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Open House for Love INC’s new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic

Open House for Love INC’s new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic

News Release:

Love INC will be celebrating the opening of its new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic at 326 N. Ferry in Grand Haven with an Open House on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. There will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30pm.

The community is invited to join Love INC for tours and thanksgiving for the new building and to learn new ways to sponsor the ministry and celebrate God’s provision.

Visit www.loveinctricities.org for more information.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

GRAND HAVEN, MI – Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue. Since 2009 in the United States, April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

As a result of a growing concern nationwide, the Loutit District Library and Center for Women in Transition are sponsoring three programs to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.

These events are free to the public and held in the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus.

Mom 2 Mom Sale at Lakes Mall in Muskegon

Mom 2 Mom Sale at Lakes Mall in Muskegon

The Lakes Mall announces the upcoming Mom 2 Mom Sale taking place at The Lakes Mall on Saturday, April 11, from 9am – 2pm.  The free event will feature over 55 vendors, character appearances, car seat installations and much more.

Mom 2 Mom Sale is a first-time event offering a large selection of gently used children’s clothing, accessories, toys, gear, furniture, strollers and more sold by Muskegon-area Moms.  In addition, local nonprofit organizations geared towards families will participate in the event including March of Dimes, Muskegon Community Health Project, Catholic Charities West Michigan, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Birth Quest Services and many more.

Historian Jay Follis Chronicles Titanic’s West Michigan Connections at Loutit District Library

Historian Jay Follis Chronicles Titanic’s West Michigan Connections at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The story of the Titanic is well-known. The maiden voyage of the famed “unsinkable” ship ended in disaster in April 1912 when it struck an iceberg and sank. Of the over 2,200 passengers onboard, including many of the world’s wealthiest, only 705 people survived.

 “But did you know that Michigan has several connections to the disaster?” asks historian Jay Follis.

Mr. Follis will be the special guest lecturer on Thursday, April 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at  Loutit District Library, presenting his engaging and informative program “Titanic: West Michigan Connections.”

“More than 60 passengers aboard the doomed liner were from Michigan or heading to our state,” he explains.  These included the ultra-wealthy who booked 1st Class accommodations to those in 3rd Class immigrating to the state. Each had their own dreams and aspirations.

And each, according to Follis, “has their own fascinating stories.”

Free spring movies through April 26

Free spring movies through April 26

Goodrich Quality Theater at 17220 Hayes Street in Grand Haven welcomes the community every Saturday and Sunday morning, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., to see a select movie for free. All ages are invited to these movie opportunities through April 26:

4/11 & 4/12: How to Train Your Dragon 2

4/18 & 4/19: Penguins of Madagascar

4/25 & 4/26: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Call (616) 844-7469 or visit http://www.goodrichqualitytheaters.com/michigan/grandhaven9/ for more information.

LDL’s Sunday Concert Series presents GVSU Student String Quartet

LDL’s Sunday Concert Series presents GVSU Student String Quartet

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The Laker Quartet from Grand Valley State University will present a classical concert of string instruments as the Loutit District Library’s Sunday Concert Series continues on April 12.

The student quartet features violinists Jaclyn Ruedisueli and Alison Sall; violist Elizabeth Boyce; and cellist Kevin Flynn who will perform works by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and German composer Felix Mendelssohn.

The concert will be held on LDL’s upper level lobby area from 2-3 p.m. Library officials urged the public to come early due to limited seating. LDL opens at 1p.m. on Sundays.

Funding for LDL’s 2014-15 Sunday Concert Series is generously provided by the Matilda and Harold Crane Donor Advised Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

For more information on this performance or any library program, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 200.

My Town: Exchange Food for Fines during National Library Week at Loutit District Library

My Town: Exchange Food for Fines during National Library Week at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- As part of its observance of National Library Week, Loutit District Library is again offering patrons the opportunity to exchange Food for Fines.

From April 12 through April 18, patrons can bring in non-perishable food or personal hygiene products for donation to Love INC and receive a waiver of $1.00 per item (up to a maximum of $5.00) off their current late fees at the library.

The food items most needed by Love INC include "Helper" cereal, spaghetti sauce, chunky and condensed soups, canned tuna and chicken, canned peaches, pears and fruit cocktail, applesauce, canned tomatoes, jams and jellies, peanut butter, pancake mix, syrup, and canned pasta.  No expired items will be accepted.