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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.

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog:

Public Night at the Veen Observatory

Public Night at the Veen Observatory

Spring, summer and fall, the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association invite the public out to see the skies close up!

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan from 9:30pm - 12:00am. This Saturday night, June 3 features Jupiter, the Gibbous Moon & star clusters.

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.

Janet Johnson Tribute Exhibition

Janet Johnson Tribute Exhibition

A celebration of the Life and Art of Janet Johnson will be on display for a time at LowellArts.

Janet Y. Johnson passed away on February 20, 2017. She was a founding member of LowellArts and of the co-op gallery, Flat River Gallery, along with a lifetime member of the Grand Valley Artists. She was a gifted artist who helped guide and shape artistic projects and artists, leaving a lasting impression.

The community is welcome to an open house on Sunday, May 21 from 2-4pm to celebrate, Mrs. Johnson’s artistic life.

Visit: www.lowellartsmi.org for more information.