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Original Artworks with Music During Holy Week

Original Artworks with Music During Holy Week

—General Public Invited to Attend Easter Worship Services at United Methodist Church of the Dunes in Grand Haven—

 

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., —A blend of original artworks depicting the “Stations of the Cross,” combined with musical selections and favorite Easter hymns will help people celebrate Palm Sunday and Holy Week during worship services at United Methodist Church of the Dunes (UMC-DUNES).  The church is located at 717 Sheldon Road in Grand Haven and the general public is invited to attend the worship celebrations.

 

PALM SUNDAY:  On Sunday, March 24, the church begins Holy Week with a special Palm Sunday worship program.  Featured at both the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

LDL’s traditional Irish Music Session - March 16

LDL’s traditional Irish Music Session - March 16

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- St. Patrick’s Day at the Loutit District Library begins on March 16 as acoustic musicians of all levels and ages are invited to join the next free traditional Irish music session from 1-3 p.m. in Program Room A. 

Experienced players will be on hand to lead beginners through a couple of tunes at a slow pace to start and then the group will progress to an up-to-speed session of traditional Irish tunes. Sheet music will be provided to musicians who need it.

Anyone who enjoys listening to Irish music is also welcome.

All sessions dates are held the third Saturday of the month from 1-3 p.m. Next month’s session will be April 20.

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

Fiddlin' Fun with Grand Haven High School group - March 10

Fiddlin' Fun with Grand Haven High School group - March 10

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- St. Patrick’s Day comes a week early as the Grand Haven Area High School fiddler group, GOTAK, perform popular Irish/Celtic fiddle music on March 10 for the Loutit District Library’s (LDL) Sunday Afternoon Concert Series.

The concert is free and begins at 2 p.m. on the library’s upper level lobby. Library officials urged the public to come early due to limited seating. LDL opens at 1p.m. on Sundays.

GOTAK is an after school alternative string ensemble founded in 2005 by current director of GOTAK and Grand Haven High School Orchestras, Melissa Meyers.

LDL Helps Downloading eBooks Onto Nooks - March 7

LDL Helps Downloading eBooks Onto Nooks - March 7

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Loutit District Library’s Adult Services Librarian Mary Kay Moran will lead an interactive program on March 7 on how to borrow library books onto Nooks.

Moran will cover a variety of Nooks including the Nook Color and Nook Tablet.

This program is free and held in LDL’s Program Room A beginning at 7 p.m.

For further information, contact Loutit District Library at 616-842-5560, ext. 214 or visit the library online at http://www.loutitlibrary.org/.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library serves 35,510 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District.

 

Learn To Illustrate at Loutit District Library - Feb 28

Learn To Illustrate at Loutit District Library - Feb 28

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Registration is now open for “Anyone Can Draw,” a workshop instructed by local artist Patty Warner on Feb. 28 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Loutit District Library (LDL).

Class is limited to 12 students and will be held in LDL’s Program Room A. There is $10 material fee due at the time of registration. To register, visit the Library’s Public Computing attendant on the lower level.

Warner ‘s program will teach methods of measuring and ways of getting an image on paper.

Patty Warner is an artist and private art teacher living in Grand Haven. She draws and paints in a variety of mediums, specializing in portraiture.

Loutit District Library to offer pastel workshop February 23

Loutit District Library to offer pastel workshop February 23

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Registration is now open for “A Pastel Experience,” a workshop instructed by local artist Patricia Dee on Feb. 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Loutit District Library.

The course provides information and instruction as well as the handling and application. Students will learn about the origins of pastels and the different types available, as well as show various applications styles. 

Students will have the opportunity to paint on more than one type of paper and experience the difference between painting on white and tinted papers.

Course topics include: Types of Pastels, Material cautions, handling, Supports – paper, sanded – rigid, Painting with Pastels – applications/strokes – under-painting, Tools – brush, spray, peanuts, gloves, tape, ruler, and Matting/Framing. At day’s end, everyone will leave with a painting.

Celebrate Black History Month with Soul Food - Feb 18

Celebrate Black History Month with Soul Food - Feb 18

Spring Lake, MI--Celebrate Black History Month with a soul food cooking demonstration at Spring Lake District Library on Monday, Feb. 18, at 7:00 p.m. Grand Rapids Community College Executive Chef Nancy Rutledge will demonstrate how to prepare some classic African American dishes and provide samples. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Register online at www.sllib.org or call 616.846.5770.


Chef Rutledge will discuss the origins of soul food. African American food was greatly influenced by African cuisine from the slavery period. What began as a cheap way to feed enslaved African Americans developed into popular cuisine, rich in flavor and history.          

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