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Centertown Block Party is Sept. 28th

News Release:

Grand Haven, Mich., September, 19, 2011: On Wednesday, Sept. 28th, the public is invited to pig out on pig roast and chill with bowls of chili at the ArtWalk Centertown Block Party. This free event will take place outside The Frame and Mat Shop, 728 Washington Ave. It will run from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will feature live music, free food and onsite artist demonstrations.

“We expect several hundred people to attend the party,” said Dan Borchers, owner of The Frame and Mat Shop, a centertown business and ArtWalk 2011 venue.

Annual Fall Paper Drive Set to Benefit St. Mary's Parish School October 14-16

Annual Fall Paper Drive Set to Benefit St. Mary's Parish School October 14-16

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Sept. 20, 2011 –  Everyone from the community is being encouraged to start collecting their newspapers and phone books for the Saint Mary’s annual fall paper drive, which will be held October 14, 15 and 16 at the church school grounds, 421 E Exchange St., Spring Lake, Michigan.

Any member of the community wishing to collect newspapers and telephone books and donate them to the Saint Mary’s Parish School on the October designated dates is being asked to do so to help in the school’s Home and School Association fundraising efforts.

All newspapers and telephone books should be bundled in paper bags or string.  No plastic bags will be allowed.  They should be brought to Saint Mary’s Church parking lot on the south side of the building and dropped off.  A semi trailer truck will be parked in the lot and paper items will be collected by designated staff.

Join Friends of Ottawa County Parks

Friends of Ottawa County Parks is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people with nature, recreation and community by partnering with Ottawa County Parks.  New members are always welcome. 

Upcoming activities will be a booth at KidZone during  the annual Salmon Festival in Grand Haven on Saturday, Sept. 17th.   Volunteers are needed to help kids make "fish prints" as well as to provide Ottawa County Parks information.    

The Annual Membership Meeting will be at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 21st in the Fillmore Complex.   The Fillmore Complex in Olive Township is on Fillmore Street just west of 120th Avenue.

Visit www.friendsofocp.org for more information.

Kelly - Miller Circus

Kelly - Miller Circus

August 27th, 2:00pm & 5:30pm
Location: Harbor Island - Grand Haven
Website: www.kellymillercircus.com/

The Tri-Cities Kiwanis is bringing the circus to town! Saturday, August 27th, shows at 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm offer traditional family entertainment under the Big Top on Harbor Island in Grand Haven.
Ticket prices are as follows:Advanced sales — Adults, $10; Children 2-12 years, $6 At the door — Adults, $15; Children 2-12 years, $7 (Tickets can be purchased at the YMCA Welcome Center)

Fifty-Three United Methodist Church of the Dunes Members Dance, Sing and March at Coast Guard Parade

Fifty-Three United Methodist Church of the Dunes Members Dance, Sing and March at Coast Guard Parade

AUGUST 9, 2011, GRAND HAVEN, MICH. - Fifty-three members of the United Methodist Church of the Dunes turned out singing, dancing, and marching to honor and celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard at the annual U.S. Coast Guard Festival Grand Parade on August 6th in Grand Haven.

Despite a torrential downpour throughout the parade, church members braved the elements and remained in step during the two-mile parade route.

Members of the United Methodist Church of the Dunes have marched in the Coast Guard Festival Grand Parade four years, and are becoming known for their choreographed dance steps, memorable music selections and lively costumes.  For more than two months, individuals participating in the church's marching routine have practiced counting out rhythms, coordinating hand and foot steps to music, and maintaining straight rows as they learned to march together as a team.

Beach Zone at Kirk Park

Adults and kids can explore the beach and participate in a variety of beach activities at Kirk Park on Thursday, August 18th, 10:00am - 2:00 pm.     Adults must be present to supervise their children during the activities.   There is no program fee, but there is a vehicle parking fee required at Kirk Park.   Advance registration is not required.   The program will be cancelled if there is rain or high winds.   Kirk Park is in Grand Haven Township on Lakeshore Ave. about 2 miles south of Lake Michigan Drive.