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Muskegon County Calendar of Events  11/05/18 – 11/11/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Silversides Submarine Museum: Fall 2018 Lecture Series

November 5 @ 6:00 pm

The USS Silversides Submarine Museum invites you to join them for their Fall 2018 Lecture Series! The lectures will all be on Monday nights and begin at 6:00pm. This year, the lectures will be held in their newly renovated theater on the first floor of the museum. The cost to attend is $5.00 per person, per lecture. If you are a member, your admission ticket to the lecture is included with your membership. For more information, call (231) 755-1230.

  • November 5 – War Road Trip Summary/Bill Jacobks

Wreck of the Gimpy Gin – A One Man Play

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday, November 5 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for the one man play, “Wreck of the Gimpy Gin!” A tragic boat accident in stormy waters, which occurs one night on Lake Huron in 1927, has marred the reputation of a local family for decades. Eighty-seven years later, new evidence about that awful night surfaces! This performance piece will resonate with anyone interested in Michigan’s maritime heritage, so mark your calendar for this fictional monologue, performed by Raymond Goodwin. This free program is recommended for ages 16 and up and is brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library. For more information, call (231) 722-8000.


Trivia Night at the Book Nook & Java Shop

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, November 5 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop to enjoy food, fun and prizes while you and your team test your wits! For more information, call 231-894-5333.


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.


Muskegon Farmers’ Market 

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

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. For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit muskegonfarmersmarket.com.


Pianist Steve Thielman

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday, November 6 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop to enjoy Steve Thielman on piano while enjoying your morning coffee and danish! For more information, call 231-894-5333.


Crespelle and Palacinke with Sofia

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 6 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Crespelle and Palacinke with Sofia!”  They may look like crepes, but they are not exactly crepes. In Tuscany, they are called Crespelle, while in the North East region of Italy, they are called Palacinke and have a Slavic influence. With sweet and savory fillings, they are always amazing. The cost is $35. For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.


Understanding Our Past: Healing Our Future

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County is presenting acclaimed speaker, author, and educator, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm in the Frauenthal Theater. Dr. DeGruy engages audiences with her wealth of knowledge, expertise, and moving storytelling in her program “Understanding Our Past: Healing Our Future.” She goes far beyond the surface, peeling back layers to expose what is at the core of racism and its damaging impact on all Americans. Plan to attend this important community gathering that is free and open to the public. Free tickets are available at the Frauenthal Box Office beginning October 4 and are limit four per household. It’s Election Day, so vote early and then go hear Dr. Joy!

Dr. Joy’s book, “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” will be available for sale and a book signing will follow the program. Dr. Joy is sponsored in our community with support from Arconic, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Muskegon Community College, Mercy Health, Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, Muskegon Rotary Club, McCarthy Family Peace & Justice Fund and Dr. Richard & Nancy Peters Fund.


Muskegon Community College Veterans Salute

November 7 @ 11:00 am

Muskegon area residents will have two opportunities to commemorate America’s armed forces contributions! The first is a Veterans Salute on Wednesday, November 7 at Muskegon Community College, and the other is a ceremony on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11 at Veterans Memorial Park on the Causeway.  Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the MCC Student Life Office at (231) 777-0216.

Because Veterans Day falls on a weekend this year, a Veterans Salute will take place midweek at Muskegon Community College on Wednesday, November 7 at 11:00am by the flagpole located near the main building entrance.

Barb Martin of the Muskegon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Captain Thomas Taber Colonial Dames XVII Century will lay a wreath in honor of the veterans. MCC student veterans will raise the flag and post the colors. Flo Predko will sing The Star Spangled Banner. U.S. Army veteran Jerry Conrad, an MCC adjunct instructor and local businessman, will serve as the emcee and will lead the pledge of allegiance. Nancy Frye, a U.S. Air Force veteran and the MCC Board of Trustees secretary, will deliver the invocation. MCC President Dr. Dale K. Nesbary will welcome those in attendance. Christopher Bode, the MCC Student Veterans Organization president and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served three tours in Iraq, will provide remarks.

Following a moment of silence, the American Legion Post #9 of Muskegon will deliver a 21-gun salute and, after “Taps” is played by MCC music faculty member Daniel M. Meyers, will retire the colors. The ceremony will close with a Benediction by Nancy Frye.


Thanksgiving Dinner to Go

November 8 - November 15

Let SE4SONS Gastropub & Banquet Center do the cooking this Thanksgiving! Chef Tim and his staff will prepare a wonderful meal complete with all the fixings. Cooking & re-heating instructions and a thermometer are included. Schedule your pick-up no later than November 15 for a Wednesday, November 21st pick-up between 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Visit www.SE4SONS.net to view menu and pricing.


Jazz Night: Green on Blue Quartet

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, November 8 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, it’s “Jazz Night” at the Book Nook & Java Shop featuring the Green On Blue Quartet! The group enjoys presenting audiences a new twist on the jazz standards that have formed the backbone of America’s music culture. The members of the quartet include Sarah Dowell (violinist), Drew Mayhew (bassist), Makenzie Mattis (percussionist), and Steve Rothstein (guitarist). They perform a variety of jazz styles, including be-bop, traditional swing, and Latin. For more information, call 231-894-5333.


Holiday Wine Tasting at SE4SONS

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Stock up for the holidays at SE4SONS’ Wine Tasting! Friday, November 9 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, enjoy wines from Alliance Beverage, Imperial Beverage, Republic National Dist., Henry Fox, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, I-Lixir and A.H.D. Vinters. The cost is $25 per person and includes wine tasting and light appetizers. Call your friends and bring a group! It is always a fan favorite! Stop in and purchase your tickets at the SE4SONS bar any time during restaurant hours. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please call 231-759-3405 with questions.


Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game

November 9 @ 7:00 pm

The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.

Friday, November 9 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Youngstown Phantoms! For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.


Live Music at the Book Nook & Java Shop: Silverado

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, November 9 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Silverado! They are a West Michigan based variety band specializing in classic rock and country. For more information, call 231-894-5333.


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.


Homemade Apple Pie with Chef Char

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, November 10 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Homemade Apple Pie with Chef Char!”  Learn to make a delicious homemade pie crust and tips for quickly cutting up fresh apples for filling. In this class, Chef Char will demonstrate and discuss how to make the perfect pie crust, how to roll out dough, how to make a lattice top crust or cool cut-out designs and the importance of egg wash and venting top crust. You’ll also make caramel sauce from scratch to serve with your pie! Make a pie of your own to take home and bake later. This class is for ages 12 – adult. The cost is $40. For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.


Turkey Trail Run 5k at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, November 10 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, you’re invited to be part of the Turkey Trail Run 5k at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park! You’ll enjoy a challenging and scenic run through the back dunes of Lake Michigan. All proceeds from this race will go to the Gillette Nature Association. For more information, find them on Facebook.

Please arrive 45 minutes prior to race start time in order to ensure that you obtain your t-shirt, race bib/chip and race packet. Stick around after the race for fun family events! The Little Turkey 1 Mile Trot registration will be at 11:00am at the Visitors Center and is free! Please be there at 11:00am to sign forms and get a turkey bib for your child. An adult must accompany the child on the trail. Transportation will be provided from the beach parking lot to the Visitor Center for runners and visitors via trolley. EVERYONE MUST PARK AT THE BEACH PARKING LOT- spectators, little trot participants, and runners.

Race Location:

  • Start line and registration for the 5k will be at Hoffmaster State Park beach parking lot, and the finish will be at the Gillette Visitor Center. Make sure to have a recreation passport for park entry.
  • The Little Turkey 1 Mile Trot will begin at 11:30am from the Visitors Center. The route may have a slight variation of distance based on GPS checks.

Fees:

  • Early Registration is through August 31. The cost is $15. For a $20.00 registration fee, you will also receive a short sleeved shirt, or $25 for a long sleeved shirt.
  • September 1 – November 2, the cost is $20 (No Shirt), $25.00 (Short Sleeved) or $30 (Long Sleeved)
  • Late Registration November 3 – November 9, $25 (No Shirt), $30.00 (Short Sleeved, if available) or $35.00 (Long Sleeved, if available)
  • Race Day, $30 (No Shirt), $30 (Short Sleeved, if available) or $35 (Long Sleeved, if available)

Please note: Shirts not guaranteed for Late Registration/Race Day Registration.

Race Packet pick-up:

  • All race packets are to be picked up the morning of the race near the start line. Pick up and late registration will begin at 9:00am race day. You must be registered by November 1 to get the t-shirt you desire and they may run out after that point, so please sign up today!

Wild and Whimsical Super Saturday

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 10 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a “Wild and Whimsical Super Saturday!” This free family fun day will let your imagination soar with the wild, fantastical animals and whimsical vehicles of Nat Rosales!

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm Family Film
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm Guided Look: Explore Nat Rosales’ FantasMenagerie with an MMA Docent!
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm Make Fantastic Ornaments

Create your own imaginative ornaments inspired by the oddities of Nat Rosales’s artwork. The ornaments you create will be bronzed and featured on their 7th annual Super Saturday Holiday Tree, which will be a part of this year’s Festival of Trees! Youth participants who create an ornament will receive one free Festival of Trees admission ticket. For more information, call 231-720-2570.


International Games Day at Muskegon Community College

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Board games, video games, and card games are planned for Saturday, November 10 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm in Muskegon Community College’s Hendrik Meijer Library during the 2018 International Games Day celebration!  In addition, three tournaments – Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, and Euchre – will be held. MCC Instructor Jim Landes, who teaches interactive media and game design at the college, will talk about game development.

Gamers of all ages – those under 16 years will need a responsible adult with them – are invited to take part in the contests being staged in and around the MCC Library. Gamers are encouraged to bring their own remote controls, game systems, and games, but MCC and the Library is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is being held in conjunction with International Games Week, organized by the American Library Association, with the Australian Library and Information Association, Nordic Game Day and L’Associazione Italiana Biblioteche. Last year, International Games Day had 1,620 libraries and 82,260 individualds from around the world participate.

For more information, contact Lisa Anderson at (231) 777-0274 or at lisa.anderson@muskegoncc.edu.


Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Sculpture Dedication

November 10 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm, you’re invited to the unveiling and dedication celebration of the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy sculpture at the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum! The statue represents Muskegon-born Clarence Zylman, who gained fame as a Boogie Woogie Bugler during World War II. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the Muskegon Community College Center for Experiential Learning. A reception honoring sculptor Ari Norris will follow.

Born in Muskegon and trained in Chicago, Zylman toured the country helping to spread the boogie woogie music revolution. Drafted into the Army, the bugler got the troops jitter-bugging to his unique style of reveille. Stars & Stripes Magazine, The London Times and more than 30 U.S. newspapers acknowledged U.S. Army Pvt. Zylman as the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Funding for the sculpture was raised by a number of organizations, including the Downtown Muskegon Arts Committee, Muskegon Community College, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Muskegon Museum of Art, the Lakeshore Museum Center, the USS LST 393 Veteran’s Museum, the USS Silversides’ Submarine Museum, and the West Michigan Dock & Market Corporation. For more information on the event, contact the MCC Center for Experiential Learning at (231) 777-0380.


Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game

November 10 @ 7:00 pm

The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.

Saturday, November 10 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena for a Lumberjacks’ home game as they take on the Youngstown Phantoms! For ticket information, contact asponaas@MuskegonLumberjacks.com or call 231-724-5225, ext. 259.


Muskegon Writer’s Series: Mitch Albom Live

November 10 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 10 at 7:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Muskegon Writer’s Series presents “Mitch Albom Live!” Mitch will talk about his new book, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” the long awaited sequel to the mega bestseller, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.” The book, published October 16, 2018, is included in the ticket price.

Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-nine territories and in forty-five languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.

Tickets are $30 for adults or $25 with student ID. For more information, call the Box Office at 231-727-8001.


Live Music at the Book Nook & Java Shop: Classic Country Cats

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 10 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from the Classic Country Cats! These “cats” know classic country, so wear your dancing boots. For more information, call 231-894-5333.


Back Alley Comedy Club: Larry Reeb and Brendan Gay

November 10 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 10 at 8:00pm, the Back Alley Comedy Club presents Larry Reeb and Brendan Gay!

Known as “Uncle Lar,” Larry Reeb is the wise cracking politically incorrect relative everyone knows. Like any concerned relative, “Uncle Lar” wants to help, so in his own way he does. “Uncle Lar” gives tips on everything from marriage to lotteries to children. He has appeared on Showtime’s ”Billy Gardell presents Road Dogs,” HBO “Opening Night at Rodney’s,” hosted by Rodney Dangerfield, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has made Numerous appearances on the Bob and Tom radio show.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Brendan Gay is a Chicago based comic who smiles confidently when he gets nervous. Whether it’s his keen perspective on minority culture or growing up as a millennial bro, he’ll make you laugh. In 2017, Brendan went on a “52 x 52” comedy tour where he traveled to 52 cities in 52 weeks doing stand-up comedy at the most respected clubs and venues across the country. Brendan is part of The Second City writing program in Chicago and the host of the Brendan Being Brendan Podcast. His album will be released by Stand Up Records in mid-February.

Tickets are $10. For more information, call 231-755-1258.


Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park

November 11 @ 11:00 am

Muskegon area residents will have two opportunities to commemorate America’s armed forces contributions! The first will be the Veterans Salute happening Wednesday, November 7 at Muskegon Community College. The other is a ceremony on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, at Veterans Memorial Park on the Causeway. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the MCC Student Life Office at (231) 777-0216.

The Veterans Day ceremony Sunday, November 11 begins at 11:00am with guest speaker Muskegon County Commissioner Robert Scolnik. The posting of the colors and a 21-gun rifle salute will be conducted by American Legion Post #9, the Marine Corps League Muskegon Detachment #703, and County Council members. Music will be provided by the Reeths-Puffer Middle School band. The Colonial Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution will lay wreaths.


Fall Harvest Course – Southern Style with Chef Damon

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 11 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the culinary class, “Fall Harvest Course – Southern Style with Chef Damon!”  Chef Damon will cook alongside you to prepare a southern style fall harvest meal that will consist of an appetizer, a protein/meat, sides and of course dessert! This is a great couple’s class or come by yourself to meet new people. Enjoy a great meal and gain ideas for your Thanksgiving. The cost is $45. For more information, call (231) 769-2202 or visit Eventbrite.com to sign up.

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