Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 6, 2010

The weather today...sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. yupperoo, well 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!!!

Looking for something to do this week?

July 6: Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society's 'til noon presentation. Tuesdays 11 am to Noon at the Old School House in Douglas. Presentations will coordinate with this year's Museum exhibit - "Summertime II - Celebrating Ox-Bow and the Many Worlds of Art and Leisure". See the Society's website, sdhistoricalsociety.org for topics and presenters.
July 6: Pollack for Kids! Instructor: Ellen Sprouls Tuesday, July 6, 10 am - Noon Ages: 5+ years $20. Kids will draw inspiration in the same manner as Jackson Pollack - the artist Time magazine once called "Jack the Dripper". Students will be able to define the terms "abstract expressionism" and "action paintings" as they splatter, throw and swirl the colors to create their own "masterpiece"! This class is wonderfully messy - please wear your "grubbies". Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St. (269) 857-2399
July 6: Giant. 1956 Drama 201 minutes Dinner and a Movie Night at The Red Barn Theater. In Oscar-winning director George Stevens's sprawling epic, Texas cattleman Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) journeys to Virginia in the early 1920s, falls in love with aristocratic, independent-minded Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor) and takes her back to his ranch -- setting the stage for an intergenerational saga that spans decades. James Dean (in his last film appearance) co-stars as sulking, nouveau riche Jett Rink -- the root of Bick's worries. Film begins at 5:30 PM at The Red Barn Theater Saugatuck.. Suggested Donation $5. FREE POPCORN from CNJ Popcorn Co. Concessions only $1! Dinner and a Movie Night with Texas-sized Hot dogs and Brats for sale. Call (269) 857-5300 for more information.
July 6-11: Mason Street Warehouse. 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 11 at 7 pm. For further information phone (269) 857-4898 or visit masonsstreetwarehouse.org
July 7: Music in the Park. Don Middlebrook & Living Soul, Trop Rock at the Wicks Park Gazebo on Water Street, Saugatuck. Performance time 7-9 pm. Rain location Crow Bar Coral Gables. Organized by Saugatuck-Douglas Area Business Association
July 7, 9-10: 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

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.

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!!!

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