Calendar of Events

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 02/19/19 – 02/25/19

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

The Women of Lockerbie
February 15 @ 7:30 pm – March 2 @ 7:30 pm
February 15 – March 2, come to the Beardsley Theater for the Muskegon Civic Theatre’s presentation of “The Women of Lockerbie!”

A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103.  She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage.  The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families.  The Women of Lockerbie is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional.  It is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  Sunday Matinee times are at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

2nd Annual Rose’ & Chocolate Wine Tasting Event
February 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday, February 19 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, come to the Smash Wine Bar & Bistro for their 2nd Annual Rose’ & Chocolate Wine Tasting Night! February was meant for love….of chocolate and wine.  Explore four unique rose’ wines that will be specially paired with four handmade chocolates by local chocolatiers Chocolates by Grimaldi.  Wine specialists will be on hand from Imperial Beverage visiting each table and giving out helpful tasting notes and information about how these excellent wines and chocolates were made.  The cost is $25 plus fees.  For more information call (231) 246-7910 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/344215286417059.

Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Visit West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College is showing “Edge of Darkness,” January 15 – March 28 (no shows on March 5 and 7) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm – 7:35pm.  Using groundbreaking discoveries from recent space missions, this program will take viewers to the dark depths of space across comets, Pluto, and its moons.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex: Free Ice Skating Lessons for Kids
February 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, kids ages 4 – 16 can learn how to ice skate from skating coach Mark Jastrzembski!  Mark has over 40 years of coaching experience.  Kids from 4 – 7 meet from 5:30pm – 6:00pm and kids 8 – 16 meet from 6:30pm – 7:00pm.  Free skates and helmet rentals will be available.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Ice Skate Icebreaker Wednesdays
February 20 @ 7:00 pm
January 23 and February 20 at 7:00pm, come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex for Ice Skate Icebreaker Wednesdays!  Get a free refresher course in ice skating and learn some techniques to help you skate faster on their 2 acre outdoor ice rink and 1/4 mile skate trail.  Rink passes and rentals are extra.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Youth Luge Development Program
February 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursdays, January 10 – March 7 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, kids ages 8 – 16 can learn how to luge during the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex’s Youth Luge Development Program!  They will learn fundamentals of the sport and have an opportunity to visit the USA Luge training facility in Lake Placid.  For more information, call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Instant Pot Cooking with Chef Char
February 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 21 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Instant Pot Cooking with Chef Char!” Are you thinking about buying an electric cooker (Instant Pot) but are not sure if this cooking gadget will be a good investment?  Do you already have one and are not sure how to use it?  Or are you an Instant Pot pro and would just like new recipe ideas?  In this two-hour class, Chef Char will show you the various ways to use an electric pressure cooker and make five different recipes for your tasting.  Recipes will be shared as well as lots of tips on using a pressure cooker.  These appliances will help you get dinner on the table faster and they are a major upgrade from the pressure cookers that we might know from our past.  Come to class hungry!  The cost is $45.  To register or for more information call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

Gallery Talk with Artist Joseph Grey
February 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 21 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art as Ad Man artist Joseph Grey talks about his work in the exhibition gallery. Mr. Grey was one of the earliest African Americans to work professionally in the advertising business in New York City.  By the close of his career, Grey was a trailblazing professional whose work helped to break down racial barriers.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information call (231) 720-2570.

Lecture Series: Great Depression
February 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
January 17, February 21 and March 21 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center at the Scolnik House of the Depression Era for a three-part lecture series highlighting the economic struggle across the United States known as the Great Depression!  Learn more about why the stock market crashed, how people used their resources to the fullest extent, and the hobos, hitchhikers, and Hooverville’s in Muskegon.  Light refreshments will be served using 1930s recipes!  This event is free for museum members, and only $3 for non-members.  Please RSVP to Aaron Mace at 231-724-5534.

Winter Blues Euchre Tourney
February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Every Thursday, January 24 – February 28, come to Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. for a Winter Blues Euchre Tourney! Games start at 7:00pm.  This is a progressive style tourney so they need a minimum of 8 individuals to play and no partner necessary.  They’ll have tables reserved just for those playing euchre, score cards, decks of cards and of course, beer!   For more information call (231) 375-5184.

Comedy Open Mic Night
February 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Come out to the Tipsy Toad Tavern every Thursday at 7:00pm for Comedy Open Mic Night featuring live comedy from some of the funniest stand-ups currently working and touring! The cost is only $3 at the door unless you are performing!  It’s a great time with good food and cold drinks!  For more information call (231) 725-7181.

MADL Thursday Night Music Club: Jordan Hamilton – Cellist Extraordinaire
February 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 21 from 7:00pm -8:30pm, come to the Norton Shores Library for the Thursday Night Music Club!  A classically trained musician, Jordan Hamilton’s music is unique and inspiring, combining electro-acoustic arrangements with the cello in many genres including jazz, classical, folk, pop and hip hop.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

Learn to Luge Weekend
Friday – Sunday
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Public luge sessions are scheduled Friday – Sunday each weekend of the winter, January 4 – March 3 (weather permitting).  Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit the website below.

Arena Soccer Double Header at the L.C. Walker Arena
February 22 @ 5:00 pm
It’s an arena soccer Double Header at the L.C. Walker Arena! Friday, February 22 at 5:00pm, The Great Lakes Wanderers host Detroit Waza Flo!  Then, the Muskegon Risers will kick off at 7:15pm against the Rochester Lancers!  Doors open at 4:00pm.
Advance tickets are $7 for youth and $9 for adults, Risers vs. Lancers tickets get you access to both games! Visit or call the L.C. Walker Arena Team Store Tuesday-Friday, 11:00am – 6:00pm at (231) 726-2400.
For a louder, higher energy viewing experience, join the Port City Supporters in and around the 18th Amendment Spirits Co. Party Deck near Section 102! For group seating, Party Deck and suite information, email hello@muskegonrisers.com.

YMCA Camp Pendalouan Winter Camp
February 22 @ 5:00 pm – February 23 @ 5:00 pm
Friday at 5:00pm – Saturday at 5:00pm, February 22 – 23, kids grades K – 6 can enjoy a 24 hour winter camp at Pendalouan!  Winter Activities include winter hikes, sledding, broom ball, and more!  Register at pendalouan.org or call 231-894-4538.

Black History Month: The Meeting by Jeff Stetson
February 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, February 22 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, you’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a performance of “The Meeting” by Jeff Stetson! This play, produced by Ebony Road Players with permission by Dramatist Play Service, is fascinating and dramatically compelling, and depicts the supposed meeting of two of the most important men of modern times: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems. For more information call 231-720-2570.

The Alley Door Club
February 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrating its’ 14th season, The Alley Door Club at the Frauenthal Center  kicks off January 11, 2019 with live performances from an array of local bands!  Performing on select Friday nights through April, The Alley Door Club features live music from popular West Michigan bands in a fun environment which includes a cash bar and dancing in the Ballroom located on the 3rd Floor of the Hilt Building.  The doors open at 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks), with live music from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

The 2019 Alley Door Club performance schedule is as follows:
• February 22 – Westside Soul Surfers (R & B, Funk, Soul)
• March 8 – Overnight Hero (Rock)
• March 22 – Brena (Rock)
• April 12 – Swinging Stem Cells (Rock)
• April 26 – Yard Sale Underwear (The Self-proclaimed King of Polyester, Pop & Soul)

Tickets are $10 per person.  Tables may be reserved at $75.00 for a 4-top or $115.00 for an 8-top.   For more information, call the Box Office at 231-727-8001.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
November 24 – April 27, visit the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Baking for Kids: Mini Cheesecakes With Chef Char
February 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 23 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Baking for Kids: Mini Cheesecakes With Chef Char!” It is so much fun to make different variations of cheesecake just by switching out the crust or filling ingredients.  Recipes for three different cheesecake crusts, fillings and toppings will be available in this class.  Go home with tiny cheesecakes in the following flavors: pumpkin marble with ginger snap crust, triple chocolate with Oreo bottom, and New York style with graham cracker crust and fruit topping.  This class is for ages 7 and up.  The cost is $40.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

Black History Month 2019: The Diatribe
February 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 23 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for The Diatribe!  The Diatribe poetry group strives to use performing arts to empower people to share their stories, raise awareness of social issues, and be active members of the community.  Experience this sensational program as you watch and listen to their inspiring performance poetry!  This program is free to the public and is recommended for many ages.  For more information call 231-722-8000, or visit hackleylibrary.org.  Brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and their supporters.

Art at the Redi 2
February 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 23 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, the Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective (LVAC) transforms the Redi Rental warehouse in Muskegon into a funky pop-up art venue to benefit the fine arts program of the Boys and Girls Club of Muskegon Lakeshore!  This is a great event featuring works by new and established regional artists, many from the Muskegon area, working in clay, glass, metals, pastels, watercolors, oil and more.  This event is curated salon style for interest and impact. There’ll be live music by Jason Bryant, a cash bar and  fare from the Righteous Cuisine food truck!  Entry is a $10 suggested donation at the door.  10% of all art sold will benefit the Boys and Girls Club.  For more information, e-mail lakeshorevac@gmail.com.

Comedy Night: Wes Ward and Rodney Lumpkins
February 23 @ 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 23 at 6:00pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for Wes Ward and Rodney Lumpkins! Tickets are $30 and include a dinner buffet from La Casa Fierro (tacos, burritos, chips, salsa, rice and beans & cheese) and a comedy show featuring Wes Ward and Rodney Lumpkins.  You’ll also enjoy raffles, a silent auction and a cash bar.  Proceeds benefit Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation (MCEF)/Rainbow Auction.  For more information call 231-755-1258.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
February 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.
Saturday, February 23 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Madison Capitols!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Black History Month 2019: Women’s Black Hair Care Clinic
February 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, February 25 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, visit Hackley Public Library to learn the secrets to having beautiful black hair, as well as get tips on how to care for your own or a young person’s hair.  Unity Hair Salon’s Nietra Hood and Ebony Jones will be on hand to lend their expertise, demonstrate hair care, and answer all your hair care questions!  This program is free to the public, and is recommended for all ages.  For more information call 231-722-8000, or visit hackleylibrary.org. Brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and our supporters.

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
February 25 @ 6:00 pm
The “Arsenal of Democracy” was a slogan used by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a radio broadcast delivered on December 29, 1940. The phrase was used to arouse popular support for aiding nations in the war prior to the US entry into WWII and continued until the end of the war. During that time, the US provided the Allies with millions of rounds of ammunition, as well as weapons, trucks, tanks and ships. The Americans who worked in countless factories throughout the country truly helped the US manufacture victory in WWII.  Join the USS Silversides Submarine Museum from February 25 – May 13 for the lecture series, “Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy!”

All lectures begin at 6:00pm at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum. The cost is $5.00 per person or free with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership.  For more information call (231) 755-1230.

• February 25: Winning the Production War presented by Dr. Fred Johnson, History Professor at Hope College

• March 4: The Manhattan Project presented by David Hoover, Curator and Collections Manager at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

Team Trivia Game Show
February 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events February 11-19, 2019

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday February 11:

Building Relationships with Your Audience Online
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub for the program, “Marketing Monday:  Building Relationships with Your Audience Online!”  People move so quickly and have such high expectations from companies online, that it’s harder than ever to connect with them.  How can you best overcome this using new tools and technology, and how do you not just connect, but build long term relationships?  This event is presented by 8ThirtyFour Marketing.  For more information call 616-331-7370.  Tickets are $10 and available through Eventbrite.com.

Team Trivia Game Show
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Black History Month: The Legacy of the Negro Leagues
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visit Hackley Public Library for “The Legacy of the Negro Leagues!”  Dan D’Addona gives a conversational style talk on the history of the Negro Leagues. This program is recommended for all ages and is free to the public.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.  Brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and library supporters.

Classical Music Goes to the Movies
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Norton Shores Library has “From Bugs Bunny to Stanley Kubrick:  Classical Music Goes to the Movies!” Through a selection of iconic and unforgettable scenes, you’ll explore how their musical partners have been essential in advancing the narrative, creating dramatic effect and contributing to a synergy which ultimately enhances the film beyond either the script or the music on its own.  This event if free to the public.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

Tuesday February 12:

Taste of Kitchen 242 Open House
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the makers that work out of Kitchen 242! Enjoy food samples and a cash bar as you talk with people who can guide those who are considering starting a food business. There’ll also be drawings for free culinary classes at this free event.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Visit West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College is showing “Edge of Darkness,” Using groundbreaking discoveries from recent space missions, this program will take viewers to the dark depths of space across comets, Pluto, and its moons.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Black History Month: Barbers Hair Care Clinic and Books
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Everyone is invited to Hackley Public Library for the Barbers Hair Care Clinic and Books event in honor of Black History Month! At this program, the library will be making an exciting announcement about a new library service to be offered at both barbershops locations!  This event is free and open to the public and is for all ages.  Brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and library supporters.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Wednesday February 13:

Snowshoe Icebreaker Wednesdays
7:00 pm
Visit the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex for Snowshoe Icebreaker Wednesdays!  Go on a guided snowshoe hike in Muskegon State Park with friends and a local expert who will explain the history of the area.  Trail passes and rentals are extra.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE

Black History Month: A Conversation with Rose Hammond
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come to the Norton Shores Library for a conversation with Rose Hammond, director of the documentary film “In Between the Trees.”  Rose will share the film’s trailer and talk about her process of making a film about the African-American resort towns of Idlewild and Woodland Park, based on her 2008 book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

Free Ice Skating Lessons for Kids
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Kids ages 4 – 16 can learn how to ice skate from skating coach Mark Jastrzembski!  Mark has over 40 years of coaching experience.  Kids from 4 – 7 meet from 5:30pm – 6:00pm and kids 8 – 16 meet from 6:30pm – 7:00pm.  Free skates and helmet rentals will be available.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit the website www.msports.org.

Thursday February 14:

Brown Bag Film: Black Man by Jon Covington
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Muskegon Museum of Art will host the Brown Bag Film, “Black Man,”  in partnership with Jon Covington, as they present this feature length documentary that tells the stories of the men behind “SONS: Seeing the Modern African American Male.” Film admission is free.  Coffee and cookies will be provided.  Paid admission is required for the galleries.  For more information call (231) 720-2570.

Valentine’s Day at SE4SONS
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy Valentine’s Day at SE4SONS! Chef Tim and his team will prepare a wonderful Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu or you can enjoy their new Winter Menu!  There’ll be great drink specials as well.  Make your reservations early by calling 231-759-3405.

Winter Blues Euchre Tourney
7:00 pm
Love cards as much as we do! Come to Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. for a tourney! Games start at 7:00pm.  This is a progressive style tourney so they need a minimum of 8 individuals to play and no partner necessary.  They’ll have tables reserved just for those playing euchre, score cards, decks of cards and of course, beer!   For more information call (231) 375-5184.

Youth Luge Development Program
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kids ages 8 – 16 can learn how to luge during the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex’s Youth Luge Development Program!  They will learn fundamentals of the sport and have an opportunity to visit the USA Luge training facility in Lake Placid.  For more information, call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit the website www.msports.org for pricing and waiver form

Comedy Open Mic Night
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Come out to the Tipsy Toad Tavern every Thursday at 7:00pm for Comedy Open Mic Night featuring live comedy from some of the funniest stand-ups currently working and touring! The cost is only $3 at the door unless you are performing!  It’s a great time with good food and cold drinks!  For more information call (231) 725-7181.

Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Visit West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College is showing “Edge of Darkness,” Using groundbreaking discoveries from recent space missions, this program will take viewers to the dark depths of space across comets, Pluto, and its moons.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Opening Reception – American Spectacle: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection and the Art of Vintage Puzzles
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Get a first look at these two new exhibitions at the Muskegon Museum of Art.  There’ll be complimentary refreshments and admission.  For more information call 231-720-2570.

Comedy Night at Unruly Brewing
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Come to Unruly Brewing Co. in downtown Muskegon for Comedy Night hosted by Jordon Shaver! Come in and get cozy, grab a drink and enjoy the show.  The cover is only $3.  For more information call (231) 288-1068 or visit the website below.

Friday February 15:

Date Night: Pizza & Puzzles
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring your sweetie to the Muskegon Museum of Art for “Date Night: Pizza & Puzzles!” Tickets include a table for puzzle building with your partner, pizza and one free drink ticket at the cash bar.  Tickets are $20 per person or $15 for members.  For more information call 231-720-2570.

Learn to Luge Weekend
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Public luge sessions are scheduled Friday – Sunday each weekend of the winter, January 4 – March 3 (weather permitting).  Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

Friday Family Fun Night: A Museum of Ice and Fire
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for “A Museum of Ice and Fire,” a science extravaganza dedicated to those two elements.  This exciting family night will be full of demonstrations, experiments, and the scientific wonders of dry ice, ice, and fire.  Activities will include bouncing bubbles on dry ice, making a vacuum with a candle, and blowing dry ice vortex rings out of a bottle.  This event is free to Muskegon County residents,or just $3 for non-residents.

The Women of Lockerbie
February 15 @ 7:30 pm – March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Check out the Beardsley Theater for the Muskegon Civic Theatre’s presentation of “The Women of Lockerbie!” A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103.  She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage.  The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families.  The Women of Lockerbie is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional.  It is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  Sunday Matinee times are at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Saturday February 16:

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market located inside at 242 W. Western Ave. on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Learn to Luge Weekend
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
Puck drops @ 7:15pm
Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Sioux Falls Stampede!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Free Fishing Weekend
February 16 – February 17
All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply. So grab a rod and your family and friends and let’s go fishing!

The Women of Lockerbie
February 15 @ 7:30 pm – March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Check out the Beardsley Theater for the Muskegon Civic Theatre’s presentation of “The Women of Lockerbie!” A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103.  She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage.  The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families.  The Women of Lockerbie is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional.  It is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  Sunday Matinee times are at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

African American Men’s Health Fair
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
African American men are invited to Muskegon Heights High School for a Health Fair!  Screenings include diabetes, prostate, blood pressure, breathing tests, vision screenings and more!  The first 100 men will receive free tickets to one of two exciting Muskegon Heights games.  For more information call Mimi Rankin at 231-578-2099 or e-mail rankiner@mercyhealth.com.

Black History Month 2019: Curtis Taylor Jazz Music
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come to Hackley Public Library for Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor for an engaging jazz performance lecture!  Listen to this talented musician’s unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities and rhythm for an unforgettable sound that directly connects with the soul.  This program is recommended for many ages, and is free to the public.  For more information call 231-722-8000, or visit hackleylibrary.org. Brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and our supporters.

Parkas and Plates
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex for Parkas and Plates, a progressive dinner set on their ski and snowshoe trails! This event is a new twist on their classic Dine & Glide event and a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a loved one.  The evening will include skiing and/or snowshoeing, a special gourmet five course menu, drinks and live entertainment.  Details will be provided as they become available.  This event is for adults 21 and older.  For more information, visit the website below or call 1-877-TRYLUGE.

Fire & Ice Gala Benefiting the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex @7:00 pm
Introducing the “Fire & Ice Gala!”  It’s getting hot…and cold at the Watermark 920 Saturday night, February 16 from 7:00pm – midnight!  Chalet Floral and Big Round Sound will transform the Watermark into a fire and ice wonderland! High fashion winter gear or any type of fire and ice themed attire are highly encouraged as you get out on the dance floor and kick up your heels to live music from the West Side Soul Surfers.  It’s all to raise money for the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex!  You’ll also enjoy the Ice Shot Luge, a silent auction, hot chocolate, a coffee bar and much more!  Spirits are available for an extra charge. Tickets are $15 each in advance or $20 at the door.  You must be 21 or older.  Tables of up to 12 are available for $250 and include day passes to the Sports Complex, tickets for ice cream from Yodels Frozen Yogurt and tickets for the Ice Shot Luge!  Tickets can also be purchased in person at The Coffee Factory (1402 Hudson St. inside the Watermark Lofts), Mondays – Fridays from 6:30am to 6:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am – 6:00pm.  You may also purchase tickets or reserve tables by emailing Laurel at laurel@watermarkcenter.com, by calling 231-578-0469 or at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Sunday February 17:

Free Fishing Weekend
February 16 – February 17
All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply. So grab a rod and your family and friends and let’s go fishing!

Learn to Luge Weekend
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Public luge sessions are scheduled Friday – Sunday each weekend of the winter, January 4 – March 3 (weather permitting).  Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
Puck drops @ 3:15pm
Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Sioux Falls Stampede!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

The Women of Lockerbie
February 15 @ 7:30 pm – March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Check out the Beardsley Theater for the Muskegon Civic Theatre’s presentation of “The Women of Lockerbie!” A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103.  She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage.  The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families.  The Women of Lockerbie is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional.  It is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  Sunday Matinee times are at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Monday February 18:
Our office is closed today in honor of Presidents Day:

Team Trivia Game Show
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

The Women of Lockerbie
February 15 @ 7:30 pm – March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Check out the Beardsley Theater for the Muskegon Civic Theatre’s presentation of “The Women of Lockerbie!” A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103.  She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage.  The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families.  The Women of Lockerbie is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional.  It is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  Sunday Matinee times are at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Tuesday, February 19:

The Women of Lockerbie
February 15 @ 7:30 pm – March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Check out the Beardsley Theater for the Muskegon Civic Theatre’s presentation of “The Women of Lockerbie!” A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103.  She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage.  The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families.  The Women of Lockerbie is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional.  It is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  Sunday Matinee times are at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

2nd Annual Rose’ & Chocolate Wine Tasting Event
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come to the Smash Wine Bar & Bistro for their 2nd Annual Rose’ & Chocolate Wine Tasting Night! Explore four unique rose’ wines that will be specially paired with four handmade chocolates.  Wine specialists will be on hand from Imperial Beverage visiting each table. The cost is $25 plus fees.  For more information call (231) 246-7910 or visit the website below.

Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Visit West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College is showing “Edge of Darkness,” Using groundbreaking discoveries from recent space missions, this program will take viewers to the dark depths of space across comets, Pluto, and its moons.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

For a complete list of events and to view our new, exciting 2019 virtual visitor guide visit:
www.visitmuskegon.org

Muskegon County Calendar of Events February 4 – 11, 2019

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Postcard Salon Exhibition
January 29 – February 7
The Postcard Salon is a celebration of creativity, happening Thursday, January 24 – Thursday, February 7 at the Muskegon Museum of Art!  Now in its thirteenth year, the Postcard Salon reflects the MMA’s commitment to Michigan artists.  It’s an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to share their work with the public.  Routinely, over 1,000 cards by artists from West Michigan and beyond are on display, offering a huge range of materials and subject matter to enjoy.  There is no fee to enter and all submitted cards will be installed, making the show a true community endeavor.  The exhibition is also a great opportunity to support the area arts community by purchasing an original work of art for a low cost at the Salon Sale on February 7.  For more information call 231-720-2570 or visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org.

Monday February 4:

Hackley Crafts: Mud Cloth Design Planters
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm:
Join Nancy Hartman at Hackley Public Library as she teaches you how to create your own mud cloth inspired planter during this month’s Hackley Crafts!  Register by calling 231-722-8011 or www.hackleylibrary.org/events.  Materials are provided at this free program.

Trivia Night at the Book Nook & Java Shop
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, January 14 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Trivia Night!  Join a team and test your wits.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Team Trivia Game Show
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Tuesday February 5:

Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Visit West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College is showing “Edge of Darkness,” Using groundbreaking discoveries from recent space missions, this program will take viewers to the dark depths of space across comets, Pluto, and its moons.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Black History Month: Open Mic Poetry Night
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Celebrate Black History Month at Hackley Public Library with an Open Mic Poetry Night!  Share your favorite poem, poetry you have written, or your favorite Black History/Black Experience/African American poetry.  Clayton Hardiman will lead an evening of quiet inspiration and challenging ideas for adults and teens.  For those that prefer to be just listeners, that’s great too!  Join them for this evening of creative thought that’s appropriate for all ages.  This program is free to the public, and is brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and library supporters.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Live at the Library
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come to Walker Memorial Library in North Muskegon for “Live at the Library!”  Legal Rehab, a local trio comprised of Britta and Roy Portenga on fiddle, guitar, and vocals, and Scott White on harmonica and vocal, present a smorgasbord of pop, rock, and Irish music.  For more information call 231-744-6080.

Wednesday February 6:

Free Ice Skating Lessons for Kids
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Kids ages 4 – 16 can learn how to ice skate from skating coach Mark Jastrzembski!  Mark has over 40 years of coaching experience.  Kids from 4 – 7 meet from 5:30pm – 6:00pm and kids 8 – 16 meet from 6:30pm – 7:00pm.  Free skates and helmet rentals will be available.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit the website www.msports.org.

Ice Skate with the Muskegon Lumberjacks
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Visit the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex to skate and play a pick-up game of hockey with the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks!  You can even bring memorabilia for your favorite player to autograph!  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit the website www.msports.org.

Thursday February 7:

Winter Blues Euchre Tourney
7:00 pm
Love cards as much as we do! Come to Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. for a tourney! Games start at 7:00pm.  This is a progressive style tourney so they need a minimum of 8 individuals to play and no partner necessary.  They’ll have tables reserved just for those playing euchre, score cards, decks of cards and of course, beer!   For more information call (231) 375-5184.

Cooking with Muskegon Beers
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Register at Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Cooking with Muskegon Beers!” There are plenty of breweries in Michigan but the Muskegon breweries offer terrific craft beers for sipping, baking or cooking.  See what can be done with local beers to make an amazing beer cheese sauce, beer dough pretzels, beer-battered vegetables and stout stew.  The cost is $45.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

Postcard Salon & Sale
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the Postcard Salon & Sale! This annual exhibition gives artists of all experience levels the opportunity to show their work in a museum setting. This is the opportunity to buy original art for only $30 each.  Around 1,000 works in many types of media, styles, and themes are typically included in the show! Dan Borchers from the Frame and Mat Shop in Holland will be on hand with postcard art sized frames available for purchase. There will be light refreshments and cash bar at this event which is free and open to the public!  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Youth Luge Development Program
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kids ages 8 – 16 can learn how to luge during the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex’s Youth Luge Development Program!  They will learn fundamentals of the sport and have an opportunity to visit the USA Luge training facility in Lake Placid.  For more information, call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit the website www.msports.org for pricing and waiver form

Comedy Open Mic Night
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Come out to the Tipsy Toad Tavern every Thursday at 7:00pm for Comedy Open Mic Night featuring live comedy from some of the funniest stand-ups currently working and touring! The cost is only $3 at the door unless you are performing!  It’s a great time with good food and cold drinks!  For more information call (231) 725-7181.

SE4SONS: Winter Wine Dinner
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to SE4SONS Banquet Center for a Winter Wine Dinner!  Join Ted Ross, certified sommelier and district sales manager for Jackson Family Fine Wines, and the SE4SONS staff for an evening of great wine & fare!  Dinner will include a welcome, wine and  hors’ d oeuvres, followed by a four-course meal paired with wines from the Jackson Family Wines collection.  The cost is $55 per person and includes gratuity. Space is limited, so call 231-755-3737 to reserve your space soon.  Your payment taken upon registration and there are no refunds.

Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Visit West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College is showing “Edge of Darkness,”  Using groundbreaking discoveries from recent space missions, this program will take viewers to the dark depths of space across comets, Pluto, and its moons.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Comedy Open Mic Night
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Come out to the Tipsy Toad Tavern every Thursday at 7:00pm for Comedy Open Mic Night featuring live comedy from some of the funniest stand-ups currently working and touring! The cost is only $3 at the door unless you are performing!  It’s a great time with good food and cold drinks!  For more information call (231) 725-7181.

Trivia – Sports Movies
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This will be 2 hours of fun, trivia and music revolving around some of the great (and not-so-great) sports related movies of all time. It goes much deeper than just Rocky and Rudy. There could be questions from Bobby Boucher (The Waterboy) to Happy Gilmore…. From Bull Durham to Tin Cup and Field of Dreams. Will you be the “Raging Bull” who knows about the “Pride of the Yankees”? Will you have a “Blue Crush” on “The Hustler”? Come by and enjoy wonderful and great drink and food specials. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at Racquet’s. For more information call 231-726-4007

Friday February 8:

Comedy Night at Hennessy’s
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come to Hennessey’s Irish Pub for Comedy Night featuring Steve Lott and special guest Michael Bussler!  For more information call (231) 728-3333. Steve Lott is a very funny man who lives in Michigan. Free and open to the public. Cash bar and menu.

Learn to Luge Weekend
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Public luge sessions are scheduled Friday – Sunday each weekend of the winter, January 4 – March 3 (weather permitting).  Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

7th Annual Bling Thing: Jewels & Gems Come Alive!
5:00pm – 8:00pm
The Friends of the Hackley Public Library invite you to the 7th Annual Bling Thing!  This public sale of jewelry, purses, scarves and more is a fundraising event to benefit the Hackley Public Library.  Friday is the early-sale party with wine and chocolate and requires a minimum donation of $10. Also on Friday, guests can purchase chances on the popular gift card raffle trees and other delectable baskets.  Saturday offers free entry and coffee & hot chocolate from Biggby Coffee.  The floor will close at noon and re-open at 12:15pm when everything will be discounted 50%!  Donations for the Bling Thing can be dropped off at the Hackley Public Library.  A tax receipt will be provided.  For more information, visit www.fohpl.org.

The Sweetheart Ball
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Watermark 920 hosts The Sweetheart Ball, Friday, February 8 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm! This is a date night for dads & daughters, moms & sons, grandmas & grandkids…everyone is welcome!  Dance the night away with your little one!  Dressy attire is encouraged but not necessary!  There’ll be crafts, a dessert bar, dancing and more! Tickets are $5 in advance (plus service fee) and available at the Coffee Factory or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $7 at the door.  Kids 2 and under are free.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
7:15 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League. Come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Central Illinois Flying Aces!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

The Alley Door Club  Pop Fiction (Rock)
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrating its’ 14th season, The Alley Door Club at the Frauenthal Center features live music from popular West Michigan bands in a fun environment which includes a cash bar and dancing in the Ballroom located on the 3rd Floor of the Hilt Building.  The doors open at 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks), with live music from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.Tickets are $10 per person.  Tables may be reserved at $75.00 for a 4-top or $115.00 for an 8-top.   For more information call 231-727-8001.

Helping Harbor Hospice-Shopping for a Cause
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Our name may be Art Cats Gallery but we also love people and dogs! We are raising funds for Harbor Hospice and their 4th Annual Pooches & People Picnic. We will donate a portion of our sales on February 8 and 9 to Harbor Hospice. It is a great time to check out our “Winter’s Work”” show and to find something special for your Valentine.

Winter’s Work Display
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter is often a productive time for artists and a time to experiment and create new work. Join us to explore Winter’s work by gallery artists. Introducing watercolors by John Herron, new ceramics by LeeAnn Frame and Louise Hopson, mixed media on wood by Rick Eastham, sterling and gemstone jewelry by Julie McCormick and photography by Tim Bonnette

Saturday February 9:

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
7:15 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League. Come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Central Illinois Flying Aces!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Winter’s Work Display
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter is often a productive time for artists and a time to experiment and create new work. Join us to explore Winter’s work by gallery artists. Introducing watercolors by John Herron, new ceramics by LeeAnn Frame and Louise Hopson, mixed media on wood by Rick Eastham, sterling and gemstone jewelry by Julie McCormick and photography by Tim Bonnette

7th Annual Bling Thing: Jewels & Gems Come Alive!
10:00am – 2:00pm
The Friends of the Hackley Public Library invite you to the 7th Annual Bling Thing!  This public sale of jewelry, purses, scarves and more is a fundraising event to benefit the Hackley Public Library.  Friday is the early-sale party with wine and chocolate and requires a minimum donation of $10. Also on Friday, guests can purchase chances on the popular gift card raffle trees and other delectable baskets.  Saturday offers free entry and coffee & hot chocolate from Biggby Coffee.  The floor will close at noon and re-open at 12:15pm when everything will be discounted 50%!  Donations for the Bling Thing can be dropped off at the Hackley Public Library.  A tax receipt will be provided.  For more information, visit www.fohpl.org.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market located inside at 242 W. Western Ave. on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Learn to Luge Weekend
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

Larry Joe Campbell & Friends
7:30 pm
Larry Joe Campbell is currently recurring on the new FOX series “Orville,” from creator Seth MacFarlane,  as well as the new Netflix hit comedy sensation series “American Vandal.”  He’s best known for his work as “Andy” on the hit ABC sitcom “According to Jim.”  He is an improvisational alumni of The Second City Theater out of Detroit.  In the feature film world, he’s been seen in “Hall Pass,” “Pacific Rim,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Killers,” and “Drive Thur.”  He often hits the road touring with pal Jim Belushi and a group of comedians known as “Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy.” For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Comedy: Mickey Housley with Chelsea Hood
8:00 pm
Come to the Back Alley Comedy Club in Sherman Bowling Center for stand-up comedy from Mickey Housley with Chelsea Hood! Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. To buy them online visit www.shermanbowlingcenter.com/back-alley-comedy-club.

Black Tie for the Y
7:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub at GVSU for “Black Tie for the Y,” an annual gala and auction to benefit LIVESTRONG with the Muskegon YMCA – a program for cancer survivors.  The evening includes heavy hors d’0euvres, a cash bar, dessert, live auction and raffles.  Black tie is optional.  Visit muskegonymca.org/blacktie for tickets.  For more information, call 231-722-9622 ext. 240 or e-mail carla@muskegonymca.org.

Sherm Poppen; the Birthplace of Snowboarding
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Visit Norton Shores Library is located at 705 Seminole Rd. for this FREE event. Discover snowboarding’s beginnings in Muskegon with historian Ron Pesch’s 100 silde PowerPoint presentation. Learn about Poppen’s creation, the Snurfing championships sponsored by Muskegon Community College, its move to Pando winter sports park in Rockford, and the evolution of Snurfing into the sport we know today as snowboarding.

Sweet Soul Food Dessert Competition
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Life is better with a little sweet soul food!  Embrace Hackley Public Library’s Black History Month Dessert Contest!  Adults and children can enter for a chance to win extraordinary prizes.  If you have a prize-worthy recipe, sign up for this fun competition and see if your dessert will be crowned the winner.  If you would like to enjoy some of these tasty treats, mark your calendar for February 9 and come to watch the competition unfold!  If you wish to compete, register by calling the library at 231-722-8011, or register at hackleylibrary.org/events.  Be ready to bring your dish.  This program is free to the public, and is brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and library supporters.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Craft Fair: A Valentine’s Love A-Fair
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come to the Lakes Mall for a Valentine’s Love A-Fair!  With about 60 vendors, this fair is the place to get those special Valentine gifts for all the “sweeties” in your life.  There will be chocolate, flowers, specialties and unique Valentine gifts including a host of Michigan made arts, crafts, jewelry, men’s grooming, makeup/skin care, gourmet baked goods, wood products, handbags, clothing, furs, home décor, books, soap, candles, personalized items, photography, massage, health, fitness and much more!  For more information call 616-836-8756.

Sip and Shop
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Watermark 920 is proud to host their second Sip & Shop event!  They will have a variety of local vendors and crafters offering an array of goods, from Thirty-One to handmade jewelry!  Enjoy a cash bar featuring Mimosas, wine, beer and other mixed drinks as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

Kids Baking: with Chef Char
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Kids Baking: Cherry Tarts and Braided Strudel with Chef Char!” You will make your own cherry filling from scratch, practice making a buttery pastry crust and work with shaping puff pastry into beautiful and tasty creations.  This class is for ages 7 and up.  The cost is $40.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

Family Super Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Visit the Muskegon Museum of Art for a “Family Super Saturday!” Families come in all different shapes, sizes and colors!  Come celebrate yours at this free family focused Super Saturday!  For more information call 231-720-2570. 11:00am & 1:00pm/Family Film, 11:00am – 1:00pm/Guided Look:  Explore the SONS: Seeing the Modern African American Male exhibition with an MMA Docent. 11:00am – 2:00pm/Make & Take Family Tree:  Use your creativity to make your own family tree!

Sunday February 10:

Learn to Luge Weekend
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Public luge sessions are scheduled Friday – Sunday each weekend of the winter, January 4 – March 3 (weather permitting).  Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

The Swan Series: The Radicals
4:00 pm
The White Lake Music Society will present four dynamic lectures entitled “The Swan Series!” Join host Robert Swan as he shares many of his insights, experiences, and expertise gleaned from 36 years of performing in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under such famed conductors. Each lecture will be held at the United Methodist Church at 4:00pm. The suggested donation is $7 at the door. The Swan Series continues with an in-depth look at Beethoven’s Symphony #1 in C Major and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Mr. Swan will show us how these composers, who were radicals in their day, paved the way for the music of the future.

Monday February 11:

Black History Month: The Legacy of the Negro Leagues
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visit Hackley Public Library for the valuable program, “The Legacy of the Negro Leagues!”  Dan D’Addona gives a conversational style talk on the history of the Negro Leagues.  He’ll showcase the impact these leagues had on baseball and American culture, from its inception through major league integration.  D’Addona is the Sports Editor for the Holland Sentinel, and also serves on the Society for American Baseball Research Negro Leagues Research Committee.  This program is recommended for all ages and is free to the public.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.  Brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and library supporters.

From Bugs Bunny to Stanley Kubrick: Classical Music Goes to the Movies
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to the Norton Shores Library for the program.  Just in time for the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, Blue Lake Public Radio’s Foley Schuler shares his love of both classical music and cinema through a selection of iconic and unforgettable scenes where script and music are melded together for dramatic effect.  In the hands of master film directors, music can be transformed from simple accompaniment of the cinemographic images, to a vital and organic partner necessary to the film’s ultimate vision.  Through a selection of iconic and unforgettable scenes, you’ll explore how their musical partners have been essential in advancing the narrative, creating dramatic effect and contributing to a synergy which ultimately enhances the film beyond either the script or the music on its own.  This event if free to the public.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

Team Trivia Game Show
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

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For a complete list of events and to view our visitor guide visit
www.visitmuskegon.org

Muskegon Jaycees’ Snowfest Returns

JCI Greater Muskegon’s annual Snowfest event will return to Downtown Muskegon on Saturday, February 2, 2019.  The popular downtown winter a jam-packed Saturday featuring the annual Battle of the Bowls Soup and Chili Cook-Off, Battle of the Bloodies, Snow Volleyball and Cornhole tournaments, winter themed family activities, and concluding with a 1980s themed dance party.

“We are thrilled to kick off the year with Muskegon’s 34th Annual Snowfest,” said Brennen Gorman, President of JCI Greater Muskegon. “Snowfest is JCI Greater Muskegon’s off-season labor of love to the Muskegon area as a group of passionate young professionals providing an opportunity for the entire community to come together. It is an ever-evolving event and 2019 is shaping up to present more winter entertainment than ever before.”

On Saturday, February 2, the Cornhole and Snow Volleyball Tournaments will run simultaneously on Western Avenue between 3rd and 4th street. Registration begins at 9:00am, with the tournaments kicking off at 10:00am.  Trophies and cash prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams in each tournament. Pre-event registration is requested.  Cost to play is $30 per cornhole team of 2 and $60 per volleyball team of 4.  Those wanting to compete in the popular tournaments should register early at www.jcimuskegon.org/snowfest.

The Battle of the Bowls Soup and Chili Cook-off will take place from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, February 2 at the Frauenthal Center’s 3rd Floor Ballroom in Downtown Muskegon. Area restaurants will go head to head to see who has the area’s best soup and chili.  Samples will be sold in full (Twelve 4oz samples) or half (six 4oz samples). Presale tickets are $10/$5 or $15/$10 the day of the event. The Battle of the Bloodies, a challenge to find Muskegon’s favorite Bloody Mary, will be held simultaneously at the Frauenthal Center 3rd Floor Ballroom.  Presale tickets are $25 or $30 at the door the day of the event and include a sample of each competitor’s entry.  Cast your vote for your favorite!  2019 Snowfest activities will conclude with a 80s ski themed dance party at Racquets Downtown Grill.

Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are still available.  For more information on getting involved or event details, visit the website at www.jcimuskegon.org/snowfest or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/MuskegonSnowfest/

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 01/29/19 – 02/04/19

With a Winter Storm Warning in effect and the state of Michigan being under a state of emergency, you will definitely want to call ahead to make sure your event is still happening.  Be careful out there!
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Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Postcard Salon Exhibition
January 29 – February 7
The Postcard Salon is a celebration of creativity, happening Thursday, January 24 – Thursday, February 7 at the Muskegon Museum of Art!  Now in its thirteenth year, the Postcard Salon reflects the MMA’s commitment to Michigan artists.  It’s an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to share their work with the public.  Routinely, over 1,000 cards by artists from West Michigan and beyond are on display, offering a huge range of materials and subject matter to enjoy.  There is no fee to enter and all submitted cards will be installed, making the show a true community endeavor.  The exhibition is also a great opportunity to support the area arts community by purchasing an original work of art for a low cost at the Salon Sale on February 7.  For more information call 231-720-2570 or visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org.

Watch Muskegon Family Night at the Winter Sports Complex
January 29 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29 from 4:00pm – 10:00pm, the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is hosting a Watch Muskegon fundraiser! Bring the family out for special pricing on activity passes, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Watch Muskegon campaign.
Enjoy 2 acres of outdoor ice rink or the 1/4 mile ice skating trail through the woods. Learn to luge at one of only four luge tracks in the entire United States!  Try cross country skiing or snowshoe on the beginner trails through the state park!
The ice rink and trails will be lit until 10:00pm. Rental equipment is available for all activities in sizes toddlers to adult men.  Spectators are welcome to enjoy the scenery, stay warm around the bonfire or grab a hot chocolate inside the heated lodge! For more information visit www.msports.org or call 1-877-TRY-LUGE.

5X5 Night at the Hub
January 29 @ 5:00 pm
5 x 5 Night is back at the Muskegon Innovation Hub on Tuesday, January 29 beginning at 5:00pm.  Five creators will pitch their ideas for a chance to win $5,000, no strings attached.  Join them at Muskegon Innovation HUB for May 5×5 Night.  The public is welcome to attend.
• 5 Votes!
• 5 Ideas!
• 5 Minutes!
• 5 Judges!
• 5,000 to the winning pitch!
For more information visit www.5x5night.com.

Christ Temple Inspirational Gospel Choir & Poetry by Gemini daPoet
January 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, visit Hackley Public Library for an inspired night of music with the Christ Temple Inspirational Gospel Choir. Directed by Doll Cook, this event will kick off Black History Month with a rousing performance that will get every heart singing!  This event will also showcase poetry that makes history.  This program is free to the public!  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Visit West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College is showing “Edge of Darkness,” January 15 – March 28 (no shows on March 5 and 7) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm – 7:35pm.  Using groundbreaking discoveries from recent space missions, this program will take viewers to the dark depths of space across comets, Pluto, and its moons.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

White Lake Music Society’s Winter 2019 Lecture Series
January 29 @ 7:00 pm
The White Lake Music Society’s Winter 2019 Lecture Series will feature three engaging and stimulating presentations! The last Tuesday of the month, from January through March, will showcase a wide variety of expertise and talent.
On January 29, Scott Speck, Music Director of the West Michigan Symphony will present “A Symphony for West Michigan”. Join them as Scott discusses the West Michigan Symphony’s journey from its community roots to its current status as an esteemed regional orchestra.  You’ll also learn how the Symphony is evolving to become an indispensable musical resource for all of West Michigan.
On February 26, Blue Lake Radio host, Foley Schuler, will speak on “An American in Paris: Gershwin’s Europe.” February 2019 marks the 95th anniversary of the premier of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a watershed event in the history of music.  Drawing upon a nearly lifelong fascination with Gershwin and his work, Blue Lake Public Radio’s Foley Schuler takes the American composer’s music as a point of departure for exploring another of his favorite themes, the relationship between classical music and what is thought by many to be America’s classical music—jazz—tracing the influence of this uniquely American art form on European composers of the 1920s and beyond, through a combination of anecdotes, analysis and musical excerpts.
On March 26, Kirk Hallman, Executive Director of the Muskegon Art Museum, will speak on “The Muskegon Museum of Art: Past, Present and Future.”  Mr. Hallman is a native of Muskegon who moved away in the late 1980s only to return in 2013 to take the position of Development Officer at the Muskegon Museum of Art.  He attended Michigan State University and before joining the Muskegon Museum of Art, served 20 years as Executive Director of a non-profit musical arts organization in Lafayette, Indiana.  He is now leading this great organization, the Muskegon Museum of Art, with great vision, impacting the West Michigan community!
All presentations will take place at 7:00pm at the Book Nook & Java Shop. The suggested donation is $7 at the door.  For more information, please contact Director Sondra Cross at 231-329-3056 or visit them online at www.whitelakemusic.org.

GEM Theatrics Presents: My Dearest Friend
January 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 30 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the North Muskegon branch of the Muskegon Area District Library for an evening of theater!  “My Dearest Friend,” by Michigan playwright Mary G. Kron, chronicles the true story of the lives of John and Abigail Adams.  Using primary sources, the play is a touching flashback of the high points of their life together, making history come alive as it gives new insight into this most modern of historical couples.  Enjoy their love, strength and remarkable relationship, while learning things you didn’t learn in history class.
This 2 act play is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission and is sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, and Friends of Walker Library.  For more information call 231-744-6080.

Ragnar Run in the Dark
January 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, January 30 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, join Pigeon Hill Brewing for a Night Run Challenge sponsored by Ragnar! A Ragnar Warrior will be there with giveaways, some awesome raffle prizes and discounts to any @Ragnarrelay event!  See them all at http://bit.ly/2QvyeJS.  The first 40 people to check into the run will get a free Ragnar reflective neck gaiter!  For more information call (231) 375-5184.

XC Ski Icebreaker Wednesdays
January 30 @ 7:00 pm
January 30 and February 27 at 7:00pm, come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex for XC Ski Icebreaker Wednesdays!  Get a free cross country ski lesson from an experienced ski instructor and go on a group ski with other winter sports fans on their 5K trail.  Trail pass and rental are extra.  For more information call 1877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Opening Reception: A+ for Educators
January 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 31 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, bring the kids to enjoy the opening of an exhibition of all original artworks by family favorite illustrator: Patricia Polacco! “A+ for Educators” celebrates great teachers everywhere.  The night will include remarks from our MMA Assistant Director Catherine Mott, followed by a reading of one of Polacco’s books on display.  Books are available for purchase in the Museum Store.  Patricia Polacco will be at the MMA for a book signing in April.  This event is free and open to the public.  Cookies and cocoa will be provided.  For more information call 231-720-2570.

Youth Luge Development Program
January 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursdays, January 10 – March 7 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, kids ages 8 – 16 can learn how to luge during the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex’s Youth Luge Development Program!  They will learn fundamentals of the sport and have an opportunity to visit the USA Luge training facility in Lake Placid.  For more information, call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Winter Blues Euchre Tourney
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Every Thursday, January 24 – February 28, come to Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. for a Winter Blues Euchre Tourney! Games start at 7:00pm.  This is a progressive style tourney so they need a minimum of 8 individuals to play and no partner necessary.  They’ll have tables reserved just for those playing euchre, score cards, decks of cards and of course, beer!   For more information call (231) 375-5184.

Comedy Open Mic Night
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Come out to the Tipsy Toad Tavern every Thursday at 7:00pm for Comedy Open Mic Night featuring live comedy from some of the funniest stand-ups currently working and touring! The cost is only $3 at the door unless you are performing!  It’s a great time with good food and cold drinks!  For more information call (231) 725-7181.

Jazz Night: In the Blue
January 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, January 31 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Jazz Night featuring music from In The Blue!  This jazz ensemble provides exciting live music including everything from jazz standards to Motown, rock and funk.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Learn to Luge Weekend
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Public luge sessions are scheduled Friday – Sunday each weekend of the winter, January 4 – March 3 (weather permitting).  Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

Pine Street Mercantile: Launch Event
February 1 – February 2
Pine Street Mercantile is an exciting new venue for occasional sales! Four experienced pickers curate vintage, antique, upcycled and found items.  Love junk?  This market is for you!  Their launch event is happening Friday, February 1 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm through Saturday, February 2 from 9:00am – 3:00pm! The market will be held bi-monthly and dates are listed on their Facebook event page.  Expect a wide variety of goods from project pieces to delightfully up-cycled furniture.  Various price points make it affordable for every budget!  For more information call (231) 830-4255.

Live Music: David Moul
February 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, February 1 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from David Moul!  David is a singer/songwriter who hails from Hart, MI.  Raised on church music, jazz, Broadway, classical and more, David began singing and playing piano at a young age.  His love for all genres is evident in his versatile performances, which feature songs ranging from pop hits and ballads to show-tunes and Gospel music.  David holds a Bachelor’s of Music from MSU College of Music, where he studied classical voice.  While at MSU, David also earned his minor in Piano Performance and is currently the Director of Choirs at Hart Public Schools.  Variety is the hallmark of David’s performances and he enjoys singing and playing a wide selection of music, connecting with a broad audience base.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Choral Fantasy
February 1 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, February 1 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents “Choral Fantasy!”  Forgotten for 200 years, Vivaldi’s sunny Gloria has become his most beloved choral work.  Italian pianist Alessio Bax performs the elegant Mozart concerto, known for its use in the movie Elvira Madigan as well as Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue.”  Bax, chorus and WMS come together for Beethoven’s magnificent precursor to the Ninth Symphony.

Single ticket prices are $24-$60.  Student tickets are $10.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.

Scott Speck, conductor
Alessio Bax, piano
Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids

Vivaldi – Gloria
Mozart – Piano Concerto no. 21
Beethoven – Fantasia, Piano Chorus & Orchestra, op. 80 (Choral Fantasy)

Greater Muskegon Jaycees Annual Snowfest
February 2
The Greater Muskegon Jaycees Annual Snowfest will return to downtown Muskegon Saturday, February 2, 2019!  This downtown winter festival features a jam-packed Saturday including popular events such as the “Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-Off,” a “Battle of the Bloodies” competition, a Snow Volleyball Tournament and a Cornhole Tournament.  The day will conclude with a themed 80s Ski Party!
The Cornhole and Snow Volleyball Tournament will run simultaneously on Western Ave. between 3rd and 4th streets.  Registration begins at 9:00am and tournaments begin at 10:00am.  Trophies and cash prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams in each tournament.  Pre-event registration is requested and the cost to play is $30 per cornhole team of 2, and $60 per volleyball team of 4.
Partnering with area restaurants and taverns is a key component in Snowfest.  The popular Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-off will take place from 11:00am – 2:00pm on at Frauenthal Center (Hilt Building 3rd Floor).  Area restaurants will go head to head to see who has the best Chili!  Chili samples will be sold in full (12 4oz. samples) or half sizes (6 4oz. samples).  Tickets are $10 and $5 during the pre-sale or $15 and $10 the day of the event.  Participating restaurants will be announced soon!
This year is the second year of the “Battle of the Bloodies,” a contest to identify Muskegon’s favorite Bloody Mary!  It will be held in conjunction with the Battle of the Bowls from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Frauenthal Center (Hilt Building 3rd Floor).
The 2019 Snowfest activities will conclude with an 80s ski party in partnership with Racquets Downtown Grill.  Bring your best spandex winter gear, your big hair, and get ready for music and dancing!   For more information, call (231) 412-0705, find Muskegon Jaycees Snowfest on Facebook.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
November 24 – April 27, visit the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Hearty Soups and Homemade Bread Bowls with Chef Char
February 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Hearty Soups and Homemade Bread Bowls with Chef Char!” Warm up with a hot bowl of homemade soup and a delicious pretzel-style bread bowl.  Two soups will be made to try and take home, including loaded baked potato soup and creamy roasted tomato basil.  Also learn the secrets to making a delicious bread bowl to serve your soup in.  You will go home with plenty for the next day or freezing too. The cost is $45.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

5th Annual Black History Month Trivia Contest
February 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for the 5th Annual Black History Month Trivia Contest hosted by Mickey Wallace!  Embrace a challenge, and grab your friends (up to 4 per team) to test your knowledge of Black History against other teams in trivia!  Prizes will be available for the winning team!  Not interested in participating in the contest?  That’s okay, just come and watch or cheer on friends and family.  This is a program for all ages!  Register your team by visiting Hackley Library’s online events calendar, or by calling 231-722-8011.

Delicious Demise
February 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From October – May, Amanda’s Bequest, a heritage farm-stay bed & breakfast, and Bygone Basics, a heritage farm to fork cooking school and bakery, offer special “Murder Mystery” events! Participants learn about cultural food differences and experience dishes that are authentic to the country or place the theme is based on.  You get food discovery, dinner, and “DEMISE!”
This is so much fun!  You will be emailed more detailed information about the event prior to arrival, including your role assignment and costume suggestions. The activities last from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on Saturdays, with dinner served in courses.  These are themed murder mysteries based on the season, month and number of guests.  All are different, so keep coming back for the next one!  A minimum of 6 people are required.  Murder mystery dinners are adult themed and not suitable for those under 17 years of age.  (Not fully suitable for special diets.  Some foods are naturally gluten free or vegetarian and these are present, but no separate dishes can be prepared.) For more information, please call (231) 740-4065 or e-mail ICan@bygonebasics.com.  You can request no role, or small role if you are a little shy. Conversely, do request a big role if you are excited about doing this!
They reserve the right to change the posted theme to adjust to group sizes.  Please call or e-mail to register or visit the website below.  The cost is $45, or $35 if you’re staying at Amanda’s Bequest Bed & Breakfast.

DATES:
• 02/02/19
• 03/16/19
• 04/06/19
• 05/04/19

Back Alley Comedy Club: Donnell Rawlings
February 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Saturday, February 2 at 6:30pm and again at 9:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for Donnell Rawlings! Donnell is an overnight success a decade in the making. He made a splash in the DC comedy clubs going from a heckler in the audience to HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in a period of six months. You’ve seen him as ‘Ashy Larry’ on Comedy Central’s award winning and critically celebrated Chappelle’s Show, where he joined Dave Chappelle as both as a writer and performer.
Tickets are $25. For more information, call Don at 616-570-8765.

Muskegon Risers Home Game
February 2 @ 7:00 pm
Muskegon Risers SC was founded to help facilitate positive social and economic change along the Muskegon Lakeshore through the game of soccer. A Riser is someone who understands our community’s potential and who pushes themselves and others to realize that potential.  The ‘Risers’ name was inspired by the ‘Muskegon, Together Rising’ sculpture that stands in the heart of downtown Muskegon.  Risers are not limited to an era, industry or ethnicity.  Muskegon Risers SC strives to represent the spirit of our area’s people in past, present and future tense.
Catch the MKG Riser’s playing home against the Waza Flo FC at the L.C. Walker Arena on Saturday, February 2 at 7:15pm! You may purchase your ticket online or on game day at the field. All home games are $9.  For more information, call the arena at (231) 726-2400.

Live Music: Acoustic Oasis
February 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from Acoustic Oasis!  Phil Petersen and Glen Miller, AKA Acoustic Oasis, are two guys who love playing music.  Inspired by the music of such artists as CSNY, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Jack Johnson and Ray Lamontagne, they have created a playlist of covers and originals adding many instruments along the way.  Their sound now includes 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, clarinet and harmonica.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Performances @The Block: Alessio Bax
February 2 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 2 at 7:30pm, come to The Block for Alessio Bax!  Following his performance with the West Michigan Symphony, Alessio returns to the Block for an evening of classical piano that combines exceptional lyricism and insight with consummate technique.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.  Doors and bar open at 6:45pm.

Winter Try-Athlon
February 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 from 10:00am-4:00pm, come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex for your opportunity to try three Winter Olympic sports;  luge, ice speedskating and cross country skiing.  This event is family friendly and geared toward those who may have never done at least one of these sports.  Of course, serious competitors are welcome as well.  The MWSC recognizes that many people may have very little experience in some of these sports and will teach you everything you need to know in continuous 20 minute clinics at each venue.  For more information, call 231-828-4627 or visit www.msports.org.

Hackley Crafts: Mud Cloth Design Planters
February 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you impressed by beautiful art techniques?  Monday, February 4 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, join Nancy Hartman at Hackley Public Library as she teaches you how to create your own mud cloth inspired planter during this month’s Hackley Crafts!  Registration is required and will open one month before the class date.  Register at www.hackleylibrary.org/events or by calling 231-722-8011.  Materials are provided at this free program.

Trivia Night at the Book Nook & Java Shop
Mondays @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, January 14 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Trivia Night!  Join a team and test your wits.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 01/22/19 – 01/28/19

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

The Old Settler
Through January 26 @ 7:30 pm
January 18 – 26, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Muskegon Civic Theatre presents, “The Old Settler!”

Old Settler:  A woman who is pushing 40 who’s never been married and has no prospects…Sparks fly in a 1943 Harlem tenement between 55-year-old spinster, Redwood Elizabeth Borny, and her skeptical sister, Quilly McGrath when Husband Witherspoon, a handsome young Great Migrator arrives on their doorstep.  Husband’s quest to find his long-lost love, Lou Bessie, is thwarted when he finds an unexpected new romance with an Old Settler.  Full of humor and grit, this story of American love and survival reverberates with timelessness and warmth.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  The Sunday matinee is at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $22 – $24.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Calvin College January Series
January 22 & 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to downtown Muskegon! From January 3 – 23, the Beardsley Theater in the Frauenthal Center will broadcast a live stream of one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series, weekdays, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.  These lectures are free and no tickets are required.
Featured presenters include author and former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager; NFL player and former astronaut Leland Melvin; Oscar-nominated costumer designer Ruth Carter (Black Panther); Craig Detweiler, author of “Searching for God in the Digital Age,” and Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to report and speak against Larry Nassar.
These experts will offer informed perspectives on a wide range of today’s most relevant topics including storytelling, climate justice, forgiveness, global journalism, and cancer research, among many others. For a full list of speakers and topics, visit www.calvin.edu/january-series/speakers.

• January 22: Rachel Denhollander – A Time to Speak: Addressing Justice and Forgiveness
• January 23: Mary Robinson – Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience & the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Book Discussion: Invisible Man
January 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 22 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, visit Hackley Public Library to discuss one of the definitive novels of the African-American experience.  “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, which addresses powerful issues of society, won the National Book Award for fiction and was on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks. Partnering with the “SONS: Seeing the African American Male” exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art (which runs until March 10, 2019), they hope to encourage an open dialogue in the community.  This book discussion is free to the public!  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Visit West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College is showing “Edge of Darkness,” January 15 – March 28 (no shows on March 5 and 7) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm – 7:35pm.  Using groundbreaking discoveries from recent space missions, this program will take viewers to the dark depths of space across comets, Pluto, and its moons.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Yoga at the Library: Movement and Meditation
January 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Come to Hackley Public Library to learn and practice specialized breathing techniques, yoga postures, and mantras with Theresa Bernhardt!  Movement and Meditation is a free lunch-hour class providing an excellent foundation for this healing art form.  Be sure to dress comfortably and bring your own mat and small blanket if you’re able, though these items are not required.  This class is recommended for ages 16 and up.
Two separate sessions are being offered, Wednesdays, January 9 and January 23.  There will be separate registration for each class which happens from 12:15pm – 1:00pm.  To register, call (231) 722-8011 or visit Hackley Public Library’s online events calendar.  Registration for each session will open one month before class date.

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex: Free Ice Skating Lessons for Kids
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, kids ages 4 – 16 can learn how to ice skate from skating coach Mark Jastrzembski!  Mark has over 40 years of coaching experience.  Kids from 4 – 7 meet from 5:30pm – 6:00pm and kids 8 – 16 meet from 6:30pm – 7:00pm.  Free skates and helmet rentals will be available.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Paint it Red: Big Reds Football History
January 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 23 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center for the first in a series of three lectures that will bring their Collection by Color exhibit to life with various social and science topics.  Co-author of the book, “100 Years of Muskegon Big Red Football,” Ron Pesch will present a program that will focus on days past, as well as the modern-day accomplishments of the winningest high school football team in Michigan!  This event is free for Muskegon County residents and just $3 for non-residents.  Please RSVP to 231-722.0278 or email jackie@lakeshoremuseum.org.

Ice Skate Icebreaker Wednesdays
Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm
January 23 and February 20 at 7:00pm, come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex for Ice Skate Icebreaker Wednesdays!  Get a free refresher course in ice skating and learn some techniques to help you skate faster on their 2 acre outdoor ice rink and 1/4 mile skate trail.  Rink passes and rentals are extra.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Postcard Salon Exhibition
January 24 – February 7
The Postcard Salon is a celebration of creativity, happening Thursday, January 24 – Thursday, February 7 at the Muskegon Museum of Art!  Now in its thirteenth year, the Postcard Salon reflects the MMA’s commitment to Michigan artists.  It’s an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to share their work with the public.  Routinely, over 1,000 cards by artists from West Michigan and beyond are on display, offering a huge range of materials and subject matter to enjoy.  There is no fee to enter and all submitted cards will be installed, making the show a true community endeavor.  The exhibition is also a great opportunity to support the area arts community by purchasing an original work of art for a low cost at the Salon Sale on February 7.  For more information call 231-720-2570.

Brown Bag Film: Kehinde Wiley – An Economy of Grace
Thursday, January 24 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the free Brown Bag Film, “Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace.”
(60 mins.) Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace – follow the artist as he embarks on an exciting new project: a series of classical portraits of African American women—something he’s never done before.  The film documents the project as it unfolds, tracking Wiley’s process from concept to canvas, casting his models on the streets of New Tork and enlisting Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy to create couture gowns for each woman.  Admission to the film is free.  Coffee and cookies are provided. Paid admission is required for the galleries.  For more information call (231) 720-2570.

Writing Salon
January 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 24 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for their Writing Salon! Bring your notebooks and get inspired by this year’s selection of artworks for their annual writing competition, “Art Talks Back,” happening January 24 – March 28!  Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.
The Art Talks Back poetry project is underwritten by Michael and Patricia Wade. The First Place award is sponsored by the Poetry Society of Michigan.  For more information call 231-720-2570.

Youth Luge Development Program
Thursdays @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursdays, January 10 – March 7 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, kids ages 8 – 16 can learn how to luge during the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex’s Youth Luge Development Program!  They will learn fundamentals of the sport and have an opportunity to visit the USA Luge training facility in Lake Placid.  For more information, call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Winter Blues Euchre Tourney
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Every Thursday, January 24 – February 28, come to Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. for a Winter Blues Euchre Tourney! Games start at 7:00pm.  This is a progressive style tourney so they need a minimum of 8 individuals to play and no partner necessary.  They’ll have tables reserved just for those playing euchre, score cards, decks of cards and of course, beer!   For more information call (231) 375-5184.

Learn to Luge Weekend
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Public luge sessions are scheduled Friday – Sunday each weekend of the winter, January 4 – March 3 (weather permitting).  Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

The Alley Door Club
January 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrating its’ 14th season, The Alley Door Club at the Frauenthal Center  kicks off January 11, 2019 with live performances from an array of local bands!  Performing on select Friday nights through April, The Alley Door Club features live music from popular West Michigan bands in a fun environment which includes a cash bar and dancing in the Ballroom located on the 3rd Floor of the Hilt Building.  The doors open at 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks), with live music from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

The 2019 Alley Door Club performance schedule is as follows:
• January 25 – Big Daddy Fox & Friends (R & B, Rockin’ Blues)
• February 8 – Pop Fiction (Rock)
• February 22 – Westside Soul Surfers (R & B, Funk, Soul)
• March 8 – Overnight Hero (Rock)
• March 22 – Brena (Rock)
• April 12 – Swinging Stem Cells (Rock)
• April 26 – Yard Sale Underwear (The Self-proclaimed King of Polyester, Pop & Soul)

Tickets are $10 per person.  Tables may be reserved at $75.00 for a 4-top or $115.00 for an 8-top.   For more information, call the Box Office at 231-727-8001.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
January 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.
Friday, January 25 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Fargo Force!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Live Music: Matt Moore
January 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, January 25 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from Matt Moore!  Matt e is an independent rock artist, singer songwriter and worship leader from central Michigan.  Launching a solo career in 2007 with only an acoustic guitar and a few original songs, Matt quickly built a reputation as the must see artist in his area.  Captivating audiences with his engaging songwriting, passionate live performance and tenacious work ethic, Matt has performed at over 1500 events around the country in the past several years, sharing the stage with artists such as Thousand Foot Krutch, Sanctus Real, NF, Seventh Day Slumber, Leeland, Nine Lashes, Unspoken, Josh Wilson, StellarKart, John Reuben, The Afters, Icon For Hire, Grits, Remedy Drive, Caedmon’s Call, Newworldson and many more.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
November 24 – April 27, visit the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Muskegon Polar Plunge
January 26 @ 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Polar Plunge takes place at Fricano’s on Muskegon Lake on January 26! Registration starts at 12:00pm. The Plunge will start at 2:00pm with the awards and After Splash Bash at 4:00pm. There is free admission to the After Splash Bash for plungers. There will be a $10 fee for guests, which includes pizza.
If you would like to avoid the registration lines on Plunge day, there will be a Pre-Registration on Friday, January 25 at Fricano’s. You can get registered and turn in your donations any time between 4:00pm – 8:00pm. The Pre-Plunge Party is from 7:00pm – 11:00pm and features live music from Northbound!  Make sure to ‘like’ the Polar Plunge on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PlungeMI.
By participating in a Polar Plunge, you are helping to raise funds for over 27,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports are the “vehicle,” the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
January 26 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.
Saturday, January 26 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on U18 Team USA!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Eric Michaels and Chris Kennedy
January 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 26 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from guitar duo Eric Michaels and Chris Kennedy playing the classics!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Comedian Mike Logan wsg Carl Johnson
January 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, January 26 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for Mike Logan with special guest Carl Johnson!  Purchase tickets ahead of time at www.shermanbowlingcenter.com/back-alley-comedy-club or at the door.  For more information, call (616) 570-8765.

Mike Logan – Born and raised in Detroit, Mikeuses his edgy tongue to wax poetic about everyday issues from long distance parenting to the racial climate in America. He’s guaranteed to make you think while cracking you up.

Carl Johnson – He’s been doing stand up for over four years. He has become a local favorite among the Michigan comedy scene and has performed at colleges and clubs all around!  He is not afraid of self-deprecation or getting personal on stage.  He has opened up for Steve-O from MTV’s Jackass, Louis Katz, and Tommy Johnagin.

Trivia Night at the Book Nook & Java Shop
Mondays @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, January 14 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Trivia Night!  Join a team and test your wits.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 01/14/19 – 01/21/19

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Marketing Monday
January 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Monday, January 14 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, you’re invited to the Muskegon Innovation Hub for the discussion, “5 Biggest Marketing Mistakes Businesses Are Making (And How to Avoid Them),” presented by Jason Piasecki of Revel.  Did you know that over half of businesses lack a formal marketing plan or that many companies have no idea who their ideal customer is?  Learn how to avoid those mistakes and take back actionable items you can apply to your business today.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are passionate about the products and services they provide.  Translating that passion to sales requires a strategic focus on marketing and promotion.  Marketing Mondays at the Muskegon Innovation Hub will provide sound tools, techniques and knowledge that every small business owner and entrepreneur needs to know to effectively engage with customers and increase revenue from sales.  Join them for the Lunchtime Series every second Monday of the month.  Lunch is included.  You must register in advance as no walk-ins will be accepted.  The cost is $10.  For more information call 616-331-6900 or visit www.gvsu.edu/hub.

Special Presentation at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum
January 14 @ 6:00 pm
Monday, January 14 at 6:00pm, you’re invited to the USS Silversides Submarine Museum to meet and hear WWII veteran, Richard Thelen!

The loss of the USS Indianapolis was a tragic moment following the completion of a secret mission that directly contributed to the end of World War II.  After a successful high-speed run to deliver atomic bomb components to Tinian, the decorated Portland-class cruiser continued to Guam.  Indianapolis was en route from Guam to Leyte when she was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-58 within the first hour of July 30, 1945.  Only 317 of the 1,196 men onboard survived.  Richard Thelen is one of those survivors.

The cost to attend the presentation is $5 per person or free with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership.  For more information call 231-755-1230.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Pianist Steve Thielman
January 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, January 15 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop to enjoy coffee and beautiful music played by master pianist Steve Thielman!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Visit West Michigan’s only free planetarium!  Carr-Fles Planetarium on the main campus of Muskegon Community College is showing “Edge of Darkness,” January 15 – March 28 (no shows on March 5 and 7) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm – 7:35pm.  Using groundbreaking discoveries from recent space missions, this program will take viewers to the dark depths of space across comets, Pluto, and its moons.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex: Free Ice Skating Lessons for Kids
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, kids ages 4 – 16 can learn how to ice skate from skating coach Mark Jastrzembski!  Mark has over 40 years of coaching experience.  Kids from 4 – 7 meet from 5:30pm – 6:00pm and kids 8 – 16 meet from 6:30pm – 7:00pm.  Free skates and helmet rentals will be available.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Snowshoe Icebreaker Wednesdays
Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm
January 16 and February 13 at 7:00pm, come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex for Snowshoe Icebreaker Wednesdays!  Go on a guided snowshoe hike in Muskegon State Park with friends and a local expert who will explain the history of the area.  Trail passes and rentals are extra.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Youth Luge Development Program
Thursdays @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursdays, January 10 – March 7 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, kids ages 8 – 16 can learn how to luge during the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex’s Youth Luge Development Program!  They will learn fundamentals of the sport and have an opportunity to visit the USA Luge training facility in Lake Placid.  For more information, call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns with Chef Char
January 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 17 from 6:0pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns with Chef Char!” This easy baking class will focus on making successful yeast-raised dough with a sweet, cinnamon and butter layer rolled into each biscuit.  You will make the rolls two ways, one a traditional cinnamon roll with a homemade vanilla cream cheese frosting and the other a caramelized pecan topping for the best sticky buns ever.  Wow your family or friends! The cost is $45.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

New 4-H Family Orientation
January 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Have you thought of signing your children up to be 4-H members, but aren’t really sure what 4-H is or even how to sign up?  Have you been in 4-H for a couple years, but still have questions about participation fees, the county fair, Exploration Days, and more?  Thursday, January 17 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at 97 E. Apple Ave., learn how to get involved and have your questions answered by 4-H staff and volunteers.  Contact Tonya Pell, 4-H Program Coordinator, at pelltony@msu.edu or 231-724-4739 for more information.

Lecture Series: Great Depression
January 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
January 17, February 21 and March 21 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center at the Scolnik House of the Depression Era for a three-part lecture series highlighting the economic struggle across the United States known as the Great Depression!  Learn more about why the stock market crashed, how people used their resources to the fullest extent, and the hobos, hitchhikers, and Hooverville’s in Muskegon.  Light refreshments will be served using 1930s recipes!  This event is free for museum members and only $3 for non-members.  Please RSVP to Aaron Mace at 231-724-5534.

Jazz Night: Checkers Morton
January 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, January 17 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Jazz Night featuring Checkers Morton!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Learn to Luge Weekend
Friday – Sunday
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Public luge sessions are scheduled Friday – Sunday each weekend of the winter, January 4 – March 3 (weather permitting).  Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

Calvin College January Series
Through January 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to downtown Muskegon! From January 3 – 23, the Beardsley Theater in the Frauenthal Center will broadcast a live stream of one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series, weekdays, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.  These lectures are free and no tickets are required.
Featured presenters include author and former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager; NFL player and former astronaut Leland Melvin; Oscar-nominated costumer designer Ruth Carter (Black Panther); Craig Detweiler, author of “Searching for God in the Digital Age,” and Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to report and speak against Larry Nassar.
These experts will offer informed perspectives on a wide range of today’s most relevant topics including storytelling, climate justice, forgiveness, global journalism, and cancer research, among many others. For a full list of speakers and topics, visit www.calvin.edu/january-series/speakers.
• January 14: Nicholas Kristof – Lessons from 30 Years of Covering the World
• January 15: Leland Melvin – Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace & Second Chances
• January 16: William Powers – Sustainability, Happiness & the “Slow” Movement
• January 17: Erik W. Carter – Incomplete without You: The Church & People with Disabilites
• January 18: Ruth Carter – The Art of Storytelling Through Costume Design
• January 21: Willie Jennings in celebration of MLK Day – The Christian Imagination: Theology & the Origins of Race
• January 22: Rachel Denhollander – A Time to Speak: Addressing Justice and Forgiveness
• January 23: Mary Robinson – Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience & the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Friday Family Fun Night: Colors
January 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday, January 18 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center to bring a little color to your family date night!  Explore color in science, art, and nature.  Stations around the museum will feature hands-on activities and demonstrations including one led by their friends at the Muskegon Museum of Art!  This event is free for Muskegon County residents and museum members.  The cost is just $3 for non-members.  For more information call 231-722-0278 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

Live Music: Silverado
January 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, January 18 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from the Silverado Band!  This West Michigan country music band regularly performs at various venues, including private clubs, bars, stage shows, campgrounds, weddings and private parties.  Their music styles range from old time country to polkas, waltzes and line dances!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

The Old Settler
January 18 @ 7:30 pm – January 26 @ 7:30 pm
January 18 – 26, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Muskegon Civic Theatre presents, “The Old Settler!”

Old Settler:  A woman who is pushing 40 who’s never been married and has no prospects…
Sparks fly in a 1943 Harlem tenement between 55-year-old spinster, Redwood Elizabeth Borny, and her skeptical sister, Quilly McGrath when Husband Witherspoon, a handsome young Great Migrator arrives on their doorstep.  Husband’s quest to find his long-lost love, Lou Bessie, is thwarted when he finds an unexpected new romance with an Old Settler.  Full of humor and grit, this story of American love and survival reverberates with timelessness and warmth.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  The Sunday matinee is at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $22 – $24.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Darren McCarty
January 18 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, January 18 at 8:00pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for Red Wings legend Darren McCarty and his comedy troupe! Darren takes off the gloves and shares a night of stories, jokes, new memories, and an audience Question & Answer session. After the show, there is a full meet ‘n greet and time for selfies with D-Mac!
This show is a fundraiser for Junior Jacks Pee Wee AA. VIP tables are available. Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are $35 each.  For more information, call Don at 616-570-8765.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
November 24 – April 27, visit the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Live Music: Wood Song
January 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 19 from 7:0pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from Wood Song!  This contemporary folk/pop singing duo brings blended harmonies to popular music spanning several decades.  Chris Loughrin performs acoustic and electric guitar, as well as lead vocals and harmony.  Susan Loughrin brings her soft, expressive voice to the mix.  Together they are Wood Song!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Performances @The Block: Matt Beck
January 19 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 19 at 7:30pm, come to The Block for Matt Beck!  West Michigan Symphony principal percussionist Matt Beck is joined by Andrew Spencer, percussion, Patrick Johnson, piano and Alexandra Mascolo-David, piano, in a concert featuring Bartok’s gripping Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.  Doors and bar open at 6:45pm.

Comedy: Andy Beningo with Allen Trieu
January 19 @ 9:30 pm
Saturday, January 19 at 9:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for stand-up comedy from Andy Beningo and Allen Trieu!

Andy Beningo has appeared on AXS Gotham Comedy Live, as a final four finalist on CMT’s Next Big Comic and regularly on the Bob and Tom radio show. His new CD ‘Quiet Coyote’ regularly plays on XM Sirius radio on Laugh USA. Beningo has been hailed for his clean style of comedy, resulting in being named one of the 40 Best Up and Coming comedians in the country.

Allen Trieu is a native of West Michigan who has molded his experiences into an eclectic act which has been described as unique and open-minded. His witty observations and personal style touch on many subjects including college, race, and pop culture…even going green.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. To buy them online visit www.shermanbowlingcenter.com/back-alley-comedy-club.

Star Party: Lunar Eclipse
January 20 @ 10:30 pm – 1:30 am
Sunday, January 20 from 10:30pm – 1:30am, the Muskegon Astronomical Society invites you to a Lunar Eclipse Star Party at their observatory! You will be viewing the lunar eclipse and the night sky through the society’s telescopes. You may also bring your own telescope. They will help you get started and show you how to make adjustments. They will also provide printed materials. If weather conditions are questionable, contact Dennis Allen at 231-777-1013 to find out the status of the event. There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday, January 21 from 10:00am – 8:00pm, you’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free community day to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! The MMA will open their doors to welcome the community for free.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Tours
• 10:00am – 1:00pm/Led by MMA docents
• 1:00pm – 3:00pm/Led by Muskegon High School art students

Films & Crafts
• 10:00am – 3:00pm/Enjoy films in the auditorium and crafts in the classroom.
• 6:30pm – 8:00pm/Panel Discussion – Come to the auditorium for a panel discussion on local and regional issues moderated by Jon Covington with panelists from the community.

Trivia Night at the Book Nook & Java Shop
Mondays @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, January 14 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Trivia Night!  Join a team and test your wits.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 01/07/19 – 01/14/19

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Calvin College January Series
January 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to downtown Muskegon! From January 3 – 23, the Beardsley Theater in the Frauenthal Center will broadcast a live stream of one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series, weekdays, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.  These lectures are free and no tickets are required.
Featured presenters include author and former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager; NFL player and former astronaut Leland Melvin; Oscar-nominated costumer designer Ruth Carter (Black Panther); Craig Detweiler, author of “Searching for God in the Digital Age,” and Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to report and speak against Larry Nassar.
These experts will offer informed perspectives on a wide range of today’s most relevant topics including storytelling, climate justice, forgiveness, global journalism, and cancer research, among many others. For a full list of speakers and topics, visit www.calvin.edu/january-series/speakers.

• January 7: Dr. Jimmy Lin – Finally, Some Good News About Cancer
• January 8: Kara Powell – Growing Young: Helping Young People Discover & Love the Church
• January 9: Mariela Shaker – Finding Refuge on the Stage
• January 10: Moderated Conversation with Jenna Bush Hager – Telling Stories that Inspire
• January 11: Craig Detweiler – Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age
• January 14: Nicholas Kristof – Lessons from 30 Years of Covering the World
• January 15: Leland Melvin – Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace & Second Chances
• January 16: William Powers – Sustainability, Happiness & the “Slow” Movement
• January 17: Erik W. Carter – Incomplete without You: The Church & People with Disabilites
• January 18: Ruth Carter – The Art of Storytelling Through Costume Design
• January 21: Willie Jennings in celebration of MLK Day – The Christian Imagination: Theology & the Origins of Race
• January 22: Rachel Denhollander – A Time to Speak: Addressing Justice and Forgiveness
• January 23: Mary Robinson – Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience & the Fight for a Sustainable Future

DIY Sock Snowman
January 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Do you want to build a snowman?  What better way to re-purpose a sock than using it for a cute winter craft!  Monday, January 7 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library as Nancy Hartman shows you how to make an adorable sock snowman decoration for yourself.  All supplies are included.  Registration is required, and will open one month before the class date.  Register at hackleylibrary.org/events or by calling 231-722-8011.  This event is recommended for ages 16 and up.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Yoga at the Library: Movement and Meditation
January 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Come to Hackley Public Library to learn and practice specialized breathing techniques, yoga postures, and mantras with Theresa Bernhardt!  Movement and Meditation is a free lunch-hour class providing an excellent foundation for this healing art form.  Be sure to dress comfortably and bring your own mat and small blanket if you’re able, though these items are not required.  This class is recommended for ages 16 and up.
Two separate sessions are being offered, Wednesdays, January 9 and January 23.  There will be separate registration for each class which happens from 12:15pm – 1:00pm.  To register, call (231) 722-8011 or visit Hackley Public Library’s online events calendar.  Registration for each session will open one month before class date.

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex: Free Ice Skating Lessons for Kids
January 9 (weather permitting) @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, kids ages 4 – 16 can learn how to ice skate from skating coach Mark Jastrzembski!  Mark has over 40 years of coaching experience.  Kids from 4 – 7 meet from 5:30pm – 6:00pm and kids 8 – 16 meet from 6:30pm – 7:00pm.  Free skates and helmet rentals will be available.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Youth Luge Development Program
January 10 (weather permitting) @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursdays, January 10 – March 7 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, kids ages 8 – 16 can learn how to luge during the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex’s Youth Luge Development Program!  They will learn fundamentals of the sport and have an opportunity to visit the USA Luge training facility in Lake Placid.  For more information, call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org.

Healthy Eating in the New Year: Spiral Surprises with Chef Char
January 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 10 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Healthy Eating in the New Year: Spiral Surprises with Chef Char!” Trying to eat healthy in the New Year?  Sometimes just cutting your fruits and vegetables in a different way will make the produce a little more interesting and fun to cook and eat.  Basic knife skills will be covered in this class along with instruction on other handy kitchen gadgets that make vegetable and fruit chopping simple.  You will then sauté’ your spiralized produce in healthy, low-calorie, recipes using our own sauce creations and fresh herbs.  All culinary skill levels are welcome.  The cost is $45.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

Learn to Luge Weekend
Friday – Sunday (weather permitting)
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Public luge sessions are scheduled Friday – Sunday each weekend of the winter, January 4 – March 3 (weather permitting).  Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

The Alley Door Club
January 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrating its’ 14th season, The Alley Door Club at the Frauenthal Center  kicks off January 11, 2019 with live performances from an array of local bands!  Performing on select Friday nights through April, The Alley Door Club features live music from popular West Michigan bands in a fun environment which includes a cash bar and dancing in the Ballroom located on the 3rd Floor of the Hilt Building.  The doors open at 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks), with live music from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

The 2019 Alley Door Club performance schedule is as follows:
• January 11 – The Vincent Hayes Band (Blues, Funk, Soul)
• January 25 – Big Daddy Fox & Friends (R & B, Rockin’ Blues)
• February 8 – Pop Fiction (Rock)
• February 22 – Westside Soul Surfers (R & B, Funk, Soul)
• March 8 – Overnight Hero (Rock)
• March 22 – Brena (Rock)
• April 12 – Swinging Stem Cells (Rock)
• April 26 – Yard Sale Underwear (The Self-proclaimed King of Polyester, Pop & Soul)

Tickets are $10 per person.  Tables may be reserved at $75.00 for a 4-top or $115.00 for an 8-top.   For more information, call the Box Office at 231-727-8001.

Muskegon Risers Home Game
January 11 @ 7:00 pm
Muskegon Risers SC was founded to help facilitate positive social and economic change along the Muskegon Lakeshore through the game of soccer. A Riser is someone who understands our community’s potential and who pushes themselves and others to realize that potential.  The ‘Risers’ name was inspired by the ‘Muskegon, Together Rising’ sculpture that stands in the heart of downtown Muskegon.  Risers are not limited to an era, industry or ethnicity.  Muskegon Risers SC strives to represent the spirit of our area’s people in past, present and future tense.
Catch the MKG Riser’s playing home against the Rochester Lancers at the L.C. Walker Arena on Friday, January 11 at 7:15pm! You may purchase your ticket online or on game day at the field. All home games are $9.  For more information, call the arena at (231) 726-2400.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
November 24 – April 27, visit the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Unicorns Super Saturday
January 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
January 12 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, enjoy a free family fun day at the Muskegon Museum of Art with a “Unicorns Super Saturday!” Museums are magical!  Come explore the magic of unicorns with a craft everyone can enjoy.  For more information call 231-720-2570.

• 11:00am & 1:00pm/Family Film
• 11:00am – 1:00pm/Guided Look: Ask docents what makes the galleries so magical!
• 11:00am – 2:00pm/Make & Take Unicorns: Let your imagination soar as you create a unicorn!

ASD Sensory Saturday at the Lakeshore Museum Center
January 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
January 12 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, families whose children have ASD, or sensory disorders, are invited to attend a special Sensory Saturday event at the Lakeshore Museum Center!  This is a free event featuring a variety of accommodations that have been put in place to create an inclusive, welcoming, and safe place for the children and families.  Families can visit the museum’s exhibits, work on a craft, and have the option to visit the quiet area to relax and unwind.  Sensory bags with items like noise-canceling headphones, visors, and fidget toys will also be available for families to check out.  Families can also download a “Sensory Story” to read with their child before their visit.  To register, call Jackie at 231-724-5526 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

Swap, Not Shop Clothing Exchange
January 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 12 from 11:00am – 4:00pm, come to The Coffee Factory for the “Swap, Not Shop Clothing Exchange!” The cover charge is $5 to get in and portions of the proceeds will benefit a local charity.  All items left at the end of the swap will be donated locally. Swappable items include quality wardrobe items that you’d typically consign or donate.  Items must be CLEAN (freshly laundered) and in very good condition.  Bring your own bag and swap the day away!
This event is dependent on people bringing items in and the more you bring in, the more everyone will have to swap so clean out your closets! If you would like to drop off bags in advance, please do so at The Coffee Factory, Mondays – Fridays from 6:00am – 6:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am – 6:00pm.  For more information call (231) 747-9896.

Muskegon Bridal Expo
January 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 12 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts for the Muskegon Bridal Expo! The Bridal Show is 12:00pm – 3:00pm followed by the Fashion Show from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Door Prizes will be given away after the fashion show and you must be present to win. Rules are available at the registration desk.
Whether you are recently engaged or have been in the planning process for a while, the Muskegon Bridal Expo is a great way to meet many of the area’s premier wedding service providers. Bring your friends and make a day of it!  For more information visit www.frauenthal.org.

Music at the Library: The Whiskey Charmers
January 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Do you enjoy music that reminds you of “riding through the desert with the top down?”  That’s just one of the ways fans describe The Whiskey Charmers, an alternative-country band with a captivating sound.  Embrace a unique style of music from this award-winning duo, when you visit the Hackley Public Library Saturday, January 12 for a compelling, free performance from 3:00pm – 4:00pm.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
January 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.
Saturday, January 12 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Youngstown Phantoms!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Comedian Jordan Garnett wsg Adrian Cosby
January 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, January 12 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for comedian Jordan Garnett with special guest Adrian Cosby!

Jordan Garnett – Jordan first took the stage at just seventeen years old, where he won first place in a county-wide competition.  Since then, Jordan has grown to become one of the most popular and recognized comedians coming out of the South Florida region.  Whether it’s opening up for some of the biggest headliners in the game, appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, ESPN, or being featured in The New York Post, Jordan is sure to deliver.  He is currently on a nationwide tour performing at clubs and colleges coast to coast and was just recently named New Times Broward’s “Rising Star.”
Adrian Cosby – Adrian uses his multi-ethnic background and intellectual wit to make audiences from all walks of life laugh at him as well as themselves. Smart, smooth and surprising Adrian’s unique look and style make him the perfect complement for many diverse acts.  He has recently worked with Greg Hahn, Vince Morris, Rob Schneider, Ian Bagg, Paul Mooney and Donny Baker from Bob & Tom.

Purchase tickets for $7 dollars ahead of time at www.shermanbowlingcenter.com/back-alley-comedy-club or at the door for only $10!  For more information, call (616) 570-8765.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
January 13 @ 3:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.
Sunday, January 13 at 3:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Central Illinois Flying Aces!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Marketing Monday
January 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Monday, January 14 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, you’re invited to the Muskegon Innovation Hub for the discussion, “5 Biggest Marketing Mistakes Businesses Are Making (And How to Avoid Them),” presented by Jason Piasecki of Revel.  Did you know that over half of businesses lack a formal marketing plan or that many companies have no idea who their ideal customer is?  Learn how to avoid those mistakes and take back actionable items you can apply to your business today.
Entrepreneurs and small businesses are passionate about the products and services they provide.  Translating that passion to sales requires a strategic focus on marketing and promotion.  Marketing Mondays at the Muskegon Innovation Hub will provide sound tools, techniques and knowledge that every small business owner and entrepreneur needs to know to effectively engage with customers and increase revenue from sales.  Join them for the Lunchtime Series every second Monday of the month.  Lunch is included.  You must register in advance as no walk-ins will be accepted.  The cost is $10.  For more information call 616-331-6900.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 01/02/19 – 01/07/19

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

White Lake Classical Series: Dr. Orion Rapp
January 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 2 at 7:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for the White Lake Classical Series featuring Dr. Orion Rapp performing the music of Schumann, D’Indy, Paladilhe and Mozart!  The cover charge is $5.
Come early for dinner! Beginning at 6:15pm, enjoy the Southern Good Luck New Year’s Meal featuring ham, Hoppin’ John, greens, corn bread, a glass of house wine and Deep South Eggnog Bourbon Cake  for only $17.  For more information or to RSVP, call 231-894-5333.

Ice Skating Fundraiser for Relay for Life
January 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Thursday, January 3 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena to join the group Praying for Hope for an Ice Skating Fundraiser for Relay for Life! Tickets are only $5 per person which includes skate rental and are available at the door.  All ages are welcome!  All proceeds will go to Relay for Life which raises money for the American Cancer Society.  For more information, call 1-800-227-2345.

Calvin College January Series
January 3 – 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to downtown Muskegon! From January 3 – 23, the Beardsley Theater in the Frauenthal Center will broadcast a live stream of one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series, weekdays, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.  These lectures are free and no tickets are required.
Featured presenters include author and former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager; NFL player and former astronaut Leland Melvin; Oscar-nominated costumer designer Ruth Carter (Black Panther); Craig Detweiler, author of “Searching for God in the Digital Age,” and Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to report and speak against Larry Nassar.
These experts will offer informed perspectives on a wide range of today’s most relevant topics including storytelling, climate justice, forgiveness, global journalism, and cancer research, among many others. For a full list of speakers and topics, visit www.calvin.edu/january-series/speakers.

• January 3: Todd Cioffi & Christiana deGroot – The Transformative & Redemptive Power of (a Christian) Education
• January 4: Arthur C. Brooks – Bringing America Together
• January 7: Dr. Jimmy Lin – Finally, Some Good News About Cancer
• January 8: Kara Powell – Growing Young: Helping Young People Discover & Love the Church
• January 9: Mariela Shaker – Finding Refuge on the Stage
• January 10: Moderated Conversation with Jenna Bush Hager – Telling Stories that Inspire
• January 11: Craig Detweiler – Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age
• January 14: Nicholas Kristof – Lessons from 30 Years of Covering the World
• January 15: Leland Melvin – Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace & Second Chances
• January 16: William Powers – Sustainability, Happiness & the “Slow” Movement
• January 17: Erik W. Carter – Incomplete without You: The Church & People with Disabilites
• January 18: Ruth Carter – The Art of Storytelling Through Costume Design
• January 21: Willie Jennings in celebration of MLK Day – The Christian Imagination: Theology & the Origins of Race
• January 22: Rachel Denhollander – A Time to Speak: Addressing Justice and Forgiveness
• January 23: Mary Robinson – Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience & the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Jazz Night: Ninth Coast Ensemble
January 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, January 3 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Jazz Night featuring the Ninth Coast Ensemble.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

The Back Alley Comedy Club: Brad Williams
January 4 – January 5
Friday, January 4 at 6:30pm and 9:30pm, and Saturday, January 5 at 6:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for Brad Williams!
Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right now, and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today.  A California native, Williams started doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and has been touring successfully ever since, routinely selling out shows all over the country and the world.
Williams has parlayed that success into a multitude of stand-up television experiences, including Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Most recently, his first one-hour special, Fun Size, was the highest rated on Showtime, and a year later, he followed that up with his second special, Daddy Issues, which was more successful than the first and prompted The New York Times to write “No one is doing it [stand-up comedy] more hilariously than Brad Williams.”  His third special in three years was an uproarious one, hosting some of the edgiest comedians in the country from the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.
Also an accomplished actor, Williams has appeared on numerous TV shows and feature films, including FX’s Legit, Sam and Cat, Mind of Mencia, Pitboss, a recurring role on the Hulu original show Deadbeat, and memorable roles in a plethora of movies, including Little Evil, which was produced by Scott Stuber (Ted), as well as the Netflix original Christopher Guest film, Mascots.

Tickets are $27 when purchased in advance.  For more information, call (231) 755-1258.

Learn to Luge Weekend
Friday – Sunday (weather permitting)
Come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park and learn to luge! Public luge sessions are scheduled Friday – Sunday each weekend of the winter, January 4 – March 3 (weather permitting).  Each luge session includes a brief lesson from an experienced luge coach, all necessary equipment, plenty of free sliding time and a fun competition with a medals ceremony.  Passes for the luge track must be purchased online in advance of your visit and are $49.  For more information call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or just visit www.msports.org.

Live Music: Legal Rehab
January 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, February 4 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from Legal Rehab!  They are a 4-piece band that plays amplified 60’s acoustic classic folk/rock and Irish music as well.  The band features passionate playing and conversational interaction with the audience.  Performers include Britta Bujak Portenga (violin/fiddle), Roy Portenga (guitar and vocals), Scott White (harmonica, Cajon and vocals) and Pete Buchholz (bass guitar and vocals).  For more information call the Book Nook & Java Shop at 231-894-5333.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
November 24 – April 27, visit the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

First Annual Walter Day
January 5 @ 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 5 from 12:00pm – 12:00am, Pigeon Hill Brewing Company invites you to their First Annual Walter Day in the Taproom! In celebration of their beloved Walter BlondAle, they are inviting all of his friends to a party.  For one day only, they are taking their classic American Blonde Ale and turning it up to 11 different variations!

Variants will include:
• Walter Goes to Bangkok
• Walter White (Chocolate Raspberry)
• Walter Goes to Belgium
• Walter Gets Buzzed on Vanilla & Caramel
• Walter Joins the MOB (surprise variant brewed in collaboration with the Muskegon Ottawa Brewers)
• Walter’s New Buzz (experimental coffee)

All beers will be put on tap at noon. They only have one keg of some variants, so get there early!  For more information call (231) 375-5184.

Delicious Demise
January 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From October – May, Amanda’s Bequest, a heritage farm-stay bed & breakfast, and Bygone Basics, a heritage farm to fork cooking school and bakery, offer special “Murder Mystery” events! Participants learn about cultural food differences and experience dishes that are authentic to the country or place the theme is based on.  You get food discovery, dinner, and “DEMISE!”
This is so much fun!  You will be emailed more detailed information about the event prior to arrival, including your role assignment and costume suggestions. The activities last from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on Saturdays, with dinner served in courses.  These are themed murder mysteries based on the season, month and number of guests.  All are different, so keep coming back for the next one!  A minimum of 6 people are required.  Murder mystery dinners are adult themed and not suitable for those under 17 years of age.  (Not fully suitable for special diets.  Some foods are naturally gluten free or vegetarian and these are present, but no separate dishes can be prepared.) For more information, please call (231) 740-4065 or e-mail ICan@bygonebasics.com.  You can request no role, or small role if you are a little shy. Conversely, do request a big role if you are excited about doing this!
They reserve the right to change the posted theme to adjust to group sizes.  Please call or e-mail to register or visit the website below.  The cost is $45, or $35 if you’re staying at Amanda’s Bequest Bed & Breakfast.

Muskegon Risers Home Game
January 5 @ 7:00 pm
Muskegon Risers SC was founded to help facilitate positive social and economic change along the Muskegon Lakeshore through the game of soccer. A Riser is someone who understands our community’s potential and who pushes themselves and others to realize that potential.  The ‘Risers’ name was inspired by the ‘Muskegon, Together Rising’ sculpture that stands in the heart of downtown Muskegon.  Risers are not limited to an era, industry or ethnicity.  Muskegon Risers SC strives to represent the spirit of our area’s people in past, present and future tense.
Catch the MKG Riser’s playing home against the Chicago Mustangs at the L.C. Walker Arena on Saturday, January 5 at 7:15pm! You may purchase your ticket online or on game day at the field. All home games are $9.  For more information, call the arena at (231) 726-2400.

Bobby Bones: Red Hoodie Comedy Tour
January 5 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 5 at 8:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for the Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour!  Bobby is a radio DJ, stand-up comedian, best-selling author, chart-topping recording artist, TV personality and philanthropist who has built his career on the ability to multi-task.  Channeling humor, honesty, and hard work, he’s also built the largest nationally syndicated morning show in country radio, “The Bobby Bones Show.”
Tickets are $31.75, $34.75 and $81.75.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

DIY Sock Snowman
January 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Do you want to build a snowman?  What better way to re-purpose a sock than using it for a cute winter craft!  Monday, January 7 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library as Nancy Hartman shows you how to make an adorable sock snowman decoration for yourself.  All supplies are included.  Registration is required, and will open one month before the class date.  Register at hackleylibrary.org/events or by calling 231-722-8011.  This event is recommended for ages 16 and up.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events Dec. 26-Jan. 3, 2019

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Wednesday, December 26:

The Muskegon Piano Bar
6:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Thursday, December 27:

The Muskegon Piano Bar
6:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Free Family Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
3:00 pm *Thursday*
Bring your friends, neighbors and family to the Frauenthal Theater for a FREE Family Movie featuring “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!” No tickets are required.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Jazz Night Aedan McCauley Trio
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz Night with Aedan McCauley Trio at The Book Nook & Java Shop located at 8744 Ferry St. Montague

Hackley & Hume Holiday Tours
4:00 pm- 8:00pm
Experience the Hackley & Hume homes decorated beautifully for the holidays with period-appropriate artifacts and ornaments provided by Muskegon’s local community groups.  Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 per adult, $8 for seniors 65 and over or $5 for Kids ages 2-12.  For more info., call 231-722-7578.

Friday, December 28:

The Muskegon Piano Bar
7:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Hackley & Hume Holiday Tours
1:00 pm- 4:00pm
Experience the Hackley & Hume homes decorated beautifully for the holidays with period-appropriate artifacts and ornaments provided by Muskegon’s local community groups.  Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 per adult, $8 for seniors 65 and over or $5 for Kids ages 2-12.  For more info., call 231-722-7578.

Swing Dance at 18th Amendment Spirits Co.
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come to 18th Amendment Spirits Co. for swing dancing!  They have a professional instructor from Argentina coming in to teach.  Lessons are from 8:00pm – 9:00pm.  They will keep the music on until at least 10:00pm.  Let’s make it a party!  Stay and practice what you’ve learned.  If you already know how to swing dance, come join them at 9:00pm for the only opportunity in Muskegon for this venue. Take these lessons to prepare for a Swing Dance New Year’s Eve Party they’re planning. They will have a live band for this special night and details will be provided as they become available.  For more information call (231) 375-5064.

Trinergy
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trinergy plays the Book Nook & Java Shop located at 8744 Ferry St., Montague

Open Mic Night
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Have a song you’ve been practicing? A poem you want to share? Dance moves? Jokes? Friday, December 28 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, it’s time for another Red Lotus Center for the Arts Open Mic Night!  Come out and show off your stuff or just sit and be amazed, your choice!  Any kind of talent is welcome –– songs, poems, readings, comedy, plays, dancing or whatever other skill you want to show off.  They only ask that everyone remain mostly clothed and you don’t burn the place down. https://www.facebook.com/RedLotusMuskegon

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
December 28 @ 7:00 pm – December 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. Friday and Saturday, December 28 and 29 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for Lumberjacks’ home games as they take on the Madison Capitols!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Saturday, December 29:

Muskegon Indoor Farmer’s Market
9:00am-1:00pm
The Muskegon Farmer’s Market continues year round inside at 242 W. Western Ave.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Home Game
7:15 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.to the L.C. Walker Arena for Lumberjacks’ home games as they take on the Madison Capitols!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

The Muskegon Piano Bar
7:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Sunday, December 30:

Latin Dance Party ~ Salsa Style
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to Unruly Brewing Company as MADLOS presents free Latin dance classes from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.  They will keep the music on until 7:00pm so you can stay and practice what you’ve learned.  Even if you already know Latin dance, come join the fun at 6:00pm.  There is no cost for the lesson or dance, but they will accept donations to support Muskegon Child Abuse Council. It is not necessary to attend all dates and a partner is not required.  Please join them for fun, good exercise, and a way to meet new and interesting people!  Join MADLOS on Facebook to be notified of all of their dance events.  Instructor: Florencia Manon Colella

Monday, December 31:

Reminder: Visit Muskegon office will be closed Monday December 31 and Tuesday January 1. We will open again Wednesday January 2 at 8:00am. Happy New Year to you and yours from Visit Muskegon.

New Year’s Eve Ballroom Package: Holiday Inn
Spend New Year’s Eve at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center with a wonderful all-inclusive package for 2 which includes:
• Overnight accommodations
• Champagne upon arrival
• Dinner Buffet
• Open bar from 9:00pm – 1:00am
• Balloon drop
• Champagne toast and midnight snacks
• Breakfast buffet New Year’s Day
• Late checkout of 1:00pm
• Photo booth with props
• Live entertainment by Great Scott
Packages start at $299.99 + tax.  Make your reservation today by calling 231-722-0100.

Irish New Year’s Eve and NYE Happy Hour at Unruly
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
It’s an Irish New Year’s Eve and NYE Happy Hour at Unruly Brewing Co.! They’re “Dublin” your fun with the awesome Irish band, The Barley Saints.  The festivities begin at 5:00pm and last until 7:30pm as they celebrate Irish New Year’s Eve at 7:00pm (which is midnight in Ireland).  There is no cover charge and they’ll be offering $1 off drinks during this Irish Happy Hour.  For more information call (231) 288-1068. This event will be followed by the magical Unruly New Year’s Eve Prom featuring Project 90: www.facebook.com/events/2242929189324578

New Year’s Eve Party at Rum Runners
6:00 pm – 1:00am
Rum Runners is located 12058 E. Apple Ave. Ravenna
• 6:00pm – 7:00pm/Happy Hour
• 7:00pm – 8:00pm/Taco Bar
• 8:00pm – Close/DJ and Entertainment
• 12:00am/ Champagne Toast
You’ll also enjoy 50/50 raffles, basket raffles, the Selfie Photo Booth and much more! Tickets are available at Rum Runners for $25 a couple in advance or $30 at the door.  Single tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.  All proceeds will benefit recreational clubs and local Ravenna groups supported by the (RABC) Ravenna Athletic Boost Club.  For more information call 231-853-2223.

New Year’s Eve Party Package: Shoreline Inn
6:30 pm
The Shoreline Inn & the Lake House Waterfront Grille are offering a great New Year’s Eve Party Package! This all-inclusive package for two includes:
• overnight accommodation
• champagne upon arrival
• dinner buffet
• open bar from 9pm – 1am
• champagne toast
• midnight snacks
• balloon drop
• late check out of 1pm
• live entertainment from Pop Fiction
• breakfast buffet New Year’s Day
Guests must be 21 years of age. For more information or reservations call (231) 727-8483.

New Year’s Eve at Bella Maria’s
6:30pm
Ring in 2019 with appetizers, a prime rib dinner buffet, the ultimate dessert buffet and the world’s best Michael Jackson impersonator at Bella Maria’s!  Tickets are $75 and can be purchased in advance by calling 231-563-6914. Movin’ Music will be providing dance music after the show!

Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Home Game
7:15 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. Come to the L.C. Walker Arena for Lumberjacks’ home games as they take on the Chicago Steel!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

New Year’s Eve Swing Dance Bash
8:00 pm
MADLOS is having a New Year’s Even Swing Dance party at 18th Amendment Spirits Co.  Doors open at 8:00pm and the live band starts at 9:30pm.  Food and drink specials will be offered.  There is no cover charge and no reservations are needed. Don’t know how to swing dance?  They’ve got you covered!  They will have Swing Dance Parties on December 28 where you can take swing dance lessons with a special guest instructor just in from Argentina!  Lessons begin at 8:00pm and open dancing starts at 9:00pm.  These events are free, but there will be a tip jar to help you show your appreciation. MADLOS is the Facebook group: Muskegon Area Dance Lovers.

The Unruly Prom NYE 2018 w/ Project 90!
9:00 pm
Come to Unruly Brewing Co. for the Unruly Prom as Project 90 counts down to 2019 with all your favorite 90’s rock! Whether you enjoyed prom, hated it or didn’t attend, here’s your chance to ring in the New Year with a new prom, THE UNRULY PROM!  Prom attire is encouraged; the decade is your choice!  Tickets include party themed favors, a Polaroid photo, a champagne toast at midnight, barrel drop and live entertainment! Tickets are $10 and you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more information call (231) 288-1068.

Cosmic Knot New Year’s Bash
9:30 pm
Come to The Platinum Room at Sherman Bowling Center for the “Cosmic Knot New Year’s Bash!”  For more information, call (616) 570-8765.

Reminder: Visit Muskegon office will be closed Monday December 31 and Tuesday January 1. We will open again Wednesday January 2 at 8:00am. Happy New Year to you and yours from Visit Muskegon.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019:

45th Annual Sergeant Preston Yukon King Run
11:00 am
The 45th Annual Sergeant Preston Yukon King Run is happening New Year’s Day, January 1 beginning at 11:00am at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park! All ages are invited to choose from the challenging 6 Mile Run up Blockhouse Hill or the 5K Run/Walk which is flat and fast. Proceeds benefit the North Muskegon High School Athletic Booster Club.

Early registration postmarked before December 21 is:
• Individual $20 – No Shirt
• Individual $30 – with Shirt
Late registration after December 21
• Individual $25 – No Shirt
• Individual $35 – with Shirt
Family Rate (immediate family 3 or more)
• $15 each – No Shirt
• $25 each – with Shirt
Family rates are only available for Early Entry. There will be no Family Rate after December 21. Shirt availability not guaranteed after December 30. For more information on how to register, visit www.RunnersEdgeRaceTiming.com or visit the Facebook page link below

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

White Lake Classical Series: Dr. Orion Rapp
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to the Book Nook & Java Shop located at 8744 Ferry St., Montague for the White Lake Classical Series featuring Dr. Orion Rapp performing the music of Schumann, D’Indy, Paladilhe and Mozart!  The cover charge is $5. Come early for dinner! Beginning at 6:15pm, enjoy the Southern Good Luck New Year’s Meal featuring ham, Hoppin’ John, greens, corn bread, a glass of house wine and Deep South Eggnog Bourbon Cake  for only $17.  For more information or to RSVP, call 231-894-5333.

Thursday, January 3, 2019:

Ice Skating Fundraiser for Relay for Life
January 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bring the kiddos to the L.C. Walker Arena for an Ice Skating Fundraiser for Relay for Life! Tickets are only $5 per person which includes skate rental and are available at the door.  All ages are welcome!  All proceeds will go to Relay for Life which raises money for the American Cancer Society.  For more information, call 1-800-227-2345.

Coming soon to Muskegon: Bobby Bones show at the Frauenthal Center January 5. One night only! Tickets are still available!

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Please visit our website www.visitmuskegon.org for a complete listing of events in Muskegon County!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events December 17-26, 2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday, December 17:

Team Trivia Game Show
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Color Me Calm
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Do you need a little down time?  Coloring can be so relaxing, even for adults.  Monday, December 17 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, enjoy an evening at Hackley Public Library coloring and conversing with this free Adult Coloring Program.  Materials and snacks will be provided!  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Black Man Film Premier
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
You’re invited to the Frauenthal Theater for the Black Man Film Premier! In partnership with the Muskegon Museum of Art, Jon Covington presents “Black Man,” a feature length documentary that tells the stories of the men behind the MMA’s exhibition of photography by Jerry Taliaferro, 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.  Close to three dozen men share their perspectives of the everyday black man in ways we’ve not seen on film. Muskegon is the backdrop for Black Man, but the stories are Any Town, USA.  Free admission is courtesy of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.  For more information call (231) 722-9750.

Sensory Santa Experience
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come to Jumpin’ Jupiter Skate Center for the Sensory Santa Experience Skate Night! This is a special night for special kids open to all children and adults with special needs and/or sensory development differences.  Sensory nights have limited participation in order to minimize crowds.  There’ll be soft music, no flashing lights and a patient and understanding Santa! You are welcome to stay for their Christian Music Skate Night (immediately following) at no additional charge.  This will be a great social environment where special kids can gain balance and coordination in a judgment-free zone.  All abilities are welcome and all children must be accompanied by a parent! Admission is $3. Regular skate rental is $4, roller blade rental is $5 and premium rental is $6.  You are of course, welcome to bring your own roller skates or roller blades.  Parents and children under  32” are free to watch.  Everyone else entering facility will be charged admission whether skating or watching.  For more information, call (231) 773-5538.

Tuesday, December 18:

Feeding the Soul of the City: Christmas at the Organ
12:00 pm
Come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon for the “Feeding the Soul of the City” free lunchtime concert featuring “Christmas at the Organ” with Caron Farmer, a traditional program of solo organ music devoted to the Christmas season!  For more information, call 231-722-2112. The Sanctuary will be open for prayer and personal meditation from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  At noon, there will be a gathering for a 10 minute inter-faith celebration of prayer.  This is open to all faiths.  The concerts are free and open to the public.  A soup and sandwich lunch is available for a small price or you may bring your own lunch.  To join their mailing list for Feeding the Soul of the City, contact Elizabeth at ebsnflows@gmail.com.

Western Michigan Christian High School Christmas Collage
7:00 pm
Bring the family to Muskegon’s beautiful Frauenthal Theater for the Western Michigan Christian High School Christmas Collage! Make this beautiful concert part of your holiday season tradition as the music departments from Western MI Christian High School bring you the sounds of the Christmas Season.  Tickets are $12.00.  For more info call the box office at 231-727-8001.

West Michigan Junior Strings Winter Recital: FREE
7:00 pm
The 10th annual West Michigan Junior Strings Winter Recital will be presented at Montague United Methodist Church. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.  The West Michigan Junior Strings is a program of the White Lake Music Society, offering private study, group classes and recitals. For more information please visit www.whitelakemusic.org.

Wednesday, December 19:

The Muskegon Piano Bar
6:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Thursday, December 20:

The Muskegon Piano Bar
6:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Friday, December 21:

The Muskegon Piano Bar
7:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Swing Dance at 18th Amendment Spirits Co.
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bring your dance partner to 18th Amendment Spirits Co. for swing dancing!  They have a professional instructor from Argentina coming in to teach.  Lessons are from 8:00pm – 9:00pm.  They will keep the music on until at least 10:00pm.  Let’s make it a party!  Stay and practice what you’ve learned.  If you already know how to swing dance, come join them at 9:00pm for the only opportunity in Muskegon for this venue. Take these lessons to prepare for a Swing Dance New Year’s Eve Party they’re planning. They will have a live band for this special night.  For more information call (231) 375-5064.

Muskegon Risers Soccer Home Game –vs- Cincinnati Swerve
7:00 pm
Muskegon Risers SC strives to represent the spirit of our area’s people in past, present and future tense. Catch the MKG Riser’s playing home against Cincinnati Swerve at the L.C. Walker Arena on Friday, December 21 at 7:15pm! You may purchase your ticket online or on game day at the field. All home games are $9.  For more information, call the arena at (231) 726-2400

Saturday, December 22:

Muskegon Indoor Farmer’s Market
9:00am-1:00pm
The Muskegon Farmer’s Market continues year round inside at 242 W. Western Ave.

Cigar Rolling Demonstration at Pigeon Hill
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jorge’s Cigars will be back in the Pigeon Hill Brewery Company taproom demonstrating the art of properly rolling a cigar by hand. You will have the opportunity to learn everything about the process, from the planting of seeds to the point of enjoying a well-rolled cigar.  Jorge is a cigar roller who loves to discuss the passion, history, and culture of the famous Cuban cigar brands.  Cigars will also be available for purchase from Jorge with cash or credit.
PLEASE NOTE: Pigeon Hill Brewery Company is a non-smoking location.  While they certainly enjoy the occasional cigar, they ask that you enjoy yours at home in order to ensure a family-friendly atmosphere.  For more information call (231) 375-5184.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

The Muskegon Piano Bar
7:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Sunday, December 23:

Reminder: Visit Muskegon office will be closed Monday December 24 and Tuesday December 25. We will open again Wednesday December 26 at 8:00am. Happy Holidays to you and yours from Visit Muskegon.

Monday, December 24:

Christmas Eve at the Frauenthal:FREE for Everyone!
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Port City Church for Christmas Eve at the Frauenthal! This is a free program with no ticket required.  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.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Tuesday, December 25:

Happy Holidays from Visit Muskegon!

Wednesday, December 26:

The Muskegon Piano Bar
6:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Coming soon to Muskegon: Bobby Bones show at the Frauenthal Center January 5. One night only! Tickets are still available!

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Please visit our website www.visitmuskegon.org for a complete listing of events in Muskegon County!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events December 10-16, 2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday, December 10 :

TRIVIA NIGHT
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
TRIVIA! Test your wits with your team – fun, food, prizes. Book Nook & Java Shop is located in Montague’s main street 8744 Ferry St. 231-894-5333 for more information.

Team Trivia Game Show
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

All MCC Holiday Celebration
7:30 pm
Enjoy the Downtown Live Concert Series at the Frauenthal Center with the “All MCC Holiday Celebration,” featuring the College’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Collegiates and College Singers of Muskegon Community College!  Tickets for the concert are $8 for adults and $2 for students and are available online at www.startickets.com.  For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Trivia Night with the Lakeshore Museum Center
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come to Pigeon Hill Brewing as Erin & Aaron from the Lakeshore Museum Center help them host Trivia Night with questions regarding the Hackley & Hume Homes downtown Muskegon! How much do you know about lumber barons Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume?  Your knowledge might win you a prize!  There’ll be awards for 1st and 2nd place teams. Join Pigeon Hill at 7:30pm every Monday evening for trivia. Each team is allowed up to 6 members. Topics vary and can include: entertainment, music, history, politics, sports, art, current events and more.  For more information call (231) 375-5184.

Tuesday, December 11:

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm, come to Carr-Fles Planetarium for the “Mystery of the Christmas Star!”  This holiday tradition looks at possible dates and astronomical events for the sighting of the “star” that declared Jesus’ birth.  No reservations are needed for this free, 35-minute show, which runs November 1 – December 13.  This presentation includes a brief planetarium dome demonstration of the current night sky.  For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15-44, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

It’s Gonna Get Ugly at the Muskegon Area District Library!
December 11
It only happens once a year, when holiday sweaters so ugly that they’re cute come out of the closet!  Tuesday, December 11, stop by your Muskegon Area District Library branch and vote for the ugliest holiday sweater worn by your MADL staff.  You could win a surprise!  You can vote on the MADL Facebook page as well.  For more information call 231-780-8844.

Pianist Steve Thielman
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Visit the Book Nook & Java Shop to enjoy a morning coffee and danish while listening to tunes on the piano from Steve Theilman!  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Wednesday, December 12:

The Muskegon Piano Bar
6:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Make Binary Code Jewelry
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kids ages 6 – 16 are invited to learn the basics of binary code with fun and easy jewelry!  Make an initial pin or a bracelet with your name – or both.  These make great gifts!  This event is free, but registration is required by visiting the Norton Shores Library desk, by calling 231-780-8844, or e-mailing gstreeter@madl.org. Norton Shores library is located 705 Seminole Rd., Norton Shores.

Thursday, December 13:

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Come to Carr-Fles Planetarium for the “Mystery of the Christmas Star!”  This holiday tradition looks at possible dates and astronomical events for the sighting of the “star” that declared Jesus’ birth.  No reservations are needed for this free, 35-minute show, which runs November 1 – December 13.  This presentation includes a brief planetarium dome demonstration of the current night sky.  There will not be a showing November 22.  For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15-44, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

The Muskegon Piano Bar
6:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

SONS: Seeing the African American Male
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the opening reception of “SONS: Seeing the African American Male!” Meet artist Jerry Taliaferro at this celebration opening of an exhibition of Taliaferro’s photographs of Muskegon area African American men.  The 94 portraits in the exhibition explore how the black American male perceives himself and how he is perceived by others.  The men pictured in the exhibition were nominated from the Greater Muskegon area by a committee of their peers.  Taliaferro is well regarded for photographic projects and published works, including Women of a New Tribe, a photographic study of the spiritual and physical beauty of black women.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Holiday Cheesecake and Chocolate Treats with Chef Char
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sign up to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Holiday Cheesecake and Chocolate Treats with Chef Char!” Learn the secrets to making an amazing cheesecake covered with ganache and festive toppings for your next holiday gathering.  Make a beautiful (and edible) platter out of candy and fill the platter with homemade Christmas Bark candy that can be enjoyed at your next holiday party or given away as gifts.  The cost is $45.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Praytell Christmas: An Evening of Music with Jon and Valerie Guerra
7:00 pm
Come to the Beardsley Theater inside the Frauenthal Center for “Praytell Christmas: An Evening of Music with Jon and Valerie Guerra!” This will be an evening of songs and stories with Praytell, the musical duo that is Jon and Valerie Guerra. The acclaimed singer/songwriters from Chicago will bring their nostalgic harmonies, well-crafted songs, and stunning voices for a night that will be as fun as it is heart-warming. Praytell has toured extensively around the globe, including years of opening for Amy Grant and Vince Gill’s Christmas at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. For more information or tickets, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Friday, December 14:

Christmas Nativity Walk
6:00pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 3225 Roosevelt Rd., Norton Shores, invites you to their Christmas Nativity Walk! Imagine what it would have been like to be present at the first Christmas, then come and experience it. See the true Christmas story come to life! 50 minute tours take you to 8 scenes that portray the true story of Jesus’ birth. Also included are pre-tour scenes, Mangers and Going-Deeper displays, Christmas tree ornament find, kids’ activity Table, Christmas Carols, and videos while you wait for your tour. Bring your family and friends to this FREE event! For more information, call (231) 755-1292 or find Trinity Lutheran Church on Facebook.

Canvas & Cocktails at the Watermark
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Create.a.frame Studio and Watermark 920 invite you to join them for Canvas & Cocktails! The cost of this class will be $20 per person and includes all of the supplies needed.  You’ll get step-by-step instructions and techniques on how to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece!  Class space will be limited and is for those 21 and up!  Painting begins at 6:30pm, but be sure to join them for cocktail hour beginning at 5:30pm.  A full cash bar will be available.  You must register at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Board Games 4 Charity
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
You’re invited to Bardic Wells Meadery to have some fun and help Santa gather some toys!  Bring your donations of new, unwrapped toys and/or cash for Toys for Tots and play board games while sampling some mead!  For more information, call (616) 837-8035.

The Muskegon Piano Bar
7:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Home for the Holidays
7:30 pm
Bring your friends to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents, “Home for the Holidays!”  Presenting a cast of young choristers from ages 8-18, along with the full WMS, in a program of seasonal favorites.  From classics to beloved carols, they’ll warm your heart like chestnuts roasting on an open fire.  Bring the whole family for a spellbinding evening of Yuletide magic! Single ticket prices are $28-$64.  Student tickets are $10.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.

Saturday, December 15:

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Reindeer at Hackley Public Library
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Visit the Hackley Public Library to meet some real, live reindeer!  Did you know that reindeer are excellent swimmers and great runners?  Does that make them superb flyers, too?  Learn the answers to these questions and other great reindeer facts when you come to meet their friendly reindeer.  Make sure to dress warmly!  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Santa Claus Visit to Norton Shores Library:FREE
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring the kiddos to the Norton Shores Library to meet the jolly old elf himself!  Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit all nine branches of Muskegon Area District Library to meet boys and girls of all ages.  Bring the whole family and start your holiday season with stories, crafts, and Santa!  Don’t forget your camera; you won’t want to miss this FREE photo opportunity!  For more information, call 231-780-8844.

The Nutcracker
3:00 pm
Come to the Frauenthal Theater as the West Michigan Youth Ballet presents, “The Nutcracker!”  “The Nutcracker”, a wonderful ballet for the entire family, tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve.   She encounters the frightful Rat King before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.  Bringing to life this beloved story will be youth from twelve West Michigan dance studios, ranging from 8 – 18 years of age.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

The Muskegon Piano Bar
7:30pm
Do you enjoy Dueling Pianos?  If so, come and check out Dueling Piano player Billy Ryan at The Sherman Bowling Center for sing-a-long out loud fun and comedy.
The Piano Shows starts at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday and at 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Visit them on Facebook.com/MuskegonPianoBar for more information.

Christmas Nativity Walk
6:00pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 3225 Roosevelt Rd., Norton Shores invites you to their Christmas Nativity Walk! Imagine what it would have been like to be present at the first Christmas, then come and experience it. See the true Christmas story come to life! 50 minute tours take you to 8 scenes that portray the true story of Jesus’ birth. Also included are pre-tour scenes, Mangers and Going-Deeper displays, Christmas tree ornament find, kids’ activity Table, Christmas Carols, and videos while you wait for your tour. Bring your family and friends to this FREE event! For more information, call (231) 755-1292 or find Trinity Lutheran Church on Facebook.

Hackley & Hume Holiday Tours
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Experience the Hackley & Hume homes decorated beautifully for the holidays with period-appropriate artifacts and ornaments provided by Muskegon’s local community groups. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 per adult, $8 for seniors 65 and over or $5 for Kids ages 2-12. For more information, call 231-722-7578.

Pigeon Hill’s Annual Ugly Sweater Contest
8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Join Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. for their Annual Ugly Sweater Party with a live performance by Logan White! The ugliest sweater will be awarded a prize at 10:00pm. As an official drop-off location for Toys for Tots, they’re asking everyone to bring a new, unwrapped toy in lieu of a cover charge. They are also taking donations for Kids’ Food Basket which feed over 1,000 kids a week right here in Muskegon County.  For more information call (231) 375-5184.

Muskegon Indoor Farmer’s Market
9:00am-1:00pm
The Muskegon Farmer’s Market continues year round inside at 242 W. Western Ave.,

SONS Saturday Free Community Day
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Visit the Muskegon Museum of Art for a “SONS Saturday Free Community Day!” Celebrate the opening weekend of “SONS: Seeing the Modern African American Male” with a free community day!  For more information call 231-720-2570. Bring your family and friends to enjoy: 11:00am – 12:00pm/Gallery reading of children’s books written by African American authors. 11:00am & 1:00pm/Film in the auditorium, with light refreshments provided. 12:00pm – 3:00pm/Docent led tours through the exhibition and in gallery activities.

Sunday, December 16:

Christmas Nativity Walk
2:00pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 3225 Roosevelt Rd., Norton Shores invites you to their Christmas Nativity Walk! Imagine what it would have been like to be present at the first Christmas, then come and experience it. See the true Christmas story come to life! 50 minute tours take you to 8 scenes that portray the true story of Jesus’ birth. Also included are pre-tour scenes, Mangers and Going-Deeper displays, Christmas tree ornament find, kids’ activity Table, Christmas Carols, and videos while you wait for your tour. Bring your family and friends to this FREE event! For more information, call (231) 755-1292 or find Trinity Lutheran Church on Facebook.

Holiday Brunch with Santa
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come to SE4SONS Banquet Center for Holiday Brunch with Santa!  This will be a fun-filled day of great food, holiday cookie decorating and family!  This buffet style culinary experience, featuring the jolly old elf himself, includes a breakfast bar, hot and cold stations, chef attended stations, dessert station and kids’ buffet.  The cost is $27 for adults, $12 for kids 5 – 12, and kids 4 and under are free.  For more information or to make reservations, call 231-755-3737.

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Please visit our website www.visitmuskegon.org for a complete listing of events in Muskegon County!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events December 3-9, 2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday, December 3:

From South Tyrol Italy with Sofia
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, December 3 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “From South Tyrol Italy with Sofia!”  South Tyrol is an autonomous province in northern Italy.  It is one of the two autonomous provinces that make up the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.  Sofia will share her authentic recipes for Canederli, Spatzle and Kaisershmarren.  This will be a meal, so come to class hungry.  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign

Evening of Elegance
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Evening of Elegance is a showcase of holiday themed tablescapes presented in the beauty of the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club. Viewing only of the table designs will take place November 26 – December 1 from 10:00am – 5:00pm and December 2 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.  Viewing during these hours is free and open to the public.  If you would like to dine in the beauty of these tablescapes, make reservations for Monday, December 3 at 6:30pm.  Enjoy a catered dinner, holiday cheer, a live choral performance of the North Muskegon Choir and delicious desserts. Tickets are $25/person.  Call (231) 725-9220 for more information.

Holiday Ornament Making
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, December 3 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Robin Nidelcheff Studio invites you to participate in parent and child ornament making class.  You will make 5 clay ornaments which will be fired and ready for pick-up on December 10.  For more information, call 215-888-4779.

Tuesday, December 4:

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm, come to Carr-Fles Planetarium for the “Mystery of the Christmas Star!”  This holiday tradition looks at possible dates and astronomical events for the sighting of the “star” that declared Jesus’ birth.  No reservations are needed for this free, 35-minute show, which runs November 1 – December 13.  This presentation includes a brief planetarium dome demonstration of the current night sky.  There will not be a showing November 22.  For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15-44, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Holiday Piano Concert with Peter Bergin
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
You’re invited to Hackley Public Library to enjoy beautiful music and celebrate the holidays with a sing-along piano concert performed by Michigan ragtime artist, Peter Bergin!  This fun and lively concert will delight people of all ages and is free to the public!  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

White Lake Classical Series: Dr. Michelle Vallier
7:00 pm
Visit the Book Nook & Java Shop for the White Lake Classical Series featuring Dr. Michelle Vallier performing the music of Prokofiev and Pärt! The cover is $5. If you’d like to enjoy a delicious dinner, get there at 6:15pm for Borscht, Beef Stroganoff, Salad Oliver, Glass of House Wine (or shot of Vodka), Russian Blini. The cost is $17. RSVP for dinner by calling 231-894-5333 or e-mail bryan@thebooknookjavashop.com.

Classical Series Prokofiev and Pärt – Borscht and Blinis Michelle Vallier
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Classical Series Prokofiev and Pärt – Borscht and Blinis Michelle Vallier Dr. Vallier has over fifteen years of experience teaching violin, viola and chamber music to students of all ages. Most notably, she has served as an assistant chamber music coach at Meadowmount School of Music and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in chamber music and studio violin, working with both undergraduate and graduate music majors at Arizona State University. She is currently an instructor with the West Michigan Junior Strings and the Nancy K. Poppen Program locally, and maintains a private studio as well. 7pm Music $5 6:15 Russian Cuisine: Borscht, Salad Oliver, Beef Stroganoff, Glass of House Wine (or shot of Vodka), Russian Blini $17 RSVP to (231) 894-5333 or bryan@thebooknookjavashop.com Book Nook & Java Shop is located in Montague’s main street 8744 Ferry St. 231-894-5333 for more information.

Wednesday, December 5:

Book Club Red Notice by: Bill Browder
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5pm Screening of Documentary: “Justice for Sergei Magnitsky” 6pm Book Discussion Book Club Red Notice by: Bill Browder In November 2009, the young lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was beaten to death by eight police officers in a freezing cell in a Moscow prison. His crime? Testifying against Russian officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of taxes. Red Notice is a searing exposé of the whitewash of this imprisonment and murder. The killing hasn’t been investigated. It hasn’t been punished. Bill Browder is still campaigning for justice for his late lawyer and friend. This is his explosive journey from the heady world of finance in New York and London in the 1990s, through battles with ruthless oligarchs in turbulent post-Soviet Union Moscow, to the shadowy heart of the Kremlin.
With fraud, bribery, corruption and torture exposed at every turn, Red Notice is a shocking political roller-coaster. Book Nook & Java Shop is located in Montague’s main street 8744 Ferry St. 231-894-5333 for more information.

Thursday, December 6:

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Come to Carr-Fles Planetarium for the “Mystery of the Christmas Star!”  This holiday tradition looks at possible dates and astronomical events for the sighting of the “star” that declared Jesus’ birth.  No reservations are needed for this free, 35-minute show, which runs November 1 – December 13.  This presentation includes a brief planetarium dome demonstration of the current night sky.  There will not be a showing November 22.  For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15-44, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Jazz Night Ninth Coast Jazz Ensemble
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz Night Ninth Coast Jazz Ensemble. Book Nook & Java Shop is located in Montague’s main street 8744 Ferry St. 231-894-5333 for more information.

Hammered Holidays: MADL Thursday Night Music Club
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Start the season off right with all of your holiday favorites performed on the hammered dulcimer and acoustic guitar by Pam Bowman and Jeff Gardner at the Norton Shores Library.  No registration or tickets are required.  For more information call 231-780-8844.

Paint Like A Girl at Pigeon Hill Brewing
December 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This beer and canvas event will benefit the Girls on the Run program. Your $25 registration fee covers two hours of guided instruction, an 11×14 canvas, paint and supplies to create your very own version of “Stargazing,” the featured painting for the evening. Grab your girlfriends and make it a Ladies’ Night Out to support a great cause! For more information, call (231) 375-5184

Friday, December 7:

Art Cats Gallery 19th Anniversary Celebration
December 7 @ 10:00 am – December 8 @ 5:00 pm
Wow! It’s been 19 years since Art Cats Gallery opened their doors!  Friday and Saturday, December 7 – 8 from 10:00am – 5:00pm, help them celebrate while enjoying 19% off jewelry, holiday décor and select art work.  You can also sign up to win a basket filled with 19 of their favorite things.  Savor holiday treats and delight in the deliciousness of Muskegon’s “Only Cannoli” as well!  For more information call (231) 755-7606

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.
Friday, December 7 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Dubuque Fighting Saints!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Silverado Band
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
They are a West Michigan based variety band playing everything from private clubs, bars, stage shows, campgrounds, weddings, to private parties. Their music styles range from Your Cheating Heart by Hank Williams, Crazy by Patsy Cline, I Love This Bar by Toby Keith to Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis, All Shook Up by Elvis Presley, There Goes My Heart by the Mavericks, etc. Their ability to play a wide selection of polkas, waltzes and line dances allows them to please most audiences. Book Nook & Java Shop is located in Montague’s main street 8744 Ferry St. 231-894-5333 for more information

West Michigan Concert Winds: A Carton Christmas
7:30 pm
Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the West Michigan Concert Winds presents “A Cartoon Christmas!”  Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $2.00 for students and children, $8.00 for groups of 6 or more and $30.00 for season tickets which include 4 concerts.  For tickets or more information, call 231-727-8001.

Saturday, December 8:

Art Cats Gallery 19th Anniversary Celebration
December 7 @ 10:00 am – December 8 @ 5:00 pm
Wow! It’s been 19 years since Art Cats Gallery opened their doors!  Friday and Saturday, December 7 – 8 from 10:00am – 5:00pm, help them celebrate while enjoying 19% off jewelry, holiday décor and select art work.  You can also sign up to win a basket filled with 19 of their favorite things.  Savor holiday treats and delight in the deliciousness of Muskegon’s “Only Cannoli” as well!  For more information call (231) 755-7606

A Christmas Carol
December 8 – December 9
Muskegon Community College will present performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” on December 8 and 9 to benefit the Overbrook Theater renovation.  It will also be a launch of the Golden Anniversary Celebration of the Frauenthal Foundation Art Center Building, which houses the theater.  Shows take place on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm and on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for MCC students. Tickets may be purchased at the MCC Overbrook Theater Box Office.  For more information, call (231) 777-0324.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Winter Wonderland Super Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a “Winter Wonderland Super Saturday!” This is a free family fun day featuring:
• 11:00am & 1:00pm/Family Film
• 11:00am – 1:00pm/Guided Look: Explore the galleries with an MMA Docent.
• 11:00am – 2:00pm/Make & Take Landscapes: Create your own winter wonderland!
For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Santa Claus is coming to Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Santa Claus is coming to the Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. taproom on Saturday, December 8 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm! Bring the young ones in for a chance to meet Santa and fill him in on their Christmas wish list. There will be a photographer on site, and all photos will be emailed to you free of charge.  In the spirit of giving, they ask you to bring a bag of canned food items or a Toys-For-Tots donation to help them spread cheer through the community this holiday season.  For more information, call (231) 375-5184.

Hackley & Hume Holiday Tours
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Experience the Hackley & Hume homes decorated beautifully for the holidays with period-appropriate artifacts and ornaments provided by Muskegon’s local community groups. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 per adult, $8 for seniors 65 and over or $5 for Kids ages 2-12. For more information, call 231-722-7578.

Delicious Demise
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From October – May, Amanda’s Bequest, a heritage farm-stay bed & breakfast, and Bygone Basics, a heritage farm to fork cooking school and bakery, offer special “Murder Mystery” events! Participants learn about cultural food differences and experience dishes that are authentic to the country or place the theme is based on.  You get food discovery, dinner, and “DEMISE!”
This is so much fun!  You will be emailed more detailed information about the event prior to arrival, including your role assignment and costume suggestions. The activities last from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on Saturdays, with dinner served in courses.  These are themed murder mysteries based on the season, month and number of guests.  All are different, so keep coming back for the next one!  A minimum of 6 people are required.  Murder mystery dinners are adult themed and not suitable for those under 17 years of age.  (Not fully suitable for special diets.  Some foods are naturally gluten free or vegetarian and these are present, but no separate dishes can be prepared.) For more information, please call (231) 740-4065 or e-mail ICan@bygonebasics.com.  You can request no role, or small role if you are a little shy. Conversely, do request a big role if you are excited about doing this! They reserve the right to change the posted theme to adjust to group sizes.  Please call or e-mail to register or visit the website below.  The cost is $45, or $35 if you’re staying at Amanda’s Bequest Bed & Breakfast.

Light‘em Up Santa Roll
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 8 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, the West Michigan Coast Riders invite you to join them for the “Light‘em Up Santa Roll!” Gather at Pigeon Hill Brewing Company to celebrate Christmas on your bike. This family friendly bike ride is free, however, because Christmas is also about helping others you are encouraged to bring an item, or three, for the Kid’s Food Basket Wish List. There will be a donation box located inside of Pigeon Hill.
This is a slow roll not a race. Expect speeds not to exceed 10 mph. For full details visit their website at http://www.wmcoastriders.org/light-em-up.html.

The Accidentals & Friends
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Come to the beautiful Frauenthal Theater for The Accidentals & Friends! The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) are kicking off the year as major label artists, having released their debut album, “Odyssey,” with Sony Masterworks in August of 2017.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students with ID. $45 VIP Preshow Meet & Greet tickets are also available. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Acoustic Oasis
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phil Petersen and Glen Miller, AKA Acoustic Oasis, are two guys who love playing music. Inspired by the music of such artists as CSNY, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Jack Johnson and Ray Lamontagne, we have created a playlist of covers and originals adding many instruments along the way. Our sound now includes 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, clarinet and harmonica. Book Nook & Java Shop is located in Montague’s main street 8744 Ferry St. 231-894-5333 for more information.

Sunday, December 9:

Holiday on Ice Show
3:30 pm
The Holiday on Ice Show is a figure skating showcase happening Sunday, December 9 at 3:45pm at the L.C. Walker Arena! Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club will present an unforgettable experience for the entire family. The Holiday on Ice Show highlights the talents of the club’s competitive skaters who range in age from 5 – 16 years old. Dressed in festive costumes, the skaters will perform routines to many of your favorite holiday classics. The suggested donation is $5 per person.  For more information find Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club on Facebook.

Feeding the Soul of the City: Free Concert
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon for the “Feeding the Soul of the City” free concert featuring The Grand Rapids Choir of Men & Boys performing the traditional “Festival of Lessons and Carols” with carols and readings of the Christmas story from both Old and New Testaments!  For more information, call 231-722-2112.

A Christmas Carol
December 8 – December 9
Muskegon Community College will present performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” on December 8 and 9 to benefit the Overbrook Theater renovation.  It will also be a launch of the Golden Anniversary Celebration of the Frauenthal Foundation Art Center Building, which houses the theater.  Shows take place on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm and on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for MCC students. Tickets may be purchased at the MCC Overbrook Theater Box Office.  For more information, call (231) 777-0324.

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Please visit our website www.visitmuskegon.org for a complete listing of events in Muskegon County!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 11/26/18 – 12/03/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Becky’s New Car
Through December 2
Through December 2, come to the Beardsley Theater for “Becky’s New Car,” presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre!
Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life?  Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon.  Then one night, a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works.  Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $22 and $20.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

14th Annual Festival of Trees
November 21 – December 2
The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 14th Annual Festival of Trees community holiday celebration is on through December 2.  The Festival will be open daily 11:00am to 5:00pm, noon to 5:00pm on Sundays, and closed on Thanksgiving.  Professionally designed themed trees and décor will set a festive holiday mood and will be available for purchase through silent auction over the 10 days of the Festival. Raffles, music and holiday gift shopping will add to the fun.  Special events include the popular Teddy Bear Breakfast, Senior Day, Family Day, Deck Your Halls holiday design workshop and more!  Call 231-720-2580 to purchase tickets or for more information.

When Mark Twain Came To Michigan: Multi-media presentation with Al and David Eicher
November 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, November 26 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, join Hackley public Library for a compelling presentation in honor of Mark Twain’s birthday!  Al and Dave Eicher will give a multi-media lecture focusing on the period of time Samuel Clemens took the name Mark Twain, and came to Michigan.  After several years and research, Al and David have collected 150 (or more) old photographs of this time, plus a diary of his travels in Michigan.  You will see the good years of Mark Twain and his times of great loss.  For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Trivia Night
November 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, November 26 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Trivia Night!  Test your wits with your team while enjoying food, fun and prizes.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Team Trivia Game Show
November 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Pianist Steve Thielman
November 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 27 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop to enjoy your morning coffee and danish accompanied by tunes played by Steve Thielman on the piano.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Feeding the Soul of the City: Lafayette Woodwind Quintet
November 27 @ 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 27 from 12:15pm – 12:45pm, come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon for the “Feeding the Soul of the City” free lunchtime concert featuring The Lafayette Woodwind Quintet!  Made up of members of the West Michigan Concert Winds, the Lafayette Woodwind Quintet will present a variety of classical pieces.  This is their first performance for Feeding the Soul of the City.  For more information, call 231-722-2112.
The concerts are free and open to the public.  A soup and sandwich lunch is available for a small price or you may bring your own lunch.  To join their mailing list for Feeding the Soul of the City, contact Elizabeth at ebsnflows@gmail.com.

Brown Bag Auction
November 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, you’re invited to join the Greater Muskegon Jaycees for a Brown Bag Auction to benefit the Old Newsies’ Goodfellows at Mibar! This is an event you do not want to miss!  Bring an item or two (minimum of $5 value) in an unlabeled and unsealed brown paper bag to be auctioned off by special guest emcee, Greg Chase, co-owner of Rad Dad’s Tacos.  Dinner will be appetizers and finger foods.  Please bring a dish to pass.  For more information, call (231) 412-0705.

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm, come to Carr-Fles Planetarium for the “Mystery of the Christmas Star!”  This holiday tradition looks at possible dates and astronomical events for the sighting of the “star” that declared Jesus’ birth.  No reservations are needed for this free, 35-minute show, which runs November 1 – December 13.  This presentation includes a brief planetarium dome demonstration of the current night sky.  There will not be a showing November 22.  For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15-44, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

MCC Improv Presents: Home for the Holidazed
November 28 – December 1
November 28 – December 1, at 7:30pm, come to the Overbrook Theater at Muskegon Community College as MCC Improv presents, “Home for the Holidazed,” a holiday review based on the play by Frank Wedekind.  For more information or tickets, call (231) 777-0324.  This is part of MCC’s ahFest!

America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree
November 29 – December 1
2018 marks the 34th anniversary of the Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree which has been featured on both the Travel Channel and the Learning Channel!  With its 25,000 colored lights that coordinate to the beautiful singing, 15 tiers that reach 67 feet up into the majestic Frauenthal Center, over 280 singers, and accompaniment by the 50 piece Mona Shores High School Orchestra, the Singing Christmas Tree must be seen to be believed. For more information, visit www.monashoressingingchristmastree.com.

Jazz Night: In the Blue Jazz
November 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, November 29 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Jazz Night featuring In the Blue Jazz!  This ensemble provides exciting live music from jazz standards to Motown, rock and funk.  For more information call 231-894-533

Back Alley Comedy Club: Tom Green
November 30 – December 1
Friday, November 30 at 6:30pm and 9:30pm, and Saturday, December 1 at 6:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club at Sherman Bowling Center for stand-up comedy from Tom Green!
Tom Green exploded on MTV with the groundbreaking comedy show “The Tom Green Show.”  Before reality TV, YouTube and social media existed, Tom Green’s man-on-the-street pranks changed television forever.  He’s graced the cover of Rolling Stone, hosted Saturday Night Live, guest hosted Letterman, and appeared on Oprah, Jay Leno, Kimmel, Fallon, Conan, The Daily Show and more!  The success of the Tom Green Show has landed him roles in mainstream Hollywood movies like Road Trip, Freddy Got Fingered, Stealing Harvard, Charlies Angels and more!  Now Tom Green’s sold out Stand-Up Comedy Tour is getting 5 star reviews worldwide.  His brilliantly cracked view of the world around him makes for non-stop laughter every time.
Tickets are $27 ($25 plus $2 online service charge).  For more information, call 231-755-1258.

The Santaland Diaries
November 30 – December 1
Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for “The Santaland Diaries” by David Sedaris!
Arranged by Joe Mantello and presented by Andrew Zahrt, “The Santaland Diaries” is the story of a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter.  When a new Santa is ushered into the workshop, one who seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, our hero experiences an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill, just before his employment runs out.
This show features adult content and is for mature elves only. Tickets are $12 for adults or $10 for MMA members in advance.  Call 231-720-2580 to order advance tickets.  The cost will be $15 at the door.  Cocktail hour at the cash bar begins at 6:30pm.  The performance begins at 7:30pm.

Holidays in Lakeside
December 1
Saturday, December 1 from 11:00am – 5:00pm, get in the spirit of the season with “Holidays in Lakeside,” a fun family event featuring visits with Santa, carriage rides, a gift basket raffle, merchant sales & specials and a free movie at the Harbor Cinema.  The lighting of the Pocket Park Christmas Tree will be Friday, November 30 at 6:30pm.  For more information, visit www.lakesidedistrict.com.
• 11:00am  Santa Claus at the Harbor Cinema with on-site photographer available
• 11:00am – 3:00pm – Community Bake Sale at Lakeside Center
• 11:00am – 2:00pm – Horse-drawn carriage rides
• 12:00pm – Ice sculpting demo in front of Marine Tap Room
• 1:00pm  Holiday movie, “The Santa Clause” at Harbor Cinema

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 2018
December 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, come to the Lakes Mall for their “Holiday Shopping Extravaganza,” featuring over 40 pop-up businesses and crafters, baked goods, kettle popcorn, handmade items and more!  Bring the kids to play in the mall’s play area and to take a picture with Santa!  For more information, call (231) 798-7104.

Free Horse Drawn Wagon Ride
December 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am – 2:00pm, bring the family and enjoy a free wagon ride downtown with shopping stops at the Farmers’ Market and Western Market Chalets!  It’s a great way to get in the Christmas spirit.  For more information, call 231-724-6777.

Holiday Shopping Frenzy
December 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 1 from 11:00am – 3:00pm, come to the Mona Lake Boating Club for the Holiday Shopping Frenzy! Pick up some great gifts from many vendors selling homemade crafts, jewelry and much more! There’ll be a taco lunch served from 11:30am – 2:00pm and raffle drawings every half-hour beginning at noon. For more information, call (231) 798-4011.

Santa Clause Open House
December 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Fruitport Fire Department has recently spoken with Santa Clause and it has been revealed that the jolly old elf himself will be at station #2 Saturday, December 1 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm!  Be sure to bring your Christmas list and appetite.  Doughnut holes, punch and coffee will be served.  For more information, call (231) 773-9312.

66th Annual White Lake Christmas Parade
December 1 @ 2:00 pm
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!  Saturday, December 1, over 50 participants will line up and follow the parade route from Whitehall to Montague along Business 31/Colby Street.  The American Legion and VFW will lead the event along with the proud Christmas Parade Title Sponsor, Shepherd & Shepherd Law.  The parade begins at 2:00pm.  Both Montague and Whitehall High School’s marching bands will be stepping out joined by area scout troops!  The 66th annual parade promises to provide excitement with floats from area churches, civic organizations, businesses, area neighbors. Cartoon characters, clowns, parading fire trucks, and animals of all shapes and sizes are just a few of the local favorites who will be handing out candy and goodies.  As the Grand Finale, Santa will make his entrance with a horse drawn carriage.  He will be eager to see children of all ages following the parade at his house outside Montague City Hall located on Ferry St.  For more information visit www.whitelake.org.

Stibitz Farms Family Weekend
December 1 – December 2
December 1 – 2 at 2:00pm, you’re invited to Stibitz Farms for their “Family Weekend” event! There’ll be hot cocoa, coffee and cake available as Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit with the kids and take pictures.  Stibitz Farms is located just south of Whitehall and is open spring through fall. Christmas season sales begin right after Thanksgiving each year.  Call 231-894-6341 for more information.

Global Fat Bike Day at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
December 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 1 from 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Michigan’s Edge Mountain Bike Association (MEMBA) invites you to bike under the lights at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex as they celebrate Global Fat Bike Day! All types of bikes and all ages are invited to this fun event taking place on the designated trails in Muskegon State Park. Biking the trails will be followed by some live acoustic music and s’mores at the lodge! There is no cost for season pass holders. Non-members are $10 per person or $40 per family. Funds raised will benefit the complex and Mosquito Creek Trails. For more information, find the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex on Facebook.

Live Music: The Smiths
December 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 1 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from The Smiths, Montague’s favorite husband and wife duo!  For more information call 231-894-53

Performances @The Block: Cabaret with the Paul Langford Quartet
December 1 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm, come to The Block for a Cabaret with the Paul Langford Quartet!  Paul Langford will perform an evening of jazz standards and pop favorites with his stellar quartet from Chicago.  Think Buble and Diane Krall mixed with Cole Porter, Al Jarreau, the Gershwins, Gino Vanelli and James Taylor.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.  Doors and bar open at 6:15pm.

Circle of Trees & Dog Parade
December 2
The Circle of Trees is held on the first Sunday in December.  Trees are decorated in Walker Park, the annual “Dog Parade” is held on Ruddiman Ave. and the tree lighting ceremony, refreshments and visits with Santa follow immediately after.  If you wish to participate, or for more information, contact Lee Ann Clausen at 231-744-1621.
• 12:00pm – 4:00pm/Tree Decorating (Walker Park)
• 5:15pm/Santa/Dog Parade (Fire Station)
• 5:30pm/Caroling (Walker Park)
• 5:45pm/Lighting of the Trees
• 6:00pm – 7:00pm/Visit with Santa

The Swan Series
December 2 @ 4:00 pm
The White Lake Music Society will present four dynamic lectures entitled “The Swan Series!” Join host Robert Swan as he shares many of his insights, experiences, and expertise gleaned from 36 years of performing in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under such famed conductors as George Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Leonard Bernstein, Leopoldo Stowkowski, Claudio Abbado, and many others. Each lecture will be held at the United Methodist Church at 4:00pm. The suggested donation is $7 at the door.
-December 2 – Christmas Inspiration!-
Composers throughout history have loved writing for the Christmas season. Bob will share about the many examples, from Corelli to Menotti, Bach to Brahms, and the beloved Handel’s Messiah, the Baroque-era oratorio that still awes listeners 259 years after the composer’s death. This was originally an Easter offering, but is now a fixture of the Christmas season.
-February 10 – The Radicals-
The Swan Series continues with an in-depth look at Beethoven’s Symphony #1 in C Major and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Mr. Swan will show us how these composers, who were radicals in their day, paved the way for the music of the future.
-March 10 – Wagner’s Tristan Undisolde-
Ending the current Swan Series, Bob will discuss the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s great opera “Tristan und Isolde” and how it is an incredible offering to music, beauty, and love. Looking closer at the inner workings of this enigmatic music will show us that it is both puzzling and yet pure.
The Swan Series is a program of the White Lake Music Society which produces world-class chamber music concerts, promotes and supports classical music learning opportunities for all ages, and creates awareness of the value and significance of fine music. More information may be found at www.whitelakemusic.org.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Matt Stofsky
December 2 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 2 at 8:00pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for Matt Stofsky! Matt is a stand-up comic and human person who traded the beards and flannels of Seattle for the beards and flannels of Brooklyn. He is a regular at Caroline’s on Broadway, where he has worked with the likes of Norm Macdonald, Kevin Nealon, Christopher Titus, Chris Hardwick, and many others. In addition to his work in the NYC clubs, Matt headlines colleges around the country and regularly opens for comedy legend Louie Anderson on the road, including a recent 9-show run through Ontario, Canada.
Doors open at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 the day of the show. For more information, call Don at 616-570-8765

From South Tyrol Italy with Sofia
December 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, December 3 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “From South Tyrol Italy with Sofia!”  South Tyrol is an autonomous province in northern Italy.  It is one of the two autonomous provinces that make up the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.  Sofia will share her authentic recipes for Canederli, Spatzle and Kaisershmarren.  This will be a meal, so come to class hungry.  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign

Evening of Elegance
December 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Evening of Elegance is a showcase of holiday themed tablescapes presented in the beauty of the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club. Viewing only of the table designs will take place November 26 – December 1 from 10:00am – 5:00pm and December 2 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.  Viewing during these hours is free and open to the public.  If you would like to dine in the beauty of these tablescapes, make reservations for Monday, December 3 at 6:30pm.  Enjoy a catered dinner, holiday cheer, a live choral performance of the North Muskegon Choir and delicious desserts. Tickets are $25/person.  Call (231) 725-9220 for more information.

Holiday Ornament Making
December 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, December 3 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Robin Nidelcheff Studio invites you to participate in parent and child ornament making class.  You will make 5 clay ornaments which will be fired and ready for pick-up on December 10.  For more information, call 215-888-4779.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 11/19/18 – 11/26/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmuskegon.org

Becky’s New Car
Through December 2
Through December 2, come to the Beardsley Theater for “Becky’s New Car,” presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre!

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life?  Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon.  Then one night, a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works.  Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $22 and $20.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.  The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Pianist Steve Thielman
November 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 20 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop to enjoy music from Steve Thielman on piano while you enjoy your morning coffee and danish.  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Free Planetarium Show at Muskegon Community College
Tuesday & Thursday @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm, come to Carr-Fles Planetarium for the “Mystery of the Christmas Star!”  This holiday tradition looks at possible dates and astronomical events for the sighting of the “star” that declared Jesus’ birth.  No reservations are needed for this free, 35-minute show, which runs November 1 – December 13.  This presentation includes a brief planetarium dome demonstration of the current night sky.  There will not be a showing November 22.  For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15-44, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

14th Annual Festival of Trees
November 21 @ 11:00 am – December 2 @ 5:00 pm
The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 14th Annual Festival of Trees community holiday celebration runs November 21 through December 2.  The Festival will be open daily 11:00am to 5:00pm, noon to 5:00pm on Sundays, and closed on Thanksgiving.  Professionally designed themed trees and décor will set a festive holiday mood and will be available for purchase through silent auction over the 10 days of the Festival. Raffles, music and holiday gift shopping will add to the fun.  Special events include the popular Teddy Bear Breakfast, Senior Day, Family Day, Deck Your Halls holiday design workshop and more!  Call 231-720-2580 to purchase tickets or for more information. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

ReThink West Michigan
November 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 21 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Muskegon Area First and ReThink West Michigan invite you to join them at The Block in Downtown Muskegon for a networking event unlike any other!  This casual event takes place the night before Thanksgiving and features hors d’ oeuvres, free drink tickets, and gift bags for all!  Meet representatives from companies who are hiring in a variety of fields such as engineers, supply chain planners, supervisors, licensed real estate agents, medical assistants, accounting, administrative, technical, sales, agriculture, and much more.  For more information, call Muskegon Area First at 231-722-3751.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
November 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.

Wednesday, November 21 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the U17 Team USA!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Main Street Dueling Pianos
November 21 @ 8:00 pm
November 21 at 8:00pm, come to the Watermark 920 for Main Street Dueling Pianos! These entertainers have an impressive repertoire of 1,000+ songs giving the audience an unforgettable night of singing, hand-clapping and dancing at this all request show. Please be advised this show may contain adult content and strong language. Tickets are $15 and available online only at https://bpt.me/3741917. You must be 21 or older to attend and there will be a cash bar. Doors open at 7:00pm.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
November 22 @ 9:00 am
Run Muskegon’s annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is happening Thursday, November 22 at 9:00am! Gather at the MCC Lakeshore Fitness Center for this fun-run to benefit local food pantries as well as raising funds to snowplow the downtown Lakeshore Trail.  This family friendly 5k is a perfect way to jumpstart Thanksgiving morning.  Get festive, wear a turkey hat and earn that extra helping at Thanksgiving dinner!

Sign up online by visiting www.runmkg.com or go directly to the registration site at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Muskegon/turkey?remMeAttempt.  If you don’t want to pre-registration online, you can sign-up in person on Thanksgiving morning from 8:00am – 8:45am at the MCC Fitness Center. (All participants must sign a waiver.)  There will be collection buckets at the registration tables to make your donations to Run Muskegon.  They’ll have volunteers outside of MCC collecting canned food items.  The recommended donation is $10 per participant along with a canned food item.

Run Muskegon host weekly group runs which can be found by following them on Facebook or visiting their website at www.runmkg.com.

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet in the Embassy Ballroom
November 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Holiday Inn & Conference Center Downtown Muskegon invites you to celebrate Thanksgiving surrounded by those you are most thankful for at their Thanksgiving Buffet!

Featuring:

Chef Carved Whole Roasted Turkey with Simmered Natural Gravy
Chef Carved Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Honey Molasses Glazed Pork with Cherry Chutney
Double Smoked Ham
Mushroom Ravioli with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Cranberry Relish
Whipped Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Apple Sage Stuffing
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Green Bean Casserole
Dill Butter Carrots
Supreme Salad Bar
Smoked Salmon Platter
Pasta Salad
Butternut Bisque
Chef Attended Omelet Station
Crisp Bacon
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
Cinnamon Sticky Buns
Assorted Pies & Desserts

The cost is $22.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 5 – 12 years old. Under 12 are free! For reservations please call 231-720-7116 or email Stephanie@himuskegon.com.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet – Lake House Waterfront Grille
November 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join The Lake House Waterfront Grille Thursday, November 22 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm as they celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious array of holiday favorites including:

• Chef carved herb roasted turkey with homemade gravy
• Maple and honey glazed ham
• Fresh lake perch
• Garlic parmesan mashed potatoes
• Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon
• Bourbon/maple glazed sweet potatoes
• Apple/cranberry stuffing
• Baked macaroni and cheese
• Roasted fall vegetables
• Maple roasted butternut squash
• Garden vegetable salad bar
• Harvest pasta salad
• Spiced apple butternut squash bisque
• Freshly baked rolls and cornbread
• Homemade pies and fun desserts

Reservations are strongly suggested. To secure your table, please call 231-722-4461. The cost is $32 for adults or $12 for children 3 – 12. Children 2 and under are free!

Black Friday Shenanigans with Pigeon Hill Brewing
November 23 @ 9:30 am
Friday, November 23 from 9:30am – midnight, join Pigeon Hill Brewing Company for some Black Friday Shenanigans! ‘Tis (almost) the season and once again, they are throwing a bit of a party on Black Friday!

Beginning at 9:30am, they will be releasing cans of S’More Beast in My Cup and Cinna-Gram on French Toast (formerly known as YGOFT).  Cans will be available one block away at their production facility located at 441 W. Western Ave. At 12:00pm, remaining cans will be moved to their taproom for purchase.

Beginning at 10:00am, they will throw open the doors to the taproom! They will have S’More Beast, Cinna-Gram, Cinna-Mom, and lots of other great beer on tap. Club sign-ups will also be available. Bring some breakfast and be ready for a fun morning of great friends and great beer…cheers!

• S’More Beast In My Cup: $18/4-pack with a 2 case limit
• Cinna-Gram on French Toast: $24/4-pack with a 2 case limit

These beers are available while supplies last! For more information, call (231) 375-5184 or find them on Facebook.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
November 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.

Friday, November 23 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Green Bay Gamblers!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Open Mic Night
November 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Have a song you’ve been practicing? A poem you want to share? Dance moves? Jokes? Friday, November 23 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, it’s time for another Red Lotus Center for the Arts Open Mic Night!  Come out and show off your stuff or just sit and be amazed, your choice!  Any kind of talent is welcome –– songs, poems, readings, comedy, plays, dancing or whatever other skill you want to show off.  They only ask that everyone remain mostly clothed and you don’t burn the place down.

To stay up to date on all of their events, follow them on Facebook! www.facebook.com/RedLotusMuskegon

Holidays in the City
November 24
Come to Downtown Muskegon this winter to celebrate the holidays with us!  “Holidays in the City” kicks off with Small Business Saturday on November 24 and continues on weekends through the Saturday before Christmas!  Shop local to support our community’s businesses.  The Muskegon Farmer’s Market, Western Market Chalets, Century Club Retail Center and multiple local retail outlets on Western Ave., in Midtown and along Pine St. will offer plenty of holiday shopping opportunities.  Saturday evening, November 24, a community Christmas tree lighting takes place in Hackley Park!  Meet Santa, enjoy entertainment from local youth and refreshments provided by the Salvation Army as they kick-off their red bucket season.  For more information, find “Holidays in the City” on Facebook

Alternative to Shopping: Let’s Create Delicious Meals with Turkey Leftovers
November 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 24 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Alternative to Shopping: Let’s Create Delicious Meals with Turkey Leftovers!”

Don’t shop this weekend, learn several recipes that will help you use up your turkey leftovers.  There are so many ways to use up every morsel of that bird including soup, casserole, appetizers, pot pies, etc. Chef Jamie will be leading this class and has all kinds of ideas to share.  There will be plenty to eat in class and take home.  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Holiday Artisan Market
November 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Shop in the elegance of the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club! An eclectic variety of items created by local artists and artisans. One stop shopping for that special gift that is sure to impress!

Shop Unique, Shop Local, Shop Lakeside on Small Business Saturday
November 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 24 from 11:00am – 5:00pm, visit the unique and eclectic brick and mortar shops of Lakeside as they celebrate Small Business Saturday and all things Lakeside!  Shop for art, flowers, candy, yarn, jewelry, t-shirts and pizza.  Enjoy a fabulous meal at SE4SONS or pizza at Zalomas.  Buy jewelry and art at Art Cats Gallery and flowers at Wassermann’s.  Treat yourself to some scrumptious fudge at Lakeside Emporium or indulge your yarn addiction at Apple Knits & Purls. Find a Michigan hoodie at Lakeside Landings or delicious tea at Bananadog Store.  Find Books at Gracie’s Bookstore, movies at the classic Harbor Cinema, anything you could possibly want at Ghezzis Market or a burger at the Marine Tap Room-the best little bar in Michigan.  Try some yoga at Blue Horizons, Zumba at Water’s Edge Fitness and get all prettied up at Dockside Salon and Uptown.  Does your pet need a new do?  Sitting Pretty is there for you.  Lakeside has it all!  Visit them on Small Business Saturday and every day.  www.lakesidedistrict.com

Hackley & Hume Holiday Tours Kick-Off Event
November 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 24 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, experience the Hackley and Hume homes by candlelight to celebrate the holiday season.  This will be the big kick-off for the holiday tours of these beautiful lumber barons’ mansions with ornament decorating, cookies, and hot chocolate in the courtyard.

Experience the Hackley & Hume homes decorated beautifully for the holidays with period-appropriate artifacts and ornaments provided by Muskegon’s local community groups. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 per adult, $8 for seniors 65 and over or $5 for Kids ages 2-12. For more information, call 231-722-7578.

“Mary Poppins” to Benefit CHGS-Muskegon
November 24 @ 4:30 pm
Walt Disney Studio’s classic musical-fantasy film “Mary Poppins,” which won five Academy Awards including Best Actress by Julie Andrews in the title role, will be shown on Saturday, November 24 at 4:30pm at the USS Silversides Museum!  All tickets are $6 per person and include a bag of popcorn.  All benefits go to the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies-Muskegon, which presents programs on tolerance and understanding to the entire community.  For more information, call (231) 755-1230.

Based on P. L. Travers’s book series Mary Poppins, the film combines live-action and animation. Andrews, in her feature film debut, stars as Mary Poppins, who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family’s dynamic. Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns are featured in supporting roles Released in 1964, the film received a total of 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and won five: Best Actress for Andrews, Best Film Editing, Best Original Music Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Delicious Demise
November 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From October – May, Amanda’s Bequest, a heritage farm-stay bed & breakfast, and Bygone Basics, a heritage farm to fork cooking school and bakery, offer special “Murder Mystery” events! Participants learn about cultural food differences and experience dishes that are authentic to the country or place the theme is based on.  You get food discovery, dinner, and “DEMISE!”

This is so much fun!  You will be emailed more detailed information about the event prior to arrival, including your role assignment and costume suggestions. The activities last from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on Saturdays, with dinner served in courses.  These are themed murder mysteries based on the season, month and number of guests.  All are different, so keep coming back for the next one!  A minimum of 6 people are required.  Murder mystery dinners are adult themed and not suitable for those under 17 years of age.  (Not fully suitable for special diets.  Some foods are naturally gluten free or vegetarian and these are present, but no separate dishes can be prepared.) For more information, please call (231) 740-4065 or e-mail ICan@bygonebasics.com.  You can request no role or a small role if you are a little shy. Conversely, do request a big role if you are excited about doing this!

They reserve the right to change the posted theme to adjust to group sizes.  Please call or e-mail to register or visit the website below.  The cost is $45 or $35 if you’re staying at Amanda’s Bequest Bed & Breakfast.

DATES:
• 11/24/18
• 12/8/18
• 01/05/19
• 02/02/19
• 03/16/19
• 04/06/19
• 05/04/19

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
November 24 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.

Saturday, November 24 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Green Bay Gamblers!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Zakk Jones Trio
November 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 24 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for the Zakk Jones Trio!  This dynamic group fluidly blends styles as varied as modern jazz, Americana, country and fusion, often even in the same songs.  Between unique arrangements of classic songs, standards and original material, the trio brings the audience a fresh listening experience that’s filled with creative improvisations.  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Hackley & Hume Holiday Tours
November 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 25 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, experience the Hackley & Hume homes decorated beautifully for the holidays with period-appropriate artifacts and ornaments provided by Muskegon’s local community groups. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 per adult, $8 for seniors 65 and over or $5 for Kids ages 2-12. For more information, call 231-722-7578.

When Mark Twain Came To Michigan: Multi-media presentation with Al and David Eicher
November 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, November 26 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, join Hackley public Library for a compelling presentation in honor of Mark Twain’s birthday!  Al and Dave Eicher will give a multi-media lecture focusing on the period of time Samuel Clemens took the name Mark Twain, and came to Michigan.  After several years and research, Al and David have collected 150 (or more) old photographs of this time, plus a diary of his travels in Michigan.  You will see the good years of Mark Twain and his times of great loss.  For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 11/13/18 – 11/19/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmuskegon.org

Thanksgiving Dinner to Go
Order through November 15
Let SE4SONS Gastropub & Banquet Center do the cooking this Thanksgiving! Chef Tim and his staff will prepare a wonderful meal complete with all the fixings. Cooking & re-heating instructions and a thermometer are included. Schedule your pick-up no later than November 15 for a Wednesday, November 21st pick-up between 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Visit www.SE4SONS.net to view menu and pricing.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.  The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Global Entrepreneur Week Celebration
November 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, November 11 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm, join the Muskegon Innovation Hub for an inspirational TED talk viewing and guided panel discussion with several of the area’s most vibrant entrepreneurs!  This will be followed by refreshments and networking.  This free event is a great opportunity to celebrate local entrepreneurs and connect with potential collaborators, mentors and investors.  For more information, call 616-331-7370.  To register, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Zucca with Sofia
November 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 13 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Zucca with Sofia!” Butternut Squash (Zucca in Italian) will be the focus of this class featuring a full menu all about Zucca quiche with gorgonzola, soup with rice, and gnocchi baked with soy sauce.  Come to class hungry!  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Free Planetarium Show at MCC
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm, come to Carr-Fles Planetarium for the “Mystery of the Christmas Star!”  This holiday tradition looks at possible dates and astronomical events for the sighting of the “star” that declared Jesus’ birth.  No reservations are needed for this free, 35-minute show, which runs November 1 – December 13.  This presentation includes a brief planetarium dome demonstration of the current night sky.  There will not be a showing November 22.  For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15-44, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

GROW Connects: How to Talk to the Media
November 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 14 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub as Shelley Irwin, WGVU Morning Show Host/Producer, shows you how to put your best foot forward when it’s lights, camera, action!  Use the media to your advantage and you will be the star of your product.  Take home the useful tips and begin the action a.s.a.p.!  This program is hosted by GROW Lakeshore.  Generously supported and powered by Consumers Energy, GROW Connects is a monthly series designed to connect new and growing businesses with experts in various fields.  For more information call 616-331-6900.

Once Upon a Time: Cinderella Meet & Greet
November 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bippety…bobbidy…boo…dreams really do come true!  Thursday, November 15 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm, join Jumpin’ Jupiter Skate & Fun Center for a once upon a time visit with Princess Cinderella!  Don’t miss this happily ever after evening of sparkle and enchantment.  Bring your camera and wear your favorite princess dress or knight outfit!

Advanced tickets are $10 through November 12th (unless sold out before), or $15 at the door.  Regular skate rental is free, roller blade rental is $2 and premium rental is $6.  Your ticket includes admission, regular skate rental, slice of pizza, fountain drink, Bounce Quest, a special performance, and of course a meet & greet by Cinderella!

This is a special event and everyone will need a ticket to enter whether participating or watching.  This includes parents and children under 32 that are just watching and not skating.  No children drop offs.  No passes or coupons accepted for this event.  Tickets are limited, non-refundable, and non-transferable. Get tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.

27th Annual Holiday Dazzle
November 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, November 15 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm it’s the 27th Annual Holiday Dazzle hosted by the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County and Child Abuse Council of Muskegon! Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of fun, food, and shopping at the Holiday Inn – Muskegon Harbor Conference Center. The cost is $50 per person and includes dinner, dessert, one complimentary drink (house wine, beer, or a carbonated beverage), style show, and shopping for your holiday gift giving needs provided by local businesses all gathered in one location for your convenience. For more information, call the Child Abuse Council at 231-728-6410.  For more information, find Holiday Dazzle on Facebook or just register at www.childabusecouncil.org.

Comedy Night at Unruly
November 15 @ 8:45 pm – 11:30 pm
Thursday, November 15 from 8:45pm – 11:30pm, come to Unruly Brewing Co. for Comedy Night featuring Zach Martina! Grab some friends, get a drink and enjoy this monthly comedy event in downtown Muskegon! Live and unfiltered comics come from all over Michigan to hit the stage to tickle your funny bone at Unruly. The cost is $3.  For more information, call (231) 288-1068.

Zach Martina brings his big energy to crowds across America delivering dark jokes in a delightful manner while pointing the finger of blame at everyone except himself. You’ve heard him on The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and the Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau. You’ve also heard his debut album “Skunkman” on Sirius/XM. He’s performed as part of Rock on the Range and the Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laughfest in addition to sharing the stage with the likes of Rory, Scovel, Big Jay Oakerson, Joe List, Sean Patton and Jay Larson.

24th Annual White Lake Holiday Walk
November 16 – November 17
‘Tis the season of Christmas that brings a community together and what better way to ring in the holiday than the 24th Annual White Lake Holiday Walk!  This year’s Christmas Walk will take place during the weekend of November 16 & 17 along the streets of Montague and Whitehall with dozens of participating businesses.  Friday hours are 2:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday hours are 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Enjoy traditional Christmas Open Houses featuring unique gifts and yummy treats from participating White Lake Area merchants.  Visit with Santa, listen to caroling and enjoy the luminaries Friday evening.  Participating merchants and Santa’s time and locations are located on the Holiday Walk Map/Entry Form which can be picked up at the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce or any participating Holiday Walk stop (look for the big blue sign in the window). Submit your completed Holiday Walk Map/Entry Form and enter the drawing to win a $50 White Lake Gift Certificate.

TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE TREE:  The White Lake Area “Tree Lighting Ceremony” will be Friday at 6:30pm, culminating with the tree lighting on North Mears Ave. at 7:00pm.  Children of all ages are invited to help decorate the Community Christmas Tree by bringing their own ornaments or create make-and-take ornaments from participating stores.  Gather at the north end of Mears Ave.and enjoy the festive voices of the members of the White Lake Chorale with friends and family, while the aroma of roasted chestnuts fills the air and hundreds of holiday luminaries line the sidewalks.

FESTIVE TRANSPORTATION:  Friday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, old-fashioned carriage rides await you in both Montague and Whitehall.  Trolley Rides transport you to any of the participating merchants on Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm courtesy of Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt.

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS:  Take the kids to the Nuveen Center Saturday from 11:00am – 2:00pm where children can create make-it-and-take-it holiday crafts.

For more information on the 24th Annual Holiday Walk, contact the White Lake Area Chamber at 231-893-4585 or 800-879-9702 or visit whitelake.org.

Becky’s New Car
November 16 – December 2
November 16 – December 2, come to the Beardsley Theater for “Becky’s New Car,” presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre!

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life?  Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon.  Then one night, a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works.  Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $22 and $20.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Build a Gingerbread House
November 16 – November 18
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 16 – 18, you’re invited to the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club to build and decorate your own gingerbread house!  The cost is $16 per house in advance or $20 at the door.  A pre-ordered take-home kit is $25.  Reserve your space now, as this event typically sells out.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and there is a strict limit of 3 people per house.  RSVP to Nancy at 231-730-0887 or nancy@housesbynancy.com.
• November 16/7:00pm – 9:00pm
• November 17/9:30am – 11:30am or 1:30pm – 3:30pm
• November 18/2:00pm – 4:00pm

Serita Black Rose
November 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, November 16 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Serita Black Rose!  Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Serita Crowley, also known as “Black Rose,” is the very essence of funk, rock, blues and soul.  This West Michigan native has performed hundreds of shows across the U.S., sharing the stage with notable artists including Brian Vander Ark of the Verve Pipe, James Brown, Koko Taylor, and the legendary Smokey Robinson.  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Snowflake Craft & Vendor Fair
November 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 17 from 9:00am – 2:00pm, come to Calvary Christian School for the Snowflake Craft & Vendor Fair! There will be over 95 booths of crafters and vendors from all around West Michigan.  You will find wood décor items, jewelry, food, glass art, paintings, Christmas items, pet accessories, wreaths, American girl doll clothes, hats, makeup, bath and body products, clothes, leggings, and so much more.  For more information, call 231-865-2141.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
November 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.

Saturday, November 17 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Performances @The Block: Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque
November 17 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm, come to The Block for Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque!  Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance features the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players.  Their music is carefully balanced between blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.  Doors and bar open at 6:45pm.

Intriguing Instruments, Surprising Sounds
November 17 @ 7:30 pm
November 17 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Shoreline Symphony Community Orchestra performs “Intriguing Instruments, Surprising Sounds!”

Taking center stage this fall are instruments rarely seen or heard with an orchestra.  Soloists on the alphorn, marimba, mandolin, and theramin blend with the Shoreline Symphony to create unexpected and unforgettable sounds.  Going even further outside the box, Shoreline also makes music out of whistling, whale calls, radios, and even living room furniture!

Tickets are $10 and $2.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Rich Williams and Ben Jones
November 17 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 17 at 8:00pm, the Back Alley Comedy Club presents Rich Williams and Ben Jones! Tickets are $10. For more information, call 231-755-1258.

As a kid, all Rich ever wanted to be was a platinum selling singer/songwriter. After releasing an R&B album that went “wood in the hood” (his mom and 3 of his friends bought copies), Rich parlayed his innate sense of humor into a career in comedy. Rich was hand-picked to open for comedians such as TJ Miller, Luenell, Donell Rawlings, Red Grant and many more. His first standup DVD “Demotape” has sold thousands of copies, and with his 2nd standup DVD in the works, Rich is taking the comedy world by storm!

Ben Jones got his first laughs as a child who dreamed of being a circus clown. Although an odd path, it was obvious he was a born performer. As he grew older and endured the cruel reality that is life, he ditched his backup plan of culinary school and began seriously pursuing a career in stand-up comedy. Flash forward over a decade and you’ll find this well respected and hardworking comic on the road crisscrossing the country and making fans in every town he visits. Ben’s show is a nonstop ride, full of energy and outlandish subject matter. Crowds instantly fall in love with his jovial demeanor, infectious smile, and relatable material. His likability is paralleled by very few in the biz.

MCC Honors Orchestra
November 18 @ 3:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 18 at 3:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Muskegon Community College Orchestra presents a concert of music inspired by water, featuring music by Mendelssohn, new music by Nishimura, and of course, Handel .  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Holiday Craft Fair at Whitlow’s
November 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 18 from 11:00am – 4:00pm, come to Whitlow’s Forerunner for the Holiday Craft Fair! Enjoy great holiday deals from a number of vendors while supporting S.O.A.R. which stands for Supporting Others, Achieving Results. S.O.A.R. is a group that collaborates with local non-profits and foundations that need assistance. Their hope and desire is to give back to those in need, and help local vendors and crafters build their business. For more information, call (231) 739-6379.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 11/05/18 – 11/12/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau  www.visitmuskegon.org

Silversides Submarine Museum: Fall 2018 Lecture Series
November 5 @ 6:00 pm
The USS Silversides Submarine Museum invites you to join them for their Fall 2018 Lecture Series!  The lectures will all be on Monday nights and begin at 6:00pm.  This year, the lectures will be held in their newly renovated theater on the first floor of the museum.  The cost to attend is $5.00 per person, per lecture.  If you are a member, your admission ticket to the lecture is included with your membership.  For more information, call (231) 755-1230.
November 5 – War Road Trip Summary/Bill Jacobks

Wreck of the Gimpy Gin – A One Man Play
November 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, November 5 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for the one man play, “Wreck of the Gimpy Gin!”  A tragic boat accident in stormy waters, which occurs one night on Lake Huron in 1927, has marred the reputation of a local family for decades.  Eighty-seven years later, new evidence about that awful night surfaces!  This performance piece will resonate with anyone interested in Michigan’s maritime heritage, so mark your calendar for this fictional monologue, performed by Raymond Goodwin.  This free program is recommended for ages 16 and up and is brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.  For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Trivia Night at the Book Nook & Java Shop
November 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, November 5 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop to enjoy food, fun and prizes while you and your team test your wits!  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Pianist Steve Thielman
November 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 6 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop to enjoy Steve Thielman on piano while enjoying your morning coffee and danish!  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Crespelle and Palacinke with Sofia
November 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 6 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Crespelle and Palacinke with Sofia!” They may look like crepes, but they are not exactly crepes.  In Tuscany, they are called Crespelle, while in the North East region of Italy, they are called Palacinke and have a Slavic influence.  With sweet and savory fillings, they are always amazing.  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Understanding Our Past: Healing Our Future
November 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Foundation for Muskegon County is presenting acclaimed speaker, author, and educator, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm in the Frauenthal Theater.  Dr. DeGruy engages audiences with her wealth of knowledge, expertise, and moving storytelling in her program “Understanding Our Past: Healing Our Future.”  She goes far beyond the surface, peeling back layers to expose what is at the core of racism and its damaging impact on all Americans. Plan to attend this important community gathering that is free and open to the public.  Free tickets are available at the Frauenthal Box Office beginning October 4 and are limit four per household.  It’s Election Day, so vote early and then go hear Dr. Joy!

Dr. Joy’s book, “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” will be available for sale and a book signing will follow the program.  Dr. Joy is sponsored in our community with support from Arconic, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Muskegon Community College, Mercy Health, Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, Muskegon Rotary Club, McCarthy Family Peace & Justice Fund and Dr. Richard & Nancy Peters Fund.

Muskegon Community College Veterans Salute
November 7 @ 11:00 am
Muskegon area residents will have two opportunities to commemorate America’s armed forces contributions!  The first is a Veterans Salute on Wednesday, November 7 at Muskegon Community College, and the other is a ceremony on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11 at Veterans Memorial Park on the Causeway. Both events are free and open to the public.  For more information, call the MCC Student Life Office at (231) 777-0216.

Because Veterans Day falls on a weekend this year, a Veterans Salute will take place midweek at Muskegon Community College on Wednesday, November 7 at 11:00am by the flagpole located near the main building entrance.

Barb Martin of the Muskegon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Captain Thomas Taber Colonial Dames XVII Century will lay a wreath in honor of the veterans.  MCC student veterans will raise the flag and post the colors.  Flo Predko will sing The Star Spangled Banner.  U.S. Army veteran Jerry Conrad, an MCC adjunct instructor and local businessman, will serve as the emcee and will lead the pledge of allegiance.  Nancy Frye, a U.S. Air Force veteran and the MCC Board of Trustees secretary, will deliver the invocation.  MCC President Dr. Dale K. Nesbary will welcome those in attendance.  Christopher Bode, the MCC Student Veterans Organization president and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served three tours in Iraq, will provide remarks.

Following a moment of silence, the American Legion Post #9 of Muskegon will deliver a 21-gun salute and, after “Taps” is played by MCC music faculty member Daniel M. Meyers, will retire the colors.  The ceremony will close with a Benediction by Nancy Frye.

Thanksgiving Dinner to Go
November 8 – November 15
Let SE4SONS Gastropub & Banquet Center do the cooking this Thanksgiving! Chef Tim and his staff will prepare a wonderful meal complete with all the fixings. Cooking & re-heating instructions and a thermometer are included. Schedule your pick-up no later than November 15 for a Wednesday, November 21st pick-up between 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Visit www.SE4SONS.net to view menu and pricing.

Jazz Night: Green on Blue Quartet
November 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, November 8 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, it’s “Jazz Night” at the Book Nook & Java Shop featuring the Green On Blue Quartet!  The group enjoys presenting audiences a new twist on the jazz standards that have formed the backbone of America’s music culture.  The members of the quartet include Sarah Dowell (violinist), Drew Mayhew (bassist), Makenzie Mattis (percussionist), and Steve Rothstein (guitarist).  They perform a variety of jazz styles, including be-bop, traditional swing, and Latin.  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Holiday Wine Tasting at SE4SONS
November 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stock up for the holidays at SE4SONS’ Wine Tasting!  Friday, November 9 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, enjoy wines from Alliance Beverage, Imperial Beverage, Republic National Dist., Henry Fox, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, I-Lixir and A.H.D. Vinters.  The cost is $25 per person and includes wine tasting and light appetizers.  Call your friends and bring a group!  It is always a fan favorite! Stop in and purchase your tickets at the SE4SONS bar any time during restaurant hours. Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Please call 231-759-3405 with questions.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
November 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.

Friday, November 9 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Youngstown Phantoms!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Live Music at the Book Nook & Java Shop: Silverado
November 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, November 9 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Silverado!  They are a West Michigan based variety band specializing in classic rock and country.  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Homemade Apple Pie with Chef Char
November 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 10 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Homemade Apple Pie with Chef Char!” Learn to make a delicious homemade pie crust and tips for quickly cutting up fresh apples for filling.  In this class, Chef Char will demonstrate and discuss how to make the perfect pie crust, how to roll out dough, how to make a lattice top crust or cool cut-out designs and the importance of egg wash and venting top crust.  You’ll also make caramel sauce from scratch to serve with your pie!  Make a pie of your own to take home and bake later. This class is for ages 12 – adult.  The cost is $40.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Turkey Trail Run 5k at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park
November 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 10 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, you’re invited to be part of the Turkey Trail Run 5k at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park!  You’ll enjoy a challenging and scenic run through the back dunes of Lake Michigan.  All proceeds from this race will go to the Gillette Nature Association.  For more information, find them on Facebook.

Please arrive 45 minutes prior to race start time in order to ensure that you obtain your t-shirt, race bib/chip and race packet.  Stick around after the race for fun family events!  The Little Turkey 1 Mile Trot registration will be at 11:00am at the Visitors Center and is free!  Please be there at 11:00am to sign forms and get a turkey bib for your child.  An adult must accompany the child on the trail.  Transportation will be provided from the beach parking lot to the Visitor Center for runners and visitors via trolley.  EVERYONE MUST PARK AT THE BEACH PARKING LOT- spectators, little trot participants, and runners.

• Race Location:
Start line and registration for the 5k will be at Hoffmaster State Park beach parking lot, and the finish will be at the Gillette Visitor Center. Make sure to have a recreation passport for park entry.
The Little Turkey 1 Mile Trot will begin at 11:30am from the Visitors Center. The route may have a slight variation of distance based on GPS checks.

• Fees:
Early Registration is through August 31. The cost is $15.  For a $20.00 registration fee, you will also receive a short sleeved shirt, or $25 for a long sleeved shirt.
September 1 – November 2, the cost is $20 (No Shirt), $25.00 (Short Sleeved) or $30 (Long Sleeved)
Late Registration November 3 – November 9, $25 (No Shirt), $30.00 (Short Sleeved, if available) or $35.00 (Long Sleeved, if available)
Race Day, $30 (No Shirt), $30 (Short Sleeved, if available) or $35 (Long Sleeved, if available)
Please note: Shirts not guaranteed for Late Registration/Race Day Registration.

• Race Packet pick-up:
All race packets are to be picked up the morning of the race near the start line. Pick up and late registration will begin at 9:00am race day.  You must be registered by November 1 to get the t-shirt you desire and they may run out after that point, so please sign up today!

Wild and Whimsical Super Saturday
November 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 10 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a “Wild and Whimsical Super Saturday!”  This free family fun day will let your imagination soar with the wild, fantastical animals and whimsical vehicles of Nat Rosales!
• 11:00am – 1:00pm Family Film
• 11:00am – 1:00pm Guided Look: Explore Nat Rosales’ FantasMenagerie with an MMA Docent!
• 11:00am – 2:00pm Make Fantastic Ornaments

Create your own imaginative ornaments inspired by the oddities of Nat Rosales’s artwork.  The ornaments you create will be bronzed and featured on their 7th annual Super Saturday Holiday Tree, which will be a part of this year’s Festival of Trees!  Youth participants who create an ornament will receive one free Festival of Trees admission ticket.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

International Games Day at Muskegon Community College
November 10 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Board games, video games, and card games are planned for Saturday, November 10 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm in Muskegon Community College’s Hendrik Meijer Library during the 2018 International Games Day celebration! In addition, three tournaments – Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, and Euchre – will be held.  MCC Instructor Jim Landes, who teaches interactive media and game design at the college, will talk about game development.

Gamers of all ages – those under 16 years will need a responsible adult with them – are invited to take part in the contests being staged in and around the MCC Library.  Gamers are encouraged to bring their own remote controls, game systems, and games, but MCC and the Library is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is being held in conjunction with International Games Week, organized by the American Library Association, with the Australian Library and Information Association, Nordic Game Day and L’Associazione Italiana Biblioteche.  Last year, International Games Day had 1,620 libraries and 82,260 individualds from around the world participate.

For more information, contact Lisa Anderson at (231) 777-0274 or at lisa.anderson@muskegoncc.edu.

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Sculpture Dedication
November 10 @ 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm, you’re invited to the unveiling and dedication celebration of the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy sculpture at the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum!  The statue represents Muskegon-born Clarence Zylman, who gained fame as a Boogie Woogie Bugler during World War II.  The event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the Muskegon Community College Center for Experiential Learning.  A reception honoring sculptor Ari Norris will follow.

Born in Muskegon and trained in Chicago, Zylman toured the country helping to spread the boogie woogie music revolution.  Drafted into the Army, the bugler got the troops jitter-bugging to his unique style of reveille.  Stars & Stripes Magazine, The London Times and more than 30 U.S. newspapers acknowledged U.S. Army Pvt. Zylman as the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.  Funding for the sculpture was raised by a number of organizations, including the Downtown Muskegon Arts Committee, Muskegon Community College, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Muskegon Museum of Art, the Lakeshore Museum Center, the USS LST 393 Veteran’s Museum, the USS Silversides’ Submarine Museum, and the West Michigan Dock & Market Corporation.  For more information on the event, contact the MCC Center for Experiential Learning at (231) 777-0380.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
November 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.

Saturday, November 10 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Youngstown Phantoms!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Muskegon Writer’s Series: Mitch Albom Live
November 10 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 10 at 7:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Muskegon Writer’s Series presents “Mitch Albom Live!”  Mitch will talk about his new book, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” the long awaited sequel to the mega bestseller, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.”  The book, published October 16, 2018, is included in the ticket price.

Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician.  His books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-nine territories and in forty-five languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.

Tickets are $30 for adults or $25 with student ID.  For more information, call the Box Office at 231-727-8001.

Live Music at the Book Nook & Java Shop: Classic Country Cats
November 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 10 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from the Classic Country Cats!  These “cats” know classic country, so wear your dancing boots.  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Larry Reeb and Brendan Gay
November 10 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 10 at 8:00pm, the Back Alley Comedy Club presents Larry Reeb and Brendan Gay!

Known as “Uncle Lar,” Larry Reeb is the wise cracking politically incorrect relative everyone knows. Like any concerned relative, “Uncle Lar” wants to help, so in his own way he does. “Uncle Lar” gives tips on everything from marriage to lotteries to children. He has appeared on Showtime’s ”Billy Gardell presents Road Dogs,” HBO “Opening Night at Rodney’s,” hosted by Rodney Dangerfield, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has made Numerous appearances on the Bob and Tom radio show.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Brendan Gay is a Chicago based comic who smiles confidently when he gets nervous. Whether it’s his keen perspective on minority culture or growing up as a millennial bro, he’ll make you laugh. In 2017, Brendan went on a “52 x 52” comedy tour where he traveled to 52 cities in 52 weeks doing stand-up comedy at the most respected clubs and venues across the country. Brendan is part of The Second City writing program in Chicago and the host of the Brendan Being Brendan Podcast. His album will be released by Stand Up Records in mid-February.

Tickets are $10. For more information, call 231-755-1258.

Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park
November 11 @ 11:00 am
Muskegon area residents will have two opportunities to commemorate America’s armed forces contributions!  The first will be the Veterans Salute happening Wednesday, November 7 at Muskegon Community College.  The other is a ceremony on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, at Veterans Memorial Park on the Causeway.  Both events are free and open to the public.  For more information, call the MCC Student Life Office at (231) 777-0216.

The Veterans Day ceremony Sunday, November 11 begins at 11:00am with guest speaker Muskegon County Commissioner Robert Scolnik.  The posting of the colors and a 21-gun rifle salute will be conducted by American Legion Post #9, the Marine Corps League Muskegon Detachment #703, and County Council members. Music will be provided by the Reeths-Puffer Middle School band.  The Colonial Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution will lay wreaths.

Fall Harvest Course – Southern Style with Chef Damon
November 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 11 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Fall Harvest Course – Southern Style with Chef Damon!” Chef Damon will cook alongside you to prepare a southern style fall harvest meal that will consist of an appetizer, a protein/meat, sides and of course dessert!  This is a great couple’s class or come by yourself to meet new people.  Enjoy a great meal and gain ideas for your Thanksgiving.  The cost is $45.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex Season Pass Sale

November 7, 2018 — The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is getting ready for their Season Pass Sale, happening this Saturday from 9:00am – 12:00pm! You can purchase them online at www.msports.org or in person at the Winter Sports Complex lodge this Saturday.

They’re offering the same great deal in 2019 on Family Season Passes that they introduced last season, a pass for a family of up to 6 for only $150. They also have a new offering, the Individual All-Sport Season Pass for only $80. Quantity is limited to only 300 passes, so buy your pass this weekend before they sell out!

BEST VALUE: Family Season Pass

The best deal for winter sports is their family season pass. This pass is good for members of an immediate family to ski, skate and snowshoe all season long. If your family plans on visiting more than once this winter, you’ll want to take advantage of this offer!

$150 (up to 6 family members, additional family members are $25 per person)

NEW FOR 2019: Individual, All-Sport Season Pass

For the first time, they’re offering a pass for individuals who want to ski, skate and snowshoe. Like their family season pass, this pass gives you access to all of their winter sports for the season, but for a single person.

INDIVIDUAL PASSES: If you’re a one-sport kind of person, they also still have individual season passes for each sport. The Single Sport Individual Season Pass is $65.

RENTAL EQUIPMENT ADD-ON: If you don’t have equipment, they have high quality rental equipment including, Fischer skis for both class and skate skiing, Riedell figure and hockey skates and Redfeather snowshoes.

You can get access to this equipment by purchasing a rental equipment add-on with your pass for $45. That’s $45 per pass, not per person, which means you can include rental equipment for the entire family for just $45.

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex – 426 Scenic Dr., Muskegon, MI 49445
1-877-TRY-LUGE
www.msports.org

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 10/29/18 – 11/04/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday October 29

Trunk or Treat
October 29 @ 4:30-6:00
Workbox Staffing located at 1930 E. Apple Ave. Suite H is hosting Trunk or Treating!

Trivia Night
October 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St., Montague for Trivia Night!  Test your wits with your team while enjoying food, fun and prizes.  For more information, call 231- 894-5333.

Silversides Submarine Museum: Fall 2018 Lecture: D-Day/Ed Gordon
October 29 @ 6:00 pm
The lectures will be held in their newly renovated theater on the first floor of the museum.  The cost to attend is $5.00 per person. If you are a member, your admission ticket to the lecture is included with your membership.  For more information, call (231) 755-1230.

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon.  Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market.  This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm.  For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Tuesday October 30

Steve Thielman on Piano
October 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Book Nook & Java Shop located at 8744 Ferry St., Montague invites you to enjoy coffee accompanied by tunes played by Steve Thielman.  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

Monster Mash Boo Bash
October 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bring the kids to Jumpin’ Jupiter Skate Center, 1775 Evanston Ave., for the “Monster Mash Boo Bash” Halloween roller skating party!  Wear your favorite costume (full costume) to receive free admission, otherwise $3.  You may bring your own roller skates or roller blades or rent them at the rink.   Parents and children (less than 32”) are the only free spectators, all others will be charged admission whether skating or watching.  For more information, call (231) 773-5538.

Trunk or Treat
October 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the My Auto Group, 1860 E. Sternberg Rd. for some Halloween fun!  This indoor event will feature trick or treating, a photo booth, coffee, donuts, cider and of course candy! This is FREE for everyone! For more information, call (231) 799-2886.

Humans vs. Zombies at Hackley Public Library
October 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Be part of The FREE Zombie Apocalypse-style game of tag at Hackley Public Library!  Human players must defend themselves against the infestation of zombies with socks and dart blasters (no realistic-looking weaponry).  Participants should arrive 30 minutes before event start time (meet in the lower level meeting rooms at 7:30pm) to go over rules and pick the Original Zombie.  The Library will be locked up at 8:00pm, and the game will start shortly afterwards, running about 90 minutes.  Bring a bandana, and either a foam dart blaster or sock (limited supplies will be available).  This is for ages 16 years and up.  Space is limited to 50 players.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Market season is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.   For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed. John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show.  Fridays are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Wednesday October 31

Trunk or Treat
October 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fruitport Congregational United Church of Christ located at 9 8th Ave., Fruitport invites you and the kids to “Trunk or Treat,” It’s the hot dog dinner in the basement of the church, and then it’s the handing out of candy in the parking lot at 6:00pm.  For more info., call (231) 865-3551.

ahFest Film Fest: Ruin Me
October 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Muskegon Community College, located at 221 S. Quarterline Rd. for a Halloween screening of the horror film “Ruin Me” as part of the ahFest Film Fest! Alexandra (Marcienne Dwyer) reluctantly tags along for a Slasher Sleepout, an extreme event that is part camping trip, part haunted house and part escape room. But when the fun turns deadly, Alex has to play the game if she wants to make it out alive. This Halloween night ahfest film will be screened at Muskegon Community College with an introduction by MCC instructor and actor Tom Harryman, who plays a part in the movie.  Admission, popcorn and cider are free!  For more information, call 231-777-0324.

Life Change Church: Trunk or Treat
October 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Life Change Church located at 1807 W. Giles invites you to join them for Trunk or Treat!  This is a free community event for everyone in Muskegon!  Bring your kids dressed in costumes to this safe and fun event!  They will have lots of candy, cider and donuts, fun games, live music, and many other fall activities for your family!  This years event will be at Reeths-Puffer Middle/Central Elementary Schools.  For more information visit www.mylifechangechurch.tv or call 231-766-5599.

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Market season is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, located at 242 W. Western Ave.,   For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Thursday November 1

Hoppy Way IPA: Beer Launch Party!
November 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company presents Hoppy Way Ipa, a beer that gives back!  $1 per beer during this launch party goes to the United Way of the Lakeshore to support local programs in education, income and health.  For more information, call (231) 375-5184.

Bring on the Bacon with Chef Char
November 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market located at 242 W. Western Ave. for the culinary class, “Bring on the Bacon with Chef Char!” Create some wonderful snacks, side dishes and party pleasers in this class that is everything bacon.  You will make Game Day Jalapeno Poppers, Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bombs, Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, Broccoli and Brussel Sprout Bacon Salad and Candied Bacon.  The cost is $45.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up

Jacks Hockey Home Game –VS- U18 Team USA
November 1 @ 10:30 am – This is Kids Day!
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. Come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the U18 Team USA!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Jazz Night: Third Coast Ensemble
November 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to the Book Nook & Java Shop located at 8744 Ferry St., Montague for “Jazz Night” with Third Coast Ensemble!  For more information, call (231) 894-5333.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Market season is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.   For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed. John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show.  Fridays are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Friday November 2

Wasserman’s Flowers & Gifts Holiday Open House
November 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, November 2 from 8:00am – 8:00pm and Saturday, November 3 from 8:00am – 5:00pm, you are warmly invited to Wasserman’s located on 1595 Lakeshore Dr. for their Holiday Open House!  Enjoy festive treats, shopping, hourly prize drawings and fun.  For more information, call 231-755-6536.

Vintage Holiday Open House
November 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join Vintage Redefined and The Front Porch Friday, November 2 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, as they kick off the holiday season with a Festive Vintage Christmas Open House!  This is a wonderful night of nostalgia from the shiny bright ornaments to the twinkling of the lights!  You’ll find beautiful displays of unique holiday decor, cool gifts and of course, curated vintage farmhouse, cottage and rustic home décor.  There will be delicious hors d’oeuvre, beverages and holiday music at both stops.  For more information, call 231-750-1987.

Pianist David Moul at the Book Nook & Java Shop
November 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to the Book Nook & Java Shop located at 8744 Ferry St., Montague for pianist David Moul!
He performs classical, jazz, and contemporary styles, but primarily plays for church and praise & worship services. For more information, call 231-894-5333.

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Scheherazade Showcase November 2 @ 7:30 pm
Visit the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents “Scheherazade Showcase!”  Normally they’re at the back of the ensemble, but this time they’re putting the marimba and tuba in the spotlight.  You’ll be amazed by their talented musicians as they showcase their instruments, from high to low end!  Nearly everyone gets a solo in Scheherazade – including violin, clarinet, oboe and horn to name a few. Single ticket prices are $24-$60.  Student tickets are $10.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.

Saturday November 3

Lumber Barons’ Ball: Kaleidoscope of Color
November 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come to the Lakeshore Museum Center located at 430 W. Clay Ave. for their signature annual fundraiser. With a drink in hand, explore the new exhibit, Collection by Color, revisit your favorite exhibits, mingle with friends, and bid on unique auction items while helping sustain the museum’s mission.  A delicious strolling dinner is included.  For more information visit
www.lakeshoremuseum.org/fundraiser-2018.

Live Music: Acoustic Oasis
November 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to the Book Nook & Java Shop located at 8744 Ferry St. for Acoustic Oasis!  Phil Petersen and Glen Miller are two guys who love playing music.  Inspired by such artists as CSNY, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Jack Johnson and Ray Lamontagne, he has created a playlist of covers featuring 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, clarinet and harmonica.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Performances @ The Block: Jonathan Holden
November 3 @ 7:30 pm
Come to The Block located at 360 W. Western Ave. for Jonathan Holden!  In a showcase of West Michigan Symphony talented musicians, principal clarinet Jon Holden has brought together an ensemble featuring Marissa Olin, flute, Marat Rakhmatullaev, principal bassoon, and more.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more info. Doors and bar open at 6:45pm.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
November 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Shrimp Tasting with the Fish Monger’s Wife LLC
November 3
We love a good shrimp! Come sample what we’ll have in stock for the holidays. Tickets are $5 each and include a $5 off coupon. Fish Mongers Wife is located at 2127 W. Sherman Blvd. Call to reserve your time slot. For more information call 231-755-1600

Mona Shores Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
November 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 3 from 9:00am – 3:00pm, come to Mona Shores High School located at 1121 W. Seminole Rd. for their Holiday Arts & Crafts Show!  Over 180 booths of handcrafted items from all over Michigan will be located in the Sailor Center, Hanichen Gym, auxiliary gym and cafeteria.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.  Admission is $1 and parking is free.  For more information, call 231-332-8230 or visit www.monashores.net.

Holiday Bazaar
November 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 3 from 9:00am – 2:00pm, you’re invited to Trinity Lutheran Church located at 3225 Roosevelt Rd. for their Holiday Bazaar! For more information, call (231) 755-1292.

Raise the Roof: Art Extravaganza
November 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club located at 280 W. Webster is hosting an Art Extravaganza that includes a Juried Art Show, an Artwork Sale and a Second Chance Art Auction!  Proceeds from this event will go to the Raise the Roof campaign to assist in the replacement of the roof at the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, call (231) 725-9220.

Back Alley Comedy Club: DJ Dangler & Kate Brindle
November 3 @ 8:00 pm
Located inside Sherman Bowling Center, 1531 W. Sherman Blvd.Tickets are $10. For more information, call 231-755-1258.

Sunday November 4

Muskegon Community College Vocal Ensembles
November 4 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 4 at 3:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Center for “The Music of Autumn” presented by the Muskegon Community College Collegiate Singers.  Tickets are $8.00 for adults or $2.00 for students and children.  For tickets or more information, call 231-727-8001.

The Swan Series
November 4 @ 4:00 pm
The White Lake Music Society will present four dynamic lectures entitled “The Swan Series!” Join host Robert Swan as he shares many of his insights, experiences, and expertise gleaned from 36 years of performing in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under such famed conductors as George Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Leonard Bernstein, Leopoldo Stowkowski, Claudio Abbado, and many others. Each lecture will be held at the United Methodist Church located at 117 S. Division St., Whitehall at 4:00pm. The suggested donation is $7 at the door.

Reminder:

Sunday November 4, it’s time to fall back and set the clocks back to mark the end of daylight saving time.
Enjoy all the fun events happening in Muskegon!
Check out our website for more details
www.visitmuskegon.org

Thank you

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 10/22/18 – 10/28/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday October 22

Silversides Submarine Museum: Fall 2018 Lecture Vietnam War/Jim Smither
October 22 @ 6:00 pm
The lectures will be held in their newly renovated theater on the first floor of the museum.  The cost to attend is $5.00 per person. If you are a member, your admission ticket to the lecture is included with your membership.  For more information, call (231) 755-1230.

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon.  Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market.  This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm.  For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

An Evening with Garry Trudeau
Monday, 7:30 pm @ Frauenthal Center
The Muskegon Writers’ Series presents, “An Evening with Garry Trudeau!”  American cartoonist Garry Trudeau is a New York native who rose to fame with his cartoon strip “Doonesbury.”  “Doonesbury” was launched in 1970, and now appears in nearly 1400 daily and Sunday newspaper clients in the U.S. and abroad. Trudeau is also known for the political comedy series Alpha House (2013), Tanner ’88 (1988), and A Doonesbury Special (1977) There will be book, wine and beer sales as well as live music in the lobby.  For more info., call 231-727-8001.

Tuesday October 23

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Market season is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.   For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities
Through October 27
Through October 27 on Saturdays from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Weesie’s Brothers Garden Center & Landscaping invites you to join them for Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities!  Come join the fun at their Montague location featuring Spookley Trail Rides and Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides where you can pick your own pumpkin straight from the patch!  Be sure to visit Spookley’s Playground with new attractions and activities.  It’s lots of fun for the whole family! Rain may delay or cancel some activities, so be sure to call ahead of time at 231-894-4742 if the weather is bad.  The last wagon to the pumpkin patch leaves at 4:30pm on Saturdays and 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed. John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show.  Fridays are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Feeding the Soul of the City: Hildegard Singers
Tuesday, 12:00 pm @ 1006 Third St.
Come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon for the “Feeding the Soul of the City” free lunchtime concert featuring The Hildegard Singers, a trio comprised of Diane Penning, Lisa Walhout, and Barbara McCargar, performing the deeply spiritual music of abbess and mystic Hildegard of Bingen as well as other chants from medieval times.  For more information, call 231-722-2112. A soup and sandwich lunch is available for a small price or you may bring your own lunch.  To join their mailing list for Feeding the Soul of the City, contact Elizabeth at ebsnflows@gmail.com.

Authentic Italian Autumn Flavors with Sofia
October 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 23 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Authentic Italian Autumn Flavors with Sofia!” You will make dinner for enjoying in class featuring Zuppetta alla Valdostana (cauliflower, fontina chesses, bread and broth), Maiale al Latte (Pork Loin cooked in milk), mushrooms saute’ and Torta di Mele (apple cake).  Sofia will share her authentic Italian recipes. For more information, call (231) 769-2202.  To buy tickets, visit Eventbrite.com.

Paranormal Hot Spots
October 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come to Hackley Public Library for the free program, “Paranormal Hot Spots!” Embrace the unexplained as you listen to paranormal researchers from Grand Haven’s Gathering Research and Stories of Paranormal Phenomena. G.R.A.S.P.P will present an enlightened discussion on West Michigan hot-spots of paranormal activity, as well as what goes into a paranormal investigation. You won’t want to miss this phenomenal program, brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library. For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Wednesday October 24

Full Moon Kayak River Float
October 24 @ 11:00 pm
At midnight during each full moon from May through October, Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service will be guiding “Full Moon Floats” down the Muskegon River. They start at the Creston Rd. launch and end at Veterans Memorial park.  The cost is only $25 per person and includes a kayak, paddle, life jacket and a glow stick. Call Guy to reserve a kayak today at 231-740-0227.  All the full moon floats depend on mostly clear skies and take 1-2 hours.

ahFest Film Fest: Moonlight
October 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art to enjoy a free screening of the film “Moonlight” as part of Muskegon Community College’s ahFest (Arts and Humanities Festival)! This film looks at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron (Ashton Sanders), a young black man growing up in Miami.  His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.  Directed by Barry Jenkins (III). A Muskegon Community College instructor will introduce the film. Film admission, popcorn and cider are free.  Wine and beer will be available for purchase.  Auditorium doors close at 6:00pm.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Market season is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, located at 242 W. Western Ave.,   For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Truth: MCC Wind and Jazz Ensemble wsg Truth in Jazz Orchestra
October 24 @ 7:30 pm
Come to the Frauenthal Theater for “Truth” featuring the MCC Wind and Jazz Ensemble with special guest, the Truth in Jazz Orchestra!  This is part of the Muskegon Community College ahFest.  Tickets are $8.00 for adults or $2.00 for students and children.  For tickets or more information, call 231-727-8001.

Thursday October 25

Van’s Haunted Car Wash
October 25 @ 9:00 pm – October 27 @ 9:00 pm
Van’s Car Wash presents their annual Haunted Car Wash, with all proceeds befitting local charities in Muskegon.  Last year, they raised over $5,000 for the Child Abuse Council.  The cost is $10 per car for your spooktakular wash!  Come on out for some good, clean, scary fun!

Film: Armand Documentary with Muriel Zandstra
October 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a film screening and Q&A with Muriel Zandstra!  Armand tells the story of a nearly blind twentieth century American artist, Armand Merizon.  Using personal interviews, historic film footage, and over 100 of his paintings, this film traces Merizon’s search for truth and his portrayal of the social, political, and environmental issues of the twentieth century.  It is also a story of perseverance as he battled macular degeneration and rheumatoid arthritis.  But, despite his ailments he vowed, “I will paint until my nose touches the canvas.”  Director, Executive Producer, and close friend of Armand, Muriel Zandstra, will hold a Q&A following the film showing.  Film admission is free and open to the public.  Organized in conjunction with Armand Merizon: His Life and Art.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Muskegon Innovation Hub Annual Community Open House
October 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn about their work, tour the facility, and hear about what they have planned for the year ahead.  Enjoy light refreshments from Village Baker and Fetch Brewing, live music from Julia and the Greensides, and demonstrations of clients’ and inventors’ products.  This event is open to the public, colleagues and friends.  For more information, call 616-331-7370.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Market season is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.   For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed. John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show.  Fridays are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Friday October 26

Back Alley Comedy Club presents Bill Bushart & Mike O’Keefe
October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Located at 1351 W. Sherman Blvd., Muskegon inside Sherman Bowling Center. “A bitter pill to swallow” is how Bill Bushart describes his brand of humor. The self-proclaimed King of Detroit Blue Comedy was influenced by comedy greats Don Rickles, Richard Pryor and Bobby Slayton. His offbeat style and animated stage show leaves audiences begging for mercy. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 the day of the show. For more information, call 231-755-1258.

Michigan’s Heritage Park: Haunted Trail 2018
October 26 @ 7:30 pm – October 27 @ 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday nights, October 26 – 27 from 7:30pm – 10:00pm, come to Michigan’s Heritage Park located at 8637 N. Durham Rd., Whitehall for the “Haunted Trail!”  Tour the park at night and navigate your way through history’s gruesome and chilling legends, myths, and stories.  With 10,000 years of horror, nothing is off the table during this two-night event!  Recommended for ages 13 and up.  The cost is $15.  For more info. (231) 894-0342.

Lakeshore Game Night Presents: Haunted Gaming at Bardic Wells
October 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bardic Wells Meadery located at 8844 Water St., Montague invites you to join them for some Haunted Gaming!  Sip on some mead at Michigan’s first meadery and play horror themed board games such as Betrayal at House on the Hill, Dead of Winter and Nyctophobia in celebration of Halloween!  Be sure to dress to impress for the costume contest for a chance to win prizes!  This is a free event and you must be 21 to participate.  For more information, call (616) 837-8035.

4th Annual Little Goblins Boos Bash
October 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring the kids to the Watermark 920 for the 4th Annual Little Goblins Boos Bash!  Wear a costume for the parade and enjoy light snacks and beverages, crafting stations, a cookie decorating station presented by The Coffee Factory and music by Modern Entertainment!  The cost is $5 at the door per adult and per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children two and under are free.  For more information, call (231) 578-0469.

Tellabration! A Night of Storytelling
October 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art auditorium for an extraordinary evening of storytelling during Tellabration 2018!  Join the Muskegon Yarnspinners as they partake in this annual event that is celebrated around the world.  Special guest, Gloria Cangelosi, and other local storytellers will share the joy and enchantment of stories with a program geared for a mature audience.  This event is recommended for ages 12 and older.  Tickets are $5 per person or $15 per family and are available at the door.  For more information, contact Ned at 231-755-2383.

Halloween at the Getty Drive-In
October 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) and Celebration! Cinema for a night of spooktacular cinematic fun at the Getty Drive-In Theater featuring Halloween-inspired films and family friendly fun!  Costumes are highly encouraged.  Tickets are available beginning Friday, October 5 at celebrationcinema.com and are available at the Getty Drive-In box office the night of the event. 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Trunk-or-Treating – Beginning at dusk, families can travel through the parking lot trick-or-treating at neighboring cars. Guests are encouraged to decorate their trunks and bring candy to share with youngsters dressed in costume.7:00pm Hotel Transylvania (2012) All Ages, PG – Guests of all ages can enjoy the animated film, Hotel Transylvania. Experience the kid-friendly Dracula film from your car or bring your own chairs or picnic blankets to sit on. Beetlejuice (1988) All Ages, PG – Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!  See Tim Burton’s iconic film (and sing-along to the infamous music) on the BIG screen! 9:00pm Halloween (1978) Rated R – Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, features some of the most memorable horror-film characters of all time.  See the slasher movie directed and scored by John Carpenter in preparation for October 31! Psycho (1960) Rated R – See the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller and relive the horror-film.10:00pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Rated R – Let’s do the time warp!  Dance and sing along to your favorite songs and call back during those infamous lines. Costumes are highly encouraged. These props are welcome: Rice, Newspapers, Flashlights, Rubber gloves, Noisemakers. These props are not allowed: Toast, Hot dogs, Prunes, Water guns and Silly string.

Hackley and Hume Site: Obituary Tour
October 26 @ 7:00 pm
Special evening tours of the homes of Muskegon’s most well-known lumber barons will include information from the obituaries and funerals of some of the family members who died in the houses.  Autopsies conducted during the early 1900’s will also be addressed.  Admission is $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members.  You must RSVP to participate.  For more information or to register, call 231-722-7578.

Van’s Haunted Car Wash
@ 9:00 pm
Van’s Car Wash presents their annual Haunted Car Wash, with all proceeds befitting local charities in Muskegon.  Last year, they raised over $5,000 for the Child Abuse Council.  The cost is $10 per car for your spooktakular wash!  Come on out for some good, clean, scary fun!

Trail of Terror
October 26 & 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enjoy the haunted trail that has been voted the scariest in West Michigan, the Trail of Terror in Holton!  Tickets are $14, or $19 for VIP tickets.  Credit cards are accepted.  This trail is open to all ages, but parental discretion is advised.  Those with heart conditions are strongly cautioned.  For more information, call 231-821-2234.

Haunted Hall 2018
Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Haunted Hall 2018 is excited to be at the Lakes Mall again!  Open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7:00pm – 11:00pm, the cost is $15 for FOUR haunts!  If you bring in non-perishable food goods for Love, Inc. you will receive a $1 discount per item, limit of three.

Saturday October 27

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
October 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Chuck King
October 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Back Alley Comedy Club presents the king of clean comedy. Few entertainers possess the natural ability to amaze and amuse any group quite like Chuck. For more than three decades, he has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast and around the globe. Experience an interactive show that is outrageously funny and audience friendly unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Chuck’s show is a unique blend of comedy, magic and hypnosis. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 231-755-1258.

Jacks Hockey Home Game –VS- U18 Team USA
October 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. Come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the U18 Team USA!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Nightmare on Western: Halloween Pub Crawl
October 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rebel Road invites you to join them for the “Nightmare on Western Halloween Pub Crawl!”  Get your punch cards at participating locations for a chance to win prizes.  Winners will be announced by LT on Rock 101.7 the following week.  There’ll be live music at the CIO Headquarters beginning at 7:00pm with the Pat Benatar tribute band, Fire & Ice, followed by the Judas Priest tribute band, Vengeance Rising at 9:00pm.  There’ll also be a Halloween Costume Contest with prizes for first place and runners up. You must be 21 or older and the cost is $5.  For more information, find Rebel Road on Facebook.

All Hallows Gala and Dance Party
October 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
You’re invited to Watermark 920 for the All Hallows Gala and Dance Party!  Come in costume or come as you are and get ready to have a great time.  Tickets are $10 in advance through www.brownpapertickets.com or $15 the day of the event.  Snacks are included in the price of your ticket and a full cash bar will also be available.  You must be 21 and older to attend.

Michigan’s Heritage Park: Haunted Trail 2018
Saturday @ 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday nights, October 26 – 27 from 7:30pm – 10:00pm, come to Michigan’s Heritage Park located at 8637 N. Durham Rd., Whitehall for the “Haunted Trail!”  Tour the park at night and navigate your way through history’s gruesome and chilling legends, myths, and stories.  With 10,000 years of horror, nothing is off the table during this two-night event!  Recommended for ages 13 and up.  The cost is $15.  For more info. (231) 894-0342.

Ulien Labro and the Chanson Experiment
October 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Muskegon Museum of Art will present accordionist Julien Labro and the Chanson Experiment in a rare West Michigan appearance! French-born accordionist/bandoneonist, Julien Labro’s artistry, virtuosity, and creativity as a musician, composer and arranger have earned him international acclaim and continues to astonish audiences world-wide.  Julien is one of the foremost accordion players in both the jazz and classical genres. www.julienlabro.com Tickets are available at the Museum Store and are $25 at the door, $20 in advance or $15 for MMA members.  For more information, call 231-720-2580.

Van’s Haunted Car Wash
October 25 @ 9:00 pm – October 27 @ 9:00 pm
Van’s Car Wash presents their annual Haunted Car Wash, with all proceeds befitting local charities in Muskegon.  Last year, they raised over $5,000 for the Child Abuse Council.  The cost is $10 per car for your spooktakular wash!  Come on out for some good, clean, scary fun!

Trail of Terror
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enjoy the haunted trail that has been voted the scariest in West Michigan, the Trail of Terror in Holton!  Tickets are $14, or $19 for VIP tickets.  Credit cards are accepted.  This trail is open to all ages, but parental discretion is advised.  Those with heart conditions are strongly cautioned.  For more information, call 231-821-2234.

Hackley and Hume Site: Obituary Tour
October 27 @ 9:30 pm
Special evening tours of the homes of Muskegon’s most well-known lumber barons will include information from the obituaries and funerals of some of the family members who died in the houses.  Autopsies conducted during the early 1900’s will also be addressed.  Admission is $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members.  You must RSVP to participate.  For more information or to register, call 231-722-7578.

Spooky Lighthouse Trick-or-Treating Tower Tours
October 27 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bring the kids to Pere Marquette Beach for “Trick-or-Treating at the Lighthouse!” Climb the 48’ tall Muskegon South Pierhead Light and experience the unique feeling of traveling back in time.  Up two spiral staircases and a shipman’s ladder, this ironclad tower built in 1903 boasts unparalleled views from the lantern room at the tower top.  Knowledgeable, passionate volunteer Lighthouse keeper docents share the history of Muskegon’s lighthouses and other facets of the area’s maritime importance.  This final tour of 2017 is held on Halloween, when volunteers will dress up in costume to welcome Trick-or-Treaters at the lighthouse tower base.  Kids in costume (11 and under) will climb for free in the company of an adult and regular admission for the autumn tower tours is only $4 for adults and $2 for children 11 and under.  Military and veteran admission is $3, and kids must be 3’  tall in order to climb.  Sturdy shoes are recommended, and no reservations are necessary.  The tour lasts about 15 minutes if there is no wait upon your arrival and the last tour is offered 15 minutes prior to closing.  Parking is available at the beach or alongside Margaret Drake Elliot Park.  Walk between the NOAA and USCG stations on the public visitor walkway to gain access to the pier.  Memberships and private tours are available by e-mailing muskegonlights@gmail.com or by calling 844-MLIGHTS. Free Trick-or-Treating; Tours for Adults: $2-$4

Free Halloween Bash at the Farmers Market
October 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for a free Halloween Bash!  The kick-off to the event features the Grand Marshal, Mayor Gawron, leading a costume parade starting from the Farmers’ Market stage through the rest of the Market.  After the parade is done, join them for pumpkin decorating, games and prizes, live music, and photos with a Disney Princesses!  Children will receive a free bag of candy while supplies last.  In addition, the new Western Market will have trick or treating through the chalets!  Join them for a lovely fall day.  For more information, call 231-724-6777.

Trunk or Treat: FREE
October 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church located at 2577 Wickham Dr., Muskegon  is hosting “Trunk or Treat!”  Trick-or-Treat in the safety of their parking lot.  This event will be held indoors in case of inclement weather.  Children of all ages are welcome!  For more info., call 231-759-1275.

Trunk or Treat: Forest Park Covenant Church
October 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Forest Park Covenant Church invites your family to “Trunk or Treat!”  Enjoy food, games, prizes, inflatables, music, candy, and more!  Invite your friends and neighbors!  This is a FREE event!  For more information, call 231-780-4784. Please park in the South parking lot and enter through the gym door.

Haunted Hall 2018
Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Haunted Hall 2018 is excited to be at the Lakes Mall again!  Open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7:00pm – 11:00pm, the cost is $15 for FOUR haunts!  If you bring in non-perishable food goods for Love, Inc. you will receive a $1 discount per item, limit of three.

Free Historic Sites Tours to Muskegon County Residents
Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturdays in October from 10:00am – 4:00pm, Muskegon County residents can tour our historic sites for free!  Tours include the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.  This is the museum’s way to say “thank you” to the residents of Muskegon County for supporting our millage each year!  For more information, call 231-722-0278 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

Aquastar Boat Cruise: Last Cruise of the Season!
October 27 @ 4:00 pm
Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake on an afternoon cruise.  As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available.  The ticket price is $20.  Kids under 10 are admitted free with adults.  For more information or tickets, visit their website at https://aquastarcruises.com/ or call 231-903-0669.

Sunday October 28

Halloween Ice Show
October 28 @ 3:30 pm
Come to the Lakeshore Sports Centre as the Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club presents a free Halloween Ice Show!  Watch local skaters show off their skills dressed in classic, family-friendly Halloween costumes or to Halloween music.  This is a fun event for the entire family and there will be treat bags for the first 100 kids through the door, ages 10 and under.  Skaters range in age from 5 – 16 and represent Muskegon, North Muskegon, Whitehall, Twin Lake, Fruitport, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, West Olive, Fremont and Norton Shores.  For more information, visit www.MLFSC.org.

Free Historic Sites Tours to Muskegon County Residents
Sundays @ 1:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sundays in October from 1:00am – 4:00pm, Muskegon County residents can tour our historic sites for free!  Tours include the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.  This is the museum’s way to say “thank you” to the residents of Muskegon County for supporting our millage each year!  For more information, call 231-722-0278 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

Enjoy all the fun events happening in Muskegon!
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Muskegon County Calendar of Events 10/15/18 – 10/22/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

“Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi”
Through October 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“Truth: Works By Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi” will be on exhibit in Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Art Gallery through October 25.  Admission is free and the gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater.  For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Marketing Monday: Business to Business Branding & Marketing
October 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Monday, October 15 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub for a Marketing Monday!  The theme will be “Business to Business Branding & Marketing.”  A company that markets its products and services to other businesses must take a different approach than an entity that is marketing to consumers.  Conducted by Randy Borns of Borns LLC.  The cost is $10 and you will need to pre-register at eventbrite.com.  No walk-ins, no exceptions.  For more information, call 616-331-6900.

Silversides Submarine Museum: Fall 2018 Lecture Series
October 15 @ 6:00 pm
The USS Silversides Submarine Museum invites you to join them for their Fall 2018 Lecture Series!  The lectures will all be on Monday nights and begin at 6:00pm.  This year, the lectures will be held in their newly renovated theater on the first floor of the museum.  The cost to attend is $5.00 per person, per lecture.  If you are a member, your admission ticket to the lecture is included with your membership.  For more information, call (231) 755-1230.
• October 15 – Korean War/Ron Janowski
• October 22 – Vietnam War/Jim Smither
• October 29 – D-Day/Ed Gordon
• November 5 – War Road Trip Summary/Bill Jacobks

Open Mic Night with Clayton Hardiman
October 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, October 15 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, take your creativity to the mic!  Whether you want to read poetry, sing, play music or perform comedy, they want to hear you at Hackley Public Library!  If you prefer to be a listener in the audience, that’s great too!  Join them to see and listen to the local talent of Muskegon (no registration needed for listeners/viewers).  If you wish to perform, please register by calling the HPL reference desk at (231) 722-8011, or visiting their online event calendar.  When registering through their online calendar event, feel free to write what you wish to perform in the ‘notes’ section.  Walk-in performers will also be welcome!

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon.  Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market.  This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm.  For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

3rd Annual Lakeside Emporium Sweetest Day Parade & Autumn Fest
October 16 – 20
The Lakeside District is having their annual Lakeside Emporium Autumn Fest!  This fall celebration happens October 16 – 20 and culminates with the 3rd Annual Lakeside Emporium Sweetest Day Parade! In addition to being tons of fun, it will also be a “harvest” for those in need in the community.  Participants and those who attend are asked to bring non-perishable food items and new or unused winter wear, such as gloves, mittens, scarves or hats for distribution to area food banks and shelters.
Their main recipient is Kids’ Food Basket and the items they need are:
• Fruit cups or pouches
• Dried fruit
• Snack size zipper bags
• Toasted oat cereal
• Cheese crackers
• Pretzel twists
• Decorated 8lb Bags
The parade will feature musical groups, marching units and decorated vehicles.  This will be a ‘sweet’ opportunity for organizations and individuals to come together to celebrate the fall harvest by giving to those in need.
The parade is Saturday, October 20 with a 9:30am step-off time.  It begins at the Grand Trunk parking area at the foot of McCracken, then heads east down Lakeshore Dr., then into the Lakeside Emporium parking lot.  If you have a group and are interested in participating, please call Laureen at 231-755-9933 as soon as possible.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market & Flea Market
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.  The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities
Through October 27
Through October 27 on Saturdays from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Weesie’s Brothers Garden Center & Landscaping invites you to join them for Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities!  Weesie’s is spreading Halloween cheer and bringing awareness to the issues of bullying and how to put an end to it!
Come join the fun at their Montague location featuring Spookley Trail Rides and Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides where you can pick your own pumpkin straight from the patch!  Be sure to visit Spookley’s Playground with new attractions and activities.  It’s lots of fun for the whole family!
Rain may delay or cancel some activities, so be sure to call ahead of time at 231-894-4742 if the weather is bad.  The last wagon to the pumpkin patch leaves at 4:30pm on Saturdays and 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The cost is 6 per person and includes all activities and a pumpkin.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin tells the story of a square pumpkin who lives in a round pumpkin patch.  Spookley initially faces ridicule from the other pumpkins for being different.  Then, one night during a terrible storm, Spookley saves the other pumpkins and they learn that what makes you different is what makes you special.  His story, available as both a book and DVD, delivers a message of tolerance and kindness in a fun format for kids.

Smash Wine Bar & Bistro: Wine Tasting Night
October 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 16 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, you’re invited to Smash Wine Bar & Bistro for Wine Tasting Night!  This month you’ll taste 4 bourbon or rum barrel aged wines.  Wine specialist, Kara, will walk you through the fun and unique ways these wines were made.  Seating is limited for this event, so be sure to get your tickets soon.  The cost is $25 plus fee.  For more information, call (231) 246-7910.  To buy tickets, visit www.smashwinebar.com.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed.
John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show.  Fridays are by appointment only.
For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Jazz at the Watermark 920
October 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday, October 16 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, enjoy Jazz at the Watermark 920! Gather with friends to enjoy live music as Muskegon legend and drummer Tim Froncek leads the Truth in Jazz Orchestra. There’ll be great food by Fatty Lumpkins and a cash bar. TIJO will debut a couple of new charts they have been working on and alumnus, Mike Truszkowski, will be subbing on the trumpet! The cover charge is $5 or $2 for students with ID. For more information, call the Watermark 920 at (231) 578-0469.

ahFest Film Fest: The Drop
October 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 17 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art to enjoy a free screening of the film “The Drop” as part of Muskegon Community College’s ahFest (Arts and Humanities Festival)!
Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) tends bar in his cousin’s pub and looks the other way when local mobsters use the joint as a temporary bank.  His simple life takes a complicated turn when he finds a battered puppy.  He asks his neighbor Nadia (Noomi Rapace) for help nursing it back to health, and a mutual attraction sparks between them.  However, a robbery at the bar and the return of Nadia’s abusive ex force Bob to face the truth about those he thinks he knows best—including himself.  Directed by Michael R. Roskam.
A Muskegon Community College instructor will introduce the film. Film admission, popcorn and cider are free.  Wine and beer will be available for purchase.  Auditorium doors close at 6:00pm.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Nat Rosales Fantasmenagerie Opening Event
October 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
October 18 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the Nat Rosales Fantasmenagerie Opening Event!  Celebrate the opening of this fantastical autumn exhibition as Nat Rosales talks about his work in a program following the reception.  This event is free and open to the public and will have a cash bar.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Swing Dance Lessons at SE4SONS
October 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join swing dance instructor, Becky Biesiada, at SE4SONS for a series of 3 classes in October!  This is a fun opportunity to learn something new!  Don’t forget to check out SE4SONS Gastropub after class for great Happy Hour deals!  Classes are limited to the first 30 participants.  Everyone is welcome and you do not need to be a Muskegon CC Member to participate.  Call 231-755-3737 for reservations today!
• Class Dates:  October 4, 11, 18
• Class Time:  6:00pm – 7:00pm
• Cost: $85 per couple/ $60 per single

It’s Thursday Night Live!
October 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, October 18 at 7:00pm, students at Muskegon High School will be putting on a series of sketch comedies from shows such as Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, In Living Color, and more!  Tickets are $5.  Call 231-720-2911 for more information

West Michigan Vintage Market – Fall Sale
October 19 – October 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, October 19 – 20 from 9:00am – 4:00pm, it’s the West Michigan Vintage Market!  Offering over 10,000 sq. ft. filled with amazing curators, local food vendors and artisans featuring shabby chic decor, mid-century modern and re-purposed furniture, boutiques, upscale fashions and so much more.  For more information, follow them on Facebook or visit www.westmichiganvintagemarket.com.

Smashing Pumpkins Friday Family Fun Night & Collection by Color Exhibit Opening
October 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Lakeshore Museum Center’s trebuchet (a type of catapult, a common type of siege engine which uses a swinging arm to throw a projectile) will be back by popular demand!  Friday, October 19 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, kids can paint their own pumpkin (while supplies last), then take it home or smash it with the museum’s catapult!  They will also be celebrating the opening of their newest exhibit, “Collection by Color.”  Be one of the first to explore the exhibit and enjoy learning more about pumpkins and the color orange!  This event is free for Muskegon County residents and museum members, or just $3 for non-residents.  For more information, call (231) 722-0278 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

Trail of Terror
October 19, 20, 26 & 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
October 19, 20, 26 and 27 from dusk until 11:00pm, enjoy the haunted trail that has been voted the scariest in West Michigan, the Trail of Terror in Holton!  Tickets are $14, or $19 for VIP tickets.  Credit cards are accepted.  This trail is open to all ages, but parental discretion is advised.  Those with heart conditions are strongly cautioned.  For more information, call 231-821-2234.

Hackley & Hume Historic Site: All Access Tour
October 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday night, October 19 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, you’re invited to the Hackley & Hume Historic Site for an All Access Tour!  Go where no visitor has gone before as you explore what’s behind closed doors including attics, porches, and basements of both houses.
The third Friday of the month, enjoy and experience different themed topics such as restoration, preservation, family stories, new discoveries in the research, Hackley House during the Red Cross, and Hume as a Daycare Center, and future projects.
The cost is $20 for non-members or $15 for members.  RSVP is required, but they will accept walk-ins if there is room.  They will accept 15 people on the tour, but if they have a lot of interest, they will be able to accommodate 30 people.  To reserve a spot on the All Access Tour, contact Aaron Mace at aaron@lakeshoremuseum.org or 231-724-5534.

Haunted Hall 2018
Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Haunted Hall 2018 is excited to be at the Lakes Mall again!  Open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7:00pm – 11:00pm, the cost is $15 for FOUR haunts!  If you bring in non-perishable food goods for Love, Inc. you will receive a $1 discount per item, with a limit of three items.
They HIGHLY recommend people follow them on Facebook to receive notifications of special deals and ticket giveaways!  FAQ’s can be found on their website at www.hauntedhall.com.
This year’s theme is the Old State Hospital Complex:
Not necessarily for the criminally insane – more like for TB patients, special need folks, or those society wanted to forget.  Have underground tunnels (old campuses used to have them to connect to areas). They also tended to have some sort of industrial area or workshop that patients could work in, with ours being a meat-packing plant.  The tunnels and meat-packing plant had a torture area.  They were also used to dispose of patients who died.  On a lighter note, in order to prevent the patients from rebelling, the hospital made sure to provide entertainment, this year in the form of a 3D Circus!

Open Mic Night
October 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Have a song you’ve been practicing? A poem you want to share? Dance moves? Jokes? Friday, October 19 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, it’s time for another Red Lotus Center for the Arts Open Mic Night!  Come out and show off your stuff or just sit and be amazed, your choice!  Any kind of talent is welcome –– songs, poems, readings, comedy, plays, dancing or whatever other skill you want to show off.  They only ask that everyone remain mostly clothed and you don’t burn the place down.
To stay up to date on all of their events, follow them on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/RedLotusMuskegon/

Aladdin, Jr.
October 20 – October 21
October 20 at 7:30pm and October 21 at 3:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre presents, “Aladdin, Jr.!”
Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat that learns that his true worth lies deep within.  The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment!  Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes.  Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.  With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for their Penguin artists!
For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Depot-to-Depot Fall Color Tour
October 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gather your family and friends to experience the vibrant fall colors at the Depot-to-Depot Fall Color Tour! This free self-guided tour happens the first three Saturdays in October from 10:00am – 4:00pm. “Color Tourers” can pick up a map at either the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau located in the historic Union Depot at 610 W. Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon or at the White Lake Area Chamber/CVB at the Whitehall Depot 124 W. Hanson St. in downtown Whitehall. Using the map as a guide you’ll have the opportunity to visit stops along the way to win great prizes! Refreshments will be served at both the Muskegon and Whitehall Depots and kids will receive a free pumpkin that they can decorate on-the-spot. For more information call 231-724-3100.

Kids Pizza Party with Chef Char
October 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 20 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Kids Pizza Party with Chef Char!”
Learn the fun of making your own pizza dough and a homemade marinara sauce for the start of a good pizza.  Find out how to make an herbed crusted, stuffed crust and even a cinnamon crust for a sweet treat fruit pizza.  Choose and add your own toppings for pizzas that can be eaten in class or taken home to share and enjoy later.  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit www.Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Appraisal Fair
October 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 20 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the Appraisal Fair!  Appraisers from DuMouchelle Art Galleries Co., Detroit, will be on hand to evaluate collectibles, jewelry, and antiques, combining decades of professional experience in many areas.  DuMouchelle appraisers also appear on Antiques Roadshow.  Appraisers will offer verbal evaluations for $15 per item or set of items ($12 for MMA members).  The fee includes museum gallery admission ($8-$10 value).  Written appraisals cannot be provided at this event, but Appraisal Fair is an inexpensive opportunity that can help you know if it would be worthwhile to pay to get a written appraisal on an item for sales or insurance reasons.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Free Historic Sites Tours to Muskegon County Residents
Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturdays in October from 10:00am – 4:00pm, Muskegon County residents can tour our historic sites for free!  Tours include the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.  This is the museum’s way to say “thank you” to the residents of Muskegon County for supporting our millage each year!  For more information, call 231-722-0278 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

Muskegon Community College EXPO for Prospective Students
October 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Prospective students from 9th grade and up, adults, and current students are encouraged to attend the Muskegon Community College EXPO, formerly called Taste of Tomorrow, on Saturday, October 20, from 11:30am – 1:30pm on the main campus.
Whether you’re graduating from high school or changing your career, get help mapping out your future from their faculty and staff that will be on hand to provide information.  Be sure to register at the event for a chance at great prizes, including a two-year scholarship to attend MCC.
The Muskegon Community College EXPO allows attendees more flexibility to consider career options, more personal attention, and more information about MCC programs, degrees, and certificates.  Explore the many educational possibilities that the college offers.
For more information, contact the MCC Office of Community Outreach at (231) 777-0422.

Lighthouse Tours
Saturdays @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Saturdays in October from 3:30pm – 6:00pm.  The cost is $2 for kids under 12, $3 for veterans and active duty military, and $4 for adults.  Private tours can be arranged for $50 per person.  For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Aquastar Cruises
October 20 & 27 @ 4:00 pm
Aquastar is the new name of the Muskegon Lake-based cruise boat formerly known as the Port City Princess!  Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise.   As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available.  The ticket price is $15.  Kids under 10 are admitted free with adults.  For more information or tickets, visit their website at https://aquastarcruises.com/ or call 231-903-0669.

Lakeshore Bridal Expo
October 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 21 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, you’re invited to the beautiful Muskegon Country Club for the Lakeshore Bridal Expo, the premiere fall bridal show in the Muskegon area. The show features nearly 40 local wedding professionals.  For more information, call (231) 343-3188.

Howloween Open House
October 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 21 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, you’re invited to a “Howloween Open House” at Howling Timbers Animal Sanctuary!  Meet their amazing animals and enjoy hayrides, a petting farm, face painting, games, prizes, refreshments and more.  Admission is $20 for adults and $5 for children.  For more information, call (231) 736-0018.
The mission of Howling Timbers is to provide life-long sanctuary to wolves, wolf-dogs, farm and exotic animals that have been neglected, abused, abandoned or relinquished by their previous owner.  Also, to assist humane societies, animal shelters and the Michigan Department of Agriculture with the placement of wolf dogs and exotic animals and to educate the public on proper care and humane treatment of all animal species.

An Evening with Garry Trudeau
October 22 @ 7:30 pm
October 22 at 7:30pm, the Muskegon Writers’ Series presents, “An Evening with Garry Trudeau!”  American cartoonist Garry Trudeau is a New York native who rose to fame with his cartoon strip “Doonesbury.”  “Doonesbury” was launched in 1970, and now appears in nearly 1400 daily and Sunday newspaper clients in the U.S. and abroad.  Trudeau’s work has been collected in 60 hardcover, trade paperback and mass-market editions, which have cumulatively sold over 7 million copies worldwide.  In 1975, Trudeau became the first comic strip artist ever to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.  Trudeau is also known for the political comedy series Alpha House (2013), Tanner ’88 (1988), and A Doonesbury Special (1977)
There will be book, wine and beer sales as well as live music in the lobby.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events October 8-15, 2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday October 8:

“Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi”
October 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, repeating until October 25, 2018
“Truth: Works By Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi” will be on exhibit in Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Art Gallery from September 24 – October 25.  Admission is free and the gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater.  On Thursday, October 4, a free public reception will take place from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  The artists will discuss their artwork at 4:30pm.  For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Back Alley Comedy Club: T.J. Miller
October 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Monday, October 8 at 8:00pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club inside Sherman Bowling Center for stand-up comedy from T.J. Miller! Miller is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world.  He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy”.  Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6.  You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season. Tickets are $27 in advance.  For more information, call (231) 755-1258

Silversides Submarine Museum: Fall 2018 Lecture Series
Monday @ 6:00 pm  – World War II Europe/Kurt Troutman and George Maniates
The USS Silversides Submarine Museum invites you to join them for their Fall 2018 Lecture Series!  The lectures will all be on Monday nights and begin at 6:00pm.  This year, the lectures will be held in their newly renovated theater on the first floor of the museum.  The cost to attend is $5.00 per person, per lecture.  If you are a member, your admission ticket to the lecture is included with your membership.  For more information, call (231) 755-1230.

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays,  @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon.  Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market.  This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm.  For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Tuesday, October 9:

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesday @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed. John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show.  Fridays are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

“Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi”
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, repeating until October 25, 2018
“Truth: Works By Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi” will be on exhibit in Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Art Gallery from September 24 – October 25.  Admission is free and the gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater.  On Thursday, October 4, a free public reception will take place from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  The artists will discuss their artwork at 4:30pm.  For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Mr. Quick’s Halloween Party
October 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Every Tuesday night at Mr. Quick’s is Cruise Nite, but this night is special.  It’s the last Cruise Nite of the season and a Halloween party combined!  Wear your Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes.  There will be two age groups, adults and kids 12 and under.  Decorate your car for a chance to win car care products. There’ll also be games for the kids.  For more information, call (231) 788-2393.

Wednesday October 10:

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
September 29 – October 27 on Saturdays from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Weesies Brothers Garden Center & Landscaping invites you to join them for Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities!  Weesie’s is spreading Halloween cheer and bringing awareness to the issues of bullying and how to put an end to it! Come join the fun at their Montague location featuring Spookley Trail Rides and Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides where you can pick your own pumpkin straight from the patch!  Be sure to visit Spookley’s Playground with new attractions and activities.  It’s lots of fun for the whole family! Rain may delay or cancel some activities so be sure to call ahead of time at 231-894-4742 if the weather is bad.  The last wagon to the pumpkin patch leaves at 4:30pm on Saturdays and 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The cost is 6 per person and includes all activities and a pumpkin.

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

“Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi”
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, repeating until October 25, 2018
“Truth: Works By Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi” will be on exhibit in Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Art Gallery from September 24 – October 25.  Admission is free and the gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater.  On Thursday, October 4, a free public reception will take place from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  The artists will discuss their artwork at 4:30pm.  For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

ahFest Film Fest: The Shape of Water
October 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art to enjoy a free screening of the film “The Shape of Water” as part of Muskegon Community College’s ahFest (Arts and Humanities Festival)! A Muskegon Community College instructor will introduce the film. Film admission, popcorn and cider are free.  Wine and beer will be available for purchase.  Auditorium doors close at 6:00pm.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Thursday October 11

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Thursday @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed. John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show.  Fridays are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Power of the Purse
October 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This fabulous night of food, fun and purses is for a great cause, bringing awareness to the issues of domestic and sexual violence.  Funds raised at the event support Every Woman’s Place and survivors in West Michigan.  The event features a live auction of purses, and a silent auction of luggage, jewelry, and other accessories.  Prominent male supporters and community leaders take part to model purses and share the message.  Together, as women change their purses, they will be changing lives of hundreds of survivors, simply with “the Power of the Purse.” Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased at www.everywomansplace.org.

“Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi”
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, repeating until October 25, 2018
“Truth: Works By Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi” will be on exhibit in Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Art Gallery from September 24 – October 25.  Admission is free and the gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater.  On Thursday, October 4, a free public reception will take place from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  The artists will discuss their artwork at 4:30pm.  For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer!  For more information, call 231-720-2570

Friday October 12

Wine Around the World
October 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For only $20 per person, you can enjoy wine and appetizer stations from different parts of the world.  Tasting will take place from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and they invite you to stay for dinner and to enjoy the rest of the evening!  Call 231-755-3737 to reserve your spot.  All tickets are prepaid.  Please have credit card information ready when you call or stop by SE4SONS to purchase your tickets.  See you there!

Muskegon Community College Founders Day
October 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You’re invited to attend Muskegon Community College Founders Day at the Holiday Inn-Muskegon Ballroom!  Enjoy live music from the Dueling Pianos, appetizers, a cash bar and a silent auction.  All proceeds will benefit the Jayhawk Food Pantry for MCC students. Tickets available at www.muskegoncc.edu/founders $35 per person

Red House Concert Series:
House of Hamill with Channing and Quinn
October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Come to the Beardsley Theater for the Red House Concert Series featuring House of Hamill with Channing and Quinn!  Brian Buchanan’s, of Enter the Haggis, and Rose Baldino’s, of Burning Bridget Cleary’s, collaborate on traditional and contemporary fiddle and Celtic music with irresistible harmonies with Grand Rapids based duo Channing & Quinn supporting.  Tickets are $20.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Haunted Hall 2018
October 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Haunted Hall 2018 is excited to be at the Lakes Mall again!  Open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7:00pm – 11:00pm, the cost is $15 for FOUR haunts!  If you bring in non-perishable food for Love, Inc. you will receive a $1 discount per item, with a limit of three.

Saturday October 13:

Muskegon Heritage Museum Community Days: FREE Tours
Raggedy Ann’s Muskegon Connection
October 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Muskegon Heritage Museum is offering “Community Days”  Saturday, October 13, the theme is ” Raggedy Ann’s Muskegon Connection,” featuring a Raggedy Ann Doll Show and guests from the Muskegon Sand Doller’s Doll Club.  For more information, call (231) 722-1363.

2018 Kidney Krawl
October 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join them for a fun afternoon as they raise money to support the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.  The NKFM has programs that help educate about and prevent kidney disease. So far, Unruly Brewing, Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, Racquets Downtown Grill, RAD DADS’ Tacos & Tequila Bar, and Third Street Grille have all graciously agreed to host the event. This year’s them is Pirates, so find your best pirate accessories and come see what kind of treasure they have in store. Registration and check-in begin at Noon at Unruly Brewing.  Tickets are $15 before the event and $20 the day of the event.  For more information, call 231-730-0263.

Free Historic Sites Tours to Muskegon County Residents
October 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Muskegon County residents can tour our historic sites for free!  Tours include the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.  This is the museum’s way to say “thank you” to the residents of Muskegon County for supporting our millage each year!  For more information, call 231-722-0278 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

Full Service Saturday
October 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
October 13 from 10:00am – 2:00pm, Muskegon County Clerk, Nancy A. Waters, is pleased to offer “Full Service Saturday” where staff will be available at her first floor office to provide all services normally provided during the week including: Certified copies of Birth Certificates, Marriage Licenses, Death Certificates, and DD214s to qualified applicants Business Registrations CPL Applications, Notary Applications and Notary Services, Genealogy Research will be available, Marriage License Applications, County Clerk Waters will provide scheduled wedding ceremonies

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities
October 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
September 29 – October 27 on Saturdays from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Weesies Brothers Garden Center & Landscaping invites you to join them for Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities!  Weesie’s is spreading Halloween cheer and bringing awareness to the issues of bullying and how to put an end to it! Come join the fun at their Montague location featuring Spookley Trail Rides and Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides where you can pick your own pumpkin straight from the patch!  Be sure to visit Spookley’s Playground with new attractions and activities.  It’s lots of fun for the whole family! Rain may delay or cancel some activities so be sure to call ahead of time at 231-894-4742 if the weather is bad.  The last wagon to the pumpkin patch leaves at 4:30pm on Saturdays and 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The cost is 6 per person and includes all activities and a pumpkin.

Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, repeating until October 25, 2018
“Truth: Works By Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi” will be on exhibit in Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Art Gallery from September 24 – October 25.  Admission is free and the gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater.  On Thursday, October 4, a free public reception will take place from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  The artists will discuss their artwork at 4:30pm.  For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game: Season Opener
October 13 @ 7:00 pm
Come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Chicago Steel! This is an extra special evening as the L C Walker Arena will celebrate the opening of their newly remodeled facility! For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Depot-to-Depot Fall Color Tour
October 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gather your family and friends to experience the vibrant Fall colors at the Depot-to-Depot Fall Color Tour! This free self-guided tour happens October 6, 13 and 20 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. “Color Tourers” can pick up a map at either the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau located in the historic Union Depot at 610 W. Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon or at the White Lake Area Chamber/CVB at the Whitehall Depot 124 W. Hanson St. in downtown Whitehall. Using the map as a guide you’ll have the opportunity to visit stops along the way to win great prizes! Refreshments will be served at both the Muskegon and Whitehall Depots and kids will receive a free pumpkin that they can decorate on-the-spot. For more information call 231-724-3100.

Muskegon State Park Fall Harvest Fest
October 13 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Book your site at Muskegon State Park for October 13 to enjoy the Fall Harvest Fest!  Come camp in the Channel Campground and enjoy some family fun at this annual fall festival happening from 10:00am – 8:00pm.  Activities are open to registered campers and will include games, face painting, campsite decorating, a parade and prizes. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.  To make a camping reservation, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.

Lighthouse Tours
Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light  Saturdays in October from 1:00-5:00pm.  Additionally,   The cost is $2 – $4.  For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

City of the Dead
October 13 – October 14
Saturday and Sunday, October 13 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and October 14 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, come to Evergreen Cemetery for the 9th Annual City of the Dead!  This annual, family-friendly event features actors from Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation portraying the figures that are prominent in Muskegon’s history at their burial places. The City of the Dead highlights Muskegon’s industrial and entrepreneurial past and seeks to accurately portray the people who shaped this city.  Period games and traditions are also demonstrated when appropriate to the people portrayed.  Tickets are $5, with children 6 and under admitted free.  For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Darling Dolls Super Saturday
October 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free family fun day!  They are excited to celebrate dolls with their neighbors at the Muskegon Heritage Museum and Lakeshore Museum Center!  Grab your favorite doll and join them for a fun day! For more information, call 231-720-2570.
•  11:00am & 1:00pm/Family Film
•  11:00am – 1:00pm/Guided Look: Explore the galleries with a MMA docent!
•  11:00am – 2:00pm/Make and Take Paper Dolls: Did you know Raggedy Ann was created here in Muskegon? Create your own Raggedy Ann paper doll in the classroom with us!

Pumpkinfest
October 13
Pumpkinfest includes a full-day of family-friendly and many pumpkin-inspired events and contests including the pumpkin roll, pumpkin painting and carving, pumpkin seed spitting contest, pumpkin weigh-ins, hay rides, bake sale, apple cider mill, face painting, food vendors, Farmer’s Market, Arts & Crafts fair, and more! The Arts and Crafts Festival runs from 10:00am – 4:00pm with crafters displaying a variety of goods.  Shop the marketplace with various vendors and artists selling items including holiday decorations, jewelry, clothing, photography, wood crafts, food dips, and more.  Also, visit the Farmer’s Market and the apple cider mill, along with local food vendors for a variety of fall foods and decorations. For more information, call  (231) 893-4585.

Dolls Through Time
October 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy the one-day exhibit, “Dolls Through Time,” at the Lakeshore Museum Center.  Inspired by the 100th Anniversary of Raggedy Ann, this is a joint event with the Muskegon Heritage Museum and the Muskegon Museum of Art. Children are encouraged to bring their own dolls for a photo-op with some of the museum’s historic dolls; then stick around to make a doll craft!  This event is free for museum members and Muskegon County residents, or just $3 for non-residents.  For more information, call (231) 722-0278 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

Haunted Hall 2018
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Haunted Hall 2018 is excited to be at the Lakes Mall again!  Open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7:00pm – 11:00pm, the cost is $15 for FOUR haunts!  If you bring in non-perishable food for Love, Inc. you will receive a $1 discount per item, with a limit of three.

Aquastar Boat Cruises: Last Cruise of the Season
October 13 @ 4:00pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess!  Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise.   As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Politics in the Park: Lincoln-Douglas Style
October 13 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Muskegon Community College’s Center for Experiential Learning will host “Politics in the Park,” a candidates’ forum in downtown Muskegon’s historic Hackley Park on Saturday, October 13, from 12:30pm – 3:30pm.  The event, which will be held rain or shine, is free and the public is encouraged to attend.  Spectators should being their own lawn chairs as no seating will be provided.  The invited candidates are:  2nd U.S. Congressional District Candidates, Bill Huizenga and Rob Davidson; 34th Senate District Candidates, Jon Bumstead, Max Rieske and Poppy Sias-Hernandez; 91st State Legislative District Candidates, Greg VanWoerkom and Tanya Cabala; and 92nd State Legislative District Candidates, Terry Sabo and Gail Eichorst.  “Utilizing a tried-and-true format which heralds back to the Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858, the moderated forum will focus on a number of topics which a potential leader will face at either the federal or state level,” explained MCC faculty member George Maniates.  “Candidates will be presented with a topic and they can inform the public about their stances and concerns which they will face.”  The topics will be generated by the staff of the MCC Center for Experiential Learning and presented to the various candidates a week before the forum.  The list of topics will be drawn at the forum by the moderator from a pool of sealed envelopes.  Candidates will be timed and will have three minutes to answer each question.  “The voters have clearly made us aware they are not interested in ‘sound bites’ or ‘poll stances’ but in well-thought and substantive policy plans,” continued Maniates.  “They want to hear about solutions or efforts which the candidate will take if she or he is elected to office.”  For more information, contact the MCC Center for Experiential Learning at (231) 777- 0380.

YMCA Camp Pendalouan Day:
Penda-Luau Alumni & Friend Fundraiser
October 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Muskegon YMCA Camp Pendalouan invites you to attend their annual “Penda-Luau Alumni & Friend Fundraiser!” 1243 E. Fruitvale Rd., Montague. Sponsored by friends of Camp Pendalouan, this event will raise funds for facility improvements.  Registration is free, although there is a recommended $20 per family donation. The fundraiser begins at 2:00pm and includes fun activities such as the climbing wall and zipline.  You’ll also enjoy boating and luau-themed beach competitions along beautiful Big Blue Lake!  Local beer, wine and specialty drinks will be available.  A donation basket, silent auction and Booze Pull will be set up in the Nikana Lodge to raise funds for the Sports Field / Parking Lot project.  The bigger the take, the more improvements they can make! Following the activities, participants are invited to a complimentary pig roast and entertainment!  Auction winners will be awarded at this time. For more information, to register, or to give online, please visit www.pendalouan.org.

4th Annual Fetch Fest
October 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, October 13 from 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Fetch Brewing Company invites you to their 4th Annual Fetch Fest Anniversary Party, located under the big tent in the North Mears Parking Lot!  Join them for another year of celebrating community!  For more information, call (231) 292-1048. 5:00pm Mug Club Sales for New Members, Bone Ends & Righteous Cuisine for all your food needs. 6:00pm Live Music opening with Jack Leaver, 8:00pm Rusty Horse headlining

Sunday October14:

City of the Dead
October 13 – October 14
Saturday and Sunday, October 13 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and October 14 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, come to Evergreen Cemetery for the 9th Annual City of the Dead!  This annual, family-friendly event features actors from Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation portraying the figures that are prominent in Muskegon’s history at their burial places. The City of the Dead highlights Muskegon’s industrial and entrepreneurial past and seeks to accurately portray the people who shaped this city.  Period games and traditions are also demonstrated when appropriate to the people portrayed.  Tickets are $5, with children 6 and under admitted free.  For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game:Youngstown Phantoms
Season Opener Weekend
October 14 @ 3:15 pm
Come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Youngstown Phantomsl ! This is an extra special evening as the L C Walker Arena will celebrate the opening of their newly remodeled facility! For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Free Historic Sites Tours to Muskegon County Residents
October 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Muskegon County residents can tour our historic sites for free!  Tours include the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.  This is the museum’s way to say “thank you” to the residents of Muskegon County for supporting our millage each year!  For more information, call 231-722-0278 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

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Please visit our website www.visitmuskegon.org for a complete listing of events in Muskegon County!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 10/01/18 – 10/08/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Fall Seniors’ Retreat
September 30 – October 3
September 30 – October 3 from 8:00am – 5:00pm each day, come to Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference for the Fall Seniors’ Retreat!  Enjoy several days of Bible teaching, worship, fellowship and fun with other adults aged 55 and older.  The featured speaker will be Knute Larson and the worship leader is Burt Kettinger.  Group discounts are available.  For more information, call 231-798-2161.

“Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi”
October @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“Truth: Works By Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi” will be on exhibit in Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Art Gallery from September 24 – October 25.  Admission is free and the gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater.  On Thursday, October 4, a free public reception will take place from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  The artists will discuss their artwork at 4:30pm.  For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Silversides Submarine Museum: Fall 2018 Lecture Series
October 1 @ 6:00 pm
The USS Silversides Submarine Museum invites you to join them for their Fall 2018 Lecture Series!  The lectures will all be on Monday nights and begin at 6:00pm.  This year, the lectures will be held in their newly renovated theater on the first floor of the museum.  The cost to attend is $5.00 per person, per lecture.  If you are a member, your admission ticket to the lecture is included with your membership.  For more information, call (231) 755-1230.
•  October 1 – World War II Asia/Fred Johnson
•  October 8 – World War II Europe/Kurt Troutman and George Maniates
•  October 15 – Korean War/Ron Janowski
•  October 22 – Vietnam War/Jim Smither
•  October 29 – D-Day/Ed Gordon
•  November 5 – War Road Trip Summary/Bill Jacobks

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon.  Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market.  This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm.  For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market & Flea Market
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.  The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities
October @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
September 29 – October 27 on Saturdays from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Weesies Brothers Garden Center & Landscaping invites you to join them for Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities!  Weesie’s is spreading Halloween cheer and bringing awareness to the issues of bullying and how to put an end to it!
Come join the fun at their Montague location featuring Spookley Trail Rides and Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides where you can pick your own pumpkin straight from the patch!  Be sure to visit Spookley’s Playground with new attractions and activities.  It’s lots of fun for the whole family!
Rain may delay or cancel some activities so be sure to call ahead of time at 231-894-4742 if the weather is bad.  The last wagon to the pumpkin patch leaves at 4:30pm on Saturdays and 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The cost is 6 per person and includes all activities and a pumpkin.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin tells the story of a square pumpkin who lives in a round pumpkin patch.  Spookley initially faces ridicule from the other pumpkins for being different.  Then, one night during a terrible storm, Spookley saves the other pumpkins and they learn that what makes you different is what makes you special.  His story, available as both a book and DVD, delivers a message of tolerance and kindness in a fun format for kids.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed.
John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show.  Fridays are by appointment only.
For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

White Lake Classical Series: Gregory Maytan
October 2 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for the White Lake Classical Series featuring Gregory Maytan on violin playing the music of Mozart, Biber, and Sibelius!  The cover is $5.
Gregory Maytan has been praised for his ‘infectious vitality’ and for his ‘lyrical freshness’ by The Strad, who also awarded his CD of Scandinavian music with the distinction of CD of the Month.  The Nordsee Zeitung, Strings Magazine and the American Record Guide have also reviewed Maytan’s performances favorably.
Come early (6:15pm) for a delicious dinner of Italian garlic pork tenderloin, rosemary mashed potatoes, green beans with water chestnuts, glass of house wine and apple pie for only $17.  RSVP to The Book Nook & Java Shop at (231) 894-5333.

The Grape Escape
October 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 3 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, the Muskegon Rotary Club invites you to join them for The Grape Escape!  This annual fundraising event promotes goodwill in the community, supports community projects, and directly benefits a local charity.  It includes a night of food, wine and beer tasting as well as a silent auction.  For the 15th year, they are focusing on the many years of philanthropy and goodwill the event has provided and they hope to continue the tradition for many more years.  Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online at www.startickets.com or at the Frauenthal Center Box Office.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

ahFest Film Fest: Doubt
October 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 3 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art to enjoy a free screening of the film “Doubt” as part of Muskegon Community College’s ahFest (Arts and Humanities Festival)!
“What do you do when you’re not sure?” So asks Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a progressive priest at the St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, in his sermon.  It’s 1964, and things are changing, to the chagrin of rigid principal Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep).  However, when an accusation is leveled against the Father, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself.  As for the truth of the matter, Father Flynn says, “Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.”  Director John Patrick Shanley’s characters balance on the thin line between truth and consequences.  Doubt: A Parable, will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with their uncertainties.
A Muskegon Community College instructor will introduce the film. Film admission, popcorn and cider are free.  Wine and beer will be available for purchase.  Auditorium doors close at 6:00pm.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Jason Quigno Sculpture Dedication, Reception & Lecture
October 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 4 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, you’re invited to the unveiling of the newest addition to the Downtown Muskegon Public Art Collection, “Niikonii Kiinaa” or “All My Relations” by sculptor Jason Quigno.  The dedication of the sculpture takes place at 5:30pm at the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau located in the old Union Depot train station (610 W. Western Ave.).  Everyone will then gather at the Muskegon Museum of Art at 6:00pm for a reception and artist talk with Jason Quigno.  The dedication and reception are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 231-722-3751.
This project is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Downtown Arts Committee, Muskegon Museum of Art, City of Muskegon, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, the County of Muskegon, and a generous cadre of individuals and businesses.

Swing Dance Lessons at SE4SONS
October 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join swing dance instructor, Becky Biesiada, at SE4SONS for a series of 3 classes in March!  This is a fun opportunity to learn something new!  Don’t forget to check out SE4SONS Gastropub after class for great Happy Hour deals!  Classes are limited to the first 30 participants.  Everyone is welcome and you do not need to be a Muskegon CC Member to participate.  Call 231-755-3737 for reservations today!
Variety of Swing
Class Dates:  October 4, 11, 18
Class Time:  6:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $85 per couple/ $60 per single

Dr. Alveda King:  Redeeming the Dream
October 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, October 4 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for “ Redeeming the Dream” as part of Muskegon Community College’s ahFest!  This is a community-wide educational event to benefit Muskegon Pregnancy Services featuring Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Alveda King, the daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King, grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Her family home in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Kentucky.  She was jailed during the Open Housing movement.  Dr. Alveda King sees the pro-life movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle.
Tickets are $25 for adults or $15 for those under 21.  For tickets or more information, call 231-727-8001.
ahFest 2018:
The Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival joins hundreds of arts and humanities organizations and communities across the nation in celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October. The Festival brings awareness of the arts and humanities to the people of our community through activities that honor the efforts of artists, historians, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyday life.
In October 2018, various arts, humanities, and community groups will collaborate on Muskegon’s 18th Annual Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival.  The festival’s mission is to celebrate, acknowledge and examine the world of ideas as they are expressed in the arts and humanities.  The festival encourages the entire community to explore cultural, artistic and educational events centered on a central theme.
The theme for 2018 will be Truth.

Haunted Hall 2018
Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Haunted Hall 2018 is excited to be at the Lakes Mall again!  Open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7:00pm – 11:00pm, the cost is $15 for FOUR haunts!  If you bring in non-perishable food goods for Love, Inc. you will receive a $1 discount per item, with a limit of three items.
They HIGHLY recommend people follow them on Facebook to receive notifications of special deals and ticket give-aways!  FAQ’s can be found on their website at www.hauntedhall.com.
This year’s theme is the Old State Hospital Complex:
Not necessarily for the criminally insane – more like for TB patients, special need folks, or those society wanted to forget.  Have underground tunnels (old campuses used to have them to connect to areas). They also tended to have some sort of industrial area or workshop that patients could work in, with ours being a meat-packing plant.  The tunnels and meat-packing plant had a torture area.  They were also used to dispose of patients who died.  On a lighter note, in order to prevent the patients from rebelling, the hospital made sure to provide entertainment, this year in the form of a 3D Circus!

Dallas String Quartet “DSQ Electric”
October 5 @ 7:30 pm
October 5 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for a free performance by DSQ Electric!  This international music sensation offers a fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings.  With the 2016 release of their fourth album “DSQ,” they continue to expand their passionate following on Pandora, Spotify, and Sirius XM radio.  DSQ performs as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar.
The Wall Street Journal, A & E, WFAA- ABC, and ESPN have all featured Dallas String Quartet Electric.  In addition to performing Internationally, DSQ has performed “at home” for Presidents Obama and Bush, The College Football Playoff, NBA and NFL Organizations.  DSQ has sold out venues like the House of Blues and Symphony Halls alike.  They have played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Comprised of composer and violinist Ion Zanca, violinists Eleanor Dunbar and Melissa Priller, bassist Young Heo, guitarist Anthony Plant and percussionist/drummer Efren Guzman, DSQ takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artists like Beethoven and Bono collide.
To learn more about DSQ, visit www.robinklingerentertainment.com/project/dallas-string-quartet.  The show is free, but you do need tickets which will be available through the box office beginning September 5 at 11:00am.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Buster Keaton Film: The Great Buster
October 6
One Night Only!  October 6 at 8:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for the Buster Keaton feature film The Great Buster by Peter Bogdanovich. This film starts in select theaters October 5 and Muskegon will show it One Night Only October 6, as well as the short film “THE LOVE NEST” (20 min.). Both are silent films starring Buster Keaton.  Tickets are $8. This is certain to please Buster Keaton aficionados and newcomers alike! To become a member of the Keaton Society visit www.busterstuff.com.

Depot-to-Depot Fall Color Tour
October 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gather your family and friends to experience the vibrant Fall colors at the Depot-to-Depot Fall Color Tour! This free self-guided tour happens October 6, 13 and 20 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. “Color Tourers” can pick up a map at either the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau located in the historic Union Depot at 610 W. Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon or at the White Lake Area Chamber/CVB at the Whitehall Depot 124 W. Hanson St. in downtown Whitehall. Using the map as a guide you’ll have the opportunity to visit stops along the way to win great prizes! Refreshments will be served at both the Muskegon and Whitehall Depots and kids will receive a free pumpkin that they can decorate on-the-spot. For more information call 231-724-3100.

Pasta Making with Chef Char
October 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 6, from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Pasta Making with Chef Char!”
Homemade pasta is easy and delicious.  In this class, learn to make traditional egg pasta, spinach pasta and tomato pasta from scratch.  Take the pasta a step further and fill homemade ravioli with a delicious cheese and herb filling before cooking to perfection.  You will also make a big batch of homemade marinara sauce to try in class and take some home for later.  All culinary skills are welcome for ages 10 up through adults.  You will be using Kitchenaid attachments and old fashioned pasta rollers including a rolling pin!  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Free Historic Sites Tours to Muskegon County Residents
October 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturdays in October, from 10:00am – 4:00pm, Muskegon County residents can tour our historic sites for free!  Tours include the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.  This is the museum’s way to say “thank you” to the residents of Muskegon County for supporting our millage each year!  For more information, call 231-722-0278 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

White Lake Area Nature Walks
October 6 @ 10:30 am
Discover the beauty of the White Lake area!  Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas and cover a variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife.  The walks are appropriate for adults and families; no children allowed without parents.  Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month, beginning in June 2 and continuing through October 6.  Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon.
Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  Bring water and snacks if needed.  Other optional items include:  sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, sketchpad, and pencils or pens.  Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe.  Please call 231-893-4585 to confirm or if you have questions.

Knowsmoke Zombie Walk
October 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Calling All Zombies!  Saturday, October 6 from 12:00pm – 3:30pm, join the Knowsmoke Zombie Walk and declare yourself part of the smoke and vape free generation!  The Knowsmoke Zombie Walk starts with check-in at the Heritage Landing at 12:00pm.  Get tobacco zombie-fied and learn to do the zombie walk and then take to the Lakeshore Trail.  After the zombies have terrorized the trail, you will head back to Heritage Landing for tobacco reduction related festivities.  From 2:00pm – 3:30pm there will be light treats, fun activities, a monster dance, and more.  Prizes will be up for grabs for the best costume that displays the health hazards of tobacco use.  Every walker will receive a FREE Knowsmoke Zombie Walk collectible medal.  Youth age 13 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.  No pets, roller blades, bicycles, smoking or weapons are allowed for the safety of all participants.  For more information call (231) 724-1263.

Lighthouse Tours
October 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Saturdays in October from 3:30pm – 6:00pm.  The cost is $2 for kids under 12, $3 for veterans and active duty military, and $4 for adults.  Private tours can be arranged for $50 per person.  For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Aquastar Cruises
October 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aquastar is the new name of the Muskegon Lake-based cruise boat formerly known as the Port City Princess!  Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise.   As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available.  The ticket price is $20.  Kids under 10 are admitted free with adults.  For more information or tickets, visit their website at https://aquastarcruises.com/ or call 231-903-0669.

Performances @ The Block: Organissimo
October 6 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 6 at 7:30pm, come to The Block for Organissimo, a jazz organ trio with a unique sound which combines jazz, blues, funk, soul and Latin Music.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.  Doors and bar open at 6:45pm.

Back Alley Comedy Club: T.J. Miller
October 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Monday, October 8 at 8:00pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club inside Sherman Bowling Center for stand-up comedy from T.J. Miller!
Miller is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world.  He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy”.  Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6.  You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season.
Tickets are $27 in advance.  For more information, call (231) 755-1258

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 09/24/18 – 10/01/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Disenchanted
September 14 @ 7:30 pm – September 29 @ 7:30 pm
September 14 – 29 at 7:30pm (Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm), come to the Beardsley Theater for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of “Disenchanted!”
Poisoned apples…glass slippers…who needs ’em?  Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm.  Forget the princesses you think you know.  When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’!  Tickets are $22 and $20.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

“Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi”
September 24 – October 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“Truth: Works By Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi” will be on exhibit in Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Art Gallery from September 24 – October 25.  Admission is free and the gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater.  On Thursday, October 4, a free public reception will take place from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  The artists will discuss their artwork at 4:30pm.  For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Hackley’s Confederate Gold? A Presentation
September 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you curious about the Confederate Gold theories and rumors regarding Charles Hackley and Muskegon?  Monday, September 24 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for a compelling presentation from Assistant Program Manager, Aaron Mace, from Lakeshore Museum Center’s Hackley & Hume Historic Site!  Aaron will give great insight as he discusses these theories and rumors, and presents their findings.  This program is free to the public and is brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.  For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Silversides Submarine Museum: Fall 2018 Lecture Series
September 24 @ 6:00 pm
The USS Silversides Submarine Museum invites you to join them for their Fall 2018 Lecture Series!  The lectures will all be on Monday nights and begin at 6:00pm.  This year, the lectures will be held in their newly renovated theater on the first floor of the museum.  The cost to attend is $5.00 per person, per lecture.  If you are a member, your admission ticket to the lecture is included with your membership.  For more information, call (231) 755-1230.
•  September 24 – World War I/George Maniates
•  October 1 – World War II Asia/Fred Johnson
•  October 8 – World War II Europe/Kurt Troutman and George Maniates
•  October 15 – Korean War/Ron Janowski
•  October 22 – Vietnam War/Jim Smither
•  October 29 – D-Day/Ed Gordon
•  November 5 – War Road Trip Summary/Bill Jacobks

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon.  Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market.  This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm.  For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.  The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Feeding the Soul of the City: Pablo Mahave-Veglia
September 25 @ 12:00 pm
Tuesday, September 25 from 12:15pm – 12:45pm, come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon for a “Feeding the Soul of the City” free lunchtime concert featuring internationally acclaimed cellist, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, as he begins this year’s series with a program of classical music in keeping with September, the “Month of Peace.”  He has performed for Feeding the Soul of the City a number of times and has become an audience favorite.  Pianist Sookyung-Cho will accompany him.  For more information, call 231-722-2112.
The Sanctuary will be open for prayer and personal meditation from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  At noon, there will be a gathering for a 10 minute inter-faith celebration of prayer.  This is open to all faiths.  The concerts are free and open to the public.  A soup and sandwich lunch is available for a small price or you may bring your own lunch.  To join their mailing list for Feeding the Soul of the City, contact Elizabeth at ebsnflows@gmail.com.

All About Rice – Risotto, Arancini, Timballo with Sofia
September 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 25 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “All About Rice – Risotto, Arancini, Timballo with Sofia!”
Let’s make Risotto, Arancini and Timballo, all authentic Italian recipes utilizing rice.  You may know what Risotto is, but look up the other two dishes on your own to start learning about Italian cuisine!  Sofia will share recipes from her homeland region in Italy.  There’ll be plenty to eat in class and some to take home for later.  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Paint for a Cause
September 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 25 from 6:00PM – 8:00pm, come to SE4SONS Banquet Center for a fun night of painting, great wine and food specials!  You will be painting an 11 x 14″ canvas with Create.A.Frame Studio.  The cost is only $20 per painter and proceeds benefit Kids’ Food Basket!  Painting starts promptly at 6:00pm.  Please call 231-755-3737 to reserve your spot and have your payment information ready over the phone, or stop by SE4SONS to sign up!
Stop by early for Happy Hour starting at 5:00pm, featuring 1/2 off select bottles of wine, $5 off tacos and much more!

What to Do In Las Vegas: Travel Presentation
September 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
What happens in Vegas? So many fun things!  Tuesday, September 25 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library as local author, Lou Gifford, highlights fun and exciting activities to enjoy in Las Vegas besides gambling, such as shows and entertainment, restaurants, tours, free activities and more! Author of “Las Vegas Your Way: the Downtown Edition,” Gifford has visited and researched Las Vegas for years, and will provide excellent insight!  If you’re thinking of planning a trip, or are curious about Las Vegas in general, you’ll want to mark your calendar for this valuable presentation!  This program is free to the public.  For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed.
John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show.  Fridays are by appointment only.
For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Full Moon Float
September 25 @ 11:00 pm
At midnight during each full moon from May through October, Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service will be guiding “Full Moon Floats” down the Muskegon river. They start at the Creston Rd. launch and end at Veterans Memorial park.  The cost is only $25 per person and includes a kayak, paddle, life jacket and a glow stick.  The dates for 2018 are May 28, June 28, July 27, August 26, September 25, and October 24.  Call Guy to reserve a kayak today at 231-740-0227.  All the full moon floats depend on mostly clear skies and take 1-2 hours.

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.  The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Dr. Doris Rucks Sculpture Unveiling
September 26 @ 12:00 pm
A sculpture of the late Dr. Doris Rucks, a Muskegon Community College sociology instructor for more than two decades and a community activist and human rights champion for a half century, will be unveiled during ceremonies scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, on the campus.
The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon in Stevenson Center Room 1100. Amy Swope, director of the Foundation for Muskegon Community College, will welcome the guests. Offering remarks will be MCC President Dr. Dale K. Nesbary and David Rucks, the son of Dr. Rucks.
The ceremonies will move to the adjacent Stevenson Center courtyard, where the sculpture will be unveiled. The artwork, which was commissioned by the college, was created by MCC alumnus and artist Ari Norris.
“A passionate advocate for the power of education, Dr. Rucks challenged her students and community members alike to use their knowledge, their energies and their compassion to find solutions and to help those most in need as they struggled to help themselves,” said Nesbary. “She was a shining role model and a leader by example for two generations in our community.”
Rucks, who passed away in August 2016 at age 92, earned a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University and a doctorate in education from Michigan State University. In 1963, she began teaching sociology at MCC. In 1987, she became an associate professor of sociology at Grand Valley State University, where she was the first coordinator of the university’s Women’s Studies Program. She remained at GVSU until 1999, retiring at age 75.
In 1970, she was appointed to the Department of Social Services board for Muskegon County and remained in the position for more than 45 years through its various name changes, including the Family Independence Agency and Department of Health and Human Services.
Her Muskegon activism began when she was in her 20s, when she helped found the Citizens Recreation Association to provide better housing, living conditions and recreation for black southerners who migrated to Muskegon to work in the factories during World War II. In 1949, the association transformed into the Urban League of Greater Muskegon, and equality became its focus. She remained active with the Urban League, the NAACP and Black Women’s Political Caucus. Rucks was a member of the Hackley Public Library board.
In 2009, MCC honored Rucks with its Women of Accomplishment Award. In 2013, she was presented with both the Muskegon Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellowship and the 103.7 Beat’s Living Legend Award. GVSU’s Positive Black Women presented her with the organization’s first-ever Trailblazer Award. In 2017, Rucks posthumously was awarded the MLK Unity Award in appreciation for her support and demonstration of justice and service to the community.

ArtSmarts! 2018 Fall Lecture Series: Art Glass
September 26 @ 6:30 pm
The Muskegon Friends of Art present their ArtSmarts! 2018 Fall Lecture Series: Art Glass on three Wednesday evenings in September at the Muskegon Museum of Art.  This program supports art education at the MMA.

•  September 12 – Studio Glass: Origins
Speaker:  Corey Hampson, President of Habatat Galleries of Royal Oak and President of the Michigan Glass Collecting Alliance
•  September 19 – Glass Life, Detroit Glass Community
Speaker:  Brent Swanson, Director of the Flint Institute of Arts new and highly regarded glass program
•  September 26 – From the Hot Shop to Everyday Spaces:  A look at the installation work of Dale Chihuly
Speaker: James Milostan, Collections Manager at the Muskegon Museum of Art and previous member of renowned studio glass artist Dale Chihuly’s installation team

ArtSmarts! lectures take place at the Muskegon Museum of Art auditorium at 7:00pm.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  The cost for the complete lecture series is $45 per person and $30 per person for members of the MMA Friends of Art.  Individual lectures will be $15 per person at the door.  Registration forms are available at the MMA Museum Store or call 231-720-2580.

Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference
September 27 – September 29
Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference invites you to the Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference, happening September 27 – 29 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.  Packed with inspiration, information, and networking, the Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference attracts novice and experienced writers from across the nation.  If you have a story to share, this conference has the proven record to help you find publication success.  For more information, call (231) 798-2161 or visit the website below.

90th Regional: Meet the Artists
September 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
September 27 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, everyone is invited to meet and celebrate the winning artists of the 90th Regional Exhibition.  This event is free and open to the public and there will be a cash bar.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

5th Annual Community Remembrance Service
September 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“A very moving and meaningful way to remember my loved one” – 2017 Attendee
The Bob & Merle Scolnik Healing Center of Harbor Hospice is hosting the 5th Annual Community Remembrance at Heritage Memorial Garden in downtown Muskegon, Thursday, September 27 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.  This is a program encompassing beautiful music, readings and bulb plantings to help individuals and families in our community to both mourn the death and honor the life of a loved one.  The annual Community Remembrance is held at the Heritage Memorial Garden and welcomes 80-100 attendees each year.  Local community supporter, Pam Babbitt, developed the beautiful garden in honor of her late husband; a haven located in downtown Muskegon and an incredible representation of the love that remains even after a person dies.
In our culture, mourning is becoming increasingly taboo. Grief is a natural and normal response to loss, and mourning is how one heals. It is our privilege to offer this opportunity to mourn and heal in an environment of acceptance and understanding.  If you would like to participate in this meaningful event, please RSVP by Friday, September 21, 2018
For more information on grief support programs including individual and groups please visit HarborHospiceMI.org/resources/grief-support.

Frozen Apples, Apple Butter and Apple Jelly
September 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 27 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Frozen Apples, Apple Butter and Apple Jelly!”
This is the next installment in their Canning, Freezing and Preserving series and  focuses on Apples. Michigan is at the top of the list when it comes to states that grow Apples.  Learn the basics to freezing and preserving apples and then turning them in to great products like apple butter and jelly.  You will go home with your own creations to enjoy later.  The cost is $40.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

4th Annual Halloween Harvest Weekend
September 28 – September 30
The 4th Annual Halloween Harvest Weekend at Pioneer County Park will take place this year Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30!  During Friday night check-in, there’ll be goody bags for the kids, s’mores and a bonfire at the Lodge and a Glow in the Dark Bike Parade!  Saturday,  enjoy breakfast in the Lodge, free pumpkins and pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, hayrides, face painting, Trick or Treating, site decorating contest, obstacle course and a Haunted Trail.  Sunday is check-out.  Reserve your campsite now for only $28 per night (2 night minimum).  For more information, call 231-744-3580.

Reebok Ragnar Relay Michigan
September 28 – September 29
Reebok Ragnar Relay Michigan, happening on September 28-29, is a magical combination of fall colors, sugar sand beaches, massive dunes and wild Ragnarians!  This 200-ish mile overnight adventure kicks off in the charming town Muskegon.  From there, teams run two days and one star-filled night, past historic ships and lighthouses, apple orchards, cherry blossoms and rolling hills painted in vibrant autumn hues.
This overnight running relay race doesn’t stop when the sun goes down (or when the tough gets going!).  On Friday, as the sun sinks below the horizon, stars will inspire a sense of wonder.  This is when the real fun begins!  You’ll have to dig deep and push yourself—and your teammates—to keep running through the night as headlamps illuminate your way and into the sunrise on Saturday morning.
No one starts Reebok Ragnar Michigan alone, and no one finishes alone either.  After each team member completes their 3 legs (6 legs for ultra), they’ll cross under the orange arch together in Traverse City, home to some of Michigan’s finest wineries and the sapphire blue Grand Traverse Bay.  Tired but triumphant, drained but strengthened, a team of 12 individuals becomes 1 team and finds out what they can do when they come together.
Mark your running calendar for September 28-29, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure, road trip with friends, and a race that will inspire your soul.  For more information or to register visit www.runragnar.com.

Friday Family Fun Night: Foundries & Metal Molding
September 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday, September 28 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center as they trace the history of foundries in Muskegon with archival images, artifacts, and discussion.  Get hands-on with a mini foundry station where you will get to create a casting of your own, then step across the street to the Muskegon Community College Sturrus Technology Center to see how foundries operate today.  This event is free for Muskegon County residents and Museum Members, museum admission for non-residents is just $3.  For more information, call 231-722-0278.

6th Annual Muskegon Lake Project Art Exhibit Opening Reception
September 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Red Lotus Center for the Arts has joined forces again with the Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership for another exciting project!  Local artists have created unique works of art crafted from debris collected from the shores of Muskegon Lake.  Friday, September 28 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, several artists will be in attendance to discuss their art and answer questions about their inspiration.  Join them for an evening of art and light refreshments.
To stay up to date on all of their events, follow them on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/RedLotusMuskegon/

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Festival Season Opening
September 28 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents their Festival Season Opening!  The whole orchestra is the soloist in this sparkling musical jamboree opening the season.  The music is lush, powerful, celebratory and grand. Prepare to be lifted right out of your seat!
Single ticket prices are $24-$60.  Student tickets are $10.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.

Scott Speck, conductor

Bernstein – Overture to Candide
Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Berlioz – Roman Carnival
Respighi – Roman Festivals

Light House Tours
September 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Saturdays in September from 4:30pm – 7:30pm.  The cost is $2 for kids under 12, $3 for veterans and active duty military, and $4 for adults.  Private tours can be arranged for $50 per person.  For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Art Garfunkel at the Frauenthal Theater
September 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Frauenthal Center and Fifth Third Bank will open the Frauenthal Center’s 2018-19 presenting season with music icon, Art Garfunkel on Saturday, September 29, 2018.  Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel.  He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums, the most recent being “Some Enchanted Evening” in 2007.  In late 2017 he released an autobiography, “What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man” (Alfred A. Knopf).
Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon.  Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, is one of the biggest selling album ever.
Tickets are $39 – $79 and go on sale to the general public on May 1, 2018.  Tickets can be purchased at the Frauenthal Box Office via phone at 231-727-8001 or in person, open Monday – Friday from 11:00am to 5:30pm or by calling Star Tickets at 1-800-585-3737.   Tickets can also be purchased at frauenthal.org or startickets.com.

Aquastar Cruises
September 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aquastar is the new name of the Muskegon Lake-based cruise boat formerly known as the Port City Princess!  Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise.   As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available.  The ticket price is $20.  Kids under 10 are admitted free with adults.  For more information or tickets, visit their website at https://aquastarcruises.com/ or call 231-903-0669.

Fall Seniors’ Retreat
September 30 – October 3
September 30 – October 3 from 8:00am – 5:00pm each day, come to Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference for the Fall Seniors’ Retreat!  Enjoy several days of Bible teaching, worship, fellowship and fun with other adults aged 55 and older.  The featured speaker will be Knute Larson and the worship leader is Burt Kettinger.  Group discounts are available.  For more information, call 231-798-2161 or visit the website below.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 09/17/18 – 9/24/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Disenchanted
September 14 @ 7:30 pm – September 29 @ 7:30 pm
September 14 – 29 at 7:30pm (Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm), come to the Beardsley Theater for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of “Disenchanted!”
Poisoned apples…glass slippers…who needs ’em?  Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm.  Forget the princesses you think you know.  When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’!  Tickets are $22 and $20.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Marketing Monday: The Value of Volunteering & Sponsorships on Business
September 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Monday, September 17 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub for a Marketing Monday!  The theme will be “The Value of Volunteering & Sponsorships on Business.”  Giving back to your community isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also good for business.  Learn how community involvement can boost your bottom line.  Conducted by Chanda Cregg of TMB Partners and Parties in the Park.  The cost is $10 and you will need to pre-register at eventbrite.com.  No walk-ins, no exceptions.  For more information, call 616-331-6900.

Silversides Submarine Museum: Fall 2018 Lecture Series
Mondays @ 6:00 pm
The USS Silversides Submarine Museum invites you to join them for their Fall 2018 Lecture Series!  The lectures will all be on Monday nights and begin at 6:00pm.  This year, the lectures will be held in their newly renovated theater on the first floor of the museum.  The cost to attend is $5.00 per person, per lecture.  If you are a member, your admission ticket to the lecture is included with your membership.  For more information, call (231) 755-1230.
• September 17 – The Spanish American War/Kurt Troutman
• September 24 – World War I/George Maniates
• October 1 – World War II Asia/Fred Johnson
• October 8 – World War II Europe/Kurt Troutman and George Maniates
• October 15 – Korean War/Ron Janowski
• October 22 – Vietnam War/Jim Smither
• October 29 – D-Day/Ed Gordon
• November 5 – War Road Trip Summary/Bill Jacobks

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon.  Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market.  This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm.  For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Gnocchi Like a Pro with Sofia
September 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 18 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Gnocchi Like a Pro with Sofia!”
Learn to make several versions of Gnocchi from Sofia who will share her recipes from her region of Italy. There’ll be plenty for eating in class and probably some to take home as well.  Learn to be a pro at making Gnocchi from a pro.  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed.
John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show.  Fridays are by appointment only.
For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market & Flea Market
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.  The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

ArtSmarts! 2018 Fall Lecture Series: Art Glass
September 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Muskegon Friends of Art present their ArtSmarts! 2018 Fall Lecture Series: Art Glass on three Wednesday evenings in September at the Muskegon Museum of Art.  This program supports art education at the MMA.

September 12 – Studio Glass: Origins
Speaker:  Corey Hampson, President of Habatat Galleries of Royal Oak and President of the Michigan Glass Collecting Alliance

September 19 – Glass Life, Detroit Glass Community
Speaker:  Brent Swanson, Director of the Flint Institute of Arts new and highly regarded glass program

September 26 – From the Hot Shop to Everyday Spaces:  A look at the installation work of Dale Chihuly
Speaker: James Milostan, Collections Manager at the Muskegon Museum of Art and previous member of renowned studio glass artist Dale Chihuly’s installation team

ArtSmarts! lectures take place at the Muskegon Museum of Art auditorium at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.  The cost for the complete lecture series is $45 per person and $30 per person for members of the MMA Friends of Art.  Individual lectures will be $15 per person at the door.  Registration forms are available at the MMA Museum Store or call 231-720-2580.
Friends of Art is a non-profit organization founded to promote the study and appreciation of the visual arts and to support the Muskegon Museum of Art.  The Friends of Art has bee

Images of America: Muskegon Book Talk & Signing
September 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 20 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for a book talk and signing with Norma Lewis and Christine Nyholm, authors of “Images of America: Muskegon.”  Have your book signed before or after the presentation in the museum auditorium at 5:30pm.  Books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.  Registration not required and seating for the talk at 5:30 will be first come, first served.  For more information, call 231-722-0278.

Opening Event: Armand Merizon, His Life and Art
September 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
September 20 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the opening of their new exhibition, “Armand Merizon: His Life and Art!”  Celebrate the opening of this autumn exhibition and look into the life and work of the late West Michigan artist Armand Merizon.  Muriel Zandstra, author of the book “Armand Merizon: His Life and Art” will be on hand to sign books.  Books are available to purchase in the MMA Museum Store.  There will be refreshments and cash bar.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Trinkets & Treasures
September 21 – September 22
Friday, September 21 from 9:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday, September 22 from 9:00am – 3:00pm, come to the Folkert Community HUB for Muskegon’s largest annual indoor yard sale, Trinkets & Treasures! This event is put on every year by the Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce to raise funds for local non-profits.  This year’s proceeds benefit the Muskegon Museum of Art, Read Muskegon and the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum.  For more information, call 231-955-0789.
Get in on the Early Bird Sale!  Give a $5 donation to enter and shop at 8:00am on Friday!  There will also be a Pre-Party for Members and Guests, Wednesday, September 19 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm.  Pre-Party tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.  Tickets are still available and include appetizers, desserts and beverages.  All attendees must be age 21 or older.  No children.
They are accepting unwanted goods as donations for Trinkets & Treasures.
All Donations MUST be in a SEALED BOX—no bags.
• Clothing
• Furniture
• Housewares
• Vintage
• Toys (no stuffed toys)
• Books and more!
Items MUST be SELLABLE and CLEAN, NEW or GENTLY USED
To arrange date and time for drop-off, call Jo Anne Hoekenga (231) 955-0789 or Debra Walters (231) 747-8732.
NO undergarments, NO stuffed toys, NO electronics, NO computers, NO major appliances, NO TVs will be accepted.

231 Snow Show 2018!
September 21 – September 22
Friday and Saturday, September 21 – 22, come to Mt. Garfield for the 231 Snow Show!  This is a great opportunity to see what’s new and exciting in the world of snowmobiling.  Whether it is watching professional freestyle riders, meeting the vendors, participating in the swap meet, watching the vintage snowmobiles or going on a demo ride, they’ve got you covered!
A team of freestyle riders will be performing fast paced, technical and highly entertaining stunt shows! Expect to be blown away with their aggressive style of riding while also engaging with the crowd.
There are dealers specializing in all things snowmobile; from vintage to performance and new snowmobiles.  An event of this magnitude wouldn’t be complete without the major manufacturers like Polaris, Yamaha and Arctic Cat.
Enjoy vintage snowmobiles!  From your father’s daily rider to the first sled you rode as a kid, they all have special meaning.  This show is large enough to include those untouched time capsules as well as the immaculately restored works of art.
The cost is $15 for the whole weekend.  Kids under 12 are free!  For more information, call (231) 750-1200 or e-mail contact@231snowshow.com.

2nd Annual Golftoberfest
September 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
September 21 from 11:00am – 6:00pm, the Muskegon Sports Council invites you to join them at Lincoln Golf Club for the 2nd Annual Golftoberfest.  This is a Bavarian inspired event for golfers!  This is a 4 person scramble that will commence with an 11:00am shotgun start.  Each person hits a shot and the team takes the best shot.  This process is repeated until the hole is finished.  Men under 65 play from the black tees.  Men 65 and older play from silver tees.  Women play from the gold tees.  Each golfer’s registration includes unlimited lunch, a complimentary gift bag and an official Oktoberfest beer tasting stein.
By supporting this event, you’re doing more than just helping with a fun golf outing, you’re helping to make families healthier and helping kids reach their Olympic dreams at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex.  For more information, call 231-744-9629.

Hackley & Hume Historic Site: All Access Tour
September 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday night, September 21 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, you’re invited to the Hackley & Hume Historic Site for an All Access Tour!  Go where no visitor has gone before as you explore what’s behind closed doors including attics, porches, and basements of both houses.
The third Friday of the month, enjoy and experience different themed topics such as restoration, preservation, family stories, new discoveries in the research, Hackley House during the Red Cross, and Hume as a Daycare Center, and future projects.
The cost is $20 for non-members or $15 for members.  RSVP is required, but they will accept walk-ins if there is room.  They will accept 15 people on the tour, but if they have a lot of interest, they will be able to accommodate 30 people.  To reserve a spot on the All Access Tour, contact Aaron Mace at aaron@lakeshoremuseum.org or 231-724-5534.

Breakfast Benefit for 70×7
September 22 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Saturday, September 22 from 7:00am – 9:00am, have breakfast at Toast ‘N Jams and 100% of sales will be donated to 70×7 Muskegon!  For more information, call (231) 737-5267.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
September 22 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 22 from 9:30am – 5:00pm, come to Heritage Landing and joint the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor by participating the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s!  You’ll raise critical awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
For more information head to alz.org/walk.

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day
September 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, September 22 from 10:00am – 4:30pm, Michigan’s Heritage Park is proud to host Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day!  Museums around the country will offer FREE tickets to those who download Museum Day tickets for the event.  Come experience all the park has to offer including hands-on activities, costumed interpreters, and lots of fun and learning!  This year’s Museum Day theme will showcase “Women Making History: Trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation, and culture.  Museum Day tickets are FREE and must be downloaded from the Smithsonian website at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/.

Muskegon Heritage Museum Community Days: Board of Trade – Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce 125 Years
September 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Muskegon Heritage Museum is offering “Community Days” throughout the 2018 season with free admission sponsored by Consumers Energy Foundation!  Saturday, September 22, the theme is “Board of Trade – Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce 125 Years,” featuring guests from the Chamber staff.  For more information, call (231) 722-1363.

Light House Tours
September 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Saturdays in September from 4:30pm – 7:30pm.  The cost is $2 for kids under 12, $3 for veterans and active duty military, and $4 for adults.  Private tours can be arranged for $50 per person.  For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org

The Sound of History at the Hackley & Hume Historic Site
September 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday evening, September 22 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, join the folks from the Lakeshore Museum Center for a special, one night only event at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site!  Start out the evening with hors-d’oeuvres and adult beverages in the City Barn, then walk over to the Hackley House to enjoy music performed by the Applewood String Ensemble.  This stringed quartet group will take you back in time as you experience classic and popular pieces from Gershwin, Puccini, Kreisler, and more.  Space is limited so be sure to reserve your tickets at the website below!

Aquastar Cruises
Aquastar is the new name of the Muskegon Lake-based cruise boat formerly known as the Port City Princess!  Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise.   As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available.  The ticket price is $20.  Kids under 10 are admitted free with adults.  For more information or tickets, visit their website at https://aquastarcruises.com/ or call 231-903-0669.

Sushi 101 with Chef Damon
September 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 23 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Sushi 101 with Chef Damon!”
Learn simple and easy sushi recipes with Chef Damon.  Everyone can learn and enjoy the basic art of sushi making.  This will be a hands-on learning experience that will teach you how to spread, layer, tuck and roll sushi and then taste the fruits of your labor.  It starts with perfect rice.  This is a great couples class, but you can attend by yourself, too.  You will be using raw fish and seafood in this class.  The cost is $45.  For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up

“Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi”
September 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“Truth: Works By Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi” will be on exhibit in Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Art Gallery from September 24 – October 25.  Admission is free and the gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater.  On Thursday, October 4, a free public reception will take place from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  The artists will discuss their artwork at 4:30pm.  For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Hackley’s Confederate Gold? A Presentation
September 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you curious about the Confederate Gold theories and rumors regarding Charles Hackley and Muskegon?  Monday, September 24 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for a compelling presentation from Assistant Program Manager, Aaron Mace, from Lakeshore Museum Center’s Hackley & Hume Historic Site!  Aaron will give great insight as he discusses these theories and rumors, and presents their findings.  This program is free to the public and is brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.  For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events Sept.10-17, 2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday September 10:

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon. Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market. This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Tuesday, September 11:

From Sea to Your Table with Sofia
September 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is a sea fish and shell fish class featuring Spaghetti with clams, Impepata di cozze (Mussel soup), capesante alla Veneziana (scallops gratin,) Cuttlefish with peas and you guessed it: Italian Style with Sofia! The cost is $45. For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed. John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show. Fridays are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

2018 LETR Muskegon Color Run
September 11 @ 6:30 pm
Come to Fricano’s Muskegon Lake to participate in the 2018 LETR Muskegon Color Run! Join law enforcement as they carry the Flam of Hope through Muskegon for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. This year’s run will be a color run with 5 color stations and is a 5K Route. They encourage runners and walkers for this event. Registration is $25.00 for anyone over the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 will be a suggested donation amount to the event. Pre-race packet pick-up will take place Monday, September 10 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Unruly Brewing Co. (360 W. Western Ave.). Registration the day of the event will begin at 5:00pm at Fricano’s and the run will begin at 6:30pm. For run details and to register, visit www.firstgiving.com/miletr/2018muskegon. For more information, contact Ivy Horton at 231-670-5062 or mkgfunrun@gmail.com.

Bestselling Author Beverly Lewis: Book Talk and Signing
Tuesday @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday, September 11 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, come to Hackley Library to meet award-winning and bestselling author, Beverly Lewis! She will talk about her latest book release, “The First Love.” This stand-alone novel is set in her beloved Lancaster County, which features a heartwarming romance in Amish country. Her talk will be preceded by a signing where you can meet the author! Copies of “The First Love” will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of The Bookman bookstore. This program is free to the public and is brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library. For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Wednesday, September 12:

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

ArtSmarts! 2018 Fall Lecture Series: Art Glass
September 12 @ 6:30 pm
The Muskegon Friends of Art present their ArtSmarts! 2018 Fall Lecture Series: Art Glass on three Wednesday evenings in September at the Muskegon Museum of Art. This program supports art education at the MMA.
September 12 – Studio Glass: Origins
Speaker: Corey Hampson, President of Habatat Galleries of Royal Oak and President of the Michigan Glass Collecting Alliance

Thursday, September 13:

Michigan Irish Music Festival
September 13 – September 16
The Michigan Irish Music Festival returns to Heritage Landing September 13-16! Back for the 19th year, this festival features continuous music on seven covered stages, including the brand new Belfast Stage, featuring live music, new dining options, beverage offerings, and more. You’ll also love the Celtic Kitchen and Bob and Bernie’s Pub for authentic Irish food and beverages including Irish Fest Stout Irish Cream and others. There’s also the Irish Marketplace children’s activities a cultural center a session tent and tea room. A popular highlight on Saturday is the Michigan FEIS an Irish dance competition held at Muskegon Catholic Central. Sunday morning a Catholic Mass will be held at 9:00am followed by a traditional Irish breakfast. The festival offers an Early-In Free promotion on Friday from 5:00 to 6:00pm. 3-Day passes are also available. For more information visit www.michiganirish.org.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Crazy About Cauliflower with Chef Char
Thursday @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Did you know that cauliflower makes a great replacement for commonly craved carbs like rice and pasta? In this class, Chef Char will demonstrate how riced cauliflower can replace fried rice in a stir fry. Also try some healthy snacking or creative side dish ideas with Cauliflower Buffalo Bites, Baked Caulitots, Cauliflower tortillas and Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks. So healthy and so easy! The cost is $40. For more information, call (231) 769-2202. To buy tickets, visit Eventbrite.com.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed. John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show. Fridays are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Every Thursday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Tour the Muskegon Museum of Art for a FREE guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Friday, September 14:

Aquastar Boat Cruise
September 14 @ 7:00pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Michigan Irish Music Festival
September 13 – September 16
The Michigan Irish Music Festival returns to Heritage Landing September 13-16! Back for the 19th year, this festival features continuous music on seven covered stages, including the brand new Belfast Stage, featuring live music, new dining options, beverage offerings, and more. You’ll also love the Celtic Kitchen and Bob and Bernie’s Pub for authentic Irish food and beverages including Irish Fest Stout Irish Cream and others. There’s also the Irish Marketplace children’s activities a cultural center a session tent and tea room. A popular highlight on Saturday is the Michigan FEIS an Irish dance competition held at Muskegon Catholic Central. Sunday morning a Catholic Mass will be held at 9:00am followed by a traditional Irish breakfast. The festival offers an Early-In Free promotion on Friday from 5:00 to 6:00pm. 3-Day passes are also available. For more information visit www.michiganirish.org.

Yoga at the Light
September 14 @ 9:30 am
Enjoy “Yoga at the Light!” the White River Light Station located at 6199 Murray Rd. in Whitehall. Bring your yoga mats or large towels and water to drink and join SPLKA for Yoga. In case of rain, this event will be rescheduled for September 21. For further information, call Mitch Coleman at White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

Disenchanted Production
September 14 @ 7:30 pm – September 29 @ 7:30 pm
September 14 – 29 at 7:30pm (Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm), come to the Beardsley Theater for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of “Disenchanted!”
Poisoned apples…glass slippers…who needs ’em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’! Tickets are $22 and $20. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Saturday, September 15:

Aquastar Boat Cruise
September 15 @ 7:00pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Disenchanted Production
Through September 29 @ 7:30 pm
September 14 – 29 at 7:30pm (Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm), come to the Beardsley Theater for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of “Disenchanted!”
Poisoned apples…glass slippers…who needs ’em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’! Tickets are $22 and $20. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Light House Tours
September 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Saturdays in September from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. The cost is $2 for kids under 12, $3 for veterans and active duty military, and $4 for adults. Private tours can be arranged for $50 per person. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Michigan Irish Music Festival
September 13 – September 16
The Michigan Irish Music Festival returns to Heritage Landing September 13-16! Back for the 19th year, this festival features continuous music on seven covered stages, including the brand new Belfast Stage, featuring live music, new dining options, beverage offerings, and more. You’ll also love the Celtic Kitchen and Bob and Bernie’s Pub for authentic Irish food and beverages including Irish Fest Stout Irish Cream and others. There’s also the Irish Marketplace children’s activities a cultural center a session tent and tea room. A popular highlight on Saturday is the Michigan FEIS an Irish dance competition held at Muskegon Catholic Central. Sunday morning a Catholic Mass will be held at 9:00am followed by a traditional Irish breakfast. The festival offers an Early-In Free promotion on Friday from 5:00 to 6:00pm. 3-Day passes are also available. For more information visit www.michiganirish.org.

SJO Supercross
September 15 @ 5:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds for motorcycle and quad racing at the SJO Supercross! Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 11 and under. For more information, call (231) 924-5778.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
September 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon! Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s! You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Sunday, September 16:

Michigan Irish Music Festival
September 13 – September 16
The Michigan Irish Music Festival returns to Heritage Landing September 13-16! Back for the 19th year, this festival features continuous music on seven covered stages, including the brand new Belfast Stage, featuring live music, new dining options, beverage offerings, and more. You’ll also love the Celtic Kitchen and Bob and Bernie’s Pub for authentic Irish food and beverages including Irish Fest Stout Irish Cream and others. There’s also the Irish Marketplace children’s activities a cultural center a session tent and tea room. A popular highlight on Saturday is the Michigan FEIS an Irish dance competition held at Muskegon Catholic Central. Sunday morning a Catholic Mass will be held at 9:00am followed by a traditional Irish breakfast. The festival offers an Early-In Free promotion on Friday from 5:00 to 6:00pm. 3-Day passes are also available. For more information visit www.michiganirish.org.

Disenchanted Production
Through September 29 @ 7:30 pm
September 14 – 29 at 7:30pm (Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm), come to the Beardsley Theater for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of “Disenchanted!”
Poisoned apples…glass slippers…who needs ’em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’! Tickets are $22 and $20. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Retro Expo
September 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the “Retro Expo!” Enjoy an outdoor vintage market filled with vendors selling retro goods and up-cycled items. It’s more than a flea market, it’s a nostalgic shopping experience. For more information, call 231-722-3251.

Brave Hearts Pin-Up Contest @ Retro Expo
September 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Battlin’ Betties Michigan Platoon will be hosting the first ever Pin-Up Contest at the Retro Expo at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market. They will also have a booth at the expo to share information about Battlin’ Betties and their goal of collecting donated items that will be given to Operation Injured Soldiers. The items they will be collecting are: Toilet paper * Laundry soap *Downey * Snuggle * Cake mixes, brownie mix and canned frosting * K cup pods *Coffee *Paper plates, napkins and paper cups * Dishwasher soap * Cans of pop * Twin, double and queen size sheets * Swiffer wet or dry sheets. Proceeds from the contest will benefit Operation Injured Soldiers, a nonprofit providing recreational opportunities to wounded military veterans of all eras in order to aid in the recovery from physical and emotional injuries sustained during deployments. Please visit their event link for prices, rules and instructions before entering at https://braveheartspinupcontest.eventbrite.com.

Veterans’ Fundraiser
September 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
You’re invited to VFW Post 7729 for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser featuring a cash bar, silent auction, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and live music from the Unknown Band! They will also be collecting donations of non-perishable items for the Veterans Food Bank. 50% of the proceeds will benefit the food bank and 50% will benefit Heal with a Horse Therapy Program. For more information, call (231) 788-2998.

Aquastar Boat Cruise
September 16 @ 4:00pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Monday September 17:

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon. Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market. This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Disenchanted Production
through September 29 @ 7:30 pm
September 14 – 29 at 7:30pm (Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm), come to the Beardsley Theater for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of “Disenchanted!”
Poisoned apples…glass slippers…who needs ’em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’! Tickets are $22 and $20. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Love Lives Here – 2018 Muskegon Rally
September 17 @ 5:00 – 6:00pm
The second annual “Love Lives Here” rally will bring keynote speaker Molly Barker, founder of “Girls on the Run” and the “Red Boot Way” to Hackley Park in Muskegon. Hackley Park is located at 350 W. Webster in downtown Muskegon. FREE and open to the public!

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For a complete and updated listing visit www.visitmuskegon.org

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 09/03/18 – 09/10/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Muskegon’s Labor Day Cars for Cancer
September 2 – September 3
Sunday and Memorial Day Monday, September 2 and 3, it’s the 14th Annual Labor Day Cars For Cancer car show happening at Mercy Health Partners’ Lakes Village! This year, the Different Strokes Car Club will be picking the top 10 cars who will receive special trophies. Regular classes will also receive 3 trophies per class including “Best of Show,” “Young Guns,” and “People’s Choice!” There will also be dash plaques for the first 400 cars registered, as well as vendors, door prizes, grocery giveaways and valve cover racing.
The Kickoff Party: September 2, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
• 5:00pm – 11:00pm/Entertainment Tent
• 5:00pm – 8:00pm/Registration
• 6:30pm/Car Cruise
• Labor Day Cars For Cancer: September 3, 7:00am – 2:00pm
• 7:00am – 11:00am/Registration
• 7:30am – 10:00am/Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
• 11:00am – 2:00pm/Knights of Columbus Hot Dog & Hamburger Lunch
• 11:00am – 1:00pm/Participant Voting
All proceeds (100%) go to the Johnson Family Center for Cancer Care. For more information, e-mail Tradrod51@aol.com or fine them on Facebook.

12th Annual Labor Day Walk/Fun Run
September 3 @ 8:00 am
Labor Day, September 3 at 8:00am, join the City of Muskegon at Fisherman’s Landing for its 12th Annual Labor Day Walk/Fun Run to celebrate the beauty of our environment and promote the health of our community. This event is not chip-timed, but a timer will be on site. Registration available online at www.shorelinecity.com. For more information, call 231-724-6705.
• Check-in/Onsite Registration – 8:00am
• 5k Run start time: 8:30am
• Walk start time: 9:30am
Pre-registration encouraged but not required.

12th Annual Labor Day Community Walk
September 3 @ 10:00 am
Monday, September 3 from 10:00 – 11:00am, the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Montague and Whitehall prepare to host their 12th Annual Labor Day Community Walk! The walk takes place on the Hart/Montague Bike Trail and will begin at the east end of Spring St. located behind Whitehall Products and Montague Foods in Montague. City officials and area leaders will walk with the people of the community across the White River Bridge to the Chamber of Commerce. Walkers are more than welcome to continue on the path or may turn around and return to the start point. Healthy refreshments will be available at the Chamber Depot. For more information, call (231) 893-4585.

West Michigan United Labor Day Parade
September 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Labor Day is the holiday in which we recognize and celebrate the contribution of all America’s workers to the growth and continued vitality of our nation. Everybody loves a parade! This is an all-inclusive community parade through the streets of downtown Muskegon. The parade will start 11:00am on Monday September 3, and will end approximately around 12:30pm. The parade starts at the intersection of 4th St. and Clay Ave. It will progress down Clay Ave. past Hackley Park to Jefferson St. (turning left) and heading towards Western Ave. The march will continue down Western Ave. and end at 490 W. Western Ave. for a post parade celebration! We are planning a fun filled FREE post parade celebration following the parade that will go until 4:00pm. We plan to have food by multiple food vendors, refreshments, cotton candy, games, prizes, face painting, bounce houses, arts ‘n crafts and much more! For more information or an application to be in the Labor Day Parade, email Jana@unitedwaylakeshore.org

End of Summer Art Show
September 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
August 15 – September 15, Monday – Saturday from 11:00am – 5:00pm, you’re invited to the Art Cats Gallery as they celebrate local artists with the “End of Summer Art Show.” See what their fabulous artists have been creating. For more information, call (231) 755-7606 or visit the website below.
Artists:
• Louise Hopson
• Stephanie Schlatter
• Christie Dreese
• Rick Eastham
• Quentin Eckman
• Susan McElfish
• Cat Jackson
• Sondra Gerber
• Michelle Keller
• Jennifer Gould
• Casey Bemis

Aquastar Labor Day Cruise
September 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Enjoy Muskegon Lake in a whole new way this Labor Day! Join the crew of the Aquastar for a 4:00pm cruise, perfect for relaxing before your family cookout, craziness or as a way to celebrate all on its own. Get tickets online for only $20 now at aquastarcruises.com.

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon. Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market. This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Music at the Library: Plain Jane Glory
September 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 4 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, you’re invited to Hackley Public Library to listen to heartfelt music from the husband and wife duo, Plain Jane Glory. Their neo-folk, Americana music is full of energy, using a variety of instrumentation, including vocal harmonies, violin/fiddle, acoustic guitar, banjo, and more! This pair will create a toe tapping good time, so mark your calendar for this musical performance!
This performance is FREE to the public, and is brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library. For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed.
John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show. Fridays are by appointment only.
For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesdays @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November from 8:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Flea Market at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market is every Wednesday, May – October from 8:00am – 2:00pm. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Every Thursday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, you’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Muskegon Farmers Market Farm-to-Table Annual Dinner
September 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, September 6 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, join the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for their annual Farm-to-Table dinner! Chefs from Kitchen 242 will be cooking a delicious farm-to-table meal that you will not want to miss.
The menu includes:
• Appetizers – Antipasto Misto (prosciutto, dry salami, capicollo, pecorino, mozzarella (pearl size), fontina cheese, taleggio, olives, baguette for cheese and bruschetta, Giardini era)
• Soup – Tuscan soup – (ribollita) cannellini beans, black kale, tomatoes, EVOO, carrots. Garnish (at service): Toasted crostini and pecorino Toscano
• Starter – Parmesan eggplant – eggplant, tomato sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan and basil
• Main – Meatballs – pork & beef, bread soaked in milk, eggs, Parmesan, parsley, nutmeg – dry white wine (Sauvignon blanc) serve over spaghetti squash
• Roasted tomato sauce – roasted tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery, herbs pureed (as second option with spaghetti squash)
• Dessert – Cannoli, Chocolate dipped biscotti with coffee
• A cash bar will begin at 6:00pm. Dinner will be served approximately 7:00pm.
There will also be music by Steve Talaga as well as a silent auction! Seating is general admission. Seats can be reserved for parties of 8 or larger if reserved at least two weeks before the event. To do so, please call 231-724-6705 and ask for Ann. The cost is $35.

Touch the Trucks
September 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, September 7 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Downtown Muskegon Now invites you to “Touch the Trucks!” This is a family friendly, free, and interactive car show for all ages. Come to downtown’s Western Ave. to explore trucks of all shapes, sizes and purposes. Service trucks, emergency vehicles, restored classics, and more will be in two locations downtown for the community to appreciate, inspect, and of course, touch! For more information, call (231) 724-3180.

Sportsmen for Youth Day
September 8
The Muskegon Area Sportsmen for Youth, a nonprofit corporation, hosts this annual event Saturday, September 8 at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds! Sportsmen for Youth Day is designed to provide young people age 18 and under with the opportunity to try activities including archery, shooting sports, fishing and many other events from 9:00am-3:00pm. Raffles start at 2:30pm. The day will also feature prize drawings and lunch and everything is FREE and open to the public! For more information call Bill at 231-853-6649.

Roosevelt Park Day
September 8
Roosevelt Park Day will be held at locations throughout the Roosevelt Park community on September 8. There’ll be live music, food and craft beer vendors, a 5K run/walk race, a pancake breakfast and a parade. For more information contact Roosevelt Park City Hall at 231-755-3721 ext. 104.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
September 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon! Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s! You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Kids Cupcake War with Chef Char
September 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, September 8 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Kids Cupcake War with Chef Char!”
Little bakers can come together to get creative and competitive in the kitchen over cupcakes. Learn to make delicious ganache and fruit fillings, assorted buttercream frostings and decorate with professional piping tips. Sprinkles and edible glitter will be on hand to accommodate the creative whims of your tiny chefs. Prizes will be awarded for the top cupcake designs. Each baker will take home a dozen cupcakes that they have decorated. This class is for kids 7 and up. The cost is $40. For more information, call (231) 769-2202. To buy tickets, visit Eventbrite.com.

Color Craze Super Saturday
September 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
September 8 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, you’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a “Color Craze Super Saturday!” This free family fun day features a family film, a guided look at the galleries and make-and-take color wheel spinners so you can explore the wonders of color theory. For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Dr. James Jackson Memorial
September 8 @ 11:00 am
drjamesjacksonThe memorial service for Dr. James Jackson of the African American History Museum is set for Saturday, September 8, 11:00am at the Museum. Dr. Jackson passed on Tuesday, June 26. September 8 is the anniversary of Dr. Jackson’s birth.
In place of flowers anyone wishing to make a donation or contribution to the Museum may send it to:
The James Jackson Museum
P.O. Box 4582
Muskegon Heights, MI-49444
For further information call William C. Muhammad at (231) 343-8396 or James McFadden (215) 470-2778.

A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks
September 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 8 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for the lecture, “A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks!” Have you seen the memorial statue of the polar bear in Causeway Park near the Cobb Plant? Come and hear the incredible story of WWI soldiers who later became known as the American Polar Bears! Private Godfrey Anderson, drafted into the United States Army during World War I, became a part of a military adventure that would find him doing battle in the frozen reaches of northern Russia. Gordon Olson, who served as Grand Rapids’ City Historian, will discuss Private Anderson and his fellow Polar Bears’ journey in this historical lecture.
This program is free and brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library. For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Chef Prize
September 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 9 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, come to Hampton Green Farms to taste the flavors of West Michigan’s finest chefs at Chef Prize! This is a day of mingling, food, and fun as you experience the best culinary flavors in Muskegon. All proceeds benefit Kids’ Food Basket, ensuring West Michigan children get the nourishment they need to succeed in school and in life.
Tickets are $40 before August 24 and will increase to $50 afterward. This is a rain or shine event and all ticket sales are final. For tickets or more information, visit Eventbrite.com.
FAQs:
1. Is there a dress code for Chef Prize?
There is no specific dress code. The event is held on a working horse farm, so sturdy shoes are encouraged.
2. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All guests must be 18 or older to attend. IDs will be required for alcoholic beverages.
3. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free parking is available on Hampton Green Farm.
4. What’s the refund policy?
All sales for this event are final. This is a rain or shine event.
5. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not have to bring your printed ticket. There will be a registration table with a listing of those who have purchased tickets.

Booyahs! Ride to the Rescue
September 9 @ 1:00 pm
Sunday, September 9 at 1:00pm, Booyahs Bar and Grill invite you to the 5th Annual Ride to the Rescue Poker Run to benefit the Noah Project, Pound Buddies, the Humane Society and Cat Tails! This run is for 2 wheels or 4 wheels, all wheels are welcome! Registration is from 11:00am – 1:00pm and the minimum donation is $20 per person with a $100 prize for the highest hand and $25 for the lowest. Your donation includes a Taco Bar at Booyahs from 5:00pm – 7:00pm as well as a silent auction, raffle prizes and live music from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Visit Booyahsbarandgrill.com or their Facebook page for more information.

Hackley Crafts: Art Bean Signs
September 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, September 10 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Hackley Library for your chance to transform a canvas and standard beans into a fun, unique work of art! Decorate your home with your finished art bean sign or give it to someone as an artistic gift! Participants will make one sign, with the option to choose from two templates. Embrace your crafty side and join Nancy Hartman as she leads this project!
Registration is required and space is limited. To register, call Hackley Public Library at (231) 722-8011, or visit their online events calendar! This program is free, and is brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

90th Michigan Regional Exhibition at Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon, MI–The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 90th Michigan Regional Exhibition opens Thursday, August 30, 2018. An opening reception will be held that evening from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The awards program starts at 7:00 pm. Over $6,000 in cash prizes will be handed out to the winning artists at the program. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

The annual Regional Exhibition is the longest-established exhibition of its kind in the state, continuing the MMA’s legacy of showcasing the work of Michigan artists, from talented newcomers to accomplished professionals. The competitive show presents a contemporary look at the issues, themes, and materials inspiring today’s artists. Featured media includes painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and installation works. According to MMA Senior Curator Art Martin, “The competitive show presents a contemporary look at the issues, themes, and materials inspiring Michigan’s artists. A visitor favorite, the Regional is meant to engage, challenge, and inspire conversation.” The 90th Regional runs August 30 through November 7, 2018.

Three hundred fifty-three artists submitted 658 artwork entries to be considered for inclusion in this year’s show. The juror, Marc Mitchell, selected 147 works by 150 artists to include in the exhibition.

About the Juror
Marc Mitchell is an Assistant Professor in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas, where he also serves as Curator & Director of Exhibitions and Co-Director of Graduate Studies. As a curator, he has developed exhibitions featuring artists such as Josef Albers, Philip Guston, Louise Bourgeois, and Carrie Mae Weems. Mitchell is also a practicing artist whose work has been featured in New American Paintings and The Boston Globe, and has exhibited around the U.S. and internationally.

September 27 Meet the Artists Event
The MMA invites the public to meet the award winning artists at a special event on Thursday, September 27, 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Artists who have won awards will discuss their work and answer questions during this casual gallery walk. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Event is free.

The 90th Michigan Regional Exhibition is underwritten by Warner Norcross & Judd LLP and the Shape Corporation Advised Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. Awards are underwritten by Swanson Pickle Company. Additional support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. www.muskegonartmuseum.org.

25th Annual Day of Caring – OPERATION UNITED – September 7

Volunteers and Sponsors Needed

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN: United Way of the Lakeshore’s annual Day of Caring will take place on September 7, 2018. Day of Caring is a favorite tradition at United Way of the Lakeshore where hundreds of volunteers and local companies join together across their community to complete large projects. For the 25th Day of Caring, United Way of the Lakeshore is focusing on the community members that have already served and done so much for our country – our Veterans. Calling Day of Caring OPERATION UNITED, volunteers will be assisting 19 local veteran families with minor home repair, home improvement, and landscaping, as well as working on the Veteran’s Memorial Park and sorting school supplies for 23 elementary schools in the county. To make this possible we need your help! We are currently seeking, volunteers/companies that want to be involved and sponsor to help cover our costs. If you are interested please go to the Unitedwaylakeshore.org under the events page, or contact Dominique Bunker at dominique@unitedwaylakeshore.org or (231) 332-4006.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 08/27– 09/03/2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday August 27:

End of Summer Art Show
August 27- September 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
August 15 – September 15, Monday – Saturday from 11:00am – 5:00pm, you’re invited to the Art Cats Gallery as they celebrate local artists with the “End of Summer Art Show.” See what their fabulous artists have been creating. For more information, call (231) 755-7606

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays, @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon. Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market. This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Team Trivia at Fricano Place
Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell. This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams! Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event. For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Tuesday, August 28:

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
August 28 @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed. John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show. Fridays are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

How to Make Italian Giardiniera with Sofia
August 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Garden in a Jar: How to Make Italian Giardiniera with Sofia!” Giardiniera is an Italian relish of pickled vegetables in vinegar or oil. Italian giardiniera is also called sottaceti (under vinegar), a common term for pickled foods. It is typically eaten as an antipasto or with salads. The Italian version includes bell peppers, celery, carrots, cauliflower and gherkins. The pickled vegetables are marinated in oil, red- or white-wine vinegar, herbs and spices. Sofia will share her recipe from her region of Italy. The cost is $35. For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Wednesday August 29

Community Dog Walk
August 22 @ 6:30 pm
Pound Buddies and the Downtown Muskegon Petsafe Bark Park invite anyone and everyone to join their Community Dog Walk! Meet at the Pound Buddies’ Western Market chalet in the sand lot behind the shops on Western Ave. (across from the Farmers Market) Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm through August 29. Everyone will walk to the Downtown Muskegon Petsafe Bark Park where the dogs can play. The walk is one mile long. For details, safety rules and FAQs, find the Petsafe Bark Park on Facebook!

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place happen from 5:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Bring your classic car to the parking lot behind Fricano Place, overlooking Muskegon Lake. They welcome all antiques, customs, classic and novelty vehicles! DJ Tom Schalk will be playing your favorite songs. Your favorite beverages, Fricano’s Pizza, as well as ice cream and desserts from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe will be available for purchase! For more information, call (231) 722-2600

Thursday August 30

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Pigeon Hill Brewing: Craft Cuts
August 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company offers a new take on old-school barbershops with “Craft Cuts!” Emily from Hair.itage Salon & Day Spa is joining to offer haircuts and beard trimming in the taproom. You can sign up for a time slot in person on a first-come/first-served basis, so get there early! Please note that craft cuts is $20 for a haircut + Level 1 or Level 2 beer ($4.50 & $5.25 beers), which is still the best deal in town! For more information, call (231) 375-5184.

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music
Thursday August 30, @ 7:00 pm
Most Thursdays, May 10 – August 30, come to the band shell in Pomona Park for Dancing into the Sunset! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages to settle in for a great evening of music and dancing. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public! For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.

Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College
August 30 @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, room 135: “Oasis in Space” transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. This 35-minute program will run August 28 – October 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm. No reservations are needed. John Bartley Science Museum, room 141: (across the hall from the planetarium) has new exhibits on electricity and magnetism. Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can visit before the planetarium show. Fridays are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a free, private visit for your group, call (231) 777-0289 or email tamera.owens@muskegoncc.edu.

90th Michigan Regional Exhibition: Opening Reception and Awards
August 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the 90th Michigan Regional Exhibition opening reception and awards. Join with the artists to celebrate their achievements and to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. The award ceremony will start at 7:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570

Friday August 31

Aquastar Boat Cruises
August 31 @ 7:30pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Muskegon Polish Festival
August 31 @ 11:00 am – September 1 @ 11:00 pm
Muskegon Polish Festival will take place over Labor Day weekend at historic Hackley Park in Downtown Muskegon! Friday and Saturday, August 31 – September 1 from 11:00am – 11:00pm, enjoy Polish food, polka music, dancing, cultural activities, children’s area, a Catholic Mass at St. Michael’s Church on Sunday, and much more. People of all ethnicities are invited for an authentic Polish experience and a unique venue in the heart of Muskegon. For more information, e-mail polka@muskegonpolishfest.com or visit muskegonpolishfest.com. The 2018 Muskegon Polish Festival will include performances by: Polski Chix Polka Band * Steve Drziwicki Polka Band * Duane Malinowski Polka Band * John Stevens’ Doublshot * Stan Mroz Polka Band * Box on Polka Band

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Saturday September 1:

Flyboarding Experience
September 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come FlyBoard at Mona Lake Boat Club located at 372 Randall Road on Mona Lake. To schedule a Flyboarding ride call Mona Lake Boat Club at 231-798-4011. You must be 12 years of age and over 100 pounds. You must be pre-registered. Each ride costs $75 for members and $100 for non- members of Mona Lake Boat Club

Montague Artisan Market
September 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Support local artists and find unique gifts for yourself or a loved one at the Artisan Market in Montague! The Artisan Market is adjacent to the Farmer’s Market on Water Street and runs the first Saturday of June, July, August, and September from 9:00am – 1:00pm. A variety of vendors sell their handmade items, including soap, jewelry, and other art items. For more information, call 231-893-1155.

Muskegon Polish Festival
September 1 @ 11:00 pm
Muskegon Polish Festival will take place over Labor Day weekend at historic Hackley Park in Downtown Muskegon! Friday and Saturday, August 31 – September 1 from 11:00am – 11:00pm, enjoy Polish food, polka music, dancing, cultural activities, children’s area, a Catholic Mass at St. Michael’s Church on Sunday, and much more. People of all ethnicities are invited for an authentic Polish experience and a unique venue in the heart of Muskegon. For more information, e-mail polka@muskegonpolishfest.com or visit muskegonpolishfest.com. The 2018 Muskegon Polish Festival will include performances by: Polski Chix Polka Band * Steve Drziwicki Polka Band * Duane Malinowski Polka Band * John Stevens’ Doublshot * Stan Mroz Polka Band * Box on Polka Band

Aquastar Boat Cruises
September 1 @ 7:30pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

White Lake Area Nature Walks
September 1@ 10:30 am
Discover the beauty of the White Lake area! Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas and cover a variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife. The walks are appropriate for adults and families; no children allowed without parents. Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month, beginning in June 2 and continuing through October 6. Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and snacks if needed. Other optional items include: sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, sketchpad, and pencils or pens. Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe. Please call 231-893-4585 to confirm or if you have questions.

Maranatha Summer Concert: Phil Keaggy
September 1 @ 7:00 pm
This is the last concert of the season! Come to Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for a free summer concert. You can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening Italian buffet in the dining room. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. All dinner guest receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm. Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon! Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s! You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Sunday September 2:

Aquastar Boat Cruises
September 2 @ 7:30pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street. Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Muskegon’s Labor Day Cars for Cancer
September 2 – September 3
Sunday and Memorial Day Monday, September 2 and 3, it’s the 14th Annual Labor Day Cars For Cancer car show happening at Mercy Health Partners’ Lakes Village! This year, the Different Strokes Car Club will be picking the top 10 cars who will receive special trophies. Regular classes will also receive 3 trophies per class including “Best of Show,” “Young Guns,” and “People’s Choice!” There will also be dash plaques for the first 400 cars registered, as well as vendors, door prizes, grocery giveaways and valve cover racing.

The Kickoff Party: September 2, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
• 5:00pm – 11:00pm/Entertainment Tent
• 5:00pm – 8:00pm/Registration
• 6:30pm/Car Cruise

Labor Day Cars For Cancer: September 3, 7:00am – 2:00pm
• 7:00am – 11:00am/Registration
• 7:30am – 10:00am/Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
• 11:00am – 2:00pm/Knights of Columbus Hot Dog & Hamburger Lunch
• 11:00am – 1:00pm/Participant Voting

All proceeds (100%) go to the Johnson Family Center for Cancer Care. For more information, e-mail Tradrod51@aol.com or fine them on Facebook

Monday September 3:

Muskegon’s Labor Day Cars for Cancer
September 3
Sunday and Memorial Day Monday, September 2 and 3, it’s the 14th Annual Labor Day Cars For Cancer car show happening at Mercy Health Partners’ Lakes Village! This year, the Different Strokes Car Club will be picking the top 10 cars who will receive special trophies. Regular classes will also receive 3 trophies per class including “Best of Show,” “Young Guns,” and “People’s Choice!” There will also be dash plaques for the first 400 cars registered, as well as vendors, door prizes, grocery giveaways and valve cover racing.

The Kickoff Party: September 2, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
• 5:00pm – 11:00pm/Entertainment Tent
• 5:00pm – 8:00pm/Registration
• 6:30pm/Car Cruise

Labor Day Cars For Cancer: September 3, 7:00am – 2:00pm
• 7:00am – 11:00am/Registration
• 7:30am – 10:00am/Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
• 11:00am – 2:00pm/Knights of Columbus Hot Dog & Hamburger Lunch
• 11:00am – 1:00pm/Participant Voting

All proceeds (100%) go to the Johnson Family Center for Cancer Care. For more information, e-mail Tradrod51@aol.com or fine them on Facebook.

Aquastar Labor Day Cruise
September 3 @ 4:00pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street. Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon cruise. Enjoy Muskegon Lake in a whole new way this Labor Day! Join the crew of the Aquastar for a 4:00pm cruise, perfect for relaxing before your family cookout, craziness or as a way to celebrate all on its own. Get tickets online now at aquastarcruises.com. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

12th Annual Labor Day Walk/Fun Run
September 3 @ 8:00 am
Labor Day, September 3 at 8:00am, join the City of Muskegon at Fisherman’s Landing for its 12th Annual Labor Day Walk/Fun Run to celebrate the beauty of our environment and promote the health of our community. This event is not chip-timed, but a timer will be onsite. Registration available online at www.shorelinecity.com. For more information, call 231-724-6705. Check-in/Onsite Registration – 8:00am. 5k Run start time: 8:30am.Walk start time: 9:30am

12th Annual Labor Day Community Walk
September 3 @ 10:00 am
The White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Montague and Whitehall prepare to host their 12th Annual Labor Day Community Walk! The walk takes place on the Hart/Montague Bike Trail and will begin at the east end of Spring St. located behind Whitehall Products and Montague Foods in Montague. City officials and area leaders will walk with the people of the community across the White River Bridge to the Chamber of Commerce. Walkers are more than welcome to continue on the path or may turn around and return to the start point. Healthy refreshments will be available at the Chamber Depot. For more information, call (231) 893-4585.

West Michigan United Labor Day Parade
September 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Labor Day is the holiday in which we recognize and celebrate the contribution of all America’s workers to the growth and continued vitality of our nation. Everybody loves a parade! This is an all-inclusive community parade through the streets of downtown Muskegon. The parade will start 11:00am on Monday September 3, and will end approximately around 12:30pm. The parade starts at the intersection of 4th St. and Clay Ave. It will progress down Clay Ave. past Hackley Park to Jefferson St. (turning left) and heading towards Western Ave. The march will continue down Western Ave. and end at 490 W. Western Ave. for a post parade celebration! We are planning a fun filled FREE post parade celebration following the parade that will go until 4:00pm. We plan to have food by multiple food vendors, refreshments, cotton candy, games, prizes, face painting, bounce houses, arts ‘n crafts and much more! For more information or an application to be in the Labor Day Parade, email Jana@unitedwaylakeshore.org

ONGOING EVENTS:

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian
The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian will be on display at the museum May 24 – September 9 as they present 150 photographs that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in the project. The exhibition also examines criticism of Curtis’s works, and uses the objects themselves to present the dilemmas inherent in understanding the project’s legacy. The show will also premiere newly acquired copper plates used to create the photogravures, and several of the volumes of The North American Indian. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception
May 21- September 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in Overbrook Art Gallery May 21 – September 6. Free and open to the public. Call the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324 for more information. Summer hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday.

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• Come to the Union Depot Building (we have Selfie Stations!) or snap yourself having fun at your favorite Muskegon County attraction.
• Use our hashtag #VisitMuskegon when you share your photo!
• Throughout Summer we will search for #VisitMuskegon selfies (remember, we won’t see it unless it is public) on each Wednesday.
• Using random.org we will select someone’s smiling selfie to snag some Visit Muskegon swag!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 08/20– 08/27/2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday August 20:

Film at the USS Silversides:The Enemy Below
August 19@ 2:00 pm – August 25@ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

End of Summer Art Show
August 15- September 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
August 15 – September 15, Monday – Saturday from 11:00am – 5:00pm, you’re invited to the Art Cats Gallery as they celebrate local artists with the “End of Summer Art Show.” See what their fabulous artists have been creating. For more information, call (231) 755-7606

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays, @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon. Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market. This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Team Trivia at Fricano Place
Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell. This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams! Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event. For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Tuesday, August 21:

McGraft Park Free Concert:Silverado
Tuesday, August 22 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy summer evenings filled with music at McGraft Park’s Free Summer Concert Series! Concerts are Tuesdays and begin at 7:00pm. Last concert of the season!

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Paddle and Pints
August 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Heritage Landing for “Paddle and Pints!” Come enjoy an evening on the working waterfront of Muskegon, followed by some craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.! You will have your choice of single or tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or their giant inflatable Megalodon SUP for an evening cruise. All equipment is provided! The cost is $20 with pre-registration required through Eventbrite. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, they just ask for a suggested donation of $5 for the coordination of the event. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to the event. For those wanting to register after that please call (616) 745-4287.

Wednesday August 22

Community Dog Walk
August 22 @ 6:30 pm
Pound Buddies and the Downtown Muskegon Petsafe Bark Park invite anyone and everyone to join their Community Dog Walk! Meet at the Pound Buddies’ Western Market chalet in the sand lot behind the shops on Western Ave. (across from the Farmers Market) Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm through August 29. Everyone will walk to the Downtown Muskegon Petsafe Bark Park where the dogs can play. The walk is one mile long. For details, safety rules and FAQs, find the Petsafe Bark Park on Facebook!

Strong Towns Curbside Chat
August 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hear a Curbside Chat Presentation with president and founder of “Strong Towns,” Charles Marohn at Hackley Park. Muskegon was chosen out of 16 cities as Strong Town 2018! Charles will be giving this presentation on what it means to be a Strong Town and explain how active citizens, local officials and design professionals can impact a community! Seating is limited, so please bring a chair.

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place happen from 5:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Bring your classic car to the parking lot behind Fricano Place, overlooking Muskegon Lake. They welcome all antiques, customs, classic and novelty vehicles! DJ Tom Schalk will be playing your favorite songs. Your favorite beverages, Fricano’s Pizza, as well as ice cream and desserts from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe will be available for purchase! For more information, call (231) 722-2600

Thursday August 23

Performances @The Block: Alexander Zonjic and Friends
August 23 @ 7:30 pm
Tickets are just $10.00! Come to The Block for Alexander Zonjic and Friends! A gifted jazz flutist, Alexander Zonjic is known across the country for his cool jazz grooves and exciting shows. He has shared the stage with such greats as Kenny G, Bob James, Matsui and Jeff Lorber. In addition to performing hundreds of concerts a year, he is the creative director for numerous summer music festivals. Zonjic and his friends will kick off Muskegon’s 2018 Shoreline Jazz Festival in this Thursday evening concert @The Block. Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information. Doors and bar open at 6:45pm.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Wayne’s Deli Celebrates 60th Anniversary
August 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A Muskegon County staple since 1958, visitors to Wayne’s can enjoy a full-service, old-fashioned style deli counter (home to the original “Gimmick” sandwich), a large selection of Michigan wines, fresh roasted coffee, local craft beer, and much more. They even offer catering services and a variety of gift baskets for holidays or special occasions. To celebrate, Wayne’s is hosting an open house event on Thursday, August 23 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Open to the public, the event will feature samples of their signature sandwiches, cheeses, roasted coffee, craft beer, and wine. Visitors can also enter for a chance to win Wayne’s logo apparel, coffee mugs, free lunches, and a pair of tickets to the Michigan Irish Music Festival.

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music
Thursday August 23, @ 7:00 pm
Most Thursdays, May 10 – August 30, come to the band shell in Pomona Park for Dancing into the Sunset! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages to settle in for a great evening of music and dancing. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public! For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Muskegon State Park: Santa’s Sleigh Bells
August 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 23 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, join park staff and celebrate the holidays in August! Meet at the Channel Campground host site (site 133) to learn some unique facts about Santa’s furry friends, enjoy Mrs. Claus’ homemade cookies and make a Christmas craft! Keep your ears open for Santa’s sleigh bells! Adult supervision required for children 12 and under. No registration required, program is rain or shine. For more information please call the park at (231) 744-3480. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757. Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570

Friday August 24

Shoreline Jazz Festival Concert in Hackley Park
August 24 @ 5:00pm-9:00pm (bring your chair) FREE concert
Alexander Zonjic’s 5th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival returns to Heritage Landing and other downtown locations in Muskegon Friday there is a FREE concert to showcase what you will get at the festival. For more information, visit www.shorelinejazzfestival.com.

Hackley & Hume Scandal Tour: The Curse of Civil War Gold
August 24 – August 25
Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm and again from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, you’re invited to take part in the Hackley & Hume Scandal Tour! Are you interested in the theories surrounding Civil War gold connections to Muskegon as seen on History Channel’s “The Curse of Civil War Gold?” Participate in this illuminating and interactive mock trial covering the TV show theories as well as the facts they have on hand in their archives. Decide for yourself once and for all: Is there gold in Muskegon? Reserve your spot by contacting Aaron Mace at aaron@lakeshoremuseum.org or (231) 724-5534. Due to adult themes and topics, this program is NOT suitable for children. The cost is $15 for members or $20 for non-members.

Aquastar Boat Cruises
August 24 @ 7:30pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Saturday August 25:

Montague Artisan Market
August 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Support local artists and find unique gifts for yourself or a loved one at the Artisan Market in Montague! The Artisan Market is adjacent to the Farmer’s Market on Water Street and runs the first Saturday of June, July, August, and September from 9:00am – 1:00pm. A variety of vendors sell their handmade items, including soap, jewelry, and other art items. For more information, call 231-893-1155.

Burning Foot Beer Festival
August 25
Beer, music, sand, Lake Michigan, bare feet, art, food – what could be better? The fourth annual Burning Foot Beer Festival will ignite Pere Marquette Park beach on Saturday, August 25. Although the sand will already be hot, Burning Foot is turning up the heat with 70 Great Lakes-region breweries, food, bands, games, art, camping and more! Shoes can be checked in during the festival with proceeds benefiting the Noah Project. The music lineup includes headliner Eve 6. After two years of Sublime tributes, Burning Foot will feature two members of the band, Michael “Miguel” Happoldt and Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman, performing with The Long Beach Dub Allstars. Local bands include Mustard Plug and Flexadecibel. A new waterfront stage will feature acoustic performances by Brett Dame and Brother James.This year’s official food vendors will be Muskegon-area restaurants Hamburger Mikey, Rad Dads’ Tacos & Tequila Bar, Bone Ends and Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack. For more information, visit www.burningfoot.beer or check them out on Facebook.

Hackley & Hume Scandal Tour: The Curse of Civil War Gold
August 24 – August 25
Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm and again from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, you’re invited to take part in the Hackley & Hume Scandal Tour! Are you interested in the theories surrounding Civil War gold connections to Muskegon as seen on History Channel’s “The Curse of Civil War Gold?” Participate in this illuminating and interactive mock trial covering the TV show theories as well as the facts they have on hand in their archives. Decide for yourself once and for all: Is there gold in Muskegon? Reserve your spot by contacting Aaron Mace at aaron@lakeshoremuseum.org or (231) 724-5534. Due to adult themes and topics, this program is NOT suitable for children. The cost is $15 for members or $20 for non-members.

Shoreline Jazz Festival
August 25 – August 26
Alexander Zonjic’s 5th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival returns to Heritage Landing. Enjoy your favorite jazz artists on beautiful Muskegon Lake! For more information, visit www.shorelinejazzfestival.com.

Aquastar Boat Cruises
August 25 @ 7:30pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

White Lake Area Nature Walks
August 25 @ 10:30 am
Discover the beauty of the White Lake area! Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas and cover a variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife. The walks are appropriate for adults and families; no children allowed without parents. Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month, beginning in June 2 and continuing through October 6. Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and snacks if needed. Other optional items include: sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, sketchpad, and pencils or pens. Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe. Please call 231-893-4585 to confirm or if you have questions.

Maranatha Summer Concert: Jaci Velasquez
August 25 @ 7:00 pm
Every Saturday evening at 7:00pm, come to Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for a free summer concert. You can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening Italian buffet in the dining room. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. All dinner guest receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm. Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.

Summer Matinee Movie at Hackley Public Library
August 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Looking for an afternoon of fun out of the hot sun this summer? Enjoy a matinee movie at Hackley Public Library! We will be featuring an exciting film on Saturday, August 25. The movie will begin at 12:00pm, and patrons are welcome to bring their own snacks or packed lunch to enjoy. Movies are always fun with friends, so gather together for a day out at HPL! Feel free to call Hackley Public Library or stop in with questions about the movie being shown!

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon! Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s! You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Sunday August 26:

Shoreline Jazz Festival
August 25 – August 26
Alexander Zonjic’s 5th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival returns to Heritage Landing. Enjoy your favorite jazz artists on beautiful Muskegon Lake! For more information, visit www.shorelinejazzfestival.com.

Yoga Top Deck of the LST 393
Sundays @ 7:00pm- 8:00pm
Get your down dog on while participating in yoga each Sunday evening. Just $5 a person and the money raised goes back into the community. This is open to everyone (no membership needed) See you on the deck of the LST 393 Veterans Museum (you may even see an amazing sunset at close of class) For more information contact Rootdown Yoga 231-722-9642

Aquastar Boat Cruises
August 26 @ 4:00pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street. Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Paddles & Pups
August 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 26 from 11:00am – 5:00pm, come to Kruse Park, Muskegon’s “dog beach” and enjoy Lake Michigan with your furry friends! This event is FREE to attend, so come down and connect with other pet owners, pet lovers and local animal welfare organizations! If you don’t have a furry friend of your own, Pound Buddies will have some of their adorable pets and adoption opportunities at the event! The fun includes, but is NOT limited to…
• Music on the beach
• Beach games
• Paddling opportunities for pets and pet owners
• Raffle for paddling and team building adventures
Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP) will be available for paddling with your furry friends (or just on your own) for $10. They will have a limited amount, so to ensure you get time on the water they recommend pre-purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite. Sales on the day of the event will also be available if they have unused kayaks + SUP’s. All paddles and lifejackets for people will be provided. If you need/want a life jacket for your pet you must provide your own.

ONGOING EVENTS:

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian
The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian will be on display at the museum May 24 – September 9 as they present 150 photographs that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in the project. The exhibition also examines criticism of Curtis’s works, and uses the objects themselves to present the dilemmas inherent in understanding the project’s legacy. The show will also premiere newly acquired copper plates used to create the photogravures, and several of the volumes of The North American Indian. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception
May 21- September 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in Overbrook Art Gallery May 21 – September 6. Free and open to the public. Call the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324 for more information. Summer hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday.

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• Come to the Union Depot Building (we have Selfie Stations!) or snap yourself having fun at your favorite Muskegon County attraction.
• Use our hashtag #VisitMuskegon when you share your photo!
• Throughout Summer we will search for #VisitMuskegon selfies (remember, we won’t see it unless it is public) on each Wednesday.
• Using random.org we will select someone’s smiling selfie to snag some Visit Muskegon swag!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 08/13 – 08/20/2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday August 13:

Half-Day Dune Adventurers Camp
August 13 @ 10:00 am – August 17 @ 1:00 pm
Monday – Friday, August 13 – 17 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, bring your kids age 7 – 13 to the Dune Adventurers Camp! Explore the dunes, paddle Muskegon lake, solve nature based puzzles, work through challenge courses, try your hand at archery and slide the summer luge! Sound fun!? They have numerous week long summer camp offerings that will keep your children active and engaged. In their half-day dune adventurers camp campers will take part in a variety of activities from kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding to dune hiking, nature reflection, archery, summer luge, silly games, and challenge courses. For more information call 1-877-879-5843 or register at Eventbrite.com.

Film at the USS Silversides:Crash Dive
August 13@ 2:00 pm – August 18@ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays, @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon. Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market. This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Team Trivia at Fricano Place
Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell. This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams! Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event. For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Tuesday, August 14:

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Aquastar Boat Cruises
August 14 @ 1:00pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Half-Day Dune Adventurers Camp
August 14 @ 10:00 am – August 17 @ 1:00 pm
Monday – Friday, August 13 – 17 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, bring your kids age 7 – 13 to the Dune Adventurers Camp! Explore the dunes, paddle Muskegon lake, solve nature based puzzles, work through challenge courses, try your hand at archery and slide the summer luge! Sound fun!? They have numerous week long summer camp offerings that will keep your children active and engaged. In their half-day dune adventurers camp campers will take part in a variety of activities from kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding to dune hiking, nature reflection, archery, summer luge, silly games, and challenge courses. For more information call 1-877-879-5843 or register at Eventbrite.com.

UFO Presentation
August 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Are you curious or interested in UFOs and stories of personal encounters? Dr. Ron Pleune has been interested in extraterrestrials ever since he began researching the Billy Meier Story in 2015. Dr. Pleune will give an impressive presentation discussing the story of Billy Meier’s contact with extraterrestrials. This is held at Hackley Public Library and is free to the public.

Paddle and Pints
August 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Heritage Landing for “Paddle and Pints!” Come enjoy an evening on the working waterfront of Muskegon, followed by some craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.! You will have your choice of single or tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or their giant inflatable Megalodon SUP for an evening cruise. All equipment is provided! The cost is $20 with pre-registration required through Eventbrite. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, they just ask for a suggested donation of $5 for the coordination of the event. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to the event. For those wanting to register after that please call (616) 745-4287.

Stuffed Vegetables Italian Style Cooking Class
August 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Kitchen 242 insides the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Stuffed Vegetables Italian Style with Sofia Occhialini!” Fill fresh vegetables from the Muskegon Farmers’ Market with tuna, meat or mozzarella! There will be plenty for eating in class and usually left overs to take home and enjoy for lunch the next day. Sofia will share recipes from her home region of Italy. The cost is $35. For more information, call (231) 769-2202. To buy tickets, visit Eventbrite.com.

Wednesday August 15

Call to Artists: Submission Deadline for Black & White Exhibit
August 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Red Lotus Center for the Arts is hosting a Black & White Exhibit! This is an opportunity for artists to showcase their skills in form, texture, contrast, light, and shape in monochromatic fashion. All mediums will be considered. For complete rules and submission forms, please contact redlotus@redlotusmuskegon.com or stop by the gallery no later than August 15. To find out more and to stay up to date with Red Lotus events, be sure to follow them on Facebook!

Community Dog Walk
August 15 @ 6:30 pm
Pound Buddies and the Downtown Muskegon Petsafe Bark Park invite anyone and everyone to join their Community Dog Walk! Meet at the Pound Buddies’ Western Market chalet in the sand lot behind the shops on Western Ave. (across from the Farmers Market) Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm through August 29. Everyone will walk to the Downtown Muskegon Petsafe Bark Park where the dogs can play. The walk is one mile long. For details, safety rules and FAQs, find the Petsafe Bark Park on Facebook!

Half-Day Dune Adventurers Camp
August 15 @ 10:00 am – August 17 @ 1:00 pm
Monday – Friday, August 13 – 17 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, bring your kids age 7 – 13 to the Dune Adventurers Camp! Explore the dunes, paddle Muskegon lake, solve nature based puzzles, work through challenge courses, try your hand at archery and slide the summer luge! Sound fun!? They have numerous week long summer camp offerings that will keep your children active and engaged. In their half-day dune adventurers camp campers will take part in a variety of activities from kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding to dune hiking, nature reflection, archery, summer luge, silly games, and challenge courses. For more information call 1-877-879-5843 or register at Eventbrite.com.

Performances @ The Block: Tim Froncek and Friends
August 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Legendary jazz drummer Tim Froncek is at The Block this summer! Mr. Froncek and a collection of friends will present three evenings of stellar live jazz in the elegant ambiance of The Block. Enjoy these fantastic regional artists while sipping your favorite beverage of choice. Step out onto the rooftop deck after the concert for downtown’s best view of the sunset sunset over Muskegon Lake! Tickets are just $10.00 each. Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Call 231-726-3231 for tickets and more information.

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

McGraft Park Free Concert:Cuig
Wednesday, August 15 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy summer evenings filled with music at McGraft Park’s Free Summer Concert Series! Concerts are Tuesdays (except where noted) and begin at 7:00pm. **This week the concert is Wednesday.** Sponsored by the Michigan Irish Music Festival.

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place happen from 5:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Bring your classic car to the parking lot behind Fricano Place, overlooking Muskegon Lake. They welcome all antiques, customs, classic and novelty vehicles! DJ Tom Schalk will be playing your favorite songs. Your favorite beverages, Fricano’s Pizza, as well as ice cream and desserts from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe will be available for purchase! For more information, call (231) 722-2600

Thursday August 16

Half-Day Dune Adventurers Camp
August 16 @ 10:00 am – August 17 @ 1:00 pm
Monday – Friday, August 13 – 17 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, bring your kids age 7 – 13 to the Dune Adventurers Camp! Explore the dunes, paddle Muskegon lake, solve nature based puzzles, work through challenge courses, try your hand at archery and slide the summer luge! Sound fun!? They have numerous week long summer camp offerings that will keep your children active and engaged. In their half-day dune adventurers camp campers will take part in a variety of activities from kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding to dune hiking, nature reflection, archery, summer luge, silly games, and challenge courses. For more information call 1-877-879-5843 or register at Eventbrite.com.

8th Annual Health, Wellness & Recovery Fair
August 16 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Come to Hackley Park for the 8th Annual Health, Wellness & Recovery Fair! This FREE community event features 90+ exhibitor booths, live music, kids’ activities and free lunch for the first 1,000 attendees. For more information, call (231) 724-1111 or visit eventbrite.com.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music
Thursday August 16, @ 7:00 pm
Most Thursdays, May 10 – August 30, come to the band shell in Pomona Park for Dancing into the Sunset! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages to settle in for a great evening of music and dancing. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public! For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570

Summer Shorts
August 16 @ 7:30 pm – August 18 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday, August 16 – 18 at 7:30pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Summer Shorts” by various artists and directed by The Cast! Although short on length, the themes are as wide-ranging as the playwrights themselves. From laugh-out-loud humor to quiet sadness, this collection of plays will take audiences through stories of a missed appointment, an inept interpreter, a woman who’s lost her sense of humor, a man’s search for the perfect home, and a baseball from the 1962 Mets. For more information, call (231) 894-4048.

Friday August 17

Arts & Drafts Festival
August 17 – August 18
Ross Park in Norton Shores plays host to its 42nd Annual Art Fair, Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18! There’ll be wonderful displays of hand crafted goods available for purchase as well as an Arts & Dash 5K Run, food vendors and a beverage tent with a live music stage! For more information call 231-799-6802.

Movies on Deck:(People’s Choice) The Iron Giant
Friday, August 17 @ 9:00 pm
This is the last movie of the season! The 12th annual Movies on Deck film series features eight movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings on the LST 393. Each showing is free to the public, but donations are welcome. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and weather appropriate clothing. Popcorn, soda and snacks will be available at the event. In the event of inclement weather, showings will be moved inside the ship, and will begin at 10:00pm. The museum is open for regular tours from 10:00am – 5:00pm seven days a week with the last daily tour starting at 4:00pm. More information is available at lst393.org.

Parties in the Park:Flexadecibel
Friday, August 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the last concert of the season! For more than 30 years, Parties in the Park has been a Muskegon institution providing Friday evening entertainment, free admission, and a family-friendly atmosphere! Be a part of the tradition and enjoy your summer evening with us downtown in Hackley Park. Tonight’s sponsor is Muskegon Jaycees

All Access Tours of the Hackley & Hume Historic Site
August 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Go where no visitor has gone before on this ALL ACCESS tour of the Hackley and Hume Historic Site. Explore behind closed doors including attics, porches, and basements of both houses. Join us on the third Friday of the month from 7-8:30pm to enjoy and experience different themed topics such as restoration, preservation, family stories, and more! Lakeshoremuseum.org

White River Light Station Free Concert:Steel Doin’ It
August 17 @ 7:00 pm
Come to the White River Light Station for “Music at the Light,” featuring Steel Doin’ It! The tower will be open late and available for tours for the standard admission charge of $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. In case of rain, meet at the Fruitland Township Hall (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall). For more information, call (231) 894-8265.

Half-Day Dune Adventurers Camp
August 17 @ 1:00 pm
Monday – Friday, August 13 – 17 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, bring your kids age 7 – 13 to the Dune Adventurers Camp! Explore the dunes, paddle Muskegon lake, solve nature based puzzles, work through challenge courses, try your hand at archery and slide the summer luge! Sound fun!? They have numerous week long summer camp offerings that will keep your children active and engaged. In their half-day dune adventurers camp campers will take part in a variety of activities from kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding to dune hiking, nature reflection, archery, summer luge, silly games, and challenge courses. For more information call 1-877-879-5843 or register at Eventbrite.com.

Summer Shorts
August 17 @ 7:30 pm – August 18 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday, August 16 – 18 at 7:30pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Summer Shorts” by various artists and directed by The Cast! Although short on length, the themes are as wide-ranging as the playwrights themselves. From laugh-out-loud humor to quiet sadness, this collection of plays will take audiences through stories of a missed appointment, an inept interpreter, a woman who’s lost her sense of humor, a man’s search for the perfect home, and a baseball from the 1962 Mets. For more information, call (231) 894-4048.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Aquastar Boat Cruises
August 17 @ 7:30pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Yoga at the Light
August 17 @ 9:30 am
Summer days are for unwinding and what better way to enjoy a summer’s day than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station! They offer many family friendly events throughout the summer that are free to the public. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together watching a movie, or listening to folk inspired music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station. The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge. July 20 at 9:30am: Yoga at the Light with Mitch Colman. Rain date will be July 27. For more information, call White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

Saturday August 18:

Montague Artisan Market
August 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Support local artists and find unique gifts for yourself or a loved one at the Artisan Market in Montague! The Artisan Market is adjacent to the Farmer’s Market on Water Street and runs the first Saturday of June, July, August, and September from 9:00am – 1:00pm. A variety of vendors sell their handmade items, including soap, jewelry, and other art items. For more information, call 231-893-1155.

White Lake Area Nature Walks
August 18 @ 10:30 am
Discover the beauty of the White Lake area! Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas and cover a variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife. The walks are appropriate for adults and families; no children allowed without parents. Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month, beginning in June 2 and continuing through October 6. Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and snacks if needed. Other optional items include: sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, sketchpad, and pencils or pens. Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe. Please call 231-893-4585 to confirm or if you have questions.

Arts & Drafts Festival
August 18
Ross Park in Norton Shores plays host to its 42nd Annual Art Fair, Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18! There’ll be wonderful displays of hand crafted goods available for purchase as well as an Arts & Dash 5K Run, food vendors and a beverage tent with a live music stage! For more information call 231-799-6802.

Bill Gillan Salmon Fish Boil
August 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the White Lake Area Sportfishing Association at the Montague Band Shell, 8636 Water Street, Montague for their annual Bill Gillan Salmon Fish Boil! For over 30 years, the WLASA club has perfected and served this wonderful Great Lakes meal on beautiful White Lake. You will receive a generous serving of fresh boiled salmon, potatoes & onion, covered with pure melted butter and a delicious roll for a $12 donation ($6 donation for children 12 and under). This year they are also excited to give you an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for drawings and you need not be present to win! For more information, call 231-557-6473.

Moose Fest 2018
August 18
Country radio station, WMUS (107.9FM) invites you to join them at beautiful Heritage Landing for Moose Fest 2018! This FREE day of music features many of your favorite artists playing acoustical sets. Headlining the show is Kip Moore who’s been on the national country music scene since 2012 when he first hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” which went to No. 1 in June that year. The lineup also includes country music up-and-comers Trent Harmon, Abby Anderson, Travis Denning, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tenille Arts and local artist Bari Lee. Listen in or check their website at www.107mus.iheart.com or visit the link below for information on locations where you can pick up your FREE tickets to this great day of music on Muskegon Lake. For more information, call 616-459-1919.

Bike Pedal and Family Pedal Pirate Style
August 18 @ 1:00
Get your gang together and ride down the bike path between Downtown Muskegon and the Beach with stops along the way. Pubs, Ice Cream, Restaurants, and Awesome Maritime sights. Both Adult and Family Friendly stops available.

Bright Lights Muskegon Lighthouse Festival
August 18 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy (MLC) invites you to attend their annual Muskegon Bright Lights Festival in celebration of the Michigan Maritime Festival. Special festival offerings include family-friendly Lighthouse Tower Tours 1:00pm-8:00pm price is $2-4., Children’s Chalk Art Contest 2:00pm.,Children’s Storytime 3:00pm., Zumba on the Pier begins at 5:30pm (dress comfortably). Live music with Karen & Eric Smith from 4:00pm-5:00pm and Mackenzie Love from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

Maranatha Summer Concert: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
August 18 @ 7:00 pm
Every Saturday evening at 7:00pm, come to Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for a free summer concert. You can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening Italian buffet in the dining room. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. All dinner guest receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm. Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.

Taste of History: 18th Century
August 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Come to Michigan’s Heritage Park as they explore food and cooking methods from the 1700’s! There will be hands-on activities, cooking demonstrations by their re-enactors, and samples available for purchase throughout the park. Tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 each at the event. For more information, call (231) 894-0342. General Admission is: $12 Adults and teens $10 for visitors 65 and older $7 for ages 3 to 12 Free admission for 2 and younger

Cigar Rolling Demonstration
August 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Visit Pigeon Hill Brewing as Jorge’s Cigars demonstrates the art of properly rolling a cigar by hand! You will have the opportunity to learn everything about the process, from the planting of seeds to the point of enjoying a well-rolled cigar. Jorge is a cigar roller who loves to discuss the passion, history and culture of the famous Cuban cigar brands. Cigars will also be available for purchase from Jorge (cash or credit). For more information, call (231) 375-5184. PLEASE NOTE: Pigeon Hill Brewery Company is a non-smoking location. They ask that you enjoy yours at home in order to ensure a family-friendly atmosphere.

Great Lakes Surf Festival
August 18
The 1st annual Great Lakes Surf Festival comes to Pere Marquette Beach! This new festival is the brainchild of Joe Bidawid, one of the most influential and highly accomplished Great Lakes Water athletes. A former professional windsurfer, he is credited with pioneering both Kiteboarding and Stand Up Paddling on the Great Lakes and is also an accomplished surfer. All SUP’ers, surfers, kiteboarders, kayakers, windsurfers, artists and yogis are welcome to this fun filled day of watersports. If you are currently not involved with any of these sports, then the GLSF will provide the perfect place and opportunity for you to learn. By registering, you will have access to numerous workshops, free lessons and product demos that will help you access the sport of your choice. BEACH CAMPING: Camp right on the beach, just steps away from the water! Camping will be available for the nights of Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18. Space will be limited and these tent sites are certain to book up fast. *Free gear raffle for registered participants.*SUP races for different age groups and abilities.*Kayak races for different age groups and abilities.*SUP Yoga.*Workshops plus much more.

Harbor Hospice Regatta
August 18 @ 11:00 am
Come to the Muskegon Yacht Club for the 11th Annual Harbor Hospice Regatta! This sailing race is open to the public with registration starting at 11:00am. This popular race has raised more than $25 million dollars for hospice services across the country and features amazing food, a cash bar, live entertainment, auctions, raffles and games. Call 231-728-3442.

Summer Shorts
Saturday, August 18 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday, August 16 – 18 at 7:30pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Summer Shorts” by various artists and directed by The Cast! Although short on length, the themes are as wide-ranging as the playwrights themselves. From laugh-out-loud humor to quiet sadness, this collection of plays will take audiences through stories of a missed appointment, an inept interpreter, a woman who’s lost her sense of humor, a man’s search for the perfect home, and a baseball from the 1962 Mets. For more information, call (231) 894-4048.

Community Paddle: Harbour Towne Beach
Saturday, August 18
Join fellow paddlers at Harbour Towne Beach for a Muskegon Area Community Paddle! If you have a paddle craft, whether it’s a kayak, standup paddle board, canoe or rowboat, you’re invited to put in at Muskegon’s Harbour Towne Beach for this free community event. Those without a paddle craft can rent a kayak from Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service. Participants must have a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device. For more information, or to register or rent a kayak, call 231-740-0227.

Aquastar Boat Cruises
August 18 @ 1:00pm & 7:30pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon! Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s! You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Sunday August 19

Aquastar Boat Cruises
August 19 @ 4:00pm
Aquastar located at 560 Mart Street, downtown Muskegon is the new name of the formerly known Port City Princess! Hop aboard and get away from the world for an hour and a half as you explore beautiful Muskegon Lake on an afternoon or sunset cruise. As always, a cash bar and light snacks will be available. Ticket price is $20 and kids under 10 are free with adult tickets, visit their website at www.aquastarcruises.com or call 231-903-0669.

Yoga Top Deck of the LST 393
Sundays @ 7:00pm- 8:00pm
Get your down dog on while participating in yoga each Sunday evening. Just $5 a person and the money raised goes back into the community. This is open to everyone (no membership needed) See you on the deck of the LST 393 Veterans Museum (you may even see an amazing sunset at close of class) For more information contact Rootdown Yoga 231-722-9642

Boat Jam / Celebration
Sunday, August 19 @2:00-6:00pm
Muskegon Boaters Dune Area (Docking at the Dune) or Muskegon South or North Breakwater Cove. Bring your games, food and beverage as we celebrate a Michigan boating tradition. Rafting with family and friends is fun!

Film at the USS Silversides:The Enemy Below
August 19@ 2:00 pm – August 25@ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

ONGOING EVENTS:

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian
The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian will be on display at the museum May 24 – September 9 as they present 150 photographs that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in the project. The exhibition also examines criticism of Curtis’s works, and uses the objects themselves to present the dilemmas inherent in understanding the project’s legacy. The show will also premiere newly acquired copper plates used to create the photogravures, and several of the volumes of The North American Indian.
www.muskegonartmuseum.org

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception
May 21- September 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in Overbrook Art Gallery May 21 – September 6. Free and open to the public. Call the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324 for more information. Summer hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday.

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• Come to the Union Depot Building (we have Selfie Stations!) or snap yourself having fun at your favorite Muskegon County attraction.
• Use our hashtag #VisitMuskegon when you share your photo!
• Throughout Summer we will search for #VisitMuskegon selfies (remember, we won’t see it unless it is public) on each Wednesday.
• Using random.org we will select someone’s smiling selfie to snag some Visit Muskegon swag!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 08/06 – 08/13/2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday August 06:

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays, @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon. Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market. This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Team Trivia at Fricano Place
Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell. This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams! Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event. For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Tuesday, August 07:

Lighthouse Tours: National Lighthouse Day
August 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light in honor of National Lighthouse Day! Observed annually on August 7, National Lighthouse Day honors the beacon of light that for hundreds of years symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea. At one time, the beacon of light could be found across almost all of America’s shorelines. Hours are 1:00pm – 5:00pm. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Free Summer Concert Series: Saline Fiddlers
August 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Arts Council of White Lake every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the Montague Band Shell for the ACWL’s Free Summer Concert Series! In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Montague Area Public Schools Center for the Arts located at Montague High School. For more information, call (231) 893-2524.

Paddle and Pints
August 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Heritage Landing for “Paddle and Pints!” Come enjoy an evening on the working waterfront of Muskegon, followed by some craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.! You will have your choice of single or tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or their giant inflatable Megalodon SUP for an evening cruise. All equipment is provided! The cost is $20 with pre-registration required through Eventbrite. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, they just ask for a suggested donation of $5 for the coordination of the event. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to the event. For those wanting to register after that please call (616) 745-4287.

Seed to Feed Camp: Chilling and Grilling with Chef Char
August 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, August 7 and 9 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm, bring the kids to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Seed to Feed Camp: Chilling and Grilling with Chef Char!” Chill out with fresh produce purchased directly from the farmers at the Muskegon Farmers Market and make healthy treats for the freezer or the grill. On the first day of cooking camp, participants will also shiver and shake while making their own ice cream, cook fruit smoothies and frozen all-fruit popsicles. On the second day, campers will heat up the grill and make delicious veggie skewers with the freshest and healthiest vegetables from the market and accompany it with creative “camping cuisine” style meals in foil packets. This is a two-day camp for kids ages 7-13. The cost is $70 for both days. For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

Wednesday August 8

Performances @ The Block: Tim Froncek and Friends
August 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mr. Froncek and a collection of friends will present three evenings of stellar live jazz in the elegant ambiance of The Block. Enjoy these fantastic regional artists while sipping your favorite beverage of choice. Step out onto the rooftop deck after the concert for downtown’s best view of the sunset sunset over Muskegon Lake! Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Call 231-726-3231 for tickets and more information.

Unity Christian Music Festival
August 8 – August 11
Come to Heritage Landing for Michigan’s premier Christian music festival ! This year’s event features Crowder, for King and Country, MercyMe, Casting Crowns and dozens of others. Plenty of family activities fill the day and evening as well. Tickets, schedules and other information are now available at www.UnityChristianMusicFestival.com

Community Dog Walk
August 8 @ 6:30 pm
Pound Buddies and the Downtown Muskegon Petsafe Bark Park invite anyone and everyone to join their Community Dog Walk! Meet at the Pound Buddies’ Western Market chalet in the sand lot behind the shops on Western Ave. (across from the Farmers Market) Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm through August 29. Everyone will walk to the Downtown Muskegon Petsafe Bark Park where the dogs can play. The walk is one mile long. For details, safety rules and FAQs, find the Petsafe Bark Park on Facebook!

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place happen from 5:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Bring your classic car to the parking lot behind Fricano Place, overlooking Muskegon Lake. They welcome all antiques, customs, classic and novelty vehicles! DJ Tom Schalk will be playing your favorite songs. Your favorite beverages, Fricano’s Pizza, as well as ice cream and desserts from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe will be available for purchase! For more information, call (231) 722-2600

Thursday August 9

Every Brilliant Thing
August 9 @ 7:30 pm – August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Every Brilliant Thing” by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe and directed by Natalie Carmolli. You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. (1) Ice cream. (2) Kung Fu movies. (3) Burning things. (4) Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. (5) Construction cranes. (6) Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Northside Family Fun Fest
August 9 – August 11
The 10th annual Northside Family Fun Fest will take place at Walker Park in North Muskegon from August 9-11 at Walker Park in North Muskegon! This event will feature a parade, art fair, book sale, beer and wine garden and “Taste of the Northside”. The arts & crafts fair will be Saturday only. For more information visit www.cityofnorthmuskegon.com.

Dill Pickles, Relish, Bread & Butter Pickles with Chef Char
August 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 9 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Dill Pickles (Kosher and Zesty), Relish, Bread and Butter Pickles with Chef Char!” Kitchen 242’s canning, freezing and preserving classes continue and in this class will focus on using pickles. You will be taking your creations home with you to enjoy later. Learn how to select pickles for these different recipes. Tips for easy, safe and successful processing of each of these will be shared and demonstrated in class before turning you loose on creating your own. The cost is $40. For more information, call (231) 769-2202. To buy tickets, visit Eventbrite.com.

Crash Course: Wax Casting with Michael Peoples
August 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a Crash Course! Michael Peoples, creator of the “Perchance to Dream” installation, will demonstrate wax-casting techniques on the MMA loading dock. This event is free and open to the public. For more info., call 231-720-2570.

Unity Christian Music Festival
August 8 – August 11
Come to Heritage Landing for Michigan’s premier Christian music festival! This year’s event features Crowder, for King and Country, MercyMe, Casting Crowns and dozens of others. Plenty of family activities fill the day and evening as well. Tickets, schedules and other information are now available at www.UnityChristianMusicFestival.com

Mac Attack” AMA District 14 State Championship Hillclimb
August 10 – August 11
The Muskegon Motorcycle Club presents the Kyle Jerls “Mac Attack”, AMA District 14 State Championship Hillclimb at Mt. Garfield! Join them for this 1st time ever amateur event held at Mt. Garfield! Gates open at noon on Friday with early tech and signup from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Saturday sign-up and tech are from 7:00am – 9:00am. The Hillclimb starts at 10:00am Saturday. Camping is included with your gate fee of $25. No open riding allowed. For more information, call the club at (231) 798-1552 or visit the website below to register.

McGraft Park Free Concert:Westside Soul Surfers
Thursday, August 9 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy summer evenings filled with music at McGraft Park’s Free Summer Concert Series! Concerts are Tuesdays (except where noted) and begin at 7:00pm. **This week the concert is Thursday.** Sponsored by the Lakeside District Association.

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music
Thursday August 9, @ 7:00 pm
Most Thursdays, May 10 – August 30, come to the band shell in Pomona Park for Dancing into the Sunset! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages to settle in for a great evening of music and dancing. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public! For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570

Yankee Tavern
August 2 @ 7:30 pm – August 4 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday, August 2 – 4 at 7:30pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Yankee Tavern” by Steven Dietz! THE STORY: Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz’s acclaimed and already widely produced dramatic thriller—a selection of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life Project—is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

Friday August 10

Muskegon Heritage Museum Community Days:FREE Tours
August 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Muskegon Heritage Museum is offering “Community Days” throughout the 2018 season with free admission sponsored by Consumers Energy Foundation! Friday, August 10, the theme is “Celery Farms,” featuring guests Al Wagenmaker and other former celery growers. For more information, call (231) 722-1363.

Every Brilliant Thing
August 9 @ 7:30 pm – August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Every Brilliant Thing” by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe and directed by Natalie Carmolli. You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. (1) Ice cream. (2) Kung Fu movies. (3) Burning things. (4) Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. (5) Construction cranes. (6) Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

Unity Christian Music Festival
August 8 – August 11
Come to Heritage Landing for Michigan’s premier Christian music festival ! This year’s event features Crowder, for King and Country, MercyMe, Casting Crowns and dozens of others. Plenty of family activities fill the day and evening as well. Tickets, schedules and other information are now available at www.UnityChristianMusicFestival.com

Mac Attack” AMA District 14 State Championship Hillclimb
August 10 – August 11
The Muskegon Motorcycle Club presents the Kyle Jerls “Mac Attack”, AMA District 14 State Championship Hillclimb at Mt. Garfield! Join them for this 1st time ever amateur event held at Mt. Garfield! Gates open at noon on Friday with early tech and signup from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Saturday sign-up and tech are from 7:00am – 9:00am. The Hillclimb starts at 10:00am Saturday. Camping is included with your gate fee of $25. No open riding allowed. For more information, call the club at (231) 798-1552 or visit the website below to register.

Northside Family Fun Fest
August 9 – August 11
The 10th annual Northside Family Fun Fest will take place at Walker Park in North Muskegon from August 9-11 at Walker Park in North Muskegon! This event will feature a parade, art fair, book sale, beer and wine garden and “Taste of the Northside”. The arts & crafts fair will be Saturday only. For more information visit www.cityofnorthmuskegon.com.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Yoga at the Light
August 10 @ 9:30 am
Summer days are for unwinding and what better way to enjoy a summer’s day than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station! They offer many family friendly events throughout the summer that are free to the public. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together watching a movie, or listening to folk inspired music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station. The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge. July 20 at 9:30am: Yoga at the Light with Mitch Colman. Rain date will be July 27. For more information, call White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

Music and Beer at the Light with Fetch Brewing
August 10 @ 6:00 pm
Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together listening to music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station. The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge. (In case of rain, events will be held at the Fruitland Township Office) Live Music with Catfish and the Man! This family friendly event. Beer and wine, as well as soft drinks and water, will be available for purchase for cash only. For more information, call 231-845-7417.

Every Brilliant Thing
August 9 @ 7:30 pm – August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Every Brilliant Thing” by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe and directed by Natalie Carmolli. You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. (1) Ice cream. (2) Kung Fu movies. (3) Burning things. (4) Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. (5) Construction cranes. (6) Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

Unity Christian Music Festival
Through – August 11
Come to Heritage Landing for Michigan’s premier Christian music festival ! This year’s event features Crowder, for King and Country, MercyMe, Casting Crowns and dozens of others. Plenty of family activities fill the day and evening as well. Tickets, schedules and other information are now available at www.UnityChristianMusicFestival.com

Northside Family Fun Fest
Through- August 11
The 10th annual Northside Family Fun Fest will take place at Walker Park in North Muskegon from August 9-11 at Walker Park in North Muskegon! This event will feature a parade, art fair, book sale, beer and wine garden and “Taste of the Northside”. The arts & crafts fair will be Saturday only. For more information visit www.cityofnorthmuskegon.com.

Montague Artisan Market
August 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Support local artists and find unique gifts for yourself or a loved one at the Artisan Market in Montague! The Artisan Market is adjacent to the Farmer’s Market on Water Street and runs the first Saturday of June, July, August, and September from 9:00am – 1:00pm. A variety of vendors sell their handmade items, including soap, jewelry, and other art items. For more information, call 231-893-1155.

White Lake Chamber Music Festival
-until August 12
From August 3 – 12, this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Now in its ninth year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s Music Festival brings great music to the charming towns of Montague and Whitehall, nestled on the shores of scenic White Lake, connecting to Lake Michigan. Come and experience the quaint downtown shopping districts, family-friendly parks, and extensive bike trails of this beautiful vacation paradise. Festival details will be provided as they become available. For more information, call (231) 329-3056.

SJO Supercross
August 4 @ 7:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds for motorcycle and quad racing at the SJO Supercross! Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 11 and under. For more information, call (231) 924-5778.

White Lake Area Nature Walks
August 11 @ 10:30 am
Discover the beauty of the White Lake area! Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas and cover a variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife. The walks are appropriate for adults and families; no children allowed without parents. Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month, beginning in June 2 and continuing through October 6. Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and snacks if needed. Other optional items include: sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, sketchpad, and pencils or pens. Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe. Please call 231-893-4585 to confirm or if you have questions.

Music at the Light
August 4 @ 2:00 pm
Come to the White River Light Station for “Music at the Light,” featuring the Western Michigan Dulcimer Friends for an afternoon concert. The tower will be open and available for tours for the standard admission charge of $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. All concerts are free! In case of rain, meet at the Fruitland Township Hall (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall). For more information, call (231) 894-8265.

Saturday August 11:

Hey 5K Run/Walk
August 11 @ 8:00 am
The Hey 5K Run/Walk is happening August 11 at 8:00am and begins at the historic Union Depot located at 610 W. Western Ave. Early registration is at the Depot on August 10 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Bring your family and friends for this fun Run/Walk and enjoy the sites of historic Downtown Muskegon while supporting the family friendly non-profit radio station 88.9FM. Family and group rates are available for this race. Everyone is welcome! For more information visit www.heyradio.com/hey5k.

Flyboarding Experience
August 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come FlyBoard at Mona Lake Boat Club located at 372 Randall Road on Mona Lake. To schedule a Flyboarding ride call Mona Lake Boat Club at 231-798-4011. You must be 12 years of age and over 100 pounds. You must be pre-registered. Each ride costs $75 for members and $100 for non- members of Mona Lake Boat Club

Maranatha Summer Concert: Theater for the Thirsty
August 11 @ 7:00 pm
Every Saturday evening at 7:00pm, come to Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for a free summer concert. You can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening Italian buffet in the dining room. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. All dinner guest receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm. Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.

Motorcycle Super Saturday
August 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a Motorcycle Super Saturday free family fun day! Celebrate motorcycles and their cool designs. Vroom, vroom! Join the fun!
• 11:00am and 1:00pm – Family Film: The Mouse and the Motorcycle (60 mins.) Join a mischievous little mouse named Ralph who befriends a boy name Keith. Keith happens to have a mouse-sized motorcycle that lands Ralph in a lot of trouble!
• 11:00am – 1:00pm Guided Look: Check out “American Icon: The Art of the Motorcycle” with an MMA docent.
• 11:00am – 2:00pm – Make & Take Motorcycle Collage: Make your own moving work of art with photos and mini wheels. For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Click, Clack, Moosic!
August 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Come to Michigan’s Heritage Park as they welcome the West Michigan Symphony and “Click, Clack, Moosic!” As a part of the White Lake Area Chamber Music Festival, they will be presenting two of the Symphony’s whimsical programs based on Doreen Cronin’s picture books. Children and their caregivers will learn about dynamics and tempo through these fun and playful programs. For more information, call the park at (231) 894-0342.

Self Defense Class
August 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Are you interested in learning methods of self-defense?
Using his 30 plus years of various martial arts experience, Scot Demarest, Chief instructor at Lakeshore Martial Arts, put together a class in self-defense that anyone will be able to use! After teaching you an 8-move-combination, Scot will demonstrate multiple different scenarios where you can use this combination in order to defend yourself. Make sure to wear gym-type attire. REGISTRATION is required as space is limited. Registration will open one month before course starts. This class is for ages 16 and up!

Movies on the Beach: Moana
August 11 @ 9:00 pm
Come to beautiful Pere Marquette Park to enjoy a “Movie on the Beach!” Saturday, August 11 at dusk it’s “Moana!” For more information, find them on Facebook.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon! Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s! You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Sunday August 12

Film at the USS Silversides: Three Stooges & Batman
August 6 – August 11 @ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

8th Annual Mona Lake Boat Poker Run
August 12
Join the Child Abuse Council on Mona Lake as they embark on the 8th Annual Mona Lake Boat Poker Run! Start at the Mona Lake Boat Club and go from dock to dock to gather cards in order to make the best hand and win a prize. All motorized boats are welcome! Pontoons and boats are $25, jet skis and other small motorized watercraft are $15. Each poker hand is $10. There’ll be a raffle and silent auction afterwards with food and drinks available for purchase. To register, go to www.childabusecouncil.org/registration to secure your spot today.

Yoga Top Deck of the LST 393
Sundays @ 7:00pm- 8:00pm
Get your down dog on while participating in yoga each Sunday evening. Just $5 a person and the money raised goes back into the community. This is open to everyone (no membership needed) See you on the deck of the LST 393 Veterans Museum (you may even see an amazing sunset at close of class) For more information contact Rootdown Yoga 231-722-9642

Film at the USS Silversides:Crash Dive
August 12@ 2:00 pm – August 18@ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

White Lake Chamber Music Festival
August 3 – August 12
From August 3 – 12, this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Now in its ninth year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s Music Festival brings great music to the charming towns of Montague and Whitehall, nestled on the shores of scenic White Lake, connecting to Lake Michigan. Come and experience the quaint downtown shopping districts, family-friendly parks, and extensive bike trails of this beautiful vacation paradise. Festival details will be provided as they become available. For more information, call (231) 329-3056.

Michigan Maritime Celebration
August 13 – August 19
Join Lake Effect Boating as they celebrate the maritime wonders of Michigan! From great beaches and boating, to awesome restaurants, breweries, and community events, you won’t want to miss the fun. The Michigan Maritime Celebration, held August 13 – 19 along the Shores of Muskegon, is maritime fun for everyone! Details will be provided as they become available. For more information, visit www.michiganmaritimecelebration.weebly.com.

ONGOING EVENTS:

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian
The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian will be on display at the museum May 24 – September 9 as they present 150 photographs that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in the project. The exhibition also examines criticism of Curtis’s works, and uses the objects themselves to present the dilemmas inherent in understanding the project’s legacy. The show will also premiere newly acquired copper plates used to create the photogravures, and several of the volumes of The North American Indian. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception
May 21- September 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in Overbrook Art Gallery May 21 – September 6. Free and open to the public. Call the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324 for more information. Summer hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday.

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• Come to the Union Depot Building (we have Selfie Stations!) or snap yourself having fun at your favorite Muskegon County attraction.
• Use our hashtag #VisitMuskegon when you share your photo!
• Throughout Summer we will search for #VisitMuskegon selfies (remember, we won’t see it unless it is public) on each Wednesday.
• Using random.org we will select someone’s smiling selfie to snag some Visit Muskegon swag!

Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon, MI—The Muskegon Museum of Art is marking the 150th Anniversary of the birth of renowned photographer Edward Curtis by presenting 150 photogravures from The North American Indian, Curtis’s monumental project comprised of 20 volumes of text and over 700 large portfolio prints that sought to document the Native American tribes of the Western United States.

The show will also feature the premiere of newly acquired copper plates used in the creation of the photogravures, a new gold-tone print of plate #1—The Vanishing Race, and several of the volumes. The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian runs through September 9, 2018.

Created over a span of decades, Curtis’s project was unique for its time, and was a passion that ultimately cost Curtis his health, livelihood, and family. But the enduring legacy of The North American Indian remains, a record of the humanity and strength of Native Americans, at a time when their way of life was under constant threat.

The Muskegon Museum of Art featured the entire collection of The North American Indian over the summer of 2017 in a multi-gallery exhibition that attracted visitors from around the world. The exhibition was both a celebration of Curtis’s achievement and an examination of the dual nature of its legacy, of the preservation of knowledge and culture, and the harmful perpetuations of stereotypes and prejudices that continue to affect the social and political landscape in our country today

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian brings to view images that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in last year’s presentation. The 2018 exhibition also examines some of the criticism of Curtis’s works, using the photos to present the dilemmas that are part of an understanding of the project’s legacy.

Mining Workshops, Historic Tours, and More at the Adventure Mine this Season

miningFun! Excitement! Michigan History! All of these await you at the Adventure Mining Company. Adventure is not our middle name, it’s our first name. Located in the scenic and historic Copper Country of Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula, the Adventure Mining Company offers something for everyone.

Explore Michigan’s rich copper mining history during one of our underground tours. Our knowledgeable guides will set you up with a helmet and headlamp and lead you on an underground walking tour inside an actual copper mine that ceased operations over a hundred years ago. Five different fascinating and informative tours are offered, ranging from a basic forty-five-minute walking tour to tours that include using ropes to rappel deeper into the mine.

minerOur Captains Tour and the Mining Workshop offer more intense exploration into the underground mining experience. Guests on the five to six-hour Captains Tour descend deeper into the mine than any other tour, reaching the second level of the mine. Rope work, climbing, and crawling are all part of this extreme exploration of the Adventure Mine. You’ll even get a pasty lunch served by the light of a miner’s candlelight.

The six-hour Mining Workshop gives you a hands-on understanding of past and present mining methods, including drilling and blasting.

A favorite feature of our tours for many guests is our transportation. No matter which tour you take you will get a ride in one of our Austrian-made six or four-wheeled military vehicles. The vintage Pinzgauers used to carry soldiers from Switzerland’s armed forces. Now they provide our guests with an adventurous and safe ride up to the mine entrances.

outsideIf all that underground adventure isn’t enough, the Adventure Mining Company also offers trails for hiking and mountain biking. The seven miles of trails cover everything from moderate woods trails to more challenging climbs and descents. One loop will bring you to the top of the east bluff of Adventure Mountain with panoramic views of Upper Michigan’s impressive forests – over fifty miles on a clear day!

The Adventure Mining Company is in Greenland, Michigan twelve miles East of the town of Ontonagon. It’s near the intersection of the M-26 and M-38 highways, providing easy access from any direction.

For more information please visit our website at www.adventureminetours.com
To contact us for information or to schedule a group or an advanced level tour call 906-883-3371 or email to info@adventureminetours.com

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/30 – 08/06/2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday July 30:

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays, @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon. Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market. This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Team Trivia at Fricano Place
Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell. This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams! Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event. For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Tuesday, July 31:

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Free Summer Concert Series: Delilah DeWylde
July 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Arts Council of White Lake every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the Montague Band Shell for the ACWL’s Free Summer Concert Series! In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Montague Area Public Schools Center for the Arts located at Montague High School. For more information, call (231) 893-2524.

Pasta Challenge 2 Day Class
July 31 @ 9:00 am – August 1 @ 12:00 pm
Learn techniques for making fresh pasta and traditional pasta dishes from the Culinary Institute of Michigan’s award-winning faculty. Some of the techniques and skills covered will be making fresh pasta dough, varieties of flat pasta, and basic filled pasta. Accompanying sauces will also be covered. Participants in this course will develop an understanding of: Handmade pasta, Varieties of pasta shapes that can be made without special machines. The craft of making filled pasta. All supplies will be provided for participants. In order to provide a safe, sanitary environment for all participants the following must be adhered to for all participants and their chaperone: Nonslip, close-toed close backed shoes, legs must be fully covered and hair must be tied back. The cost is $65.00 per person and includes a buffet lunch immediately following the class. Lunch ends at 1:00pm. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The fee only applies to the student, not the parent or guardian. Reserve your spot by calling Jamie LeRoux Program Director/Restaurant Manager at 231-777-6631 or emailing jlerou01@baker.edu. Registration closes Wednesday, July 18th, 2018.

Paddle and Pints
July 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Heritage Landing for “Paddle and Pints!” Come enjoy an evening on the working waterfront of Muskegon, followed by some craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.! You will have your choice of single or tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or their giant inflatable Megalodon SUP for an evening cruise. All equipment is provided! The cost is $20 with pre-registration required through Eventbrite. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, they just ask for a suggested donation of $5 for the coordination of the event. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to the event. For those wanting to register after that please call (616) 745-4287.

McGraft Park Free Concert:Carl Webb Band
July 31 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy summer evenings filled with music at McGraft Park’s Free Summer Concert Series! Concerts are Tuesdays (except where noted) and begin at 7:00pm.

Wednesday August 1

89th WMYA Championship Regatta
August 1 @ 8:00 am – August 4 @ 5:00 pm
89th WMYA (Western Michigan Yachting Association) Championship Regatta is happening August 1-4 on Muskegon Lake. This event is based at the Muskegon Yacht Club, 3198 Edgewater Street, Muskegon. You will find the best viewing from the water or from the nearby shoreline. So gather your friends and neighbors, head to the beach with your picnic basket and be entertained by some amazing views. For further details, contact WMYA Commodore Josh Wallace, 231-206-3567.

Performances @ The Block: Tim Froncek and Friends
August 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mr. Froncek and a collection of friends will present three evenings of stellar live jazz in the elegant ambiance of The Block. Enjoy these fantastic regional artists while sipping your favorite beverage of choice. Step out onto the rooftop deck after the concert for downtown’s best view of the sunset sunset over Muskegon Lake! Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Call 231-726-3231 for tickets and more information.

Food Truck Rally
August 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get ready for mid-week family fun at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market with once a month Food Truck Rallies! June 27, July 18 and August 1 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, enjoy summer evenings at the market with food, kids’ activities, music and more! Food tickets are $1 with menu prices varying from vendor to vendor, all starting at $3. Bands and vendors will be announced soon. For more information, call (231) 722-3251.

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place happen from 5:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Bring your classic car to the parking lot behind Fricano Place, overlooking Muskegon Lake. They welcome all antiques, customs, classic and novelty vehicles! DJ Tom Schalk will be playing your favorite songs. Your favorite beverages, Fricano’s Pizza, as well as ice cream and desserts from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe will be available for purchase! For more information, call (231) 722-2600

Thursday August 2

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Amazing Honey Bee Event
August 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to the Lakeshore Museum Center and learn all about the amazing life of the honey bee! View LIVE bees in an observation hive, taste honey and much more in a fun, fast-paced presentation by beekeeper Don Snoeyink. Learn how bees make honey and how it is harvested, the types of bees in a hive, and the different jobs they have. Don’t miss out on this family fun event that is fascinating for all ages!

Book Signing Event: “Muskegon”
August 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a book signing event! Authors Norma Lewis and Christine Nyholm will visit the museum to talk about their new book, “Muskegon,” and to sign copies. The book will be available to purchase at the event and in the MMA Museum Store. Light refreshments will be served and wine and beer will be available at a cash bar. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 231-720-2570.

89th WMYA Championship Regatta
August 2 @ 8:00 am – August 4 @ 5:00 pm
89th WMYA (Western Michigan Yachting Association) Championship Regatta is happening August 1-4 on Muskegon Lake. This event is based at the Muskegon Yacht Club, 3198 Edgewater Street, Muskegon. You will find the best viewing from the water or from the nearby shoreline. So gather your friends and neighbors, head to the beach with your picnic basket and be entertained by some amazing views. For further details, contact WMYA Commodore Josh Wallace, 231-206-3567.

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music
Thursday August 2, @ 7:00 pm
Most Thursdays, May 10 – August 30, come to the band shell in Pomona Park for Dancing into the Sunset! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages to settle in for a great evening of music and dancing. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public! For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570

Yankee Tavern
August 2 @ 7:30 pm – August 4 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday, August 2 – 4 at 7:30pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Yankee Tavern” by Steven Dietz! THE STORY: Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz’s acclaimed and already widely produced dramatic thriller—a selection of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life Project—is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

Friday August 3

89th WMYA Championship Regatta
August 3 @ 8:00 am – August 4 @ 5:00 pm
89th WMYA (Western Michigan Yachting Association) Championship Regatta is happening August 1-4 on Muskegon Lake. This event is based at the Muskegon Yacht Club, 3198 Edgewater Street, Muskegon. You will find the best viewing from the water or from the nearby shoreline. So gather your friends and neighbors, head to the beach with your picnic basket and be entertained by some amazing views. For further details, contact WMYA Commodore Josh Wallace, 231-206-3567.

White Lake Chamber Music Festival
August 3 – August 12
From August 3 – 12, this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Now in its ninth year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s Music Festival brings great music to the charming towns of Montague and Whitehall, nestled on the shores of scenic White Lake, connecting to Lake Michigan. Come and experience the quaint downtown shopping districts, family-friendly parks, and extensive bike trails of this beautiful vacation paradise. Festival details will be provided as they become available. For more information, call (231) 329-3056.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Yoga at the Light
August 3 @ 9:30 am
Summer days are for unwinding and what better way to enjoy a summer’s day than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station! They offer many family friendly events throughout the summer that are free to the public. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together watching a movie, or listening to folk inspired music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station. The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge. July 20 at 9:30am: Yoga at the Light with Mitch Colman. Rain date will be July 27. For more information, call White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

Yankee Tavern
August 2 @ 7:30 pm – August 4 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday, August 2 – 4 at 7:30pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Yankee Tavern” by Steven Dietz! THE STORY: Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz’s acclaimed and already widely produced dramatic thriller—a selection of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life Project—is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

All Star Pro Hillclimb
August 3 – August 5
August 3 – 5, AMA Pro racing and the Muskegon Motorcycle Club invite you to the 3-Day Pro Hillclimb at Mt. Garfield! This unique form of motorsport, which dates to the early part of the 20th century (Harley-Davidson literature from 1910 mentions Motor Company hill climb victories), has advanced quite a bit in the last two decades. Attendance is up, and the machinery being used in the Extreme and Unlimited classes is as radical as it comes with 300-plus-horsepower, multi-cylinder nitro-burning engines and wildly extended swingarms offering up crazed rides to the top of these steep and jump-laden hills.

Parties in the Park:Indika Reggae
Friday August 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than 30 years, Parties in the Park has been a Muskegon institution providing Friday evening entertainment, free admission, and a family-friendly atmosphere! Be a part of the tradition and enjoy your summer evening with us downtown in Hackley Park most Fridays from 5:00pm – 9:00pm in June, July and August. Tonight’s sponsor is Pay It Forward.

Movies on Deck:The Great Outdoors with Dan Aykroyd
August 3 @ 9:00 pm
An “all-time best” movie line up is coming the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum deck this summer! The 12th annual Movies on Deck film series features eight movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings on the LST 393. Each showing is free to the public, but donations are welcome. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and weather appropriate clothing. Popcorn, soda and snacks will be available at the event. In the event of inclement weather, showings will be moved inside the ship, and will begin at 10:00pm. The museum is open for regular tours from 10:00am – 5:00pm seven days a week with the last daily tour starting at 4:00pm. More information is available at lst393.org.

Music and Beer at the Light with Fetch Brewing
August 3 @ 6:00 pm
Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together listening to music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station. The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge. (In case of rain, events will be held at the Fruitland Township Office) Live Music with Catfish and the Man! This family friendly event. Beer and wine, as well as soft drinks and water, will be available for purchase for cash only. For more information, call 231-845-7417.

Muskegon Street Performers
August 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to downtown Muskegon to enjoy a host of street performers! This free community event features clowns, break dancers, belly dancers, puppeteers, a barbershop quartet, folk singers, swing dancers, bucket drumming and hula hoops all along Western Avenue’s sidewalks and stages. The event is free, but artists appreciate your tips. For more information, call Downtown Muskegon Now at 231-724-3180.

The Boat Formerly Known as Princess Christening
August 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The lake cruise ship known as the Port City Princess is under new ownership. With new ownership, comes a new look and a new name, all to be announced with Miss Michigan on August 3rd at a public event. The event is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments, entertainment, and walking tours of the boat to see plans for the new look. VIP passes are available for an inaugural sunset cruise and VIP area with drinks and appetizers. Click here to purchase your VIP bracelet! www.paypal.me/MissShorelineProgram/50

Saturday August 4

Yankee Tavern
August 4 @ 7:30 pm – August 4 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday, August 2 – 4 at 7:30pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Yankee Tavern” by Steven Dietz! THE STORY: Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz’s acclaimed and already widely produced dramatic thriller—a selection of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life Project—is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

Montague Artisan Market
August 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Support local artists and find unique gifts for yourself or a loved one at the Artisan Market in Montague! The Artisan Market is adjacent to the Farmer’s Market on Water Street and runs the first Saturday of June, July, August, and September from 9:00am – 1:00pm. A variety of vendors sell their handmade items, including soap, jewelry, and other art items. For more information, call 231-893-1155.

All Star Pro Hillclimb
August 4 – August 5
August 3 – 5, AMA Pro racing and the Muskegon Motorcycle Club invite you to the 3-Day Pro Hillclimb at Mt. Garfield! This unique form of motorsport, which dates to the early part of the 20th century (Harley-Davidson literature from 1910 mentions Motor Company hill climb victories), has advanced quite a bit in the last two decades. Attendance is up, and the machinery being used in the Extreme and Unlimited classes is as radical as it comes with 300-plus-horsepower, multi-cylinder nitro-burning engines and wildly extended swingarms offering up crazed rides to the top of these steep and jump-laden hills.

White Lake Chamber Music Festival
August 3 – August 12
From August 3 – 12, this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Now in its ninth year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s Music Festival brings great music to the charming towns of Montague and Whitehall, nestled on the shores of scenic White Lake, connecting to Lake Michigan. Come and experience the quaint downtown shopping districts, family-friendly parks, and extensive bike trails of this beautiful vacation paradise. Festival details will be provided as they become available. For more information, call (231) 329-3056.

89th WMYA Championship Regatta
August 1 @ 8:00 am – August 4 @ 5:00 pm
89th WMYA (Western Michigan Yachting Association) Championship Regatta is happening August 1-4 on Muskegon Lake. This event is based at the Muskegon Yacht Club, 3198 Edgewater Street, Muskegon. You will find the best viewing from the water or from the nearby shoreline. So gather your friends and neighbors, head to the beach with your picnic basket and be entertained by some amazing views. For further details, contact WMYA Commodore Josh Wallace, 231-206-3567.

SJO Supercross
August 4 @ 7:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds for motorcycle and quad racing at the SJO Supercross! Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 11 and under. For more information, call (231) 924-5778.

White Lake Area Nature Walks
August 4 @ 10:30 am
Discover the beauty of the White Lake area! Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas and cover a variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife. The walks are appropriate for adults and families; no children allowed without parents. Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month, beginning in June 2 and continuing through October 6. Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and snacks if needed. Other optional items include: sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, sketchpad, and pencils or pens. Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe. Please call 231-893-4585 to confirm or if you have questions.

Music at the Light
August 4 @ 2:00 pm
Come to the White River Light Station for “Music at the Light,” featuring the Western Michigan Dulcimer Friends for an afternoon concert. The tower will be open and available for tours for the standard admission charge of $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. All concerts are free! In case of rain, meet at the Fruitland Township Hall (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall). For more information, call (231) 894-8265.

RunIt 5K Run/Walk
August 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, August 4 at 9:00am, join the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for “RunIt,” a 5K race that celebrates the White Lake Area and the “Live White Lake” campaign. This 5K is fun for all ages and follows the beautiful Montague-Hart bike trail. The race starts and ends at the White Lake Chamber Depot and traverses between the two towns that make up the White Lake Area – Montague and Whitehall. The race uses chip-timing and has prizes 3-deep in all categories. Pick-up packet time is 8:00am with a 9:00am start time. Park in the grassy lot across from the Chamber on Hanson St. or nearby areas. The registration fee is $25 (with 3$ processing fee) and includes a shirt. Registration at the race will be available, but a shirt will not be guaranteed. Age groups: Overall Female Winners, Overall Male Winners, Female 12 and under, Male 12 and under, Female 13 to 20, Male 13 to 20, Female 21 to 30, Male 21 to 30, Female 31 to 40, Male 31 to 40, Female 41 to 50, Male 41 to 50, Female 51 to 60, Male 51 to 60, Female 61 to 70, Male 61 to 70, Over 71 Female, Over 71 Male. All proceeds go toward the marketing and promotion of the White Lake Area. For more information email info@whitelake.org.

Maranatha Summer Concert: Point of Grace
August 4 @ 7:00 pm
Every Saturday evening at 7:00pm, come to Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for a free summer concert. You can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening Italian buffet in the dining room. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. All dinner guest receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm. Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon! Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s! You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Sunday August 5

Film at the USS Silversides: Three Stooges & Batman
August 5 – August 11 @ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

All Star Pro Hillclimb
August 3 – August 5
August 3 – 5, AMA Pro racing and the Muskegon Motorcycle Club invite you to the 3-Day Pro Hillclimb at Mt. Garfield! This unique form of motorsport, which dates to the early part of the 20th century (Harley-Davidson literature from 1910 mentions Motor Company hill climb victories), has advanced quite a bit in the last two decades. Attendance is up, and the machinery being used in the Extreme and Unlimited classes is as radical as it comes with 300-plus-horsepower, multi-cylinder nitro-burning engines and wildly extended swingarms offering up crazed rides to the top of these steep and jump-laden hills.

Yoga Top Deck of the LST 393
Sundays @ 7:00pm- 8:00pm
Get your down dog on while participating in yoga each Sunday evening. Just $5 a person and the money raised goes back into the community. This is open to everyone (no membership needed) See you on the deck of the LST 393 Veterans Museum (you may even see an amazing sunset at close of class) For more information contact Rootdown Yoga 231-722-9642

Film at the USS Silversides: Crimson Tide
July 29 @ 2:00 pm – August 4 @ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

White Lake Chamber Music Festival
August 3 – August 12
From August 3 – 12, this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Now in its ninth year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s Music Festival brings great music to the charming towns of Montague and Whitehall, nestled on the shores of scenic White Lake, connecting to Lake Michigan. Come and experience the quaint downtown shopping districts, family-friendly parks, and extensive bike trails of this beautiful vacation paradise. Festival details will be provided as they become available. For more information, call (231) 329-3056.

ONGOING EVENTS:

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian
The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian will be on display at the museum May 24 – September 9 as they present 150 photographs that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in the project. The exhibition also examines criticism of Curtis’s works, and uses the objects themselves to present the dilemmas inherent in understanding the project’s legacy. The show will also premiere newly acquired copper plates used to create the photogravures, and several of the volumes of The North American Indian. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception
May 21- September 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in Overbrook Art Gallery May 21 – September 6. Free and open to the public. Call the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324 for more information. Summer hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday.

• Come to the Union Depot Building (we have Selfie Stations!) or snap yourself having fun at your favorite Muskegon County attraction.
• Use our hashtag #VisitMuskegon when you share your photo!
• Throughout Summer we will search for #VisitMuskegon selfies (remember, we won’t see it unless it is public) on each Wednesday.
• Using random.org we will select someone’s smiling selfie to snag some Visit Muskegon swag!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/23 – 07/30/2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday July 23:

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair
July 23 – July 28
Experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair! This fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects and this is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. In addition to auctions, shows and competitions, there’ll be lots of free family games such as the Water Balloon Toss, Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Horseshoe Toss, Disc the Field, Toss the Pig, Horse Race, Feed the Horse and more! www.muskegonfairgrounds.com. All Fair Games are free and open to the public!

Film at the USS Silversides: U-571
July 23 @ 2:00 pm – July 28 @ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays, @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon. Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market. This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Team Trivia at Fricano Place
Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell. This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams! Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event. For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Tuesday, July 24:

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair
July 23 – July 28
Experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair! This fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects and this is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. In addition to auctions, shows and competitions, there’ll be lots of free family games such as the Water Balloon Toss, Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Horseshoe Toss, Disc the Field, Toss the Pig, Horse Race, Feed the Horse and more!  www.muskegonfairgrounds.com. All Fair Games are free and open to the public!

Yolonda Lavender Music
July 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
National recording artist Yolonda Lavender is a performer you will not want to miss! Lavender hails from Kalamazoo, and is signed with the independent label Truth Tone Records. Her sound is soul-based with gospel, R&B, hip-hop, blues, and jazz influences. She has shared the stage with artists like Erykah Badu, Keith Murray, The Spinners, and En Vogue, and is now bringing her music to Hackley Public Library! This program is Free to the public, and is brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Locos
Thursday July 24 & Friday July 25 @ 7:00 pm
Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Locos! Admission is only $5! For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Free Summer Concert Series:West Side Soul Surfers
July 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Arts Council of White Lake every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the Montague Band Shell for the ACWL’s Free Summer Concert Series! In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Montague Area Public Schools Center for the Arts located at Montague High School. For more information, call (231) 893-2524.

Paddle and Pints
July 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Heritage Landing for “Paddle and Pints!” Come enjoy an evening on the working waterfront of Muskegon, followed by some craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.! You will have your choice of single or tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or their giant inflatable Megalodon SUP for an evening cruise. All equipment is provided! The cost is $20 with pre-registration required through Eventbrite. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, they just ask for a suggested donation of $5 for the coordination of the event. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to the event. For those wanting to register after that please call (616) 745-4287.

McGraft Park Free Concert: West Michigan Banjo Club
July 24 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy summer evenings filled with music at McGraft Park’s Free Summer Concert Series! Concerts are Tuesdays (except where noted) and begin at 7:00pm.

Wednesday July 25

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair
July 23 – July 28
Experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair! This fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects and this is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. In addition to auctions, shows and competitions, there’ll be lots of free family games such as the Water Balloon Toss, Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Horseshoe Toss, Disc the Field, Toss the Pig, Horse Race, Feed the Horse and more! www.muskegonfairgrounds.com. All Fair Games are free and open to the public!

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place happen from 5:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Bring your classic car to the parking lot behind Fricano Place, overlooking Muskegon Lake. They welcome all antiques, customs, classic and novelty vehicles! DJ Tom Schalk will be playing your favorite songs. Your favorite beverages, Fricano’s Pizza, as well as ice cream and desserts from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe will be available for purchase! For more information, call (231) 722-2600

Thursday July 26

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair
July 23 – July 28
Experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair! This fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects and this is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. In addition to auctions, shows and competitions, there’ll be lots of free family games such as the Water Balloon Toss, Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Horseshoe Toss, Disc the Field, Toss the Pig, Horse Race, Feed the Horse and more!  www.muskegonfairgrounds.com. All Fair Games are free and open to the public!

Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play
July 26 – July 28
Thursday and Saturday, July 26 and 28 at 7:30pm and Saturday, July 27 at 3:00pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” presented by the White Lake Youth Theatre. Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects.For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music
Thursday 26, @ 7:00 pm
Most Thursdays, May 10 – August 30, come to the band shell in Pomona Park for Dancing into the Sunset! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages to settle in for a great evening of music and dancing. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public! For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570

Friday July 27

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair
July 23 – July 28
Experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair! This fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects and this is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. In addition to auctions, shows and competitions, there’ll be lots of free family games such as the Water Balloon Toss, Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Horseshoe Toss, Disc the Field, Toss the Pig, Horse Race, Feed the Horse and more! www.muskegonfairgrounds.com. All Fair Games are free and open to the public!

CRUZ’IN Classic Car Show
July 27 @ 7:00 pm
Come to Downtown Whitehall and Montague for the CRUZ’IN Classic Car Show! Cars cruise from Whitehall to Montague where they will be on display in the downtown area. They’ll also have a DJ, food and fun for all. For more information, call 231-893-1155.

Open Mic Night
July 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every fourth Friday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, the Red Lotus Gallery comes alive with music, poetry, comedy, stories and more. Everyone is welcome to participate, though parental discretion is advised due to adult language and themes. This event is free and open to the public. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with downtown Muskegon’s home for art culture and events! www.facebook.com/RedLotusMuskegon

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Yoga at the Light
July 27 @ 9:30 am
Summer days are for unwinding and what better way to enjoy a summer’s day than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station! They offer many family friendly events throughout the summer that are free to the public. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together watching a movie, or listening to folk inspired music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station. The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge. July 20 at 9:30am: Yoga at the Light with Mitch Colman. Rain date will be July 27. For more information, call White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

Parties in the Park: Yard Sale Underwear
Friday, July 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than 30 years, Parties in the Park has been a Muskegon institution providing Friday evening entertainment, free admission, and a family-friendly atmosphere! Be a part of the tradition and enjoy your summer evening with us downtown in Hackley Park most Fridays from 5:00pm – 9:00pm in June, July and August. Tonight’s sponsor is Muskegon Motorcycle Club.

Movies on Deck: Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone
July 27 @ 9:00 pm
An “all-time best” movie line up is coming the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum deck this summer! The 12th annual Movies on Deck film series features eight movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings on the LST 393. Each showing is free to the public, but donations are welcome. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and weather appropriate clothing. Popcorn, soda and snacks will be available at the event. In the event of inclement weather, showings will be moved inside the ship, and will begin at 10:00pm. The museum is open for regular tours from 10:00am – 5:00pm seven days a week with the last daily tour starting at 4:00pm. More information is available at lst393.org.

Saturday July 28

Movies on the Beach: Hook
July 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Come to beautiful Pere Marquette Park to enjoy a “Movie on the Beach!” Saturday, July 28 at dusk it’s “Hook!” For more information, find them on Facebook.

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair
July 23 – July 28
Experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair! This fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects and this is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. In addition to auctions, shows and competitions, there’ll be lots of free family games such as the Water Balloon Toss, Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Horseshoe Toss, Disc the Field, Toss the Pig, Horse Race, Feed the Horse and more! www.muskegonfairgrounds.com. All Fair Games are free and open to the public!

Hackley Library Summer Matinee Movie
July 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Looking for an afternoon of fun out of the hot sun this summer? Enjoy a matinee movie at Hackley Public Library! We will be featuring an exciting new film on the last Saturday of each month. The movie will begin at 12:00pm, and patrons are welcome to bring their own snacks or packed lunch to enjoy. Movies are always fun with friends! Feel free to call Hackley Public Library or stop in with questions about the movies that are being shown.

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Leprechauns
Saturday July 28 @ 7:00 pm (Last home game of the season)
Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Locos! Admission is only $5! For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

SJO Supercross
July 28 @ 7:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds for motorcycle and quad racing at the SJO Supercross! Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 11 and under. For more information, call (231) 924-5778.

White Lake Area Nature Walks
July 28 @ 10:30 am
Discover the beauty of the White Lake area! Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas and cover a variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife. The walks are appropriate for adults and families; no children allowed without parents. Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month, beginning in June 2 and continuing through October 6. Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and snacks if needed. Other optional items include: sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, sketchpad, and pencils or pens. Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe. Please call 231-893-4585 to confirm or if you have questions.

Charity Beer Tent & Music Party
July 28 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fundraising event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus to raise money for The Kids’ Food Basket and West Michigan Charities. Food and beverages available for purchase, must be 21 years of age to purchase alcohol. Music provided by Ray Watkoski Polka Band from 3:00 – 6:30 pm followed by the Westside Soul Surfers from 6:30 – 10:30 pm. Location is at 2915 Fairfield St., Norton Shores. Entrance cost $5.00

Community Paddle: Lakeside Edition
July 28 @ 8:00am
A community paddle party along the Muskegon lake shoreline in the Lakeside area of Muskegon. Open to anyone with a paddle craft, kayak, paddle board, canoe, or rowboat. Meet at the Grand Trunk boat launch at 8:00 am on Lakeshore Dr. and McCracken. Paddle along the shoreline east or west depending on the wind conditions from 8:30 – 10:30am. Transportation back to your vehicle at the end of the float, if needed, from Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service. This paddle will be led by someone who will talk about the history of the Lakeside shoreline, before and as we paddle. Anyone without a paddle craft can rent a kayak from Guy’s Kayaks for only $5. Call 231-740-0227 to register or to rent a kayak. We may also offer some kayak demos from Sun Dolphin and lessons provided by the Watch Us Go Boating program.

Swim ‘n Run Muskegon
July 28 (late registration @ 6:30am)
Heritage Landing, Muskegon’s crown jewel special event park, is the site of this event designed for the experienced, the beginner and relay teams! After swimming a counter clockwise triangular swim course, you’ll enjoy a scenic, out and back, flat and fast run, unencumbered by vehicular traffic on the bike path going along Shoreline Drive. You’ll be greeted at the finish line with an ice cold “Finisher” towel and “Finisher” medal. Fricano’s Pizza will provide pizza for your post-race picnic! All participants and volunteers will receive a short sleeve “Dri – Fit” material shirt. Many awards at the event include, individual, age group, “general” relay teams, high school and collegiate relay teams. For more information, visit swimrunmuskegon.com.

Music at the Light
July 28 @ 2:00 pm
Come to the White River Light Station for “Music at the Light,” featuring the Western Michigan Dulcimer Friends for an afternoon concert. The tower will be open and available for tours for the standard admission charge of $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. All concerts are free! In case of rain, meet at the Fruitland Township Hall (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall). For more information, call (231) 894-8265.

Blueberry Fun Festival
July 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fruitland Evangelical Church in Whitehall invites you to their Blueberry Fun Festival. This fun, family annual event includes: Pancake Breakfast: Pancakes (blueberry or plain), sausages, juice, coffee – $7 for adults, $3 for children. FREE Kids’ Activities: Inflatables, petting zoo, penny scramble by White Lake Fire Authority, blueberry harvester on display 5K trail run: our 4th annual, a great course that winds through the pines behind the church property. For more information about the race visit: https://runsignup.com/fruitland5k. Live Entertainment. Craft and Vendor Booths. Baked Good Sales. Balloon Twisters. Gift Basket Raffles. Popcorn & Beverage Tent. Fresh Blueberries for Sale. Check out more pictures and info on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/BlueberryFunFestival. For more information, call the church office, 231-766-3871 or email us blueberryfestival@fruitlandcovenant.org.

Pere Marquette Regatta
July 28 @ 9:00 am – July 29 @ 9:00 am
Marquette Regatta is a catamaran boat race happening at Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Park. They launch from a protected area inside the south breakwater and race out on the big lake. This event is free to anyone who wants to come and watch. The boats will be on the beach before and after racing for anyone to check out. Their sailors are always happy to talk about their boats and racing. For anyone interested in racing your Catamaran with them, your first CRAM event is free! For more information, contact Regatta Chairman Dale Van Lopik or the CRAM Commodore at commodore@cramsailing.com.

Maranatha Summer Concert: JJ Heller
July 28 @ 7:00 pm
Every Saturday evening at 7:00pm, come to Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for a free summer concert. You can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening Italian buffet in the dining room. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. All dinner guest receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm. Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon! Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s! You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Sunday July 29

Yoga Top Deck of the LST 393
Sundays @ 7:00pm- 8:00pm
Get your down dog on while participating in yoga each Sunday evening. Just $5 a person and the money raised goes back into the community. This is open to everyone (no membership needed) See you on the deck of the LST 393 Veterans Museum (you may even see an amazing sunset at close of class) For more information contact Rootdown Yoga 231-722-9642

Film at the USS Silversides: Crimson Tide
July 29 @ 2:00 pm – August 4 @ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

ONGOING EVENTS:

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian
The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian will be on display at the museum May 24 – September 9 as they present 150 photographs that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in the project. The exhibition also examines criticism of Curtis’s works, and uses the objects themselves to present the dilemmas inherent in understanding the project’s legacy. The show will also premiere newly acquired copper plates used to create the photogravures, and several of the volumes of The North American Indian. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception
May 21- September 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in Overbrook Art Gallery May 21 – September 6. Free and open to the public. Call the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324 for more information. Summer hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday.

• Come to the Union Depot Building (we have Selfie Stations!) or snap yourself having fun at your favorite Muskegon County attraction.
• Use our hashtag #VisitMuskegon when you share your photo!
• Throughout Summer we will search for #VisitMuskegon selfies (remember, we won’t see it unless it is public) on each Wednesday.
• Using random.org we will select someone’s smiling selfie to snag some Visit Muskegon swag!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/16 – 07/23/2018

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday July 16:

Film at the USS Silversides: The Hunt for Red October
July 15 @ 2:00 pm – July 21 @ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays, @ 6:30 pm
“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon. Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market. This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Team Trivia at Fricano Place
Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell. This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams! Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event. For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Tuesday, July 17:

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Free Summer Concert Series: Tommy Foster and Fan Club
July 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Arts Council of White Lake every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the Montague Band Shell for the ACWL’s Free Summer Concert Series! In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Montague Area Public Schools Center for the Arts located at Montague High School. For more information, call (231) 893-2524.

Paddle and Pints
July 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Heritage Landing for “Paddle and Pints!” Come enjoy an evening on the working waterfront of Muskegon, followed by some craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.! You will have your choice of single or tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or their giant inflatable Megalodon SUP for an evening cruise. All equipment is provided! The cost is $20 with pre-registration required through Eventbrite. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, they just ask for a suggested donation of $5 for the coordination of the event. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to the event. For those wanting to register after that please call (616) 745-4287.

McGraft Park Free Concert: Pan Franek, Zosia + The Polka Towners
July 17 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy summer evenings filled with music at McGraft Park’s Free Summer Concert Series! Concerts are Tuesdays (except where noted) and begin at 7:00pm.

Wednesday July 18

Performances @ The Block: Tim Froncek and Friends
July 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Legendary jazz drummer Tim Froncek is at The Block this summer! Mr. Froncek and a collection of friends will present three evenings of stellar live jazz in the elegant ambiance of The Block. Enjoy these fantastic regional artists while sipping your favorite beverage of choice. Step out onto the rooftop deck after the concert for downtown’s best view of the sunset over Muskegon Lake! Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Call 231-726-3231 for tickets

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Rebel Road:
July 18 – July 21
July 18 – 22, the main drag through downtown Muskegon will be filled with thousands of motorcycles, vendors, music and more as Rebel Road takes over Western Ave.! Experience the rumble of thousands of motorcycles as Rebel Road returns for its fourth year! The event kicks off at 6:00pm on July 18, in the parking lot directly across from the LC Walker Arena on Western Ave. This is a Free Family Night featuring pony and horse rides, a petting zoo, balloon animals, face painting, a juggler, games with prizes, cotton candy and snow cones for the kids from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. At 7:00 pm, the band Flexadecibel takes the stage.
Western Ave. will be open for motorcycle-only traffic beginning at 11:59pm on Wednesday, July 18. Food and merchandise vendors and four beer gardens will line the streets, with three tents selling Official Rebel Road merchandise. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Rebel Road support the over 21,000 children that the Child Abuse Council serves every year in Muskegon County.
“This year, Rebel Road pays tribute to our Michigan veterans,” said Kyleen Gee, Executive Director of the Child Abuse Council. The Michigan Military Memorial Wall will be on display in the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber lot July 19 through July 22. The Wall will be escorted down Rebel Road at 5:00pm on July 19. Escorting the Wall will be Christian Motorcycle Association, American Legion Riders, Rolling Thunder, ABATE Region 5, Muskegon County Sheriff Motor Unit and City of Muskegon Police. As the Wall reaches the halfway point down Rebel Road, the motorcade will stop. At that time, the Hooligans Flight Team will fly over the length of Rebel Road in tribute. The public is encouraged to start lining up along Rebel Road at 4:45pm in honor of all of our veterans. For more information, e-mail rebelroadmi@gmail.com.

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place happen from 5:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Bring your classic car to the parking lot behind Fricano Place, overlooking Muskegon Lake. They welcome all antiques, customs, classic and novelty vehicles! DJ Tom Schalk will be playing your favorite songs. Your favorite beverages, Fricano’s Pizza, as well as ice cream and desserts from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe will be available for purchase! For more information, call (231) 722-2600

Food Truck Rally
July 18 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Get ready for mid-week family fun at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market with once a month Food Truck Rallies! Enjoy summer evenings at the market with food, kids’ activities, music and more! Food tickets are $1 with menu prices varying from vendor to vendor, all starting at $3. Bands and vendors will be announced soon. For more information, call (231) 722-3251.

Thursday July 19

Egelston / Wolf Lake Festival
July 19-22
Hometown festival with 5 K run, outhouse races, arts and crafts fair, and more. Flickema Park is located the corner of Hall Rd. and Part St. in Wolf Lake. For more information 231-788-2308

Muskegon Bike Time
July 19 – July 22
Now in its 12th year, Muskegon Bike Time has been promoting Muskegon and the lakeshore as a great place for motorcyclists and the general public to gather and enjoy the spectacle, attractions, entertainment and food offered during this four day event. The event takes place annually the third weekend in July.
The mission of Muskegon Bike Time is to produce entertainment opportunities in Muskegon aimed at attracting a broad spectrum of motorcycle enthusiasts for a vacation experience on Michigan’s West Coast.
With activities and events occurring in the downtown Muskegon area and throughout the county, the focal point of Bike Time activities will be at the Hot Rod Harley Davidson property in downtown Muskegon. Hot Rod Harley Davidson, located at 129 Shoreline Drive, will be open from 9am until 8pm each night of Bike Time. Hot Rod Harley provides new and used motorcycles, excellent service, parts, accessories and apparel. Other activities include: Food and Beverages Food service will be provided by Texas Road House. Enjoy ice cold Budweiser products in the Little River Casino Resort beverage tent. Bike Time Merchandise Official Bike Time merchandise will be available. Music Live music featuring two of the Lakeshores favorite bands: Friday, July 20, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: The Westside Soul Surfers – An R&B, Funk and Soul Powerhouse. Saturday, July 21, 6:00pm – 10:00pm: Yard Sale Underwear – The self-proclaimed flamboyant kings of polyester pop and soul.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music
Thursday, @ 7:00 pm
Most Thursdays, May 10 – August 30, come to the band shell in Pomona Park for Dancing into the Sunset! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages to settle in for a great evening of music and dancing. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public! For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Green Giants
Thursday July 19 & Friday July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Scouts! Admission is only $5! The Muskegon Clippers vs Green Giants. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

Rumble: Indians that Rocked the World
July 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the screening of “Rumble: Indians that Rocked the World!” Rumble tells the story of the missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. The film features music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, and many more. This program is organized in conjunction with The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian. Film admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Old Love
July 19 @ 7:30 pm – July 21 @ 7:30 pm
Come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Old Love” by Norm Foster! The story spans three decades and half a dozen meetings between Bud, a salesman, and Molly, his boss’s wife. One of them is smitten from the very first meeting—the other, let’s just say—less so. The story is straightforward, easy to follow and funny, often very funny. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

Friday July 20

Ravenna Dog Daze & Car Cruise-In
July 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come to downtown Ravenna for the Ravenna Dog Daze & Car Cruise-In! There’ll be free dash plaques and goody bags for the first 125 entries. There’ll also be children’s games, food, the beverage tent, live entertainment, the craft show and raffles. All proceeds support local charities. For more information call 231-557-6572.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Green Giants
Thursday July 19 & Friday July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Scouts! Admission is only $5! The Muskegon Clippers vs Settlers. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

Yoga at the Light
July 20 @ 9:30 am
Summer days are for unwinding and what better way to enjoy a summer’s day than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station! They offer many family friendly events throughout the summer that are free to the public. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together watching a movie, or listening to folk inspired music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station. The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge. July 20 at 9:30am: Yoga at the Light with Mitch Colman. Rain date will be July 27. For more information, call White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

Music at the Light
July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Come to the White River Light Station for “Music at the Light,” featuring the Folk-Americana duo, The Rough & Tumble. The tower will be open late and available for tours for the standard admission charge of $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. All concerts are free! In case of rain, meet at the Fruitland Township Hall (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall). For more information, call (231) 894-8265.

Hackley and Hume Historic Site: All Access Tours
July 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Visit the Hackley & Hume Historic Site for an All Access Tour! Go where no visitor has gone before and explore behind closed doors including attics, porches, and basements of both houses. The third Friday of the every month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, enjoy and experience different themed topics such as restoration, preservation, family stories, and more! For more information, call 231-722-7578.

Movies on Deck: The Hunt for Red October
July 20 @ 9:00 pm
An “all-time best” movie line up is coming the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum deck this summer! The 12th annual Movies on Deck film series features eight movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings on the LST 393. Friday, July 20, it’s “The Hunt for Red October” starring Sean Connery (1995). Each showing is free to the public, but donations are welcome. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and weather appropriate clothing. Popcorn, soda and snacks will be available at the event. In the event of inclement weather, showings will be moved inside the ship, and will begin at 10:00pm. The museum is open for regular tours from 10:00am – 5:00pm seven days a week with the last daily tour starting at 4:00pm. More information is available at lst393.org.

Saturday July 21

White Lake Area Nature Walks
July 21 @ 10:30 am
Discover the beauty of the White Lake area! Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas and cover a variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife. The walks are appropriate for adults and families; no children allowed without parents. Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month, beginning in June 2 and continuing through October 6. Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and snacks if needed. Other optional items include: sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, sketchpad, and pencils or pens. Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe. Please call 231-893-4585 to confirm or if you have questions.

Honoring Native Heritage Traditional Pow Wow
July 21 – July 22
Saturday, July 21 from 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday, July 22 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, come to Michigan’s Heritage Park for their 3rd Annual Pow Wow! Native American drummers, singers and dancers will perform throughout the weekend. Park visitors will have an opportunity to participate in some of the dances. Over a dozen trade booths will be on the grounds with items for sale such as jewelry, handmade crafts, and beadwork, and traditional native food will be available for purchase. For more information, call 231-894-0342.

Jazz at the Swan
July 21 @ 7:30 pm
Ron and Cathy Russell, owners of The White Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast in Whitehall, will host the annual “Jazz at the Swan” on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30pm. This special backyard event will feature the Freddy Degennaro Trio and is a benefit for the 9th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival. Tickets are only $15 and include wine and light hors d`oeuvres. A limited number of tickets are available in advance at the Book Nook & Java Shop (8726 Ferry St., Montague, 231-894-5333), the White Swan Inn, and at Eventbrite.org.

Maranatha Summer Concert: The Martins
July 21 @ 7:00 pm
Every Saturday evening at 7:00pm, come to Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for a free summer concert. You can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening Italian buffet in the dining room. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. All dinner guest receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm. Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

Movies on the Beach: Hook
July 21 @ 9:00 pm
Come to beautiful Pere Marquette Park to enjoy a “Movie on the Beach!” Saturday, July 21 at dusk it’s “Hook!” For more information, find them on Facebook

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon! Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s! You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

July 22

Yoga Top Deck of the LST 393
Sundays @ 7:00pm- 8:00pm
Get your down dog on while participating in yoga each Sunday evening. Just $5 a person and the money raised goes back into the community. This is open to everyone (no membership needed) See you on the deck of the LST 393 Veterans Museum (you may even see an amazing sunset at close of class) For more information contact Rootdown Yoga 231-722-9642

Circus Pages
July 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Your circus experience will last approximately an hour and a half. The more noise you make, the more they do! You may even be asked to volunteer! Circus souvenirs are available before, during and after the show. Be sure to get your official CIRCUS PAGES COLORING BOOK and color your own memories. They also offer Elephant rides for $7.00 a person and wonderful photo opportunities for just $5.00 each! Tickets are $16 with 2 free children (14 years and under) admitted per paid adult. Each additional child is $2.

Film at the USS Silversides: U-571
July 22 @ 2:00 pm – July 28 @ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

July 23

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair
July 23 – July 28
July 23-28, experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair! This fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects and this is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. In addition to auctions, shows and competitions, there’ll be lots of free family games such as the Water Balloon Toss, Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Horseshoe Toss, Disc the Field, Toss the Pig, Horse Race, Feed the Horse and more! www.muskegonfairgrounds.com. All Fair Games are free and open to the public! (EVENTS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

ONGOING EVENTS:

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian
The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian will be on display at the museum May 24 – September 9 as they present 150 photographs that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in the project. The exhibition also examines criticism of Curtis’s works, and uses the objects themselves to present the dilemmas inherent in understanding the project’s legacy. The show will also premiere newly acquired copper plates used to create the photogravures, and several of the volumes of The North American Indian. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception
May 21- September 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in Overbrook Art Gallery May 21 – September 6. Free and open to the public. Call the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324 for more information. Summer hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday.

• Come to the Union Depot Building (we have Selfie Stations!) or snap yourself having fun at your favorite Muskegon County attraction.
• Use our hashtag #VisitMuskegon when you share your photo!
• Throughout Summer we will search for #VisitMuskegon selfies (remember, we won’t see it unless it is public) on each Wednesday.
• Using random.org we will select someone’s smiling selfie to snag some Visit Muskegon swag!

Muskegon Bike Time Encouraging Motorcycle Enthusiasts to Visit Muskegon

“Activities and Events Happen in Downtown and Throughout the County”

MUSKEGON, Mich., June 13, 2018 – Now in its 12th year, Muskegon Bike Time has been promoting Muskegon and the lakeshore as a great place for motorcyclists and the general public to gather and enjoy the spectacle, attractions, entertainment and food offered during this four day event.

The event takes place annually the third weekend in July. This year’s dates will be July 19th through the 22nd, 2018.

The mission of Muskegon Bike Time is to produce entertainment opportunities in Muskegon aimed at attracting a broad spectrum of motorcycle enthusiasts for a vacation experience on Michigan’s West Coast.

“Over the years, Muskegon Bike Time has been an economic boon to hotels, restaurants, bars, gas stations, local retailers and other local tourist attractions”, said Tim Lipan, spokesperson for Muskegon Bike Time. “All of the events surrounding this special motorcycle weekend provide an economic impact of over $30 million yearly to the local economy and showcases all we have to offer in Muskegon and along the lakeshore.”

With activities and events occurring in the downtown Muskegon area and throughout the county, the focal point of Bike Time activities will be at the Hot Rod Harley Davidson property in downtown Muskegon. Hot Rod Harley Davidson, located at 129 Shoreline Drive, will be open from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm each night of Bike Time.

Other activities include:

Food and Beverages
Food service will be provided by Texas Road House. Enjoy ice cold Budweiser products in the Little River Casino Resort beverage tent.

Bike Time Merchandise
Official Bike Time merchandise will be available.

Little River Casino Resort Information
Information from Bike Time signature sponsor, Little River Casino Resort will be available.

Music
Live music featuring two of the Lakeshores favorite bands:
Friday, July 20, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: The Westside Soul Surfers – An R&B, Funk and Soul Powerhouse.
Saturday, July 21, 6:00pm – 10:00pm: Yard Sale Underwear – The self-proclaimed flamboyant kings of polyester pop and soul.

Rides
Muskegon Bike Time promotes a variety of scenic rides, throughout the West Michigan shoreline, for visiting bikers. They include:
Patriot Ride – scenic ride that raises funds to support Every Woman’s Place shelter.
7 Lakes Northern Ride – scenic ride showcasing 7 different lakes and many interesting small towns in West Michigan.
Hot Rod Harley & Downtown – leaving Hot Rod Harley Davidson in downtown Muskegon, cruise the strip of Western Avenue, which is open to motorcycle traffic only, which includes beer tents, brewery’s, restaurants, vendors and other activities.
Pere Marquette Beach – visit one of the most beautiful sugar sand beaches in the country right on Lake Michigan.
Lake Shore Drive Southern Ride – this ride takes you along the Lakeshore to resort town of Grand Haven and the Dutch village of Holland and several lakes and rivers.

Other Events
American Icon: The Art of the Motorcycle
The Muskegon Museum of Art devotes a gallery to the American love of vintage motorcycles with American Icon: The Art of the Motorcycle.
American Icon offers a glimpse at the artistry of the motorcycle over the years, through vintage and custom bikes drawn from Muskegon area collections. The display includes motorcycles from Harley-Davidson alongside early, ultra-rare examples from American manufacturers Henderson and Excelsior. American Icon also features portraits and images that highlight the artistry of customized motorcycles and the men and women who ride them by Michigan photographers Bill Chardon and Jennifer Green.

Military and Veteran Museums
Welcome aboard the USS LST 393
Tour the Decorated World War II tank landing ship and veterans museum. Walk where heroes walked, right in downtown Muskegon! History jumps out at you from every deck and every corner. Discover LST 393’s outstanding wartime record as you tour a nationally renowned veterans museum with artifacts and displays honoring those who served America and fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

USS Silversides Submarine Museum
Tour a decorated World War II submarine and naval museum. The Mission of the USS Silversides Submarine Museum is to honor the men and women of the military, preserve military history and provide experiences that educate the public about past and present military history and technology.

Community Attractions
Muskegon Heritage Museum
The Muskegon Heritage Museum is located in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. The museum is dedicated to preserving the economic, industrial & social history of the greater Muskegon area. The collection includes informational exhibits, artifacts and photos pertaining to Muskegon’s industries, historic homes and businesses. There is a working steam engine with a line shaft that runs 11 machine tools. There is also a working Brunswick pinsetter, a spring winding machine, and over 80 other companies represented in exhibits.

Lakeshore Museum Center – Explore Michigan History
Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center for a 400 million year journey that explores the prehistoric plants and animals of Michigan’s past. Or get pulled into the Science Center, where everyone can learn about simple science through hands-on activities for the whole family.

Hackley &Hume Historic Homes
Tour the beautifully restored Hackley & Hume Historic Site homes and walk through the unique living spaces showcasing how local Muskegon lumber barons lived in their late 19th Century Victorian homes.

Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing
Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing is a living history park featuring a walking tour through 10,000 years of Michigan History in a natural woodland setting near Whitehall in northern Muskegon County.

Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park
Michigan largest amusement and water park. Michigan’s Adventure has over 60 rides and attractions including their world-class wooden roller coaster, Shivering Timbers, which is over one-mile long and 125 feet tall. Experience other great roller coasters, thrill rides, and their water park, WildWater Adventure.

For more information on Muskegon Bike Time 2018, please visit our website at www.muskegonbiketime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.