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My Town Grand Haven: Plant-based diet the focus of St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish presentations

My Town Grand Haven: Plant-based diet the focus of St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish presentations

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. As more Americans today learn about overall health and the risks of degenerative disease linked to diet, the medical community is striving to get people to eat more plant-based foods.

Whether a person self-identifies as a flexitarian, vegetarian, semi-vegetarian or pescatarian, more information is now available to help people make wise choices about their eating habits.

To help increase awareness about plant-based cooking and food consumption, the health committee at St. Patrick-St. Anthony parish is planning three educational presentations for the public.  Each event is free and will be held in the parish Family Center at 7 p.m. on the following dates:

Artist Shares Drawing Techniques @ SLDL

Artist Shares Drawing Techniques @ SLDL

Artist Shares Drawing Techniques @ SLDL

 

Join artist Linda Dimitroff at Spring Lake District Library on Tues., Sept. 23, at 7:00 p.m. for a free drawing techniques class. Participants will to learn how to create charcoal drawings and discover how to use additional drawing mediums and materials including ink and pencil. Pre-registration is requested as seating is limited. The class is designed for adults and teens age 16 and older. Register online at sllib.org or call 616.846.5770.

 

Dimitroff is the owner of the Graffia Gallery in Spring Lake. A Detroit native, she earned her M.A. in Fine and Studio Arts from Wayne State University. Her work has been featured in many shows, including the Michigan Institute of Art in Detroit, and the Circle Gallery in Midland.

 

To register or for more information, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

My Town: Grand Haven Women’s Club concert to kick off LDL’s Sunday music series

My Town: Grand Haven Women’s Club concert to kick off LDL’s Sunday music series

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The Loutit District Library begins its sixth season of Sunday afternoon concerts on Sept. 14 with a library centennial offering presented by the Grand Haven Women’s Club.

Ron Hlebinski, the organist at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Haven, will be playing ragtime music of the era from Scott Joplin and others. In addition, Dr. Wallace Ewing will offer vignettes and glimpses of life in Grand Haven during the same time frame--the beginning of our modern library. The Grand Haven Women's Club will also provide tea for all attending to round out the afternoon.

This is the first in a series of nine free monthly concerts held at LDL on the second Sunday of the month through May 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Concerts are held on the library’s upper level lobby. For more information, visit the LDL website at www.loutitlibrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 200.

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.

My Town Grand Haven: Library hosts free workshop on how to take better photos

My Town Grand Haven: Library hosts free workshop on how to take better photos

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- In the world of photography, sometimes what you need isn't a better camera, but knowledge of the principles that go into making a great image.

The public is invited to join photographer Jennifer Batts for her presentation "Learning to See Creatively: How to Take Great Photos with Any Camera" on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Loutit District Library from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Batts will explore ideas, techniques and compositional guidelines for improving your photography. Anyone with any kind of camera can attend and learn something new and can start taking better photos tomorrow.

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announce Labor Day and winter hours

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announce Labor Day and winter hours

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Loutit District Library will be closed Sunday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. It will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9 a.m.

Although the library is closed, its website, www.loutitlibrary.org, is available 24 hours a day. Patrons can check on the availability of books and other resources at any of the libraries in the Lakeland Library Cooperative online. They can renew materials, place holds and review the status of their library accounts.

Sunday hours will resume on Sept. 7. The library’s winter hours will be in effect until Memorial Day 2015. The library’s winter hours are:

My Town Grand Haven: LDL to host free showing of Frank Lloyd Wright documentary Aug. 28

My Town Grand Haven: LDL to host free showing of Frank Lloyd Wright documentary Aug. 28

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The public is invited for a screening of the documentary, “Frank Lloyd Wright,” at the Loutit District Library on Aug. 28 as part of the library’s centennial celebration.

“Frank Lloyd Wright” is an American Lives Film Project by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on the architectural achievements of Frank Lloyd Wright. With exquisite live cinematography, fascinating interviews and rare archival footage, this riveting film brings Wright's unforgettable story to life. Attendees will learn more about organic architecture, what fueled Wright’s passion, and how Wright’s work changed architecture and America.

This program is free to the public and held in the library’s Program Room A at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 200.