This page lists current events on the Community Calendar.
Free event where the public is invited to share poetry and music. Bring poetry to read or music to perform. Mingle with other local poets and performers. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a friend.
5,000 nautical miles in a 36-foot sloop. Join Dr. Don Roth as he tells about the adventures of his Petosegan crew as they voyage through the Great Lakes, Erie Canal and Hudson River to New York City. Follow them as they go 2,000 miles offshore in the open Atlantic, during the worst hurricane season in recent memory.
The OTP Young Company's Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop is holding auditions for their annual musical revue. Auditions are open to serious students ages 12-20 and will be held in the lower level of the Playhouse. The $175 tuition will be taken upon acceptance. Rehearsals begin July 1 and run Mon-Fri, 4-7 PM. Performances will be Aug 23-25.
Go for a relaxing stroll on the trails with GRNA docent Julie Hurd each week to find and identify the beautiful and unique wildflowers at Grass River. Along the way we will listen and look for the birds that call Grass River home. Donations are always appreciated. More information at grassriver.org.
Most of us use guesswork and intuition, assuming that timing is an art. But Pink argues in his new book, that timing is really a science. Drawing on an impressive range of research, Pink reveals how we can use the hidden patterns of the day to succeed in work, school and play.
James Dake, author of Field Guide to Northwest Michigan, will share tips and tricks for nature photography with a short presentation and hike. Learn, using any camera! $5 per person. More information at grassriver.org.
Two of Michigan's favorite mystery authors will take the stage to interview each other. Steve Hamilton is a New York Times bestselling author of 15 novels. Bryan Gruley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the Wall Street Journal. His highly acclaimed Starvation Lake trilogy is modeled on the town of Bellaire.
All Day Workshop: Mike Dawson, amphibian expert from St. Louis Zoo will teach us about 13 frog and toad species of Michigan and how to identify each species. Learn what's happing to our amphibian friends. Then Katie Grzesiak, Coordinator for the Invasive Species Network, presents, What's in Your Garden? about harm done by invasive plants. $40.00/person includes lunch.
Each week enjoy a short children's story and an activity or a hike on the beautiful trails at Grass River. For young children ages 4 and up, but all ages welcome. $5 per child. Larger groups please call ahead. More information at grassriver.org.
Join Trout Unlimited in a two-hour workshop that introduces you to the basics of the great outdoor sport of fly fishing. Learn what you need to know to get started, including fly tackle selection, fly casting, and local fly fishing opportunities. Cost is $10 per person. Please preregister as space is limited to 12 people. More information at grassriver.org.
Saturday, June 29, 9:30 AM - 4PM: All day workshop. Mike Dawson, amphibian expert from St. Louis Zoo leads with What's that calling? The Frogs and Toads of Michigan.
Burlesque takes dance movements and combines them with attitude, facial expressions and tease. While learning basic dance moves, you will also feel more comfortable in your own skin and build self-confidence. Amira breaks down the moves for absolute beginners!
18 or older. Ladies only.
Space is limited to the first 15 people, Call/Text to reserve your spot 231.313.5577
Bellydance is an ancient artform passed down from mother to daughter for generations. It is a great way to feel comfortable in your own skin and build self-esteem.
Amira Hamzar is a certified Bellydance instructor that has been teaching in northwestern Michigan since 2004.
Space is limited to the first 15 people to RSVP. Call/Text to reserve your spot: 231.313.5577
Doug Brinkley is CNN's Presidential Historian, a professor of history at Rice University and the author of 12 books, including five New York Times bestsellers. He'll take the stage with John U. Bacon to talk about his newest book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.
Raise the sails, steer the ship, and join us on a voyage of discovery that goes all the way to the smallest creatures in the lake. During this two-hour program, you become a scientist and a sailor, adding to our understanding of the Great Lakes ecosystem, with time planned in to enjoy your sail.
Cast the net from the deck of Schooner Inland Seas. Haul it in to see for yourself what kinds of fish are abundant. Then, raise the sails and steer the ship as you learn about the fish we caught and what that means for the ecosystem. All fish data collected goes to the Michigan DNR.
Just a couple of dudes telling the people about their daily lives and exciting experiences.
We will have music, news, and other exciting things. We will interview local celebrities.
Don't miss this fascinating conversation with Karl Marlantes. His new book is Deep River, a family saga of three siblings who flee political aggression in Finland only to face harsh challenges in America's logging frontier. A tale of romance, human suffering, courage and reinvention. Doors at 6pm with Morsels, music and cash bar.
Michelle Shawn from the Senior Benefits Network will help you understand the basics of Medicare and how the pieces fit together for YOU! Join us to unclutter the puzzle pieces and show you a clear picture of the ins and outs of Medicare. Each session will cover the same information. Open to the public at no charge.
Tai Chi on the outdoor labyrinth is led by Jean Fought. Jean teaches Yang Style Tai Chi with its martial applications. Anyone regardless of experience is welcome. Weather permitting.
The E. Eighth St. Reconstruction Project will begin Monday, May 6, 2019. The project is expected to be completed the week of October 14th. E. Eighth St.will be closed from Boardman Ave. to Woodmere Ave. The Boardman Ave., Wellington St,, Franklin St. & Railroad intersections will be closed to thru traffic at 8th Street during the project.