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Vintage base ball tournament and Fallasburg Village openhouse

Vintage base ball tournament and Fallasburg Village openhouse

Fallasburg Historic Village will serve as the backdrop for the John Wesley Fallas Vintage Base Ball tournament hosted by the Fallasburg Cubs and the Fallasburg Historical Society. Participating this year in the addition to the Fallasburg Clubs will be the Sydney Stars, the Ludington Mariners and the Kent Base Ball Club.

Historic Fallasburg Village including the schoolhouse museum will be open to the public from 11am to 4pm. As the event takes place the same day as the Fallasburg Fall Festival, the society hopes to draw some of the art-loving crowd across the covered bridge for some vintage baseball and fun.

Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series ends

Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series ends

It was a rocky Sizzlin' Summer concert season. A season that started patriotic with the 64th Army Band and ended with local talent well known around West Michigan. The concert ran into September due to rescheduling because of rain in June. Throughout the entire concert series, the dance floor was frequented by couples of all ages from young swing dancers to seasoned country line dancers.

The music is not yet over for this year. A full concert line up, including the Adams Family, is schedule for the Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts on September 17 and 18.

2011 Michigan Photo Exhibition

2011 Michigan Photo Exhibition

The Lowell Area Arts Council will present the 2011 Michigan Photo Exhibition September 13 through October 22. The exhibition will feature 62 artworks from photographers from across the state.

The gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday (10am to 6pm) and Saturday (1-4pm).

Veen Observatory open for night viewing

Veen Observatory open for night viewing

The Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association opens the James C. Veen Observatory for Public Nights through the end of October. Along with the observatory telescopes, association members set up their own telescopes so that people can view the splendors of the night sky. The public can tour the facility and enjoy an audio-visual presentation about the GRAAA and the James C. Veen Observatory.

For more information about Public Nights or Group Tours visit www.graaa.org.

Annual Pink Arrow Quiver Run Expands

Annual Pink Arrow Quiver Run Expands

The annual Pink Arrow Quiver Run will take place September 10 and has a 10 kilometer course this year. All money will support Gilda's Club of Lowell, providing financial assistance for familes battling cancer and to educate our youth and community about cancer. 

The start times for the races are: 10k at 8am, 5k at 8:20am, 5k walk at 8:25am and Kid's Fun Race at 9:45am. For more information visit pinkarrowpride.org.

T-Shirts at the Second Annual Community Day

T-Shirts at the Second Annual Community Day

The second annual Pink Arrow Community Day, where the new Pink Arrow t-shirts were unveiled, sold 1,316 shirts and were only part of the success of the day. All Weather Seal then matched the donations, giving an additional $2,000 to the cause.

In addition to the shirt sales, 101 people donated blood and 68 signed up to be organ donors. Though many shirts were sold at community day, the community's job is still not finished. T-shirts can still be purchased at Pep Talk to further aid the Pink Arrow Project and the search for a cure to cancer.

Lowell Historical Museum Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Lowell Historical Museum Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Dubbed as one of the best small town museums in America, the Lowell Historical Museum celebrated its tenth anniversary last week. The museum had a grand opening on September 22, 2001, after years of collecting artifacts. From the beginning it had 200 members, and that membership has stayed at the same level.

A capital campaign was conducted in two phases, In 2001, the work was completed on the historic side of the building, while in phase two in 2004, the period rooms were completed.