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Christmas Lite Show Returns

Christmas Lite Show Returns

It’s that time again! Christmas lights at the highest level in West Michigan!

Fifth Third Ballpark located at 4500 West River Drive in Comstock Park is the place to visit during the holiday season. Treat your family to the best magical light show around from November 22 – December 31. Two miles of stunning Christmas lights are sure to take your breath away and an exciting experience for your family.

Shows run from 5:30pm until 9:30pm, every night, even on the holidays.

Get tickets on-line today. Visit www.CHRISTMASLITESHOW.com for tickets.

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Public Night at the Observatory

Public Night at the Observatory

If you enjoy watching the night sky and would like to look at it up close & personal, this Public Night is for you!

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan on Saturday, October 28 from 8:00pm – 10:30pm. Featured objects will be the Quarter Moon, Uranus, Neptune and various galaxies. The evening temperatures will be in the 50’s, so you may want to wear warm clothes.

Keep in mind that the Observatory is located at the top of a hill. Visitors park below & walk up to the Observatory. Ask the parking attendant for assistance, if needed.

Admission: $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, free to children 5 & under. Call the Starwatch number, (616)897-7065 for weather condition or sky updates.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Is there anything more enjoyable than seeing a dog walking or running in the park – tongue hanging out without a care in the world? How about hundreds of dogs (and owners) in Halloween costumes at the park? That’s what participants in Humane Society of West Michigan’s (HSWM) 5th Annual Bark in the Dark extravaganza at Riverside Park will witness on Saturday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. 

Hosted by HSWM, Bark in the Dark is an annual fundraising 5K & 1 Mile fun run/walk supporting animals awaiting their forever families. This fun-filled event, perfect for the whole family – but especially those furry family members – will feature a photo booth, face painting, and balloon animals before the run/walk from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. The run/walk begins at 6:30pm and will be followed by music, complimentary snacks, and a beer tent!

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August 17, Taste of East Grand Rapids

August 17, Taste of East Grand Rapids

The East Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation invite the community to visit local restaurants and retailers for an evening of food, shopping and fun!

This delightfully free opportunity taking place on Thursday, August 17 from 5:00pm – 9:00, offering families some fun shopping, kids activities, the chance to sample great eats, along with live musical entertainment. The action takes place on Wealthy Street between Crosswell and Lakeside Drive in East Grand Rapids.

Call: (616)949-1750 or visit: www.eastgr.org for more information.

Movies in the Park on August 11

Movies in the Park on August 11

The community is invited to FREE family-friendly entertainment for the month of August.

The children will enjoy the treat of the movie, Finding Dory, shown on the inflatable screen at dusk on Friday, August 11 on the shores of Reeds Lake. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets early to get the best seat on the lawn.

The KDL Teen Group will feature snacks for purchase to enjoy while the movie is playing, where proceeds will benefit the EGR Park & Recreation, along with KDL Teen Library Programs.

Mark your calendars for the last movie on September 15 that features 1993 Jurassic Park.

Call the MITP Hotline at (616)940-4800, Ext. 300 or visit www.eastgr.org for more information.

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog: