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Create Your Own Irish Hills Campaign - January 1-May 5
Attention all Irish Hills area students K-12!! Here is your chance to win $1,500.00 in prize money! Create your own Irish Hills Campaign! (read more)

Chamber's Speed Networking Event - February 26
To RSVP email RSVP@brooklynmi.com or call (517) 592-8907. (read more)

Irish Hills Career and College Expo - March 25
This is a great opportunity for our businesses to speak with students & parents, get exposure, advertising and maybe meet future employees…while making an impact on our future work force. (read more)

February 2015
Jan 1 - May 5 Create Your Own Irish Hills Campaign Place: Experience the Irish Hills
Please view this document that contains the contest rules and guidelines along with the registration form and talent release form.
1 Beginners Yoga Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
Sunday morning Beginning Yoga Sessions, no need to bring a mat, we have all the props you will need for this gentle session. Space is limited and your first visit is FREE. for more info and to hold your spot call (517) 936-9064.
1 Super Bowl Party Time:  5:00 PM
Place: Jerry's Pub & Restaurant
Theres no Party like Jerry's Superbowl Party! Food and Drink specials and free football pools for a chance to win awesome givaways. For more info call (517) 467-4700.
1 Super Sunday Football Party Time:  5:00 PM
Place: Clark Lake Golf Course & Restaurant
Join us for an All You Can Eat Buffet, drink specials and door prizes! For more info call (517) 592-6295.
4 Winter Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
4 Community Night with Columbia Fitness Center Time:  4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: In Good Company Restaurant
Join us for a community benefit night, proceeds to go to the Columbia Fitness Center. For more info call (517) 592-3393.
4 Book Club Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Join us in reading "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman. For more info and questions call (517) 905-1369.
5 Winter Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
6 - 8 Devil's Round Lake Tip Up Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Devils Lake
A weekend worth the stay in the Irish Hills! Fishing Contest, Poker Run, Ice Race Events, Snowmobile Racing, Hockey Games and more! For more information and event times call Bill Fetters at Woodstock Wine & Cheese, (517) 547-7522.
6 Frozen Friendship Celebration Weekend Time:  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Place: Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Music, dancing and activities to celebrate friendship. For tickets and more info call 517-782-3221.
7 Frozen Friendship Celebration Weekend Time:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Music, dancing and activities to celebrate friendship. For tickets and more info call 517-782-3221.
7 Goldfish Racing Time:  12:00 PM
Place: Club 223
What's TIP UP without racing? Join us for Goldfish Racing, drink specials, great food and prizes! For more info and to enter call (517) 467-2232.
7 Hermit Crab Racing Time:  12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: Captain Chuck's Sandbar & Grill
Join us for the infamous CRAB RACES! For more info and to enter call (517) 547-9749.
7 Saturday "Drop In" Programs Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Every Saturday meet staff and volunteers to share knowledge and enthusiasm for HLG. Topics vary by month and are included in entrance fee. Programs in the winter will be held in the conservatory. For more information call (517) 467-2060. February is Feeding Wildlife.
7 Singing for your soul Time:  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
What makes your soul sing?! Join Kimberly, singer and voice teacher on a mission to help you enjoy your voice and your life more. For more info call (517) 936-9064.
7 Classic Rock Party Time:  9:45 PM
Place: Jerry's Pub & Restaurant
Take a step back in time with Better Daze and come dance to all your favorite 70's,80's and 90's Classic Rock Hits. Better Daze Hits the Stage at 9:45 pm. For more info call (517)467-4700.
8 Beginners Yoga Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
Sunday morning Beginning Yoga Sessions, no need to bring a mat, we have all the props you will need for this gentle session. Space is limited and your first visit is FREE. for more info and to hold your spot call (517) 936-9064.
10 Painting within the Lanes Time:  6:30 PM
Place: Brooklyn Lanes
Follow their Facebook page for more details or call 517-592-2114.
11 Winter Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
12 Winter Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
12 Just Desserts Mystery Book Club Time:  2:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Join us for a tasty treat and discuss your favorite mystery books. For more info call (517) 536-4266.
12 How to Start Your Own Business Time:  5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Place: Jackson District Library- Jackson Location
This course is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of buying or starting their own business. Delivered in workshop format. For more info and to register call Norma LaVallee of America's SBDC Michigan at 517-240-1977.
14 Second Saturday Sunrise Series Time:  7:00 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Start your day off with the sunrise and breakfast treats. Bring your snowshoes, paints or supplies for you favorite way to spend the early hours. Arrive 15 minutes before sunrise. Class will hosted and guided by a HLG Staff member. For more information and pre-registration call (517) 431-2060.
14 Valentine's Day Open House Time:  11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Place: Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery
Pamper yourself with wine & chocolate. We will be releasing our new Michigan Cherry Wine. Enjoy our FREE chocolate fountain while you listen to the smooth Jazz of saxophonist Kevin Krieger.
14 Winter Snow Fest Time:  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Place: Camp Killarney
Celebrate the SNOW and join us for a self-guided day of winter activities! Visit with a few Summer Camp staff and watch a "Polar Plunge", go sledding, ice fishing, snow shoe! Then come into our Dining Hall to warm up with hot cocoa, coffee and crafts! For more information call (517) 467-4511.
14 Saturday "Drop In" Programs Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Every Saturday meet staff and volunteers to share knowledge and enthusiasm for HLG. Topics vary by month and are included in entrance fee. Programs in the winter will be held in the conservatory. For more information call (517) 467-2060. February is Feeding Wildlife.
14 Valentines Day Dinner & Dance Time:  5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Place: Brooklyn Moose Lodge #2651
Start out with a Valentines Day dinner from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (Reservations Encouraged) and then stay for some dancing with the "Metro's" from 7:30pm to 11:30pm. For more info call (517) 467-7766.
14 Valentines Day Time:  6:30 PM
Place: Jerry's Pub & Restaurant
Please join us for a special night of Music.Dinner and Drinks. We will be offering a wonderful romantic Menu with candle lit covered tables and extra special drink offerings. Call today and make reservations (517)467-4700.
14 Murder Mystery Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Clark Lake Golf Course & Restaurant
Join us for a Valentines Day Murder Mystery! You are part of this party. You will be assigned a character and will play your part to try and find out who killed who. Tickets include dinner, entertainment and non-alcoholic drinks. For more info and tickets call (517) 592-6259.
15 Ice Fishing Contest Time:  7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Jerry's Pub & Restaurant
Join Jerry's Pub & Restaurant for the "BIG FISH" Wamplers Lake Ice Fishing Contest. The contest is will be restricted to 100 individual participants, so please register in advance. For more information call (517) 467-4700.
15 Beginners Yoga Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
Sunday morning Beginning Yoga Sessions, no need to bring a mat, we have all the props you will need for this gentle session. Space is limited and your first visit is FREE. for more info and to hold your spot call (517) 936-9064.
15 Wine & Canvas- "Romantic Walk" Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Beach Bar
Learn to paint with step by step instructions while dining and drinking. Full Beach Bar menu available and bottle wine specials. Register at www.wineandcanvas.com, select the Ann Arbor location or call (734) 277-9253.
15 Romance- then and now Time:  7:30 PM
Place: Jackson Symphony Orchestra Performing Arts Center
A heartfelt program filled with passion just in time for Valentine's Day. For more info and tickets call 517-782-3221.
16 Great Start Playgroups Time:  10:30 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, play time, snack and more for ages 0-5years. For more info and questions call (517) 905-1369.
16 Minute to Win It Winter Games Time:  2:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Teens 6th grade and up get 60 seconds to show off their skills with fun games! Bring your friends! Pizza and prizes provided. To pre-register or questions call (517) 536-4266.
18 Winter Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
18 Adult Craft Night Time:  5:30 PM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Make and take home River Rock Mats. Registration is required, adults and ages 10+ are welcome. For info and registration call (517) 905-1369.
19 Winter Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
19 Winter Workshop Time:  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: American Legion Post #315
The focus on this Winter Workshop will be Social Media and Facebook with Catrina Ossmann of the Lenawee County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Matt McCullough of Onsted Community Schools. The cost is $5.00 for chamber members and $10.00 for non-chamber members. RSVP to 517-592-8907 or email RSVP@brooklynmi.com. Lunch will be provided.
19 Napoleon Book Club Time:  2:00 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Join us in reading "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen. For more info call (517) 536-4266.
20 Learn how to use a pendulum Time:  6:30 PM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
Locate lost objects, gain insight on any decision, test food for freshness or allergens or change bad habits. Find out how. For more info and reservations call (517) 936-9064.
21 Saturday "Drop In" Programs Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Every Saturday meet staff and volunteers to share knowledge and enthusiasm for HLG. Topics vary by month and are included in entrance fee. Programs in the winter will be held in the conservatory. For more information call (517) 467-2060. February is Feeding Wildlife.
21 Greg Hunt Scholarship Basektball Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Onsted High School Gymnasium
A basketball game to raise money for a scholarship program being established in honor and in memory of Sergeant Greg Hunt of the Cambridge Police Dept. Tickets are available by emailing Heidi Vinaske, vinaske.h@onstedschool.us.
21 Jackson Chorale Cabaret Time:  8:00 PM
Place: Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Fun musical night of cabaret music by the Jackson Chorale. For tickets and info call 517-782-3221.
22 Beginners Yoga Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
Sunday morning Beginning Yoga Sessions, no need to bring a mat, we have all the props you will need for this gentle session. Space is limited and your first visit is FREE. for more info and to hold your spot call (517) 936-9064.
22 Back in theSaddle Time:  1:30 PM
Place: YMCA Storer Camps
There's isn't a better way to enjoy the changing seasons and crisp fresh air than on horseback. Grab your friends and your boots and join us for Sunday trail rides while enjoying the beautiful scenery. For ages 11 and up, all levels of riders welcome and accommodated. For more info and registration call 517-536-8607.
22 Wine & Canvas- "Best Friends" Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Beach Bar
Learn to paint with step by step instructions while dining and drinking. Full Beach Bar menu available and bottle wine specials. Register at www.wineandcanvas.com, select the Ann Arbor location or call (734) 277-9253.
25 Winter Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
25 Winter Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
26 Winter Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
26 Chamber's Speed Networking Event Time:  5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Historic Brick Walker Tavern
Please RSVP to rsvp@brooklynmi.com or call 592-8907. Sponsored by the Chamber Ambassadors, catered by Woodstock Wine & Cheese. Check in, heavy appetizers and tastings beginning at 5:15, Networking promptly at 6 pm.
26 Wine & Canvas- "White Daisy" Time:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Beach Bar
Learn to paint with step by step instructions while dining and drinking. Full Beach Bar menu available and bottle wine specials. Register at www.wineandcanvas.com, select the Ann Arbor location or call (734) 277-9253.
26 Wine & Canvas Party Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Captain Chuck's Sandbar & Grill
Join us for painting and wine specials. Reserve your seat today by calling (517) 547-9749.
27 Annual Scholarship Taco Dinner Time:  4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Onsted Community Schools Intermediate Cafeteria
The Onsted Kiwanis and Onsted Community Schools are hosting a Taco Dinner with all the trimmings. Proceeds to benefit the Onsted Scholarship Programs. For more info contact Mark Haag, (517) 467-2173.
28 Pre-School Series Class Time:  10:30 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Children from ages 3-7 years of age are invited to explore the natural world through songs and crafts. This class will be about the letter "K- Animal Kids and Their Parents." Pre-registration is required. (517) 431-2060.
28 Saturday "Drop In" Programs Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Every Saturday meet staff and volunteers to share knowledge and enthusiasm for HLG. Topics vary by month and are included in entrance fee. Programs in the winter will be held in the conservatory. For more information call (517) 467-2060. February is Feeding Wildlife.
28 Taco Dinner & Book Benefit Time:  5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: Brooklyn Moose Lodge #2651
All You Can Eat Tacos, Chicken Enchiladas and Steak Fajitas- bring in a gently used book, game and/ or puzzle for children ages 3-6 years to receive a dinner discount. For more info call (517) 467-7766.

March 2015
Jan 1 - May 5 Create Your Own Irish Hills Campaign Place: Experience the Irish Hills
Please view this document that contains the contest rules and guidelines along with the registration form and talent release form.
4 Spring Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
5 Spring Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
5 Master Your Mind Meditation Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
Work on self-care and lean a healthier way of connecting with yourself. For more info and reservations call (517) 936-9064.
7 Conifer Propagation Seminar Time:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardensq
Join us for hands-on grafting of 6 different plants, cuttings of at least 16 different plants, lunch, and a tour of Harper Collection or propagation facility. For registration call (517) 431-2060.
8 Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Time:  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
EFT, tapping the meridian system, combines the physical benefits of acupuncture with the cognitive benefits of conventional therapy for a much faster, more complete treatment of emotional, performance and physical struggles. Pre-registration is required. For more info and to register call (51) 936-9064.
10 Brooklyn Kiwanis Luncheon Shower Time:  11:30 AM
Place: All Saints Episcopal Church
Join the Brooklyn Kiwanis Club and a representative from Mott Children's Hospital will be there to talk about the hospitals various activities for the children. For more info call Jan Witte at 517-592-5326.
10 Painting within the Lanes Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Lanes
Follow their Facebook page for more details or call 517-592-2114.
12 Spring Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
12 Just Desserts Mystery Book Club Time:  2:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Join us for a tasty treat and discuss your favorite mystery books. For more info call (517) 536-4266.
12 How to Start Your Own Business Time:  5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Place: Jackson District Library- Jackson Location
This course is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of buying or starting their own business. Delivered in workshop format. For more info and to register call Norma LaVallee of America's SBDC Michigan at 517-240-1977.
12 Master Your Mind Meditation Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
Work on self-care and lean a healthier way of connecting with yourself. For more info and reservations call (517) 936-9064.
14 - 15 Taste of the Irish Hills Place: Participating Restaurants in the Irish Hills Area
Travel through the Brooklyn-Irish Hills area for a "taste" from some of our great restaurants. Tickets on sale at Chamber office and in our online store February 1. For more info and questions call 517-592-8907. For more info call 517-592-8907
14 - 29 The Spring Bulb Show Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Tired of winter, step into spring… enjoy our spectacular showing of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, grape hyacinths and amaryllis inside the Conservatory at Hidden Lake Gardens. For more info call (517) 431-2060.
14 Second Saturday Sunrise Series Time:  7:00 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Start your day off with the sunrise and breakfast treats. Bring your snowshoes, paints or supplies for you favorite way to spend the early hours. Arrive 15 minutes before sunrise. Class will hosted and guided by a HLG Staff member. For more information and pre-registration call (517) 431-2060.
14 European Dish Gardens Time:  10:30 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Create a beautiful dish garden with spring bulbs and live plants to brighten your home or to give to a friend. Pam Meinke will lead the class in welcoming spring back into our lives. For more info and to register call (517) 431-2060.
14 Family Nature Hike Time:  10:30 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Enjoy a family-friendly hike with experienced leaders of the HLG staff. Hikers should wear hiking shoes, long pants, and be able to walk for 1-2 hours at an easy pace. For more info and to register call (517) 431-2060.
14 AfterTaste Time:  7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Moose Lodge #2651
Join us for the first "Taste of the Irish Hills" AfterTaste! Presented by: Old Irish Mills. FOOD, FUN & FIREWORKS! LIVE music sponsored by: Columiba Medical Center and MedPlus After Hours Clinic. Your "Taste of the Irish Hills" ticket is your entry! You must be 21 to attend. For more info and questions call (517) 592-8907 or email info@brooklynmi.com
14 Comedy Show Time:  7:30 PM
Place: Clark Lake Golf Course & Restaurant
Laugh the night away with a comedy show! For more info and tickets call (517) 592-6259 ext. 4. Featured comedians include: Nolan Graff, Tricia Chamberlain and Mike Lasher.
17 Best Practices for Facebook Business Page Time:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Place: 1800 W. US-223 Adrian
Facebook made changes in January that impact those who have business pages. The session will cover both free and paid options for reaching more people. Participants should have a Facebook business page, and be familiar with the website. For more info and to register call (517) 442-4796.
17 St. Patrick's Day Open House Time:  11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Place: Irish Hills Realty
We invite all of our Clients, Customers, Friends and Friends we haven't met yet. Come and enjoy some food and drinks and on us! For more info call (517) 467-2000.
18 Spring Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
19 Spring Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
19 BIHCC Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting Time:  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Clark Lake Golf Course & Restaurant
Check-in & Cocktails 5:30 pm. RSVP to rsvp@brooklynmi.com. Come find out who will be awarded Citizen and Business of the Year...along with other great honors!
19 Master Your Mind Meditation Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
Work on self-care and lean a healthier way of connecting with yourself. For more info and reservations call (517) 936-9064.
21 Afternoon of Arting Time:  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Manitou Bar & Grill
Create an original 8x10 stained glass mosaic using a glass on glass technique. Come with ideas, templates available. Completed work will be grouted and ready for pick up in 2-3 weeks. For more info and to sign up call (517) 547-7490.
21 Art Show Time:  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
It would bring us great pleasure to see you for an opening reception featuring local collections. Enjoy light appetizers and entertainment by Kimberly from "Singing For Your Soul". For more info call (517) 936-9064.
21 A Collaboration of standard favorites Time:  7:30 PM
Place: Jackson Symphony Orchestra Performing Arts Center
A guest conductor brings standard favorites and a touch of exotica. For more info and tickets call 517-782-3221.
21 Guest Conductor- Nathaniel Parker Time:  7:30 PM
Place: Potter Center of Jackson Comm. College
Join Parker and the JSO for the next Classical Series concert. "Mendelssohn, Brahms and a touch of Exotica." For more info and tickets call (517) 782-3221 ext. 112
24 Utilizing LinkedIn to Promote Your Business Time:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Place: 1800 W. US-223 Adrian
The workshop with Clever Ideas Marketing will cover promoting a business on LinkedIn. The session will focus on best practices, optimizing a personal profile and tips on how to reach current and potential customers using the website. For more info and to register call (517) 442-4796.
24 Intro to Essential Oils Time:  6:30 PM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
Learn how to use essential oils in your home, as aromatherapy, for health, beauty, emotions and spiritual needs. For more info and to register call (51) 936-9064.
25 Spring Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
25 Irish Hills Career and College Expo Time:  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Place: Napoleon High School
The Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber, Columbia Central High School, Napoleon High School and Onsted High School have teamed up to bring students this great expo featuring a vast variety of businesses and resources to talk to and learn from. Don't miss this! All High School Students Welcome! Summer internships/ career opportunities may be available. For info visit the BIHCC Facebook page or call (517) 592-8907.
26 Spring Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
26 Master Your Mind Meditation Time:  7:00 PM
Place: Ghidrah's Eclectic Emporium
Work on self-care and lean a healthier way of connecting with yourself. For more info and reservations call (517) 936-9064.
28 Easter Eggs-travagza Time:  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Bring the kids to celebrate Easter and the beginning of Spring with a celebration at HLG. Children can decorate eggs, make crafts, and hunt for eggs in the Conservatory and in the Gardens (weather permitting). Please bring 6 hard-boiled eggs to color. For more info call (517) 431-2060.
29 Back in the Saddle Time:  1:30 PM
Place: YMCA Storer Camps
There's isn't a better way to enjoy the changing seasons and crisp fresh air than on horseback. Grab your friends and your boots and join us for Sunday trail rides while enjoying the beautiful scenery. For ages 11 and up, all levels of riders welcome and accommodated. For more info and registration call 517-536-8607.

April 2015
Jan 1 - May 5 Create Your Own Irish Hills Campaign Place: Experience the Irish Hills
Please view this document that contains the contest rules and guidelines along with the registration form and talent release form.
1 Spring Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
2 Spring Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
4 Community Easter Egg Hunt Time:  10:00 AM
Place: Columbia Middle School
Brooklyn Kiwanis Club is proud to be hosting the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt! The event is open to children up to age 11. Bikes, prizes, candy and a visit from the Easter Bunny. For more info go to BrooklynKiwanisMI.com
7 Painting within the Lanes Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Lanes
Follow their Facebook page for more details or call 517-592-2114.
8 Spring Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
9 Spring Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
9 How to Start Your Own Business Time:  5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Place: Jackson District Library- Jackson Location
This course is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of buying or starting their own business. Delivered in workshop format. For more info and to register call Norma LaVallee of America's SBDC Michigan at 517-240-1977.
11 Adopt-A-Highway Time:  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Show your pride for HLG by helping us clean up our entryway! Participants must be over the age of 12. For more info call (517) 431-2060.
11 Designing Jewelry from Nature Time:  10:30 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Cornelia Wende will show participants how to use its beauty to make distinct jewelry without disturbing nature, or needing diamonds or other high price materials, and how to combine silver and natural material. For more info and to pre-register call (517) 431-2060.
11 Family Nature Hike Time:  10:30 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Enjoy a family-friendly hike with experienced leaders of the HLG staff. Hikers should wear hiking shoes, long pants, and be able to walk for 1-2 hours at an easy pace. For more info and to register call (517) 431-2060.
12 Open House Time:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: YMCA Storer Camps
Bring your friends and family and discover what camp has to offer. There will be guided tours that show where campers sleep, eat and make memories. FREE activities include (weather permitting) pony rides, climbing tower, nature center and archery. For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607.
15 Membership 101 Time:  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Place: BIHCC Office
Hosted by the BIHCC Ambassadors. Open to all members of the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce who need a refresher or community business owners wanting to join and know more about what the chamber can do for your business. Light breakfast is provided. RSVP to RSVP@brooklynmi.com or call (517) 592-8907.
15 Spring Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
16 Spring Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
16 Harper Collection Time:  6:30 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Explore behind the scenes with HLG's Managing Director, Paul Pfeifer. This is an opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes perspective on different areas of the gardens collections. For more info call (517) 431-2060.
17 Shredding Day Time:  12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: RE/MAX Mid Michigan Brooklyn
Shred your documents for FREE at RE/MAX Mid Michigan Brooklyn! Donations will be taken for the Brooklyn Food Pantry. For more info call 517-592-0101.
17 'Golden' Cash Bash & Buffet Dinner Time:  5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Place: 3575 Francis St Jackson MI
All proceeds to go towards Columbia Academic/ Athletic/ Arts Programs. For more info and ticket information call (517) 592-6641.
18 Community Easter Egg Hunt Time:  10:00 AM
Place: Columbia Middle School Football Field
Children up to age 11 will be able to hunt for Easter eggs and receive toys, candy and prizes! Donations are accepted. For more info call Brooklyn Kiwanis Chairperson John Clee at 517-592-1992.
18 Let the Good Times Bowl Time:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: For the Holley Family Village
All proceeds to go to the Holley Family Village Programs for the Deaf, Deaf/Blind and Hard-of-Hearing. For more information call Heather Johnson at (734) 395-2603 or visit their website at www.holleyfv.org.
22 Spring Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
23 Spring Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.
24 - 25 Arbor Day Events Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Check back, more details to come or you can call (517) 431-2060.
25 5K Run/ Walk & Kids Sprint Time:  7:30 AM
Place: Columbia Central High School
Join the Columbia Community Fitness Center 5th Annual 5K Run/ Walk & Kids Sprint. For more info and to register call Bonnie at (517) 592-4570.
26 Bringing Native (Plants) Home Time:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
For more information and to pre-register call (517) 431-2060.
26 Back in the Saddle Time:  1:30 PM
Place: YMCA Storer Camps
There's isn't a better way to enjoy the changing seasons and crisp fresh air than on horseback. Grab your friends and your boots and join us for Sunday trail rides while enjoying the beautiful scenery. For ages 11 and up, all levels of riders welcome and accommodated. For more info and registration call 517-536-8607.
26 It IS Easy to be Green Time:  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Check back for more details or call (517) 431-2060.
28 Mott's Children's Hospital Shower Time:  11:30 AM
Place: All Saints Episcopal Church
Guests are encouraged to bring items for children and families staying at the hospital for treatments. A Mott Children's Hospital representative will be the guest speaker. If you would like to attend the event or donate contact Brooklyn Kiwanis member Terri Jess or visit BrooklynKiwanisMi.com
29 Spring Storytime Time:  1:30 PM
Place: Napoleon Branch District Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517)536-4266.
30 Spring Storytime Time:  11:00 AM
Place: Brooklyn Branch Library
Stories, songs, crafts and activities for children ages 0-7 years. For more info or questions call (517) 905-1369.

May 2015
Jan 1 - May 5 Create Your Own Irish Hills Campaign Place: Experience the Irish Hills
Please view this document that contains the contest rules and guidelines along with the registration form and talent release form.
2 The Sounds of War Time:  7:30 PM
Place: Jackson Symphony Orchestra Performing Arts Center
Marking the 100th Anniversary of the "War to end all Wars". For more info and tickets call 517-782-3221.
3 Open House Time:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: YMCA Storer Camps
Bring your friends and family and discover what camp has to offer. There will be guided tours that show where campers sleep, eat and make memories. FREE activities include (weather permitting) pony rides, climbing tower, nature center and archery. For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607.
5 Painting within the Lanes Time:  6:00 PM
Place: Brooklyn Lanes
Follow their Facebook page for more details or call 517-592-2114.
8 - 9 2015 Plant Sale Time:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Mother's Day Weekend: Sale for members only on Friday evening, open to the public on Saturday. Categories will reflect our collections: Annuals, Conifers, Hosta and Companions, Woodies and Natives. New for 2015- FAIRY GARDENS. For more information call (517) 431-2060.
9 Annual Plant Sale Time:  10:00 AM
Place: Hidden Lake Gardens
Check back for more details or call (517) 431-2060.
9 Honey Bee Pick Up Day Time:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place: Napoleon Bee Supply
Spring has Sprung! Today is the day for Package Honey Bee pick up! for more info and to place your order, call (517) 499-0439.
9 Michigan Beer & Wine Festival Time:  12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Michigan International Speedway
Visit www.mispeedway.com for more details
27 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring Aaron Vaughn Band. For more info call (517) 529-4211.
31 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring Taylor Tucky. For more info call (517) 529-4211.

June 2015
3 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Wheatfield Soul". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
7 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Showdown". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
10 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "50 Amp". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
11 Ladies Night Out Time:  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Place: Downtown Brooklyn on the Square
Ladies you are invited to shop downtown Village of Brooklyn! Shops open late! We will be offering discounts, prize drawings and refreshments. For more info call Brooklyn DDA 592-2591
12 - 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Place: Michigan International Speedway
You’ve waited all year for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to return to Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR’s fastest track. The wait is over! Watch defending race winner Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and the rest of your favorite NASCAR drivers battle it out for a trip to victory lane. Forty-three drivers, 200 laps. It’s SUMMERFAST! A festival of NASCAR thrills. For tickets and info call 800-354-1010.
14 - Aug 8 Summer Camps available Place: YMCA Storer Camps
One and two week options for children starting 2nd grade thru 12th grade in the fall. Enjoy week long fun, learn leadership skills and learn by exploration of our many activities! For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607 or visit their website at www.ymcastorercamps.org.
14 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Sinjon Smith". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
17 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Leisure Machine". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
20 Devils Lake Summer Fest Time:  9:00 AM
Place: Manitou Beach- Devils Lake
One day only!! Enjoy the lake with music, art, food, fun & shopping!! Art Booths, Kids Activities, Live Entertainment & Chicken BBQ!
21 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Taylor Tucky". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
24 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Blue Tuesday". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
28 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Wheatfield Sould". For more info call (517) 529-4211.

July 2015
Jun 14 - Aug 8 Summer Camps available Place: YMCA Storer Camps
One and two week options for children starting 2nd grade thru 12th grade in the fall. Enjoy week long fun, learn leadership skills and learn by exploration of our many activities! For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607 or visit their website at www.ymcastorercamps.org.
1 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Aaron Vaughn Band". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
4 Irish Hills 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 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Velvet Jones". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
8 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Phoenix Theory". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
11 - 12 Irish Hills Lake & Home Tour Time:  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 homes are available to LIVE on the lakes! For wristbands to attend, call 517-592-8907 or email info@brooklynmi.com. July 11th tours start at 10am and end at 7pm. AJuly 12th tours start at 10am and end at 3pm.
12 - 14 Great American Crab Races Place: Beach Bar at Clark Lake
Watch for more details as they emerge! Or visit www.beachbarclarklake.com.
12 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Wheatfield Soul". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
15 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "50 Amp". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
17 - 19 Faster Horses Festival Place: Michigan International Speedway
A 3 Day Country Music Concert. For more info and tickets visit www.fasterhorsesfestival.com
19 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Showdown". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
22 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Blue Tuesday". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
26 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "13th Floor". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
29 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Leisure Machine". For more info call (517) 529-4211.

August 2015
Jun 14 - Aug 8 Summer Camps available Place: YMCA Storer Camps
One and two week options for children starting 2nd grade thru 12th grade in the fall. Enjoy week long fun, learn leadership skills and learn by exploration of our many activities! For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607 or visit their website at www.ymcastorercamps.org.
1 Run Clark Lake Place: Clark Lake
12K 5K Clark Lake Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, for more details call 517-529-4211.
2 - 8 Family Camp Place: YMCA Storer Camps
A place for families to enjoy camping as a family. We provide housing, food and scheduled events! Bring the family and expect loads of fun! For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607.
2 Raft-O-Rama Place: Clark Lake
Watch for details as they come in from the Clark Lake Spirit committee.
5 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Phoenix Theory". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
8 Rock & Roll Brooklyn Time:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Downtown Village of Brooklyn
Car Cruise and LIVE Entertainment by the "Toppermost" Beatles Band, Door Prize Drawings, Food Vendors and a Movie at dusk! Bring you chairs and enjoy a great evening On The Square!
9 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Wheatfield Soul". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
12 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Leisure Machine". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
14 - 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Place: Michigan International Speedway
The 2015 racing season concludes with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Aug. 16 The Sprint Cup Series stars always end the MIS season with an exciting finale, featuring many lead changes and exciting finishes. With great camping, affordable adult prices, special kids pricing, free parking and the ability to bring a bigger cooler with your favorite food and beverages, MIS is the perfect way to end your summer race season. For tickets and more info call 800-354-1010.
16 Pure Michigan NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400 Place: Michigan International Speedway
www.mispeedway.com
16 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "13th Floor". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
19 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Sinjon Smith". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
21 - 23 A Taste of the Ranch Place: YMCA Storer Camps
Come on out to Ranch Camp and enjoy trail rides, hoedowns, campfires and much more! Enjoy being a ranch hand for the weekend. For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607.
23 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Showdown". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
26 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "50 Amp". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
30 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Velvet Jones". For more info call (517) 529-4211.

September 2015
2 Live Band Time:  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Beach Bar
LIVE Band featuring "Phoenix Theory". For more info call (517) 529-4211.
4 - 6 Labor Day Family Weekend Place: YMCA Storer Camps
This is your last family "Get-Away" before heading back to school. For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607.
11 - 13 Women's Wellness Adventure Weekend Place: YMCA Storer Camps
A Woman's Playground Weekend! For ages 18-100 are welcome to spend the weekend hiking, going for a facial, taking a trail ride, doing some yoga and more! For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607.
13 Fritzi Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Outing Visit BeachBarClarklake.com for more details or call (517) 529-4211.
26 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

October 2015
8 How to Start Your Own Business Time:  5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Place: Jackson District Library- Jackson Location
This course is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of buying or starting their own business. Delivered in workshop format. For more info and to register call Norma LaVallee of America's SBDC Michigan at 517-240-1977.
21 Membership 101 Time:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: BIHCC Office
Hosted by the BIHCC Ambassadors. Open to all members of the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce who need a refresher or community business owners wanting to join and know more about what the chamber can do for your business. Light lunch is provided. RSVP to RSVP@brooklynmi.com or call (517) 592-8907.
24 Ladies (Witches) Night Out Time:  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Downtown Brooklyn on the Square
Come celebrate what has been a tradition in downtown Brooklyn! Dress up in your witchiest outfit or come as you are and enjoy specials, proze drawings and refreshments. For more info call Village of Brooklyn DDA 592-2591

November 2015
12 How to Start Your Own Business Time:  5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Place: Jackson District Library- Jackson Location
This course is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of buying or starting their own business. Delivered in workshop format. For more info and to register call Norma LaVallee of America's SBDC Michigan at 517-240-1977.
20 - 22 Pioneer Christmas Place: YMCA Storer Camps
Enjoy an old fashion Christmas family weekend. Watch for details to come. For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607.

December 2015
10 How to Start Your Own Business Time:  5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Place: Jackson District Library- Jackson Location
This course is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of buying or starting their own business. Delivered in workshop format. For more info and to register call Norma LaVallee of America's SBDC Michigan at 517-240-1977.
12 - 13 Winter Reunion Place: YMCA Storer Camps
Old and New Summer Campers from grades 2-12 come back to camp to re-kindle friendships from the past summer, but with snow! For more info and to register call (517) 536-8607.

 

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