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GHHS Choirs, Orchestra to Perform the "Messiah"

Grand Haven High School's Chamber Choir and Chorale will be accompanied by the GHHS symphony orchestra to present the Christmas portion of the Messiah. The Spring Lake High School Vocal Ensemble and the Madrigal singers from Reeths Puffer High School will complete the 150 voice Choir. Alumni choir members Jimmy Greydanus, Mari Jo Koedyker and Joel VanderWeide will sing the solos. Favorite choruses include: For Unto Us A Child Is Born, And The Glory of the Lord and will end with the famous Hallelujah Chorus. Friday & Saturday, December 10 & 11.  TICKETS: Adults - $5, Seniors/Students/Children - $3. Tickets available at GHHS main office and The Bookman.

Peach Plains fourth graders to sing Christmas carols

Students in Mrs. Braymer's fourth grade class will be singing Christmas carols to residents at Sierra Lakeshore Assisted Living Home for their Christmas party on December 4 at 2:00 p.m. 

Rockford's Rouge River artists join Grand Haven artists for show, sale

Grand Haven, MI - The Fire Barn Gallery of the Grand Haven Area Arts Council is hosting an opening reception  from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at the Gallery, 18 N. Fifth St. in Grand Haven.

The show will continue through Dec. 17.

“Local artists will debut their work at this first-time event,” said Linda Goss, show coordinator. “This is for artists, by artists, featuring many varied medias. This is a show you won't want to miss and the chance to see the premiere work by many local talents.”

Goss said over a dozen artists will display their works in watercolor, acrylics, oils, photography, jewelry, pottery and stained glass.

“With the upcoming holidays, local art makes a timeless and treasured gift,” Goss said.

GHHS Lip Dub Video Premieres

In honor of the 2010 Grand Haven High School Hall of Fame, 275 GHHS students participated in a Lip Dub highlighting the high school, its programs, and this year's inductees.

Click here to watch the video.

Kids' program on Native American shelters to be held at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan -- Ever wondered what it would be like to step into time machine and travel back in time to visit Grand Rapids 500 years ago? What would people's homes look like? How would they build them? What tools and resources would they use?

The Loutit District Library present local historian Kevin Finney who will help answer these questions and more with his presentation titled  “Bark Houses and Cattail Mats; Adventures in Building Native American Shelters” on Saturday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Finney’s hour-long program ventures into studying clues and building ancient shelters. He will bring stone tools, natural materials and other clues that he has pieced together to understand ancient building processes.

This free program will be held in the library’s Youth Program Room. Visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext.

Grand Haven High School presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast

When: November 18, 19 and 20, 7:00 p.m.
Where: GHHS Performing Arts Center

Main Floor:  $12 adults/ $10 students/senior citizens/ $5 children under 6
Balcony:  $10 adults/ $8 students/senior citizens/ $5 children under 6 

Special Character Breakfast featuring Belle and her friends on Saturday, November 20 from 9 - 10:30 in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $5 adults/$3 for children under 8. Tickets for both events on sale in the high school main office after November 1.

Grand Haven Community Center set to kick off monthlong art exhibit on slavery

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan -- Jon McDonald, a noted regional painter who specializes in watercolor and oils, will join visitors to his Grand Haven exhibition entitled Slavery’s Chill during a special reception and a “Walk Through the Paintings” lecture. McDonald’s exhibit showcases 12 portraits depicting the history and emotion of slavery.

The program on Wednesday, November 3, will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. McDonald’s lecture will be held in the auditorium at 7:00 p.m.