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Muskegon Rotary Club Announces New Community Leadership Award

The Board of Directors of Muskegon Rotary Club are pleased to announce the creation of a new and prestigious community leadership award. The award will be known as The Muskegon Rotary Roger A. Andersen Lifetime Community Leadership Award.

 

The Muskegon Rotary Board has established this award in Roger’s honor to recognize exemplary community leaders exhibiting the qualities of integrity, intellect and innovation. Roger A. Andersen will be honored by the presentation of the inaugural award at a Community Celebration to be held at the Muskegon Country Club, 2801 Lakeshore Drive in Muskegon on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

 

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this event which begins at 5:30pm with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, followed by the award presentation program. Tickets to the event are being sold in advance for $40 per person and a portion of each ticket will be tax deductible and be designated for the Rotary International’s Polio Eradication Campaign and the Muskegon Rotary Fund at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County for local service projects and programs.

 

It is the intent of the Muskegon Rotary Board that the award will be presented annually to community leaders whose lives and service exemplify these traits, and who have contributed a lifetime of leadership to the Muskegon community.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Jim Fisher, Chairman

231.750.4123

jfisher@secondact.work

 

 

JD Wallace, Marketing Chair

231-578-1079

Jdwallace88@comcast.net

 

 

Pioneer Resources Opens New Mill Iron Group Home in Muskegon

Muskegon, MI – July 23, 2018) – Pioneer Resources is pleased to announce the grand opening of their newest group home located on Mill Iron Road in Muskegon. The home was built due to the increased demand for specialized housing as well as to continue Pioneer’s efforts to provide affordable housing and individualized supports for individuals with disabilities and seniors in our community. Pioneer now operates eight specialized group homes, along with a general Adult Foster Care Home, Independent Living, and barrier-free apartments.

 

 

This six-bedroom, open-concept layout was designed specifically for individuals requiring specialized assistance. The accessibility technology incorporated in the development will provide independence to residents with limited mobility and communications skills.

 

 

The Mill Iron Home will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, August 28, for a grand opening reception. Guided tours and refreshments will be provided.

 

 

Mill Iron House Grand Opening Reception

 

Date: August 28, 2018

 

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce at 5:15 PM

 

Location: 1123 S. Mill Iron Road, Muskegon, MI 49442

 

 

The Mill Iron Home was made possible through a competitive grant of the Affordable Housing Program offered by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and made possible with a sponsorship from Community Shores Bank. In addition to the grant, Pioneer conducted a fundraising campaign titled “Help Us Make a House a Home” as the grant only funded a portion of the new construction, not the additional funding needed for landscaping, appliances, furniture, technology and more. Concept Design Studio Architects of Norton Shores and Muskegon Quality Builders helped to make Pioneer’s vision come to life.

 

 

About Pioneer Resources, Inc.: As a Muskegon-based, nonprofit corporation, Pioneer Resources has been offering a diverse array of individualized supports for persons with disabilities and seniors in our community for 63 years. Pioneer Resources provides housing, transportation services, ABA Therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism, recreational opportunities, employment and vocational training services, independent living support, and recreational opportunities in Muskegon and Ottawa counties. For more information visit www.pioneerresources.org or www.facebook.com/pioneerresourcesinc/

 

 

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/23 – 07/30/2018

Monday July 23:

 

 

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair

 

July 23 – July 28

 

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

 

 

Film at the USS Silversides: U-571

 

July 23 @ 2:00 pm – July 28 @ 2:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Roll On Muskegon

 

Mondays,  @ 6:30 pm

 

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

 

 

Team Trivia Game Show

 

Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

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

 

 

Team Trivia at Fricano Place

 

Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Lighthouse Tours

 

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 24:

 

 

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair

 

July 23 – July 28

 

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

 

 

Yolonda Lavender Music

 

July 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

National recording artist Yolonda Lavender is a performer you will not want to miss! Lavender hails from Kalamazoo, and is signed with the independent label Truth Tone Records. Her sound is soul-based with gospel, R&B, hip-hop, blues, and jazz influences. She has shared the stage with artists like Erykah Badu, Keith Murray, The Spinners, and En Vogue, and is now bringing her music to Hackley Public Library! This program is Free to the public, and is brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

 

 

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Locos

 

Thursday July 24 & Friday July 25 @ 7:00 pm

 

Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Locos!  Admission is only $5! For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

 

 

Muskegon Farmers’ Market

 

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

 

 

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park

 

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

 

 

Free Summer Concert Series: West Side Soul Surfers  

 

July 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Paddle and Pints

 

July 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Heritage Landing for “Paddle and Pints!”  Come enjoy an evening on the working waterfront of Muskegon, followed by some craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.!  You will have your choice of single or tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or their giant inflatable Megalodon SUP for an evening cruise.  All equipment is provided!  The cost is $20 with pre-registration required through Eventbrite.   Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, they just ask for a suggested donation of $5 for the coordination of the event. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to the event.  For those wanting to register after that please call (616) 745-4287.

 

 

McGraft Park Free Concert: West Michigan Banjo Club

 

July 24 @ 7:00 pm

 

Enjoy summer evenings filled with music at McGraft Park’s Free Summer Concert Series!  Concerts are Tuesdays (except where noted) and begin at 7:00pm.

 

 

Wednesday July 25

 

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair

 

July 23 – July 28

 

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

 

 

Muskegon Flea Market

 

Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm

 

The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

 

 

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place

 

Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Thursday July 26

 

 

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair

 

July 23 – July 28

 

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

 

 

Vintage Hitchcock:  A Live Radio Play

 

July 26 – July 28

 

Thursday and Saturday, July 26 and 28 at 7:30pm and Saturday, July 27 at 3:00pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Vintage Hitchcock:  A Live Radio Play” presented by the White Lake Youth Theatre. Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects.For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

 

 

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park

 

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

 

 

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music

 

Thursday 26, @ 7:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Muskegon Farmers’ Market

 

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

 

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours

 

Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer!  For more information, call 231-720-2570

 

 

Friday July 27

 

 

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair

 

July 23 – July 28

 

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

 

 

CRUZ’IN Classic Car Show

 

July 27 @ 7:00 pm

 

Come to Downtown Whitehall and Montague for the CRUZ’IN Classic Car Show!  Cars cruise from Whitehall to Montague where they will be on display in the downtown area.  They’ll also have a DJ, food and fun for all.  For more information, call 231-893-1155.

 

 

Open Mic Night

 

July 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Every fourth Friday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, the Red Lotus Gallery comes alive with music, poetry, comedy, stories and more.  Everyone is welcome to participate, though parental discretion is advised due to adult language and themes.  This event is free and open to the public.  Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with downtown Muskegon’s home for art culture and events!  www.facebook.com/RedLotusMuskegon

 

 

Lighthouse Tours

 

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

 

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

 

 

Yoga at the Light

 

July 27 @ 9:30 am

 

Summer days are for unwinding and what better way to enjoy a summer’s day than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station!  They offer many family friendly events throughout the summer that are free to the public.  Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together watching a movie, or listening to folk inspired music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station.  The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge. July 20 at 9:30am:  Yoga at the Light with Mitch Colman.  Rain date will be July 27.  For more information, call White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

 

 

Parties in the Park: Yard Sale Underwear

 

Friday, July 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

For more than 30 years, Parties in the Park has been a Muskegon institution providing Friday evening entertainment, free admission, and a family-friendly atmosphere!  Be a part of the tradition and enjoy your summer evening with us downtown in Hackley Park most Fridays from 5:00pm – 9:00pm in June, July and August. Tonight’s sponsor is Muskegon Motorcycle Club.

 

 

Movies on Deck: Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone

 

July 27 @ 9:00 pm

 

An “all-time best” movie line up is coming the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum deck this summer!  The 12th annual Movies on Deck film series features eight movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings on the LST 393. Each showing is free to the public, but donations are welcome.  Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and weather appropriate clothing.  Popcorn, soda and snacks will be available at the event.  In the event of inclement weather, showings will be moved inside the ship, and will begin at 10:00pm. The museum is open for regular tours from 10:00am – 5:00pm seven days a week with the last daily tour starting at 4:00pm.  More information is available at lst393.org.

 

 

Saturday July 28

 

 

Movies on the Beach: Hook

 

July 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Come to beautiful Pere Marquette Park to enjoy a “Movie on the Beach!”  Saturday, July 28 at dusk it’s “Hook!”  For more information, find them on Facebook.

 

 

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair

 

July 23 – July 28

 

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

 

 

Hackley Library Summer Matinee Movie

 

July 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Looking for an afternoon of fun out of the hot sun this summer? Enjoy a matinee movie at Hackley Public Library! We will be featuring an exciting new film on the last Saturday of each month. The movie will begin at 12:00pm, and patrons are welcome to bring their own snacks or packed lunch to enjoy. Movies are always fun with friends! Feel free to call Hackley Public Library or stop in with questions about the movies that are being shown.

 

 

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Leprechauns

 

Saturday July 28 @ 7:00 pm (Last home game of the season)

 

Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Locos!  Admission is only $5! For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

 

 

SJO Supercross

 

July 28 @ 7:00 pm

 

Come to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds for motorcycle and quad racing at the SJO Supercross!  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 11 and under.  For more information, call (231) 924-5778.

 

 

White Lake Area Nature Walks

 

July 28 @ 10:30 am

 

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

 

 

Charity Beer Tent & Music Party

 

July 28 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Fundraising event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus to raise money for The Kids’ Food Basket and West Michigan Charities. Food and beverages available for purchase, must be 21 years of age to purchase alcohol. Music provided by Ray Watkoski Polka Band from 3:00 – 6:30 pm followed by the Westside Soul Surfers from 6:30 – 10:30 pm. Location is at 2915 Fairfield St., Norton Shores. Entrance cost $5.00

 

 

Community Paddle: Lakeside Edition

 

July 28 @ 8:00am

 

A community paddle party along the Muskegon lake shoreline in the Lakeside area of Muskegon. Open to anyone with a paddle craft, kayak, paddle board, canoe, or rowboat. Meet at the Grand Trunk boat launch at 8:00 am on Lakeshore Dr. and McCracken. Paddle along the shoreline east or west depending on the wind conditions from 8:30 – 10:30am. Transportation back to your vehicle at the end of the float, if needed, from Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service. This paddle will be led by someone who will talk about the history of the Lakeside shoreline, before and as we paddle. Anyone without a paddle craft can rent a kayak from Guy’s Kayaks for only $5. Call 231-740-0227 to register or to rent a kayak. We may also offer some kayak demos from Sun Dolphin and lessons provided by the Watch Us Go Boating program.

 

 

Swim ‘n Run Muskegon

 

July 28 (late registration @ 6:30am)

 

Heritage Landing, Muskegon’s crown jewel special event park, is the site of this event designed for the experienced, the beginner and relay teams! After swimming a counter clockwise triangular swim course, you’ll enjoy a scenic, out and back, flat and fast run, unencumbered by vehicular traffic on the bike path going along Shoreline Drive. You’ll be greeted at the finish line with an ice cold “Finisher” towel and “Finisher” medal.  Fricano’s Pizza will provide pizza for your post-race picnic!  All participants and volunteers will receive a short sleeve “Dri – Fit” material shirt. Many awards at the event include, individual, age group, “general” relay teams, high school and collegiate relay teams.  For more information, visit swimrunmuskegon.com.

 

 

Music at the Light

 

July 28 @ 2:00 pm

 

Come to the White River Light Station for “Music at the Light,” featuring the Western Michigan Dulcimer Friends for an afternoon concert.  The tower will be open and available for tours for the standard admission charge of $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under.  All concerts are free!  In case of rain, meet at the Fruitland Township Hall (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall).  For more information, call (231) 894-8265.

 

 

Blueberry Fun Festival

 

July 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Fruitland Evangelical Church in Whitehall invites you to their Blueberry Fun Festival.  This fun, family annual event includes: Pancake Breakfast:  Pancakes (blueberry or plain), sausages, juice, coffee – $7 for adults, $3 for children. FREE Kids’ Activities:  Inflatables, petting zoo, penny scramble by White Lake Fire Authority, blueberry harvester on display
5K trail run: our 4th annual, a great course that winds through the pines behind the church property. For more information about the race visit: https://runsignup.com/fruitland5k. Live Entertainment. Craft and Vendor Booths. Baked Good Sales. Balloon Twisters. Gift Basket Raffles. Popcorn & Beverage Tent. Fresh Blueberries for Sale. Check out more pictures and info on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/BlueberryFunFestival. For more information, call the church office, 231-766-3871 or email us blueberryfestival@fruitlandcovenant.org.

 

 

Pere Marquette Regatta

 

July 28 @ 9:00 am – July 29 @ 9:00 am

 

Marquette Regatta is a catamaran boat race happening at Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Park.  They launch from a protected area inside the south breakwater and race out on the big lake.

 

This event is free to anyone who wants to come and watch.  The boats will be on the beach before and after racing for anyone to check out.  Their sailors are always happy to talk about their boats and racing.  For anyone interested in racing your Catamaran with them, your first CRAM event is free!  For more information, contact Regatta Chairman Dale Van Lopik or the CRAM Commodore at commodore@cramsailing.com.

 

 

Maranatha Summer Concert: JJ Heller

 

July 28 @ 7:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Lighthouse Tours

 

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

 

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

 

 

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

 

Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Sunday July 29

 

 

Yoga Top Deck of the LST 393

 

Sundays @ 7:00pm- 8:00pm

 

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

 

 

Film at the USS Silversides: Crimson Tide

 

July 29 @ 2:00 pm – August 4 @ 2:00 pm

 

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

 

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thank you & Have a great week!

 

Parmenter Law Continues Local Support with Golf Outing and Walk to End Alzheimer’s

(Muskegon, MI – July 19, 2018) – Parmenter Law, based in Muskegon, continues to show their commitment to the community by sponsoring and participating in the upcoming Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber Golf Classic and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

 

In addition to being a hole sponsor, a Parmenter team will tee it up at Stonegate Golf Club on Friday, August 24, for the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber Golf Classic. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Silent Observer, a high-tech crime prevention program launched by a coalition of local business, education and law enforcement leaders.
On Saturday, September 22, Parmenter will gather together at Heritage Landing to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

 

Please join and meet the Parmenter team at these local events.

 

 

Parmenter’s newest team members:

 

Hilary Rohlman, Legal Assistant Hilary is a legal assistant, working mainly with Elaine Harris and Anna Urick Duggins. Prior to joining the Parmenter Law team in 2018, she spent some time traveling throughout the United States while participating in AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, and World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Hilary is currently attending Muskegon Community College to finish her Associates in Arts and Science.

 

Lauren Eisenbarth, Elder Law Paralegal Lauren assists Anna Urick Duggins and is involved in various firm projects including Medicaid and estate planning. Lauren received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Parmenter team, Lauren worked as a licensed clinical social worker in the Muskegon area for five years.

 

Jillian Neagos, Legal Assistant Jillian is the assistant to Christopher L. Kelly and Brian R. Leibrandt. She attended Western Michigan University and earned her degree in Marketing and Business Administration. Before joining the team at Parmenter Law, Jillian was a manager in the financial industry for over 11 years.

 

Breann Fagan, Business & Real Estate Paralegal Breann received a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Grand Valley State University. Her previous experience includes non-profit work, medical assisting and mortgage lending. Breann is passionate about the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and currently serves as Chairperson for the Lakeshore Kidney Krawl.

 

Jacob Barnard, Summer Law Clerk Born and raised in Muskegon and a graduate from Oakridge High School and the University of Michigan (economics), Jason Barnard is currently in his third year at the University of Minnesota Law School with a concentration in business law.

 

Jeremy Orenstein, Summer Law Clerk Jeremy Orenstein obtained his B.S. in Criminology, Law, and Society (concentration in Criminal Justice) from George Mason University. He is currently in his third year at Michigan State University College of Law.

 

Andre Oravitan, Summer Law Clerk Andre Oravitan enjoys learning more about the practice of law while helping others in the firm with research and projects. Prior to starting his summer clerkship, Andre finished his second year at Columbia University where he is majoring in History and Philosophy.

 

 

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/16 – 07/23/2018

Monday July 16:

 

Film at the USS Silversides: The Hunt for Red October

July 15 @ 2:00 pm – July 21 @ 2:00 pm

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

 

 

Roll On Muskegon

Mondays, @ 6:30 pm

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

 

 

Team Trivia Game Show

Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

 

 

Team Trivia at Fricano Place

Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

 

Lighthouse Tours

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

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

 

Tuesday, July 17:

 

Muskegon Farmers’ Market

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

 

 

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park

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

 

 

Free Summer Concert Series: Tommy Foster and Fan Club July 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

 

Paddle and Pints

July 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Heritage Landing for “Paddle and Pints!” Come enjoy an evening on the working waterfront of Muskegon, followed by some craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.! You will have your choice of single or tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or their giant inflatable Megalodon SUP for an evening cruise. All equipment is provided! The cost is $20 with pre-registration required through Eventbrite. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, they just ask for a suggested donation of $5 for the coordination of the event. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to the event. For those wanting to register after that please call (616) 745-4287.

 

 

McGraft Park Free Concert: Pan Franek, Zosia + The Polka Towners

July 17 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy summer evenings filled with music at McGraft Park’s Free Summer Concert Series! Concerts are Tuesdays (except where noted) and begin at 7:00pm.

 

 

Wednesday July 18

 

 

Performances @ The Block: Tim Froncek and Friends

July 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Legendary jazz drummer Tim Froncek is at The Block this summer! Mr. Froncek and a collection of friends will present three evenings of stellar live jazz in the elegant ambiance of The Block. Enjoy these fantastic regional artists while sipping your favorite beverage of choice. Step out onto the rooftop deck after the concert for downtown’s best view of the sunset over Muskegon Lake! Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Call 231-726-3231 for tickets

 

 

Muskegon Flea Market

Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm

The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

 

 

Rebel Road:

July 18 – July 21

July 18 – 22, the main drag through downtown Muskegon will be filled with thousands of motorcycles, vendors, music and more as Rebel Road takes over Western Ave.! Experience the rumble of thousands of motorcycles as Rebel Road returns for its fourth year! The event kicks off at 6:00pm on July 18, in the parking lot directly across from the LC Walker Arena on Western Ave. This is a Free Family Night featuring pony and horse rides, a petting zoo, balloon animals, face painting, a juggler, games with prizes, cotton candy and snow cones for the kids from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. At 7:00 pm, the band Flexadecibel takes the stage.
Western Ave. will be open for motorcycle-only traffic beginning at 11:59pm on Wednesday, July 18. Food and merchandise vendors and four beer gardens will line the streets, with three tents selling Official Rebel Road merchandise. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Rebel Road support the over 21,000 children that the Child Abuse Council serves every year in Muskegon County.
“This year, Rebel Road pays tribute to our Michigan veterans,” said Kyleen Gee, Executive Director of the Child Abuse Council. The Michigan Military Memorial Wall will be on display in the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber lot July 19 through July 22. The Wall will be escorted down Rebel Road at 5:00pm on July 19. Escorting the Wall will be Christian Motorcycle Association, American Legion Riders, Rolling Thunder, ABATE Region 5, Muskegon County Sheriff Motor Unit and City of Muskegon Police. As the Wall reaches the halfway point down Rebel Road, the motorcade will stop. At that time, the Hooligans Flight Team will fly over the length of Rebel Road in tribute. The public is encouraged to start lining up along Rebel Road at 4:45pm in honor of all of our veterans. For more information, e-mail rebelroadmi@gmail.com.

 

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place

Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

 

Food Truck Rally

July 18 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Get ready for mid-week family fun at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market with once a month Food Truck Rallies! Enjoy summer evenings at the market with food, kids’ activities, music and more! Food tickets are $1 with menu prices varying from vendor to vendor, all starting at $3. Bands and vendors will be announced soon. For more information, call (231) 722-3251.

 

 

Thursday July 19

 

Egelston / Wolf Lake Festival

July 19-22

Hometown festival with 5 K run, outhouse races, arts and crafts fair, and more. Flickema Park is located the corner of Hall Rd. and Part St. in Wolf Lake. For more information 231-788-2308

 

 

Muskegon Bike Time

July 19 – July 22

Now in its 12th year, Muskegon Bike Time has been promoting Muskegon and the lakeshore as a great place for motorcyclists and the general public to gather and enjoy the spectacle, attractions, entertainment and food offered during this four day event. The event takes place annually the third weekend in July.
The mission of Muskegon Bike Time is to produce entertainment opportunities in Muskegon aimed at attracting a broad spectrum of motorcycle enthusiasts for a vacation experience on Michigan’s West Coast.
With activities and events occurring in the downtown Muskegon area and throughout the county, the focal point of Bike Time activities will be at the Hot Rod Harley Davidson property in downtown Muskegon. Hot Rod Harley Davidson, located at 129 Shoreline Drive, will be open from 9am until 8pm each night of Bike Time. Hot Rod Harley provides new and used motorcycles, excellent service, parts, accessories and apparel. Other activities include: Food and Beverages Food service will be provided by Texas Road House. Enjoy ice cold Budweiser products in the Little River Casino Resort beverage tent. Bike Time Merchandise Official Bike Time merchandise will be available. Music Live music featuring two of the Lakeshores favorite bands: Friday, July 20, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: The Westside Soul Surfers – An R&B, Funk and Soul Powerhouse. Saturday, July 21, 6:00pm – 10:00pm: Yard Sale Underwear – The self-proclaimed flamboyant kings of polyester pop and soul.

 

 

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park

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

 

 

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music

Thursday, @ 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Muskegon Farmers’ Market

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience! The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

 

 

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours

Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570

 

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Green Giants

Thursday July 19 & Friday July 20 @ 7:00 pm

Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Scouts! Admission is only $5! The Muskegon Clippers vs Green Giants. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

 

 

Rumble: Indians that Rocked the World

July 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the screening of “Rumble: Indians that Rocked the World!” Rumble tells the story of the missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. The film features music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, and many more. This program is organized in conjunction with The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian. Film admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 231-720-2570.

 

 

Old Love

July 19 @ 7:30 pm – July 21 @ 7:30 pm

Come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Old Love” by Norm Foster! The story spans three decades and half a dozen meetings between Bud, a salesman, and Molly, his boss’s wife. One of them is smitten from the very first meeting—the other, let’s just say—less so. The story is straightforward, easy to follow and funny, often very funny. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

 

 

Friday July 20

 

Ravenna Dog Daze & Car Cruise-In

July 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come to downtown Ravenna for the Ravenna Dog Daze & Car Cruise-In! There’ll be free dash plaques and goody bags for the first 125 entries. There’ll also be children’s games, food, the beverage tent, live entertainment, the craft show and raffles. All proceeds support local charities. For more information call 231-557-6572.

 

 

Lighthouse Tours

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

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

 

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Green Giants

Thursday July 19 & Friday July 20 @ 7:00 pm

Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Scouts! Admission is only $5! The Muskegon Clippers vs Settlers. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

 

 

Yoga at the Light

July 20 @ 9:30 am

Summer days are for unwinding and what better way to enjoy a summer’s day than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station! They offer many family friendly events throughout the summer that are free to the public. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together watching a movie, or listening to folk inspired music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station. The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge. July 20 at 9:30am: Yoga at the Light with Mitch Colman. Rain date will be July 27. For more information, call White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

 

 

Music at the Light

July 20 @ 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Hackley and Hume Historic Site: All Access Tours

July 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Visit the Hackley & Hume Historic Site for an All Access Tour! Go where no visitor has gone before and explore behind closed doors including attics, porches, and basements of both houses. The third Friday of the every month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, enjoy and experience different themed topics such as restoration, preservation, family stories, and more! For more information, call 231-722-7578.

 

 

Movies on Deck: The Hunt for Red October

July 20 @ 9:00 pm

An “all-time best” movie line up is coming the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum deck this summer! The 12th annual Movies on Deck film series features eight movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings on the LST 393. Friday, July 20, it’s “The Hunt for Red October” starring Sean Connery (1995). Each showing is free to the public, but donations are welcome. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and weather appropriate clothing. Popcorn, soda and snacks will be available at the event. In the event of inclement weather, showings will be moved inside the ship, and will begin at 10:00pm. The museum is open for regular tours from 10:00am – 5:00pm seven days a week with the last daily tour starting at 4:00pm. More information is available at lst393.org.

 

Saturday July 21

 

White Lake Area Nature Walks

July 21 @ 10:30 am

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

 

 

Honoring Native Heritage Traditional Pow Wow

July 21 – July 22

Saturday, July 21 from 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday, July 22 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, come to Michigan’s Heritage Park for their 3rd Annual Pow Wow! Native American drummers, singers and dancers will perform throughout the weekend. Park visitors will have an opportunity to participate in some of the dances. Over a dozen trade booths will be on the grounds with items for sale such as jewelry, handmade crafts, and beadwork, and traditional native food will be available for purchase. For more information, call 231-894-0342.

 

 

Jazz at the Swan

July 21 @ 7:30 pm

Ron and Cathy Russell, owners of The White Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast in Whitehall, will host the annual “Jazz at the Swan” on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30pm. This special backyard event will feature the Freddy Degennaro Trio and is a benefit for the 9th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival. Tickets are only $15 and include wine and light hors d`oeuvres. A limited number of tickets are available in advance at the Book Nook & Java Shop (8726 Ferry St., Montague, 231-894-5333), the White Swan Inn, and at Eventbrite.org.

 

 

Maranatha Summer Concert: The Martins

July 21 @ 7:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Lighthouse Tours

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

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

 

 

Movies on the Beach: Hook

July 21 @ 9:00 pm

Come to beautiful Pere Marquette Park to enjoy a “Movie on the Beach!” Saturday, July 21 at dusk it’s “Hook!” For more information, find them on Facebook

 

 

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

 

 

July 22

 

 

Yoga Top Deck of the LST 393

Sundays @ 7:00pm- 8:00pm

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

 

 

Circus Pages

July 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Your circus experience will last approximately an hour and a half. The more noise you make, the more they do! You may even be asked to volunteer! Circus souvenirs are available before, during and after the show. Be sure to get your official CIRCUS PAGES COLORING BOOK and color your own memories. They also offer Elephant rides for $7.00 a person and wonderful photo opportunities for just $5.00 each! Tickets are $16 with 2 free children (14 years and under) admitted per paid adult. Each additional child is $2.

 

 

Film at the USS Silversides: U-571

July 22 @ 2:00 pm – July 28 @ 2:00 pm

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

 

 

July 23

 

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair

July 23 – July 28

July 23-28, experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair! This fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects and this is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. In addition to auctions, shows and competitions, there’ll be lots of free family games such as the Water Balloon Toss, Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Horseshoe Toss, Disc the Field, Toss the Pig, Horse Race, Feed the Horse and more! www.muskegonfairgrounds.com. All Fair Games are free and open to the public! (EVENTS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

 

 

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

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

 

 

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception

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

 

Thank you & Have a great week!

 

Families Are Invited to Trail Through the 1700s During Taste of History Event at Michigan’s Heritage Park

Whitehall, Mich. – Calling all history buffs! Lakeshore Museum Center invites you to enjoy a Taste of History at Michigan’s Heritage Park on Saturday, August 18 from 10 am – 4:30 pm. Event goers will have the chance to explore Michigan’s 18th-century cuisine, from the types of historic food found during this time, to how it was prepared and cooked — and of course, there will be taste testing, too!

 

Sponsored by Confessco and Kriesel’s, the event provides an opportunity to discover the popular culinary options and cooking methods that took place during the 1700s. Visitors can watch cooking demonstrations performed by reenactors, and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities throughout the park. A wide array of samples will be available for purchase, with taste tickets priced at just $1 each.

 

Wendy VanWoerkom, Michigan’s Heritage Park’s Program Manager, shared, “We love putting on the Taste of History event. Not only does it educate our community on the interesting cuisine that was prepared centuries ago, but it also gets them excited about Michigan’s fascinating history.” She added, “Best of all, visitors get a chance to taste and sample each historic dish! What better way to get a taste of history than to sample and savor it for yourself?”

 

The event takes place at the Trail and Activity Field inside Michigan’s Heritage Park. General admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for kids, and free for children 2 and under. $1 tasting tickets can be purchased at the event. Most samples require 2-3 tickets.

 

Michigan’s Heritage Park is located in Whitehall at 8637 North Durham Road. The park is open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm (last ticket sold at 3:45). For more information, call 231-894-0342 or visit https://www.lakeshoremuseum.org/project/michigan-heritage-park/. You can see the full calendar of Lakeshore Museum Center’s scheduled events at www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

 

Students kick-off summer with trip to national career contests

MUSKEGON: Last month, seven students traveled to national skills competitions across the country. Three Graphic Production Technologies (GPT) students competed in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 25 to 29, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky; while four Allied Health and Health Science Academy students traveled

HOSA team Dalton Giddings (Holton), Bryce Ward (Holton), Trevor Pant (Oakridge), and Marco Cuevas (Muskegon).

to Dallas, Texas, June 27 to 30, 2018, for the HOSA International Leadership Conference.

 

 

For the fourth consecutive year, Graphic Production Technologies students’ Chapter Display entry qualified them to compete in the SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills National Conference in Louisville. The three person team of Jaslynn Hite (Whitehall), Chandler Bisson (Muskegon Catholic Central), and Graysen Kloostra (Ravenna) competed. The Chapter Display contest requires participants to design a custom promotional exhibit that communicates a common theme established by SkillsUSA. Students must design, produce, and set up their display then present that information during an interview with judges.

 

“This is the second year I’ve participated in SkillsUSA,” shared Jaslynn. “It has shown me that I am much stronger and more confident than I ever recognized. I’ll carry these memories and lessons with me for the rest of my life.”

 

Although they did not place in the top three, the students and Instructor Christine Bell were proud of their efforts. The week-long event provided the team with many opportunities to learn, grow, and become prepared to be “Job Ready Day One” (this year’s SkillsUSA theme). The event also included an inspiring speech on motivation, hard work, and pursuing your dreams given by keynote speaker and Michigan native, NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski. Students also had the opportunity to refine their artistic skills by participating in a glass blowing workshop at Flame Run in Louisville.

Graysen Kloostra (Ravenna), Jaslynn Hite (Whitehall), and Chandler Bisson (Muskegon Catholic Central) with their entry.

“I am looking forward to being in SkillsUSA again next year,” said Chandler. “This was an awesome experience and I can’t wait to apply what I learned to next year’s contests.”

 

Allied Health and Health Science Academy students Marco Cuevas (Muskegon), Dalton Giddings (Holton), Trevor Pant (Oakridge), and Bryce Ward (Holton) were among roughly 10,000 students to participate in the HOSA: Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference, June 27 to 30, 2018. The conference took place at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

 

The HOSA Bowl competition tested the health science skills and knowledge of students from across the country and the world. A written exam was required for the team prior to the actual HOSA Bowl seeding. Though the team didn’t place at the national level, all members felt they gave their best effort and benefitted from the experience.

 

“HOSA was amazing. I learned it takes a lot of concentration and focus to compete as a team,” said Bryce.

 

“I’m extremely proud of the way we performed–we gave it our all. HOSA was a great learning experience. It prepares you for future careers in healthcare and it’s also a great way to meet new people that have the same interests,” shared Marco.

 

“I was impressed with how far we made it this year. The hard work and dedication we put forth was tremendous!” added Trevor.

 

The HOSA Bowl team previously placed second out of 42 teams at the HOSA State Leadership Conference this past March in Grand Rapids.

 

In addition to competing, the MACTC team visited the Dallas Museum of Art, visited downtown Dallas, and toured AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys football team.

 

Bike Time Patriot Ride to support Every Woman’s Place

Muskegon, MI – On the morning of July 22, 2018, nearly 200 bikers are expected to gather for the annual Patriot Ride to increase awareness and raise funds for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.  “Freedom…The Patriot Ride embodies what our society values in highest regard.  Its name recognizes the sacrifices the patriots of this country made to achieve it.  Working side by side with everyone to bring this event to the streets of our county has been a wonderful experience for me.   With appreciation for our way of life, with honor for the sacrifices of our veterans and with gratitude for the peace brought to our lives; we ask that you join us in this very American pastime and ride with us for a most just cause.”  – Capt. Shane D. Brown of the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department contributing organizer of the ride.

 

The Patriot Ride, part of Muskegon Bike Time, is Sunday, July 22, 2018 and proceeds will benefit Every Woman’s Place (EWP).  The ride begins and ends at Hot Rod Harley-Davidson.  Registration begins at 10:00 AM, with the ride leaving at 11:00 AM.  Riders will enjoy a scenic, non-stop, escorted ride through Muskegon County.  A donation of $10 is suggested for each rider.

 

Clyde Whitehouse of Hot Rod Harley-Davidson in Muskegon commented, “We are more than happy to help Every Woman’s Place in any way we can.”

 

“On behalf of everyone at Every Woman’s Place, we are once again proud to be able to offer this experience, grateful for the support it means to our organization, and excited to welcome attendees of Muskegon Bike Time,” said Lori Rasmussen, Executive Director of EWP.  “This is sure to be a wonderful weekend for our community, and we are hoping for a record-breaking year for the annual Patriot Ride.”

 

Please visit www.everywomansplace.org for information and a map of the route.

 

West Michigan Lakehawk Tryouts

West Michigan Lakehawks are looking for their newest member! Come down July 28th @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM to Muskegon Catholic Central Morse Gymnasium.

 

Must be 18 years or older.

 

Cost: $100 in advance or $125 in person.

 

Click here to view the flyer.

 

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/09/18 – 07/16/18

Monday July 9:

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 10:

 

Free Summer Concert Series: Scottville Clown Band

 

July 10 @ 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.

 

 

Rock Painting

 

July 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Come to Hackley Public Library for a free rock painting class!  Are you ready to get creative?  Rock out and paint at HPL!  Embrace your imagination by painting beautiful “Mandala” designs and lovely ladybugs during their rock painting program!  Your painted rocks can decorate your home, your garden, or provide as a nice summer gift.  This program is FREE, and all supplies will be provided!  Kids are welcome with adult supervision.  For more information, call 231-722-8000.

 

 

Paddle and Pints

 

July 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Heritage Landing for “Paddle and Pints!”  Come enjoy an evening on the working waterfront of Muskegon, followed by some craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.!  You will have your choice of single or tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or their giant inflatable Megalodon SUP for an evening cruise.  All equipment is provided!  The cost is $20 with pre-registration required through Eventbrite.   Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, they just ask for a suggested donation of $5 for the coordination of the event. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to the event.  For those wanting to register after that please call (616) 745-4287.

 

 

McGraft Park Free Summer Concert:

 

July 10 @ 7:00 pm

 

Enjoy summer evenings filled with music at McGraft Park’s Free Summer Concert Series!  Concerts are Tuesdays (except where noted) and begin at 7:00pm. West Michigan Concert Winds will perform tonight

 

 

 

Thursday July 12

 

 

Muskegon Heritage Museum: FREE Tour

 

July 12 @ 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!  Thursday, July 12, the theme is ” Commercial Fishing – Peterson Fisheries,” featuring guest Chris Petersen.  For more information, call (231) 722-1363.

 

 

Crash Course with Motorcycle Collectors

 

July 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art to meet local motorcycle collectors Clyde Whitehouse, Dr. Mark Campbell, and Mark Fazakerley!  Organized in conjunction with American Icon: The Art of the Motorcycle, this event is free and open to the and offers a cash bar.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

 

 

Mom’s Gift

 

July 12 @ 7:30 pm – July 14 @ 7:30 pm

 

Thursday – Saturday, July 12 – 14 at 7:30pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Mom’s Gift” by Phil Olson! In this comedy with a heart, Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission.  Like Clarence in “It’s A Wonderful Life,” she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings.  Only what the task actually is, is a mystery.  There are so many things to fix.  The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her Anger Management Program.  One by one, the family’s secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost.  There is a surprise ending that will not be divulged here, but suffice it to say, the result is an always engaging, funny evening of love and laughter. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.

 

 

 

Friday July 13

 

 

Parties in the Park: Bari Lee Band

 

July 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

For more than 30 years, Parties in the Park has been a Muskegon institution providing Friday evening entertainment, free admission, and a family-friendly atmosphere!  Be a part of the tradition and enjoy your summer evening with us downtown in Hackley Park most Fridays from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Sponsor this week is West Michigan Speedskating Club

 

 

 

Saturday July 14

 

 

White Lake Area Nature Walks

 

July 14 @ 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.

 

 

Fresh Coast Fitness Festival 2018

 

July 14 @ 8:00 am – July 15 @ 8:00 am

 

It’s the Fresh Coast Fitness Festival 2018 at Pere Marquette Beach!   This three person (m/m/m or f/f/f) team competition guarantees to test your fitness in ways that you just can’t inside the box.  They plan to take full advantage of the sandy shoreline and maybe the water, too.  But, what about the barbells? Don’t worry, a heavy lift event will be one of the day’s highlights.

 

Included with registration is a one of a kind shirt/tank so that you can show off those weapons of mass destruction as you strut up and down the beach this summer.  In addition, each team will receive a ridiculous grab bag of goodies, as well as a raffle ticket for a few top secret giveaways.  They want everyone to win something!

 

It’s going to be a party!  The loudspeakers will be fueling your workouts, and The Deck (Muskegon’s best barbeque restaurant) will be fueling your body.  The Deck is conveniently located just a Frisbee-toss away from their event on the beach.

 

This event is rain or shine with two large tents for athletes and guests to relax in between events.  One of the tents will double as a back-up workout area if Mother Nature decides not to play nice.  They encourage you to bring your own pop up tent and beach towels as there will be plenty of space to sprawl out.

 

Vendor Village features local businesses offering supplements, clothing and equipment.

 

Movement standards for each division can be found at their website www.freshcoastfitnessfestival.com.

 

 

Honey Bears & Circus Peanuts Super Saturday

 

July 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Bring the kids to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a Honey Bears & Circus Peanuts Super Saturday!  This is a free family fun day!  Imagine towers of colorful honey bears and a floor COVERED in circus peanuts!  Guess what?!  It’s actually there at the MMA!  Come check it out and make your own art inspired by the fantastical installation, “Perchance to Dream,” created by local artist Michael Peoples. For more information, call 231-720-2570.

 

  • 11:00am and 1:00pm – Family Film: Yogi Bear (120 mins.)
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm – Guided Look:  Tour “Perchance to Dream: The Art of Michael Peoples” with an MMA docent.
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm – Make & Take Circus Peanut Sculpture:  Play with your food on Super Saturday as you play, stack, and discover how candy can make a pretty cool sculpture.

 

 

Soulful Sudz: Pigeon Hill Brewing

 

July 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Muskegon Yoga invites you to join them for “Soulful Sudz!”  Enjoy a one-hour vinyasa yoga class on the lawn of the historic Union Depot in downtown Muskegon, and then gather a few doors down at Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. for a community hangout.  Bring your yoga mat and a friend, or come on your own and meet some new friends.  The cost is only $10 for the yoga session (all levels welcome) and a level one beer from Pigeon Hill.  Registration is highly encouraged, so sign up online at www.muskegonyoga.com.

 

 

Adult Summer Watercolors

 

July 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Come to the Hackley Public Library for an adult water color class!  Summer is the time for pops of color, and this free class, led by popular Muskegon artist and children’s book illustrator Lori McElrath-Eslick, will teach you basic techniques of watercolor painting.  You will also create a summer-themed artwork to take home with you!  For more information, call (231) 722-8011.

 

 

Project 7:14

 

July 14 @ 2:30 pm

 

Come to Hackley Park in Downtown Muskegon for the “Project 7:14” event presented by the Central Assembly of God.  Enjoy live music, entertainment, games, activities and free food.   There is no admission to this community event for all ages featuring a kid friendly atmosphere.  For more information, call 231-777-3938.

 

 

Maritime History and Dune Ecology Paddle

 

July 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Snug Harbor inside Muskegon State Park for a “Maritime History and Dune Ecology Paddle!” Why did ship captains used to refer to Muskegon as the “Riviera?”  When were there more millionaires per capita in Muskegon than anywhere else in the USA?  Just how rare are these coastal dunes?  What is Muskegon’s tallest dune often referred to as?  Come experience Muskegon from the water with their local history buffs and explore the rich history of the area through stories while also getting up close and personal with the living history still surrounding you.  These programs may involve both paddling and hiking.  Participants can choose from single or tandem kayaks or stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) for their watercraft.  The cost is $30 and all equipment is provided.   Please pre-register through Eventbrite.com.  Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to event.  For those wanting to register after that please call the Paddle Muskegon Program Director at (616) 745-4287. Parking is at Snug Harbor within Muskegon State Park, directly across from the park headquarters.  Upon entering Snug Harbor take a right and look for the Paddle Muskegon trailer. Participants keeping a vehicle at Snug Harbor during programs must have a “Recreation Passport” as the launch site is within Muskegon State Park. Cancellation policy: In the event of severe weather, they may need to cancel a day’s program.  If programs are cancelled due to severe weather all registered participants will receive a full refund.

 

 

SJO Supercross

 

July 14 @ 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.

 

 

Maranatha Summer Concert:Richard Allen Farmer

 

July 14 @ 7:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Settlers

 

Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15 @ 7:00 pm

 

Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Scouts!  Admission is only $5! The Muskegon Clippers vs Settlers. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.

 

 

Farm to Table Dinner with Chef Damon

 

July 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Come to Hidden Creek Farm, 1230 West River Road Muskegon for a farm-to-Table dinner featuring Chef Damon!  This will be a wonderful night of the best authentic farm to table dishes with five courses of hand harvested and freshly prepared culinary cuisine.  There will be live music as well as a complimentary selection of wines.  You are also welcome to bring your favorite beverage.  The cost is $100 per person.  For tickets visit Eventbrite.com.

 

 

 

July 15

 

 

Film at the USS Silversides: The Hunt for Red October

 

July 15 @ 2:00 pm – July 21 @ 2:00 pm

 

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

 

 

 

July 16

 

 

Dune Adventurers Camp

 

July 16 @ 10:00 am – July 20 @ 1:00 pm

 

Monday – Friday, July 16 – 20 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, bring your kids age 7 – 13 to the Dune Adventurers Camp!  Explore the dunes, paddle Muskegon lake, solve nature based puzzles, work through challenge courses, try your hand at archery and slide the summer luge!  Sound fun!?  They have numerous week long summer camp offerings that will keep your children active and engaged. In their half-day dune adventurers camp campers will take part in a variety of activities from kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding to dune hiking, nature reflection, archery, summer luge, silly games, and challenge courses.  For more information call 1-877-879-5843 or register at Eventbrite.com.

 

 

Marketing Monday: Leveraging Influencers to Expand the Reach of Your Message

 

July 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

Monday, July 16 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub for a Marketing Monday!  The theme will be “Leveraging Influencers to Expand the Reach of Your Message.”  When you hear the phrase ‘social media influencer’ who comes to mind?  You may be surprised to learn that influencers come in various forms (and sizes!).  Conducted by Leandra Nisbet of Stingray Advisory Group.  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.

 

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

 

 

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 9:00am-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 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: 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 231-720-2570

 

 

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.

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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! Join us on July 5, and July 6, 2019.

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