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Featured Events
Business After Hours Date:  Aug 21, 2014
Time:  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Pointe Bar & Grill
For our members! Business After Hours hosted by Pointe Bar & Grill, sponsored by The Brokerage House- Jenifer Scanlon & Laura Martinez! Check in and cocktails start at 5:30pm! RSVP by calling 517-592-8907 or email rsvp@brooklynmi.com!!
Irish Hills Lake & Home Tour Date:  Aug 9, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014
Place: Irish Hills Area
Guests to the Irish Hills area will not only have a chance to Experience what the Irish Hills has to offer around the lakes, they will have an opportunity to learn what's available to move & live on the lakes! For wristbands to attend, call 517-592-8907 or email info@brooklynmi.com. August 9th tours start at 10am and end at 7pm. August 10th tours start at 10am and end at 3pm.

July 2014
Apr 22 - Jul 22 VIP Night @ Nutrition Nook Time:  7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Nutrition Nook
Tuesday nights from 7:30-8:00 PM. Sharing testimonials, nutrition tips, and intro to health coaching information
1 Under Siege! Catapult Challenge Time:  2:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch--JD Library
Create your own catapults and launch them at special targets. Have a marshmallow battle. 5th grade and up. Registration is required. 536-4266
2 PreSchool Series Time:  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Letter G.."Garbage" Little ones from ages 3 – 7 are invited to explore the natural world through songs and crafts. Topics will center on items in nature that start with the letter of the month. Adults must attend with children. For more info call 517-431-2060.
2 Brooklyn Big Boy Cruise Night Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy, 329 S. Main St.
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
2 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: TBD
BeachBarClarklake.com
3 Bike Night Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Artesian Wells Sports Tavern
On the Patio every Thursday all summer long. Featuring live music, drink specials, food, campfires, horseshoes and bikes! 547-8777
3 Twilight Tastings Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
Twilight tastings and beautiful sunsets overlooking the vineyard! Enjoy appetizers and wine as you listen to the sounds of "the 127" mellow Jazz. For more info call 517-592-4663
4 Independence Day Hometown Parade Time:  10:00 AM
Place: Village of Brooklyn on the Square
Line up at 9:30 am at Columbia Middle School. Call Village with any questions at 592-2591
4 4th of July Fireworks Show Time:  5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Place: Columbia Middle School Football Field
Food, fun & Live entertainment before the show featuring the band ACT III! Fireworks start at DUSK.
5 Farmers Market Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Manitou Beach Village
Devils Lake Farmers Market; located next door to Devils Lakeview Living and across from the Buoy at the Lake in Manitou Beach
5 Off the Beaten Path Time:  10:00 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
$ Get off the pavement and learn more about the hiking trails and ‘off the beaten path’ sites of interest that comprise Hidden Lake Gardens. Hikes will be led by knowledgeable staff and volunteers. This hike will occur on rugged, uneven terrain and may be slightly strenuous. Participants are encouraged to be strong hikers and to wear long pants and sturdy shoes. For more info call 517-431-2060.
5 Vineyard Summer Series--The Phoenix Theory Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
More info call 592-4663 or www.CherryCreekWine.com
5 Live Country Music Time:  9:00 PM
Place: Jerry's Pub & Restaurant
Hot Country Night! Great Live Country Music!
6 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
467-4401
6 Benny Poole & Company Time:  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: Coconuts Grille & Bar
Live Music! Join us for food and drink specials!
6 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: Phoenix Theory
8 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Storytime Time:  2:00 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch JD Library
Stories, activities and snacks for toddlers - 3rd grad. Registration is required 536-4266
8 There's Science in Magic & Magic in Science Time:  2:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Branch JD Library / CMS Media Center
featuring Jeff Wawrzaszek and his high-energy program of unforgettable magic, loads of laughter, miles of smiles and a whole laboratory full of wonderful reading routines. 905-1369
8 ScienceRiffic Comedy Show Time:  4:00 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch JD Library
With Entertainer Joel Tacy and his sidekick Max the Mouse with magic and music. 536-4266
9 Automobile Day Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
Missing the fast-paced racing at MIS this month? Learn about early automobile travel on US12. Build your own car from recycled materials to see if you can grab the checkered flag! For more information call 517-467-4401.
9 Brooklyn Big Boy Cruise Night Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy, 329 S. Main St.
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
9 One Man Band with Open Mic Time:  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Coconuts Grille & Bar
Live Music! Join us for food and drink specials!
9 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: TBD
10 The Great Egg Drop Time:  10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Branch of Jackson District Library
Fun competition to design the perfect system to protect your egg from a fall with only 5 building ingredients to choose from. 905-1369
10 T-Shirt Transformation Time:  2:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Branch JDL Library
Learn how to transform a plain, boring white t-shirt (bring your own) to one that has personality. 905-1369
10 BIHCC Business After Hours Time:  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
FAMILY PICNIC with KIDS ACTIVITIES! Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Brats and more catered by Irish Hills Dairy Bar! W.J. Hayes will have Adventure Rangers on duty to take the kids on a nature hike and tour the playground while parents attend the short Business After Hours meeting! Afterwards enjoy the use of the boats, kayaks and more! Hold you and your family's spot at rsvp@brooklynmi.com or call 517-592-8907!
10 Bike Night Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Artesian Wells Sports Tavern
On the Patio every Thursday all summer long. Featuring live music, drink specials, food, campfires, horseshoes and bikes! 547-8777
10 Picnic on the Lawn--Concert Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
Featuring Acoustic Strings
10 Twilight Tastings Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
Twilight tastings and beautiful sunsets overlooking the vineyard! Enjoy appetizers and wine as you listen to the sounds of Cat Canyon. For more info call 517-592-4663
11 Arts in the Park Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Swains Memorial Park
Featuring The 127's
12 Second Saturday Sunrise Series Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
$ Start your day off with sunrise and breakfast treats at Hidden Lake Gardens. Share 755 acres with only the woodland creatures for a few hours every Saturday as the day begins. For more info call 517-431-2060. Registrants will receive a call with arrival time at the Gardens.
12 Hook, Line, Sinker Time:  9:00 AM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Kids 17 and under fish for FREE! Equipment provided. Meet at the activities area.
12 Adopt-a-Highway Time:  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Participants must be over the age of 12. $ To register and for more info call 517-431-2060 or go to their website. www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu.
12 Succulents in Containers- Indoors and Out Time:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
$ To register and for more info call 517-431-2060 or go to their website. www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu.
12 Illuminating in the Early Day Time:  2:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Learn how early Irish Hills Settlers brought light to their homes, presented by Walker Tavern Historic Site historian Laurie Perkins. Meet at the campfire ring in the parks campground area.
12 Vineyard Summer Series--The Ben Daniels Band Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
More info call 592-4663 or www.CherryCreekWine.com
12 Open Studio- Bring Your Own Piece Time:  6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Place: Salvaged Decor
$ Bring a small piece of furniture and come paint with us! In this hands-on workshop you will learn all steps of transforming your own piece from start to finish! Supplies can be purchased before or day of class. For more info and to register visit, Salvaged-decor.com.
13 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
467-4401
13 Walker Wheels vs. Mt. Clemens Time:  2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
Vintage Base ball, For more info call 517-467-4401.
13 Benny Poole & Company Time:  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: Coconuts Grille & Bar
Live Music! Join us for food and drink specials!
13 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: 13th Floor
14 - 18 Community Music School Summer Camp Place: Jackson Symphony Orchestra Performing Arts Center
$ Road TripUSA! For more information visit www.jsocommunitymusicschool.org.
15 ScienceRiffic Comedy Show Time:  1:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Branch JD Library/ CMS Media Center
With Entertainer Joel Tacy and his sidekick Max the Mouse with magic and music. 905-1369
15 All You Can Eat Taco Dinner Time:  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: IrishHills Eagles 9500 Wamplers Lake Rd
$ Includes hard shell tacos, soft shell tacos, Spanish rice, nachos and all the toppings! Proceeds to benefit Irish Hills Eagles Scholarship funds. Members and Guests Welcome!
15 Arrows Away- Learn to Shoot Archery Classes Time:  6:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
All ages are welcome, taught by certified instructors! FREE!
15 How to Exercise Your Cat Time:  6:15 PM
Place: Columbia Animal Clinic
Come hear great tips from Columbia Animal Clinic staff on how to exercise your cat to encourage weight loss and have fun while doing so!
16 Hayes Daze Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
Explorer Guide Program, for more info call 517-467-4401.
16 Brooklyn Big Boy Cruise Night Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy, 329 S. Main St.
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
16 One Man Band with Open Mic Time:  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Coconuts Grille & Bar
Live Music with food and drink specials!
16 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: 50 Amp Fuse
17 Australian Didge-cation Time:  10:30 AM
Place: JD Library-- Brooklyn Branch / CMS Media Room
See, hear and touch a real Didgeridoo and boomerang, see a slide show, don't miss this creative interactive experience. 905-1369
17 Napoleon Book Club Time:  2:00 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch JD Library
The Photograph by Penelope Lively
17 Bike Night Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Artesian Wells Sports Tavern
On the Patio every Thursday all summer long. Featuring live music, drink specials, food, campfires, horseshoes and bikes! 547-8777
17 Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding Time:  6:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
If you've always wanted to try SUPing, this REc 101 program is for you! We provide all the gear, guides and good times- for FREE! Meet at the beach.
17 Twilight Tastings Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
Twilight tastings and beautiful sunsets overlooking the vineyard! Enjoy appetizers and wine as you listen to the sounds of Kevin Krieger. For more info call 517-592-4663
18 - 20 Faster Horses Festival Place: Michigan International Speedway
www.fasterhorsesfestival.com
3 Day Camping and Country Music Festival
18 Learning the Basics Time:  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Place: Salvaged Decor
$ Learn various applications, techniques and finished using American Paint Company all natural clay, chalk and mineral base products. Supplies included! For more info and to register, visit Salvaged-Decor.com
18 Arts in the Park Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Swains Memorial Park
Benefit the Food Pantry Night Featuring Elrod Family & Friends...Please bring some Non-Perishable Food Items!
19 Wounded Soldiers Breakfast Time:  7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: American Legion Post #315
$ The American Legion Post #315 is hosting a breakfast to benefit wounded soldiers! During Faster Horses Festival- FREE transportation to and from is available from turn 3 at MIS!! Call 517-592-6534 for more info.
19 Farmers Market Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Manitou Beach Village
Devils Lake Farmers Market; located next door to Devils Lakeview Living and across from the Buoy at the Lake in Manitou Beach
19 PreSchool Series Time:  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Letter G.."Garbage" Little ones from ages 3 – 7 are invited to explore the natural world through songs and crafts. Topics will center on items in nature that start with the letter of the month. Adults must attend with children. For more info call 517-431-2060.
19 Walker Wheels vs. Bay City Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
Vintage Base Ball, for more info call 517-467-4401.
19 Vineyard Summer Series--the Jill Jack Band Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
More info call 592-4663 or www.CherryCreekWine.com
20 Wounded Soldiers Breakfast Time:  7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: American Legion Post #315
$ The American Legion Post #315 is hosting a breakfast to benefit wounded soldiers! During Faster Horses Festival- FREE transportation to and from is available from turn 3 at MIS!! Call 517-592-6534 for more info.
20 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
467-4401
20 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: Aaron Vaughn Band
21 Open Studio- Bring Your Own Piece Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Salvaged Decor
$ Bring a small piece of furniture and come paint with us! In this hands-on workshop you will learn all steps of transforming your own piece from start to finish! Supplies can be purchased before or day of class. For more info and to register visit, Salvaged-decor.com.
21 Great Start Playgroup Time:  10:30 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch JDL Library
Stories, playtime snack and more (0-5 years) 905-1369
21 There's Science in Magic and Magic in Science Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch JD Library
featuring Jeff Wawrzaszek and his high-energy program of unforgettable magic, loads of laughter, miles of smiles and a whole laboratory full of wonderful reading routines.536-4266
22 Binder Park Zoo Mobile Time:  3:00 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch JD Library
Visit from some of the live animal ambassadors and more. 536-4266
22 Irish Hills Dive Bombers Time:  3:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Dinosaurs used to walk these Irish Hills! And today we still have rapotors! Join Kiki in exploring the world of these dive bombers. Meet in the Activities area.
22 Arrows Away- Learn to Shoot Archery Classes Time:  6:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
All ages are welcome, taught by certified instructors! FREE!
22 Painting within the Lanes Time:  6:30 PM
Place: Brooklyn Lanes
Come join us for a great evening of painting with friends! To register, please, mail or drop off payment to Brooklyn Lanes. For more info call 517-474-0889.
23 Taking Flight Time:  10:00 AM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Kiki will take you for a walk to learn how to identify birds, and hear about their amazing lives! Meet in the Activities area.
23 Fire Lizards Time:  2:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Salamanders are called "Fire Lizards". Come for a live salamander demonstration of this amazing creature! Learn it's habits, where it lives, and why it is important to nature's balance. Meet in the Activities area.
23 Brooklyn Big Boy Cruise Night Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy, 329 S. Main St.
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
23 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: Blue Tuesday
24 Pizza Box Solar Ovens Time:  10:30 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch of JDLibrary / CMS Media Center
Learn to use a pizza box to cook s'mores. 905-1369
24 Discovering Archaeology Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
Staff from the Office of the State Archaeologist will help visitors explore some basics of archaeology. Participate in some experimental archaeology by creating your own replica pottery. For more information call 517-467-4401.
24 Cool off with a Classic @ Napoleon Library Time:  2:00 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch JD Library
The Philadelphia Story (NR) 536-4266
24 Bike Night Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Artesian Wells Sports Tavern
On the Patio every Thursday all summer long. Featuring live music, drink specials, food, campfires, horseshoes and bikes! 547-8777
24 Hook, Line, Sinker Time:  6:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
FREE fishing for kids 16 & under! Instruction, bait and equipment provided. Meet in the Activities area.
24 Twilight Tastings Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
Twilight tastings and beautiful sunsets overlooking the vineyard! Enjoy appetizers and wine as you listen to the sounds of mellow jazz. For more info call 517-592-4663
24 Green with Envy! Time:  8:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
There are many ways to re-use common household items, and GO GREEN! Kiki will show you tips and projects for re-using responsibly. Don't throw away that dryer sheet- it repels bugs! Meet in the Activities area.
25 You're SCUM Time:  4:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Take a walk to the pond with Kiki to explore pond scum and all that lives in it! Learn how pond scum helps wetland communities live, and how it can also make wetlands die! Meet in the Activities area.
25 Street Dance: Bring your Chair to the Square Time:  7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Place: Downtown Brooklyn on the Square
brought to you by the DDA. Featuring sidewalk sales and a movie : tba; Live Entertainment featuring Fat Mouth Charlie & the Biscuit Rollers
25 Who goes in the Dark? Time:  9:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Take a Night Hike with Kiki to learn how to see in the dark, hear in the dark and feel in the dark to discover who goes there. Return to the campfire for fun stories! Meet at the Community Bonfire.
26 Farmers Market Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Manitou Beach Village
Devils Lake Farmers Market; located next door to Devils Lakeview Living and across from the Buoy at the Lake in Manitou Beach
26 Hook, Line, Sinker Time:  10:00 AM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
FREE fishing for kids 16 & under! Instruction, bait, and equipment provided. Meet in the Activities area.
26 Pet Rock Friends and Family- Family Class Series Time:  10:00 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
$ To register and for more info call 517-431-2060 or go to their website. www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu.
26 Hide and Seek Time:  2:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
In Nature, there are Predators, and there are Prey. Each uses unique skills to survive. Learn with Kiki which skills you may have, and play the ultimate Hide and Seek game! Meet in the Activities area.
26 Vineyard Summer Series--The Leisure Machine Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
More info call 592-4663 or www.CherryCreekWine.com
26 Beer, Brats and Beethoven II Summer Pops Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Riverwalk Amphitheatre
Picnic and unwind with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and friends. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of food and beverages!
27 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
467-4401
27 Benny Poole & Company Time:  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: Coconuts Grille & Bar
Live Music! Join us for food and drink specials!
27 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: Leisure Machine
29 Junior Explorer Guides Time:  10:00 AM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Do you have what it takes to be an Explorer Guide? Let Kiki help you as you design your own Nature Program to present later in the day. Meet in the Activities area.
29 Grandma Science Time:  2:30 PM
Place: JD Library-- Napoleon Branch
See the science of everyday living. Learn the powers of eggs, how sound is produced and hear, and the elasticity of water. 536-4266
29 Eye on the Sky Time:  3:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Nature gives us better clues than the weatherman to predict the changing weather! Join Kiki to learn how to be your own forecaster. Meet in the Activities area.
29 Impression 5 Science Center--Dry Ice Time:  4:30 PM
Place: Brooklyn Branch of JDLibrary / CMS Media Center
Hands on scientific exploration 905-1369
29 Arrows Away- Learn to Shoot Archery Classes Time:  6:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
All ages are welcome, taught by certified instructors! FREE!
30 Mystery Program Time:  2:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Come along with the newly deputized Junior Explorer Guides as they lead you through a fun Nature program! Meet in the Activities area.
30 Brooklyn Big Boy Cruise Night Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy, 329 S. Main St.
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
30 One Man Band with Open Mic Time:  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Coconuts Grille & Bar
Live Music with food and drink specials!
30 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: Taylor Tucky
31 Pitch It-Catapults Time:  10:30 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch JDL Library / CMS Media Center
Create our own catapults and launch them at special targets. Have a marshmallow battle. Registration is required. 905-1369
31 Cool off with a Classic @ Napoleon Library Time:  2:00 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch JD Library
North by Northwest (NR)
31 Bike Night Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Artesian Wells Sports Tavern
On the Patio every Thursday all summer long. Featuring live music, drink specials, food, campfires, horseshoes and bikes! 547-8777
31 Hook, Line, Sinker Time:  6:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Kids 16 & under fish for FREE! You bring the enthusiasm and we will bring the bait and equipment. Meet in the Activities area.
31 Twilight Tastings Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
Twilight tastings and beautiful sunsets overlooking the vineyard! Enjoy appetizers and wine as you listen to the sounds of For more info call 517-592-4663
31 Sticky Hike Time:  9:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Kiki will lead a night hike in search of walking sticks to decorate on Friday. Along the way we will learn about night creatures and how busy they are while we are sleeping! Meet in the Activities area.

August 2014
1 Create a Spirit Stick Time:  4:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Bring a hiking stick from home or last night's hike and learn how to decorate it with meaning. Capture your "spirit" as you walk the woods! Meet in the Activities area.
1 Picnic on the Lawn--Concert Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
Featuring Calabogie Road. For more info call 467-4401
1 Arts in the Park Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Swains Memorial Park
Featuring Picks & Sticks
1 Campfire with Kiki Time:  9:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Please sit around our campfire and hear tales of Not-A-Happy Camper! Host Peggy will join us with treats, and maybe we can talk her into telling a story of her own!
2 Run Clarklake Place: Clark Lake
12K 5K Clark Lake Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, for more details call 517-529-4211.0
2 Farmers Market Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Manitou Beach Village
Devils Lake Farmers Market; located next door to Devils Lakeview Living and across from the Buoy at the Lake in Manitou Beach
2 Hook, Line, Sinker Time:  10:00 AM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
FREE fishing for kids 16 & under! Bait, poles and fun provided! Let's see what's biting today! Meet in the Activities area.
2 Come into my web Time:  2:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Learn all about spiders and insects in this presentation about spider habitats. Search for spiders to examine their webs and the insects they have caught! Meet in the Activities area.
2 Vineyard Summer Series--Bigfoot Bob & Toe Tappers Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
More info call 592-4663 or www.CherryCreekWine.com
3 Clark Lake Raft-O-Rama Place: Eagle Point Marina
3 Annual Tigers Game Bus Trip Time:  10:00 AM
Place: IrishHills Eagles 9500 Wamplers Lake Rd
$ Reserve your spot for the Detroit Tigers game day Annual Bus Trip!! Space is limited call 517-592-8842 to reserve your spot and for more information.
3 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
4 Fitness Dog Walk Time:  6:15 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Join the team of Columbia Animal Clinic at Hidden Lake Gardens for a dog walk!
5 Arrows Away- Learn to Shoot Archery Classes Time:  6:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
All ages are welcome, taught by certified instructors! FREE!
6 Brooklyn Big Boy Cruise Night Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy, 329 S. Main St.
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
6 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: Phoenix Theory
7 Bike Night Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Artesian Wells Sports Tavern
On the Patio every Thursday all summer long. Featuring live music, drink specials, food, campfires, horseshoes and bikes! 547-8777
7 Twilight Tastings Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
Twilight tastings and beautiful sunsets overlooking the vineyard! Enjoy appetizers and wine as you listen to the sounds of mellow Jazz. For more info call 517-592-4663
8 - 10 US12 Heritage Trail Garage Sales Place: Irish Hills
If you love to shop and love searching for hidden treasures and finding great bargains, this is the sale and trip for you! Garage Sale Map will be online a few days prior to the sale to highlight the homes that have mapped their sales, US12HeritageTrail.org
8 Arts in the Park Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Swains Memorial Park
Featuring Luke Lenhart Band with Sarah Bernstein
9 - 10 Irish Hills Lake & Home Tour Place: Irish Hills Area
Guests to the Irish Hills area will not only have a chance to Experience what the Irish Hills has to offer around the lakes, they will have an opportunity to learn what's available to move & live on the lakes! For wristbands to attend, call 517-592-8907 or email info@brooklynmi.com. August 9th tours start at 10am and end at 7pm. August 10th tours start at 10am and end at 3pm.
9 Nine and Wine Time:  3:00 PM
Place: Hills Heart of the Lakes Golf Course
$ 9 Hole Golf Scramble with four person teams for the Kim Hill Schwartz Memorial Scholarship fund to benefit Columbia, Napoleon and Onsted Schools. Wine tasting provided and food following the event. For more info email kmhgolf2@frontier.com
9 Rock and Roll Brooklyn Time:  5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Place: Downtown Brooklyn on the Square
Call the DDA at 592-2591 for details; featuring a Beatles tribute band, vintage cars and trucks and a themed based movie at dusk.
9 Vineyard Summer Series--Kung Fu Diesel Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
More info call 592-4663 or www.CherryCreekWine.com
10 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
10 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: Aaron Vaughn Band
12 Full S.T.E.A.M/ Ahead Storytime Time:  2:00 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch JD Library
Stories, activities and snacks for toddlers - 3rd grad. Registration is required 536-4266
12 A Roof Over Our Heads Time:  3:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park Activities Area
How many homes for creatures can you find at Hayes? Go for a hike with KiKi, and build your own shelter!
12 Arrows Away- Learn to Shoot Archery Classes Time:  6:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
All ages are welcome, taught by certified instructors! FREE!
13 - 15 Rummage Sale Time:  9:00 AM
Place: St. Joseph Shrine
$ Join us for the Annual Rummage Sale at the Family Center of St. Joseph Shrine.
13 - 15 Community Sidewalk Sale Time:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Place: Throughout Village of Brooklyn
For more information contact the DDA of Brooklyn at 592-2591
13 Back to School Day Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
$ Join our school ma'am as she helps you brush up on grammar, arithmetic, spelling and elocution. There may be time for recess with jump rope, rolling hoops, sack races! Parents or grandparents accompanying the child are free. For more information call 517-467-4401.
13 Brooklyn Big Boy Cruise Night Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy, 329 S. Main St.
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
13 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: 50 Amp Fuse
14 End of Sumer Reading Party Time:  2:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Place: JD Library-- Napoleon Branch
Activities and snacks. Prizes awarded for those who have register for Summer Reading
14 Bike Night Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Artesian Wells Sports Tavern
On the Patio every Thursday all summer long. Featuring live music, drink specials, food, campfires, horseshoes and bikes! 547-8777
14 Hook, Line, Sinker Time:  6:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park Activities Area
Kids 16 & under fish for FREE! You bring the enthusiasm and we will bring the bait and equipment.
14 Paul Bunyan's Grave Time:  9:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park Beach Concession
Walk with KiKi for a night hike in the woods to learn all about the story of Paul Bunyan and search for his grave!
15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice and Qualifying Place: Michigan International Speedway
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For tickets call 1-800-354-1010 or visit www.MISpeedway.com
15 This is How We Roll Time:  4:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park Activities Area
The Irish Hills hold a fascinating story of how they were formed and the first people who lived here. Go for a hike to learn how we roll!
15 Arts in the Park Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Swains Memorial Park
Featuring Matt Walch
15 Campfire with Kiki Time:  9:00 PM
Hear KiKi tell tales about the people who made Irish Hills a thriving tourist stop in the early 1900s. Host Peggy will join us with campfire treats!
16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Place: Michigan International Speedway
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Michigan National Guard 200. For tickets call 1-800-354-1010 or visit www.MISpeedway.com
16 Farmers Market Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Manitou Beach Village
Devils Lake Farmers Market; located next door to Devils Lakeview Living and across from the Buoy at the Lake in Manitou Beach
16 Art Fair/Craft Show Time:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place: Downtown Brooklyn on the Square
Village of Brooklyn DDA 592-2591
16 Hook, Line, Sinker Time:  10:00 AM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park Activities Area
FREE fishing for kids 16 & under! Bait, poles and fun provided, you bring a happy attitude. Let's see what's biting today!
16 Old Tyme Games Time:  2:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park Activities Area
A special guest presenter from Walker Tavern Historic Site will delight us with games your great great grandparents played!
16 Vineyard Summer Series--Wynwood Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
More info call 592-4663 or www.CherryCreekWine.com
17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 Place: Michigan International Speedway
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400. For tickets call 1-800-354-1010 or visit www.MISpeedway.com
17 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: 13th Floor
18 Great Start Playgroup Time:  10:30 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch JDL Library
Stories, playtime snack and more (0-5 years) 905-1369
19 All You Can Eat Taco Dinner Time:  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: IrishHills Eagles 9500 Wamplers Lake Rd
$ Includes hard shell tacos, soft shell tacos, Spanish rice, nachos and all the toppings! Proceeds to benefit Irish Hills Eagles Scholarship funds. Members and Guests Welcome!
20 Hayes Daze Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
Explorer Guide Program for more information call 517-467-4401.
20 Brooklyn Big Boy Cruise Night Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy, 329 S. Main St.
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
20 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: Sinjon Smith
21 Archaeology Discovery Day Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
For more info call 517-467-4401.
21 Historical Archaeology Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
Learn how written records help archaeologists understand what life was like for people in the past. Make your own historical toy to take home. For more information call 517-241-0731.
21 Napoleon Book Club Time:  2:00 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch--JD Library
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry 536-4266
21 Business After Hours Time:  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Pointe Bar & Grill
For our members! Business After Hours hosted by Pointe Bar & Grill, sponsored by The Brokerage House- Jenifer Scanlon & Laura Martinez! Check in and cocktails start at 5:30pm! RSVP by calling 517-592-8907 or email rsvp@brooklynmi.com!!
21 Bike Night Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Artesian Wells Sports Tavern
On the Patio every Thursday all summer long. Featuring live music, drink specials, food, campfires, horseshoes and bikes! 547-8777
22 Street Dance; Bring your Chair to the Square Time:  7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Place: Downtown Brooklyn on the Square
Featuring Live entertainment: Chet's Combo Call the DDA for more info at 592-2591
23 Childrenz Challenge Place: Michigan International Speedway
• An obstacle course designed for children ages 4-13 years of age. • Two courses within the event Ages 4-8 will compete on a 1 ½ mile course Ages 9-13 will compete on a 2 mile course For more info visit childrenzchallenge.com
23 Farmers Market Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Manitou Beach Village
Devils Lake Farmers Market; located next door to Devils Lakeview Living and across from the Buoy at the Lake in Manitou Beach
23 Devils Lake Car Show Time:  9:00 AM
Place: Manitou Beach Village
Pre 1975 Cars, Fun, Food, Wine Tasting, Shopping & More!! Registration starts at 9am and awards are at 2pm. For more information call 517-547-5574.
23 Vineyard Summer Series--Villie Lewis & Soulbacks Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
For more information call 592-4663 or visit cherrycreekwine.com
24 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
467-4401
24 Raptor Day Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
For more information call 517-467-4401.
24 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: Leisure Machine
25 - 28 Napoleon Friends Book Sale Place: Napoleon Branch JD Library
Annual Book and Bake Sale. Great prices, great deals, tasty treats. Aug 25--1 to 5:30, Aug 26--1 to 5:30, Aug 27--10 to 5:30 and Aug 28 1 to 5:30 536-4266
25 Arrows Away- Learn to Shoot Archery Classes Time:  6:00 PM
Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
All ages are welcome, taught by certified instructors! FREE!
27 Brooklyn Big Boy Cruise Night Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy, 329 S. Main St.
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
27 Patio Party Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: The Beach Bar
Featuring: Blue Tuesday
28 Bike Night Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Artesian Wells Sports Tavern
On the Patio every Thursday all summer long. Featuring live music, drink specials, food, campfires, horseshoes and bikes! 547-8777
28 Picnic on the Lawn--Concert Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
Featuring Old Tyme Millers String Band
29 Arts in the Park/Movie Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Swains Memorial Park
Featuring Village Square Acoustics
30 Farmers Market Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Manitou Beach Village
Devils Lake Farmers Market; located next door to Devils Lakeview Living and across from the Buoy at the Lake in Manitou Beach
31 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
467-4401
31 Vineyard Summer Series--The Leisure Machine Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
For more information call 592-4663 or visit cherrycreekwine.com

September 2014
3 Big Boy Cruise Night--Classic Cars Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
7 Fritzi Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Outing BeachBarClarklake.com
7 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
For more info call 467-4401
10 Big Boy Cruise Night--Classic Cars Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Big Boy
Held every Wed. evening throughout summer. Call 592-3212 for more info
11 Spirit of America Blood Drive Time:  9:00 AM
Place: Michigan International Speedway
"The Spirit of America has evolved into more than just a blood drive. It’s an event and a time of reflection – all taking place at Michigan International Speedway. Those who attempt to donate will have the opportunity to travel by MIS tram around the track, through the tunnel to the pit, and into MIS’s Home of the Brave, a 4000 square foot multi-media exhibit featuring ‘as it happened videos,’ Presidential letters, magazines and newspapers, and additional tributes."
13 Mudderella Time:  8:00 AM
Place: Michigan International Speedway
$ Mudderella is a 5-7 mile long obstacle course that includes 12-15 obstacles...designed by women for women. For more information call 1-800-354-1010.
13 Fall Walk/ Cook Event Time:  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
For more info call 467-4401
13 Harvest Party & Grape Stomp Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
More info call 592-4663 or www.CherryCreekWine.com
14 Pancake Breakfast Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: St. Joseph Shrine Hall
Enjoy a homemade pancake breakfast! For more information call 517-467-2183.
14 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
For more info call 467-4401
16 Drive 4 UR Community Program Place: Michigan International Speedway
Michigan International Speedway and Brooklyn Ford together make a difference in the Irish Hills. For more details call 517-592-2112
16 All You Can Eat Taco Dinner Time:  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: IrishHills Eagles 9500 Wamplers Lake Rd
$ Includes hard shell tacos, soft shell tacos, Spanish rice, nachos and all the toppings! Proceeds to benefit Irish Hills Eagles Scholarship funds. Members and Guests Welcome!
20 Run For Hills! 5K Run/Walk Time:  7:30 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Oh! These Irish Hills weekend celebration. Race Applications on www.otih.org. Three hills are named for overall male, overall female and one winner is drawn from remaining run/walk athletes.
20 - 21 Tough Mudder Time:  8:00 AM
Place: Michigan International Speedway
To register for Tough Mudder Michigan, visit http://toughmudder.com/events/2014-michigan
21 Row, Row Row your Cardboard Boat (Box) Race Time:  12:00 PM
Place: Jerry's Pub & Restaurant
Entrants make a boat from cardboard and duct tape only- the fastest boat is the winner and prizes will awarded! For more information contact Oh! These Irish Hills at 517-403-5358.
27 All Sports Spectacular Time:  4:00 PM
Place: Michigan International Speedway- Champions Club
The All Sports Spectacular is an event that brings outdoor sports enthusiasts together in what is the biggest fundraising event of the year! This event focuses on hunting, fishing, camping and racing! LIVE Auction, SILENT Auction, RAFFLE tables, DINNER, GAMES, GUN Raffles & sooooo MUCH MORE! Presenting Sponsor- TransPharm Preclinical Solutions Legacy Sponsor- Irish Hills Collision
28 Flu Shot Clinic Time:  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place: St. Joseph Shrine Hall
For more information or to sign up call 517-467-2183.
28 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
467-4401.

October 2014
4 Fall Foliage Festival Time:  10:00 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
See the sights of fall colors and enjoy some fun fall activities!!
5 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
467-4401
11 Pumpkin Quest Festival Time:  10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Place: Downtown Brooklyn on the Square
Village of Brooklyn DDA 592-2591
11 Victorian Halloween Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
467-4401
12 Pancake Breakfast Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: St. Joseph Shrine Hall
Enjoy a homemade pancake breakfast! For more information call 517-467-2183.
12 Sunday Farmers Market Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Walker Tavern Historic Site
467-4401
12 Fall Color & Cuisine Tour Time:  12:00 PM
Place: Throughout the Irish Hills
Experience the fun of nature's fall colors with cuisine specialties of the Irish Hills! For more information contact 517-592-8907 or email info@brooklynmi.com, tickets available online in online store on this site.
15 BIHCC New Member Orientation Time:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: Chamber office 124 S. Main Street, Brooklyn
Hosted by the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber Ambassadors. Join us to find out more about your membership benefits whether you are a new member or just need a refresher or would like to find out what's new!
15 All You Can Eat Taco Dinner Time:  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: IrishHills Eagles 9500 Wamplers Lake Rd
$ Includes hard shell tacos, soft shell tacos, Spanish rice, nachos and all the toppings! Proceeds to benefit Irish Hills Eagles Scholarship funds. Members and Guests Welcome!
23 Ladies (Witches) Night Out Time:  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Downtown Brooklyn on the Square
Village of Brooklyn DDA 592-2591
24 - 26 Harvest Festival Place: W.J. Hayes State Park
Watch as details emerge! Or call 517-467-7401 for more information!

November 2014
1 MHSAA State Cross Country Final Time:  8:00 AM
Place: Michigan International Speedway
For more event details visit http://www.mhsaa.com/Sports/BoysCrossCountry.aspx
9 Pancake Breakfast Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: St. Joseph Shrine Hall
Enjoy a homemade pancake breakfast! For more information call 517-467-2183.
28 Tree Lighting Ceremony & Activities Time:  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Downtown Brooklyn on the Square
Enjoy area merchants, live reindeer and welcome Santa into town!! Sponsored by the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce 592-8907.
28 Holiday Parade w/ Santa's Arrival Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Downtown Brooklyn
Line up on Irwin Street (access from Monroe Street ONLY) 6 pm. ALL entries are accepted! More info call the Village of Brooklyn at 592-2591

December 2014
5 - 7 Festival of Lights Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Enjoy a winter walk, luminaries will be lit throughout the grounds and Gift Shop & Conservatory open.
5 - 7 Oh These Irish Hills Christmas Gala Place: Located in the Irish Hills
A Gala showcasing holiday trees and displays provided by area businesses, organizations and families. Part of the Holidays in the Hills. For more information visit www.otih.org or call 403-5358.
6 Charity Track & Toy Drive Time:  9:00 AM
Place: Michigan International Speedway
For more information call 592-6666 or visit MISpeedway.com
6 Holiday Festival Time:  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Crafts, Music, Entertainment, Santa! Over 2000 luminaries lit, Conservatory and gift shop open. 431-2060

 

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