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May 2014

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1-30 INSPIRATION!

Religious and inspirational works by three painting masters, Joel Tanis, Edgar Boeve & Chris Stoffel Overvoorde. Tapestries, oils, acrylics and drawings.  Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art. (269) 857-1882 or adgifa.com

3 NATURE AND HISTORIC WALKS

10 am. Series of hikes and talks about the history and natural history of the area in and around the Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area. This week’s talk: A Walk in the Woods in Search of Wildflowers, meet at Oval Beach entrance. For more info call (269) 857-2603.

3 ANNUAL DERBY DAY CELEBRATION – 10th ANNUAL

5 pm - Kentucky Derby with all the style comes to town. Wear your best Derby bonnets and enjoy a mint julep! Marro's Restatuant, free admission, (269) 857-4248.

3 STAR OF SAUGATUCK

Celebrating 36 years in Saugatuck. 1 pm, season opening. saugatuckboatcruises.com

3 “TAKE 10”

6-8pm. Opening Reception (show continues thru June 4th). Innovative works from ten new artists. Water Street Gallery. (269) 857-8485 or waterstreetgallery.com

3 BREWERY TOURS AT SAUGATUCK BREWING

2pm. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours every Saturday. Tours include tasting and your choice of SBC logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50. The tour will be available to the first 20 people to sign up. If necessary, there will be a second tour at 3:30pm. At Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call or visit saugatuckbrewing.com

3 DOUGLAS SPRING PREVIEW & ART & ALL THAT JAZZ

5-9pm. Downtown Douglas. Stroll through the galleries & shops, enjoy live music & dine in our great restaurants. Dancing in the streets encouraged. (269) 857-1438.

3-10 TULIP TIME FESTIVAL

This 7-day event is the 4th largest flower festival in the U.S. Musical shows, parades & Dutch dancers in nearby Holland. Stay in Saugatuck/Douglas close to the action yet far from the maddening crowds. Lodging: (269) 857-1701 saugatuck.com

8 LIBRARY FILM SERIES

7 pm. The Gay Divorce (1934). Classic film series starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Visit isit sdlibrary.org

8 REAL TO REEL FILM SERIES

7pm. Inequality for All. Saugatuck Center for the Arts sc4a.org or (269) 857-2399

8 - 11 A TASTE OF FASHION WEEKEND

Come for this 4 day event, which includes 7 distinctive fashion shows at 5 fabulous venues. Following each show you will be treated to a mixer and indulge in samples of our local fare. Sponsored by Saugatuck-Douglas CVB and Saugatuck-Douglas Area Business Assoication. For more information visit Taste of Fashion. To purchase tickets call (269) 857-1701.

8 A TASTE OF FASHION WEEKEND

8 pm. "Throwback Thursday" At Wick's Park Bar & Grill, highlighting fashion trends of the 60's, 70's and 80's. For more information visit Taste of Fashion. To purchase tickets call (269) 857-1701.

9 A TASTE OF FASHION WEEKEND

6pm. "Cocktail Soiree" At Zing Eat Drink!, featuring sophisticated cocktail party and evening attire. For more information visit Taste of Fashion. To purchase tickets call (269) 857-1701.

10 A TASTE OF FASHION WEEKEND

"Family Fun Beach Party" At Ship-N-Shore, providing everything a family and their dog need for a great day at the beach. * 2pm: "Hot Diggety Doggie" * 3pm: "Just For Kids" * 4pm: "Adult Beachwear & Beach Gear." For more information visit Taste of Fashion. To purchase tickets call (269) 857-1701.

10 BREWERY TOURS AT SAUGATUCK BREWING

2pm. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours every Saturday. Tours include tasting and your choice of SBC logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50. The tour will be available to the first 20 people to sign up. If necessary, there will be a second tour at 3:30pm. At Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call or visit saugatuckbrewing.com

10 GIRLS AFTERNOON OUT AT FENN VALLEY

11 am – 2 pm. A fun afternoon with cooking techniques presented by chef Christine Ferris, the theme is “Gluten Free Cooking”. Reservations required. call (269) 561-2396 or fennvalley.com

11 A TASTE OF FASHION WEEKEND

Mother's Day, 11am-2pm - "The Art of Fashion" at the Saugatuck-Douglas CVB Welcome Center, displaying wearable art and spectacular works from local jewelers and art galleries. For more information visit Taste of Fashion. To purchase tickets call (269) 857-1701.

15 THIRD THURSDAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Felt Mansion Estate. Call (616) 335-3050 for more information and tour times or visit feltmansion.org

16-18 WALK ON WATER STREET - 2nd ANNUAL

Merchants on Water Street are hosting their 'Walk on Water Street' event. Preview new products, enjoynew menus and listen to local musicians while strolling Water Street. For more information, call (269) 857-7465.

17 ANNUAL PLANT SALE

9 am - 1 pm. Annual and perennial plants sale benefitting the scholarship program – Saugatuck Douglas Garden Club. Held at Old School House on Center Street, Douglas.

17 KHNEMU STUDIO RAKU FIRING WORKSHOP

10 am-5 pm. Experience hands-on Raku firing technique. For more info, visit khnemustudio.com

17 BREWERY TOURS AT SAUGATUCK BREWING

2pm. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours every Saturday. Tours include tasting and your choice of SBC logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50. The tour will be available to the first 20 people to sign up. If necessary, there will be a second tour at 3:30pm. At Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call or visit saugatuckbrewing.com

17 HOP SKIP & A JUMP

5-8pm. Opening Reception for "Hop Skip & a Jump", exhibition running through June 21st. Join LaFontsee Galleries in Douglas to celebrate their new location, 410 W Center Street, just across Blue Star Hwy. Artwork by all the artists you know and a few new faces. 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.

18 MIKE SUPER, ILLUSIONIST

4 pm. Winner of the NBC’s TV Series, Phenomenon, will perform at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Call (269) 857-2399 or visit sc4a.org

22 LIBRARY FILM SERIES

7 pm. Top Hat (1935). Classic film series starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Visit sdlibrary.org

23 CHAIN FERRY OPENS

Weekends only until June 7, then open daily until Labor Day. Call for hours, 269-857-4261.

24 BREWERY TOURS AT SAUGATUCK BREWING

2pm. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours every Saturday. Tours include tasting and your choice of SBC logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50. The tour will be available to the first 20 people to sign up. If necessary, there will be a second tour at 3:30pm. At Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call or visit saugatuckbrewing.com

24-26 BLUE COAST ARTISTS SPRINGFEST STUDIO OPEN HOUSE

10am - 5pm. Preview the new works and new member artists. Come and enjoy the countryside during the lush green spring. The plants are emerging as well as the new art created by the artists over the winter months. bluecoastartists.com

25 ALLEGAN ANTIQUE MARKET

8am-4pm, Allegan County Fairgrounds. 400 exhibitors, rain or shine. Admission $4. (616) 735-3333, alleganantiques.com

26 MEMORIAL DAY PARADES

Saugatuck 9am; Douglas 10am.

31 BREWERY TOURS AT SAUGATUCK BREWING

2pm. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours every Saturday. Tours include tasting and your choice of SBC logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50. The tour will be available to the first 20 people to sign up. If necessary, there will be a second tour at 3:30pm. At Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call or visit saugatuckbrewing.com

 
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