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Mid-Michigan entertainment for the weekend of May 17-19 and beyond

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Art

• Paper Mache Vases: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, May 17-31, all ages, cost from $59.50, Art Reach Center, 111 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, artreachcenter.org

• Spring Felt Floral Wreath: 1-4 p.m. May 18, ages 13 and up, from $34, Art Reach Center, 111 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, artreachcenter.org

• Terrarium Workshop: 1-3 p.m. May 18, all ages, from $45, Art Reach Center, 111 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, artreachcenter.org

• May Whimsical Watercolors: 4 p.m. May 21, ages 6 and up, cost from $21.25, Art Reach Center, 111 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, artreachcenter.org

• Teresa Dunn “US”: Runs through May 30, Baber Room Gallery, Park Library, CMU, cmich.edu/research/cmu-library/about/exhibits

Beats

• Ascend Lounge – Jedi Mind Trip: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. May 17, Soaring Eagle Casino, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, soaringeaglecasino.com

• Pendulum Lounge: 4:30-8 p.m. May 23, Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. St. Andrews St., Midland, mcfta.org

Books and Authors

• Janie Paul: 5:30 p.m. May 20, author of “Making Art in Prison,” Harrison Library, 235 W. Beech St., Harrison, hdl.org, 989-539-6711

Cars

• Lake of the Pines Show and Swap: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. May 18, 7275 Ashard Road, Lake, claremichigan.com/events

Comedy

• Comedy Night: 8:30 p.m. May 21, Rubbles, 112 W. Michigan Ave., Mt. Pleasant, facebook.com/rubblesbar/events

Crafts

• Craft and Conversation Harrison: Drop in 1-5 p.m. Mondays, Harrison District Library, 125 W. Beech St., Harrison, hdl.org/events-calendar

• Craft & Conversation Clare: Drop in 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Pere Marquette District Library, 185 E. 4th St., Clare, pmdl.org

Farmers Markets

• Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Island Park, 331 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, mt-pleasant.org/departments/recreation/farmers__market.php

• Alma Farmers’ Market: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m Wednesdays and Saturdays, Pine & Downie Streets, Alma, gratiotfarmersmarkets.com/alma.html

• Ithaca Farmers Market: 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Center and Pine River Streets, Ithaca, gratiotfarmersmarkets.com/alma.html

Fundraisers

• 50’s sock hop for Clare County Animal Shelter: 1-5 p.m. May 19, Tobacco Ranch, 1601 N. McEwan St., Clare $15, $50 family of four, kids under 5 free, claremichigan.com, 248-379-5356

• Spring sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16-17, 3751 W. Harrison Road, Alma. Gently used kitchen, outdoor, home, accessory and baby item, Precious Moments figurines. Sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter BE in Ithaca, proceeds to educational scholarships for high school seniors and college students

Miscellaneous

• Cards & Coffee: 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Pere Marquette District Library, 185 E. 4th St., Clare, pmdl.org

Motor Sports

• Great Lakes Sprint Racing: 7-11 p.m. May 17, Mt. Pleasant Speedway, $12, 65+ $10, Kids (6-10) $6, 5 and under free. 4658 E. River Road, Mt. Pleasant, mtpleasantspeedway.com, 989-773-2387

• Crystal Motor Speedway: 7 p.m. May 18, 8315 Sidney Road, Crystal, crystalmotorspeedway.com, 989-235-5200

Museums

• Grand Rapids Art Museum: 101 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, artmuseumgr.org, 616-831-1000

• Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum: 7400 Bay Road, University Center, marshallfredericks.org, 989-964-7125

• Saginaw Art Museum: 1126 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, saginawartmuseum.org, 989-754-2491

Theater

• “Next to Normal”: May 17-19 and May 24-26, Little Theater, Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. St. Andrews, Midland, tickets start at $19.50, $13.50 for students

• “Six”: Through May 19, Wharton Center, 750 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, tickets from $45, whartoncenter.com

• “Wicked”: Through June 2, Devos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, tickets start at $49, devosperformancehall.com, 616-742-6500

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