MEETINGS & EVENTS CALENDAR
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Join us on Saturday, June 4th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as the Northern Michigan Gardner Association hosts its Spring Plant Sale at the Emmet County Fairgrounds. Shop a variety of plants, both indoor and outdoor, available at bargain prices while increasing your knowledge of smart gardening, native plants, conservation and so much more.
Robert Parrish, International Dark Sky Association Delegate and Michiana/Kalamazoo Astronomical Society Member, 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. For more information, please call the programming and sales coordinator at (231) 348-5479 or email [email protected].
Brother Dan’s Handmade Holiday Craft Show
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 19. 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: $2 or a nonperishable food item
Interested in becoming a vendor? Call the Fairgrounds at (231) 348-5479 or email [email protected] for more information.
Santa will be visiting the Emmet County Fairgrounds’ Community Building. 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.
The next few years could bring the best northern lights viewing to Michigan in 20 years! Ross Ellet will explain his strategies for successfully chasing the Aurora in recent years and how to photograph them with a camera and smart phone. Entry is free!
What is Astrobiology? What role does the James Webb Space Telescope play in this field? Find out by joining us at the Waterfront Event Center where University of Arizona, Student, Veronica Klawender will give a presentation on the topic. Entry is free!
In this talk, Polar geologist Jamey Stutz will draw connections between the glacial landscape of Northern Michigan and the massive Antarctic Ice Sheet and show how the world’s largest chunk of ice not only regulates global sea level but sets the stage for Astronomers to look, listen and feel into deep space. This talk is family-friendly, and Antarctic rock samples and polar gear will be on display for all.
McGulpin Point Lighthouse Holiday Open House
December 9, 11-3 pm
500 Headlands Rd. Mackinaw City, 49701
Take a free self-guided tour of a festive and historic 19th-century lighthouse.
The gift shop will also be open and we invite you to enjoy the complimentary cookies and hot cocoa* while you shop.
View the wintery Straits of Mackinac from the top of the lighthouse tower.
*cookies and cocoa are available while supplies last