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April 2025 Events Calendar

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April 1-7, 2025

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April 8-14, 2025

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April 15-21, 2025

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April 22-30, 2025

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The following events are from 2024. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2025!

 

AFFEW Online Native Plant Sale
Garden & Single Species flats plus individual Quart & Gallon plants may be ordered by visiting affew.org

Opening Day of the Silver Lake State Park ORV Area
Silver Lake State Park.

Victory Early Childhood Center/Mason County Central Great Start Readiness Preschool Program Registration
Families with children who turn 4 on or before September 1st, 2024, are invited to register for the Great Start Readiness Preschool Program at Scottville Elementary School- 201 W. Maple Ave., Scottville. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate and a copy of their income tax W2 form or other current income verification.

School-Wide Open House at Covenant Christian School
Students eligible for enrollment range from 3 years old through 8th grade. The event includes a school tour, teacher talks, enrollment packets, and more. Covenant Christian School- 2980 W. US-10, Ludington.

Victory Early Childhood Center/Mason County Central Great Start Readiness Preschool Program Registration
Families with children who turn 4 on or before September 1st, 2024, are invited to register for the Great Start Readiness Preschool Program at Victory Early Childhood Center- 4171 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate and a copy of their 2021 income tax W2 form or other current income verification. Families with children turning 4 between September 1st-December 1st, 2024.

“Up North” Lake & Cottage Show
Show including vendors of indoor/outdoor furniture, landscaping, construction & remodel, kitchen & bath, home decor, designers, electric bikes, stand-up paddle boards, golf carts, boats, and more. Hours are 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday. For more information, visit mifun4u.com.

Craft Supply Sale
Lunch available for purchase. Reserve a table by clicking here.  Wagoner Community Center- 260 St. Mary’s Parkway, Manistee. 

Pentwater Preschool Playgroup & Registration
Families with children who turn 4 on or before December 1st, 2024, are invited. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate, proof of income, health checkup, and immunization record. All children ages 2-4 are invited to the playgroup portion of the event. Pentwater Preschool- 600 Park St., Pentwater.

MCE Preschool & Kindergarten Round-Up Night
For Kindergarten, families with children who turn 5 on or before September 1st and for Preschool, families with children who turn 4 on or before September 1st, 2024 are invited to register for MCE’s programs at MCE School- 18 S. Main St., Custer. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate and a copy of their income tax W2 form or other current income verification.

Diapers & Donuts
Drive through event where families with children ages 3 and under are invited to receive diapers for the child(ren). Diapers sizes newborn-size 6 will be available. Car seat safety checks also offered on site. West Shore Family Support- 603 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington.

Ludington Preschool Round-Up
Families with children who will be 3 or 4 by September 1st are invited to learn about preschool programs and the enrollment process, and meet the staff. Enrollment requires a driver’s license, and the child’s birth certificate and proof of immunizations. Ludington Elementary School- 5771 Bryant Rd., Ludington.

Spring Craft Show
Local crafter and vendor booths, bake sale by Lakeshore Animal Friends, 50/50 raffle to benefit Lakeshore Animal Friends, and Meraki Coffee Truck. Hamlin Township Hall- 3775 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington.

Girls Rock
Celebration of women through music, poetry, and speakers. Hosted by Ludrock. Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Kindergarten Round-Up at Spitler Elementary School
Thursday from 4:30-6pm and Friday from 11am-3pm. Families with children turning 5 on or before September 1st are invited to register from the upcoming school year. In order to register, parents should bring the child’s birth certificate, up-to-date immunization records, proof of residency, hearing/vision screening, and the parent or guardian’s photo ID. Children will receive a free goody bag and raffle entry. Contact the school at
(231) 873-6237 for more information.

Ludington Elementary Kindergarten & Young 5’s Registration
For Kindergarten, families with children who turn 5 prior September 1st and for Young 5’s, families with children who turn 5 prior to December 1st are invited to enroll. Enrollment requires a driver’s license, and the child’s birth certificate and proof of immunizations. Ludington Elementary School- 5771 Bryant Rd., Ludington.

The Masked (Local) Singer Fundraiser
This fundraiser for Sandcastles Children’s Museum will include local “celebrities” singing while in costume and judges guessing who they are. Attendees will also vote for their favorite contestant. Tickets are $60 in advance or $75 at the door. Or pay $100 for a VIP ticket. All tickets include dinner, one drink, and a special treat. A cash bar and complimentary non-alcoholic drink choices will be available. For tickets, visit sandcastleschildrensmuseum.com or stop by the museum during open hours. Sandcastles Children’s Museum- 129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Great Lakes Environmental Festival
The mission of this film festival is to encourage people to think about ecology and the present condition of the Great Lakes region. Students will be encouraged to use their 60-second presentation PSA to promote environmental improvement and demonstrate how practical solutions to environmental problems have evolved. Additional events will be scheduled. These, along with event locations, are to be announced. For the most updated information, visit glef.us.

Mom 2 Mom Sale
Sale of gently used baby and kids’ items, spring and summer clothing, toys, books, and more. $1 entry fee. Faith Covenant Church- 475 Eighth St., Manistee.

AFFEW Earth Day Events
Presentations, informational booths, kids activities, and more. Free and open to the public. United Methodist Church of Ludington- 5810 W. Bryant Rd., Ludington.

Book Walk
Families with children age 5 and under are invited to participate in this 1/2 mile walk with activities along the way held in conjunction with the dedication of the Shelby Pocket Park Little Library. Participants will receive free books and Talking is Teaching resources (supplies limited). Shelby Pocket Park- 175 N. Michigan Ave., Shelby.

Wine Run 5k
Enjoy scenic views and exquisite wines during this event at Mari Vineyards- 8175 Center Rd., Traverse City. Registration includes a t-shirt, wine glass, medal, and a pour of wine. Proceeds benefit the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center. Registration is $25 and is required. Register at runsignup.com. For more information, contact Jessie Fousset at (231) 929-4250.

Cars & Coffee Car Meet
Free car meet with no registration or registration fees. All are welcome. At the Meraki Coffee Truck in the parking lot of Scotty’s Restaurant- 5910 W. US-10, Ludington.

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Lakeshore Animal Friends
Event also includes a ticket raffle for a Bubble Hockey Table and a silent auction. Dinner includes spaghetti, side salad, choice of bread, and a beverage. Tickets are $12 per person at the door or $10 per person for pre-orders. Kids 10 and under eat for $6. To pre-order, contact Julie Henry on Facebook, PayPal Julie at julieann1967@gmail.com, or Venmo Julie at julieLAF.

Open Enrollment at Gateway 2 Success Academy
Children from 6th-12th grades are invited to join the Wolfpack at G2S Academy for the upcoming school year. Enrollment packets can be found online at g2sacademy.org or at the school- 524 N. Scottville Rd., Scottville.

Ludington Restaurant Week
This event will spotlight new menu items at participating locations, plus attractive pre-set price points, which are sure to please the palates of diners. For information on participating restaurants, visit downtownludington.org.

Oaktree Academy Preschool Round-Up
6498 W. Decker Rd., Ludington.

Annual Spring Tree Sale Pickup in Ludington
Pick up is Friday from 2-6pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington. Sponsored by the Mason-Lake Conservation District. 

Mom 2 Mom Sale
Sale of gently used baby and kids’ items, spring and summer clothing, toys, books, and more. $2 entry fee (under age 12 free). Cornerstone Baptist Church- 121 Nelson Rd., Ludington.

Annual Spring Tree Sale Pickup in Baldwin
Pavilion behind Jones Ice Cream- 858 Michigan Ave., Baldwin. Sponsored by the Mason-Lake Conservation District. 

Ludington Lake Jump
Participants raise money for a new organization each year and jump into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan. Registration at 10:30am, jump at 11am. Stearns Park, Ludington.

Mason County Eastern Athletic Boosters Auction
Tickets include a taco bar, coffee, and water, and attendees are welcome to BYOB. The event includes a silent auction, live auction, games, and more. Fountain Town Hall- 3854 E. Main St., Fountain.

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