Vicksburg & Schoolcraft Event Calendar May 2016


5/5 – Thurs. Gallery Gal’s Night Out! 6-9 p.m., Suggested donation of $5, Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center, 200 S. Main St.

5/6 – Fri. Art Show and Open House Reception with Lisa Beam 6:30-8 p.m. at the Vicksburg District Library.

5/7 – Sat. SPRING BAKE & GARAGE SALE 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Scotts United Methodist Church located behind Scotts Community Center on 36th St.

5/7 – Sat. Klines Resort Open House, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sweetwater doughnuts, golf cart tours, visit homes for sale, lunch with keyboard music by Matt Weddon.

5/7 – Sat. Vicksburg Community Education dance recital 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

5/8 – Sun. Gilmore piano concert, 4 p.m. Vicksburg Performing Arts Center.

5/12 – Thurs. Cambri’s benefit concert 7 p.m. Vicksburg Performing Arts Center.

5/12 – Thurs. Board Game Night! Free! 4-7 p.m., Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center, 200 S. Main St.

5/13 – Fri. Vicksburg High School Art Show Reception, 6-8 p.m. Free! Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center, 200 S. Main St.

5/13 & 5/14 – Fri. & Sat. 4th annual garage sale at Greensborough Angels Crossing off W Ave. in Vicksburg, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

5/14 – Sat. Hearty Hustle, Vicksburg High School stadium, 9 a.m.

5/17 – Tues. 7 p.m. The Historical Society is sponsoring national author, Suzi Parron, and book signing following her slide presentation of barn quilt trails across the country at the Vicksburg District Library.

5/20 – Fri. Vicksburg Farmers’ Market opening day, 2-6:30 p.m.

5/20 Fri. – Red Cross Blood Drive at the Vicksburg District Library, 10:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

5/20 – Fri. Meet the Wood Turners – Free! Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center, 200 S. Main St.

5/21 – Sat. 1st Annual VCAC Euchre Tournament! $10 for single player/$15 for a partner pair. 6-9 p.m., Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center, 200 S. Main St.

5/21 – Sat. Craft and Vendor Show to benefit Generous Hands. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lakeland Reformed Church, 10442 Sprinkle Road. Admission is free, requesting monetary or food donations for the backpack program in exchange for raffle tickets.

5/21 – Sat. The Historical Society is sponsoring a Barn Quilt Painting Workshop from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Vicksburg District Library. Limited to 20 students, $40 fee, reserve your spot by calling 269-329-0481.

5/21 – Vision Campaign golf scramble, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. shotgun start, Angels Crossing.

5/21 – Victorian Garden Club clean up at the Historic Village 9 a.m.-noon followed by a sloppy-Joe lunch in the pavilion. Everyone welcome.

5/22 – Sun. Vicksburg Historical Society Open House and dedication of the general store and Doris-Lee Sweet Shop, 2-4 p.m.

5/27 – Fri. May 27th. Free Live Music! The Living Room Musicians, 7-9 p.m., Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center, 200 S. Main St.

5/29 – Gospel concert at Klines Resort, 6:30 p.m., Soul’s Harbor. Bring chair for lawn seating.

5/30 – Pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m. at Kline’s Resort clubhouse, sponsored by Carers & Sharers of Portage Lake.

5/30 – Memorial Day, Vicksburg parade 10 a.m. and ceremony at cemetery.
5/31 – Vicksburg High School band concert, 7-9 p.m. PAC.

6/3 & 6/4 – Fri. & Sat. Community Yard Sales in the Centennial development off 22nd between U and V.

6/4 – Eighth annual Bubs 73 Golf Outing at Pineview Golf Club, 8-9 a.m., registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start, $55/person, $220/team.

6/4 – Victorian Garden Club plant sale, 9-1 p.m., community pavilion, N. Richardson Street.

6/5 – Vicksburg High School graduation 2 p.m.


5/10 – Fri. Ladies Library Association tea honoring the young women of Schoolcraft High School’s class of 2016, 1 p.m. at the Ladies Library Building.

5/11 – Sat. Open House to honor those listed on a plaque to honor former Schoolcraft library board members and directors, 6:30 p.m., refreshments will be served.

5/13 & 5/14 – Friday and Saturday, Village-wide garage sales. All day.

5/13 & 14 – Fri. & Sat., The Friends of the Library annual book and bake sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat.

5/16 – Mon. Schoolcraft PTO, 6:30 p.m. elementary school library.

5/21 – Sat. Village-wide clean up in the morning.

5/21 – Sat. 2 p.m. Barbara Gulley from Barb’s Tea Shop is serving up a delightful presentation on Downton Abbey people, places, manners, dress and tea fashion. Two Michigan Tea Room books will be raffled. This adult program has limited space; registration required.

6/5 – Sun. Schoolcraft High School graduation, 3 p.m.

In May, the Spring Brick Sale begins at the library. Celebrate grads, moms and dads by purchasing a brick to have specially engraved for the library brick walk. Cost is $75 for a 4” x 8” brick. Order forms are available at the circulation desk. Sale price is available the entire month of May.

The library has six brand new Kindle Fire tablets ready to lend out to patrons. The devices will circulate as a “try it before you buy it” type of program. Patrons can read ebooks, check email, download apps, etc. It’s an exciting new addition and Faye VanRavenswaay, the library director, is eager to get some feedback from the patrons.

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