MEETINGS & EVENTS CALENDAR

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Aug
21
Wed
James Webb Space Telescope Mission Update
Aug 21 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

James Webb Space Telescope Mission Update – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 8/21/24 – 8:30pm – 9:30pm – James Webb Space Telescope has been fully operational for over a year now. Launched on Christmas Day, 2021, it is the first of the next generation of space telescopes. This presentation by NOMAC at the Waterfront Event Center will explore the technology of this new instrument and the significant discoveries it has made to date.

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Sep
4
Wed
Stellar Evolution in Depth
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stellar Evolution in Depth – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 9/4/24 – 7pm – 8pm – Join us and NASA JPL Ambassador, Mick Grozsko, at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center for an in depth look at the process by which stars change over time.

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Sep
11
Wed
Latest Discoveries for the Search of Life
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Latest Discoveries for the Search of Life – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 9/11/24 – 7pm – 8pm – Join us and NASA/JPL Ambassador, Mick Groszko, at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center for a presentation on our latest discoveries of life in our Solar System.

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Sep
25
Wed
Light Pollution in our Ecosystem w/ Robert Parrish
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Light Pollution in our Ecosystem with Robert Parrish – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 9/25/24 – 7pm – 8pm – Join us and Robert Parrish, Dark Sky International Delegate and Michiana/Kalamazoo Astronomical Society Member at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center where he will touch upon identifying light pollution’s three main components and how to mitigate it. Also covered will be how human and environmental health is negatively affected by improper lighting, as well as the relationship between crime and outdoor lighting. This event is free and open to the public.

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Oct
5
Sat
Haunted Halloween Weekends
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Haunted Halloween Weekends – Camp Petosega – 10/5/24 & 10/12/24 – 5pm – 8:30pm Join us for one of our super fun Halloween Weekends on Saturday, October 5, or on Saturday, October 12! Park staff will be giving an award to the Best Decorated Campsite so campers are encouraged to spruce up their sites to get in the Halloween spirit! Trick-or-treating will take place from 5-7 p.m. with vehicle traffic restricted during that time through the campground. Emmet County Parks and Recreation staff will have free hot dogs, chips, and drinks near the campground office followed by a free Haunted Trail open 7:30-8:30 p.m. All activities are weather-permitting and the general public is welcome to come out and join in the fun!
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Oct
12
Sat
Haunted Halloween Weekends
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Haunted Halloween Weekends – Camp Petosega – 10/5/24 & 10/12/24 – 5pm – 8:30pm Join us for one of our super fun Halloween Weekends on Saturday, October 5, or on Saturday, October 12! Park staff will be giving an award to the Best Decorated Campsite so campers are encouraged to spruce up their sites to get in the Halloween spirit! Trick-or-treating will take place from 5-7 p.m. with vehicle traffic restricted during that time through the campground. Emmet County Parks and Recreation staff will have free hot dogs, chips, and drinks near the campground office followed by a free Haunted Trail open 7:30-8:30 p.m. All activities are weather-permitting and the general public is welcome to come out and join in the fun!
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Oct
19
Sat
Autumn at McGulpin Point
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Autumn at McGulpin Point – McGulpin Point Lighthouse – 10/19/24 – 10am-5pm – See spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac with a free, self-guided tour to the top of the lighthouse tower. Enjoy complimentary cider and donuts with us while you explore the lighthouse and gift shop. Cider and donuts available while supplies last.

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Nov
23
Sat
Brother Dan’s Handmade Holiday Craft Show
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Brother Dan’s Handmade Holiday Craft Show – Emmet County Fairgrounds – 11/23/24 – 9am-4pm – The Emmet County Fairgrounds will be hosting the annual Handmade Holiday Craft Show benefiting Brother Dan’s Food Pantry, from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, November 23. The Community Building will host local vendors featuring handmade items for sale just in time for the holiday season. Brother Dan’s will be collecting admission and concession sales to benefit feeding local families. Admission is $2 or a non-perishable food items.

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Dec
7
Sat
Visit with Santa!
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Visit with Santa! – Emmet County Fairgrounds – 12/7/24 – 12pm-3pm – Santa will be visiting the Emmet County Fairgrounds’ Community Building from 12PM – 3PM. Guests will be invited to take a photo with Santa, make crafts to take home, and enjoy delicious cups of hot cocoa as well as cookies. Entry is free.
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