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Upcoming Community Events
Sunday Afternoon Concert Series Damstra-SpringFebruary 8, 2015
02:00 PM / 03:00 PM Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. 616.842.5560 x222
Acoustic harmony favorites, from The Everly Brothers, Beatles, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Mama Cass, Keith Urban, The Monkees and more! This energetic duo puts on a show not to be missed. Relive your favorite songs from years gone by and enjoy melodies fresh and new.
COMMUNITY FOR LIFE Women in Business Chocolates by PattyFebruary 12, 2015
06:30 PM / 08:30 PM Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. 616.842.5560 x222
Patty will cover the basics of tempering and infusions, as well as how local ingredients are sourced and used in her chocolates. She will reveal how she uses the rare Fortunato No. 4 chocolate. Samples of new things she working on will be provided. Registration is required. To register visit www.loutitlibrary.org.
Ron Pesch Presents the History of the SnurferFebruary 19, 2015
07:00 PM / 08:30 PM Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. 616.842.5560 x222
Nearly a foot of new snow covered the sand dune behind Sherm Poppen's home on Christmas Day in 1965. In his attempt to entertain his two young daughters, he created the prototype for the Snurfer - the first commercial snowboard. Soon after, Muskegon became home to the National Snurfing championships. The 1979 championships featured a young competitor named Jake Burton Carpenter. The owner of a small, struggling business, he had come to town to showcase his version of the toy he loved as a kid. Of course, today we know the sport as snowboarding, and Jake as the head of the largest snowboard manufacturer in the world.