Monday, September 20, 2010

September 20, 2010

The weekend was awesome, had to decide whether to attend "Dancing for the Arts" or see Jimmy Dillon in Concert at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. The rock concert won out, went with some good friends. Played "Mighty Long Road, River Song and Mona Lisa" -some of my fav's! Some great new tunes, the man jammed! Place was almost packed to full capacity (400). Not bad for a guy who had played backup with John Lee Hooker, Clarence Clemons and Bruce Springsteen..... Also local fav's Mark Schrock and Mad Cat........Thanks for the show!

Looking for something to do this week?

Sept 21
Movie-Gpysy 1962 Musical 143 minutes Mervyn LeRoy directs this old-fashioned musical (featuring a classic Stephen Sondheim-Jule Styne score) about stage-mother-from-hell Mama Rose Hovick (Rosalind Russell) and the two daughters she pushes into show business. Baby June is the talented one, but when she quits the business, Mama Rose turns her attention to gawky older sister Louise (Natalie Wood), who's soon transformed into the notorious burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee. 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.

Sept 23.........1945 Sam Wood director with Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. 7 pm at the Saugatuck-Douglas Library, . Corner of Center and Mixer....Downtown Douglas...Free admission and free popcorn.

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 September 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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