White Lake Community Events for Oct. 2-8, 2017
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October 2-8, 2017 Events       

Here's what's happening this week!

White Lake Area's TOP TEN-ish list has arrived! Pumpkinfest is October 14th in downtown Montague. Upcoming contests include a: pumpkin pie contest, pumpkin carving contest, and pumpkin weigh-in contest.   Call with questions to 231-893-4585. Visit our community calendar at www.whitelake.org for a full list of what's happening!  If you find an error, please kindly reply:)

Date: Monday 10/2/17
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: White Lake Community Center

Pickleball-Monday and Fridays

Pickleball is a cross between badminton and tennis. It is played on a badminton sized court that is 20×44, compared to a tennis court which is 36×78 and has a tennis-like net that is 34″ high at center court. It is played with what looks to be an over-sized ping pong paddle. We have 3 pickleball courts laid out on the gym floor at the WLCC. This game can be played with 2 players, but most often is played with 4. Players of all skill levels are welcome, first-timers to advanced. This is an incredibly popular activity with Seniors as the smaller court size and whiffle ball are much easier on joints while still providing great exercise. We have nets, balls and paddles. Wear comfortable clothes and clean-soled gym shoes; join us and have fun!

This class meets Monday, Thursday and Friday. and is free; registration is not necessary. We have a morning and afternoon group.

Note: Class will not meet the following dates: 11/23/17-11/24/17, 12/25/17, 12/28/17-12/29/17, 1/1/18 and 5/28/18.

Monday & Friday Group Meets: September 8, 2017 through May 25, 2018 at 9AM-11AM

(Thursday Group Meets: September 7, 2017 through May 31, 2018 from 1PM-3PM)



Date: Monday 9/11/17
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Montague Library

Family Storytime

Designed to reach children ages birth through elementary.  Includes books, music, fingerplays, movement, pre-reading games, crafts and more.

Date: Tuesday 9/19/17
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: The Book Nook and Java Shop

Steve Thielman, piano

Enjoy your morning coffee and danish accompanied by tunes played by Steve Thielman.

Date: Tuesday 10/3/17
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Weesies Brothers Garden Center

Spookley at Weesies Garden Center in Montague

Weesies Bros Farms in Montague, MI has partnered with Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center and is excited to have had Spookley the Square Pumpkin at our farm since 2013!!

Spookley the Square Pumpkin tells the story of a square pumpkin who lives in a round pumpkin patch. Spookley initially faces ridicule from the other pumpkins for being different. Then, one night during a terrible storm, Spookley saves the other pumpkins and they learn that what makes you different is what makes you special. His story, available as both a book and DVD, delivers a message of tolerance and kindness in a fun format for kids. Bring your family to Weesies to hear Spookley’s message, and enjoy some fall family fun! Montague location only. $6 per person. All activities and pumpkin included. Kids 2 and under are free.

Spookley activities every Saturday in October
  • Unlimited playtime on Spookley’s playground. We have added fun new activities in our newly expanded play area including a NEW roller slide!
  • Take a ride in our covered pumpkin wagon through the woods on the Timber Trail ride to find hidden characters along the way!
  • Ride the Pumpkin Express down to Spookley’s Pumpkin Patch where you can pick your very own pumpkin to take home!
  • Find your way through the Hay Bale Maze
  • Play on Spookley’s Giant Tire Mountain
  • The WB Express- a ride perfect for the littlest kids
Open Every Saturday in October 10am-5pm & Tuesday Evenings 4pm-7pm

Date: Wednesday 10/4/17
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Pub One Eleven

Founders Tap Take Over @ Pub One Eleven

Founders will be once again taking over our taps on October 4th at 5pm-8pm. Join us and the Founders reps to not only enjoy all the wonder specialty beer that will be flowing but to grab some sweet swag from the founders rep!

Date: Thursday 7/13/17
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Fetch Brewing Co.

Fetch Cycling-Group Ride

Join the Fetch Cycling Group every Thursday at 6pm. Leave from Fetch and join the group that meets your fitness level (all ages and stages are welcome.) There is a speed from leisurely to competitive, so something for everyone. Upon your return, enjoy $1 off your first pint at Fetch. Not into beer? That’s fine, too. We offer wine, soda, water, or feel free to bring in your own non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy. Please ask to join the FB page Fetch Cycling Group for up-to-date information including some riding events scheduled outside the weekly event. No purchase necessary.

Date: Thursday 9/28/17
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: White Lake Community Library

Family Night @ White Lake Community Library

Performers, live animals, movies, and more! Something different every week, but always fun.

Date: Friday 10/6/17
Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue: Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex

5K Trail Fun Run w/ Live Music

5K Fun Trail Run will start at the lodge and continue under lighted ski trails through Muskegon State Park, ending at the Luge track for live music by Stylee and local brewery brew! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to cruise the trails under the lights! This event is open to ALL LEVELS of runners, and is a FREE EVENT!

**The trails are lighted, but if you’d feel more comfortable with a headlamp or light, feel free to carry it along!**
**Recreation Passport is required for all vehicles that park within the State Park, including the Sports Complex. For more information about the Recreation Passport go to michigan.gov/recreation-passport

Date: Saturday 10/7/17
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour

Travel along some of Michigan’s most beautiful scenic drives and experience the vibrant colors of the woods, dunes, and water on October 6, 13, and 20th through our 14th annual Depot to Depot, Muskegon County Fall Color Tour.

Drive or bike this self-guided touring route to visit historic sites, enjoy nature, and snap your picture taken in front of spectacular Lake Michigan. Pick up a map at either the Muskegon Visitors Bureau or White Lake Area Chamber.

Those who participate in this FREE event receive  fine fall refreshments and discounts/coupons from area businesses. Stop at  the designated sites during these four Saturdays, get your map stamped, turn it in at either depot, and you will be eligible to win excellent prizes!

Begin at either the Muskegon Union Depot (home of the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau) or the Train Depot (home of the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce). Map to come!

Contact us for additional details and information!

Muskegon Visitors Bureau: 231-724-3100
White Lake Area Chamber: 231-893-4585

Date: Saturday 6/2/18
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Free Nature Walk

Discover the beauty of the White Lake area.  Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas.  A variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife will be covered, depending on the time of year.  The walks are appropriate for adults and families;  no children allowed without parents.

Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month, beginning in June and continuing through October.  Walks begin at 10:30 a.m. sharp and last until approximately 12:00 noon.

There is no cost for the walks, which are a partnership of Great Lakes Consulting, The White Lake Area Chamber, and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. Arconic (Alcoa Howmet) is the program’s financial sponsor.

Attendees are encouraged to: bring insect repellant, dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable shoes (no flip flops), and water/snacks if needed.  Other optional items include:  sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, camera, sketchpad, and pencils/pens.

Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe.  Please call to confirm if you have questions.


Date: Thursday 1/1/70
Time: Thursday 1/1/70

White Lake Area Chamber + Visitor’s Bureau
124 W. Hanson Street, Whitehall, MI 49461
231.893.4585 | 800.879.9702
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