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My Town: Bottoms up! Kent District Library serving a second round of KD aLe

My Town: Bottoms up!  Kent District Library serving a second round of KD aLe

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—Kent District Library is ordering a second round of its popular series for beer lovers.

KD aLe will return Monday, Dec. 8 with a home brewing workshop by Edward Long from Siciliano’s Market.  Long will outline the basics of brewing during his visit to the Sand Lake/Nelson Township branch.  The home brewing workshop schedule is as follows:

My Town Lowell: "Cookin' With Gus" casting call Jan. 8-10

My Town Lowell: "Cookin' With Gus" casting call Jan. 8-10

LOWELL, Mich.-- LowellArts is searching for several actors to help pull off its latest performance.

The organization is looking for two men and two women to  cast for its dinner theater production, "Cookin' With Gus."  The show centers around Gussie, a famous food columnist and cookbook author who gets a chance to star in her own television show.  Performances will take place Feb. 20 through March 7.

Auditions for "Cookin' With Gus" will take place Thursday, Jan. 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 10 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at LowellArts, located at 149 S. Hudson Street.  Beginning in December, audition scripts will be available at LowellArts Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lowell: Girls Night Out 'Zombie Chicks'

Lowell: Girls Night Out 'Zombie Chicks'

 

Thursday, October 16th - 5 pm to 10 pm

 

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.

My Town Lowell: Free showing of 'Grease' Aug. 22

My Town Lowell: Free showing of 'Grease' Aug. 22

LOWELL, Mich.—  As the school break celebrations wind down in Lowell, community members are invited to watch a summertime classic on the big screen at Riverwalk Plaza.

The free outdoor showing of “GREASE” will begin at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22.  The family-friendly film was nominated by and took the most votes in a public vote.

The Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce provided this synopsis of "GREASE":

My Town Lowell: Final Sizzlin' Summer Concert Aug. 21

My Town Lowell: Final Sizzlin' Summer Concert Aug. 21

LOWELL, Mich.—The summer break from school is coming to an end, and so is Lowell’s Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts.

Enjoy the final free performance this Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m.  Nicholas James and the Bandwagon will take the stage at Riverwalk Plaza.  The band’s repertoire is inspired by American and alternative county artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel.

Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts are wheelchair accessible.  Visitors can bring their own folding chairs or grab a seat on the Riverwalk Plaza’s bleachers.  Concessions, beer, wine and margaritas are available for purchase.  For more information, visit the Lowell Chamber of Commerce’s website.

My Town Lowell: Observatory public viewing night on Aug. 9

My Town Lowell: Observatory public viewing night on Aug. 9

LOWELL, Mich.-- The Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association invites the community to the James C. Veen Observatory on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 9 to check out the night sky, as long as it is clear.

Telescopes will be focused in on Saturn and the full moon.

Admission for public viewing nights is $3 for adults, $2 for children 6-17 years old and free for children under 5 years of age.  Visitors are encouraged to bring insect repellent for the walk up to the observatory and their visit. 

The observatory, located at 3308 Kissing Rock Road SE in Lowell, is open from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening. The public can enjoy the night sky through GRAAA members' telescopes on the grounds, as well as in the East and West domes.

For more information, call (616) 897-7065 or visit www.graaa.com.