The Scarrow Friday Forums

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Loud Hall
Free and Open to the Public

A place where ideas come to life and views can be exchanged - The Scarrow Friday Forum meets each Friday during Bay View's summer program. A different speaker each week provides a 45-minute lecture presentation followed by audience participation with questions and comments. The speakers are experts in their field and cover topics pertaining to current issues or societal trends affecting our national and/or global communities.

2021 Schedule

June 25 - Topic TBA   Dr. Scott LaDeur, Professor of Political Science at North Central Michigan College

July 2 - The Press and the First Amendment (Full title TBA)   Kendall P. Stanley, Retired editor, Petoskey News Review

July 9 - The Great Lakes: Defining Our Region and Our Way of Life   Jill Ryan, Executive Director of Freshwater Future

July 23 - Why Are You Bullying Me? Life Stories and Research Message   Mary Gray McPhail, PhD, Taos Behavioral Health Board Chair and Leadership Consultant

July 30 - What If the Next Biomedical Breakthrough Isn’t On Planet Earth?   Kris Kimel, Co-Founder and Chairman of Space Tango

August 6 - Demographic Changes in Northern Michigan   Eric A. Guthrie, PhD, State Demographer, Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives, Department of Technology, Management & Budget

August 13 - Northern Removal of Tribal Communities in the 1800’s   Eric Hemenway, Director of Archives and Repatriation, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa

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The Bay View Association is located just outside of Petoskey, Michigan on the shore of Little Traverse Bay.

1715 Encampment Ave
P.O. Box 583
Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: 231-347-6225



Our Mission

To be an institution in which Christian values and traditions are central; To enrich the human experience for individuals and families within Bay View and the surrounding community through a seasonal program of religious, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities; to provide a Christian perspective in a changing world.

The Bay View Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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