Wickwoof Inn Notebook Calendar
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Spring sunset on Lake Michigan

Spring has come again. The earth is like a child who knows poems.  -  Rainer Maria Rilke


Spring in Saugatuck is a time to linger … There’s just about everything you want to do this time of year. From fishing and boating Lake Michigan to swimming, canoeing or cruising on a paddleboat, to galleries, golf and shops filled with local, regional, and international artwork. Festivals of film and music, live theatre, beautiful beaches and dunes.

Come. Stay a while. It’s all here.

Bill waiting for me to putt

The courses are green and all five of Saugatuck’s golf courses are ready for players.

The Arnold Palmer designed Ravines, Clearbrook, West Shore, Laketown Golf, and the links course Hawk’s Head are all open. Pros and amateurs welcome!
The Ravines ~ (269) 857-1616
Clearbrook ~ (269) 857-2000
Laketown ~ (269) 857-5730
Hawk’s Head ~ (269) 639-2121
West Shore ~  (269) 857-2500


April 10 The Golf Courses are green and open!
April 12 - April 30 “Foremost’s Butterflies are Blooming”
Meijer Gardens
April 14-16 Easter Calling all Bunnies
April 15 - May 14 Andy Goldsworthy “Arches” Exhibition
  The largest work ever in U.S. Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids
April 15 - May 15 Katherine Sullivan “Two’Dimensional Image Making” Gebben-Gray Gallery 6 - 9pm
April 15 Town Crier Race 5k and 10k race thru historic Saugatuck (269) 857-1116
April 15 Tiny Giant  What Not Inn April 16 Bobby T & Friends What Not Inn
April 16 Dancing Horse Winery to open
April 21 “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!”

Michigan’s Avalon Theatre returns with the hilarious musical comedy about the trials and tribulations of relationships. SCA (269) 857-2399
April 22 Jazz Concert Saugatuck Women’s Club 8pm
(269) 857-2287
April 22 “Art Dart” Water Street Gallery 6 - 8pm
April 22 Arts & Culture of Japan Kimiko Gunji, Director of Japan House. Learn about the ancient tea ceremony, kimono, calligraphy and zen aesthetic.
April 22 Round Barn Winery The Van Dyke Revue 7 - 11pm
(800) 716-WINE
April 22 “A Tribute to New Orleans” with music by The Windy City All-Stars  8pm Saugatuck Women’s Club
(269) 857-2287
April 22 & 23 Wine Trail Event wine paired w/ foods for grilling (800) 716-WINE
April 22 Edye Evans Hyde What Not Inn
April 23 Michael Holmes, Wally Michaels & Bobby T What Not Inn 6 - 10pm
April 28 Wine Dinners at Everyday People Café One of our favorite restaurants with their five course Wine Dinner. The focus tonight will be on American Bistro Fare with California Wines
April 29 Michael Holmes & Wally Michaels sing at the What Not Inn
April 30 Christy G & Impact What Not Inn
April 30 Allegan Antique Market Over 400 exhibitors rain or shine -always the last Sunday of the month April thru September 7:30am to 4:00pm.


May 3 - 13 Tulip Time Festival The 10 day event is ranked as one of the top events in North America. Parades, Dutch costumed dancers, dinner and musical shows, children’s events and historical trolley
May 5 Saugatuck-Douglas Green Market  Farmers market at Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Every Friday thru October
(269) 857-2399


The Annual Tulip Time in Holland is May 3rd – May 13th.  Amidst the city wide display of tulips are Volks parade, street scrubbing, Dutch Klompen Dancers in full costume, a marketplaats, concerts with Three Dog Night, Frankie Avalon, The Oakridge Boys and the Zanggroep Choir and fireworks. www.tuliptime.com

Venetian Night fireworks

Michael Holmes

Our favorite entertainer, Michael Holmes, performs his one man version of the “Judy Garland Show”. This cabaret featuring Judy, Carol Channing, Billie Holiday, and Bette Davis is just not to be missed. Such fun!! Your spirits will be lifted.

May 6, 2006 Saugatuck Center for the Arts (269) 857-2399

MAY (con't)

May 5 - 7 Blue Coast Artists Spring Tour  Seven galleries with new exhibits 11am to 5pm
(269) 857-9260

May 6 “Judy’s Spring Fling”
sung by Michael Holmes Saugatuck Center for the Arts
May 6 & 7 Pit & Smoke Firing Workshop  A pottery workshop. Dawn Soltysiak-Khnemu Studio
(269) 236-9260
May 7 Mary Rademacher sings at the What Not Inn
May 7 Douglas Spring Review  Open house at shops, galleries, and restaurants  5 - 9pm
May 8 Jazz Concert - “Brazilian Breakout” featuring Paulinho Garcia & Jazzmineiro 8pm Saugatuck Center for the Arts
May 13 Wally Michaels sings at the What Not Inn 7 to 10pm
May 14 Mother’s Day
You only have one Mom!
May 14 Bobby T & Friends
What Not Inn
May 14 Joyce Petter Gallery 2006 Openings
Watercolor by Karen Blaesing ~ Porcelain by D. Langford-Kuhn ~ Mixed Media by Pat Truzzi
May 20 Lew Russ sings at the What Not Inn
May 20 Mason Street Warehouse Spring Event at the SCA. Michele Lee of Knots Landing fame will recreate her sold-out one-woman show. Food and drink will be part of the event.(269) 857-4898
  Michele Lee
May 20 to June 14 Humor and Whimsy - Stephen Hansen. Water Street Gallery 8pm opening reception.
(269) 857-8485
May 21 Mary Rademacher sings at the What Not Inn
May 27 - 29 Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 - 29 Stewartia Studio Open House
(269) 543-4029
May 27 Jack Tabler What Not Inn
May 27 Douglas Social Food and Music in the Streets 5:30pm to 9pm
May 27 New Moon Drumming
7 - 9pm (269) 543-4029
May 27 Spring New Wine Release, Round Barn Winery Union Pier Tasting Room
12 - 3:30pm (800) 716-WINE
May 28 Joyce Petter Gallery 2006 Openings Michael Maitner - Oil, Gert Olsen - Marble
May 28 Christy G & Impact What Not Inn
May 29 Memorial Day Parade  Downtown Saugatuck 9am, Downtown Douglas 10am

Saugatuck Green Market

A celebration of the black dirt produce and fruit belts best with our local farmers.

Every Friday from May 19 until Thanksgiving. Under the arches at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts.

Venetian Weekend
July 29 ~ 31

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Art 'Round Town

Sculptures magically appear all over our village on June 3rd. Thanks to an extraordinary competition that allows us to enjoy the very best. Stone, metal, bronze, and marble are all in evidence - and all around town everyone’s snapping photos. Join the welcoming reception for the artists at the Joyce Petter Gallery.
(616) 582-6001


June 1 Express Yourself Art Barn Opens (269) 857-5566
June 3 Art ‘Round Town 6th Annual Exhibit 12pm Fabulous sculptures in the streets. Artist reception at Joyce Petter Gallery
June 3 The “New” Peachbelt Studio and Gallery Grand Opening Celebration Come celebrate! 6 - 9pm M-89 & 63rd Street, Fennville
June 3 Khnemu Studio & Gallery season opening event. Demonstration and refreshments
7 - 10pm

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Waterfront Film Festival poster

The most creative independent film producers vie to be accepted in this film festival.

Last year’s audience viewed “March of the Penguins” long before it hit theaters.

It all begins with an outdoor screening at dusk, followed by three days of non-stop films, forums with movie stars and loads of parties, all within walking distance - all the best of the independents - Saugatuck
(269) 857-8351

June 11 Joyce Petter Gallery Lisa Vander Hill ~ Wonderful oils, Alexander Phillips ~ Raku
June 16 Friday Night Open Studio at Ox-Bow
June 16 Spring Gallery Showing
James Brandess Studios & Gallery 6 - 9pm (269) 857-1937
June 17 Mark Kahny & Bobby T What Not Inn 6 - 10pm
June 17 Saugatuck Arts & Crafts 10am - 6pm (269) 857-1701
June 17 Ann Holdreith & Norma Glasser Opening reception 6 - 8pm (269) 857-8485
June 18 Father’s Day
June 18 - 20 Join Damian Koorey and Family for a VIP showing of their most innovative jewelry creations. Koorey Creations
(269) 857-8050
June 23 - 25 & 27 - 30 Mason Street Warehouse presents HUNKA HUNKA BURNIN’ LOVE
the off Broadway smash hit!! Tickets -
(269) 857-4898
June 24 “RAIN” summer benefit held at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (269) 857-2399
June 24 Art on Center Downtown Douglas art galleries host an evening of art, food and music 5 - 9pm
June 25 Mark Kahny & Bobby T What Not Inn
June 29 & 30 Express Yourself Art Barn Open studio nights
(269) 857-5566

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True to its Broadway Theater roots, the Mason Street Warehouse, an uptown theater in downtown Saugatuck, has announced its 2006 season. It’s terrific entertainment!

June 23 - July 9 “Hunka Hunka Burning Love, an Elvis Presley Musical Tribute” A celebration of Elvis’ music not an imitation.

July 14 -  30 “The Great American Trailer Park Musical”
An hysterical musical comedy of soap opera antics with a country pop/rock score

August 4 - 20 “Cabaret”
, the award winning Kander & Ebb musical comes to Saugatuck. “Don’t sit alone in your room…”

August 25 - September 10 “Scenery”
, a hilarious and touching valentine to the triumphs and heartbreaks of a life in the theatre.

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