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Candlelight Snowshoeing on Valentines Day

Candlelight Snowshoeing on Valentines Day

Make plans to spend time with your significant other on Valentine’s Day!

Howard Christiansen Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Drive in Kent City is offering three Candlelight Snowshoe guided excursion through their scenic trails on Valentine’s Day. You can choose 6:30pm, 7:30pm or 9:00pm.

The excursion includes snowshoe and is a one mile hike through candle lit trails with the chance to warm up by the fire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. It’s a romantic evening you won’t want to miss.

Member Cost: $8.00 per couple and Non-members are $15.00 per couple.

Call: (616)675-3158 for more information or visit www.howardchristiansen.org to book tickets.

Fall Stream Insect Monitoring Event

Fall Stream Insect Monitoring Event

The Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project – Trout Unlimited invite the community to volunteer for this Fall Stream Event on October 1.

Volunteer groups of all ages will gather & interpret insects from various stream sites in the Rogue River watershed. Experience is not required. Under 16 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult.

Dress for the weather, bring waders, if have them and lunch will be provided.

RSVP soon for this Monitoring event taking place at the Rockford Community Cabin located at 220 N. Monroe Street on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00am to 1:00pm!

Call: (312)391-4760 or e-mail jvaughan@tu.org to RSVP.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.

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.

Rockford Community Expo Returns

Rockford Community Expo Returns

For the 12th year, Rockford Chamber of Commerce invites the public to this popular Community Expo on Saturday.

Visit the Rockford High School located at 4100 Kroes NE on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9:00am-3:00pm to visit booths to discover the Rockford business community, take part in cash giveaways and enjoy select entertainment.

Log on to www.rockfordmichamber.com, click on events or call (616)866-2000 for more information.

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Craft Day for Deer Hunter Widows

Craft Day for Deer Hunter Widows

A perfect craft day is offered for women this Saturday, November 21.

Howard Christian Nature Center invites hunter widows the chance to pass the time away with an opportunity to use their talent to create upcoming holiday mementos’ to take home.

Natural ornaments & Wreaths for the holidays are the craft activities offered at Camp Lily’s on 20 Mile Road on Saturday, November 21 from 11am-1pm. Register soon to attend this crafty experience!

A donation of $10 is encourage, which includes supplies.

Visit www.howardchristensen.org to register.