You can,t beat Muskegon Michigan. A great place to live, work or retire

By
Real Estate Agent with Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon 6502399695

You can't beat Muskegon. There is so much to do besides sell Real estate. This would be a great place to Retire. The future of Muskegon County is brighter than ever.  Muskegon is on the path to creating a model waterfront community where ALL people may prosper in a healthy environment.  Muskegon County Michigan is known for its diverse economy.

1. Arts & Cultural Activities abound.  Muskegon has a great cutting edge down town www.downtownmuskegon.org with a symphony, Theater and much more.  Forbes Magazine: Muskegon is ranked as number 10 nationwide for culture and leisure activities among cities its size!

2. Recreation & Outdoor Activities with tennis, bike, / activity trail around lakes and thru town and the country 2.4 miles of public beach and more.

3.  Continuing Education Opportunities are abundant.  Muskego has four Colleges and universities and seminars and education opportunities at state parks hospital and from adult Ed just to mention a few.

4. Senior Services foR all.  We have senior classes and meeting daily from the new 50,000 sq foot senior center on seminal road to Orchard view adult Ed and bus trips to the many local coffee shop BS sessions that happen daily.

5. Great Health care.  Are hospitals and Doctors are rated as in the top 10 % in the country.  Merrcy health partners distinguish itself as a nationally recognized health care destination with an unrelenting commitment to innovation, quality, diversity, compassion and access for all.

6. WE have a great airport recently expanded.  www.flymuskegon.com

7. We have great local paper both in print and on line www.mlive.com

8. Taxes are reasonable and today we have several state tax free zones.

9. Muskegon has vibrant chamber of commerce that is one of the best in the state with great Leadership.

10. Close to major cities like Grand Rapids and a ferry ride away from Milwaukee www.lake-express.com

 

 

Jul 28, 2008 - Aug 01, 2008

Enviroworks Camp
Join the Muskegon County Museum for this fun camp. The camp will explore and discover topics such as Amazing Ants, Fashion, Archeology, Pop Bottle Experiments, Ice Cream Making, and more. The Camp is from 9:00 am to Noon and is FREE for Muskegon County children ages 6-11 years of age. You must register to attend. The Muskegon County Museum is located in Downtown Muskegon at the corner of Fourth and Clay. For more information or to register call 231-722-0278. www.muskegonmuseum.org

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   Aug 01, 2008

Muskegon Astronomical Society Open House
Join the MAS in watching the night sky. The open house of the M.A.S Observatory begins at 8:00 pm. The Observatory is located in the Muskegon Wastewater Complex. (Apple Ave to Maple Island Road - tun left. Go 2.1 miles on Maple Island Road. Enter the complex and head east 2.1 miles - 1 mile past the offices of the wastewater complex. For more information call 231-788-0666. www.stargazing.net/mas

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   Aug 01, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Anisa Hayes will be playing a mix of Folk and easy listening, both original and cover work. You can hear Anisa play from 6PM -8PM. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 01, 2008

LST 393 Movie on Deck
Join the LST 393 for this annual tradition. The movie of the evening will be In Harms Way. Masterful actioner of Navy men in the Pacific theater of WWII after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, focusing on the turbulent careers and personal lives of officers John Wayne and Kirk Douglas. Otto Preminger directs a superlative cast that includes Henry Fonda, Patricia Neal, George Kennedy. The movie starts at dusk. Concessions will be available on deck. Donations appreciated. The LST 393 is located at 560 Mart in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-730-1477. www.lst393.org

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   Aug 01, 2008

Blue Lake Staff Band
Join the Blue Lake Staff Band under the direction of Don Flickinger. The program includes Celebrations (John Zdechlik), Poem (Scott Boerma), Candide Suite (Leonard Bernstein, adapted by Clare Grundman), The Invincible Eagle March (John Philip Sousa, edited by Keith Brion and Loran Schissel) and La Mezquita Cordoba (Juli Giroux). The concert will be at the Stewart Shell (outdoor theater) starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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   Aug 01, 2008

Blodgett Recital Series
Join the Blue Lake Arts Camp in welcoming Sergio Acerb on String Bass and Dr. Wan-Chin Chang on paino for this evenings concert. The selections for the concert include Liebeslied (Fritz Krisler, trans. Jeff Bradetich), Four Pieces for Double Bass and Piano (Reinhold Gliere), Concert No. 2 for Double Bass and Piano (Giovanni Bottesini), Prelude form Suite No. 1 in G Majore, BWV 1007 (J.S. Bach, trans. Jeff Bradetich), Modinha (Santino Parpinelli), and Kicho (Astor Piazzolla). The concert will be at the Blodgett Hall starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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   Aug 01, 2008

Summer Reading at Hackley Library
Annual Kids' Flea Market. Kids run their own booths, selling old toys, books and games. Signup required. Rain date Aug 2. The sale is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Hackley Public Library is located in Downtown Muskegon at the corner of Third and Webster. For more information call 231-722-7276. www.hackleylibrary.org

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Jun 03, 2008 - Aug 01, 2008

Sense of Place
The White River Gallery is please to celebrate the eight annual exhibit "Sense of Place". More than 20 Michigan artists are showing photography, pastels, oils, acrylics, fabric, clay, wood and metal. Their topics range from wind-swept dunes to sunskissed waves to a new view of the Blockhouse and are sure to invoke an "I remember that!" response. Even the flotsam and jetsam of wrecked wood structures find second lives in new arrangements. In addition, Australian native Eleanor Goudreau will show her drawings at the gallery in June. Although she has training in painting, holds a degree in fashion design from Perth College and has worked as a customer in the film industry, Goudreau is concentrating on graphics in her first showing a the gallery. She will great the public 6-9 pm June 6 to open the show. Refreshments will be served at this free event. The gallery is on the corner of Dowling and Ferry Streets in Downtown Montague. Gallery hours are 10:30 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and noon to 4:00 pm Sunday. Call 231-894-8659 for details. www.artscouncilofwhitelake.org

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   Aug 01, 2008 Dog Days of Summer
Are you feelin' the heat? Join Jumpin' Jupiter Skate & Fun Center for their Dog Days of Summer. There will be competitions like Fetch the Stick, Dig for the Bone and How Good is Your Sniffer. A Pet Parade is sure to top off the day which is guaranteed to be dog gone fun! Jumpin Jupiter Skate & Fun Center is located at 1775 Evansten Ave. For more information call 231-773-5538. www.jumpinjupiter.net

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   Aug 01, 2008

Parties in the Park
Come out for this annual tradition in Hackley Park. Tonight the music is Off the Record and the Non-profit Sponsor's the Muskegon Rotary Club. There will be food and drinks as well as a kids area. Bring the whole family out for an evening of music. Hackley Park is located in Downtown Muskegon at the corners of 3rd and 4th Street. The event runs from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information call 231-725-6333 www.partiesinthepark.com

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   Aug 02, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, lives in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 02, 2008

Alan Atwood
The fun and entertainment continues with Alan Atwood at Maranatha. Alan writes and produces full-length plays for the community as well as shorter dramas for worship services. He as authored a book of sketches for worship that he makes available to churches. He also tours several one-man plays around the country to churches, conferences, Christian schools and camps. Maranatha is located at 4759 Lake Harbor Road in Muskegon. The concert begins at 7:00 pm and admission is free. For more information call 231-798-2161. www.vacationwithpurpose.org

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   Aug 02, 2008

Demo Derby / Off Road Scramble
Come out and enjoy the fun of racing. Gates open at 4:00 pm and Racing starts at 7:00 pm. Admission is $12 for adults, $25 for pit passes, $7 for seniors, kids 6-12 are $3 and kids 5 and under are free. Season passes are $175 for adults and $425 for pit passes. For more information call 231-719-0326 www.winstonmotorspeedway.com

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   Aug 02, 2008

Suped - Up Saturday
Hot Rod's Suped up Saturday will feature music and food from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hot Rod Harley Davidson is located at 149 Shoreline Dr. For more information call 231-722-3653 www.hotrodhd.com

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   Aug 02, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Steve Hydonus and Kimon Kotos will be playing original songs with a mix of percussion, harmonica, congo's, and the mandolin along with acoustic and vocals. Steve Hydonus and Kimon Kotos will play Saturday from 6PM -8PM. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 02, 2008 Back to School Event
Nazarene Community Resource center presents the Back to School 2008. This is for all families with students in preschool through 12th grade. This event will provide FREE Backpacks with school supplies for the first 300 students. There will be lots of fun stuff! FREE meals, $2.00 haircuts, hearing, visions, lead, spinal and diabetes screenings, resource information, entertainment. Students MUST be present and accompanied by a parent/guardian. This event will be from 10:00 am to 12 (noon) at Holton United Methodist Church at 9530 Holton Duck Lake Rd in Holton MI. For more information call 231-821-2323.

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   Aug 02, 2008

Snake Day
Join the Gillete Sand Dune Visitor Center for this annual event. More details to come. For more information call 231-798-3573

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   Aug 02, 2008 6th Annual Lakeshore Miles for Meals
Beautiful 5 K race course located all along the Lakeshore on Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon. Enjoy over 3 miles of lake and beachfront and nature. Post-Race Beach Party - Come to our Breakfast on the Beach! Participation: We encourage all levels and ages (Runners, Walkers, Children - no clogs, roller blades or bicycles). Register on - line or pick up your application at Nutritional Services/Meals on Wheels (1540 W. Sherman Blvd.) or Endurance Sports (1888 Holton Rd.) Start Times: 8:00 am 5K Run (Baby Joggers welcome during the Walk Only) and 8:05 am 5K Walk Post Race Event - Join us for Breakfast on the Beach - Free to all participants. Packet Pick up August 1st Noon to 7:00 pm Endurance Sports or August 2nd starting at 7:00 am at the race course. For more information call 231-755-0434 www.nutritionalservices.org

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   Aug 02, 2008

Blue Lake Festival Orchestra
Join the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra under the direction of Dr. James Niblock and featuring Howard Niblock on oboe. Selections for the concert include Fugue in G Minor (Johann Sebastian Bach), Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra featuring Howard Niblock (Ellen Taaffe Zwilich), and Symphony No. 7 (Ludwig van Beethoven). The concert will be at the Stewart Shell (outdoor theater) starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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Jul 31, 2008 - Aug 02, 2008

The Jungle Book
The White Lake Youth Theatre tradition continues at the playhouse as the students perform Kipling's classic story of Mowgli, the Indian boy, raised by caring wolves, befriended by Bagheera, the Panther, and Baloo, the Bear; threatened by Shere Kahn, the evil tiger. Young audiences will delight in the portrayal of the animals and fast paced action, older children will be fascinated by the character relations and the story itself; just great family entertainment. The show is aft 7:30 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $7 for an adult and $5 for students. The Howmet Playhouse offers season tickets for all of their summer plays - Season tickets are $140 for adults and $100 for students and include The Fantasticks, Complete Works (Abridged), As You Like It/Richard III, Star Spangled Girl, The Foreigner, and Jungle Book. The Howmet Playhouse is located at 304 South Mears Avenue in Whitehall, MI. For more information or tickets call 231-894-4048 or 231-894-2540 after 6/23. www.howmetplayhouse.org

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   Aug 03, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, who has lived in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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Aug 02, 2008 - Aug 03, 2008 Captain Jack's Regatta
It's a beach party at Captain Jack's! The Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan invites all catamaran sailors to our A-Class Great Lakes Championship. This year we are going south of the breakwater (not to Muskegon State Park). Camping is allowed on-site across form Captain Jack's Restaurant. There are no hook-ups or amenaties at the camp location and reservations for camp sites must be coordinated through Mike Wisniewski at 989-245-7162. The Great Lakes A-Class Championship will be held in conjunction with this Regatta. The regatta Fee is $35 for CRAM/US Sailing Members and $45 for Non-members. Registration can be done online at www.websitemagic.com/cram. Captain Jack's Bar and Grill is located at 1601 Beach Street in Muskegon. For more information please visit our web site or call Mike Wisniewske at 989-245-7162. www.websitemagic.com/cram

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   Aug 05, 2008

McGraft Park Concert
Enjoy the open-air amphitheater for a night of music. Tonight's performance is by Out of Control (classic rock, reggae, rhythm and blues). The concert begins at 7:00 pm at McGraft Park at Glen and Wickham Streets. The event is sponsored by the Muskegon Leisure Services Department. Incase of rain, it will move inside the park building. For more information call 231-724-6704

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   Aug 05, 2008 Back to School Event
Nazarene Community Resource center presents the Back to School 2008. This is for all families with students in preschool through 12th grade. This event will provide FREE Backpacks with school supplies for the first 300 students. There will be lots of fun stuff! FREE meals, $2.00 haircuts, hearing, visions, lead, spinal and diabetes screenings, resource information, entertainment. Students MUST be present and accompanied by a parent/guardian. This event will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church at 937 W. Norton in Muskegon. For more information call 231-737-5207.

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   Aug 05, 2008

Montague Band Shell Summer Concert Series
The Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Arts Council of White Lake, brings you music on the shores of beautiful White Lake. Enjoy free concerts every Tuesday evening at 7:30 from June - August. Jazz, folk, country, swing and international musicians will be featured. Tonight's featured performer is to be announced. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Concessions will be available. The Band Shell is located next to the Montague Luanch Ramp at the south end of Water St. Admission is free and performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at the Montague High School Auditorium at 4900 Stanton Blvd. For more information, please call 231-893-2787. www.whitelake.org

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   Aug 05, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, lives in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 06, 2008

Unity Festival "Day Zero"
This is a pre-concert for the Unity Christian Music Festival. This FREE event is great for youth groups, families, etc. Enjoy free Christian music on the shore of Muskegon Lake. Performers/Artists performing 6:00 pm GRITS, 7:15 pm Stellar Kart, 8:15 pm David Nasser - speaker and closing the night at 9:00 pm Pillar. It will take place at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon. For more information, 231-737-2499 (M-F, 9am-5pm EST/EDT) www.unitymusicfestival.com

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   Aug 07, 2008

Speed Dating
Get-R-Done dating is a great opportunity to meet single professionals in a fun and safe atmosphere. This is a dating event that will help you meet people who are close in age with similar interests. This is not a dating service, just an opportunity to meet new people. We let YOU decide! For ages 50+. Age group may vary with in 4 years. Must be pre-registered and Paid 4 days before event. There is a cost of $25. For more information call 231-798-7565. www.shoreline.com/raffertys.asp

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Aug 06, 2008 - Aug 07, 2008

Mini Masterpieces
Your child's wild side will roar when he or she creates imaginative art projects inspired by the art of Matisse, Miro, and Mondrian. Children will be introduced to the elements of art and to new artists, while tapping into their own imaginations. The class is for students age 5 to 7. The program is from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Register by July 30. The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-720-2574 www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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   Aug 08, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join this unique coffee house setting for some music. The evening performance will be Riley Hughes with combinations of pop/folk music with guitar and vocals. The music is form 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. in Montague. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 08, 2008 Glow for Hospice Golf Outing
The Greater Muskegon Jaycees will be hosting the annual Glow for Hospice Golf Outing at Oakridge Golf Club located at 513 W. Pontaluna in Muskegon. Registration will begin at 12:00 PM with a Shotgun start at 1:00 PM. The event will be a 4 person team scramble and the cost is $300 per team. Prizes to be awarded include $10,000 cash prize for a Hole In One, prizes on all Par 3's, Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, and a Longest Putt Contest. Raffles and awards will be conducted during dinner which will follow golf at approximately 6:00 PM. Entries will be accepted on a first come first serve basis up to 36 teams. The Greater Muskegon Jaycees are looking for golfers, sponsors and volunteers. For more information please call Mike Johnson at 231-726-4046. www.muskegonjaycees.org

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   Aug 08, 2008

Parties in the Park
Come out for this annual tradition in Hackley Park. Tonight the music is the Rick Hicks Band and the Non-profit Sponsor's the Urban League of Greater Muskegon. There will be food and drinks as well as a kids area. Bring the whole family out for an evening of music. Hackley Park is located in Downtown Muskegon at the corners of 3rd and 4th Street. The event runs from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information call 231-725-6333 www.partiesinthepark.com

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   Aug 08, 2008 Nuclear Meltdown
Jumpin Jupiter Skate & Fun Center is proud to present "Nuclear Meltdown". Join us for Blind Fold Games, special glow skates and win Glowing Hot Prizes! Jumpin' Jupiter Skate & Fun Center is located at 1775 Evansten Ave. For more information call 231-773-5538. www.jumpinjupiter.net

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   Aug 08, 2008

Faculty Showcase
Chamber music and solos presented by memebers of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp faculty. Program to be announced from the stage. Performers include the Faculty Woodwind Quintet (Lori Scott, flute, Nora Lewis, oboe, Raphael Sanders, clarinet, Tama Kott, bassoon, Lisa Honeycutt, horn), Apex Brass Quintet (Steven Marx, trumpet, Jason Price, trumpet, Nathaniel Willson, horn, James Albrecht, trombone, Kevin Sanders, tuba), Faculty String Quartet (Paual Beard, Kim Hain, John Beard, Suren Petrosyan), Duet (Art Joslin, voice and Nancy Vogt, piano) Francesca Arnone, Flute; Marc LaChance, trombone; Jamie Lipton, euphonium; and Duet (Mary Ann Hubbard, flute, Julie Hesse, flute). The concert will be at the Stewart Shell (outdoor theater) starting at 7:30 pm. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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Aug 07, 2008 - Aug 09, 2008

Unity Christian Music Festival
Plan for 3 days of great Christian music, family fun , food and fellowship. Performing Bands/Artists include Thursday: Joel Weldon and the Unity Choir (5:00 to 5:20 pm), Fee (5:30 pm to 6:10 pm), Rush of Fools (6:25 to 7:10 pm); Philips, Craig & Dean (7:30 pm) and closing the night Kutless (9:15 pm). Yancy and others will be at the Kid's Stage. Friday: Joel Weldon and the Unity Choir (5:00 to 5:20 pm), Maron (5:30 pm to 6:10 pm) Bebo Norman (6:25 pm), Bebo Norman and Compassion (7:25 pm); Skillet (7:50 pm), and closing the night tobyMAC(9:15 pm); Yancy and others will be at the Kid's Stage. Saturday: Joel Weldon and the Unit Choir (2:00 pm); Legends Day 1 Randy Stonehill (2:30 pm); Legends Day 2 Phil Keaggy (3:30 pm); Legands Day 3 Rez Band (4:45 pm); 33 Miles (6:15 pm); Big Daddy Weave (7:30 pm); and closing out Unity is Third Day (8:45 pm). The Stand Strength Team and more will be at the Kids' Stage. This is a great family event. Lots of kids activities to do all three days. Extreme Games on all three days as well. Tickets are now available from Startickts PLUS outlets. Prices: Before August 1st 1 day passes $32.50; 2 day passes $55.00 and 3 Day passes $66.00. Day of/Sale at the Gate Prices 1 Day $35.00; 2 Day $60.00 and 3 Day $70.00. Kids 10 and under are free everyday. Kids activities and Extreme Activities are Free. For more information 231-737-2499 (M-F, 9am-5pm EST/EDT). www.unitymusicfestival.com

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   Aug 09, 2008

Kings Brass
The fun continues at Maranatha with Kings Brass. They provide innovative worship for young and old alike through the "best in sacred brass music." By teaming together, these Christian professionals from around the United States perform their original arrangements as heard on their eight recordings. For more than twenty years, the King's Brass have performed over one hundred concerts each season. Playing a wide variety of music from Gabrieli to hymn classics, from Handel to jazz spirituals, the King's Brass uses all corners of the concert hall to lift hearts and spirits in praise. Maranatha is located at 4759 Lake Harbor Road in Muskegon. The concert begins at 7:00 pm and admission is free. For more information call 231-798-2161. www.vacationwithpurpose.org

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   Aug 09, 2008

Phot Scanning and Preservation
You have a big box of photos and can't decide who would be the one in your family to hand them down to? Everyone want them. What do you do? Scan them! Now everyone is happy and you can put your originals in a safe place where no one will harm them. Keeping digital copies will preserve those photos for many years to come.. Before you store you photos away you might want to use a few smart steps to keep them archived. As with all of our seminars we will start with some simple research techniques and organizational tips for the beginner, then move into the topic of the day. There will be multiple handouts and a special presentation as well as refreshments. The event will be from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Muskegon County Museum located at the corner of Fourth and Clay in Downtown Muskegon. www.genealogymuskegon.com

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   Aug 09, 2008 Motorcross Racing
Come out to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds to watch Motorcross Racing. Sign up starts at 3:00 pm, practice at 5:00 pm and the races begin at 7:00 pm. The fairgrounds are at 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd. For more information contact 231-924-5778. www.sjoproductions.com

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   Aug 09, 2008

Suped - Up Saturday
Hot Rod's Suped up Saturday will feature music and food from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hot Rod Harley Davidson is located at 149 Shoreline Dr. For more information call 231-722-3653 www.hotrodhd.com

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Jun 14, 2008 - Aug 09, 2008

Splish Splash
This is a show celebrating artwork that focuses on water - fish, beaches, turtles, boats, swimming, and fun in the sun! A selection of petoskey stone and beach glass jewelry will be featured as well. For more information, contact the Art Cats Gallery at 231-755-7606. www.artcatsgallery.com

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   Aug 09, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join this unique coffee house setting for some music. The evening performance will be Lou Thumser - original and cover, folk, pop, alternative country. The music is form 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. in Montague. For more information call 2 www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 09, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, lives in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 09, 2008 Motorcross Racing
Come out to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds to watch Motorcross Racing. Sign up starts at 3:00 pm, practice at 5:00 pm and the races begin at 7:00 pm. The fairgrounds are at 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd. For more information contact 231-924-5778. www.sjoproductions.com

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   Aug 09, 2008

Super Bug Saturday
Wggle and jiggle your way to the MMA. Don't miss the buggy Super Saturday. 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Film - "Insects", explore the miniature world of insects. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Make & Take - Make a buggy transformation! Paint an ordinary rock into an outrageous bug. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm - Guided Tour - the museum is bugged! Find out how with MMA docent Joyce Jack-Hughes. This is a free family fun day! The film is at the Muskegon Museum of Art located at 269 W. Webster Ave in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-720-2570. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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   Aug 09, 2008

Clay Avenue Cellars Wine Tasting
Join the Clay Avenue Cellars for a chance to sample some of the local wines of Muskegon and Michigan. The Wine tasting is from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m and is free. Clay Avenue Cellars is located at 611 W Clay Ave in Downtown Muskegon. Dates for the wine tastings are as follows: May 10th, June 14th, July 19th, and August 9th. Open tastings are also available during Summer Celebration & Bike Time, and also by appointment for groups of 8 or more. For more information call 231-722-3108. www.clayavenuecellars.com

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   Aug 09, 2008

Festival Orchestra with Camper & Staff Solooists
Join the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra with Camper & Staff Solists under the direction of Carl Bjerregaard. The evening will feature the Camper Solo Competition Winner -- selection to be announced, Staff Solo Competiton Winner -- selection to be announced and the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (Wlfgang Amadeus Mozart). This will be recorded for a later boardcast. The concert will be at the Stewart Shell (outdoor theater) starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purcahsed at the door. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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   Aug 09, 2008

Summer Reading at Hackley Library
West Shore Symphony Orchestra "Instrument Petting Zoo" Discover and really play - the amazing instruments of the symphony orchestra. Kids will see, touch and hear the trombone, snare drum, cello, tuba and more. WSSO Education staff lead the program. The music begins at 2:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Hackley Public Library is located in Downtown Muskegon at the corner of Third and Webster. For more information call 231-722-7276. www.hackleylibrary.org

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Aug 07, 2008 - Aug 09, 2008 Northside Family Fest & Arts & Crafts Fair
Featured in this event is the North Muskegon Art Fair & Festival in Walker Park from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. There will also be a parade, a 5K run/walk, a Lions Club breakfast, and much more! For more information, please call 231-744-1621.

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Aug 01, 2008 - Aug 10, 2008

Star Spangled Girl
The "Red and Blue" states collide in this romantic tale by America's master comic playwright, Neil Simon. All-American Sophie moves in next to Andy and Norman, radicals barely getting by publishing their magazine "Fallout". Its' love at first "smell(?)" Will true love conquer politics? Featuring Andrea Matthews (Lend Me a Tenor) and directed by Tom Harryman. The show is aft 7:30 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Sunday 3:00 pm. Tickets are $14 for an adult and $10 for students. The Howmet Playhouse offers season tickets for all of their summer plays - Season tickets are $140 for adults and $100 for students and include The Fantasticks, Complete Works (Abridged), As You Like It/Richard III, Star Spangled Girl, The Foreigner, and Jungle Book. The Howmet Playhouse is located at 304 South Mears Avenue in Whitehall, MI. For more information or tickets call 231-894-4048 or 231-894-2540 after 6/23. www.howmetplayhouse.org

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   Aug 10, 2008

Blue Lake Festival Band
Join the Blue Lake Festival Band under the direction of Donald Flickinger for a live broadcast featuring Jukka Myllys on euphonium. The concert will feature Double F Fanfare (David Gillingham), Overture to 'The School of Scandal' (Samuel Barber, transcribed by Frank Hudson), Irish Tune from County Derry featuring selections by the Falcone Festival Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble (Percy Grainger), Concerto for Euphonium featuring Jukka Myllus (Jukka Linkola), and Entry of the Gladiators featuring Festival Band and Falcone Festival Adjudicators (Julius Fucik). The concert will be at the Stewart Shell (outdoor theater) starting at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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   Aug 10, 2008

Art In The Barn
This event is an art auction featureing pieces from the White River Gallery, and guest artists, an incredible Silent Auciton, dleicious food and beverages, all in a beautiful country setting. The theme for this year's event is "And All That Jazz". The evnet is from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm. Tickets are $30 per person. It will take place at the Schiller Barn on Lamos Road in Whitehall. For more information, please call 231-894-8659. www.whitelake.org

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Aug 09, 2008 - Aug 10, 2008

Michigan Pirate Festival
Attention all various Scallywags, Seadogs, and able bodied seamen or sea-women! You are cordially invited to attend the Second Annual Michigan Pirate Festival at the Grand Trunk park next to Great Lakes Marina in Muskegon! Join us for two days of history, music and adventure for the whole family! Witness cannon firing and sword fighting demonstrations. Browse the wares of pirate merchants for unique gifts. This year's two-day festival will feature even more music, dance, cannon firings, piratical re-enactments, and other performances, to include impromptu street skirmishes between pirates and militia. Our waterfront site shall come alive with dozens of pirates who will transform it into a busy seaport of yesterday.Led by the Pirate Lords themselves, visitors will step back in time and re-live the history and legends of the early 1700's! The Festival offers a variety of children's activities, live music, a beverage tent, period vendors, arts and crafts, and much more! Onlookers can also enjoy the waterfront view where ships will be decked out in their own pirate gear as they celebrate the union of the ships that roam the Michigan borders to form the Brethren of the Great Lakes. The flag of the Brethren is to be finally unfurled on August 9th, 2008. You can enjoy fine grub and grog from some of the region's best restaurants as well! Admission is only $7 per person, and children 12 and under get in free! We hope to see ye there! For more information please visit our web site at www.brethernofthegreatlakes.com www.brethrenofthegreatlakes.com

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   Aug 10, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, who has lived in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 11, 2008

Faculty Jazz Ensemble
The 26th Annual Blue Lake Jazz Festival contiunes with the Faculty Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Timothy Froncek for a live broadcast. The program to be announced from the stage. The concert will be at the Stewart Shell (outdoor theater) starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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   Aug 11, 2008 Internet Safety - A Presentation for Parents
The Norton Shores Branch of the Muskegon County District Library will be hosting a presentation dealing with issues teens and pre-teens face online. This presentation will focus on internet safety, educating parents on what they can do to keep their children safe online. Internet safety is an issue that touches every child who uses the internet. 99% of teens use the internet and 42% of those teens have posted personal information online. Our presenter will help parents understand what their child is doing online, how to watch for an internet predator and more! The presentation begins at 7:00 PM at the Norton Shores Branch of the Muskegon County District Library which is located at 705 Seminole Road. For more information please call 231-728-6410. www.beenbullied.com

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   Aug 12, 2008

Muskegon Astronomical Society Open House
Join the MAS in watching the night sky and see the Perseid Meteor Shower. The open house of the M.A.S Observatory begins at 8:00 pm. The Observatory is located in the Muskegon Wastewater Complex. (Apple Ave to Maple Island Road - tun left. Go 2.1 miles on Maple Island Road. Enter the complex and head east 2.1 miles - 1 mile past the offices of the wastewater complex. For more information call 231-788-0666. www.stargazing.net/mas

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   Aug 12, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, lives in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 12, 2008

McGraft Park Concert
Enjoy the open-air amphitheater for a night of music. Tonight's performance is by Old Timers Polka Band. The concert begins at 7:00 pm at McGraft Park at Glen and Wickham Streets. The event is sponsored by the Muskegon Leisure Services Department. Incase of rain, it will move inside the park building. For more information call 231-724-6704

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   Aug 12, 2008

Montague Band Shell Summer Concert Series
The Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Arts Council of White Lake, brings you music on the shores of beautiful White Lake. Enjoy free concerts every Tuesday evening at 7:30 from June - August. Jazz, folk, country, swing and international musicians will be featured. Tonight's featured performer will be the West Shore Symphony Orchestra. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Concessions will be available. The Band Shell is located next to the Montague Luanch Ramp at the south end of Water St. Admission is free and performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at the Montague High School Auditorium at 4900 Stanton Blvd. For more information, please call 231-893-2787. www.whitelake.org

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   Aug 14, 2008

Brown Bag Film "Connecticut: Seasons of Light, Cradle of American Impressionism"
This film celebrates the natural beauty of the landscapes, seaside, and pastoral settings that inspired the birth of American Impressionism in Connecticut at the turn of the 20th century. Bring your lunch; enjoy complimentary cookies and coffee. This event begins at 12:15 pm and is free and open to the public. The film is at the Muskegon Museum of Art located at 269 W. Webster Ave in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-720-2570. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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   Aug 14, 2008

Blodgett Recital Series
The series continues with the Apex Brass Quintet. The Quintet features Steve Marx on trumpet, Jason Price on trumpet, Nathaniel Willson on horn, James Albrecht on trombone, and Kevin Sanders on tube. The program will consists of Olympic Fanfare (John Williams), Liber Tango (Astor Piazzolla, arr. J. Burgstaller), Do Nothin' till You Here from Me (Duke Ellington, arr. R. Elkjer), Hora Staccato (Grigorus Dinicu, arr. E. Mino), Adagio for Strings (Samuel Barber, arr. S. McNeff), Handful of Keys (Fats Waller, arr. L. Henderson), Beale Street Blues (William Christopher Handy, arr. L. Henderson), Fire Dance (Anthony Dilorenzo), Magic Horn Tango (Bramwell Tove), Poses (Rufus Wainwrite, arr. J. Price), Battle Hymn of the Republic (William Steffe, arr. D. M. Johnston), Stars and Stripes Forever (John Phillips Sousa, trans. K. Singleton), and Dance (Wilke Renwick). The concert will be at the Blodgett Hall starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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   Aug 15, 2008

LST 393 Movie on Deck
Join the LST 393 for this annual tradition. The movie of the evening will be Ensign Pulver. The "USS Reluctant" sails the South Pacific at the end of WW II, but during a sudden squall the tyrannical skipper and Ensign Pulver get washed ashore on a deserted island. The movie starts at dusk. Concessions will be available on deck. Donations appreciated. The LST 393 is located at 560 Mart in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-730-1477. www.lst393.org

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   Aug 15, 2008

The Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join this unique coffee house setting for some music. The evening performance will be a mixture of Alternative, Progressive and Folk music, both original and cover songs. The music is form 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. in Montague. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 15, 2008 Pajama Jam
"Wake up and come skate!" Wear your PJ's and get ready for a night of fun! Jumpin' Jupiter Skate & Fun Center presents "Pajama Jam," with contests like Craziest Toenails and Toe Jam. Old school jams will keep the evening rocking! Jumpin' Jupiter Skate & Fun Center is located at 1775 Evansten Ave. For more information call 231-773-5538. www.jumpinjupiter.net

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   Aug 15, 2008 Skirmish at Sunrise Saloon-Dinner Theater
The Greater Muskegon Woman's Club, Located at the corner of Webster and 2nd Street in downtown Muskegon, is sponsoring a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater to benefit the American Red Cross starting at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $35 per person and $60 per couple. For more information call 231-726-3555

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   Aug 15, 2008

Blue Lake Staff Band
Join the Blue Lake Staff Band under the direction of Carl Bjerregaard. Selections for the evening include March, Op. 99 (Serge Prokofieff), Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn (Norman Dello Joio), William Byrd Suite (Gordon Jacob), Pavanne from Symphonette No. 2 (Morton Gould), Pineapple Poll (Athur Sullivan, arr. Duthoit), and Law and Order March (Harry L. Alford). The concert will be at the Stewart Shell (outdoor theater) starting at 7:15 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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   Aug 15, 2008

Blodgett Recital Series
The Boldgett Recital Series continues with Dr. Grace Huang on piano. The evenings performance will include China Gates 1977 (John Adams b. 1947), Sonata No. 62 in E-Flat major, Hob. XVI/52 (Franz Joseph Haydn 1732-1809), L'Isle Joyeuse 1904 (Claude Debussy 1862-1918), Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in D minor, Op. 87 (Dmitri Shostakovich 1906-1975), Zambra Gitana, Gitanerias, and Malaguena (Ernesto Lecuona 1896-1963). The concert will be at the Blodgett Hall starting at 7:15 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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   Aug 15, 2008

Parties in the Park
Come out for this annual tradition in Hackley Park. Tonight the music is The Carl Webb Bandr and the Non-profit Sponsor's the Muskegon Sports Hall of Fame. There will be food and drinks as well as a kids area. Bring the whole family out for an evening of music. Hackley Park is located in Downtown Muskegon at the corners of 3rd and 4th Street. The event runs from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information call 231-725-6333 www.partiesinthepark.com

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   Aug 16, 2008

5th Annual Moose Fest
107MUS presents the 5th annual country music party for thousands of fans on the lakeshore. Tickets are free at Moose Fest Ticket Parties - listen or check out the website daily for locations and times! Musett be 16+ to obtain tickets, although everyone - all ages even babies need a ticket to enter the grounds! Featured Prefromers include The Road Hammers, Heidi Newfield, Whiskey Falls, Jimmy Wayne, Jamey Johnson, and Rissi Palmer. www.107mus.com

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   Aug 16, 2008

The Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join this unique coffee house setting for some music. The evening performance will be Earl Hyde - original and cover, Big Band with a Jazzy Style. The music is form 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. in Montague. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 16, 2008 Ross Park Arts & Crafts Fair
This arts and crafts fair taking place at Ross Park in Norton Shores features wonderful displays of hand crafted goods and many different food vendors. For more information, please call 231-798-4391.

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Aug 14, 2008 - Aug 16, 2008

White Lake Maritime Festival
Featured in this event is softball, a shuffleboard tournament, a sailing regatta, food tent, children's activities, trout pond, shrimp and fish boil, and beverage and entertainment tents with live bands. There will be a community picnic on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. under the tent, and arts and crafts by the lake on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Live entertainment will be in the tent on Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. - midnight. There is a cover charge of $3.00 and you must be 21 to enter. This event will take place at Goodrich Park on White Lake. The entire event will take place from 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please contact the White Lake Chamber of Commerce at 231-893-4585. www.whitelake.org

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   Aug 16, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, lives in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 16, 2008 The Human Race
This race is sponsored by Volunteer Muskegon. The race will be held at the Muskegon State Park Winter Sports Complex on the cross country ski trails. The race begins at 9:00 am. There is a 5K & 10 K race and a 1 mile fun walk. Prizes will be awarded to best time in each age group starting at 10 and under in 5 year increments, masters (over 40) and best male and female times for both the 10k and 5K runs. A special prize will be given to the participant who raises the most pledges. Free one day pass to the State Park. Also during this time there will be an Eco-Education that will include informational booths on "living green" in our everyday lives. Organizations with an environmental emphasis will be in attendance to convey various volunteer opportunities. For more information, entry forms or to register call 231-722-6600 ext 18. www.vounteermuskegon.org

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   Aug 16, 2008

Burchfield Brothers
Maranatha continues the great entertainment with the Burchfield Brothers. Jon and Ben Burchfield make music that inspires the soul combining such styles of Smoky Mountain Jazz Gospel and Classical, along with a bit of Irish flavoring in this unique duo from Nashville; they reach audiences of all ages. Maranatha is located at 4759 Lake Harbor Road in Muskegon. The concert begins at 7:00 pm and admission is free. For more information call 231-798-2161. www.vacationwithpurpose.org

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   Aug 16, 2008 Back to School Event
Nazarene Community Resource center presents the Back to School 2008. This is for all families with students in preschool through 12th grade. This event will provide FREE Backpacks with school supplies for the first 300 students. There will be lots of fun stuff! FREE meals, $2.00 haircuts, hearing, visions, lead, spinal and diabetes screenings, resource information, entertainment. Students MUST be present and accompanied by a parent/guardian. This event will be from 10:00 am to 12 (noon) at The Laketon Bethel Reformed Church at 1568 W. Giles Road in North Musekgon. For more information call 231-744-1749.

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   Aug 16, 2008

Arts & Crafts By The Lake
This event will take place at the Goodrich Park Annex on White Lake. It is part of the weekend long White Lake Maritime Festival. There will be over 50 crafters selling their works of art. Goodrich Park is located on Lake St. in Whitehall. For more information, please call the White Lake Chamber at 800-879-9702. www.whitelake.org

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   Aug 16, 2008

Suped - Up Saturday
Hot Rod's Suped up Saturday will feature music and food from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Shriners Ride is a motorcycle run the will begin and end at Hot Rod. All proceeds will benefit the Shriners Children's Hospital. Hot Rod Harley Davidson is located at 149 Shoreline Dr. For more information call 231-722-3653 www.hotrodhd.com

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   Aug 16, 2008

The Book Nook & Java Shop-Meet the Author Mike Lindley
Join us as Author Mike Lindley presents "On Past Horton Creek", his sequel to "The Seasons of the EmmaLee". Mike Lindley will speak on writing and briefly read from his new novel. He will also sign copies of his new novel at 11 AM. Mike is a fun speaker with great humor. His books will be featured on WZZM TV 13's "Take Five" on July 29th at 4:30 PM, and are on sale now. For more information please call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 16, 2008

Summer Arts Festival Season Finale
Join the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for the final concert. This will feature a live broadcast of the Festival Orchestra under the direction of Carl Bjerregaard. The concert will include Procession of the Nobles (Nikolai Rimsky-Korakov), Classical Symphony No. 1, Op. 25 (Serge Prokofiev), Prelude to Act 1 from La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi) and The Red Poppy Suite, Op. 70 (Reinhold Gliere). The concert will be at the Stewart Shell (outdoor theater) starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Blue Lake is located at 300 E. Crystal Lake Road in Twin Lake. For more information call 231-894-1966 or 1-800-221-3796. www.bluelake.org

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   Aug 17, 2008

Garden Recital
The Music Society of White Lake is pleased to present a Garden Recital. IT will begin at 3:00 pm at Pekadil's in Whitehall. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 231-893-2524. www.artscouncilofwhitelake.org

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Aug 14, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008

The Foreigner
This multi-award winning comedy will be the final season show for the Festival Players with Brandon Zale, Jackie Cody, Terry Ireland, Tom Harrymand and a rare state appearance by director Kevin Wurz! In a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, two Englishmen encounter assorted secrets, scandals and the KKK! All this drama because the local think Charlie is a foreigner & doesn't speak English. Also a playhouse debut of west Michigan's Judy Johnson as Betty. The show is aft 7:30 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Sunday at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $14 for an adult and $10 for students. The Howmet Playhouse offers season tickets for all of their summer plays - Season tickets are $140 for adults and $100 for students and include The Fantasticks, Complete Works (Abridged), As You Like It/Richard III, Star Spangled Girl, The Foreigner, and Jungle Book. The Howmet Playhouse is located at 304 South Mears Avenue in Whitehall, MI. For more information or tickets call 231-894-4048 or 231-894-2540 after 6/23. www.howmetplayhouse.org

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   Aug 18, 2008 Cyberbullying - A Presentation for Parents
The Norton Shores Branch of the Muskegon County District Library will be hosting a presentation dealing with issues teens and pre-teens face online. This presentation will focus on Cyberbullying, educating parents on what they can do to keep their children safe online. 33% of teens have been a victim of cyberbullying. That is 1 in 3 children! That means that your child, or someone they know, has probably been victimized by a cyberbully. Our presenter will share details on the types of cyberbullies, discussion points if your child is a victim and more. The presentation begins at 7:00 PM at the Norton Shores Branch of the Muskegon County District Library which is located at 705 Seminole Road. For more information please call 231-728-6410. www.beenbullied.com

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Jun 03, 2008 - Aug 19, 2008 Yoga on the Beach
Join Barb Badolati for Yoga on the Beach. This will be from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm, for 12 weeks. There is a fee of $60 for the entire time. The class will be at the Pere Marquette Park lawn nearest the coast guard station. For more information or to register call 616-638-5625. www.contactbarb.com

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   Aug 19, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, lives in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 19, 2008

McGraft Park Concert
Enjoy the open-air amphitheater for a night of music. Tonight's performance is by Natchez Trace (acoustic classic rock). The concert begins at 7:00 pm at McGraft Park at Glen and Wickham Streets. The event is sponsored by the Muskegon Leisure Services Department. Incase of rain, it will move inside the park building. For more information call 231-724-6704

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   Aug 20, 2008

The Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join this unique coffee house setting for some music. The evening performance will be Jeff Bortell performing both original and cover Easy Listening music. The music is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. in Montague. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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May 29, 2008 - Aug 20, 2008

80th Annual Regional Exhibition
This is a annual tradition at the Muskegon Museum of Art. This is a large juried show of paintings, glass, sculpture, prints, photography, fiber art, ceramics and more by West Michigan artists in the state's longest running regional exhibition. The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-720-2574. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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   Aug 21, 2008 Walker Park Concert
Join the fun in a free outdoor concert at Walker Park. The Concert is from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The park is located off Ruddiman Avenue in North Muskegon. Tonight's concert features Soul'd Out. For more information call 231-744-1621

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   Aug 21, 2008 Back to School Event
Nazarene Community Resource center presents the Back to School 2008. This is for all families with students in preschool through 12th grade. This event will provide FREE Backpacks with school supplies for the first 300 students. There will be lots of fun stuff! FREE meals, $2.00 haircuts, hearing, visions, lead, spinal and diabetes screenings, resource information, entertainment. Students MUST be present and accompanied by a parent/guardian. This event will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Lebanon Lutheran Church at 1101 S.Mears in Whitehall MI. For more information call 231-893-5745.

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   Aug 21, 2008

Salon Thursday
Artists come out and display your work for the evening. Art Lovers come in to view the art! Refreshments provided. The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-720-2574. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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   Aug 22, 2008

The Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join this unique coffee house setting for some music. The evening performance will be Scott Sheldon performing a mixture of Folk and Pop Rock original and cover music. The music is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. in Montague. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 22, 2008

LST 393 Movie on Deck
Join the LST 393 for this annual tradition. The movie of the evening will be An American In Paris. An American in Paris (1951) is one of the greatest, most elegant, and most celebrated of MGM's 50's musicals, with Gershwin lyrics and musical score (lyrics by Ira and music by composer George from some of their compositions of the 20s and 30s), lavish sets and costumes, tremendous Technicolor cinematography, and a romantic love story set to music and dance. Gene Kelly served as the film's principal star, singer, athletically-exuberant dancer and energetic choreographer - he even directed the sequence surrounding "Embraceable You." The entire film glorifies the joie de vivre of Paris, but it was shot on MGM's sound stages in California, except for a few opening, establishing shots of the scenic city. Nonetheless, it remains one of the most optimistic American films of the post-war period - with Paris at its center. The movie starts at dusk. Concessions will be available on deck. Donations appreciated. The LST 393 is located at 560 Mart in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-730-1477. www.lst393.org

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   Aug 22, 2008 Mystery
Solve the Mystery. Jumpin' Jupiter Skate & Fun Center presents a night of "Mystery". Mystery games and Mystery prizes will keep you guessing all night long. Jumpin' Jupiter Skate & Fun Center is located at 1775 Evansten Ave. For more information call 231-773-5538. www.jumpinjupiter.net

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   Aug 23, 2008

The Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join this unique coffee house setting for some music. The evening performance will be Scott Culver performing a mixture of vocal and acoustic original and cover music. The music is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. in Montague. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 23, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, lives in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 23, 2008 Back to School Event
Nazarene Community Resource center presents the Back to School 2008. This is for all families with students in preschool through 12th grade. This event will provide FREE Backpacks with school supplies for the first 300 students. There will be lots of fun stuff! FREE meals, $2.00 haircuts, hearing, visions, lead, spinal and diabetes screenings, resource information, entertainment. Students MUST be present and accompanied by a parent/guardian. This event will be from 10:00 am to 12 (noon) at Samuel Lutheran Church at 540 Houston Ave in Muskegon, MI. For more information call 231-722-7308.

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   Aug 23, 2008

Homefront Muskegon Gala Event
This event will be aboard the LST 393 docked in downtown Muskegon for a WWII Theme gala to support the LST 393 preservation efforts and the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County. Homefront Muskegon will honor fallen soldiers and survivors of child abuse during a night of fun under the stars on the deck of the LST 393. This first event will be from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm with a variety of entertainment, including performance s by the Truth in Jazz Orchestra and the Boogie Woogie Babies. In addition to the live performances, there will be heavy appetizers and deserts in the "Canteen", a selection of popular 19040's cocktails in the "Torpedo Lunge" , and a Casablanca theme bar and casino "Café American", a Medal Ceremony officiated by US Representative Peter Hoekstra to honor Veterans and Homefront Workers (Rosie Riverters), a "costume" contest, historical relics and displays, and more. Cost to attend is $35 per person or $60 per couple. Veterans and Rosies are $20 each. Corporate tables of 10 are $1000 which includes a table with a dozen roses, champagne and company signage. For more information about the event and tickets sales will become available soon. For more information call 231-728-6410 or kburda@childabusecouncil.org. www.childabusecouncil.org

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   Aug 23, 2008

Burt Kettinger
The summer of entertainment continues at Maranatha with Burt Kettinger. Burt's rich bass/baritone voice has been a source of much comfort and encouragement to many over the years. Having grown up at the piano, his keyboard styling add to the versatility and beauty of his concerts. Burt often hears how his music relaxes people, but most importantly, people frequently tell him how God has spoken to them through his ministry and how they sense the presence of Christ in his life. This is Burt's main goal, in order that Jesus Christ may be glorified. Maranatha is located at 4759 Lake Harbor Road in Muskegon. The concert begins at 7:00 pm and admission is free. For more information call 231-798-2161. www.vacationwithpurpose.org

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   Aug 23, 2008

Summer Reading at Hackley Library
Fabulous Fancy Nancy. Come in fancy dress for Fancy Fun, inspired by the Fancy Nancy books. Kids will paint nails, make crowns and enjoy How to Be Fancy Lessons. The fancy fun begins at 11:00 am. This event is free and open to the public. Hackley Public Library is located in Downtown Muskegon at the corner of Third and Webster. For more information call 231-722-7276. www.hackleylibrary.org

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   Aug 23, 2008 Roosevelt Park Day
The party begins with a parade followed by a great arts and crafts fair. There will also be a beverage tent with live music. It will take place in downtown Roosevelt Park. For more information, please call 231-755-3721.

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Aug 21, 2008 - Aug 23, 2008

The Foreigner Encore
This multi-award winning comedy will be the final season show for the Festival Players with Brandon Zale, Jackie Cody, Terry Ireland, Tom Harrymand and a rare state appearance by director Kevin Wurz! In a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, two Englishmen encounter assorted secrets, scandals and the KKK! All this drama because the local think Charlie is a foreigner & doesn't speak English. Also a playhouse debut of west Michigan's Judy Johnson as Betty. The show is aft 7:30 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $14 for an adult and $10 for students. The Howmet Playhouse offers season tickets for all of their summer plays - Season tickets are $140 for adults and $100 for students and include The Fantasticks, Complete Works (Abridged), As You Like It/Richard III, Star Spangled Girl, The Foreigner, and Jungle Book. The Howmet Playhouse is located at 304 South Mears Avenue in Whitehall, MI. For more information or tickets call 231-894-4048 or 231-894-2540 after 6/23. www.howmetplayhouse.org

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   Aug 24, 2008 Community Picnic
The Mission for Area People is sponsoring a Community Picnic at St. Thomas Church Hall in Muskegon Township. Join in the fun with great food, live music and fun for children from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. For more information call 231-733-9672 www.map-lincs.org

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   Aug 24, 2008

The Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join this unique coffee house setting for some music. The evening performance will be Jeff Bortell performing both original and cover Easy Listening music. The music is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. in Montague. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 24, 2008

Suped Up Sunday 105th Party
Join Hot Rod on a Suped-Up Sunday as we welcome the riders joining the 105th Anniversary Ride Home. We will be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with a live band and food from 12:00 (noon) to 3:00 pm. Meet other riders on the journey home and ride out a s group on Monday August 25th. Hot Rod Harley Davidson is located at 149 Shoreline Dr. For more information call 231-722-3653 www.hotrodhd.com

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   Aug 24, 2008

XTERRA Blackhawk Off Road Triathlon/Duathlon
Blood, Sweet and Tears is not just a 70's band, it's also a great way to describe this event. World class athletes have described this course as "tough." There is a 1,200 M swim, a 14.5 mile bike, and a 10K run. This event will take place at Camp Pendalouan, located at 1243 Fruitvale Rd in Montague. The cost is $55 for non USAT members and $45 for members. For more information, please call Endurance Sports at 231-744-9138. www.endurancesports.biz

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   Aug 26, 2008

McGraft Park Concert
Enjoy the open-air amphitheater for a night of music. Tonight's performance is by Don Waarner Orchestra (Big Band). The concert begins at 7:00 pm at McGraft Park at Glen and Wickham Streets. The event is sponsored by the Muskegon Leisure Services Department. Incase of rain, it will move inside the park building. For more information call 231-724-6704

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   Aug 26, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, lives in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 26, 2008 Women's Equality Dinner
The Muskegon-Ottawa NOW and Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation are sponsoring a Women's Equality Dinner at the Hoiday Inn Muskegon Harbor featuring guest speaker Megan Raphael. The event begins at 5:30 PM. The deadline for reservations is August 19, 2008. For more details and to reserve tickets please call 231-759-7288 or 231-744-3181. www.michnow.org

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   Aug 28, 2008

Brown Bag Film "In Open Air: A portait of the American Impressionists"
Experience the essence of the Impressionist movement in America, a pivotal period in American art from 1180 to 1915. Bring your lunch; complimentary cookies and coffee. The film begins at 12:15 pm and is free and open to the public. The film is at the Muskegon Museum of Art located at 269 W. Webster Ave in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-720-2570. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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   Aug 28, 2008

Summer Reading at Hackley Library
Bats of the World. See live US bats, South American bats, and rare African bats with 4 foot wingspans. Experts from the Organization for Bat Conservation will tell about sound waves, bat food and other bat facts. The bat fun begins at 2:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Hackley Public Library is located in Downtown Muskegon at the corner of Third and Webster. For more information call 231-722-7276. www.hackleylibrary.org

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Aug 07, 2008 - Aug 28, 2008

Retrospective Works
This show will feature a variety of art. Come out to the Nuveen Community Center for the Arts located at 8697 Ferry Street in Montague to see these works of art. The center is free and open to the public. They are open from Noon to 5:00 pm Tuesday - Friday and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday. For more information call 231-893-2787. www.artscouncilofwhitelake.org

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   Aug 28, 2008 Back to School Event
Nazarene Community Resource center presents the Back to School 2008. This is for all families with students in preschool through 12th grade. This event will provide FREE Backpacks with school supplies for the first 300 students. There will be lots of fun stuff! FREE meals, $2.00 haircuts, hearing, visions, lead, spinal and diabetes screenings, resource information, entertainment. Students MUST be present and accompanied by a parent/guardian. This event will be from 10:00 am to 12 (noon) at Mission for Area People at 2500 Jefferson in Musekgon Heights, MI. For more information call 231-733-9672

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   Aug 28, 2008

Kids' Art Class: StARTers
Explore, have fun, and get mess with your little one, while developing your child's creativity through the discovery of painting and drawing! This class is for ages 2 to 4 with an adult. The instructor is Ronace Hogan. The class is from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. There is a fee of $20 for members and $25 for non members. The film is at the Muskegon Museum of Art located at 269 W. Webster Ave in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-720-2570. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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   Aug 29, 2008

Richard Allen Farmer
Come and join the entertainment at Maranatha with Richard Allen Farmer. Dr. Farmer began piano studies in NYC at age 11 and became a lover of Jesus Christ at age 12. As his faith and musicianship grew, they were blended. Farmer now uses his music as a vehicle for inspiring, motivating, challenging and entertaining the people of God. Maranatha is located at 4759 Lake Harbor Road in Muskegon. The concert begins at 7:00 pm and admission is free. For more information call 231-798-2161. www.vacationwithpurpose.org

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Aug 01, 2008 - Aug 29, 2008

Winston Motor Speedway Racing
Come out and enjoy the fun of racing. Races are every Friday Night. Gates open at 4:00 pm, Hot Laps at 6:30 pm and Racing starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is $12 for adults, $25 for pit passes, $7 for seniors, kids 6-12 are $3 and kids 5 and under are free. Season passes are $175 for adults and $425 for pit passes. Aug 1st - All Classes - Fann Appreciation Night - J.D. Byrider Night Aug 8th - All Classes - Factory Stock Special Aug 15th - All Classes - Late Model & Sprotsman Championships Aug 22nd - All Classes - UMP Mods- Factory Stock & Mini Stock Championships Aug 29th - All Classes - No Late Modesl - Sprints on Dirt For more information call 231-719-0326 www.winstonmotorspeedway.com

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   Aug 30, 2008

Demo Derby / Off Road Scramble
Come out and enjoy the fun of racing. Gates open at 4:00 pm and Racing starts at 7:00 pm. Kids Night. Admission is $12 for adults, $25 for pit passes, $7 for seniors, kids 6-12 are $3 and kids 5 and under are free. Season passes are $175 for adults and $425 for pit passes. For more information call 231-719-0326 www.winstonmotorspeedway.com

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   Aug 30, 2008

Book Nook & Java Shop Music
Join Richard Ballard, originally from the Lansing area, lives in our White Lake area for more than twenty years. Richard is full of enthusiasm and vocals! He is definitely one of the Book Nook & Java Shop favorites. His style is somewhat Caribbean and upbeat. You can hear Richard from 9 am to Noon. The Book Nook & Java Shop is located at 8726 Ferry St. Montague, MI. For more information call 231-894-5333. www.thebooknookjavashop.com

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   Aug 30, 2008

Suped - Up Saturday
Hot Rod's Suped up Saturday will feature music and food from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hot Rod Harley Davidson is located at 149 Shoreline Dr. For more information call 231-722-3653 www.hotrodhd.com

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Aug 02, 2008 - Aug 30, 2008

Thunderbird Racing
Come out and watch racing on the circle track. Gates open at 3:30 pm, time trials begin at 5:30 pm and racing starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, kids 6-11 are $3, seniors $6, and kids 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. Thunderbird race park is located at 350 Riley Thompson Rd (1 mile east of Michigan Adventure). Aug 2nd - Full Race Program Aug 9th - Full Race Program (Sportsman Season Champ/DP) Aug 16th - Full Race Program (Factory Stock Season Champ/DP) Aug 23rd - Full Race Program (UMP Modified Sason Champ/DP) Aug 30th - Full Race Program (Mini Stock Season Champ/DP) For more information call 231-766-3300 www.thunderbirdracepark.com

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Jul 05, 2008 - Aug 31, 2008

Sunlight in a Paintbrush
American Impressionism from Regional Collections. This major exhibition showcases the story of American Impressionism through the historic core of the MMA's collections, and to further illustrate the narrative, also features a wealth of American artworks from other public and private collections in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-720-2574. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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May 01, 2008 - Aug 31, 2008

Early Impression of Ox-Bow
American Impressionism from Regional Collections. This major exhibition showcases the story of American Impressionism through the historic core of the MMA's collections, and to further illustrate the narrative, also features a wealth of American artworks from other public and private collections in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-720-2574. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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Aug 29, 2008 - Sep 01, 2008 Shoreline Spectacular
Don't miss this annual labor day event taking place at Pere Marquette Beach. There will be live entertainment, many food vendors, Laura the Elephant rides, a frisbee dog show, arts and crafts, a Labor Day parade, and more. www.shorelinespectacular.org

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May 29, 2008 - Sep 04, 2008

Crusing 2008
Muskegon is bringing back its own time-honored tradition of crusing up and down Western Ave, but with a somewhat larger purpose than simply showing off - the idea is to show off the downtown, now undergoing a massiver ear of change. Crusing will be held each Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be no crusie night on June 19 (Miss Michigan Paganet) and no crusie on July 17 (Muskegon Bike Time Preperations). Sponsores of the event are Clay Avenue Cellars (May 29, June 12, July 3, July 10, and Aug 14); The Cheese Lady (June 5); Bakker Auto Trim (July 31); Relevant Branding & Advertising (Aug 7); The Frauenthal Center for the Preforming Arts (July 24); Raquests Downtown Grill (Aug 21); Heggs Gallery (Aug 28); and Witt Buick (Sept 4). For more information call Ron Madison 231-750-4610. www.downtownmuskegon.org

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May 03, 2008 - Sep 06, 2008

White Lake Area Nature Walks
Meet at noon at the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce every first Saturday of the month to enjoy a nature walk in White Lake. It will begin at 12:00 p.m. The event is free. For more information, please call 800-879-9702. www.whitelake.org

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May 24, 2008 - Sep 11, 2008

The Three Servicemen
This display commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The exhibit will teach visitors about the creation of the bronze sculpture in a grove of trees near the west entrance to the Vietnam Wall. This event will take place at the Muskegon County Museum, located on Fourth and Clay in downtown Muskegon. For more information, please call 231-722-0278. www.muskegonmuseum.org

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May 17, 2008 - Sep 13, 2008

44th Annual MCC Student Art Exhibition
Muskegon Community College's 44th Student Fine Art and Graphic Design Exhibition will open in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of MCC's Mayfest Celebration. . A high point of the year for the creative and performing arts department at MCC, the show highlights artwork of outstanding merit produced by MCC's leading student artists over the past academic year. The artwork is selected by MCC's art faculty from a total of several thousand pieces produced during the past year by approximately 300 students. Only a small portion this total amount comprises the exhibit. The free public reception and awards ceremony will be Thursday June 12th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Overbrook Lobby and Gallery. The Gallery is located on the campus of Muskegon Community College located at 221 S. Quarterline Road in Muskegon. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For more information call 231-777-0324. www.muskegoncc.edu

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Aug 14, 2008 - Oct 03, 2008

Dee Dwight: Painter and Ponderer
Join Art Cats Gallery for the opening reception of this wonder painter. The opeing is from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Gallery is located at 1845 Lakeshore Dr Suite 1. For more information call 231-755-7606 www.artcatsgallery.com

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Aug 21, 2008 - Oct 26, 2008

Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection
The focus of this exhibition is the African head in representational and conceptual portraiture. Modern and contemporary artists featured in this exhibition explore the social, political, and cultural nuances of the Black face and head in fine art and popular culture. Features works on paper, photography, painting, and sculpture drawn from the Mott-Warsh Collection - a private collection of fine art created by artists of the African Diaspora. Looking Ahead has been organized by the Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, Michigan and Curator Camille Ann Brewer. The film is at the Muskegon Museum of Art located at 269 W. Webster Ave in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-720-2570. www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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May 01, 2008 - Oct 31, 2008

Hackley & Hume Historical Site
The restored homes of Muskegon's most famous lumber barons, Charles H. Hackley and Thomas Hume, are two the finest examples of Queen Anne Style Victorian homes in the country. Built in the late 1800's they feature lavish wood carvings, stenciling, stained glass windows and period furnishings. The site is open 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. The tour takes about 90 minutes and includes the City Barn, Mr. Hackley and Mr. Humes' Homes. The homes are located in Downtown Muskegon at 484 W. Webster on the Corner of 6th Street. Admission is $3.00 for visitors 13 and older. Guest 12 and younger are admitted free. For more information call 231-722-0278 www.muskegonmuseum.org

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May 01, 2008 - Oct 31, 2008

Fire Barn Museum
The Museum is a replica of the Hackley Hose Company NO. 2 which was formed in 1875 after the city experience several devastating fires. Artifacts on display include a 1923 LaFrance Class B Pamper Fire Truck, hose carts, hooks and ladders, alarm and call box systems, uniforms and photographs of local fires. Open 12 (noon) to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Free admission. Located on block south of the Hackley and Hume Historical site (510 W. Clay) in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-722-0278 www.muskegonmuseum.org

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May 01, 2008 - Oct 31, 2008

Scolnik House: A Historic House of the Depression Era
This newest historic attraction will tell the story of common families living during the Great Depression. A fictional Polish Catholic family owns the two-story home which was built in the late 1880's in classic Queen Ann inspired Folk Victorian style. A young fictional Polish Jewish family lives on the second floor. The house features Depression Era furnishings, appliances, flooring and wallpaper. The site is open from 12 (noon) to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Free admission. The home is located at 504 W. Clay avenue in Downtown Muskegon next to the Fire Barn Museum. For more information call 231-722-0278 www.muskegonmuseum.org

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May 01, 2008 - Dec 30, 2008

Making A House A Home
Explore the development of products and technology for caring for a home from the 1890's to the present. This will be taking place at the City Barn, a part of the Hackley & Hume Historic Site. For more information, please call 231-722-0278. www.muskegonmuseum.org

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Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 01, 2009 Historic District Carriage Rides
Take a half hour tour every Friday and Saturday of historic Downtown Muskegon. Rides can be available any time between 6:30 - 11:30 p.m. For reservations, or to schedule weekly rides, please call 231-727-9500.

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Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 01, 2009 Lumbertown Clogging Dance
These classes take place every Monday at the Squaretappers Hall on the corner of Roilson and Palmer. New beginner classes start at 5:30 p.m. in January and April. Other classes are beginner plus at 6:30 p.m., intermediate at 7:30 p.m., and advanced at 8:15 p.m. One or all classes are $5. For more information, please call 231-828-4011

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Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 01, 2009 Smooth Ballroom Dance Practice
These will be held at Club Unique, 1 E Broadway, from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. They will take place every Friday. Admission is $5, and guys' first times are free. For more information call 231-740-8588.

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Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 01, 2009 Muskegon County African American Museum
This museum is located at 7 East Center Street in Muskegon Heights. Museum hours are 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. More information to come. For more information please call 231-739-9500 or email TMCMOAAH@aol.com.

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Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 01, 2009

Public Skate and Open Ice
The Lakeshore Sports Center has open ice for public skate. The fee is $5 per person. Skate rental is an additional $2. Children under 3 are free with a paid adult purchase. The times are as follows: Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 2:50 p.m., Saturday, 6:00 to 7:50 p.m., and Sunday, 4:00 to 5:50 p.m. The center is located at 4470 Airline Road in Muskegon. For more information call 231-739-9ICE. www.lakeshoresportscentre.com

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Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 01, 2009

Sticks & Pucks
The Lakeshore Sports Center has open ice for sticks and pucks. This public event requires helmets and gloves. The fee is $5 per person. Skate rental is an additional $3. The times are Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. The center is located at 4470 Airline Road in Muskegon. For more information call 231-739-9ICE. www.lakeshoresportscenter.com

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Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 01, 2009

Monet Gardens
A local businesswoman and Master Gardener, Florence Bright, had an idea which grew into a shared vision and commitment by the City of Muskegon, The Community Foundation for Muskegon County and the members of the Michigan Master Gardener Association, Muskegon County Chapter as part of the Michigan State University Extension. The famous Monet Garden in Giverny, France provided the inspiration to transform a vacant city lot into a picturesque pocket park. The garden is free to the public and the purpose will be multi faceted. It was built to beautify the downtown area, to allow students a place to paint and learn, to have a beautiful place for both our community and for tourists to visit, to provide training for Master Gardeners as well as build awareness and give recognition for the extensive volunteerism by the Master Gardener Association. The garden is located at the corner of Clay Avenue and Fifth Street in Downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-724-6098 or 231-724-6361. www.muskegonmastergardeners.org

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Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 01, 2009

Muskegon County Museum
Learn about the history of Muskegon County with a 10,000 year journey through the Coming to the Lakes Exhibit. A life-sized mastodon, sawmill, Great Lakes Schooner and much more are featured. In the Body Works Exhibit, visitors can ride and exercise bike, build a meal and visit computer stations. The Food Webs Gallery brings the outdoors inside as guests tour five habitats and learn about the animals and plants that call them home. The museum is located at 430 W. Clay at Fourth Street in Downtown Muskegon. The Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. on weekends. Admission is free. For more information call 231-722-0278. www.muskegonmuseum.org

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Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 01, 2009

Muskegon Museum of Art
One of the most highly respected art museums in the Midwest offers a full schedule of permanent collection displays, traveling exhibits and a museum gift shop. The Museum is located at 296 W. Webster in Downtown Muskegon. Hours are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (June through Labor Day 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), and Sundays noon to 4:30 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. General admission is $4 and Thursday's admission is free. Students 17 and under and museum members will be admitted for free. For more information call 231-720-2570. www.muskegonartmusuem.org

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Jul 14, 2008 - Mar 01, 2009

The Good, The Bad, The Fad: Women's Fashions From 1890 - 1990
This exhibit will examine the technological, social, and political changes that affected women's fashions. It will take place at the Muskegon County Museum, located at 430 W Clay Ave in downtown Muskegon. For more information, please call 231-722-0278. www.muskegonmuseum.org

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