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  1. Glen Arbor Pumpkin Festival 4th Annual

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    Glen Arbor Pumpkin Festival

    Join the the community for a fun, family friendly celebration of fall. 

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 12 – 3pm

    Festivities include:

    Costume Parade, Pie Eating Contest, Pumpkin Carving, Kid friendly activities like Face Painting, Games & Crafts and a Cake Walk. There will be food, live music, Lord of the Gourd demonstration! Pumpkin Fest will be held at the Glen Arbor Township Park (located at the corner of  M-22 & State Street) with a rain location in the Glen Arbor Town Hall.

    Participants may return Saturday evening or early on Sunday to pickup your pumpkin(s).

    Open to the public. $5 Donation suggested to participate in Activities, ages 3 and under Free.

    Celebrating one of our favorite season’s in the county, Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping & dining around Glen Arbor.

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    Volunteers & Sponsors

    This event is hosted by the Glen Lake Chamber. Please contact the event organizer, Patricia at: [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring this community event.

    Sponsors get publicized in event posts online, called out in Social Media posts, listed in the Press Release, Event Program. Names will also be seen on event signage. 

  2. Sprout: August 13

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, Join us for the last Spout session of the Summer! 

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  3. Sprout: August 6

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  4. Sprout: July 30

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  5. Sprout: July 23

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  6. Running Bear Run/Walk 2019

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    The 13th Annual Glen Arbor Women’s Club Running Bear 5K Walk/Run and 1/2 Mile Kid’s Run is going to be on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.  9:00 am at Cherry Republic Glen Arbor.  $18/$20 day of race $5 Kids.   More info:  www.runningbearrun.com
  7. Sprout: July 16

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  8. Sprout: July 9

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  9. Pancake Breakfast

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    The Glen Lake Fire and Rescue Association will be hosting a pancake breakfast! Bring your family and friends out to support the Fire and Rescue Association and enjoy a great breakfast with friends and family! Proceeds will go to the Glen Arbor Fire & Rescue Association to assist the Glen Lake Fire Department with funding for training and equipment purchases. Thank you for your support!

    When: Sunday July 7th

    8:00am – 12:00pm

    Where: Glen Arbor Township Hall, 6394 W. Western Avenue, Glen Arbor, MI

    Cost: $8.00/person, Children 5 and under free

    The Glen Arbor Fire & Rescue Association is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation

  10. Glen Lake Boat Parade

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    Thursday, July 4th, 2019 @4pm ~ Glen Lake Boat Parade

    All boats Welcome, the more the merrier! Boat Decorations encouraged but not required! Meet in front of the Glen Lake Yacht Club

    Follow the “On The Narrows Marina” lead boat along the shore of Glen Lake through the bridge and Little Glen and back . . . Come Join in the Fun!


    This event not organized by the Yacht Club, please keep off of and respect private property.
    Event notice from: Carol McCahill

  11. 4th of July Parade in Glen Arbor

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    Glen Arbor 4th of July Parade

    Head on down to Glen Arbor and shop/dine – most places are open for at least half the day for visitors. Grab a spot and enjoy the big 4th of July Parade downtown Glen Arbor, beginning at 12pm. The parade leaves from Glen Haven making its way through to the North/East end of town. This year’s parade Marshal is Jim Fowler and the Glen Arbor Park Commission.

    If you’re a boater, you can join in on the boat parade 4th of July evening on the Glen Lake beginning at 4pm in front of the Yacht Club.

    Participate…

    Everyone is welcome and “anything goes!” 

    Want to participate in the parade? Cyclists (kids and families) and Walkers can join in the parade starting at the Christian Science Church. Cars and Floats participating in the parade, please meet at Glen Haven to line up 45 min prior to the parade start time. The parade begins at Noon. 

    Want a front row seat? Volunteer! We always need as many parade volunteers as possible. Bring your own broom to help walk with the parade and sweep the candy back towards the crowd, to keep kids off the street and safe.

    Enjoy the area…

    Most shops and restaurants are open part of the day for you! Please make sure to come to town early to park and enjoy shopping the lovely retailers and art galleries. Whether you’ll end up back where you’re staying or head back home, there’s a beach or lake or trail for you to enjoy some outdoor recreation the remainder of the holiday.

    More to celebrate on the 4th…

    >>Flag Raising Ceremony | Old Settlers Park @ 10am 

    >>Boat Parade | On the Glen Lakes @4pm 

    >>Pancake Breakfast | Sunday, July 7th at the Town Hall


    Parade photos courtesy of Raquel Jackson

    #4thofJuly #glenarbor #parade #thingstodo #summertime #glenlake

  12. July 4th Flag Raising Ceremony

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    July 4th Flag Raising Ceremony at Old Settlers Park

    What Was Happening in Our Country and the World in 1776?

    Celebrate the founding of our nation in a patriotic, joyous ceremony with community members of all ages. The Flag Raising will be performed by members of the local VFW. What was going on in our country in addition to a revolution in 1776? Tom Petersen, a retired Navy officer who became a Methodist minister, will share thoughtful comments about what was happening in the world and in our country in 1776. A singalong of well-loved and familiar patriotic songs will be led by the Summer Singers. Cookies and lemonade immediately following. Flags will be distributed to all children.

    The Flag Raising Ceremony begins at 10 am, July 4th , at the Old Settlers Picnic Grounds, located on the south eastern shore of Glen Lake near the corner of Dunn’s Farm Rd. (CR 675) and Burdickville Rd (CR 616). Please bring your own lawn chairs.

    Event sponsored by Glen Lake Woman’s Club. For more information contact Pat Smith at [email protected] or 231-334-3301


    More to celebrate on the 4th..

    >>4th of July Parade | in Glen Arbor @12pm

    >>Boat Parade | On the Glen Lakes @4pm 

    >>Pancake Breakfast | Sunday, July 7th at the Town Hall from 8am-12pm

  13. Sprout: July 2nd

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  14. Sprout: June 25

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    Tuesdays at M22 Glen Arbor
    from 10am-12pm, June 25 thru August 13

    Introducing Sprout, a pop-up art depot for kids of all ages. Kids can create while adults shop and sip in the CRO Recreational District. Each week we will offer activities based on this beautiful area.

    Cost: $15 per kid for two make-and-take activities plus a bonus game to play at home. Cash or check, please.

    Drop in on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon (or until supplies run out) right outside of the M22 store. No advance notice needed.

  15. Fairy House Building

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center offers a fairy house building day Sunday, May 26, 1 – 3 pm at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. Instructor Michelle Auchello leads the workshop. Cost is $20 per fairy house.

    Families are encouraged to build a fairy house together. Glue guns will be used, so children under the age of 10 should bring an adult to assist them. Natural materials including sticks, moss, stones, bark, wood, and glass beads will be provided. Participants are invited to bring their own. No plastic, please.

    Pre-registration is required. Go to GlenArborArt.org and click on CLASSES; or call 231/334-6112. The GAAC is open Monday-Friday 9 am – 3 pm.

  16. Exposures: Leelanau student’s art reception

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center celebrates the 31 st edition of Exposures, an annual exhibition of creative work of nearly 100 Leelanau County students in grades k – 12. A reception to honor the exhibitors is Thursday, April 25, 4 – 6 pm in the GAAC gallery.

    Exposures is a cooperative venture that spotlights the creative talents of students from Leelanau County public and private schools, home-school students; and the elementary-age students in the GAAC’s After School Art program. The exhibition recognizes the creative talents of students who were selected by jury to be published in Exposures, the Leelanau County student journal. Each published student receives a free copy of the magazine and additional copies will be for sale at the GAAC for $5.

    The exhibition is open to the public, and runs until April 28. The GAAC gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 am – 3 pm and noon – 4 pm on Sundays. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org

  17. Easter Brunch Buffet

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    Join us for our Easter Brunch Buffet at Cherry Public House in Glen Arbor on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    -MENU-
    Adults = $29.99 and Children 12 and under = $9.99

    Baked Marinated Pork Loin with Spiced Cherry Chutney
    Roasted Sweet Potato with Montmorency Cherries & Granny Smith Apples
    Toasted Farro Grains in a Fresh Vegetable Blend
    Baked Shoulder Bacon & Basil Quiche
    Fresh Baked Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
    Vegetable Frittata
    Fresh Fruit Tray
    Baked Assorted Cherry Pies

    *Please note that their regular menu will not be available on Easter.*

  18. Wintefest Contest Results

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    It was another great year this 2019 president’s day weekend to be up north and out and about in Glen Arbor. We had fun seeing our friends and neighbors and visitors too, great shopping deals and fun to be had at local watering holes. Despite the cold, the sun came out and we enjoyed getting outside, on the ice or grabbing some skis or snowshoes and hitting the hill or trails.

    Perch Fishing Contest

    The Glen Lake Perch Fishing contest, organized by The Sportsman Shop drew over 100 entries this year. The results from the contest are as follows:

    1st Place: Matt Rice biggest catch was 13.75″ 

    2nd place tied: Nick Rice with 13.5″ catch

    2nd place tied: Bill Bailey with a catch of 13.5″

    3rd place to Tera Novak with a 13.25″ catch

    Chili Cook-Off

    We gathered inside and out on the deck of Boonedocks to enjoy a taste of locally made chili. Thank you to all who participated ~ we appreciate your delicious efforts!
    1. Pleva’s Meats
    2. Boonedocks
    3. Art’s Tavern Glen Arbor
    4. Anderson’s Glen Arbor Market
    5. Bear Paw

  19. Glen Lake Winterfest 2019

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    Join us for the annual Glen Lake Winterfest, Presidents Day Weekend: Saturday, February 16th, 2019! Festivities include a Perch Fishing/Contest + Chili Cook-Off.


    Perch Fishing Contest

    Festivities start at 7am with the beginning of the Perch Fishing Contest, with prizes for 1st through 4th place catches. All participants will bring their biggest catches from Big and Little Glen Lake to the Sportsman Shop at 1pm, and winners will then be crowned. Entry fee for this event is $20, and all ages are welcome.

    DOWNLOAD: Fishing Contest Entry Form.PDF

     

    Chili Cook-off

    Organized by Administered by Glen Lake Schools, the Chili Cook-off, kicks off at 12 Noon, hosted at Boonedocks in Glen Arbor. Entrants will compete to earn chili bragging rights. 1st through 5th Place winners, as determined by popular vote, receive a plaque commemorating the Chili Cook-off. Get there early for a seat inside Boonedocks. Dress warm and join us out on the deck for a winter-time party! Plenty of heaters, drinks, music, family, friends and chili to keep you warm! 

    DOWNLOAD: 2019 Chili Cook-off Entry Form.PDF

    2017 Glen Lake Winterfest results and photo gallery

    There’s only one category: CHILI ! – however you define it!

    Proceeds from this event are given to the Glen Lake Schools Scholarship Fund. This is a family friendly event, just be sure to dress warmly! If you’d like to participate, the entry fee is $25 per chili. Winners will be crowned as the event wraps up around 3pm.

    Admission is $10 per person, which includes unlimited chili samples. $5 Admission for Seniors, over 70, and kids, 12 and under.

     

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    RSVP, stay updated and Invite your friends and family via our Event on Facebook.

     

    Sponsors

    This is community event generously organized and funded by: 

    Art’s Tavern

    Boonedocks Glen Arbor

    The Sportsman Shop

     

    RESULTS

    Thank you to all who participated. We appreciate your delicious efforts! It was another great event. The voters have spoken and the 2019 Winterfest Chili Cook-Off bragging rights go to the following: 
     
    1. Pleva’s Meats
    2. Boonedocks
    3. Art’s Tavern Glen Arbor
    4. Anderson’s Glen Arbor Market
    5. Bear Paw
     
    Perch Fishing Contest results: 
    1st Place: Matt Rice with a 13.75″ 
    2nd place tied: Nick Rice with 13.5″ catch
    2nd place tied: Bill Bailey with a catch of 13.5″
    3rd place to Tera Novak with a 13.25″ catch
     
  20. Shop & Sweets Sunday

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    The Inaugural Shop & Sweets Sunday to take place Sunday, Dec. 23rd, from 11 am – 3 pm in Glen Arbor.

    Introducing a new event to bring some extra holiday cheer to Glen Arbor during the final shopping days of the holiday season. Do some last minute shopping throughout town and find some sweet entertainment for young ones! From 11-3 on Sunday, Dec. 23 participating businesses will have family & kid-friendly activities like: Cookie Decorating, Hot Cocoa, Smore’s and other sweets to share with shoppers. 

    Participating Businesses include: 

    •Cottage Book Shop, •M22 Glen Arbor, •Coastal, •Art’s Tavern, •Cherry Republic, •The Sportsman Shop, •Riverfront Pizza & Specialties, •Glen Arbor Wines, •Becky Thatcher Designs

    Event on Facebook


    If your business would like to participate, please email [email protected] by December 10th to be included the promoting of this event. 

  21. Christmas Miracle Mile – Ugly Sweater 5k

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    Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor introduces the “Christmas Miracle Mile – an Ugly Sweater dash” on Saturday, Dec 22nd starting at 11am.

    Run half a mile and back, drink some cocoa or a craft beer then take off for another lap!

    Fun for the whole family, $20 Adults, $10 for kids to participate, ages 12 and under FREE. 

    Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers including Cherry Republic swag, race drink and a $10 Public House voucher. 

    Run Sign up here

  22. Holiday Marketplace Preview Party

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    Friday November 23rd, 2018

    Tree Lighting & Caroling | 6:15pm | Event on Facebook 

    Holiday Market Preview Party | 6:30-8pm | Event on Facebook 

    at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Glen Arbor’s Annual Tree Lighting, (located outside in front of the Glen Arbor Town Hall), happens promptly at 6:15pm. NEW this year, we’ll have professionally led Caroloing as well. Bundle up and bring the family out for some holiday cheer, with donuts provided by Art’s Tavern.

    The Holiday Market “Preview Party” is located inside the Town Hall immediately following the tree lighting. Mingle, shop and get first picks of all the artisan goods during the Holiday Marketplace preview party, from 6:30-8pm

    A variety of lovely Holiday Greenery is also for sale at this event.

    No admission fee, Open to the Public.


    > Plus, Shop the Holiday Marketplace on Saturday from 10am-3:30pm

    #eatlocal #shopsmall #HolidayMarket #theholidays #thingstodo #familyfriendly #Christmastime #Leelanau #winter #caroling #treelighting #glenarbor

  23. Bed Parade

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    NEW! This will be the 2nd annual “Glen Arbor Bed Parade” for those who’d rather sleep in on Black Friday but do something fun Thanksgiving weekend.

    Before and After the “Bed Parade” you may shop local retailers and dine at local eateries in and around Glen Arbor, MI.

    Open to the public, any individual or business may participate in this event. Decorate a bed and wheel it out! Home Made Jam Bars by Art’s Tavern and Prizes will be awarded to participants! 

    Questions? Contact Organizers/Sponsors: Becky and Cookie Thatcher. Email: [email protected] or 314-422-5252

    Event on Facebook


    Marketing for this event provided in part by the Glen Lake Chamber. 

  24. Visit Glen Arbor for the Holidays

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    With some fun new things and others annually anticipated, Glen Arbor invites you to shop local for the Holidays.

    Shop the “PJ Party” in Glen Arbor for a “Better than Black Friday” experience. Participating retailers offer specials during the event hours on Friday, November 23rd, from 6:30-9am. Come out to shop dressed comfy and festive in your PJ’s! Following the event, plan to grab a warm drink and a bite to eat too!

    In the spirit of sleeping in, local business owners and residents, Becky Thatcher and Cookie Thatcher started a NEWBed Parade” to commence at 9am. Beds are festively decorated by businesses or residents and “wheeled through town.” Stick around to shop retailers afterwards during normal business hours. Anyone can join in, contact Becky to participate at: [email protected] Snacks by Art’s Tavern and Prizes will be awarded to participants! 

    Friday evening, gather at the Glen Arbor Township Hall for Tree Lighting & Caroling at 6:15 with donuts and cider provided by Art’s Tavern. Be the first to shop the Holiday Marketplace inside to follow, from 6:30-8pm during the “Preview Party.”

    Saturday, November 24th is the annual Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace from 10am to 3:30pm. The event includes an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 30+ Artisans. Each year it seems to get better than the last! Homemade luncheon provided by Riverfront Pizza & Specialties for purchase. Bring your camera and the kids to Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus from 11am-1:30pm.

    NEW this year, during the Holiday Marketplace, additional artists will be featured inside at select nearby locations: • M22 Glen Arbor, • Art’s Tavern Annex, and • Northwoods Home & Gift.

    All events are open to the Public, No Admission Fee.

     

    Check out our Event Calendar, here

     

    You may also find the Events on Facebook to learn more and share. 

     

    Don’t forget, it’s Small Business Saturday, where participating retailers via American Express, offer a discount for shoppers.

    #shopsmall #SmallBusinessSaturday #SmallBizSat

     

  25. Trick or Treat in Glen Arbor

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    Join the Glen Arbor community, for a fun Sunday afternoon of Trick or Treating! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring your family, friends and neighbors for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful, walkable event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

    Sunday October 28th, 2018

    12-3pm

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop off-season sales, see the end of fall colors, get some locally-sourced gifts for the Holidays and dine at a variety of eateries.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, take a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take a relaxing scenic drive.

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  26. Little Artists Oct. 26

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    The “Little Artists” program returns Friday, October 5. Each session is geared towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session starts with a short discussion, a story, and then an interactive, hands-on project. Parents and children will work together to make and take home amazing art each week.

    October “Little Artists” classes are on Fridays, October 5, 12, and 26 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Each class is 90 minutes, and begins with a theme-setting story told by instructor Michele Aucello and includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program costing $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

  27. Glen Arbor Pumpkin Fest

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    Glen Arbor Pumpkin Festival

    Join the the community for a fun, family friendly celebration of fall. 

    Saturday, October 20th, 2018 | 12 – 3pm

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    Festivities include:

    Costume Parade, Pie Eating Contest, Pumpkin Carving, Kid friendly activities like Face Painting and Fun Games! There will be a food, a Live Music Performance and NEW this year, Lord of the Gourd will be doing a demonstration! Pumpkin Fest will be held at the newly renovated Glen Arbor Township Park (located at the corner of  M-22 & State Street).

    Event Schedule: 

    12:00 – Festival Opens: •Games, •Pumpkin Carving, •Face Painting by Painted Lady Face Art, •Smock’s Craft Tables

    12-2 – Lord of the Gourd Demonstrations

    12-3 – Music provided by DJ Miles Pendergast

    12:30 – Costume Parade for children with prizes given to winners in a range of categories

    1:00 – Pet Parade

    1:30 – Cake Walk

    2:00 – Pie Eating Contest

    3:00 – Games & Pumpkin Carving End

    6:00 – Carved Pumpkins displayed on Town Park walls and lit for an artistic spectacle. 

    Please return Saturday evening or early on Sunday to pickup your pumpkin(s).

    Open to the public. $5 Donation suggested to participate in Activities, ages 3 and under Free.

    Rain Plan: If it’s raining or inclement weather, we will host Pumpkin Fest at the Glen Arbor Town Hall instead of the Town Park. 

    > Event on Facebook

    Celebrating one of our favorite season’s in the county, Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping & dining in and around Glen Arbor. 


    Volunteers & Sponsors!

    Please contact our event organizer, Patricia at: [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering in the planning or at the event. 

    Sponsors get publicized in event posts online, called out in Social Media posts, listed in the Press Release, Event Program. Names will also be seen on event signage. 

    Sponsors ~ Thank You

    Presented by the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce, this event was made possible by:

    Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast & Cottages  •Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District  •The HomesteadCherry RepublicLeelanau Vacation Rentals •Momentum •Cottage Book ShopArt’s TavernNorthwoods Hardware •Quick Storage •Serbin Real Estate

    Century 21/Northland Vacation RentalsLeelanau Coffee RoastingDevette & Ford Insurance AgencyRiverfront Deli, Pizza & Specialties

    Thank You to all of this year’s volunteers! 

     

  28. HERITAGE DAY Oct 13 2018

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    Empire Area Museum Complex presents HERITAGE DAY
     
    Saturday, October 13th 1-4 P.M.
     
    Featuring: 
    1919 Roen’s motorcar……. Dune cars
    Old time bicycles.  Quilt tickets
    Demonstrations in….Maple sugar candy,  Butter Churning,  Apple Cider, Apple Butter, Sauerkraut , Moomers Ice Cream and more
    Old time music in many forms.
    Hit and Miss Engine Demonstrations
    Old cars,, trucks, tractors
    Village walking tours
    Quilt raffle at 3:30 PM
     
    FREE POPCORN and FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!!!
  29. Little Artists Oct. 12

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    The “Little Artists” program returns for October 2018! Each session is geared towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session starts with a short discussion, a story, and then an interactive, hands-on project. Parents and children will work together to make and take home amazing art each week.

    October “Little Artists” classes are on Fridays, October 5, 12, and 26 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Each class is 90 minutes, and begins with a theme-setting story told by instructor Michele Aucello and includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program costing $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

  30. Little Artists Oct 5

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    The “Little Artists” program returns Friday, October 5. Each session is geared towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session starts with a short discussion, a story, and then an interactive, hands-on project. Parents and children will work together to make and take home amazing art each week.

    October “Little Artists” classes are on Fridays, October 5, 12, and 26 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Each class is 90 minutes, and begins with a theme-setting story told by instructor Michele Aucello and includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program costing $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

  31. Open Gardens for the Family

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    August 12, Sunday

    Open Gardens for the Family

    from 11am – 2pm  

    Drop in to explore the Olsen farm vegetable Garden with fun, guided activities for all ages. You might discover what’s growing in season, practice historic planting techniques, go on an insect safari or explore the wild world of soil!

  32. Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair 2018

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    Friday and Saturday, August 10 & 11,

    Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair

    from 10:00 am – 4 pm

    History comes to life at six historic farmsteads and the Port Oneida Schoolhouse in Port Oneida. Presented by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in partnership with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. Event is free, Park pass required. 

    Learn more. If you would like to demonstrate a traditional skill or craft, or volunteer at the event, please contact us at [email protected]

  33. Glen Lake Library: Bag Sale

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    Glen Lake Community Library’s annual Used Book Sale will be held at the Glen Arbor Township Hall on August 8th thru the 10th.

    At the Preview Party, on Aug. 8 from 6-9 p.m., shoppers can choose from thousands books and have an opportunity to mingle with friends and enjoy delicious appetizers and sweet treats. The cost is $5.

    The general sale will be on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

    The sale will conclude on Friday, August 10th with a Bag Sale. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., shoppers can purchase a bag for $5 and fill it to the brim with as many books and other items as they can fit in.

    The sale is meticulously organized, with the books arranged into more than 50 categories. This year, there’s an extraordinary selection of biographies and histories as a result of donations from several estates. An extraordinary number of vintage books are available this year, as well. The Township Hall also will be overflowing with children’s and young adult books, movies (DVDs), music CDs, games, and puzzles.

    All profits from the sale will directly support the Glen Lake Community Library.

    Don’t miss this great book sale.


    Event photo from the Glen Arbor Sun

     
  34. Evenings in the Garden: Bouquet Making

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    August 9, Thursday 

    Evenings in the Garden: Bouquet Making    

    7:00 -8:15 pm

    Part of our Harvest Series of classes designed for budding floral enthusiasts. Enjoy the art of maintaining, harvesting and designing seasonal blooms and exploring what being in the garden means to you. Enjoy “golden hour” in this beautiful setting as you connect and create in Hattie’s historic garden.

    Donation: $10 per person or $15 per family.

  35. Glen Lake Library: Book Sale

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    Glen Lake Community Library’s annual Used Book Sale will be held at the Glen Arbor Township Hall on August 8th thru the 10th.

    At the Preview Party, on Aug. 8 from 6-9 p.m., shoppers can choose from thousands books and have an opportunity to mingle with friends and enjoy delicious appetizers and sweet treats. The cost is $5.

    The general sale will be on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

    The sale will conclude on Friday with a Bag Sale. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., shoppers can purchase a bag for $5 and fill it to the brim with as many books and other items as they can fit in.

    The sale is meticulously organized, with the books arranged into more than 50 categories. This year, there’s an extraordinary selection of biographies and histories as a result of donations from several estates. An extraordinary number of vintage books are available this year, as well. The Township Hall also will be overflowing with children’s and young adult books, movies (DVDs), music CDs, games, and puzzles.

    All profits from the sale will directly support the Glen Lake Community Library.

    Don’t miss this great book sale.


    Event photo from the Glen Arbor Sun

     
     
  36. Glen Lake Library Book Sale: Preview Party

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    Glen Lake Community Library’s annual Used Book Sale will be held at the Glen Arbor Township Hall on August 8th thru the 10th.

    At the Preview Party, on Aug. 8 from 6-9 p.m., shoppers can choose from thousands books and have an opportunity to mingle with friends and enjoy delicious appetizers and sweet treats. The cost is $5.

    The general sale will be on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The sale will conclude on Friday with a Bag Sale. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., shoppers can purchase a bag for $5 and fill it to the brim with as many books and other items as they can fit in.

    The sale is meticulously organized, with the books arranged into more than 50 categories. This year, there’s an extraordinary selection of biographies and histories as a result of donations from several estates. An extraordinary number of vintage books are available this year, as well. The Township Hall also will be overflowing with children’s and young adult books, movies (DVDs), music CDs, games, and puzzles.

    All profits from the sale will directly support the Glen Lake Community Library.

    Don’t miss this great book sale.


    Event photo from the Glen Arbor Sun

     
     
  37. Makin’ Bacon and Other Pioneer Food Techniques 

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    August 8, Wednesday  

    Makin’ Bacon and Other Pioneer Food Techniques 

    from 2-5 pm

    In this family-friendly demonstration and discussion you’ll learn more about pioneer foods we still enjoy today. Join us and explore Makin’ Bacon – selecting a pork belly, cures and curing, preparation for smoking the meat, and actual smoking of the meat. And…Pioneer foods and food preservation before refrigerators and freezers; Food preservation, food handling, and food safety; Cabbages and salt – Making sauerkraut for flavor, economy, and nutrition; Sprouting – Fresh greens in any season
    Other early food preservation techniques we still enjoy today. 

    Cost: $10 donation.

  38. Sprouts in the Garden 

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    August 8, Wednesday      

    Sprouts in the Garden 

    from 10:30 – 11:30 am

    Dig in! Part of our Harvest Series of classes geared towards families. Look forward to getting your hands in the dirt and making discoveries in our historic garden. Activities include step by step garden skills, scavenger hunts and hands-on projects! Parents, join in the fun, take the time to enjoy our exhibit, or relax on the property at our picnic table or with your blanket under a shady maple tree.

  39. Inside the Farms & Barns: Port Oneida Driving Tour   

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    August 8, Wednesday 

    Inside the Farms & Barns: Port Oneida Driving Tour   

    from 10 am– 12  

    Learn the history of this 1800s agricultural community by exploring 4-5 of the 18 farmsteads with our tour guide. Car pool or drive individually to each farm.

    Meet at Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center/ Olsen farm, 3164 W. Harbor Hwy. (M-22) near Port Oneida Road, 4 miles N. of Glen Arbor. 1.5 -2 hrs.

    Donation: $5 per family

  40. Open Gardens : Olsen Farm

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    August 5     Sunday       Open Gardens for the Family  11-2   

    Drop in to explore the Olsen farm vegetable Garden with fun, guided activities for all ages. You might discover what’s growing in season, practice historic planting techniques, go on an insect safari or explore the wild world of soil!

  41. Story time with author Maria Dismondy

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    The Fruit Salad Friend By Maria Dismondy
    Cardinal Rule Press. $10.95
     
    Chloe loves going to school, but lately something is different. Chloe has all the ingredients of a great friend – kindness, empathy, compassion, and more. Chloe wonders, “What do you do when friends don’t treat you with kindness?” Find out how this brave girl navigates the trials and tribulations that pop up on her way to discovering the recipe for lasting friendship.  (Ages 3 and up)
     
    Story time and author visit at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor on Wednesday August 1
  42. Old Friends, A Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show

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    Old Friends is a stunning recreation of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1981 Concert in Central Park. Simon & Garfunkel’s Concert in Central Park was one of the largest and most beloved concerts of all time. Although it was attended by over 500,000 people, most of us didn’t have the opportunity to attend this amazing show. This upbeat 90 minute show will take the audience back in time to that cool September night in New York City when Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited for a free concert.

    Mrs. Robinson, Homeward Bound, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Boxer, Scarborough Fair, The Sounds of Silence…these are just a few of the featured songs that have made Simon & Garfunkel one of the most successful and beloved artists of all time.

    Nick Foresman and Jason Elsenheimer recreate this awe inspiring show with attention to every detail. They pay ultimate homage to this amazing American duo and stays true to the beauty of their timeless songs. Complete with a full 8 piece backup band, Nick and Jason’s warm blending harmonies and crisp guitar work recreate the sound, look and feel of this legendary duo in their most famous performance ever. Remember the songs, remember the harmonies, remember the mood and the magic…

    A free will offering will be taken to benefit Glen Lake Young Life, Empire Food Pantry, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

  43. Build a Toy | Plus Plus Days

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    PLUS PLUS Days
    July 13 and 27 at 11:30 a.m.
     
    Made in Denmark, this hot new building toy is tons of fun, join us at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor to build your own creation and take it home!
    We will begin this event after Story time. For children 5 and up.
  44. Story time | Author Natalie Rompella

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    The World Never Sleeps By Natalie Rompella
    Tilbury House. $17.95, due July 3
     
    Midnight.
    Stars speckle the darkness with bits of light.
    A cockroach skitters across the kitchen floor to snatch a forgotten breadcrumb.
    In the backyard, a spider weaves an intricate design on the fence.
    Winged insects dance and flicker in the porch light.
    Day and night, small creatures are busy working, eating, hunting, hiding.
    (Ages 2 and up) 
     
    Story time author visit at Cottage Book Shop on July 18
  45. Build a Toy with Plus Plus July 13

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    PLUS PLUS Days
    July 13 and 27 at 11:30 a.m.
     
    Made in Denmark, this hot new building toy is tons of fun, join us at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor to build your own creation and take it home!
    We will begin this event after Story time. For children 5 and up.
  46. Story time: A Typically Random Extraordinary Day 

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    Story time with Patrick Enders
     
    “A Typically Random Extraordinary Day” By Patrick Enders, Illustrated by Barbara Cousil. For sale from Snowbelt Press for $16.95
     
    A Typically Random Extraordinary Day gently teaches that creativity doesn’t always look ‘normal’ and that it’s okay to be different. (Ages 3 and up) 
     
    Story time author visit on Wednesday July 11
  47. 4th of July Parade in Glen Arbor

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    Head on down to Glen Arbor and shop/dine – most places are open for at least half the day for visitors. Grab a spot and enjoy the big 4th of July Parade downtown Glen Arbor, beginning at 12pm. The parade leaves from Glen Haven then makes it’s way through to the North/East end of town. This years parade Marshal is Bonnie Quick. Thank you!

    If you’re a boater, you can join in on the boat parade 4th of July evening on Glen Lake beginning at 4pm in front of the Yacht Club.

    To Participate in the Parade…

    Want a front row seat at the parade? Volunteer! We always need as many parade volunteers as possible.

    Volunteers can pick up a parade t-shirt at Art’s Tavern the week prior to the 4th. Bring your own broom to help walk with the parade and sweep the candy back towards the crowd, to keep kids off the street and safe.

    Want to participate in the parade? Everyone is welcome! Bikers (kids and families) and Walkers can join in the parade starting at the Christian Science Church. Cars and Floats participating in the parade, please meet at Glen Haven to line up 45 min prior to the parade start time. The parade begins at Noon.


    Enjoy the area.

    Most shops and restaurants are open part of the day for you! Please make sure to come to town early to park and enjoy shopping the lovely retailers and art galleries. Whether you’ll end up back where you’re staying or head back home, there’s a beach or lake or trail for you to enjoy some outdoor recreation the remainder of the holiday.


    >>Flag Raising Ceremony @ 10am 

    >>Boat Parade on Glen Lake @4pm

  48. MMF: Independence Day Concert July 3

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    The Northport Community Band kicks off the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2018 Manitou Music Festival season on Tuesday, July 3, at 7 pm with a musical evening celebrating Independence Day. This concert of patriotic and march favorites takes place on the Old School House lawn located in Glen Arbor on M-22 directly across from the Glen Arbor Township Hall.

    Founded in 1959, the Northport Community Band has developed a repertoire of familiar overtures, marches, light classics and popular favorites. Bring a lawn chair, friends and family. There is no charge. In the event of rain, the concert will take place at the Glen Arbor Town Hall. For more information go to: GlenArborArt.org

  49. Horse Wagon Rides now in Glen Arbor

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    New this summer, the Glen Lake Chamber has organized Horse Wagon Rides in Glen Arbor, MI. A family friendly and romantic recreation to enjoy! 

    Rides take place Wednesdays and Fridays in July & August from 6 pm to Dark. Cost is $6 per person.

    Brought to you by Black Horse Farms and Fantail Farms. 

    Pickup locations:

    Leelanau Vacation Rentals

    Boonedocks

    Cottage Book Shop

    M22 Glen Arbor

    Glen Arbor Wines

  50. 4th of July in Glen Arbor

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    Independence Concert

    The Northport Community Band kicks off the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2018 Manitou Music Festival season on Tuesday, July 3, at 7 pm with a musical evening celebrating Independence Day. This concert of patriotic and march favorites takes place on the Old School House lawn located in Glen Arbor on M-22 directly across from the Glen Arbor Township Hall. FREE to attend. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.

    See the full event post

    Flag Raising Ceremony

    The Flag Raising Ceremony begins at 10 am, July 4th, at the Old Settlers Picnic Grounds, located on the south eastern shore of Glen Lake near the corner of Dunn’s Farm Rd. (CR 675) and Burdickville Rd (CR 616). Please bring your own lawn chairs. Event sponsored by Glen Lake Woman’s Club. Celebrate the founding of our nation in a patriotic, joyous ceremony with community members of all ages. 

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    Parade

    Head on down to Glen Arbor and shop/dine – most places are open for at least half the day for visitors.
    Grab a spot and enjoy the big 4th of July Parade, where “anything goes.” Parade begins at 12pm, leaves from Glen Haven then makes it’s way through to the North/East end of town. The parade Marshal this year is Bonnie Quick.
     
    “Drawing more than 4,000 neighbors and visitors, and shares more treats than Halloween. Floats, kazoo band, decorated boats, trucks, vintage autos & bikes, politicians & community groups, inflated college mascots with fight songs blasting, and our favorite: a gang of Elvis impersonators.” ~Glen Arbor B&B
     

    Boat Parade on Glen Lake

    If you’re a boater, you can join in on the boat parade 4th of July evening on Glen Lake beginning at 4pm in front of the Yacht Club.

    Glen Lake Boat Parade Event

    To Participate in the Parade…

    Want a front row seat at the parade? Volunteer! We always need as many parade volunteers as possible.

    Volunteers can pick up a parade t-shirt at Art’s Tavern the week prior to the 4th. Bring your own broom to help walk with the parade and sweep the candy back towards the crowd, to keep kids off the street and safe.

    Want to participate in the parade? Everyone is welcome! Bikers (kids and families) and Walkers can join in the parade starting at the Christian Science Church. Cars and Floats participating in the parade, please meet at Glen Haven to line up 45 min prior to the parade start time. The parade begins at Noon.

     

    Enjoy the area.

    Most shops and restaurants are open part of the day for you! Please make sure to come to town early to park and enjoy shopping the lovely retailers and art galleries. Whether you’ll end up back where you’re staying or head back home, there’s a beach or lake or trail for you to enjoy some outdoor recreation the remainder of the holiday.

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