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Santa's reindeer visit Gaslight Village Dec. 10

Santa's reindeer visit Gaslight Village Dec. 10

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Santa’s reindeer are warming up for their big night with a journey from the North Pole to Gaslight Village.

Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms will escort the reindeer into Gaslight Village Tuesday, Dec. 10.   They will be available for visiting and photos from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., during Terrific Tuesdays in December. 

As part of the event, visitors can check out strolling musicians from East Grand Rapids High School, as well as discounts, giveaways, snacks and beverages provided by participating retailers.

Tree lighting ceremony November 29

Tree lighting ceremony November 29

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A holiday tradition in East Grand Rapids will light up the night Friday, November 29.

The annual tree lighting ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Regatta Plaza, located at 2213 Wealthy St. SE.  Community members are invited to see city leaders flip the switch.  There will also be Christmas caroling, a visit from Santa, reindeer ready for petting, S’mores, hot chocolate, children’s activities, crafts and horse drawn carriage rides.

The event runs through 8:30 p.m.

Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night on October 23

Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night on October 23

Fourteen local Pizza Hut locations on Wednesday, October 23 from 11am to 11pm will donate 20% of the customer’s bill to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary.

Go to www.crashslanding.org locate Upcoming events for October 23 Pizza Hunt Fundraiser to print flier for participating locations; must present flier with your order.

Call: (616)821-6065 or more information.

ALL4ONE festival takes over East Grand Rapids August 10

ALL4ONE festival takes over East Grand Rapids August 10

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Local retailers and non-profit organizations will unite during the ALL4ONE festival in East Grand Rapids August 10.

Tobi Tungl with Seva Yoga says the festival is meant to celebrate and raise awareness of our connectedness to one another.  Admission is free, but a family donation of $5 is encouraged. Proceeds from this year’s ALL4One festival will go to the Humane Society of West Michigan.  The first 100 people of families/individuals to donate will get a free reusable bag, courtesy of Natural Awakenings Magazine.

This is the fourth year for the festival, which also highlights local artists, healthy living and yoga.  Visitors can take part in free yoga classes taught by some of the Midwest’s leading yoga practitioners.  ALL4ONE will also feature food, face painting, animals and a variety of performances, including fire and hoop dancing. 

Painting for pups: Art studio kicks off new program for charities

Painting for pups: Art studio kicks off new program for charities

Brush Studio in My Town East Grand Rapids is kicking off a new charitable campaign.

As part of “Brush Gives Back,” Brush Studio will offer public classes, with a portion of the proceeds going to a different charity each month.  On Thursday, August 1, Brush Studio’s 6:30 p.m. class will benefit the Humane Society of West Michigan. 

To sign up for the class, click here or call (616) 805-5099.

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

CASCADE, MI - Are you an animal lover who is looking for a fun morning in the park?  You are invited to a special “Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, July 14th at 9:30am at the pavilion in Cascade Township Park. 

Bring your favorite fish, furry, or feathered friend along with leashes, crates, water bowls, and anything else necessary to keep your pet safe, secure, and comfortable.  Extra lawn chairs are recommended for the two-legged types.

The blessing will be part of a special outdoor worship service by Genesis United Methodist Church.  Genesis is asking that animal lovers help spread the word at your vet clinics, pet stores, feed supply stores, volunteer animal rescue operations, and adoption agencies.

There will also be special featured critters from the Lowell Farm & Wildlife Center. 

Cascade Township Park is located at 3810 Thornapple River Drive.

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

 

2013 Dog Licenses available in Kent County.

Michigan law requires that all dogs four months of age or older be licensed.

A dog license is considered late if your animal is 5 months of age or older and you have owned the dog longer than 30 days. Dog licenses are discounted for senior citizens, and if your dog has been spayed or neutered (See fees here). To qualify for senior prices a person has to be 62 years old at the time of purchase and provide proof of age.

The fees through March 1, 2013 range from $6-26. After March 1, the costs of licenses doubles.