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Feeding America West Michigan to have booth at Holland’s Art in the Park

Feeding America West Michigan to have booth at Holland’s Art in the Park

For the first time in its 43-year history, Holland, Michigan’s Art in the Park has opened its booths to nonprofit organizations. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank joins Focus on Ferals, Ready for School and a host of local groups to share its message with the throngs of visitors at the annual arts and crafts exhibition.

Feeding America West Michigan will promote the Million Meal March, a six-month push to raise enough money to send an additional million meals to families in need across West Michigan. The Food Bank will be accepting donations to the campaign and giving away tote bags, coffee mugs and coasters.

Holland In Bloom 2012 review

Holland In Bloom 2012 review

The Judges from America in Bloom will be touring our community August 1-2, as we follow up on our 2011 first-place award in our population category and the overall Tidiness award. The judges again this year will provide an in-depth report on current status and detailed analysis on steps for improvement.

The draft route shown will continue to "bloom" as our inventory develops based on the six categories: Floral Display, Landscaped Areas, Urban Forestry, Environmental Efforts, Heritage Preservation, Overall Impression.

For additional information, please visit www.hollandinbloom.org.

Holland In Bloom Container Contest Winners Announced!

Holland In Bloom Container Contest Winners Announced!

 

Art in the Park 2012

Art in the Park 2012

From: http://www.cityofholland.com

Saturday, August 4th, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Centennial Park

The Holland Friends of Art will be hosting the 43rd Annual Art In The Park arts & crafts fair. The event this year will be on Saturday August 4, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm in Centennial Park near the downtown. Art in the Park raises money for local students' college scholarships and area art programs.

The exhibitors come from all over Michigan and a few come from several other states. There will be booths in the show for about 300 artists and crafters selling their paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, woodworking, baskets, pottery, stained glass, dolls, weavings, and many other items. Several vendors will also have a variety of foods available along Central Avenue during the fair.

ZEELMANIA – Week 3 Line Up

ZEELMANIA – Week 3 Line Up

Zeel-ma-nia (Zēl-mā-nē-a): n
A healthy-living street-fair for the entire community. Shop the Main Place Farm & Craft Market, visit with Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital experts and get your heart pumping by engaging in free and fun physical activities and entertainment downtown Zeeland. Every Monday evening, now thru August 27, 5-7:30pm.  ZEELMANIA.  Fun for the HEALTH of it!

Zeelmania was created by Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, the Zeeland Chamber of Commerce and the City of Zeeland as a way rearrange and draw more attention to the Main Place Farm & Craft Market, add a weekly evening activity to the community calendar and bring more foot traffic downtown; all while focusing on the importance of healthy living!

Respected National Conference Established at Hope College Returns

HOLLAND – A long-running, nationally known professional conference in communication is returning to its roots after 11 years away.

Co-founded by a Hope College faculty member and held at the college from its debut in 1985 through 2000, the week-long “NCA (National Communication Association) Institute for Faculty Development” is returning to Hope on Sunday-Saturday, July 22-28.  Approximately 40 communication professors from small colleges and universities around the country and abroad will be attending addresses and seminars led by top scholars in the communication field and discussing current research, pedagogy and the essential undergraduate communication curriculum.

Hope Summer Rep Presents Songs for a New World – A Reflective Musical Revue

Hope Summer Rep Presents Songs for a New World – A Reflective Musical Revue

HOLLAND - Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s (HSRT) final production of the summer season explores life through music in the critically acclaimed musical Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown. Opening Thursday, July 26 and running six performances through August 9, Songs for a New World will be performed at 8:00 p.m. at the Holland Area Arts Council (150 East 8th St). Connecting the craving for hope and a brighter tomorrow with the reality of having to make choices even when the outlook may be challenging, Brown’s reflective musical will have the audience reeling in beautiful songs and stories.