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Coming to Holland, Yoda Is


Grand Rapids, Mich. – Sept. 29  Famous voice actor Tom Kane will appear at the "Animation Celebration" animation film festival on December 4 at the Knickerbocker Theater in Holland, Mich.

Kane, best known for voicing the iconic character, Yoda, in the hit Cartoon Network show "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", has a career that spans over fifteen years.

His voice has also been featured in numerous popular animated television shows including "Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends", "Kim Possible", "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy", and "Robot Chicken", as well as many video games.

"It is wonderful to have a person of Tom's stature at the 'Animation Celebration' event," said event coordinator Mark Hodges. "This will be a great opportunity for kids and fans to meet one of the busiest voice actors in the country.

Bake Sale to benefit Lindy VerBeek - Friday, October 1

Holland, MI - Friends of Lindy VerBeek will be holding a bake sale on Friday, October 1 at 5:00pm outside the gate at the Holland Christian High School football game. Last year Lindy conquered breast cancer but is now faced with stage IV brain cancer.

She and her husband, Dusty, have a six year old daughter and two year old boy/girl twins.

Bake Sale proceeds will be donated to the VerBeek family to help cover the cost of medical bills and travel expenses (to Mayo Clinic, etc).

You can read her story here http://verbeekblog.com/

27 annual "Pumpkinfest Celebrates Michigan" in Zeeland

Zeeland, MI - The 27th annual "Pumpkinfest Celebrates Michigan" in Zeeland will take place September 30th through October 2nd. Enjoy events and activities for all ages, decorations, games and contests, and special food treats. Events include a 5-K run, children's pumpkin hunt and great pumpkin chase, contest for costumes and pets, senior bingo, pedal power tractor pull, family variety show, photo contest and much more. Additional information is available at http://www.pumpkinfest-zeeland.org

Zeeland West gears up for homecoming

From: http://www.zps.org

Zeeland West Homecoming Spirit Days...

  • Monday - Clone Day
  • Tuesday - Superhero/Cape Day
  • Wednesday - Superman Ice Cream Day (dress in superman ice cream colors
  • Thursday - Color Day (Fresh.-Orange, Soph.-Blue, Jun.-Red, & Sen.-Black)
  • Friday - Green & Gold Day.

The traditional Powder Puff football game between the junior and senior girls happens Wednesday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., at Zeeland Stadium. Admission is $3. No passes will be accepted. Proceeds go to the Class of 2013.

A homecoming assembly at 1:45 p.m., October 1, will stoke excitement for the Dux homecoming football game versus Wyoming Park. Game time is 7 p.m.

Hope College Symposium to Address “Good Food for the Common Good”

HOLLAND – Multiple topics related to food, from justice to nutrition to the environment to politics, will be addressed during this year’s Critical Issues Symposium at Hope College, titled “Good Food for the Common Good” and scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 5-6. The public is invited. Admission is free.

The college’s annual Critical Issues Symposium provides an intensive look at a single topic. This year’s symposium will feature two keynote addresses; two blocks of concurrent focus sessions; and several department-sponsored sessions before, during and following the symposium.

The symposium events open on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m.

HBPW Announces Pharmaceutical Waste Collection at Ottawa County Health Facility


HOLLAND, MI -- The Holland Board of Public Works is partnering with the Ottawa County Health Department to hold a free pharmaceutical waste collection on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Health Department facility, 12251 James Street, east of US 31 Highway.

“This Personal Pharmaceutical Collection gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of any unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, and at the same time reminds the community of the need to properly dispose of medications” said HBPW General Manager Loren Howard.

Medications being accepted include: prescriptions (as well as “controlled substances”); medicated ointments and lotions; over-the-counter medicines; inhalers; vitamins; and veterinary medications.

Open to all Ottawa County residents, no appointment is needed for Saturday’s drop-off.

“Brown Bag Concert” at Holland Area Arts Council Oct. 1


HOLLAND – Hope College musicians will perform through the monthly “Brown Bag Concert” series at the Holland Area Arts Council on Friday, Oct. 1, at noon.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Founded and directed by Dr. Andrew Le of the Hope music faculty, the concert series takes place on the first Friday of each month. Each hour-long program consists of a variety of musical offerings from Hope students and teachers.

“The Brown Bag Concerts are designed to provide a variety of music in a casual atmosphere with the performers, dressed in jeans, sharing a bit about each piece to provide background information to the audience,” said Le, an assistant professor of music. “Listeners are encouraged to bring their kids or their co-workers on the lunch hour, pack a brown bag lunch and enjoy some exceptional music.”

The Holland Area Arts Council is located west of Columbia Avenue at 150 E. Eighth St.