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My Town: Team Tuskegee Airmen come to Grand Haven Aug. 23

My Town: Team Tuskegee Airmen come to Grand Haven Aug. 23

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The history of Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II, will be the focus of a series of a three-part series of events at the Grand Haven Memorial Airpark, 16446 Comstock Street, and Loutit District Library on Saturday, Aug. 23.

The series is presented by Dr. Brian Smith, the president of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum and Team Tuskegee pilot Steve Tupper, along with two other pilots from the team.

My Town: Library summer reading clubs present kids’ wildlife programs July 22

My Town: Library summer reading clubs present kids’ wildlife programs July 22

GRAND HAVEN/SPRING LAKE, Mich. -- Outdoor Discovery Center naturalist Jamie Krupka will bring a hands-on program to the Spring Lake and Grand Haven area for two library performances on Tuesday, July 22 as part of its summer reading club.

The Outdoor Discovery Center’s program focuses on introducing children to Michigan wildlife. Live animals including reptiles, amphibians and birds will be used during the presentation. Kids will learn unique characteristics of animals and how they fit into our diverse ecosystems. Hands-on artifacts include skins, skulls, wings, feathers and talons of several species native to Michigan.

Krupka will present at the Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange Street,  from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The program will be repeated at the Loutit District Library, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

My Town Grand Haven: Barbecue feast added to St. Patrick and St. Anthony Parish Festival Aug.15-16

My Town Grand Haven: Barbecue feast added to St. Patrick and St. Anthony Parish Festival Aug.15-16

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.─An old-fashioned barbecue chicken dinner, corn boil, pie-baking contest, big wheel races, kid’s games, sweet shop, community garage sale, car show and $5,000 raffle are all planned for the St. Patrick and St. Anthony Parish Festival.

The celebration runs Friday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at 920 Fulton Street in Grand Haven.  The festival is open to the public.

“This year’s event is different because we’ve added a good old fashioned open-pit, chicken barbecue dinner that kids and adults will enjoy,” said Fr. Bill Langlois, parish pastor.  “We invite people to come for the fun and fellowship as we prepare whole, half chickens over charcoal in the open-pit style, along with baked beans, coleslaw and a baked potato.”

Fun Flower Creations for Kids

Fun Flower Creations for Kids

Boys and girls ages 3 through 12 are invited to Spring Lake District Library on Tuesday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m. to create one of a kind flower designs. The creations will be displayed during the Tri-Cities Garden Club’s 57th annual flower show which will take place at the library July 17-19.  Pre-registration is required; to register, call the library at (616) 846 5770, ext. 134 or stop by the Youth Services Desk. The registration deadline is July 8.

 

The theme for the flower show is Blooms ‘n Birds. Children ages 3-6 will decorate a bird cut out and include it in a floral design created in a recycled container. Youth ages 7-12 will make small bird feeders out of recycled containers and decorate them with various dried plant material. All materials will be supplied by the Tri-Cities Garden Club; children need only supply the creativity!

 

The Tri-Cities Garden Club Blooms ‘n Birds Flower Show hours at the library are as follows:

Lt. Governor Brian Calley to speak at Legislative Breakfast

Lt. Governor Brian Calley to speak at Legislative Breakfast

Chamber to host Legislative Breakfast

Lt. Governor Brian Calley and 89th District Representative Amanda Price will be the featured speakers at the Chamber’s summer Legislative Breakfast.  The Lieutenant Governor and Rep. Price will each provide insight and updates on legislative issues with a Q&A following their comments.

The Legislative Breakfast will be held on Friday, July 18 at the Grand Haven Community Center at 421 Columbus St.,  from 8:30 – 10am. The cost to attend is $15 for members and $20 for future members. Cost includes a buffet style breakfast.

Registration is required! Please contact The Chamber at 616.842.4910 or email areainfo@grandhavenchamber.org to get your spot reserved.

Michigan Pirate Festival in August

Michigan Pirate Festival in August

Michigan Pirate Festival invades Grand Haven 
August 4-10

  

My Town Grand Haven: Essential oils program offered at Loutit District Library

My Town Grand Haven: Essential oils program offered at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Lifelong West Michigan resident and essential oils specialist Nancy Ladd will present a program at the Loutit District Library, Thursday, July 10, about medicinal and therapeutic benefits of certified pure essential oils.  

Ladd’s program, titled “How Essential Oils Can Help Your Health,” will demonstrate how to diffuse aromatically, apply topically, or cook with blends and single essential oils.

With more than16 years experience in holistic therapies and consulting practices, Ladd provides a wealth of knowledge in essential oils. She has overcome illness with healing modalities, as well as attended classes, trainings, lectures and workshops for continuing education.

The program is free and will be held in LDL’s Program Room A from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit LDL’s website, www.loutitlibrary.org.