featured events

Music in the Park
Jul 12
Idea Stream
Bowers Harbor Park

Friday, July 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Idea Stream

Music in the Park Benefits Carters Kids and Old Mission Peninsula School Bowers Harbor Park will be hosting Music in the Park on Fridays now through August 2nd from 7:00-9:00pm. A donation entry is being asked, with the proceeds benefiting the Old Mission Peninsula School and Carters Kids. Carters Kids is a charity founded by Carter Oosterhouse to help construct playgrounds at schools or other public locations. Dates and musicians are as follows: Date Opener Headliner July 12th Summer Green 1000 Watt Prophet Duo with featured guest Peter Murphy July 19th Honesty and the Liars (w/ Freshwater Collective) July 26th Lauren Cole The Big Fun Band: featuring Jeff Haas & Don Julin August 2nd Levi Ebnit Tracy Bonham Old Mission Peninsula School is located at 2699 Island View Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686. For more information, please call 231-252.0225 or visit www.OMPSchool.org.

COMMUNITY SATURDAY SOUP
Jul 19
Clare United Methodist Church
Clare United Methodist Church

Friday, July 19 from 4:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Clare United Methodist Church

We have Saturday Soup the last Saturday of every month from 4- 6 p.m. We provide: Soup, Sandwiches, drink and dessert. This is free to our community

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Yacht Race
Jul 20
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Saturday, July 20 through July23

St. Ignace

Since the first Mackinac Race in 1925, Bayview Yacht Club has hosted this spectacular annual fresh water event which has attracted intrepid sailors from around the globe. The first fleet of only nine boats was battered by strong winds and only three finished. Today, Bayview hosts more than two hundred fifty racing yachts for the annual trek from Port Huron to Mackinac Island. Whether sailing the traditional shore course or the longer Cove Island or South Hampton course, it is an exciting and challenging adventure and sailors must face every conceivable type of challenge Mother Nature can present. From big waves and high wind to black flies and intolerable heat, the sailors press on to finish yet another Mackinac Race. For more information, Click Here Location: Lake Huron

The Michigan Authors' Workshop Series
Jul 22
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Monday, July 22 from 7:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

The Michigan Authors' Workshop Series: Discovering The Artist Within To showcase the talents of Michigan writers and to support the creative writing of people in our community, the Michigan Authors' Workshop Series will bring eight writers to Midland, Michigan, the week of July 22-26, 2019. These writers will provide free readings to the public in the evening, and they will teach various writing workshops for upper elementary, middle school, high school, and adult writers during the day. This year's series, entitled "Discovering the Writer Within," will feature children's author Lynne Rae Perkins, young adult writers Gary Schmidt and Patrick Flores Scott, graphic novelist Jim Ottaviani, poet Jack Ridl, non-fiction writer Mardi Link, novelist Michael Zadoorian, and memoirist/poet Anne-Marie Oomen.

Start Smart™ Soccer Registration Deadline
Jul 23
City of Mt Pleasant
Mt Pleasant City Hall, 320 W Broadway St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858, USA

Tuesday, July 23 All Day

City of Mt Pleasant

Click here for more information.

Visual Art Exhibit: The Magic Thursday Artists
Jul 23
City Opera House
City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Tuesday, July 23 at10:00 am

City Opera House

Join us for The Magic Thursday Artists exhibition and sale. The reception is open to the public. The Magic Thursday Artists Summer 2019 Art Show and Sale to be held at the City Opera House during the months of July and August is the group's sixth exhibit. Eight artists are participating with over 100 pieces of artwork. Artists Sue Bowerman Nan Frankland Ruth A. Kitchen Sherry McNamara Dorothy Mudget Marilyn Rebant Laura Swire "Magic Thursday" artists came together as a group because they shared a passion for creating art. During the summer months the group paints en plein air at a variety of locations in the Grand Traverse Region. When winter forces them inside, Crooked Tree Art Center has provided studio space for the group. Though each artist exhibits in various medias and styles, their love and commitment to their art brings them together in a shared journey of growth and achievement. If you ask any one of the artists what creates the "magic", you will hear "support. . . motivation. . .friendship. . . and fun" mentioned. Their love and respect for each other adds an immeasurable dimension to the profile of this unique association. A portion of all sales benefits the City Opera House.

Knit & Crochet Circle
Jul 23
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Tuesday, July 23 from11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

All skill levels welcome. Bring a project or choose one of our kit projects. Some instruction available. 11am-12:30pm Tuesdays in the Orchard Room. Free.

Kids Day-White Tailed Deer
Jul 23
Huron-Manistee National Forests
1755 S. Mitchell Street, Cadillac, MI 49601

Tuesday, July 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Huron-Manistee National Forests

The white-tailed deer is Michigan’s State Mammal. Come to Kids Day at Lumbermans Monument to learn all about the habitat, diet and lives of our local deer.

Laurie Lounsbury Book Signing
Jul 23
Petoskey
McLean &amp Eakin Booksellers - 307 E. Lake St.,Petoskey,MI,49770

Tuesday, July 23 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Petoskey

Laurie Lounsbury will be in the store on Tuesday July 23rd from 2-4pm signing copies of her latest book Kingdom Forgotten. This is a free table signing reservations are not necessary.A self-proclaimed prophet and king named James Jesse Strang had it all – power fame and royalty – at least for awhile. James Strang ruled over his flock of Latter-Day Saints on a remote island in northern Lake Michigan in the mid-1800’s leaving behind a legacy of tyranny piracy and polygamy. With his tremendous ego and oratorical skills Strang built a community of over 2 500 Mormons and took political control of northern Michigan and its island inhabitants. A clash of cultures soon followed as King Strang tried to impose his beliefs and laws onto both his followers and the non-believing native islanders. Kingdom Forgotten seamlessly stitches together the true events of James Strang's life with fictional characters that show what island life might have been like under Strang's rule. It is a story of kindness and killers of ruthless pirates and innocent believers of a Native American woman who had the courage to stand up to Strang a man she both loved and hated and it is the story of how one man’s craving for power and control over others proved to be his ultimate undoing.Laurie Lounsbury is a national award-winning journalist and editor who spent most of her writing career covering northern Michigan including Petoskey Charlevoix Boyne City Gaylord and Beaver Island. She lived in Charlevoix for 20 years and continues to spend a great deal of time up north. She currently lives in Ann Arbor where she sings in a girl group dance band with great enthusiasm and exceptionally mediocre talent. Her band She-Bop was the opening act for The Miracles at the 2018 Charlevoix Venetian Festival on the grand finale night.

Wine Tasting at The Pavillion
Jul 23
St. Ignace
The Pavillion, 180 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI, 49781, United States

Tuesday, July 23 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

St. Ignace

Floor Hockey Drop In
Jul 23
St. Ignace Recreation Department
Little Bear East Arena

Tuesday, July 23 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Ignace Recreation Department

5-8pm

Wine & Cheese with Allison Dickson
Jul 23
Petoskey
McLean &amp Eakin Booksellers - 307 E. Lake St.,Petoskey,MI,49770

Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 pm

Petoskey

Allison Dickson will be in the store for a wine and cheese reception to discuss her latest book, The Other Mrs. Miller on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6pm. This is a free event though reservations are requested. To RSVP please call us at 231.347.1180, email us at events@mcleanandeakin.com or through Facebook or Eventbrite.In this unputdownable domestic suspense debut, a lonely suburban housewife finds her life entangled with the family that moves in across the street at the same time that she becomes convinced someone is watching her--perfect for fans of The Couple Next Door and The Last Mrs. Parrish.Once a darling of Chicago's social scene, Phoebe Miller fears she's become irrelevant and cliché: just another miserably unfulfilled housewife who drowns her sorrows in chardonnay and ice cream and barely leaves her house. Maybe it's her dark thoughts and fertile imagination that lead her to believe the worst about everything she spies going on in the exclusive suburban cul-de-sac she calls home. But surely that rusty blue sedan that keeps idling by her driveway is a sign that she's being watched. And that new family that just moved in across the street--Dr. Ron Napier, his vivacious wife, Vicki, and their handsome college-bound son, Jake--can't be as perfect as they appear. Especially not with the bruises on Vicki's arms and the fear in Jake's eyes.When a chance introduction to the exuberant Vicki--and a forbidden encounter with Jake--draws her out of her shell and deeper into the Napiers' orbit, Phoebe's life finally gets the infusion of excitement she's been missing. But when anonymous threatening notes begin landing on her doorstep, she'll have to ask herself just how well anyone can truly know their neighbors...and how close to home unforeseen danger sometimes lies.Allison Dickson is the author of several independently published horror and dystopian novels. She has also written nearly two dozen short stories, both independently and as part of anthologies. Dickson lives in Dayton, Ohio, and when not writing, she is typically gaming, blogging, or exploring.

Cabinet of Curiosities in SVL
Jul 23
Mason County District Library
Ludington, MI 49431

Tuesday, July 23 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Mason County District Library

Teens 12 and Up are invited to a Cabinet of Curiosities Lock Box Party on Tuesday, July 23rd, 6:00 pm at the Mason County District Library in Scottville. Come solve the clues to get to the bottom of the Mysterious locked boxes to see what each one holds. There will be snacks and TONS of Fun! ALL Mason County District Library programs are free of charge.

Fundraise Like a Pro, With A Pro
Jul 23
Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay
Traverse City, MI 49684

Tuesday, July 23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay

Learn from Swim for GT Bay rockstar fundraiser Staci Haag. Write and send your network an ask, then sit back and watch the money roll in. The event can be attended in person at The Watershed Center's office, or you can tune in as we plan to broadcast it via Facebook Live.

Workshop Week
Jul 23
Old Town Playhouse
Old Town Playhouse 148 E 8th St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Tuesday, July 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Old Town Playhouse

Have you ever wanted to expand your theatrical skills? Learn to light a show prepare for an audition create fantastical props and maybe even get those 2 left feet right! OTP’s Volunteer Committee presents a brand new Workshop series to our members and volunteers to expand their knowledge of different areas of the theatre. It all starts with our week of workshops followed by a new workshop each month focusing on different skills. 7/21: Improv with Brian Raetz 7/22: Prop Design with Bernadette Groppuso & Elizabeth Stewart 7/23: Stage Hair & Makeup with Kathy Verstraete Hayley Bowker & Journey Krajnik 7/24: Intro to Tap with Melissa May & Minda Nyquist 7/25: Auditioning with Phil Murphy Brett Nichols & Kristina Nichols All workshops start at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of OTP. Workshops are FREE to paid members of OTP and are available to all for a small donation of $5. It takes hundreds of volunteers to put on a single production and OTP manages to do this for 8-9 productions a season! We are always looking for new faces to fill these positions on and off stage in a wide variety of areas. Come to a workshop and experience something new! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/otpworkshop

Guided Walking Tour
Jul 23
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Tuesday, July 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

Join us every Monday and Tuesday evening in July and August for a guided walking tour along the Huron Boardwalk with Onnalee Gibson. The walking tour, which takes approximately 1-1 ½ hours, is a leisurely and fun way to explore downtown St. Ignace. Join us as we uncover the history, legends, and culture of one of the oldest towns in Michigan! From fur trading and logging, to Native American traditions, local geography, and biographies of early settlers, this tour is sure to inform and entertain. The FREE tours begin at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 N. State Street at 7pm and will depart rain or shine. Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 N. State Street

Music By The Bay
Jul 23
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Tuesday, July 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: American Legion Park FeaturingJoe & KenAcoustic Country & Classic Rock  2019 Music By The Bay Performer List

Bill Jamerson- History Through Song
Jul 23
St Ignace Public Library
St. Ignace Public Library, 110 W Spruce St, St. Igance, MI, 49781, United States

Tuesday, July 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St Ignace Public Library

It’s Daylight in the Swamps- Journey back to the days of the Lumberjack CampsJoin us Tuesday, July 23, at 7:00 PM in welcoming author, filmmaker, and songwriter Bill Jamerson. Bill Jamerson will bring history alive through music and stories. His program will focus on the lumberjack camps and will include stories about strength, wit, and charm they are about people extraordinary and ordinary.  The story of lumberjack is a window into the world of our immigrant forefathers. These colorful tales appeal to people of all ages as Bill presents a social history with stories and traditional songs, from the lumberjack era. This program has a “laugh a minute” and appeals to anyone who has an appreciation for the woods, whether as a hunter, camper or simply as a hiker.      

The Farewell Tour Peter Frampton Finale
Jul 23
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Tuesday, July 23 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts

For more than 50 years, Peter Frampton has been one of the most respected artists in rock music. Known for his trademark “talk box” and virtuosic guitar riffs, Frampton co-founded British supergroup Humble Pie at the tender age of 18. Frampton later launched a solo career that has produced 19 albums, a Grammy Award, and hits such as “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Show Me the Way,” and “Do You Feel Like We Do.” Frampton has also recorded and toured with rock and roll icons such as David Bowie, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. Join Frampton as he embarks on his farewell tour and see the legend live one last time.

Jazz from Interlochen
Jul 23
Petoskey
Great Lakes Center for the Arts - 800 Bay Harbor Drive,Petoskey,MI,49770

Tuesday, July 23 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Petoskey

Join Interlochen Arts Academy Director of Jazz Studies Bill Sears and acclaimed jazz musicians Jeremy Allen, Sean Dobbins, and Luke Gillespie as they perform a memorable evening of jazz, America's own music.

Approved-Farmer's Market
Jul 24
Traverse City Events
Traverse City, MI 49684

Wednesday, July 24 All Day

Traverse City Events

Gaylord Farmers Market - Downtown!
Jul 24
Gaylord
Gaylord Farmers Market - Downtown! - 124 South Court Ave,Gaylord,MI,49735

Wednesday, July 24 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Gaylord

Farm fresh produce, eggs and meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, plants, crafts, fiber arts, baked goods and more in a fun, friendly environment.

Midland Touch a Truck 2019
Jul 24
City of Midland Parks and Recreation
Midland, MI 48640

Wednesday, July 24 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

City of Midland Parks and Recreation

Join us at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library for the City's annual Touch a Truck event! Kids of all ages (and kids-at-heart too!) can experience the vehicles and equipment used by City operations and meet the people who run them! Vehicles include: Dump trucks refuse trucks and numerous heavy equipment from Public Services the Landfill and Midland Parks and Recreation the Midland Police Department SWAT vehicle MCTV A/V trailer Midland Fire Department engine a Dial-A-Ride bus and more! RAIN DATE IS THURSDAY JULY 25 FROM 9:30-11:30 A.M.

Midland Touch a Truck 2019
Jul 24
City of Midland
Midland, MI 48640

Wednesday, July 24 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

City of Midland

Join us at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library for the City's annual Touch a Truck event! Kids of all ages (and kids-at-heart too!) can experience the vehicles and equipment used by City operations and meet the people who run them! Vehicles include: Dump trucks refuse trucks and numerous heavy equipment from Public Services the Landfill and Midland Parks and Recreation the Midland Police Department SWAT vehicle MCTV A/V trailer Midland Fire Department engine a Dial-A-Ride bus and more! RAIN DATE IS THURSDAY JULY 25 FROM 9:30-11:30 A.M.

Touch a Truck
Jul 24
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Wednesday, July 24 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

Your little truck lovers will get the chance to climb aboard the City’s heavy duty work vehicles, the big red fire truck, and several sleek police vehicles. How exciting to get up close! Touch a Truck 9:30am–11:30am Parking Lot (Rain Date: July 25)

Midland Touch a Truck 2019
Jul 24
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Wednesday, July 24 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

Join us at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library for the City's annual Touch a Truck event! Kids of all ages (and kids-at-heart too!) can experience the vehicles and equipment used by City operations and meet the people who run them! Vehicles include: Dump trucks refuse trucks and numerous heavy equipment from Public Services the Landfill and Midland Parks and Recreation the Midland Police Department SWAT vehicle MCTV A/V trailer Midland Fire Department engine a Dial-A-Ride bus and more! RAIN DATE IS THURSDAY JULY 25 FROM 9:30-11:30 A.M.

Visual Art Exhibit: The Magic Thursday Artists
Jul 24
City Opera House
City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Wednesday, July 24 at10:00 am

City Opera House

Join us for The Magic Thursday Artists exhibition and sale. The reception is open to the public. The Magic Thursday Artists Summer 2019 Art Show and Sale to be held at the City Opera House during the months of July and August is the group's sixth exhibit. Eight artists are participating with over 100 pieces of artwork. Artists Sue Bowerman Nan Frankland Ruth A. Kitchen Sherry McNamara Dorothy Mudget Marilyn Rebant Laura Swire "Magic Thursday" artists came together as a group because they shared a passion for creating art. During the summer months the group paints en plein air at a variety of locations in the Grand Traverse Region. When winter forces them inside, Crooked Tree Art Center has provided studio space for the group. Though each artist exhibits in various medias and styles, their love and commitment to their art brings them together in a shared journey of growth and achievement. If you ask any one of the artists what creates the "magic", you will hear "support. . . motivation. . .friendship. . . and fun" mentioned. Their love and respect for each other adds an immeasurable dimension to the profile of this unique association. A portion of all sales benefits the City Opera House.

Summertime Storytime Wednesdays!
Jul 24
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Wednesday, July 24 from10:15 am to 11:45 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Our OUTER SPACE themed Storytime for 2 - 5 year olds. Older and younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Join us for stories, crafts, and a really good COSMIC time! NO STORYTIME ON THURSDAY !!

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Jul 24
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Wednesday, July 24 from11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre This new, award-winning family musical based on the classic children's song "Little Bunny Foo Foo hoppin' through the forest..." will delight audiences age 3 to 103. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, ice cream and more- perfect for an afternoon in the park. July 18 - August 2. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Adult Recess
Jul 24
City of Midland
Downtown Midland, Michigan Midland, Michigan 48640

Wednesday, July 24 from11:30 am to 1:00 pm

City of Midland

Join the City and DDA for a free lunchtime activity to unwind re-energize and express yourself through play. Activities available include Giant Jenga cornhole putt-putt golf. hula hoops jump ropes and more. Feel free to bring your own toys too! The first Adult Recess will be held @ the corners of Main and McDonald streets then will alternate between the corners of Main & Ashman and Main & McDonald. Just drive down Main and look for the fun!

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo in Scottville
Jul 24
Mason County District Library
Ludington, MI 49431

Wednesday, July 24 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Mason County District Library

Children of all ages are invited to the Mason County District Library in Ludington Monday, July 22, 1:00 pm, and in Scottville Wednesday, July 24 at 1:00 pm for a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Come on in and see and hear a variety of musical instruments. Make music with us. Explore sound. Mason County District Library programs are free. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Your Night Sky - Bliss Summer Reading
Jul 24
Mackinaw Area Public Library
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Wednesday, July 24 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Mackinaw Area Public Library

This week there will be a visiting artist to help with the journal pages. For more details call Sheryl.

Essential Oils Make-N-Take Club
Jul 24
Missaukee County 4-H
Missaukee County 4-H 6180 W Sanborn Rd, Lake City, Michigan 49651

Wednesday, July 24 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Missaukee County 4-H

A fun crafting club for the kiddos to work with essential oils. They will be making diffusers playdough cooling spray and much more! Each meeting has a different theme: July 24: Fun in the Sun * Aug 6: Road Trip Ready * August 14: Back to School HOW TO REGISTER Create an account at mi.4honline.com if you haven’t already. Be sure to select Missaukee County as either your primary or secondary county. Select SPIN Club: Essential Oil Make N Take as your club online. Pay $20 annual 4-H participation fee if not already a member. No youth will be turned away due to inability to pay. Fees can be paid by cash check or credit card in either the Missaukee County or Wexford County MSU Extension office. Fees can also be paid by cash or check at the first club meeting. CONTACT: Molly Mackey – 231-839-4667 or mackeymo@msu.edu

Pizza & Pages: Book Club
Jul 24
St Ignace Public Library
St. Ignace Public Library, 110 W Spruce St, St. Igance, MI, 49781, United States

Wednesday, July 24 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

St Ignace Public Library

Pizza & Pages Tween/Teen Book Club   Come and join the St. Ignace Public Library and the 4H on July 24 at 5:00 PM for a tween/teen book club: Pizza & Pages. Enjoy some delicious pizza as we discuss and explore new books each month. We will be discussing the book “Wings of Fire” by Tui Sutherland. Need a copy? Ask a Librarian today! Pizza & Pages is a Tween/Teen book club in which the participants control this club-from the books that are read to the direction of the book discussion.

Wine & Cheese with Stephen Mack Jones
Jul 24
Petoskey
McLean &amp Eakin Booksellers - 307 E. Lake St.,Petoskey,MI,49770

Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00 pm

Petoskey

We are thrilled to have Stephen Mack Jones back to McLean & Eakin for his latest book Lives Laid Away on Wednesday July 24th at 6pm. This is a free wine and cheese event reservations are requested. To RSVP please call us at 231.347.1180 email us at events@mcleanandeakin.com or through Facebook or Eventbrite.Detroit ex-cop August Snow takes up vigilante justice when his beloved neighborhood of Mexicantown is caught in the crosshairs of a human trafficking scheme.When the body of an unidentified young Hispanic woman dressed as Queen Marie Antoinette is dredged from the Detroit River the Detroit Police Department wants the case closed fast. Wayne County Coroner Bobby Falconi gives the woman’s photo to his old pal ex-police detective August Snow insisting August show it around his native Mexicantown to see if anyone recognizes her. August’s good friend Elena a prominent advocate for undocumented immigrants recognizes the woman immediately as a local teenager Isadora del Torres.Izzy’s story is one the authorities don’t want getting around—and she’s not the only young woman to have disappeared during an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid only to turn up dead a few weeks later. Preyed upon by the law itself the people of Mexicantown have no one to turn to. August Snow the son of an African-American cop and a Mexican-American painter will not sit by and watch his neighbors suffer in silence. In a guns-blazing wild ride across Detroit from its neo-Nazi biker hole-ups to its hip-hop recording studios its swanky social clubs to its seedy nightclubs August puts his own life on the line to protect the community he loves.Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet an award-winning playwright and a recipient of the prestigious Hammett Prize the Nero Award and the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He was born in Lansing Michigan and currently lives in the suburbs of Detroit. He worked in advertising and marketing communications for a number of years before turning to fiction. August Snow was his first novel.

Walk Midland
Jul 24
City of Midland Parks and Recreation
Chippewa Nature Center 400 S Badour Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Wednesday, July 24 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

City of Midland Parks and Recreation

Midland Parks and Recreation in conjunction with MidMichigan Health Chippewa Nature Center and Dow Health Services will host six walking locations throughout the week through this community program which emphasizes the importance of wellness. At each 2-mile walk drawings will be held for prizes. Participants will also be registered for the grand prize trip for two to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Michigan over Labor Day weekend to walk the Mackinac Bridge. The trip includes the stay at the Grand Hotel their world-renowned meals and activities. This drawing will be held on Thurs Aug 8 (winner need not be present to win). https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/692/Walk-Midland-Program WEEKLY WALKING SCHEDULE Wednesdays at Chippewa Nature Center – 6 pm June5 12 19 & 26 July3 10 17 24 & 31 Aug7 *Walk Midland occurs rain or shine at Chippewa Nature Center. If there is inclement weather we will walk the inside perimeter of the Visitor Center.

Stand Up Paddleboard DEMO
Jul 24
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Wednesday, July 24 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Join us for a SUP demo and brief instruction with Brendan Jacques of Portage Paddle Sports and stick around to try a board out for yourself, if you like! Will be held on the library dock, weather permitting. Please check the PLDL website if weather looks suspect.

Native aquatic communities of Green Lake and Duck Lake
Jul 24
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Wednesday, July 24 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Are you familiar with the native aquatic flora and fauna surrounding Green and Duck Lakes? Are you able to identify which species are invasive? Are you curious about how we can help support and preserve the local aquatic communities of our area? Join our aquatic biologist as we take a hike and explore the aquatic native communities of Green and Duck Lakes. Learn more at: http://www.interlochen.org/story/interlochen-center-arts-offer-free-public-gardening-ecology-seminars

Pickle Ball Drop In
Jul 24
St. Ignace Recreation Department
Little Bear East Arena

Wednesday, July 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Ignace Recreation Department

6-8pm

Workshop Week
Jul 24
Old Town Playhouse
Old Town Playhouse 148 E 8th St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Wednesday, July 24 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Old Town Playhouse

Have you ever wanted to expand your theatrical skills? Learn to light a show prepare for an audition create fantastical props and maybe even get those 2 left feet right! OTP’s Volunteer Committee presents a brand new Workshop series to our members and volunteers to expand their knowledge of different areas of the theatre. It all starts with our week of workshops followed by a new workshop each month focusing on different skills. 7/21: Improv with Brian Raetz 7/22: Prop Design with Bernadette Groppuso & Elizabeth Stewart 7/23: Stage Hair & Makeup with Kathy Verstraete Hayley Bowker & Journey Krajnik 7/24: Intro to Tap with Melissa May & Minda Nyquist 7/25: Auditioning with Phil Murphy Brett Nichols & Kristina Nichols All workshops start at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of OTP. Workshops are FREE to paid members of OTP and are available to all for a small donation of $5. It takes hundreds of volunteers to put on a single production and OTP manages to do this for 8-9 productions a season! We are always looking for new faces to fill these positions on and off stage in a wide variety of areas. Come to a workshop and experience something new! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/otpworkshop

Music By The Bay
Jul 24
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Wednesday, July 24 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: American Legion Park FeaturingCharlie ReagerAcoustic Variety & CD Originals  2019 Music By The Bay Performer List

Canceled-Regular Meeting-ZBA
Jul 24
City of Mt Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant City Hall, Commission Chambers

Wednesday, July 24 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

City of Mt Pleasant

Benzie Community Band Summer Schedule
Jul 24
Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra
Various locations

Wednesday, July 24 from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra

Join the Benzie Community Band for their outdoor concerts for the summer season. We will be playing at Beulah Park on July 10th at 7:00 pm, Lake Ann Park on July 17th at 7:00 pm, Frankfort Mineral Springs Park on July 19th at 7:00 pm, Benzonia Historical Museum on July 24th at 7:00 pm, and our final concert at Empire Beach on July 31st at 7:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the sounds of Sousa, Ticheli, Bizet, La Plante, Strauss, Ungar, and Irving Berlin. You need to experience A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, and our own talented musicians and jazz enthusiasts on Dixieland Jam! This is all under the direction of Karen Hall. A free will offering will be taken during the concert to pay for new music for the band.

High School Singer-Songwriter
Jul 24
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Wednesday, July 24 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen Arts Camp's singer-songwriter students present an evening of original songs in the beautiful Upton-Morley Pavilion.

Gift Shop Summer Sale
Jul 25
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Thursday, July 25 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Stop by the Center Gift Shop and take advantage of significant discounts on a variety of seasonal inventory. Shoppers will find great deals on gift items, home decor, clothing, books, jewelry, children's toys and more!

Adult and Kid YOGA at the Library
Jul 25
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Thursday, July 25 from 9:00 am to 10:45 am

Portage Lake District Library

Join Fresh Coast Yoga and local yoga instructor Angela Campioni weekly on Thursdays at 9AM for adults and 10:15AM for kids through Jul 25 2019 for free yoga classes! Registration is not required but space is limited. Please bring your own yoga mat a limited number will be available for public use. Weather permitting classes will be held outside on the library dock otherwise in the library community room.

Downtown Sidewalk Sales
Jul 25
City of Mt Pleasant
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Thursday, July 25 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

City of Mt Pleasant

Untethered Soul book club in Ludington
Jul 25
Mason County District Library
Mason County District Library - Ludington and Scottville

Thursday, July 25 from10:00 am to 11:00 am

Mason County District Library

The public is invited to join a new book club which will study "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. The group will meet in the Zonta Room at the Ludington Library Thursdays from 10-11:00 am. Copies of the book are available free at the Ludington Library. One reader's description of the book states that "Deep spirituality is within your reach in this book. In it you will find the mirror to see your unconditional holy Self. If you look for practical spirituality not encumbered by credo and ritual read this book." Another called it "a brilliant treatment of the path of spiritual consciousness." While spiritual this book is not based on any religion therefore people of all faiths will benefit and are welcome to join. Mason County District Library events are free and open to the public.

YOGA at the Library
Jul 25
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Thursday, July 25 from10:15 am to 10:45 am

Portage Lake District Library

Join Fresh Coast Yoga and local yoga instructor Angela Campioni for free yoga sessions for kids this summer! Registration is not required but space is limited. Please bring your own yoga mat a limited number will be available for public use.

Storytime
Jul 25
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Children's Program Room

Thursday, July 25 from10:30 am to 11:00 am

Petoskey Library

Engaging books, songs, and activities to help build early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers!Storytimes encourage language and pre-reading skill development that help your child grow into a successful reader. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=6825&lib=0

Summer PoWeR Day
Jul 25
Mason County District Library
Ludington, MI 49431

Thursday, July 25 from10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Mason County District Library

July 25 at Waterfront Park, 10:30 am - 12 noon Join us for literacy games, drawing, writing, storytelling, and reading! Each child who attends will receive a FREE book bag and as many books as she or he cares to take home! This is NOT a drop-off event.

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Jul 25
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Thursday, July 25 from11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre This new, award-winning family musical based on the classic children's song "Little Bunny Foo Foo hoppin' through the forest..." will delight audiences age 3 to 103. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, ice cream and more- perfect for an afternoon in the park. July 18 - August 2. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Crafty Thursdays: 3D Rocket
Jul 25
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Thursday, July 25 from11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

Crafty Thursday All Ages Maker Space Stop by the Maker Space to create a Space themed craft. Supplies and directions will be available. Younger children can be assisted by a parent, or caregiver.

Universe of Dinosaurs with Paleo Joe - Pellston Sumer Reading
Jul 25
Mackinaw Area Public Library
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Thursday, July 25 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackinaw Area Public Library

Today's program will be by Paleo Joe. He will be talking about Dinosaurs, Bones and explaining Paleontology to the kids.

Stories of Dinosaurs - Mackinaw Summer Reading
Jul 25
Mackinaw Area Public Library
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Thursday, July 25 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mackinaw Area Public Library

This weeks program is a special Day! Paleo Joe will presenting a program about dinosaurs, bones and explaining paleontology to the kids.

Museum Membership Drive Kick-Off
Jul 25
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland, MI 48640

Thursday, July 25 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Join us for the kick-off to our Museum membership drive! Admission from 4 – 8 PM is FREE for everyone and will include: • Membership specials • Museum tours • Science on Stage presentations • Education activities • Free popcorn, balloons, and water bottles

Braille Storywalk
Jul 25
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Thursday, July 25 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Portage Lake District Library

The Portage Lake District Library and the Copper Country Great Start Collaborative invite children and their families to drop in anytime for a Braille Story Walk on Thursday, July 25, between 4-6:00 p.m. The Story Walk will begin on Huron St. in front of the Portage Lake District Library. From there participants will enjoy the story displayed page by page on stakes along the lake path. Kids will continue reading the story as they walk along the canal. The story panels will be in both text and Braille.

Wine Tasting at The Pavillion
Jul 25
St. Ignace
The Pavillion, 180 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI, 49781, United States

Thursday, July 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

St. Ignace

TWC's 25th Anniversary Pizza Party!
Jul 25
Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay
Traverse City, MI 49684

Thursday, July 25 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay

On Thursday, July 25, join us at The Filling Station from 5pm until close to celebrate 25 years of clean water! This is our second event as a Pour for More participating charity in 2019. Enjoy some fresh 'za, microbrews, and good company. You can order their special Pour for More tap, or ask the bartender to add $1 for Pour for More on any of their drinks. Plus, 25% of sales from select menu items will go to The Watershed Center.

Teen Game Night
Jul 25
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Makerspace

Thursday, July 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Come down to the Petoskey District Library and get your game on!  We offer a large assortment of games to choose from!  Snacks will be provided! https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7066&lib=0

Floor Hockey Drop In
Jul 25
St. Ignace Recreation Department
Little Bear East Arena

Thursday, July 25 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Ignace Recreation Department

5-8pm

Talking Ear Jazz Concert in Ludington
Jul 25
Mason County District Library
Ludington, MI 49431

Thursday, July 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Mason County District Library

The public is invited to the Ludington Library Thursday June 25 at 6:00 pm to celebrate jazz music with Talking Ear a progressive jazz ensemble. Talking Ear is an up and coming progressive jazz/new music quintet based in southern Michigan committed to providing a unique experience for listeners through composition collaboration and improvisation. Learn more at TalkingEar.net. This program is free and open to the public.

Harry Potter and the Locked Chamber - Lud
Jul 25
Mason County District Library
Ludington, MI 49431

Thursday, July 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Mason County District Library

Teens and Adults are invited to take a trip to the Wizarding World Thursday, July 25 at 6 pm at the Ludington Library. Guests will be sorted into houses, and test their knowledge of the Harry Potter universe by attempting to escape a locked chamber. Other activities will include table-top quidditch and trivia, and of course, Butter Beer! Come dressed as your favorite witch or wizard, as prizes will be awarded for best costume! All MCDL Programs are free.

Music on Main
Jul 25
Petoskey
Village at Bay Harbor - ,Bay Harbor,MI

Thursday, July 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Petoskey

This inviting summer series will feature live music playing on or near Main Street in the heart of the Village at Bay Harbor. Different area musicians are showcased each week from 6 pm - 8 pm.Join us in the Village every Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm! Take some time to browse the shops and enjoy a good meal, too. Live music will start the weekend - all summer long in the Village at Bay Harbor.

Workshop Week
Jul 25
Old Town Playhouse
Old Town Playhouse 148 E 8th St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Thursday, July 25 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Old Town Playhouse

Have you ever wanted to expand your theatrical skills? Learn to light a show prepare for an audition create fantastical props and maybe even get those 2 left feet right! OTP’s Volunteer Committee presents a brand new Workshop series to our members and volunteers to expand their knowledge of different areas of the theatre. It all starts with our week of workshops followed by a new workshop each month focusing on different skills. 7/21: Improv with Brian Raetz 7/22: Prop Design with Bernadette Groppuso & Elizabeth Stewart 7/23: Stage Hair & Makeup with Kathy Verstraete Hayley Bowker & Journey Krajnik 7/24: Intro to Tap with Melissa May & Minda Nyquist 7/25: Auditioning with Phil Murphy Brett Nichols & Kristina Nichols All workshops start at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of OTP. Workshops are FREE to paid members of OTP and are available to all for a small donation of $5. It takes hundreds of volunteers to put on a single production and OTP manages to do this for 8-9 productions a season! We are always looking for new faces to fill these positions on and off stage in a wide variety of areas. Come to a workshop and experience something new! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/otpworkshop

Tunes by the Tridge Summer Concert Series
Jul 25
City of Midland Parks and Recreation
Midland Parks and Recreation 4811 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Thursday, July 25 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

City of Midland Parks and Recreation

Tunes by the Tridge is a family-friendly event located at the Farmer's Market area at the foot of Midland's Famous Tridge. For 9 nights in June July and August families will want to bring quilts and lawn chairs on Thursday evenings and enjoy listening to bands perform. These performances are free to all and are presented through the cooperation of the City of Midland Parks and Recreation local businesses and radio stations. Bands play from 7-9 p.m. Food vendors will be on site. June 13 - Dueling Pianos Comedy June 20 - Marsupial Cream Pie Electro-coustic Reggae Pop June 27 - Bobby Randall and Friends Country July 11 - Mountain Town Singers A Capella July 18 - Coleman Road Blues Rock July 25 - The Resonators Percussion August 1 - Josh Ramses Band Oldies/Classic Rock August 8 - Stephen Court Band Rock Hits August 15 - Butch Heath & Yesterday's Country Country

Bayside Live! Free Waterfront Entertainment
Jul 25
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Thursday, July 25 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

Reggae, gospel, country and more - you name it and you might hear it free of charge at Bayside Live! Bayside Live will take place every Thursday evening from July 4th through August 29th. Watch for our list of performersLocation: City Marina PavilionPhone: 800-338-6660Contact: St. Ignace Events Committee

Music By The Bay
Jul 25
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Thursday, July 25 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: American Legion Park FeaturingBoogie 2 ShoozBlues, Jazz & Spirited Latin2019 Music By The Bay Performer List

Great Lakes Cinema Series: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Jul 25
Petoskey
Great Lakes Center for the Arts - 800 Bay Harbor Drive,Pestokey,MI,49770

Thursday, July 25 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Petoskey

The intergalactic adventure winner from the Star Wars cinema poll is Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! When Luke Skywalker receives a vision from Obi-wan Kenobi and flees the ice world of Hoth after an Imperial attack, he must travel to the marsh planet of Dagobah and learn the ways of the Force by the legendary Jedi Master Yoda. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Princess Leia make their way to planet Bespin, where they are greeted by Han's old friend, a shifty gambler named Lando Calrissian. Only with the Jedi master's help and the reliance on each other will Luke and his friends survive, evade the dark side of the Force, and escape the Empire’s clutches.Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, and David Prowse, The Empire Strikes Back defies viewer expectations and takes the series to heightened emotional levels. The fifth chapter of the Star Wars Franchise offers an exciting, and sinister, new interstellar adventure.

Cirque Italia - Gold Unit - Cadillac, MI 2019
Jul 25
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

DID YOU GET YOUR TICKETS YET Cadillac Michigan⁉️ TICKETS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND **ONE WEEK ONLY** DON'T MISS out!! TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW..❗ TICKETS SELLING FAST ❗ GET YOUR TIX NOW while you can ️ Reserve your seats NOW and get the BEST SEATS before they all sell out! Shows July 25th - 28th @ Wexford Civic Center!!!! SKIP THE LINE> > CALL NOW > > 941-704-8572☎️☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Cirque Italia - Gold Unit - Cadillac, MI 2019
Jul 25
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

DID YOU GET YOUR TICKETS YET Cadillac Michigan⁉️ TICKETS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND **ONE WEEK ONLY** DON'T MISS out!! TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW..❗ TICKETS SELLING FAST ❗ GET YOUR TIX NOW while you can ️ Reserve your seats NOW and get the BEST SEATS before they all sell out! Shows July 25th - 28th @ Wexford Civic Center!!!! SKIP THE LINE> > CALL NOW > > 941-704-8572☎️☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Cirque Italia-Gold Unit
Jul 25
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

GET READY @ Cadillac Michigan Cirque Italia is coming with the BRAND NEW 2019 SHOW!! NEW SHOW- NEW PERFORMERS- NEW ACTS all above our 35K gallon water stage STATE-OF-THE-ART Water Fountains and a mesmerizing water curtain!!! Combining laser man acts contortionists that will bend like a pretzel AN AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH and SO MUCH MORE!! Don't miss your chance to see the AMAZING ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS ! CALL NOW -☎️ 941 704 8572☎️ SKIP THE LINE > > CALL NOW> > 941-704-8572☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & amp Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Cirque Italia-Gold Unit
Jul 25
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

GET READY @ Cadillac Michigan Cirque Italia is coming with the BRAND NEW 2019 SHOW!! NEW SHOW- NEW PERFORMERS- NEW ACTS all above our 35K gallon water stage STATE-OF-THE-ART Water Fountains and a mesmerizing water curtain!!! Combining laser man acts contortionists that will bend like a pretzel AN AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH and SO MUCH MORE!! Don't miss your chance to see the AMAZING ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS ! CALL NOW -☎️ 941 704 8572☎️ SKIP THE LINE > > CALL NOW> > 941-704-8572☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & amp Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Stupid F'ing Bird presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Jul 25
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

STUPID F'ING BIRD: sort of adapted from Chekhov's "The Seagull" In this funny, uber contemporary remix of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" author Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, tradition and revolution.This show will inspire foot-stomping hilarity and raucous delight for audiences 13+. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine and more- perfect for an evening in the park. July 25 - August 4. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

A Muse of Fire
Jul 25
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Interim Theatre presents an evening of iconic scenes and fights drawn from the greatest plays ever written. Featuring scenes and monologues from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV pt 1, Romeo and Juliet and others, these talented young actors will thrill you with the sharpness of both sword and tongue. Ticket Prices: $12 Adult / $8 Student Performed by 13 - 21 year olds.

An Evening with Aja Gablel
Jul 25
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Author Aja Gabel presents a reading of her debut novel, “The Ensemble.” Inspired Gabel’s own study of classical music, “The Ensemble” follows the Van Ness String Quartet from youthful beginnings to adult success. Along the way, the diverse musicians experience victories and tragedies, triumphing over adversity and personal differences through their shared love of music. Hear “The Ensemble” read by its author and receive a free copy of the book with your ticket purchase.

Weird Al Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour
Jul 25
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts

"Weird Al" Yankovic has been America’s foremost song parodist for more than 40 years. His humorous spoofs of popular songs have won him five Grammy Awards, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and a multi-generational cult following. Whether you first heard “Like A Surgeon” on the airwaves, downloaded “White and Nerdy” as a number-one hit on iTunes, or discovered “Word Crimes” breaking the internet, Weird Al’s virtuosic accordion playing, longtime backing band, and full symphony orchestra will leave you laughing—and singing—along.

Weird Al Yankovic - The Strings Attached Tour
Jul 25
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Thursday, July 25 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts

"Weird Al" Yankovic and his band perform his hits with a full symphony orchestra!

Harry Potter Birthday Party
Jul 26
Mason County District Library
Ludington, MI 49431

Friday, July 26 from 1:00 am to 2:00 pm

Mason County District Library

Children of all ages are invited to attend a Harry Potter Birthday Party at the Mason County District Libraries in Ludington and Scottville on Friday, July 26th, 1:00 pm. Come celebrate the birthday of everyone’s favorite wizard. There will be snacks including cake, games and lots more fun. Everyone is welcome to dress up for this event. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ALL Mason County District Library programs are free of charge.

Gift Shop Summer Sale
Jul 26
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Friday, July 26 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Stop by the Center Gift Shop and take advantage of significant discounts on a variety of seasonal inventory. Shoppers will find great deals on gift items, home decor, clothing, books, jewelry, children's toys and more!

Downtown Sidewalk Sales
Jul 26
City of Mt Pleasant
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Friday, July 26 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

City of Mt Pleasant

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Jul 26
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Friday, July 26 from11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre This new, award-winning family musical based on the classic children's song "Little Bunny Foo Foo hoppin' through the forest..." will delight audiences age 3 to 103. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, ice cream and more- perfect for an afternoon in the park. July 18 - August 2. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Music on the Menu
Jul 26
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Friday, July 26 from12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy live music from local and regional performers every Friday all summer long.

Free Summer Movie for Kids
Jul 26
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Friday, July 26 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

In this 2018 animated movie Dr. Seuss's Grinch plots against Whoville. Visit https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/707 for full information. Free. Auditorium. All Ages.

NPAA Future Angler Clinic
Jul 26
Sault Ste Marie
Aune Osborn Boat Campgroudn - 1225 Riverside Drive,Sault Saint Marie,MI,49783

Friday, July 26 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Sault Ste Marie

Do you enjoy fishing? Have you wanted to try it, but no one has show you how? If so, come to a clinic given by National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) members while they are in Sault Ste. Marie for the National Walleye Tour fishing tournament! You'll learn about fishing from pro anglers that really know their stuff.Prizes like a rod and reel or a great Future Pro T-shirt will be given to the first 100 kids who attend the clinic!Bring your parents, they can learn with you! The tournament weigh-in begins at 3 p.m. and the clinic will follow.The clinic will be free and take place following the weigh-ins at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Drummunity- Family Fun Program
Jul 26
St Ignace Public Library
St. Ignace Public Library, 110 W Spruce St, St. Igance, MI, 49781, United States

Friday, July 26 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

St Ignace Public Library

Join us Friday, July 26, at 4:00 PM for a family fun program- Drummunity! This program is supported by the Michigan Humanities and Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs Touring Grants. Drummunity is a unique, interactive program available for all ages. It’s not a “show” to sit back and watch. Everyone participates – from ages 1 to 150 – all playing together! Using hand drums, percussion, and simple drum circle games, Drummunity facilitator Lori Fithian will create a positive, non-competitive experience for people of all ages and abilities to share. Lori Fithian will bring her collection of instruments from all over the world (including some of her own originals made from recyclables) and facilitate a fun and energizing experience that leaves everyone smiling.   Drummunity’s facilitator: Lori Fithian has been facilitating drum circles and workshops since 1998. A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art, Lori worked as an artist for many years before re-discovering her love of music in the world of hand-drumming. She has attended various workshops with many drum teachers, including Babatunde Olatunji, Glen Velez, Mamady Keita, Layne Redmond and more.Her facilitation career was born when she dropped in on a community drum circle led by Arthur Hull, creator of Village Music CirclesTM and author of Drum Circle Spirit: Facilitating Human Potential Through Rhythm. Influenced by many drumming traditions – West African, Brazilian, Japanese, Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern − Lori’s Drummunity program has developed into an exciting, hands-on, family program with a message of community-building, peace, diversity, wellness, ecology, and rhythmic fun!

NERF Battle for Teens
Jul 26
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Friday, July 26 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Teens ages 13 through 18! Join us for another epic Nerf Battle! Bring your own Nerf Blaster and we'll supply the darts. Register by signing up at the main desk. You MUST have a parent or guardian also sign a waiver in person with us before we can add your name to the list. Pizza will be served at 4:30pm, then teams are chosen and the fun begins!

Fustini's Cooking Class: FLAVORS OF TUSCANY
Jul 26
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Friday, July 26 at 5:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Demonstration (Watch, learn, taste)Chef: Christie StruckMENU:Panzanella salad with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and olivesCreamy Tuscan Chicken with sundried tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and purple cabbage with Fustini’s Tuscan Herb oil.Dark Chocolate pot de crème with Fustini’s raspberry vinegar and raspberry coulisThis class is $55 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below, or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Sea To Sky | Opening Reception Friday, July 26
Jul 26
Higher Art Gallery
Traverse City, MI 49684

Friday, July 26 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Higher Art Gallery

Please join me at Higher Art Gallery in Traverse City, MI for my second solo exhibition, Sea To Sky, opening on Friday, July 26. The opening reception will be held from 5:00 pm -8:00 pm. The exhibit will feature 20 new oil paintings depicting water, sky and land based imagery recognizable from our region and further afield. The show will run from July 26 - September 1.

Opening Reception- Edward Duff, Sea to Sky
Jul 26
Higher Art Gallery
Traverse City, MI 49684

Friday, July 26 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Higher Art Gallery

Please join us for the Opening Reception of Sea to Sky which will feature 20 new oil paintings by Michigan artist, Edward Duff. Sea to Sky will be Edward's second solo show at Higher Art Gallery and we are excited for you to take a look at his newest body of work which will feature 20 pieces depicting water, sky and land based imagery which you will find recognizable from our beautiful region and beyond. ** Cover image is available and part of the exhibit: "Sleeping Bear Sunset" The opening reception is free and open to the public . Reception: July 26th 5-8 pm The show will be on view during gallery hours through September 1st

Music By The Bay
Jul 26
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Friday, July 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: American Legion Park FeaturingFebruary SkyTraditional, Modern and Original Folk & Celtic Music with Guitar, Cittern, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo & Percussion  2019 Music By The Bay Performer List

Freaky Friday - The Musical
Jul 26
Cadillac Footliters
Cadillac High School Auditorium

Friday, July 26 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cadillac Footliters

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series at Red Sky Stage
Jul 26
Petoskey
Red Sky Stage - 801 Front Street,Ste. C/D,MI

Friday, July 26 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Petoskey

Kristin Rebecca wins over audiences with her dynamic, multi-faceted approach to pop and Americana influenced contemporary folk music.While bringing colorful musical narratives to life with her angelic, emotional, trained voice, the Maryland based singer-songwriter alternates between her two primary instruments, the acoustic guitar, and the folk harp.Tickets:  $15 in advance at  Red Sky Stage, 231.487.0000 or online at My North Tickets. Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $20

Cirque Italia - Gold Unit - Cadillac, MI 2019
Jul 26
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Friday, July 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

DID YOU GET YOUR TICKETS YET Cadillac Michigan⁉️ TICKETS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND **ONE WEEK ONLY** DON'T MISS out!! TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW..❗ TICKETS SELLING FAST ❗ GET YOUR TIX NOW while you can ️ Reserve your seats NOW and get the BEST SEATS before they all sell out! Shows July 25th - 28th @ Wexford Civic Center!!!! SKIP THE LINE> > CALL NOW > > 941-704-8572☎️☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Cirque Italia - Gold Unit - Cadillac, MI 2019
Jul 26
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Friday, July 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

DID YOU GET YOUR TICKETS YET Cadillac Michigan⁉️ TICKETS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND **ONE WEEK ONLY** DON'T MISS out!! TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW..❗ TICKETS SELLING FAST ❗ GET YOUR TIX NOW while you can ️ Reserve your seats NOW and get the BEST SEATS before they all sell out! Shows July 25th - 28th @ Wexford Civic Center!!!! SKIP THE LINE> > CALL NOW > > 941-704-8572☎️☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Cirque Italia-Gold Unit
Jul 26
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Friday, July 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

GET READY @ Cadillac Michigan Cirque Italia is coming with the BRAND NEW 2019 SHOW!! NEW SHOW- NEW PERFORMERS- NEW ACTS all above our 35K gallon water stage STATE-OF-THE-ART Water Fountains and a mesmerizing water curtain!!! Combining laser man acts contortionists that will bend like a pretzel AN AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH and SO MUCH MORE!! Don't miss your chance to see the AMAZING ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS ! CALL NOW -☎️ 941 704 8572☎️ SKIP THE LINE > > CALL NOW> > 941-704-8572☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & amp Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Cirque Italia-Gold Unit
Jul 26
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Friday, July 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

GET READY @ Cadillac Michigan Cirque Italia is coming with the BRAND NEW 2019 SHOW!! NEW SHOW- NEW PERFORMERS- NEW ACTS all above our 35K gallon water stage STATE-OF-THE-ART Water Fountains and a mesmerizing water curtain!!! Combining laser man acts contortionists that will bend like a pretzel AN AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH and SO MUCH MORE!! Don't miss your chance to see the AMAZING ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS ! CALL NOW -☎️ 941 704 8572☎️ SKIP THE LINE > > CALL NOW> > 941-704-8572☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & amp Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

STUPID F'ING BIRD presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Jul 26
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Friday, July 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

STUPID F'ING BIRD: sort of adapted from Chekhov's "The Seagull" In this funny, uber contemporary remix of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" author Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, tradition and revolution.This show will inspire foot-stomping hilarity and raucous delight for audiences 13+. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine and more- perfect for an evening in the park. July 25 - August 4. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

A Muse of Fire
Jul 26
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Friday, July 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Interim Theatre presents an evening of iconic scenes and fights drawn from the greatest plays ever written. Featuring scenes and monologues from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV pt 1, Romeo and Juliet and others, these talented young actors will thrill you with the sharpness of both sword and tongue. Ticket Prices: $12 Adult / $8 Student Performed by 13 - 20 year olds.

Northern Michigan BioBlitz 2019
Jul 27
Gaylord
Gaylord Community Schools Learning Center / Aspen Park - ,Gaylord,MI

Saturday, July 27 All Day

Gaylord

It’s time to celebrate biodiversity and get hands-on with nature—the fifth annual Northern Michigan BioBlitz takes place on July 27 2019 at the Gaylord Community Schools Learning Center / Aspen Park. This family-friendly outdoor event is free to the public and helps attendees explore nature with activities for kids guided hikes opportunities to identify and document plants and animals and more.Part festival part educational and scientific BioBlitz brings together volunteer professionals families students teachers and community members of all ages to find and identify as many species of plants animals microbes fungi and other organisms as possible. Representatives from sponsor organizations will be stationed at various locations at the Gaylord Community Schools Learning Center / Aspen Park to help participants engage in unique nature activities.This year’s BioBlitz offers family friendly activities art and nature exploration such as hands-on stations guided hikes face painting archery Passport to Nature with BioBlitz Citizen Scientist pins BioDiversity University where visitors can sign up to earn a biodiversity certificate and so much more.“BioBlitz is a great summer event to get families outside ” Colby Chilcote Marketing Director at Huron Pines said. “The exploration stations and guided hikes are easy ways to get hands-on with nature. We hope people will leave with a better understanding of how special the biodiversity of Northern Michigan is and be inspired to keep exploring.”BioBlitz partner organizations include the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy Gaylord Michigan Area Convention and Tourism Bureau Huron Pines Kirtland Community College Michigan Geographic Alliance Michigan State University Extension Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Michigan Sea Grant and University Center Gaylord. This event is made possible in part with funding from FOP Cop Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau Kiwanis Club of Gaylord Lampert Family Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation Munson Healthcare OMH Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society Rotary Club of Gaylord Skerratt Family Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation and Youth Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation.Learn more about Northern Michigan BioBlitz 2019 and register at ucgaylord.org/bioblitz.

Check out a Michigan Activity Pass!
Jul 27
Petoskey Library
Off-site

Saturday, July 27 All Day

Petoskey Library

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.  Follow the link below to get your pass:http://www.plymouthrockets.com/michiganactivitypass/ https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7084&lib=1002

Approved-Farmer's Market
Jul 27
Traverse City Events
Traverse City, MI 49684

Saturday, July 27 All Day

Traverse City Events

Slow Flow Sunrise Yoga
Jul 27
St. Ignace Recreation Department
American Legion Park Pavilion

Saturday, July 27 from 6:30 am to 7:30 am

St. Ignace Recreation Department

Join us early and enjoy the beautiful sight of the sunrise across the straits! 6:30-7:30am. Rain or shine! Cost is $10 per class.

Vasa Skills Building Trail Work Bees
Jul 27
Tart Trails
Vasa Trail Bartlett Rd, Williamsburg, Michigan 49690

Saturday, July 27 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Tart Trails

Join us Saturday July 13 to get things rolling at the Acme Bike Park! We're breaking ground and breaking a sweat to get this ambitious project started. We'll take general clearing chopping lopping and more from 8am to 11am. Bring trail work clothing a bottle of water or two and any trail tools you're partial to but we'll have plenty to borrow as well! Can't make it this weekend? We're planning on recurring events to make sure this is ready by fall! Full details here: https://traversetrails.org/event/vasa-skillz-building-trail-work-bees/2019-07-13/

Gift Shop Summer Sale
Jul 27
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Stop by the Center Gift Shop and take advantage of significant discounts on a variety of seasonal inventory. Shoppers will find great deals on gift items, home decor, clothing, books, jewelry, children's toys and more!

TOOLS, JEWELS & MORE: THE ULTIMATE YARD SALE!!
Jul 27
Omena Village Preservation Association (Ovpa)
All Along Omena Point Road, Omena MI, on the Leelanau Peninsula

Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Omena Village Preservation Association (Ovpa)

COME JOIN THE FUN AT, ARGUABLY, THE LARGEST COMMUNITY-WIDE YARD/TAG SALE IN THE AREA! It will feature 1000’s of amazing items from over 35 families in Omena. This sale will be so enormous that it couldn’t possibly be contained in just one yard! Instead, it will be held at many different houses along Omena Point Road. Participating homes will be marked with bright PINK ribbons! Shoppers will have the opportunity to hunt through countless wonderful items (antiques, books, clothing, craft items, furniture, paintings, pots, skillets, sporting goods, and more! There is even a SAILFISH SAILBOAT for sale! There will be treasures of every kind! Come find just what YOU have been searching for! Pick up a map of the participating houses at the special TOOLS & JEWELS tables set up along the beach. These tables will feature TOOLS (kitchen, garden, power, etc.) & JEWELS (fashion, costume and fine). All of these items have been donated by participants so that ALL proceeds from the sales at these tables will benefit the OMENA VILLAGE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION (OVPA) directly. Participating families have agreed to donate at least 50% or more of the proceeds from their own yard sales to OVPA. There will be something there for everybody! Imagine a day of fun and laughter as yard-sale connoisseurs scramble to find that certain something that they absolutely can't live without!! Proceeds from this event will benefit the Omena Village Preservation Association (OVPA) and its mission to preserve, protect, maintain, repair and improve these old buildings and properties in Omena (many built in the mid to late 1800s), and ensure that Omena will retain its charm and historical relevance for generations to come. It takes a great deal of money to lovingly care for these older buildings so please come, join us, "shop 'til you drop" and help support OVPA's vital efforts. This event has been generously underwritten by Leelanau Cellars (headquartered in Omena). Questions or need more information? Email askovpa@gmail.com, visit us at www.omenavillagepreservation.org and like us on Facebook.

Northern Michigan BioBlitz
Jul 27
Gaylord
Gaylord Community Schools Learning Center - Aspen Park - Commerce Blvd,Gaylord,MI,49735

Saturday, July 27 from10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gaylord

Celebrate biodiversity and get hands-on with nature. This family-friendly outdoor event is free to the public. Explore nature with activities for kids guided hikes opportunities to identify and document plants and animals and more. We need a few more hands.Learn more about the July 27 event in Gaylord and register at: ucgaylord.org/bioblitzThis event is made possible in part with funding from FOP Cop Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau Kiwanis Club of Gaylord Lampert Family Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation Munson Healthcare OMH Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society Rotary Club of Gaylord Skerratt Family Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation and Youth Fund of the Otsego Community. 

Northern Michigan BioBlitz 2019
Jul 27
Northern Michigan BioBlitz 2019
Gaylord Community Schools Learning Center / Aspen Park

Saturday, July 27 from10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Northern Michigan BioBlitz 2019

Get hands-on with nature at the fifth annual Northern Michigan BioBlitz. This family-friendly outdoor event is free to the public, and helps attendees explore nature with activities for kids, guided hikes, opportunities to identify and document plants and animals, and more.

Northern Michigan BioBlitz 2019
Jul 27
Gaylord
Gaylord Community Schools Learning Center / Aspen Park - ,Gaylord,MI

Saturday, July 27 from10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gaylord

It’s time to celebrate biodiversity and get hands-on with nature—the fifth annual Northern Michigan BioBlitz takes place on July 27 2019 at the Gaylord Community Schools Learning Center / Aspen Park. This family-friendly outdoor event is free to the public and helps attendees explore nature with activities for kids guided hikes opportunities to identify and document plants and animals and more.Part festival part educational and scientific BioBlitz brings together volunteer professionals families students teachers and community members of all ages to find and identify as many species of plants animals microbes fungi and other organisms as possible. Representatives from sponsor organizations will be stationed at various locations at the Gaylord Community Schools Learning Center / Aspen Park to help participants engage in unique nature activities.This year’s BioBlitz offers family friendly activities art and nature exploration such as hands-on stations guided hikes face painting archery Passport to Nature with BioBlitz Citizen Scientist pins BioDiversity University where visitors can sign up to earn a biodiversity certificate and so much more.“BioBlitz is a great summer event to get families outside ” Colby Chilcote Marketing Director at Huron Pines said. “The exploration stations and guided hikes are easy ways to get hands-on with nature. We hope people will leave with a better understanding of how special the biodiversity of Northern Michigan is and be inspired to keep exploring.”BioBlitz partner organizations include the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy Gaylord Michigan Area Convention and Tourism Bureau Huron Pines Kirtland Community College Michigan Geographic Alliance Michigan State University Extension Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Michigan Sea Grant and University Center Gaylord. This event is made possible in part with funding from FOP Cop Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau Kiwanis Club of Gaylord Lampert Family Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation Munson Healthcare OMH Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society Rotary Club of Gaylord Skerratt Family Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation and Youth Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation.Learn more about Northern Michigan BioBlitz 2019 and register at ucgaylord.org/bioblitz.

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Jul 27
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 27 from11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre This new, award-winning family musical based on the classic children's song "Little Bunny Foo Foo hoppin' through the forest..." will delight audiences age 3 to 103. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, ice cream and more- perfect for an afternoon in the park. July 18 - August 2. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Nature Hikes at Lumbermans Monument
Jul 27
Huron-Manistee National Forests
5401 Monument Rd, Oscoda, MI 48750, United States

Saturday, July 27 from11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Huron-Manistee National Forests

Hike the Discovery Trail with a Ranger and learn about forest management, local wildlife, and local plant life. The hike begins at 11:00 a.m. and will finish at the beautiful sand dune overlook near Lumbermans Monument.

Advance Directive Workshop
Jul 27
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Saturday, July 27 from11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Julie Beck and Copper Country Advanced Care Planning Collaborative will host a workshop to ensure you are the person in charge of your healthcare. Establish a plan for you or a loved one. Learn more about the planning process. Secure peace of mind for the future.

Fustini's Cooking Class: FRESH PASTA
Jul 27
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Saturday, July 27 at12:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Demonstration (Watch, Learn, Taste)Chef: David OgrenMENU:Stuffed RavioliLinguiniSelect Pasta Sauces with what is in seasonThis class is $55 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below, or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Heritage Park Weekends
Jul 27
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Saturday, July 27 from12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Journey back in time as you explore Heritage Park! Discover The Herbert H. Dow Museum the Bradley Home and the Carriage House as you join us for special activities with a different theme each weekend! June 8 & 9 – Backyard Critters June 15 & 16 – Planting Flowers and Vegetables June 22 & 23 – Sundials and Stepping Stones June 29 & 30 – Farm Petting Zoo July 6 & 7– Ice Cream Making July 13 & 14 – Candle Making July 20 & 21 – Kite Making and Flying July 27 & 28 – Civil War Camp Life August 3 & 4 – Ice Cream Making August 10 & 11 – Butter Churning and Bread Making August 17 & 18 – Jam Making and Samples August 24 & 25 – Catapults and Archery $3 for non-members Free for members

Cirque Italia - Gold Unit - Cadillac, MI 2019
Jul 27
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Saturday, July 27 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

DID YOU GET YOUR TICKETS YET Cadillac Michigan⁉️ TICKETS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND **ONE WEEK ONLY** DON'T MISS out!! TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW..❗ TICKETS SELLING FAST ❗ GET YOUR TIX NOW while you can ️ Reserve your seats NOW and get the BEST SEATS before they all sell out! Shows July 25th - 28th @ Wexford Civic Center!!!! SKIP THE LINE> > CALL NOW > > 941-704-8572☎️☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Cirque Italia - Gold Unit - Cadillac, MI 2019
Jul 27
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Saturday, July 27 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

DID YOU GET YOUR TICKETS YET Cadillac Michigan⁉️ TICKETS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND **ONE WEEK ONLY** DON'T MISS out!! TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW..❗ TICKETS SELLING FAST ❗ GET YOUR TIX NOW while you can ️ Reserve your seats NOW and get the BEST SEATS before they all sell out! Shows July 25th - 28th @ Wexford Civic Center!!!! SKIP THE LINE> > CALL NOW > > 941-704-8572☎️☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Cirque Italia-Gold Unit
Jul 27
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Saturday, July 27 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

GET READY @ Cadillac Michigan Cirque Italia is coming with the BRAND NEW 2019 SHOW!! NEW SHOW- NEW PERFORMERS- NEW ACTS all above our 35K gallon water stage STATE-OF-THE-ART Water Fountains and a mesmerizing water curtain!!! Combining laser man acts contortionists that will bend like a pretzel AN AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH and SO MUCH MORE!! Don't miss your chance to see the AMAZING ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS ! CALL NOW -☎️ 941 704 8572☎️ SKIP THE LINE > > CALL NOW> > 941-704-8572☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & amp Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Cirque Italia-Gold Unit
Jul 27
Wexford Civic Center
Wexford Civic Center 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601

Saturday, July 27 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Wexford Civic Center

GET READY @ Cadillac Michigan Cirque Italia is coming with the BRAND NEW 2019 SHOW!! NEW SHOW- NEW PERFORMERS- NEW ACTS all above our 35K gallon water stage STATE-OF-THE-ART Water Fountains and a mesmerizing water curtain!!! Combining laser man acts contortionists that will bend like a pretzel AN AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH and SO MUCH MORE!! Don't miss your chance to see the AMAZING ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS ! CALL NOW -☎️ 941 704 8572☎️ SKIP THE LINE > > CALL NOW> > 941-704-8572☎️☎️ $$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE Get your tickets now at cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572!!! When: July 25-28 Where: 1320 N Mitchell St Cadillac MI 49601 At: Wexford Civic Center Near: In the parking lot —Under the stunning White & amp Blue Big Top Tent ·July 25 – Thursday: 7:30pm ·July 26 – Friday: 7:30pm ·July 27 – Saturday: 1:30pm 4:30pm & 7:30pm ·July 28 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

T-Shirt Tote Bags
Jul 27
Wexford County 4-H
401 N Lake St. Suite 400, Cadillac, MI 49601

Saturday, July 27 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Wexford County 4-H

Wexford County 4-H wants to help you turn an old t-shirt into a fun tote bag. Ages 5-19 are invited to participate. Just bring an old shirt with you, and we will help you with the rest! There is NO cost.

Wine Tasting at The Pavillion
Jul 27
St. Ignace
The Pavillion, 180 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI, 49781, United States

Saturday, July 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

St. Ignace

Rhythm & Dunes WSB Concert
Jul 27
Ludington
Waterfront Park - 300 S William Street Ludington MI 49431

Saturday, July 27 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Ludington

Free community concert featuring high school ensembles and a feature tribute/pop band Food Vendor Gallery http://www.ludington.mi.us/calendar.aspx?EID=602

UWE Pro Wrestling RED, WHITE and BRUISED
Jul 27
UWE Pro Wrestling
1320 N. Mitchell, Cadillac MI, MI 49601

Saturday, July 27 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

UWE Pro Wrestling

UWE Pro Wrestling continues to bring exciting Pro Wrestling action to Northern Michigan the last Saturday of EVERY MONTH!! This month Red, White and Bruised is taking it up a notch with a FANS LUMBERJACK STRAP MATCH! Straps are $10 and are very limited, contact the UWE Pro Wrestling FaceBook page to check availability. The best talent in Michigan will be there including The Indy Icon "Electric" Eric Freedom, BMI "Breathtaking" Mike Idol and "The Bruiser" Jamie Race, MONGO, Trog the Caveman, De La Sombra, Jay Nova and Kris P. Bacon! These events are a great place to bring the whole family! You can find tickets in Cadillac at Blue in the Face, Kahvi Coffee, Biener's Pizza and at The Wex or the UWE Pro Wrestling FB shop. tickets are $10 general in advance/$15 at the door, Kids and Seniors $7 in advance and at the door or a Family Four Pack (2 General and 2 kids/seniors) $25 in advance/$30 at the door!! Get out and see The Best Pro Wrestling in Michigan; UWE Pro Wrestling!!

Music By The Bay
Jul 27
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Saturday, July 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: American Legion Park FeaturingDanny, Danny & JimmyClassic Country, Irish & French Canadian Fiddle  2019 Music By The Bay Performer List

UWE Red, White and Bruised
Jul 27
UWE Pro Wrestling
1320 N. Mitchell, Cadillac MI, MI 49601

Saturday, July 27 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

UWE Pro Wrestling

UWE Red White and Bruised Live Pro Wrestling Event! Featuring a Fan Lumberjack Strap Main Event!!

7 Bridges 7 Brews by Right Brain Brewery
Jul 27
Sault Ste Marie
Sault Ste Marie - ,MI,49783

Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 pm

Sault Ste Marie

Come experience historic Sault Sainte Marie by running or walking a 5k or 10k spanning all 7 bridges that connect the downtown island Soo Locks area before enjoying some brews at Bird's Eye Outfitters at the official ISLAND THEMED post-race party including live entertainment and a costume contest.  Right Brain Brewery of Traverse City will be in town as our brew sponsor to add to your enjoyment with their tantalizing selection of 7 brews!  Proceeds benefit OUT House Consortium, a non-profit organization, to improve the trail systems in the Sault Sainte Marie area.  A donation button is available for anyone who is or is not partaking in the run or walk but still want to support the improvement of our recreation trails.Click here for more details and registration.

Freaky Friday - The Musical
Jul 27
Cadillac Footliters
Cadillac High School Auditorium

Saturday, July 27 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cadillac Footliters

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

HAIR presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Jul 27
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 27 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

HAIR: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical The iconic rock musical HAIR, brings back all the great music from the 60s. Recognizing HAIR as a theatrical breakthrough of its time, this production joyfully dissects an era when the thrill of rebellion became a powerful force against intolerance, subjugation and war. P45 Artistic Director Kit McKay directs, drawing a pointed comparison to our current socio-political atmosphere. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine and more- perfect for an evening in the park. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Rio and the Rockabilly Revival and Pope Paul and the Illegals
Jul 27
Gaylord
B.I.G. Pavilion - 4029 Old US 27 S,Gaylord,MI,49735

Saturday, July 27 from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Gaylord

The award winning touring act, Rio and the Rockabilly Revival rumble into Gaylord, Michigan bringing their bombastic live show to the B.I.G. Pavilion at Belle Iron Grille! With Los Angeles based support act, Pope Paul and the Illegals

A Muse of Fire
Jul 27
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Saturday, July 27 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Interim Theatre presents an evening of iconic scenes and fights drawn from the greatest plays ever written. Featuring scenes and monologues from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV pt 1, Romeo and Juliet and others, these talented young actors will thrill you with the sharpness of both sword and tongue. Ticket Prices: $12 Adult / $8 Student Performed by 13 - 20 year olds.

Spirits and Sparklers on the Straits Cruises!
Jul 27
St. Ignace
Straits of Mackinac, St. Ignace, MI, 49781, United States

Sunday, July 28 at 9:00 pm

St. Ignace

Enjoy our Star Line Spirits and Sparklers on the Straits Cruises this summer!  Boat will leave out of St. Ignace Dock #2, 99 North State Street every Saturday night from June 29 through August 31 departing at 9:00 pm in June and July and 8:30 pm in August.  Cash Bar Available serving beer, wine, coke, water and snacks. Ticket prices will be: Adults - $24.00 each Children 5-12 - $10.00 each Children under 5 are FREE!

Fireworks Over The Bay
Jul 27
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Saturday, July 27 from10:00 pm to 11:00 pm

St. Ignace

Come and enjoy the fireworks over the bay in downtown St. Ignace! Every Saturday night from July 6th through August 31st, fireworks will decorate the sky over Moran Bay. Visitors can enjoy the display from the Huron Boardwalk, area restaurants and motels, or even just strolling through the business district. Saturdays at dusk or 10:00 p.m., come and join us in St. Ignace, Michigan! Sponsored in part by Kewadin Casinos. Location: Moran Bay, Lake HuronPhone: 800-338-6660 Contact: St. Ignace Events CommitteeEmail: info@stignace.comWebsite: https://stignace.com

Check out a Michigan Activity Pass!
Jul 28
Petoskey Library
Off-site

Sunday, July 28 All Day

Petoskey Library

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.  Follow the link below to get your pass:http://www.plymouthrockets.com/michiganactivitypass/ https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7085&lib=1002

Heritage Park Weekends
Jul 28
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Sunday, July 28 from12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Journey back in time as you explore Heritage Park! Discover The Herbert H. Dow Museum the Bradley Home and the Carriage House as you join us for special activities with a different theme each weekend! June 8 & 9 – Backyard Critters June 15 & 16 – Planting Flowers and Vegetables June 22 & 23 – Sundials and Stepping Stones June 29 & 30 – Farm Petting Zoo July 6 & 7– Ice Cream Making July 13 & 14 – Candle Making July 20 & 21 – Kite Making and Flying July 27 & 28 – Civil War Camp Life August 3 & 4 – Ice Cream Making August 10 & 11 – Butter Churning and Bread Making August 17 & 18 – Jam Making and Samples August 24 & 25 – Catapults and Archery $3 for non-members Free for members

Schooner Madeline Heritage Sail
Jul 28
Maritime Heritage Alliance
Traverse City, MI 49684

Sunday, July 28 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Maritime Heritage Alliance

STUPID F'ING BIRD presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Jul 28
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Sunday, July 28 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

STUPID F'ING BIRD: sort of adapted from Chekhov's "The Seagull" In this funny, uber contemporary remix of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" author Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, tradition and revolution.This show will inspire foot-stomping hilarity and raucous delight for audiences 13+. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine and more- perfect for an afternoon in the park. *Complimentary post-show talk back after the July 28 matinee July 25 - August 4. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Grand Rapids Symphony
Jul 28
Petoskey
Great Lakes Center for the Arts - 800 Bay Harbor Drive,Petoskey,MI,49770

Sunday, July 28 at 4:00 pm

Petoskey

The Grammy-nominated Grand Rapids Symphony gives its first performance in more than a decade in northern lower Michigan. Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, who led the orchestra in a critically-acclaimed return to New York City’s Carnegie Hall in 2018, leads the orchestra in a dynamic concert of music including Bernstein’s Candide Overture, Tchaikovsky’s powerful Symphony No. 4, and George Gershwin’s Concerto in F.Classically trained pianist Aaron Diehl, who served as Music Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2014-15 New Orleans Songbook series, became the youngest ever Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist in 2014. Praised by New York Times' jazz critics for his 'melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint," he has collaborated with such jazz greats as Wynton Maralis and Benny Golson and has performed Gershwin with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Music By The Bay
Jul 28
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Sunday, July 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: American Legion Park FeaturingFree TimeClassic Rock  2019 Music By The Bay Performer List

Music By The Bay
Jul 28
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Sunday, July 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: American Legion Park FeaturingFebruary SkyTraditional, Modern and Original Folk & Celtic Music with Guitar, Cittern, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo & Percussion  2019 Music By The Bay Performer List

Outdoor Movies By The Bay
Jul 28
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Sunday, July 28 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

St. Ignace

Outdoor Movies By The Bay is being sponsored in part by Kewadin Casinos. Location:American Legion Memorial ParkPhone: 800-338-6660Contact: St. Ignace Events CommitteeEmail: info@stignace.com Come one, come all to our free family-friendly 'Movies By The Bay' this summer in St. Ignace! American Legion Park, on the bay in St. Ignace, will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater every Sunday evening from June 30th through September 1st. Enjoy the fireworks on Saturday nights, and stay for the movies on Sunday! So pack up the kids, grab your chairs and blankets, and come enjoy an outdoor movie alongside beautiful Lake Huron! All movies begin at duskPopcorn & other concessions are available for purchase (Proceeds benefit the St. Ignace Moose Lodge)There is no rain location in 2019. Movies not held due to weather will be cancelled or re-scheduled. 2019 Outdoor Movie ListJuly 7th - Lego Movie 2July 14th - The Goonies

Baby and Me Storytime
Jul 29
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Monday, July 29 from10:15 am to 11:15 am

Portage Lake District Library

As part of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program, join us for baby storytime! For ages 0-18 months and a loving adult. Songs, stories, fingerplays and socializing. Older siblings are also welcome.

Fustini's Cooking Class: SO-CAL MEXICAN
Jul 29
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Monday, July 29 at 6:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Demonstration (Watch Learn Taste)Chef: David OgrenMENU:Fresh fried Tortilla Chips with Guacamole and Salsa Mahi Mahi Tacos with Slaw and Pineapple Mango Habanero Chutney Churro Cheesecake with Pomegranate Honey sauceThis class is $55 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Author Joan Treppa: Reclaiming Lives
Jul 29
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Monday, July 29 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Joan Treppa is a social justice advocate whose main focus is to create awareness about wrongful convictions. Join us for an author discussion and learn about Joan's fight for the freedom of five Wisconsin men. Joan will have books available for purchase.

Pickle Ball Drop In
Jul 29
St. Ignace Recreation Department
Little Bear East Arena

Monday, July 29 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Ignace Recreation Department

6-8pm

Guided Walking Tour
Jul 29
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Monday, July 29 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

Join us every Monday and Tuesday evening in July and August for a guided walking tour along the Huron Boardwalk with Onnalee Gibson. The walking tour, which takes approximately 1-1 ½ hours, is a leisurely and fun way to explore downtown St. Ignace. Join us as we uncover the history, legends, and culture of one of the oldest towns in Michigan! From fur trading and logging, to Native American traditions, local geography, and biographies of early settlers, this tour is sure to inform and entertain. The FREE tours begin at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 N. State Street at 7pm and will depart rain or shine. Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 N. State Street

Music By The Bay
Jul 29
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Monday, July 29 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: American Legion Park FeaturingDavid NorthAcoustic country & classic rock  2019 Music By The Bay Performer List

Concert at the Library- Younce Guitar Duo
Jul 29
St Ignace Public Library
St. Ignace Public Library, 110 W Spruce St, St. Igance, MI, 49781, United States

Monday, July 29 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St Ignace Public Library

Join us Monday, July 29, at 7:00 PM in welcoming the father/son team- Younce Guitar Duo. An instrumental duo, Jerry Younce and his son, Ryan, perform acoustic improvisational music that is heavily influenced by jazz, gypsy guitar, flamenco and other world music, including Celtic and Latin rhythms.

Stories from the Future - Mackinaw Summer Reading
Jul 30
Mackinaw Area Public Library
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Tuesday, July 30 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mackinaw Area Public Library

There will be a story and then a craft. The kid's will be making solar bracelets to take home.

Wine Tasting at The Pavillion
Jul 30
St. Ignace
The Pavillion, 180 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI, 49781, United States

Tuesday, July 30 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

St. Ignace

Floor Hockey Drop In
Jul 30
St. Ignace Recreation Department
Little Bear East Arena

Tuesday, July 30 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Ignace Recreation Department

5-8pm

Live on the Bidwell Plaza
Jul 30
Petoskey
Crooked Tree Arts Center - 461 East Mitchell Street,Petoskey,MI,49770

Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Petoskey

From 5:30 – 7 p.m. relax on CTAC’s Bidwell Plaza and groove to family-friendly tunes while enjoying complimentary summer fare. Limited chairs and picnic tables are available for seating bringing a folding chair is recommended.There will be fun outdoor activities for kids and adults and the galleries will be open for patrons to check out tour summer exhibitions.June 18 The Easy PicksJuly 30 Aunt VickiAugust 20 Oh Brother Big SisterThis music series is generously supported in part by Marsha and Neil Bidwell.

Wine & Cheese with Katherine Reay
Jul 30
Petoskey
McLean &amp Eakin Booksellers - 307 E. Lake St.,Petoskey,MI,49770

Tuesday, July 30 at 6:00 pm

Petoskey

Katherine Reay will be in the store on Tuesday, July 30th at 6pm to discuss her latest book, The Printed Letter Bookshop. This is a free wine and cheese event, reservations are requested. To RSVP please call us at 231.347.1180, email at events@mcleanandeakin.com, or through Facebook or Eventbrite."Powerful, enchanting, and spirited, this novel will delight." -Patti Callahan Henry, bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. LewisLove, friendship, and family find a home at the Printed Letter BookshopOne of Madeline Cullen's happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline's heart toward her once-treasured aunt--and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter's two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. When Madeline's professional life takes an unexpected turn, and when a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. She begins to envision a new path for herself and for her aunt's beloved shop--provided the women's best combined efforts are not too little, too late.The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.Katherine Reay is a national bestselling and award-winning author of several novels, including Dear Mr. Knightley and the upcoming The Printed Letter Bookshop. She has enjoyed a lifelong affair with books and brings that love to her contemporary stories. Her first full-length nonfiction work will release in December 2019. Katherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University. She currently writes full time and lives outside Chicago, IL with her husband and three children. You can meet Katherine at www.katherinereay.com or on Facebook: KatherineReayBooks, Twitter: @katherine_reay and Instagram:@katherinereay.

The Borgen Project - Info Session
Jul 30
Gaylord
Traverse Area Distract Library - Thirlby Rm. - 610 Woodmere Ave.,Traverse City,MI,49686

Tuesday, July 30 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gaylord

The Borgen Project (borgenproject.org) is a nonprofit organization that fights global hunger and poverty. Come learn how to help our mission through Congressional leader contact. This event will take place from 6-7pm at the Traverse Area District Library in the Thirlby Room. If you have any questions, please contact Seth at (231)570-2000.

The Borgen Project - Info Session
Jul 30
Gaylord
Traverse Area Distract Library - Thirlby Rm. - 610 Woodmere Ave.,Traverse City,MI,49686

Tuesday, July 30 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gaylord

The Borgen Project (borgenproject.org) is a nonprofit organization that fights global hunger and poverty. Come learn how to help our mission through Congressional leader contact. This event will take place from 6-7pm at the Traverse Area District Library in the Thirlby Room. If you have any questions, please contact Seth at (231)570-2000.

The Borgen Project - Info Session
Jul 30
Gaylord
Traverse Area Distract Library - Thirlby Rm. - 610 Woodmere Ave.,Traverse City,MI,49686

Tuesday, July 30 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gaylord

The Borgen Project (borgenproject.org) is a nonprofit organization that fights global hunger and poverty. Come learn how to help our mission through Congressional leader contact. This event will take place from 6-7pm at the Traverse Area District Library in the Thirlby Room. If you have any questions, please contact Seth at (231)570-2000.

The Borgen Project - Info Session
Jul 30
Gaylord
Traverse Area Distract Library - Thirlby Rm. - 610 Woodmere Ave.,Traverse City,MI,49686

Tuesday, July 30 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gaylord

The Borgen Project (borgenproject.org) is a nonprofit organization that fights global hunger and poverty. Come learn how to help our mission through Congressional leader contact. This event will take place from 6-7pm at the Traverse Area District Library in the Thirlby Room. If you have any questions, please contact Seth at (231)570-2000.

The Borgen Project - Info Session
Jul 30
Gaylord
Traverse Area Distract Library - Thirlby Rm. - 610 Woodmere Ave.,Traverse City,MI,49686

Tuesday, July 30 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gaylord

The Borgen Project (borgenproject.org) is a nonprofit organization that fights global hunger and poverty. Come learn how to help our mission through Congressional leader contact. This event will take place from 6-7pm at the Traverse Area District Library in the Thirlby Room. If you have any questions, please contact Seth at (231)570-2000.

The Borgen Project - Info Session
Jul 30
Gaylord
Traverse Area Distract Library - Thirlby Rm. - 610 Woodmere Ave.,Traverse City,MI,49686

Tuesday, July 30 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gaylord

The Borgen Project (borgenproject.org) is a nonprofit organization that fights global hunger and poverty. Come learn how to help our mission through Congressional leader contact. This event will take place from 6-7pm at the Traverse Area District Library in the Thirlby Room. If you have any questions, please contact Seth at (231)570-2000.

Schooner Madeline Heritage Sail
Jul 30
Maritime Heritage Alliance
Traverse City, MI 49684

Tuesday, July 30 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Maritime Heritage Alliance

Guided Walking Tour
Jul 30
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Tuesday, July 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

Join us every Monday and Tuesday evening in July and August for a guided walking tour along the Huron Boardwalk with Onnalee Gibson. The walking tour, which takes approximately 1-1 ½ hours, is a leisurely and fun way to explore downtown St. Ignace. Join us as we uncover the history, legends, and culture of one of the oldest towns in Michigan! From fur trading and logging, to Native American traditions, local geography, and biographies of early settlers, this tour is sure to inform and entertain. The FREE tours begin at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 N. State Street at 7pm and will depart rain or shine. Location: Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 N. State Street

Music By The Bay
Jul 30
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Tuesday, July 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: American Legion Park FeaturingDos HippiesHippie, every decade2019 Music By The Bay Performer List

Approved-Farmer's Market
Jul 31
Traverse City Events
Traverse City, MI 49684

Wednesday, July 31 All Day

Traverse City Events

The Minnehaha Brewhaha 15k and 5k
Jul 31
Minnehaha Brewhaha 5k/15k
Traverse City, MI 49684

Wednesday, July 31 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am

Minnehaha Brewhaha 5k/15k

The Minnehaha Brewhaha 15k and 5k. Come experience these beautiful events in pristine Arcadia, Michigan. The 15k offers challenging and ever-changing terrain that flows through the Grand Traverse Land Conservancy. The course is highlighted by a one mile stretch of boardwalk that meanders through the Arcadia Marsh. The 5k offers a fantastic opportunity to run your P.R. Enjoy views of Lake Arcadia as you weave through the village. To register: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Arcadia/MinihahaBrewhaha5k15k This event is being held in conjunction with and support of the Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival. The second annual Minnehaha Brewhaha will be held in Arcadia, Michigan on Saturday, August 31st, 2019. The festival will highlight the talented local bands that call northwestern Michigan home, from students who are just starting their music careers to the home-style jamboree bands of music lovers. To buy tickets and support the cause, visit: https://www.music-moves-me.org/

Gaylord Farmers Market - Downtown!
Jul 31
Gaylord
Gaylord Farmers Market - Downtown! - 124 South Court Ave,Gaylord,MI,49735

Wednesday, July 31 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Gaylord

Farm fresh produce, eggs and meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, plants, crafts, fiber arts, baked goods and more in a fun, friendly environment.

Summertime Storytime Wednesdays!
Jul 31
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Wednesday, July 31 from10:15 am to 11:45 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Our OUTER SPACE themed Storytime for 2 - 5 year olds. Older and younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Join us for stories, crafts, and a really good COSMIC time! NO STORYTIME ON THURSDAY !!

Adult Recess
Jul 31
City of Midland
Downtown Midland, Michigan Midland, Michigan 48640

Wednesday, July 31 from11:30 am to 1:00 pm

City of Midland

Join the City and DDA for a free lunchtime activity to unwind re-energize and express yourself through play. Activities available include Giant Jenga cornhole putt-putt golf. hula hoops jump ropes and more. Feel free to bring your own toys too! The first Adult Recess will be held @ the corners of Main and McDonald streets then will alternate between the corners of Main & Ashman and Main & McDonald. Just drive down Main and look for the fun!

Rocket to your Future - Bliss Summer Reading
Jul 31
Mackinaw Area Public Library
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Wednesday, July 31 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Mackinaw Area Public Library

This weeks journal page is imagining what the future holds for you.

Wine & Cheese with John Smolens
Jul 31
Petoskey
McLean &amp Eakin Booksellers - 307 E. Lake St.,Petoskey,MI,49770

Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm

Petoskey

On Wednesday, July 31st at 6pm we will be welcoming John Smolens to the store to discuss his latest novel, Out. This is a free wine and cheese event, reservations are requested. To RSVP please call us at 231.347.1180, email us at events@mcleanandeakin.com or reserve online through Facebook or Eventbrite. Out, the sequel to John Smolens’s internationally acclaimed novel Cold, finds the former constable Del Maki recovering from surgery and haunted by the recent loss of his wife. His house, set deep in the woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, becomes a haven for refugees during a fierce blizzard. First his pregnant physical therapist’s car won’t start. Then her two lovers come for her—and after each other. After her current boyfriend saves an enigmatic Finnish woman from freezing to death in the storm, they are followed by her former boyfriend, a petty thief who is armed and seeks revenge. As the weather worsens, leading to a power outage, damage from a fallen tree, and a fire, tensions rise. Forced to abandon the house, their flight through the snowbound forest leads to a bad deal with a deadly result. John Smolens’s novel Cold was lauded for its “stunning brutality and uncommon tenderness.” In the sequel, Out, nature and human nature again collide, illuminating the difference between being rescued and being saved.John Smolens has published ten works of fiction, most recently Wolf’s Mouth, which has been selected as a Library of Michigan Notable Book. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Michigan Author of the Year Award from the Michigan Library Association.

Walk Midland
Jul 31
City of Midland Parks and Recreation
Chippewa Nature Center 400 S Badour Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Wednesday, July 31 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

City of Midland Parks and Recreation

Midland Parks and Recreation in conjunction with MidMichigan Health Chippewa Nature Center and Dow Health Services will host six walking locations throughout the week through this community program which emphasizes the importance of wellness. At each 2-mile walk drawings will be held for prizes. Participants will also be registered for the grand prize trip for two to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Michigan over Labor Day weekend to walk the Mackinac Bridge. The trip includes the stay at the Grand Hotel their world-renowned meals and activities. This drawing will be held on Thurs Aug 8 (winner need not be present to win). https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/692/Walk-Midland-Program WEEKLY WALKING SCHEDULE Wednesdays at Chippewa Nature Center – 6 pm June5 12 19 & 26 July3 10 17 24 & 31 Aug7 *Walk Midland occurs rain or shine at Chippewa Nature Center. If there is inclement weather we will walk the inside perimeter of the Visitor Center.

Pickle Ball Drop In
Jul 31
St. Ignace Recreation Department
Little Bear East Arena

Wednesday, July 31 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Ignace Recreation Department

6-8pm

Music By The Bay
Jul 31
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Wednesday, July 31 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: American Legion Park FeaturingCharlie ReagerAcoustic Variety & CD Originals  2019 Music By The Bay Performer List

Benzie Community Band Summer Schedule
Jul 31
Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra
Various locations

Wednesday, July 31 from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra

Join the Benzie Community Band for their outdoor concerts for the summer season. We will be playing at Beulah Park on July 10th at 7:00 pm, Lake Ann Park on July 17th at 7:00 pm, Frankfort Mineral Springs Park on July 19th at 7:00 pm, Benzonia Historical Museum on July 24th at 7:00 pm, and our final concert at Empire Beach on July 31st at 7:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the sounds of Sousa, Ticheli, Bizet, La Plante, Strauss, Ungar, and Irving Berlin. You need to experience A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, and our own talented musicians and jazz enthusiasts on Dixieland Jam! This is all under the direction of Karen Hall. A free will offering will be taken during the concert to pay for new music for the band.

STUPID F'ING BIRD presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Jul 31
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Wednesday, July 31 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

STUPID F'ING BIRD: sort of adapted from Chekhov's "The Seagull" In this funny, uber contemporary remix of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" author Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, tradition and revolution.This show will inspire foot-stomping hilarity and raucous delight for audiences 13+. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine and more- perfect for an evening in the park. July 25 - August 4. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Great Lakes Music Festival
Jul 31
Petoskey
Petoskey - 800 Bay Harbor Drive,Petoskey,MI,49770

Wednesday, July 31 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Petoskey

The Crane Wives hail from Grand Rapids, Michigan and their music is full of intricate melodies, sister-harmonies, and compelling songcraft. Initially part of the indie folk boom, their sound has grown and broadened with each new recording. Audiences and critics call it “just really good music.” The band has received seven “Jammie” awards from influential radio station WYCE, winner of Best Folk/Country song from international competition ArtPrize and selection as one of ten “Entries We Loved” from the renowned NPR Tiny Desk Contest. If you want to hear about love, life, fear, hope, pain, and the occasional natural disaster, The Crane Wives and their songs are for you.Lifelong friends and Petoskey natives, Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Their musical chemistry is informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, and more. Their first EP attracted glowing reviews from No Depression, Bluegrass Situation, B3 Science, and Rolling Stone, who named the band one of their “Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know” in 2016. The Rattlers 2018 summer tour included stops such as Bonnaroo, Firefly, and Electric Forest which led into the release of their first full-length album, Evergreen.

Untethered Soul book club in Ludington
Aug 1
Mason County District Library
Mason County District Library - Ludington and Scottville

Thursday, August 1 from10:00 am to 11:00 am

Mason County District Library

The public is invited to join a new book club which will study "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. The group will meet in the Zonta Room at the Ludington Library Thursdays from 10-11:00 am. Copies of the book are available free at the Ludington Library. One reader's description of the book states that "Deep spirituality is within your reach in this book. In it you will find the mirror to see your unconditional holy Self. If you look for practical spirituality not encumbered by credo and ritual read this book." Another called it "a brilliant treatment of the path of spiritual consciousness." While spiritual this book is not based on any religion therefore people of all faiths will benefit and are welcome to join. Mason County District Library events are free and open to the public.

Storytime
Aug 1
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Children's Program Room

Thursday, August 1 from10:30 am to 11:00 am

Petoskey Library

Engaging books, songs, and activities to help build early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers!Storytimes encourage language and pre-reading skill development that help your child grow into a successful reader. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=6826&lib=0

EVAAS / Penny
Aug 1
Midland Public Schools
Administration Center - Conference Room 9

Thursday, August 1 from10:45 am to 11:45 am

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1271126/1836869/13530365

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Aug 1
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Thursday, August 1 from11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre This new, award-winning family musical based on the classic children's song "Little Bunny Foo Foo hoppin' through the forest..." will delight audiences age 3 to 103. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, ice cream and more- perfect for an afternoon in the park. July 18 - August 2. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Golf United
Aug 1
United Way of Gratiot & Isabella
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Thursday, August 1 from12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

United Way of Gratiot & Isabella

Join us for a nine-hole scramble with friends followed by an amazing dinner. All proceeds benefit United Way’s Stuff the Bus program! The event will take place Thursday August 1st at Maple Creek Golf Club in Shepherd. Registration starts at noon with a shotgun start at 1pm. Registration is $75/person or $300/foursome. Includes nine holes with a cart dinner and one drink ticket per person. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available (visit the link below). Learn more/register here → www.uwgic.org/golfunited.

TCFF UofM Student Shorts Presentation
Aug 1
Old Town Playhouse
Traverse City, MI 49684

Thursday, August 1 from12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Old Town Playhouse

Join the University of Michigan Film Students as they present their Shorts at the 2019 Traverse City Film Festival

Our Universe - Pellston Summer Reading
Aug 1
Mackinaw Area Public Library
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Thursday, August 1 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackinaw Area Public Library

Our universe is amazing and you will learn a little bit about it. There will be a craft to make solar bracelets to take home.

Missaukee 4-H Chicken BBQ
Aug 1
Missaukee County 4-H
Lake City, MI 49651

Thursday, August 1 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Missaukee County 4-H

Dinner includes: Chicken, sides, fruit, and a drink. Money raised will allow the 4-H program to provide opportunities for youth member to attend a variety of activities.

Fustini's Cooking Class: BERRY GOOD SUMMER
Aug 1
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Thursday, August 1 at 5:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Demonstration (Watch, Learn, Taste)Chef: Christie StruckMENU:Blackberry, goat cheese, and bacon crostini with Fustini’s Asian BlackberrySalad with chicken, dried cherries, red onion, bleu cheese with a mayonnaise and Fustini’s Lavender balsamic dressingWhite chocolate pot de crème with Fustini’s blueberry vinegar compoteThis class is $55 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below, or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Wine Tasting at The Pavillion
Aug 1
St. Ignace
The Pavillion, 180 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI, 49781, United States

Thursday, August 1 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

St. Ignace

Floor Hockey Drop In
Aug 1
St. Ignace Recreation Department
Little Bear East Arena

Thursday, August 1 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Ignace Recreation Department

5-8pm

Uncorked Happy Hour - Jacob Wisenbach
Aug 1
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland, MI 48640

Thursday, August 1 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Join us in the Saints & Sinners Lounge for your Thursday Happy Hour! Drink specials and small plates will be available for purchase while you enjoy the free live music. On AUG 1 we welcome Jacob Wisenbach! Jacob is an actively performing trumpeter and guitarist from Caro Michigan. He performs in a variety of groups in the Tri Cities including The Standard Session Barbarossa Brothers The Straight Eights Chemical City Band Jazz Trail Big Band The Jon Fett Quartet and Sprout and the Orange. He has been a member of pit orchestras at both Pit & Balcony and Bay City Players. He has also worked extensively with Reed Recording Company. Jacob’s group The Standard Session has received a Review Music Award for Best Small Combo and Best Big Band. Bring your friends and join us 5:30 – 8:00 pm!

Music on Main
Aug 1
Petoskey
Village at Bay Harbor - ,Bay Harbor,MI

Thursday, August 1 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Petoskey

This inviting summer series will feature live music playing on or near Main Street in the heart of the Village at Bay Harbor. Different area musicians are showcased each week from 6 pm - 8 pm.Join us in the Village every Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm! Take some time to browse the shops and enjoy a good meal, too. Live music will start the weekend - all summer long in the Village at Bay Harbor.

Knit Night
Aug 1
Big Rapids Community Library
Big Rapids Community Library 426 S Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Thursday, August 1 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Big Rapids Community Library

Hang out with creative knitters crocheters and needle crafters of all ages and experience levels! Learn something new and share your skills! The Library will provide pattern books participants are asked to bring their own supplies. Free and open to the public! Meetings take place at the Big Rapids Community Library every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Bayside Live! Free Waterfront Entertainment
Aug 1
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Thursday, August 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

Reggae, gospel, country and more - you name it and you might hear it free of charge at Bayside Live! Bayside Live will take place every Thursday evening from July 4th through August 29th. Watch for our list of performersLocation: City Marina PavilionPhone: 800-338-6660Contact: St. Ignace Events Committee

Music By The Bay
Aug 1
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Thursday, August 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: Starline Parking Lot FeaturingBackwoods ExpressClassic Rock/Country

Public Hearing-Planning Commission
Aug 1
City of Mt Pleasant
Mt Pleasant City Hall, 320 W Broadway St, Commission Chambers

Thursday, August 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

City of Mt Pleasant

Click here for more information.

Tunes by the Tridge Summer Concert Series
Aug 1
City of Midland Parks and Recreation
Midland Parks and Recreation 4811 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Thursday, August 1 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

City of Midland Parks and Recreation

Tunes by the Tridge is a family-friendly event located at the Farmer's Market area at the foot of Midland's Famous Tridge. For 9 nights in June July and August families will want to bring quilts and lawn chairs on Thursday evenings and enjoy listening to bands perform. These performances are free to all and are presented through the cooperation of the City of Midland Parks and Recreation local businesses and radio stations. Bands play from 7-9 p.m. Food vendors will be on site. June 13 - Dueling Pianos Comedy June 20 - Marsupial Cream Pie Electro-coustic Reggae Pop June 27 - Bobby Randall and Friends Country July 11 - Mountain Town Singers A Capella July 18 - Coleman Road Blues Rock July 25 - The Resonators Percussion August 1 - Josh Ramses Band Oldies/Classic Rock August 8 - Stephen Court Band Rock Hits August 15 - Butch Heath & Yesterday's Country Country

HAIR presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Aug 1
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Thursday, August 1 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

HAIR: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical The iconic rock musical HAIR, brings back all the great music from the 60s. Recognizing HAIR as a theatrical breakthrough of its time, this production joyfully dissects an era when the thrill of rebellion became a powerful force against intolerance, subjugation and war. P45 Artistic Director Kit McKay directs, drawing a pointed comparison to our current socio-political atmosphere. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine and more- perfect for an evening in the park. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Comedy Night at the Center
Aug 1
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland, MI 48640

Thursday, August 1 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Headliner: Dwayne Gill Feature: Diego Attanasio Get ready to roll in the aisles with nationally touring stand-up comedians! Each show includes two professional comics with credits that include HBO Bob & Tom Radio Comedy Central & Late Night TV and provides 90 minutes of non-stop laughs! Price: Cover charge of $10 gets you a seat and a great time! Doors open at 7:30 pm with entertainment beginning at 8 pm.

Gospel Music Festival
Aug 2
Petoskey
Walloon Lake Flywheelers Grounds - 3 miles north of Boyne Falls on US 131

Friday, August 2 All Day

Petoskey

This is a 43-year long tradition...Fun filled uplifting music and community time.  The show features a wealth of talent and offers a wonderful chance to simply celebrate life.Some of those performing include: The Maendels Gloria Lynne Bluegrass Revival Souls Harbor and The Walkers. Concessions and Kid's Korner too.Show times are 5pm - 11pm on Friday 4pm - 10pm on Saturday.There is no admission fee however free-will offerings are collected each evening.

Sidewalk Sales
Aug 2
Sault Ste Marie
Ashmun Street - ,Sault Ste Marie,MI,49783

Friday, August 2 from10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sault Ste Marie

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie comes alive during Sidewalk Sales! Bring the entire family downtown for two full days of activities shopping entertainment live music food fun and the Twin Soo Cruisers Auto Show! 

Sidewalk Sales
Aug 2
Sault Ste Marie
Ashmun Street - ,Sault Ste Marie,MI,49783

Friday, August 2 from10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sault Ste Marie

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie comes alive during Sidewalk Sales! Bring the entire family downtown for two full days of activities shopping entertainment live music food fun and the Twin Soo Cruisers Auto Show! 

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Aug 2
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Friday, August 2 from11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO presented by Parallel 45 Theatre This new, award-winning family musical based on the classic children's song "Little Bunny Foo Foo hoppin' through the forest..." will delight audiences age 3 to 103. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, ice cream and more- perfect for an afternoon in the park. July 18 - August 2. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Music on the Menu
Aug 2
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Friday, August 2 from12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy live music from local and regional performers every Friday all summer long.

STAR LAB Hancock Library/Houghton Middle School
Aug 2
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Friday, August 2 from 3:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Join us for some star viewing inside the STAR LAB planetarium ! Robert Nemiroff, PhD, Astronomy and Astrophysics, will be on hand to tell us what we are looking at and how to identify constellations, stars, and planets in the night sky. Please call 482-4570 to register as space is limited. Hancock School Public Library will host the Star Lab on Friday, August 2, from 3-5pm, and Houghton Middle School will host the Star Lab on Saturday, August 3, from 1-3pm.

Fustini's Cooking Class: EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY
Aug 2
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Friday, August 2 at 5:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Demonstration (Watch, Learn, Taste)Chef: Christie StruckMENU:Lemon Spinach and Artichoke dip with endive and crostiniSalmon with grilled corn, basil, and feta salad topped with Fustini’s lemon vinaigretteWhite chocolate mousse with Meyer Lemon balsamic and fresh blackberriesThis class is $55 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below, or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Audition Tips for Kids
Aug 2
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Friday, August 2 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Avoid those butterflies and clammy hands at your next audition! Young actors can spend time getting tips on music, dance, and reading. Get personalized feedback after a ‘mock audition’ from long-time theater participants and instructors. This class is designed for 4th thru 6th grade students. This class meets for two days: Friday, August 2 | 6 – 8:30 pm Saturday, August 3 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm *Specially designed for students auditioning for the Peanut Gallery production of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Music By The Bay
Aug 2
St. Ignace
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Friday, August 2 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace

    St. Ignace is proud to present their Music By The Bay Summer Series. Every night from 7pm - 8:30pm there will be local talent showcasing their music for all to enjoy.Location: Starline Parking Lot FeaturingDavid NorthAcoustic country & classic rock

Freaky Friday - The Musical
Aug 2
Cadillac Footliters
Cadillac High School Auditorium

Friday, August 2 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cadillac Footliters

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

STUPID F'ING BIRD presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Aug 2
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Friday, August 2 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

STUPID F'ING BIRD: sort of adapted from Chekhov's "The Seagull" In this funny, uber contemporary remix of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" author Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, tradition and revolution.This show will inspire foot-stomping hilarity and raucous delight for audiences 13+. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine and more- perfect for an evening in the park. July 25 - August 4. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Michigan College Alliance Presents: Mitch Albom & Special Friends
Aug 2
Petoskey
Great Lakes Center for the Arts - 800 Bay Harbor Drive,Bay Harbor,MI

Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 pm

Petoskey

Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned author journalist screenwriter playwright radio and TV broadcaster and philanthropist.  His 13 books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and have been published in 49 territories in 45 languages and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed TV movies. His latest book  The Next Person You Meet in Heaven is a sequel to the bestselling The Five People You Meet in Heaven.Albom has also penned films plays and a musical. For more than a decade he was named top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America the highest honor in his field. In 2006 he founded S.A.Y. Detroit an umbrella organization that now operates nine charities dedicated to improving lives of the neediest Detroiters. He also runs an orphanage in Port Au Prince Haiti the Have Faith Haiti Mission.Joining Mitch Albom for the event is Dave Barry the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of more than 30 books including the novels Big Trouble  Lunatics  Tricky Business and most recently  Insane City.his event is a fundraiser for scholarships for students from the Have Faith Haiti Mission to attend college in partnership with the Michigan Colleges Alliance. VIP patrons are invited to an exclusive Meet and Greet with Mitch Albom and Dave Barry at 6:45 PM in the Community Engagement Room. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres beer & wine before the main event at 8:00 PM.

CranHill Sprint Triathlon
Aug 3
CranHill Ranch
CranHill Ranch 14444 17 Mile Rd. Rodney, MI 49342

Saturday, August 3 All Day

CranHill Ranch

SPRINT TRIATHLON ADULT: (Men; Women): Individuals ages 18 and older YOUTH: (Boys; Girls): Individuals ages 13 – 17 TEAM: Teams of 2 or 3 individuals ages 13 and up Prizes will be given to the first, second, and third place winners overall, while racers also compete for placing within their age groups. Age groups for the adult race (Men & Women) are as follows: 13–17 18–34 35–49 50+ SPRINT TRIATHLON BREAKDOWN ADULT / YOUTH / TEAM: Race starts on Hillview Lake with a 0.5K swim out and back around marked buoys. Then racers transition to bicycles for a 12K loop on paved roads. Any type of bike is acceptable, but helmets are required. Racers finish with a 4K trail run along our nature trail. Cost: $35 individual rate, $80 per team NEW FOR 2019! TIMING WILL BE DONE BY EPIC RACE TIMING LLC. Schedule of Events 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Race Check-In (all categories) 8:45 AM Pre-Race Info Meeting 9:00 AM Adult / Youth / Team Race Start 10:30 AM Awards Ceremony After Awards Kid’s Fun Race Start 12:00 PM Family Cookout More Fun On Race Day Enjoy a family cookout following the race (racers eat free!). Then spend your afternoon at CranHill - go for a horseback ride, climb the rock wall, paddle on the lake, tube down the river, or one of many other activities. Some activities may have an additional fee. Call for more information. Lodging CAMPGROUND: CranHill has 120 modern campsites available for a fun weekend of camping and activities before and after the race! Cost: $45/night. Call ahead for reservations. Bike Rentals Hybrid Bikes with road tires are available to rent for the race. Bikes are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so call ahead for reservations. Cost: $15/race; $25/all day.

Check out a Michigan Activity Pass!
Aug 3
Petoskey Library
Off-site

Saturday, August 3 All Day

Petoskey Library

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.  Follow the link below to get your pass:http://www.plymouthrockets.com/michiganactivitypass/ https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7086&lib=1002

Approved-Farmer's Market
Aug 3
Traverse City Events
Traverse City, MI 49684

Saturday, August 3 All Day

Traverse City Events

Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast
Aug 3
City of Mt Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport

Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

City of Mt Pleasant

Enjoy a a delicious pancake breakfast and fly-in's from Chapter 907 Experimental Aircraft Association pilots. Adults: $7.00Children (4-10): $3.00Children under 3: FreeContact Randy MacDonald at (989) 240-4058 for more information.

Harrietta Blueberry Festival
Aug 3
Harrietta Blueberry Festival
Downtown Harrietta

Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Harrietta Blueberry Festival

Celebrate all things blueberry - pancakes, sundaes and pies. PARADE at 11 am with King and Queen Al and Pat McRoberts. Children's games, car show, quilt show, LIVE music with Luke Winslow King. “Cadillac Opera Houses & Theaters” historical slide presentation. Contests: Pie eating, frozen t-shirt, Fire Dept water ball! Hot dogs & pulled pork sandwiches. Country Market Place, Arts & Crafts, Silent Auction. Blueberry Hill patch tour, visit Fish Hatchery & Oliver Family Nature Preserve. For more information, call 602-568-3232. https://cadillacmichigan.com/event/13th-annual-harrietta-blueberry-festival/

Vasa Skills Building Trail Work Bees
Aug 3
Tart Trails
Vasa Trail Bartlett Rd, Williamsburg, Michigan 49690

Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Tart Trails

Join us Saturday July 13 to get things rolling at the Acme Bike Park! We're breaking ground and breaking a sweat to get this ambitious project started. We'll take general clearing chopping lopping and more from 8am to 11am. Bring trail work clothing a bottle of water or two and any trail tools you're partial to but we'll have plenty to borrow as well! Can't make it this weekend? We're planning on recurring events to make sure this is ready by fall! Full details here: https://traversetrails.org/event/vasa-skillz-building-trail-work-bees/2019-07-13/

Used Book Sale
Aug 3
Big Rapids Community Library
Big Rapids Community Library 426 S Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Saturday, August 3 from10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Big Rapids Community Library

Used Book Sale! Buy a bag and fill it for $20. Hardcovers for $3/Paperbacks for $2.

Boats "above "the Boardwalk vintage boat show
Aug 3
Boats on the Boardwalk
Along the Boardman River in the adjacent parking lots in Downtown Traverse City

Saturday, August 3 from10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Boats on the Boardwalk

Even though the Boardman River is too high to have the annual in-water Boats On The Boardwalk vintage boat show in downtown Traverse City on the first Saturday in August, the sponsoring Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, will not be deterred. They have moved it only a few feet to the adjacent parking lots along the parkway. In addition to the vintage boats on display and maybe a few for sale, there will be a Ships Store, vendors of nautical theme merchandise, vintage boat restorers and even two new Chris Craft’s will be on display to compare them with the vintage models. This is a great time to talk to the owners, find out more about the hobby and even find out where you can purchase a vintage boat of your own. Saturday August 3, 10 AM to 3PM. For more information, contact the show Chair, Bill Manny billmanny11@gmail.com. 231-313-2888 or Dennis Hansen at dennisrhansen@gmail.com 231-252-8042 Media Contact: Dennis Hansen dennisrhansen@gmail.com 231-252-8042

Audition Tips for Kids
Aug 3
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Saturday, August 3 from10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Avoid those butterflies and clammy hands at your next audition! Young actors can spend time getting tips on music, dance, and reading. Get personalized feedback after a ‘mock audition’ from long-time theater participants and instructors. This class is designed for 4th thru 6th grade students. This class meets for two days: Friday, August 2 | 6 – 8:30 pm Saturday, August 3 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm *Specially designed for students auditioning for the Peanut Gallery production of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Fustini's Cooking Class: SUMMER DISH TO PASS
Aug 3
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Saturday, August 3 at12:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Demonstration (Watch, Learn, Taste)Chef: David OgrenMENU:Baby Potato SaladRoasted Sweet Potato SaladMoroccan Carrot SaladChicken SaladGreen Bean SaladThis class is $55 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below, or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Heritage Park Weekends
Aug 3
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Saturday, August 3 from12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Journey back in time as you explore Heritage Park! Discover The Herbert H. Dow Museum the Bradley Home and the Carriage House as you join us for special activities with a different theme each weekend! June 8 & 9 – Backyard Critters June 15 & 16 – Planting Flowers and Vegetables June 22 & 23 – Sundials and Stepping Stones June 29 & 30 – Farm Petting Zoo July 6 & 7– Ice Cream Making July 13 & 14 – Candle Making July 20 & 21 – Kite Making and Flying July 27 & 28 – Civil War Camp Life August 3 & 4 – Ice Cream Making August 10 & 11 – Butter Churning and Bread Making August 17 & 18 – Jam Making and Samples August 24 & 25 – Catapults and Archery $3 for non-members Free for members

HAIR presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Aug 3
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Saturday, August 3 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

HAIR: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical The iconic rock musical HAIR, brings back all the great music from the 60s. Recognizing HAIR as a theatrical breakthrough of its time, this production joyfully dissects an era when the thrill of rebellion became a powerful force against intolerance, subjugation and war. P45 Artistic Director Kit McKay directs, drawing a pointed comparison to our current socio-political atmosphere. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine and more- perfect for an evening in the park. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Freaky Friday - The Musical
Aug 3
Cadillac Footliters
Cadillac High School Auditorium

Saturday, August 3 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cadillac Footliters

This summer, Cadillac Footliters are expanding to produce its first teen show, “Freaky Friday the Musical. We’re proud to provide students in our area with more opportunities to get involved in the arts, and valuable education to help grow their skills and confidence.” Performances for “Freaky Friday the Musical” are July 26, 27, and August 2 and 3.

Rhythm & Dunes WSB Concert
Aug 3
Ludington
Waterfront Park - 300 S William Street Ludington MI 49431

Saturday, August 3 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Ludington

Free community concert featuring local high school band ensembles and a feature tribute/pop band. Raises money for high school music programs http://www.ludington.mi.us/calendar.aspx?EID=603

Freaky Friday - The Musical
Aug 3
Cadillac Footliters
Cadillac High School Auditorium

Saturday, August 3 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cadillac Footliters

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

STUPID F'ING BIRD presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Aug 3
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Saturday, August 3 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

STUPID F'ING BIRD: sort of adapted from Chekhov's "The Seagull" In this funny, uber contemporary remix of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" author Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, tradition and revolution.This show will inspire foot-stomping hilarity and raucous delight for audiences 13+. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine and more- perfect for an evening in the park. July 25 - August 4. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Check out a Michigan Activity Pass!
Aug 4
Petoskey Library
Off-site

Sunday, August 4 All Day

Petoskey Library

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.  Follow the link below to get your pass:http://www.plymouthrockets.com/michiganactivitypass/ https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7087&lib=1002

Fustini's Cooking Class: SUNDAY BRUNCH
Aug 4
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Sunday, August 4 at12:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Demonstration (Watch, Learn, Taste)Chef: David OgrenMENU:Poached EggsOmeletsCrepesSeasonal fruitThis class is $35 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below, or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Fustini's Cooking Class: SUNDAY BRUNCH
Aug 4
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Sunday, August 4 from 1:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Demonstration (Watch, Learn, Taste)Chef: David OgrenDiscover relaxed, easy and delicious ways to enjoy your Sundays!Poached EggsOmeletsCrepesSeasonal fruitThis class is $35 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below, or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

STUPID F'ING BIRD presented by Parallel 45 Theatre
Aug 4
Parallel 45 Theatre
Civic Center Park Amphitheatre

Sunday, August 4 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Parallel 45 Theatre

STUPID F'ING BIRD: sort of adapted from Chekhov's "The Seagull" In this funny, uber contemporary remix of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" author Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, tradition and revolution.This show will inspire foot-stomping hilarity and raucous delight for audiences 13+. Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City's professional theater company, heads into its ninth season with a new, state-of-the-art venue at Civic Center Park. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine and more- perfect for an afternoon in the park. July 25 - August 4. Tickets: PARALLEL45.org

Kids Summer Camp
Aug 5
St Ignace Public Library
St. Ignace Public Library, 110 W Spruce St, St. Igance, MI, 49781, United States

Monday, August 5 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

St Ignace Public Library

Location: St. Ignace Public Library Community Room Audience: Ages 4+ Join us every Monday for Kids Summer Camp starting at 11:30 AM. Each day of camp will feature a fun, interactive activity to suit our Summer Reading theme “A Universe of Stories”. We have a summer jammed packed with space themed fun with activities such as building a telescope and galaxy battle painting. Each camp day will focus on S.T.E.A.M activities and having fun.

Sneak Peak- 12th grader
Aug 5
Ludington High School
Ludington, MI 49431

Monday, August 5 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Ludington High School

Baby and Me Storytime
Aug 5
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Monday, August 5 from10:15 am to 11:15 am

Portage Lake District Library

As part of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program, join us for baby storytime! For ages 0-18 months and a loving adult. Songs, stories, fingerplays and socializing. Older siblings are also welcome.

Ruff Life Ramble
Aug 5
Petoskey
Ruff Life Pet Outfitters - 309 Howard Street,Petoskey,MI,49770

Monday, August 5 at 5:00 pm

Petoskey

This walk will start at Ruff Life and go through town to Winter Sports Park and back.No reservations needed - just show up and have fun!All dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. Refreshments at the Back Lot afterwards.

Nickolas Butler Book Signing
Aug 5
Petoskey
Nub's Nob - 500 Nubs Nob Road,Harbor Springs,MI,49740

Monday, August 5 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Petoskey

Bestselling author, Nickolas Butler, will be at Nub's Nob for a reading and signing his newest release, Little Faith."In this moving new novel...a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church."Nick was a presenter at the 2016 Festival and we are thrilled to welcome him back to the area for this special event, co-sponsored by Between the Covers. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at hsfotb.org, at the Festival office (160 State), or Between the Covers (106 E. Main) in Harbor Springs.Appetizers will be served and there will be a cash bar.Thanks to Between the Covers, 20% of book sales will be donated to Harbor Springs Festival of the Book.

Fustini's Cooking Class: FRESH PASTA
Aug 5
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Monday, August 5 at 6:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Interactive (A hands on Experience)Chef: David OgrenMENU:Stuffed RavioliLinguiniSelect Pasta Sauces with what is in seasonThis class is $65 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below, or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Island Park Arts Pavilion Inaugural Concert and Ribbon Cutting
Aug 5
City of Mt Pleasant
Island Park Arts Pavilion, near Timbertown 2.0

Monday, August 5 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

City of Mt Pleasant

6:00 p.m. Program and Ribbon Cutting 6:30 p.m. Jim McKeith, one-man acoustic rock band, sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 7:15 p.m. Central Michigan Area Concert Band Food available for purchase from the Cruisin' Chef food truck.

Pickle Ball Drop In
Aug 5
St. Ignace Recreation Department
Little Bear East Arena

Monday, August 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Ignace Recreation Department

6-8pm

Sneak Peak- 11th grade
Aug 6
Ludington High School
Ludington, MI 49431

Tuesday, August 6 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Ludington High School

PLTW Rostering Training
Aug 6
Midland Public Schools
Administration Center - Technology Conference Room

Tuesday, August 6 from10:00 am to 11:00 am

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1261474/1817423/13348751

Kids Day: Birds of Prey
Aug 6
Huron-Manistee National Forests
5401 Monument Rd, Oscoda, MI 48750, United States

Tuesday, August 6 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Huron-Manistee National Forests

Learn all about raptors! During this program at Lumbermans Monument you will get to meet live birds. Jenny Schroeder will teach the audience about adaptations, behaviors, habitats, and much more about these amazing birds. Please leave your pets at home.

Essential Oils Make-N-Take Club
Aug 6
Missaukee County 4-H
Missaukee County 4-H 6180 W Sanborn Rd, Lake City, Michigan 49651

Tuesday, August 6 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Missaukee County 4-H

A fun crafting club for the kiddos to work with essential oils. They will be making diffusers playdough cooling spray and much more! Each meeting has a different theme: July 24: Fun in the Sun * Aug 6: Road Trip Ready * August 14: Back to School HOW TO REGISTER Create an account at mi.4honline.com if you haven’t already. Be sure to select Missaukee County as either your primary or secondary county. Select SPIN Club: Essential Oil Make N Take as your club online. Pay $20 annual 4-H participation fee if not already a member. No youth will be turned away due to inability to pay. Fees can be paid by cash check or credit card in either the Missaukee County or Wexford County MSU Extension office. Fees can also be paid by cash or check at the first club meeting. CONTACT: Molly Mackey – 231-839-4667 or mackeymo@msu.edu

Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Aug 6
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Makerspace

Tuesday, August 6 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Teens and Tweens!  We want YOU to join our Teen Advisory Board and tell us what you want from the library!  Newcomers are always welcome and pizza is always served! https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7058&lib=0

Floor Hockey Drop In
Aug 6
St. Ignace Recreation Department
Little Bear East Arena

Tuesday, August 6 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Ignace Recreation Department

5-8pm

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