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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.


'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.


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.

White Lake Maritime Festival starts tomorrow

You will enjoy the shuffleboard tournament and sailing regatta. There will be plenty of food vendors and children's activities along with a trout pond, shrimp boil, fish boil, beverage & entertainment tent with live band, arts & crafts, venetian boat parade. Come enjoy the music and food!

Thursday, August 11 - Community Picnic at 6pm under the big tent.

Friday, August 12 from 4pm-midnight.

Saturday, August 13 from 10am-midnight

Please contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information at 800-879-9702 or visit http://whitelake.org/

Arts & Crafts by the Lake

Saturday, 08/13/2011, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Our annual Arts & Crafts by the Lake, part of our Maritime Festival, along beautiful White Lake.  Over 50 booths of exibitors with their works of art.

Please contact the Chamber for more info at 231-893-4585 or 800-879-9702.

Announcing the Fall 2011 Lineup at the Howmet Playhouse

Announcing the Fall 2011 Lineup at the Howmet Playhouse

The Playhouse is pleased to announce its Fall 2011 lineup of fine music and movies. No, summer is not over but we do want you to know what we have planned for our fall season.

Click Here to see the full lineup.