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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Ottawa County Poor Farm Documentary Premiere & Benefit for the Parks Foundation

May 31, 2017
06:00 PM / 08:00 PM
Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus, Grand Haven MI 49417

Inspired by the success of the recent Poor Farm Sesquicentennial, a documentary on the facility was created over the winter. The film was made in association with the Ottawa County Parks Foundation and Ferris State University by co-producers Assistant Professor, Joshua Pardon and local historian, Marjie Viveen. Additional research is being collected, and many of the re-enactors who participated in the 150th anniversary celebration are being interviewed for the film. FSU students will edit these assets to profile this iconic property and its amazing people. All proceeds from the documentary will be donated to the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.

Join us for the premiere at Grand Haven Community Center: 421 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417. Admission is $10 and we recommend getting your tickets early as this event is expected to sell out.

The Poor Farm: A Documentary Movie Premiere

May 31, 2017
06:00 PM / 08:00 PM
Grand Haven Community Center 616-738-4810

Inspired by the success of the recent Poor Farm Sesquicentennial, a documentary on the facility was created over the winter. The film was made in association with the Ottawa County Parks Foundation and Ferris State University by co-producers Assistant Professor, Joshua Pardon and local historian, Marjie Viveen. Additional research was collected, and many of the re-enactors who participated in the 150th anniversary celebration were interviewed for the film. FSU students edited these assets to profile this iconic property and its amazing people.

There will be a special movie premiere event in both Holland and Grand Haven. At each event guests can expect light snacks and a beer and wine cash bar. There will be a small silent auction and live music. The documentary will be introduced by the co-producers and its run time is about a half an hour. DVDs will be available for sale.

Tickets are $10. All proceeds from the documentary will be donated to the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.

2017 Michigan Notable Book Tour - Author Bob Tate

June 1, 2017
07:00 PM / 08:30 PM
Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.842.5560 x222

The library welcomes author Bob Tarte to talk about his latest book, Feather Brained: My Bumbling Quest to Become a Birder and Find a Rare Bird On My Own, as part of the Library of Michigan's 2017 Michigan Notable Books Author Tour.

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