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Nationally renowned author visits Ridge Park Charter Academy

Nationally renowned author visits Ridge Park Charter Academy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Nationally renowned and beloved children’s author Marc Brown, author of the ever popular Arthur children’s book series, recently visited Ridge Park Charter Academy and met with students to excite them about writing and illustrating their own stories (Left to right: Mrs. Donaldson and 2nd graders Nasir Rashid, Sophia Kyle, Mariana Martinez).

Hairspray Musical at East Kentwood High School

Hairspray Musical at East Kentwood High School

Come see this spectacular musical singing and dancing production put on by the students of East Kentwood High School Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

When:  March 24, 25, and 26
Curtain:  7:30pm
Where:  Kentwood Fine Arts Auditorium, East Kentwood High School
Tickets:  Adults:  $10  Students:  $7
Available in the Fine Arts/Facility Scheduling Office at the high school or at the door.

 

Furniture Design Competition winners announced

Furniture Design Competition winners announced

KENTWOOD, Mich. - The winners of the Design Quest 2011 Furniture Design Competition have been announced.  

Design Quest offered $2000 in prizes for innovative furniture design and the public was invited to help award the Peoples Choice Prize during the opening reception, March 17, 2011.

  • First Prize: 'Jute Side Table', Sae Jung Oh - Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Second Prize: 'Tortilla', Tomas Schön - Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy 
  • Third Prize: 'Lunar Table', Cameron Van Dyke - Grand Rapids, MI 
  • People's Choice Award: 'Eclipse Table', Emily Knight & Corey Barnes, Grand Rapids, MI

The winners and all finalists are on display through May 1, 2011.

Independence Celebration fundraising event is March 21st

Independence Celebration fundraising event is March 21st

From the City of Kentwood:

The Independence Celebration (formally 4th of July) fundraising campaign is filling up with exciting events and promotions to make sure Kentwood will be able to provide another great event this year!  An upcoming highlight is: March 21 (Monday) – Buffalo Wild Wings kick back day!

Other events/promotions that are pending:
Texas Roadhouse ticket luncheon (March)
Golf outing (May)
On the Border 2 for 1 gift certificate promotion
Jets Pizza 2 for 1 gift certificate promotion
Sports memorabilia
Event tickets
Hotel and restaurant packages
Gift packages
Flagstar Bank – checking account promotion
MUCH MORE!

KDL presents "Magical Creatures"

KDL presents "Magical Creatures"

Wave a magic wand and enter a fantastical realm of magic, wizardry and other-worldly fun. Families are invited to attend our Magical Creatures program, taking place at many KDL branches this spring. Bring the whole family to enjoy crafts and games with elves, giants, fairies, unicorns or other fabulous creatures! Imagination and creativity required.

Kentwood branch – Tuesday, March 15, 10:00 and 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM; Wednesday, March 16, 10:00 AM

Author Signings: Local author Faye Knol, and nationally known author Rob Bell

Author Signings: Local author Faye Knol, and nationally known author Rob Bell

KENTWOOD, Mich. - Two well known authors, Faye Knol and Rob Bell, will be visiting Barnes and Noble in the Woodland Mall for book signings.

March 19, 2011, 1-3 p.m. – Local Author, Faye Knol, will be signing copies of her book, Receiving David.

David Knol was born dangerously early and wasn't expected to live. Remarkably, he not only beat the survival odds but also went on to live a life with joy and a measure of independence and opportunity, despite his severe disabilities.

April 3, 2011, 3 p.m. – Local Author and Pastor, Rob Bell, will be signing copies of his newest book, Love Wins.

East Kentwood jazz ensembles compete at CMU Jazz Festival

KENTWOOD, Mich. - East Kentwood's jazz ensembles visited Central Michigan University on Friday, February 10 for their annual Jazz Festival and walked away with a lengthy list of awards.

See this list bellow and visit http://www.kentwoodps.org/ for additional information.

Jazz Band I
1. Class A OUTSTANDING BAND
2. Class A OUTSTANDING SOLOIST - Corinthia Croom 11th grade

Jazz Band II
1. Class C 2nd Runner Up OUTSTANDING BAND
2. Class C 1st Runner Up OUTSTANDING SOLOIST - Dominic Nguyen 10th grade
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