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Start of Summer Celebration Returns this Weekend

Start of Summer Celebration Returns this Weekend

For the 49th year, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce invites the community to this Start of Summer Celebration!

Community families can enjoy the school year coming to a close and the start of the summer with fun activities, live entertainment, a parade, carnival rides, food, music and more.

A special Community Night for residents takes place on Thursday, June 8 from 5pm-11pm to say thank you for a great year. The Summer Celebration takes place Friday, June 9 from 5:00pm-9:30pm and Saturday, June 10 from noon–9:30pm in downtown Rockford.

Visit www.rockfordmichamber.com for details & prices.

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.

Rainbow Child Care Center Celebrates Summer with Mobile Science Lab

Rainbow Child Care Center Celebrates Summer with Mobile Science Lab

Rainbow Child Care Center (Rainbow), a provider of academic-focused, early-childhood education with more than 120 centers across 12 states, recently celebrated its annual Summer Social with local families and special guest, Clarity Newhouse, professional race car driver.

Families that attended the event at Rainbow’s center in Walker, enjoyed interacting with Newhouse and getting an up-close look at her race car.  Doubling as a Mobile Science Lab, Newhouse’s race car provided young students an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math during a fun, hands-on science lesson.

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.

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.

Holiday Craft Show & Bazaar Returns

Holiday Craft Show & Bazaar Returns

With the change of the seasons & the upcoming holidays quickly approaching, a favorite past time is around the corner.

Holy Family Parish located at 425 S. State Street in Sparta invites the public to their annual Craft Show & Bazaar to visit 34 craft booths for one-of-a-kind gift ideas or for your own collection. There will be handmade crafts - like ornaments, jewelry, wood, quilts and more, along with baked goods, raffles & door prizes.

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

If your family likes carving pumpkins and hiking lit pumpkin trails, Kent City is the place to be.

Registered guests are welcome on Friday, October 30th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm to the Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City. Pumpkin carving takes place from 5-6:30pm and guided pumpkin lit hikes are scheduled promptly for 7:00pm & 7:45pm.