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My Town GR Central: Adult Comedy Improv Grief Workshop on Jan. 31

My Town GR Central: Adult Comedy Improv Grief Workshop on Jan. 31

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Those dealing with the loss of a loved one who want to find their laugh again are encouraged to attend this free healing workshop.

Make your reservation soon for an opportunity to share stories, laugh and enjoy new friends with emotional support and understanding, for you are not alone.

This free workshop takes place on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 2 p.m. to 4pm at the Grand Rapids Civic Center located at 30 N. Division Ave. RSVP at (818) 731-6793 or e-mail help@healing-improv.org   

For more information, visit  www.healing-improv.org.

My Town: Meanwhile Movie on Jan. 27

My Town: Meanwhile Movie on Jan. 27

The classic movie, "Beetlejuice," starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Michael Keaton will be playing as part of the Meanwhile Film series.

Get your tickets online to visit Peter Wege Auditorium located at 1130 Wealthy St. SE in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. to see this fun movie.

General Admission is $6; members pay $5

Visit www.grcmc.org for more information and tickets or about membership.

My Town Holland: Elzinga & Volkers celebrates 70th anniversary with 70 random acts of kindness

My Town Holland: Elzinga & Volkers celebrates 70th anniversary  with 70 random acts of kindness

HOLLAND, Mich.-- Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, will celebrate its 70th anniversary by launching a 70 Random Acts of Kindness initiative throughout West Michigan.  

The year-long program will see all employees continuing to give back to the communities that have supported E&V’s growth over the past seven decades.  Team members will venture out into the community with the financial resources to make a difference wherever they feel drawn to help. During the campaign, everyone’s goal will be the same: make a positive impact in the lives of the people they meet. 

My Town: 'The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs'

My Town: 'The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs'

LOWELL, Mich.-- The community is invited to this hilarious comedy production written by Linda Daugherty.

Daugherty combines three classic fairy tales, “The Three Little Pigs”, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and the “Three Billy Goats Gruff" and includes some surprising twists. A cast of 16 local students and adults from Lowell, Saranac, Grand Rapids and Belding brings this fun production to life.

This comedy takes place Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lowell High School Performing Arts Center, located at 11700 Vergennes.

Admission is $5.00 and tickets are available at the door. The Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at https://threelittlepigsjan24.eventbrite.com.

My Town: Marshland Trio Monday Night at the B.O.B

My Town: Marshland Trio Monday Night at the B.O.B

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The West Michigan Jazz Society is hosting a Monday Night Jazz series this season at Bobarinos on the second floor of the B.O.B.  

Monday, Jan.19 is the first Jazz Night at Barbarinos located at 20 Monroe in downtown Grand Rapids. Guests will have the opportunity to experience the Marshland Trio from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Tom Hagen Trio will take the stage Feb. 16;  the schedule also includes "My Thin Place" on March 16 and "Tony Reynolds Trio" on April 20. For more information visit www.wmichjazz.org.

My Town: Time to trash the tree! Free Christmas tree recycling locations

My Town: Time to trash the tree!  Free Christmas tree recycling locations

Christmas is over, which means it’s time to trash the tree.

Many municipalities are offering free tree recycling services to residents with a natural tree.  Some communities are planning to put the trees through a chipper and use the remnants to cover park trails and other green spaces.  Here is the schedule for live tree drop-offs:

Ada Township (Through Jan. 12)

  • Ada Township Park, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Alpine Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Behind Township Hall, 5255 Alpine Ave. NW

 

Cannon Township (Through Jan. 10)

  • West side of the township building; RHS Honor Society will help unload trees Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (donations encouraged)

 

Courtland Township (Through Jan. 31)

  • Fire Station #1 on 14 Mile Road

 

My Town Montague: Lake Michigan trail to get upgrade

My Town Montague: Lake Michigan trail to get upgrade

MONTAGUE, Mich.—A pathway that winds along the Lake Michigan coast is getting an upgrade.

Great Lakes Energy is awarding $4,000 to the City of Hart to reconstruct the Hart-Montague trail, which covers 225 acres, from Hart to Montague.  The grant comes from the People Fund, which is solely supported by Great Lakes Energy customers who choose to round up their bill each month to the next dollar.  Since 1999, the People Fund has led to more than $2.67 million in grants to local nonprofit groups and organizations.

“People may not think 50 cents a month can do much, but when added with the contributions of other Great Lakes Energy members, we are able to help so many,” explains President and CEO Steve Boeckman. “Giving back to the community is one of the cooperative principles and we couldn’t do it without our members’ generosity.”