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Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.

The Bluegrass Gathering Music Festival, May 19-22

The Bluegrass Gathering Music Festival, May 19-22

Ocean County Fairgrounds comes alive this week, Thursday through Sunday!

Rain or shine, there is musical fun for everyone! Along with the main stage bands & activities, families can experience individual days of activities. Friday, showcases local bands & jamming starting at noon. Saturday is packed with a Youth Showcase, a band scramble, amazing mainstage music, workshops, children’s activities & more. And free to the public on Sunday at 9:30am, all will gather together for a community church service with bluegrass Gospel songs.

The Oceana County Fairgrounds is located at 1025 S State Street in Hart, Michigan 49420.

Call: (231)742-0202 or visit www.bluegrassgathering.org for more information.

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers are bringing their show, “Winter Tidings” to Morat’s Bakery and Pub Stage in New Era, MI on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00pm.

This group from Canada, performs a mix of old world Celtic seasonal standards, secular and non-secular works and some of their new compositions tailored for the season. An energetic show of toe tapping jigs, reals and uplifting songs. A great seasonal outing.

The cost for this great show is a $5.00 cover charge; dinner prices from $10.00 - $15.00 from the dinner menu.

Any additional information can be obtained by calling Mark Fletcher at 226-227-1064 or by e-mail at sadsquirrel@sympatico.ca

"21 Quilt Show" in Grand Haven, July 24th and July 25th

"21 Quilt Show" in Grand Haven, July 24th and July 25th

The Lighthouse Quilt Guild of Grand Haven will be hosting the “21 Quilt Show” in conjunction with the upcoming Coast Guard Festival. The quilts will be displayed from 10am – 5pm at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grand Haven, MI. Everyone is welcome.

What a great opportunity to see the many beautifully quilts displayed.

Admission is $6.00

My Town: Back To The Bricks Tour hits White Lake June 13

My Town: Back To The Bricks Tour hits White Lake June 13

WHITEHALL, Mich.---Downtown Whitehall will be shut down this Saturday, June 13 as  Back To The Bricks comes to town.

The traveling show takes vehicle enthusiasts along the Lake Michigan shoreline.  This is the first year the event is stopping in Whitehall.   Approximately 150 vehicles are expected to be on display.

Colby Street will be shut down from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the event.  Organizers expect participants will spend the night in Whitehall, boosting the area’s shopping, dining and lodging industries.    

Overnight stops in Battle Creek, Manistee, Boyne City and West Branch are also on the schedule for this year’s tour.  Back to the Bricks will also include daytime visits to Frankfort and Tawas City before wrapping up June 16 in Flint, where the Back to the Bricks Car Cruise will take place Aug. 15.

Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fair on the Village Green

Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fair on the Village Green

On July 11, 2015, the Pentwater Jr. Women’s Club will host the 51st Annual Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fair from 9:00am – 5:00pm. This event is to be held on the Village Green, downtown in Pentwater.

This Fair is a juried art fair. All work must be original and of the artist’s own creation. Painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, weaving, clothing, sculpture and other media will be available. People attending also have the opportunity to bid in a silent auction on art pieces donated by many of the participating artists. The proceeds generated will be used to fund a monthly mobile food pantry.

Admission is free. There will be a refreshment stand on the Village Green operated by the Pentwater Service Club.

Additional information is available by contacting the club at pentwaterjrwomensclub@gmail.com

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry Passes 150 Mark in Donated Items To Community

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., MAY 14, 2015--Since 2007, an informal group of women from St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish has been knitting and crocheting hand made shawls, lap robes, afghans, hats, mittens, scarves and similar items to give veterans, infants, middle schoolers, hospitalized persons, those in nursing homes, parish members and community friends comfort.  Now in its eighth year, the group--known as the Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry--has passed a major milestone of donating 150 items to persons in the lakeshore community and as far away as Haiti.