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July 2016

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Mason Street Warehouse Caberet Performance

Star of Saugatuck, Michigan

Music In The Park, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Fourth of July Festivities, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Fourth of July Festivities, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Fourth of July Festivities, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Fourth of July Festivities, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Fourth of July Festivities, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Dune Rides, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

 

1,15,29 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.

1-10 MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

8pm. July 3 show at 7pm, July 10 at 2pm. The Mason Street Warehouse hosts the Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about the legendary recording session that brought Elvis Presley Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together for one night only. No shows on Mondays. 269-857-2399 or sc4a.org

1-24 HARRY’S DECONSTRUCTED MUSE

Exhibits Harry Borgman. Harry’s long career has straddled both the commercial and fine art worlds in many mediums – see them at J Petter Galleries, Douglas. For more info and hours for this month long exhibit, jpettergalleries.com or 269-857-2230

2 WATERFRONT INVITATIONAL ART FAIR

10am-5pm. Saugatuck's premier fine arts fair, overlooking Kalamazoo Lake in Cook Park. Visit saugatuckdouglasartclub.org

2 "SLIGHTLY OBSESSIVE” OPENING RECEPTION

5-8pm. Join LaFontsee Galleries for “Slightly Obsessive” in Douglas! The opening reception is Saturday July 2nd, 5-8pm, and the exhibition runs through August 7th. Enjoy a collection of meticulously crafted sculptures, paintings, etchings, drawings and vessels that capture the artist’s commitment to their vision through their unusually high level of detail. Come meet and chat with the talented artists behind the work. A special demo by artist David Huang will take place; watch and learn as he shares his process of creating his intricate vessels. Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free. For more information contact the gallery at 616-451-3850, or visit their website at www.lafontsee.us

3 “COME TO THE TABLE” – OUTDOOR WORSHIP

10am. At the First Congregational Church of Saugatuck located at 296 Hoffman St, corner of Griffith. Come celebrate the beautiful summer atmosphere with us, as we hold our worship service out on our front lawn. Please bring your lawn chairs, blankets and invite your friends!

3 YOGA IN THE YARD AT BORROWED TIME

11am - 12pm. Bring your mat and start your day with 60 minutes of vinyasa yoga in our yard, then stick around for brunch and mimosas. Your practice, open to all levels and led by Gina Lopez, will create opportunities for mind and body awareness while linking traditional poses to breath. Gina received her training and certification from the Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga with an emphasis on experiential mindfulness techniques, vinyasa yoga, and trauma sensitive yoga. Reservations are required as space is limited, the cost is $10. Please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com to reserve your spot!

3 MUSIC ON THE LAWN WITH DAVE & CONNIE D. AT BORROWED TIME

2pm - 5pm. Lay out a blanket, order a glass of wine, and listen to the acoustic stylings of Dave and Connie DeHaan, a husband/wife team sharing their gifts of music. They bring an eclectic acoustic show utilizing guitars, hand drums, and harmonica, while covering a wide range of popular artists. Seating will be first-come, first-served, as no reservations will be taken for this event. No cover will be charged.

4 FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Downtown Saugatuck at dusk.

4 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

2pm. Parade in downtown Saugatuck with line-up scheduled at 1:30pm at the Saugatuck High School.

5,12,19,26 TUESDAY TALKS

11am-12noon. Presentation covers aspects of Saugatuck & Douglas history. Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society. Old School House in downtown Douglas. sdhistoricalsociety.org

5, 12, 19, 26 VINYASA YOGA

10:30AM - 11:30AM Bring your mat and start your day with 60 minutes of Vinyasa yoga in our yard, then stick around for brunch and mimosas. Your practice, open to all levels and led by Gina Lopez, will create opportunities for mind and body awareness while linking traditional poses to breath. Gina received her training and certification from the Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga with an emphasis on experiential mindfulness techniques, Vinyasa yoga, and trauma sensitive yoga. Reservations are required as space is limited, the cost is $10. Please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com to reserve your spot! (Please note that July 5th's class will be starting at 10:00 am instead of 10:30 am.)

6,13,20,27 MUSIC IN THE PARK

7-9pm. Now in its 12th 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. SD-ABA. 269-857-1626 or saugatuckdouglas.com

7,14,21 THURSDAY CONCERT SERIES

7pm-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 or 616-335-3050

7 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30-7:30pm. Start your weekend out right by relaxing at Fenn Valley with Black Ice (Classic Rock)! 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

7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29 CHAMBER MUSIC 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

8 TODDLER TIME: TODDLER YOGA

11am-12pm. Together we’ll stretch and perfect some pretzel-like poses. Nothing serious here, let’s have fun. Forever Curious Children’s Museum, Fennville. $4.50. 269-561-8494 or forevercuriousmuseum.org

8-Aug. 27 MAGIC TONIGHT!

8:00 pm. West Michigan Magic presents Its third season of Magic Tonight, an evening of classic conjuring at the American Legion Hall, 248 Mason Street in Saugatuck, Michigan, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, July 8 through August 27, 2016. Michael Hermann has been a practitioner of the art of astonishment for over 40 years. This fun-filled performance features feats of classic parlor magic from the Golden Age of Magic. Creative and artistic, Michael Hermann's magical "adventures" are presented with wit, witticisms, history, histrionics and absolute skill. All seats to the performance are $10.00. For tickets and information, email westmichiganmagic@gmail.com, text or call (312)787-7387 or go to our website at: www.westmichiganmagic.com

8-Aug. 27 VILLAGE PUPPETEERS PUPPET SHOW

12:00 Noon - Now in their 9th season, The Village Puppeteers present a fast paced, high energy puppet comedy in downtown Saugatuck, Fridays and Saturdays at noon, July 8 through August 27. In a raucous comic romp, internationally acclaimed puppeteers riff on classic fairy tale characters. Packed with silly antics and featuring a cavalcade of colorful puppets, Puss 'n Boots, The Three Little Pigs, Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet and Rumpelstiltskin are joined by a host of others, including a handsome prince, a maiden in distress and a dazzling dragon. This is an audience-tested crowd pleaser that is fun for the kids, with plenty of humor for adults. Fridays and Saturdays at noon. Seats to the puppet show are $5.00. For more information, call or text (312) 787-7387, email thevillagepuppeteers@gmail.com or go to our website at: www.villagepuppeteers.com

9 A COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN

Noon -3pm. At First Congregational Church of Saugatuck located at 296 Hoffman Street, corner of Griffith. Our theme is “Creations”, an interactive time for all members of the family. We will have lunch together, have a time of Bible study, do a Creation Scavenger Hunt and make a terrarium to take home. Come and Join Us!!

9 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

9 OX-BOW SUMMER BENEFIT & ART AUCTION

Join us to celebrate 106 years of educating and inspiring artists. Experience its beautiful campus and participate in a lively art auction, featuring work from distinguished friends and alumni. For ticket info call 312-629-6158 or ox-bow.org

10 YOGA IN THE YARD AT BORROWED TIME

11am - 12pm Bring your mat and start your day with 60 minutes of vinyasa yoga in our yard, then stick around for brunch and mimosas. Your practice, open to all levels and led by Gina Lopez, will create opportunities for mind and body awareness while linking traditional poses to breath. Gina received her training and certification from the Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga with an emphasis on experiential mindfulness techniques, vinyasa yoga, and trauma sensitive yoga. Reservations are required as space is limited, the cost is $10. Please call (269) 455-5256 or emailhello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com to reserve your spot!

10 FREE CONCERT AT STONEWALL CORNER

7:30pm. Come enjoy the music of Peter Black at the Stonewall Corner Sunday July 10th at 7:30, located at 312 E. Ferry St., Douglas. Admission is FREE and ALL are welcome! For more information, call (269) 344-8000

10 BRUNCH & COCKTAIL PAIRING WITH GOLDEN BROWN CO. AT BORROWED TIME

12pm Noon. Join us for an intimate brunch tasting menu with five courses designed and executed by Chef Jay Mullins of Golden Brown Co. catering. Each course will feature a wine, beer, or cocktail, complimenting the flavors of each dish. "At Golden Brown Co., we create and maintain a harmonious relationship among food that is simple, real, and deliciously wholesome. We cook with intention and conscience! Together we can reconnect with the simple joys of good food." Jay & Becky Mullins. This tasting seats 13 people so space is limited, tickets are $40/pp, excluding tax and tip. Reservations are required, please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com to reserve your spot!

10 MUSIC ON THE LAWN WITH DOUGLAS JAMES AT BORROWED TIME

2pm - 5pm. Lay out a blanket, order a glass of wine, and listen to the acoustic stylings of Douglas James on the guitar. He'll play a mix of your favorite cover songs in our relaxed outdoor atmosphere. Seating will be first-come, first-served, as no reservations will be taken for this event. No cover will be charged.

11,25 SUMMER IN THE STUDIO

8pm. Music series at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. For performers, ticket prices and info, sc4a.org or 269-857-2399.

12, 26 FENNVILLE TUESDAYS IN THE PARK

7-9pm. The Greater Fennville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 12th annual Tuesdays in the Park concert series. July 12th will feature Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys – Rockabilly and July 26th will feature The Muteflutes - Folk Rock. 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

14 RAINBOW FAMILY PARADE

6pm. Parade of parents, children and extended families in downtown Douglas. rfgl.org

14,28 DOUGLAS SUMMER SOCIALS & HISTORY TROLLEY TOURS

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! July 14th will feature Lisa B & the Backbeats - Blues, and July 28th will feature Don Middlebrook & the Pearl Divers - Tropic Rock. Trolley Tours will be narrated by Historical Society 5:30-8pm. sdhistoricalsociety.org or 269-857-1438

14 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30-7:30pm. Start your weekend out right by relaxing at Fenn Valley with Mathis Grey (Folk/Folk Rock)! 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

14 OX BOW AT THE SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

7pm - 8:30pm. Join us at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts this Thursday for a conversation, hands-on project and light refreshments with Ox-Bow faculty Surabhi Ghosh and guest Moderator Mike Andrews. Free with mandatory RSVP

15 CHEF TASTING DINNER WITH GOLDEN BROWN CO. AT BORROWED TIME

6pm & 8:30pm. Join us for an intimate chef tasting menu with five courses designed and executed by Chef Jay Mullins of Golden Brown Co. catering. Each course will be paired with a unique wine meant to enhance the flavor of each dish. "At Golden Brown Co., we create and maintain a harmonious relationship among food that is simple, real, and deliciously wholesome. We cook with intention and conscience! Together we can reconnect with the simple joys of good food." Jay & Becky Mullins. We will offer two seatings (6pm and 8:30pm) complete with wine pairings at $65/pp, excluding tax and tip. Reservations are required as space is limited, please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com to reserve your spot!

15 OX BOW AT THE SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

7:30 - 10PM. Come to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts Friday, from 7:30 - 10PM, for a free and fun Friday Night Open Studios featuring an Indigo demonstration in the Clute with Jovencio de la Paz at 7:30, a lively auction at 8:00, a glassblowing demonstration at 9:00 and delectable snacks courtesy of Farmhouse Deli! As always, we will have select craft beers from Saugatuck Brewing Company and refreshing Virtue Cider! For more information, visit Saugatuck Center for the Arts

15-16,29-30 SUMMER EVENING COOKOUTS

6-9pm. We provide the grill and meat, you provide the grill master. Enjoy an evening with live music, wine, food and friends. Fenn Valley Vineyards. Reservations required. 269-561-2396 or fennvalley.com

16 RED BARN THEATRE COMEDY NIGHT – HEYWOOD BANKS

8:00pm. Come enjoy Comedy Night featuring Heywood Banks on Saturday July 16th at the Red Barn Theatre located at 3657 63rd & Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck. A cash bar and concessions will be available. Tickets are $20 each. For more information, call 269-857-8388.

16 OUR 50 STATES

11am-12pm. Together we’ll explore maps and what makes each state unique! Forever Curious Children’s Museum, Fennville. $4.50. 269-561-8494 or forevercuriousmuseum.org

20 ART IN THE ARBORETUM AT HUNTREE NURSERY

6:30pm. Bring your own artwork to share, any form is welcome! Painting, Photography, Fiber Arts, Sculpture, Jewelry, Culinary, Writing, Music... At 7:00 pm we will begin readings. So bring along your favorites, a poem or short story to read or an instrument to play your favorite tune. Or just come to enjoy and relax. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (269) 543-3761 or email nuntreenursery2@yahoo.com

21 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30-7:30pm. Start your weekend out right by relaxing at Fenn Valley with Mortals 2 (Blues, Vintage Rock 60’s-70’s)! 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

22-Aug 7 MURDER FOR TWO

The Mason Street Warehouse hosts the Murder For Two. For more information including show times and details, 269-857-2399 or sc4a.org

23 HORRAY FOR CLAY

5-8pm. Come meet the new artist in downtown Douglas - Go behind the scenes at a studio/gallery and explore Tom Krakowski and spouse Janice's unique home and contemporary art collection. Craft beer, wine and heavy appetizers will abound. In addition to learning how Tom works his magic, guests will get first look at a kiln opening of new pieces. Secure your reservation, by sending an email to: info@sdhistoricalsociety.org

23 FAMILY FARM FEST, 9TH ANNUAL

10am-5pm. Experience farm life in this hands-on celebration of country living! Activities the whole family will enjoy! 269-236-6312 or lakeshoreharvestcountry.com

23-24 THE DUTCHERVILLE FESTIVAL OF VINTAGE BASE BALL

9am-5pm, Beery Field. The Dutchers host 4-5 other Vintage BBCs from Midwest States. Two days of vintage baseball with other activities. For updates and more information, douglasdutchers.org

24 PETER BLACK AT STONEWALL CORNER

7:00 pm. Come enjoy the music of Peter Black while trying our new wood-fired pizza or our Palazzolo’s Vegan Ice Cream at the Stonewall Corner Sunday July 24th at 7:00, located at 312 E. Ferry St., Douglas. Admission is FREE and ALL are welcome! For more information, call (269) 344-8000

25,30 ART OPENING AND LIVE MUSIC

Visit with Harry Borgman – our artist on exhibition this month. Plus, live music in the Petter Wine Gallery. See their website page for days/hours open at jpettergalleries.com or 269-857-2230

28 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30-7:30pm. Start your weekend out right by relaxing at Fenn Valley with Randy Reszka (Jazz Guitar)! 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

28 CREATIVITY REVEALED: OX-BOW AT THE SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

7-8:30pm. Join us at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts this Thursday for a conversation, hands-on project, and light refreshments with Ox-Bow faculty Claire Ashley with Guest Moderator Mike Andrews! Event is free with a mandatory RSVP to Saugatuck Center for the Arts

29 OPEN STUDIO THIS FRIDAY!

7:30 – 10pm. We hope you can make it this Friday for our free and fun Friday Night Open Studios. This week's event features a ceramics demonstration with faculty Linda Lopez and Mathew McConnell at 7:30, a lively auction at 8:00, a glassblowing demonstration at 9:00, and delectable snacks courtesy of The Southerner! As always, we will have select craft beers from Saugatuck Brewing Company and refreshing Virtue Cider! For more information, call 269.857.5811

29 & 30 FREE CONCERT AT STONEWALL CORNER

7:00pm. Come enjoy the live PIRATE music for Venetian Festival featuring Dixieland Band Friday 29th and Al Weener playing piano Saturday 30th at the Stonewall Corner. We are located at 312 E. Ferry St., Douglas. Admission is FREE and ALL are welcome! For more information, call (269) 344-8000

29 & 30 GARAGE SALE AT GLEASON’S STORAGE BARN

9am – 4pm. Garage Sale – Hosted by 1st Congregational Church’s Women’s Group Sale will be held at “Gleason’s Storage Barn” on Holland St, Saugatuck. Look for the signs!

29-31 VENETIAN FESTIVAL

"Kickoff Celebration" Under the tent, Friday at 5:30pm, live music, spirits, wine and food at Coghlin Park; Saturday, 10am Art Fair, 1pm Dinghy Poker Run (boat race), 9:15pm Boat Parade and 10pm Fireworks. 616-836-5849 or saugatuckvenetianfest.org

29-Aug 28 NARRATIVES: A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS

A month-long exhibition featuring our painting storytellers. J Petter Galleries. For days/hours open, jpettergalleries.com or 269-857-2230

30 VILLAGE SQUARE ART & FINE CRAFTS FAIR

10am-5pm. Village Square, Saugatuck. Variety of art, crafts & handmade items. saugatuckdouglasartclub.org

30 ART OPENING AND LIVE MUSIC

Meet one of “Narratives’ artists exhibiting in the Gallery this month. Plus, live music in the Petter Wine Gallery, Douglas. For times and more info, jpettergalleries.com or 269-857-2230

31 MUSIC ON THE LAWN WITH MARK SALA AT BORROWED TIME

2-5pm. Lay out a blanket, order a glass of wine, and listen to the acoustic stylings of Mark Sala on the guitar. He'll play a mix of your favorite cover songs in our relaxed outdoor atmosphere. Seating will be first-come, first-served, as no reservations will be taken for this event. No cover will be charged.

31 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. Admission $4 616-735-3333, alleganantiques.com

 
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