Calendar

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour @ Visit Muskegon
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour @ Visit Muskegon

Visit Muskegon presents the 15th Annual “Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour”. For three Saturdays we invite you to celebrate the vibrant autumn colors of Muskegon County’s trees, dunes and water! Drive your car, or bike, along a self-guided route following the Lake Michigan shoreline and West Michigan Pike Byway. Visit historic sites, welcoming businesses and enjoy nature. This event is FREE! Participants will receive fall refreshments, coupons to area businesses, collectible postcards and free pumpkins for the little ones (while supplies last).

Pick up your map at either historic Depot. Enter to win prizes by having your map stamped at 10 designated stops. Check in on social media for more chances to win! The Muskegon Union Depot is home to Visit Muskegon (Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau). The White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is also housed in a historic train depot.

Spook-tacular Watercolors @ Hackley Public Library
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
Spook-tacular Watercolors @ Hackley Public Library

Children’s book illustrator Lori McElrath-Eslick is back at Hackley Library! She’ll help us learn how to paint with watercolors and create a spooky design. Adult supervision is required for younger participants. Free to the public. Ages 5+.

Oct
22
Tue
2019
Open Mic Night at Hackley Library @ Hackley Public Library
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open Mic Night at Hackley Library @ Hackley Public Library

Come enjoy the talents of our community, or share the talents you have! It’s your night to be a star. All types of performances are welcome; poetry reading, music, comedy, etc. If you are interested in showcasing your art, please register at hackleylibrary.org or call the HPL Reference desk at 231-722-8011. Walk-ins are also welcome! Not interested in the spotlight? Come just to listen.

Winners from our Write for Fright contest will be awarded during Open Mic Night!

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Helina Metaferia Lecture @ Muskegon Community College, Stevenson Center (Formerly room 1100)
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
24
Thu
2019
Helina Metaferia Workshop @ Muskegon Community College, Room 2323
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Helina Metaferia Workshop @ Muskegon Community College, Room 2323

NOTE: An application is required to participate in this workshop. You can submit an application here.

From the Artist: “I can offer a performance workshop similar to what I have done at Michigan State University which focuses on working with women of color on campus (staff, students, and faculty). We look at how tension and trauma gets held in the body due to systemic and institutional oppression, and then we create methods for release through performance art. I am actually touring this workshop to colleges and photographing participants to be included in future collage work. Female identifying student and faculty of color organizations on campus are invited to participate, and sometimes help organize the event.”

Press release link from the college:

https://www.muskegoncc.edu/news-and-events/2019-ahfest-lecture-helina-metaferia-by-way-of-revolution-oct-23-at-mcc/

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Appraisal Fair @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appraisal Fair @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Hoping to learn more about your art, antiques, and collectibles? Appraisers from DuMouchelle Art Galleries Co., Detroit, will be on hand to evaluate collectibles, jewelry, and antiques, combining decades of professional experience in many areas. (DuMouchelle appraisers also appear on Antiques Roadshow.) Appraisers will offer verbal evaluations for $15 per item or set of items ($12 for MMA members). The fee includes museum admission. Written appraisals cannot be provided at this event, but Appraisal Fair is an inexpensive opportunity that can help you know if it would be worthwhile to pay to get a written appraisal on an item for sales or insurance reasons.

Please, no vintage or antique guns, swords, or other weapons. Limit of three items per person, please.

Mini-Pumpkin Painting @ Hackley Public Library
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mini-Pumpkin Painting @ Hackley Public Library

Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon at HPL! Paint a mini-pumpkin to take home for decoration this season. All supplies will be provided, however participants are welcome to bring their own pumpkins and paints if they desire! All ages are welcome for this free program.

Oct
29
Tue
2019
Paranormal Muskegon @ Hackley Public Library
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Paranormal Muskegon @ Hackley Public Library

With Halloween around the corner, come hear some spooky stories about investigations in your own backyard! Kent County Paranormal will discuss what being a paranormal investigator means, as well as present findings from some of their Muskegon investigations. Free to the public.