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Pioneers to face GR Christian this Friday

East Grand Rapids, MI - After defeating Byron Center last week, the EGR Pioneers have advanced to face the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles at home this Friday evening for the district title. A win would mark their 30th winning game in a row.

Visit http://eastgrsports.com for additional information.

Election Notes & Tips

From: http://www.eastgr.org

The November 2nd election is just around the corner. Voter turnout in East Grand Rapids is expected to be about 70%, meaning the polling locations will be very busy places for most of the day. Here are a few items that may help you minimize lines on election day:


There are definitely peak times. If possible, you may want to arrive at one of the following times when volumes are typically lower:

9:00 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The ballot is fairly long and two-sided, with many offices and two ballot proposals to consider. You can download a "sample ballot" that will allow you to look over the choices ahead of time to save time at the polls.

EGR Library - Early Childhood Essentials Class

Come and learn about developmental activities, information and ideas for children 5 and under at one of Kent District Library's Early Childhood Essentials seminars.

On Monday, November 8th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, listen to Kori Quinn, Ph.D. and Trish Reid, MLIS, present useful developmental information and appropriate activities for infants and toddlers.

1.5 hours of professional development credit given for child care providers; registration required; adults only, please!

Please visit www.kdl.org or call 784-2007 for more information.

EGR Library - November Events!

Please join us on Sunday, November 7th at 2:00pm at the East Grand Rapids branch of Kent District Library to enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Ash Grove String Quartet. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.


Visit www.kdl.org or call 784-2007 for more information.


Halloween Hoot Saturday

The annual Halloween Hoot will be held Saturday from 1 to 3 PM at the East Grand Rapids Middle School.  New this year, Juggler Gerry will perform from 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM.  Costume awards for the most creative, scariest and silliest will be held at 2:15 PM.   The event is for children aged 3 - 12.  Parents are free, but each child is $5.00 with a $20.00 maximum per family.   Preregistration is available at the Parks and Rec department: 949-1750.  Donation of a canned good per person to support a local food bank is appreciated.  Each child will receive a goody bag that includes 10 tickets for games and inflatables.  Additional tickets will be available at $.50 each - exact change is appreciated.

Things to do in East Grand Rapids

East Grand Rapids, MI - There are plenty of things to do through the end of the month in East Grand Rapids. Just a few of the exciting events are listed below. Visit http://www.eastgr.org to see more.

Family Music Extravaganza: Saturday, October 23. 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Library. Dance and sing with Miss Michelle and Miss Trish for an evening! Show off  your dance moves, sing along to all your Storytime/Toddler Time faves, and enjoy a music-only concert where you've already picked the playlist! For families with children ages birth-6 years.
Family Sunday: Pumpkin Carving. Sunday, October 24. 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Library. Bring your pumpkin to the Library. We will provide ideas, samples, tools, craft supplies and easy clean up. Adult participation is required.

Absentee Ballots Available

ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION. If you are going to be out of town on election day, you can vote by absentee ballot before you go. You can also vote absentee if you are over 60 years of age or meet other requirements.

For an application, call 949-2110 or stop by City Hall between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Absentee ballots can be mailed to you if requested by Saturday, October 30th (offices will be open 8:00 am until 2:00 pm), or you can vote at our offices on Monday, November 1st until 4:00 pm.

The ballot for November is quite lengthy, so allow a little extra time to vote on Election Day. If you'd like to educate yourself on the candidates and proposals in advance, you can download a sample ballot to review.