Monday, July 12, 2010

july 12, 2010

The weather today...partly sunny, with a high near 80. Light winds, perfect day to hit the beach and go searching for lucky stones and as usual it's going to be another great day here in the forest and the surround area's of Douglas and Saugatuck Michigan.  Mid 60's at night and in the 80's during the day, sunny, beautiful beach weather, real long days, the temp in the lake is just perfect. Doesn't get better than this!!!

Sherwood Forest Cottage
Our cottage is almost booked up for the summer, but here's what we have left: August 14-20 and 21-27. It goes for $1250/week. It sleeps up to 5 people, has a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and is only 1/2 block from Lake Michigan and the public beach, and yes, it's pet friendly. It goes back to nightly rental after Labor Day. For more information, you can visit the cottage website at 
http://www.sherwoodforestbandb.com/COTTAGE.HTML.  Perfect for all those Facebook friends of Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast looking for a last minute summer vacation!!!!!


Looking for something to do this week?

July 13-Movie
1942 Comedy 99 minutes. This 1942 comedy manages to eke out barrels of laughs from a contentious time in history, World War II. Joseph Tura (Jack Benny) leads a ragtag band of actors in Poland who come to the aid of an American soldier (Robert Stack) who needs help carrying out his work in the Resistance efforts. But it turns out that Tura's wife (Carole Lombard) has eyes for the military man, which severely undercuts Tura's sympathies for the soldier. Film begins at 6:30 pm at The Red Barn Theater Saugatuck. Suggested Donation $5. FREE POPCORN from CNJ Popcorn Co. Concessions only $1! Call (269) 857-5300 for more information.
July 13-West Michigan Drum Circle
A 100% free family oriented community style drum circle geared for beginners, but there is always enough jamming that even the best can get their groove on. 6:30-8 pm at Shore Acres Park, Saugatuck - near the Felt Mansion.
July 13-18 Off Broadway Theatre
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. A theatre production at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St. Saugatuck. This Broadway smash musical is the hilarious tale of conniving deception produced by Saugatuck's professional theatre! Performances Tuesday through Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday July 18 at 2 pm. For further information phone (269) 857-4898 or visit http://www.masonsstreetwarehouse.org
July 14 Music in the Park, Saugatuck
Live performances in the Wicks Park Gazebo, Water Street, Saugatuck 7-9 pm, The Last Call Band (roots/rock), sponsored by the Saugatuck/Douglas Area Business Association.
July 14, 16-17 Walking tour of Historic Downtown Saugatuck
1 hour 15 minute walking tour of historic Saugatuck - cost $5 for adults and children 12 and over - under 12 free. Time is 2 pm, starts at the information booth at Butler and Culver by the stop light. Sponsored by the Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society. For further information call Harold at (269) 857-2985
July 15 Douglas Social
The "in" place to be...Downtown Douglas at; Beery Field, Center and Main Streets. A great summer evening with family and friends for live music, food and drink. Playground for children. Free narrated Trolley Tours. Free admission. 5:30 to 9 pm


Hit the Antique Mall, the S.S. Keewatin old steamship Museum, head over to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts and see the new exhibit titled Expirenceing the Art of Glass which runs from June 24-August 9.  It's from the collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art, experience these spectacular modern works of glass.  In a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and sizes, this collection nudges boundaries and conceptions about glass artistry. Including works by modern masters Dale Chihuly, Nancy Callan, Michael Rogers and others.

Exhibitions
The award-winning Saugatuck-Douglas Museum has unveiled its 2010 exhibit: A Place Called Ox-Bow: 100 Years of Connecting Art, Nature, and People. Saugatuck's "Ox-Bow" is a site of many human and natural wonders: culture, nature, landscape, and waterscape, all unfolding from the Lake Michigan shoreline to the Kalamazoo River and the old Village of Saugatuck. This exhibit is about how for a century the Ox-Bow School has been a bridge between nature and art for thousands of people, comprising an important chapter in the history of the lakeshore and its dunes. This exhibit is open daily, noon to 4 p.m., until Labor Day, and on the weekends only in the fall. Admission is free. For more information, call 269-857-7901 or visit http://sdhistoricalsociety.org/.

The Beach
Did someone mention the beach or Lake Michigan again, of course you can take a long walk along the wide sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and smile at the greatness of the big pond. Why not visit the Saugatuck Dunes State Park (bring some water-it's a hot one today) and take a long walk through the woods, it will be just beautiful.

Don't forget to check out our calendar of events for July in our monthly newsletter at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast and if you wish to see some of our accolades check out our Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast Awards and Reviews Page.

Our newest package...The Birthday Bash You provide the birthday, and we'll handle all the arrangements. All you need to do is bring your birthday suit (and suitcase). Upon arrival, you'll enter a celebration-filled room with helium balloons all inscribed with messages foretelling of the wonderful event taking place, a birthday bouquet, and a bottle of Michigan's finest champagne We'll also include for your gastronomical pleasure, the piece de resistance, a specially-made birthday cake (singing optional). $75.00

Sherwood Forest Picnic Baskets Venture forth from Sherwood Forest with your own basket of goodies this summer. The picnic includes a fine selection of Italian meats, cheeses, and baguettes, along with fresh fruit and sweets to make your afternoon rendezvous complete. To wet your whistle, choose from spritzers or bottled water (vegetarian selection also available). Price: $55 for two. To book this package call us at 800-838-1246.

From all of us here at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, have a great Day!!!