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Come out for Halloween Downtown

Come out for Halloween Downtown

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

Trick or Treating will take place at the Merchant stores downtown on Monday, October 31 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Merchants will provide treats to families participating in the downtown's annual trick or treating event.

Community trick or treating will follow from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come join in on the fun with shopping and trick or treating on Washington Avenue in Downtown Grand Haven!

Kids to explore their family history at Loutit District Library

Kids to explore their family history at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN -- Everyone has a story to tell. So Loutit District Library invites kids to bring a grandparent on Saturday, October 22 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to explore their family's history led by LDL’s Youth Library Allison Boyer.

If grandparents are unavailable then another relative or family friend would be acceptable. Everyone will make a kid-friendly family genealogy tree to take home.

This program will be held in the library’s Program Room A. For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 216.

Fall color tour beginning in Grand Haven

Fall color tour beginning in Grand Haven

The leaves are nearing their peak color in West Michigan.  You don’t have to go far to catch the fall colors.  One beautiful tour starts in Grand Haven and takes you through Grandville, Eastmanville, and Spring Lake.

Color Tour Directions Starting from Grand Haven:

Robbins Rd east to Mercury Dr past Grand River bayous to Riverside Park (becomes Green St, then North Cedar Dr). South on 104th Ave, east on Osborn St (becomes Warner). South on 68th St, east on M-45. South onto 48th St, east on Fillmore (becomes Cottonwood Dr). In Jenison, left on Baldwin, left on Chicago Dr. In Grandville, left on Wilson to M-11/28th St, left onto M-11 northbound. Left on Fennesey St (becomes Luce St, then Linden Dr).

School Zone Software Helps Motor Impaired Students

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — For years, Jessica von Behren’s 6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, watched with envy as her older brother passed countless hours playing computer games in the family’s home.

Elizabeth’s fine motor skills are delayed. Clicking, scrolling and dragging a mouse through traditional computer games is too difficult for the eager student.

Fortunately, Elizabeth’s dream of playing computer games has become a reality, thanks to School Zone Publishing Company

School Zone specifically programs its software with “sticky mouse” action, an alternative to “drag and drop,” so the mouse isn’t the challenge for children—the focus is on educational development.

For Elizabeth, whose disability makes it difficult to tie shoes, School Zone’s software is a breeze.

IA Today Fall Series Events

IA Today Fall Series Events

IA TODAY is a three-part community forum about how God has worked in and through our ministry. Join us at our headquarters (17011 Hickory, Spring Lake, MI 49456) for dessert and discussion at one, two or all three of IA TODAY's themed evenings:

Pets Big and Small Invited to Saint Mary's School for Blessing Ceremony on October 5

Pets Big and Small Invited to Saint Mary's School for Blessing Ceremony on October 5

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Sept. 29, 2011 – Mike Devitt, principal with Saint Mary’s Parish School in Spring Lake, is inviting community members to bring their pets large and small to the upcoming “Blessing of the Pets” on Wednesday, October 5, at 9 a.m.

The ceremony will be held in the Saint Mary’s Parish School parking lot “green space” at 421 east Exchange St., Spring Lake.  Father Dan DePew, pastor of Saint Mary’s Church, will preside over the gathering.  The event is free and open to the general public.

The blessing of the pets is a tradition that follows in St. Francis’s footsteps as a day to honor the special love humans have for animals.  It is a day set aside to have pets blessed as people of all ages reflect on the gift of companionship they provide throughout everyone’s lives.

ArtWalk Family Art Day is Saturday

ArtWalk Family Art Day is Saturday

News Release:

 

Grand Haven, Mich., September 26, 2011: Painting. Games. Free food. Live music. ArtWalk’s 2011 Family Art Day, on October 1st, will offer all of these things and much more! The family focused affair offers a fantastic way for parents–grandparents too–and kids to spend a fun, fall afternoon together.


There will be canvases and paint set out for guests to create their own personal masterpieces. The completed artworks will then hang outdoors, along the side of ArtWalk headquarters (18 N. 5th St.), throughout the final week of ArtWalk 2011.


“We had Family Art Day last year and it was a huge success,” said Steve Loftis, ArtWalk organizer. “Seeing all the kids show up with their moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles was inspiring.