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Chamber Members plan busy start to Fall

Allegan Jaycees Annual Oktoberfest:  

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Saturday, September 20 is a great day to get your Downtown on as the Allegan Jaycees’ Oktoberfest returns to the riverfront from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM.  The event features live entertainment from Jeff McLaughlin (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM), the Alabama Spanking Machine (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) and a return engagement from Trapped on Mars (8:00 PM – 11:00 PM); and of course, beer and sausages.  New for the 2014 event are games for kids from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Earlier that day (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM), the Heritage Home Network Group presents the Secret Spaces tour.  Six spaces make up the 2014 tour, including the hydro-electric in the Mill District.  Tickets for the Secret Spaces tour are $10 and may be purchased, either in advance, or the day of the tour, at Something Sweet and Baker Allegan Studios.

Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center 25th Anniversary Celebration:ACATEC 25

The Allegan Area Educational Service Agency  will celebrate 25 years of bringing technical education to area students at the Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center on Tuesday, September 23, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.  Along with food and music, attendees will not want to miss the opening of Time Capsule at 1:00 PM.  What wonders await – VHS and laser discs, pound-and-a-half, $1500 cell phones, and dot-matrix printers?  More information.

Sylvia’s Place Fall Festival:Sylvia

Sylvia’s Place will host its annual Fall Festival on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at The Silo Banquet Facility.  Beginning at 5:30 PM with a social hour, the event features stationed hors d’oeuvres and desserts at 6:30 PM and live auction and raffles at 7:30 PM.  Silent auctions available for bid throughout the evening.  Tickets are $45 per person and are available at The Grill House, Montage Market, and the Allegan County News in Allegan, Hart’s Jewelry in Plainwell, The Commercial Record in Saugatuck, or by calling Jan Collins at 269.806.5284.

Allegan Community Players present  Afraid of The Dark:Afraid of the Dark Poster (crop)

An outrageously funny basic situation, terrific pace, suspense, and laughs galore will mark the Allegan Community Players production of Afraid of The Dark.  Chauncey and Lillums arrive at “Stone Mansion” for their honeymoon.  It’s an isolated country estate belonging to his aunt and supposedly unoccupied.  Soon after Chauncey confesses he’s been “afraid of the dark” ever since childhood–you guessed it–the lights suddenly go out!  When the power returns, the honeymooners find themselves  surrounded by fantastic characters in this “deserted” house.  And that’s not all, they also find themselves in the midst of a spy plot—with a twist!

Afraid of The Dark will be performed on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 PM, and Sunday matinee on October 12 at 2:00 PM.  Presale tickets available at Something Sweet ($8.00 students/seniors, $10 general admission).

AGH Spirit Of Women Girls’ Night Out:spiritofwomen_logo

The 2014 Fall Women’s Signature and Spirit of Women Award event promises an evening filled with inspiring stories of girls and women in our community.  Key note speaker and breast cancer survivor, Dr. Sheri Prentiss, shares her story, her voice, her life, and her victory to motivate YOU to better health.  Dr. Sheri brings the unique perspective of being a patient and a physician.  Her remarkable journey of pain, loss and change has moved thousands of people across the country.  Join us for a wonderful evening to celebrate, learn and feel inspired.  This event is free with refreshments provided (cash bar).  Registration information


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