Lunch & Learn, Comedy Night among upcoming events in Midland, Michigan

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Monday, May 8
The Wild Ones Mid-Mitten Chapter will learn about the Midland Conservation District at a meeting set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Tomlinson Barn Education Center, at 814 E. Olson Road in Midland. For more information call 989-600-9201. The public is welcome. Admission is free.

Mindful Mondays Lunch & Learn: Brief Practices in Mindfulness. MSU Extension is presenting a Zoom Online Live Webinar from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  We will finish the workshop helping you develop a plan for your own personal practice. To register for this free Zoom Online Webinar visit https://events.anr.msu.edu/mmllbpm5823/ Registration closes May 7.

Food Safety Q & A. MSU Extension offers a weekly 30-minute informational program about food preservation or other related food safety topics. This session is Safe Celebrations = Success! Learn how to keep food safe at these events. Join this free presentation at 1 p.m. To register, visit: https://events.anr.msu.edu/FoodSafetyQA2023/  
 
Wednesday, May 10
Lunch & Learn: Pain-free Garden Work is set for noon in the 50+ Center at Greater Midland Community Center. The program is free. Reservations are requested one week in advance by calling 989-832-7937.

David Paul Britton will play pop hits, classics, Motown and more from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Pendulum Lounge at the Midland Center for the Arts. The lounge is noted for craft cocktails, small plates and hearty offerings. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Mindful Wednesdays Lunch & Learn: Be Kind to Your Mind. MSU Extension presents Mindful Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. To register for this free Zoom online webinar visit: https://events.anr.msu.edu/mwllmind51023/  Registration closes on May 9.

Surviving and Thriving on a Fixed Income. MSU Extension will host a free live webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on managing financial resources. Visit https://www.canr.msu.edu/mimoneyhealth/  to register. Registration closes May 9.

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? Passing on Personal Possessions. MSU Extension will host a free live webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on planning for the transfer of both titled and non-titled properties. Visit https://www.canr.msu.edu/mimoneyhealth/ to register. Registration closes May 10.

Thursday, May 11
Comedy Night with Mark Chalifoux is set for 8 p.m. at the Midland Center for the Arts.

Preserving MI Harvest. MSU Extension will offer a series of free food preservation classes online at 1 and 6 p.m. The topic is Preservation Recipes and Tools of the Trade. To register visit: https://events.anr.msu.edu/PreservingMIHarvest23/

Friday, May 12
Wee Stroll. Children (ages 6 months – 2 years) and their caregiver(s) are invited to join a Chippewa Nature Center staff-led walk from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Learn about the outdoors and ways to introduce children to the natural world around them. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Saturday, May 13
Elvis Tribute Artist Jake Slater with special guest Nicole King singing Jewel hits in concert at 7 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave. in Bay City. Tickets.

Youth Eagles Flights are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, weather permitting, at Jack Barstow Municipal Airport in Midland. YE is a program that provides free airplane flights for youth aged 8-17. These flights typically last about 10-20 minutes in length. Registration is required. Hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1093. Register at youngeaglesday.org

Brunch History Series will present Midland’s Newsroom: Legacy of the Press in Midland County and will feature Midland Daily News Managing Editor Dan Chalk in an 11 a.m. program at the Midland Center for the Arts. From the 1858 founding of the Midland Sentinel by Nathan T. Core to the modern day Daily News, the newsroom has been covering community events for 165 years. Doors open at 10 a.m. A plated brunch (tickets sold separately, order by May 9) begins at 10:30 a.m. The lecture only is free for Museum members and $7 for the public.

Taking Fate in Our Hands, presented by the Midland Symphony Orchestra, will feature Michigan native and popular soloist George Goad. The orchestra will play a piece by Carlos Simon, Fate Now Conquers inspired by Beethoven’s journal entry of that phrase from the Iliad. The concert will conclude with the monumental and heroic Fifth Symphony of Beethoven. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Midland Center for the Arts. Tickets.

Bay City Record Convention is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Amvet Post 22, 520 N. Pine Road, Essexville, across from Meijer. General admission is $1. Early bird admission is $10.

Higher Standards Automotive 3rd annual Car Show is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2626 N. Eastman Road in Midland. Events, food truck, music and trophies.

Sunday, May 14
Airport Story Time, for children of all ages, is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. at Jack Barstow Airport, 2800 Airport Road, Midland. Kiddos will be given fruit snacks and juice while they listen to two aviation and/or seasonal story books. Afterward we’ll do a simple craft. 

Tuesday, May 16
Cash Crunch – Navigating Money Challenges. MSU Extension will host a free live webinar, from noon to 1 p.m.  on household financial affairs. Visit https://www.canr.msu.edu/mimoneyhealth/ to register. Registration closes May 15.

May 18-21
Citywide garage sales in Midland, presented by Midland Daily News.
  
Friday, May 19
Country’s Tyler Braden is set for 7 p.m. The Dow Event Center, 303 Johnston St., Saginaw. Tickets, doweventcenter.com

Food Truck Fridays is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. at Jack Barstow Municipal Airport, 2800 Airport Road, Midland.

Herbert Dow’s Garden Tour is set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Midland gardens. Visitors will meet on the porch of The Pines, the home of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow, and will partake in a guided walking tour through the gardens. Cost is $5 plus admission to the gardens; and $3 for children 17 and younger and seniors. Registration required.

May 19-20
Yoder’s Amish Flea Market & Craft Show, 10885 N. Leaton Road, Clare.

Saturday, May 20
Ken Jeong at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

Foster Fest 2023, a free festival featuring the live music of Austin French and local talent, is scheduled for 1 to 6 p.m. in Auburn Park in Auburn. Admission is free but donations accepted to help raise awareness for the fostering community. Presented by Foster Families Navigation and Resource Center.

Fred Avery Wild Game Dinner  is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Sanford American Legion Post 443. Tickets are $50.

Midland’s Jack Barstow Municipal Airport will celebrate 75 years of aviation service to the community, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the airport, 2800 Airport Road. Flying Trout Catering will provide food for purchase. Local band Coleman Road will play from noon to 3 p.m. There is a picnic area and a Midland Community Discovery Area.

The History of the Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant will be presented at 2 p.m. at Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Road, Saginaw. Tribute Rosie Clair Dahl, volunteer at the Yankee Air Museum, will be on hand.

9th annual Crawfish Boil set for noon to 4 p.m. at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Midland. 

May 20-21
Dean/Black School of Performing Arts has scheduled its student spring recital for 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Midland Center for the Arts. Tickets.

Sunday, May 21
Breathe Hope, a benefit concert for twin brothers Mike & Scott McMath, is set for 2 p.m. at Wenonah Park in Bay City. Tri-City music lovers may recognize them as Empty Canvas, the popular musical duo who also create a painting during their live performances. Both Mike and Scott have been diagnosed with a terminal lung disease. The benefit concert will feature appearances by Jedi Mind Trip, The Rockshow, Stone Street Revival, Empty Canvas, The Robertson Brothers, The Sinclairs, and an encore performance of The Paul McCartney Show featured in Wenonah Park’s 2022 concert series. Admission is free, with a donation appreciated. 

Monday, May 22
A Senior Pancake Breakfast is set for 11 a.m. at Greater Midland Community Center. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non-members; pay in cash only on the day of the event. Register a spot at least a week in advance. Breakfast will be canceled if Midland Public Schools closes due to weather. For more information, contact Amanda Ewald at aewald@greatermidland.org or 989-832-7937 ext. 2270.

Tuesday, May 23
Axiom Church, 1264 E. Isabella Road, Midland, will host a basic hygiene products give-away from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. It is part of Axiom Community Wellness Project.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers. MSU Extension will offer a free online program to help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend (no professional caregivers, please). Powerful Tools for Caregivers begins Tuesday May 23 – June 27, 9 – 10:30 a.m. To learn more about this program or to register visit https://events.anr.msu.edu/PTCMay/

Friday, May 26
Godsmack at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

Saturday, May 27
Jelly Roll and Willie Nelson & Family at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

Sunday, May 28
Saginaw Silver Screen: Jaws will be shown at Temple Theater, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 2 p.m.

June 1-4
The Sparrow, a play about a small town girl who returns home 10 years later after a tragic accident claimed the lives of her entire class, is scheduled for the Little Theatre at Midland Center for the Arts. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets.

Friday, June 2
Food Truck Fridays is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. at Jack Barstow Municipal Airport, 2800 Airport Road, Midland.

Saturday, June 3
The Dows in Their Own Words: Meet at the 1899 Pines Home in Dow Gardens from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., as excerpts from family letters are read and shine a spotlight on life, for the Dow family, at the turn of the century. Participants will progress through this National Historic Landmark with readings along the way. Admission is $5 per person plus admission. Registration is recommended.

Self-Guided Saturdays is set for 11 to 1 p.m. at Dow Gardens. Step into the world of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow on a tour The Pines, a National Historic Landmark. The home is filled with treasures, collected by the Dow family, and trained docents will share the stories that make these artifacts come to life. You’ll visit the music room with its casket-style music box. View Herbert’s favorite chair next to a traditional inglenook fireplace. You’ll see books read by the Dow children and clothing worn by Grace A. Dow, herself. Limited space, reservations recommended. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour. Adults $5 plus admission. Children $3 plus admission. Children younger than 5 free.

June 3-4
Summer Art Fair is set for downtown Midland.

3rd annual Art Seen Festival, a community mural project, will be completing the Little Forks wall this year, nestled between year one’s The Fox and year two’s Home: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow murals. This wall is on the back of the Twice is Nice building downtown, which shares a parking lot with Whichcraft Taproom. In addition, a second commissioned mural will be created this year at UpBeat Music Academy, the first mural in Center City, at 109 E Ashman St., between Cambridge Street and Saginaw Road. Throughout the festival, there will be acoustic performances by a variety of talented local musicians on Saturday and Sunday evenings, presented by The Blue Light Music Venue. 

The Midland Antique Festival, featuring 1,000 antique dealers as well as a swapmeet, is set for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The festival also hosts one of Michigan’s longest running car shows. Admission is $10; children 11 and younger free. Early bird admission also is available. Free parking.

Wednesday, June 7
Bay City Concert Band will play at 7 p.m. at Wenonah Park in downtown Bay City as part of the Wednesdays in the Park Summer Concert Series. Free.

Thursday, June 8
Rotary: Community and Connections Event is scheduled for 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Grove Park in Midland. The event will be facilitated by the Cultural Awareness Coalition and the Youth Inclusivity Committee and will feature speakers

Friday, June 9
Stone Street Revival will play from 7 to 9 p.m. in downtown Midland as part of The Common Live Music Series.

Food Truck Friday is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. at Jack Barstow Municipal Airport, 2800 Airport Road, Midland.

Saturday, June 10
Leave Those Kids Alone will play from 7 to 9 p.m. in downtown Midland as part of The Common Live Music Series.

Kids Fishing Day begins at 10 a.m. at Stratford Woods Park, 3922 E. Ashman St., Midland. All fishing license fees in Michigan will be waived for June 10-11. Free admission; food trucks on site. Reservations recommended.

9th annual Mount Pleasant Craft Beer Festival begins at 4 p.m. in downtown Mount Pleasant.

Sunday,  June 11
Airport Story Time, for children of all ages, is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. at Jack Barstow Airport, 2800 Airport Road, Midland. Kiddos will be given fruit snacks and juice while they listen to two aviation and/or seasonal story books. Afterward we’ll do a simple craft. 

June 10-11
The annual Riverside Art Festival is scheduled in downtown Bay City.

Sunday, June 11
Sanford’s Summer Concert Series presents the music of Tweed & Dixie from 3 to 6 p.m. in Porte Park in Sanford. Admission is free. A dance floor and other activities are planned. A variety of food trucks will be on site.

 

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