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Muskegon County Calendar of Events 06/25/18 – 07/04/18

Monday June 25:

Films at the USS Silversides: Operation Pacific June 25 @ 2:00 pm – June 30 @ 2:00 pm Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum and for the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

 

Tuesday June 26:

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game June 26 & 27 @ 7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 23 – 24 at 7:05pm, come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Scouts! Admission is only $5! The Muskegon Clippers vs Scouts. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

 

Free Summer Concert: Magic Bus June 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Join the Arts Council of White Lake every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the Montague Band Shell for the ACWL’s Free Summer Concert Series! In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Montague Area Public Schools Center for the Arts located at Montague High School. For more information, call (231) 893-2524.

 

Wednesday June 27:

Food Truck Rally June 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Get ready for mid-week family fun at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market with Food Truck Rally located at 242 W. Western Ave. downtown Muskegon. Enjoy a summer evening at the market with food, kids’ activities, music and more! Food tickets are $1 with menu prices varying from vendor to vendor, all starting at $3. For more information, call (231) 722-3251.

 

Thursday June 28:

Maranda Park Party June 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bring the kids to Smith Ryerson Park located at 550 Wood St. @ Sumner Ave. for a Maranda Park Party! This season marks the 24th consecutive year that Maranda will bring great entertainment, a huge variety of attractions, great community resources from local nonprofits, and a ton of prizes to local communities in West Michigan. Once again, in working with USDA, Michigan Dept. of Education and local school districts, free lunch will be served to anyone 18 and under starting at 11:30am, while supplies last.

 

Friday June 29:

Parties in the Park:Kari Lynch Band June 29 @ 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. Sponsor this week is the Muskegon Rotary Club

 

Yoga at the Light: White River Light Station June 29 @ 9:30 am Summer days are for unwinding and what better way to enjoy a summer’s day than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station! Bring your yoga mats or large towels and water to drink for Yoga. For further information, call Mitch at White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

 

Music at the Light: White River Light Station June 22 @ 7:00 pm Come to the White River Light Station for “Music at the Light,” featuring a sing-a-long with Bob Hausler. The tower will be open late and available for tours for the standard admission
charge of $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. All concerts are free! In case of rains, meet at the Fruitland Township Hall (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall). For more information, call (231) 894-8265.

 

West Michigan Concert Winds: Outdoor Concerts June 29 @ 7:00 pm Join the West Michigan Concert Winds for this FREE summer outdoor concert on the lawn of the old Union Depot Train Station located at 610 W. Western Ave. Enjoy a beautiful evening in downtown Muskegon as the WMCW perform Sousa Band music beginning at 7:00pm. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 231-780-0273 or the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 231-724-3100.

 

Saturday June 30:

Maranatha FREE Summer Concert: AVALON June 30 @ 7:00 pm Visit the Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for a free summer concert. You can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening Italian buffet in the dining room. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. All dinner guests receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm. Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.

 

Community Paddle: Muskegon River: Mill Iron Rd. to Richards Park June 30 @ 8:00am – 10:30am Join fellow paddlers on the Muskegon River for a Muskegon Area Community Paddle! If you have a paddle craft, whether it’s a kayak, standup paddle board, canoe or rowboat, you’re invited to join this free event. Those without a paddle craft can rent a kayak from Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service. Participants must have a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device. For more information, or to register or rent a kayak, call 231-740-0227.

 

Hackley Day Picnic June 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Come to the Hackley & Hume Historic Site for an evening picnic to celebrate “Hackley Day!” This new opportunity invites visitors to enjoy the site in a new and interesting way. The evening will include a picnic on the lawn that will allow visitors to relax before they explore the Hackley and Hume homes, which will be open for casual tours during the event. Hotdogs provided by First Lutheran Church will be available for purchase or you can bring your own food. Visitors 21 and older will also be able to purchase beer. Music by the cover band Great Scott will be in the courtyard between the houses. Visitors will also be invited to play historic games on the lawn. This evening is to allow people to linger, enjoy music, and hang out with their friends and family over the weekend. Adults: $12 Kids: 2-12 $5 Tickets will be needed to enter the event: No registration is required. Visitors are welcome to walk-in during open hours from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Tours will be less structured this night allowing for more of a walkthrough tour through style. The last tickets will be sold at 9:00pm. For more information, call (231) 722-0278.

 

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Leprechauns June 30 & July 1 @ 7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 30 – July 1 at 7:05pm, come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Scouts! Admission is only $5! The Muskegon Clippers vs Leprechauns. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

 

Sunday July 1:

Film at the USS Silversides: Run Silent, Run Deep July 1 @ 2:00 pm – July 7 @ 2:00 pm Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer. For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.

 

Monday July 2:

Curtis Taylor Duo July 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Come to Hackley Public Library located at 316 W. Webster Ave. for a captivating performance lecture from GRAMMY AWARD winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor! Taylor’s unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities and rhythm melt together for an unforgettable sound that directly connects with the soul of the listener. His lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts. Prepare for a fantastic evening of musical stylings from trumpeting and electric piano. For more information, call 231-722-8000.

 

Tuesday, July 3:

Free Summer Concert Series: Dave Collee Jazz Band July 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Join the Arts Council of White Lake every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the Montague Band Shell for the ACWL’s Free Summer Concert Series! In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Montague Area Public Schools Center for the Arts located at Montague High School. For more information, call (231) 893-2524.

 

Tuesday & Wednesday July 3 – 4

RockStock: July 3 – July 4 The 9th annual Muskegon Rockstock will be held on July 3-4 at beautiful Heritage Landing! The mission is to provide a rockin’ family event at a reasonable price that supports all things local. This year’s 2 day 4th of July celebration will feature lots of great food, craft beers, vendors, tried and true music and KIDSTOCK, a Kangaroo Palace special event for kids of all ages. Tickets are $5 per day and will be available at the Heritage Landing Box Office each night starting at 4:30pm, or you can purchase them online and pick up at will call. Active Military and Veterans are FREE. Children 3 and up REQUIRE A TICKET and must be accompanied by an adult. Kidstock opens at 5:30 each night, and requires an additional wristband which is FREE with the child’s entry ticket. Gates open at 5:00pm each night, with an amazing Fireworks finale at dusk on the 4th of July. Event Rules: No Fireworks of any kind No Weapons No outside food or beverage No coolers For more information, visit muskegonrockstock.com

 

Wednesday July 4:

Fireworks on Deck: LST 393 Deck July 4 @ 9:30 pm Enjoy “Fireworks on Deck” aboard the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum! It’ the “best seat in the house” for the awesome display over Muskegon Lake. The World War II landing ship is located at the Mart Dock in downtown Muskegon, just yards from the fireworks site. Seating is $5 per person and you do not need advance tickets. Arrive before 9:00pm before road closes and for the best seats! More info is at lst393.org or by calling 231-730-1477.

White Lake Area 4th of July Parade & Fireworks July 4 Beginning at 10:00am, the White Lake Area 4th of July Parade will travel from Whitehall City Hall to Downtown Montague. Over 100 entries are involved in this family fun, annual parade. Fireworks begin at dusk and are viewable from both Montague and Whitehall downtown areas! For more information or to participate in the parade, call (231) 893-4585

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

 

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

 

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

 

Team Trivia at Fricano Place Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell. This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams! Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event. For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

 

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 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.

 

Sweetwater Local Foods Market Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 9:00amNoon! 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 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian will be on display at the museum May 24 – September 9 as they present 150 photographs that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in the project. The exhibition also examines criticism of Curtis’s works, and uses the objects themselves to present the dilemmas inherent in understanding the project’s legacy. The show will also premiere newly acquired copper plates used to create the photogravures, and several of the volumes of The North American Indian. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

 

 

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception May 21- September 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm The annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in Overbrook Art Gallery May 21 – September 6. Free and open to the public. Call the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324 for more information. Summer hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday.

 

 

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. In case of inclement weather, call 231343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

 

 

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place happen from 5:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Bring your classic car to the parking lot behind Fricano Place, overlooking Muskegon Lake. They welcome all antiques, customs, classic and novelty vehicles! DJ Tom Schalk will be playing your favorite songs. Your favorite beverages, Fricano’s Pizza, as well as ice cream and desserts from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe will be available for purchase! For more information, call (231) 722-2600

 

 

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music Thursday, @ 7:00 pm Most Thursdays, May 10 – August 30, come to the band shell in Pomona Park for Dancing into the Sunset! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages to settle in for a great evening of music and dancing. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public! For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.
Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Every Thursday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, you’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-7202570 Lighthouse Tours Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm. Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

 

 

Yoga Top Deck of the LST 393 Sundays @ 7:00pm- 8:00pm Get your down dog on while participating in yoga each Sunday evening. Just $5 a person and the money raised goes back into the community. This is open to everyone (no membership needed) See you on the deck of the LST 393 Veterans Museum (you may even see an amazing sunset at close of class) For more information contact Rootdown Yoga 231-722-9642

 

 

Thank you & Have a great week!

 

 

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 06/18/18 – 06/25/18

Monday June 18:

 

 

Roll On Muskegon

 

Mondays, June 18 @ 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

 

June 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

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

 

 

Team Trivia at Fricano Place

 

June 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell.  This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams!  Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event.  For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

 

 

Tuesday June 19:

 

 

Free Summer Concert Series: Zach Day & Full Throttle

 

June 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Join the Arts Council of White Lake every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the Montague Band Shell for the ACWL’s Free Summer Concert Series!  In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Montague Area Public Schools Center for the Arts located at Montague High School.  For more information, call (231) 893-2524.

 

 

Planetarium Show: Incoming!

 

June 12 & 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3 – June 14, come to Carr-Fles Planetarium at Muskegon Community College for the planetarium show, “Incoming!”  Tag along with robot explorers zooming past rocky asteroids and icy comets, all the way to Pluto, and discover how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout history, changing the course of life on Earth.  Narrated by George Takei, this 2016 program gives audiences a closer look at the scientific advances that may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth.  This is a 35-minute presentation. For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

 

 

Wednesday June 20:

 

 

Readers’ Theater: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

 

June 20 @ 7:00 pm

 

Come to the Book Nook & Java Shop as the Actors del Arte Ensemble of West Michigan presents “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Phillip K. Dick.  This is Sci-Fi at its best!  The films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 were based on this novel.  The cover is $5.  Come early for dinner at 6:30pm to enjoy spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad and garlic bread for only $7.95.  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

 

 

Thursday June 21:

 

 

Art for Alzheimer’s: Shopping for A Cause

 

June 21 – June 23 @ 11:00 am

 

In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Art Cats Gallery invites you to “Art for Alzheimer’s: Shopping for A Cause,” June 21 – 23!  Join with them to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association Great Lakes Chapter during the Longest Day.  They will be donating a portion of their sales to this great organization.  For more information, call (231) 755-7606.

 

 

Friday June 22:

 

 

Parties in the Park: Whoopee Kat

 

June 22 @ 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. Sponsor this week is the Greater Muskegon Optimist Club.

 

 

Yoga at the Light: White River Light Station

 

June 22 @ 9:30 am

 

Summer days are for unwinding and what better way to enjoy a summer’s day than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station!  Bring your yoga mats or large towels and water to drink for Yoga.  In case of rain, this event will be rescheduled for June 29.  For further information, call Mitch at White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

 

 

West Michigan Concert Winds: Summer Outdoor Concerts

 

June 22 @ 7:00 pm

 

Join the West Michigan Concert Winds for free summer outdoor concert on the lawn of the old Union Depot Train Station located at 610 W. Western Ave.  Enjoy a beautiful evening as they perform Sousa Band music. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  For more information, call the West Michigan Concert Winds at 231-780-0273.

 

 

Hot Diggity Dog Fundraiser Event

 

June 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Enjoy live music performed by “The Smokin’ Dobroleles,” a silent auction with many great packages up for bid including Date Night packages, Sports packages and many more! General admission is $5 and includes 2 hot dogs with unlimited toppings and 2 sides. Cure your sweet tooth at the bake sale!  Life Change Church is located at 3084 Whitehall Rd. For more information, contact Tony Maniscalco at 231-830-9376 or e-mail tmaniscalco@moka.org.

 

 

Seaway Run Healthy Lifestyle Expo

 

June 22 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

 

You’re invited to the L.C. Walker Arena for the Healthy Lifestyle Expo from 11:00am-7:00pm.  The Healthy Lifestyle Expo is offered at no cost to the community so you can explore healthy options and learn how to optimize your family’s health.  Visit the expo for health screenings, food, music, kids activities, prizes, demonstrations and more!  For more information visit www.seawayrun.com.

 

 

Music at the Light: White River Light Station

 

June 22 @ 7:00 pm

 

Come to the White River Light Station for “Music at the Light,” featuring a sing-a-long with Bob Hausler.  The tower will be open late and available for tours for the standard admission charge of $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under.  All concerts are free!  In case of rains, meet at the Fruitland Township Hall (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall).  For more information, call (231) 894-8265.

 

 

Movies on Deck: Casablanca

 

June 22 @ 9:00 pm

 

The 12th annual Movies on Deck film series features eight movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings on the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum. Tonight’s showing “Casablanca” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingred Berman (1942). 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.

 

 

Open Mic Night

 

June 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

The Red Lotus Gallery comes alive with music, poetry, comedy, stories and more.  Everyone is welcome to participate, though parental discretion is advised due to adult language and themes.  Red Lotus is located at 356 W. Western Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with downtown Muskegon’s home for art culture and events!  www.facebook.com/RedLotusMuskegon

 

 

Friends of the Festival: Lee Cello Duo

 

June 22 @ 7:30 pm

 

The White Lake Music Society will present the “Friends of the Festival” concert featuring the Lee Cello Duo on Friday, June 22 at 7:30pm. This special concert will be held at the home of Harold and Barbara Wheaton.  Tickets are $40 and include wine, hors d`oeuvres, coffee, and desserts provided by Cichetti’s.  A limited number of tickets are available in advance at the Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St., Montague 231-894-5333 and Eventbrite.

 

 

Saturday June 23:

 

 

Mercy Health Seaway Run

 

June 23

 

The Mercy Health Seaway Run has been a tradition along the Lakeshore for over three decades.  The courses for the different distances all offer views of Muskegon Lake, with the 15K and Half Marathon courses also showcasing our beautiful Lake Michigan beach.  With a Community 5K Walk, and three timed distances – 5K, 10K and Half Marathon, the Mercy Health Seaway Run has an event for everyone!  All courses are barrier free and accessible to those with physical challenges, and volunteers will be available for assistance on race day. For more information, visit www.seawayrun.com.

 

 

West Michigan Business and Craft Fair

 

June 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Everyone is welcome to come to Hackley Park for the West Michigan Business and Craft Fair!  Enjoy a beautiful day of shopping with local entrepreneurs and food vendors, live entertainment, prize giveaways, product demonstrations and more.  Admission is free to this family friendly event.  For more information, call 616-836-8756.

 

 

3rd Annual Muskegon County Community Motorcycle Run

 

June 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

The 3rd Annual Muskegon County Community Run is happening June 23 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm, with registration at 11:00am!  This fun, scenic motorcycle run is followed by a family friendly event at The Folkert Community Hub featuring a dunk tank with uniformed police officers, live music from Blue Tonic and Bari Lee, a motorcycle & classic car show (registration $5), the Relentless Stunts motorcycle stunt show, fire trucks and demonstrations by local towing companies.  You don’t need a motorcycle to participate in the run!  This Poker Run is for cars, trucks and bikes! Their mission is to support special needs children, increase safety and awareness, and to strengthen relationships between motorcyclists, law enforcement and citizens of all ages.  All money raised will go to help No More Sidelines in their mission to support special needs children and the Muskegon County Sheriff Department’s Motor Division, helping to maintain their motorcycles throughout the year.  For more information, email MuskegonCCR@gmail.com.

 

 

SJO Supercross

 

June 23 @ 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. The Fairgrounds are located at 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd.   For more information, call (231) 924-5778.

 

 

Maranatha FREE Summer Concert: Michael Card

 

June 23 @ 7:00 pm

 

Visit the Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for a free summer concert.  You can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening Italian buffet in the dining room.  Dinner begins at 5:00pm.  All dinner guests receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm.  Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.

 

 

A Reflection of Motown

 

June 23 @ 7:30 pm

 

Come to the Frauenthal Theater located in downtown Muskegon for “A Reflection of Motown” featuring The Ultimate Taste Band!  Be entertained with songs sung by artists who once performed under the MOTOWN label. This event will take you back to a time in which old school R & B was just evolving.  Tickets are $30.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

 

 

Summer Sailstice:

 

June 23 – June 24

 

Celebrate the longest day of summer with special events and activities during Lake Effect Boating’s “Summer Sailstice!” Activities will take place at Torresen Marine.  Join the sailboat party out on the water as they gather in the Muskegon Breakwater arms.  No rules, no fees, no start time!  For more information visit www.lakeeffectboating.com .

 

 

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game

 

June 23 & 24 @ 7:00 pm

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 23 – 24 at 7:05pm, come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Monarchs!  Admission is only $5! The Muskegon Clippers vs Copperheads. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

 

 

Monday June 25

 

 

Roll On Muskegon

 

Mondays, June 25 @ 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

 

June 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.

 

 

Team Trivia at Fricano Place

 

June 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell.  This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams!  Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event.  For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

 

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian 

 

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian will be on display at the museum May 24 – September 9 as they present 150 photographs that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in the project.  The exhibition also examines criticism of Curtis’s works, and uses the objects themselves to present the dilemmas inherent in understanding the project’s legacy.  The show will also premiere newly acquired copper plates used to create the photogravures, and several of the volumes of The North American Indian.  www.muskegonartmuseum.org

 

 

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception

 

May 21- September 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

The annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in Overbrook Art Gallery May 21 – September 6.  Free and open to the public.  Call the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324 for more information. Summer hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday.

 

 

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park

 

Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park!  The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com.  In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.

 

 

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place

 

Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place happen from 5:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday evening, weather permitting.  Bring your classic car to the parking lot behind Fricano Place, overlooking Muskegon Lake.  They welcome all antiques, customs, classic and novelty vehicles!  DJ Tom Schalk will be playing your favorite songs. Your favorite beverages, Fricano’s Pizza, as well as ice cream and desserts from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe will be available for purchase!  For more information, call (231) 722-2600

 

 

Dancing into the Sunset: Free Community Dancing and Music

 

June 21 @ 7:00 pm

 

Most Thursdays, May 10 – August 30, come to the band shell in Pomona Park for Dancing into the Sunset!  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages to settle in for a great evening of music and dancing.  The fun begins at 7:00pm.  Free and open to the public!  For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.

 

 

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours

 

Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Lighthouse Tours

 

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

 

The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm.  Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July.  The cost is $2 – $4.  For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.

 

 

The North American Indian & Special Programs at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon, Mich. – The Muskegon Museum of Art is marking the 150th Anniversary of the birth of renowned photographer Edward Curtis by presenting 150 photogravures from The North American Indian, Curtis’s monumental project comprised of 20 volumes of text and over 700 large portfolio prints that sought to document the Native American tribes of the Western United States.

 

 

The show will also feature the premiere of newly acquired copper plates used in the creation of the photogravures, a new gold-tone print of plate #1—The Vanishing Race, and several of the volumes. The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian runs through September 9, 2018.

 

 

Created over a span of decades, Curtis’s project was unique for its time, and was a passion that ultimately cost Curtis his health, livelihood, and family. But the enduring legacy of The North American Indian remains, a record of the humanity and strength of Native Americans, at a time when their way of life was under constant threat.

 

 

The Muskegon Museum of Art featured the entire collection of The North American Indian over the summer of 2017 in a multi-gallery exhibition that attracted visitors from around the world. The exhibition was both a celebration of Curtis’s achievement and an examination of the dual nature of its legacy, of the preservation of knowledge and culture, and the harmful perpetuations of stereotypes and prejudices that continue to affect the social and political landscape in our country today.

 

 

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian brings to view images that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in last year’s presentation. The 2018 exhibition also examines some of the criticism of Curtis’s works, using the photos to present the dilemmas that are part of an understanding of the project’s legacy.

 

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

 

The Burden of Representation and the Indigenous Influence in Music

 

The Burden of Representation: Lecture by Ben Mitchell

 

Thursday, June 21

 

5:30 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

 

Edward S. Curtis’s The North American Indian is an invaluable record of many aspects of early 20th century Native American culture, but important questions about his work and methods persist. Ben Mitchell, guest curator of The North American Indian 2017 exhibition, offers an overview of the significant and enduring critiques of The North American Indian, both as art and as ethnography, employing the voices and observations of both Native and non-Native artists and scholars. Event is admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

Screening of Rumble: Indians that Rocked the World

 

Thursday, July 19, 7:00 pm

 

(103 mins.) Rumble tells the story of the missing chapter in the history of American music: the indigenous influence. The film features music icons Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, and many more. Film admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

The exhibition is underwritten by Nichols Paper & Supply, Fifth Third Bank, Northern Machine Tool, the Verplank Donor Advised Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, and Deborah DeVoursney. Media sponsor is WGVU Public Media. Program support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. www.muskegonartmuseum.org.

 

 

Spectators Join in on Thrill of Muskegon Powerboat Event

“We consider this a spectator event and look forward to putting on a great show with about 80 boats,” said Roger Zuidema, board member of West Michigan Offshore. The Muskegon Powerboat Weekend takes place June 15-17 along the Gold Coast of West Michigan raising over $6,000.00 for the Make-A-Wish foundation and an awesome show for West Michigan.

 

The Powerboat Weekend starts Friday night June 15 with the Powerboat Street Party. “15 of the biggest and baddest boats will surround Hackley Park ,” commented Zuidema. “See boats with incredible paint designs, engine horsepower up to 2700, while tasting some of Muskegon’s best food and beverage.”

 

The fun continues on Saturday as the boats gather outside of the Shoreline Inn on Muskegon Lake at 12 noon. At 12:10pm the boats will travel west on Muskegon Lake for the event favorite – Parade of Power, out the Muskegon Channel. Spectators can watch the boats head to Lake Michigan for the Poker Run anywhere along the channel.

 

Once out the Muskegon Channel, boats will take off towards White Lake at 12:30pm for the 1st poker stop turning around and heading to Grand Haven for the 2nd. “Boats will return to Muskegon between 2-4pm for poker run stops at the USS Silversides Submarine, USS LST 393 Landing Ship, Hartshorn Marina, and Great Lakes Marina” said Zuidema. “If you want to see some awesome boats up close stop by any of these places.”

 

Sunday, June 17 has no formal events, but ‘Sunday Funday’ will include boats rafting-off along the Muskegon State Park Dune Area and in the Breakwater Arms, along with enjoying some of the

great Muskegon Lake hang outs like Dockers, Lake House Grille and Bear Lake Tavern.

 

For more information and details visit http://mkgpowerboat.weebly.com/

 

Port City Princess Charity Powerboat Parade Cruise: Be in the middle of the boating action as the Port City Princess leads the West Michigan Offshore Parade of Power out to Lake Michigan. Once on Lake Michigan, boats will take off passing the Princess heading to Whitehall for a Poker Card. The Princess will leave the Mart Dock at 11:30am and return 1:30pm. Boarding is free but a suggested $20 donation is appreciated. For Reservation email portcitycruises@hotmail.com

Local Modern Woodmen members plan service project

Members of the Ravenna and Muskegon Modern Woodmen of America Chapters are doing their part to help the community. The group will be decorating bags and donating nonperishable food items for sack suppers for kids around Muskegon  on July 10, 2018.

 

 

This volunteer project will benefit Muskegon Kids’ Food Basket. The event is scheduled to take place at 5:30 at Steak N Egger 1535 Holton Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445.

 

 

“With events like this, our members get the chance to make a difference in their local community,” says Jonathan Venlet, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader.

 

 

Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, the fraternal financial services organization’s Summit chapters, chapters and youth service clubs provide opportunities for members to take part in social and educational activities and volunteer projects to meet local needs.

 

 

For more information or to get involved, contact Jonathan at 616-901-0598 or email jonathan.e.venlet@mwarep.org.

 

 

As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment* products not to benefit stockholders but to improve quality of life for its members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide nearly $20 million and over 400,000 volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.

 

Modern Woodmen fundraiser for Warrior Brotherhood Veterans Motorcycle Club a success

Modern Woodmen of America members in West Michigan recently helped raise money for the Michigan chapter of the Warrior Brotherhood Veterans Motorcycle Club  with a special fundraising event on June 1, 2018.

 

 

The event, which included the First Annual Golf FORE Vets golf outing., raised $7335. This includes $2500 matched by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The funds will be used to support Operation Camo Santa coming up this Christmas season.  Veteran families can be nominated or apply for some financial assistance for gifts for children that might not receive gifts otherwise and other hardships around the holidays.  Last year the WBVMC gave over $6,000 to veteran families in need through Operation Camo Santa.

 

 

The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need through fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute more than $10 million to community needs across the country each year.

 

 

“The community truly came together to support a local need,” says Jonathan Venlet, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “That support is what it’s all about.”

 

 

Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, the fraternal financial services organization’s Summit chapters, chapters and youth service clubs provide opportunities for members to take part in social and educational activities and volunteer projects to meet local needs.

 

 

For more information or to get involved, contact Venlet at 616-901-0598 or jonathan.e.venlet@mwarep.org.

 

 

As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment* products not to benefit stockholders but to improve quality of life for its members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide nearly $20 million and over 400,000 volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.

 

Hemisphere Design Works, Muskegon Sports Council Partner for Community Paddle Program

MUSKEGON, Mich.- When KL Outdoor of Muskegon, through its merger with GSC Technologies of Montreal, became the world’s largest kayak maker and established its headquarters in Muskegon, the city was destined to receive many positive benefits.

 

 

This summer those benefits will come in the form of an educational community paddle program known as Paddle Muskegon.

 

 

KL, as part of its merger with GSC, recently underwent an organizational makeover, changing the name of the combined entity to Hemisphere Design Works; investing in a new downtown corporate office space and taking steps to expand its local warehousing, distribution and manufacturing footprint. Unchanged, however, is the company’s continued commitment to the Muskegon community.  HemDW chose to partner with Muskegon Sports Council, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization best known for managing the Winter Sports Complex, to teach people about paddle sports.

 

 

The instructional paddle sports program offers lessons for first time paddlers  to advanced paddlers on both kayaks and standup paddleboards (SUP).

 

 

“As the industry leader we’re happy to carry the torch and support causes that help people connect with nature and create human powered moments on the water.  Paddle Muskegon is a perfect opportunity for our brands and products to help people do just that.” Said Wes Mooney, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hemisphere Design Works.  “We couldn’t be more thrilled that Paddle Muskegon is right here in our backyard.  We think this is a great partnership for our organizations and will be a tremendous asset for the community.”

 

 

The program will launch from two locations throughout the summer, at Snug Harbor, in Muskegon State Park and Heritage Landing downtown.

 

 

“Our goal is to make paddling more accessible to people in Muskegon who may have never thought they could paddle before.” Said Eric Strickler, Lead Paddle Instructor for Paddle Muskegon. “Thanks to this partnership with Hemisphere Design Works, we believe we’re going to make Muskegon the paddle sports capital of the world.”

 

 

In addition to paddle lessons, Paddle Muskegon will also offer fun paddle sport events like Pints and Paddles; a partnership with Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, moonlight paddles, fitness paddles and maritime history paddles.

 

 

Drop in paddle sessions are offered from 10:00am to 4:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. No reservation is required for these sessions.

 

 

A variety of other paddle sessions and events are offered at different times on week days throughout the summer.  Weekday paddle sessions are limited to approximately 15 – 20 people at a time. To guarantee a spot in a session, paddlers can purchase a ticket in advance at PaddleMuskegon.com.

 

 

The cost per paddle session ranges from $20 to $30 per person. A 30 day unlimited membership can be purchased for $75.

 

 

Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian At the Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon, MI—The Muskegon Museum of Art is marking the 150th Anniversary of the birth of renowned photographer Edward Curtis by presenting 150 photogravures from The North American Indian, Curtis’s monumental project comprised of 20 volumes of text and over 700 large portfolio prints that sought to document the Native American tribes of the Western United States. The show will also feature the premiere of newly acquired copper plates used in the creation of the photogravures, a new gold-tone print of plate #1—The Vanishing Race, and several of the volumes. The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian runs through September 9, 2018.

 

Created over a span of decades, Curtis’s project was unique for its time, and was a passion that ultimately cost Curtis his health, livelihood, and family. But the enduring legacy of The North American Indian remains, a record of the humanity and strength of Native Americans, at a time when their way of life was under constant threat.

 

The Muskegon Museum of Art featured the entire collection of The North American Indian over the summer of 2017 in a multi-gallery exhibition that attracted visitors from around the world. The exhibition was both a celebration of Curtis’s achievement and an examination of the dual nature of its legacy, of the preservation of knowledge and culture, and the harmful perpetuations of stereotypes and prejudices that continue to affect the social and political landscape in our country today.

 

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian brings to view images that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in last year’s presentation.

The 2018 exhibition also examines some of the criticism of Curtis’s works, using the photos to present the dilemmas that are part of an understanding of the project’s legacy.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

The Burden of Representation: Lecture by Ben Mitchell

Thursday, June 21

5:30 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Edward S. Curtis’s The North American Indian is an invaluable record of many aspects of early 20th century Native American culture, but important questions about his work and methods persist. Ben Mitchell, guest curator of The North American Indian 2017 exhibition, offers an overview of the significant and enduring critiques of The North American Indian, both as art and as ethnography, employing the voices and observations of both Native and non-Native artists and scholars. Event is admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

Screening of Rumble: Indians that Rocked the World

Thursday, July 19, 7:00 pm

(103 mins.) Rumble tells the story of the missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. The film features music icons Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie,

Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, and many more. Film admission is free and open to the public.

 

The exhibition is underwritten by Nichols Paper & Supply, Fifth Third Bank, Northern Machine Tool, the Verplank Donor Advised Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, and Deborah DeVoursney. Media sponsor is WGVU Public Media. Program support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. www.muskegonartmuseum.org.

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Who: Thousands of children around the globe are participating in The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ to help beat the leading cause of unintended, injury related death of children ages 1-4. 40 kids and families will be on site at Muskegon High School to participate in this global event.

 

What: The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ will take place over the course of 24 hours at an estimated 600 locations in more than 20 countries with the goal of generating 1 billion media impressions for the Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ message by 2019.

 

When:  Thursday, June 21, 2018
10:30 am:   Media check-in begins
10:45 am:   WLSL pre-event kick off
11 am:   WLSL begins

 

Where:  Muskegon High Schoo

80 W Southern Ave

Muskegon, Michigan 49441

 

 

Why: The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ – tragically, drowning is the leading cause of unintended, injury related death of children ages 1-4.

 

Interview/Visuals:
Holly Alway (Injury Prevention, Mercy Health) and Bruce Spoelman (Muskegon YMCA) will be available for interviews, visuals of 40 children participating in the lesson taking place in the pool at Muskegon High School.

 

Please Call for Media Access and Parking
WLSL Local Event Contact: Kelsey Parker, 810-701-3966, parkkels@mail.gvsu.edu

 

 

MUSKEGON MCDONALD’S OFFERS GUESTS TRANSFORMED DINING EXPERIENCE

MUSKEGON, June 12, 2018 –The Muskegon McDonald’s restaurants located at 1491 E. Apple Avenue and 3586 E. Apple Avenue are inviting guests to experience McDonald’s in new and unexpected way, with a new level of choice, engagement and service. These changes, which include kiosks for ordering, table service, and mobile order and pay, put more choice and control in the hands of guests by evolving how they order, what they order, how they pay and how they are served.

 

 

The restaurants are celebrating their Grand Re-openings with special events all week and on Tuesday morning a ribbon cutting took place at the 1491 E. Apple location. Representatives from the city of Muskegon, the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and local police and fire departments were on hand as 11-year-old Braden Schulz, the son of owners Lori and Matthew Schulz, cut a ribbon to officially re-open the restaurant. Additionally, Muskegon Vice Mayor Eric Hood presented a proclamation from the city, honoring Lori and Matthew Schulz for their commitment to Muskegon.

 

For those looking to order at their own pace, McDonald’s new digital self-order kiosks make ordering and paying for a meal easy. Kiosks empower guests to browse the menu, find new options and tailor their meal just the way they want. Guests’ orders are then delivered to tables by McDonald’s crew members, allowing customers to relax and enjoy a more custom dining experience. McDonald’s owner/operators and restaurant teams in Muskegon are placing a higher emphasis on hospitality by focusing on greeting customers, assisting with technology and ensuring a clean, welcoming environment.

 

 

“We’re excited to share this evolved experience at McDonald’s with our customers,” said Lori Schulz, owner/operator of seven Muskegon-area McDonald’s. “We appreciate and value our guests’ feedback on this new experience, and we’re looking forward to offering them a new way to dine at McDonald’s.”

 

These McDonald’s restaurants are part of a new restaurant model that has been successfully rolled out in more than 2,600 McDonald’s restaurants around the world and more than 100 in

Michigan.

 

 

 

 

 

Other ways to get involved

Volunteer for the Lakeshore Art Festival

A unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food and fun along the shoreline in historic Downtown Muskegon. More than 300 artists and crafters will be showcased with fine art in the park, crafts, children’s activities and Michigan food market – all wrapped up in a huge downtown street party atmosphere!   Come out and join us on July 6th,  and July 7th, 2018.

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Join Watch Muskegon

Muskegon has more to offer than ever before. Join the conversation, movement and Watch Us Go!

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