Lake Winds Energy Park Tours (Thu. 1 Aug, 2013 6:00 am - Sat. 31 Aug, 2013 11:00 am)

Consumers Energy, in conjunction with the Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, will offer public tours of the Lake Winds Ener gy Park located in Riverton and Summit Townships. The tours will be offered through August 31st. Each tour will last approximately 90 minutes and will begin and end at the Ludington and Scottville Chamber of Commerce located at the Mason County Airport. The tour schedule and route are subject to change, but the schedule is as follows: Friday and Saturday at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce at (231) 845-0324 for more information or to schedule a tour.

Large Business Seminar (Wed. 21 Aug, 2013 4:00 am - 7:00 am)

The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is offering education seminars for small and large businesses. The impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on business will be felt by all employers. Local healthcare reform experts will address its impact on small and large businesses. Presenters will be Lindsay Murphy and George Karl from Lenz & Associates. If you are unsure whether your company qualifies, contact Lindsay at 845-6279 prior to registering.

The small employers class (50 or less employees) will be held on Tuesday, August 20th from 8 to 11am at the Stearns Motor Inn.

Large Employees class (50 or more) will be at the Stearns Motor Inn, Wednesday, August 21st from 8-11am.

Registration is required for each seminar. Please call 845-0324 to reserve your seat. Admission is $5 at the door.

Mixed Media Classes (Wed. 21 Aug, 2013 5:30 am - 7:00 am)

Students entering 6th through 9th grade this fall, are invited to explore their artistic side at the Mason County District Library with a series of two-day classes presented through the generosity of the West Shore Art League. Students may register for ONE class only. Registration forms are available at the Mason County District Libraries in Ludington and Scottville. These classes are free but no-shows will be billed for supplies. Cancellations will be accepted up to 24 hours before the class begins.

Mixed Media includes a number of mediums such as painting, drawing, printmaking and collage. This will take place at the Ludington Library Wednesday, August 21st from 9:30am to 11am and on Thursday, August 22nd from 1-2:30pm.

Harvest Festival Queen Applications (Wed. 21 Aug, 2013 8:00 pm - Fri. 30 Aug, 2013 7:59 pm)

Preparation for the 2013 Harvest Festival Queen competition is underway and applications are now being accepted.

The Harvest Festival Queen Pageant is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

Applications can be picked up at the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce office and the City of Scottville or found online at

The entry deadline is Friday, August 30, 2013.

In order to participate, contestants must be female between the ages of 16 and 20, single with no children, a resident of Mason County, and willing to meet new people and have fun.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 231.845.0324.