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Hope College to Present 24th Annual Musical Showcase on March 5

Hope College to Present 24th Annual Musical Showcase on March 5

HOLLAND – A wide range of musical styles and instruments will bring DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids alive when Hope College presents its 24th annual Musical Showcase concert on Monday, March 5, at 8 p.m.

Hope College students take the stage for this fast-paced, musical spectacular, during which audience members hear everything from opera to jazz.

The hardest part for those seeing the show is containing their enthusiasm, at least at first. In the tradition of the quick-moving musical event, audience members are asked to hold their applause until intermission and the end of the performance.

The event will include the involvement of other areas of the arts in honor of President James Bultman, who is retiring at the end of the school year.  There will be a dance piece and musical theatre during the evening’s program, and art work by Hope students in the lobby.

Huizenga to Host Town Hall TUESDAY in Holland

Huizenga to Host Town Hall TUESDAY in Holland

Holland, MI - U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, MI-02, will host an in-person town hall this Tuesday, February 21, at 5 p.m. to hear from constituents on current events in the district or D.C., including what’s on the agenda for the year ahead in Congress, continued efforts to cut spending and promote job creation, the deficit and debt’s impact on the economy, his recent visit to thank the troops from Michigan in Afghanistan, as well as any other federal issues constituents would like to discuss.

“I look forward to a lively discussion on the important issues facing us this year in Michigan and Washington, D.C., and hope to see a number of constituents Tuesday evening,” Huizenga said. “If you can’t make this event, I welcome questions and comments at any time by phone or e-mail. Learn more at huizenga.house.gov/contact.”

Events Accompany National Exhibit on King James Bible at Hope College

Events Accompany National Exhibit on King James Bible at Hope College

 HOLLAND – Multiple events have been scheduled throughout March in conjunction with the national traveling exhibition “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible,” which is being hosted by the Van Wylen Library at Hope College from Friday, March 2, through Friday, March 30.

Hope is one of only 40 sites nationwide and the only location in Michigan chosen to host the exhibition, which was organized to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible in 1611.  The related local programming, 10 events sponsored by the libraries at Hope and Western Theological Seminary as well as Herrick District Library, will span the run of the exhibition, beginning with the opening day.

The public is invited to the exhibition and the other activities.  Admission is free.

Exhibition to Feature Works from Hope College Rare Book Collection

Exhibition to Feature Works from Hope College Rare Book Collection

 HOLLAND – Works from the Rare Book Collection at Hope College spanning more than 500 years will be featured in an exhibition in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center reflecting on how books have histories to tell about production, culture and readership beyond the texts they bear.

Titled “Reading between the Lines: the History and Production of Books Highlighted by the Hope College Rare Book Collection,” the exhibition will open on Friday, Feb. 24, and continue through Friday, March 23.  Related activities on Friday, March 2, will include a curators’ talk from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. followed by a reception in the gallery.

The public is invited to all of the exhibition events.  Admission is free.

Announcing the GMB Muziekparade

Announcing the GMB Muziekparade

The Tulip Time Festival is proud to announce that GMB Architecture + Engineering have signed on as a new Tulip Time Festival Platina Sponsor for the GMB Muziekparade.

The GMB Muziekparade represents the grand finale of the Festival held on Saturday, May 12, 2012.  The parade features floats, horses, Dutch Dancers, and of course, Great Marching Bands!

GMB Architecture + Engineering is a full service Architecture and Engineering firm, serving clients in the College and University, K-12 Education, Healthcare and Corporate sectors for more than 40 years.  They employ over 80 professionals and staff and are among the top architecture and engineering firms in the Midwest. GMB has been in Holland since 1968 and moved to their current Holland office on 8th Street in 2002.

International Food Fair is Saturday, Feb. 25

HOLLAND – The annual International Food Fair at Hope College will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

The public is invited.  The food will be available in exchange for tickets that will be sold at the door.

The International Food Fair has been sponsored by the college’s international students for more than 25 years, and celebrates the many cuisines and cultures of the nations represented by members of the Hope community.

For the event, Hope students, alone and in small groups, get together to cook a dish from their homeland.  They will wear traditional attire in presenting their dishes, and individual tables will feature the food and educational displays concerning the cuisine and cultures.

Ann Romney to be special guest at Ottawa County Republican luncheon

Ann Romney to be special guest at Ottawa County Republican luncheon

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The Michigan native who returns home in eight days to be the special guest at a February 21 Ottawa County Republican luncheon has a string of personal accomplishments in addition to being a former Massachusetts First Lady and the wife of GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

As First Lady of Massachusetts, she worked to focus attention on the challenges facing at-risk youth and continues to be engaged in that effort.

Mrs. Romney is a strong believer that faith-based and community organizations can reach some members of our community better than government can and served as the Governor’s Liaison to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community initiatives.  She has been involved with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Right to Play, formerly Olympic Aid.