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Relay for Life at Hope College Begins Friday, Nov. 12

HOLLAND – The student-organized Hope College chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will sponsor its eighth annual Relay for Life event from 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, until 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Dow Center.

The Relay for Life is part of a national fund-raising initiative for the American Cancer Society.  The non-competitive event invites members of the Hope College community to form teams and then walk the Dow Center's track overnight to raise funds for research, education, advocacy and service in the fight against cancer.

The relay will begin with an opening ceremony at 7 p.m.

Hope College Senior Luke Eastburg of Grand Rapids Honored for Service

HOLLAND – Hope College senior Luke Eastburg of Grand Rapids, has been honored for his dedication to raising support for disabled children in South Africa by the West Michigan Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

He received the chapter’s “President’s Award,” presented for extraordinary commitment to service to community, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, during the group’s celebration of National Philanthropy Day, which included not only an awards luncheon but also a keynote presentation and breakout sessions.

Holland Chorale Benefit Dinner: "Starting in Holland ...Bound for Carnegie Hall"

From: http://www.hollandchorale.org/

Dinner at the Piper Restaurant, with 20% of proceeds going directly to the Chorale. Special cocktail or desserts for $25, $20 of which goes directly to the Chorale.

Special raffle: Carnegie Hall Travel Package for Two!
Win a trip to Carnegie Hall, March 27-29, 2011, to see the Chorale in their first appearance there. Airfare, two nights lodging, taxes, and two tickets to the Chorale’s Carnegie Hall performance: a $1,500 value! Only $50 per ticket, with a limit of 150 tickets to be sold.

Dinner reservations, call the Piper: 616.335.5866.

To purchase a raffle ticket, call the Chorale at 616.494.0256, or buy a ticket at the Piper on 11/9 until 8:30 p.m.

6th Annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ Drive Begins Nov 8

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The Macatawa Area Express (MAX) Transportation Authority and Holland area Family Fares stores will kick off the 6th Annual "Stuff the Bus" food drive on Monday, Nov. 8. Stuff the Bus has become an annual drive to help restock the food pantry at Community Action House (CAH), which provides more than 250,000 meals to area residents in need.

New this year is the addition of Family Fare stores in Holland and Zeeland as sponsors for the event. The stores located at 1185 S. Washington Ave. and 933 Butternut Dr. in Holland and 9479 Riley St. in Zeeland all will have specially marked shopping carts at the front of the stores for shoppers to place their donations.

MAX also will be accepting non-perishable food and personal care items at the Padnos Transportation Center (bus transfer center) at 171 Lincoln Ave. and on all MAX buses.

Hope College to Host "Safe Halloween" on Saturday, Oct. 30

HOLLAND - Several Hope College residence halls will be open to children trick-or-treating on Halloween during the college's "Safe Halloween" event.

A total of six residence halls will be open to young trick-or-treaters on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Zeeland foundation launches calling campaign October 19 to help students

The Zeeland Public Schools Education Foundation is launching a "phone-a-thon" October 19, 20, and 21 to raise funds for classroom projects at Zeeland Public Schools.  Local volunteers will be making the phone calls between 5 and 9 p.m. all three evenings.

 "We are pleased to report that all pledges made by our parents and citizens those three days will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor," Sabina Otteman, the foundation's director of development, said. "It's a great way to stretch your dollars while providing quality education projects at Zeeland Public Schools."

Click Here to view a colorful slide show displaying some of the many projects funded in the last three years by the Foundation. For more details, contact Sabina Otteman at sotteman@zpsef.org or call Zeeland Public Schools at 748-3003.

Hope College Homecoming Celebration Runs Oct. 22-24

HOLLAND – A variety of activities have been scheduled for the annual Homecoming Weekend at Hope College, running Friday-Sunday, Oct. 22-24.

Highlights include the return of the long-running Run-Walk, the 100-year celebration of the Delta Phi sorority, the presentation of a Young Alumni Award during the Homecoming Celebration Brunch, a tailgate picnic for alumni, and reunions for the classes of 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005.  The weekend is expected to bring hundreds of alumni back to campus.

Many of the Homecoming events are open to the public.

Author and educational consultant Sheila Tobias will present the address “Teachers’ Authority vs. Teacher Accountability:  Must We Choose?” on Friday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium as the 2010 Gentile Interdisciplinary Lecture.  Admission is free.
The Hope College Faculty Jazz Group with Edye Evans-Hyde will perform on Friday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m.