TALK OF THE TOWN: JANUARY 20, 2022

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WEEK IN REVIEW

CULTURE & MEDIA

  1. LACA has started youth sewing workshops w/ Deb Borema. They are FREE to children and grandchildren of LACA members. Not a member? Become a member for just $40. LACA’s Little Free Art Gallery is back open and is currently featuring an installation by Ruth Cooper.
  2. Sandcastles Children’s Museum is on their final week of winter break. They will re-open January 28th with Friday Toddler Time.
  3. WMOM has been giving away “This or That” prizes this week! Tune in to learn how you can win! Chris also chatted with City Manager Mitch Foster and Mayor Steve Miller this week about snow safety, short term rentals, city charter, and petitions.

SERVICES

  1. Adora Studio of Hair showed us how to get the most benefit from salon quality shampoos.
  2. Northstar Fitness has some new tanks and tees available to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.
  3. Northstar Chiro listed some benefits of massage therapy.
  4. West Shore Bank announced the dates for their 2022 Rhythm & Dunes concerts: July 30 (union Guns) and August 6 (Your Generation In Concert)

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  1. All Occasions Events & Floral is hiring a florist.
  2. Backstage Hobbies & Games showed us some cozy items they have in the shop: blankets, pillows, and plushies. 
  3. Book Mark featured four cook books to enjoy while the weather is cold and gray.
  4. Cedar Chest opens back up today after a closure to work on the front walkway.
  5. Everest Athleisure is having an “End Of Year” Sale and the more you buy, the more you save! Buy 2 items, get 20% off. Buy 3 items, get 30% off. Buy 4 items, get 40% off! CUrrent hours are Mon-Sat 10a-5p and Sun 11a-4p.
  6. Evergreen Natural Foods Market has restocked the tea wall with a variety of green, black, white, oolong, rooibos, and other herbal teas to keep you healthy and cozy this time of year.
  7. Gliks is running sale on all clearance items! Take an additional 20% off in the store only.
  8. Hegg’s Furniture featured new items that are on the showroom floor in Ludington.
  9. Ludington Hobbies is hiring! They also have new robotics kits in the store AND this week’s “too low to mention” sale table is FULL!
  10. Mariellen’s Hallmark has the new Squishville sets in the store. They also have these oversized Sherpa pullovers to keep you warm.
  11. Nautical Yarn will teach you how to knit and crochet in their beginner classes or how to use the newest rage, the Magic Loop. There is a FREE class tonight (Thursday, Jan. 20th) at 5:30pm.
  12. Snyder’s Shoes winter sale is in full swing!
  13. Spindrift Cyclesports has the Salsa Rangefinder in the store. Stop in to check it out.
  14. Sweet Peach Children’s Boutique is running an online winter sale right now with most clothing 50% off!
  15. Todd & Brad Reed Photography is bringing back in-person workshops this year!
  16. Victoria’s Jewelry is open by appointment only thru February 1st. You can also shop online. This month’s birthstone is the garnet. Remember… Valentine’s Day is coming up!

DROOLWORTHY

  1. Blu Moon Bistro // Sushi // Bourbon Chicken // *NEW* Bentz Roll (Pecan smoked bacon, cream cheese, fresh jalapeno, cheddar cheese, with a buttermilk ranch drizzle.)
    Tuesdays : $8 sushi // Wednesdays : $15 hand cut NY Strip dinner
  2. Cafe 106 // Cheeseburger Soup
    TODAY is the last day to bring in your Red Envelope!
  3. Jamesport Brewing Co // Chicken Tortilla Soup // Shrimp Po Boy // Beer Battered Chicken Basket // Chicago Dogs // Boursin Chicken Sandwich
    **Re-opens Friday, January 21st. // Free app buffet Fridays 4-6pm // Wednesdays : $12 Burger & a Beer
  4. Ludington Bay Brewing Co // Big Dill Pizza // Salad
    Sat & Sun : Pizza & Pints // Thursdays : 50% off pasta // Friday : Fish Fry
  5. Old Hamlin closes January 23rd for the season. They will re-open April 1st.
  6. Q Smokehouse // Greek Platter
    Learn about their 16 week World Travel Passport. They have a new “Made In Mason County” soy candle artisan in the shop.
  7. Sportsman’s new sign is temporary while they do some remodeling.
    Mondays : $2 tacos (dine in)
  8. Table 14 // Boston Cream Pie // Fried Halibut
    Wednesdays : $18 Steak Feature //
  9. Timber’s Bar & Grill
    Mon-Thurs : $15 menu
  10. The Mitten Bar // board as of Monday

EVENT LIST

ALL MONTH LONG



THURSDAY – JANUARY 20

  • Nat’l Cheese Lover’s Day
  • National Disc Jockey Day – Let’s take a moment to recognize Chris at WMOM for spinning the tunes… AND keeping us up to date on what’s happening in our community.
  • SPECIALS
  • SANDBAR //  Open Mic w/ Lonnie // 7pm

FRIDAY – JANUARY 21

  • Nat’l Granola Bar Day – Have you tried the homemade treats at Book Mark?
  • LIBRARY // Family Fun Craft Bags // 11am-3pm
  • SPECIALS
    • JAMESPORT BREWING CO // Free apps from 4-6pm
    • LUDINGTON BAY BREWING // Fish Fry & Live Music feat. Whiskey Charmers
  • LACA // Artist Talk feat. Quill Redpath // 6pm
    Redpath will share the stories behind the portraits in his current exhibit ‘Once I was Like You.’ ‘Once I was Like You’ is on display in the art center’s performance hall lobby gallery through Jan. 29.
  • SANDBAR // Karaoke & DJ // 8pm

SATURDAY – JANUARY 22


SUNDAY – JANUARY 23


MONDAY – JANUARY 24

  • Nat’l Beer Can Appreciation Day
  • Nat’l Peanut Butter Day
  • SPECIALS
    • MITTEN BAR // Mug Club Day
    • SPORTSMANS // $2 tacos (dine in)
    • TIMBERS STEAK & SEAFOOD // $15 Menu
  • LACA // Shifting Landscapes LectureCritical Race Theory // 7pm

TUESDAY – JANUARY 25

  • Nat’l Irish Coffee Day
  • Nat’l Plan For Vacation Day – not from Ludington? Perfect time to plan your trip to visit us!
  • SPECIALS
    • BLU MOON BISTRO // $8 Sushi Night
    • TIMBERS STEAK & SEAFOOD // $15 Menu
  • LACA // Fab Collabs // 3:15pm
    Artists ages 12 and up are encouraged to attend. Fab Collabs is a FREE 12-week art making workshop between the Ludington Area Center for the Arts and University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design students. Bridging art spaces in Ludington and Ann Arbor, local artists will meet weekly, via Zoom, with U of M art & design students for creative collaboration – sharing process, concept development and technical strategies as projects progress and take shape. Stamps students will be developing creative projects in a variety of media for ‘Fab Collabs’ participants. The program will include weekly “live” virtual classes with Ludington area students and U of M Stamps students who will introduce creative projects, give demonstrations, and discuss strategies for completing a wide array of projects.
  • JAMESPORT BREWING CO // Lud Pub Run Club // 6pm
  • FRIENDS OF THE LUDINGTON STATE PARK // Big Sable Lighthouse History Zoom Presentation // 7pm

WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 26