FREE

Swan Series: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Bob Swan will give a lecture entitled: “Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven—My big three and why”

Recurring Tuesday Events

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Muskegon Community College 221 S Quarterline Rd. A holiday favorite returns to the Carr-Fles Planetarium! “Mystery of the Christmas Star” runs Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm, Nov 1 – Dec 15 (except: closed Nov 24 for Thanksgiving). FREE event!

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

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

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

Wonderland Distilling 1989 Lakeshore Dr. It’s happy hour all day on Tuesdays! Welcome to Music Trivia brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s a music trivia party!

Wednesday, November 16

Animal Succulent Planter
6:00 pm

Muskegon Area District Library – Ravenna Branch 12278 Stafford St.Create a fun and unique planter for yourself – or as a gift! Register at www.madl.org/events

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.

Recurring Wednesday Events

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

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

Unruly Brewing Company 360 W. Western Ave. Bring a team of people (any size team). Come join us for some food, drink and music trivia!

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

Salty Pecker Brewing Company 255 Seminole Rd. Welcome to Music Trivia brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s a music trivia party!

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

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

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

Thursday, November 17

Outback Presents Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy
7:00 pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W Western Ave. Comedian, actor, and producer Joe Gatto is bringing his “Night of Comedy” tour to the Frauenthal this fall! *Parental discretion advised. www.frauenthal.org

Knitting with Tina: Very Warm Headband in Four Gauges
5:00 pm

Montague Public Library 8778 Ferry St. Learn how to make some warm headbands. Some supplies will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own needles and yarn. Register at www.madl.org/calendar

Recurring Thursday Events

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Muskegon Community College 221 S Quarterline Rd. A holiday favorite returns to the Carr-Fles Planetarium! “Mystery of the Christmas Star” runs Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm, Nov 1 – Dec 15 (except: closed Nov 24 for Thanksgiving). FREE event!

Muskegon Museum of Art FREE Tours
11:00am-8:00pm

Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W. Webster Ave. Compliments of the Meijer Foundation.

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

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

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

Jazz Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Featuring Spectacular Trio: Greg Miller, guitar Justin Wierenga, bass JD Jones, drums.

Friday, November 18

Inspecting Carol
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm 

Beardsley Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre! www.frauenthal.org

Muriel Anderson, Harp Guitar
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. A rare opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring sound of this unique instrument. Anderson’s artistry embraces world music, played with a sense of grace and joy, infused with humor.

Silverado Country Band
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Our music styles range from Your Cheating Heart by Hank Williams, Crazy by Patsy Cline, I Love This Bar by Toby Keith.

Holiday Walk – Holiday Piano with Steve Thielman
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Enjoy the best pianist in West Michigan play Holiday Tunes on Piano during Holiday Walk.

White Lake Area Annual Holiday Walk
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

White Lake Area What better way to bring in the holidays than with the 29th Annual White Lake Area Holiday Walk!

Recurring Friday Events

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

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, November 19

Inspecting Carol
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm 

Beardsley Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre! www.frauenthal.org

Host Productions Presents Ain’t Nothing Like Family- Ms. Wilkins Goes To The Club!
7:00 pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W Western Ave. Come out and enjoy a night of fun and laughter as Host Productions presents Ain’t Nothing Like Family- Ms. Wilkins Goes To The Club!

Free Film Showing of “Love, Simon”
6:00 pm

The Playhouse at White Lake 304 South Mears Ave. FREE FILM SHOWING OF LOVE, SIMON Presented by Whitehall Gay-Straight Alliance In the full-length film.

Dinosaur Tea Party
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Muskegon Area District Library – Egelston Branch 5428 E. Apple Ave. Come for a RAWR-in’ good time! Register at www.madl.org/calendar

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

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Enjoy cool vibes with chill guitar player

Adrielle Goodrich, piano/vocals
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. Born and raised in WM., singer-songwriter Adrielle Goodrich enjoys bringing music and encouragement to those around her.

White Lake Area Annual Holiday Walk
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

White Lake Area What better way to bring in the holidays than with the 29th Annual White Lake Area Holiday Walk!

Recurring Saturday Events

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

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/event.

Muskegon Farmers Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, November 20

West Michigan Symphony: Children’s Choir Fall Concert
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. Join us as we celebrate our West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir 10th Season. Children from a four-county area come together to present our “Cover the World with Love” Concert. Tickets are $3-$10

Inspecting Carol
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm 

Beardsley Theater 425 W. Western Ave. Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre! www.frauenthal.org

Dune – Free Family Movie
3:00 pm

Frauenthal Center 425 W Western Ave. The Frauenthal Center invites everyone to attend our family-friendly movie. No ticket required. Doors open at 2:15 www.frauenthal.org

Recurring Sunday Events

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. FREE 1st. www.msports.org

Monday, November 21

Fingerprint Art: Fall Leaves
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Muskegon Area District Library – Muskegon Heights Branch 2808 Sanford St. Join us to make a fall leaf thankful card using your fingerprints! Free

Trivia Night!
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rad Dads Tacos and Tequila Bar 470 Western Ave. It’s a grab bag night of trivia hosted by Rad Dads’ and brought to you by Trivia Cat! It’s free to play, no limits on team size. 

Science Fiction Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm

Brewer’s Lounge at Pigeon Hill 895 Fourth St. All things Sci-Fi trivia night!

Recurring Monday Events

Stuff the Bus for Veterans
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Ave. Muskegon Area Transit System has partnered with WMRR, the Lumberjacks, and Muskegon County’s Veterans’ Administration to create “Stuff the Bus for Veterans”. Donations of canned goods (particularly meat items), personal care items & new socks, gloves and hats through November 28. Thank you

Hike the Lights
Sunset-10:00pm

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park 462 Scenic Dr. Ski trails are available and will be lit for hikes, runs and walks even with your pups until Dec. 1st. FREE www.msports.org

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