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Girls on the Run/Girls on Track celebrates with 5K run

Girls on the Run/Girls on Track celebrates with 5K run

The annual Girls on the Run/Girls on Track New Balance 5K will be held May 19 at the Grand Haven Public High School, 17001 Ferris Street at 10:30 am.

The participating girls will run at the high school and through area neighborhoods to culminate a ten week after school program that builds self esteem, confidence and promotes healthy lifestyles. Approximately 850 girls and their coaches will create a wave of pink in their colorful shirts as they run, walk and in some cases push participants in wheelchairs.

The public is invited to come and cheer for the girls along the route. Community members are also invited to participate in the 5K to show support for the girls. See www.gotroac.org for information about participation as a community runner and to register.

New Bike Holland & Grand Haven Map available just in time for National Bike Month

Exploring the greater Holland area on two wheels just became easier with the new Bike Holland & Grand Haven map. Available just in time to plan for National Bike Month (May) and summer recreation, the new map highlights trails, tracks and cycling fun throughout the county.

"Pedaling through the beautiful destination that is Holland is another way visitors can enjoy our scenic community," commented Sally Laukitis, Executive Director, Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. "This new map allows all visitors, and residents alike, the resource to enjoy Holland's variety of bike trails, paths and events."

The new map features events and activities for all abilities, county-wide bike trail maps, information on the Holland area bike path network, popular biking areas along the Grand Haven lakeshore, tips for safe biking and more!

Bike Holland & Grand Haven highlights include:

Free Boater Safety Class at Spring Lake District Library

Free Boater Safety Class at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI--The Ottawa County Sheriff's Dept. Marine Division will be teaching a free two-part boater safety class at the Spring Lake District Library on Monday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on both dates. Participants should plan on attending both sessions. The class is open to both youth and adults. Pre-registration is required. Call the library at (616) 846-5770 or register online at www.sllib.org.

The boater safety class is designed to train and certify individuals to comply with Michigan laws on how to operate a boat or personal watercraft.  Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to be safe this summer on Michigan's many lakes and rivers.

 The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.

Boat Show is set for Thursday, February 16th!

Boat Show is set for Thursday, February 16th!

It may be hard to think of sunshine, beach days, and boating during this time of year, but we have the perfect opportunity for you to do just that!  The Grand Rapids Boat Show, February 15th-19th, is hosting a special Grand Haven | Spring Lake Night on Thursday February 16th.  Join us as we celebrate our communities at this well-known event, held at the DeVos Place, Grand Rapids. 

The evening will consist of local eateries at the Grand Haven | Spring Lake vendors' booths, Grand Haven and Spring Lake themed prizes and giveaways, performance by Steel Doin' It,  a potential fashion show, community booth, and more.  Come support your community, and...

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Pigeon Creek Biathlon to take place January 28th

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce recently posted some details regarding the upcoming Pigeon Creek Biathlon to their facebook page.

Pigeon Creek Biathlon set for January 28th, 2012. This event is a 2 mile trail run followed by a 5k cross country ski at Pigeon Creek Park in West Olive, MI. Individual and team entrants. If conditions are poor for skiing the event will be a 5 mile run.

Event Fee $15 for individuals $30 for teams. All proceeds go directly to the Middle School Cross Country Program.

Click Here for additional information about the race.

Smash Bros. Tournament at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake -- Tired of competing against computer opponents in Super Smash Bros. Melee? Want to test your battling skills against real life competition?  Get ready for a fierce contest this holiday break at the Spring Lake District Library.

The library will be hosting a Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament during Teen ‘Scape, December 21st starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 10 – 18. The first, second, and third place winners will receive Subway gift cards in values of  $15, $10, and $5.  

Contestants must be pre-registered by December 16th in order to compete and battle length and will be determined by number of registered participants.  Wiimotes and nunchucks will be provided by the library.

For complete battle rules please call the library at 616.846.5770 x134.