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Wednesday, January 18th
*Kristine Goodwin will perform acoustic covers and originals from 5-7pm at Mi Element Grains and Grounds (3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392).
Thursday, January 19th
*Story Hours are scheduled at the Chippewa Nature Center from 9:30-10:30 AM and 11:00-12:00 PM. This time includes stories, crafts, and other age-appropriate activities. Please dress for the weather for this outdoor program. In case of bad weather, the program will move indoors. This event is free.
*Winter Social hosted by Ark of Midland will be held at Midland City Forest from 4-6pm. Dress warmly for sledding, hot chocolate, hot dogs and a campfire. Please bring your own sled as the number of sleds is limited. Questions can be sent to Ark of Midland at 989-631-4439.
* Stories by the Fire takes place at the Chippewa Nature Center from 6:30-7:30 pm. Stop at the homestead to enjoy a relaxing evening by the campfire and listen to tales of a winter gone by. This event is free.
* Fabulous Mr. E’s Piano Lounge, 5-7pm, Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
Friday, January 20th
*The Broadway Flight series is set for 7-9pm in Creative 360. The organization pairs Broadway musicals with wine for a “balanced night of smooth live entertainment with a spicy finish.” Performers from the Great Lakes Bay region will captivate the audience as you savor four Broadway shows while enjoying a coordinated selection of wines. Additional wine is available for purchase. You can bring in light meals. The fee is $20 prepaid and $25 onsite.
* Brewster, The Front Porch Hillbilly plays lunchtime acoustic country from 12pm to 2pm, while Gretchen Shop plays pop and show tunes from 5pm to 7pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
* Comedy Night Live returns from Northern Lanes! Starring Andrew Wegleitner, Kate Brindle and more. The show is set from 6-8pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the bar, 1129 Saginaw Road, Sanford, or online at barcomictix.com.
Saturday, January 21st
* Brunch History: Coffeehouse Culture is set at 10am at Midland Center for the Arts. Come join us for a lively conversation about the culture of coffee houses, their origins and their impact on the region. Historian Wesley Reynolds provides insight into the beginnings of the “coffee house” as a place for social gatherings and higher conversations. Renee Deckrow, owner of Live Oak Coffeehouse, and Daniel Terhune, her general manager at Live Oak, discuss coffeehouse culture and its impact on modern Midland communities. Lectures are free for museum members and $7 for the general public.
* Johnny Hunt will play fun ukulele tunes from noon to 1:30pm. The Midland Sax Quartet plays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Jacob Weisenbach and Jazz Rubin perform from 8pm to 10pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
* A celebration of the cultures of East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and India, the Lunar New Year celebration is set for 3-5:30 pm at Dow Diamond in downtown Midland. Anyone can participate and the event is free. Food and alcohol tasting tickets representing these cultures are $35 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Sunday, January 22nd
* The Snowshoe Sampler is held at the Chippewa Nature Center from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Stop by and try his CNC snowshoes, go on a winter scavenger hunt, or warm up by the campfire. Meet at your homestead cabin and enjoy a winter afternoon in the snow. In case of bad snow conditions the event will be canceled (at CNC’s discretion). This event is free.
* Extra Credit Club: A Showcase for Local Music Educators and Their Students 2:00pm – 4:00pm The String Thing Band will play acoustic folk and Americana-style pop from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
* Band Roulette 2023, a rock and improv show, is scheduled for 5:00 PM at the State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. Musicians and songs are drawn from hats and played on the spot. Featuring local musicians and bands, the event is a fundraiser for local non-profit music programs All Music is Power and D-Steet Entertainment. Tickets are $15. Doors open 16:00 Information 989-892-2660
Monday, January 23rd
*Senior Pancake Breakfast is set at 11am at the Greater Midlands Community Center. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Please pay in cash only on the day of the event. Register your spot at least a week in advance. Breakfast will be canceled if Midland Public Schools is closed due to weather. For more information, please contact Amanda Ewald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-832-7937 ext. 2270.
Tuesday, January 24th
*Paint Your Pet in Creative 360 is set from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Join Creative 360 Executive Director Laura Voceipka for an evening of color and fun. You can choose to paint your pet however you like. No, it doesn’t have to be artistic. Submit an image of a dog, cat, hamster, or horse to email@example.com by January 19th and Creative 360 will transfer the image to a 16 x 20 canvas. Close-up images are best. We welcome all ages. Registration is required by January 19th.
* “The Book of Mormon” will be performed at the Midland Center for the Arts. Show time is 7:30 PM. Tickets start at $35. Information, midlandcenter.org
Wednesday, January 25th
* The Sound Community Music Series will be held at Live Oak Coffeehouse from 7-9pm. This monthly music series features local classical and jazz musicians. The first hour is an opportunity for students, amateurs and professionals to share musical performances. The second hour will spotlight professional musicians performing full-length concerts. Tonight’s Featured Artist gratefully accepts financial support from the audience in the form of donations. If you are interested in performing at the Sound Community Music Series, please contact Colin Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org Please give me.
* Zehnder’s Snowfest is set for January 25th to January 25th. 29 for Frankenmuth. Visitors can enjoy larger-than-life snow sculptures and detailed ice sculptures. Plus, Zehnder’s Snowfest offers entertainment for the whole family with heated tents, a fireworks display, a petting zoo, and activities for kids.
* Dream Piano with George Wiediger from 5-7pm. 5pm to 7pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
Thursday, January 26th
* Adventures for Women: Snowshoe hikes are scheduled from 5-6:30 PM at the Chippewa Nature Center. Enjoy an afternoon snowshoe hike. Notice bird and animal tracks and other points of interest in forests and fields. Beginners and experienced snowshoeers welcome. Pre-register and reserve your snowshoe online or call 989-631-0830. In case of bad snow conditions, the hike will be canceled (at CNC’s discretion). This event is free.
* Fabulous Mr. E’s Piano Lounge from 5-7pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
Friday, January 27th
*The Creative 360 fundraiser, Neon Ball, will be held at Creative 360 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Join the art, lighting, music, food and dancing in the middle of Mark Piotrovsky’s glowing art-filled Bayliss his gallery. and Josh Averill. First drinks are chargeable and heavy hors d’oeuvres are served. Cash bar will be available. We accept reservations for 6 to 4 people only. Registration required. 989-837-1885. Tickets are $30 each and $100 for four advance tickets. Tickets are $40 at the door.
* Eastside Mike Smith plays acoustic folk and country from 5-7pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
Saturday, January 28th
*Kids Day will be held at Midland Mall from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event offers hands-on activities for children and an opportunity for parents to explore the services the community has to offer, from school to sports to health to 4-H. Masks are encouraged and appreciated. This event is free.
*Sarah Nelson will lead the Yoga Social Hour from 9am-10:45am (sign up at sarahnelsonyoga.com). Detroit singer/songwriter Mike Ward will perform original acoustic songs from 5pm to his 7pm. Lee Kitzman and Dave Dalton will perform a special team-up his set of folk and acoustic originals from 8pm to 10pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
*A piano recital honoring the late Robert Sablan is scheduled for 4pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Midland. Hosted by the Saginaw Valley American Guild of Organists, the event honors Sabourin’s memory and the gift of his Steinway and his piano from his wife Emilee. Guest His pianist Dr. Georphy plays pieces that reflect Sablan’s interest and affection for specific genres and composers. Seats are limited. Book Adrienne Wiley at her email@example.com
Sunday, January 29th
* DJAM with Roland Wallace from 5-7pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
Monday, January 30th
* Healthy Living for Brain and Body takes place at the Greater Midlands Community Center from 11am-12pm. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement. Use our hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into your healthy aging plan. This event is free. Please contact Amanda Ewald ext. 989-832-7937 to reserve your spot at least one week in advance. 2270.
January 31 (Tue)
*Pollinator schedule is set at Dow Gardens from 6-7:30pm. Turn your landscape into a sanctuary for native pollinators such as bees, birds and butterflies. Join entomologist Ellie Maxwell and botanical curator Jacob Burns in a program that touches on pollinator identification, plant selection, structural features, garden design and care. The cost is $18. Seating is limited and registration is required. Learn more and register online at dowgardens.org/events/pollinators.
Wednesday, February 1
*Evening snowshoe hikes are scheduled from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Chippewa Nature Center. Participants look for signs of animals, examine tree silhouettes, and enjoy the winter sky. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight. Pre-register and reserve your snowshoe online or call 989-631-0830. In case of bad snow conditions, the hike will be canceled (at CNC’s discretion). This event is free.
* Local Authors Night with Robert Fanning (Professor, CMU) and Donny Winter (Professor, Delta College) from 5-7pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
Thursday, February 2nd
* Dwayne Gill’s Comedy Night featuring Tim Finkel at 8pm at Midland Center for the Arts. ticket, midlandcenter.org
February 3 (Friday)
* Kirk Brewster, Front Porch Hillbilly plays lunchtime acoustic country from 12pm to 2pm. The Blues Doctor on Hot Harmonica and Blue Harmonica plays from 5pm until he’s 7pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
Saturday, February 4th
* John Lewis Goode plays pure rockabilly from 5pm to 7pm. Bryan Rombalski and the Three Worlds will play jazz/funk/world/Americana flavored pop music from 8pm to he 10pm. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392.
February 5 (Sun)
* Early ’80s radio staples Air Supply have a concert scheduled at 7pm at the Midland Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $34. Information, midlandcenter.org
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