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My Town Grand Haven: Fire Barn Gallery welcomes child artists

My Town Grand Haven: Fire Barn Gallery welcomes child artists

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.— The Fire Barn Gallery is tapping some of the youngest community artists to fill the walls of its latest exhibit.

“Past Present and Future- A Children’s Show” will feature work by Grand Haven area students, from kindergarten up to sixth grade.  Each piece will feature either a past, present or future theme.

"When I consider the difference between the art of children and that of adults, my first thought is the inhibition factor.  I think that witnessing that kind of uninhibited expression, and the totally unique form it takes, is something that resonates with a lot of us," says Chris Protas, director and curator of the Fire Barn Gallery.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here!

If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.

 

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My Town Grand Haven: Bowl for kids fundraiser March 22

My Town Grand Haven: Bowl for kids fundraiser March 22

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Come out to Starlite Lanes in Grand Haven on Saturday, March 22 to bowl for free, play games, eat pizza, drink pop and simply have fun while helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore.

The fundraiser runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bowlers are asked to raise $25 to join the team.

To sign up or for additional information, call (231) 799-0613 or visit www.sylvanlearning.com/muskegon.

My Town: Library’s centennial programs continue with a look at an average household in 1914

My Town: Library’s centennial programs continue with a look at an average household in 1914

GRAND HAVEN, Mich -- Local historian Nancy Buchanan returns to the Loutit District Library on Thursday, March 27 with a look at the average household in Grand Haven in 1914, as the library’s centennial series continues.

There are no high-tech gadgets in this turn-of-the-century household; it was elbow grease and a lot of hard work. Buchanan's program features a PowerPoint slide show along with hands-on items to bring everyone back in time. 

This program is free to the public and held the LDL's Program Room A beginning for 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 232. 

My Town: Redwall Series inspires St. Mary’s Church dessert competition

SPRING LAKE, MIch.―The Redwall series of children’s fantasy novels by popular author Brian Jacques is insipiring a competitive fundraiser by St. Mary's Church.

The event, called “A Taste of Redwall,” will be held May 4, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. inside the church activity center on 406 East Savidge Street in Spring Lake.  All proceeds will benefit St. Martin de Porres Orphanage Center in Tanzania, Africa.

Redwall is the name of a medieval monastery referenced throughout the book series, which made its debut in 1986. An animated television series followed in 1999. Since then, 22 Redwall novels and two picture books have been published for kids.

Animals populate the medieval world of Redwall, including hares, squirrels, mice, moles, shrews and badgers.

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library primitive doll workshop March 22

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library primitive doll workshop March 22

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The Loutit District Library is accepting registrations for a primitive doll workshop taught by local artist Mary Sundstrom on Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in LDL’s Program Room A.

Experience homespun dolls of the late 19th century and beyond. Learn about the history of doll making in early America. In the past, most dolls were made at home with items found around the house. Everything was repurposed.

Have a day of fun learning as Mary Sundstrom demonstrates how to carve apple head dolls, sew simple rag dolls, and tie corn husk dolls. Bring a lunch, or plan on a 45-minute lunchbreak.

A $10 material fee upon is due upon registration, payable in the public computing center. Students must register at the public computing desk in the library.

My Town: American Red Cross continues history of helping

My Town: American Red Cross continues history of helping

For 133 years, the American Red Cross has taken the lead in organizing an army of volunteers to help communities devastated by disasters.

Without volunteers, the organization wouldn’t function.  That includes the more than 3.5 million people who volunteered to give blood last year, providing  a life-saving resource for patients in about 3,000 U.S. hospitals and transfusion centers. 

 “While the world changes around us, our mission never does,” said Todd Kulman, communications program manager for the American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region. “We’re all about helping others during times of great need – and we can do that because of the generosity of countless volunteers and donors—including people who roll up their sleeve and give blood.”

If you’d like to join the efforts, the following blood drivers are scheduled: