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Harbor Humane Society to host holiday events

West Olive, MI - Harbor Humane Society is hosting three special holiday events for pets and people, and has a great gift idea for those very special or hard-to-buy-for family members and friends.

  • On “Black Friday,” Nov. 25, adopt any animal with a majority of black fur and receive 50 percent off the adoption fee. Restrictions do apply.
  • On Dec. 4 check out the Howliday Open House at the shelter from noon to 4 p.m. There will be special holiday adoption fees on all cats and dogs, microchipping for only $10 for current pets, a pet food drive, door prizes, special coupons and refreshments.
  • On Dec. 11 Santa Paws will be at Harbor’s thrift shore, Shelby’s Place at 12360 Felch St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photos of your pet with Santa are only $5 and all proceeds benefit Harbor Humane Society.

Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant coming to Holland

Multi-platinum  recording artists Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith have announced plans for a multi-city U.S. tour that will reunite these two iconic singer/songwriters for the first time on the road together (for a  non-holiday tour) in more than two decades. Kicking off in early  February, the “2 Friends” tour is slated to hit approximately 20 cities across the country including Holland.

The two first toured together in 1982 on Grant’s Age  to Age Tour.

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.

“IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures" - Nov. 20 at Hope College

HOLLAND – An international showcase and cuisine will provide a sampling of cultural heritage from around the world during Hope College’s “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” on Saturday, Nov. 20.

“Images” will begin with a dinner featuring international cuisine from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Phelps Hall dining room. For those not on the college’s meal plan, admission to the dinner will be $5 per person, payable at the door.

The international showcase, to which admission is free, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.

Hope College Christmas Vespers Tickets on sale Nov 20

HOLLAND – Tickets for the annual Hope College Christmas Vespers will be sold to the public on Saturday, Nov. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. at the DeVos Fieldhouse.
Christmas Vespers will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The tickets will be sold at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, which is located between Ninth and 11th streets at 222 Fairbanks Ave.

The sale is scheduled to run until the tickets are gone, which is likely to be before noon. Because the services traditionally sell out, persons wishing to purchase tickets for a particular service are encouraged to consider arriving early and obtaining a place in line.

Tickets will be $10 each, with a limit of four tickets per person. No orders will be accepted, and tickets will not be sold at the services.

Christmas Vespers was first held on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941.

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


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.