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United Methodist Church of the Dunes holds 'Holly Berry Bazaar'

United Methodist Church of the Dunes holds 'Holly Berry Bazaar'

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—The general public is invited to attend the “Holly Berry Bazaar” at United Methodist Church of the Dunes Friday, November 1  and Saturday, November 2.

This year’s bazaar will feature a cookie walk, bake sale, silent auction and six large booths filled with items handmade by the United Methodist Women’s guild, to help people get in the mood for Christmas and the holidays.  Booths include:

  •   “Holly Berry Christmas”―featuring hand-fashioned ornaments, stockings, pillows, candles    and wall hangings bearing Christmas and holiday trimming.
  • “Potpourri”—featuring children’s clothing, toys, home runners, pillows and hand towels.
  • “Gifts From the Heart”―featuring soup mixes, dip mixes, bird feeders, hand lotions and note pads.
  • “Homespun Gifts”―featuring knit, crocheted and felted items:  scarves, hats, gloves, mittens, baby wearables, flowers to pin

When to trick-or-treat in your community

 When to trick-or-treat in your community

Halloween is Thursday, and many communities have set times for children to trick-or-treat.

Although the weather may not be pleasant, children are encouraged to visit homes and businesses at the following times:  

Ada Township

  • No designated time
  • Fire station #1 trick or treating: October 31,  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Alpine Township

  • October 31 until dark/candy runs out

Belding

  • October 31, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Halloween Open House: October 31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the fire station

Cannon Township

  • No set time; fire department will hand out treats October 31, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Cascade Township

  • October 31, 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

St. Mary's students to help clean up neighborhood on All Saint's Day

St. Mary's students to help clean up neighborhood on All Saint's Day

SPRING LAKE, Mich.— With leaf rakes in tow, children from St. Mary’s School will be fanning out into neighboring yards November 1 for the annual yard cleanup service project.

The work begins at 10:30 a.m. Children from fifth grade to eighth grade will be taking part.

“This is a traditional event for the middle school and it is an opportunity for the students to give back to the neighborhood and demonstrate the love of God,” said Amy Giroux, St. Mary’s School instructor.

The event takes place after an early morning student celebration of an All Saints Day liturgy at 9 a.m. Concluding the raking project, students return to the school for an All Saints Day party, in which the students dress as their favorite patron saint.

The patron saint for St. Mary’s School is the Virgin Mary, mother of God. Numerous statues can be found of her in St. Mary’s School and Church to honor this favorite saint.

St. Mary’s school kids sponsor 'Turkey Trot' to help those in need

St. Mary’s school kids sponsor 'Turkey Trot' to help those in need

SPRING LAKE, Mich.—Kids from St. Mary’s School are extending their hands to greater service and their hearts to those in need as they prepare for the semi-annual “Turkey Trot” race on Wednesday, October 30.

The race begins at 2 p.m. on school grounds, located at 421 East Exchange St. in Spring Lake. Preschool and kindergarten students run a .5k race, or four times around the green space outside the school and six times around the gym.  Proceeds from the event will go toward purchasing turkeys that go into holiday baskets provided to community members in need through the St. Mary’s Church Christian Service Food Pantry.

The St. Mary’s School’s seventh grade students decorate, set up the course, monitor, time and cheer on the students. Concluding the preschool and kindergarten race, the seventh-grade students take their turn on the course. Cider and donuts are provided at the conclusion of the races.

Spring Lake District Library hosts Halloween magic show October 26

Spring Lake District Library hosts Halloween magic show October 26

SPRING LAKE, Mich.- Children and their families are invited to get into the Halloween spirit with a fun and interactive magic variety show at Spring Lake District Library on Saturday, October 26.

Renee’ Hudson will perform a unique combination of magic, juggling and comedy in a show that is sure to dazzle and delight all ages. The event begins at 10 a.m.  Children age seven and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

For more information about library programs for youth, please call the Spring Lake District Library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 134.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.

Readings of another kind with Psychic Mary Miller

Readings of another kind with Psychic Mary Miller

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--Psychic counselor Mary Miller will be offering free individual readings at Spring Lake District Library on Saturday, October 26, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.sllib.org or call (616) 846-5770 to register.

West Michigan residents may be familiar with Mary’s readings as she is featured on the popular “Ask the Psychic” segments on WZZM's "Take Five and Company" each month.

For more information about this program, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Haunted Museum & Zombie Walk

Haunted Museum & Zombie Walk

It’s that time of year, again! The Tri-Cities Historical Museum Akeley Building located at 200 Washington Avenue in Downtown Grand Haven is hosting a Haunted Museum from 1pm to 3pm & Zombie Walk at 4pm on Saturday, October 26.

Call: (616)842-0700 for more information or visit www.tri-citiesmuseum.org for more calendar listings.