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Lowell - Visits with Santa Claus

Lowell - Visits with Santa Claus

DECEMBER 2, 6, 8, 9, 13 & 16 Come and experience the magic of Lowell this holiday season. Visit with Santa at Santa’s Cabin on the magical Riverwalk Plaza. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. A memory will be waiting for you this holiday season. Wednesdays – December 6 & 13 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Free online photos. Friday – “A Nite of Christmas Cheer” -December 8 -- 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Free online photos with Santa, Horse & Carriage Rides, Live Reindeer, Warming Fires, Hot Dogs, Roasted Chestnuts and Ice Sculpture. Saturdays – December 2 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and 9 and 16 – 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Free online photos with Santa. Free Photos by Kim Feenstra Photography and Bruce Doll. New this year: Online access only to photos. Photos will not be printed. Suggested donation $2 (Please note that the line to see Santa is outdoors, so dress for the weather.) Check the website at www.discoverlowell.org for complete schedule or call the chamber at (616) 897-9161.

Lowell's Christmas Festivities

Lowell's Christmas Festivities

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd: All day -- Christmas Shopping throughout Historic Downtown Lowell 9:00am – 4:00pm Rogue River Artisans 35th Annual Fine Art and Craft Holiday Show with over 100 juried artisans Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes 9:30am – 5:00pm Friends of the Englehardt Library Giftable Book Sale in the Community Room. Very special books and small gifts sale. 2:30-4:00pm Santa Visits with hot cocoa and cookies at Santa’s Cabin on the Riverwalk Plaza adopted by Birchwood Gardens. Online photos by Bruce Doll. Suggested $2 donation. 2:30-4:00pm Entertainment by Luc James Studio on the Riverwalk Plaza. 2:30-4:30pm Rudolph’s Craft Workshop in the Chamber building for children 2 to 6 years old. Sponsored by Curiosity Corner Preschool and TOTS program. 4:00 -6:00 pm Pancake Supper, King Memorial Youth Center at Lowell Fairgrounds, 225 S. Broadway - suggested donation $5 per adult/$3 per child benefits Premium Fund at fair.

Public Night at the Observatory

Public Night at the Observatory

If you enjoy watching the night sky and would like to look at it up close & personal, this Public Night is for you!

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan on Saturday, October 28 from 8:00pm – 10:30pm. Featured objects will be the Quarter Moon, Uranus, Neptune and various galaxies. The evening temperatures will be in the 50’s, so you may want to wear warm clothes.

Keep in mind that the Observatory is located at the top of a hill. Visitors park below & walk up to the Observatory. Ask the parking attendant for assistance, if needed.

Admission: $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, free to children 5 & under. Call the Starwatch number, (616)897-7065 for weather condition or sky updates.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Is there anything more enjoyable than seeing a dog walking or running in the park – tongue hanging out without a care in the world? How about hundreds of dogs (and owners) in Halloween costumes at the park? That’s what participants in Humane Society of West Michigan’s (HSWM) 5th Annual Bark in the Dark extravaganza at Riverside Park will witness on Saturday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. 

Hosted by HSWM, Bark in the Dark is an annual fundraising 5K & 1 Mile fun run/walk supporting animals awaiting their forever families. This fun-filled event, perfect for the whole family – but especially those furry family members – will feature a photo booth, face painting, and balloon animals before the run/walk from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. The run/walk begins at 6:30pm and will be followed by music, complimentary snacks, and a beer tent!

26th Annual Christmas Through Lowell

26th Annual Christmas Through Lowell

Friday, November 17 - 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 19 - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parish Festival Returns

Parish Festival Returns

For the 22nd year, the public is invited to St. Anthony’s Parish Festival for food, fun & entertainment!

Bring the family out to benefit St. Anthony’s Building Fund to experience a variety of activities, along with a chicken dinner with all the trimmings plus homemade desserts

Activities include: cash raffles & hourly 50/50 drawings, a silent auction, a country store with baked goods, handmade crafts & fresh produce, and kid’s activities. Some may want to take part in “St. Anthony’s Got Talent” to showcase your incredible talent.

Dinner costs are: Adults - $8.00, Senior’s (+61) - $7:00, Kids under 12 - $4.00

St. Anthony Parsh is located at 6070 David Hwy. in Saranac, Michigan.

SCall: (616)642-9149 or visit www.stanthonyofsaranac.org for more information.