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Muskegon County Calendar of Events 01/06/20 – 01/13/20

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Three Kings Day / Los Tres Reyes Magos

January 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In Spanish-speaking countries this special day represents the height of the holiday season as the Three Wise Men arrive to bring presents, and families eat special foods.Monday, January 6 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library to celebrate Los Tres Reyes Magos with fun activities, snacks, and prizes!This free program is done in partnership with Latinos Working for the Future. All ages are welcome.For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Team Trivia Game Show

January 6 @ 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.

Let’s Get Physical

January 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 7 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for the Michigan State University Extension program, “Let’s Get Physical!”Physical activity is important to stay healthy and the MSU Extension wants to guide you through different activities to help you move more and sit less at this free public event.For more information call the library at (231) 722-8000.

Aromatherapy Meditation for Seniors

January 8 @ 2:00 pm

The first Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm, Ravenna Public Library invites you to join them as you learn how to use both aromatherapy and meditation for inner peace.For more information call 231-853-6975.

Ice Breaker Wednesdays

January 8 @ 6:00 pm

Every Wednesday, January 8 – February 26 at 6:00pm, enjoy “Ice Breaker Wednesdays” at the Muskegon Luge & Adventure Sports Park! This is your chance to learn how to skate and cross country ski with free skate and ski lessons for beginners.Whether young or old, all beginners are welcome to participate.A $5 rink or trail pass is required for each activity.Rental equipment is also available for $5 inside the lodge.Lessons begin promptly at 6:00pm.All participants should arrive early enough to purchase a pass and get equipment on.For more information, visit www.msports.org.

Learn to Luge Weekends

January 10 - 12

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 27 – March 8, enjoy “Learn to Luge Weekends” at the Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park! They offer one of only four luge tracks in the United States.Although shorter in overall length than the Olympic tracks in New York and Salt Lake City, the Muskegon Luge track provides an Olympic thrill for first timers.The track was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley and consists of six curves and speeds around 30 mph.For more information call (231) 744-9629.

Black History Month Calendar Contest

January 10 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Participate in Hackley Library’s annual calendar contest, where they’ll showcase artwork from all ages to celebrate African American achievements!Everyone is invited to submit drawings.To enter, draw a picture from African American history on your entry form which can be picked up at Hackley Library.The best pictures will be published in a free calendar which will be available throughout Muskegon.Don’t forget to pick up your free entry form at Hackley Library!All submissions are due at Hackley Library by Friday, January 10. They’ll announce the winners at the Awards Ceremony on February 3 during Open Mic Night.All ages are recommended to participate in this calendar contest.For more information call (231) 722-8000.

The Alley Door Club

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrating its’ 15th season, The Alley Door Club at the Frauenthal Centerkicks off January 10, 2020 with live performances from an array of local bands!Performing on select Friday nights through April, The Alley Door Club features live music from popular West Michigan bands in a fun environment which includes a cash bar and dancing in the Ballroom located on the 3rd Floor of the Hilt Building.The doors open at 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks), with live music from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

The 2020 Alley Door Club performance schedule is as follows:

·January 10 – The Vincent Hayes Band (Blues, Funk, Soul)

·January 24 – Root Doctor

·February 14 – Westside Soul Surfers (R & B, Funk, Soul)

·February 28 – That Beatles Thing

·March 13 – Brena (Rock)

·March 27 – The Steeple Hill Band

·April 10 – Yard Sale Underwear (The Self-proclaimed King of Polyester, Pop & Soul)

·April 24 – Big Daddy Fox & Friends

Tickets are $10 per person.Tables may be reserved at $75.00 for a 4-top or $115.00 for an 8-top.For more information, call the Box Office at 231-727-8001.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Winter Farmers Market

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Muskegon Farmers Market invites you to their Winter Farmers Market!Vendors will be there offering produce and other hand made goods. Come visit on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm.For more information, visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Dinosaurs Super Saturday

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

January 11 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the Free Family Fun Day, “Dinosaurs Super Saturday!” RAWRRR! Come down to the MMA for a roaring good time this dinosaur themed free event.Dinosaur outfits and stuffed friends are welcome!For more information call 231-720-2570.

Muskegon Bridal Expo

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 11 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Center for the Muskegon Bridal Expo presented by the Muskegon Bridal Association! The lakeshore’s largest and longest running bridal show features the area’s top vendors.There’ll be free wedding planning workshops along with a fashion show.This is a wonderful wedding planning experience for brides and their team.Admission is free!For more information call (231) 343-3188.

Hackley Family Crafts: Make Your Own Slime

January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, January 11 at 2:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library to Make Your Own Slime!Take time to create something new and unique with a monthly craft for families at Hackley Library.Activities are designed for all ages and ability levels. Supplies are limited, and are available first-come/first-served basis at this free event. For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Muskegon Risers Home Game

January 11 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 11 from 7:15pm – 9:15pm, come to the L. C. Walker Arena for the second home game of the Muskegon Risers’ 2019/20 arena season. They’ll take on Oakland County FC!Season and single game tickets are available at www.muskegonrisers.com/mens-arena-tickets.

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