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Public Night at the Observatory on Saturday

Public Night at the Observatory on Saturday

If you enjoy the planets & the stars above, this is a Saturday evening event that you don’t want to miss.

The community is invited from 9:30pm – midnight on Saturday, April 30 to observe the night sky at the astronomical education & research center. The James C. Veen Observatory houses several equipped telescopes to explore the featured objects, such as Jupiter, nebulas, galaxies, & star clusters.

This Public Night takes place only if the sky is clear. Starting times vary with the sunset. It is a quarter mile walk from the parking area to the top of the hill of the Observatory, ask the lot attendant for assistance, if needed.

James C. Veen Observatory is located at 3308 Kissing Rock Ave. SE in Lowell Twp., MI 49331.

Admission: Adults - $3, Kids 17 & under - $2, under 5 & GRPM Members – Free. There will be more Public Nights, every month through October 2016.

Lowell Arts: West Michigan Regional Art Competition Returns

Lowell Arts: West Michigan Regional Art Competition Returns

For the 30th year, this Regional Art Competition showcases incredible artwork by artists of Lower West Michigan.

Selected pieces in all art media, created by artists 18 years & older that reside in the 15 county region will be the focus of this competition. Cash awards in 5 categories will be presented.

The upcoming exhibition takes place from March 4 through April 16 at LowellArts! King Gallery located at 149 South Hudson.   

Call: (616)897-8545 or visit www.lowellartsmi.org for more information.

Annual Harvest Celebration in Lowell

Annual Harvest Celebration in Lowell

Start and end your day at Lowell…the Next Place to Be!

What could be more fun than Lowell in October! We have a host of activities for you and the family to enjoy, beginning at 9:00am right through to 5:00pm. Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the autumn air while visiting all the events throughout Historic Lowell! Participate in or view the Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk or the Outdoor Chili Madness Chili Cook-off at Larkin’s Restaurant, plus join us at the fairgrounds for the Autumn Marketplace (11A-4P), which will feature Arts and Crafts, Farmers Market, Flea Market, Pet Expo, Scarecrow-Building hoedown, and live entertainment!

Check our website for a complete schedule of events: www.lowellharvestcelebration.org

Annual Golf Outing Benefit

Annual Golf Outing Benefit

Come join the fun on Friday, August 5, at Morrison Lake Golf Club (6425 Portland Rd., Saranac 48881). This annual event benefits the Ivan K. Blough Scholarship Fund. The Lowell Area Chamber members and community win through your contributions to this fund. The proceeds from the Event Holes, Tee Box sponsorships, silent auction, Mulligans and "Beat the Pro" Challenge all benefit the scholarship fund after expenses.
Confirm below info…..
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m.

Cost for four-person team: $250
Event Hole sponsor: $100
Tee Box sponsor: $75
Attend Luncheon only: $15

Contact Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce Office: 616-897-9161 or info@lowellchamber.org

22nd Annual Lowell Riverwalk Festival

22nd Annual Lowell Riverwalk Festival

This three-day event includes many activities for you and your family to enjoy. Thursday and Friday live concerts and Saturday Open Mic Day, Thursday Pig Roast , River Valley Credit Union Arts & Crafts & Re-found Treasures show, Saturday From the Heart Parade, Riverwalk Cruise-in (classic cars), Pink Arrow Kidz Zone, Bill & Pauls kayak/SUP/canoe race, crew team rowing class, food booths, Englehardt Library used book sale, downtown shopping, street entertainers, $1500 State Farm Duck Raffle, Laurels of Kent fireworks and much more! Check it all out right at www.riverwalkfestival.org or call Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, 616-897-9161, for more information.

FESTIVAL HOURS:
Thursday– 5 pm to 9 pm
Live entertainment on the Stage begins at 7 pm, featuring Bronk Bros. (Rockin’ Hillbilly & Honky-Tonk)

Friday – 5 pm to 9 pm
Live entertainment on the Stage begins at 7 pm, Alive & Well (Classic Mix of Rock, Pop, and Rhythm & Blues)

Saturday – 8 am to 4 pm.

Lowell Farmers' Market

Lowell Farmers' Market

Open every Thursday beginning June 16 and running through Sept. 15, the outdoor market is located just one block north of Main Street (right behind Lowell City Hall). In the shaded public parking lot at the corner of Monroe and Avery streets you’ll experience small-town charm. You can shop for that special item for your family’s meals or a summertime gift or novelty. Added attractions are the beautiful and picturesque Riverwalk, the Englehardt Public Library and a nearby playground, as well as Lowell’s downtown stores and restaurants. Picnic tables to enjoy time with family and friends will be available, as well as safe, off-street parking which include handicap parking and restrooms close by.

Market hours continue to be every Thursday, from 12:00 noon to 5:30pm, making it more accessible to those who work. A “Bonus Market Day” will be provided on Saturday, October 8, during the annual Harvest Celebration.

Annual Memorial Day Parade

Annual Memorial Day Parade

We invite you to join us as we honor the men and women of our armed forces who have protected our shores and kept us free. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and travels along Historic Main Street, turning north on Monroe St., ending at Oakwood Cemetery.
Parade Contact: Dave Thompson – 616-897-2533