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HPS - Art. It's what we do.

HPS - Art. It's what we do.

From: http://www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us

The 12th annual Hudsonville Student Art Show will be held April 23 through 26 at the Park Elementary Community Room.

The show will be open to the public from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. during the week, and artist receptions will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. each evening.

The district-wide show features student work from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade and includes spectacular pieces in clay, acrylic and tempera paint, pastel, and a variety of other media.

The show is free and open to the public.

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JPS - 2012 Coach Visser Classic (Final Year!)

JPS - 2012 Coach Visser Classic (Final Year!)

From: http://jpsonline.org/

It is that time of year again, we are preparing for the 10th annual Coach Visser Classic basketball tournament.

For anyone who is not familiar with the roots of this event, Adam Visser was an 8th grade boys basketball coach at Jenison Junior High School. During this time he was diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." Adam fought the disease for over three years and he passed away in the winter of 2007. Some of his former players wanted to financially help out Adam's family. As a result, they decided the best way to raise money would be through a 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

Over the the past nine years we have raised over $140,000, the money that has been raised has been given to Adam's family, ALS research and to deserving families in the community. Last year we had 70 teams signed up and our goal this year is to reach 100 teams.

Incredible Edible Book Challenge

Incredible Edible Book Challenge

Individuals, families & groups can take part in this Edible Book Challenge on March 17 from 12pm-2pm at the Grandville Library Branch at 4055 Maple St. SW in Granville, Michigan!

So, head for the kitchen with your favorite book to create an entry made from edible materials that are related to a book title of your choice! All ages are welcome to enter. Pre-registration is requested. Forms & more details are available at the Grandville Library Branch or online. Get some great ideas by Googling “edible books.”

For more information, call (616)784-2007

Art in the Park will be June 9

Art in the Park will be June 9

The Hudsonville Arts Council has set a date for the Art in the Park event.  The event this year will be held on June 9, 2012 from 9am to 3pm.  Artists and crafters are currently being sought by the Arts Council to fill the 50+ booths available.  In addition, they are seeking food vendors, entertainers, sponsors, and demonstrators. 

Art in the Park is an annual event where artists can showcase their art, and the community can enjoy a family-friendly day in the park browsing the booths, watching performers on the stage, or even participating in hands on activities for kids.

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Jenison Junior High Student Showcase

Jenison Junior High Student Showcase

From: http://jpsonline.org/

Everyone is invited to see the great things happening at the junior high!

When: March 22th,  5 - 7:30pm

Dinner:

  • Soup Supper to Support God's Kitchen 5 - 7pm
  • Cost: $6.50/person $23.50/family includes keepsake bowl
  • Soup bowls are made by junior high ceramic arts students
  • Bring 2 or more canned goods and get a family price of $22
  • Dessert will be made by our cooking classes
  • The soup dinner will be served in the cafeteria by our Teen Leadership students.

Just a few of the Evening Events:

Aaron's Adventure: T.C. Paintball

GRANDVILLE, Mich (WZZM)- It's Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer versus WZZM 13's Traffic Dave Kaechele in a game of paintball!

To learn more about T.C Paintball click HERE.

LaughFest: Finding humor amidst grief

JENISON, Mich. (WZZM) -- It was during a five and a half year battle with breast cancer that Paul Stabile, his late wife Laurie, and their three children faced one of life's most unexpected, and difficult journeys.

Laurie Stabile was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2005, and died from the disease in June 2011.

"The future was scary, and that's what happens to a lot of people," said Paul Stabile. "You get hit with that word [cancer] and your future is totally within doubt, so a lot of what your going through in that moment is fear and indecision."

Fear gave way to a new path leading them to Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids, a local organization at the center of LaughFest.

"Getting together with these peers, and understanding what's all's involved, it makes it easier to live in the moment...to really appreciate what you have," said Stabile.