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What's Happening: September 17 & 18

(WZZM) - The weather's still nice enough to be outside this weekend.

Septemberfest in Hudsonville is Saturday. There will be 150 booths of artists this year. You can get Christmas decorations, gifts, jewelry, and toys. It costs $1 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5235 Park Avenue.

The Eastown Street Fair 2010 is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Grand Rapids. You can enjoy lots of music, food, and fun. Just head to Lake and Wealthy Street SE.

Kohler Expos is having its Fall Bridal Show Friday and at DeVos Place. $6 tickets are available at the door. The show runs Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Fallfest Bluegrass Festival is going on all weekend at the Kent County Youth Fairgrounds in Lowell. It starts Friday night at 6 p.m.

Keller Ford Kia MVP Candidates - Week 3

Grand Rapids, MI. (WZZM)  Highschoolsports.net presents "13 On Your Sidelines" is pleased to nominate three impressive football players for the week 3 Keller Ford Kia Most Valuable Player award.

Lowell's Gabe Dean rushed for 180 yards and four touchdowns in the Red Arrows' win over Kenowa Hills.

Zeeland West's Joe Gaiser rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns in the Dux' win over Byron Center.

Zeeland East's Brad Horling rushed for 170 yards and four touchdowns in the Chix' win over Hamilton.

Voting for this week's award will end at noon on Thursday and we will announce the winner Friday night on the show. Congratulations to all three players!

Lowell Area Arts Council Hosting three Mid-Michigan artists

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Three top artists from the Mid-Michigan area are coming to Lowell for a show.

The show looks at the "Inspirations" of Mark Mehaffey, Karen Kierstead Miller and Sally Martin Stewart.  The Lowell Area Arts Council is promising a colorful show.

It runs September 14th through October 23rd.  A public reception to the meet the artists is September 19th from 2-4pm.

Click on the link to the Lowell Area Arts Council to find out more.


Creative writers wanted for the annual Ghost Stories Contest

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) If you are an aspiring author, the annual 'Write A Ghost Story" event is fast approaching.

The contest is open to writers 5th to 12th graders as well as adults.

If selected, the author's may choose whether to read the story aloud at the public meeting.  Winners will be selected October 6th.

For more information click on the link to Write a Ghost Story.

Fallasburg Fall Festival Less than 2 weeks away

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Nothing signals the change of seasons like the Fallasburg Fall Festival near Lowell.

The event is presented by the Lowell Area Arts Council.  Hundreds of vendors sell their artworks at Fallasburg Park about 4 miles north of Lowell off of Lincoln Lake Road.

In addition to the art, there is food and music. Organizers say there is also pumpkin painting, and face painting for the kids.

There is no charge for the festival, which takes place September 25th and 26th. For more information call the Lowell Area Arts Council at 616-897-8545.

The Kent District Library Welcomes New Branch Manager

Kristin Meyer has been hired as the new Branch Manager of the Englehardt branch in Lowell and began her new role on September 7, 2010. She will be responsible for day-to-day operations, programs and services, supervision of support staff, selection and maintenance of the collection, and implementation of policy and procedural changes.

 Meyer received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.  She has worked for KDL for the past eight years, most recently as a youth librarian at the Wyoming Branch.  She is passionate about programming and library outreach and has presented on these topics at a variety of professional conferences.

Lowell vs. Kenowa Hills

(WZZM)- Billboards across West Michigan made Friday's matchup between Lowell and Kenowa Hills hard to miss.

It was the annual Pink Arrow Pride game. The Lowell community is raising money for their Gilda's Club chapter and cancer awareness.  Kenowa Hills sported purple unifroms in an effort to raise money and support for the group "We Do Care".

This game of unbeatens was all Lowell.

In the first quarter, Lowell's Gabe Dean called his own number and raced over the left side untouched for a 42 yard touchdown.

Lowell's second touchdown came on a handoff to Samuel Young.

It was all Lowell, as the Pink Arrows downed Kenowa Hills 47 to 0.