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January, 2022

Calendar of Events

The Pristine White Countryside Beckons You to Cross Country Ski, Snowmobile, Ice Fish, or Just Play in the Snow!

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Friday, January 7th, 6-9pm

Painter’s Choice Ceramic Painting Party
Painters are provided step-by-step directions and sealer will be included so ceramics do not need to be re-fired after painting. Studio fee is $10 per person and ceramics are priced individually and sold separately. Ceramic prices range from $5-$45. Visit myinspiredparty.com to register or for more information.

Saturday, January 8th, 1-2:30pm

Free Guided Snowshoe Walk
Some snowshoes available to use on first come, first served basis. Ludington State Park Warming Shelter- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, January 8th, 6-8pm

Lantern Lit Snowshoeing
Includes bonfires at both the Warming Shelter and the Amphitheater, along with free warm beverages at the Amphitheater. Snowshoes available to use on first come, first served basis. Ludington State Park Warming Shelter- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Tuesday, January 11th, 7pm

Auditions for “Almost Maine”

West Shore Community College will present “Almost Maine” on March 3rd-5th at 7:30pm, and March 6th at 2pm. Adult actors of all ages will be considered and no advanced preparation is needed. 4-18 actors are needed. Contact Michelle Kiessel, at mkiessel@westshore.edu for more information.

Thursday, January 13th, 6-9pm

Chunky Knitted Blanket Workshop

Hosted by Inspired Parties. Registration is $65 and seating is limited to 12 participants. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit myinspiredparty.com. Inspired Parties Event Space- 3408 US-10, Ludington.

Friday, January 14th, 6-9pm

Chunky Knitted Blanket Workshop

Hosted by Inspired Parties. Registration is $65 and seating is limited to 12 participants. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit myinspiredparty.com. Inspired Parties Event Space- 3408 US-10, Ludington.

Friday, January 14th, 7:30pm

The Diego Rivera Quartet
A unique blend of straight-ahead jazz fused with music inspired by Rivera’s Latino background and heritage. Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Saturday, January 15th, 1-2:30pm AND 6-7:30pm

Free Guided Snowshoe Walk
Some snowshoes available to use on first come, first served basis. Ludington State Park Warming Shelter- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Sunday, January 16th, 9am

Grip ‘n Rip Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament 2022
Check in 9-945am, Shot Gun start at 10am. 1 round of 24 and hot cocoa and chili will be served for $5. Raffle tickets can be purchased the day of and the raffle will follow the tournament. Participants are asked to bring 5 of the following to be donated to local charitable organizations: canned food items, boxed food, household essentials such as tooth paste, baby food, body wash etc. The tournament will be held at West Shore Community College– 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville. r more information or to register, visit discgolfscene.com/tournaments

Saturday, January 22nd, 12-3pm

Free Cross Country Skiing
The Oceana Cross Country Ski Association will host a free cross country skiing event at the trail in Crystal Valley. The event includes use of OCCSA’s adult and children’s ski equipment. Equipment use will be first come, first serve and the event will be contingent upon weather and appropriate ski conditions.

Saturday, January 22nd, 1-2:30pm

Free Guided Snowshoe Walk
Some snowshoes available to use on first come, first served basis. Ludington State Park Warming Shelter- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, January 22nd, 6-8pm

Lantern Lit Snowshoeing
Includes bonfires at both the Warming Shelter and the Amphitheater, along with free warm beverages at the Amphitheater. Snowshoes available to use on first come, first served basis. Ludington State Park Warming Shelter- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, January 29th, 1-2:30pm AND 6-7:30pm

Free Guided Snowshoe Walk
Some snowshoes available to use on first come, first served basis. Ludington State Park Warming Shelter- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, January 29th, 1-6pm

Pure Ludington Brrrewfest 
Taste of the best and most unique flavors of beers, wines, ciders and meads from all around Michigan. Rotary Park- corner of Lewis St. and Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

Seasonal Events & Activities

Summer in West Michigan offers great outdoor activities, like swimming in our beautiful lakes, hiking, biking, and more.

Though it can be chilly, winter in West Michigan has much to offer like snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.

Find good fun like scenic color tours, hayrides, corn mazes, and many family activities during the fall in West Michigan.

The rebirth of spring in West Michigan offers lots of fun adventures like golfing, disc golf, biking, hiking, fishing, etc.