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October 2017


 

ARTS & CULTURAL PERFORMANCES, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Year-round for all ages. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. For more information, 269-857-2399 or visit sc4a.org

EXHIBIT – “ROWING THEM SAFELY HOME – LIFESAVING AND SHIPWRECKS ON LAKE MI

See America’s most famous lifesaving boat of 1850, surrounded by Lake Michigan shipwreck and lifesaving stores at the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center. Cost is free. We are located at the old school house at 130 Center St., Douglas. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE AND “BACK IN TIME GARDEN”

Visit Douglas’ historic Union School and stroll West Michigan’s newest garden experience—featuring a rhododendron garden, children’s garden, sensory garden, peach orchard—and more. Indoor exhibits are open seasonally. A free-will donation will be accepted. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

1 – 29 SAUGATUCK-DOUGLAS HISTORY MUSEUM 2017 EXHIBITION

Noon – 4PM Award winning museum’s 2017 exhibition is “Cold War|Hot Towns: Saugatuck-Douglas in the 50‘s, 60‘s and 70‘s”. The permanent interactive “super map” allows visitors to learn the history of sites throughout the local communities. Gift shop features local interest books and souvenirs. Special groups tours by request. A free-will donation will be accepted. Mt. Baldhead Park, 735 Park St., Saugatuck. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

Sept. 29- Oct. 1, 6-8, 13-15 FALL VINEYARD TOURS

Wine tasting tour in the vineyards! An in depth tour designed to be fun and informative at the same time. Learn about grape growing and winemaking while tasting in the vineyard where the wine is grown. For more information, visit fennvalley.com or call 269-561-2396.

6 HAND BLOWN GLASS SCULPTURE

4-7pm. Exceptional glass sculpture collected in Museums, including the KAM at Hope College. Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck. For more info and exhibit details, 616-836-5875 or adgifa.com

7 GALLERY STROLL

Noon – 5pm. Join Good Goods in celebrating the 40th annual Saugatuck Douglas Gallery Stroll. We will be featuring the work of painter Christine Marcus Stone. See Chris at work on Saturday Oct. 7th from 12 – 5pm. Visit our website for more info goodgoods.com or call 269-857-1557 for more information.

7 VINE WINE’D 5K TRAIL RUN

Join us for the most unique race of the season, a scenic 5K/10K or 1 mile tour of our premium wine grape vineyards and surrounding farm. A post-race vineyard party with wine, music and food immediately follows the race. For more information, call 269-561-2396 or go to fennvalley.com

7, 8 BLUE COAST ARTISTS ANNOUNCE 28th ANNUAL STUDIO TOUR

10-6pm. Come experience the creative process of the Blue Coast Artists in action! The 2017 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

7-8 COLUMBUS DAY WEEK-END GALLERY STROLL

12pm-5pm. A spectacular Autumn showing of oil paintings by James Brandess featuring the beautiful colors of Michigan. James Brandess Studios & Gallery. jamesbrandess.com or 269-857-1937

7-8 GALLERY STROLL

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

7-8 40TH ANNUAL SAUGATUCK DOUGLAS GALLERY STROLL

J Petter Galleries, at 161 North Blue Star Highway, celebrates with artist receptions and demos, live music, and refreshments, from 4-7pm.

7, 14, 21, 28 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 ARTISTS DEBUT NEW WORK AT ARTIST RECEPTION

Saugatuck – Douglas is known for an abundance of fine art galleries and studios. Each fall the galleries coordinate efforts for an Art Coast Stroll, the first weekend in October. The owner of the Petter Gallery started this artful tradition 40 years ago, and J Petter Galleries is proud to carry on the tradition October 7 & 8, 2017 along with many of the neighboring galleries and studios.

8 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 313-515-0321 or cowhill777@yahoo.com

10 AFTER 5 NETWORKING – GREATER FENNVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Join us for an evening of networking with Saugatuck Chiropractic & Edward Jones. For more information, email info@greaterfennville.com

13-15 FENNVILLE GOOSE FESTIVAL, 33nd ANNUAL

Wild Goose Chase 5k, Gosling Run for kids, parade classic car show and more! Downtown Fennville, visit Fennville Goose Fest

14 2nd SATURDAYS – THE ART OF WINE TASTING

4-6pm. Taste and learn about the art of tasting and making fine wine from special select regions, styles or wineries. Includes education, wine tastes and deliciously paired foods in a beautiful fine art gallery. RSVP recommended. Call 269.857.2330 or go to JPG's events for more information.

14 AN EVENING WITH PAULA COLE

8 pm. $37 Advance, $41 Day Of. Grammy winner and multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Paula Cole performs at the SCA for one night only. As the first woman in history to solely produce and receive the Best Producer Grammy nomination for her 1996 album “This Fire,” Cole has broken boundaries with a searcher’s spirit. From her Top 10 hits of the 1990s to her more recent, critically acclaimed albums, Cole continues to write, produce, record, and perform heartfelt, meaningful, lasting music that defies categorization. Last year, Cole celebrated the 20th anniversary of “This Fire,” her double-platinum sophomore effort. The entirely self-produced record garnered two breakout Billboard charting hits, “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait,” and was nominated for seven awards at the 40th Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Best Pop Album, “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Cole was also nominated for Producer of the Year and won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Tickets at sc4a.org or 269.857.2399

14-15 HUNTREE HALLOWEEN HUNT

14th 9am-4pm, 15th 10am-4pm. Join us for a family fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt! Bring a cell phone and your imagination for a self-guided phone scavenger hunt on the nursery grounds located at 2346 Blue Star Hwy. The event is free and refreshments and treats will be provided. For more information, call 269.543.3761.

20 ROOT BEER BARREL & BEACH TO BAYOU TRAIL COMPLETION

1pm. Join the City of Douglas in celebration the completion of both the Root Beer Barrel and the Beach to Bayou Trail by attending a ribbon cutting ceremony, speech by Mayor Wiley, root beer floats, hotdogs and trail mix.

21 SAUGATUCK GHOUL FEST

A Saturday filled with Pre-Halloween Fun including ‘The Art of Halloween’ One of a kind Bazaar, Coffin Races, Activities for Kids, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Live Music along with beer and wine tent. For more information, call SDABA at 269-857-1626 or saugatuckdouglas.com

21 MAKE A WISH BENEFIT SHOW

9:30pm. Benefit show and silent auction to raise money for the Make-A-Wish of Michigan Foundation. Cost is $5. The Dunes Resort. dunesresort.com or 269-857-1401

21 STAR OF SAUGATUCK BOAT CRUISES

Star of Saugatuck’s last day of operation with trips at 1 and 3 pm.. 269-857-4261 or saugatuckboatcruises.com for more information.

21 & 22 ARTS and EATS

Revel in the 7th annual Arts and Eats Tour, an outstanding cultural and gastronomic experience for all ages. It is a free, self-guided driving or cycling tour of Allegan county. Explore beautiful autumn in our quaint, vibrant and rural community. Drop in on local artists in their studios or at spectacular central venues. Dine on scrumptious cuisine and refreshing beverages at delectable cafes, restaurants and breweries. Partner organizations collaborate to bring you quality experiences in art, local food, and agriculture in those little out-of-the-way places that beg to be discovered. For more information visit www.ArtsAndEats.org

27 GLOW IN THE PARK

An annual, all inclusive, kick-off party for the Halloween weekend in Downtown Douglas. It is a family friendly event where "anything that glows goes." We have music, food and drink along with plenty of fun glow-in the-dark activities for the kids. Come in full glowing costume or get your glow on when you get there with UV reactive face painting, black light areas and a merchandise booth!

6-7pm - Pre-Party Family Style Dinner and Live Music in the street. Grab some good grub before the party starts, provided by Respite, The Farmhouse Deli, and What's Poppin' Kettle Corn. The adults can enjoy a selection of local area beer and wines from Saugatuck Brewing Company, and Fenn Valley.

7-10 pm - Glow in the Park Party. We have SO MUCH FUN in the dark at this party, with a DJ who will keep you dancing, LED lights everywhere, and a ton of fun stuff for the kiddos to do (parents say they have a lot of fun too)! Proceeds will support the Douglas Halloween events to help keep the Halloween fun going year after year. For More Information: www.DouglasHalloween.com

28 HALLOWEEN PRE-PARADE DINNER AT THE KIRBY

5-10pm. J. Paul’s at The Kirby will host its 3rd annual Halloween Dinner consisting of a 3-course meal plus a ghoulish beverage and live music for $44 pp. Tax, gratuity, and other beverages are additional. We will be having live music from 8-10pm by Coyote Joe Stevens from California. For more information, call 269-857-5472 or visit thekirbyhotel.com

28 SAUGATUCK BREWING COMPANY HALLOWEEN PARTY!

6-10pm. Get spooky with Saugatuck Brewing Company for our annual Halloween Party featuring live music, drink specials and a costume contest with cash prizes! For more information, call 269-857-7222 or visit sbrewing.com

28 ANNUAL FAMILY & PET HALLOWEEN PARADE

3pm. The fun begins at 3:00 pm in Coghlin Park where Just Dogs invites you to bring your furry friends and win prizes for Best Costume! Family Costume Parade and costume contest in downtown Saugatuck - Line up at Mason & Griffith St. at 3:30pm to join the parade, which begins at 4:00pm. Prepare to be judged! Prizes for the best costumes. For more information call 269-857-1701

28 ADULT HALLOWEEN PARADE

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

28 HALLOWEEN BASH

Immediately following parade in Douglas. Biggest costume party in town, plus karaoke! Cost is $5. The Dunes Resort. dunesresort.com or 269-857-1401

28 FREE RIDES FROM INTERURBAN

7pm-2am. Our treat to you - Free Rides! Stay safe, ride with us in Saugatuck, Douglas, and Saugatuck Township. Interurban, 269-857-1418 or saugatuckinterurban.org

 
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