Calendar of Events

Live/Silent Purse Auction to Benefit Grief Healing Children’s Camp in West Michigan

Annual Purse Party May 5 supports camp to help kids who are grieving the death of a loved one

Searching for the perfect new purse? Maybe two?

Round up your friends and head to the White Lake Eagles on Sunday, May 5 for the 5th Annual Purse Party! Get great purses while you support Camp Courage, a local three-day sleep-away summer camp that helps children who are grieving the death of someone close.

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. for the much-anticipated Purse Party, which features both live and silent auctions with hundreds of fabulous selections from casual clutches to high-end designer bags. Prices start at just $5! Eagle membership is not needed to attend this fun event.

In the past three years, the Purse Party has raised more than $5,500 for Camp Courage. The event is organized by Ladies of the White Lake Community.

Camp Courage hosted its first campers in 1994, and each year kids who attend tell us how comforting and life-changing the experience has been for them,” says Lisa Cummins, president and CEO of Harbor Hospice, which sponsors Camp Courage. “We want to be sure that any child struggling with grief can attend this important camp, so we ask only for a $10 registration fee, and we waive it for families who can’t afford it. This festive Purse Party helps make Camp Courage, and all its meaningful activities, possible!

Donations of new and gently used purses and handbags for the Purse Party are welcome. They may be dropped off before April 26 at Harbor Hospice in Muskegon, at the Leila and Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence in Fruitport, and at Fetch Brewing Company in Whitehall.

Camp Courage is a program of the Scolnik Healing Center of Harbor Hospice, which provides hospice and palliative care and grief counseling to children and adults in Muskegon, Oceana, Mason, Ottawa and Newago Counties. For more information or to register, contact Laura Ecker or Kari Allen at 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559 or email info@HarborHospiceMI.org.
The Harbor Hospice website is www.harborhospicemi.org.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events April 22-29, 2019

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

Monday April 22:

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 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 April 23:

The Music of New Orleans with the Boogie Woogie Kid
April 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Attend Hackley Public Library for the music of New Orleans with the Boogie Woogie Kid!  Matthew Ball, a.k.a. The Boogie Woogie Kid, is a pianist, singer and songwriter with a talent that takes the stage!  His family-friendly performance of New Orleans Boogie-Blues-Swing and Song favorites from the 20s, 30s and 40s will captivate and entertain an audience of all ages.  His YouTube videos have over 4 million views!  With piano and song hits like Ain’t Misbehavin, It Had to be You, When the Saints Go Marchin’ In, Basin Street Blues, The Entertainer, Bumble Boogie, and more, there’s a song for everyone to enjoy!

Made in Italy with Sofia
April 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Made in Italy with Sofia!” Create pastry wheels, radicchio and taleggio risotto, Italian Martini roasted chicken, baked rosemary potatoes and fruit salad.  The cost is $45.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page. 231-769-2202.

Feeding the Soul of the City: Reeths-Puffer Madrigal Singers
April 23 @ 12:00 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon offers a free lunchtime concert featuring the Reeths-Puffer Madrigal Singers!  This vocal ensemble of talented high school students will perform a variety of tunes, some as a chorus and some featuring soloists.  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.

Planetarium Show: The Dream of Interstellar Flight
Tuesdays & 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 “Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight,” April 2 – June 13 (no shows on May 7 – 16) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm – 7:35pm.  Be dazzled with virtual rides aboard the spacecraft of the future and see how far our technology can take us.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Group Bicycle Tour
April 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet in the parking lot behind Unruly Brewing Company every Tuesday at 6:00pm for a 90 minute group bike ride!  There are five different groups to fit your biking needs and abilities and helmets are strongly encouraged.  Loaner helmets are always available at City Hub Cyclery (585 W. Clay Ave., Downtown Muskegon).  Unruly Brewing Co. is offering $1 off your first post-ride beer!  For more information call Raymond at 231-206-6182.

Wednesday April 24

Thursday April 25

Annie the Musical
April 25 – April 27
April 25 – 26 at 7:00pm and April 27 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, come to the Beardsley Theater for Artios Academies of Grand Haven’s production of “Annie the Musical!” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Little Orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City.  She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage.  Annie is a family friendly musical full of life, energy and love.   Tickets are general admission and only $10.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Thursday Night Music: The Adams Family
April 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to the Norton Shores Library for their Thursday Night Music Club featuring The Adams Family!  Bring a friend or the whole family and join fellow music lovers for free live concerts at the Norton Shores Library on Thursday evenings!  Rediscover a treasure trove of 1950s-60s music with The Adams Family, a quartet that features exceptionally tight vocal, guitar and rhythm arrangements.  Admission is free and no tickets or registration are required.  For more information call (231) 780-8844

Instant Pot Cooking with Chef Char
April 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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 and 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.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Meet Patricia Polacco
April 25 @ 1:00 pm
Don’t miss your chance to meet the famous Michigan author and illustrator at the Muskegon Museum of Art during their exhibition of her work from books honoring teachers. Pick up one of Polacco’s books in the museum store to enjoy a free book signing from 1:00pm – 3:00pm with a reception to follow from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. There will be a lecture in the auditorium by Polacco herself at 7:00pm.  This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.  For more information call 231-720-2570.

United Way of the Lakeshore’s Annual Celebration
April 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the United Way of the Lakeshore at the Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor as they conclude their year of celebrating 100 years of caring!  This exciting evening includes hors d’oeuvres & cocktails, a silent auction, campaign results and awards.  The cost is $25 per person or $180 for a table of eight.  Please RSVP by April 18 at unitedwaylakeshore.org/celebrate.

Friday April 26

Back Alley Comedy Club: Jamie Kennedy
April 26 – April 27
Jamie will do two shows each night at 6:30pm and 9:30pm inside Sherman Bowling Center.
• $35 VIP Tickets, includes Meet and Greet and preferred seating
• $25 General Admission
Buy tickets at the door the day of the show or the website below. Call (616) 570-8765 for more information.

Tastes of Spring Wine Event
April 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to SE4SONS Banquet Center inside the Muskegon Country Club for the Tastes of Spring event!  Seven different distributors will offer a wonderful selection of wines to sample and Chef Tim will have a few small bites to snack on while you taste!  You will have a chance to order the wines at a discounted price, so its a great chance to stock up for summer!  The cost is $30 per person.  Call 231-755-3737 to save your spot!  This event will fill up quickly!

Annie the Musical
April 25 – April 27
April 25 – 26 at 7:00pm and April 27 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, come to the Beardsley Theater for Artios Academies of Grand Haven’s production of “Annie the Musical!” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Little Orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City.  She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage.  Annie is a family friendly musical full of life, energy and love.   Tickets are general admission and only $10.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

The Alley Door Club: Yard Sales Underwear!
April 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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. 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.

Open Mic Night at The Red Lotus
April 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Any kind of talent is welcome; songs, poems, readings, comedy, plays, dancing or whatever other skill you want to show off.  Observers are welcome, too.  They only ask that everyone remain mostly clothed and that you don’t burn the place down!  Other than those simple rules, it’s truly an OPEN mic event.  For that reason, they encourage parents to use their discretion as to whether to bring children, as there most likely will be adult language and subject matter.  Feel free to bring in your own food and drinks too.  Donations are encouraged, but not required.
They’re in the lower level of the Century Club building, so use the main front entrance of the building and head downstairs.  There is an elevator for those who need it.  Just call 231-981-8525 and they will let you in the back door.

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Disney in Concert Around the World
April 26 @ 7:30 pm
Experience the magical music of Disney live with original classics from the movies we love.  Songs from The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Mulan, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Lion King will delight the entire family.  Single ticket prices are $28-$64.  Student tickets are $10.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets.

Saturday April 27

Back Alley Comedy Club: Jamie Kennedy
April 26 – April 27
Jamie will do two shows each night at 6:30pm and 9:30pm inside Sherman Bowling Center.
• $35 VIP Tickets, includes Meet and Greet and preferred seating
• $25 General Admission
Buy tickets at the door the day of the show or the website below. Call (616) 570-8765 for more information.

7th Annual Earth Fair Expo
April 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market during the 7th Annual Earth Fair Expo! Enjoy tasty syrup, buzzing bees, scented oils, giveaways, games and so much more! Local exhibitors will be featuring eco-friendly, natural, and sustainable products and services.  Plus, shop for fresh produce, gifts and more at the Winter Farmer’s Market.  For more information call (231) 722-3251.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Through 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.

Annie the Musical
April 25 – April 27
April 25 – 26 at 7:00pm and April 27 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, come to the Beardsley Theater for Artios Academies of Grand Haven’s production of “Annie the Musical!” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Little Orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City.  She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage.  Annie is a family friendly musical full of life, energy and love.   Tickets are general admission and only $10.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Lakeshore Camera Club Spring Show
April 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come to the Norton Shores Library for the Lakeshore Camera Club Spring Show!  Enjoy an amazing display of photography, meet the photographers and vote for your favorite.  There will be a selfie booth, prints to purchase and more!  This event is free and no tickets or registration is required.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

Easter Bunny Rocket Launch
April 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The SMASH Model Rocket Club invites you to the Muskegon Wastewater Treatment Facility for their first sport launch of the year! Bring your Easter-themed rockets and enter to win the Easter Bunny Award! The SMASH model rocket club is section #500 of the National Association of Rocketry and has been active in west Michigan since 1988. For more information e-mail psgilmore@gmail.com.

Kids Fun with Fondue with Chef Char
April 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mini Chefs will have lots of fun mixing, melting and cooking in tiny pots! Dunk delicious goodies in oil or broth and coat favorite foods in fabulous cheese sauces or chocolate ganache. The cost is $45.00 and tickets are available through Eventbrite.com. For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Spirit Fest
April 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come to St. Catherine’s Hall for “Spirit Fest!” 3381 Thomas St.  Ravenna, MI.  This is a wine and beer tasting festival featuring live music performed by Jack Leaver, a Chinese Auction, raffles and more.  Tickets for the event are $25.00 per person until April 21, after that, tickets will be $30.00 per person.  Admission includes a keepsake tasting glass, games and 10 tickets to sample wine, beer and food.  Raffle tickets are $5 each for a chance to win $2,000!  For more information. 231-853-6222.

Acclaimed Folk Duo: Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert
April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Acclaimed folk musicians Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert will perform at the Muskegon Museum of Art’s Frey Foundation Auditorium. Concert tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance and $15 for members of the museum. They may be purchased at the MMA Museum Store or by phone at 231-720-2580.  Doors open at 6:30pm. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar prior to the concert and at intermission.

Sunday April 28

Free Latin Dance Party
April 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to Unruly Brewing Co. in downtown Muskegon for bi-monthly, free Latin Dance Classes offered by the Facebook group MADLOS!  They will cover simple steps, turns and spins that are easy to learn and fun to do.  No partner or experience is needed to participate.  The lesson is from 5:00pm – 6:00pm with music continuing until 7:00pm so you can practice what you’ve learned or show off what you know.  If you don’t need a lesson and just want to dance, join them at 6:00pm.  There is no cost for the lesson, but they are accepting donations that will go to support the Child Abuse Counsel of Muskegon County.  MADLOS offers different dance styles, including Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, and more.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 04/15/19 – 04/22/19

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

Visit with the Easter Bunny
Through April 21 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 6th – Easter Sunday, April 21, bring the kids to The Lakes Mall to meet the Easter Bunny!  Cherry Hill photography will be there to take photos.  The hours are Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 8:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm-6:00pm.  For more information call 231-798-7104.

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
Mondays @ 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 most Mondays through 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.

• April 15: The History of Willow Run presented by the Yankee Air Museum.
• April 22: Shipbuilding in WWII presented by Karen Duvalle, Submarine Curator at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.
• April 29: The Future of Military Manufacturing presented by Fred Johnson.
• May 6: The Cost of Manufacturing for WWII presented by George Maniates.

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.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Chris Kattan & Friends
April 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monday, April 15 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for Chris Kattan & Friends! Tickets are only $25 plus a $2 service charge if purchased online at www.backalleycomedyclub.com.  For more information call (616) 570-8765.

Chris Kattan is best known as one of the longest serving cast members on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ In the 8 years Chris starred in the landmark late night program, he became best known for his characters ‘Mango,’ ‘Mr. Peepers,’ and one of the ‘Butabi Brothers’ opposite Will Ferrell which was such a hit that the sketch was adapted into the 1998 cult classic, “Night at the Roxbury.”  Kattan went on to star in Corky Romano where he plays the black sheep son in a family of mobsters and played the villain in the Malcolm D. Lee film, “Undercover Brother,” opposite Eddie Griffin.  Kattan also starred as a series regular in the ABC hit series, “The Middle,” and recently had some memorable appearances in the Adam Sandler films “Hotel Transylvania” and “The Ridiculous 6.” Kattan trained at Los Angeles’ The Groundlings Theater and is one of its most famous alumni. He currently tours the country with his extremely popular stand-up act.

Chris Kattan will be here and bringing a few friends with him. Come out and join them!

Italian Easter Classic with Sofia
April 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class “Italian Easter Classic with Sofia!” A classic Easter menu in the Italian tradition with Sofia Verdure pastellate (deep fry vegetable), gnocchi alla romana, Mediterranean salmon (baked salmon with cherry tomatoes, olives and capers), peas with pancetta, lemon sorbet.  The cost is $45.  Sign up at Eventbrite.com or call (231) 769-2202 for more information.

Group Bicycle Tour
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet in the parking lot behind Unruly Brewing Company every Tuesday at 6:00pm for a 90 minute group bike ride!  There are five different groups to fit your biking needs and abilities and helmets are strongly encouraged.  Loaner helmets are always available at City Hub Cyclery (585 W. Clay Ave., Downtown Muskegon).  Unruly Brewing Co. is offering $1 off your first post-ride beer!  For more information call Raymond at 231-206-6182.

Planetarium Show: Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight
Tuesdays & 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 “Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight,” April 2 – June 13 (no shows on May 7 – 16) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm – 7:35pm.  Be dazzled with virtual rides aboard the spacecraft of the future and see how far our technology can take us.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Jazz at the Watermark
April 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Watermark 920 and the Truth in Jazz Orchestra invite you to Jazz at the Watermark! Tuesdays at 7:30pm, March 19, April 16 and May 21 there’ll be dancing, a cash bar and good food from Fatty Lumpkins.  The Truth in Jazz Orchestra is led by Muskegon legend and drummer Tim Froncek and has been a Muskegon institution for the past 12 years.  The cover is only $5 or $2 for students.  For more information call (231) 578-0469.

Paint Your Pet!
April 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, come to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market and Paint Your Pet! Enjoy drinks and friends while you paint a custom piece of your pet.  After you register, please email a picture of your pet by April 3 to jacqui.erny@shorelinecity.com.  Your photo will be pre-drawn onto a canvas ready for finishing touches the day of the event.  There are only 25 spaces available so time is of the essence! Cost is $40 and will include heavy snacks.  Beverages will be available for purchase.  Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com.

Spring Into Action: A Self-Advocacy Conference
April 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spring Into Action Self- Advocacy Conference will be a local one-day event for and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) happening at the Holiday Inn/Muskegon Harbor.  The Arc Muskegon has long supported people with I/DD to advocate for themselves, and this conference will give you further tools, resources, education and support to do so. For more information call (231) 777-2006.

• You will learn more about the basics of self-advocacy that will open many new doors!
• You will learn how to share your opinions and speak up about what is important to you!
• You will learn how to make a difference for yourself and others!
• You will meet new people and gain new skills at the same time!

Art Talks Back Poetry Reading & Award Ceremony
April 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 18 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the Art Talks Back Poetry Reading & Award Ceremony! Celebrate the winning poets of this year’s Art Talks Back: Regional Ekphrastic Poetry Contest!  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information call 231-720-2570.

Crazy About Curry with Chef Char
April 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 18 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Crazy About Curry with Chef Char!” Are you ready to spice up your dinner time and incorporate more vegetables and seasonings into your dishes? Learn to make an Indian Butter Chicken Curry, a Thai Coconut Chicken Curry and a Vegetarian Chickpea curry for healthy, hearty meals you can easily make at home.  The cost is $45.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company: Richard III
April 18 @ 7:30 pm
Thursdays, April 18 at 7:30pm, come to the Beardsley Theater as the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents Richard III! Tickets are $14.00 for adults and $7.00 for students and seniors.  For more information call 231-727-8001.
Richard III follows the story of one of England’s most notorious kings, who aspires to the throne and plots to eliminate all who stand in his way. The play is action-packed, and bounces between humor and tragedy.  The character of Richard is a charismatic villain who shares his plots with the audience, making them his co-conspirators.

Getty Drive-In Opens for the Season
April 19 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, April 19 at 7:00pm, one of the last remaining drive-in theaters in Michigan will open for the season! Getty Drive-In Theatre offers 4 screens with double features all summer long.  Films for opening night will be announced soon.  Keep an eye on their Facebook page or call 231-733-1813 for more information.

Hennessy’s Comedy Night
April 19 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Select Fridays from 8:30pm – 10:00pm, come to Hennessey’s Irish Pub for live stand-up Comedy!  Hosted by Tim Locke, Hennessey’s features various stand-up comedians from all over Michigan!  The cover is free!  For more information call (231) 728-3333.

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.

Fruitport Network: Community Easter Egg Hunt
April 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Saturday, April 20 from 9:15am – 10:30am, bring the kids to Pomona Park for an Easter Egg Hunt! For more information call 231-799-8010.

Ravenna First Reformed Church: Easter Egg Hunt
April 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 20 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, Ravenna First Reformed Church invites you to join them for an Easter Egg Hunt! Join them for a morning full of fun, community and fun activities!  For more information call (231) 853-6621.

Glenside 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, April 20 from 10:00am – 11:30am, the Glenside Neighborhood Association invites you and your family to join them for the Glenside 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt happening at McGraft Park! For more information call 231-855-8228.

Sensory Friendly Movies: Where “Shhhhh!” isn’t allowed!
April 20 @ 10:30 am
Family Hope Foundation and Cinema Carousel present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Select Saturdays; enjoy a disability-friendly environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are!  For more information, call Family Hope Foundation at 616-729-8833.
With an audience of your peers, special families can enjoy something fun together that you might not typically be able to do. Brighter lights, lower sound, limited previews and a group of people who understand your child’s disability will make this family outing enjoyable for everyone!

These special event films feature:

• 10:30am showings
• Regular Matinee Pricing
• All movies in 2D and Open Caption
• Seating questions can be directed to the box office

Films:

• April 20 – “Missing Link”
• May 11 – “Ugly Dolls”
• May 18 “Polemon: Detective Pikachu”
• June 1 – “Aladdin”
• June 15 – “The Secret Life of Pets”
• June 29 – “Toy Story 4”
• July 27 – “The Lion King”

Cream Puffs & Eclairs for the Beginning Baker with Chef Char
April 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
April 20 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Cream Puffs & Eclairs for the Beginning Baker with Chef Char!” Learn the basics to a simple French pastry, pate a choux, and the two types of creamy fillings that separate cream puffs from eclairs. Top your goodies with a homemade chocolate ganache or utilize fresh strawberries for a bakery-style dessert to take home and share with friends.  The cost is $45.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

White Lake Young Adult Solo Performance 2019
April 20 @ 1:00 pm
The top 10 of some of the best college-age musicians from schools across the state of Michigan will perform on Saturday, April 20, at 1:00pm at Ferry Memorial Church! The Young Artist Solo Performance will feature these young adults performing live with an accompanist.  Awards totaling $1000 will be given to the top three winners based on the ruling of professional judges.  The audience will also be able to vote and an additional $125 will be given to the audience favorite.
This is part of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, committed to encouraging and fostering excellence and hard work in young adult musicians. For more information, please visit www.whitelakemusic.org or call Sondra Cross at 231-329-3056.

The top finalists are:

• Kelly Avila, viola – Interlochen Arts Academy
• Kayla Cieslak, flute – Eastern Michigan University
• Lauren Glomb, oboe – Grand Valley State University
• Gabrielle Karel, piano – Hope College
• Linus Guerra, sax – Grand Valley State University
• Samuel Musser, piano – Hillsdale College
• Xinyu Zhu, violin – Central Michigan University
• Matteo Generani, piano – Central Michigan University
• Stephanie Sowers, clarinet – Michigan State University
• Samantha Kao, piano – University of Michigan

Pizza for Paws
April 20 @ 6:00 pm
April 20th at 6:00pm, come to the Fricano Event Center for Pizza for Paws!  Enjoy dinner, raffles, auctions, music and fundraising for the Muskegon Humane Society.  Tickets are $40 per person or $250 for a table of eight.  For more information call (231) 773-8689.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Playoff Games
April 20 & 21
Tickets for the first two Muskegon Lumberjacks confirmed playoff games at the L.C. Walker Arena are on sale now!

• PLAYOFF GAME 1 – Saturday, April 20 at 7:15pm
• PLAYOFF GAME 2 – Sunday, April 21 at 5:15pm

It’s never too late to become a Season Ticket Holder! For single game tickets and playoff shirts, visit or call the Box Office at 231-726-2400. For group or Club tickets, visit or call the Business Office at 231-799-7000.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Comedian Zach Martina wsg Nick Leydorf
April 20 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 20 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for comedian Zach Martina with Nick Leydorf!

A supportive family, a loving relationship and kids who adore him, that’s the American Dream. Unless you’re Zach Martina, then it’s a recipe for skepticism and anxiety.  Using his sarcastic wit, creative wordplay and a loveable arrogance, Zach brings his big personality to crowds across America as they wonder:  “I don’t know what he’s freaking out about, but it’s pretty funny.”
Blessed with a quick wit and a third nipple, Nick Leydorf is a left-handed comedian born and raised in rural Michigan. A criminal defense lawyer by day, comedian by night and a human the rest of the time, Nick takes his own observations of the world, peppers them with silliness and delivers them with a clinically diagnosed awkwardness that leaves audiences where he found them.

Tickets available at the door for only $10! Call (616) 570-8765 for more information.

Easter Brunch at Bella Maria’s Event Center
April 21
Sunday, April 21 at 11:00am, 12:45pm and 2:15pm, come to Bella Maria’s Event Center for Easter Brunch!  Enjoy a Belgian Waffle Bar, eggs, bacon fruit and more at the breakfast station or the Honey Ham Carving Station, Beef Carving Station, Chicken Parmesan, Smoked Salmon and much more!  The cost is $30 for adults and $10 for kids ages 5 – 10.  Kids 4 and under are free.  Reservations are required by calling 231-563-6914.

Easter Day Brunch Buffet at Verdoni’s Event Center
April 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 21 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, bring the family to the Easter Day Brunch Buffet at Verdoni’s Event Center catered by Harris Hospitality. This brunch features over five fresh salads, large raw bar, breakfast station with build your own omelets, build your own waffles, The Deck’s famous brisket, chef’s carving stations, large dessert station and much more!  A full bar will be available for purchase including a build your own Bloody Mary bar, Mimosa bar and Moscow Mule bar!  The cost is $31.99 for adults, $13.99 for children 4-12.  Kids under 4 eat free.  Call 231-780-7636 today for reservations.

Easter Brunch at The Lake House Waterfront Grille
April 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 21 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, bring your family to the Easter Brunch Buffet at The Lake House Waterfront Grille! Reservations are strongly recommended.  To secure your table, please call 231-722-4461.  Adults – $34.95, Children 4-10 – $10.95, 3 and under are free!
Celebrate with a delicious array of Easter favorites including:

• Chef Carved Prime Rib
• Maple and Bourbon Glazed Ham
• Fried Lake Perch
• Fresh Seafood Bar
• Build Your Own Omelet Station
• Mustard Citrus Glazed Salmon
• Bananas Foster French Toast
• Sweet Belgian Waffles
• Smoked Gouda Macaroni & Cheese
• Tuscan Dip
• Roasted Caprese Chicken
• Green Bean Almandine
• Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
• Bacon and Sausage
• Herb Roasted Redskin Potatoes
• Fresh Seasonal Soup
• Garden Salad Bar
• Fresh Fruit Display
• Assorted House Made Desserts

Easter Brunch at the Holiday Inn Muskegon-Harbor
April 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 21 from 11:00am – 2:00pm, come to the Holiday Inn Muskegon-Harbor for a delicious Easter Brunch!  Highlights include:

• Chef carved Slow Roasted Prime Rib w/ Horseradish Sauce and Natural Au Jus
• Rosemary Ham
• Chef attended pasta station featuring Mushroom Ravioli w/ Pancetta and Parmesan, Roasted Boneless Chicken Thigh w/ Creole Shrimp and Sausage, Creamy Garlic Bacon Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower Au Gratin, Green Beans, Garlic Redskin Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy and Wild Rice Pilaf.
• Deluxe Salad Bar featuring Fresh Baked Bread, Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Salmon Platter, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Ancient Grain Salad, Caprese Platter, Potato Corn Chowder, Garden Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad and a Vegetable Platter w/ Ranch Dip.
• Chef Attended Omelet Station featuring Made to Order Waffle Bar, Crisp Bacon, Biscuits and Gravy and a Fresh Fruit Display w/ Raspberry Dip.
• A Mimosa & Bloody Mary Station will be available for an additional charge.

It’s not too early to reserve your table! Hop to it and make your reservation for the Easter Brunch Buffet today by calling 231-720-7105 or e-mailing Sarah@himuskegon.com.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events April 8 – 15, 2019

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

Visit with the Easter Bunny
April 8 -21
Saturday, April 6th – Easter Sunday, April 21, bring the kids to The Lakes Mall to meet the Easter Bunny!  Cherry Hill photography will be there to take photos.  The hours are Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 8:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm-6:00pm.  For more information call 231-798-7104.

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
April 8 & 15 @ 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 most Mondays through 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.

• April 8: Ford Buildup in WWI; a precursor to WWII presented by author Timothy O’Callaghan.  His book is available for purchase in the Gift Store.
• April 15: The History of Willow Run presented by the Yankee Air Museum.
• April 22: Shipbuilding in WWII presented by Karen Duvalle, Submarine Curator at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.
• April 29: The Future of Military Manufacturing presented by Fred Johnson.
• May 6: The Cost of Manufacturing for WWII presented by George Maniates.

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.

Bird House Painting for Kids
April 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday, April 9 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm, bring the kids (ages 6 – 11) to the Arts Council of White Lake’s Nuveen Center to paint a birdhouse! Welcome the birds home with a beautiful bird house.  All materials will be provided and students will take their bird houses home at the end of class.  For more information call (231) 893-2524.

Group Bicycle Tour
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet in the parking lot behind Unruly Brewing Company every Tuesday at 6:00pm for a 90 minute group bike ride!  There are five different groups to fit your biking needs and abilities and helmets are strongly encouraged.  Loaner helmets are always available at City Hub Cyclery (585 W. Clay Ave., Downtown Muskegon).  Unruly Brewing Co. is offering $1 off your first post-ride beer!  For more information call Raymond at 231-206-6182.

Family Fun Night: Harry Potter
April 9 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00pm, bring the kids to the Holton Library for a Family Fun Night with Harry Potter!  Join them for a magical evening of Harry Potter trivia, games, crafts and food while learning about British culture.  Come dressed as your favorite character and enter the costume contest.  For more information call 231-821-0268.

Planetarium Show: Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight
Tuesdays & 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 “Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight,” April 2 – June 13 (no shows on May 7 – 16) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm – 7:35pm.  Be dazzled with virtual rides aboard the spacecraft of the future and see how far our technology can take us.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

West Michigan Student Showcase 2019
April 10 & 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11 at 7:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for the West Michigan Student Showcase!  Celebrate the best high school talent that West Michigan has to offer in the areas of Academics, Athletics, Digital Media, Literary, Performing, and Visual Arts.  Tickets are $8 for adults or $5 for students.  All tickets are $10 at the door.  For more information call the Muskegon Area ISD at (231) 777-2637.

Introduction to Loose Tea and Health
April 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Norton Shores Library for an Introduction to Loose Tea and Health!  The staff from Banana Dog Tea in Muskegon will share their expertise in their craft, including the origin and types of tea, benefits of loose tea, proper brewing and steeping techniques and a tasting sample.  Visit the Norton Shores Library, call 231-780-8844 or email apurgiel@madl.org for more information or to register.

Friends of Hackley Public Library Used Book Sale
April 11 – April 14
The 2019 Friends of Hackley Public Library Used Book Sale is on April 11 – 14!  There are thousands of books of all genres to choose from in both hardbound and paperback editions as well as, CD’s, DVD’s, audio books, and a selection of antique, rare and collectible books!  Prices range from $0.50 to $2.00 for most items; rare and special collectors’ items may have special pricing as marked. You won’t want to miss this fantastic sale where you’ll find so many treasures!  All proceeds help to fund projects that benefit Hackley Public Library!

Do you have items to donate?  Donations are welcome all year round at Hackley Public Library.  If you have lots of books, please call the library at 231-722-8000 for special drop-off instructions.

MEMBERS ONLY PRE-SALE: 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Thursday, April 11 (Not a member? You can join at the door!)

PUBLIC SALE: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13

SUNDAY “BAG” SALE: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Sunday, April 14 (Fill a bag for $3! They provide the bags!)

Tag…You’re It: Outside Art Moves In
April 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
“Tag…You’re It: Outside Art Moves In,” a travelling exhibit of 21 panels, each 4 × 7 feet in size and painted in 2017 by street artists from the Detroit/Dearborn area, will be on exhibit in Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Galley from March 18 through April 19. The title references the idea that graffiti artists are often referred to as “taggers.”
On Thursday, April 11, a public reception will take place from 3:30pm – 5:00pm in the Overbrook Gallery. Refreshments will be served.  At 4:00pm, in Stevenson Center Room 1100, Steven Glazer, an instructor of art at Henry Ford College since 2004, will discuss the process of putting the exhibition together.  This event and the gallery are free and open to the public.
The Overbrook Art Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 9:00am – 4:00pm, with special weekend and evening hours during performances in the adjacent Overbrook Theater. For more information, call (231) 777-0324.

Sunset Wine
April 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 11 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, come to Oceana Winery in downtown Muskegon for the wine & canvas event, “Sunset Wine!” Create this “Sunset Wine” masterpiece for only $25 per artist.  Wine tasting is available for an addition $5.  Pricing includes an 11×14 canvas, all necessary supplies, and step-by-step instruction from a professional artist.  Payment is collected at the event.  Space is limited, so reserve your easel today with an e-mail to createaframeshows@yahoo.com.

Culinary Class: Girls Night – Out Cupcakes & Cocktails
April 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
April 11 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Girls Night – Out Cupcakes & Cocktails!” Gather your favorite lady friends 21 years and over for a fun night of sweet treat making.  Fill cupcakes with a tempting ganache and decorate with buttercream frosting from scratch while experimenting with different professional piping tips and techniques.  Pair the cupcakes with a boozy coffee combination or a creamy layered martini.  You must be 21 with valid ID to participate.  The cost is $55.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Family Fun Night: Harry Potter
April 11 @ 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 11 at 6:00pm, bring the kids to the Montague Library for a Family Fun Night with Harry Potter!  Join them for a magical evening of Harry Potter trivia, games, crafts and food while learning about British culture.  Come dressed as your favorite character and enter the costume contest.  For more information call 231-893-2675.

Beer & Cheese Pairing: The Cheese Lady at Pigeon Hill Brewing
April 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, April 11 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, come to Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. and get ready for some handcrafted and hand selected beer and cheese pairings! They’re welcoming the Cheese Lady to their taproom to host a Beer & Cheese Tasting!  Tickets are $25 a seat and include 5 beer pairings with a total of 10 different cheeses.  The Cheese Lady will be there to educate you on the craft of cheese-making and how easy (and delicious) it is to pair cheese and beer!  Call the taproom at (231)375-5184 to reserve your seat today!  Seats are limited!

Pine Street Mercantile Spring Vintage Sale
April 12 – April 13
Friday, April 12 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm and Saturday, April 13 from 9:00am – 3:00pm, come to the Pine Street Mercantile’s Spring Sale!  This event features reimagined, vintage and antique pieces at this “occasional junk collective.”  You’ll also find plenty of rusty, crusty and found items to complement your spring/summer décor or perhaps the perfect thing for a wedding or graduation.  For more information call (231) 830-4255.

Fish Fry Fridays
Fridays @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Every Friday during Lent, the Ravenna community invites you to join them at St. Catherine’s Hall for delicious fish fry dinners! All dinners are from 5:00pm – 7:30pm and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 – 12.  Kids 5 and under are free!  Your meal includes your choice of a baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw, pike perch, garlic bread and dessert.  Get an extra 2 filets for only $1.  Proceeds will benefit the organizations hosting each week including St. Catherine’s, the American Legion and the Ravenna Fire Department.  For more information call (231) 853-6743.

The Alley Door Club
April 12 @ 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:
• 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.

On Tap & Uncorked
April 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, April 12 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, you’re invited to the beautiful Muskegon Museum of Art for their annual event, On Tap & Uncorked! Enjoy beer from craft breweries up and down the coast of West Michigan, wine tasting, and food pairing samples from our fine area restaurants, all while experiencing art in the Muskegon Museum of Art galleries.
Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours early. Tickets are on sale in the MMA Store.  Each ticket is $35 in advance ($30 for members) or $40 at the door and includes five 4–oz. beverage tasting tickets and food.  Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the event.  For ticket information call 231-720-2580.

Muskegon Dance Movement Performance
April 12 @ 7:30 pm – April 13 @ 9:00 pm
Muskegon Dance Movement, the Muskegon Community College resident dance company under the artistic direction of Melissa Brunsting, will perform at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, in Overbrook Theater!  The shows will feature guest performances by Deavondrea Jones, founder of DanceSpire.

“We will be presenting both new and revisited works this year,” said Brunsting, a native of western New York who received her Bachelor’s in Dance from Hope College “The dance works range from socially conscious to musically driven.”

“This year we will be including a Talk-Back session between the company and our audience following each performance. I strive to make dance a part of the culture in our city, and center my choreography around that goal as much as possible.”

Tickets, which go on sale April 8, are $10 for the general public and $5 for MCC students and children ages 12 and under.  For more information, contact the Overbrook Box Office at (231) 777-0324.

This year’s Muskegon Dance Movement members, all MCC students, are: Brea Beckley, Briona Bower, Taylor DePouw, Taylor Freed, Melanie Lamrock, Erika Larson, and Makenzie Nordstrom

Guest artist Deavondre Jones has touched thousands of lives as a speaker, performer and instructor throughout the Midwest. In Michigan, he is best known for his commitment and consistency behind the weekly drop-in class: #DropInWednesdays. A Benton Harbor Promise student, he earned degrees from Grand Rapids Community College and Columbia College in Illinois.

Hennessy’s Comedy Night
April 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Select Fridays from 8:30pm – 10:00pm, come to Hennessey’s Irish Pub for live stand-up Comedy!  Hosted by Tim Locke, Hennessey’s features various stand-up comedians from all over Michigan!  The cover is free!  For more information call (231) 728-3333.

Craft-Life Concert Series: Original Music Rock Show
April 12 @ 8:30 pm
Friday, April 12 from 8:30pm – midnight, come to Unruly Brewing Co. for the Craft – Life Concert series featuring The Loose Nukes, The Shift and THE JETTS! This is an Original Music Rock Show with some of the top acts from the Original Music Showcase.  Come down and support local original music!  For more information call Unruly at (231) 288-1068.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Through 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.

2019 Marching into Spring Craft & Vendor Show
April 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 from 9:00am – 3:00pm, come to the Moss Ridge Golf Club & Wedding Venue for 2019 Marching into Spring Craft & Vendor Show!  There will be over 50 vendors & crafters and raffle drawings, too!  Proceeds will benefit the MARS food pantry.  For more information call (231) 853-5665.

Record Store Day 2019 at Third Coast Vinyl
April 13 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 from 9:00am – 7:00pm, join Third Coast Vinyl as they celebrate the independent record store and vinyl culture with Record Store Day 2019!  They will have RSD exclusive titles, a great selection of other new and used items, giveaways, a bunch of stuff on sale, and a whole lot more!  For more information call (231) 288-1871.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.  The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008.  Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.  https://recordstoreday.com

Full Service Saturday
April 13 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Muskegon County Clerk’s Office and the 60th District Court will open their doors from 9:30am – 1:30pm on Saturday, April 13!  Both offices are located on the first floor of the Michael E. Kobza Hall of Justice, also known as the Muskegon County Building, with parking available on Pine St.  Most services require a photo ID.  To schedule a wedding ceremony with the County Clerk, call 231-724-6221.

4th Annual Pooches & People Picnic
April 13 @ 10:00 am
Saturday, April 13 beginning at 10:00am, you’re invited to Fricano Place for the 4th Annual Pooches & People Picnic! This is a furry and festive event raising funds and awareness for the Harbor Hospice Foundation.  Pet parents and their fur-babies will enjoy a picnic, raffles, “barks & crafts,” the Pooch Costume Parade, auction and more!  Pound Buddies of Muskegon will be having adoptions so you can rescue a new family member!  Follow the Scolnik Healing Center on Facebook for more information.  Tickets are $15 – $20 and available through www.eventbrite.com.

The Bob & Merle Scolnik Healing Center of Harbor Hospice is the only grief and loss center in Muskegon County which offers free grief support (groups and counseling services) to children, teens and adults who are dealing with a loss of any kind. If there is a way they can serve you, please contact them at 231-728-3442, 1-800-497-9559 or email info@HarborHospiceMI.org.

Teachers Super Saturday
April 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
April 13 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, bring the kids to a Teachers Super Saturday at the Muskegon Museum of Art! This event celebrating teachers is absolutely free!  For more information call 231-720-2580 or visit the website below.
• 11:00am & 1:00pm – Family Film
• 11:00am – 1:00pm – Guided Look: Walk with a docent through Patricia Polacco’s “A+ for Educators” exhibition
• 11:00am – 2:00pm – Make & Take: Paint a rock paperweight for your favorite teacher

Pad Thai & Spring Rolls with Chef Char
April 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class “Pad Thai & Spring Rolls with Chef Char!” Enjoy rice noodles and rice wraps with your choice of spicy or mild sauces and a variety of vegetables.  Enjoy shrimp, chicken or tofu.  Since you will be making your own dishes, the recipes can accommodate special dietary needs, including gluten-free and vegetarian diets.  The cost is $45.  Sign up at Eventbrite.com or call (231) 769-2202 for more information.

Annual Egg-Stravaganza
April 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, it’s the Annual Egg-Stravaganza in the parking lot of Muskegon Family Care!  The kids will enjoy free Easter egg hunts grouped by age as well as lots of other fun, activities and prizes!  For more information call 231-739-9315.

Get Up and Dance: A Figure Skating Show to Bring People Together
April 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm, come to the L. C. Walker Arena for Get Up and Dance:  A Figure Skating Show to Bring People Together, performed by the Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club! Watch local skaters perform to dance music such as Conga (Miami Sound Machine), September (Earth Wind & Fire), Dancing Queen (ABBA) You Can’t Stop the Beat (Ariana Grande), the Cha Cha Slide (DJ Casper) and more!  A suggested donation of $5 helps cover show production costs and put money back into the community, but please join them regardless of ability to pay. For more information e-mail sk8mlfsc@gmail.com.

Cheers & Chocolate
April 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Cheers & Chocolate at the Michigan Culinary Institute! April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and an ideal time to come together in support of services to survivors.   Attendees must be 21 or older to attend, and photo ID is required for admittance.  Tickets are on sale now.  For more information call Every Woman’s Place at 231-759-7909.

Cheers and Chocolate is an event pairing sweet and savory culinary delights with fine wines and beers at the state-of-the-art Culinary Institute of Michigan.  Each year, student chefs create the entire menu featuring incredible chocolates, desserts and hors d’oeuvres.  Students also research and present wines from all over the world. Michigan Wines will be featured in the Michigan Room located on the third floor. Michigan micro brews will also be presented in the Beer Garden located in Courses Restaurant.  Silent Auction items will be displayed on several floors of the event and raffle tickets will be sold for a variety of gifts including a wine refrigerator filled with wine donated by the board of directors of Every Woman’s Place!

Heels for Meals
April 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 from 6:00pm – 11:00pm, come to Bella Maria’s Event Center for Heels for Meals!  This is AgeWell Services of West Michigan’s 6th annual fundraiser to raise money for the Meals on Wheels program in Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties.  Enjoy an excellent dinner and various auctions.  For more information call (231) 755-0434.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
April 13 @ 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, April 13 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Chicago Steel!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

MCC Wind & Jazz Ensemble with Whoopee Kat
April 13 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm, the new Downtown Live Concert Series at the Frauenthal Center will feature the MCC Wind & Jazz Ensemble with Whoopee Kat!

This concert series features every Muskegon Community College music ensemble, as well as the Shoreline Symphony and West Michigan Concert WINDS which are affiliated with MCC. The 14-concert series, which includes two groups that have performed at Carnegie Hall in recent years, continues through May 2019.

Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and children.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Back Alley Comedy Club: DJ Dangler wsg Chelsea Hood
April 13 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 13 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for comedian DJ Dangler with special guest Chelsea Hood! Tickets are available at the door for only $10.  For more information call (616) 570-8765.

DJ Dangler’s show is a balance of energy and intellect. Equally comfortable in barrooms and classrooms; DJ firmly believes that humor is universal, and nothing is off limits so long as it’s funny. DJ is the Head Writer for The Comedy Circus, and an accomplished stand-up comedian.  A Midwestern transplant to NYC, DJ blends East Coast cynicism with genuine Midwestern charm to create an approachable and hilarious take on humans and other idiot species.  DJ understands that people are pretty much the same everywhere, and if you can get enough of those people to laugh, you don’t have to get a real job.

Chelsea Hood is a stand-up comedian living in Chicago by way of the comedy scenes in both Dallas, TX and Brooklyn, NY. You may have seen her on The CW Network’s Eye Opener, or CW33’s Nightcap.  She was also featured on Stand Up Records’ “Texas Mess” album recorded at SXSW.  Chelsea’s style of humor is observational, feminist, and pleasantly self-deprecating.  Some of the comics she has been delighted to open for include; Jay Mohr, Donnell Rawlings, Maria Bamford, Ralphie May, Richard Lewis, Pauly Shore, JB Smoove, Paul Rodriguez, Tom Green, Michael Winslow, Bobby Lee and many more.

Out of this World
April 14 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 14 at 3:00pm, the new Downtown Live Concert Series at the Frauenthal Center will feature the MCC Wind & Jazz Ensemble’s presentation of Out of this World!

This concert series features every Muskegon Community College music ensemble, as well as the Shoreline Symphony and West Michigan Concert WINDS which are affiliated with MCC. The 14-concert series, which includes two groups that have performed at Carnegie Hall in recent years, continues through May 2019.

Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and children. For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Free Latin Dance Party
April 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every other Sunday, March 3 – May 13 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Unruly Brewing Co. in downtown Muskegon for bi-monthly, free Latin Dance Classes offered by the Facebook group MADLOS!  They will cover simple steps, turns and spins that are easy to learn and fun to do.  No partner or experience is needed to participate.  The lesson is from 5:00pm – 6:00pm with music continuing until 7:00pm so you can practice what you’ve learned or show off what you know.  If you don’t need a lesson and just want to dance, join them at 6:00pm.  There is no cost for the lesson, but they are accepting donations that will go to support the Child Abuse Counsel of Muskegon County.  MADLOS offers different dance styles, including Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, and more.  Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see what they’re up to next.  Instructor:  Florencia Manon Colella from Argentina

Back Alley Comedy Club: Chris Kattan & Friends
April 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monday, April 15 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for Chris Kattan & Friends! Tickets are only $25 plus a $2 service charge if purchased online at www.backalleycomedyclub.com.  For more information call (616) 570-8765.

Chris Kattan is best known as one of the longest serving cast members on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ In the 8 years Chris starred in the landmark late night program, he became best known for his characters ‘Mango,’ ‘Mr. Peepers,’ and one of the ‘Butabi Brothers’ opposite Will Ferrell which was such a hit that the sketch was adapted into the 1998 cult classic, “Night at the Roxbury.”  Kattan went on to star in Corky Romano where he plays the black sheep son in a family of mobsters and played the villain in the Malcolm D. Lee film, “Undercover Brother,” opposite Eddie Griffin.  Kattan also starred as a series regular in the ABC hit series, “The Middle,” and recently had some memorable appearances in the Adam Sandler films “Hotel Transylvania” and “The Ridiculous 6.” Kattan trained at Los Angeles’ The Groundlings Theater and is one of its most famous alumni. He currently tours the country with his extremely popular stand-up act.

Chris Kattan will be here and bringing a few friends with him. Come out and join them!

Muskegon County Calendar of Events April 1-8, 2019

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

Happy Spring Break Kiddos!

Monday April 1:

So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box
April 1
The Muskegon Area District Library invites kids 8 – 16 to be part of the “So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box!”  Search for clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the box and win a prize.  This program is free, but you do need to register by calling your preferred library branch.
• Monday, April 1 at 10:30am – Norton Shores Branch 231-790-8844
• Monday, April 1 at 2:00pm – Muskegon Township Branch 231-760-4329

Spring Break Escape Camp
April 1 @ 9:00 am – April 5 @ 5:00 pm
Kids in grades K – 6 are invited to attend the Spring Break Escape Camp at Camp Pendalouan!  Transportation and before/after care are also available.  For more information or to register, visit www.pendalouan.org or call 231-894-4538.

STEM Mini Camp
April 1 @ 9:00 am – April 2 @ 12:00 pm
Monday and Tuesday, April 1 – 2 from 9:00am – 12:00pm, kids ages 8 – 13 can come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the STEM Mini Camp! This mini-camp will give children the opportunity to get the first look at the brand new STEM Center and experience what it has to offer!  Over the 2-day camp, children will make airfoils, modify matchbox cars and race them, puzzle through mazes with a robot, and construct structures like bridges. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.com and are $20 or $15 for museum members.  For more information call 231-722-0278.

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
April 1 @ 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 most Mondays through 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.April 1: The real topic is Combat Propulsion presented by L-3 Engineering Specialists. Information on further lectures will be provided as it becomes available!

Culinary Class: Retro and Classic Casserole Night
April 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, April 1 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Retro and Classic Casserole Night with Chef Char!” Do you wish you could recreate some of your favorite casseroles from childhood?  Want to know how your mom and grandma made their “one dish wonder” that fed the whole family?  Join Kitchen 242 for this special class that puts together all your favorite taste bud memories into classic dishes.  If you have a favorite vintage/retro casserole dish/jello mold, bring it to class.  It will be a fun evening that will serve up some wine to go with your creations!  The cost is $50.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Team Trivia Game Show
April 1 @ 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 April 2:

So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box
April 2
The Muskegon Area District Library invites kids 8 – 16 to be part of the “So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box!”  Search for clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the box and win a prize.  This program is free, but you do need to register by calling your preferred library branch.
• Tuesday, April 2 at 1:00pm – Dalton Branch 231-828-4188
• Tuesday April 2 at 4:30pm – Muskegon Heights Branch 231-739-6075

Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs
April 2 @ 10:30 am – April 6 @ 10:30 am
Tuesday, April 2 – Saturday, April 6, the Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park is offering spring break programs for children.  A state park passport is required to enter the park.  To learn more, visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.  For more information about programs at Gillette, call 231-798-3573.10:30am  Cottontails and Other Hoppers – Learn about the lagomorph group and rodents that move in a hopping pattern.  Take a hike to find tracks!

STEM Mini Camp
April 1 @ 9:00 am – April 2 @ 12:00 pm
Monday and Tuesday, April 1 – 2 from 9:00am – 12:00pm, kids ages 8 – 13 can come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the STEM Mini Camp! This mini-camp will give children the opportunity to get the first look at the brand new STEM Center and experience what it has to offer!  Over the 2-day camp, children will make airfoils, modify matchbox cars and race them, puzzle through mazes with a robot, and construct structures like bridges. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.com and are $20 or $15 for museum members.  For more information call 231-722-0278.

Spring Break Art Camp: Stone Stories
April 2 @ 1:00 pm – April 4 @ 2:00 pm
Be part of Spring Break Art Camp at the Nuveen Center! You will make 6 picture stones using paint, markers and decoupage that will help tell a story of your choice.  You will also make a fabric bag to hold your stones.  Stones will be provided, but students are asked to bring in smooth flat stones to paint on for extra if you have them.  The cost is $10. For more information e-mail Nuveen@artswhitelake.org or call 231-893-2524.

Spring Break Art Camp: Design from Nature
April 2 @ 3:00 pm – April 4 @ 4:30 pm
Come to the Nuveen Center for the Spring Break Art Camp Program, “Design from Nature!” Sixth through twelfth graders can welcome spring by starting their artwork with a plant, bird or insect, and then explore abstraction as you experiment with materials and layers to create a contemporary artwork.  This class will focus on simplification of form, creating a background, layering through collage, drawing, and more.  The cost is $10.  For more information e-mail Nuveen@artswhitelake.org or call 231-893-2524.

Culinary Class: Not the Usual Pasta With Sofia
April 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class,You’ll make four different tasty sauces and four different shapes of pasta.  Dishes include Spaghetti with Walnuts, Fusilli with Gorgonzola Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato, Tagliatelle Bell Peppers and Mascarpone and Penne alla Vodka.  The cost is $45.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Group Bicycle Tour
April 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet in the parking lot behind Unruly Brewing Company every Tuesday at 6:00pm for a 90 minute group bike ride!  There are five different groups to fit your biking needs and abilities and helmets are strongly encouraged.  Loaner helmets are always available at City Hub Cyclery (585 W. Clay Ave., Downtown Muskegon).  Unruly Brewing Co. is offering $1 off your first post-ride beer!  For more information call Raymond at 231-206-6182.

Planetarium Show: Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight
April 2 @ 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 “Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight,” April 2 – June 13 (no shows on May 7 – 16) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm – 7:35pm.  Be dazzled with virtual rides aboard the spacecraft of the future and see how far our technology can take us.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

White Lake Classical Series: David Rogers on Guitar
April 2 @ 7:00 pm
Come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for David Rogers on guitar as part of the White Lake Classical Series! Recently termed ‘a prominent guitarist’ by the New York Times, David Rogers fuses classical, jazz, early, and world music elements into powerful, moving and virtuosic performances based on both original and traditional repertoires.  The cover is $5. Come early for dinner at 6:15pm to enjoy Lemon Rosemary Garlic Roasted Turkey Breast, roasted sweet potatoes, spring vegetable sauté, glass of house wine and rhubarb custard bars for only $17. For more information or to RSVP, call 231-894-5333.

Open Irish Jam Session
April 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The first Tuesday of every month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, all musicians are welcome at Hennessey’s Irish Pub for their open Irish Jam session!  Whether participating or just watching it is always a fun time and admission is free.  For more information call (231) 728-3333.

Wednesday April 3:

So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box
April 1 – April 6
April 1 – 6, the Muskegon Area District Library invites kids 8 – 16 to be part of the “So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box!”  Search for clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the box and win a prize.  This program is free, but you do need to register by calling your preferred library branch. Wednesday, April 3 at 2:00pm – Montague Branch 231-893-2675

Spring Break Nerf Battle
April 3 @ 11:00 am
Wednesday, April 3 at 11:00am, players ages 8-16 will try to out-wit and out-blast the competition during this epic battle at the Egelston Branch of the Muskegon District Library!  They provide all the equipment including blasters, darts, vests, safety goggles and obstacles along with a friendly referee for all the exciting Nerf action at this free event.  Snacks will be provided and registration required. 11:00am Egelston Branch 231-788-6477, 3:00pm Norton Shores branch call 231-780-8844 to register. April 4 North Muskegon @ 11:00am, call 231-744-6080 to register and 3:00pm at Dalton Branch call 231-828-4188 to register. Space is limited, so call today at 231-828-4188.

Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs
April 3 @ 10:30 am – April 6 @ 10:30 am
Tuesday, April 3 – Saturday, April 6, the Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park is offering spring break programs for children.  A state park passport is required to enter the park.  To learn more, visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.  For more information about programs at Gillette, call 231-798-3573. 10:30am  Signs of Spring Hike – Take a short hike and explore spring signs. 2:00pm  Peeps of Spring – A closer look at frogs and toads.

Free Family Movie Day: Mary Poppins Returns
April 3 @ 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 3 at 3:00pm, bring the kids to the beautiful Frauenthal Theater for a Free Family Movie Day featuring “Mary Poppins Returns!”  No tickets are required.  For more information call 231-727-8001.

Thursday April 4:

Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs
April 4 @ 10:30am
Tuesday, April 2 – Saturday, April 6, the Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park is offering spring break programs for children.  A state park passport is required to enter the park.  To learn more, visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.  For more information about programs at Gillette, call 231-798-3573.10:30am  Nests: Nature’s Egg Cartons – Hands on program to explore the different nest styles. 11:30am  Bird Beak Buffet – A complete look at how birds eat.  Hands-on activities and a snack included.

Spring Break Nerf Battle
April 4 @ 11:00 am
Players ages 8-16 will try to out-wit and out-blast the competition during this epic battle at branches of the Muskegon District Library!  They provide all the equipment including blasters, darts, vests, safety goggles and obstacles along with a friendly referee for all the exciting Nerf action at this free event.  Snacks will be provided and registration required. April 4 North Muskegon @ 11:00am, call 231-744-6080 to register and 3:00pm at Dalton Branch call 231-828-4188 to register. Space is limited, so call today at 231-828-4188.

Planetarium Show: Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight
April 4 @ 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 “Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight,” April 2 – June 13 (no shows on May 7 – 16) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm – 7:35pm.  Be dazzled with virtual rides aboard the spacecraft of the future and see how far our technology can take us.  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box
April 4
April 1 – 6, the Muskegon Area District Library invites kids 8 – 16 to be part of the “So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box!”  Search for clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the box and win a prize.  This program is free, but you do need to register by calling your preferred library branch. Thursday, April 4 at 1:00pm – Ravenna Branch 231-893-6975

Pajama Party at the Muskegon Museum of Art: FREE
April 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Muskegon Museum of Art for a Pajama Party!  Show up in your jammies (slippers optional) for some fun at the museum!  Enjoy storytime in the “A+ for Educators: The Illustrations of Patricia Polacco” exhibition gallery, creative snack making in the classroom, a hot cocoa station and a family film in the auditorium!  Bring your favorite stuffed animal and friend for a pajama party at the art museum! This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 231-720-2570 or visit the website. 6:00pm – Craft Activity 6:15pm – Story Time 6:30pm – Family Film 8:00pm – Closing

Culinary Class: Chef Char Kitchen Skills 101 – The Basics
April 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class. Be nervous with a knife no more and learn how to properly utilize your staple kitchen tools. You will cover various knife cuts with different vegetables and fruits and talk about the right knife for the right job and which knives to use for specific culinary duties in the kitchen.  You will cook up whatever you cut up, so a simple lesson on sauté and a recipe for pan tossed veggies will follow all cutting, dicing and chopping done in class.  The cost is $45.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Friday April 5:

STEM Center: Sneak Peek
April 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join the Lakeshore Museum Center over Spring Break to get a sneak peek of the new STEM Center they have been working on. This interactive room will be a creative space to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Hands-on activities will include building bridges, constructing hoop gliders, racing hot wheels and much more!  Admission is $3.  Kids 2 and under, members and Muskegon residents are free.  For more information call 231-722-0278.

So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box
April 5 11:00am and 2:00pm
The Muskegon Area District Library invites kids 8 – 16 to be part of the “So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box!”  Search for clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the box and win a prize.  This program is free, but you do need to register by calling your preferred library branch.
• Friday, April 5 at 11:00am – Egelston Branch 231-788-6477
• Friday, April 5 at 2:00pm – Holton Branch 231-821-0268

Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs
April 5 @ 10:30 am
April 5, the Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park is offering spring break programs for children.  A state park passport is required to enter the park.  To learn more, visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.  For more information about programs at Gillette, call 231-798-3573. 10:30am A Good Home is Hard to Find – Puppet show!

Fish Fry Fridays
April 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Every Friday during Lent, the Ravenna community invites you to join them at St. Catherine’s Hall for delicious fish fry dinners! All dinners are from 5:00pm – 7:30pm and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 – 12.  Kids 5 and under are free!  Your meal includes your choice of a baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw, pike perch, garlic bread and dessert.  Get an extra 2 filets for only $1.  Proceeds will benefit the organizations hosting each week including St. Catherine’s, the American Legion and the Ravenna Fire Department.  (231) 853-6743.

Concert: Pegboard Nerds wsg Flexadecibel
April 5 @ 6:30 pm
Come to the L.C. Walker Arena for Danish-Norwegian electronic music group, Pegboard Nerds with special guest Flexadecibel!  This will be the first concert held at the arena since their 1.7 million dollar renovation.  You must be 18 or older to attend.  For more information call (231) 726-2939 or visit the website below.

Main Street Dueling Pianos
April 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Buy tickets for the Watermark 920 Main Street Dueling Pianos! The entertainers have an impressive repertoire of 1,000+ songs, giving the audience an unforgettable experience and night of singing, hand-clapping and dancing!  Please be advised this show may contain adult content, mature subject matter and strong language.  This show is for those 21+ (no exceptions).  Tickets are $15 and available online or at The Coffee Factory.  If you would like to reserve a table, reservations must be made via e-mail at laurel@watermarkcenter.com.  Table placement is not guaranteed. There will be a full service bar featuring Michigan beer and wine options as well as coffee and food from Fatty Lumpkins. For more information call (231) 578-0469

Hennessy’s Comedy Night
April 5 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Select Fridays from 8:30pm – 10:00pm, come to Hennessey’s Irish Pub for live stand-up Comedy!  Hosted by Tim Locke, Hennessey’s features various stand-up comedians from all over Michigan!  The cover is free!  For more information call (231) 728-3333.

Saturday, April 6:

So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box
April 6
The Muskegon Area District Library invites kids 8 – 16 to be part of the “So You Want to Be an Astronaut: Spring Break Escape Box!”  Search for clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the box and win a prize.  This program is free, but you do need to register by calling your preferred library branch. Saturday, April 6 at 12:00pm – North Muskegon Branch 231-744-6080

Spring Birding Tour
April 6 @ 9:00 am
Nothing says spring like the “conk-a-ree” call of a red-winged blackbird or the raucous sounds of a Sandhill Crane. Celebrate spring and explore Muskegon’s wetlands with a birding tour at the Muskegon County Wastewater System, Saturday, April 6 at 9:00am!  Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists and technicians, Audubon Great Lakes staffers, and volunteers from Ducks Unlimited and local Audubon Clubs will lead the tour.  Meet at the Muskegon State Game Area Office (7600 E. Messinger Rd., Twin Lake). Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Spotting scopes also are helpful for long-range viewing.  The ground may be quite muddy and wet, so plan to wear boots.  For more information call the Muskegon County Wastewater System at 231-788-5055

Gillette Nature Center: Spring Break Programs
April 6 @ 10:30 am
The Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park is offering spring break programs for children.  A state park passport is required to enter the park.  To learn more, visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.  For more information about programs at Gillette, call 231-798-3573. 10:30 am Wiggly Worms – Learn all about worms and dissect a gummy worm.

Winter Farmers’ Market
April 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit the downtown  indoor winter Muskegon Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call (231)722-3251

Sensory Friendly Movies: Where “Shhhhh!” isn’t allowed!
April 6 @ 10:30 am  April 6 – “Dumbo”
Family Hope Foundation and Cinema Carousel present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Select Saturdays, enjoy a disability-friendly environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are!  For more information, call Family Hope Foundation at 616-729-8833. With an audience of your peers, special families can enjoy something fun together that you might not typically be able to do. Brighter lights, lower sound, limited previews and a group of people who understand your child’s disability will make this family outing enjoyable for everyone!  These special event films feature: Regular Matinee Pricing, All movies in 2D and Open Caption,Seating questions can be directed to the box office

Culinary Class: Sous Vide Cooking with Chef Char
April 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 6 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Sous Vide Cooking with Chef Char!” Sous Vide is a French culinary term meaning “under vacuum” and is a method of cooking in which food is placed in a plastic bag or glass jar and cooked under carefully controlled water or steam temperatures.  The intent is to cook the food items evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked while retaining moisture and without overcooking the outside.  Four different recipes will be explained, demonstrated, sampled and enjoyed in the class. Sample various sous vide vegetables, chicken and steak.   The cost is $50.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Cliff Cash wsg Michael Greeter
April 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30pm
Come to the Back Alley Comedy Club inside Sherman Bowling Center for comedian Cliff Cash with special guest Michael Geeter! Tickets are available at the door for only $10!  Call (616) 570-8765 for more information.

KOP 64 Presented By KnockOut Promotions
April 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
$25 – $35
It’s Live MMA at the LC Walker Arena!  This will be KnockOut Promotions 64th show featuring Pro-Am Mixed Martial Arts action.  The cost is $25 – $35.  For more information call the arena box office at (231) 726-2400.

Delicious Demise
April 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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!” 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.

Cheerio Bird Feeders
April 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring the kids to Hackley Public Library to make Cheerio Bird Feeders! Keep your feathered friends happy with this easy to assemble bird feeder.  Just take a few pipe cleaners, Cheerios, and some string to hang up your masterpiece outdoors.  This program is free and recommended for all ages.  For more information call 231-822-8000.

Science of Colors
April 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the “Science of Colors!” Did you know that there is science behind your favorite colors?  Find out why you like certain colors and dislike others.  This will be your last chance to see the Collections by Color exhibit before it comes down!  Admission is $3.  Kids 2 and under, museum members and Muskegon residents are free.  For more information call 231-722-0278.

Seeing Your Environment through Drawing: FREE
April 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Visit the Hackley Public Library for this FREE class.  Are you ready for an enriching and artistic experience? This class invites participants to use sketching as a tool to help shape their perception of the world, enhance self-awareness and guide themselves to more positive experiences. Join Corinne Roberts for this excellent practice in art therapy. This event is free to public and all materials are provided. No prior drawing experience is needed. No registration needed. For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Sunday, April 7

Reminder: Easter is Sunday April 21st

Monday, April 8:

Marketing Monday: Bold Branding
April 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Come the Muskegon Innovation Hub for “Marketing Monday:  Bold Branding!”  Creating a strong brand is just as much about knowing who you aren’t as who you are.  This session, presented by Velarde Marketing, will review strategies to prioritize messaging and create a brand that will make your business stand out from your competition.  The cost is $10 and tickets are available through Eventbrite.  For more information call 616-331-7370.

4th Annual Pooches & People Picnic April 13 to Benefit The Bob & Merle Scolnik Healing Center

pandp[Muskegon, MI] Do you love dogs? You don’t want to miss this furry-festive event!

The much-anticipated fourth annual Pooches & People Picnic will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 beginning at 10:00 AM on the grounds of Fricanos Place on Muskegon Lake.  Proceeds will help fund the community programs of The Bob & Merle Scolnik Healing Center, the only grief and loss center in Muskegon county. The center provides group or individual grief support to family and care givers, so they can celebrate the life of their loved one while they learn how to cope with heartache and loss.  Grief support services are free of charge and available to anyone in the communities of Muskegon, Oceana, Mason, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.

The picnic fundraiser features an auction, raffle, yummy themed food, and four-legged fun!  Past years have included a dog walk on the ruff ruff route, on-site nail clipping and micro-chipping, doggie cake walk, and paw-print painting booth.  In addition, this year you can also enjoy a canine costume parade, smooches with pooches kissing booth, and so much more!

“The Scolnik Healing Center of Harbor Hospice serves on average over 1,000 children, teens and adults who have experienced many types of losses including deaths due to health issues, violence, suicide, drug or alcohol dependency, accidental and pet-related losses,” says Beth Bolthouse, Grief Counselor at Harbor Hospice.  “Most families suffer some type of financial hardship because of one or more of these losses, making it difficult to obtain the professional help needed to begin healing and finding their way in life again.  The Pooches & People Picnic is a fun event for people and their dogs (or just people who love dogs!) that raises funds to help defray some of the costs of continuing to offer grief support to our West Michigan community at no charge.”

Pawsome level sponsorships/vendors and auction donations are welcome now through April 5.

For more information on grief support services, contact Beth Bolthouse or Laura Ecker at 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559 or email info@HarborHospiceMI.org.  The Harbor Hospice website is www.harborhospicemi.org.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 03/25/19 – 04/01/19

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

Barbers Hair Care Clinic and Books
March 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, March 25 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, you’re invited to Hackley Public Library for the Barbers Hair Care Clinic and Books event in honor of Black History Month!  Put your best foot forward with the freshest cut as experts Kenny Terrell of Ken’s Anointed Hands and Yancey Harris of Fancy Yancey’s Barber Shop share their expertise on hair care for men and boys.  They’ll also demonstrate proper cutting techniques.  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 recommended for all ages.  Brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and library supporters.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
Mondays @ 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 most Mondays through 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.

• March 25: Patent Secrecy Act of 1940 presented by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
• April 1: The real topic is Combat Propulsion presented by L-3 Engineering Specialists.

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.

Pajama Night Family Storytime
March 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, March 25 at 6:30pm, don your pj’s and bring the family to Norton Shores Library for “Pajama Night!”  Miss Gillian will share books, music, crafts, and fun with their Storytime families.  This event is free and open to families with children ages 0-5.  No registration is required.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

Feeding the Soul of the City: Campbell’s Clarinet Collage
March 26 @ 12:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26 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 Campbell’s Clarinet Collage!  The Collage is made up of clarinet students who have studied extensively under Dr. Arthur Campbell at Grand Valley State University.  Musical selections will range from classical to modern.  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.

Henna Tattoo Workshop
March 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to Hackley Public Library for a Henna Tattoo Workshop!  This is an informational and hands-on workshop that will provide instruction on the use and history of Henna.  Each person will receive a small Henna cone to work with!  Registration is required by calling 231-722-8011 or visit HPL’s online events calendar to register.  Registration opens 1 month before the class date.  This workshop is free and recommended for ages 16 and up.

For the Lover of Italy with Sofia
March 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “For the Lover of Italy with Sofia!” A perfect Sunday in Italy:  porcini mushrooms risotto, meatballs, baked rosemary potato, and something sweet…and of course wine!  The cost is $45.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

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
March 26 @ 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 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.

Whiskey School: Irish Pot Still Whiskies
March 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, come to Hennessey’s Pub for “Whiskey School: Irish Pot Still Whiskies!”  March is Hennessey’s favorite month of the year and they’re celebrating.  You’ll taste some glorious pot still whiskies, three of which are over $100 and one that is a $200 bottle of whiskey.  Chef David Grey is also going to be going the extra mile on the food.  Come learn from Fr. Jared Cramer, their whiskey expert.
Tasting List:
• Powers Signature – $45
• Knappogue Castle – $48
• Green Spot – $65
• Yellow Spot – $110
• Redbreast 15 Year – $120
• Midleton Very Rare – $200
Please note: Whiskey School is always a sell-out, so if you want to be sure to get a spot, please reserve your tickets in advance by visiting www.hennessyspub.com.  For more information call (231) 728-3333.

WLMS Lecture Series: Kirk Hallman
March 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for the WLMS Lecture Series featuring Kirk Hallman.  Kirk is Executive Director of the Muskegon Art Museum and 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 with great vision, impacting the West Michigan community!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Kids Fun with Fondue with Chef Char
March 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 27 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Kids Fun with Fondue with Chef Char!” Mini Chefs will have lots of fun mixing, melting and cooking in tiny pots!  Dunk delicious goodies in oil or broth and coat favorite foods in fabulous cheese sauces or chocolate ganache.  The cost is $45.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Muskegon’s Blue Economy Panel
March 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Historically, Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan have played a major role in Muskegon’s industry and economy, but just because lumbering ended over 100 years ago does not mean the lakes are no longer important!  Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Dr. Al Steinman of Grand Valley State University, Bob Lukens of the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dave Alexander of Downtown Muskegon Now and Chuck Canestraight of Sand Products Corp. will share how their varied sectors are tied to one of Muskegon’s most valuable natural resources; water!  Join them to discover how the lakes are playing an important role in Muskegon’s rebirth.  This is the last in a series of lectures bringing their Collection by Color exhibit to life with various social and science topics.  This event is free for Muskegon County residents and museum members and only $3 for non-residents.  Reserve your seat by calling 231-722-0278 or e-mailing jackie@lakeshoremuseum.org.

That 70’s Mystery
March 28 – March 30
Thursday, March 28 – Friday, March 29 at 7:00pm and Saturday, March 30 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as West Michigan Home School Theatre presents “That 70’s Mystery!”  Match wits with the 1970’s finest detectives to determine who stole George Lucky’s famous Space Script!  Could it be that rising superstar, Julia C. Tsar, whose scarf is found at the scene of the crime by those streetwise detectives, Husky and Starch?  Or could it be the group of burglars who were caught sneaking out the window of Italian director Antonio Mark’s office in the Watergate Building?  Or Antonio himself, who is found to have a ransom note in his pocket?  Perhaps it is one of Julia’s friends: the conniving Cassidy Casca, the beautiful Bru Tuski, or angelic threesome Debra, Carla and Bunny?  Join in on the interrogation process with the witty, well-dressed Jacko, the relaxed and rumpled Columsey, and the slick and savvy Barette.  Can Ellery King or Smith Wesson, PI, discover the identity of the thief ahead of those determined detectives?  Or will it be YOU who will solve the mystery first by discovering the clues left behind in the crime scene?  Be an eyewitness to this fantastical, farcical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” set in that zaniest of decades.  Tickets are $10.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Happy Hour Discussion with Lundell Farms
March 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday, March 28 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for a Happy Hour discussion featuring Lori Lundell of Lundell Farms.  Local farmer and certified health coach, Lori Lundell, will discuss the benefits of eating local, naturally raised, whole foods.  Learn about the convenient option of a CSA farm share and how it can impact your health and the economic health of your community.  If you love to try new things, cook at home and put the best ingredients into your food, then this is a talk you don’t want to miss!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Tipsy Comedy at the Tipsy Toad
March 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, March 28 at 7:00pm, it’s Tipsy Comedy at the Tipsy Toad!  This is a night of cold drinks, excellent food and deep belly laughs!  Scott Zank is your host for the evening and he is known to “make people want to laugh” as he keeps the night rolling smoothly between all of these great comics!  They have a couple of guests coming, you could get local comics working on their craft or touring comics that are in the area!

Special Guest:  Adam Cameron – His time in the Navy and his bachelor lifestyle has given him a very unique take on life!

Headliner:  Brian Atkinson – Semi-Finalist in the 2019 Funniest Person in Grand Rapids contest.  Brian is a comedian, voice actor and speaker.  A former radio personality, he’s happy to work in front of an audience instead of sitting in a tiny room talking to himself.  Brian’s sharp, smart comedic style has been a hit at clubs, corporate events and festivals across the country.  Brian’s confident and engaging storytelling welcomes everyone to “gather ’round the fire.”

Come out what is sure to be a great night of comedy!  The cover charge is $10.  For more information call (231) 725-7181.

Singer/Songwriter Jordi Baizan
March 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, March 28 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for music from Jordi Baizan, a singer/songwriter from Houston!  Born in Houston to Spanish and Cuban parents, and married to Carmen who hails from Mexico, Jordi is also a multi-tasker, writing songs and managing his flourishing music career in the same home-office where he runs his small business, which helped he and Carmen raise their two girls and two boys.  Now that the kids are away at college and beyond, the empty nest at home has provided Jordi the opportunity to take his music on the road.  In May of 2017, he released his first record as a solo artist. This record is appropriately named “Like the First Time,” and some of the songs on it have enabled Jordi to be recognized by two prestigious Texas songwriting competitions, the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition (Regional Ballad Tree performer) and the Songwriter Serenade Competition (Semifinalist).  With the support of dedicated fans, Jordi is taking to the road to humbly bring to each listener a sense of joy, adventure, gratitude, and respect for our common humanity.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Fish Fry Fridays
March 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Every Friday during Lent, the Ravenna community invites you to join them at St. Catherine’s Hall for delicious fish fry dinners! All dinners are from 5:00pm – 7:30pm and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 – 12.  Kids 5 and under are free!  Your meal includes your choice of a baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw, pike perch, garlic bread and dessert.  Get an extra 2 filets for only $1.  Proceeds will benefit the organizations hosting each week including St. Catherine’s, the American Legion and the Ravenna Fire Department.  For more information call (231) 853-6743.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
March 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, March 29 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Waterloo Blackhawks!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

Live Music:  February Sky
March 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, March 29 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from February Sky!  Traditional singer and Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper and songwriter and singer Susan Urban create their own arrangements of traditional songs and tunes on six string guitar and cittern, and also interpret a number of carefully chosen songs from the best of modern folk song writers, as well as backing Susan up on her songs.  Susan Urban is a writer of story songs and humorous “slice of life” songs.  She accompanies her songs, plus Phil’s songs and tunes, on six and 12-string guitar, six string banjo, mountain dulcimer, hand percussion instruments and Native American Style flute.  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.

Women of Accomplishment Awards Brunch
March 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Saturday, March 30 from 9:00am – 11:00am, you’re invited to the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club for the “Women of Accomplishment Awards Brunch!”  Join them as they honor three women in the community for their volunteer work that makes our area a great place to live.  You’ll also enjoy a wonderful brunch for only $20.  For more information call (231) 725-9220.

Live Music: Second Chance
March 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 30 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from Second Chance!  This is a three man band of retired educators who play a wide variety of rock ballads and blues tunes on guitar, bass, keyboard and harmonica.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Dave Dyer wsg Paul Piziks
March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 30 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for comedian Dave Dyer with special guest Paul Piziks! Tickets available at the door for only $10!  Call (616) 570-8765 for more information.

David Dyer has done comedy around the Midwest for 8 years and opened for Drew Carey, Louie Anderson, and Louis Black. He has written material for television, contributing monologue material for ABC’s Politically Incorrect.  David’s humor exposes the everyday happenings that we all experience, but rarely take note of.  Throw in some perspective on current events and a little bit of edge and you come up with a brand of humor that has made him a popular act in clubs and American Legion Halls everywhere.

Catch an acidly funny performance by Paul Piziks! A Detroit original, Paul fearlessly skewers the absurd with twisted precision.  His scathing commentary combined with an affable personality appeals to audiences from all walks of life.  Paul is rapidly creating raving fans at comedy clubs, country clubs, corporate events, and charity benefits around the Midwest.

Music Exchange Gear Swap
March 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 31 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, everyone is invited to Unruly Brewing Co. in downtown Muskegon for the Music Exchange Gear Swap! Musicians and everyone in the community are invited for another round of gear fun, good conversation and networking.  Buy, sell or trade some sweet gear while making new friends and enjoying great beverages.  Vendors will participate and are yet to be announced.  For more information call (231) 288-1068 or visit www.unrulybrewing.com.

Meatball Madness Competition
March 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 31 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, come to Pigeon Hill Brewing for the Meatball Madness Competition to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association! They’re taking a break from March Madness and focusing attention on Alzheimer’s Research at their first annual meatball competition!  Nine talented chefs will compete for a custom made, oak Pigeon Hill cutting Board.
To help them determine who made the best meatball, they’re looking for lots of hungry and thirsty voters. A $10 donation gets tasters the opportunity to taste each meatball and vote for the best!  Chefs! The competition is limited to 9 entries so call the taproom at (231)375-5184 to sign up today!

Free Latin Dance Party
March 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every other Sunday, March 3 – May 13 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Unruly Brewing Co. in downtown Muskegon for bi-monthly, free Latin Dance Classes offered by the Facebook group MADLOS!  They will cover simple steps, turns and spins that are easy to learn and fun to do.  No partner or experience are needed to participate.  The lesson is from 5:00pm – 6:00pm with music continuing until 7:00pm so you can practice what you’ve learned or show off what you know.  If you don’t need a lesson and just want to dance, join them at 6:00pm.  There is no cost for the lesson, but they are accepting donations that will go to support the Child Abuse Counsel of Muskegon County.  MADLOS offers different dance styles, including Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, and more.  Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see what they’re up to next.

Buzzed Bard
March 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
18th Amendment Spirits Co. and The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company present, “Buzzed Bard!” Sunday, March 31 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company returns to 18th Amendment Spirit Company with its Buzzed Bard series.  This irreverent look at Shakespeare features performance of scenes from multiple Shakespearean plays combined with improv, audience-interactive games, and a Shakespearean drinking game.  This event may not be suitable for patrons under 21. Tickets are $5 and available through Eventbrite and only cover the performance.  Food and drinks (both adult beverages and non-alcoholic) will be available to purchase from 18th Amendment’s menu.  For more information call (231) 375-5064.

Spring Break Escape Camp
April 1 @ 9:00 am – April 5 @ 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday, April 1 – 5 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, kids in grades K – 6 are invited to attend the Spring Break Escape Camp at Camp Pendalouan!  Transportation and before/after care are also available.  For more information or to register, visit www.pendalouan.org or call 231-894-4538.

Culinary Class: Retro and Classic Casserole Night with Chef Char
April 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, April 1 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Retro and Classic Casserole Night with Chef Char!” Do you wish you could recreate some of your favorite casseroles from childhood?  Want to know how your mom and grandma made their “one dish wonder” that fed the whole family?  Join Kitchen 242 for this special class that puts together all your favorite taste bud memories into classic dishes.  If you have a favorite vintage/retro casserole dish/jello mold, bring it to class.  It will be a fun evening that will serve up some wine to go with your creations!  The cost is $50.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Second Annual Hats and Horses Fundraising Event

Pioneer Resources Goes for Another Win!

hatsandhorsesMuskegon, MI: Back by popular demand, Pioneer Resources presents the 2nd annual “Hats and Horses” fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Attendees are encouraged to get tickets early and dress in derby attire/hats for this Kentucky Derby-themed party held at the Frauenthal Ballroom in downtown Muskegon. The event is from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and will feature the Kentucky Derby Race live on extra-large screens. Additional activities include a silent and live auction, betting games, cash bar, and hors-d’oeuvres throughout the evening.

This year’s proceeds will be used to help fund Day Camp at Pioneer Trails. Day Camp is a program dedicated to serving children and young adults, ages 6 to 26, with physical disabilities, cognitive impairments, and autism. Campers enjoy games, arts and crafts, nature education, swimming, canoeing, and fishing. Day Camp includes care provided by uniquely trained staff and transportation from Muskegon. Due to funding changes, nearly a third of the funding necessary to run Day Camp needs to come from external sources.

Pioneer Resources began as an unincorporated association of parents and educators in the late 1940s, operating as Pioneer School and providing special education and therapy. 63 years later the agency offers a diverse array of individualized supports and services for persons with disabilities as well as seniors.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.pioneerresources.org/events/hats-and-horses/

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 03/18/19 – 03/25/19

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

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
March 18 @ 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 most Mondays through 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.

• March 18: Rosie the Riveter presented by Bob Hynes, Executive Director at the Yankee Air Museum.
• March 25: Patent Secrecy Act of 1940 presented by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
• April 1: The real topic is Combat Propulsion presented by L-3 Engineering Specialists.

Crazy about Curry with Chef Char
March 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
April 18 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s Market for the culinary class, “Crazy About Curry with Chef Char!” Are you ready to spice up your dinner time and incorporate more vegetables and seasonings into your dishes? Learn to make an Indian Butter Chicken Curry, a Thai Coconut Chicken Curry and a Vegetarian Chickpea curry for healthy, hearty meals you can easily make at home.  The cost is $45.  For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

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.

Paint Your Pet!
March 19, 20 & 21 @ 5:30 pm – March 21 @ 8:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 – 21 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, come to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market and Paint You Pet! Enjoy drinks and friends while you paint a custom piece of your pet.  After you register, please email a picture of your pet by March 1 to jacqui.erny@shorelinecity.com.  Your photo will be pre-drawn onto a canvas ready for finishing touches the day of the event.  There are only 30 spaces available so time is of the essence! Cost is $40 and will include heavy snacks.  Beverages will be available for purchase.  Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com, Muskegon Farmers Market, and City Clerk’s Office.  For more information visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Music at the Library: Uneven Ground
March 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, come to Hackley Public Library for live music from Uneven Ground!  This vibrant, four-piece traditional Celtic band blends vocals and instrumentals, giving their audience a unique yet traditional sound to delight in.  This program is free and is brought through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness
Tuesdays & 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.

Jazz Night: Checkers Morton
March 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 19 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.

Jazz at the Watermark
March 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Watermark 920 and the Truth in Jazz Orchestra invite you to Jazz at the Watermark! Tuesdays at 7:30pm, March 19, April 16 and May 21 there’ll be dancing, a cash bar and good food from Fatty Lumpkins.  The Truth in Jazz Orchestra is led by Muskegon legend and drummer Tim Froncek and has been a Muskegon institution for the past 12 years.  The cover is only $5 or $2 for students.  For more information call (231) 578-0469.

Instant Pot Cooking with Chef Char
March 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
March 21 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmer’s 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 and 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!
For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Muskegon Farmers Market or you can see a full list of classes on the Kitchen 242 Facebook Event Page. The cost is $45.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.

Lecture Series: Great Depression
March 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.

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.

Thursday Night Music Club: Uneven Ground
March 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, March 21 at 7:00pm, you’re invited to the Norton Shores Library for a free concert featuring the four-piece traditional Celtic band, Uneven Ground!  This group blends vocals with instrumentals to bring their listeners on a unique musical journey.  Grounded in the roots of traditional Irish music, Uneven Ground presents a blend of songs molded from hundreds of pub tunes from around the Celtic region.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

Pigeon Hill’s Fifth Anniversary
March 22 – March 23
March 22 and 23, join Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. for their Fifth Anniversary Celebration! They’re shutting down Western Ave., putting up the biggest heated tent ever, and throwing a party to celebrate!  They’ll be tapping special beers throughout the weekend and promise that multiple generations of French Toast will make an appearance.  The cover is $5 each night beginning at 4:00pm on Friday and 3:00pm on Saturday.  Club Members can show your membership card for free admission!  This is a 21+ event and everyone must show ID to enter.  For more information call (231) 375-5184.

Friday Entertainment schedule:
• 4:30pm – Plain Jane Glory
• 8:00pm – Yard Sale Underwear

Saturday Entertainment schedule:
• 3:00pm – Jason & Derek
• 5:30pm – Flexadecibel
• 9:00pm – Paddlebots

Fish Fry Fridays
March 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Every Friday during Lent, the Ravenna community invites you to join them at St. Catherine’s Hall for delicious fish fry dinners! All dinners are from 5:00pm – 7:30pm and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 – 12.  Kids 5 and under are free!  Your meal includes your choice of a baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw, pike perch, garlic bread and dessert.  Get an extra 2 filets for only $1.  Proceeds will benefit the organizations hosting each week including St. Catherine’s, the American Legion and the Ravenna Fire Department.  For more information call (231) 853-6743.

The Alley Door Club
March 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:
• 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.

Flanagan’s Wake
March 22 @ 6:30 pm – March 23 @ 6:30 pm
Friday and Saturday, March 22 – 23 at 6:30pm, come to Clock Funeral Home for “Flanagan’s Wake,” a fundraiser for a new roof for the Muskegon Civic Theatre’s scene shop. Join the villagers of the beautiful fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs and mourn the passing of one of their own, Flanagan.
The cost is $25 before the show, $30 at the door for general admission tickets in the pews, or $150 for 4-person VIP tables which include a round of drinks and snacks!  Doors open at 6:30pm for mingling, mourning, a silent auction and cash bar featuring your favorite Irish whiskey, beer, wine and soda. The wake begins promptly at 7:30pm.  For more information call 231-722-3852.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
March 22 @ 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, March 22 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: Black Rose
March 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, March 22 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from 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.

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.

ASD Sensory Saturday at the Lakeshore Museum Center
March 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
March 23 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.

Sensory Friendly Movies: Where “Shhhhh!” isn’t allowed!
March 23 @ 10:30 am
Family Hope Foundation and Cinema Carousel present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Select Saturdays, enjoy a disability-friendly environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are!  For more information, call Family Hope Foundation at 616-729-8833.

With an audience of your peers, special families can enjoy something fun together that you might not typically be able to do. Brighter lights, lower sound, limited previews and a group of people who understand your child’s disability will make this family outing enjoyable for everyone!

These special event films feature:
• 10:30am showings
• Regular Matinee Pricing
• All movies in 2D and Open Caption
• Seating questions can be directed to the box office at 231-798-3959.

Films:
• March 23 – “Wonder Park”
• April 6 – “Dumbo”
• April 20 – “Missing Link”
• May 11 – “Ugly Dolls”
• May 18 “Polemon: Detective Pikachu”
• June 1 – “Aladdin”
• June 15 – “The Secret Life of Pets”
• June 29 – “Toy Story 4”
• July 27 – “The Lion King”

19th Century Style Floral Arrangements
March 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday, March 23 from 11:00am – 12:30pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a workshop on 19th Century Style Floral Arrangements! Florist and designer Skeeter Parkhouse will lead this floral arrangement class inspired by 19th century American floral still lifes!  The arrangements you make will also be works of art!  Your masterpiece, of course, is yours to take home.  Fresh flowers and lovely vases are included in the cost which is $50 for non-members or $45 for members.  For more information or to register, call 231-720-2570 or visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org.

Colorful Wool Dyeing Workshop
March 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Saturday, March 23 at 1:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for a Colorful Wool Dyeing Workshop!  This is a fun and interactive program about the historical wool dyeing process.  Learn about and help create a natural dye, dye a piece of wool to take home, and use some modern dyes such as Cool Aid for more color fun!  The cost is $10 per child (parent/guardian free of charge, but are required to stay for the program).  Please register by calling 231-722-0278.

Ancestry Basics
March 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday, March 23 at 2:00pm, join Norton Shores Library for the workshop Ancestry Basics!  This is an introduction to two essential genealogy record groups: US census and vital records (birth, death, marriage).  Discover the rich family detail these sources can contain and get hands-on experience using the Muskegon Area District Library’s newest online genealogy resource: Ancestry.com.  While the questions in U.S. census records varied from year to year, you can find information like names of other household members, ages, birthplaces, residence, occupation, immigration and citizenship details, marriage information, military service and more.  Vital records can provide details about important milestones in your ancestors’ lives.  They can include information like the event date and place, parents’ names, occupation and residence.  The cause of death is also included in many death records.  Vital records are a cornerstone of family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more likely to be accurate.  Bring family names and dates to help you get started.  There will be some laptops available or you may bring your own laptop or tablet.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

Blues & Barbeque
March 23 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, March 23 from 5:00pm – 11:00pm, come to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market to experience the Muskegon area’s best Blues & Barbeque!  Food and drink tickets are available for $1 each and prices will vary from vendor to vendor.  Food Vendors and the bar will open at 5:00pm.  There is a competition among vendors in the categories of Pork, Chicken, and People’s Choice.  The winners will be announced at 8:45pm.  Music begins at 6:30pm featuring Vincent Hayes and the Cadillac Kelly Blues Band!  For more information call (231) 722-3251.

March Celebration: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
March 23 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, March 23 from 5:30pm – 10:00pm, come to Christopher Columbus Hall for the March Celebration in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!  This will be a wonderful evening of music, live & silent auctions and great food including Prime Rib French Dip Sandwiches, fries, coleslaw and dessert.  A cash bar will also be available.  The cost is only $10 per person.  Call 231-777-2006 for tickets or just buy them at the door.  All proceeds benefit The Arc Muskegon.

Red Wings Night at the Muskegon Lumberjacks
March 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, March 23 from 7:15pm – 9:45pm, the Muskegon Lumberjacks take on the Lincoln Stars and celebrate Red Wings Night at the L.C. Walker Arena! The concourse will feature multiple historical displays of trophies and memorabilia for you and your family to get photos with!  Some of these items are on display for the first time ever in Muskegon, including the Prince of Wales Trophy (won 13 times), Conn Smythe Trophy (won 5 times), James Norris Memorial Trophy (won 9 times) along with other historical displays.  For more information call the box office at 231-726-2400.

Performances @The Block: Harpeth Rising
March 23 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30pm, come to The Block to hear Harpeth Rising, an unapologetic, genre-bending trio that fuses folk, newgrass, rock and classical into a sound that is organically unique.  Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft yet soulful lyrical aspect.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets or more information.  Doors and bar open at 6:45pm.  The concert begins at 7:30pm.

Barbers Hair Care Clinic and Books
March 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, March 25 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, you’re invited to Hackley Public Library for the Barbers Hair Care Clinic and Books event in honor of Black History Month!  Put your best foot forward with the freshest cut as experts Kenny Terrell of Ken’s Anointed Hands and Yancey Harris of Fancy Yancey’s Barber Shop share their expertise on hair care for men and boys.  They’ll also demonstrate proper cutting techniques.  This event is free and open to the public and recommended for all ages.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Pajama Night Family Storytime
March 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, March 25 at 6:30pm, don your pj’s and bring the family to Norton Shores Library for “Pajama Night!”  Miss Gillian will share books, music, crafts, and fun with their Storytime families.  This event is free and open to families with children ages 0-5.  No registration is required.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 03/11/19 – 03/18/19

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

Marketing Monday: Facebook Advertising
March 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Monday, March 11 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub for the workshop, “Facebook Advertising for Business!”  Learn the ins and outs of how to best use Facebook as a paid platform.  Discover all the opportunities for targeting users and gain valuable insight on first steps in the platform.  This training will touch on data issues, what to do moving forward, warn about ‘boosting’ posts and talk about the mass opportunity for leads, reach, and traffic from targeted audiences.  For more information call 616-331-6900.

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
March 11 & 18 @ 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 most Mondays through 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.

• March 11: Muskegon – Arsenal of Democracy presented by Professor Dan Yakes.
• March 18: Rosie the Riveter presented by Bob Hynes, Executive Director at the Yankee Air Museum.
• March 25: Patent Secrecy Act of 1940 presented by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
• April 1: The real topic is Combat Propulsion presented by L-3 Engineering Specialists.

Ardan Academy of Irish Dance
March 11 @ 6:00 pm
Monday, March 11 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for a fabulous free performance by the Ardan Academy of Dance, a staple in Irish dance instruction which boasts several national and world qualifying dancers. For more information call (231) 722-8000.

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.

Adult Pottery Class, Make a Pet Dish
March 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, March 11 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to Northside Clay & Canvas to make a dog or cat bowl!  Make the bowl March 11, and then glaze it March 18 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  Your bowl will be ready for pickup March 25.  For more information visit http://www.robinnidelcheffstudio.com/classes.html

True Crime in Michigan: Historic Presentation with Tobin T. Buhk
March 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for the program “True Crime in Michigan!”  Are you fascinated with true crime stories?  You’ll hear details about the most notable crimes in our Great Lakes state!  Tobin T. Buhk, author of “Poisoning the Pecks of Grand Rapids,” will give a historic presentation on true crime in Michigan.  Mark your calendar for this riveting, free program, and get ready for an evening of intrigue and insight!  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 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.

M.A.R.S. Regional Competition: Destination Deep Space
March 14 – March 16
M.A.R.S (Muskegon Area Robotics Students) Rovers is a non-profit FIRST Robotics organization based in Muskegon. Their teams consists of students grades 4-12. Each season, they learn concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math, put their skills to use in constructing a robot designed to complete specific tasks, and compete with other robots around the state.
In partnership with L3 Technologies, the M.A.R.S. Rovers are pleased to be hosting a regional FRC competition for the first time ever in Muskegon! The competition will take place at Orchard View High School March 14-16.  With 40 teams already applied to attend, over 400 students, and over 2000 spectators, it’s sure to be an exciting event you won’t want to miss!  For more information call 231-286-4957.

Lakeshore Innovator of the Year Award Reception
March 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 14 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Grand Valley State University’s Muskegon Innovation Hub as they launch a new award program that will recognize and celebrate the most innovative ideas on the lakeshore.  This new award will recognize the most outstanding innovative idea and can be given to an individual or a team of people from any business, nonprofit, organization or association in the Lakeshore area using innovation to improve their business or organization to better achieve their mission.  Join them as they honor the top 5 finalists and celebrate the announcement of the first Lakeshore Innovator of the Year!  Enjoy light refreshments and good company.  This event is free and open to the public.  RSVP by March 7 by calling 616-331-6900.

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.

St. Patrick’s Party
March 15 – March 16
The Michigan Irish Music Festival is excited to announce its annual St. Patrick’s Party March 15 and 16 at Bella Maria’s Ristorante & Event Center!  The party will feature live entertainment both nights.  West Michigan-native band CrossBow can be heard at Irish and Scottish music festivals across the Midwest. Apparent from the moment they hit the stage, these high-energy musicians naturally feed off of one another, creating a dynamic, wholly unique performance that shouldn’t be missed.

Other highlights of the event include performances by Brother Crowe, a Detroit-based duo that plays Indie folk music in a traditional Celtic style, and traditional Irish dance performances from the Ardan Academy of Dance. Additionally, the silent auction returns both nights with several new exciting formats and ways to bid on the variety of items.  Back by popular demand is McGovern’s Corned Beef and Irish fare, plus Irish soda bread and soft pretzels from the Village Baker. Pigeon Hill Brewing Company’s MI Irish Stout, Magner’s Irish Cider, Irish cream, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Budweiser products will also be served. Doors open at 5:30pm both nights with music starting at 6:00pm.  Tickets are available at the door for $8, and kids 12 and under get in for free!

The mission of the Michigan Irish Music Festival is to produce a quality Midwest Irish Music Festival that promotes Irish culture and heritage while enhancing the community through entertainment, tourism, education and philanthropy. The festival is proud to support Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and Kids’ Food Basket with gifts of non-perishable food items and cash donations.  Since 2008, due to the success of the St. Pat’s Party and the Festival, the Michigan Irish Music Festival has donated over $266,000 in cash and 21,000 pounds of food back to the community.  The Michigan Irish Music Festival will return this fall, September 12-15, 2019, at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon.  The festival kicks off with a Pub Party on Thursday, September 12.  For more information call (231) 683-2065 or visit www.michiganirish.org.

Fish Fry Fridays
March 15 – April 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Every Friday during Lent, the Ravenna community invites you to join them at St. Catherine’s Hall for delicious fish fry dinners! All dinners are from 5:00pm – 7:30pm and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 – 12.  Kids 5 and under are free!  Your meal includes your choice of a baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw, pike perch, garlic bread and dessert.  Get an extra 2 filets for only $1.  Proceeds will benefit the organizations hosting each week including St. Catherine’s, the American Legion and the Ravenna Fire Department.  For more information call (231) 853-6743.

Friday Family Fun Night: Flashlight Night at the Museum
March 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday, March 15 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the Friday family fun night, “Flashlight Night at the Museum!” See the museum in a different light by experiencing a guided tour of the museum’s lower level by flashlight!  Learn about prehistoric creatures, nocturnal animals, and phosphorescence. Before or after your tour, explore the museum’s main level and take part in a fun flashlight activity!  This event is open house style, but tours will be timed and on a first-come-first-served basis.  For more information call (231) 722-0278.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Games
March 15 & 16 @ 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, March 15 and 16 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for Lumberjacks’ home games as they take on the Des Moines Buccaneers!  For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Classic Broadway
March 15 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, March 15 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Center as the West Michigan Symphony presents “Classic Broadway!”  Two dynamic Broadway artists join your WMS for an extraordinary evening of classic songs from Broadway’s Golden Age and beyond.  With unforgettable melodies and lyrics by Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Hamlisch, Lloyd Webber and more, these incredible vocal talents will make this a night to remember.
Single ticket prices are $28-$64.  Student tickets are $10.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.
• Scott Speck, conductor
• Lisa Vroman, soprano
• Doug LaBrecque, tenor

Most Unruly St. Paddy’s Celebration Day 1: The Leprecons
March 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 from 9:00pm – midnight, it’s a “Most Unruly St. Paddy’s Celebration” featuring live music from The Leprecons! The Leprecons are a wee little band that seriously has fun or funnily is serious about playing traditional Irish music.  Their trademark is having a rousingly good time with the audience who are encouraged to sing along as best they can and with all their might.  Singing the correct words is also encourage but not strictly enforced since they are, after all, Irish, Scottish, and English folk songs.  The group consists of J.D. Gonzales (vocals & guitar), Kirk Griffes (vocals, mandolin, whistle & bodhran), Derek Detman (background vocals, percussion & banjo), and Owen Sharpe (vocals & bass).  For more information call (231) 288-1068.

White Lake Business Expo
March 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday, March 16 from 8:00am – 12:30pm, come to Whitehall High School for a first-hand look at the diverse products and services offered by White Lake Area businesses at the 7th Annual White Lake Community Business Expo! The Expo, presented by the White Lake Area Chamber, is free to the public and held in conjunction with the popular Montague-Whitehall Rotary Pancake Breakfast.

This is a high-energy and fun event with a DJ and over $3000 in prizes! Enjoy a pancake breakfast and stroll through over 50 exhibitors set up in the gymnasium.  Expect one-on-one interaction with local business owners and get to know all they have to offer!

• Gold Sponsor: Scheid Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc.
• Silver Sponsors: Boardwell Mechanical Services Inc. and Durga Insurance Group – Farm Bureau Insurance
• Bronze Sponsors: MasterTag, White Lake Assisted Living, White Lake Beacon, & Ina Ray – Caliber Home Loans, Inc.

For additional information, including sponsorship opportunities or to request an application, contact the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-893-4585, info@whitelake.org or visit www.whitelake.org.

Unruly St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pre-Party
March 16 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Saturday, March 16 from 8:30am – 11:00am, Unruly Brewing Co. is hosting an Unruly St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pre-Party! Whether you’re in the parade or attending the parade, you’re invited to hang out in the taproom to enjoy beer, coffee and snacks.  For more information call (231) 288-1068.

Run Muskegon’s 5th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k
March 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Run Muskegon’s 5th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k is happening Saturday, March 16 from 9:00am – 11:00am on the Lakeshore Trail behind Fricano Place!  Register for this fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day race to benefit Run Muskegon’s snow removal efforts that keep the trail clear during the winter months.

Get festive and wear green, a kilt or dress up like a leprechaun for a chance to win prizes!  The Shamrock Shuffle will be chip-timed courtesy of Runner’s Edge Timing with awards given to:

• Overall Top Male & Female Finishers
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group (male and female)
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the best costume

All ages are welcome for this family friendly event.  Packet pick-up will be Friday, March 15 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm and March 16 from 8:00am – 8:55am at Fricano Place.  The cost is $20 without a t-shirt or $25 with a t-shirt.  You must register by March 6 to get the shirt.  After that, they’ll be available for purchase $5 at the race in very limited quantities.  The Family Rate (3 or 4 people at same address) is $15 each without a t-shirt or $20 each with a Short Sleeve Tech T-shirt.

For more information, e-mail runmuskegon@gmail.com.

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

Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast
March 16 @ 10:00 am
Saturday, March 16 at 10:00am, come to the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club for a breakfast of Green Eggs & Ham!  The ladies are celebrating Reading Month and Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a delicious breakfast including free Dr. Seuss books and a visit from one of his marvelous characters!  The requested donation is $15 for 1 adult + 1 child.  Add $5 for each additional person in the family.  Call Nancy Bierenga to make your reservation at 231-730-0887 or e-mail nancy@housesbynancy.com.

All Things Green and Lucky Hike
March 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, March 16 from 10:30am – 11:30am, bring the kids to the Gillette Nature Center at Hoffmaster State Park for the “All Things Green and Lucky Hike!” Look for signs of spring, learn about residents of the Hoffmaster woodland and see if you can spy the leprechaun!  This hike is for children and their families.  It is about 1 mile total walking distance and is appropriate for young children. There is a special surprise waiting at the end of the trail. For more information call (231) 798-3573.

Muskegon’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 16 @ 11:00 am
Saturday, March 16, the Annual Muskegon’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is stepping off at 11:00am from 4th St. and Clay Ave. and marching east along Clay to Jefferson St.  Families, organizations, fraternal groups, businesses, marching bands, churches and schools are invited to join in the fun and march in this exciting event! Sponsor your “clan” and walk the parade route or design a float and ride through downtown Muskegon along “O’Clay Street!”  The only cost to march in the parade or sponsor a float is a non-perishable food donation.  The Greater Muskegon Jaycees “Cart Corps” will perform along the parade route, accepting food donations from the parade crowd and entertaining the assembled masses with their synchronized grocery cart maneuvers!  If your family, organization or group wants to march in the inaugural Muskegon St. Patrick’s Day Parade, please contact the Greater Muskegon Jaycees at parade@muskegonjaycees.org for a complete registration packet.  For more information, call 231-412-0705.

St. Patrick’s Weekend at Hennessey’s
March 16 @ 12:00 pm – March 17 @ 12:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17 from noon until midnight, come to Hennessey’s Irish Pub and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy Irish fare and beers as well as a great music line up.  For more information call (231) 728-3333.
• 12:00pm – 3:00pm Gypsy Circus
• 4:30pm – 7:30pm Colton Snuffer
• 9:30pm – 12:30am The Conklin Ceili Band

Delicious Demise
March 16 @ 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.

Most Unruly St. Paddy’s Celebration: Day 2
March 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, March 16 from 8:00pm – 11:00pm, come to Unruly Brewing Co. for their Most Unruly St. Paddy’s Celebration Day 2! Enjoy downtown Muskegon’s awesome St. Patrick’s Day Parade, then spend the evening enjoying awesome Irish entertainment!  For more information call (231) 288-1068.

Beer Releases:
• Fat Guy Little Kilt– Scotch Ale
• Wailing Banshee – Irish Red Ale with Ginger
• Tirim – Dry Irish Stout

Entertainment:
• 11:30am – 12:30pm Muskegon Police Pipes and Drums
• 12:30pm – 1:00pm Irish DJ
• 1:00pm – 1:30pm Irish Costume Contest
• 2:00pm – 2:30pm Mona Shores Fiddlers (First Set)
• 2:30pm – 3:00pm Irish DJ
• 3:00pm – 3:30pm Mona Shores Fiddlers (Second Set)
• 3:30pm – 5:00pm Irish DJ
• 5:00pm – 6:00pm Ardan Academy of Dance (Irish Dancers)
• 5:30pm – 8:30pm Irish DJ
• 8:30pm The Barley Saints: The Barley Saints are a five-piece Celtic rock band from the Muskegon/Grand Rapids area of West Michigan. They specialize in a mix of Irish pub tunes, up-tempo Irish folk songs, and fast-paced traditional dance tunes, supported by driving rock beats.

Most Unruly St. Paddy’s Celebration: Day 3
March 17 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 17 from 11:00am – 9:00pm, you’re invited to Unruly Brewing Co. to a Most Unruly St. Paddy’s Celebration: Day 3!  Just in case you didn’t have enough fun on Days 1 & 2, or if you just need a little “hair of the dog,” come celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Unruly.  They will have more of the Ardan Academy of Dance (Irish Dancers) performing two sets, one at 2:00pm and another at 4:00pm.  Enjoy Irish beers, music, dancers and more!  For more information call (231) 288-1068.

Free Latin Dance Party
March 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every other Sunday, March 3 – May 13 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Unruly Brewing Co. in downtown Muskegon for bi-monthly, free Latin Dance Classes offered by the Facebook group MADLOS!  They will cover simple steps, turns and spins that are easy to learn and fun to do.  No partner or experience are needed to participate.  The lesson is from 5:00pm – 6:00pm with music continuing until 7:00pm so you can practice what you’ve learned or show off what you know.  If you don’t need a lesson and just want to dance, join them at 6:00pm.  There is no cost for the lesson, but they are accepting donations that will go to support the Child Abuse Counsel of Muskegon County.  MADLOS offers different dance styles, including Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, and more.  Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see what they’re up to next.
Instructor:  Florencia Manon Colella from Argentina

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 03/04/19 – 03/11/19

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

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
March 4 @ 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.

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
March 4 @ 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.

Black History Month: Inspirational Choir & Poetry by Gemini daPoet
March 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 5 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library as they close out Black History Month with a performance from the Christ Temple Inspiration Gospel Choir and a poetry reading by Gemini daPoet!   Doll Cook directs this rousing performance that will get every heart singing.  This program is free to the public, and is brought to you through the generosity of Bess Commodore and our supporters.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

White Lake Classical Series: 4-Hand Jazz Piano
March 5 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00pm, celebrate Mardis Gras at the Book Nook & Java Shop with the White Lake Classical Series featuring the Uecker-Thielman Duo performing Dixieland on the 4-hand piano! The cover charge is $5.  Come early for dinner at 6:15pm to enjoy Chicken Creole and all the Cajun fixin’s for only $13.  For more information or to RSVP, call 231-894-5333.

Comedy Night with Hen Sapp
March 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 7 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for Comedy Night with Hen Sapp! Wholesome laughter is like medicine for the heart, and Hen Sapp has been dubbed “The Doctor of Comedy.”  Bring the kids to this clean comedy show for a great, free night out!  For more information call 231-720-2570.

LUNAFEST
March 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, March 7 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm, come to The Block for LUNAFEST!  This is a ladies’ night out event to benefit Girls on the Run’s life-skills programming in Muskegon County!  Happy Hour will begin at 5:30pm, with the film screening starting at 6:15pm.  LUNAFEST is a festival of short films by, for, and about women.  This evening will celebrate women’s stories from around the world, tackling issues that women and girls are facing today.  Tickets are $18 for Early Bird admission.  General Admission is $22.  Admission includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar.  For more information call 616-204-4267.

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.

Girls Night Out: Caramels and Cocktails with Chef Char
March 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 7 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Girls Night Out: Caramels and Cocktails with Chef Char!” Gather your best girlfriends over 21 and get in this class!  Chef Char has an awesome recipe for making caramel pecan turtle candies.  You will make big batches of the caramel and coat the candies with quality dark and milk chocolate.  Sip on a caramel-flavored cocktail while you work and wait for your candy to set.  You must be 21 and provide valid ID.  The cost is $55.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

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.

Breaking Bad’s Steven Michael Quezada
March 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday, March 7 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for Breaking Bad’s Steven Michael Quezada!
Steven Michael Quezada – Steven starred on the Emmy Award winning series “Breaking Bad” as DEA agent Gomez. Steven has won an Emmy for ‘outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series’ for his role in Breaking Bad!  Audiences will also recognize him from the movies “Wildfire”, “Crash”, “In Plain Sight”, and “Beerfest!”  Steven is not just an actor, he is a major touring comedian and has appeared on HBO and Showtime for his comedy specials.  He has opened for SNL and has performed on the new ‘Arsenio Hall show.’  Other recent credits include: The Mindy Project, Documentary Now!, The Night Before, and Girlfriend’s Day on Netflix.
Purchase tickets ahead of time at www.shermanbowlingcenter.com/back-alley-comedy-club or at the door for only $15.  For more information, call (616) 570-8765.

Muskegon Home, Garden + DIY Show
March 8 – March 9
The popular Muskegon Home, Garden + DIY show is returning to Fricano’s Event Center March 8 and 9! The 2019 show will feature over 50 exhibitors including everything from windows, siding, gutters, and painting to home décor, furniture, landscaping and much more! Back by popular demand, the Do It Yourself seminars will highlight floral design, furniture refurbishing, backsplash tiling, gardening and more!
In addition to exhibitors and seminars, the home show will provide fun kids’ activities, thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes and discounted Fricano’s Pizza with purchase of a $5 home show admission ticket. Kids 12 and under are free!  For sponsorships or additional information about the show, contact Kristin Knop at 231-724-3182 or KKnop@muskegon.org.

The Alley Door Club
March 8 @ 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:
• 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.

Guinness Engraving
March 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, March 8 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Hennessy’s Pub for Guinness Engraving! Guinness will be doing glass engraving so you can get ready for St. Patrick’s Day in style.  For more information call (231) 728-3333.

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 the website below.

Spring Thaw Open House
March 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 9 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, come to Torresen Marine’s 39th Annual Spring Thaw Open House!  Visit with product representatives, enjoy refreshments, take advantage of great pricing, see new products, attend free seminars and speak with experts from both educational and governmental organizations doing marine research and making great strides in understanding and utilizing our lakes.
Register for the Grand Prize drawing to win a B & G Triton2 SDW (Wireless Wind) Pack!  Tickets to register to win will be handed out by attending seminars, participating in activities, taking photo booth pictures and tagging on social media and qualified purchases.  Entry is free!  For more information call (231) 759-8596.

Seminar Room Schedule:
• 10:00am – Seminar:  A Great American Voyage – Cruising 6,700 miles by Bob & Phyllis Jerstadt
• 11:30am – Activity:  Do You Know Your Sailboat?
• 1:00pm – Seminar:  Performance Recuts For Cruisers – How & Why by Reed Cleckler of Quantum Sails
• 2:30pm – Activity:  Do You Know Your Sailboat?
• 3:30pm – Activity:  Bowline Knot Competition

Who & What to Expect:
• America’s Boating Club – Don Matthews
• Annis Water Resources Institute GVSU – Tom Jackson & Jasmine Mancuso
• Bluffton Bay Sails – Jim Frisinger, Show Special: 10% off new sails March 9 – 19, 2019
• Clipper Cup Race 2019 – Robert Young, Tim Wallace & Gary Marchido
• Elite Custom Canvas – Josiah Luker, Show Special: 15% off all canvas repairs, maintenance (wash and waterproof) and all in house work not requiring travel
• Interlux Yacht Finishes – Bob Harris, Show Special: $5 per can mail in rebate on VC-17 extra
• Mack Boring – David Winskowicz, Introducing the new ePropulsion electric outboard
• Midwest Industrial Coating – Tim Walenga, Show Special: 15% off all AwlGrip orders placed day of open house
• Muskegon Yacht Club
• NOAA – Dennis Donahue
• Quantum Sails – Reed Cleckler, Show Special: Free Sail Evaluation, includes free pickup and delivery
• Raymarine – Jeff Marquard, Show Special: 5% off in stock and special orders placed day of open house
• S.S. Milwaukee Clipper Preservation, Inc. – Mary Louise Plant

The Ride
March 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 9 from 9:00am – 2:00pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for the 15th year of The Ride!  One of Mercy Health’s biggest events, The Ride is a unique indoor stationary bicycle race with 60 teams raising awareness of heart health through healthy physical activity.  Proceeds of this event will support Heart & Vascular Services at Mercy Health and Mercy Heart Center scholarships for cardiac rehab.  For more information call 231-672-6976 or visit https://www.mercyhealth.com/donate/the-office-of-philanthropy/events/the-ride

Puzzles Super Saturday
March 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
March 9 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, bring the kids to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a Puzzles Super Saturday! This free family fun day will feature puzzles galore as you explore “In Pieces: The Art of Vintage Puzzles!”  For more information call 231-720-2570 or visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org.
• 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 your own puzzle in their classroom

Kids Cooking – Mighty Mac & Cheese with Chef Char
March 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 9 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Kids Cooking – Mighty Mac & Cheese with Chef Char!” Forget the powdered cheese mixes from a box and learn how to make a variety of delicious, creamy roux-based cheese sauces to pour over an assortment of noodles.  You will add extra garnish for three healthy ways to serve the noodles and cheese as a complete meal.  The kids will make traditional mac’ n cheese, deluxe triple cheese and a chili mac’ n cheese.  There’ll be plenty for tasting in class and to take home.  This is for children 7 and up.  The cost is $40.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

Calling All Superheroes!
March 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 9 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, come to the Watermark 920 for a superheroes party for kids! The cost is $10 per person and includes lunch, crafts, a mini-superhero photo session, and more!  Costumes are highly encouraged!  This event is recommended for ages 4 and up.  Kids 2 and under are free. Tickets will be limited so don’t delay!  For questions, please contact Laurel at laurel@watermarkcenter.com.  For tickets, visit https://m.bpt.me/event/4095295 or The Coffee Factory (1402 Hudson St.).

Rebel Road Winter Burnout
March 9 @ 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 9 beginning at 6:00pm, come to the CIO Union Headquarters in downtown Muskegon for the Rebel Road Winter Burnout featuring live music from Coldville and Pop Fiction until midnight! The cost is only $5 per person and benefits the Child Abuse Council.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more information call (231) 327-5290.

Remix: Old Tunes, New Grooves
March 9 @ 7:30 pm
March 9 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Shoreline Symphony Community Orchestra presents “Remix:  Old Tunes, New Grooves!”  Music that is hundreds of years old is made new again in modern versions.  The Shoreline Symphony plays masterworks back to back with contemporary arrangements of the same pieces.  A fresh interpretation of beloved classics brings them outside the box and into the 21st century.  Tickets are $10 and $2.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Black Man Film Screening
March 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
March 10 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm, the Muskegon Museum of Art will show the documentary film “Black Man” on the closing day of the exhibition SONS: Seeing the African American Male. Museum admission and film admission will be free that Sunday.
“Black Man,” a feature length documentary produced by Jon Covington in partnership with the Muskegon Museum of Art, tells the stories of the men behind the exhibition 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 and 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.  For more information call 231-720-2570 or visit https://muskegonartmuseum.org/event/black-man-film-screening/

The Swan Series
March 10 @ 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.

• 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.

Marketing Monday: Facebook Advertising
March 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Monday, March 11 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub for the workshop, “Facebook Advertising for Business!”  Learn the ins and outs of how to best use Facebook as a paid platform.  Discover all the opportunities for targeting users and gain valuable insight on first steps in the platform.  This training will touch on data issues, what to do moving forward, warn about ‘boosting’ posts and talk about the mass opportunity for leads, reach, and traffic from targeted audiences.  For more information call 616-331-6900.

Ardan Academy of Irish Dance
March 11 @ 6:00 pm
Monday, March 11 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for a fabulous free performance by the Ardan Academy of Dance, a staple in Irish dance instruction which boasts several national and world qualifying dancers. For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Adult Pottery Class, Make a Pet Dish
March 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, March 11 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to Northside Clay & Canvas to make a dog or cat bowl!  Make the bowl March 11, then glaze it March 18 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  Your bowl will be ready for pickup March 25.  For more information visit www.robinnidelcheffstudio.com/classes.html.

Muskegon County Calendar February 25-March 4, 2019

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

Monday February 25:

Black History Month: Women’s Black Hair Care Clinic
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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.

Lecture Series: Winning the Production War
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!” Tonight: Winning the Production War presented by Dr. Fred Johnson, History Professor at Hope College. 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.

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.

Pajama Night Family Storytime
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Put on your pj’s and bring the family to Norton Shores Library for “Pajama Night!”  Miss Gillian will share books, music, crafts, and fun with their Storytime families.  This event is free and open to families with children ages 0-5.  No registration is required.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

The Women of Lockerbie
February 15 @ 7:30 pm – March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Check out the Beardsley Theater for the Muskegon Civic Theatre. Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Tuesday February 26:

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.Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Feeding the Soul of the City: Clifford Jazz Quartet
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 the Clifford Jazz Quartet!  Under the direction of Ed Clifford (sax, flute), the Clifford Jazz Quartet will liven up the winter with jazz improvisations performed by his highly-talented quartet.  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.

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: “The Hate U Give” Book Discussion
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visit Hackley Public Library as they celebrate Black History Month with a book discussion on “The Hate U Give!”  You are invited to read this unforgettable, award-winning book and then enjoy an inter-generational book discussion.  Led by Mickey Wallace and HPL librarians, this discussion welcomes all to share their thoughts.  The library will have extra copies of the book available for check out, though attendees are also welcome to bring their own copy.  This program is free to the public, and recommended for many ages.  For more information call 231-722-8000, or visit hackleylibrary.org.

White Lake Music Society’s Winter 2019 Lecture Series
7:00 pm
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.
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.

Wednesday February 27:

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

The Women of Lockerbie
February 15 @ 7:30 pm – March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Check out the Beardsley Theater for the Muskegon Civic Theatre .Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Void of Color: Black Holes
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Lakeshore Museum Center for the second in a series of three lectures that will bring their Collection by Color exhibit to life with various social and science topics.  Dr. Geoffrey Lenters, a Physicist at Grand Valley University and former National Research fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will be discussing Black Holes.  Learn of their origins and new information discovered about them.  This event is free for Muskegon County residents and museum members and just $3 for non-residents.  Reserve your seat by calling 231-722-0278 or emailing jackie@lakeshoremuseum.org.

Dining in the Dark
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Dining in the Dark!”  Enjoy a fun, out-of-your-comfort-zone experience while dining in a whole new way.  Chef Jack Page will be creating a delicious four-course meal designed to stimulate the palate and challenge your sense of smell and taste.  Of course, all of this will happen while eating completely in the dark!  Wearing older clothing is encouraged.  Happy Hour begins at 6:00pm with a cash bar.  Dinner begins at 7:00pm.  There is limited seating and this event will sell out!  Tickets are $45 and available at the City Clerk’s Office located at 933 Terrace St. in downtown Muskegon or at the Muskegon Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.  Please indicate any restrictions by emailing ann.meisch@shorelinecity.com.

GEM Theatrics Presents: My Dearest Friend
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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.

Thursday February 28:

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.

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.

Open Mic Night Hosted by Kumasi Mack
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Muskegon Museum of Art for an Open Mic Night hosted by local poet Kaizen Kabir, also known as Kumasi Mack.  This evening of spoken word features a DJ and invited artists including Moody Black, Azizi Jasper and Eric Hildrethin the auditorium.  This event 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

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.

Soup Exchange with Chef Char
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Soup Exchange with Chef Char!” In this class you will break up in to teams.  Each team will make one of Chef Char’s delicious soups and enough for everyone in class.  All will go home with a 32 ounce container of three different soups (enough for 12 average size meals) Find out the secrets to making a delicious homemade noodle for a soothing chicken noodle soup.  Make a French Onion soup that rivals restaurant versions of the classic rich dish.  A butternut squash puree will round out the soups as the hearty, thick, creamy soup of the bunch.  Also learn how to make simple croutons for soup garnish.  This class is limited to 12 people.  The cost is $50.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

The Women of Lockerbie
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. Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Friday March 1:

Learn to Luge Weekend: Weather Permitting
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.

The Women of Lockerbie
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  Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live: One Night Only!
7:30 pm
Check out the Frauenthal Center for The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!
This amazing tour comes to the Frauenthal Center for one show only!  Critics and audiences alike rave about Bill’s interactive magic and jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Blagg’s show combines his mind-blowing magical talents along with his trademark off-the-cuff personality to take you on a magical journey you’ll never forget!  You’ll witness objects float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more! It’s more  than  a  magic  show,  it’s  an  interactive  magical  experience!  He’s changing reality one city at a time and Muskegon is next!  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

Saturday March 2:

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.

4-H Celebrate the Possibilities
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Students 5 – 19 years of age are invited to a free 4-H educational exploration day at Muskegon Community College!  Participants will be split up by age group, 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds and 13-19 year olds.  The groups will spend their day in three unique sessions related to a variety of topics, such as healthy living, financial management, food processing, arts & crafts and leadership.  A sack lunch will be provided for all participants.  Be sure to register before February 22 by visiting www.events.anr.msu.edu/celebrate2019.  For more information call Tonya Pell, 4-H Program Coordinator, at 231-724-4739 or e-mail pelltony@msu.edu.

Learn to Luge Weekend: Weather Permitting
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.

The Women of Lockerbie
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.Tickets are $20 – $22.  For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Pierogi with Chef Char
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Located at Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Pierogi with Chef Char!” Learn to make a delicious filled dumpling of Central European origin, commonly known as pierogi.  These popular Polish treats will be constructed from a homemade dough and stuffed with an assortment of fillings before being cooked or prepared for your freezer.  The cost is $45.  To register or for more information, call 231-769-2202 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

Performances @The Block: Emmet Cohen Trio
7:30 pm
Enjoy The Block for the Emmet Cohen Trio!  Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer, Emmet Cohen, is one of his generation’s pivotal artistic figures.  Cohen plays with the command and passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium.  Call 231-726-3231 ext. 223 for tickets and more information.  Doors and bar open at 6:45pm.

Muskegon Risers Soccer Home Game
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 the Chicago Mustangs at the L.C. Walker Arena on Saturday, March 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.

Sunday March 3:

Learn to Luge Weekend: Weather Permitting
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.

Latin Dance Party & It’s FREE!
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Free Latin dance class~ No partner or experience needed. If you want to learn to dance, or learn some new steps, this is a great opportunity! Lesson is from 5:00-6:00pm. We will keep the music on until 7:00 so you can practice what you learn, or show off what you know. This takes place at Unruly Brewing with instructor Florencia Manon Colella here from Argentina.

Monday March 4:

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.

Lecture Series: The Manhattan Project
6:00 pm
The Manhattan Project presented by David Hoover, Curator and Collections Manager at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. 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.

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 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!
Check out our website for more details
www.visitmuskegon.org
Thank you

 

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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