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Storytime with Miss Doni: 11 a.m., South Haven Memorial Library, 314 Broadway Ave., South Haven.

Read and Rhyme Story Time: 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Covert Branch Library, 33805 M-140 Hwy., Covert

Exhibition Everything Folds and Unfolds: The exhibition continues until November 23 at the South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix St., South Haven.

October

23 – Boo on Your Bike Tour: 1-3 p.m., Kal-Haven Sesquicentennial Trailhead, N. Bailey Ave. This event, sponsored by Star of the Lake Masonic Lodge, Rock ‘n Road Cycle and Honor Credit Union, encourages adults and youth to ride the trail while stopping occasionally to enjoy treats and food from people dressed up in Halloween costumes. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes.

23 – Cranberry Bog Tour and Food Sampling Event: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., DeGrandchamp Farms, 76421 14th Ave., South Haven. Attendees can see one of the few farms in southwest Michigan that grows and harvests cranberries.

24 – South Haven Kiwanis Club Meeting: Noon, Senior Village, 8337 M-140 Hwy. The guest speaker will be from the Van Buren County Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

25 – South Haven Rotary Club Meeting: 7:00 a.m., Lutheran Peace Church, South Haven. The guest speaker will be Megan Kiker, City Clerk of South Haven.

28 – Kids Halloween Carnival: 4-6 p.m., Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Ave. Games for children, sweets and prizes. Free event for children 10 to 10 years old. Children must be dressed up and accompanied by an adult.

28-29 – Our Town Players “Harvest Horrors” production: 8 p.m., South Haven Masonic Lodge, 321 Center St., South Haven. The South Haven Theater Group will present a production that celebrates the creepiness and comedy surrounding Halloween. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors. Cash or check only.

28 – Adult Halloween Party: 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion Ext. 49, 129 Michigan Ave. Visit the Legion’s Facebook site for more information.

29 – Reverse Trick of Treat Fundraiser: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., corner of Phoenix and Center Streets, South Haven. Students and parents of St. Basil’s Catholic School Booster Club will be dressed in costumes and handing out candies and treats to people who donate money for the school.

29 – Happy Halloween Costume Party: 11 a.m., South Haven Memorial Library, 314 Broadway Ave., South Haven. Storyteller and artist Naima Abdul-Haqq will present an interactive story, “Chameleons are Cool” with a craft workshop. Games, snacks and prizes included. Costumes are not required, but if attendees wear one, it should be family friendly. Sponsored by the Library and the South Haven Center for the Arts. For more information, call 269-637-2403 or visit www.shmlibrary.org

29 – Downtown South Haven Halloween Celebration: Events include Downtown Skeleton Stroll, Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Parade at 4:30 p.m., Adult and Children’s Costume Parade, candy crawl 4:30-6:30 p.m. and the Headless Horseman walk 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the South Haven Downtown Association and the South Haven Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit www.southhaven.org

30 – Kids Halloween Party: 1-4 p.m., American Legion Ext. 49, 129 Michigan Ave. Visit the Legion’s Facebook site for more information.

30 – South Haven Kiwanis Club Meeting: Noon, Senior Village, 8337 M-140 Hwy. Board meeting.

November

1 – South Haven Rotary Club Meeting: 7:00 a.m., Lutheran Peace Church, South Haven. The guest speaker will be Rachel Wade, Vice President of Strategy for United Way of Southwest Michigan.

1 – Scott Club Meeting: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Debi Robertson, Regent of the Algonquin Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, will discuss the topic “Daughters of Resilience, Diversity, and Patriotism.”

3 – American Legion Auxiliary Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Legion Post 49, 129 Michigan Ave., South Haven.

3 – American Legion Members Meeting: 7:00 p.m., Legion Post 49, 129 Michigan Ave., South Haven.

8 – Sons of American Legion members meeting: 6 p.m., Legion Post 49, 129 Michigan Ave., South Haven.

13 – Scott Club Concert Series featuring Matthew Ball: The Boogie Woogie Kid: 3 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Metro Detroit Pianist Ball will present a driving program focused on New Orleans and Swing piano styles. Free entry. Concert Series made possible by Foundry Hall through grants from the Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation and Entergy Corp.

15 – South Haven Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Frances Rose, a third-generation pilot, will lead the program, titled “Women Aviators, The Ninety-Nines,” a national organization of female pilots founded in part by the late aviator Amelia Earhart.

25 – Holiday Dog Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Downtown South Haven: Sponsored by Decadent Dogs and South Haven Visitors Bureau. Luminaires to honor a cancer survivor/loved one will also be available for $5 through Caring Circle.

December

1 – American Legion Auxiliary meeting: 5:30 p.m., Legion Post 49, 129 Michigan Ave., South Haven.

1 – American Legion Members Meeting: 7:00 p.m., Legion Post 49, 129 Michigan Ave., South Haven.

6 – Scott Club Holiday Luncheon: 1 p.m., Senior Village, 8337 M-140 Hwy., South Haven. Lunch includes entertainment. For more information and to register, send an e-mail [email protected]

January

17 – Scott Club Program: 1:00 p.m. Morris O. Thomas, a retired geography professor from Michigan Stte University, will lead a Zoom-only program titled “The Legacy of Michigan’s Baseline and Meridian on the Landscape Michigan culture.

February

7 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m. Members of the South Haven Area Black History Leadership Society will lead a Zoom-only program in honor of the society’s 45th anniversary.

21 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m. Peter Cook, director of programs and outreach at the North Berrien Historical Museum in Coloma, will lead a Zoom-only program focused on one of Southwest Michigan’s most dramatic crimes in years. 1920 – the Millburg bank robbery.

March

7 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Members of the Region IV Agency on Aging will talk about the resources they offer residents of Van Buren, Cass and Berrien counties.

21 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Retired art teacher Joan Bonnette of South Haven will lead the program titled “Photographic Composition Demystified.” She will give advice on composing new photographs from photos that people already have.

April

4 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m. Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Chuck Jager, professor of southwestern Michigan history and executive director of the Morton House Museum in Benton Harbor, will discuss his journey along the original Michigan Territorial Route, a route that Michigan pioneers in the 1830s took used in southwestern Michigan.

6 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Author John Wemlinger, a retired US Army colonel, will talk about his book “The Cut,” which was named a Michigan Notable Book earlier this year by the Library of Michigan.

May

2 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. Members of the South Haven Public Schools History Club along with Councilor Julie Sheppard will present the “Frontiers in History” program.

16 – Scott Club Program: 1:00 p.m. Site visit to the historic Forest House Hotel, 313 and 315 Center St., South Haven. The building was recently purchased by the South Haven Historical Association, which is in the process of renovating it.

June

6 – Scott Club 140th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon: Senior Village, 8337 M-140 Hwy. Lunch, program and entertainment. To make a reservation, send an email [email protected]