2018-07-05 / Scene

Saginaw Celebrates Summer 2018 July Events Calendar

Art & About: Painted Piano Project – Riverfront Saginaw, free. Visit Facebook for information.

Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles In America – Castle Museum, through Aug. 11.

Counter Cruise – Mondays, 7 p.m., corner of Cass and Hamilton streets. A guided family-friendly bike ride through Saginaw neighborhoods. Visit Facebook for information and route map.

Downtown Saginaw Farmers’ Market – New permanent outdoor pavilion at 203 S. Washington Ave. Monday noon – 6 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

SVRC Marketplace – New indoor marketplace at 203 S. Washington Ave. Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit Facebook for more information.

Beyond the Real – Saginaw Art Museum, on exhibit through Sept. 8.

Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air: Invitational and Juried Class Exhibition – Saginaw Art Museum, through Sept. 1. Open Class Exhibition –through Aug. 25. There is an admission charge.

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge – Wildlife Drive is open for the season, sunrise to sunset. Visit www.fws.gov/ refuge/shiawassee for information on the refuge and Green Point Environmental Learning Center.

Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air: Open Exhibition – Art @ the Andersen, Andersen Enrichment Center, Open Class artwork exhibited through Aug. 24.

Jazz in the Garden – Andersen Enrichment Center, 7 p.m. Bring a chair to this free event. July 11, Monique Ella Rose; July 18, Brush Street featuring Julie Mulady; July 25, New Reformation Jazz Band accompanied by Dave Bennett; Aug. 1, Cool Lemon Jazz Band.

Friday Night Live, Positive Results Downtown Saginaw – Morley Plaza, 5:30 – 9 pm, free concert, great food and fun from area vendors. July 13, Rockin’ the Riverfront; July 20, Kickin’ Country; July 27, Latin Fiesta.

Exotic Zoo – Public Libraries of Saginaw, free event for children. July 23, at Butman-Fish Library – 6 p.m.; July 24 at Wickes Library – 1:30 p.m.; July 26 Hoyt Library – 2 p.m.

Lawn Chair Film Festival, Old Saginaw City, corner of Ames and N. Hamilton Streets, free. Attendees should bring their own chairs, movie starts at dusk. July 8, The Big Sick; July 15, Coco; July 22, Hot Fuzz; July 29, Lost In Paris.

Libraries Rock! – Public Libraries of Saginaw, free. Visit www.saginawlibrary.org for full program list and ages. July 9, Paleo Joe – Butman-Fish Library, 6 p.m.; July 9, Teen Movie Night: The Queen of Katwe – Hoyt Library, 5:30 p.m.; July 12, Dance and Sing with Rick Kelley – Hoyt Library, 2 p.m.; July 19, Rockin’ Tic Tac Toe – Zauel Memorial Library, 3 p.m.; July 21, Summertime Sock Hop – Zauel Memorial Library, 1 p.m.; July 26, Bucket Drumming for Kids – Zauel Memorial Library, 3 p.m.

Lunch and Learn – Castle Museum, noon. Free with museum admission. July 10, On the Campaign Trail: Michigan’s Presidential Past; July 24: History As Told by You; July 31: To be Announced.

Roethke Summer Literary Picnic Series – Poetry, readings, lectures and more with dinner or refreshments at Roethke House. Admission, reservations required. Visit Friends of Theodore Roethke on Facebook for times and information. July 12: Tom Trombley – The Saginaw Song, walking tour of old Saginaw city; July 27, Basil Clark – The Waking poetry discussion; July 31: Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen – The Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems.

Summer Cultural Celebration – Castle Museum, noon. Free with museum admission. July 12, U Me Paint (registration required); July 19, Depot Town Players; July 26, Polynesian Dancers of Michigan; Aug. 2, To be Announced.

Saginaw Eddy Concert Band – Huntington Event Park, 7 p.m, free, July 8, 22 and 29.

126th Army Band Concert at the Zoo – Saginaw Children’s Zoo, July 6, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., free, featuring music, animals and more.

Tanabata (Star Festival) – Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens, calligraphy, July 7, 1 – 3 p.m. There is a charge.

Formal Japanese Tea Ceremony – Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens, July 14, 2 p.m. Reservations are required and there is a charge.

Superhero Day! – Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, July 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is an admission charge.

Saginaw Eddy Concert Band – Saginaw Children’s Zoo, July 15, 7 p.m., free, featuring A Night at the Zoo – music, animals and more.

Movies Under the Stars – July 20, movie begins at dusk, pre-party at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Rock the Island Festival – Christian Music Concert, Ojibway Island, July 21, noon – 8 p.m., ticketed event, ages 10 and under free, featuring music, food and activities for the family. Visit www.rocktheisland.net for more information.

Party at the Zoo: Roethke Summer Picnic Series – Saginaw Children’s Zoo, July 24, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., free with zoo admission, featuring poetry readings, games, hats, and refreshments.

Birds, Bugs, Butterflies, and Blooms – Saginaw Children’s Zoo, July 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission/members free, featuring garden day with special presentations and activities.

Museum Open House – Castle Museum, July 28, noon – 4 p.m., free event open to public.

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