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KDLville Ribbon-Cutting Parties

KDLville Ribbon-Cutting Parties

It’s party time! Celebrate with Katie L. the elephant as she cuts the ribbon and welcomes you to KDLville, KDL’s new early literacy play space. Families with children ages 6 and under are invited to have fun with crafts, games, balloon animals, face painting, and a dance party. And what’s a party without dessert? Come enjoy a piece of our special KDLville cake!

KDLville is an interactive early literacy learning center where young children and their caregivers can play, grow, and read. The spaces will contain a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate activities that focus on different skills that will help children get ready to read. Some examples might include a puppet theater, a play grocery store, a train table, pre-writing games, etc. The activities will be rotated so patrons will get fresh experiences every couple of months. Promotional materials that contain caregiver education on reading readiness will also be provided in the play spaces.

Money seminar promises to reduce expenses and increase your household income

Money seminar promises to reduce expenses and increase your household income

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Making your money stretch is always a difficult task but a seminar later this month might offer some solutions.

Marsha Johnson is a Lowell resident who specializes in financial coaching and debt reduction.  She became a 'stay-at-home' mom in 2010 and admits motherhood is her most difficult career to date.

During her workshop Johnson will offer tips to other moms and anyone else interested in saving cash.  She will concentrate on the use of coupons and simple negotiation strategies to save money.

The seminar is scheduled for Monday April 18th from 7p.m. to 8:30p.m. at Bushnell Elementary.  It costs $10.00.  For more information you can contact Lowell Community Education at 987-2550 or email Tina Stranger at tstranger@lowellschools.com

 

KDL Englehardt branch presents “Going Green”

KDL Englehardt branch presents “Going Green”

How does your garden grow?  Find out at the Going Green program taking place at the KDL Englehardt branch this spring. Come share in crafts and activities full of gardening goodness. Kids will learn about the life cycle of plants, how insects and people help the earth, and new ideas for going green. This program is for families with children of all ages.

Englehardt branch – Thursday, April 21, 10:30 AM

Lowell Community Expo is March 26th

From http://www.lowellchamber.org/

Saturday March 26, 2011
Time 9:00 AM  - 3:00 PM 
Description Lowell High School, Saturday, March 26, 2011

This is one of the choice networking opportunities the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce offers our businesses, churches, schools, municipalities and organizations is the Annual Lowell Community Expo. Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Lowell Area Schools, and our exclusive business sponsor, Lowell Ledger/Lowell Buyers Guide, proudly present the 15th Annual Lowell Community Expo. The Expo is held at Lowell High School, in both gyms and the hallways from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event is an excellent opportunity for the community to increase their awareness of the products and services provided and/or manufactured in the greater Lowell area. Exhibitors also gain the opportunity to develop sales, sales leads and customer contacts.

Hurry up! Time is running out to sign up for Lowell Little League

Hurry up! Time is running out to sign up for Lowell Little League

 Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Today is the last day to register your child for Little League without a late fee.  The Lowell Little League extended the deadline to March 9th.  A Late fee of $15.00 will be assessed on all registrations from March 10th through March 15th.

Last year more than 400 children participated in the little league program. If you need more information about registration click on the link to the Lowell Little League home page.

West Michigan Blues Music Association hosts 'open jam'

West Michigan Blues Music Association hosts 'open jam'

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The West Michigan Blue Grass Music Association is giving musicians to play during an open jam at Pietro's Restaurant on 28th Street.

The WMBMA is based in Lowell and holds two Blue Grass Festivals at the Lowell Fairgrounds every year.  The group also hosts smaller events as well.  Blue Grass Musicians gather every Thursday at Pietro's to play their music.  Organizers say since there are 5 Thursday's in the month of March, they are making the gathering on March 24th an 'open jam' session.

There is no charge to participate. For more information go to the Pietro's page.

First weekend in February enjoy some fun in the woods at Wittenbach

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Got cabin fever? The only cure is to get out and enjoy nature! Join us for a day of snowshoeing! Never done it? Don’t sweat it. Guided snowshoe hikes through the forest will be available throughout the day.

If you’re a seasoned pro, come out and hike the trails on your own. If you don't have your own snowshoes, they are available to rent for just $4 per person.

Afterwards, warm up inside with some hot chocolate while you enjoy a Birds of Prey program at 2:00. Falconer Greg Brooks will give you the rare opportunity to see these majestic birds up-close. We'll also have kid-friendly nature crafts available. This event is free and open to the public.