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Visit The Garden of Eatin' At The Holland Farmers Market Chef Series

Visit The Garden of Eatin' At The Holland Farmers Market Chef Series

The Chef Series continues this Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 am with a walk through the garden of eatin’ with Tami Elhart, owner of Tamara’s Cooking Classes. Elhart will demonstrate how to prepare recipes using ingredients straight from the farmer’s field to your table in order to best capture their fresh flavors. She will utilize fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the Market to create a variety of unique and delicious meals for your summer time menu.

HSRT Continues Season with the Heartwarming Story, I Remember Mama

HSRT Continues Season with the Heartwarming Story, I Remember Mama

HOLLAND - Opening on July 22nd at 8:00 p.m. in the DeWitt Main Theatre is I Remember Mama by John Van Druten headlining two HSRT veterans, Susan Ericksen and Chip DuFord.  

One of the best-loved stories ever told of immigrants in America, this timeless play, based on the book Mama’s Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes, became not only a hit play, but a successful radio and TV show and movie.  The oldest daughter, in this family of tight-knit Norwegian immigrants in San Francisco at the turn of the century takes us through her memories of their struggles with family conflict, loyalty, crisis and financial problems, but most of all her memories of Mama.         

West Ottawa music groups earn honors

Two West Ottawa groups are laying new ground for the school district’s already well accomplished music program.

The West Ottawa Select Women’s Ensemble was one of six high school choirs in the four-state region to be chosen as featured performers in the 2012 American Choral Directors Association Central Division Conference in Fort Wayne, Ind. It marks the first time a West Ottawa choir has been chosen to perform at the regional event, which includes directors from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

The West Ottawa High School Symphonic Band, meanwhile, was one of four high school bands selected to perform in the 2012 Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids. That is the first time the band has earned that honor.

“It’s really unusual for two groups from the same school to be chosen for an honors conference in the same year,” noted Choir Director Pam Pierson.

Children’s Performance Troupe Season Underway

Children’s Performance Troupe Season Underway

News Release:

HOLLAND - Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's Children's Performance Troupe began its season June 22nd with How I Became a Pirate based on the children's picture book by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon.  Music and lyrics are by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman.  "When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk—who wouldn't go along? Soon Jeremy Jacob knows all about being a pirate. He throws his food across the table and his manners to the wind. He hollers like thunder and laughs off bedtime. It's the heave-ho, blow-the-man-down, very best time of his life. Until he finds out what pirates don't do—no reading bedtime stories, no tucking kids in. . . .

Children's Performance Troupe Underway at Hope College

HOLLAND - Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's Children's Performance Troupe has opened its season with How I Became a Pirate, based on the children's picture book by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon.  Music and lyrics are by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman.  "When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk - who wouldn't go along? Soon Jeremy Jacob knows all about being a pirate. He throws his food across the table and his manners to the wind. He hollers like thunder and laughs off bedtime. It's the heave-ho, blow-the-man-down, very best time of his life. Until he finds out what pirates don't do - no reading bedtime stories, no tucking kids in. . . . maybe being a pirate isn't so great after all" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Publisher).

Film: Bill Cunningham New York

Film: Bill Cunningham New York

Friday, June 17, 7:30 PM

The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

Admission: $6, $5 seniors/children

Knickerbocker Theatre

Holland Youth Advisory Council plans Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Holland Youth Advisory Council plans Summer Outdoor Movie Series

The Holland Youth Advisory Council’s Recreation Committee has planned a series of outdoor movie showings to be held every 3rd Saturday in June, July and August, at the Kollen Park band shell. The first movie to be shown will be “Grease” on June 18. On July 16 HYAC will be showing “James Bond: Dr. No” and on August 20 the featured film will be “The Incredibles”.
 
All movies will begin at dusk and are free to the public. HYAC will provide a concession stand and raffle to raise money for the showing of future films. Minors 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult after 10pm and minors 13-16 years old must be accompanied by an adult after midnight.
 
The movie nights are well on their way to becoming a regularly scheduled family activity for the Holland area. Future movie events are being scheduled for indoor venues such as the Aquatic Center.