A National Historic Landmark Est. 1875

A Chautauqua on Lake Michigan

Calendar of Events


All performances, seminars and activities are open to the public. 

Opening Day
April 29,2016

Assembly Season 2016
June 19 - August 14

Boys' and Girls' Club Session
June 20 - August 12

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Paula Cole

Jul 8, 2016
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Hall Auditorium

From her jazz, rock and soul roots, sophisticated writing and production, her touring/collaboration with Peter Gabriel, a Grammy-winning solo recording, Paula Cole is complex and defies any one category. Her undeniably authentic voice simply allows the songs to speak for themselves.


Annual Library Book Sale

Jul 12, 2016
Time: 09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Library Lawn

Panel Discussion: Achievement, Balance, & Career

Jul 13, 2016
Time: 04:00 PM
Location: Voorhies Hall

Join this distinguished panel of powerful leaders for a  discussion of relevant topics to inspire those who seek to make sense of this human experience and the way our work and personal life interact.  Facilitated by Bay View Trustee, Barb Stonewater.

Julie Holder, CEO of JFH Insights and executive coach, as well as former Senior Vice president, Chief Marketing, Sales and Reputation Officer of Dow Chemical; Deb Fellows, Editor in Chief at MyNorth Media & Editor of Traverse Magazine;  Molly Kircher, owner of Lake Affect & Senior VP of Brand Development for Boyne Resorts; and Gail Gruenwald, Executive Director of Tip o' the Mitt Watershed Council. 

This is discussion is part of the THE EMPOWERED WOMEN SERIES

A summer of programming celebrating strong women in business, theatre, film, and music... the choices they must make, the challenges they face, and ultimately the learning that occurs for each of us, male or female, on this life’s journey.

Bay View's BIG Read

Jul 13, 2016
Time: 07:30 PM
Location: Voorhies Hall

Lecture & Book Discussion • July 13  •  7:30 p.m.  •  Voorhies Hall






Jul 14 - 16, 2016
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Hall Auditorium

Andrew Lloyd Webber's infamous musical of the story of Eva Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. There's a reason this show won 16 awards in its opening year and continues to play around the world. (NOTE: Some mature content. We encourage youth to attend with parents who have read the synopsis & want to use it as an impetus for discussion about what they value.)

Thursday, July 14 through Saturday, July 16


"Treasures in the Trees" Marketplace

Jul 23, 2016
Time: 09:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: Campus

An annual Bay View tradition, please mark your calendars for Morning Council’s popular marketplace, “Treasures in the Trees” to be held Saturday morning, July 23 in Fairview Park.  Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to shop for treasures! 

If you are a keeper of treasures, antiques, furniture or “too good to toss” items, consider renting a booth and becoming a seller.  Artists and crafters are also welcome! Details coming soon.

Beauty and the Beast

Jul 23 - 24, 2016
Location: ​Voorhies Hall

TWO performances for TWO days!
Saturday, July 23 at 2 and 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 24 at 2 and 4 p.m.

Youth Theatre presents: Beauty and the Beast Disney’s hit musical setting as acted, sung, produced, designed, choreographed, and built by over 60 local youth in the triumphant story of love that is blind to our imperfection. Tickets and seats are reserved at the box office and a free will donation highly encouraged at the door.

Tribute to the Greatest Generation

Jul 24, 2016
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Hall Auditorium

Come celebrate an entire generation who embodied the greater good and self-sacrifice in an inspirational evening of jazz standards made popular by Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney intermingled with music of the 1940’s and 50’s significant in the context of history. Bring the grandkids and talk about it afterwards! TICKETS

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Jul 28, 2016
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Hall Auditorium

Together for over 23 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (named for blues legend Albert Collins) has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to the Superbowl, they continue to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music. (photo: Don Miller)


OPERA: Rossini's Cinderella (La Cenerentola)

Aug 3 - 6, 2016

Rossini's Cinderella (La Cenerentola) - From the composer of the Bugs Bunny aria from "The Barber of Seville" comes the hilarious, quick-witted and fast-paced opera La Cenerentola, a musical rendition of the famous tale of Cinderella. Come see the bumbling, wicked step-sisters in all their horrendous glory as the title character wins the hand of the prince and is crowned with true love. 

Wednesday, August 3 through Saturday, August 6