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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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

A chocolate factory tour that’s worth taking…

June 27, 2016
10:00 AM / 02:00 PM
219 N 7th St Grand Haven, MI 49417 616.935.7740

Head out to Grand Haven and tour Chocolates by Grimaldi (http://www.chocolatesbygrimaldi.com/)! During this fun, factory tour you will have the opportunity to learn about the chocolate making process from pod to bean to delicious chocolate! Visitors will also be able to taste fresh samples right off the line, visit our production area, and get a close-up view of our vintage 1950’s enrober that’s just like the one that was used on I Love Lucy! The tour costs $4.00 per person and is offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special times and large groups of 10 or more may also be accommodated. Call 616-935-7740 to schedule your tour.

League of Women Voters of the Grand Haven Area

June 30, 2016
07:00 PM / 09:00 PM
Loutit District Library

Meet the candidates for Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge & 58th District Court Judge; Ottawa County Sheriff; and the Ottawa County Parks millage.

First Friday Art Hop, Art Exhibits & Free Live Music

July 1, 2016
06:00 PM / 08:00 PM
104 Washington Street Grand Haven, MI 49417 616-935-7337

Downtown Grand Haven comes alive with local artists and musicians displaying their talents in more than 6 locally owned businesses. Start your evening at C2C Gallery, where you can listen to live music by Bill Ellingboe; plus the opening exhibit titled “A Blooming Mind” by West Michigan artist, Stacy Pearson.

Stacy Pearson is a botanical illustrator, graphite artist, and painter living with her family in Grand Haven, MI. "Our incredible state and it's abundant outdoor beauty have been my inspiration, my playground, and my classroom. For me, drawing in hyper detail slows the busy, tech-crazed buzz of the world; it is incredibly grounding. You'll find bugs, bees, and blooms that have captured my imagination via drafting pencil and paper. Painting has the same affect on my soul, but with a much more mercurial process. In both development and product, my paintings reflect the unpredictable spirit and strength of Lake Michigan. I've walked countless hours on Grand Haven's beaches taking in the ever-changing moods of Lake Michigan’s waters and turning it back to canvas in watercolor and acrylic. Earth and water, bud and wave, this collection, "A Blooming Mind", is in total about taking time to pause even for a moment to reflect on the miracles that flourish around us every day.

Bill Ellingboe is a songwriter and musician from Michigan. He attended Notre Dame and formed a band there while attending college. After graduating, he spent time in the Air Force; lived out west; and fell in love with Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle and John Prine. In 2009, he moved back to Michigan, keeping a busy schedule playing music locally.

Gallery Uptown is hosting an exhibit titled: “The Local Scene”. Charles Norkoli and Randi McCracken Northman – photography. Bonnie Brentz, Lynne Boezaart, and Kevin Collander – painting. The Grand Theater Bar is hosting paintings by Denise LeClaire.

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