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Learn tips for recording music at home during Loutit District Library’s program on April 14

Learn tips for recording music at home during Loutit District Library’s program on April 14

GRAND HAVEN -- Aspiring musicians are invited to the Loutit District Library on Thursday, April 14 as West Michigan musician David Rucks presents his program “How to Record Music.”

Ruck’s program is geared to help those who already have or are looking to purchase home recording equipment. Information will include tips on how to get started, necessary equipment, and demonstrations on making your own CD.

This free program runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the library’s Program Room A. For more information, visit http://www.loutitlibrary.org/ or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Rucks was a Music Major Muskegon Community College in Muskegon and Applied Performance Major Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts. He continued as a student  at Woodstock Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, New York, and as a student at Recording Institute of America, Boston, Massachusetts.

Get Swept Away: Meet Author of "Undertow"

Get Swept Away: Meet Author of "Undertow"

Spring Lake, MI-Love a good crime story?  Come to Spring Lake District Library on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. and meet Ed Grafton, the author of Undertow - A Crime’s Story.  Grafton, who is also an attorney in Spring Lake, writes under the pen name Henry Granger. His true historical crime novel incorporates details of the 1933 robbery of People’s State Bank in Grand Haven by a gang that included Baby Face Nelson. Local history buffs will recognize many of the names and places included in Undertow, Grafton’s first book. 

Grafton will talk about his research for the book, and upcoming projects. Copies of Undertow – A Crime’s Story will be available for purchase and signing following the author’s presentation.

For more information about this program, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.

The Grand River Greenway (North) regional trail Project Begins Summer of 2011

The Grand River Greenway (North) regional trail Project Begins Summer of 2011

The Grand River Greenway (North) was proposed as a regional trail in the 1987 Master Plan. The project begins July 4, 2011 — assuming the final $200,000 is achieved (90% of funding already secured—1.1 million); Wetland education, increased recreation and non-motorized transportation will result. Friends of the Grand River Greenway/Non-Motorized Trail with the assistance from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation invite you to support this project with your donation.

To make a tax deductable donation, please contact the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation at www.ghaft.org or 616-842-6378 or the Village of Spring Lake, 616-842-1393 for details.

Village of Spring Lake will provide spring leaf pickup

Village of Spring Lake will provide spring leaf pickup

The Village of Spring Lake will provide the spring leaf pickup program beginning Monday, April 25th.

All leaves must be raked onto the street and off of the lawn by this date as the truck passes ONLY ONCE in the Spring.

The hose on the vacuum truck is limited in length; therefore piles on the lawn are hard to reach.

All Village residents, except those on Savidge, need to have their leaves raked to the road by 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 25th.

M104 (Savidge Street) residents need to have their leaves bagged and ready for pick up at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 25th. Please do not put out before the weekend prior to April 25th.

The Village leaf truck cannot pickup landscaping waste, ornamental grasses, sticks, brush, lumber, etc.

Residents with questions are asked to contact the Village Hall during normal business hours at 842.1393

Session about Social Security benefits is April 21

Session about Social Security benefits is April 21

Spring Lake, MI--Spring Lake District Library is hosting a lunch-time informational session about social security benefits to help you plan for your retirement. The free presentation will take place on Thursday, April 21 from noon until 1:00 p.m.  Speaker Vonda VanTil, a Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, will answer your questions about social security benefits. Learn how to determine how much your benefits will be and the forecast for the future of social security. Attendees may bring their lunch with them.

For more information about this  program, call (616) 846-5770, ext. 107. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.

COSMOPS to perform at Loutit District Library April 10

COSMOPS to perform at Loutit District Library April 10

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- The Muskegon Cosmopolitan Male Singers (COSMOPS) will present a selection of songs with a great deal of passion and feeling as the Loutit District Library continues its free Sunday Afternoon Concert Series.

The concert begins at 2:00 p.m. on April 10 on the library’s Upper Level Lobby.

The COSMOPS first performed in 1933 as an octet. Within a year, they had grown into a male chorus of close to 50 singers which competed in in the Chicagoland Music Festival. They took third place honors in that competition. Since then, the group has performed two annual concerts.

The early COSMOPS emphasized classical music, but always have tried to balance performances with a variety of musical styles. The COSMOPS' focus today is on an eclectic show of quality music.

Throughout the 1950's and 1960's the group performed and competed far and wide. It was an active participant in the Michigan Male Chorus Association.

Money, Money, Money: Information You Can Trust @ Your Library

Money, Money, Money: Information You Can Trust @ Your Library

From the Spring Lake District Library:

Spring Lake District Library and Loutit District Library are partnering during the months of April and May to present Investor Education in Your Community, a five-part series on investment education. The programs are sponsored by the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR), and are funded through a grant from the Investor Protection Trust,Washington,DC. The programs offered are completely non-commercial and not affiliated with any retirement plan. No sales pitches will be made; the presentations are purely educational and from a source you can trust.

 

The schedule is as follows:

10 Steps to Protect Your Money

Monday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. at Loutit District Library

Relevant, insightful, must know information with an easy to follow seven-step process for making better investment decisions.