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June 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 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

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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

2 FROM OUR ARCHIVES

The galleries’ 62-year history has hidden treasures in the drawers and in storage. This will be a sample of over 500 pieces. Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck. For more info and exhibit details, 616-836-5875 or adgifa.com

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 WEEKEND MUSIC ON THE LAWN AT BORROWED TIME

6-9pm. Lay out a blanket, order a glass of wine, and listen to your favorite cover songs performed by Dave & Connie D on our lawn. Seating will be first-come, first-served, as no reservations will be taken for this event. No cover will be charged. Please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com for more information.

3 WEEKEND MUSIC ON THE LAWN AT BORROWED TIME

1-4pm. Lay out a blanket, order a glass of wine, and listen to your favorite cover songs performed by Matt Hanegraaf on our lawn. Seating will be first-come, first-served, as no reservations will be taken for this event. No cover will be charged. Please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com for more information.

3 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S GALA EVENT

6:30-10:00pm. Circa 1960 Cocktail Attire suggested. Limited tickets available, $125. Event to raise money for 4 Paws For a Cause. Benefactor: Wishbone Rescue Center. Location: Ravines Golf Club, Saugatuck, MI. For tickets or welcomed donations please go to www.4pawsforacause.org

3-4 LAKESHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS SPRING CONCERT

7:30 pm on Sat, 4pm on Sun. At First Congregational Church of Saugatuck

3, 10, 17, 24 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 CREATIVITY REVEALED: ALEX YANES

7pm. Join a guest host for a discussion with our 2017 Summer Exhibition artist Alex Yanes. Born and raised in Miami, this contemporary artist grew up surfing and swimming in ocean waters. His unique pieces are influenced by his Cuban roots and an ever-growing curiosity about all the things Miami. His combination of wood, paint, video, and found objects tell stories about his world including his abiding passion for water wonderlands wherever they’re found. Cost is Free. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

8 REAL TO REEL: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

7pm. Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. Cost is $5/members and $7/future members. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

9 WINE AND CHOCOLATE MAKING AT BORROWED TIME

6pm & 8pm. You've heard of wine and painting? We've got something a whole lot sweeter. Join us as JP from The Sweet Shop in Saugatuck shows us how to make a boozy ganache, mold your own chocolates, and find the perfect wine pairing for peanut butter whips. Tickets are $35 and include 5 wine pairings, a crash course in chocolate-making, and all of the candy you can fit in your purse. Visit www.borrowedtimesaugatuck.com/chef-tasting-tickets or call 269.455.5256 to reserve your spot!

9 - SEPT. 3 EXHIBITION: WATER WONDERLAND: WORKS BY ALEX YANES

9am – 8pm. Step into a world awash in the colors, shape, and patterns of our glorious Great Lakes summer. Artist Alex Yanes, inspired by the water, beaches, landscapes, and people of our Lake Michigan communities creates a three-dimensional installation featuring his vibrant wood, acrylic, resin, and enamel works. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

10 & 24 WEEKEND MUSIC ON THE LAWN AT BORROWED TIME

1-4pm. Lay out a blanket, order a glass of wine, and listen to your favorite cover songs performed by Jake Stevens on our lawn. Seating will be first-come, first-served, as no reservations will be taken for this event. No cover will be charged. Please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com for more information.

10 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

10 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!

10 ART ON CENTER

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

11 & 18 WEEKEND MUSIC ON THE LAWN AT BORROWED TIME

2-5pm. Lay out a blanket, order a glass of wine, and listen to your favorite cover songs performed by Mark Sala on our lawn. Seating will be first-come, first-served, as no reservations will be taken for this event. No cover will be charged. Please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com for more information.

13 & 27 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

13 WEST MICHIGAN DRUM CIRCLE

6:30 – 8:00pm. Join the West Michigan Drum Circle for its 13th season. WMDC is a 100% free event sponsored by Love. It is family oriented and kids are VERY welcome. This drum circle is geared for the beginner to novice but even the experienced drummer will have the opportunity to learn from the event and certainly to meet new friends in this great park setting. and enjoy our family oriented event. We meet in the beautiful Shore Acres Park (just in front of the Felt Mansion). For more information, contact Bret Wyngarden at bwyngard@excite.com

15 FARM TO STUDIO: AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEMS AT VIRTUE FARMS

9:30-1pm. Get ready for a day of creative food-fun! Families will enjoy a farm tour with Virtue Farms Agricultural Director Ryan Beck and shepherd Johanna Bystro. Ryan and Johanna talk about the benefits of raising healthy animals to feed soil that will in turn grow healthier plants -- like in Virtue’s apple orchard where sustainable, holistic farming methods are practiced. Ages 6+. Cost is $15/person w/light lunch included. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

15, 22, 29 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

16 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.

17 WEEKEND MUSIC ON THE LAWN AT BORROWED TIME

1-4pm. Lay out a blanket, order a glass of wine, and listen to your favorite cover songs performed by Coty Bouchard on our lawn. Seating will be first-come, first-served, as no reservations will be taken for this event. No cover will be charged. Please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com for more information.

17 SCA BENEFIT

6-11pm. Help celebrate our 15th Anniversary at the summer’s hottest party! Cocktails and dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment and dancing ... all in support of the arts in our community! Tickets on sale in mid-May. Cost is $180/person. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

17 SPRING STUDIO RECPTION

12pm-5pm. A festive spring showing of the most recent work by James Brndess, featuring Blue bonnets, landscapes and more!. James Brandess Studios & Gallery. jamesbrandess.com or 269-857-1937

17 HUNGRY VILLAGE TOURS’ FATHER’S DAY TOUR

10am-4pm. Celebrate Father’s Day visiting the farms and artisan producers of the Lakeshore, including a Farm to Fork feast! Taste hard cider and wine! Tour begins/ends at the SCA. $75/person. For more info, 269-857-1700 or hungryvillagetours.com

17 & 18 MICHIGAN ART COAST HALF MARATHON AND TOWN CRIER 5 & 10K AND KIDS FUN RUN & DOG WALK

8am Half Marathon, 8:15am Town Crier 10K, 8:30am 5K and Kids Fun Run at 9am. The Dog Walk will be Sunday 18th at 11:30am. All events will take place in beautiful downtown Saugatuck- Douglas and surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.towncrierrace.org or www.michiganartcoast.com

17 & 18 HANDS-ON VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP

10-5pm. Hands-on pottery workshop with nationally known artisans. Contact studio for reservations for more information at 269-686-6343 or visit visit khnemustudio.com

17 & 18 MICHIGAN ART COAST CRAFT BEER, FOOD & ART FESTIVAL

Sat 17 - 10:00am to 4:00pm; Sun 18 - Noon to 6:00pm. Beery Field, Douglas, MI. Proof of Age of 21 or older must be shown at entrance for anyone consuming alcohol. Entry Fee: $30 plus processing fee on-line www.getmeregistered.com and $35 at gate each day. Fee includes a souvenir glass and 10 tastes. T-shirts available for purchase. For further information contact Peter Gower at prgower53@gmail.com, 269-873-2886 or www.douglasmichigan.com

19–23 RESTAURANT WEEK

Join J. Paul’s @ The Kirby along with several other neighborhood restaurant friends in Saugatuck, Douglas, and Fennville for Restaurant Week. Try Kirby’s 3-course menu/ $30, or try one of the other area Restaurants to discover Michigan’s homegrown. More details to follow. www.thekirbyhotel.com/

20 TODDLER TUESDAY: COLOR

10-11:30 am. Ages 5 and under. Small hands, big art! Toddlers have the opportunity to express themselvesthrough sensory play, exploring the world of COLOR! With a brush in one hand and pencil in another, get ready to move, groove, and create. Cost is $20/person or $100 for 6 sessions. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

21 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

21-23 FIT TO BE DYED

9:30-11:30am. Learn about the step-by-step process of designing, hand-dying, pattern-making and sewing a garment. Campers will discover the basics on how to use a sewing machine, how to "paint" with dyes and ice, and the techniques for creating a garment from start to finish. Campers will design a simple shirt, pants or dress to wear home! Cost is $45/person. Ages 6-12. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

23 “ABSTACTION, PERCEPTION, REFLECTION”

5:30 – 7:30pm. Art opening featuring work from Pricilla Lynch, Tom DePree and Jessica Bohus. Exhibit continues through July. Visit our website for more info goodgoods.com or call 269-857-1557 for more information.

JUNE 23 through JULY 9 MEPHIS THE MUSICAL

This Tony Award winning rated PG13 musical bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born...underground nightclubs, radio stations, and recording studios of the 1950’s. Romance sparks between a white radio DJ who wants to change the world, and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Memphis is filled with roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll and a love story that will thrill you and break your heart! For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

24 WINE FESTIVAL

An afternoon of fun at our annual Wine Fest. This event is held in the middle of the vineyards where there is more freedom to walk around, set up lawn chairs, or have a picnic. Tastings in the vineyard, food and live music. For more information, call 269-561-2396 or fennvalley.com or contact 269-561-2396

24 & 25 KOOREY CREATIONS’ OPEN HOUSE

10:30 – 5pm. Celebrate the beginning of another season with us. Be the first to see our new collections & designs of the year. Enjoy good food, music, friends & gifts. Visit our website for more info kooreycreations.com

25 WEEKEND MUSIC ON THE LAWN AT BORROWED TIME

2-5pm. Lay out a blanket, order a glass of wine, and listen to your favorite cover songs performed by Brad Vredevoogd on our lawn. Seating will be first-come, first-served, as no reservations will be taken for this event. No cover will be charged. Please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com for more information.

25 CRANE’S KIDS DAY

Noon. Bring the family for food, fun & games! Visit cranespiepantry.com or call 269-561-2297 for more information.

25 WINE FEST FUN RUN

We have expanded our Wine Fest with a fun run on our beautiful 5K course. Our popular Vine Wine’d trail will be available for guests to run or walk. At the same time, we will be offering wine and cider by the glass, live music and local food available for sale. For more information, call 269-561-2396 or visit fennvalley.com or contact 269-561-2396

25 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

26-29 ROOT CAMP: AN INTERACTIVE HISTORY AND NATURE DAY CAMP FOR CHILDREN AGES 6-11

9:00am-Noon: Session 1 and 1:00pm-4:00pm: Session 2 130 Center Street at the Old School House. JChildren will learn local about history and ecology issues, while gaining a hands-on experience of life in the past.$80 per child/$60 per additional child. Scholarships are available. For more information go to sdhistoricalsociety.org or 269-857-1438

26-30 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

6-8:30pm, Mon-Fri. Preschool – 5th grade. Bible stories, games, crafts, music, drama and fun food. Family Picnic on Friday. Community Church of Douglas located at 6784 Wiley Rd., Douglas. For more information, 269-857-1492 or ccofdouglas.org

26-30 PAINT-TASTIC

9-11:30AM (Ages 4-7) and Noon – 2:30pm (Ages 8-14). In this weeklong intensive process-based camp, children will immerse themselves in the world of painting, studying works at local galleries, and diving into creating works of their own. Each day, campers focus on a different living local artist as well as a famous artist in history. Students learn about texture, shape, movement, and composition, applying what they observe to their own pieces. They’ll practice a new painting style and technique each day, ultimately creating a collaborative mural by the end of the week. Cost is $160/snack included. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

28 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

29 DOUGLAS SUMMER SOCIALS

5:30pm-9pm, 130 Center Street at the Old School House. Join us in Downtown Douglas Thursday nights in the summer for a gathering with local flair, food, music & much more! sdhistoricalsociety.org or 269-857-1438

30 TAPESTRIES BY GEORGE E. BICK

Bick started to weave a s a little girl in a convent in Algeria. Collected by Metropolitan Museum in NY, and Art Institute in Chicago. “A tour de force” in American Art. Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art. For more info and exhibit details, 616-836-5875 or adgifa.com

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

6pm & 8:15pm 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 at 6pm & 8:15pm, complete with wine pairings at $65/pp, excluding tax and tip. Reservations are required as space is limited, please call (269) 455-5256, email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com, or reserve online at www.borrowedtimesaugatuck.com/chef-tasting-tickets

30 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.

 
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