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You’ve Got a Golden Ticket!

You’ve Got a Golden Ticket!

From: http://www.artscouncilofwhitelake.org

Enter a world of pure imagination this summer as the Nuveen Youth Theatre presents Willy Wonka Jr., the musical. Charlie Bucket's adventures in the wondrous Wonka chocolate factory will come to life on the Howmet Playhouse stage June 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

Choosing a cast was no easy task for director Alice Gambel after an astounding 113 students from Muskegon and Oceana counties turned out for the spring auditions. Envisioning a show full of unexpected moments and extraordinary imagery allowed her to stretch the cast to nearly 50 students by incorporating dancers as "living" scenery and props. Add purple top-hat wearing Willy Wonka, a troop of singing Oompa Loompas, a girl named Charlie, and this will be a show you won't want to miss.

MAPS Evaluating Superintendent Candidates

MAPS Evaluating Superintendent Candidates

From: http://www.montague.k12.mi.us/

The MAPS Board, with assistance from Dr. Larry Blackmer, has evaluated candidates to replace Mr. Sipka and selected 7 for interviews.

Click for interview schedules.

Second interviews will be held June 21 and 22 beginning at 7 pm in the MHS Choir Room.  Community and staff are invited to meet candidates at 4:30 pm on each day in the Auditorium lobby.

An Evening With The Clarity II - Our finest event yet

An Evening With The Clarity II - Our finest event yet

Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Howmet Playhouse
304 South Mears Avenue
Whitehall, MI


Nationally acclaimed musicians: The Great Unknown, Singing in the Abbey and Fred Thomas will play full sets.

Readings by: Ernest Hemingway's grandson, author John Hemingway, and the former poetry editor of "The New Yorker" Michael Tyrell

$2 Microbrews all night long

Tickets are $10 and available at Hearthstone Bistro in Muskegon or at http://foggedclarity.com/events

Because tickets are cheaper than any of our past events, this show will sell-out quickly. We sincerely hope you will join us.

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/o3xy

Community Honors Seniors at 127th Commencement

Community Honors Seniors at 127th Commencement

From: http://www.montague.k12.mi.us/

On a beautiful June 3 evening, the MAPS community gathered at the Townsend Athletic Complex to celebrate the 127th Commencement Exercises of Montague High School.
 
NBC social studies teacher Tom Hinken delivered the Commencement Address, urging seniors to find the paths that will bring them joy—and to follow those paths energetically.  Class President Brent Ferrier recalled the achievements of the class, including mastering a tough new curriculum.  Board President Wanda Suits gave the official graduation proclamation, and mortarboards flew.  
 
Superintendent Dave Sipka, participating in his final graduation before moving to lead the MAISD in July, encouraged the newest alumni to support their school in years to come.  Sipka concluded with the now traditional benediction: “Wherever you go, whatever you do, always be a Wildcat.”

Whitehall-Montague community wide garage sale scheduled for June 25

The cities of Whitehall and Montague are banding together this summer to help their residents and local businesses by sponsoring the first annual community-wide garage sale in both cities, scheduled for June 25, 8am to 5pm.

"We're excited to see how this works," says Amy VanLoon, executive director of the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. "We know of other communities that do this every year, and their residents love it for the chance to participate in a big garage sale, and it brings people into town, so it is great for local businesses too!"

The project was initiated by Whitehall City Council Member Tanya Cabala. "I love garage sales, and think it would be fun for our community to do one big one. I hope we get a lot of participation! I'd like to see it become an annual event!"

Nuveen Youth Theatre Workshop presents "Willy Wonka Jr."

Nuveen Youth Theatre Workshop presents "Willy Wonka Jr."

June 16, 17, and 18, 2011
7:30 p.m. at the Howmet Playhouse


Experience a world of pure imagination as the students of the Nuveen Youth Theatre Workshop perform a musical journey through the world's most famous chocolate factory. Directed by Alice L. Gambel. Tickets are $7/person in advance at the Nuveen Center or at the door. Group pricing available - call the Nuveen Center for details.

Montague Artisan Market starts Saturday, June 4

Montague Artisan Market starts Saturday, June 4

Montague's new Artisan Market will begin this Saturday, June 4th. The market will feature a mixture of media including stained glass, fiber, wood, leather, pottery, antiques, clothing and more.

The market is open Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and is located at 8660 Water Street.

Market organizers are looking for additional artisans, musicians, local food vendors, and volunteers. Click Here for information.