Calendar

Aug
23
Wed
2017
Scandal Tours @ Hackley & Hume Historic Site
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Scandal Tours at the Hackley and Hume Site. Participate in this illuminating interactive event as a juror in a Hackley and Hume related scandal case. Due to adult themes and topics, this tour is NOT suitable for children.

Two tours: 5:00-6:30 PM AND 7:00-8:30 PM

NOTE: Pre-registration is required due to limited group size. For more information, call 231-722-7578.

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Scandal Tours @ Hackley & Hume Historic Site
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Scandal Tours at the Hackley and Hume Site. Participate in this illuminating interactive event as a juror in a Hackley and Hume related scandal case. Due to adult themes and topics, this tour is NOT suitable for children.

Two tours: 5:00-6:30 PM AND 7:00-8:30 PM

NOTE: Pre-registration is required due to limited group size. For more information, call 231-722-7578.

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Lighthouse Tower Tours @ Muskegon South Pierhead Light
Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
photo credit Teresa Emory

Climb the 48 foot tall Muskegon South Pierhead Light and experience the unique feeling of traveling back in time. Up two spiral staircases and a shipman’s ladder, this ironclad tower built in 1903 boasts unparalleled views from the lantern room at the tower top. Knowledgable, passionate volunteer Lighthouse keeper docents share the history of Muskegon’s lighthouses and other faces of the area’s maritime importance. Pre-sunset tours are offered all autumn long, with hours that vary in September and October. Our final tour is held on Halloween, when volunteers dress up in costume and Trick-or-Treating is offered at the lighthouse tower base. Kids in costume will climb for free on Halloween (in the company of an adult), and regular admission for the autumn tower tours is only $4 for adults and $2 for children 11 and under. Military and veteran admission is $3, and kids must be 3 foot tall in order to climb. Sturdy shoes are recommended, and no reservations are necessary. First come, first-served. The tour lasts about 15 minutes if there is no wait upon your arrival and the last tour is offered 15 minutes prior to closing. Parking is available at the beach or alongside Margaret Drake Elliot Park. Walk between the NOAA and USCG stations on the public visitor walkway to gain access to the pier. Climb a Michigan maritime castle as you help preserve our area lighthouses! Memberships and private tours are available by emailing muskegonlights@gmail.com or by calling 844-MLIGHTS.

Sep
20
Wed
2017
2nd Annual Frauenthal Center Launch Party @ Frauenthal Center
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2nd Annual Frauenthal Center Launch Party @ Frauenthal Center | Muskegon | Michigan | United States

YOU ARE INVITED! Join us in celebrating our community’s culture and vibrancy at the Frauenthal Center. Open to ALL, we invite you to experience an evening of dynamic entertainment. Browse our venues, meet new friends and be part of something truly spectacular in the heart of downtown Muskegon!

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Lighthouse Tower Tours @ Muskegon South Pierhead Light
Sep 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
photo credit Teresa Emory

Climb the 48 foot tall Muskegon South Pierhead Light and experience the unique feeling of traveling back in time. Up two spiral staircases and a shipman’s ladder, this ironclad tower built in 1903 boasts unparalleled views from the lantern room at the tower top. Knowledgable, passionate volunteer Lighthouse keeper docents share the history of Muskegon’s lighthouses and other faces of the area’s maritime importance. Pre-sunset tours are offered all autumn long, with hours that vary in September and October. Our final tour is held on Halloween, when volunteers dress up in costume and Trick-or-Treating is offered at the lighthouse tower base. Kids in costume will climb for free on Halloween (in the company of an adult), and regular admission for the autumn tower tours is only $4 for adults and $2 for children 11 and under. Military and veteran admission is $3, and kids must be 3 foot tall in order to climb. Sturdy shoes are recommended, and no reservations are necessary. First come, first-served. The tour lasts about 15 minutes if there is no wait upon your arrival and the last tour is offered 15 minutes prior to closing. Parking is available at the beach or alongside Margaret Drake Elliot Park. Walk between the NOAA and USCG stations on the public visitor walkway to gain access to the pier. Climb a Michigan maritime castle as you help preserve our area lighthouses! Memberships and private tours are available by emailing muskegonlights@gmail.com or by calling 844-MLIGHTS.

Lumber Barons’ Ball @ Hackley Administration Building
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Victorian Era and Industry meet at the Steampunk-themed Lumber Barons’ Ball for the Lakeshore Museum Center. Enjoy a fun evening with friends at the Hackley Administration Building for this event which supports the educational programs and exhibits of the Lakeshore Museum Center. Great food stations, cash bar, music, Steampunk costume contest, and a live and silent auction.

Sep
29
Fri
2017
West Michigan Symphony Presents: Ravel & Gershwin Piano Concertos @ Frauenthal Center
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm

Scott Speck, conductor
Guest Artist – Aldo López-Gavilán, Piano

Wagner – Overture to The Flying Dutchman

Ravel – Piano Concerto in G major
Aldo López-Gavilán, Piano

Gershwin – An American in Paris

Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
Aldo López-Gavilán, Piano

Inspired by Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, Ravel incorporated a lot of American jazz into his Piano Concerto in G major. Gershwin, in turn, lent a suave French flair to An American in Paris. Brilliant Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán makes his WMS debut in two concertos.

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Lighthouse Tower Tours @ Muskegon South Pierhead Light
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
photo credit Teresa Emory

Climb the 48 foot tall Muskegon South Pierhead Light and experience the unique feeling of traveling back in time. Up two spiral staircases and a shipman’s ladder, this ironclad tower built in 1903 boasts unparalleled views from the lantern room at the tower top. Knowledgable, passionate volunteer Lighthouse keeper docents share the history of Muskegon’s lighthouses and other faces of the area’s maritime importance. Pre-sunset tours are offered all autumn long, with hours that vary in September and October. Our final tour is held on Halloween, when volunteers dress up in costume and Trick-or-Treating is offered at the lighthouse tower base. Kids in costume will climb for free on Halloween (in the company of an adult), and regular admission for the autumn tower tours is only $4 for adults and $2 for children 11 and under. Military and veteran admission is $3, and kids must be 3 foot tall in order to climb. Sturdy shoes are recommended, and no reservations are necessary. First come, first-served. The tour lasts about 15 minutes if there is no wait upon your arrival and the last tour is offered 15 minutes prior to closing. Parking is available at the beach or alongside Margaret Drake Elliot Park. Walk between the NOAA and USCG stations on the public visitor walkway to gain access to the pier. Climb a Michigan maritime castle as you help preserve our area lighthouses! Memberships and private tours are available by emailing muskegonlights@gmail.com or by calling 844-MLIGHTS.

Oct
7
Sat
2017
Autumn Lighthouse Tower Tours @ Muskegon South Pierhead Light
Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
photo credit Teresa Emory

Autumn Lighthouse Tours- Climb the 48 foot tall Muskegon South Pierhead Light and experience the unique feeling of traveling back in time. Up two spiral staircases and a shipman’s ladder, this ironclad tower built in 1903 boasts unparalleled views from the lantern room at the tower top. Knowledgable, passionate volunteer Lighthouse keeper docents share the history of Muskegon’s lighthouses and other faces of the area’s maritime importance. Pre-sunset tours are offered all autumn long, with hours that vary in September and October. Our final tour is held on Halloween, when volunteers dress up in costume and Trick-or-Treating is offered at the lighthouse tower base. Kids in costume will climb for free on Halloween (in the company of an adult), and regular admission for the autumn tower tours is only $4 for adults and $2 for children 11 and under. Military and veteran admission is $3, and kids must be 3 foot tall in order to climb. Sturdy shoes are recommended, and no reservations are necessary. First come, first-served. The tour lasts about 15 minutes if there is no wait upon your arrival. Parking is available at the beach or alongside Margaret Drake Elliot Park. Walk between the NOAA and USCG stations on the public visitor walkway to gain access to the pier. The last tour is offered 15 minutes prior to closing. Climb a Michigan maritime castle as you help preserve our area lighthouses! Memberships and private tours are available by emailing muskegonlights@gmail.com or by calling 844-MLIGHTS.

Oct
12
Thu
2017
K-12 Teacher Art Exhibition Reception @ Muskegon Area ISD
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

K-12 teachers from around Muskegon County have created artwork around the ahfest 2017 theme: Water. Artwork will be on display during normal business hours (8am-4:30pm, M-F) for the month of October. A public reception will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 5:00-7:00 pm.