Thursday, August 26, 2010
Find West Michigan Labor Day Ideas here: http://www.wmta.org/labor-day-getaways-560/
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
- Butterfly Hike at Otis Farm Bird Sanctuary, Saturday, August 21
- National Coho Festival, August 20, 21, 22, 2010 • Honor, Michigan
- Two European Tall Ships Coming to Muskegon August 19-22
Visitors invited to tour the Europa
Along with their rich maritime and cultural history, the ships will bring with them the message of water preservation and protection of this areas most precious resource, the Great Lakes. Bark Europa is a 185’ barque that sails all around the globe including five annual trips to Antarctica. She is the oldest ship in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® fleet as she was originally built in 1911. Roald Amundsen is making her first ever trip to the Great Lakes since she was built in 1952. Roald Amundsen is a 165’ steel-hulled brig and is operated and maintained by over 600 volunteers.
Both ships are offering berths on board throughout the summer, where the more adventurous public can sail on board from various ports throughout the Great Lakes. The ships will be in Green Bay, WI prior to coming to Muskegon and will sailing to Chicago, IL on their way out. For more information on getting on board, visit www.barkeuropa.com for Bark Europa and www.sailtraining.de for Roald Amundsen. The American Sail Training Association is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on youth education, leadership development and the preservation of the maritime heritage of North America.
Suds on the Shore Craft Beer Festival
August 21st at Ludington City Park 12noon until 6pm!
Tickets can be purchased at Jamesport Brewery in Ludington for $25.00 or at the door for $30.00
Check out sudsontheshore.com for more information!
Live Entertainment at Jamesport
Friday & Saturday August 20th and 21st C-SPIN @8pm
Tuesday August 24th Freddy G. 7pm-9pm
Friday August 27th Freddy G. 7pm-9pm
Saturday August 28th Skeleton Crew @8pm
Tickets are $25 at the door, but you can purchase them in advance for $20 online, at participating wineries, Higher Grounds Roastery, Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Art Center Traverse City, Crystal Lake Art Center and the Leelanau Community Cultural Center
Find more events at www.wmta.org
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Michigan Audubon is offering the opportunity to watch shooting stars from the Perseid meteor shower away from the city lights at the Otis Farm Bird Sanctuary. Join volunteer naturalist Greg Nelson on Saturday evening, August 14th for Star-gazing in August. Greg will lead participants to the best location at Otis to star-gaze beginning at 8:30 p.m. A scope will be set up to assist with seeing stars & planets more closely. Greg will also point out summer constellations. The program will last until 10:00 p.m.
Participants should meet Greg at the Otis red barn at 8:30 p.m. Recommended attire is long pants, good walking shoes, and a light jacket. Insect repellent is also recommended. Participants should bring with them a blanket to lie on, binoculars, a flashlight, and a constellation chart if available. This program will be cancelled in the event of rain.
Registration for this program is requested. The program fee is $2 per person (age 12 & under free); Michigan Audubon members may attend for free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration before 5:00 PM on August 13 can be done by calling 517-886-9144 or you may send a message via e-mail to Wendy@michiganaudubon.org. In your message please include the name of all participants, and a phone number. Please indicate if you are a Michigan Audubon member. If there are children participating, please list their ages. After 5:00 on the 13th you must call the Otis Sanctuary at 269-948-5777 to register.
Otis Farm Bird Sanctuary is located at 3560 Havens Rd., approximately seven miles southwest of Hastings.
For additional information on this and other Michigan Audubon programs visit www.wmta.org