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Drew Nelson to kick of First Friday’s concert series

Drew Nelson to kick of First Friday’s concert series

Friday, September 2, 7:30 pm, Howmet Playhouse

Join us for the fall kick off concert for our First Friday’s concert series with singer/songwriter Drew Nelson from Grand Rapids. This folk-inspired musician is a noted storyteller with strong characters and a growing national fan base. Drew won a Jammie Award in Grand Rapids for Best Regional Folk Album in 2006. "Drew Nelson is one of my favorite new artists. He is an excellent guitarist as well as an accomplished songwriter. His songs sound like the rest of us feel. After so many years at the mercy of the high and mighty his characters are anything but defeated. They are dazed, angry, amazed and climbing." - John Gorka, Red House Records recording artist.

Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Students (w/ student ID)

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Howmet Playhouse presents Jake's Women

Howmet Playhouse presents Jake's Women

by Neil Simon
Directed by Chris Beaman


August 25-27, 7:30 pm

This Neil Simon play is the second show produced by the revived White Lake Dramatic Club. Join Jake, a novelist who is more successful in fiction than in reality, as he struggles to keep his marriage together and resolve his internal conflict over the memory of his dead wife. Jake daydreams about the women in his life—his wife, sister, daughter, therapist, potential new wife—and is occasionally interrupted by the women themselves. Featuring an all local cast, it's the perfect way to end your summer!

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Howmet Playhouse presents 'Boeing-Boeing'

Howmet Playhouse presents 'Boeing-Boeing'

by Marc Camoletti - 2008 Tony Award Winner, Best Revival of a Play
Directed by Mike Vogas

August 18-20, 7:30 pm

Revived on Broadway in 2008 in a Tony-winning production, this 1960's French farce features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has French, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent layovers in Paris. He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected delays bring all three to Bernard's apartment at the same time, and Bernard and his friend Robert must juggle them all at once. Featuring an all-local cast, you'll leave wanting more!

This event is sponsored by Alcoa Howmet and L-3 Communications.

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White Lake Area Guided Nature Walks

White Lake Area Guided Nature Walks

Discover the beauty of the White Lake Area.  Naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas.  A variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife will be covered, depending on the time of year.  The walks are appropriate for adults and familes; no children allowed without parents.

Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month beginning in June and continuing through October.  Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon.

Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  Bring water and snacks if needed.  Other optional items include: hat, suncreen, insect repellent, umbrella, binoculars, cameras, sketchpad, and pencils or pens.

Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe.  Please call to confirm if you have questions.

'Asparagus! Stalking the American Life' tonight at Howmet Playhouse

'Asparagus! Stalking the American Life' tonight at Howmet Playhouse

Saturday, August 13, 7:30 pm

For 30 years, Oceana County Michigan has been the Asparagus Capital of the World. Now its spear-struck residents and family farms take on the U.S. War on Drugs, Free Trade and a Fast Food Nation, all to save their beloved roots. This film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly runs 53 minutes. It has won five film festival awards, including the W.K. Kellogg Good Food Film Award, and was an official selection at 14 other film festivals, including the Kansas International Film Festival.

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'Locally Buzzed: The Great Michigan Beer Movie' tonight at Howmet Playhouse

'Locally Buzzed: The Great Michigan Beer Movie' tonight at Howmet Playhouse

Friday, August 12, 7:30 pm

Travel with seven West Michigan friends throughout our beautiful state as they visit 50 of our best craft and micro breweries and interview the brewers and Michigan beer enthusiasts along the way. You’ll be amazed at the economic impact the craft brewing industry has in Michigan and will walk away proud to be a Michigander. This film was an entry in Art Prize 2010 in Grand Rapids.

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Farm Fresh - Submissions due September 1-2, 2011

Farm Fresh - Submissions due September 1-2, 2011

From: http://www.artscouncilofwhitelake.org

A farm-themed art show will grace the walls of the Nuveen Community Center for the Arts this fall. Artists of all ages are invited to submit up to two pieces of art for  consideration in this juried show. A $50 cash prize will be awarded to the pieces judged “Best in Show” in both the Adult and Youth divisions. Two additional pieces in each division will receive an Honorable Mention award of $25.

Artwork may be created in any medium (painting, sculpture, photography, etc) but must reflect some element of farm life. Submissions are due at the Nuveen Center on Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2 from 12-5 p.m. There is no entry fee for this exhibition. Download complete entry guidelines here.