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September 2014

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Monday, September 1st, 8am-10am

Hart Healthy Labor Day 1 Mile Youth run, 5K Run/Walk & 2.2 Mile Bridge Walk
Start times are: 1 Mile Youth run at 8am, 5K Run/Walk at 8:30am, 2.2 Mile Bridge Walk at 8:45am. Register at: www.goracego.com. All races and walks begin in front of the Hart Main Street Office, downtown Hart.

Monday, September 1st - Tuesday, September 2nd, 10am-8pm

SPLKA North Breakwater Light special tower climb hours
Special appreciation days recognizing the 90th birthday of the Ludington Breakwater Light. Reduced price $1. Ludington.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 4pm-5pm

First Day Ice Cream
Celebrate the first day of school with an ice cream cone at Ludington Library, downtown Ludington.
Mason County District Library

Tuesday, September 2nd, 6pm-8pm

Adult Craft Night
Adults learn to decorate small wooden trays, call 843-8465 to register. Supplies are provided at no charge, but donations are appreciated. West Shore Bank Room, Ludington Library.
Mason County District Library

Tuesday, September 2nd, 7pm-9pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell Concert: Cheryl Wolfram Trio
The Scottville Clown Band Shell concert series is held every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Bring a chair or a blanket and kick back, while you enjoy music presented by a variety of talented performers. Scottville Clown Band Shell, Green Street, Scottville.
Scottville Clown Band Shell Concert Series

Wednesday, September 3rd, 11am-3pm

Back to the Books Bash
Schoenherr Campus Center, West Shore Community College, Scottville.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 6pm-7:30pm

Motorcycle Show rescheduled to September 3
Oakview Medical Care Facility parking lot, Diane Street, Ludington.
Mason County Car Shows

Friday, September 5th, 5pm-8pm

First Friday's Art Walk
A free, self-guided walking tour of participating downtown Ludington galleries, restaurants, bars and stores which are featuring artists of all media, downtown Ludington.
Art Walk

Friday, September 5th, 5pm-7pm

Artists reception for invitational exhibit: National Park Road Trip Photography (Karen West)
Free. Main Gallery, Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Saturday, September 6th

Adam Rader Kaleidoscope of Hope 5k run
Sponsored by Ludington Optimist Club's Childhood Cancer Campaign, participants wear white T-shirts and are pelted with non-toxic, cornstarch-based colored powder at various points along the route, Ludington.

Saturday, September 6th

Slow Pitch Softball Tournament and Benefit Dinner
Benefits Brian Whitman who is suffering from cancer. Tournament has a 16-team double elimination. Chicken dinner ($5) served 2pm-6pm. Raffle and Bake Sale. Oriole Field, Ludington.

Saturday, September 6th, 9am-12pm

Mason County Garden Club Annual Fall Plant Sale
Join the Mason County Garden Club at Leveaux Park. Their annual fall plant sale is a great time to get fall seeds, bulbs, and plants to brighten up your garden.
Plant Sale

Saturday, September 6th, 12pm-6pm

Mason County Community Education Foundation (MCCEF) Golf Classic
Sign in at 12pm, shotgun start at 1pm, buffet-style dinner at 5:30pm. $75/person. Fundraiser for Mason County Central Schools through awarding student scholarships and teacher mini-grants, held at Lakeside Links Golf Course, Ludington.

Saturday, September 6th, 2pm-5pm

Grapes & Grains (formerly Wine & Art at the Harbor)
Wine tasting and craft beer tasting. Sponsored by The Grapes of Mirth organization. Tickets: $30/advance or $35/at door. Silent auction of artwork benefits Harbor Hospice. Music by Jazz Musician Paul VornHagen. Snug Harbor Marina, Pentwater.

Saturday, September 6th, 2pm-4pm

Fly & Remember
Sponsored by Hospice of Michigan, Manistee Medical Care Facility, 1505 Parkdale, Manistee.

Saturday, September 6th, 8pm-10pm

Thompson Square
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Sunday, September 7th

Walk to End Alzheimer's
Registration at 11am; lunch at 11:30am. Ceremony at 12:30 with walk to start immediately afterwards. Waterfront Park, Ludington.

Sunday, September 7th

Mount Baldy Hill Climb
Technical inspection Saturday, September 6 from 11am-4pm at DNR Voucher Center; race on Sunday at 10am, Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Mears.

Sunday, September 7th, 7am-10am

Running with our Soldiers benefit 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk
Benefit for Bravo Troop 1-126 CAV. of Michigan Armty National Guard. Registration 7am, 5K start at 8:15am, 1 Mile start at 8:30am. $30/person for 5K Run; teams of 5, $25/person. Starts at Manistee Armony, 555 First St. and goes to First Street Beach, Manistee.

Sunday, September 7th, 8am

Hoofbeats for Hope horse show
Hosted by the Mason County Saddle Club to benefit the Lakeshore Cancer Foundation. Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Sunday, September 7th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Live Music Sundays on the Porch
Bluegrass/easy listening, Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee.

Monday, September 8th, 12pm

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Register at 11am, run starts at 12pm. Start and finish from the Kiwanis Bandshell at Ludington City Park, Ludington.

Tuesday, September 9th, 11am-7pm

Ludington/Scottville Chamber Golf Outing
Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington.

Friday, September 12th - Sunday, September 14th

"The Elves and the Shoemaker" CANCELED
Historic Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, September 12th - Saturday, September 13th

Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival
Festival includes Michigan Sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Cook-Off Competition, arts and crafts show, classic auto & truck show, dune buggy show, music and food, Silver Lake Sand Dunes business district, Hart.
Silver Lake BBQ Festival

Friday, September 12th - Sunday, September 14th

Hops & Props on the River
Classic Wooden Boats on the Manistee River Channel, Michigan craft beer & wine, food, live entertainment, and Manistee Art Institute's "Arts Alive" juried craft show (Saturday), downtown Manistee.

Friday, September 12th, 7am-3pm

Fall Plant Sale
Fall planters, hanging baskets and combination planters. Sponsored by Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital volunteers, south lawn of hospital, Ludington.

Friday, September 12th, 10am

Laurie Zientek teaches a Basket Weaving class at Shagway Arts Barn
Laurie Zientek with Baskets by Laurie, will present a basket weaving class. The class will be making a tote basket. Size: 6"x14"x12" high. The basket is woven with flat oval cane for strength. The handles are 100% cotton webbing, and the base is reinforced. Great for craft projects or farm market tote. Cost: $30.00. Bring a snack to pass if you wish. Call (231) 970-0222 to reserve a seat, or for more information.
Shagway Arts Barn

Friday, September 12th, 5:30pm

1st Annual Benefest
Benefiting 20 Liters, bringing clean water to those who need it in the world. Music outdoors and indoors, food, beer, silent auction. Tickets $15. Intersection Bar and Ramada Inn, Ludington.

Friday, September 12th, 9pm-11pm

Terry Bradshaw
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Saturday, September 13th

Arts Alive Festival
Coordinated by the Manistee Art Institute, downtown Manistee.
Manistee Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, September 13th - Sunday, September 14th

MIHA District 9 Horse Show Meet
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, September 13th

Third Annual Brandon McVicker Memorial Softball Tournament
Coed slow pitch tournament. Proceeds donated to someone in the community currently fighting cancer. Teams contact Megan Hill (231) 233-2449. MacPhail Field, Scottville.

Saturday, September 13th

"God's Not Dead" film showing
Two showings, 4pm and 7pm, free, Mason County Reformed Church, Amber Road, Scottville.

Saturday, September 13th, 8:30am-11am

COVE Benefit Beach Walk and Run
Begins from Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater.
COVE Benefit Run/Walk

Saturday, September 13th, 9am-2pm

EAA Fly Children's Day
Free airplane rides for youth 8-17 years, Oceana County Airport, between Hart and Shelby.

Saturday, September 13th, 10am-12pm

West Michigan Old Engine Club Antique Tractor Pull
Rain date Sept. 20. Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Saturday, September 13th, 10am-12pm

International Beach Sweep with AFFEW
South concession stand, Stearns Park, Ludington.

Saturday, September 13th, 4pm-7pm

Live Music by Sadie J. Tucker on the deck at the Arts Barn
Enjoy live music by Sadie J. Tucker on the deck at Shagway Arts Barn! Complimentary hot dogs off the grill, chips, and soda will be available. Bring a lawn chair if you can as limited seating at tables will be available. Support local artists inside the barn by browsing wonderful arts and crafts! This event is free although donations are appreciated and a purchase within the barn is always good!
Shagway Arts Barn

Saturday, September 13th, 5pm-8:30pm

Summer's End Festival & Pig Roast
Outdoor worship service 5pm-6pm, inflatables & carnival games 6pm-8:30pm, pig roast (chicken also) 6:30pm-8pm, CrossRoads Church, on US-10 between Scottville & Custer.

Saturday, September 13th, 8pm-9pm

A Glow in the Park
Luminescent Night Hike up the Old Baldy Trail at dusk, Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater.

Sunday, September 14th

Ukelele Workshop with "Lil' Rev" and Concert
" Lil' Rev" from Milwaukee, Wi is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist.(playing ukulele, harmonica, mandolin, guitar and banjo. Known for his old-time country and folk style. Workshop is 3pm-4:30pm ($10, RSVP to arts center). Concert 7pm-8:30pm ($5). Sponsored in part by Ludrock. Ludington Area Center for the Arts. 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Ludington Arts Center

Sunday, September 14th, 10am-12pm

West Michigan Old Engine Club Garden Tractor Pull
Rain date Sept. 21. Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Sunday, September 14th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Live Music Sundays on the Porch
Bluegrass/easy listening, Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee.

Monday, September 15th, 6pm-8pm

Bottles and Brushes
Learn to paint with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Lynda Blankinship will lead a 2-hour guided painting lesson. Coordinated by Ludington Area Center for the Arts, cost is $45 ($40 for LACA members). Ticket price includes one drink token and all supplies. Held at Sportsman's Restaurant, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Tuesday, September 16th, 7pm-10pm

Taste of Home Cooking School
V.I.P. reserved seating $18; regular admission $12. Tickets available from the Ludington Daily News, the sponsor of the show. Held at West Shore Community College Recreation Center, Scottville.

Wednesday, September 17th, 12pm-2pm

Constitution Day activities
Schoenherr Campus Center, West Shore Community College, Scottville.

Wednesday, September 17th, 4pm-5pm

Roald Dahl birthday celebration
Read from "The BFG," make dream jars and have cupcakes. Mason County District Library, Ludington.
Mason County District Library

Thursday, September 18th - Saturday, September 20th

Scottville Harvest Festival
Ox roast, carnival, parade and family fun, Downtown Scottville.
Scottville Harvest Festival

Thursday, September 18th, 5:30pm-9pm

Pentwater Citizen of the Year Dinner
Honoring Dr. Dave Roseman. Social hour at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm. $24/person. Pentwater Yacht Club, Dover St., Pentwater.

Friday, September 19th - Saturday, September 20th

Poetry Workshop with Anne-Marie Oomen
Two-day poetry workshop hosted by Ludington Writers' 2014 Writer-in-Residence Anne-Marie Oomen. Register at http://www.ludingtonwriters.com/wir_registration.htm. Held at Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Saturday, September 20th

Hispanic Heritage Celebration in Hart
Music by Mariachi Nacional Friday 6pm-9pm at Hart Commons. Saturday activities 4pm-10pm include live music, mariachis, folkloric Dance performances, food, pinatas, fireworks, downtown Hart.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Saturday, September 20th

MIHA District 9 Meet
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, September 20th

Michigan Air Tour visits Manistee Blacker Airport
Public invited to view the airplanes and meet the pilots in the afternoon, Manistee Blacker Airport, Manistee.

Saturday, September 20th, 8am-12pm

Mom 2 Mom Sale
$2 admission, under 12 free. Cornerstone Baptist Church, 121 Nelson Road, Ludington.

Saturday, September 20th, 9am-4pm

Harvest Festival Quilt Show and Sale
Quilt Show and Sale of a variety of quilted items from pot holders to quilts, Scottville Senior Center, downtown Scottville.

Saturday, September 20th, 10am

RC Modelers Michigan Masters
Lake County Modelers and Flyers Association. Baldwin Airport, South M-37, Baldwin.

Saturday, September 20th, 11am-5pm

Art at the Vines
Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee.
Manistee Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, September 20th, 11am-2pm

Running of the Clowns 5K Fun Run
Held as part of Scottville Harvest Festival activities. Runners encouraged to dress as clowns; all ages and pets welcome. Advance registration at Eventbrite.com; on-site registration at 8am at Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Scottville Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 20th, 2:30pm-3:30pm

After Hours Used Book Sale
Pentwater Township Library, 402 E. Park St., Pentwater.
Used Book Sales

Saturday, September 20th, 4pm-7pm

Live Blues and Classic Rock Music by Fat Pocket on the Deck at the Arts Barn
Enjoy music by blues and classic rock band Fat Pocket on the deck of the Arts Barn! Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic if you want, and BYOB (just not in the barn). Check out the art, listen to some music, and have fun! This event is free, although a donation or purchase within the barn is always appreciated! Be sure to dress warm and in layers as the barn is not heated.
Shagway Arts Barn

Saturday, September 20th, 5pm-8pm

Light Up the Sky 5k Fun Run
Benefit for Staircase Youth Services. Registration at 5pm, race from 6pm-8pm. Starting at Stearns Park, Ludington.

Saturday, September 20th, 7pm-8:30pm

Reading by Anne-Marie Oomen
Ludington Writers' 2014 Writer-in-Residence Anne-Marie Oomen shares her readings at BookMark, downtown Ludington.

Saturday, September 20th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

WSCC Performing Arts Series: Almost McGraw
Featuring Todd Sullivan in a Tim McGraw tribute. Part of the West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series. Tickets $15/adult; $14/senior; $8/child; $20/at door; free/WSCC students. Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.
Performing Arts

Sunday, September 21st, 12:30pm-4pm

Blessing of the Animals, Farm Olympics and Silent Auction
Silent auction from 12:30pm-4pm. The public is invited to bring their pets of all sizes to a special service and blessing at 1:30pm. Farm Olympics games follow the blessing. This event is free of charge. Circle Rocking S Children's Farm, Tuttle Road, Free Soil.
Circle Rocking "S" Children's Farm

Sunday, September 21st, 1pm-2pm

Strut Your Mutt
The only day of the year when you can walk your dog on the Manistee Riverwalk. $25/person. Benefits Homeward Bound of Manistee. Manistee Riverwalk, Manistee.

Sunday, September 21st, 1pm-4pm

Historical Park Open
Hymn Sing at 4:30 p.m. in the Swedish Church. Oceana County Historical Park, Mears.

Sunday, September 21st, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Live Music Sundays on the Porch
Bluegrass/easy listening, Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee.

Monday, September 22nd, 5pm-7pm

Meet the Artists at Shagway Arts Barn with Food, Silent Auction, and music by Fremont John
Come to the Arts Barn and meet the Artists! Enjoy a potluck dinner provided by the artists, make a bid in the silent auction on a special piece of artwork made by an Arts Barn Artist, and listen to live music by Fremont John! Proceeds from the auction will be split between the artist and a charity of the artists choosing. Have a fun, casual evening at the Barn...$7.00 a person or $10.00 a couple. Call (231) 970-0222 or stop by the Barn before the event to reserve your spot!
Shagway Arts Barn

Tuesday, September 23rd, 8pm-9pm

Welcome Autumn Campfire for Teens
Teens are invited to celebrate the Autumn Equinox with a campfire party at the Ludington Library in the West Shore Bank Room. The party features games, scary stories, and snacks. Ludington Library, Ludington.
Mason County District Library

Wednesday, September 24th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Plant it Wild presents "Wild Food Foraging & Feast"
Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort. Potluck and brief meeting at 6:30pm. Kirk Waterstripe, NMC Science Lab Manager, will speak at 7:15 about how to identify wild edible plants.
www.plantitwild.com

Wednesday, September 24th, 7pm-10pm

Fremont John's Divas Night
Featuring Erin Wall, Michelle Kiessel, Chloe Kimes, Margretta Dumas, Bev Davies and Paula Jury Jarvis. Divas Night is coupled with a Food Drive to benefit the food bank at St. Simons Church which stores and serves food on behalf of most other area churches. Bring nonperishable food items. Mitten Bar, downtown Ludington.

Thursday, September 25th, 7pm-8pm

TED Talks Re-enactment: A Call to Man
Spreading the message of stemming violence. Presented by Lakeside Civic Players in conjunction with MEN C.A.N. and COVE. Suggested donation $5. Mason County District Library, Ludington.

Thursday, September 25th, 7pm-8pm

"The Logging Era in Mason County"
Presented by Dr. William Anderson at Ludington State Park Warming Shelter. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park.

Thursday, September 25th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

LACA Main Stage Series: Checkers Morton
World-class jazz. Tickets $10/LACA members; $12/non-yet members; $5/students. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Performing Arts

Friday, September 26th - Saturday, September 27th

Prose Workshop with Anne-Marie Oomen
Two-day prose workshop hosted by Ludington Writers' 2014 Writer-in-Residence Anne-Marie Oomen. Register at http://www.ludingtonwriters.com/wir_registration.htm. Held at Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Friday, September 26th, 5pm-8pm

Last-Friday-of-the-Month Gallery Stroll
Art galleries, downtown Pentwater.

Friday, September 26th, 8pm-10pm

Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Saturday, September 27th - Sunday, September 28th

Pentwater Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Fair
Pentwater Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, September 27th - Sunday, September 28th

MIHA Region D Horse Show Meet
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, September 27th, 9am-9pm

Crop and Craft for Missions
Workshop fee is $35 for the entire day and includes table space, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, games, door prizes. All proceeds go towards UMC youth group's mission trips. Scrapbooking supplies (extra) available from Creative Memories and Dale Rose Stream. Stampin' Up card kits available with workshop fee only $10 if not staying all day. RSVP to Janet Raspotnik, 3160 W Hansen Rd, Ludington, MI 49431. Held at United Methodist Church, 5810 Bryant Road, Ludington.

Saturday, September 27th, 9am-1:30pm

Stuff a Truck Ludington
Fill a truck with canned godos and nonperishable food items to restock the pantry of the Salvation Army, parking lot behind Ludington Post Office, Ludington.

Saturday, September 27th, 10am-6pm

Vendor Craft Show at United Methodist Church
Stop by the United Methodist Church on Bryant Rd. to browse several local arts and crafts vendors! Admission is free! The art and craft show will be held in the hallways. This event takes place during the Crop and Craft event which is held in the Fellowship Hall dining area.

Saturday, September 27th

Geno's Downtown Thompsonville Car Show
Downtown Thompsonville.
Manistee County Car Shows

Saturday, September 27th, 2pm-3:30pm

Reading by Anne-Marie Oomen
Ludington Writers' 2014 Writer-in-Residence Anne-Marie Oomen shares her readings at BookMark, downtown Ludington.

Saturday, September 27th, 7pm-9pm

One Book One Community: Fatal Crossing
Story of the disappearance of Northwest Airlines Flight 2501 over Lake Michigan and the quest to find the wreckage written by Valerie VanHeest. Hart Middle School Auditorium, Johnson Street, Hart.

Saturday, September 27th, 7pm

Last Saturday of the Month Meet the Artist...Wine and Cheese Reception
Enjoy an evening with wine tasting, cheese, and best of all...meet and greet with the artists at Golden Key Art Gallery in downtown Ludington! Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided. Bring a date or some friends and enjoy an evening of art!
Golden Key Art Gallery

Saturday, September 27th, 8pm-10pm

Three Men & a Tenor
Tickets: $25/advance, $30/at door. Historic Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Sunday, September 28th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Live Music Sundays on the Porch
Bluegrass/easy listening, Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee.

More September Information...

We strive to provide the most current and correct information on our Calendar of Events. We are continually adding to our calendars. If nothing appears above, most likely the information is not yet available. Events may be subject to change. Keep checking back for updates!

Scottville Harvest Festival
Local Farmer's Markets
Open Horse Shows, Ludington
Hops & Props (formerly Port City Street Fair), Manistee
Pentwater Fall Festival
Apple BBQ Cook-Off Festival, Silver Lake
ArtPrize, Grand Rapids


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