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My Town:Students advance to Science Olympiad State Tournament

My Town:Students advance to Science Olympiad State Tournament

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—More than a dozen teams of West Michigan youth will head to Lansing next month for the Science Olympiad State Tournament.

The teams competed for a spot in the competition during the Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad event held Saturday.  It was the 30th anniversary for the competition, held at Grand Valley State University.

Based on the results, the following teams will compete at the state Capitol:

            Middle School Teams (in order of place)

1.     Lakeshore Middle School

2.     Grandville Middle School

3.     Jenison Jr. High

4.     Chandler Woods Charter

Jim Cooper Jazz Trio Performs at SLDL

Jim Cooper Jazz Trio Performs at SLDL

Jim Cooper Jazz Trio Performs at SLDL

 

National Library Week kicks off with a free jazz concert at Spring Lake District Library on Sunday, April 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Back by popular demand, the seasoned sounds of the Jim Cooper Jazz Trio will delight jazz lovers.

 

Vibraphonist Jim Cooper, bassist Warren Jones, and percussionist Mike Van Lente will entertain their audience with classic jazz standards. Cooper, Jones, and Van Lente have performed with a variety of well-known musical artists including Wes Anderson, John Shea, Fred Hersch, and Ira Sullivan.

 

For more information, contact the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

My Town Spring Lake: Hotel employees begin second leg of lighthouse tour

My Town Spring Lake: Hotel employees begin second leg of lighthouse tour

SPRING LAKE, Mich.—This weekend, two employees of the Grand Haven/Spring Lake Holiday Inn will continue their journey to visit nearly 60 lighthouses lining Lake Michigan.

Marketing Director Kendra Higgins and Event Coordinator Molly Tuma began their lighthouse tour last fall, when they ventured north to cities along Lake Michigan, including Ludington, Traverse City and Mackinaw.  Starting Saturday, March 29, they’ll begin the second leg of their journey, visiting lighthouses in southern Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.  The pair will use the West Michigan Tourist Association’s Circle Tour and Lighthouse Map as a guide during the one week trip.

My Town: Hope College Conference to feature students' research on China missionaries

My Town: Hope College Conference to feature students' research on China missionaries

HOLLAND – Original research by Hope College history students will be featured in the conference “Cross-Cultural Encounters: China and the Reformed Church in America” on Friday, March 28, starting at 2 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The afternoon conference will feature presentations by four students who conducted independent research focused on RCA missionaries to Amoy (now Xiamen) on the southeast coast of mainland China during the latter-19th and early 20th centuries.  The event will conclude with a keynote address by Dr. Ryan Dunch of the University of Alberta in Canada.

My Town Grand Haven: Fire Barn Gallery welcomes child artists

My Town Grand Haven: Fire Barn Gallery welcomes child artists

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.— The Fire Barn Gallery is tapping some of the youngest community artists to fill the walls of its latest exhibit.

“Past Present and Future- A Children’s Show” will feature work by Grand Haven area students, from kindergarten up to sixth grade.  Each piece will feature either a past, present or future theme.

"When I consider the difference between the art of children and that of adults, my first thought is the inhibition factor.  I think that witnessing that kind of uninhibited expression, and the totally unique form it takes, is something that resonates with a lot of us," says Chris Protas, director and curator of the Fire Barn Gallery.

First Friday Gallery Walk

First Friday Gallery Walk

First Friday Gallery Walk, April 4, 6 - 8 pm

Featured Exhibit:  “Color My World”, Kiln Formed Glass

Featured Music:  Jack Leaver

Location:  C2C Gallery, 104 Washington, Grand Haven, MI.

 

“Colour My World” continues through April.  Carolyn O’Hearn and Cynthia Fielding will be in the gallery Friday night, April 4.  Stop in to meet these talented women and hear how they create their glass work. 

                 

 

PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE - A CHILDREN'S SHOW

PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE - A CHILDREN'S SHOW

 

PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE - A CHILDREN'S SHOW

Opens Thursday March 27th, 6pm

Merit awards presented at the opening

Very special thanks to J. Morgan Jewelers Ltd, Fine Jewelers for sponsoring this show

 

The Fire Barn Gallery presents "PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE - A CHILDREN'S SHOW", featuring work by area K-6th graders. 

 

Art made by children holds a fascination on many levels.  "When I consider the difference between the art of children and that of adults, my first thought is the inhibition factor.  I think that witnessing that kind of uninhibited expression, and the totally unique form it takes, is something that resonates with a lot of us..." - Chris Protas, director/curator.