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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

7,14,21,28 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

13-15 BOOK RELEASE

The Saugatuck Tea Company Cafe’ is hosting a book release event for Holland Author, Colette Finnleys “If I Only Had a Brain”. There will be book signings, readings and raffles all week-end long at Saugatuck Tea company Café, 360 Water St. in Saugatuck. For more information, call (269) 455-5593.

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

27 WINE & JEWELRY WORKSHOP

7PM - 9PM Craft Vibrant, modern, stackable friendship bracelets with bohemian flair. Led by designer Rebecca Mullins of Koodelah, this event is the perfect way to ease into the holiday weekend. Wine, beer, and snacks will be available to order, with all bottles of wine discounted 25%. Space is limited and tickets are $40/pp for supplies and instruction. Please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com to reserve your spot!

28 YOGA IN THE YARD, MIMOSA BRUNCH

10-11AM 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.While reservations are required as space is limited, Yoga will be by donation/pay what you can. Please call (269) 455-5256 or emailhello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com to reserve your spot!

28 CHEF TASTING DINNER

5PM & 7:30PM Join us for an intimate chef tasting dinner with five courses designed and executed by Chef Jay Mullins of Golden Brown Co. catering. "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 (5pm and 7:30pm) complete with wine pairings at $50/pp, excluding tax and tip. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please call(269) 455-5256 or emailhello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com to reserve your spot!

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 JOE WANG & THE TEST PILOTS ACOUSTIC SET

2-5PM Grab a rocking chair or lay out a blanket and relax to the acoustic sounds of Peter George & The J-Man of Joe Wang & The Test Pilots. Hosted by Borrowed Time, 329 Water St., Saugatuck. Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis, no reservations will be accepted and no cover will be charged. Please call (269) 455-5256 for more information.

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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