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Beat January Boredom at Ottawa’s Nature Education Center

A Star’s Life: Astronomy and Sky Viewing Event

Adults and older children are invited to join members of the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association on Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ottawa County Parks Nature Education Center for a one hour indoor program entitled Life Cycles of Stars. Stars, just like people, go through a life cycle. They are born in “stellar nurseries,” mature, and die.  Some of them go away quietly while others explode with far reaching effects in the universe.  This program will be held rain, snow, or shine (as long as road and weather conditions are safe).
“Life Cycles of Stars” will be followed by an outdoor sky viewing session (weather permitting). Telescopes will be provided.  Bring binoculars (if you have them), and dress to be outside. There is no program fee and advance registration is not required.

Eagle Crest Charter Academy Open House Tomorrow

Eagle Crest Charter Academy Open House Tomorrow

 

Potential Parents Encouraged to Visit Eagle Crest Charter Academy

Eagle Crest Charter Academy invites interested parents to hear about the enrollment process and educational benefits of attending Eagle Crest Charter Academy at an enrollment meeting on Tuesday Jan. 15.  The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Principal Tracy Murray will discuss what makes Eagle Crest different and prospective parents will be able to ask questions about enrollment and school activities. Parents may also visit Eagle Crest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Ice Sculpting Competition

Ice Sculpting Competition

Bundle your family up for this entertaining Competition on Friday, January 4 & Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Downtown Holland. The Compulsory Completion is scheduled on Friday, January 4 from 6pm to 8pm and the Freestyle Competition will be 12:30pm to 4:30pm on Saturday, January 5.  This competition event showcases 20 talented students from colleges around the Midwest, transforming 300-pound blocks of ice with chisels, torches, chainsaws & more, into incredible pieces of art.

The sculptures will be on display for the entire weekend for all to enjoy...weather permitting!

Call: (616)796-1210 or go on-line to www.downtownhollandice.com for more information.

Live Nativity at the Critter Barn

Live Nativity at the Critter Barn

Check out the Live Nativity, inside the heated Critter Barn located at 9275 Adams Street in Zeeland, Michigan on December 27 through 29 from 10am to 4pm. Goats and sheep will surround the Live Nativity, along with angels. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Call: (616)748-1100 or go on-line at www.critterbarn.org for more information.

10th Annual Holiday Train Show

10th Annual Holiday Train Show

The Holland Modular Railroad Club welcomes the public to their Holiday Train Show at the Howard Miller Community Center located at 14 South Church Street in Zeeland from November 26 through December 19.

This event runs Monday through Thursdays from 6pm-8pm and Saturday from 10am-1pm. There is no admission cost but donations of canned goods are encouraged that will be given to His Harvest Stand for the Ken DeWilde Memorial. Also, New York Life Insurance will be offering families the Child Identification Program for FREE.

Call: (616)772-0879 or go to www.feellthezeel.com or www.hollantrainclub.com for more information.

Run 4 Your Life 5K Fun Run Fundraiser

Run 4 Your Life 5K Fun Run Fundraiser

Put on your athletic shoes to walk/run through downtown Holland to the spooky Windmill Island on Friday, October 26 at 6pm to benefit the continued work of the Holland Free Health Clinic. Children, 10 & under can take part in the Lil’ Pun’kins mini-run at 5:30pm. The 5k fun run/walk starts and ends at the Carragh Irish Pub in Holland with an awards ceremony taking place at the Pub following the race. Participants are welcome to wear creative costumes for this Holliday weekend! So, dress up and run/walk for a great cause!