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34th Annual Mayfest Set for May 19 at MCC

34th Annual Mayfest Set for May 19 at MCC

The 34th annual Mayfest, a family friendly event, comes to the Muskegon Community College campus on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Organized by MCC and the United Way of the Lakeshore along with a volunteer committee of representatives from a variety of area agencies and service clubs, Mayfest celebrates education by providing informative, fun-filled activities geared to youngsters.

“Kids will have a chance to tell us what they want to be when they grow up and then be directed to the exhibitors related to those careers,” said Amy James, this year’s Mayfest event coordinator. We have more than 70 exhibitors, 12 performing acts and enough enjoyable activities to keep you busy all day.”

These include face painting, balloon animals, puppets, crafts for kids, hula hoops, bowling and coloring tables.

West Michigan Symphony Celebrates Muskegon Museum of Art’s 100th Birthday with Masterworks Concert

West Michigan Symphony Celebrates Muskegon Museum of Art’s  100th Birthday with Masterworks Concert

The West Michigan Symphony will perform three thrilling works inspired by visual artists on its June 1 and 2 Masterworks program, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” as the orchestra joins in the celebration of the 100th birthday of the Muskegon Museum of Art.
The “Pictures at an Exhibition” performances will feature:

2012 McGraft Park Summer Concert Series

2012 McGraft Park Summer Concert Series

Visit http://www.muskegon-mi.gov for additional information.

Share your ideas for things to do in your town over Spring Break

Share your ideas for things to do in your town over Spring Break

Most school districts in West Michigan are on Spring Break all next week.  A WZZM 13 Facebook poll revealed most folks are staying close to home during the time off from school.  We thought this would be a great opportunity for you to share things to do in My Town Communities all over West Michigan.  Post things to do in your town in the comment section under his article.

West Michigan Symphony Announces 2012-13 Concert Season

West Michigan Symphony Announces 2012-13 Concert Season

From Broadway stars to the Joffrey Ballet to a fully staged production of “A Christmas Carol,” the West Michigan Symphony’s 73rd season will feature impressive guest artists, profound musical masterpieces and popular orchestral groups.

The season will open Friday, Sept. 21, for an eight-concert series that concludes June 1, 2013.  Music Director Scott Speck will return for his 10th season on the podium, welcoming such diverse guests as the three Broadway divas, Jan Horvath, Debbie Gravitte and Christiane Noll, compelling, award-winning pianist Awadagin Pratt, bright, young violinist Elena Urioste, six soloists from the famed Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, guest conductor Teresa Cheung, and the Nebraska Theatre Caravan. All guest artists will be making first-time appearances with the West Michigan Symphony.

Local Church Leaders Share Views on Faith and Doubt as New Book Publishes

Local Church Leaders Share Views on Faith and Doubt as New Book Publishes

SPRING LAKE, Mich., March 23, 2012―For anyone who’s ever struggled with spiritual doubt, a new book publishing this month by local company, Zondervan, shows that questioning one’s faith is a normal part of life’s journey. Two west Michigan church leaders, including a Muskegon pastor and Grand Haven church member agree. In Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt, by Andrea Palpant Dilley, the author gives numerous examples of why we have dark questions about God.

Talented artisans - exhibit your work at Muskegon’s 51st Annual Art Fair!

The 51st annual Muskegon Art Festival returns with the inspiring work of talented artists from all over the country. While a number of talented artists showcase their work at Art in the Park and the Village Craft Market, nearly 200,000 patrons come to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and the variety of juried talent during this 3-day event. The Art in the Park and the Village Craft Market will be held on June 29, June 30, and July 1, 2012.

Art in the Park fee’s are $245 per space and the Village Craft Market fees are $220 per space. Applications, booth fees, and photos are due online by April 1, 2012 at www.muskegonartinthepark.com.

Juried artisans will have a chance to win cash prizes following the exhibition of their work. Categories include (but are not limited to):

Clay
Fiber/Fabric
Glass
Leather
Jewelry
Painting
Photography
Printmaking/Paper
Wood