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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.

    > Click for last year’s EVENT PHOTO ALBUM

     

    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. Concert: The Founding

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    Concert: The Founding – part of the Manitou Music Festival – Glen Arbor – Wednesday, August 7, 8-10p.m.

    The Founding is a Progressive Folk band with Celtic roots from Kalamazoo, Michigan. With timeless, energetic, and powerful approach to songwriting, they strive to constantly push the boundaries of the Irish and Scottish music traditions. Over the past two years, The Founding has become one of the premier acts in their genre in Michigan and promises to be one of the best of its kind. 

    The Leelanau School, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor (231)334-5800 leelanau.org or glenarborart.org

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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
  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 making its way through to the North/East end of town. This years parade Marshal is ____TBD____

    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.

     

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Annual Plow Day: Poor Farm Barn

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    A Plow Day groundbreaking ceremony and celebration of National Historic Preservation Month will take place at the Leelanau County Poor Farm Barn in Myles Kimmerly Park near Maple City on Saturday, May 25, from 10 am until noon.

    Participate in the historical reenactment of draft horses plowing the second Buckets of Rain garden at the Poor Farm. There will be a harness demonstration narrated by Tom Cyr of Black Horse Farm. Susan Zenker of Fantail Farms, and Kathy Shutt of Big Butt Farms, both from Benzonia, provide the teams of horses and do the plowing and disking of the 5,000 square-foot garden. A horse-driven wagon ride will also take place.

    Chris Skellenger, director of Buckets of Rain, a nonprofit dedicated to “growing hope and feeding lives, one garden at a time,” will speak on the success of last year’s first garden. Steve Stier, president of the Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society, will update the recent barn rehabilitation. 

    Tom Ulrich, deputy superintendent, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, will share the importance of historic preservation in Leelanau County.

    Barbara Siepker will introduce the inaugural book signing of Historic Leelanau: Recognized Places and Sites of Historical Significancewith authors Chris Byron and Tom Wilson. 

    Last year’s plowing event was a success and a celebration of the Save the Poor Farm Barn group who received a 25-year lease from the county. Under the auspices of Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society, the group has completed the cement pouring of the east wall, the first step in rehabilitating the barn to its original stature and to provide public education and service to the Leelanau community. Volunteers are being sought to assist in planting and maintaining the Buckets of Rain garden. Garden produce will be distributed to the needy.

    This two-hour event is free and open to the public. Bring children to pet the horses and have a ride in the horse-d­riven wagon; bring a lawn chair and sign up on their follower’s list; volunteer; and make a $20 donation to receive a gift book.

  15. Glen Lake Restaurant Week 2019

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    Offering an array of dining options “from French Fries to French Cuisine.”

    Don’t miss the 5th annual foodie event happening in Leelanau County.

    Friday, April 26 – Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Throughout the week around Glen Arbor, book a time to dine at each restaurant on the list for a unique and mouthwatering experience.

    Participating establishments will offer their own appetizing (3 course) prix-fixe menus from $25-$35. Some establishments may be offering lunch specials as well.* To participate in the event, simply contact each establishment (listed with menu’s and locations info below) to make your reservation. No tickets. Open to the Public. 

    For Event updates, photos and offerings – Like + Follow the Facebook page: Eat Glen Arbor

     

    Restaurants*

    Art’s Tavern • MENU • (231)334-3754 • 6487 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI
     
    Blu MENU • (231)334-2530 • 5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI
     
    Broomstack Kitchen & TaphouseMENU • (231)228-8869 • 172 W Burdickville Rd, Maple City, MI
     
    Cherry Public HouseMENU • (231) 226-3033 • 6026-B, 5109, S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 
     
    Funistrada • MENU • (231)334-3900 • 4566 W MacFarlane Rd, Maple City, MI 49664
     
    Glen Arbor WinesMENU • (231)835-2196) • 5873 S. Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 
     
    The Manor on Glen LakeMENU • (231)334-0150 • 7345 W. Glenmere Rd, Empire, MI
     
    Nonna’s at the Homestead • MENU • (231)334-5000 • 1 Woodridge Rd, Glen Arbor, MI
     
    La Bécasse• MENU • (231)334-3944 • 9001 S Dunns Farm Rd, Maple City, MI
     
    Western Avenue GrillMENU • (231) 334-3362 • 6410 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI
     

    *Reservations with each purveyor are recommended for dining during this event. 

     

    Sponsors

    Thank you Sponsors for helping make the marketing of this delicious event possible! The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce is a 501c organization. Email us if you are interested in supporting this Event or the Chamber and it’s mission. 

      

    Gordon Food ServiceThe Homestead ResortVisit Up North Vacation RentalsSuperior Foods

  16. Little Artists: April 26

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $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.

     
  17. Little Artists: April 12

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $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.

     
  18. Larry “Doc” Probes in concert

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    Larry “Doc’ Probes plays a live musical concert on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 from 4 – 6pm at Little Traverse Inn on M-22.

  19. Little Artists: March 15

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $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.

     
  20. Little Artists: March 1

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $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.

     
  21. 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

  22. 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.

     

    Facebook

    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
     
  23. Little Artists: Feb 8

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $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.

     
  24. Little Artists: Jan 25

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $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.

     
  25. Little Artists: Jan 11

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $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.

     
  26. 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. 

  27. 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

  28. The Bells of Saint Mary’s

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    The Glen Arbor Players ring in the holidays with “The Bells of Saint Mary’s,” a Christmas-time classic. Performances are December 14 + 15, 7:30 pm at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Burdickville.

    “The Bells of Saint Mary’s” debuted in 1945 as a film drama produced and directed by Leo McCarey, and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. The story centers on a priest and a nun, who, despite their good-natured rivalry, try to save their school from being shut down. The Glen Arbor Players’ production is adapted from the 1947 radio script. GAP veteran player Ron Smith directs this production.

    The performances are free. No reservations are required. The Glen Arbor Players is a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center. For more information, go to
    GlenArborArt.org, and click on THEATER.

  29. The Bells of Saint Mary’s Dec 14

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    The Glen Arbor Players ring in the holidays with “The Bells of Saint Mary’s,” a Christmas-time classic. Performances are December 14 + 15, 7:30 pm at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Burdickville.

    “The Bells of Saint Mary’s” debuted in 1945 as a film drama produced and directed by Leo McCarey, and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. The story centers on a priest and a nun, who, despite their good-natured rivalry, try to save their school from being shut down. The Glen Arbor Players’ production is adapted from the 1947 radio script. GAP veteran player Ron Smith directs this production.

    The performances are free. No reservations are required. The Glen Arbor Players is a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center. For more information, go to
    GlenArborArt.org, and click on THEATER.

  30. Winter Songs and Carols

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    Manitou Winds celebrates the coming season with a concert of “Winter Songs & Carols,” December 7, 7:30 pm at The Leelanau School, 1 Old Homestead Road, Glen Arbor. An evening intertwining chamber music with song and spoken word, the annual concert is sponsored by the Glen Arbor Arts Center. It’s open to the public without charge.

    The ancient Celts divided the year into a light half (May-September) and a dark half (November- April), seeing the dark half as the beginning. Inspired by this traditional view of the seasons, Manitou Winds created a program of music exploring winter as a beginning rather than an end. The eclectic program will contain both traditional music and original compositions performed on colorful combinations of instruments, reflecting a sense of optimism for what lies ahead in the New Year. 

    Founded in 2014, Manitou Winds is a versatile chamber ensemble comprised of five musicians who perform on many different instruments throughout their programs. In this December concert, Emily Curtin Culler, soprano, and Jan Ross, narrator, join the quintet. For more information please go to GlenArborArt.org, and click on EVENTS. No reservations required.

  31. 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

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

  32. Little Artists

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $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.

  33. 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

     

  34. 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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  35. 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. 

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    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! 

     

  36. 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!!!!
  37. Fall Fiber Show | Center Gallery in Glen Arbor

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    Center Gallery exhibits the fiber constructions of three Northern Michigan artists in its final 2018 exhibition. The work of Midge Obata, Holly Sorensen and Elizabeth Rodgers Hill opens with a reception on Friday, September 14, 6 pm – sundown, and runs through Sunday, October 7 at the Glen Arbor gallery located at 6023 S. Lake St.

    The gallery’s fall show spotlights three contemporary approaches to working with fiber: weaving and hand felting, all of it taken into a sculptural, three-dimensional direction. All three artists approach fiber as a material that can be pushed beyond its conventional and utilitarian uses, into the realm of art object.

    Center Gallery is open daily 11 am – 5 pm. For more information go to www.lakestreetstudiosglenarbor.com, or call 231-334-3179

  38. 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. 

  39. Artist Reception | Royce Deans

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    Traverse City painter Royce Deans exhibits a new body of working that offers a glimpse into his ongoing relationship with the Leelanau landscape August 31 – September 13 at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. An artist’s reception to open the show is Friday, August 31, 6 pm – sundown in the gallery.

    “While my work is based on specific places, I’m more concerned about the essence of the place than I am about being completely representational,” Deans said. “I am nearly always in wonder of the natural world around me. Its beauty and balance gives me peace. Many years ago I was much more interested in pop culture and the things that man has created to make living on this planet easier and to keep us entertained. But these accomplishments of man, which are many and are indeed astounding are ever changing, breaking or going out of style.”

    Center Gallery is open daily 11 am – 5 pm. For more information go to www.lakestreetstudiosglenarbor.com, or call 231-334-3179

  40. GAAC Member’s Art Show 2018

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    An annual tradition returns to the Glen Arbor Arts Center. The GAAC’s 2018 Member Show, a showcase of GAAC members’ talents, opens August 17 with an artists’ reception, 6 – 8 pm at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor.

    The GAAC Members’ Show will display up to 50 works by as many member-artists. It is open to both 2D and 3D work. The exhibition runs through August 31. GAAC gallery hours are: Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm; Noon – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org

  41. Beach Bards August 3

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    The public is welcome to come and share By Heart Poetry, Stories, or Music or to simply enjoy the experience of a community bonfire on the shore of Lake Michigan. 
    30th Anniversary!
    Friday Nights at 8pm | June 29 – August 3 
     
    The Leelanau School Beach/Bonfire Area, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636
    $1
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/the-beach-bards/
  42. 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
  43. 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]

     
  44. Beach Bards

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    The public is welcome to come and share By Heart Poetry, Stories, or Music or to simply enjoy the experience of a community bonfire on the shore of Lake Michigan. 
    30th Anniversary!
    Friday Nights at 8pm | June 29 – August 3 
     
    The Leelanau School Beach/Bonfire Area, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636
    $1
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/the-beach-bards/
  45. 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.
  46. Beach Bards July 20

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    The public is welcome to come and share By Heart Poetry, Stories, or Music or to simply enjoy the experience of a community bonfire on the shore of Lake Michigan. 
    30th Anniversary!
     
    Friday Nights at 8pm | June 29 – August 3 
     
    The Leelanau School Beach/Bonfire Area, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636
    $1
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/the-beach-bards/
  47. 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
  48. Beach Bards July 13

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    The public is welcome to come and share By Heart Poetry, Stories, or Music or to simply enjoy the experience of a community bonfire on the shore of Lake Michigan. 
    30th Anniversary!
    Friday Nights at 8pm | June 29 – August 3 
     
    The Leelanau School Beach/Bonfire Area, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor, MI 49636
    $1
    http://leelanau.org/serving-leelanau-community/the-beach-bards/
  49. 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.
  50. 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