Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Good Morning Douglas and Saugatuck Michigan. The Dog Days of Summer are upon us, it's hot humid and it couldn't get any better than this, Lake Michigan is perfect, we have been either swimming in the warm waters or taking a stroll along the beach, the sunsets have been picture perfect too. I'm Just Saying!

Another great day in a great place on a great planet! (say no more) ....Weathers perfect, mid 80's in the air, mid 70's in the water (Lake Michigan), partly sunny all day. Hate to repeat myself, but here goes. It's another great day here in the forest. 

Sherwood Forest Cottage
We still have one week left at the cottage this summer season: August 14-20. 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  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?

Aug 11-15 Mason Street Warehouse
The Marvelous Wonderettes. A theatre production at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver St. Saugatuck.The show uses hits from the '50's and '60s as a vehicle to tell its story, including enticing and infectious songs like "Lollipop"; "Dream Lover"; and "It's My Party". Performances Tuesday through Saturday at 8 pm. Sunday August 15 at 7 pm. For further information phone (269) 857-4898 or visit

Aug 11 Music In The Park
Live performances in the Wicks Park Gazebo, Water Street, Saugatuck 7-9 pm, sponsored by the Saugatuck/Douglas Area Business Association.

Aug 11, 13-14 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

Aug 12 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

Aug 12-13 Chamber Music Festival Of Saugatuck
7:30 pm at Saugatuck Woman's Club at the corner of Butler and Hoffman Streets. Traditional and contemporary chamber music performed by the area's finest musicians in a comfortable, intimate setting. For further information phone (269) 857-1424

Aug 13 & 14 Amadeus
Written by the English dramatist Peter Shaffer and is loosely based on the lives of the composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. The court intrigue exposes the ways in which the jealous Salieri causes Mozart's untimely death. The music is magnificent as are the costumes and set. Curtain is at 8 pm. Admission is $20 for Adults/$15 for Seniors, Students and LAA Members. Playing at the historic Red Barn Theater. Call (269) 857-5300 for reservations.

Aug 14 Douglas Dutchers Vintage Baseball
Dutchers vs Ludington Mariners BBC 2 pm at Beery Field Douglas.

Aug 14 The Village Puppeteers
Internationally acclaimed puppeteers riff on classic fairy-tales in downtown Saugatuck on Saturdays at 11 and 2 Dial (312) PUPPETS.

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 A Passion for Painting: A Century of Art in Saugatuck/Douglas. This remarkable exhibition showcases works by painters both known and unknown who fell in love with the communities of Saugatuck and Douglas and made them (the dunes, water, forest, buildings, and boats) their studio.

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

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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