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Events to raise money for DeZwaan windmill

Events to raise money for DeZwaan windmill

Holland, Michigan  - The City of Holland has announced two events to raise money to restore the DeZwaan windmill.

On Saturday, April 20, the city will hold the first Run of the Mill fun run/walk and Project Restoration-Keep the Mill Turning. The latter is an auction event with jazz music, dessert and coffee.

The 5K race will begin at 9:30am with the walk starting an hour later. The fee for the 5K is $15 for individuals and $50 for families. The cost for the walk is only five dollars. cookies will be served after the run made with flour ground from the windmill. You can register for the race at www.signmeup.com/91409.

Project Restoration-Keep the Mill Turning will begin at 7pm that night and last until 9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are ten dollars and they can be purchased at Holland City Hall or at Windmill Island Gardens.

Hope College students to present creative research projects

HOLLAND, Mich. – Projects ranging from eating patterns in social environments, to phosphates in the Lake Macatawa watershed, to the 16th Century missionary Francis Xavier, will be highlighted during the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance at Hope College April 12.

The event runs from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse. The free performance will feature more than 220 projects by hundreds of Hope students and their faculty mentors. The presentations will feature posters illustrating the projects, with many of the students on hand to discuss their work.

Lectures Scheduled in Conjunction with Hope College Honorary Degree Presentation

HOLLAND – Dr. Gerald Pillay and Dr. Nirmala Pillay of Liverpool, England, who are husband and wife and are active scholars in the areas of international education, law and philosophy, will each give a public lecture on April 10-11 while at Hope College in conjunction with a presentation of an honorary degree to Dr. Gerald Pillay by the college.

Dr. Nirmala Pillay, who is a professor of law at Liverpool John Moores University, will present “The Practice of Torture in Democracies” on Wednesday, April 10, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

Dr. Gerald Pillay, who is vice chancellor and rector of Liverpool Hope University, one of Hope’s international partner institutions, will present “The Public Responsibility of a Christian University: The Apartheid Era as a Case Study, and Special Responsibilities in an Age of Secularism” on Thursday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

Eagle Crest Charter Academy students take a trip back in time

HOLLAND, Mich.—Some sixth grade students are taking a trip back in time to the 16th Century.

Students of Eagle Crest Charter Academy will trade their ordinary clothes and dialog for the old English life Thursday. The students will perform monologues for many of William Shakespeare’s famous plays, including "Romeo and Juliet", "Henry V", and "Love’s Labour’s Lost".

The performances will take place at 12:50 p.m., 1:25 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the school, located at 11950 Riley St. in Holland.

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