A new science and discovery center, COGNiTiON, opened in downtown Beulah last January for kids of all ages. So far, COGNiTiON has more than 75 member families—from as far away as North Carolina and Canada—and over 2,100 visitors to date. COGNiTiON’s mission is to facilitate learning through time spent in awe and wonder, and to inspire people to investigate the many facets of the world around them. Their upcoming Showcase of Inspiration is a major fundraising endeavor for the 501 (c)(3) non-profit. All proceeds will go toward the operation and growth of the center helping to keep its hands-on exploration and enrichment available year-round. Celebrate the new discovery center and help them raise funds toward an exciting future!

Save the date—Sunday, September 17—for this exciting event headlining class-act Ben Whiting, “Magic Man!” Popular for bringing “a different kind of magic,” Whiting recently appeared on the cover of Northern Express as one of “20 Fascinating People” for 2017. He is known for being charismatic, mesmerizing and astonishing his audiences, which is sure to be true of his upcoming appearance in the Showcase of Inspiration. Another anticipated act is the rich musical talents of Bogar and Elizabeth Guzman. One of Benzie County’s diamonds in the rough, the duo will entertain with a rich variety of instruments and sweet sounds. Appearances by other special guests such as local movie producer Rich Brauer will also delight the audience, making this a fun and inspiring afternoon—much like the atmosphere experienced at COGNiTiON!

The Showcase will take place on Sunday, September 17 from 3–6 p.m. at Blue Bridge Event Center in Interlochen (formerly Frog Pond Village). Tickets bought in advance are $20 per adult and $15 per student (through September 15). They will cost $25 per adult and $20 per student at the door. Tickets may be purchased at COGNiTiON or online through MyNorthTickets. While COGNiTiON is open to kids of all ages, please note this event is for the more mature end of the spectrum, at your discretion. There will be a cash bar, tasty sweets and of course room to dance! COGNiTiON offers many thanks to their sponsors Precision Collision & Auto Glass of Frankfort for the exciting magic show and Blue Bridge Event Center for the wonderful accommodations.

For more information, call 231.392.3194 or visit discovercognition.org.

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