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Hope College to Host National Effort to Develop Materials on Vocation

HOLLAND – Beginning this July, Hope College will broaden its role as a national leader in the newly-emerging field of vocational exploration.

 Hope has been asked by the Washington, D.C.-based Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to host the new “Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Scholarly Resources Project.” This project is a national effort to produce materials for use by colleges and universities across the country seeking to help students explore questions of meaning and purpose as they prepare for life and career.

Knickerbocker Summer Film Series to Run May 14 through June 2

Knickerbocker Summer Film Series to Run May 14 through June 2

The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre will show three films as part of its Summer Film Series from Monday, May 14, through Saturday, June 2.

The series will feature “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “The Kid with a Bike” and “A Separation.”

Holland Museum presents "History of Tulip Time" Lecture

Holland Museum presents  "History of Tulip Time" Lecture

Thursday, May 03, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Join the Holland Museum as we celebrate the history of Tulip Time! Tulip exhibition lecture series, with Randy VandeWater, Local Historian on Thursday, May 3rd. Coffee and windmill cookies for guests!

FREE for members and volunteers. $5.00 for lecture and tulip exhibit

This event is organized by: Holland Museum
For more information, contact: Visitor Services 616.796.3329 http://www.hollandmuseum.org

Holland Museum 31 West 10th Street Holland, MI 49423 

Tulip Time Plein Air Paint Fundraiser Auction May 4th -12th

Tulip Time Plein Air Paint Fundraiser Auction May 4th -12th

The Holland Area Arts Council is calling artists of all ages and skill levels to participate in a community art event during the 2012 Tulip Time Festival.

From Friday May 4th through noon May 8th artists are encouraged to paint the sights of the celebration in the Holland area. Participating artists will create new art and return it to the Holland Area Arts Council 150 E. 8th St. Holland, MI for silent auction. The art will be displayed immediately and it can be unframed.

Artists are encouraged to paint recognizable scenes but there no other set guidelines (within reason). The "fresh" art will be auctioned at the Holland Area Arts Council from May 8th - May 12th during Tulip Time Festival by means of a 50/50 silent auction.

Fifty percent of the winning bid will go to the artist and fifty percent to the Arts Council as a fundraiser for arts programming. The artist will set a starting bid and register when they drop off their work.

Downtown Zeeland Welkoms hometown Dutch Dancers

Downtown Zeeland Welkoms hometown Dutch Dancers

Monday, April 30 from 6-7pm downtown Zeeland will roll out a big Welkom for the Tulip Time Festival Dutch Dancers from Zeeland High School. The dancers will perform in their hometown before the official Tulip Time Festival in Holland. This celebration will mark the seventh year that downtown Zeeland has hosted Dutch Dancers from the Zeeland high schools on Main Street.

Community members are invited to bring a lawn chair and visit downtown Zeeland, or grab a spot on the curb and enjoy the festivities put on by the talented Zeeland students. The Tulip Time Festival's Dutch Dancers from Zeeland High School are under the direction of Nicole Prins.

Rising Texas Congressman Headlines GOP Dinner

Rising Texas Congressman Headlines GOP Dinner

A first generation American Congressman, U.S. Rep. Quico Canseco, R-San Antonio, will headline the Ottawa County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner.  The dinner will be held May 24 at the Midtown Center in Holland.

Canseco serves on the House Financial Services Committee with 2nd District U.S. Rep Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.  Canseco, the son of Mexican immigrants, is an attorney, banker, real estate developer, job creator, fiscal conservative and small business owner. 

“Representative Canseco is the embodiment of the American dream. He is a successful business leader, family man, and, since 2010 election, has become a rising political leader in Texas,” said Adam Tountas, Ottawa GOP Chair.

“We couldn’t be prouder to have him keynote this year’s dinner, and hope that everyone takes advantage of the opportunity to hear from an exciting new voice in Congress,” he added.

Tulip Time Festival Parade Grand Marshals Announced

Tulip Time Festival Parade Grand Marshals Announced

Holland, MI - Tulip Time Festival (www.tuliptime.com) is pleased to announce the Grand Marshals for the three 2012 parades.

Volksparade, Wednesday, May 9, Grand Marshal:  Soren Wolff

Soren Wolff served the City of Holland as City Manager from 1988 until his retirement in September 2011.  Mr. Wolff was born in Denmark and immigrated to the United States at the age of 11.  He graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa with a degree in political science and economics, and then went on to Kansas University where he completed a Master of Public Administration degree specializing in city management.