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  1. Glen Arbor’s Pumpkin Fest

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    Glen Arbor’s Pumpkin Fest

    The local community and visitors are invited to enjoy this celebration of fall, one of our favorite seasons in Leelanau.

    Saturday, October 20th, 2018 | 12 – 3:30pm

    Family and Pet friendly event open to all ages! Festivities include: Costume Parade, Pie Eating Contest, Pumpkin Carving, Kid friendly activities like Face Painting, Chalk art, Plus! There will be a food and a Live Musical Performance by Jack Pine. Pumpkin Fest will be held at the newly renovated Glen Arbor Township Park (located at the corner of  M-22 & State Street).

    • Activities List & Times TBD


    Enjoy the spectacle of the Carved Pumpkins that will be lit up at 3:30pm, on display at the corner of M-22 & State Street. Please return Saturday evening or early on Sunday to pickup your pumpkin(s).

    Open to the public. Donation Suggested to participate. 

    Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping & dining in Glen Arbor. 

    #pumpkinfest #glenarbor #fall #colortour #familyfriendly #leelanau #October #livemusic #jackpinetc

    Volunteers & Sponsors needed!

    Please contact our event organizer, Patricia at: [email protected] 

    Benefits of Sponsorship may include being listed in Event Posts online, Social Media post tags, listed in the Press Release, Event Program, Flyers or Print Ads.

    Major Sponsors ~ Thank You

    Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast and Cottages

    Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District

    Cherry Republic

    Leelanau Vacation Rentals

    Quick Storage

    Sponsors ~ Thank You

    Art’s Tavern

    Northwoods Hardware

    Cottage Books

  2. Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sales

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    Come on out to shop, dine and seek some recreation in Leelanau. You won’t want to miss the stellar end-of-summer deals during Sidewalk Sale days in Glen Arbor. Held annually Labor Day weekend, this year it will be Saturday, Sept. 1st through Monday, Sept. 3rd, 2018.*

    Saturday, Sept 1st – Monday, Sept. 3rd 2018

    The town puts on a great shopping experience each year, rain or shine! 

    There’s a few new shops and others that have moved locations in town, so enjoy discovering Glen Arbor in new ways! From gift shops, clothing and gear, to art galleries, home goods, gardening and more – there’s something for everyone. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s always more inside!

    Eat great food around town. 

    It doesn’t end with Art’s and Boonedocks, make your way to other ends of town. You can get something quick like a hot dog, pizza, burger, or something homemade from a deli; get a slice of Italy and France; or get a fine dining experience with a view of Lake Michigan.

    Recreation is at it’s prime right now, with activities for any age. 

    Locals and visitors alike can experience the Natural Beauty that the area has to offer: From Putt Putt Golf in town, to pickin’ up a Paddle board and getting out on the Glen Lakes. Check out the newly remodeled Glen Arbor Township Park for Tennis, Pickle-ball, Basketball and a Playground!  Try a different section of the Heritage Trail to walk, run or bike; Rent a boat or go fishing; Kayak the Crystal river or Lake Michigan, and hike a trail in the National park! 

    *Participating merchants each have their own specials and hours. 

  3. Glen Lake Film Festival : August 6th

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    Glen Lake Film Festival: Books to Movies

    Monday nights @ 8:00 pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    August 6 : “The Third Man”

    A 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene, starring Joseph Cotton-Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. The film takes place in post-World War II Vienna. It centers on Holly Martins, an American given a job in Vienna by his friend Harry Lime. When Holly arrives in Vienna he gets the news that Lime is dead. Martins meets with Lime’s acquaintances in an attempt to investigate what he considers a suspicious death.

  4. Discovery Days Pt 2 – Leelanau County Poor Farm

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    Discovery Days – Leelanau County Poor Farm

    Seeking: Memories, Photos & Stories • Life at the Leelanau County Poor Farm

    Second Discovery Day with the Coleman Family

    Kasson Township Hall, 10988 S. Newman Rd., Maple City

    Saturday, July 28th, 10 – noon

    Looking for any memorabilia about the Leelanau County Poor Farm, located west of Maple City on Burdickville Road, across from Myles Kimmerly Park. Between 1900 and 1960, this working farm housed up to 20 residents at a time who helped to operate the farm. In addition, the farm had a managing family living there and some hired help. This farm was referred to as the County Farm by the community.

    This is valuable local history in the process of being preserving. We are looking for any stories, photos or items from this farm which was referred to as the County Farm by the community. You are our link to documenting this important history. If you have stories and would consider sharing we would like you to join us at Kasson Township Hall for our first Discovery Day. With your permission we would like to scan and document these photos, take notes and/or audio record your recollections. This information then will be organized, catalogued, stored and made publicly available at the Leelanau Historical Society Museum as a part of the Leelanau County Poor Farm Collection. Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society is hosting this event in junction with Empire Area History Group and Leelanau Historical Museum.

    The second Discovery Day will be held with the Coleman Family on July 28, 2018 from 10am to 12 noon also at Kasson Township Hall. Their relatives George and Mabel (Ashmore) Coleman managed the farm from 1925 to 1960. These grandchildren have fond and detailed memories of their time spent every weekend at the farm. They look forward to sharing these stories and their family photographs that day.

    These events have been partially funded by Michigan Humanities Council and National Humanities Endowment.

    Further information, or if are you unable to attend but still want to add your memories, please contact Barbara Siepker 231-334-4395 [email protected]

  5. 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.