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May 2016

Fenn Valley Winery Tours and Events

Chain Ferry in Saugatuck-Douglas Harbor

Raku firing technique Blue Coast Artists

 

ANNUAL INSPIRATIONS EXHIBIT

April 15-June 5. Fri-Sun. 1-5pm. Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck. For more info and exhibit details, 269-857-1882 or adgifa.com

6-30 ARTSCAPES – LAND, WATER & CITY

Exhibition of landscapes, waterscapes and cityscapes. Visiting artists’ dates on the Events page. J Petter Galleries. For days/hours open visit jpettergalleries.com or call 269-857-2230

7 ARTIST DEMONSTRATION AND OPENING

3-6pm. Nationally recognized landscape artist, Nina Weiss, will conduct a painting demonstration at an artist’s opening and gallery reception at J Petter Galleries. Nina’s works can be seen in Hollywood movies and are featured in episodes of the television drama, “Chicago Fire”. Her paintings and drawings are characterized as intensely colorful, lush and dramatic and are represented in some of the most exclusive private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Her work is included in “100 Artists of the Midwest”. She created a painting video for the on-line educational site Craftsy. Nina has been painting and drawing for over 25 years and taught for 18 years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For days/hours open visit jpettergalleries.com or call 269-857-2230

7,14,21,28 HUNGRY VILLAGE TOURS’ “CELEBRATION OF SPRING!”

10am-4pm. Experience the countryside – fresh, green and in bloom! Taste the first fruits and vegetables from the farm, and meet the new baby animals. See the Lakeshore’s farms and artisan produces welcome the new season! Tour begins/ends at the SCA. $75/person. For more info, 269-857-1700 or hungryvillagetours.com

7 DERBY DAY & SPRING PREVIEW

Downtown Douglas. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby and visit Downtown Douglas shops and galleries to see what’s in store for the spring and summer season. Douglas DDA. douglasmichigan.com or 269-857-1438

7 STAR OF SAUGATUCK

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

7-14 TULIP FESTIVAL

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. For lodging call 269-857-1701 or visit saugatuck.com

8 MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

11:30am & 2pm. Let your mom feel like Lady of the Manor at The Belvedere Inn. Join Chef Shaun Glynn as he offers a scrumptious brunch buffet with a wide selection. Call for information 269-857-5777 or visit belvedereinn.com

13 TODDLER TIME: NOW I KNOW MY ABCs

11am-12pm. Let’s explore letters! Forever Curious Children’s Museum, Fennville. $4.50. 269-561-8494 or forevercuriousmuseum.org

14 GIRLS AFTERNOON OUT

Join us for a fun afternoon as Chef Christine Ferris demonstrates easy to follow cooking techniques. Enjoy lunch and wine with friends! Fenn Valley Vineyards. $35, reservations required. Contact 269-561-2396 or fennvalley.com

20 THE ART OF FASHION

7pm. Fashion show featuring items from our local merchants to kick off high season! At the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Admission $10. For more information, 269-857-1626 or saugatuckdouglas.com

21 WACKY WEATHER

11am-1pm. Study meteorology: clouds, weather phenomenon and Michigan’s wacky weather. Forever Curious Children’s Museum, Fennville. $4.50. 269-561-8494 or forevercuriousmuseum.org

21 LUNCH WITH THE WINEMAKER

A scaled down version of the “Winemaker’s Dinner.” Three course meal paired with Fenn Valley Wines. Fenn Valley Vineyards. $37.50. Reservations required. 269-561-2396

27 CHAIN FERRY OPENS

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

28-29 SPRINGFEST

Sat-Sun. Visit Blue Coast Artists for more information.

29 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

29 AN EVENING WITH JD SOUTHER

8pm. The SCA welcomes Billboard Top 10-artist and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee JD Souther for one night only. Souther is perhaps best known for the songs he wrote and co-wrote for The Eagles - including "Best Of My Love," "New Kid In Town," "Heartache Tonight," "Sad Café," "Victim Of Love," and more. Souther's own hit, "You're Only Lonely" was #7 on the Billboard Charts, and his duet with James Taylor, "Her Town, Too" hit #11 on the Charts. Souther also recorded several duets with Linda Ronstadt, including "Hasten Down the Wind," "Prisoner in Disguise," "Sometimes You Can't Win", and "Hearts Against the Wind" which was featured in the film Urban Cowboy. At the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St. Tickets $42/Advanced $44/Day of. sc4a.org or 269-857-2399

30 MEMORIAL DAY PARADES

Saugatuck 9am; Douglas 10am.

 
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