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Written by Pentwater Chamber   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 09:40
Pentwater Chamber of Commerce July Newsletter
                                July 2014
In This Issue
Miller Scholarship Pie Contest
Farmer's Market
Weekly Repeats
Monthly Repeats
August Highlights
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Visit Pentwater this July! 


Stop by the chamber for information about what fun things there are to do here to make your vacation special. Even the locals may find something new!   We look forward to your visit. 


Pentwater Annual Miller's Scholarship

Pie Contest                       

apple-pie-flag.jpg July 3rd, 8am-4pm - Village Green
Honored Guests Senator Geoff Hansen & Representative Jon Bumstead will be in attendance.
8-10am - Pie registration
11am - Raffle Ticket Sales, Buy a slice, Refreshments
2pm - Pie Eating Contest
3pm - Winners Announced and Pie Auction followed by Raffle Drawing
Dusk - Fireworks over Lake Michigan
Money raised goes to college scholarships all over the USA.  Any student attending college in the 2014-15 school year are eligible for the drawing. 
Scholarship Guidelines:
  • One entry per pie baked or pie bought
  • One entry for volunteering for July 3rd
  • One entry per purchased pie during auction
  • One entry per $50 spent on the purchase of a pie during auction
  • One entry per $50 spent on Sponsorship
Activity Sponsors:  Walmart, Shelby State Bank, Gale's Agency, West Michigan Restoration, Ludington Beverage, Cosmic Candy Company
Red Sponsors:  Beacom Family Chiropractic, Provisions, The Village Café and Pub
Blue Sponsors:  Pet Hollywood Boutique & Spa
More volunteers are needed.  Please contact the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce for more information.  www.pentwater.org or 231-869-4150.



The Pentwater Chamber is still looking for donations to our Fireworks Fund.  If you would like to help please fill out the Firework Donation Form.  Thank you. 
Schedule of Fireworks in the area:
Pentwater - July 3rd  
Hart - July 2nd
Ludington - July 4th
Silver Lake - July 4th  


Pentwater Farmer's Market                       

Mon & Thurs 10am-1pm

Village Green 


More than 20 area businesses have signed up to participate in Pentwater Farmer's Market on the village green, which is now open Mondays and Thursdays between 10 am - 1 pm through Labor Day.


The Pentwater Farmers' Market is very pleased to accept coupons for both Michigan's Project Fresh and Senior Project/Market Fresh again this season. Project Fresh is a program that makes fresh produce available to women and children (under age 5) who are enrolled in the WIC Program. Senior Market/Fresh is part of the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program providing adults over age 60 who qualify to receive unprocessed Michigan grown produce.

Pentwater Junior Sailing Program
Mon thru Fri in July, Village Launch Ramp Site

Ages 8-18
10-11:30am Beginners
12:30-1:45pm & 2-3:15pm Intermediate
One hour fun sails available. 

Guest Author at Storybook VillageStorybook Village Icon
July 3, 11am - 3pm

Carl Sams & Jean Stoick

New book premiere of I am Africa.

African themed activities with atlas & books.


Independence Bike Parade 

July 4 at 10am - Charles Mears State Park

charles mears state park


Encouraging all participants to decorate their bikes, strollers, wagons and pets in red, white and blue.

Meet at the park headquarters building at 9:45am where participants will be divided into the following groups: 0 to 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years, 7 to 9 years, 10 and up! Also this year there will be a pet category.

At 10:00am participants will be paraded throughout the park and past three judges. Prizes donated by local business will be distributed in each age division. This event is sure to be fun for the whole family!


L.A.S.S.I. Loop 5K & Doggie Dash
July 5, 8am Charles Mears State Park
A loop through the Village of Pentwater.  Register at www.LassiLoop5k.com
NEW! Doggie Dash - 8:15am at Mears State Park Doggie Beach.  1 Mile Jog/Walk with your dog. 
Proceeds Support L.A.S.S.I.

JTS RV Celebrating 50 Years of Business!
July 5, 9am-1pm at JTS RV


JTS RV, formerly Jack's Trailer Sales, has been family owned and operated since 1964.
Donuts, cupcakes, coffee and punch will be served
7222 S. Pere Marquette Hwy, Pentwater

The Salty Cats

July 5, 7pm Village Green, Pentwater

Free concert of Country, Blues and Bluegrass. 
Sponsored by the Pentwater Arts Council
Marine VFW Pancake Breakfast
July 6, 8am-Noon, Pentwater VFW Hall
Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast at the Pentwater VFW Hall with proceeds going to Marines Helping Marines. Serving Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Bacon, Fruit, and Coffee. All you can eat! Costs: Adults: $7.00, Children (5-12): $3.00, and Children under 5: Free.

Youth Tennis Clinic

July 7-11, 6:30-8pm, Tennis Courts at Pentwater Tennis ClubTennis 

8 - 16 years old - Boys and Girls

Non-members $10


Call Walt Urick a 231-873-4279 or Coach Brown at 517-745-6113

Private lessons available June 9 through September 2

All levels of skill accepted.  

Boating Safety Course
July 10 &11 8am-Noon, Pentwater Yacht Club
boat safety

To register or need more information call Deputy Tim Simmon at 231-873-6771 or 231-873-2121.  

Guest Author at Storybook Village
July 11, 3:30-5:30pm, Storybook Village, Pentwater
Storybook Village Icon

Robyn Smith & Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen


Children Art Lessons

231-869-3120 for more information

Pentwater Ladies' Classic Tournament
July 12, 8am-1pm - Weigh-in at the Marina
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Cold snack potluck immediately after
 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
Prizes for each species: Biggest King, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown and Lake Trout
Sign up at Village Marina with Sharri German @ 616.889.4298  
Charlie's Marina (see Juanita) or Pam Cornell @ 517.719.5912
Call for more information or sign up with Lyn Snider @ 616.291.2568
50th Pentwater Art & Craft Fair
July 12, 9am-5pm Village Green
Fine Arts Fair
Hosted by the Pentwater Jr. Women's Club.

Each year the Pentwater Jr. Women's Club has a juried Art and Craft Fair. Artists from all over the country. The only food vendor is the Pentwater Service Club, a local group that supports our area through donations and services.


Art Fair Luncheon and Fair Trade Show
July 12, 11am-2pm, Centenary United Methodist Church
Put on by United Methodist Women.  Barbecues, beans, chick salad, pies and more. There will also be "white elephant" sale table. The church is located on the corner of Hancock and First Street, across from the Post Office.
All proceeds for Outreach Programs. 
Annual Ox Roast
July 13, 11am-3pm, St. Joseph's Hall,
2349 W. Jackson Road, Hart (Weare)


Buffet Style Dinner:  Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Baked Beans, Asparagus, Cole Slaw, Pie

Take Out Available

Games, Bingo, Raffles, 50/50, Silent Auction, Baked Goods, Puddle Jumper Classic Car Group, Crafts, Beverages


Adults - $11, Kids 5-11 - $6, Kids under age 5 eat free


Town and Country All School Reunion
July 13, 1-4pm Johnson Park, Mears

Hosted by Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society

Potluck Lunch at 2pm

Johnson Park, 1 block west of stop light in Mears 

Fascinatin' Rhythms  
July 15, 7pm First Baptist Church
Jazz Band
Hosted by Friends of Pentwater Library.

Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra

For more than 35 years the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra has been one of Michigan's premier jazz ensembles, featuring some of the finest musicians in the area playing swinging original compositions and arrangements as well as traditional favorites. The band features one of Pentwater's own, Ted Craig, on trumpet.


Pentwater Sportfishing Mini Tournament
July19, 6am, 1pm Weigh-in at Village Marina
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$10.00 To Enter daily
Pay Out Will Be for: Big Fish, Most Fish, Mystery Weight 

1st Place -  50% of Daily Purse

2nd Place - 30% of Daily Purse

3rd Place -  20% of Daily Purse

Bruce Koorndyk 517-202-7213


Grand Opening Exhibit "100 Years of the Golden Fair"
July 19, 10am - 4pm Mears

Old Town Hall, Fox Road at Morrison Street, Mears

Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society


Blooming Art Garden Walk & Art Auction
July 19, 11am-4pm Village Green and Gardens


The Garden Club of Pentwater in collaboration with the Pentwater Arts Council will again feature many lovely gardens in Pentwater area along with artist demonstrations, both in the gardens and around the village.

Tickets with maps to the various gardens will be available from Garden Club members and at the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce Office.  On July 19, tickets with maps will be available at the top of the Village Green.

Cost:  Adults: $10 each.

4:30 Art Auction of Work created in gardens and on Village Green
Dedication of "Trapper Ralph's Cabin"
July 20, 2pm Oceana Historical Park


4pm - Annual Meeting for Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society

Swedish Church in the Oceana Historical Park


Getting Excited About Science
July 22, 7pm Friendship Center

Presented by Pentwater Library Special Programs. 
Steve Belliveau Explores the science behind sound. Introducing his supercharged jammin' banjo...the JAMBO!
Open House at the Pentwater Township Library
July 23, 6:30pm Pentwater Library

Meet the new Library Director, staff, and Trustees and see what's new at your library.  At 7pm there will be a presentation detailing where we've been and where we're going.  There will also be time for questions and feedback. 


Back from the Mac Party
July 25, 5pm Pentwater Yacht Club


Expected adequate channel depths should attract dozens of Chicago to Mackinac racing sailboats and crews to overnight in Pentwater on Friday, July 25, and attend this year's Back from the Mac Party at the Pentwater Yacht Club.  


"Everyone in the community is again invited to join in the fun, enjoy a great meal, listen and dance to a terrific band, and welcome the sailors," said party chair Laura Ellam.  "Seeing all those sailboats rafted together in front of the PYC, against the backdrop of the channel entrance, is a real sign of summer.  But so is enjoying charcoal grilled corn-on-the-cob that's dripping in butter!"


The popular West Michigan band "Mid-Life Crisis" again entertains between 8 p.m.-midnight, and features music from the 60's, 70's and 80's.  "The band tells us our party is one of their most favorite gigs, and we are really happy to have them back this year."


Tickets go on sale at the Yacht Club at 5 pm on July 25.  A dinner/entertainment ticket costs $20 ($6 for children ages 6-12).  For those coming for the entertainment and cash bar between 8 p.m. - midnight, there's a $10 cover.    


"This will be our 18th year of throwing this terrific party," said Ellam.  "Stopping in Pentwater for the night and partying in our spectacular setting has become a real tradition for many of the race contestants."


This will be the 106th year of this annual race, affectionately known as "The Mac," and it begins on July 19.   Some 350 boats, with hulls ranging between 30-80 feet in length, compete in multiple classes.  Most boats typically take between 40-60 hours to complete the 289 nautical mile course depending on boat type and wind conditions.   The boats returning to their home ports and stopping in Pentwater, will have traveled 160 nautical miles from Mackinac after competing in the race.  


Skippers can find the latest Pentwater Channel depths posted at www.pentwaterchannel.org or www.pentwateryachtclub.com.


For more information, call the Yacht Club at 231-869-8921

Whitey Wegner Memorial Take-A-Kid Fishing Day 
July 26, 6am Village MarinaPicture taken by John Wegner


Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association, Oceana County 4-H, and supported by many local merchants. 

Boat assignments start at 6:00 a.m., Village Marina, and boats return at 11:30 a.m. to the Village Marina for weigh-in and pictures. Fish are weighed, filleted and bagged for participants to take home later.

Food, drink, ice cream and prizes are awarded to participants and boat skippers at the Eagles Club on Oceana Drive. Each youngster gets at least one bag of fish fillets to take home. Bragging rights, trophies, inland tackle and other prizes are at stake, so Let's Take-A-Kid Fishing!

231-425-7866 or www.pentwaterpsa.org

Summer Weekly Repeats


Mon & Thurs - Pentwater Farmers Market 10am-1pm at Village Green
Tues - Story Hour & Reading Program 10am & 1pm at Pentwater Township Library
Tues - Pickin' in Pentwater 7pm at Village Green
Tues - Comedy Night 9pm at The Village Pub
Wed - Community Dinner 4pm at Centenary United Methodist Church
Wed & Sat - Ensign Sailboat Races, Pentwater Yacht Club
Wed & Sun - Live Blues & Jazz Music at Gull Landing
Thurs - Civic Band Concerts 8pm at Village Green
Fri - Bingo 6:30pm at VFW Hall
Multiple days a week - State Park Explorer Program at Charles Mears State Park.  Call 231-869-2051 for more details or visit the calendar at www.pentwater.org.

Summer Monthly Repeats


1st Wed - HeartSong Drumming Circle - Pentwater Township Library
3rd Sat - After Hours Used Book Sale - Pentwater Township Library
Last Fri - Last-Friday-of-the-Month Gallery Stroll
August Highlights
Homecoming Banner 2010 Pentwater Homecoming Celebration
Aug 14th - 17th
Les Bailey Memorial Band Concert, Sand Sculpture Contest, Grand Parade, Fireworks and more.  www.pentwater.org
L.A.S.S.I. Shake, Wag, 'n Roll
Aug 9 - Village Green
Ensign Nationals Sailboat Races
Aug 17- 21 Pentwater Yacht Club
Annual Sidewalk Sales
Aug 22 & 23
Wooden Boat Show and Parade
Aug 23
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Pentwater June Newsletter
Written by Pentwater Chamber   
Monday, 02 June 2014 09:28

Pentwater Chamber of Commerce

June Newsletter

June 2014

Enjoy Pentwater this June.  A lot of fun activities are going on to kick off your summer.  To find more details please visit www.pentwater.org.
Pentwater Chamber of Commerce Events
Farmers Market - Mon & Thurs June 2 - Sept 1
Farmers Market
Village Green 10am-1pm
Support local farmers, taste foods at peak freshness, promote healthy diet and enjoy the offerings of the market.
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 231-869-4150
Annual Antique & Appraisal Fair  - June 7                
Village Green 9am - 6pm
Antique Appraiser will be there from 10am - 3pm.  Bring your item to be appraised.  $5.00 per item. 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 231-869-4150
Business After Hours - June 12                   
Business After Hours
Gull Landing 5:30-7:30pm

50/50 Drawing, Appetizers, Cash Bar, Door Prizes

Cost: Free for members

$3 for non-members


Come mingle with your neighbors. 

Sponsored by:  L.A.S.S.I., Community Foundation for Oceana County and Gull Landing

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 231-869-4150

Community Garage Sale - June 14                   
garage sale
Pentwater 8am - 5pm
Garage Sales throughout Pentwater.  Maps available June 12 throughout Pentwater.  Register your garage sale at Pentwater Chamber of Commerce by June 2nd to get on the map.  Registration cost:  $10
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 231-869-4150
Spring Fest Art, Craft & Antique Fair - June 21 & 22
spring fest
Village Green, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Experience the beauty of Spring and Summer at our annual Arts and Craft Festival. Over 100 vendors provide hand-made crafts, a special skill or art, a skilled trade, or antiques on the Village Green. Live music from the group Awesome Distraction on Saturday. This is a weekend not to miss!
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 231-869-4150
Pentwater Area Events
Start of Summer Party - June 1
In front of Pentwater Village Hall 5-7pm
Hot dogs, (grilled by Lighthouse Lutheran Church), Beverages, & Tableware will be provided. 
Bring a dish to share.  Entertainment provided by Pentwater Jazz Band & GoodMusicDJ.com
Everyone Welcome! 
231-869-8301 for more information.
Blessing of the Dunes - June 1
Silver Lake at Noon

Bring your dune and off road vehicle to the 2nd Annual Blessing of the Duners!  Line up along the Lake Michigan Shoreline around 11am and be blessed at noon.  Start your Summer Dune season off right! 


Evening of Rhythm & Song - June 4
Pentwater Library 8:30pm
The evening begins with the HeartSong Drumming Circle at 7pm followed by Acoustic Favorites at 8:30pm. 
Bring a drum or percussion instrument and get into some good vibrations.  Then enjoy the easy listening music of Mike Snell & Mike Lenich with a cameo appearance by Frank Galante singing the blues. 
231-869-8581 for more information.
National Asparagus Festival - June 6-8
Hart, MI
Art & Craft Show, parade, 5k, children activities, and more. 


Rhythms of the Earth - June 7
Friendship Center 2pm
Friends of Pentwater Library Present What's New for 2014, Weesies Brothers Garden Centers. 
Weesies will bring a variety of perennial flowering plants and speak about their habitat and care.  Learn what plants will work best in your garden and have your questions answered.  Plants will be on sale and there will be a drawing for a free plant.
231-869-8581 for ore information.
Pentwater Sportfishing Association Mini Tournaments - June 7 & 28

Picture taken by John Wegner6am

DNR rules apply / 9 rod maximum limit                  $10.00 To Enter daily - Pay at weigh-in

A 2 person limit, up to 10 fish

Pay Out  for: Big Fish, Most Fish, Mystery Weight 


1st Place -  50% of Daily Purse

2nd Place - 30% of Daily Purse
 3rd Place -  20% of Daily Purse

www.pentwaterpsa.org for more information.   

Free Fishing Weekend - June 7 & 8
Annual tradition in Michigan.  Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!
Pentwater Public Schools Last Day- June 9
Pentwater Public Schools
11:45am dismissal
Students are on summer vacation!
After Hours Used Book Sale - June 14
Pentwater Township Library 8am-5pm

Books, movies, CDs, puzzles and more will be available to buy.

231-869-8581 for more information.              

Puppy Obedience - June 18

Learn the basic commands, and proper leadership skills for your young puppy.

6 week class. 

Call Pet Hollywood at 231-869-2300 or  

West Shore Community College at 231-843-5510 for more information.

Oceana County Historical Post Card Show - June 21
10am - 2pm
Transportation Museum in the Oceana Historical Park, Mears

Buy and sell post cards at the Historical Park Transportation Museum.  There are almost 3,000 Oceana County post cards available to look at.  Reprints will be available for you to purchase.  Meet at the Old Town Hall on Fox Road in downtown Mears for this event.

Call for more info: 231-873-2600

Cancer and Critical Care Fund 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament - June 21
Colonial Golf Course in Hart 1pm
$50 per golfer.  18 holes, trophies, raffles, food, prizes and more. 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 517-290-4892 for more information. 
Civic Band Concert - June 26
Pentwater Civic Band
Thursdays - 8pm
Village Green


Bring your blankets, chairs, families, and friends every Thursday starting June 26 through August on the Pentwater Village Green at 8pm. Sit, relax, and enjoy the music as the band plays marches, show tunes, old-time favorites, patriotic marches and melodies. Each concert is closed with Good Night Ladies.

C.O.V.E. Benefit Women's Golf Scramble - June 27

Golden Sands Golf Course



Help COVE drive out domestic violence by playing in the COVE Women's Benefit Golf Scramble to be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Golden Sands Golf Course in Mears, Michigan. Enjoy playing a 9-hole two-person scramble with breakfast and lunch provided and prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and last place teams. For only $40 you can enjoy golf and raise money for COVE.


To register contact Lynne Cavazos at (231) 869-5939 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Annual Fusion Fashion Show - June 27
Village Green - 8pm


Join the celebration of Fashion. Craze, contemporary women's boutique of Pentwater, is proud to present the ninth annual "Fusion Fashion Show."  The show will feature fresh new clothing and styling ideas for Summer 2014.

The event is free to attend and provided seating is limited.

For more information 231-869-2200 or www.crazemi.com

Pentwater Library present River Rhythms - June 29
Centenary United Methodist Church - 3pm
Every River Tells a Story - Doc Fletcher
Enjoy an hour long photographic journey down rivers from Doc Fletcher's new book.  Book sale and signing afterward.  Enter to win a free kayak or canoe trip. 
231-869-8581 for more information.
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Mondays & Thursdays
10am - 1pm
Village Green
Pickin' in Pentwater
Village Green
June - August
Tuesdays, 7pm
Village Green

Musicians and music lovers are invited to a relaxing evening on Pentwater's beautiful Village Green listening to local musicians.  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket every Tuesday evening all summer long on the Village Green.


Contact DeeDee Nelson at (231)869-4095.

Story Hour - Summer Reading Program
Tuesdays - June 3 & 10 at 11am
Tuesdays - June 17 through July 22, Preschool - 2nd Grade at 10am.  Lots of stories, music, and activity.  3rd - 5th Grade at 1pm.  Stories and crafts. 
Pentwater Township Library  231-869-8581
Pentwater Historical Society Museum                    
New Museum Hours
June, July and August
Tuesday through Saturday 1 - 4pm
September & October
Thursday through Saturday 1 - 4pm
Ensign Sailboat Races
Wednesdays & Saturdays
Pentwater Yacht Club
MI Great Start Collaborative Playgroup                   
Storybook Village Icon
Thursdays - 10 - 11:15am
Storybook Village & Starlight Theatre
Playgroups are an opportunity for children to learn, grow and play while promoting developmentally appropriate activities.
Fridays - 6:30pm
VFW Hall
HeartSong Drumming Circle                   

First Wednesday of the month


Pentwater Township Library

For adults who wish to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves.  Drumming invites a spirit of community and the enjoyment of making music together.

Bring your own drum or percussion instrument.

231-869-8581 for more information. 
Ladies' Craft Night                    

Third Wednesday of the month


Pentwater Township Library

Registration is a must.


Gallery Stroll                   
Last Friday of the month
5 - 8pm

Enjoy an evening of Art as you stroll through downtown Pentwater. Pick up your stroll guide from one of our several downtown galleries.


Enjoy Pentwater this June!  The fun continues in July.   


May News
Written by Pentwater Chamber   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:18

May 2014 Newsletter

Thanks for taking the time to check out our newsletter.  Find more information by visiting www.pentwater.org
Business After Hours
Business After Hours
Thursday, May 8th at 5:30pm
The BoatHouse Bar & Grille, Pentwater
Gayle's Salon & Spa
The BoatHouse Bar and Grille
50/50 Drawing, Appetizers, Cash Bar, Door Prizes, Grand Prize
Cost: Free for members
$3 for non-members
Memorial Day Parade
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 26th at 10am

Join us to pay tribute to our Veterans. Our Memorial Parade starts at First Street with line-up at 9:30am  by the Baptist Church. All Veterans, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are encouraged to participate. The Pentwater Band marches in the parade and play in Services. Our first Service will be held at Municipal Marina, second at the Village Green and third at Pentwater Cemetery. The Pentwater Cemetery is located ½ mile north of downtown.

Contact Nick Fekken at (231)869-5649 for more information.

Pentwater Bike & Trike Rally - NEW!
Saturday, May 31st 8am-3pm
Hancock St. between 1st & 2nd Streets in Pentwater
Registration begins at 7:30am at Turnipseed Mercantile,119 Hancock St.
$5 Registration Fee

Classic Bikes to Road Ready Machines

Peoples Choice Awards for Best Bikes of their Decade

Categories are:  Pre 1950's,50's,60's,70's,80's,90's,00's and 10's.


Live music at the Village Pub Saturday Night!


Oceana County Ride
Sunday, June 1st the ride begins at Pentwater Convenience Center (Monroe Rd and US 31 Exit) at 9am. 



Turnipseed Mercantile and The Channel Lane Inn

Visit www.pentwater.org or call 231-869-4150 for more information.

Charles Mears State Park Volunteer Weekend
charles mears state park
May 3 & 4 at 9am
Charles Mears State Parks will be hosting its  Annual Spring Volunteer Weekend. Supporters of the park are asked to help staff get the park ready for summer by assisting with projects such as snow fence removal, painting picnic tables, cleaning fire pits and other annual park maintenance. Volunteers receive free camping for that weekend and are invited to join the staff at a potluck dinner on Saturday.
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Pentwater Library Presents Community Treasures Speaker Series

May 8 at 7pm

Pentwater Township Library


Sue Hopp Introduces Gene & Barb Davidson & Panel of Artisans Pentwater Artisan Learning Center

Mentoring and Partnership at the Artisan Center

A dream of Gene Davidson for many years, the Artisan Center became a reality in 2002. It has shops for wood and metal working and two classrooms for painting, drawing, pottery, glass, and other arts and crafts. In this program, a panel of artisans will share the many aspects of what the Center offers and include slides and displays along with artists demonstrating their craft.

For more information contact 231-869-8581  
Pentwater High School & Junior High Spring Band Concert
May 14 at 7pm
Pentwater High School Gymnasium
Pentwater First Grade Play
Pentwater Public Schools
May 15 at 7pm
Pentwater School Gymnasium
Wine & Art by the Water
Art and Wine

May 18 at 2pm-5pm

Pentwater Yacht Club

Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 at the door


Wine Tasting, Appetizers ad Silent Auction.

Proceeds to Benefit the PWC Scholarship Fund


Tickets are available at Hansen's Market (Hart), Michigan West Shore Realty (Pentwater), and Marilyn's Style (Pentwater).   


Sponsored by Shelby State Bank and Fifth Third Bank

Presented by Pentwater Women's Club. 

Call Donna at 231-869-5706 and Juanita at 231-869-4388 for more information.

District IV Garden Club Meeting
May 20 at 9am - 3pm
Centenary United Methodist Church, Pentwater
Garden Club of Pentwater will host the District IV Garden Club Meeting for members and their guest. 
L.A.S.S.I.  Annual Yard Sale

May 23-25 

Located at the yard of Bill & Ginny Lee, 9549 South Bay Lane, Pentwater. South end of Bass Lake

Proceeds benefit LASSI, providing veterinary care for the stray, abandoned, abused, neglected and injured companion animals of Oceana County.


For more information call 231-869-5580

Pentwater Graduation
Pentwater Public Schools
May 23 at 7pm
Pentwater Public Schools
30th Annual Pentwater Sportfishing Association Memorial Weekend Amateur Salmon & Trout Fishing Derby
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May 24-26

Up To $3500.00 in Cash & Prizes

Award Value Based on a Minimum Entry of 60 Boats


Grand Prize (1) ~Salmon(6) ~Lake Trout(6) ~Brown Trout (6) ~Steelhead(6)


REGISTRATION: ----FRIDAY, MAY 23 - 4:00 till 8:00 p.m.

at Pentwater Municipal Marina  (Early registration Pentwater Angler or Charlie's Marina)


Sat. & Sun., May 24 & 25 - Noon till 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 till 8:00 p.m.

Monday, May 26 - 10:00 a.m. to Start of Noon Whistle  ~ Awards at 2:00 p.m.

For more information call Capt. Dave German at 616-889-4300 or Brian 231-869-5357.  
Annual Spring Plant Sale

May 24 at 9am - Noon

Bell Park, Pentwater 

Bring the beautiful colors and fragrances of spring flowers home with you at Pentwater Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale.  Stop by at Bell Park to select your favorites.  Bell Park is located next to the Pentwater Village office. 


For more information call Carole Hooper at (231)869-6035.

Marine Corps League Pancake Breakfast
May 25 at 8am - Noon
At the VFW Hall, Pentwater
Proceeds go to Marines helping Marines.
There will be pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, fruit and coffee.

Cost: Adults- $7, Children (5-12)- $3, Children under 5yrs eat for FREE

Pentwater Historical Society Museum Grand Opening
 May 31
Pentwater Jazz Band & Honor Guard (VFW Post 6017), Speakers, Ribbon Cutting, Open Tours, Food, Music, Games for Children, Face Painting, Displays, Living History program, Door Prizes and more.
Weekly Repeats
Community events
Tues & Fri - 11am Story Hour at Pentwater Library
Wed - 1pm Knitting Group Pentwater Friendship Center
Wed - 4pm Community Dinner Centenary Community Church
Thurs - 10:15am Play Group Storybook Village
Fri - 6:30pm Bingo VFW Hall
Monthly Repeats
Community events
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Last-Friday-of-the-Month Gallery Stroll - 5-8pm Downtown Pentwater

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Pentwater Famers Market - Mon & Thurs on the Village Green
Antique & Appraisal Fair - June 7
Community Wide Garage Sale - June 14
Spring Fest Arts & Crafts Fair - June 21 & 22

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Easter on the Green
Written by Pentwater Chamber   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 00:00

Fun for the entire family!

Bring your children and family to meet the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 19th at noon on the Village Green in Pentwater. 

We will have an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet parade and contest, musical chairs, face painting, games, crafts, and more.

Sponsored by The Antler Bar


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