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Wizard of Oz to hit the big screen


Muskegon, MI Sept. 21, 2010: In tough economic times, the Harbor Theater has provided relief on the entertainment budget to families by offering new family-friendly flicks for only $1.00 per admission ticket. Now, they are introducing classic films to the mix.

"We were thinking…what movies would we want to share with our children that we enjoyed and they had never seen?" says Jen Pelto, owner of the Harbor Theater, 1937 Lakeshore Drive in Muskegon.

Buster Keaton Film Festival - October 2, 2010

From: http://www.visitmuskegon.org

Films are open to the public!

For only $6.00 enjoy watching Buster Keaton in Seven Chances, Cops and The Cook with live music performed by Dennis Cook.

At 8:00pm watch "Can Buster Come Out and Play?"  This was the question young Bart Williams asked Eleanor Keaton after he knocked on the door of Buster Keaton's home in Woodland Hills, California.  Buster did indeed come out and play, and Bart will be a special guest this year in Muskegon, Buster's hometown.  When he grew up, Bart became the best friend of Buster's widow, Eleanor, and he's got plenty of memories to share.  A professional actor, physical comedian and singer since he was a child, Bart Williams will not only talk about his memories of Buster and Eleanor, he will present "The Art of the Pratfall" and will give a short concert of "The Songs of Buster Keaton", accompanied by Patricia E

New business opens in Muskegon

Muskegon, MI - Gifford's Emporium will be celebrating their grand opening September 16th through 18th from 10am to 5pm. They're located at 2448 Holton Road. Stop by and help support local business.

Shoreline Spectacular - GFS MarketPlace Family Picnic Rescheduled

From: http://www.shorelinespectacular.com

Shoreline Spectacular had many successful events happen this last weekend (Labor Day weekend) but unfortunately our GFS Marketplace Family Picnic was rained out.

We have decided to reschedule it to this Sunday, September 12th, from 1 – 5 pm. The location will be at GFS Marketplace, 885 W. Sherman Blvd. All money raised here will go to local charities (just like the festival).

The events that were planned for the original picnic will take place here. We will be raffling off the 2010 Polaris Quad, we will be having a hot dog contest (sponsored by Vienna) and music.

The picnic will be $5 for adults / $3 for children under 12 yr old.

It will include a pig roast (bbq or not), baked beans, potato salad, and ice cream. (Beverages sold separate) and for the children there will be hot dogs, chips and juice.

Open Tours/Remembering Newaygo County: The Symbolist Paintings of Annabel Livermore

From: http://www.muskegonartmuseum.org

Drop in every Thursday afternoon for free tours led by MMA docents. MMA docent Fran Fisher will lead the September 2 tours featuring Remembering Newaygo County: The Symbolist Paintings of Annabel Livermore. Reservations are not required.

Thursday, September 02
1:00–3:00 pm

Todd Rundgren Live at the Frauenthal Theater

From: http://www.frauenthal.org

Todd Rundgren "Todd" & "Healing" Live at the Frauenthal Theater Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Concert starts at 7:30 PM Doors open 6:30 PM. Todd Rundgren will be performing his "Todd" and "Healing" albums live in their entirety. This concert is being promoted by RundgrenRadio.com and is one of only six scheduled in the United States. More information is available at @ www.SonsOf1984.com. Tickets are on sale at www.StarTickets.com. Tickets on sale Saturday, May 1 at 1 PM available through Star Tickets 800-585-3737. Tickets available at the Frauenthal Box Office beginning Monday 3rd at 11 AM. Frauenthal Box Office Hours Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 3 PM and Friday 11 AM -6PM 231-727-8001.

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Muskegon Opportunity hosts mentor training workshop


Muskegon Opportunity Hosts Mentor Training Workshop
Caring, committed adults needed to mentor local high school students

Muskegon, Mich., Aug. 24, 2010 — Muskegon Opportunity is hosting a mentor training workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the Blue & Gold Room on the Muskegon Community College campus at 221 S. Quarterline Road.

Muskegon Opportunity is working to help local high-school juniors prepare for and enroll in the post-secondary education option of their choice, from a four-year college program to a professional training program; and caring, committed adults from all walks of life are vital to helping these students realize their goals.

Mentors will be good role models and help students navigate the path toward their dreams. Mentors focus on successfully earning a high school diploma, pursuing higher education and planning for a career.