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Culinary Institute of Michigan Pheasant Feast 2010

The Culinary Institute of Michigan will be showcasing it’s talents with the 2010 Pheasant Feast on October 28th.

Muskegon County Pheasants Forever is sponsoring this event and has sponsored the event for the past several years, the 2010 proceeds from the event will provide scholarships for deserving Culinary Institute student chefs.

The event will be held on Thursday Oct 28th and will begin with Culinary Showcase Tours from 5:30 pm —6:45 pm, with Dinner at 7pm.

Muskegon County 'Shake Your Mailbox' Day

The Muskegon County Road Commission has declared October 23th as 'Shake Your Mailbox" Day.

Each winter, mailboxes are damaged or knocked down during winter maintenance operations.  More often than not, damage to mailboxes is caused by snow pushing against weakened posts or hardware.  If you can shake your mailbox, it probably needs maintenance.  Take time now to make any repairs needed so your mailbox will be strong enough to survive the winter.  Proper maintenance may help to prevent damage that results in delayed mail delivery, or worse, having to make alternate delivery arrangements.  On “Shake Your Mailbox Day”, please give your mail box an aggressive shaking and a thorough inspection.

Did you know?

  • Your mailbox is in the road right of way, and is allowed by the road commission as a convenience to you.
  • If you have questions or concerns with respect to the rules and requirements

Oakridge kids visit the Muskegon Farmers Market

The Muskegon Farmers Market is always fun, the sea of colors and the delightful smells of area fruits and vegetables bring people to buy from local venders as well as just enjoy the beauty of the bountiful harvest. Today was a real delight as the kindergarten classes from Oakridge schools were on a field trip to the market. The excitement was contagious; I marveled at the variety of gourds and pumpkins with the kids, I took a second look at the wide variety of Michigan apples and winter squash on display and the magnificent array of fall flowers. Today the market was even better than usual as I got a chance to really see the bountiful harvest in the wonder and joy of the kids enthusiasm.

The Farmers Market is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 7am to mid afternoon, May thru November and in December on Saturday only.

Sensory Safari at Hoffmaster Harvest Festival Oct 15-17th

October 15-17th is Harvest Festival at Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon. Campsites will be decorated for Halloween, plus many fun events and arts and crafts for the whole family plus a continental breakfast Sunday morning. A special delight is the Lakeshore Sportsmen Chapter of SCI bringing their 'Sensory Safari' this 30' trailer is filled with mounted animals from around the world, furs, horns, and more to delight the senses. A rare 'hands on' event where kids young and old can feel the difference in hides needed for warmth in the Arctic well as the hot plains of Africa. The trailer has been a highlight of the event for the past several years and has added new items to the exhibit this year. Some of the favorites for this 'hands on'  exhibit are the full mounts of African Lion and Leopard and the full standing bear.  For more details contact the park at 231-798-3711.

Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour

From: http://whitelake.org/

Saturday, October 16th, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Travel on one of Michigan's most beautiful scenic drives. It's the annual Depot to Depot, Muskegon County Fall Color Tour. Experience the vibrant fall colors of the woods, dunes and water.

Drive or bike this self-guided touring route to visit historic sites, enjoy nature and get your picture taken in front of spectacular Lake Michigan.

Those who register for this event receive passes to area museums, fine fall refreshments, and discounts from area businesses.

Professional Bowlers' Community Meet-and-Greet Oct. 12

By: Kristen Filz, Brunswick Bowling & Billiards

MUSKEGON, Mich., Oct. 7, 2010 – Bowling fans in Western Michigan will soon have a chance to meet some of the greatest bowlers in the world during meet-and-greet sessions scheduled for Oct. 12 in Muskegon.

Brunswick Bowling & Billiards will host its annual Pro Staff Training Camp for its pro staff members Oct. 11 – 13, in Muskegon and Grand Haven.  Brunswick professional bowlers will be in town for team coaching, ball drilling, and team meetings.

In conjunction with the camp, Northway Lanes, 1751 Evanston Ave., Muskegon, and Sherman Bowling Center, 1531 W. Sherman Blvd., Muskegon, will both host meet-and-greet events on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m.

Goodwill celebrates anniversary with documentary screening


MUSKEGON – In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Goodwill Industries® of West Michigan, Inc. is bringing an award-winning documentary to the Harbor Theater in Muskegon with free screenings to the public October 11 – 14, 2010.

“For Once in My Life” is an inspiring, feel-good film about an unlikely group of musicians that work at a Goodwill Industries manufacturing facility in Miami, Florida. The 29 members that make up the Spirit of Goodwill Band face a wide range of mental and physical disabilities. Music is their shared joy.