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Written by Pentwater Chamber   
Monday, 04 August 2014 14:32

Pentwater Chamber of Commerce   

August 2014  

In This Issue...

Pentwater is the place to be this August!  Enjoy your time here along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. 


84th Homecoming Celebration                       

August 14-17 Pentwater


Pentwater Township Cemetery Tours

Strawberry Shortcake Social

Les Bailey Memorial Concert

Teen Dance


Sand Sculpture Contest "Sailing the Lakes"

Cancer and Critical Care Fund Beach Volleyball Tournament

Mason/Oceana County MSU Alumni Golf Outing

Story Telling by Storybook Village

Mears State Park Beach Bash - The Mainstays Band

Live Concert at the Village Café & Pub


Horseshoe Tournament

Big Ten Preseason Tailgate Party

MSU Marching and Alumni Combined Band Concert

Grand Parade "Sailing the Lakes"

Jazz North performs on Village Green

MSU Marching and Alumni Combined Band Concert

Scottville Clown Band Perform - Village Café & Pub



Marine Corps League Pancake Breakfast

Youth Goby Tournament

Find more details at www.pentwater.org or look for a Homecoming brochure at local businesses starting August 5th. 

Fireworks Display                       

August 16

Over Lake Michigan and Pentwater pier, in Charles Mears State Park. 

chicken dinner
Annual Chicken Dinner 

August 3 - 12pm to sold out, Saint James, Pentwater

$10 adult, $5 children 10 and under

Take outs available  

Little Black Dress Trunk Show

August 3 2-4pm, Craze

In the spirit of the little black dress, peruse a showing of little black dresses and styling inspired by the classic LBD.


Rhythmic Fun for Everyone

August 6  7pm on the Village Green

Rain location - Centenary United Methodist Church

Drummunity by Lori Fithian.  Drumminity is a word Lori invented for the community-building that happens when people come together around a circle of drums.  Lori will bring her collection of hand drums and percussion toys.  Everyone can participate. 

More information contact the Pentwater Township Library


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Boater's Safety Class

August 7 & 8  8am to noon Pentwater Yacht Club

Free of charge.  Adults and kids 12 and up encouraged to attend.  Pre-registration is required. 

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

American Red Cross
Bill Duncan Annual Blood Drive

August 7, 12-5:45pm Pentwater VFW Post

8440 US 31, Pentwater

Thursday, August 7th 12pm-5:45pm

Come donate and join them for homemade pie in the canteen.

For information or appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org  (sponsor code PWVFW or 1-800-RED CROSS)

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Pentwater Sportfishing Mini Tournament
August 9 & 30, 6am, 1pm Weigh-in at Village Marina
$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


Canine Runway

August 8, 7pm Village Green

Presented by Pet Hollywood Boutique & Spa


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L.A.S.S.I. Shake, Wag 'n Roll Benefit Stroll

August 9, 9am-2pm Village Green

Silent Auction, SWR Benefit Stroll, Family Pet Contests, 4H Dog Club Agility Demos, Dog Dancing Demo, Oceana Shelter Mutt Strut

Entry forms available at Pentwater Chamber of Commerce

or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call: 231-794-8248

Shape the Season Fall Fashion Show

August 10, 3pm Craze 

Informal in-store presentation of fall looks from their autumn collection.


Ensign National Regatta

August 18-21 Hosted by Pentwater Yacht Club

All races will be held on beautiful Lake Michigan within 1 mile of the Pentwater Channel.  Most boats will be leaving the channel between 9-10am each day and returning to the PYC docks around 4pm, depending on the weather. 

The Ensign is the larges one-design boat that is 22-1/2 feet long with fixed keel.  There are 40+ active fleets across the United States.  The Ensign is a recreational daysailer for up to seven people.  Competitive racers have a crew consisting of the skipper plus three crew members. 

For more information  www.2014ensignnationals.com  or Pentwater Yacht Club 231-869-8921

Karen West Photography
National Parks Road Trip

August 19, 7pm at Pentwater Township Library

231-869-8581 or visit www.petwaterlibrary.org

sidewalk sale
Merchant Sidewalk Sales

August 22 & 23

Pentwater merchants will have their annual sidewalk sales.        

wooden boat show
Annual Wooden Boat Show

August 23, 11am Pentwater Yacht Club and Pentwater Lake

The show is open to the public and a buffet lunch will be available from noon to 2 p.m. Boat exhibitor registration forms are available on the PYC website.

Dozens of beautifully built wood boats, vintage and new; powerboats, including Chris Craft, Century and Lyman, will be on display from 11a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public may cast their vote for a People's Choice Award, which will be presented along with Best Century and Best in Show awards at 3 p.m. At approximately 3:30 p.m., boat owners will form a boat parade touring Pentwater Lake followed by the Commodore's review at 4 p.m.

Vintage boat parts and collectibles will be on sale, as well as souvenir show t-shirts.

For more information: www.pentwateryachtclub.com or  231-869-8921

Pleasant Afternoon Red Tie Sale
August 24 - Mears                    

1pm - 4pm 100 Year Celebration of the Mears News

1pm - 100 vehicle parade starting at the Historical Park

Homemade pie and coffee served in the conference room.


Pentwater Channel - Kirk Schultz, Commercial Digital Images
Weekly Repeats

Mon & Thurs - Pentwater Farmer's Market

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat - Explorer Program 

Tues - Story Hour at Pentwater Township Library

Tues & Wed - Art Classes at Storybook Village 

Tues -Pickin' in Pentwater at Village Green 

Tues - Comedy Night at Village Pub  

Tues & Fri - Improv Theatre at Storybook Village   

Wed & Sat - Ensign Sailboat Races at PYC 

Wed & Sun - Jazz at Gull Landing

Thurs - Civic Band Concert at Village Green

Thurs - Teen Night at Village Pub

Fri - Bingo at VFW Hall

Family on beach
Monthly Repeats

3rd Wed - Ladies' Craft Night

3rd Sat - After Hours Used Book Sale

Last-Friday-of-the-Month Gallery Stroll

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September Highlights

Sept 27 & 28 Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Fair

Sept 6 Art & Wine at the Harbor

Sept 13 C.O.V.E. Benefit Beach Walk/Run


Grand Rapids - 85
Kalamazoo - 130
Lansing - 150
Ann Arbor - 210
Chicago - 225
Detroit - 240
Please visit www.pentwater.org for more information. 
Pentwater Chamber of Commerce

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