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Homestead Holiday at Blandford Nature Center

From: http://www.blandfordnaturecenter.org/

Our annual festival filled with fun family acitivities.  Come enjoy the stress-free times of the holidays during the Pioneer Days.  You'll make nature crafts, take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the snow covered trails, play snow games, and of course enjoy some hot chocolate and treats.

Our log cabin and blacksmith shop will be open and decorated and our general store will be selling Blandford Maple Syrup.  Great for holiday gifts!

Saturday, December 11th, 12-5 pm

$5 per person, kids 3 and under are free

Breakfast with Santa at John Ball Zoo

From: http://www.johnballzoosociety.org

Join us for an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit cups and juice and coffee. Of course, there will be time for a visit with Santa and enjoy other children’s activities. Event ends with a private animal demonstration!

Only $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for kids 3-12 (kids 2 and under always free)
JBZ Society Members only $13.00 for adults and $10.00 for kids 3-12

Two dates to choose from: Saturday, Nov 27 – 8:30am to 10:00am or Saturday, Dec 4 – 8:30am to 10:00am*

* December 4 Breakfast precedes Christmas For the Animal event in the Zoo. Bring an enrichment for the animals and enjoy the zoo on us!

This event fills up fast so order you tickets by calling: (616)336-4326

After the Breakfast with Santa, come up to the Gift Shop and get 30% off everything! Includes previously marked down items!

Blandford Nature Center presents "Super Yooper" with author Mark Newman

Come learn about invasive species impacting the great lakes through the eyes of a super-hero. Using his book "Sooper Yooper", Mark Newman will share stories about the great lakes and its treasures. Stop in any time between Noon and 5:00 pm to see what's in his treasure chest and to see invasive species up close. Great for all ages, especially kids.

Visit http://blandfordnaturecenter.org/ for additional information.

Lincoln Square hosts Girl Scout tree decorating

Girl Scout Troup 3309 will help the residents at Holiday Retirement’s Lincoln Square celebrate the season with a tree decorating and lighting party.

Staff and residents invite all seniors to join them in the Dining Room at Lincoln Square Retirement Community. Come join them as they kick off the Holiday Season on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 6:30.

Share hot cocoa and cookies and carols as they decorate the community tree and share holiday merriment. All are welcome!

Lincoln Square Retirement Community, 3121 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

Visit http://www.holidaytouch.com/Our-Communities/lincoln-square.aspx for additional information.

Ford Museum tree lighting

Start the holidays out by attending and joining in the fun at the Gerald L. Ford Presidential Museum when they light up their annual display of decorated trees on November 18th at 7pm. This is a free admission outdoor event along with a sing-along and refreshments.

Harrison Park School hosts garage sale this Saturday

Harrison Park School is hosting a garage sale on Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There you'll find gently used items that have been donated to the school.

The sale is being held outside the front entrance. If weather does not permit then the sale will be moved inside the front lobby.

All proceeds of the sale will go to Harrison Park Elementary for supplies and fun things for the students.

Visit the events Facebook page for additional information.

October 30th, 2010 - Grand Rapids Zombie Walk 2010

The world's largest Zombie Walk returns to Grand Rapids Michigan! Last year over 10,000 people came out in the pouring rain for this event, lets go even bigger this year!Zombie Walk: A Massive mob of people dressed as Zombies walking together as a massive horde in downtown Grand Rapids on October 30th at 7PM starting at Ah-Nab-Awen Park (Between GR Public Museum and Ford Museum) in grand celebration of Halloween. "Zombie" Outf...its are as basic as you want, white t shirts with some ketchup = perfect. Also go here if you want to do even cooler stuff- http://www.zombiemaker.com/There will NOT be a dance party afterwards sadly, it's just too cold and not enough funding to make it happen. Next year!Make sure that you get in costume before the event and do NOT put bloody hand prints or anything on any cars/buildings/etc. at the event. All of this is with BIG thanks to THE HAUNT for helping support cool Halloween events. Go check them out!http://www.the-haunt.com/