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Summer Entertainment 2016 in Kentwood

Summer Entertainment 2016 in Kentwood

Thursday nights, the Kentwood City Hall lawn comes alive with concerts & movies through the summer months.

The community is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and your own beverages to experience family-friendly entertainment every Thursday evening at 4900 Breton SE. A variety of food trucks will also be present.

Concerts: 7:00-8:30pm

June 2 features The Crane Wives

June 16 features Tailshaker

June 30 features Vox Vidorra

July 14 features Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys

July 28 features Big Buffalo

August 11, features The Accidentals.

Movies begin at dusk, starting around 9-9:30pm

June 23 – Back to the Future

July 21 – Frozen

August 4 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Call: (616)656-2570 or visit www.yourkprd.org for details.

Retirement Open House for Dr. James Sawyer at EKHS

Retirement Open House for Dr. James Sawyer at EKHS

Kentwood Band and Orchestra Boosters are hosting a retirement open house for Dr. James Sawyer.  The open house will be held on Thursday, June 9th, from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the main cafeteria at East Kentwood High School.   Please join us in celebrating his career as a music educator.

East Kentwood High School Band Students Receive Honors

East Kentwood High School Band Students Receive Honors

Three East Kentwood High School music students were chosen to perform at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival May 12-14, 2016.  They participated in a three-day extravaganza of master classes, exhibitions, workshops and performances at Western Michigan University with students from throughout the state of Michigan.

Jared Hazen (oboe) was selected to perform in the MYAF Honors Orchestra.  Students are selected for this group as a result of their solo rating at the State Solo & Ensemble festival.

Timothy Long (drums) and Matthew Noorman (bass) were selected for the honors jazz band as a result of outstanding performances at the State Jazz Festival.   A panel of judges selected the top 20 students for the Honors Jazz Ensemble based on their performances.  The following students received an honorable mention for jazz band: Andrew Riebs – trombone, Danny Belay – trumpet, and Herold Correa – tenor saxophone.

Jared Hazen

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.