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Public Night on Saturday

Public Night on Saturday

Planet & Star enthusiasts are invited to this Public Night on Saturday, July 9.

Community families are invited to visit the Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell on Saturday from 9:30pm to midnight to experience the night sky & its wonders, provided the sky is clear. With Observatory & members telescopes, guests have the ability to view the planets, Mars & Saturn, deep sky objects, like galaxies along with various star clusters & nebulas.

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.

The next Public Night is scheduled for July 23.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

Public Night at Veen Observatory on Saturday

Public Night at Veen Observatory on Saturday

The public is invited to check out sky objects above, 2 Saturdays a month through October at the James C. Veen Observatory.

Visitors have the opportunity to experience the night skies on Saturday, June 25 from 9:30pm to midnight with Veen Observatory telescopes and member’s equipment. The night sky will feature Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & deep Sky Objects such as nebulas, galaxies & star clusters.This is also a chance to tour the facility & check out the audio visual presentation about the Observatory & the GRAAA.

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. If need, ask the lot attendant about assistance to the Observatory.

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

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

The State Park in Grand Haven comes to life with incredible kite performances this weekend. Don’t miss the fun!

For the 28th year, the world’s best kite flyers - individuals, pairs & teams will be performing continuously on Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, May 22 from 11am – 5pm.

Kite enthusiast and their families are invited to experience different size kites with amazing capabilities controlled by professional kite handlers. There will also be an Open Flying Field to fly your own kite.

Grand Haven State Park is located at 1001 Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.

Call: 1-866-428-2335 or visit www.mackite.com for more information.

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

Lowell Farmers' Market

Lowell Farmers' Market

FARMERS’ MARKET LOCATES IN CENTRAL DOWNTOWN LOWELL

Nothing makes you think of summer, the goodness of freshly-harvested produce and the enjoyment of viewing and shopping for unique items in an outdoor atmosphere more than a Farmers’ Market. Open weekly on Thursdays from June 15 through September 14, the venue for this Lowell event will be more centrally located. The market will be setting up this year in the Veteran’s Memorial parking lot (across from the Riverwalk Plaza entrance). Opening to the public from noon to 5:00 p.m. each Thursday, the Lowell Farmers’ Market will be a visible indication of the support we give our local farmers and specialty retailers.