Wickwood Inn Notebook Calendar
A L L  T H E  L O C A L  N E W S,  G O S S I P,  R E C I P E S  &  L O R E  T H A T' S  F I T  T O   P R I N T Topiary S P R I N G  2 0 0 9

Spring Fever

"Spring sprang suddenly on the land"    Jean Giono



March 1 “On the West Michigan Pike” photography by Vincent Musi, SCA
March 1-21 Small Wonders at The Water
Street Gallery

Water Street Gallery

March 1 Helen Marlais Classical piano and clarinetist Arthur Campbell, SCA
March 1 “On The Air” – Four Radio Shows from the 40’s, Woman’s Club
March 1-10- Jonathan Borofsky, American sculptor, Meijer Gardens

March 1-April 30 Foremost Butterflies are Blooming at Meijer Gardens

March 1-30 Hempy Art Collection, SCA
March 1 Jack Tabler, cabaret, The What Not Inn
March 6-April 27 La Loteria - An Exploration of Mexico, paintings by Teresa Villegas, SCA
March 6 Girlfriends Weekend, Downtown Holland
March 6 Dance 35, Knickerbocker Theatre, Holland
March 6 Big Love, DeWitt Theatre, Holland
March 6 Folk Music at Lemonjello's
March 7 Entourage, jazz, The What Not Inn
March 7 Archipelago: Indigenous Art of Indonesia, Holland Art Museum
March 7 Chef Carl Baker Winemaker’s Dinner at Fenn Valley Winery
March 8 Kazimierz Brzozowski, Classical Piano Recital, SCA
March 8 Mary Rademacher sings at The What Not Inn
March 9 Wine Tasting with Paul Mann, Butch’s
March 10 Charlie Chan in Honolulu, Film Studies at the Red Barn
March 11 The Life of Cora Bliss Taylor, S/D Historical Society
March 11 Francine Prose, Visiting Writers Series, Knickerbocker Theatre
March 12 The Nines Gallery Private Collection at Holland Arts Council
March 12 The Philadelphia Story, Old School House
March 13 Steve Jenkins at Lemonjello’s
March 14 Maple Sugar Time at Van Raalte Farm
March 14 ST. PATRICK’S DAY Parade and green fun!

March 14 Saugatuck/Douglas Historical Society Pub Party
March 14 Entyce entertains at What Not
March 14 Mark Kahny at The What Not Inn
March 14-15 Pre-Release Winetasting at FennValley Winery
March 15 Alina Morr, Latin Jazz at the SCA
March 17 Saugatuck Brewery Cricket Tournament
March 17 Adventures in Afghanistan
, Herrick Library
March 19 “Ladies of the Lighthouses” by Diana Stampfler at the SCA
March 19 Irish Music at The Saugatuck Brewery

March 21-22-Pre-Release Winetasting at Fenn Valley Winery
March 21 Madcat, Kane, Schrock and Shimmin with blues, jazz and folk at the SCA

Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Main Stage at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

March 21 “Madcat and Kane: with Shimmin and Schrock”. Grammy award winner harmonica playing Peter ”Madcat” Ruth leads a “musical gumbo” of blues, jazz, and folk. 8 pm

March 28 “Broadway, Our Way!” starring Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael in a unique blend of whimsy, nostalgia with jazz favorites, contemporary classics and show tunes that has named them one of the “Top 10 Cabaret Acts.” 8 pm

April 18 Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz- The Globe trotting Quetzalli dance troupe features many regional dances of old Mexico particularly “La Bamba.” Music is preformed on authentic stringed instruments and the dancers wear folk costumes. 8pm

May 2 “Jennie DeVoe Band” with a lovely mix of scratchy blues and sweet low notes. It is a marriage of pure folk and funk with rhythm and blues amidst anecdotes, lore, and personal stories. 8pm.

May 24 “Hot Club of Detroit” the five-time Music Award winning group carries on the gypsy jazz of France while delving into inspiration from New Orleans and Miles Davis featuring Swing Dancers from Ann Arbor. 8pm

March 21 Mike Raliegh & Keith Scott sing at The What Not Inn
March 22 Improv, Holland Civic Theatre
March 22 Charles Aschbrenner “Carnaval” by Schumann at the SCA
March 22 Christy G at The What Not Inn
March 23 Robert Gruca, classical guitarist, Knicerbocker Theater
March 24 Spencer Meyer, piano, Dimnent Memorial Chapel
March 24 Wine Dinner at Every Day People Cafe
March 24 The Thin Man Goes Home, Film Studies at the Red Barn
March 26 Talk of the Town at The Old School House
March 28 Chef Chris Ferris, Winemaker’s Dinner at Fenn Valley Winery
March 28 Edye Evans Hyde sings at What Not
March 28 Broadway, Our Way! with Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael at the SCA
March 28 Temptation! A Chocolate Smorgasbord in the new Rubinkam Studio/Gallery, Douglas

March 29 Andrew Le, Classical piano, SCA
March 29 Diego croons, The What Not Inn
March 31 Quartet San Francisco, Hope College


April 1 Carroll’s, Rules of Red Rubber Ball
, Holland Arts Council

April 3 Folk Music at Lemonjello’s
April 4 Entourage performs
at What Not
April 4 Live Turtles of Michigan, DeGraaf Nature Center
April 5 Entyce sings at The What Not Inn
April 7 & 9 Pinata Workshop
April 7 Bulldog Drummond’s Bride, Film Studies at the Red Barn
April 9 Mr. Lucky at the Old School House
April 11 Town Crier Race, Saugatuck
April 11 Edye Evans Hyde sings cabaret at The What Not Inn
April 12 Egg Roll, Parade Saugatuck, Easter Brunch at Clearbrook
April 12 Mary Rademacher cabaret at The What Not Inn

T H E   S K Y   H E M P Y

at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Spend Sunday afternoons with performances by World class musicians throughout the Spring.
Mar 1 Dr. Helen Marlais Piano Recital collaborates with virtuoso clarinetist Arthur Campbell
Mar 8 Kazimierz Brzozowski, Classical pianist renown for his captivating performances of Frederic Chopin
Mar 15 Alina Morr performs Latin Jazz plus original compositions
Mar 22 Charles Aschbrenner performs the intriguing musical “Carnaval: A Masked Ball” by Robert Schumann
Mar 29 Dr. Andrew Le, pianist and Julliard graduate will perform Schubert: Four Impromptus /Schubert-Liszt: Soirees de Vienne No. 6 and Poulenc: Les Soirees de Nazelles

April 13-18 I’ve Loved You So Long, Knickerbocker Theatre
April 14 Darrell Martins Dance Fusion, Knickerbocher Theatre
April 16-18 Love, Sex and the IRS, Holland Civic Theatre
April 16 The Art and Legacy of Diego Rivera, SCA
April 16 Minton Sparks, Spoken Word Poetry, Knicerbocker Theatre
April 18 Verdi’s Requiem, DeWitt Auditorium
April 18 Art Dart at The Waterstreet Gallery
April 18 “Clue!” A Club MSW Treasure Hunt at Blue Star Antique Pavilion

April 18 Spring Waterfowl Watch, DeGraaf Nature Center
April 18 Ballet Folklorico “Quetsalli” de Veracruz
at the SCA


Culture of Mexico Festival at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

“La Loteria: An Exploration of Mexico” explores the images of Mexico using a popular game of chance to view historical figures, gastronomy, and distinctive culture. Throughout April there will be a Pinata Workshop, Diego Rivera Lecture, and the tapping heals, dazzling costumes and pounding rhythms of “Ballet Folklorica” preformed by the acclaimed folk-dance troupe Quetzlli, and Cinco de Mayo cooking classes. www.sc4a.org

April 18 Christy G sings at The What Not Inn
April 19 Mark Kahny entertains at What Not
April 21 The Big Sleep, Film Studies at The Red Barn

The Red Barn

April 23 Arsenic and Old Lace, Old School House
April 24 Wine Dinner at Every Day People Cafe
April 24 A Frog Pond, DeGraaf Nature Center
April 25 Birds and Breakfast, Saugatuck Dunes Park - DeGraaf Nature Center
April 25 Beneath the Inland Seas, Knickerbocker Theatre
April 25 California Suite, Till Midnight
April 25 The Fringe, DeWitt Theatre
April 25 Diego sings at The What Not Inn
April 26 Allegan Antique Market, Allegan Fairgrounds.
April 25 French Winemaker’s Dinner at Fenn Valley Winery
April 26 The Johnson Trio at The What Not Inn

Mason Street Warehouse

The season begins June 26th -July 19th with the Broadway hit, “The Full Monty’. Based on the film, a group of unemployed steel workers dream up the ultimate money-making gimmick and along the way renew their self-esteem and remember the importance and fun of friendship.

“Pump Boys and Dinettes”, that Broadway classic of pump boys selling high octane in Grand Ole Opry country while dinettes run the Double Cupp diner. It’s an evening of country western song on guitars, piano, bass and kitchen utensils. From July 24th-August 9th.

A secret New York musical is under contract, but not yet announced for August 14  -30. It has just completed successful runs in New York and Chicago and is completing it’s national tour. We Can’t Wait!!!!


Museum 2009 Exhibition

A Century of Leisure at the Lake Michigan Shore

Saugatuck Douglas Museum
Park Street at Mt. Baldhead
A short walk from the Chain Ferry Daily Noon to 4pm Memorial Day thru Labor Day Free admission


May 1-June 15 Sylvia Randolph: An Artfilled Life in Saugatuck
May 1 Woodcock Walk at Dunes State Park, DeGraaf Nature Center
May 2 Jennie DeVoe Band, folk and blues, SCA
May 2 Saugatuck/Douglas Spring Preview
May 2 Blue Coast Artist’s Opening Weekend
May 2-9 Tulip Time, Holland

May 2 Girl’s Afternoon Out,  Cooking Seminars at Fenn Valley Winery
May 2 Star of Saugatuck Cruises season opens

Star of Saugatuck

May 2 Jack Tabler, guitar, The What Not Inn
May 3 Entyce croons at The What Not Inn
May 7 The Bachelor and The Bobby Soxer
, Old School House May 9 International Migratory Bird Day, VanRaalte Farm - DeGraaf Nature Center
May 9-June 10 New Artists at The Water Street Gallery
May 9 Harry Lucas & The Lowdown Blues Band at What Not Inn

The What Not Inn

May 10 Mary Rademacher sings at The What Not Inn
May 12 West Michigan Drum Circle, Felt Mansion
May 13 Holland Farmer’s Market Opens
May 16-17 Pit and Smoke Firing Workshop, Khnemu Studio
May 16-17 Bonsai Show, Meijer Gardens
May 16 Southwest Michigan Birdathon, DeGraaf Nature Center
May 16 Saugatuck-Douglas Garden Club Plant Sale
May 16 Entourage sings at The What Not Inn
May 17 The Michael Holmes Trio, What Not Inn
May 18 Community Pride Day
May 21 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Old School House
May 22-24 Memorial Day Weekend Concert Series, SCA
May 23 The Wonder Bread Years, Baby-Boomer comedy, SCA
May 23-30 Wildflower Sale, DeGraaf Nature Center
May 23 Lakeshore Allstar Blues Band
May 24 Hot Club of Detroit, swing dancers and gypsy jazz, SCA
May 27 The Fire Within, Khnemu Studio
May 29 Memorial Day Weekend, Parades everywhere
May 30-31 Iris Show, Meijer Gardens
May 30 Jack Tabler at The What Not Inn
May 31 Allegan Antique Market, Allegan Fairgrounds
May 31 Explore Far View Nature Park, DeGraaf Nature Center
May 31 Diego sings at The What Not Inn June


June 6 Entourage sings at The What Not Inn
June 6 Lake Macatawa Triathlon, Holland

June 7 Ox-Bow Class Season Begins
June 7 Tim Johnson Trio at The What Not Inn
June 1-28 The Fire Within-Exhibit of Dick Lehamn, Khenumu Gallery
June 9 West Michigan Drum Circle, Felt Mansion
June 9 Tuesday in the Park Concerts, Fennville
June 11 Street Performer Series, Downtown Holland


11th Waterfront Film Festival
June 11 - 14
“One of the Top 5 Film Festivals ... right up there with Cannes and Sundance”
The Screen Actor’s Guild

Outdoor screenings, movie premiers galore, The New Media Television Festival, workshops, screenplay competitions, workshops, parties and movers and shakers everywhere!!! You don’t want to miss this annual rite of Spring in Saugatuck.
It’s terrific!
Waterfront Film Festival

June 11-14 Waterfront Film Festival, Saugatuck
June 12 Summer Concert Series, Centennial Park, Holland

Saugatuck Greenmarket

June 12 Saugatuck Green Market, every Friday 8-2, SCA
June 13 Summer in The City, Waterstreet Gallery
June 13 Douglas Dutchers Baseball, Beery Field, Douglas.
June 13 Entyce sings at The What Not Inn
June 14 FLAG DAY
June 14 Mary Rademacher sings at The What Not Inn
June 19-20 Sticks Show, Good Goods Gallery
June 20 Saugatuck Arts & Crafts Street Fair
June 20 James Brandess Studio and Gallery Open House
June 20-21 Rose Show
, Meijer Gardens
June 20 Douglas Dutchers Baseball, Beery Field, Douglas
June 20 Christy G sings at The What Not Inn
June 21 The Michael Holmes Trio
at What Not Inn
June 23 Tuesday in the Park, FennvilleJune 26-30 The Full Monty, Mason Street Warehouse
June 27 Fenn Valley Wine Fest, Fenn Valley Winery
June 27 Jack Tabler sings at The What Not
June 28 Allegan Antique Market, Allegan Fairgrounds, 7:30-4pm
June 28 Edye Evans Hyde sings at What Not Inn



Saugatuck-Douglas Jazz Fest July 31 and August 1st. The Idlewild Foundation sponsored festival will begin with evening performances at The Saugatuck Brewing Company and continues on Saturday with a big band parade and performances all over town.

Performing will be New Yorker’s “One For All”, Chicago’s Nicole Mitchell, Detroit’s Shahida Nurullah, Onita Sanders, Johnny O’Newal, Benny Cruz and Dwight Adams, Greenville’s “Flat River Band and Saugatuck’s Jim Cooper Trio. There will be jazz movies, documentaries and lectures. 313.965.0505 or 616.915.0288


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