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Muskegon County Calendar of Events  09/10/18 – 09/17/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

www.visitmuskegon.org


Monday September 10:

Roll On Muskegon

Mondays @ 6:30 pm

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

Team Trivia Game Show

Mondays @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Tuesday, September 11:

From Sea to Your Table with Sofia

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a sea fish and shell fish class featuring Spaghetti with clams, Impepata di cozze (Mussel soup), capesante alla Veneziana (scallops gratin,) Cuttlefish with peas and you guessed it: Italian Style with Sofia! The cost is $45. For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

 

Muskegon Farmers’ Market

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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


Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College

Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

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


2018 LETR Muskegon Color Run

September 11 @ 6:30 pm

Come to Fricano’s Muskegon Lake to participate in the 2018 LETR Muskegon Color Run! Join law enforcement as they carry the Flam of Hope through Muskegon for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. This year’s run will be a color run with 5 color stations and is a 5K Route. They encourage runners and walkers for this event. Registration is $25.00 for anyone over the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 will be a suggested donation amount to the event. Pre-race packet pick-up will take place Monday, September 10 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Unruly Brewing Co. (360 W. Western Ave.). Registration the day of the event will begin at 5:00pm at Fricano’s and the run will begin at 6:30pm. For run details and to register, visit www.firstgiving.com/miletr/2018muskegon. For more information, contact Ivy Horton at 231-670-5062 or mkgfunrun@gmail.com.


Bestselling Author Beverly Lewis: Book Talk and Signing

Tuesday @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, September 11 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, come to Hackley Library to meet award-winning and bestselling author, Beverly Lewis! She will talk about her latest book release, “The First Love.” This stand-alone novel is set in her beloved Lancaster County, which features a heartwarming romance in Amish country. Her talk will be preceded by a signing where you can meet the author! Copies of “The First Love” will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of The Bookman bookstore. This program is free to the public and is brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library. For more information, call (231) 722-8000.


Wednesday, September 12:

Muskegon Flea Market

Wednesdays @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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


ArtSmarts! 2018 Fall Lecture Series: Art Glass

September 12 @ 6:30 pm

The Muskegon Friends of Art present their ArtSmarts! 2018 Fall Lecture Series: Art Glass on three Wednesday evenings in September at the Muskegon Museum of Art. This program supports art education at the MMA.


September 12 – Studio Glass: Origins

Speaker: Corey Hampson, President of Habatat Galleries of Royal Oak and President of the Michigan Glass Collecting Alliance


Thursday, September 13: 

Michigan Irish Music Festival

September 13 - September 16

The Michigan Irish Music Festival returns to Heritage Landing September 13-16! Back for the 19th year, this festival features continuous music on seven covered stages, including the brand new Belfast Stage, featuring live music, new dining options, beverage offerings, and more. You’ll also love the Celtic Kitchen and Bob and Bernie’s Pub for authentic Irish food and beverages including Irish Fest Stout Irish Cream and others. There’s also the Irish Marketplace children’s activities a cultural center a session tent and tea room. A popular highlight on Saturday is the Michigan FEIS an Irish dance competition held at Muskegon Catholic Central. Sunday morning a Catholic Mass will be held at 9:00am followed by a traditional Irish breakfast. The festival offers an Early-In Free promotion on Friday from 5:00 to 6:00pm. 3-Day passes are also available. For more information visit www.michiganirish.org.

 

Muskegon Farmers’ Market

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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


Crazy About Cauliflower with Chef Char

Thursday @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that cauliflower makes a great replacement for commonly craved carbs like rice and pasta? In this class, Chef Char will demonstrate how riced cauliflower can replace fried rice in a stir fry. Also try some healthy snacking or creative side dish ideas with Cauliflower Buffalo Bites, Baked Caulitots, Cauliflower tortillas and Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks. So healthy and so easy! The cost is $40. For more information, call (231) 769-2202. To buy tickets, visit Eventbrite.com.


Free Planetarium and Science Museum at Muskegon Community College

Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

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


Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours

Thursdays @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every Thursday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Tour the Muskegon Museum of Art for a FREE guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer! For more information, call 231-720-2570.


Friday, September 14:

Aquastar Boat Cruise

September 14 @ 7:00pm

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


Michigan Irish Music Festival

September 13 - September 16

The Michigan Irish Music Festival returns to Heritage Landing September 13-16! Back for the 19th year, this festival features continuous music on seven covered stages, including the brand new Belfast Stage, featuring live music, new dining options, beverage offerings, and more. You’ll also love the Celtic Kitchen and Bob and Bernie’s Pub for authentic Irish food and beverages including Irish Fest Stout Irish Cream and others. There’s also the Irish Marketplace children’s activities a cultural center a session tent and tea room. A popular highlight on Saturday is the Michigan FEIS an Irish dance competition held at Muskegon Catholic Central. Sunday morning a Catholic Mass will be held at 9:00am followed by a traditional Irish breakfast. The festival offers an Early-In Free promotion on Friday from 5:00 to 6:00pm. 3-Day passes are also available. For more information visit www.michiganirish.org.


Yoga at the Light

September 14 @ 9:30 am

Enjoy “Yoga at the Light!” the White River Light Station located at 6199 Murray Rd. in Whitehall. Bring your yoga mats or large towels and water to drink and join SPLKA for Yoga. In case of rain, this event will be rescheduled for September 21. For further information, call Mitch Coleman at White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.


Disenchanted Production

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - September 29 @ 7:30 pm

September 14 – 29 at 7:30pm (Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm), come to the Beardsley Theater for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of “Disenchanted!”

Poisoned apples…glass slippers…who needs ’em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’! Tickets are $22 and $20. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.


Saturday, September 15:

Aquastar Boat Cruise

September 15 @ 7:00pm

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


Disenchanted Production

Through September 29 @ 7:30 pm

September 14 – 29 at 7:30pm (Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm), come to the Beardsley Theater for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of “Disenchanted!”

Poisoned apples…glass slippers…who needs ’em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’! Tickets are $22 and $20. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.


Light House Tours

September 15 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Saturdays in September from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. The cost is $2 for kids under 12, $3 for veterans and active duty military, and $4 for adults. Private tours can be arranged for $50 per person. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.


Michigan Irish Music Festival

September 13 - September 16

The Michigan Irish Music Festival returns to Heritage Landing September 13-16! Back for the 19th year, this festival features continuous music on seven covered stages, including the brand new Belfast Stage, featuring live music, new dining options, beverage offerings, and more. You’ll also love the Celtic Kitchen and Bob and Bernie’s Pub for authentic Irish food and beverages including Irish Fest Stout Irish Cream and others. There’s also the Irish Marketplace children’s activities a cultural center a session tent and tea room. A popular highlight on Saturday is the Michigan FEIS an Irish dance competition held at Muskegon Catholic Central. Sunday morning a Catholic Mass will be held at 9:00am followed by a traditional Irish breakfast. The festival offers an Early-In Free promotion on Friday from 5:00 to 6:00pm. 3-Day passes are also available. For more information visit www.michiganirish.org.


SJO Supercross

September 15 @ 5:00 pm

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


Sweetwater Local Foods Market

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Sunday, September 16: 

Michigan Irish Music Festival

September 13 - September 16

The Michigan Irish Music Festival returns to Heritage Landing September 13-16! Back for the 19th year, this festival features continuous music on seven covered stages, including the brand new Belfast Stage, featuring live music, new dining options, beverage offerings, and more. You’ll also love the Celtic Kitchen and Bob and Bernie’s Pub for authentic Irish food and beverages including Irish Fest Stout Irish Cream and others. There’s also the Irish Marketplace children’s activities a cultural center a session tent and tea room. A popular highlight on Saturday is the Michigan FEIS an Irish dance competition held at Muskegon Catholic Central. Sunday morning a Catholic Mass will be held at 9:00am followed by a traditional Irish breakfast. The festival offers an Early-In Free promotion on Friday from 5:00 to 6:00pm. 3-Day passes are also available. For more information visit www.michiganirish.org.

 

Disenchanted Production

Through September 29 @ 7:30 pm

September 14 – 29 at 7:30pm (Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm), come to the Beardsley Theater for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of “Disenchanted!”

Poisoned apples…glass slippers…who needs ’em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’! Tickets are $22 and $20. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.


Retro Expo

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

You’re invited to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the “Retro Expo!” Enjoy an outdoor vintage market filled with vendors selling retro goods and up-cycled items. It’s more than a flea market, it’s a nostalgic shopping experience. For more information, call 231-722-3251.


Brave Hearts Pin-Up Contest @ Retro Expo

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Battlin’ Betties Michigan Platoon will be hosting the first ever Pin-Up Contest at the Retro Expo at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market. They will also have a booth at the expo to share information about Battlin’ Betties and their goal of collecting donated items that will be given to Operation Injured Soldiers. The items they will be collecting are: Toilet paper * Laundry soap *Downey * Snuggle * Cake mixes, brownie mix and canned frosting * K cup pods *Coffee *Paper plates, napkins and paper cups * Dishwasher soap * Cans of pop * Twin, double and queen size sheets * Swiffer wet or dry sheets. Proceeds from the contest will benefit Operation Injured Soldiers, a nonprofit providing recreational opportunities to wounded military veterans of all eras in order to aid in the recovery from physical and emotional injuries sustained during deployments. Please visit their event link for prices, rules and instructions before entering at https://braveheartspinupcontest.eventbrite.com.


Veterans’ Fundraiser

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You’re invited to VFW Post 7729 for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser featuring a cash bar, silent auction, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and live music from the Unknown Band! They will also be collecting donations of non-perishable items for the Veterans Food Bank. 50% of the proceeds will benefit the food bank and 50% will benefit Heal with a Horse Therapy Program. For more information, call (231) 788-2998.


Aquastar Boat Cruise

September 16 @ 4:00pm

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


Monday September 17:

Roll On Muskegon

Mondays @ 6:30 pm

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


Team Trivia Game Show

Mondays @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Disenchanted Production

through  September 29 @ 7:30 pm

September 14 – 29 at 7:30pm (Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm), come to the Beardsley Theater for Muskegon Civic Theatre’s production of “Disenchanted!”

Poisoned apples…glass slippers…who needs ’em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’! Tickets are $22 and $20. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Love Lives Here – 2018 Muskegon Rally

September 17 @ 5:00 – 6:00pm

The second annual “Love Lives Here” rally will bring keynote speaker Molly Barker, founder of “Girls on the Run” and the “Red Boot Way” to Hackley Park in Muskegon. Hackley Park is located at 350 W. Webster in downtown Muskegon. FREE and open to the public!

For a complete and updated listing visit www.visitmuskegon.org

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