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My Town: Goodwill Industries of Greater G.R. offers 'Annie' donation deal

My Town: Goodwill Industries of Greater G.R. offers 'Annie' donation deal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Clean out your closets, help people find jobs and get a deal on tickets for Broadway Grand Rapids with the new deal by Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids.

The nonprofit organization is offering $20 off tickets to “Annie” to people who donate gently used clothing or household items to any Goodwill store. You can find the list of locations here. The coupon is good for select seats during the Jan. 13 performance at DeVos Performance Hall.  Goodwill will also be accepting gently used coats at DeVos Hall on opening night.

“Annie” runs through Jan. 13-18.  The musical is centered on a determined orphan who journeys through New York looking for her parents.  Her adventure includes foiling the plots of Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage; meeting President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and finding a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

My Town: Hudsonville lights community Christmas tree Dec. 4

My Town: Hudsonville lights community Christmas tree Dec. 4

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.— Hudsonville will kick off the holiday season downtown with a Christmas tree lighting Dec. 4.

Mayor VanDoeselaar will flip the switch to the tree lights at 6:30 p.m between Keegstra’s Dollar Store, Gemmens Hardware and Family Fare Supermarket. The lighting is part of a holiday celebration that runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  All community members are invited to enjoy free entertainment and activities, including horse drawn carriage rides, refreshments, pictures with Santa (bring your own camera) and ornament making.  For more information, visit HudsonvilleTreeLighting.com.

My Town Hudsonville: Dec. 4 tree lighting event to include freebies

My Town Hudsonville: Dec. 4 tree lighting event to include freebies

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.— Hudsonville’s Christmas tree will light up the night Dec. 4, kicking off the holiday season downtown.

The Re/Max Grand Valley event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. between Keegstra’s Dollar Store, Gemmens Hardware and Family Fare Supermarket.  All community members are invited to enjoy the free entertainment and activities, including horse drawn carriage rides, refreshments, pictures with Santa (bring your own camera) and ornament making.  At 6:30 p.m., Mayor VanDoeselaar will flip the switch to the tree lights.

For more information, visit HudsonvilleTreeLighting.com.

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Make a difference on Wednesday, October 22 for the precious cats of Crash's Landing by visiting one of 14 different Pizza Hut’s.

Print the flier from Crash Landing & Sid’s Sanctuary web site. Present the filier to one of 14 Pizza Hut locations from 11am – 11pm for Dine-in, Carry-out or Delivery to get 20% of your bill donated to Crash’s Landing and Sanctuary for their assistance with stray cats.

Rock’n the Runway GR 2014

Rock’n the Runway GR 2014

The GGYFB, known as Girl Get You Fight Back, a nonprofit organization working with others, along with the fashion community to empower the urban community to prioritize their health & raise awareness with breast cancer.

This Fashion for a Cause presented by the GGYFB organization takes place in the William C. Abney Performing Arts Center on October 11 at Bethel Abundant Life Center Church located at 3075 30th St. SW Grandville Michigan 49418.

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invites the community to participate in this worthy cause.

Print a flier from Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary website below. On Wednesday, September 24 from 11am to 11pm the public is invited to present the coupon to any one of the 14 Pizza Hut locations and 20% of their total bill will be donated to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. This is included for Dine-in, Carry out or Delivery.

The Flier has the list & addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations on the North & South side.

Visit http://www.crashslanding.org for the flier & print the coupon.  

My Town: Volunteers needed for Grand River cleanup on Sept. 21

My Town: Volunteers needed for Grand River cleanup on Sept. 21

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The annual Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup takes place Sept. 21.

Volunteers are encouraged to make a difference in their community by taking part in this clean-up effort focusing on sites in Grand Rapids, Grandville, Plainfield Township, Walker and Wyoming.

Registration takes place on Sept. 21 at Sixth Street Park located at 647 Monroe Ave. on the corner of Monroe Avenue and Newberry in downtown Grand Rapids. Arrivals after 9:15 a.m. may not be guaranteed a place on the bus. Buses leave at 9:35 a.m. sharp from the Sixth Street Park.

Call Becky Brown at (616) 451-3051, e-mail her at bbrown@wmeac.org or visit www.grandrivercleanup.com for more information.