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Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

The State Park in Grand Haven comes to life with incredible kite performances this weekend. Don’t miss the fun!

For the 28th year, the world’s best kite flyers - individuals, pairs & teams will be performing continuously on Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, May 22 from 11am – 5pm.

Kite enthusiast and their families are invited to experience different size kites with amazing capabilities controlled by professional kite handlers. There will also be an Open Flying Field to fly your own kite.

Grand Haven State Park is located at 1001 Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.

Call: 1-866-428-2335 or visit www.mackite.com for more information.

Kentwood Pride Day - Community Clean Up on Saturday

Kentwood Pride Day - Community Clean Up on Saturday

The City of Kentwood invites residents to take part in this community-wide cleanup effort.

Between the hours of 8:00am & 2:00pm on May 7, 2016, Kentwood residents with picture Id’s are encouraged to drop off appropriate items at the Kentwood Recycling Center located a 5068 Brenton Avenue. Residents should enter the drive off Breton Avenue and volunteers will assist & approve disposal items.

The Salvation Army will be available to help with your gently used donations, along with Comprenew to assist with electronic waste (fax machines, computers, mobile telephones and other items will be accepted at no charge). CRT screens will not be accepted and need to be dropped off directly at any Comprenew location.

The Kent County Department of Public Works will be available to accept hazardous waste items but not latex paint. Yard Waste and Tires are not, Accepted!

Call: (616)689-9610 or visit www.ci.kentwood.mi.us for details.

East Kentwood Students Perform with Grand Rapids Symphony

East Kentwood Students Perform with Grand Rapids Symphony

Several students from East Kentwood High School performed recently with the Grand Rapids Symphony at DeVos Hall in downtown Grand Rapids.  These students were selected to participate in the Mosaic Scholars Program for the 2015-16 school year.  Mosaic Scholarships are designed to provide talented African-American and Hispanic instrumental students in the Grand Rapids area with the opportunity to develop their musical skills and to immerse them in the world of classical music.  All of these students have been studying privately with professional musicians from the Grand Rapids Symphony. Mosaic Scholars perform with the Grand Rapids Symphony at the annual Symphony with Soul concert at DeVos Hall in downtown Grand Rapids.

March 3 - Taste of Kentwood

March 3 - Taste of Kentwood

The Kentwood Parks & Recreation invite the community to sample some incredible eats this Thursday.

Two sessions will be held at the Kentwood Activities Center located at 355 48th Street SE, Session l from 4:30pm – 6:00pm & Session II from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

Tickets in advance are $5.00 & $7.00 at the door with kids 5 & under free.

Visit www.ci.kentwood.mi.us for more information.

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Freeze Fest – Disc Golf Event & Food Drive on January 30

Freeze Fest – Disc Golf Event & Food Drive on January 30

Kentwood Parks & Recreation invite the community to a fun Saturday of disc golf.

Pre-register at the KPR Dept. located at 355 48th St. or call (616)656-5270 to take part in this fun golf event on Saturday, January 30 at the Old Farm Park located at 2350 Embro St. SE in Kentwood, Michigan. Cost is $20 per person plus a canned food donation to benefit The Pantry.

On-site registration / Check-in at 9:00am & a player meeting is scheduled for 10:00am.

Visit: http://business.southkent.org for more information.

Going on now through March Dekes and Dangles Pond Hockey Tournament

Going on now through March Dekes and Dangles Pond Hockey Tournament

The Dekes & Dangles Pond Hockey Invitational was established in January 2016, and will feature multiple tournaments over the course of the winter months. These tournaments will be 3 vs 3, no goalie, double elimination. Our goal with this event is to make it a winter staple for all those that enjoy hockey, but also enjoy the outdoors. This tournament is played on a 85' x 50' rink, with different brackets playing on specific weekends. The event is held at For the Kidz Gymnastics in Wyoming, Michigan located at 1391 Gezon Parkway, Gezon Pkwy SW, Wyoming, MI 49509.

Available Brackets: A Bracket, B+ Bracket, B Bracket, C Bracket, COED Bracket, Women's Bracket, 30+ Bracket & 40+ Bracket