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Safety Town 1 (Ages 4-6)

This is a great program that teaches children how to be safe while having a great time! They will learn about fire safety, playground safety, water safety, how to safely cross the street and many other safety facts. Parents are asked to attend the first class session for about 10 minutes. The program will be explained and all questions answered. The last class is "graduation" - parents, grandparents, friends and family are encouraged to attend.

Location: Cafeteria @ EGR High School

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Let's Play Ball!

From the Rec. Dept:

  • SPRING LITTLE PEOPLE LEAGUES.  Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 949-1750 for more information on the following programs starting soon:

    Little Sluggers Tee Ball Leagues (Grades Y5-K, 1-2). Your child will have a ball learning America's pastime! Each player receives a team T-shirt. Coed practices and games will be held on EGR fields. Each coach schedules practices for one hour on a weeknight as early as 4p.m. Coaches will contact players by early June with schedules. Rain outs are rescheduled at the discretion of the coach. Each team should provide one parent per game to officiate. If you would like to volunteer to coach or assist, please let us know when you register your child. Call EGR Parks & Rec. at 949-1750 to sign up, or sign up on-line at www.eastgr.org 

    Kindergarten League (Grades Y5-K).

Concerts in the Park

The 2011 Summer Concert Series will take place at John Collins Park on the plaza located on Lakeside Drive. Grab your lawn chair or picnic blanket for an evening of family fun! Please call the hotline at 616-940-4800 ext. 300 for more information and updates about the concerts.


June 14

Youth Dance Performance 2– 6:30p start

When In Rome – 7:00p start

Playing the best covers of the 50's to the new millennium this local band appeals to all audiences.  Each performance is unique in its own right and is ready to have a kick-off concert which is sure to entertain! www.gigmasters.com/cover-band/When-In-Rome/


June 28

"How To..." – 5:45-6:30p

Reader's Helpers Wanted

Teen Crew Orientation. Thursday, May 19, 2011. 3:30pm - 4:30pm at the Library. The Library is looking for a few good tweens and teens to volunteer their time this summer to help with our summer reading program. Enthusiasm and energy are a must. Fun times guaranteed!

There is NO Greater Joy In Giving...

There is NO Greater Joy In Giving...

Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to help out at Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids. I help out with many community walks and events, but I can honestly say, there is no greater joy than when I donate my time to help make brown bags for children to take home for dinner. There are over 30,000 children in Kent County living in poverty. To think that many of these children go home at night and are not fortunate enough to have one of these brown bags pains my heart.

As a helper last night my job was to put 6 cherry tomatoes in a zip lock bag for the children. Do you know how hard it was not to put 7 or 8?? 6 cherry tomatoes looked so empty in the snack bag. I overheard someone say that some children share a meal with another sibling who was not able to get a bag that day. That is only 3 tiny cherry tomatoes per child. My heart was aching to think of any child that has to live without the basics that I am so very fortunate to have.

Little Sluggers Tee Ball Deadline

Next Friday, May 6, is the Little Sluggers Tee Ball Deadline.  This is the deadline to save $20 on registration and take advantage of the buddy system.

Little Sluggers Tee Ball Leagues           

(Grades Y5-K, 1-2)

Painted Floor Cloths

Enjoy 4 weeks of fun evenings out with friends, while learning how to design and create your own beautiful painted floor cloth! Add flair to your home decor. It's fun, easy and creative! The instructor will provide individualized help with ideas and design. The floor canvas is supplied; you will choose and purchase your own paint colors after designing your floor cloth at the first class. Please bring a yardstick, masking tape, pencil, water container and scissors to class.

Location: Program Room 103 @ EGR Rec. Dept.

Instructor: Shirley Wells


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