100 Days of Spring
March 6 – March is reading month! Visit a Chippewa River District Library and find new reading material.
March 7 – Check out the Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition in the University Art Gallery. Now through March 24. At noon, head to Hunter’s Ale House to cheer on the CMU Women’s Basketball as they play the MAC Tournament in Cleveland. *Watch party will continue on Friday and Saturday for the semifinals and the finals as the Chippewas march their way to victory. Visit the CMU Alumni Association Facebook page for updates.
March 8 – Looking for a fun activity for the kids? Head to Art Reach for a Children’s Art Workshop, for kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost is $5.
March 9 – Join the Home Builders Association of Central Michigan for the 2018 Home Show March 9-11 at the Indoor Athletic Complex on the campus of CMU.
March 10 – Bring the entire family for a fun-filled family based Family Yoga event at Redbloom Center for Community Wellness. Cost is $25 per family up to four, and $5 each for additional family members.
March 11 – Stop by Finch Fieldhouse today from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the Mid-Michigan Model Train Show.
March 12 – Feeling lucky? Hit the gaming floor at the Soaring Eagle Casino for your chance to win!
March 14 – Head to Clare for the Irish Festival, going on March 14-18.
March 15 – Explore wines and unique cuisine of the world at the Wine Strolling Dinner at The Ginkgo Tree Inn. Cost is $40 per person – call 989-773-8733 to reserve your spot.
March 16 – See all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., at The Broadway Theatre. Showings March 16-18. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and tickets are $10. Need some pre St. Patrick’s Day fun? Put on your dancing shoes and swing by Hunter’s Ale House for LIVE music from Jedi Mind Trip, starting at 9 p.m.
March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate at the St. Patrick’s Day Craft Beer & Music Festival (Outdoor Tent) at O’Kelly’s Sports Bar & Grille. $10 cover – get more details here. Experience the 29th Annual CMU Pow Wow with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe at Central Michigan University.
March 18 – Today is your last chance to attend the CMU “Celebrating Life” Pow Wow and learn more about the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s heritage and culture.
March 20 – Happy First Day of Spring! Celebrate with Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen.
March 22 – See Jesse McCartney LIVE at Finch Fieldhouse on CMU’s campus. CMU University Theatre production of The Country Wife at Bush Theatre in Moore Hall on CMU’s campus. Tickets $9 advance and $10 at the door.
March 23 – It’s National Puppy Day! Volunteer at H.A.T.S. today and visit with some of their four legged friends. Last Call! All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., at The Broadway Theatre. Showings March 23-25. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and tickets are $10.
March 24 – Hop on over to Finch Fieldhouse on the Campus of CMU for the Great Egg Scramble. Children ages 2-10 will enjoy crafts, games and refreshments, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Head over to McGuirk Arena for the NCAA Regional Championships for Women’s Gymnastics this weekend.
March 25 – Hundreds of candy filled eggs will be waiting for teens and their flashlights at Island Park tonight for the Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt! Come for a night of free fun, food and amazing prizes starting at 8:30 p.m.
March 26 – Grab a day pass and enjoy a day of fun at the Soaring Eagle Waterpark.
March 28 – Get creative with an easy, step-by-step painting class with Brush With Bravata at the Italian Oven. Cost is $30 – RSVP on Facebook page.
March 29 – Use your imagination to create your very own puppet and then put on a show at the Puppet Theatre at Chippewa River District Library, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
March 30 – It’s National Take a Walk in the Park Day! Grab a friends and take a stroll through the GKB Riverwalk Trail/Access Adventure Trail.
March 31 – Get your bike ready for spring at Motorless Motion.
April 4 – Learn more about the involvement of E.C. Warriner (university president, 1918-39) in the peace education movement and how CMU continues that work today at Central Talks hosted at Mt. Pleasant City Hall Commission Chambers and led by Philosophy faculty member Hope May.
April 5 – Drinks and art? Now that sounds like a good time! Grab a friend and a spot at the Painted Turtle’s Paint & Pour class. Cost is $40.
April 6 – Cheer CMU Women’s Lacrosse as the team takes on Delaware State at 5 p.m.
April 7 – There’s plenty of ways to spend this beautiful Saturday. Shipshewana on the Road returns to Soaring Eagle Casino today and tomorrow, check out future fashion designers’ work at the Threads Fashion Show, and end the night at Wayside Central for Paddlebots Presents: Funkfest 2018. Looking to lay low? Celebrate National Beer Day at a local brewery.
April 8 – It’s your last chance to stop by Shipshewana on the Road at Soaring Eagle Casino. They won’t be back until later this year!
April 9 – Need some new CMU swag for the Spring Football Game? Head to the CMU Bookstore for some new gear.
April 10 – The weather is starting to warm up! That means it’s time to stop at Doozies for a delicious frozen treat.
April 11 – Cheer on CMU Softball as the team faces off against rival Western Michigan University.
April 12 – Looking for spring clothes or home decor? Check out Unique Decor inside Salon Blu!
April 13 – Happy National Make Lunch Count Day! What better way to make it count than to splurge at a local downtown restaurant?! Max and Emily’s, Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge, Adelaide’s Bistro – the list goes on and on! Later see Charley Pride LIVE at Soaring Eagle Casino.
April 14 – Head to Zonta Club’s Tossed and Found Rummage Sale at Veterans Memorial Library.
April 15 – Enjoy a CFX featured Sunday movie at Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant for only $5.95.
April 17 – Get active at Morey Courts!
April 18 – Need a little midweek pick-me-up? Head to Camille’s on the River for Wine Down Wednesday – where, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., they will be offering five featured bottles of their favorite vino for only $15 a piece. Every Wednesday now through June – Dine in only.
April 19 – Experience University Theatre Dance Company Concert, an exhilarating and creative dance production at CMU University Theatre – Bush Theatre. Tickets are $9 advance and $10 at the door – April 19-22.
April 20 – See Billy Currington LIVE with special guest LOCASH at Soaring Eagle Casino. Tickets required.
April 21 – There’s plenty to do in Mt. Pleasant today! Head to Kelly/Shorts Stadium for CMU Football’s Spring Game, enjoy a day surrounded by food, games and entertainment at Rock the Park Benefit at Island Park. Free – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and later join Soaring Eagle Casino for a night of mystery and excitement for the Totally 80s, Totally Murder event. Tickets required – event typically sells out.
April 22 – Happy Earth Day! Celebrate with Chippewa Watershed Conservancy’s Earth Day Trail Building, where you will begin construction of a sustainable trail to the top of Bundy Hill.
April 23 – Happy National Picnic Day! Grab a blanket, snack and a friend for fun at a local park.
April 25 – Get creative with make and take crafts at Shepherd Community Library at 3:30 p.m.
April 26 – Show The Cabin what you got at Thursday night karaoke!
April 27 – Head to Shepherd, Michigan for the annual Maple Syrup Festival! Enjoy all you can eat pancake meals, arts and crafts, parades and more!
April 28 – It’s the first day of the Gus Macker Tournament at Central Michigan University!
April 29 – It’s the last day for both the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival and CMU Gus Macker Tournament. Check out the festival parade at 2 p.m in Downtown Shepherd., and cheer the Gus Macker teams at Central Michigan University!
April 30 – Get a jump start on the week with some fun at The Jump Station.
May 1 – Isabella County Campgrounds are NOW OPEN! Start planning your next camping trip!
May 3 – Cheer on Sacred Heart Academy Varsity Baseball and Softball teams as they take on Chippewa Hills High School.
May 4 – Looking for a fun-filled Friday night with the family? Check out Family Fun Night at Morey Courts for some old-fashion recreation fun!
May 5 – Congratulations and good luck to all the CMU Graduates! Also, it’s Free Comic Book Day! Head to Hall of Heroes LLC., for a free comic and to check out a great collection of comics and graphic novels! Wait.. we almost forgot… Happy Cinco De Mayo! Celebrate today with margaritas a your favorite local mexican restaurant.
May 6 – Hungry? Good! Today is the Mt. Pleasant Lions Club’s Barbeque Chicken Dinner at Island Park 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 in advance and $12 day of.
May 7 – Tour the Ziibiwing Cultural Center.
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May 8 – Happy National Best Friends Day! Round up the troops and head to Downtown Mt. Pleasant for food, drinks and fun!
May 9 – Happy Tourism Week! Celebrate by being a tourist in your town – Come down to the Mt. Pleasant Area CVB office for a 2018 Visitors Guide and after, explore our sweet town and snap some photos! Use #MtPleasantMI to be featured on our social media pages!
May 10 – Cheer on Mt. Pleasant High School Boys Varsity Baseball as the team faces John Glenn High School.
May 11 – It’s National Eat What You Want Day! That includes delicious treats from The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe.
May 12 – Cheer on Mt. Pleasant High School Girls Varsity Soccer team at 11 a.m.
May 13 – Happy Mothers Day! Surprise your mom with flowers from Norm’s Flower Petal and then take her out! Mother’s Day brunches and buffet locations include Bucks Run Golf Club, Riverwood/Nine Eight Nine and Adelaide’s Bistro.
May 14 – It’s spring sport season! Cheer on Mt. Pleasant High School Boys Varsity Baseball when the team takes on Davison High School.
May 15 – Fire Up Chips! Sport your maroon and gold CMU Baseball! The team will face Michigan State University today at 4:05 p.m.
May 17 – Check out Craft Beer Tasting on the Course at Bucks Run Golf Club.
May 18 – It’s the first day of Yoder’s Quilt Auction and Flea Market in Clare, Michigan! May 18-19.
May 20 – It’s Sunday… you know what that means… It’s Waffle Sunday at The Coffee Room! Get some of the best breakfast in town from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 21 – Feeling adventurous? Try zip-lining at Snow Snake in Harrison.
May 22 – Grab your pole and head to the Chippewa River for a day of fishing.
May 23 – Feel like a kid again and head to Cyber Quest for some arcade fun!
May 25 – Spend this weekend at the Wheatland festival grounds with workshops in traditional forms of dance, music, crafts, vocals and instrumental instruction during the annual Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend.
May 26 – Live in the Scottish tradition at the Alma Highland Festival this weekend. Event includes traditional Scottish sport competitions, traditional dances, music and more!
May 28 – Happy Memorial Day! Spend today outside and explore the Chippewa River with a kayak or canoe trip.
May 29 – Calling all trivia nerds! Form a team for Trivia Night at Hunter’s Ale House. Every Tuesday!
May 30 – Have some fun putt-putting at The Golf Center.
June 1 – It’s day one of competition at the Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games! Cheer on Special Olympics Michigan athletes all week on CMU’s campus. Also, happy National Donut Day! Head to Cops & Doughnuts in Mt.Pleasant for a treat!
June 3 – Grab your golf clubs and hit some of the local fairways today!
June 4 – Treat yourself to a day of relaxation and schedule a spa day at Herbs, Etc.
June 5 – Check out decorated banners around town during Art Reach’s Festival of Banners.
June 6 – Have some fun with friends and head to the Skate Park inside Island Park.
June 7 – Today is the first Thursday Farmers’ Market of the year! Head to Island Park for fresh produce, flowers and homemade goods.
June 8 – It’s back! Check out the Back to the Bricks Promo Tour stopping in Mt. Pleasant today!
June 10 – Finish the weekend with some fun at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum.
June 11 – Try Mt. Pleasant’s premium real life escape game experience – Central Escapes.
June 12 – Grab a friend and paint pottery at the Painted Turtle.