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Wine, Women, and Song: The Poetry and Music of Robert Burns

Spring Lake, MI-Celebrate National Poetry Month with Dave Stuart O’Neil as he performs melodies on small  bagpipes, whistles and flutes to accompany poems by acclaimed Scottish poet Robert Burns. The public is invited to attend this free presentation at Spring Lake District Library on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Spring Lake District Library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake. For more information about library programs or services call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.

 

Lunch and Learn event slated for March 30 at Loutit District Library

Lunch and Learn event slated for March 30 at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN -- The Loutit District Library will collaborate with the North Ottawa County Council on Aging to celebrate Women’s History Month this March with a Lunch and Learn event about the famous women from Grand Haven’s history from local historian Wally Ewing on Wednesday, March 30.

Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or purchase a box lunch from the Grand Haven Senior Center and join us at the library for the historical presentations and discussion. The library will provide coffee, tea and dessert.

Lunch and Learn events are held in LDL’s Program Room A from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Contact Rolina Vermeer Roosen at the Senior Center for information about box lunches  at 616-842-9210. Look for the Lunch and Learn series to continue on Wednesdays in April with a gardening theme. For more information, call 616-842-5560, ext.

Residents needed for the Spring Lake Village Historic Conservation Commission

Residents needed for the Spring Lake Village Historic Conservation Commission

From http://www.springlakevillage.org/

The Village Council of the Village of Spring Lake is looking for three interested Village of Spring Lake residents wanting to serve on the Village Historic Conservation Commission. The terms of the appointments will be: two through February 2013 and one through February 2014. The Historic Conservation Commission meets once a month for approximately one hour. The Commission processes designations of historic landmarks in the Village and provides educational programs on the history of the area as well as other historic preservation work. They organize and host the annual Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show and are currently working on a calendar using historic Village postcards.

There are also two openings on the Central Business District Development Authority (CBDDA).

Next book announced for Loutit District Library’s monthly reading group

Next book announced for Loutit District Library’s monthly reading group

GRAND HAVEN -- Loutit District Library’s Adult Services Librarian, Mary Kay Moran, has selected My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira as March’s book to be discussed at her monthly reading group.

Critics hail this debut by Oliveira as “a well-written and impressive historic epic that deserves a large readership.” Mary Sutter is a 20 year old midwife who gains medical experience in a Union Hospital during the Civil War. Her dreams of becoming a doctor seem possible when she becomes an integral part of chief surgeon William Stipp’s team. The focus on often horrific medicine and the women who practiced it against all odds makes for compelling reading.

Loutit District Library receives grant from Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

Loutit District Library receives grant from Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

GRAND HAVEN -- U. S. Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are coming to Grand Haven on July 14 in the theater production, Jefferson & Adams: A Stage Play, thanks to a grant from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation to the Loutit District Library (LDL).

The theatrical production will complement the highly sought after “John Adams Unbound” traveling exhibit which the Library secured in a national competition.

Application deadline for 2011 Coast Guard Craft Fair approaching

Application deadline for 2011 Coast Guard Craft Fair approaching

GRAND HAVE, Mich. - The 2011 Coast Guard Festival doesn't take place until July but the deadline to enter the Craft Fair is fast approaching. Applications must be post marked no later than March 15th and received no later than March 17th. The event will take place Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th.

Click Here to see the Craft Show application.

Central Park Players present "All My Sons" Feb 24-26th

Central Park Players present "All My Sons" Feb 24-26th

From: http://www.centralparkplayers.org/

February 24-26, 2011
At the Grand Haven Community Center

Click here for a Cast List

During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power.