What’s Happening on the Lakeshore ?

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/22/19 – 07/29/19

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

www.visitmuskegon.org

Ongoing Events:

Muskegon South Pierhead Light Tours

Tour the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day! For more information call 1-844-MLIGHTS.

Docent-led Tower Tours Admission:

  • $2 – Kids 11 and under
  • $3 – Military and veterans
  • $4 – 12 and up

Please note: Children must be at least 3 feet tall in order to climb. Sturdy shoes are recommended.  Contact muskegonlights@gmail.com to book a private tour of the Lighthouse with one of their knowledgeable history docents. The cost is $50 a person for up to ten people for sunset or any time of day you desire.

Storytime with the Lighthouse Lady

Bring the kids to Storytime with the Lighthouse Lady every Monday at 3:00pm during July and August!  For more information call 1-844-MLIGHTS.

Pigeon Hill Brewing Co: Monday Night Bike Ride

Monday evenings, beginning at 6:00pm, come to Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. to join in a group bicycle ride!  The goal is for everyone to start and finish together for a total ride time of 90 minutes. Please arrive early.  The ride begins promptly at 6:00pm.  You’ll travel from Pigeon Hill to Pere Marquette Beach via the Lakeshore Bike Trail (10-11 miles).  For more information call (231) 375-5184.

 

Team Trivia Game Show

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.

MADLOS Presents: Street Dance

Mondays, come to downtown Muskegon’s Olthoff Stage for free Latin or Swing dance lessons from MADLOS!  Start with a lesson, and then try your moves on the sidewalk at these free events.  No partner or experience is needed.  While the cost is free, donations are appreciated.  Keep an eye on the MADLOS Facebook page to see what style of dance will be offered each week.

Roll On Muskegon

Roll On Muskegon is a casual, family friendly, community bike ride on the streets of Muskegon. Every Monday night we leave as a group from the downtown Muskegon Farmer’s Market to visit and explore a different neighborhood of Muskegon.

  • When: Every Monday night. Wheels turn at 6:30pm
  • Where: Meet at the Muskegon Farmer’s Market
  • Speed: Casual, 8-10 mph
  • How Long: Approx. 90 minutes

Muskegon Farmers’ Market & Flea Market

The Muskegon Farmers’ Market, owned and operated by the City of Muskegon, is dedicated to showcasing the best in locally-grown foods, flowers, nursery stock, handicrafts and baked goods. The Market also hosts The Flea where everything imaginable is sold.

Farmers’ Market summer hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm. The Flea Market is Wednesdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information call 231-722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Montague Farmers’ Market

The Montague Farmers’ Market opens the first Saturday in June and runs every Saturday through October. The Market is also open on Wednesdays in July, August, and September.  Market hours are from 9:00am – 1:00pm.  Any farmer or baker who is interested in selling goods at the Market should contact Farmers’ Market Manager, Jeff Auch at City Hall at 893-1155 ext. 1757 to check if any booths are available.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market offers healthy, humane, homegrown, local food you can trust! They are open year-round, Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  Summer markets are held in the parking lot; winter markets are inside the lobby.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Group Bicycle Tour

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.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Muskegon State Park

Serene Yoga will host a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 28 at Muskegon State Park. Classes will be held Wednesday mornings from 10:00am -11:00am. The drop-in rate is $10.  Join Diana and enjoy the serenity of the great lakes as she guides participants through stretching and balancing poses while focusing on breath work and relaxation. Participants should bring a towel or sheet and sunglasses.  Meet at the Channel Beach Pavilion.  All new participants should arrive early and children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com.  Bad weather? Call 231-343-8381 for cancellation information.

Jazz on the Patio

Thursdays, June 13 – August 29 beginning at 6:00pm, come to Bella Maria’s Event Center at Oakridge Golf Course for “Jazz on the Patio!”  Sit outside on their beautiful patio and enjoy great drink specials, a fabulous dinner menu and live jazz music as you view the sunset.  Doors open at 6:00pm and the music begins at 6:30pm.  Reservations are recommended for a table outside by calling 231-563-6914.

Fetch Cycling Group

Meet in the parking lot behind Fetch Brewing Company on Thursdays at 6:00pm for a 60 minute No Drop Bike Ride. All abilities and fitness levels are encouraged and welcome.  Helmets are strongly encouraged.  Fetch Brewing Company provides you with the added incentive of $1 off your first post-ride beer!

Open Mic Night at The Red Lotus

The fourth Friday of every month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Red Lotus Gallery for Muskegon’s longest running open mic event!  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.

Summer Adventures at Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

Don’t wait for snow…luge in the summer! The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is open Saturdays and Sundays in the summer from 10:00am – 2:00pm so you can enjoy a variety of warm weather sporting activities.  The cost is $10 for 5 rounds of arrows, and $15 for luge add-on.  www.msports.org

Wheel Luge:

Slide down the only wheel luge track in North America! Wheel luge is done on a specially designed track with the same sleds used on the ice, but with wheels attached. The design of the track, adaptive equipment and surrounding common areas also accommodate persons with disabilities. Shorter than the ice track, average runs take approximately 9 seconds while covering 300 feet of track.

Tickets for summer luge are not sold in advance. Guests are served on a first come, first served basis, but wait times are rarely more than 15 minutes. The cost is $10 for 4 runs, and $15 for the archery add-on.  All equipment and instruction are provided with the purchase of a pass. Sneakers, long sleeve shirts and long pants are highly recommended to protect your skin from fiberglass “burns” in case you brush up against the side of the luge track. Participants must be at least 5 years of age.

Learn Archery Fundamentals:

Muskegon State Park visitors can stop by the Sports Complex for a round of archery guided by an instructor. All participants receive a quick lesson explaining the basic fundamentals of archery. Participants can then shoot rounds of arrows at the controlled archery range. This activity is fun for ages 6 and older.

Sweet Saturdays at the Lakeside Emporium

Join the Lakeside Emporium on Saturday afternoons from 12:00pm – 4:00pm to enjoy food, entertainment, and “Treasure Alley” – a collection of vendors ranging from artists and authors to crafters, collectors, and even pottery demonstrations, all conveniently located on-site at the Lakeside Emporium.  It’s family fun and enjoyment for all ages, and an opportunity to find just the perfect treat or gift for yourself or someone else. Enjoy the experience, delicious products, and great customer service at the Lakeside Emporium, and check out all the other wonderful businesses in Lakeside.  For more information call 231-755-9933.

Summatime 2019

It is finally summer and time for Art Cats Gallery’s annual “Summatime Show!” This year they are featuring many new artists including Julie Pappuleas, Barbara Carlson and Bette DelVecchio.  Also included are John Herron, Julie McCormick, Karen Nichols, Rick Eastham, Cathy Crain, Christi Dreese, Tim Bonnette, Lee Ann Frame, owner Louise Hopson and many others!  They have walls full of fabulous paintings, shelves full of unique pottery and glass, and cases brimming with beautiful jewelry.  It’s all handmade, all the time, so visit Art Cats Gallery where it’s an art fair every day!  For more information, call (231) 755-7606 or visit www.artcatsgallery.com.

Rootdown’s Yoga on Deck

Every Sunday of the summer from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, join Rootdown Yoga aboard Muskegon’s World War II landing ship tank, the USS LST 393, for their popular donation based yoga class! This class is designed for all levels.  No mat? Rent one for $2.  For more information call (231) 722-9642.

Special Events:

Muskegon County Youth Fair

July 22 – July 28

 

July 22 – 28, experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair!  This fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects and this is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community.  In addition to auctions, shows and competitions, there’ll be lots of free family games such as the Water Balloon Toss, Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Horseshoe Toss, Disc the Field, Toss the Pig, Horse Race, Feed the Horse and more!  All Fair Games are free and open to the public!  www.muskegonfairgrounds.com

 

 

 

Muskegon Clippers Home Game

July 22 @ 7:00 pm – July 23 @ 7:00 pm

 

Come to historic Marsh Field for Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball with the Muskegon Clippers! Come on out and have some great family fun!  Grab a hot dog, some popcorn, and cold drink while you cheer on the Clippers at home!

This season will feature a few returning players, (Nolan Bryant, Micah Allen, Bryce Davis, Jacob Gilhaus, Sean Casey) as well as some great new ones! You don’t want to miss all the action this summer at Marsh Field.  For more information, visit the website below or e-mail info@muskegonclippers.com.

Family Fun Tyme Amusements

July 23 @ 2:00 pm – July 28 @ 10:00 pm

 

As part of the Muskegon County Youth Fair, Family Fun Tyme Amusements is putting on a carnival for kids ages 2 – 11 at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds, July 23 – 28 from 2:00pm – 10:00pm each day!  Enjoy exciting rides, games, and concessions!

Summer Concert Series: Montague Band Shell

July 23 @ 7:00 pm

 

Add delightful music to your summer season with free outdoor concerts at the Montague Band Shell select Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a lovely summer evening listening to a variety of genres of music.  The rain site is Montague High School.  This concert series is generously supported by the Arts Council of White Lake.  July 23, it’s Upcoast Kin!  For more information on the concert series, call 231-893-2524.

Summer Concert Series:  McGraft Park

July 23 @ 7:00pm

 

Come to the McGraft Park bandshell for family-friendly concerts this summer!  These free performances begin at 7:00pm.  Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs and blankets!  For more information call the Muskegon Parks Department at 231-724-6991.

  • Tuesday, July 23 – Ray Watkoski & Family (Polkas)
  • Tuesday, July 30 – High Lonesome (Classic Country with a Kick – There will also be a free ice cream social from the Glenside Neighborhood Association)
  • Thursday, August 8 – West Side Soul Surfers (R&B, Rock & Jazz)
  • Tuesday, August 13 – Steel Doin’ It (Steel Drum – Caribbean)
  • Tuesday, August 20 – Shane Hennessy (Irish Guitar Virtuoso – Sponsored by the Michigan Irish Music Festival)

How to Draw Your Dragon

July 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Don’t worry! These dragons won’t bite. Wednesday, July 24 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library as professional illustrator Corinne Roberts conducts a free workshop for children with all the best tips and tricks on how to draw dragons! This class works best for ages 5 and up.  Parents are strongly recommended to accompany younger children.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Food Truck Rally

July 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Once a month on Wednesdays from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for a Food Truck Rally!  June – August, get ready for summer family fun featuring great food, music and more!  Food tickets are $1 with menu prices varying from vendor to vendor.  Bands and vendors will be announced soon.  Watch the Farmers Market Facebook page or call (231) 724-6705 for more information.

Original Theater Production: “42”

July 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the original theater production of “42!”  According to Oxford professor Renee Adams, a study conducted on over 2 million art auctions sales concluded that paintings by female artists sell at a discount of 42%. Why? Are women themselves less effective as artists? Or is there a bias among art buyers? The study asked volunteers to identify unlabeled paintings as done by male or female artists. Volunteers could not distinguish between the two. This unearthed a deep rooted gender bias in the art community that spans centuries. “42” attempts to explore gender bias like this from a generational perspective.

In this story, produced by Kimberly and Jacy Harscha, a 42-year-old mother exposes her own bias through memories, some lighthearted and some tragic, that she shares with her teenage daughter. The play emphasis generational blindness—the idea that “unseen” things we are surrounded by as young adults can dictate how we react in the future. Did events of the 1980s and 1990s shape women into a stereotype unrecognizable by the young adults of society today? Are “kids these days” able to take off those blinders and have generational vision? This one-hour production written by the mother and daughter team of Kimberly and Jacy Harsch invites you to be the judge.

Admission is free.  Doors open at 5:30 pm.  For more information call (231) 720-2570.

 

Dancing into Sunset Free Weekly Dance Party

July 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Season 3 of the “Dancing into Sunset“ free outdoor concert series kicks off on Thursday, May 30 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm with the night’s music provided by The Sea Cruisers, playing 50’s 60’s and 70’s rock and roll! New this season, enjoy vendors on site each week including Aloha Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Pizza Parliament. These free weekly concerts happen every Thursday, May 30 – August 22 in beautiful Pomona Park overlooking Spring Lake. For more information e-mail dancingintosunset@aol.com or visit their Facebook page below.

  • July 25 – The Silverado Band
  • August 1 – Impact Entertainment Mobile DJ (Zumba with Francine)
  • August 8 – The Silverado Band
  • August 15 – Country Current Band
  • August 22 – Butch Grenell and Unbreakable Pride Band

Water Skiing Exhibition: Grand City Gives

July 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Thursday, July 25 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, you’re invited to the Mona Lake Boat Club as the Grand City Show Skiers present “Grand City Gives!” This is stop #1 on their West Coast Tour!  Proceed will benefit Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital to bring a little Christmas Cheer in July to the kids that need it most.  For more information, call the club at (231) 798-4011.

Jazz Night: Brad Linde’s Team Player

July 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Thursday, July 25 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Jazz Night featuring Brad Linde’s Team Player!  Brad Linde is a saxophonist, bandleader, and presenter in the Washington DC metro area.  He is the Director of Jazz and Creative Instrumental Music at Georgetown Day School and is on faculty at Levine Music.  He has worked with legendary musicians including Lee Konitz, Teddy Charles, Barry Harris, Grachan Moncur III, Andrew Cyrille, Joe Chambers, and Dan Tepfer, Matt Wilson, Ethan Iverson, and many others.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

White Lake Youth Theatre Presents: Let’s Make a Scene

July 25 – 27 @ 7:30 pm

 

The 2019 Summer Theatre Festival at The Playhouse at White Lake (formerly Howmet Playhouse) happens every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 11 through August 24! All shows begin at 7:30pm (unless otherwise noted).

July 25 and 27 at 7:30pm and July 26 at 3:00pm, the White Lake Youth Theatre presents, “Let’s Make a Scene” from a collection by Douglas M. Parker and directed by Chris Beaman.

This year, it’s all about character. Through a series of shorts scenes, students ages 10-18 will delve into various characters and share contemporary stories of loss, relationships, breaking up, cheating, summer, boredom and escaping to Canada.  Told by two to three actors each, the play will challenge actors of all ages to delve deep into each of the characters and tell their truth.

Theater Box Office hours are 1:00pm – 5:00pm weekdays, and one hour before curtain. Season Passes are your best value.  Make a single purchase, and then pick and choose the plays you wish to attend. Single show tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for students.

Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.  If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness, or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact them at (231) 894-4048 or at www.theplayhouseatwhitelake.org.

Swing Dance Cruise

July 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Thursday, July 25 from 7:30pm – 9:15pm (boarding begins at 7:00pm), board the Aquastar for a Sunset Swing Dance Cruise!  Direct from Argentina, professional dancers Florencia Colella and Chris Sanz will teach you the basics of Lindy Hop Swing Dance, and have you dancing in the sunset. This is a one-time-only special engagement while Chris is visiting from Argentina.

The history of Swing begins with the original Swing era in 1920s and 30s America, when Big Bands took over pop culture. Swing dance is a broad term to describe a variety of partner dances evolving from the 1920s to the present day.  No experience or partner is required. Please join the crew of the Aquastar for fun, good exercise, and a great way to meet new and interesting people!  To book your ticket, visit aquastarcruises.com. Tickets are $25.  Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  For more information call 231-903-0669 or visit www.aquastarcruises.com.

Ribbon Cutting at Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo

July 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Friday, July 26 at 4:00pm, Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new animal barn and exhibits!  They are so excited to open their new facility and they’d love to have you “meet & greet” with all their new animal friends.  For more information call (231) 861-5730.

 

Parties in the Park

July 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

For more than 30 years, Parties in the Park has been a Muskegon institution providing Friday evening entertainment, free admission, and a family-friendly atmosphere.  Be a part of the tradition and enjoy your summer evening with us downtown in Hackley Park.  Parties are 5:00pm – 9:00pm and feature great food and adult beverage vendors!  For more information e-mail info@partiesinthepark.com.

  • July 26 – Bari Lee Band sponsored by Muskegon Inventors Network
  • August 2 – Melophobix & Paddlebots sponsored by Community encompass
  • August 16 – Hurricane Reggae Band sponsored by the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce
  • August 23 – Laith Al-Saadi sponsored by Muskegon Rotary

Author Meet & Greet

July 26 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Friday, July 26 from 5:30pm – 10:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for an author meet & greet with Caroline Hall from Cincinnati.  Her first book release, “The Dragonfly Crystal,” targets proceeds to benefit The Dragonfly Foundation and The Cure Starts Now.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

CRUZ’IN Classic Car Show

July 26 @ 7:00 pm

 

Friday, July 26 at 7:00pm, come to Downtown Whitehall and Montague for the CRUZ’IN Classic Car Show!  Cars cruise from Whitehall to Montague where they will be on display in the downtown area.  They’ll also have a DJ, food and fun for all.  Over 400 cars are anticipated!  For more information, contact Montague City Hall at (231) 893-1155.

Live Music: David Cofell & Brian Ashley Jones

July 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Friday, July 26 from 8:00pm – 10:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from David Cofell & Brian Ashley Jones!  (ASCAP PRO, Member of Recording Academy, Folk Alliance International (FAI), Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM), Minnesota Music Coalition, and endorsed by Breedlove Guitars, Shubb Capos and John Pearse Strings.)  For more information call 231-894-5333.

 

Movies on Deck

July 26 @ 10:00 pm

 

The 13th annual Movies on Deck film series features great movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings on the USS LST 393! Each showing is free to the public, but donations are welcome.  Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and weather appropriate clothing.  Popcorn, soda and snacks will be available at the event.  In the event of inclement weather, showings will be moved inside the ship, and will begin at 10:00pm.

The museum is open for regular tours from 10:00am – 5:00pm seven days a week with the last daily tour starting at 4:00pm. More information is available at www.lst393.org.

  • July 26 – Mulan (1998)
  • August 2 – Caddyshack (1980/Parent Advisory)
  • August 16 – Viewer’s Choice

Swim ‘n Run Muskegon

July 27 @ 8:00 am

 

Saturday, July 27 is the second annual Swim ‘n Run Muskegon, taking place at Muskegon’s crown jewel Heritage Landing! This fun, scenic and family friendly event is one you don’t want to miss. The first wave of swimmers will begin their race at 8:00am. Your swim cap will be provided and you’ll also be able to use your wetsuit. The transition area, run start, run finish and post-race picnic all take place at the Heritage Landing Park. There will be late registration and packet pickup, Friday, July 26 nearby at Fricano’s Event Center from 4:00pm – 7:00pm and Saturday at Heritage Landing in the tent. For more information, visit www.swimnrunmuskegon.com.

​​Muskegon River Community Paddle

July 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

 

Muskegon AREA Community Paddles invites you to join them on the Muskegon River for a Community Paddle, Saturday, July 27 from 8:00am – 10:30am! This event is free and open to anyone with a paddle craft; kayak, canoe, paddleboard or rowboat.  Meet other paddlers at the Creston Rd. boat launch at 8:00am.  Float downstream to Veterans Memorial Park from 8:30am – 10:30am.  Transportation back to your vehicle is provided at the end of the float, if needed, from Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service.  Guy’s Kayaks will also meet 13 people who have kayaks, at Veterans Memorial Park at 7:30am, and transport them and their kayak up to Creston Rd. for free.  Anyone without a paddle craft can rent a kayak from Guy’s Kayaks for only $5.  Call 231-740-0227 to rent a kayak.  Register for the events at www.eventbrite.com.  Happy paddling!

 

Montague Artisan Market

July 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

The fourth Saturday of every month, come to the Montague Artisan Market at the Farmers’ Market! For more information call (231) 893-2524.  Are you interested in becoming a vendor? Any handmade items are welcome. Adults may reserve a 10’x10’ booth for $15per day and youth may reserve a space for $10 per day. Visit www.artswhitelake.org/artisan-market to fill out a vendor application today!

Author Meet and Greet

July 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Saturday, June 27 from 9:00an – 12:00pm, come to Holton Public Library for a “Meet & Greet” with local authors as part of the Holton Community Days downtown celebration!  Books will be available for purchase from these talented resident writers.  For more information call 231-821-0268.

Sand Sculpting Contest at the Western Market

July 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Saturday, July 27 from 9:00am – 3:00pm, come to the Western Market in downtown Muskegon for a Sand Sculpting Contest! Enjoy sand sculptures in our own downtown beach!  Sculpting will be from 9:00am – 2:00pm with results being announced at 3:00pm.  Register through their website at www.muskegonwesternmarket.com/upcoming-events.  The entry fee is only $5.

Prizes:  1st – $100, 2nd – $50, 3rd – $25

Sensory Friendly Movies: Where “Shhhhh!” isn’t allowed!

July 27 @ 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

June 29 – “Toy Story 4”

July 27 – “The Lion King”

3rd Annual White Lake Pub Pedal

July 27 @ 1:00 pm

 

Saturday, July 27 at 1:00pm, grab your bike and pedal your way around the beautiful White Lake Area to enjoy their many bars and restaurants! There will be suggested routes, but you can also plan your own route.  Be sure to get your official t-shirt at the website below and follow White Lake Pub Pedal on Facebook.

Music at the Light: Western Michigan Dulcimer Friends

July 27 @ 2:00 pm

 

Summer days are for unwinding, and what better way to enjoy a summer’s evening than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station! Their family-friendly events are free to the public.  Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together watching a movie, or listening to folk inspired music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station. The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge of $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.  In case of rain, events will be held at the Fruitland Township Office (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall, MI 49461)

Saturday, July 27 at 2:00pm, it’s Music at the Light featuring a Dulcimer concert from the “Western Michigan Dulcimer Friends!” Come enjoy a Saturday afternoon with a group of acoustic musicians that, between them, have decades of experience playing folk music.  The musicians will be playing dulcimers, guitars and fiddles.  Bring your family, your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of folk inspired music.  For more information call 231-845-7417.

Michigan Sign Workshop

July 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Saturday, July 27 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for the Michigan Sign Workshop!  This is a hands-on sign workshop where you will create your own decorative Michigan sign featuring the Montague Weathervane!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

 

 

 

Maranatha Summer Concert Series: Sara Groves

July 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference offers free concerts every Saturday night during the summer! Doors open at 6:45pm to the public, or you can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening pre-concert dinner buffet in the dining room.  Dinner begins at 5:00pm.  All dinner guests receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm.  Visit www.vacationwithpurpose.org for more information or call (231) 798-2161.

July 27 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, it’s Sara Groves! Sara is a singer/ songwriter and recording artist with a passion for justice and a heart of mercy.  She has joined forces with International Justice Mission to advocate for victims of human trafficking for the past 12 years.  Sara has been nominated for 7 Dove Awards and has produced a string of successful albums including her latest, “Abide with Me,” a collection of hymns recorded in a 110-year-old church.

Muskegon Risers Home Game

July 27 @ 7:00 pm

 

National Premier Soccer League team, the Muskegon Risers, invite you to enjoy home games at the Monsignor Kehren Stadium at Muskegon Catholic Central School. All games are at 7:15pm.  For more information e-mail hello@muskegonrisers.com or visit www.muskegonrisers.com. July 27 they take on Oakland County FC.

Live Music: Laura Thurston

July 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Saturday, July 27 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from Laura Thurston!  It isn’t unusual for musicians to be multi-talented instrumentally… a little guitar, a little percussion, maybe some piano.  But folk singer-songwriter Laura Thurston takes it a step further by playing four instruments at the same time in her original songs.  Armed with a guitar, harmonica, tambourine and suitcase kick drum, Thurston is a one-woman band!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Dre McGhee’s Nostalgia Concert

July 27 @ 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, July 27 at 7:45pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for Dre McGhee’s Nostalgia Concert! Dre McGhee will be singing, dancing and gliding all night long!  Opening acts include King Quezzo, Rell and Isaacsdead.  VIP tickets include an after show meet and greet.  Tickets are $33 for the VIP Experience, $28 main floor and $18 for the balcony.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Star Party

July 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

 

Saturday, July 27 from 9:00pm – 11:30pm, the Muskegon Astronomical Society invites you to a Star Party at their observatory!  Star Parties are scheduled events hosted by members.  All visitors are welcome to come and learn about amateur astronomy and view 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.  If it’s cloudy, they may give you a tour of the facility or do a presentation.  There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Music & Mimosas Brunch

July 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Sunday, July 28 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for the Music & Mimosas Brunch featuring Steve Thielman on piano!  Enjoy a breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, blueberry pancakes, fruit, and a beverage (mimosa, OJ, or coffee) for only $10.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Trail to Table at Hoffmaster State Park – Ladies Only

July 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Sunday, July 28 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, the Gillette Nature Association at Hoffmaster State Park is partnering with New Holland Brewing Co., Merrell and REI to host the “Trail to Table” event as part of their Centennial Anniversary Celebration. This is a ticketed event and will include a guided hike by state park rangers and Merrell representatives.

Tickets are $75 and include:

  • Hiking Shoe Demo
  • Guided 2 Hour Hike
  • Complimentary 22 Liter REI Hiking Back Pack
  • Informative Talk with REI Team Members
  • Beer and Yard Games
  • Outdoor, Three Course Guided Beer Dinner with New Holland Brewing Co. and Palate of Milford

This event is for women only. All proceeds from this event will help fund the Gillette Nature Association at Hoffmaster Park!  For more information, call (231) 798-3573.

 

Glow Zumba at Hackley Public Library

July 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Monday, July 29 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for Glow Zumba!  This class turns fitness into a party with glow sticks! Join them for an aerobic dance workout with Latin and international flavored music, led by Paula Sieffert from Lakeshore Fitness Center. Please register at hackleylibrary.org, or by calling 231-722-8011. Registration opens 1 month before the class date. This program is free to the public, and all ages are welcome!