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May 2018

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Thursday, May 3rd

Worship Leaders' Conference by Waterfront Worship
Christian songwriters and worship leaders collaborate on new songs and approaches for worship. Featuring nationally known songwriter Michael Neale from Dallas, TX and Integrity Music president Jonathan (JB) Brown from Nashville, TN. $75 for two-day conference. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Friday, May 4th, 5pm-7pm

First Friday Art Walk
Downtown Ludington's First Friday Art Walks give participants the opportunity to visit local businesses on the first Friday of each month to explore their galleries/stores, view art, and meet artists.
First Friday Art Walk

Friday, May 4th, 7pm

Waterfront Worship Concert
Christian Songwriters' Concert, a culmination of two-day songwriters' workshops. Open to the public. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.

Saturday, May 5th

2nd Annual RRCA Gala
Annual gala fundraiser, Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts., Manistee.

Saturday, May 5th

Historic White Pine Village opening day
Featuring the dedication of the new Train Station. Historic White Pine Village, S. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Saturday, May 5th

3rd Annual Pentwater Founder's Day
Various activities celebrating Pentwater founders including big wheels, two-man pull saw, logging implements, fudge making, interpretations, history displays, fireman's water battle, kids activities, movie "Throughout the Years", live music, biking historic homes tour, merchant sidewalk sales. Village Green and Downtown Pentwater.

Saturday, May 5th, 6pm-10pm

Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber Annual Dinner
Including announcement of Business of the Year, Community Service Award and Future Five Awards. Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington.

Saturday, May 5th, 8pm

John Michael Montgomery
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Monday, May 7th, 10am-5pm

Big Sable Lighthouse Opens for Season
The Big Sable Lighthouse is located inside of the Ludington State Park. It is a two-mile hike out to see the 150-year-old lighthouse and keepers quarters. Guests can explore the downstairs of the quarters, the gift shop and watch a short video about the history of the light. Then climb the 130 stairs to see spectacular views of the State Park and Lake Michigan. Fee to climb the tower is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under; must be 40" tall to climb. Ludington State Park, 8800 W. M-116, Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Thursday, May 10th, 7pm

Pentwater Junior High and High School Spring Band Concert
Pentwater High School, Pentwater.

Friday, May 11th, 9am

SS Badger First Sailing Day
Climb aboard! The S.S. Badger sets sail for the first time this season.
SS Badger

Saturday, May 12th - Sunday, May 13th

MIHA Jr. Equestrian Meet
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, May 12th, 11am-1pm

Garden Club Annual Plant Exchange
Mason County Garden club members share plants from their own gardens with anyone in the community. Bring a plant to share, take a plant home. No fee. Leveaux Park corner of Ludington Ave & Staffon St., Ludington.

Monday, May 14th, 7:30pm

MCC High School Band Concert
A.O. Carlson Gymnasium, Mason County Central School, Scottville.

Thursday, May 17th, 7:30pm

MCC High School Choir/Talent Show
A.O. Carlson Gymnasium, Mason County Central School, Scottville.

Friday, May 18th - Saturday, May 19th

Tight Lines for Troops
A charity fishing tournament for Michigan's disabled veterans, is held from the port of Manistee.
Tight Lines for Troops

Friday, May 18th - Sunday, May 20th

Annual Blessing of the Bikes
Activities in Baldwin with Blessing at the Baldwin Airport on Sunday. Baldwin.
Blessing of the Bikes

Friday, May 18th, 7:30pm

Hart Performing Arts Series: Hunter Eberly, principal trumpet of Detroit Syphony Orchestra
Hart Middle School Auditorium, Hart.
Performing Arts

Saturday, May 19th

Petunia Planting Day 2018
30,000 petunias will be planting along Ludington Avenue and at the City Marina by volunteers. Downtown Ludington.

Saturday, May 19th

WMOEC Garden Tractor Pulls
Pulls at 10am (dead boat) and 1pm (transfer sled). West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
West Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, May 19th

Mason County 4-H Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, May 19th, 7pm

LACA First Ever Adult Prom
Attendees must be 21 or over. Tickets are $15/person and must be purchased prior to event. Cash bar, desserts and music spanning the 1950s-2000s. Dress in your favorite decade. Voting for King and Queen. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Saturday, May 19th, 7pm-10pm

Conservatory of Dance Gala Performance
Held at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, 101 Maple St., Manistee.
Performing Arts

Sunday, May 20th

Mason County Saddle Club Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Sunday, May 20th, 2pm-5pm

12th Annual Wine & Art by the Water
Sponsored by the Pentwater Women's Club to support college scholarships for graduating seniors. Enjoy fine wines, hors d'oeuvres, art work and gifts from local businesses for a silent auction. Pentwater Yacht Club, 206 S. Dover St., Pentwater.

Sunday, May 20th, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Walk for Life 2018
One-mile walk to raise funds and awareness for West Shore Pregnancy & Family Support. Walk is followed by a free meal and live music. Waterfront Park, 391 S. William St., Ludington.

Thursday, May 24th, 7pm

MCE Graduation
Mason County Eastern School, Custer.

Friday, May 25th - Sunday, May 27th

Onekama Memorial Shakedown Fishing Tournament
From Onekama Marine, Onekama.
Manistee County Fishing Tournaments

Friday, May 25th, 10am-5pm

Ludington North Breakwater Light Opens for Season
Built in 1924, the Ludington North Breakwater Light has been a beacon to mariners for over 90 years. Open 7 days a week, it features a gift shop and offers a climb of the tower to see a spectacular view of the Ludington Harbor. Admission to climb the tower is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under, must be 40" tall to climb. On the Ludington North Breakwater located off from Stearns Park in downtown Ludington.
Ludington North Breakwater Light

Friday, May 25th, 7pm

Pentwater Graduation
Pentwater High School, Pentwater.

Friday, May 25th, 7pm

MCC High School Graduation
A.O. Carlson Gymnasium, Mason County Central School, Scottville.

Friday, May 25th, 7pm

Ludington High School Graduation
Hawley Gymnasium, Ludington High School, Ludington.

Saturday, May 26th

34th Annual Memorial Weekend Amateur Salmon & Trout Fishing Derby
Registration May 25 from 4-8pm at Pentwater Municipal Marina. Weighin station open May 26 & 27 from 12pm-2pm and 6pm-8pm and May 29 from 10am to 12pm. Awards at 2pm. Pentwater.

Saturday, May 26th - Sunday, May 27th

19th Annual Lakeshore Beef Classic
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.

Saturday, May 26th, 9am-12pm

Pentwater Annual Plant Sale
Sponsored by Pentwater Garden Club at Bell Park, next to Pentwater Village Office, downtown Pentwater.

Saturday, May 26th, 10am

WMOEC Antique Tractor Pull
West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, May 26th, 12pm-9pm

Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Opens for Season
Newly redesigned in 2017 Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf at the Stearns Park Beach opens for the season. End of Ludington Avenue at Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.
Ludington Jaycees Minigolf Course

Sunday, May 27th

Pentwater Movies on the Green
At Sunset on the Pentwater Village Green, downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Movies

Sunday, May 27th, 8am-12pm

Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast
Pentwater Boy Scout Troop 1145 fundraiser at Pentwater VFW Hall, north of Pentwater.

Monday, May 28th, 10am

Pentwater Memorial Day Parade
Line up at 9:30am on First Street. Services at Municipal Marina, Village Green and Pentwater Cemetery, Pentwater.

More May Information...

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