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August 2017

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EXHIBIT – “ROWING THEM SAFELY HOME – LIFESAVING AND SHIPWRECKS ON LAKE MI

See America’s most famous lifesaving boat of 1850, surrounded by Lake Michigan shipwreck and lifesaving stores at the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center. Cost is free. We are located at the old school house at 130 Center St., Douglas. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE AND “BACK IN TIME GARDEN”

Visit Douglas’ historic Union School and stroll West Michigan’s newest garden experience—featuring a rhododendron garden, children’s garden, sensory garden, peach orchard—and more. Indoor exhibits are open seasonally. A free-will donation will be accepted. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

1 – October 29, SAUGATUCK-DOUGLAS HISTORY MUSEUM 2017 EXHIBITION

Noon – 4PM Award winning museum’s 2017 exhibition is “Cold War|Hot Towns: Saugatuck-Douglas in the 50‘s, 60‘s and 70‘s”. The permanent interactive “super map” allows visitors to learn the history of sites throughout the local communities. Gift shop features local interest books and souvenirs. Special groups tours by request. A free-will donation will be accepted. Mt. Baldhead Park, 735 Park St., Saugatuck. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 SAUGATUCK-DOUGLAS HISTORY CENTER’S TUESDAY TALKS

11AM – Noon. Presentations highlight a variety of aspects of the history of Douglas and Saugatuck. Free for History Center members. $5 for non-members. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

2,9,16,23,30 MUSIC IN THE PARK

7-9pm. Now in its 21st season, Music in the Park features popular bands playing in Wicks Park Gazebo in Saugatuck. Family and friends are welcome to picnic and dance in this family friendly atmosphere. Rain venue is Coral Gables. Free admission. For more information, call SDABA at 269-857-1626 or saugatuckdouglas.com

3-4, 10-11 MUSIC CHAMBER FESTIVAL OF SAUGATUCK

7:30pm. Saugatuck Woman’s Club. Classical & contemporary music performed by the finest regional musicians. Call 269-857-1424 or saugatuckmusic.org

3,10,17: THURSDAY CONCERT SERIES

7-9pm. Concert series at The Carriage House Stage at the Felt Estate. Free Admission. Food & beverage available; no coolers. Friends of the Felt Estate. feltmansion.org

3, 10, 17, 24, 31 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30 – 7:30pm. Enjoy live music, $1 off glasses of wine and pints of cider every Thursday evening from June 1st through August 31st. Bring a picnic or purchase snacks from the winery. For more information, call 269-561-2396 or visit fennvalley.com or contact 269-561-2396

4 “THE CURIOUS WORLD OF C. JAQADISH”

4-7pm. Distinguished and award winning artist from India. We are his only gallery in the US. Life-like sculptures, paper collages and more. Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck. For more info and exhibit details, 616-836-5875 or adgifa.com

4 NATIONAL IPA DAY

All of our IPA’s in the pub will be on special! Come celebrate this hoppy Holiday with us! For more information, call 269-857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

4 & 5 SUMMER EVENING COOK-OUTS

6-9pm. Our most popular event each year! Enjoy a relaxing evening in the vineyards enjoying great Michigan wine, food and music. We provide the grill and the meat, you provide the grill master. A buffet with picnic-style sides will also be provided. On-line reservations required. fennvalley.com or call 269-561-2396.

4, 11, 18, 25 FARMER’S MARKET

9-3pm. Fridays, May-Sept. Locally grown produce, in-season food, baked goods and flowers. Saugatuck Center for the Arts , 269.857.2399 or sca4.org

5, 12, 19, 26 BREWERY TOURS

2pm each Saturday. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. For more information, call (269) 857-7222 or visit sbrewing.com

5 THE WILLIAM DUTCHER VINTAGE BASE BALL TEAM

2pm. Ball clubs compete in tournament at Beery Field in downtown Douglas. Dutchers vs. Cheboygan Shanty Boys BBC. For info and updates, douglasdutchers.org

8 FENNVILLE TUESDAYS IN THE PARK

7-9pm. The Greater Fennville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 13th annual Tuesdays in the Park concert series. Free to the public, the concerts are provided by the City of Fennville DDA. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Fennville District Library. For more information, contact the Greater Fennville Chamber of Commerce at: info@greaterfennville.com

10 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30-7:30pm. Start your weekend out right by relaxing at Fenn Valley. In addition to live music we will also feature $1.00 off wine or cider by the glass. Snacks will be available for purchase or guests are welcome to bring food to enjoy. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required! For more information, go to www.fennvalley.com

10, 24 DOUGLAS SUMMER SOCIALS & HISTORY TROLLEY TOUR

5:30-9pm, Beery Field. Join us in Downtown Douglas Thursday nights in the summer for a gathering with local flair, food, music & much more! Trolley Tours are narrated by Historical Society 5:30-8pm. sdhistoricalsociety.org or 269-857-1438

11 FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN STUDIOS

7:30-10pm. National and international students, fellows and artists exhibit their work in painting, drawing, ceramics, metals, printmaking and glass. Live auction: 8pm. Art demonstration: 9pm. Free shuttle to Ox-Bow School of Art from St. Peter’s Church in Douglas. Visit ox-bow.org or call 269-857-5811.

12 2nd SATURDAYS – ART OPENING

4-6pm. Meet J. Petter Galleries’ featured artist(s) at this complimentary artist opening and reception. See JPG's events page for more information on the artist(s) exhibiting for this monthly art event and much more!

12 THE WILLIAM DUTCHER VINTAGE BASE BALL TEAM

2pm. Ball clubs compete in tournament at Beery Field in downtown Douglas. For info and updates, douglasdutchers.org

12 SAUGATUCK-DOUGLAS ANTIQUE MARKET

10am– 4pm, rain or shine. Up to 150 quality dealers. 2nd Saturday of the month. $2.00 admission – 10-4pm. $5.00 early birds – 8-10am. Admission fees to be donated each month to local organization. Berry Field, downtown Douglas. For more info or for reservations, 616-834-8623 or www.saugatuck-douglasantiquemarket.com

12 SATURDAY NIGHT CELLAR DANCE

Come party in the comfort and ambiance of our production wine cellar! We will be offering wine and cider by the glass as well as food hot off our famous open pit grills. There will be plenty of grill space if you want to bring your own food. For more information, call 269-561-2396 or go to fennvalley.com

17 SIDEWALK SALE

9am-5pm. Local merchants take to the streets with special sales, music and activities. SDABA. Located in Saugatuck and Douglas. Free. 269-857-1626 or saugatuckdouglas.com

17 SIDEWALK SALE AT GOOD GOODS

10am – 5pm. Come shop for great deals in downtown Saugatuck. Visit our website for more info goodgoods.com or call 269-857-1557 for more information.

17 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30-7:30pm. Start your weekend out right by relaxing at Fenn Valley. In addition to live music we will also feature $1.00 off wine or cider by the glass. Snacks will be available for purchase or guests are welcome to bring food to enjoy. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required! For more information, go to www.fennvalley.com

17 SIDEWALK SALE

9am-5 pm. Sidewalk Sale. Local merchants take to the streets with special sales, music and activities. SDABA. Located in Saugatuck and Douglas. Free. For more information, call 269-857-1626 or saugatuckdouglas.com

17 ADOPT-A-PET FUNDRAISER

Koorey Creations is hosting an “Adopt a Pet” fundraiser. Visit with furry friends, enjoy treats and good company. Portion of proceeds go to our local animal shelter. 104 Hoffman St, Saugatuck. 269-857-8050 or kooreycreations.com

19 WET PAINT: PLEIN AIR EVENT

5-8pm. See Art in Action! Wet Paint is an event with area artists painting local landscapes “en plein air! Approx. 20 artists will paint area scenes. After a day of painting, all artists return to the gallery and display their art for sale guaranteed to be WET. For more information, go to waterstreet gallery.com or call (269) 857-8485

6-8pm. Stroll down Center Street in Douglas and enjoy an evening of fine art! Participating galleries will feature artist receptions, demonstrations or feature new works of art. Call for information 269-857-2175

19 BIKE TOUR, 6TH ANNUAL LAKESHORE HARVEST COUNTRY

Enjoy a countryside bicycle ride by fruit and produce farms, wineries and cider mills near Fennville, Holland, Saugatuck, Douglas and South Haven. Five routes are available, 15 to 100 miles, on flat to rolling terrain. The event includes rest stops, snacks and lunch. lhcbt.com

19 WHITE PARTY WEST SHORE AWARE

14th anniversary, 6-11pm. Gala dedicated to raising money for local charities serving the lakeshore communities. Drinks, dinner, auctions, and entertainment at Laketown Golf and Conference Center. westshoreaware.com

24 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30-7:30pm. Start your weekend out right by relaxing at Fenn Valley. In addition to live music we will also feature $1.00 off wine or cider by the glass. Snacks will be available for purchase or guests are welcome to bring food to enjoy. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required! For more information, go to www.fennvalley.com

25, 26, 27 FALL VINEYARD TOURS

Wine tasting tour in the vineyards! An in depth tour designed to be fun and informative at the same time. Learn about grape growing and winemaking while tasting in the vineyard where the wine is grown. For more information, visit fennvalley.com or call 269-561-2396.

27 ALLEGAN ANTIQUE MARKET

8am-4pm. Michigan’s largest antique show, the last Sunday of the month, April-Sept. New dealers every event featuring every field of antiques and collectibles. Most dealers indoors or under cover – Overnight camping at fairgrounds. Admission $4. 616-735-3333, alleganantiques.com

27 SAVOR THE ART COAST, 30TH ANNUAL

12-6pm. Street festival of fine foods & spirits sponsored by the Visitors Bureau & area restaurants. This family event brings together local culinary artisans and restaurants preparing an array of edibles. There is no general admission charge for this annual event. Food and beverage tickets are available. Formerly the Taste of Saugatuck. Call the Visitors Bureau for info 269-857-1701.

 
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