Save the Catwalk Benefit Run

Saturday, May 21 – 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. All forms of transportation acceptable or ride the trolley! Sign up at 12:00 p.m. at the VFW 20 N First St, Grand Haven $10 per person includes food Contact City Hall for more info: 616-847-4888 View the Full Flyer Save the Catwalk Brochure/Donation...

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Coast Guard Festival 2016

July 29th – August 7th The Coast Guard Festival is a unique, premier 10 day national military festival, whose mission is to honor the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard. During the ten days of the festival, there are opportunities for all to attend and participate. From parades, waterfront...

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QPR For Suicide Prevention Certification Training - FREE to everyone, registration required

May 24, 2016
06:00 PM / 07:15 PM

In just one hour, you can learn the skills that could help save a life. Join us as we work towards a suicide safer community, through education, communication and support. In this brief class you will learn the basics of how to assist someone who is talking about taking their own life. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a nationally recognized program, teaching how to directly address suicide and how to seek assistance when necessary. This is a GREAT way to show support to our community, while gaining the knowledge necessary to save lives.

Registration is required for this FREE training! Please go to qprgrandhavencares.eventbrite,com to register.

Home Buyer Education class (2nd class of 2 class series)

May 24, 2016
06:00 PM / 09:00 PM
616-935-3270

Learn the important steps to navigate through the home buying process

Topics
1. Money Management for Home Ownership
2. Shopping for Your Home
3. Financing Your Home Purchase
4. Protecting Your Investment through a home inspection and homeowners insurance
5. Understanding the Home Buying Process
6. Access to Grant Money

Pre-registration is required.
Call Neighborhood Housing Services at 616.935.3270 to register.

Grand Haven’s Railroad Heritage

May 26, 2016
07:00 PM / 08:30 PM
Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.842.5560 x222

During the past couple of years, citizens and officials of Grand Haven have debated the future of the large coal tower on the edge of Chinook Pier. Now that it has been decided to preserve this structure and efforts to do so are underway, it is appropriate to review what this thing is, what it represents, and why it is historically significant.

For nearly a century Grand Haven was a major railroad center with multiple railroad companies operating dozens of daily trains in and out of the city. Former Grand Haven history teacher Paul Trap will review our local railroad heritage with a focus on the tortured past of the Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee Railroad, the railroad that built the coal tower, as part of a major rail center and terminal for both trains and car ferries.

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