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  1. Holiday Marketplace Opening

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    Tree Lighting & Caroling at 6:15pm

    Bring your Holiday spirit and join the local community outside the Glen Arbor Town Hall for Christmas Caroling and a ceremonial Tree lighting.

    This year, Carols will be lead by members of the Glen Lake Church worship team. 

    Photo by Raquel Jackson ® for the Glen Lake Chamber

    Shopping from 6:30-8pm

    Warm up inside the Town Hall following the caroling & tree lighting and be the first to shop the Holiday Marketplace featuring an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 30+ Artisans. Cider and Doughnuts provided by Art’s Tavern.

    Photo by Raquel Jackson ® for the Glen Lake Chamber

    Open to the public. No admission fee.

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    > Don’t Miss the Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, Nov 30th and bring the kids to meet Santa! 

  2. Glen Arbor Bed Parade

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    In its third year, the quirky “Glen Arbor Bed Parade” brings another fun thing to Glen Arbor for Thanksgiving weekend. Join the new Black Friday tradition, sponsored by Becky Thatcher Designs. Open to anyone and everyone to cheer from the curb or roll down Western Avenue.

    Want to participate?

    Haul that creatively decorated bed on wheels to Sylvan Inn’s parking at 9:00 Friday and join the parade. Your support team to push would be good, too. Event begins at 9am and ends by 9:30am at Art’s Tavern.

      

    Prior to the parade, some wake up early dressed festive and cozy to shop the deals of the year during the Glen Arbor PJ Party from 6:30-9am. Following the Bed Parade, many plan to dine at local eateries in and around Glen Arbor.

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

  3. PJ Party

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    Participating retailers in Glen Arbor offer “once a year worthy specials” during this annually anticipated “better than black Friday” shopping experience.
     
    Retailers offer specials to shoppers from 6:30-9am. Come dressed festive and cozy to shop local. Plan to stay in town to grab a bite to eat and drink afterwards! 
     
    Participating Retails not limited to, but include:
    M22 Glen Arbor
    Coastal
    Cottage Book Shop
    Cherry Republic
    The Sportsman Shop
    Northwoods Home & Gift
    Northwoods Hardware
    Bay Wear
  4. Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

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    Enjoy some autumn family fun and come out to Glen Arbor for daytime Trick or Treating the Sunday before Halloween, October 27th 2019. (This year, Halloween falls on a Thursday Oct 31st, 2019).

    Dress in costume and invite your friends, family and neighbors to Trick or Treat at participating businesses from 12-4pm. Free to attend, Open to the public. 

    Enjoy peak fall color, shop and dine local retailers. This well attended, walkable event that goes as long as the treats last! 

    Bring non-perishable goods to give to the local food bank ~ trailer to accept goods located outside of Art’s Tavern.

    Take photos, tag and share yours on social media…#glenarbor #trickortreat 

     


    >> Browse our local Business Directory, search by category. 

    >> Get “Special Offers & Rates” on places to stay in the Glen Arbor area!

  5. Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  6. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  7. Live Music at Cherry Republic: Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at Cherry Republic on Friday, October 25th from 5-8 p.m.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

  8. Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    September – October, 2019

    Pair your fall weekends with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing.

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  9. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  10. Glen Arbor Pumpkin Festival 2019

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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

    Held outdoors at the Glen Arbor Township Park, located at the corner of  M-22 & State Street.

    Rain Location: Glen Arbor Township Hall

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    Festivities

    12 – 3pm | Activities & Games, Pie Eating Contest, Pumpkin Carving, Games & Crafts and a Cake Walk.

    Musical entertainment will be performed by Chris Skellenger & Paul Koss.

    12:30pm | Costume Parade ~ open to kids of all ages with prizes awarded for a variety of categories. 

    In addition, there will be Face Painting offered by The Painted Lady Face Art and carving demonstrations by Lord of the Gourd. Food for purchase provided by Art’s Tavern will include Cider, Donuts, Hot Dogs & Chili. 

    The event will wrap up by 3pm.

    6pm | Pumpkins will be put on display and lit at 6pm, for all to enjoy.

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

    Open to the public. Entry: $5 suggested donation

    Event on Facebook 


    Volunteers & Sponsors

    MAJOR SPONSORS:

    Art’s TavernCrystal River OutfittersCherry Republic

    Cottage Book ShopGlen Arbor Bed & Breakfast 

    The HomesteadJackson Station Services

    Leelanau Vacation Rentals  •Momentum 

    Northwoods HardwareSerbin Real Estate 

    SPONSORS:

    Bay Lavender Trading Co.Century 21/Northland Vacation Rentals

    Devette & Ford Insurance AgencyGlen Lake Beauty Salon

    La BécasseLeelanau Coffee Roasting

    Riverfront DeliSynchronicity GalleryWildflowers


    Click for last year’s EVENT PHOTO ALBUM

    EVENT POSTER (8.5×11″ PDF version – view, print & share!)

    Event graphic design and Marketing Plan by Rockwell Art & Design for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce.


    More to do in the Fall

    Celebrating one of our favorite season’s in the county, Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping & dining around Glen Arbor. Make sure to check out other local events happening by viewing our Event Calendar.

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    September – October, 2019

    Pair your fall weekends with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing.

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  12. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  13. Live Music on the Glen Arbor Wine Trail

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Wine Trail

    September – October, 2019

    Pair your fall weekends with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing.

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  14. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  15. Oktoberfest at Cherry Republic: Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    Here’s where and when other music is playing…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Wine Trail, September – October, 2019

    Pair your fall weekends with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing.

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  17. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

    Pair your fall weekends in September and October with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail.

    Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch on Saturdays from 3-5pm, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26.

    Other live music tasting events are happening on the trail…

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic on Fridays, September 27th & October 4th from 5-8pm.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  18. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

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    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Wine Trail, September – October, 2019

    Pair your fall weekends with live music and great wine on Michigan’s teeniest wine trail. Here’s where and when the music is playing.

    (Sundays) September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27:  11 a.m to 1 p.m. Mimosas and Live Music with Clint Weaner at Glen Arbor Wines

    (Fridays) September 27, October 4: 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest with Live Music at Cherry Republic

    (Saturdays) September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26: 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music at M22 Winery with Andre Villoch.

    (Friday) October 25: 5 to 8 p.m. Live Music at Cherry Republic

  19. Labor Day Bridge Walk

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    EMPIRE AREA COMMUNITY CENTER

    24th Annual Labor Day Glen Lake Bridge Walk

    . . . at the Narrows. . . 
    Noon, Monday
    September 2, 2019
    Pilot Bruce Jacobs will start the race
    from the air!
    Join us to continue a tradition that began in 1995.  
    The Narrows Bridge Walk is a .3 mile walk – for one and for all! 
    This year is the second year that the Empire Area Community Center
    is the walk-sponsor.  Thanks to organizers: Yogi Beare (Empire),
    Bill Thompson (Glen Arbor), and Tom Plasman of Empire.

    Certificates will be given upon completion of the bridge walk.  
    T-shirts will be available and refreshments too!

    Meet us at the Narrows, north side of the bridge — 8137 S. Glen Lake Road.


    Information: Jo Anne [email protected]
    231-631-4316

  20. Artist in Resident talk: Patricia Schaefer

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    Painter Patricia Schaefer will discuss a new series of paintings that explore the human body and bodies of water she plans to create as part of her 2019 artist’s residency with the Glen Arbor Arts Center. The presentation is August 30, noon at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    Each of the GAAC’s artists-in-residence gives a conversational overview of their residency. These presentations offer a chance to hear about the resident’s project, and the process they experienced during their two-week stay. Schaefer’s GAAC residency was a chance to explore the overlay of the human body in the landscape – as well as ask questions about how human bodies and bodies of water intersect, and explore the political, environmental land existential questions that study prompts. San Francisco, California, is Schaefer’s home base.

    The GAAC artist-in-residence presentation are free and open to the public. For more information go to
    GlenArborArt.org

  21. Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

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    Participating local businesses offer “end of season” deals, inside and out, during “Sidewalk Sale Days” in Glen Arbor from Friday, August 30th to Monday, Sept. 2nd, 2019. 

    Shop local. Eat local. Enjoy the end of Summer in Glen Arbor! 

    Event on Facebook

    Please check with each business or merchant for their shop hours and special offers during this event. 

  22. Car show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  23. PLUS PLUS toy building day

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    PLUS PLUS Days
    Friday 26 at 11:30 a.m. at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor.
     
    Made in Denmark, this hot new building toy is tons of fun, join us to build your own creation and take it home. We will begin this event after Story time. For children 2 and up.
  24. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  25. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  26. 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.

  27. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  28. 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

  29. Story Time at Cottage Book Shop: Aug 7

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    Author Heather Shumaker will join us for Story time and Craft on Wednesday, Aug 7 from 11am-11:45am. Heather will read from her book The Griffins of Castle Cary, followed by book signing and a craft. 

    Siblings Meg, Will, and Ariel Griffin are off on an adventure! They can’t wait to spend a week visiting their eccentric aunt and her giant, tongue-drooling Newfoundland dog in England. But when they finally arrive, they’re faced with a few local secrets that stir up more than a little trouble.

    Add in some very peculiar lights, strange new friends, a police chase and some stampeding sheep, and the Griffin kids are in over their heads—literally. Apparently this town has a ghost problem and the three children must race to solve the mystery before the ghosts take something that doesn’t belong to them.
    (Ages 8 and up

    Heather Shumaker grew up always wanting to be an author. She began writing books in elementary school and is now an award-winning author of several books for adults ( It’s OK Not to Share, It’s OK to Go Up the Slide and Saving Arcadia). Heather has tried many jobs including sailing on tall ships, leading llama treks, and recycling at the South Pole, Antarctica, but she likes writing best. 

    The Griffins of Castle Cary, by Heather Shumaker, Simon and Schuster $17.99


    Join us for Summer Storytime in the Pine Patch next to the Cottage Book Shop, on select Monday, Wed, or Fridays. On Wednesday a craft is added to Storytime!  Crafts will be messy so please wear old clothes.
  30. 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.

  31. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  32. Where’s Waldo Local Celebration

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    Where’s Waldo Local Celebration | Wednesday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m.

    Join us for the culmination of the month long search for Waldo in Glen Arbor. We will have activities, snacks and prizes, we might even find Waldo! During the month of July the Cottage Book Shop will join over 250 booksellers around the county in a month long “Where’s Waldo” Program. Participants can pick up a “Find Waldo” passport at the Cottage Book Shop and search for Waldo in participating shops in Glen Arbor.

    During the entire month of July, Waldo will be hiding at participating locations around Glen Arbor and Empire, be sure to pick up your passport at the Cottage Book Shop and join the fun.

    When you spot Waldo at any one of the businesses listed on the reverse side, collect a store stamp (or signature).

    When you’ve collected at least 10 different store stamps/signatures, bring them to Cottage Book Shop, your FIND WALDO LOCAL headquarters, to claim an “I Found Waldo” button and a “$1 Off” coupon (limited to first 125 Waldo spotters).

    If you collect at least 12 of the possible 19 store stamps/signatures, bring your passport to Cottage Book Shop to get a button and a coupon PLUS be entered in a drawing for a set Waldo books and other great prizes.Plan to attend the Waldo grand celebration and prize drawing at 11:30 a.m. on July 31 at Cottage Book Shop  (you don’t need to be present to win).

  33. 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.

  34. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  35. Story Time at Cottage Book Shop: July 24

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    Author Tony Steeno will be at Story time on July 24 at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor. Tony will read from his book Beyond the Lighthouse, Over the Mountains and offer book signing. 

    Three friends embark upon a hero’s journey, questing for a distant treasure. The way is arduous and fraught with peril, yet the trio boldly presses on. Much to their relief, help comes along when they least expect it-a guiding bright light, help from a thoughtful stranger, fellowship in a broken village. But is the kindness of strangers enough to help the three friends survive vicious storms, fend off fire breathing monsters, and conquer their own fears?  (Ages 5 and up) 

    Beyond the Lighthouse, Over the Mountains, By Tony Steeno, Fireside Vernacular $18.95


    Join us for Summer Storytime in the Pine Patch next to the Cottage Book Shop, on select Monday, Wed, or Fridays. On Wednesday a craft is added to Storytime!  Crafts will be messy so please wear old clothes.
  36. 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.

  37. 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
  38. Empire Anchor Days

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    Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th EMPIRE AREA COMMUNITY CENTER brings their annual “Anchor Day” activities to kids, families, community members and visitors. 

    FRIDAY, JULY 19th
    Movie –  ‘Anchor Recovery’
    Tribute to Doug Manning.
    7:30 pm  •  Empire Town Hall
    Sponsored by the Empire Area Museum
     
    SATURDAY, JULY 20th 
    Anchor Day Fun Run

    Starting at Empire Beach Pavilion
    8:45 am Registration  •  9:00 am Race Time
    Darby Trapp, Coordinator
    Sponsored by Empire Area Community Center (EACC)

    Anchor Day Parade
    Front Street, Empire, MI
    Participants line up between 1 and 1:30 pm at Johnson Park
    11570 Reynolds St., Empire
    Parade begins 2 pm — through Empire
    Sponsored by Empire Area Community Center (EACC)

    Lions Club BBQ Chicken Dinner
    Empire Town Hall  •  1:00 – 7:00 pm
    Adults $13  •  Children under 10 years old $6
    Grilled Chicken, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Potato’s  & Shortcake
    Sponsored by Empire Lions

    Street Dance 
    Doc Probes, the Music Doctor  &  David Goodwin, Professional Drummer
    Empire Town Hall Porch  •  8 pm – 11 pm
    BYOB  •  Chair  •  Dancing Shoes  . . . and friends!
    Sponsored by Empire Area Community Centert (EACC)

  39. Car Show/Cruise Night

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  40. Story Time at Cottage Book Shop: July 17

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    Author Sarah Ogan will join us for Story time, Book Signing and Craft on July 17 at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor. 
    Featuring her book, The Lake Mermaid.

    The historic tale of young Ottawa girl who discovers something amazing right here, in the forests around Sleeping Bear Dunes. Her whole-hearted spirit helps to release something into the waters of Lake Michigan for centuries to come.

    The Lake Mermaid, By Sarah Ogan, $18.95


    Join us for Summer Storytime in the Pine Patch next to the Cottage Book Shop, on select Monday, Wed, or Fridays. On Wednesday a craft is added to Storytime!  Crafts will be messy so please wear old clothes.
  41. 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.

  42. Dune Climb Concert | Bumpus July 14

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    Bumpus and their powerful brand of soul music rocks the Sleeping Bear Dunes at the next Manitou Music series concert on Sunday, July 14, 7 pm.

    This Chicago group channels the uplifting energy of Sly & the Family Stone, the energy of James Brown and the reflective cool of Marvin Gaye. Led by singers James Johnston, Ava Fain and Tina Howell, they bring together funky big beats, deep bass, lush horns and a heavy organ sound that results in a high-octane musical funk frenzy. Bumpus performs at The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Climb.

    The Dune Climb Concert, a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center, is free, but a National Park Service pass is required for parking. There is no rain location for this concert. For more information about this concert or the entire 2019 Manitou Music series, go to GlenArborArt.org

  43. Car show/Cruise Nights

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    Car show/Cruise Nights in Glen Arbor
     
    Thursday nights at Northwoods Hardware store. From 6:30-8:30pm, July 11 through August. 
  44. Story time at Cottage Book Shop: July 10

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    Author Patty Brozo will be at Story time on July 10 at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor. Patty will read from her book Miss Pinkeltink’s Purse, and offer book signing. A story about A warm-hearted homeless woman finds a home. From its humorous opening through its sad midpoint and uplifting end, Miss Pinkeltink’s story shines a light on humanity. This story with children as agents of positive change reminds us again that communities are best known by their treatment of the disadvantaged among them.  (Ages 2 and up)
     
    By Patty Brozo, Illustrated by Ana Ochoa, Tilbury House. $17.95

    Join us for Summer Storytime in the Pine Patch next to the Cottage Book Shop, on select Monday, Wed, or Fridays. On Wednesday a craft is added to Storytime!  Crafts will be messy so please wear old clothes.
  45. 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.

  46. Story time at Cottage Book Shop: Mon July 8

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    Author Katharine Robey will be at Storytime on Monday July 8 at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor. Katharine will read from and tell us about her new book, Sleeping Bear Wakes Up. 

    Robey’s book, illustrated by Julie Copiz, gets children thinking, imagining their own stories, crafting different endings to well-worn legends, contemplating unending love — and gets them acquainted with the natural bounty of Sleeping Bear.

    By Katharine Robey, Illustrated by Julie Copiz, Mission Point Press, $16.95


    Join us for Summer Storytime in the Pine Patch next to the Cottage Book Shop, on select Monday, Wed, or Fridays. On Wednesday a craft is added to Storytime!  Crafts will be messy so please wear old clothes.
  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. 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