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October 2014

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Thursday, October 2nd, 4pm-7pm

Paint the Town Pink
One-mile fun walk to raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer screenings and to raise funds to support West Shore Medical Center's breast health services. Donations accepted. Social hour from 4pm-5pm, Celebration of Life at 5 pm, followed by Ribbon Walk. Water/Spruce streets, downtown Manistee.

Thursday, October 2nd, 7pm-8pm

TED Talks Re-enactment: How We Turned the Tide on Domestic Violence
Spreading the message of stemming violence. Presented by Lakeside Civic Players in conjunction with MEN C.A.N. and COVE. Suggested donation $5. Mason County District Library, Ludington.

Friday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 5th

Scarecrow Creation
Youth are invited to create a scarecrow with all supplies provided, starting at 4pm Friday, Oct. 3 and going through Oct. 5 while supplies last. Ludington Library, Ludington.

Friday, October 3rd, 10am-2pm

100 Years Golden Fair Parade and Celebration
Lunch & White Elephant Sale 10am-2pm Methodist Church. Parade at 1pm from the Golden Township Hall; theme "100 year Golden Fair." "100 Year Golden Fair Exhibit" open 10am-2pm at Old Town Hall, Historical Park open 10am-4pm. Hosted by Oceana Historical Society, Mears.
Visit Mears

Friday, October 3rd, 5pm-8pm

First Friday's Art Walk
A free, self-guided walking tour of participating downtown Ludington galleries, restaurants, bars and stores which are featuring artists of all media, downtown Ludington.
Art Walk

Friday, October 3rd, 5pm-7pm

Artists' reception for Foster Elementary Exhibit
Featuring original works by 3rd-5th grade students of teacher, Scott Bentz. Cookies and Punch reception during First Fridays Art Walk. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Ludington Arts Center

Friday, October 3rd, 6:30pm-7:30pm

2nd Annual Pink Party
Proceeds benefit West Shore Healthcare Foundation. Live jazz music, hors d'oeuvres, prize for the best pink outfit, Blue Fish Kitchen and Bar, Manistee.

Friday, October 3rd, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Hart Community Performing Arts Series: The Paul Keller Orchestra
Hart Middle School Auditorium, Johnson Street, Hart.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 3rd, 9pm-11pm

Queensyrche
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Saturday, October 4th, 9am-4pm

Coin and Stamp Show
Baymont Inn & Suites, Ludington.

Saturday, October 4th, 9am-5pm

St. Simon Applefest
St. Simon's, Ludington.

Saturday, October 4th, 10am-4pm

Spooktackular Book Sale
Sponsored by Friends of the Manistee County Library, at the Book House behind the Manistee Library, 95 Maple St., Manistee.
Used Book Sales

Saturday, October 4th, 10am-8pm

Havenshire Faire
Fall celebration of homegrown, handmade, vintage and folk goods, arts and crafts booths, entertainment, and bagpipers, all with a Celtic flair. Featured musicians: Highland Reign, a Scots American folk rock band. Also, Celtic-Medieval reenactment group. Home of Paul and Lisa Cooper, 1829 W. Victory Drive (and Amber Road), Scottville.

Saturday, October 4th, 11am-5pm

Annual Fall Festival
Live music from 2pm-5pm. Activities include U-pick apples, U-pick pumpkins, apple fling, petting zoo, hay mountain climb, hayrides and more. Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee.

Sunday, October 5th, 1pm-4pm

Color in the Park
Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor fun, seasonal refreshments, live music, art activities and hiking. $5/adult, children free. Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville.

Sunday, October 5th, 3pm

Pentwater Arts Council br-A-rt auction
Proceeds benefit Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Pentwater Arts Council. Pentwater Yacht Club, Pentwater.

Tuesday, October 7th, 3pm-5:30pm

Family Fun Crafts: Fabric Pumpkins
Scottville Library.
Mason County District Library

Tuesday, October 7th, 6pm-8pm

Adult Craft Night
Decorate Halloween jars, Ludington library.
Mason County District Library

Tuesday, October 7th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

October Author Series: Todd and Brad Reed
Authors of Tuesdays: A Michigan Tribute, Manistee County Library, Maple Street, Manistee.

Thursday, October 9th, 7pm-8pm

TED Talks Re-enactment: Violence Against Women Is a Mens Issue
Spreading the message of stemming violence. Presented by Lakeside Civic Players in conjunction with MEN C.A.N. and COVE. Suggested donation $5. Mason County District Library, Ludington.

Friday, October 10th - Saturday, October 11th

Annual Oktoberfest, Classic Car and Hot Rod Show & Cruise
Downtown Pentwater.
Oktoberfest in Pentwater

Friday, October 10th - Saturday, October 11th, 10am-5pm

Autumn Days
Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Autumn Days

Friday, October 10th, 12:55pm-4:05pm

Met Opera Live!: MacBeth (Verdi)
Historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St., Manistee
Performing Arts

Friday, October 10th, 8pm-10pm

Comedy Show featuring Dave Dyer
Historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St., Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 11th - Sunday, October 12th

The Pumpkin Patch
Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm, Major's Produce, 9476 N. 120th Ave., Hart.
Fall Events

Saturday, October 11th

Onekama Fall Festival
Arts and crafts (10am-4pm), inflatable, face painting, Mr. Balloon Man, the kids cow car train ride, horseback rides, and wagon rides, Onekama Village Park, downtown Onekama. If inclement weather, activities at Onekama School.

Saturday, October 11th, 10am-4pm

C.O.V.E. Home Tour & Used Book Sale
Tickets are $15/person. Throughout Pentwater.

Saturday, October 11th, 10am-12pm

West Michigan Old Engine Club Antique Tractor Pull
Potluck lunch. Rain date Oct. 18. Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Saturday, October 11th, 10am-4pm

Holiday Art & Collectibles Show
Featuring holiday artwork, collectibles, decor and wearables created by local artists. Shared Space Studeio, Monroe Road, Pentwater.
Holiday Arts & Crafts Shows

Saturday, October 11th, 11am

Breast Cancer Hayride & Tater Run
Tater Run for quads, golf carts and gators starts and ends at the Citizens Sportsmens Club, Fountain.

Saturday, October 11th, 3pm-10pm

Octoberfest Music & Craft Beer Festival
Includes MittCrit bicycle race, chili walk, music & craft beer festival, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Octoberfest

Saturday, October 11th, 4pm-7pm

Euchre Party
Fundraiser hosted by Kaleva Historical Society to raise money for signage in Kaleva. $15/person, Kaleva Tavern, Kaleva.

Saturday, October 11th, 7pm-9pm

Penny Fair
Humorous program, auction of fresh fruit, vegetables and baked goods, along with games, BBQ sandwiches and homemade pies. Oceana Center Grange, 55 Scout Road, Hart.

Saturday, October 11th, 7pm-9pm

Penny Fair
Family-friendly event featuring an auction with fresh fruit and vegetables and baked goods, games, lunch with BBQ sandwiches and homemade pies. Oceana Center Grange, 55 Scout Road, Hart.

Saturday, October 11th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

WSCC Performing Arts Series: Be-Bop Spartans
Jazz musicians play improv, bebop, swing, blues & soul. Part of the West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series. Tickets $15/adult; $14/senior; $8/child; $20/at door; free/WSCC students. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, Ludington.
Performing Arts

Sunday, October 12th, 9am-5pm

Gun Show & Swap Meet
Sponsored by Big Bear Sportsmans Club, Manistee County Fairgrounds, M-22, Onekama.

Sunday, October 12th, 10am-12pm

West Michigan Old Engine Club Garden Tractor Pull
Potluck lunch. Rain date Oct. 19. Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Sunday, October 12th, 1pm-5pm

Open Fire Steer & Beer
Part of Ludington Octoberfest.
Ludington Octoberfest

Sunday, October 12th, 2pm-3pm

Mason County CROP Hunger Walk
Church World Service fundraiser for food pantries and programs locally, nationally and around the world. Starting from Community Church, 109 N. Harrison St., Ludington.

Tuesday, October 14th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

October Author Series: Leland James
Award-winning poet, Manistee County Library, Maple Street, Manistee.

Thursday, October 16th, 5pm-8:30pm

Dress for Success Fashion Show and Job Fair
Ludington Area Center for the Arts. 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Thursday, October 16th, 7pm-8pm

TED Talks Re-enactment: The Fight Against Sex Slavery
Spreading the message of stemming violence. Presented by Lakeside Civic Players in conjunction with MEN C.A.N. and COVE. Suggested donation $5. Mason County District Library, Ludington.

Saturday, October 18th - Sunday, October 19th

The Pumpkin Patch
Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm, Major's Produce, 9476 N. 120th Ave., Hart.
Fall Events

Saturday, October 18th, 11am-4pm

Accessory Sale
Featuring donated slightly used accessories and craft booths of new accessory items including jewelry, scarves, hats, etc. Peebles fashion show during event. Light lunch available. Ludington Area Senior Center, 308 S. Rowe St., Ludington.

Saturday, October 18th, 12:55pm-4:45pm

Met Opera Live!: Le Nozze de Figaro (Mozart)
Historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St., Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 18th, 2:30pm-3:30pm

After Hours Used Book Sale
Pentwater Township Library, 402 E. Park St., Pentwater.
Used Book Sales

Saturday, October 18th, 6pm-10pm

Don Jennings Award Dinner
Social hour 6pm, dinner 7pm, keynote speaker Senator Carl Levin. Tickets $55. Three Fires Conference Center, Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Saturday, October 18th, 8pm-10pm

Tower of Power
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Monday, October 20th, 6pm-8pm

Bottles and Brushes
Learn to paint with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Lynda Blankinship will lead a 2-hour guided painting lesson. Coordinated by Ludington Area Center for the Arts, cost is $45 ($40 for LACA members). Ticket price includes one drink token and all supplies. Held at Sportsman's Restaurant, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Tuesday, October 21st

Benefit basketball game between Harlem Ambassadors and Mason County All Stars
To benefit renovations at the Ludington Area Jaycees Minigolf Course. Tickets: $10/advance, $12/at door; $8/students & seniors, $10/at door. Game played at Ludington High School's Hawley Gym, N. Washington Ave., Ludington.

Tuesday, October 21st, 6:30pm-7:30pm

October Author Series; Donal Lystra
Author of "Something that feels like the truth", Manistee County Library, Maple Street, Manistee.

Thursday, October 23rd - Sunday, October 26th

WSCC Performing Arts Series: Buried Child
Thursday-Saturday performances at 7:30pm, Sunday matinee at 2pm. In collaboration with WSCC’s Big Read Project, riveting story depicts the destruction of the American family through disillusionment with the American dream. Part of the West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series. Tickets $15/adult; $14/senior; $8/child; $20/at door; free/WSCC students. WSCC Center Stage Theater, Scottville.
Performing Arts

Thursday, October 23rd, 4:30pm-7pm

Eat, Drink & Be Scary Potluck
Potluck and musical entertainment, Scottville Area Senior Center, Scottville.

Thursday, October 23rd, 7pm-8pm

TED Talks Re-enactment: Why Domestic Violence Victims Don't Leave
Spreading the message of stemming violence. Presented by Lakeside Civic Players in conjunction with MEN C.A.N. and COVE. Suggested donation $5. Mason County District Library, Ludington.

Thursday, October 23rd, 7pm-8pm

Pentwater Junior High/High School Band Concert
Pentwater School, Pentwater.

Friday, October 24th - Sunday, October 26th

"Agatha Christie Made Me Do It"
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm, Historic Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 24th - Saturday, October 25th

Haunted Fairgrounds
6pm-9pm. Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Haunted Fairgrounds

Saturday, October 25th

Run for Our Lives 5K Costume Run
Downtown Ludington.

Saturday, October 25th

Boos, Brews & Brats
Downtown Manistee.

Saturday, October 25th, 1pm-5pm

Spooktacular Weekend, Halloween on the Green
Costume Contest, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Sack Race, Great Pumpkin Roll, Candy Bags, Crafts and Egg Toss. Trick or Treat with Merchants at Charles Mears State Park 2pm-4pm, Spooktacular Parade 4pm, Glow in the Park Hike at dusk, Pub Crawl at 6pm, downtown Pentwater.
Halloween

Saturday, October 25th, 3pm-5pm

Downtown Ludington Halloween Trick or Treat
Downtown Ludington.
Halloween

Saturday, October 25th, 6pm-10pm

2nd Annual Rocktober Night of Fright
Sponsored by Ludrock Music & Friends. Costume contest. Music by The Hard Promises, On the Line, Redline, with special guests Cheryl Wolfram & Mike Luusua. Cash bar, 50/50 Raffle. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Saturday, October 25th, 8pm-10pm

Elvin & Elton
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Sunday, October 26th

Last sailing day of season for S.S. Badger
Ludington.
S.S. Badger Carferry

Sunday, October 26th

Haunted Village
Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Sunday, October 26th, 8:30am

Raise the Dead, Eye-Opening Coffee
Cenzo's Fresh Market, Pentwater.
Halloween

Tuesday, October 28th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

October Author Series: John Kozak
Author of "Through the Eyes of Rose", Manistee County Library, Maple Street, Manistee.

Tuesday, October 28th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Manistee Halloween Band Concert
Manistee High School Auditorium, 12th Street, Manistee.

Friday, October 31st - Sunday, November 2nd

"Agatha Christie Made Me Do It"
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm, Historic Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 31st, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Scottville Trunk or Treat
Hotdogs will be grilled. Games and trick-or-treat stations held inside the school, Mason County Central High School, Scottville.

Friday, October 31st, 5pm-8pm

Village of Pentwater – Trick or Treating & Homemade Donuts
Donuts at the Fire Station, Pentwater.
Halloween

Friday, October 31st, 6pm-8pm

Wellston Trunk or Treat
Children trick or treat at parked cars. A costume contest is afterwards in the township hall. Norman Township Community Center, Wellston.
Halloween

Friday, October 31st, 7:30pm-9pm

French baroque recorder concert and baroque guitar
Sponsored by Pentwater Arts Council. Place to be announced.

More October Information...

We strive to provide the most current and correct information on our Calendar of Events. We are continually adding to our calendars. If nothing appears above, most likely the information is not yet available. Events may be subject to change. Keep checking back for updates!

Barns & Byways Tour, Mason County
Fall Salmon Run
Pumpkin Patch, south of Scottville
Oktoberfest-Ludington
Oktoberfest-Pentwater
Autumn Days at Historic White Pine Village
Macabre Manistee County
Halloween/Trick-or-Treating
Fall Events
Manistee Ghost Ship
ArtPrize, Grand Rapids



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