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May 2017

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Fenn Valley Winery Tours and Events

Chain Ferry in Saugatuck-Douglas Harbor

Raku firing technique Blue Coast Artists

 

1-26 CORRIDOR SERIES: INFRASTRUCTURE: WORKS BY STEVEN VINSON

9-5pm. Come view works by Steven Vinson, an artist living and working in Grand Rapids. These works are definitive representations of Vinson's interest in the powerful imagery of infrastructure and urban environments. Cost is free. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

1–26 MOVE IT! THE ART, SCIENCE AND FUN OF TOY DESIGN

9-5pm. Come play, learn, and laugh with us as we explore the intersections of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (S.T.E.A.M.) and how all of this makes toys move! Cost is free. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

5 CONCERT & REFLECTION WITH DAN SCHUTTE

7pm. An evening of music and re_ection lead by Dan Schutte. Hosted by Douglas UCC located at 56 Wall St., Douglas. $20/ticket. For more information contact Greg Plowe at 616.834.5646.

5, 12, 19, 26 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

6 STAR OF SAUGATUCK

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

6 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

6-14 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

6,13,20,27 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

6, 13, 20, 27 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

8 INTRIGUING CONVERSATION – FORWARD LOOK: FUTURE OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

8-9:15am. Join us for coffee, breakfast goodies and intriguing conversation about how the rapidly changing demands of the modern workforce are creating problems for employers and graduating students. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

13 GIRLS AFTERNOON OUT

Join us for a fun afternoon as Chef Christine Ferris demonstrates easy to follow cooking techniques. These fun events are a great way to be entertained while learning some culinary skills. For more information, call 269-561-2396 or go to fennvalley.com

13 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!

13 SPRING WINE MAKER’S DINNER

6:30pm. Spring fresh foods paired with Crane’s new grape wines. Visit cranespiepantry.com or call 269-561-2297 for more information.

14 MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT THE KIRBY

10-2pm. Treat your Mom to a special lunch at The Kirby! $40pp plus tax, gratuity and beverage/$20 kids under 10. For more information, call 269.857.5472 or visit thekirbyhotel.com

14 MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

11:30am. Give mom the day off and let Chef Shaun Glynn do the cooking. Imagine a mimosa overlooking West Michigan’s Mini Versailles. Call for information 269-857-5777 or visit belvedereinn.com

18 REAL TO REEL: NATIONAL BIRD

7pm. National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences. $5/members and $4/future members. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

19 A TASTE OF FASHION

7 pm. A Taste of Fashion! Saugatuck & Douglas Area Fine Boutiques and Clothiers hit the Runway at The Saugatuck Center for the Arts to show off the latest 2017 fashions and offerings. Wine and Beer Bar along with fanciful hors d'oeuvres will be served as well. Always a Fun Event! Tickets only $10.00. For more information/purchase tickets call SDABA at 269-857-1626 or saugatuckdouglas.com

20 6th ANNUAL SAUGATUCK-DOUGLAS AREA ARMED FORCES DAY LUNCHEON

11am. Come honor our vets!! All Vets Eat Free!! Saturday May 20th, 2017 at the Community Church of Douglas, starting at 11:00 am. 2016 "Citizen of the Year" Father Corey Stoppel will celebrate the Centennial of the Doughboys with a special focus on the The American Expeditionary Force Siberia , to include rare photos from the album of a local soldier. Community Church of Douglas located at 6784 Wiley Rd., Douglas. For more information, 269-857-1492 or ccofdouglas.org

20 & 21 HANDS-ON RAKU FIRING WORKSHOP

10-5pm. Hands-on Raku Firing Workshop with Dawn Soltysiak. Cost is $100/person. Space is limited and reservations are required. $30 non-refundable registration fee and remainder due 30 days prior to event. Contact studio for reservations for more information at 269-686-6343 or visit http://khnemustudio.com/

23 CULINARY CLASS “SPRINGTIME IN PARIS” WITH CHEF JIM LAPERRIERE

7-8:30pm. Revel in the flavors of the season as Chef Jim LaPerriere leads a luscious European-style butter and creme fraiche tasting experience. The evening features samples of freshly made French-style cultured butter and baguettes, a classic French omelet, fresh pan-seared salmon, and a decadent strawberry-rhubarb clafoutis. Top this off with crisp wine pairings and you’ve got an evening straight out of the City of Lights! $35/person. For more information call 269.857.2399 or visit www.sc4a.org/

26 CHAIN FERRY OPENS

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

27 & 28 KOOREY CREATIONS’ SPRING CLEANING

10:30 – 5pm. It’s time for Spring Cleaning! Bring your jewelry in for their annual check & cleaning. While you wait, enjoy refreshments and learn more about proper care of your pieces. Goldsmith demonstrations (3:00 – 3:30pm). Ever wonder what it’s like to see gold in its molten form; come see our casting demo, with our 3rd generation Goldsmith at her best. Visit our website for more info kooreycreations.com

28 ALLEGAN ANTIQUE MARKET

8am-4pm. Michigan’s largest antique show, the last Sunday of the month, April-Sept. 400+ Exhibitors. 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

29 MEMORIAL DAY PARADES

Saugatuck 9am; Douglas 10am.

 
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