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Lessons offered to people interested in learning more about horses

Lessons offered to people interested in learning more about horses

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Lowell Community Education is offering classes to people interested in learning more about horses.

The course has been designed as a beginning program for the student who has had very little interaction with horses.  The first class will be an un-mounted session focusing on how to safely handle, groom, bathe, tack-up and care for a horse.  

The course starts Monday February 6th  13, 20, 27.  6-7:30pm at Rivendell Stables. The cost for the four day session is $139.00.

For more information contact Kelly at Rivendell Stables at 987-2550. You can also email her at tstranger@lowellschools.com

 

 

 

 

Local Snowmobiler Rides for a Cause

Local Snowmobiler Rides for a Cause

Lowell resident Amy Rathsburg and Rockford resident Deb Manson will ride in the Easter Seals Michigan's 25th Anniversary for Women Only (FWO) Snowmobile Ride in Gaylord February 3-5.

The two riders are among 40 women statewide who have committed to sled in support of Easter Seals' mission to serve people with disabilities or special needs so they can successfully live, learn, work and play in their communities.

To learn more about FWO, visit www.easterseals.com/fwo.

February 15 Deadline for Sizzlin' Summer Concerts

February 15 Deadline for Sizzlin' Summer Concerts

The Lowell Showboat Sizzlin' Summer Concerts is seeking the best musical groups in West Michigan to perform in the summer of 2012. The Thursday night concert series run from mid-June through the end of August.

If you want to be considered, applications must be received by February15. Online applications accepted and encouraged.

The Magician's Nephew

The Magician's Nephew

Just B Cuz Productions is bringing C.S. Lewis's Narnia series classic, The Magician's Nephew to Lowell area elementary schools beginning February 15.

Students attending Alto, Cherry Creek and Murray Lake Elementary Schools will see the play during school hours courtesy of Lowell Area Community Fund and LowellArts!.

Does Your Teddy Need a Checkup?

Does Your Teddy Need a Checkup?

Kids will have the opportunity to become little doctors and nurses at the Teddy Bear Clinic program taking place at several KDL branches this winter. Who are the patients? The kids favorite stuffed animal, of course! Kids of all ages can bring their teddy bear to the library for a check up. They will have the opportunity to weigh and measure the patient, examine them, bandage them and more! This program is presented in partnership with Helen Devos Children’s Hospital.

Schedule
Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 PM – Englehardt branch

Guys Read Welcomes You

Guys Read Welcomes You

Boys are falling behind girls when it comes to reading. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Education, boys have scored worse than girls in every age group, every year, for the last 30 years on reading tests. This has prompted KDL to join the national Guys Read initiative by launching our own program here in Kent County. Our goal is simple but ambitious — to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.

Hunt for Letters on an Alphabet Safari

Hunt for Letters on an Alphabet Safari

Take a trip on the wild side and hunt for your favorite letters — safari style! This virtual journey to the savannah and jungle will let you experience the alphabet in a new and exciting way through interactive and creative activities. For ages 6 and younger.

Safari activities include creating a “crocodile” using old jewel cases and fishing for letters at the watering hole, then making your own binoculars and using them to find the letters needed to spell the names of jungle creatures..

Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m. — Sand Lake branch
Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m. — Englehardt branch
Jan. 18, 10  and 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – East Grand Rapids branch
Jan. 19, 10  and 11 a.m.