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Saint Mary's School to Display Photos of Community Service for Catholic Schools Week

Saint Mary's School to Display Photos of Community Service for Catholic Schools Week

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Jan. 3, 2012 - In observance of the 2012 "Catholic Schools Week," the Parent-Teacher organization at Saint Mary's Parish School is planning to display photo boards in the church's gathering space to highlight the many community service projects that children at the school participate in throughout the year.

Catholic Schools Week runs January 29 through February 5.  Saint Mary's Parish School is located at 421 east Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Another display will feature various pictures of general school life and feature things like children participating in sporting events, color days, spirit days, guest speakers, dances, the Jingle Bell Parade, Parade of Saints, class celebrations and more.

Family Wildlife Series

Family Wildlife Series

What a perfect opportunity for your family to learn about Michigan’s wildlife! This Family Wildlife Series takes place at Loutit District Library at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven on Saturday, December 17 from 11am through 12:30pm! This is the first of four family nature programs presented by the Outdoor Discovery Center and is possible through a grant from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

For more information call: (616)842-5560, Ext. 216

Lilly the dog returns to Loutit District Library December 10

Lilly the dog returns to Loutit District Library December 10

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Kids will again have a chance to read with--and to-- a BFD (That stands for big, friendly dog!) when Lilly returns to Loutit District Library, Saturday, December 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lilly is a five-year-old New Foundland who lives with Char Nash of Grand Haven. Lilly has earned certifications as a therapy dog and as a crisis response dog.

Kids can make a big Santa's village sticker scene while they wait their turn to read with Lilly.

This program is free and held in the library's Youth Program Room. For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 216. 

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

Hospice Tree of Life Celebrates life

Hospice Tree of Life Celebrates life

News Release:

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – This holiday season, Hospice of North Ottawa Community invites the local community to honor a loved one by making a donation to the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life will be on display in the lobby of Grand Haven’s Community Center from November 30 to December 31, 2011.

Donations made in memoriam or in honor of loved ones are recognized on individual, customized ornaments, featuring the honoree’s name.

Loutit District Library announces Adopt-a-Book program

Loutit District Library announces Adopt-a-Book program

GRAND HAVEN  -- Loutit District Library has the perfect gift for book lovers this holiday season.

This is the eighth year for the Adopt-a-Book for the Holidays project. It’s a great way to memorialize a departed loved one or honor a cherished family member or friend.

Visit the library beginning November 25 for the opportunity to select a book to “adopt” and add to the library’s collection.

Choose an ornament from the tree in the circulation area with the name and cost of the item that will be purchased for the library. Take the ornament to the Information Desk along with a check or cash and library staff will do the rest.

There are more than 30 items from which to choose, including books for children and teens, adult fiction and non-fiction.

If a specific book isn’t represented on the tree, librarians can add it to the list if it fits within the library’s collection development policy.

Reminder: Light Night set for this evening

Reminder: Light Night set for this evening

From: http://www.visitgrandhaven.com

Friday, November 18, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy downtown Grand Haven as the lights begin to turn on in the trees for the first time in the holiday season. Participating stores will be holding their holiday open houses with excellent ideas for everyone on your Christmas list. Luminaries will be lining the street as we kick off the holidays!

Live Holiday music will be heard all evening from a live broadcast from WGHN 92.1FM. Free Light Night commemorative mug filled with cider from Vander Mill to the first 400 guests. There will also be holiday food vendors and fresh greenery for sale along Washington to help you start your holiday decorating.

Grand Haven’s Prevailing Winds Community Band Will Perform at UMC-Dunes December 4

GRAND HAVEN, MI., Nov 16, 2011 - Prevailing Winds Community Band (PWCB), under the direction of Bob Fullerton, and the United  Methodist Church of the Dunes (UMC-Dunes) Chancel Choir and Bells of Glory, under the direction of Jean Schuitman, will present “A Community Christmas Collage” concert on Sunday Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. in UMC-Dunes Sanctuary. The church is located at 717 Sheldon Rd. in Grand Haven.

A Christmas Festival collection of eight familiar carols will be included in the concert. The choir will sing along with the band for Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and Good King Wenceslas. All attendees will be invited to join in singing Hark the Herald, Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Jingle Bells.