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Decorate your vehicle for St. Mary's 'Trunk or Treat' October 20

Decorate your vehicle for St. Mary's 'Trunk or Treat' October 20

SPRING LAKE, Mich.- Anyone wishing to attend the upcoming “Trunk or Treat” event at Saint Mary’s School  on Sunday, October 20 will be helping to support kids in the Tri-Cities region who need Catholic tuition assistance.

The event will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the school, at 421 East Exchange Street in Spring Lake.  Adults and kids from the area are invited to attend, dress up in Halloween costumes and decorate the trunk or lift-gate area of their vehicle or moped.  A prize will be awarded for the best decorated trunk.

Those wishing to attend are also being asked to bring candy and donate a kid’s gift or money to support the annual Unity Auction, which raises funds to make tuition affordable for kids who want a Catholic education.

Saint Mary’s School is accredited by the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS).

Color Tours by Kayak

Color Tours by Kayak

Ottawa County Parks is inviting anyone interested in kayaking. The County Parks are offering “Color by Kayak” trips on 2 days in October & one day in November.  Each guided trip includes a basic kayaking lesson. The fee for the trip is $15 per person with their own kayak or it’s an additional charge of $26 for a kayak, paddle & life jacket. Pre-registration is required.  To register for any of the trips or more information, call the Ottawa County Nature Education Center at (616)786-4847.

'Get Your Geek On' at Loutit District Library

'Get Your Geek On' at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The Loutit District Library (LDL) is participating in a public awareness campaign designed to highlight the vital role of the library in the Grand Haven community, called “Geek the Library.”

The campaign is brought to us by OCLC, a non-profit library cooperative, with funding by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Geek campaign utilizes the word “geek” as a verb. Whatever you geek, the library supports you. Everyone is passionate about something - everyone geeks something. Share what you geek, see what other people are geeking.

Marching Band Invitational at East Kentwood High School October 19

Marching Band Invitational at East Kentwood High School October 19

KENTWOOD, Mich.-- Here is your chance to see and hear several different marching bands from around the state at the beautiful East Kentwood High School stadium.

Twenty-two bands from around the state will be performing shows in the competition on Saturday, October 19.  The evening will be capped off with an exhibition performance by the East Kentwood Marching Band. 

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors (62+), and children under age five are free.  The concession stand will be open and serving lots of delicious food like pizza, burgers, hot dogs, etc.  The proceeds will go to Kentwood Band & Orchestra Boosters. 

Gates open at 2 p.m., with the first band taking the field at 3 p.m.  The final exhibition by the East Kentwood High School Marching Band will begin at  9:15 p.m.  The EKHS Band's performance features the music of Motown;

Halloween fun for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia

Halloween fun for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--The Little Red House, Oak Crest and Spring Lake District Library are partnering to provide monthly  programs designed for individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as their caregivers.

The next event will take place on Thursday, October 17, at 2:00 p.m. People are invited to visit the library to decorate pumpkins and enjoy a Halloween-themed story. For more information call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107. 

The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.

Loutit District Library presents wicked cemetery tour October 16

Loutit District Library presents wicked cemetery tour October 16

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The public is invited to explore the lives of some of Grand Haven’s wicked and strange characters during a lively tour of Lake Forest Cemetery on Wednesday, October 16, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Michigan author of the strange and unusual, Amberrose Hammond, and Loutit District Library’s genealogy specialist Jeanette Weiden will be the tour guides. The public is asked to meet outside the cemetery office and be prepared to walk the cemetery. Parking is available in the chapel lot next to the cemetery entrance.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.loutitlibrary.org/ or call (616) 842-5560, ext 225.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series: Guitarist David Palmer

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series: Guitarist David Palmer

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The public is invited to the Loutit District Library (LDL) on October 13 as the library’s Sunday Afternoon Concert Series continues with local singer/songwriter David Palmer.

From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Palmer will be performing ten new songs from his second CD “It’s Just a Scratch,” which will be released early 2014. His Americana style of writing is based on the lives and love of friends and family.

Palmer is a native of Grand Haven. Throughout the years, he has performed with the Wall Walkers, Tripp’n and E Sharpe Nine. He is currently performing with the Green House Gang.

LDL’s concert series is free of charge and held on the Library’s upper level lobby. For more information visit http://www.loutitlibrary.org/ or call 616-842-5560, ext 214.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan.