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October 2016

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Events in Saugatuck, Michigan

 

1 FENN VALLEY VINE WINE’D TRAIL RUN

The most unique race of the season. A scenic 5k – or 1 mile tour – of our premium wine grape vineyards and farm. A post race vineyard party with music and food. Fenn Valley Vineyards. For pricing and info, 269-561-2396 or fennvalley.com

1, 2 BLUE COAST ARTISTS ANNOUNCE 27th ANNUAL STUDIO TOUR

10-6pm. Come experience the creative process of the Blue Coast Artists in action! The 2016 tour includes thirteen working artists' studios located between South Haven and Saugatuck. Each site features demonstrations, original artwork, refreshments and more. Hands-on art making projects, unique art abodes, and fall color makes this creative experience fun for the whole family. The event is free of charge. Lunch will be available for purchase in route. The tour can be completed in one day and a tour map is available at each site or on the web at: www.bluecoastartists.com

1-31 KRUIZENGA ART MUSEUM PRESENTS “AFTER THE RUPTURE: NEW DIRECTIONS IN MEXICAN ART 1960’S – 1980’S”

Come enjoy our latest exhibition called, "After the Rupture: New Directions in Mexican Art 1960s-1980s!" The exhibition showcases work by prominent Mexican artists associated with the Rupture Generation. The entire exhibition will be presented in both English and Spanish, and a portion of the works are drawn from the collections of Armstrong-DeGraaf International Fine Arts in Saugatuck! For more information, call 616-395-6401 or go to www.hope.edu/arts/kam www.hope.edu/arts/kam

1–9 “TOAST” Art Opening Reception & Artist Demos

12-2pm. LaFontsee Galleries concludes their Douglas exhibition season on September 4th as they raise a glass to “TOAST” their artists and the end of summer. Come celebrate a collection of inspiring new works by many LG artists. And, yes, toast will be served. Exhibition runs through October 9th. Also, don’t miss LIVE ART DEMOS by both Megan Klco and Justin Kellner; painting demonstrations and discussion begins at 1PM during the show opening. For more information, call 616-451-3850 or visit LaFontsee Galleries for tickets.

1-16 FARM TO TABLE

Life on the farm and rural scenes are on display. From egg tempera to pastels and barns to cows – see artful farm life. J Petter Galleries. For days/hours open, jpettergalleries.com or 269-857-2230.

2, 9, 16, 30: SUNDAY SALT OF THE EARTH HARVEST SEASON MUSIC SERIES

7pm. Harvest Season Music Series at Salt of the Earth. Mark Lavengood’s Bluegrass Bonanza on the 2nd; Steel City Rovers on the 9th; The Squirrel Hillbillies on the 16th; and singer songwriter, Amy Andrews w/Singer Laura Nicol on the 30th. Tickets are $15/person. Please reserve your table by calling 269-561-7258

7-9 FENNVILLE GOOSE FESTIVAL, 32nd ANNUAL

Wild Goose Chase 5k, Gosling Run for kids, parade classic car show and more! Downtown Fennville, fennvillegoosefestival.net

8 LAKESHORE HARVEST COUNTRY 9TH ANNUAL ROAD RALLY

This is not a race! Navigate the back rods to visit local farms & farm markets while collecting points for your team! Pre-registration is encourages. lakeshoreharvestcountry.com

8 CHEF TASTING DINNER WITH GOLDEN BROWN CO. AT BORROWED TIME

6pm. Join us for an intimate chef tasting menu with five courses designed and executed by Chef Jay Mullins of Golden Brown Co. catering. Each course will be paired with a unique wine meant to enhance the flavor of each dish. "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 one seating at 6pm, complete with wine pairings at $65/pp, excluding tax and tip. We will announce a 2nd seating should the 1st fill up. Reservations are required as space is limited, please call (269) 455-5256 or email hello@borrowedtimesaugatuck.com to reserve your spot!

8-9 GALLERY STROLL RECEPTION

12pm-5pm. A beautiful autumn artist reception featuring the colors of fall. James Brandess Studios & Gallery. jamesbrandess.com or 269-857-1937

8-9 GALLERY STROLL

12-5pm. Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck. 616-836-5875 or adgifa.com

8-9 FALL GALLERY STROLL AT J. PETTER GALLERIES

Fall Gallery Stroll for J. Petter Galleries and the rest of the fine art galleries in Saugatuck-Douglas is Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th, 2016 from Noon to 5pm each day. On Saturday only, J. Petter Galleries will have art demonstrations by three amazingly talented local artists, Carla Sutton, John Andersen, and Kim Zahnow. For more information, please phone, 269-857-2230 or email, info@jpettergalleries.com

9 CHILI COOKOFF

1-5pm. Local restaurants competing for Best Chiles. Wicks Park in downtown Saugatuck, hosted by Cow Hill Yacht Club, for more info contact 616-886-0749 or cowhill777@yahoo.com

10 SALT OF THE EARTH HARVEST SEASON MUSIC SERIES

7pm. Come enjoy the soulful roots of Hoots and Hellmouth at the Harvest Season Music Series at Salt of the Earth! Tickets are $18/person. Please reserve your table by calling 269-561-7258

14 TODDLER TIME: FALL

11am-12pm. We’ll be reading “Let it Fall,” a book about the season. We will also be studying leaves. Forever Curious Children’s Museum, Fennville. $4.50. 269-561-8494 or forevercuriousmuseum.org

15 HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD

11a-12p. Discover the origin of Halloween and how other people around the world celebrate! Forever Curious Children’s Museum, Fennville. $4.50. 269-561-8494 or forevercuriousmuseum.org

16 STAR OF SAUGATUCK BOAT CRUISES

1pm. Final trip of the season onboard the Star of Saugatuck II for the season. 269-857-4261 or saugatuckboatcruises.com for more information.

22 MAKE A WISH BENEFIT SHOW

9:30pm. Benefit show and silent auction to raise money for the Make-A-Wish of Michigan Foundation. The Dunes Resort, 333 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas. 269-857-1401 or dunesresort.com

23 AUTUMNAL FEAST FOR THE SENSES AT SALT OF THE EARTH

7pm. Come enjoy music, food, drink and art at our Special Event – AUTUMNAL FEAST at Salt of the Earth featuring, THE STRAPPING OWLS! Tickets are $65/person. Call for more details at: 269-561-7258

28 GLOW IN THE PARK

7-10pm, Beery Field, Douglas. The kick-off party for the Halloween weekend and a family friendly event where “anything that glows goes.” We will have music, food and drink along with plenty of fun glow-in-the-dark activities for kids. douglashalloween.com

29 HALLOWEEN PARADE

4pm. Family Costume Parade and costume contest in downtown Saugatuck. For more information call 269-857-1701

29 HALLOWINE: PRE-PARADE PARTY

Dress up, sip wine and get ghoulish! Then we’ll all walk down to the Douglas adult parade at 9pm. Petter Wine Gallery. Free entry, cash bar. For more info, and times, jpettergalleries.com or 269-857-2230

29 ADULT HALLOWEEN PARADE

Lineup for the parade is 9:30pm and it begins at 10pm. Please visit douglashalloween.com

29 HALLOWEEN BASH

Immediately following parade in Douglas. Biggest costume party in town, plus karaoke! The Dunes Resort. dunesresort.com or 269-857-1401

29 FREE RIDES FROM INTERURBAN

7pm-2am. Celebrate safely, free bus rides in Saugatuck, Douglas, and Saugatuck Township. Interurban, 269-857-1418 or saugatuckinterurban.org

30 KIRBY PRESENTS "UNLEASHED”

5-7pm. The Kirby presents, UNLEASHED, a cocktail extravaganza to benefit Wishbone. The event will include cocktails, wine, hors d'oeuvres and guest bartenders and wine games, and great auctions items. Pets will be available for adoption! For more information, call 269-857-5472 or email Mindy at: mindytrafman@gmail.com

 
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