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Annual Fall Paper Drive Set to Benefit St. Mary's Parish School October 14-16

Annual Fall Paper Drive Set to Benefit St. Mary's Parish School October 14-16

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Sept. 20, 2011 –  Everyone from the community is being encouraged to start collecting their newspapers and phone books for the Saint Mary’s annual fall paper drive, which will be held October 14, 15 and 16 at the church school grounds, 421 E Exchange St., Spring Lake, Michigan.

Any member of the community wishing to collect newspapers and telephone books and donate them to the Saint Mary’s Parish School on the October designated dates is being asked to do so to help in the school’s Home and School Association fundraising efforts.

All newspapers and telephone books should be bundled in paper bags or string.  No plastic bags will be allowed.  They should be brought to Saint Mary’s Church parking lot on the south side of the building and dropped off.  A semi trailer truck will be parked in the lot and paper items will be collected by designated staff.

St. Mary's School of Spring Lake to Present "A Living Rosary" on October 3rd

St. Mary's School of Spring Lake to Present "A Living Rosary" on October 3rd

Community members are invited to attend a performance by all children enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade at Saint Mary’s Parish School who will create “A Living Rosary” on October 3rd at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the school.

The school is located at 421 east Exchange St. in Spring Lake.  The event is free and open to the public and it is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

The life-size rosary will include ropes with tennis balls to represent the beads typically found on rosaries used by members of the Catholic faith.  Students will hold the life-size rosary up and, at each bead, will lead a prayer.  Children also will lead the “Hail Mary” for the entire school and audience members.

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents Henry IV, Part 1

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents Henry IV, Part 1

September 8th - 10th, 7:30 pm

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company is Michigan's only year-round, touring Shakespeare Company.

Henry IV Part I is an epic history play which follows the exploits of Prince Hal, who rebels against his father Henry IV, preferring the company of Sir John Falstaff and  London’s criminal element to his duties as heir to the throne.  When the famed soldier Henry “Hotspur” Percy leads a revolt against the king, Hal must choose between his friends and his duty to his father.  

The cast of Henry IV Part I features Kathleen Bode, Heather Folkvord, Lindsey Hansen, Kat Hermes, Claire Mahave, Amy McFadden, Katherine Mayberry, Janna Rosencrantz, and Sarah Stark.  Frequent Pigeon Creek actor Scott Lange directors the production.

Tickets are $12 Adults/$6 Students and Seniors, and are available at (616) 850-0916

Kelly - Miller Circus

Kelly - Miller Circus

August 27th, 2:00pm & 5:30pm
Location: Harbor Island - Grand Haven
Website: www.kellymillercircus.com/

The Tri-Cities Kiwanis is bringing the circus to town! Saturday, August 27th, shows at 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm offer traditional family entertainment under the Big Top on Harbor Island in Grand Haven.
 
Ticket prices are as follows:Advanced sales — Adults, $10; Children 2-12 years, $6 At the door — Adults, $15; Children 2-12 years, $7 (Tickets can be purchased at the YMCA Welcome Center)

Thursdays at the Point comes to an end with The Fred Knapp Trio

Thursdays at the Point comes to an end with The Fred Knapp Trio

Spring Lake's Thursdays at the Point will continue this week with The Fred Knapp Trio.

The Fred Knapp Trio is a swinging instrumental jazz trio that puts a unique spin on classic standards.

The Thursday night concert series takes place at Mill Point Park and start at 7:00 pm. Visit http://www.springlakevillage.org for additional information.

Local author Susan Clemente promotes her book at Loutit District Library

Local author Susan Clemente promotes her book at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN -- Hot off the grill, Michigan’s Guide to Local Cooking written, designed and photographed by Susan Clemente, is both an informative guide to understanding and making choices about food as well as a “local food” cookbook.

Clemente will discuss her book Thursday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Loutit District Library’s Program Room A. Her book will be available to purchase following the program.

Fifty-Three United Methodist Church of the Dunes Members Dance, Sing and March at Coast Guard Parade

Fifty-Three United Methodist Church of the Dunes Members Dance, Sing and March at Coast Guard Parade

AUGUST 9, 2011, GRAND HAVEN, MICH. - Fifty-three members of the United Methodist Church of the Dunes turned out singing, dancing, and marching to honor and celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard at the annual U.S. Coast Guard Festival Grand Parade on August 6th in Grand Haven.

Despite a torrential downpour throughout the parade, church members braved the elements and remained in step during the two-mile parade route.

Members of the United Methodist Church of the Dunes have marched in the Coast Guard Festival Grand Parade four years, and are becoming known for their choreographed dance steps, memorable music selections and lively costumes.  For more than two months, individuals participating in the church's marching routine have practiced counting out rhythms, coordinating hand and foot steps to music, and maintaining straight rows as they learned to march together as a team.