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1920s Swing Dancing at the Holland Armory

1920s Swing Dancing at the Holland Armory

Holland area teens, families, and community members can start their summer off with a fun 1920s Swing Dancing event on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. at the Holland Armory, located at 16 West 9th Street, Holland.  This event has a $2.00 entry fee and is open to all ages.  Beginner to experienced dancers are welcomed!  1920s dress is encouraged, but not required.  

Swing Dancing event presented by the Holland Museum, in association with the Holland Original Swing Society.

Located at 31 West 10th Street, Three Museums Tell The Story of Holland's Settlement

Holland, Michigan's three museums - the Holland Museum, the Cappon House Museum, and the Settlers House Museum - are located within a few city blocks of each other.

It's "Bard-B-Q" Time!

 It's "Bard-B-Q" Time!

Enjoy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Outside on June 1-2

Holland High Theatre always enjoys performing outside every other year.  While weather conditions may actually force an inside production, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and warm up to a great 60 minute showcase of Shakespeare.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students under 8th grade.  Your ticket include your meal!  The "Bard-B-Q" begins at 6 pm.  The show begins at 7 pm.

Visit http://www.hollandpublicschools.org for additional information.

Zee Bus rolls June 11

Zee Bus rolls June 11

From: http://www.zps.org/

On Monday, June 11 the Zee Bus will start rolling for its ninth summer throughout our school district. The Zee Bus is Zeeland's summer mobile literacy program and has books available for ages preschool through high school. No preregistration is required and the service is free to all families living within the school district.

A new feature awaits readers this summer:  On Fridays the bus will visit Lawrence Street Park in Zeeland from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for play group activities and story time, according to organizer Mary Beth Timmer.   Summer reading is one of the most important things to do for your child so they continue to increase their reading skills and develop the habit of daily reading for pleasure.  The traditional picnic wrapping up the Zee Bus program for the summer happens August 10, 12 to 1 p.m., at Roosevelt Elementary.  

Hope College Sponsors Free Summer Family Film Series at Knickerbocker Theatre

Hope College Sponsors Free Summer Family Film Series at Knickerbocker Theatre

HOLLAND – The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland is hosting free family films again this year, every Thursday from June 7 to June 21 at 8 p.m.

The timing is intended to enable audience members to enjoy the downtown street performers and then watch a family-friendly movie for free.

The three films in the free family film series are “The Love Bug,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.” The films were selected to celebrate the original movie creations, each of which was followed by a series or a subsequent adaptation.  As it happens, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is also the first film that the Knickerbocker showed after the college acquired the theatre and reopened it in May of 1988.

Friday Night Concert Series returns to Holland

Friday Night Concert Series returns to Holland

From: http://www.cityofholland.com

The City of Holland's Department of Leisure and Cultural Services hand in hand with our sponsor Huntington Bank brings music to Kollen Park every Friday Night in the summer. With a diverse music line-up, the Bandshell comes alive along Lake Macatawa. Bring your chairs, your dinner and your dancing feet to Kollen Park and enjoy an evening of entertainment. All concerts are FREE!

Time:  6:30-8:30 PM

Check out our  lineup of performers for the 2012 season!  Click on the band's name for more information about the band. 

June 15:  Don Middlebrook & Living Soul 

June 22:  Soul'd Out Band

Street Performance Series returning to downtown Holland

Street Performance Series returning to downtown Holland

From: http://www.cityofholland.com

The Street Performance Series takes place in Downtown Holland every Thursday night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm this summer! During the Series, artists from all backgrounds perform free for the public, filling the streets of Downtown with musicians, aerial acrobats, jugglers, puppeteers, balloon twisters, theatrical troupes, magicians, caricature artists, and much, much more.

Young and old alike are invited to delight in the sights and sounds of the street performers. Every week is different than the week before! The 2012 Series takes place from June 10 to August 30 and features almost 30 performing artists and groups each week. The Series is free to attend, but tipping the performers is highly encouraged!

The Street Performer Series is sponsored by Gentex Corporation and supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Holland Area Arts Council.

Holland Farmers Market Opening May 16

Holland Farmers Market Opening May 16

From: http://holland.org

On Wednesday, May 16, the Holland Farmers Market at the Eighth Street Market Place in Downtown Holland will open for the 2012 season. The Market features over fifty local vendors selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to plants, baked goods, floral arrangements, dairy products, and more beginning at 8:00 am every Wednesday and Saturday. The Holland Farmers Market also features a food court with dining options for breakfast and lunch, as well as street performers who entertain the crowds with music, magic, and more.