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May 2015

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LAKESHORE ARTS ALLIANCE AUDITIONS

The Lakeshore Arts Alliance is offering auditions for All About Eve as a radio show and Calendar Girls, the stageplay. Need 4 men and 4 women of various ages. Performance dates are June 19 - 21, 26 & 27. Contact Patricia Huyge at (269)857-5300 or visit Lakeshore Arts Alliance.

1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24,29-31 ANNUAL INSPIRATION EXHIBIT

Fri-Sun. 1-5pm. Joel Schoon-Tanis will exhibit 40 original paintings titled "Genesis to Revelations" Joel's most challenging project of his career. It will be accompanied by a book signing prints available. Nancy Laning, painter and Tom Rowe, sculptor will also be exhibiting with the inspiration theme. Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art. Visit adgifa.com

2 STAR OF SAUGATUCK

1pm. Season opening, ticket counter opens at 10am. Call (260)857-4261 or saugatuckboatcruises.com

2 LIVE MUSIC @ PWG

Free live local musicians here in our tasting, join us for toe tapping and wine sipping! Petter Wine Gallery. Call (269)857-2230 or visit petterwinegallery.com

2 BREWERY TOURS

2pm. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50 at Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

2 ANNUAL DERBY DAY CELEBRATION

5pm - Kentucky Derby with all the style comes to town. Wear your best Derby bonnets. Enjoy good company and drink specials in various Saugatuck and Douglas restaurants.

2 MARC COHN

8pm. Come see Marc Cohn perform at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Tickets are $41 in advance or $43 day of concert, call (269)857-2399 or visit sc4a.org for more information.

2-9 TULIP FESTIVAL

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

3-6,10-13,17-20,24-27,31 SUMMER SELF-GUIDED TOURS OF THE FELT MANSION

1-5pm. Take a self-guided tour of the Felt Manion. Always check the website events page calendar to confirm tour time and details. Admission $12 Adults; $10 seniors/students; free for children 12 & under. Visit feltmansion.org

7 TEAM BINGO

7pm. Free to play, free to win with cash prizes plus a progressive jackpot each week starting at $100. Maximum 6 players on a team. Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

9 BREWERY TOURS

2pm. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50 at Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

9-10 BUBBLY FOR MUMSY WEEKEND

All day. Free taste of bubbly for all moms, all weekend (Sat & Sun). Happy Mother's Day! Petter Wine Gallery. Visit petterwinegallery.com

10 MOTHER'S DAY KAYAKING

10am-4pm. Bring Mom kayaking with you and she goes for free. Wade's Bayou. Call (616)218-5021 or visit running-rivers.info

14 TEAM BINGO

7pm. Free to play, free to win with cash prizes plus a progressive jackpot each week starting at $100. Maximum 6 players on a team. Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

14 REAL TO REEL: CITIZEN FOUR

7pm. Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras had been working on a film about government surveillance for two years when she was contacted in January 2013 by Edward Snowden, who used the alias "CITIZENFOUR." Citizenfour is a real-life thriller that not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance, but makes you feel them. $5 for members, $7 for future members. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Call (269)857-2399 or visit sc4a.org

15 & 16 BETWEEN HERE AND OUR DESTINATION

7pm. Join us at the Saugatuck Women's Club for 5 short plays on beginnings and endings. Tickets are $10 per person. 303 Butler Street (on the corner of Butler & Hoffman). For details and reservations, contact Edward at 616.796.5643.

15 - 17 WALK ON WATER

Join us for a fund raising event for the Great Lakes Burn Camp to benefit injured burn children. There will be sales, prizes, and giveaways all weekend. The Pink Patio will host an open house on Friday, 5pm to close. Saturday the fire truck will be at Wick's Park with an Ice Cream Social from 1pm-3pm.

16 GIRLS AFTERNOON OUT

11am-2pm. Join us for a fun afternoon with friends for a cooking demonstration, lunch and wine! Fenn Valley Vineyards. $35 reservations required. Contact (269) 561-2396 or fennvalley.com

16 4th ANNUAL SAUGATUCK/DOUGALS AREA ARMED FORCES DAY LUNCHEON

Community Church of Douglas

16 PASSPORT TO WINE

See website for times and pricing. Our annual fundraiser for Pathways. Petter Wine Gallery. Call (269)857-2230 or visit petterwinegallery.com

16 BREWERY TOURS

2pm. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50 at Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

17 SALT OF THE EARTH CONCERT

Join us for great music with Jay Gavan, Phil Barry and Sarah Fuerst. Tickets are $12. For more information call 616.644.8237 or visit philbarry.com

21 TEAM BINGO

7pm. Free to play, free to win with cash prizes plus a progressive jackpot each week starting at $100. Maximum 6 players on a team. Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

22 CHAIN FERRY OPENS

Open through Labor Day. Call for hours (269)857-4261.

23 MIXED MEDIA GALLERY RE-GRAND OPENING

5:30pm-7pm. Mixed Media Gallery opened in downtown Douglas at 23 Center Street during a blizzard over Valentines weekend. But owners, John Thomas and Ed Green, decided to hold their Grand Opening Saturday, May 23 since Memorial Day weekend is recognized as the formal beginning of the season. The featured show for the opening is called Birds of a Feather. An artist reception is scheduled Saturday evening. The reception is open to the public. For more information call (269)857-8738 or visit Mixed Media. For questions, send email to jtmixedm@aol.com.

23 BREWERY TOURS

2pm. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50 at Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

23 A BEERVANGELIST BOOKSIGNING

5pm-7pm, Fred Bueltmann of New Holland Brewing Co. 'The Beervangelist' will be leading a tasting of beer and cheese plus discussing, selling and signing his book, Beervangelist's Guide To The Galaxy. So stop in for beer and cheese education! And get your copy of the book that will aid that very cool foodie education. Petter Wine Gallery. Call (269)857-2230 or visit petterwinegallery.com

23 LIVE MUSIC @ PWG

6-8:30pm, Free live local musicians in our tasting bar. Join us for toe tapping and wine sipping. Petter Wine Gallery. Call (269)857-2230 or visit petterwinegallery.com

23 ROGER McGUINN

8pm.Come see Roger McGuinn, one of the lead singers of The Birds, perform at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Tickets are $39 in advance or $42 day of concert, call (269)857-2399 or visit sc4a.org

23 THE CONCERT IN THE PARK

5pm-8pm. The Concert in the Park is to benefit the continued enhancement of The Glenn Square and will be featuring "Black Ice" covering the oldies, county & classic rock. Roasted chicken, baked beans, and potato salad will be served. Admission is $12 per person and includes dinner. For more information call (269)214-1492 or email plowguyfennville@gmail.com

25 MEMORIAL DAY PARADES

Saugatuck 9am; Douglas 10am.

27 WINE ART WORKSHOP

6-8pm. Our monthly Art Workshop creating wine themed art, think corks, vines, glassware, bottles and more. Petter Wine Gallery. Visit petterwinegallery.com or call for pricing (269) 857-2230

27 SALT OF THE EARTH CONCERT

Join us for great music with beloved Michigan singer/songwriter, May Erlewine. Tickets are $15. For more information call 616.644.8237 or visit mayerlewine.com

28 THURSDAYS ON THE PATIO

6pm. Live music on Thursdays, tonight is Lew Russ at Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

28 TEAM BINGO

7pm. Free to play, free to win with cash prizes plus a progressive jackpot each week starting at $100. Maximum 6 players on a team. Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

29-30 ART OF FASHION

6:30pm. A fashion extravaganza combining local merchants and galleries for two evenings of fun with apparel, art and appetizers! Saugatuck-Douglas Area Business Association. At Zing Eat Drink, 310 Blue Star Highway. $15.00 per show, for more information contact (269) 857-1626 or info@saugatuckdouglas.com

30 LIVE IN THE PUB

6:30pm. Every Saturday live music, this Saturday come see Ry Petermann at Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

30 LUNCH WITH THE WINEMAKER

A three course lunch size meal paired with Fenn Valley Wines. Fenn Valley Vineyards. Reservations Required. Contact (269) 561-2396 or fennvalley.com

30 BREWERY TOURS

2pm. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50 at Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

30 CRANE'S SPRING CIDER FESTIVAL

3pm-9pm. The finest Michigan hard cider, food, and music with Nate Holley and Funkle Jesse. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information call (269)561.2297 or visit Cider Festival.

31 ALLEGAN ANTIQUE MARKET

8am-4pm. Allegan County Fairgrounds. Michigan's largest antique show, the last Sunday of the month, April through September. New dealers every event, featuring every field of antiques and collectables. Admission $4.00. (616) 735-3333 or alleganantiques.com

31 SALT OF THE EARTH CONCERT

Join us for blues and beyond with Madcat Midnight Blues Journey. Tickets are $15. For more information call 616.644.8237 or visit madcatmidnightblues.com

 
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