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Family History Writers Workshop Meets Jan 18th

Family History Writers Workshop Meets Jan 18th

 

 

 

Anyone interested in improving their writing skills as they document their family histories can attend the Western Michigan Genealogical Society's Family History Writers Workshop. It meets the third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., and there's no cost. January 18th's meeting topic is, "Games we played when we were young."

The Workshop is held at the Dominican Center, 2025 Fulton St East, Grand Rapids. Parking is in the Dominican Center parking lot off of Lakeside Drive. Please RSVP by calling Sister Michael Ellen Carling at 616-643-0208.

Interfaith lecture promotes understanding of diverse religions

Interfaith lecture promotes understanding of diverse religions

NEWS RELEASE:


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Interfaith Dialogue Association strives to promote friendship and trust among people of diverse religions and ideologies by study, dialogue, and sharing about religious experiences.

The IDA’s 2011 Rabbi Philip Sigal Memorial Lecture, “From Tolerance to Holy Envy: The Interfaith Agenda,” will be presented by Douglas Kindschi. The lecture will be given Thursday, January 20, at 7 p.m., at Loosemore Auditorium in the DeVos Center, 401 West Fulton, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus of Grand Valley State University. Admission is free. See Building #5 on the map link, http://www.gvsu.edu/maps.htm.  

Kindschi, director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, is now in his 35th year at Grand Valley, and served as a dean for 28 of those years. He is currently a professor of mathematics and philosophy.

WMGS Holds Free Dutch Heritage Class

WMGS Holds Free Dutch Heritage Class

If you're interested in Dutch ancestery, the Western Michigan Genealogical Society is having a free beginner class in Dutch Heritage Databases. You will learn how to find information about Dutch ancestors by searching websites and online repositories with Dutch records and birth data. This class runs from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 13th, in the Grand Rapids Public Library Adult Computer Center.

City of Grand Rapids to hold neighborhood meeting to discuss sewer project

City of Grand Rapids to hold neighborhood meeting to discuss sewer project

From: http://www.grcity.us

A neighborhood meeting was held last fall to discuss the work that will be undertaken as part of this project. Questions were brought up at this meeting in connection with the number of trees that would be removed. As a follow-up, we invite you to attend a public neighborhood meeting at which project staff will present updated information about which trees will be removed and proposed planting of new trees.

Western Michigan Genealogical Society Meeting Saturday 1:30 p.m.

The Western Michigan Genealogical Society is hosting DearMYRTLE (Pat Isaacs Richley), a well known genealogy instructor, speaker, Podcaster and blogger. In June 2000, Pat began exclusive internet broadcasting of DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour internet radio show. As DearMYRTLE, Pat has spoken at national, regional & local genealogy society meetings since the late 1990s. She has spoken at the National Genealogical Society Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, giving 2 computer lab training sessions. She has been featured as the keynote speaker, instructor at numerous genealogy conferences in Florida, Canada, Washington, Utah, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.

The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Rapids Public Library auditorium.

St. Cecilia Music Center Features Legendary Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner on January 27th

St. Cecilia Music Center Features Legendary Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner on January 27th

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St. Cecilia Music Center Features Legendary Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner on

January 27th for the 2nd Jazz Series Concert

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (January 7, 2011) – St. Cecilia Music Center is proud to present the legendary McCoy Tyner in a special performance on January 27, 2011. McCoy Tyner is a five-time Grammy Award winner and NEA Jazz Master. Mr. Tyner is hailed globally as a master pianist, jazz stylist and one of the best living composers of the genre. At 17 McCoy Tyner began a career-changing relationship with Miles Davis’ sideman saxophonist John Coltrane. He was at the core of what became one of the most seminal groups in jazz history, the John Coltrane Quartet.

The Dave Holland Quintet who was scheduled on Thursday, January 27 to perform at St. Cecilia Music Center needed to cancel the appearance as Dave Holland’s wife is undergoing heart surgery and he is not able to travel at this time. Holland has agreed to return to Grand Rapids in the 2011/2012 season to perform at St. Cecilia Music Center.

Artist with local roots returns to GR for opening reception

Artist with local roots returns to GR for opening reception

by Denise Cheng (dennetmint) in LOCAL LIFE

Edward Gorey's morbid alphabet ("A is for Amy who fell down the stairs"), Charley Harper's works of wildlife curved into letters... Stylized alphabets recede into the distance, but illustrator Christopher Apap feels he is bringing something new to the table.

"After doing some research online and in bookstores, I realized that there aren't any alphabet books that focus on camping gear and, to a lesser degree, nature encountered while camping."

Apap is traveling back from Chicago, Ill.