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My Town Muskegon: Bringing the joy of Christmas to children in need

My Town Muskegon: Bringing the joy of Christmas to children in need

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- The Greater Muskegon Jaycees is once again leading the campaign to ensure toys are under the Christmas tree for every West Michigan child.

The group will kick off Muskegon’s only Toys for Tots drive Dec. 6 at the Plaza 1 & 2 on Henry Street in Norton Shores. Members of the community can drop off new, unwrapped toys between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. This year, the Muskegon area is especially in need of toys for kids from infant to 2 years and 8 years  to 18 years.

1st Bridal Show for the New Year, 2015

1st Bridal Show for the New Year, 2015

The Grand Rapids Art Museum will be host to the 2015 the 1st Bridal Show of the year, come January 5th from 5 – 9pm.  Additional information can be found at www.kohlerexpo.com

The area’s best bridal vendors will be on hand to help newly engaged brides put the finishing touches on their spectacular wedding day. Meeting vendors face to face is a real plus when planning such a special event.

There will be bridal exhibitors there to help with Ice Sculptures, Flowers and Decorations, Limousines, Honeymoons, Catering, Wedding Cakes, Reception Facilities, Wedding Dresses, Tuxedos, Photography & Videography, Favors, Photo Booths, DJ’s and Bridal Registry.

This event is open to the public with admission at the door. A $1 coupon is available at the site listed above. Information also available at www.GRBrides.com

3rd Annual Turkey Trail Run

3rd Annual Turkey Trail Run

The Gillette Nature Association invites the community to take part in this fun 5K run!

This fun 5K begins at 9:00am at the beach parking lot. The little Turkey Mile Trot starts at 10:30am in the Visitor Center.

“The Gillette Nature Association is a non-profit organization that promotes & sponsors interpretive activities & educational opportunities for the Muskegon & Ottawa county community surrounding the Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.” All proceeds from this event will benefit the Gillette Nature Association at Hoffmaster State Park.

Visit: www.gillettenature.org to register.

Every Dress Has a Story Campaign Through November 14

 Every Dress Has a Story Campaign Through November 14

The Girls Scout of Michigan Shore to Shore, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Goodwill Industries of West Michigan & Goodwill of Northern Michigan are teaming up to make this dress drive possible.

This campaign will make a difference for those giving & those receiving. Those giving, it will help clean out closets, which in-turn provides giving back to the community. So, donate your dresses to ANY Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan or Northern Michigan store through November 14.

Then, get social! Share the “Every Dress Has a Story” initiative with all your social networks. Post your commitment to this campaign with the hashtag #EveryDress & share a picture of the dress that you’re donating plus the story behind it.

Mona Shores Holiday Arts & Crafts Show On November 1

Mona Shores Holiday Arts & Crafts Show On November 1

The public is invited to the 35th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show at Mona Shores High School from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, November 1.

At an admission of $1.00, guests are invited to check out one-of-a-kind homemade crafts for purchase in three gyms and the cafeteria at 1121 W. Seminole Road in Mona Shores.

"Pilot Error" Screening in Muskegon

"Pilot Error" Screening in Muskegon

MCC Spotlighted in New Feature Film

The producers of “Pilot Error,” the exciting new feature film inspired by the true story of a French airliner missing in the Atlantic, will honor Muskegon Community College faculty, staff, students and alumni at a special Nov. 12 premiere.

The film, set for an 8 p.m. screening at Cinema Carousel in Muskegon, features numerous college locations and was shot across west Michigan as well as An Arbor, Ypsilanti, Willow Run, Milwaukee and Paris.

Tickets are $5 for MCC students with ID, $8 for seniors, and $10 for adults

MCC President Dale Nesbary, along with star Kate Thomsen and Muskegon producer Roger Rapoport, will introduce the film. The premiere event will include a meet-and-greet and a talkback with Nesbary, the cast and a veteran airline pilot.  

Opening across the Midwest at more than 40 locations in November and December, “Pilot Error” will expand to more than 200 locations in 2015.

We Didn't Do Anything Exhibit

We Didn't Do Anything Exhibit

 

WE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING!!

So said the many nurses who served in WWII

 

Nurses are so often invisible, but so essential to medical care.  This need was no less important in WWII when nurses cared for wounded American soldiers all over the world.  Seventy-nine women from Muskegon went to war as nurses and served all over the world.  The USS Silversides Submarine Museum will honor the memory of these women with an exhibit that will open 17 November 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  The exhibit features film from the era, descriptions of nursing activities, and a variety of recruiting posters.  Admission is $5.00  for the exhibit opening and allows access to all  exhibits in the museum. The exhibit will continue through February 22nd, 2015.