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Lakeshore Athena Awards

Lakeshore Athena Awards

 

THE LAKESHORE ATHENA® AWARD PROGRAM CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AND INTRODUCING THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD WITH

JEANNE ENGLEHART AS THIS YEAR’S KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

Twenty five area lakeshore women including 16 young professionals will be honored at this year’s Lakeshore ATHENA Award Program Luncheon.

 

Loutit District Library commemorates wedding anniversary of John and Abigail Adams with stage play

Loutit District Library commemorates wedding anniversary of John and Abigail Adams with stage play

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- October 25 marks the 250th wedding anniversary of Founding Father and architect to the Constitution John Adams and his wife Abigail.

To commemorate this anniversary, the Loutit District Library with Gem Theatrics, Wednesday, Oct. 15, present an inside look at their unique relationship with the stage production by Grand Rapids playwright Mary G. Kron titled “My Dearest Friend.”

The performance begins at 7 p.m. in the Grand Haven Community Center’s theatre, 421 Columbus Avenue. Admission is free, however, reservations are required.

The Boogie Woogie Kid to perform at the Loutit District Library October 12

The Boogie Woogie Kid to perform at the Loutit District Library October 12

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Ragtime, Blues and Boogie-Woogie pianist Matthew Ball will present an exciting and fun American Roots program on Sunday, Oct. 12 for all ages on as part of Loutit District Library’s year-long centennial celebration and concert series.

Ball’s concert includes arrangements of classic American songs like Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, The Entertainer, Sheik of Araby, Bumble Boogie, Cow Cow Blues, and many more.

This free concert will be held in LDL’s upper level lobby from 2-3p.m.

Learn the history behind Amelia Earhart’s trips to Michigan

Learn the history behind Amelia Earhart’s trips to Michigan

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The public is invited to join Al Eicher from Program Source International on Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Loutit District Library (LDL) for a sixty-minute lecture and visual presentation of the story of Amelia Earhart’s adventures in Michigan.

Years of research indicates she was here more than 25 times promoting the aviation industry and opportunities for women in this field. The program begins with the early years, includes her family life and education, first flying experiences, the world records, and her eight years of adventures in Michigan.

This free presentation will be held in LDL’s Program Room A from 7-8:30 p.m.

Our Town: LDL presents history of silent movie star Buster Keaton

Our Town: LDL presents history of silent movie star Buster Keaton

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. --  Loutit District Library will host local historian Ron Pesch as he presents the story of Buster Keaton's days along the Lake Michigan shore at an actor’s colony founded by his father.

Pesch’s program titled “Buster Keaton: What I did on My Summer Vacation” will focus on Keaton’s first visit to the city of Muskegon in 1902 and his life as a star in silent films. Keaton called a section of the city known as Bluffton home until he became a movie star.

This free presentation will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Program Room A.

Loutit District Library joins Michigan Libraries for Life and Gift of Life Michigan to promote Michi

Loutit District Library joins Michigan Libraries for Life and Gift of Life Michigan to promote Michi

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - The Loutit District Library (LDL), along with 75 plus libraries across the state, will be participating in the Michigan Libraries for Life campaign in conjunction with Gift of Life Michigan.

Volunteers and library staff will answer questions, provide fun giveaway items and, most importantly, help library patrons sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

The Michigan Libraries for Life campaign began four years ago at the University of Michigan and has expanded to include college, hospital, and public libraries. LDL will be displaying a "Memories from Michigan" donor family quilt, which tells the stories of organ, eye, and tissue donors through panels that have been personalized by their families. An informational table will be located in the upper level lobby of the library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grand Haven ArtWalk 2014 thru October 12

Grand Haven ArtWalk 2014 thru October 12

The Kick-off of the Grand Haven ArtWalk 2014, celebrates with a Picnic & Painting at the redesigned Centertown area on Wednesday, September 24 at noon. Meet in the parking lot near the Frame & Mat Shop located at 728 Washington Street in Grand Haven.

Holiday Inn of Grand Haven/Spring Lake will provide lunch and the community has the opportunity to express their artistic talent through the Community Art Project “Sunday on the Grand”.

The community is invited to experience this ArtWalk of creativity through October 12. 

Visit www.ghartwalk.com for more information, along with artist & venue details.