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Yard Waste Pick Up

Grass clippings, leaves, hedge trimmings and/or garden waste must be in 30 gallon brown recyclable paper bags that can be purchased from the store of your choice.  Residents must call the Cemetery by Sunday evening at 695-3971 (24-hour answering machine) to request pick-up.  DO NOT PLACE LEAVES, GRASS CLIPPINGS, ETC IN THE STREET. Type of Event: Agriculture. Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

City Commission Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Contact Name: Gladys Bybee. Contact Phone: 269 695 3844. Contact Email: gbybee@cityofbuchanan.com. Cost: no charge. Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 302 N. Redbud Trail Buchanan, MI 49107. For more info visit www.cityofbuchanan.com.

Fall Mushrooms

Buchanan Area Community Calendar In this class, we will focus on the basics of mushroom classification, field characteristics, and resources available for the collector. Register by September 28. Type of Event: Arts and Culture. Classes and Seminars. Nonprofit. Ticket Link: https://55268.blackbaudhosting.com/55268/Fall-Mushrooms. Cost: $12 (Members $10). Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve 13988 Range Line Road, Niles MI 49120.

Brush Pick Up

The City will pick-up brush and limbs on the FIRST and THIRD Monday of each month.  The City crews will make only ONE pass throughout the City starting on each of the Monday’s.  Brush and limbs must be neatly stacked and laying in one direction on the tree lawn area, between the curb and sidewalk. Items will NOT be accepted if tied in bundles or if it exceeds 10 feet in length. No branches or tree trunks with a diameter greater than 4 inches will be collected. Tree stumps are NOT acceptable. Type of Event: Agriculture. Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Yard Waste Pick Up

Grass clippings, leaves, hedge trimmings and/or garden waste must be in 30 gallon brown recyclable paper bags that can be purchased from the store of your choice.  Residents must call the Cemetery by Sunday evening at 695-3971 (24-hour answering machine) to request pick-up.  DO NOT PLACE LEAVES, GRASS CLIPPINGS, ETC IN THE STREET. Type of Event: Agriculture. Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Fine Arts Council Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Monday, October 1, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Farmers' Market Board Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

DDA Promotion & Marketing Committee Meeting

The Downtown Development Authority has a Promotions & Marketing Meeting that meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Type of Event: Meetings. Cost: Open to the public. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. City Hall 302 N. Redbud Trail Buchanan, MI 49107.

Common Committee Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Raptors Live!

Buchanan Area Community Calendar Do you want to come face to face with an eagle? Have you ever seen an American kestrel, the smallest raptor in North America? Do you marvel at the beauty of the peregrine falcon, the fasted animal on earth? Join us with the Lake Milton Raptor Education Center to meet these and more birds, and learn about their biology, threats to their survival, and what can be done to protect these magnificent animals. Adults: $12 (Members $10) Children 6–12: $7 (Members $5) Children 5 and under are free. Click here to register. Type of Event: Kids and Family. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:00 PM. Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. For more info visit www.fernwoodbotanical.org.

City Commission Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Monday, October 8, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Plan Commission Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Downtown Development Authority Meeting

Downtown Development Authority Meeting for the City of Buchanan. Type of Event: Meetings. Contact Name: Debra Patzer. Contact Phone: 269-695-3844. Contact Email: dpatzer@cityofbuchanan.com. Cost: Open to the public. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 302 N. Redbud Trail Buchanan, MI 49107.

Friends of McCoy's Creek Trail Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

All About Bats!

Buchanan Area Community Calendar Nature enthusiast, Ron Dudek, shares his passion for bats as he explains what makes them such unique creatures, how they hunt for insects, which species live in our area, and much more. Type of Event: Classes and Seminars. Kids and Family. Nonprofit. Ticket Link: https://55268.blackbaudhosting.com/55268/All-About-Bats. Cost: $12 (Members $10) All children 10 and under free. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve 13988 Range Line Road, Niles MI49120.

Education Center Grand Opening

Buchanan Area Community Calendar Our new Education Center will be the hub for youth and adult education and feature classrooms, bird viewing areas, hands-on drop-in activities, a tech wall, and library spaces for all ages. The Center also will be a place for the community to gather for business retreats and social functions, with adjacent courtyards as additional gathering spaces in nature. We want to celebrate with you! Come tour the building and outdoor spaces and enjoy live music and light refreshments. RSVP to this free event by clicking the ticket link. Type of Event: Nonprofit. Ticket Link: https://55268.blackbaudhosting.com/55268/Education-Center-Grand-Opening. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Fernwood.

Friends of Oakridge Cemetery Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Presbyterian Church 115 W. Front Street Buchanan MI 49107.

Buchanan Area Recreation Board Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

SMCAS Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 2100 Chicago Road Buchanan MI 49107.

Ghost Walk

All Calendars Type of Event: Arts and Culture. Ticket Link: http://www.tinshoptheatre.org. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Tin Shop Theatre 108 E. Roe Street Buchanan. For more info visit www.tinshoptheatre.org.

Shell Buttons and the St. Joseph River

Buchanan Area Community Calendar Ric Ladonski of Niles discusses the natural history of freshwater clams, the story of these button factories, and his vast collection of buttons and other items made from freshwater shells. This program is provided in support of the Smithsonian exhibit, Water/Ways, coming to Niles in January. Type of Event: Arts and Culture. Classes and Seminars. Kids and Family. Nonprofit. Ticket Link: https://55268.blackbaudhosting.com/55268/Shell-Buttons-and-the-St-Joseph-River. Cost: $10 (Members $8) Children 10 and under free. Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve 13988 Range Line Road, Niles MI 49120.

City Commission Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Contact Name: Gladys Bybee. Contact Phone: 269 695 3844. Contact Email: gbybee@cityofbuchanan.com. Cost: no charge. Monday, October 22, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 302 N. Redbud Trail Buchanan, MI 49107. For more info visit www.cityofbuchanan.com.

Halloween Happening

Buchanan Area Community Calendar Calling all ghosts, ghouls, and witches! Dress in your best costume and find your way to Fernwood to celebrate Halloween with activities and treats for the entire family. Enjoy trick or treating in the gardens, a fun, creepy craft, spooky creatures and stories, and more! Lead Sponsor: Co-Alliance. Type of Event: Arts and Culture. Food. Holiday. Kids and Family. Recreation. Walk and Run. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fernwood 13988 Range Line Road Niles, MI 49120. For more info visit www.fernwoodbotanical.org.

Common Committee Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Holiday Market Preview Party

Buchanan Area Community Calendar You are invited to a festive evening of holiday fare and beverages as you exclusively shop the market ahead of the crowd and browse the silent auction with other Fernwood friends in the new Education Center. Type of Event: Holiday. Ticket Link: https://55268.blackbaudhosting.com/55268/Holiday-Market-Preview-Party-02Nov2018. Contact Email: mpaulette@fernwoodbotanical.org. Cost: $40 per ticket ($65 per couple). Friday, November 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fernwood 13988 Range Line Road Niles, MI 49120. For more info visit 55268.blackbaudhosting.com.

Holiday Market

Buchanan Area Community Calendar Browse a wonderful blend of local artisans, specialty food vendors, growers of unique and artful plant material, and more. Orders also can be placed for Fernwood holiday greens arrangements and custom-designed wreaths. Type of Event: Holiday. Contact Email: mpaulette@fernwoodbotanical.org. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Fernwood 13988 Range Line Road Niles, MI 49120. For more info visit www.fernwoodbotanical.org.

Fine Arts Council Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Monday, November 5, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Farmers' Market Board Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

DDA Promotion & Marketing Committee Meeting

The Downtown Development Authority has a Promotions & Marketing Meeting that meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Type of Event: Meetings. Cost: Open to the public. Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. City Hall 302 N. Redbud Trail Buchanan, MI 49107.

Friends of McCoy's Creek Trail Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Thursday, November 8, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

City Commission Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Plan Commission Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Downtown Development Authority Meeting

Downtown Development Authority Meeting for the City of Buchanan. Type of Event: Meetings. Contact Name: Debra Patzer. Contact Phone: 269-695-3844. Contact Email: dpatzer@cityofbuchanan.com. Cost: Open to the public. Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 302 N. Redbud Trail Buchanan, MI 49107.

SMCAS Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 2100 Chicago Road Buchanan MI 49107.

Friends of Oakridge Cemetery Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Presbyterian Church 115 W. Front Street Buchanan MI 49107.

Buchanan Area Recreation Board Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

White Saturday & Holiday Lighting

Buchanan Area Community Calendar CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR MORE COMING SOON! PLEASE SHARE! Visit historic Downtown Buchanan, Michigan November 25th and start your holiday season with a cup of small town cheer! Enjoy shopping, dining, antiques, and family friendly events in support of Small Business Saturday. Be sure to stay for the traditional holiday lighting and parade at 5:30pm, followed by free pictures with Santa and a cookie reception after-party. The refreshments will be hosted at the Community Center next to the Common. 10am - 6pm - Shopping! Visit our historic downtown for shopping and dining. Mill Alley will also host vendors such as Fernwood and their wreath building. 2pm - 4pm - Caroling! The Lighthouse Chorus will be singing Christmas carols throughout downtown. 5:30pm - PARADE! Line up along Front Street Downtown to see the holiday parade! Begins at Redbud/Front Street ends at Front/Oak Street Common enterance. 6:00pm - 8:30pm - Holiday Lighting Ceremony! Come to the Common following the parade for Santa's arrival… Type of Event: Antiques. Arts and Culture. Economic Growth. Entertainment. Food. Holiday. Kids and Family. Nonprofit. Parade. Contact Name: Randy Hendrixson. Contact Phone: 269-695-3291. Contact Email: bacc@buchanan.mi.us. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Downtown Buchanan. For more info visit whitesaturday.org.

City Commission Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Contact Name: Gladys Bybee. Contact Phone: 269 695 3844. Contact Email: gbybee@cityofbuchanan.com. Cost: no charge. Monday, November 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 302 N. Redbud Trail Buchanan, MI 49107. For more info visit www.cityofbuchanan.com.

Fine Arts Council Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Monday, December 3, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Farmers' Market Board Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

DDA Promotion & Marketing Committee Meeting

The Downtown Development Authority has a Promotions & Marketing Meeting that meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Type of Event: Meetings. Cost: Open to the public. Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. City Hall 302 N. Redbud Trail Buchanan, MI 49107.

Common Committee Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Buchanan Holiday Lighting Event

Buchanan Area Community Calendar Come down and join us for Buchanan's annual Holiday Lighting event at the Common.  Santa will be here for the kids and music and refreshments will be on hand!  You won't want to miss this! AEP is providing FREE professional photo's with Santa! Type of Event: Arts and Culture. Entertainment. Festivals. Holiday. Kids and Family. Parade. Contact Name: Randy Hendrixson. Contact Phone: 269-695-3291. Contact Email: bacc@buchanan.mi.us. Cost: FREE. Friday, December 7, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Buchanan Common 122 Days Ave Buchanan, MI 49107.

City Commission Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Plan Commission Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Downtown Development Authority Meeting

Downtown Development Authority Meeting for the City of Buchanan. Type of Event: Meetings. Contact Name: Debra Patzer. Contact Phone: 269-695-3844. Contact Email: dpatzer@cityofbuchanan.com. Cost: Open to the public. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 302 N. Redbud Trail Buchanan, MI 49107.

Friends of McCoy's Creek Trail Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

Friends of Oakridge Cemetery Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Presbyterian Church 115 W. Front Street Buchanan MI 49107.

Buchanan Area Recreation Board Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 302 N Redbud Trail Buchanan MI 49107.

SMCAS Meeting

Type of Event: Meetings. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 2100 Chicago Road Buchanan MI 49107.