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Talent Show Competition Auditions

Talent Show Competition Auditions

All residents have the opportunity to showcase their talent.

The City of Kentwood welcomes all ages to perform their comedy, dance, magic, voice & more at the Talent Show Competition this summer.

Auditions will be held at the Kentwood Library located at 4950 Breton SE on Thursday, March 9 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. All applications must be received by Friday, March 3.

Enter at: www.yourkprd.org or the Kentwood Activities Center locate at 355 48th St. in Grand Rapids, MI 49548.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tree Lighting Ceremony

It’s that time of year again, so tell your neighbors that Holiday Festivities are coming to town.

The community is invited to the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place on Friday, December 9, beginning with the holiday light parade at 6:00pm taking place from 52nd Street & Breton to City Hall. The tree lighting and caroling in front of the library starts at 7pm.

Bring the family for a fun evening with shopping at the Elves Express Gift Shop inside the Kent District Library located at 4950 Breton Rd. SE in Kentwood from 5:00pm through 9:00pm. There is the chance to visit Santa, enjoy hot chocolate & cookies, take carriage & hay rides, along with the entertainment of live music. It’s a magical night you won’t want to miss.

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

Leaf Disposal Available

Leaf Disposal Available

Those colorful trees will disperse their petals, painting the grassy floor beneath!

Before the white flakes roll through the countryside, Kentwood residents are invited to bring their leaves to the cities leaf disposal site, next to the recycling center located at 5068 Brexton. Your leafy collection can be dropped off from 10am through 8pm, Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6pm on Sundays.

This service is provided to Kentwood residents and proof of residency is required at the time of drop-off. Only leaves are permitted and no plastic bags, brush, grass clippings, tree trimmings or trash!

Call: (616)554-0817 or visit www.ci.kentwood.mi.us for more information.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.

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.

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.