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80's at the Armory

80's at the Armory

Friday, May 20, 8:00 PM

Children of the 80’s (and others), this is the dance party you’ve been waiting for! Come to the beautifully renovated Holland Armory and relive your big hair, Members Only, and acid-washed days as you dance to great tunes from the 80’s (and beyond) spun by DJ g.b.

Ages 21 and older, Admission: $5.00 (Door Only)

Contact: Holland Armory
616.796.3325
http://www.hollandmuseum.org/armory

International Relations Commission Will Host 3rd Annual Multicultural Festival on May 21st

News Release:

You’re invited to celebrate the global, multicultural diversity of Holland!

The “International Relations Commission Festival: Celebrating Our Multicultural Connections” will be held on May 21, 2011 at Kollen Park, 240 Kollen Park Blvd, Holland, MI 49423 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the Holland Youth Advisory Council will be showing “The Karate Kid” in the bandshell outdoors at dusk.  Admission is FREE.

This is a family event coordinated by the City of Holland International Relations Commission (IRC).  The mission of the IRC is to promote international and cross-cultural knowledge, awareness, understanding, and sensitivity through interactions within the community and across borders.  This year’s festival offers a full entertainment lineup, various ethnic food booths, children's activities, and outdoor movie!

Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 begins May 26th

Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 begins May 26th

News Release:

Grand Haven, Mich., May 12, 2011: Let the kickoff commence! The first formal Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 event will be held on May 26 at Dee-Lite Bar & Grill, 24 Washington Ave. in downtown Grand Haven. Artists, venues and volunteers will be attending the affair. So will sponsors and other friends of ArtWalk who wish to mix, mingle and enjoy live music.

The festivities will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During the event, artists and venues will be able to register to participate in ArtWalk 2011, the three-week competition slated for September 22–October 8. Volunteers will also have the chance to sign up for positions ranging from wayfinder to special events assistant.

West Ottawa High School student wins Congressional Art Competition

West Ottawa High School student wins Congressional Art Competition

This weekend, Jacob Wildfong, a junior at West Ottawa High School, was announced as the winner of the 2nd District’s 2011 Congressional Art Competition for his abstract digital photograph, “Flicker.”
 
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, MI-02, attended the reception this Saturday morning at the Holland Area Arts Council, where he met with competition finalists and helped announce the winner, as decided by a four-judge panel of art and design professionals. Dr. David McGee, Professor of Art at GVSU, represented the judges and joined with Huizenga in announcing this year’s winner. The panel also included Katherine Sullivan, Professor of Art, Hope College; Nate Young, President, NewNorth Center, Former Provost of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA; and Andrew Bartlett, Lead Designer, Tiara Yachts.
 

Hope College Features Tulip Time Organ Recitals May 11-14

Hope College’s popular contribution to Holland's annual Tulip Time festival continues with organ recitals on Wednesday-Saturday, May 11-14.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Occurring every half-hour, the 20-minute performances begin at 10 a.m. with the last performance beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The organists include David Bellows, a 2005 graduate from Rochester, N.Y.; Marie Blauwkamp, a 1962 graduate from Zeeland; Dr. Elizabeth Claar, who teaching and performing includes serves as a staff accompanist at Hope; Christopher Dekker, a 2009 graduate from Hudsonville; David Schout, a 2000 graduate from Zeeland; and Linda Strouf, a 1984 graduate who is an adjunct assistant professor of music at Hope.

West Ottawa Middle Schools presents "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

West Ottawa Middle Schools presents "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

From West Ottawa Band Boosters

The West Ottawa Middle Schools present the musical comedy, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” on May 6, 7, and 8. Audiences of ALL ages will enjoy to this lively tale. This family show is filled with foot-stomping, toe-tapping songs that will introduce a whole new generation to Mark Twain’s memorable characters.

Huizenga encourages constituents to vote for favorite art competition entries

Huizenga encourages constituents to vote for favorite art competition entries

Congressman Bill Huizenga congratulates all high school artists who entered the Congressional Art Competition last week and encourages constituents to weigh in for their favorites by voting online or by e-mail by 5 p.m. on Thursday. He received 45 entries from seven high schools across the 2nd District. The winning entry will be selected by a jury of art and design professionals as well as Rep. Huizenga by the end of this week.
 
“I congratulate all high school artists who entered the Congressional Art Competition, it’s encouraging to see so much talent and so many students engaged in this valuable study. I received 45 great entries from across the 2nd District. It will be very hard to choose a winner. I encourage 2nd District residents to join me in voting for your favorite on Facebook or by e-mail,” Huizenga said.