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My Town: Kenowa Hills to hold May 2 event to support veterans

My Town: Kenowa Hills to hold May 2 event to support veterans

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Community members are invited to show their support for veterans by taking part in Kenowa Hills High School’s Homes For A Hero event.

Right now, students are busy preparing for the fundraising  event, which will take place May 2 at Kenowa Hills High School, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The celebration will include a silent auction, cook-out and live entertainment as well as a ceremony recognizing veterans and active military members.

Homes For A Hero will also include a varsity rugby game between Kenowa Hills and Grand Haven, starting at 6 p.m.  Kenowa Hills’ team will be sporting camouflage jerseys  for the game. After the match-up, the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society will hold swing dancing under the stadium lights, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

My Town Grand Haven: Mackinac Island painting series comes to Loutit District Library May 1

My Town Grand Haven: Mackinac Island painting series comes to Loutit District Library May 1

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Artist Donna Rey-Taylor’s artwork is about the positive aspects of life, the beauty that surrounds us, and images that bring peace and serenity to one's spirit. Her art is straight-forward in its interpretation.

It is about the beauty of our world, and is intended to remind the audience of special times and places in their lives.

One special place in Rey-Taylor’s heart is Mackinac Island. There's no better way for her to demonstrate that love than to create ten 22 foot by 30 foot watercolor paintings titled "Mackinac Island, Michigan's Watercolor Wonderland" illustrating her appreciation for the beauty and solace the island offers. Moreover, the paintings are meant to remind the viewer of a time when they too visited; they represent a realistic image of its splendor.

My Town Grand Haven: Play confronts the violence of rape in society today

My Town Grand Haven: Play confronts the violence of rape in society today

 

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - Local playwright Walter (Mac) Davis,  who had written, directed and starred last year in his Emily Dickens play, "Aberration of Starlight", has written another work- a more emotional piece titled "Every Six Minutes Violence" presented on Thursday, April 24 at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Avenue.

Davis’s play brings light to the fact that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. He believes his play provides a painful self-analysis of the violent act of rape to women in today’s society.

“'Every Six Minutes' is an attempt to create a work of art as its title identifies a primary fact: in the U.S. today,  a woman is raped every six minutes-and this statistic reflects only reported rapes,” said Davis.

MSU’s second annual Gran Fondo cycling event raises funds for skin cancer research

MSU’s second annual Gran Fondo cycling event raises funds for skin cancer research

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Michigan State University College of Human Medicine announces plans for its second annual Gran Fondo on June 28, 2014.

Italian for “Big Ride,” proceeds from this this non-competitive cycling event go towards programs to increase awareness, prevention and detection of skin cancer and supports MSU’s skin cancer research.

My Town Grand Haven: 'Lessons from the Renovation and Restoration of a 1880s Home' May 17

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.--  A couple who renovated and restored their historic home in Grand Haven will share their lessons with the community during a special presentation at Loutit District Library on Monday, April 21.

Karl and Barb Rowe will present “Restoring What You Have: Lessons from the Renovation and Restoration of a 1880s Home” at 7 p.m.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Monday’s presentation is meant to promote the Historic Home Tour, which will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  This year’s tour will focus on historic homes in Spring Lake, with stops at homes on Savidge Street and Maple Terrace. 

Tickets for the tour are $10 or $25 for a ticket plus a year membership to the museum.

My Town Grand Haven: Fire Barn Gallery exhibit opening April 17

My Town Grand Haven: Fire Barn Gallery exhibit opening April 17

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Fire Barn Gallery will celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit this Thursday, April 17.

“The Chronicle of Walks” features two decades of work by Adam Dahlstrom.  The exhibit shows the evolution of his artistic approach.  The show includes grid drawings, pen drawings, cartoons and abstracts.

The show opens at 6 p.m.; a gallery talk will begin at 7 p.m. with complimentary wine and hor d’oeuvres.  The exhibit will be available for viewing on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. through May 16.

The Fire Barn Gallery is hosted by Artwalk and the Grand Haven MSDDA. This exhibit is sponsored by the Frame and Mat Shop and Hostetter’s.

Methodist church in Grand Haven invites public to Holy Week services

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-Dan Dunan, senior pastor with United Methodist Church of the Dunes, is inviting the general public to Holy Week sevices beginning this Thursday at the church.  

Maundy Thursday sevices will begin at 7 p.m. in the church's social hall on Aprl 17, followed by Good Friday services at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary on Aprl 18, and Easter Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on April 20.  Instrumental music, brass, percussion, a chancel choir and bells of glory musicians will perform.

United Methodist Church of the Dunes is located at 717 Sheldon Road in Grand Haven. Anyone interested in receiving further information should contact the church at (616) 842-7980.