The Greater Bridgman Area Chamber & Growth Alliance (CGA) invites the community and visitors alike to enjoy a full summer of free family friendly programming, including weekly Courtyard Concerts and monthly Movies in the Park.

Courtyard Concerts take place in the newly refreshed Social District Courtyard next to Accents at 4222 Lake St. every Sunday at 2 p.m. (through Aug. 28). Order carryout to enjoy at the picnic tables from Tapistry Brewing Company, China Cafe, Mikey’s Drive In, HayMarket Brewery, The Getaway and more. Shop before or after the concerts at local shops including The Sandpiper, Hoof-to-Hanger Fiber Mill and Accents at Himalaya Textiles. Concerts are free, compliments of sponsors, Classic Catering & Events and Honor Credit Union.

The schedule follows: June 26 – Jim St. James & Dean Rouch; July 3 – Shawn Karl; July 10 – John Derado; July 17 – Ron Spears; July 24 – Chris Behre; July 31 – Ron Spears; August 7 – John Derado & Ann McIntyre; August 14 – Shawn Karl; August 21 – Marco Villareal; August 28 – Marco Villareal

Movies in the Park are held in Toth Street Park, 9841 Toth St., Wednesdays at sunset on July 20 (“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”) and August 17 (“Jumanji”).

Bring your own chair or blanket and don’t forget the bug spray. Come early to gather with family and friends, have a picnic dinner from your favorite Bridgman eatery, play games and enjoy Toth Street Park. Concessions (popcorn, candy, drinks) will be available for purchase.

Lakeside Garden Walk

The Lakeside Garden Walk is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25.

Happening every three years, the 2022 event captures a unique blend of shoreline residences, community gardens, and country estates. Eight gardens representing a variety of settings that display interest in design, passion for gardening, and distinctive style.

Tickets ($35 in advance, $45 after June 20) are available online at www.thelakeside association.com. Tickets can also be purchased at Alapash in Three Oaks, Sawyer Garden Center, and Whistle Stop in Lakeside.

Sponsored by The Lakeside Association of Harbor Country’s Lakeside, Michigan, all proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund benefiting high school seniors in the River Valley School District.

Bridgman Garage Sales

The Friends of the Bridgman Public Library are pleased to present their Annual Community-Wide Garage Sale on June 24 and 25 from 8 am to 5 pm on both days.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the library to support library activities. Garage sale maps will be hand-distributed at the Library on Friday, June 24, from 8 to 10 am and available for pick-up subsequent to that.

NB Library events

New Buffalo Township Library upcoming events include:

Adult Services – July 5th 6:30pm-7:30pm Friends of the Library, Author Talk with Steve Adelman; July 12th 4:15pm Library Board Meeting; July 14th 6:30pm Harbor Country Film Group – “After Life;” July 19th 6:30 pm St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and the Birth of Forensics; July 26th 11:00am-1:00pm NBTL Book Club -”Verity” by Colleen Hoover.

Youth Services (Weekly Programs) – All Day, Every Day – Craft-to-Go Bags; Mondays 9:00am @ New Buffalo Township Park – Mommy and Me Story Time; Tuesdays 11:00am – Music and Movement for Toddlers; Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm – Youth VR, Sign-up Only; Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm – Read to a Dog Sessions, Sign-up Only; Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm – Story Time; Saturdays All Day – Lego Club.

Events – July 5th 2:00pm Save Our Oceans/Live Animals; July 11th 2:00pm – Hula Hoop Beach Party; July 18th 1:00pm @New Buffalo Township Park – Nerf Battle; July 21st 6:00pm – Teen Movie Night, Ages 11+; July 28th 1:00pm @New Buffalo Township Park – Mermaid Story Time; July 29th 3:00pm @New Buffalo Township Park – Summer Reading Party.

Summer reading in GalienJoin us for summer reading fun at the Galien Township Library! We are hosting our annual Summer Reading program, Oceans of Possibilities, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm starting June 28th, open to kids K-4th grade, the program runs six weeks. We are also hosting a Story Hour, Read With Miss Dede every Saturday at 11:00 am for kids 3-6 years old. Join us for summer reading fun!

Morning Yoga

Join us at The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach for an all-levels yoga class every Friday this summer at 10 a.m. EST, with Maria Rosner, CYT.

Yoga is FREE for hotel guests, $20 for community members. Save your spot by registering at https://www.exploretock.com/theneighbor hoodhotelgrandbeach/event/341681 or just show up. Bring your own mat. For more information, contact Maria at yogamaria@comcast.net.

Flag Day exhibit

A Tiny Room Gallery, 13 N. Elm, is featuring Bill Bielby’s photo exhibit “Three Oaks Flag Day Parade Thru the Years.”

The collection of 100 photos features images of Three Oaks’ Flag Day celebration throughout the years. Each matted photo is priced at $25, and all proceeds go to Three Oaks Makers and Merchants Alliance.

Music In the Park

Music in the Park is a free concert series held at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays during the summer in Dewey Cannon Park behind downtown Three Oaks.

The schedule follows: June 25 – Funky Mojo Daddy; July 2 – Airtight; July 9 – Greta Pope sings the Great American Songbook; July 16 – The Bergamot; July 23 – Callaloo (steel drums); July 30 – Stealin’ the Farm; Aug. 6 – Shakespeare at Notre Dame performs “All’s Well That Ends Well.”; Aug. 13 – Douglas Blue Feather; Aug. 20 – The Edgar Wilbury Experience; Aug. 27 – Modern Vultures; Sept. 3 – The Newports. For more information go to www.harbor arts.com/music-in-the-park.

Acorn shows

The Acorn, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks, is proud to present a new summer concert series, Midwest Made, on Wednesdays this summer. The upcoming schedule follows: 6.29 | Abbie Thomas Band; 7.06 | Open Mic Night Edition with host The Edgar Willbury Experience; 7.13 | Kaitlin Rose & The Band of Thorns; 7.20 | Mike Struwin Band; 7.27 | Sankofa; 8.03 | Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes; 8.10 | The Backups & The Get Downs; 8.17 | Lake Effect Jazz Big Band

Tickets available at acorn live.org (general admission $15, reserved seating available $40, and more packages available).

For more (including Cracker at 8 p.m. June 23; The Newports’ Last Dance at 8 p.m. June 24; and Modern English at 8 p.m. June 30), go to acornlive.org.

Weko Beach Concerts

The Bridgman Concert Series at Weko Beach (5239 Lake St., Bridgman) features free music beginning at 7 p.m. The schedule: June 26 – Whateverly Brothers; July 10 – Top Secret; July 24 – The Van Dyke Review; Aug. 7 – Red Deluxe; Aug. 21 – Chicken Dolphin; Sept. 4 – Saturday June Band. For updated information go to www.bridgman.org.

Memories of Michigan

Focusing on the local charm of southwest Michigan, artist Annie Hickman has created Memories of Michigan, a colorful and whimsical collection of 65 acrylic paintings depicting her favorite places in Three Oaks, Michigan, and nearby towns.

The works will be at the Vickers Theater, 6 N. Elm Street in Three Oaks. Opening on June 30, the show will remain open during theater hours through late August. Each painting will sell for $50 and the proceeds go directly to Vickers Theater.

Bridgman Run/Walk

The 2022 edition of the Bridgman 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, and 1.1 Mile Fun Run will take place July 9, 2022, in downtown Bridgman. Both in-person and virtual options are available (https://runsign up.com/Race/MI/Bridgman /5K10K). June 20-July 9 and Day of Race Registration is $30 for all runners/walkers; The 1.1 Mile Fun Run is $5 for all participants.

Story Hour in New Troy

Wiggles & Giggles with Miss Ollie, New Troy Community Center’s Story Hour for pre-schoolers takes place Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. throughout the school year.

In addition to stories, children will do projects, games, crafts, and other learning experiences with former elementary school teacher, Ollie Jane Rosenthal, who always provides fo a fun, enriching time.

All children 3 years or older are welcome to attend. You do not need to be a resident of New Troy, but parents are required to remain with their children. For more information, call 269-426-3909.

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