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Loutit District Library to host advanced photography program

Loutit District Library to host advanced photography program

GRAND HAVEN -- At last April’s Loutit District Library program local photographer Don Petersen introduced basic landscape composition and how to use available light.

Now Petersen returns to take attendees beyond the obvious with his program “Learn to See” on January 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Program Room A.

Petersen will dicuss a wide variety of topics including: pictures within pictures, reflections, complementary forms, less is more, slow down, look around, and natural abstracts.

This is a free program and registration is not required. The library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue. For more information call 616-842-5560, ext. 222 or visit www.loutitlibrary.org.

Qi Gong for Wellness in 2011

Spring Lake, MI--Take the opportunity to learn more about the practice of Qi Gong on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at Spring Lake District Library. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese healing system utilizing gentle rhythmic exercises and simple breathing techniques to optimize health and wellness. Guest speakers Irv Marcus and Lisa Lee of International Wellness Partners will explain how practicing Qi Gong can help you increase your energy, reduce stress, lose weight and promote wellness. Attendees should dress in comfortable clothing and shoes to participate in the Qi Gong exercises. Pre-registration is requested for this free event. Call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107 to register.

Free Snowmobile Safety Class @ SLDL

Spring Lake, MI--The Ottawa County Sheriff's Dept. will be teaching a free snowmobile safety class at the Spring Lake District Library on Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Youths ages 12 to 16 who successfully complete the class will receive a snowmobile safety certificate. Pre-registration is required. 

Snowmobile safety training is recommended for everyone who operates a snowmobile regardless of age. The combination of snow, ice, and speed of the machines makes safety training essential for safely operating a snowmobile.

To register or for more information, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake

Thinking Green: Ethics for a Small Planet

Spring Lake, MI--Author, environmental researcher and activist, and Grand Valley State University Biology Professor Emeritus Dr. Karel Rogers will be the featured speaker Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Spring Lake District Library. Dr. Rogers will discuss the findings in her book Thinking Green: Ethics for a Small Planet. Described as “alarming and compelling” Dr. Rogers’ book examines how individuals’ world views and subsequent choices are putting the planet at risk. The book includes information about “purposeful” living and encourages discussion about the importance of personal environmental ethics. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Social Networking - Impact on Labor & Employment Presentation

Social Networking - Impact on Labor & Employment Presentation

Steve Palazzolo, Sr. Counsel, with Warner Norcross & Judd, presents on Social Networking – Labor & Employment Issues this Friday, the 7th of January at 2E Network - A Social Media Workshop, a program presented by The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven Spring Lake Ferrysburg, open to the public. 

2E Network – A Social Media Workshop is held the first Friday of the month to educate the community on the impact and importance of social media platforms in today’s business world.  Business professionals and community members come together from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. to invest in their social media education and skills from qualified guest presenters, group breakout activities and the opportunity to network face-to-face and through social media.  

This month’s guest speaker is Steve Palazzolo, Sr. Counsel with Warner Norcross & Judd, presenting on Social Networking – Labor & Employment Issues. “The use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn has expanded rapidly in recent years,” Palazzolo commented, adding that from these communications forms, a host of legal issues have arisen. Palazzolo, emphasizes counseling clients on employee relation issues, policy development, NLRB, ADA, FMLA, and international labor relations.  He currently provides counsel to a variety of leading Midwest businesses.

West Shore Chorus of Sweet Adelines to perform at Loutit District Library January 9

West Shore Chorus of Sweet Adelines to perform at Loutit District Library January 9

GRAND HAVEN -- Loutit District Library continues its free Sunday Afternoon Concert Series with a performance from the West Shore Chorus of Sweet Adelines on January 9 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Marcia Shanken, the West Shore Chorus comprises of women singers who perform and educate in Barbershop-style harmony for enjoyment and friendship. Their Sunday performance will consist of an edited version of their fall show titled “The Spelling Bee” with the singers dressing as spelling bee contestants.

This local chorus is part of Sweet Adelines International organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances. This independent, nonprofit music education association is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women. "Harmonize the World" is the organization's motto.

The West Shore Chorus rehearses every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

Wine About Winter

From: http://www.downtowngrandhaven.com

Is the cold weather getting you down? Well, don’t pout about it, “Wine” about it!

The Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority enthusiastically celebrates winter at the second annual Wine About Winter event in historic Downtown Grand Haven.

On Friday, January 7, 2011 from 5-8pm, local businesses will host one or more West Michigan artists, fabulous wines for all palettes and excellent boutique shopping to create a charming, winter walking tour of the Downtown and Centertown districts.