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Cans From Fans awards key supporters

Cans From Fans awards key supporters

Muskegon, MI – Cans From Fans is a non-profit organization that collects food and distributes it locally to those in need. They depend on the support of sponsors and volunteers to facilitate events, with great results in 2010. To show appreciation for dedication to their cause, Cans From Fans is announcing their 2010 Volunteer of the Year and 2010 Sponsor of the Year.

Cans From Fans has awarded the 2010 Volunteer of the Year to Fred Westerfield in recognition and appreciation of his continued support and involvement. No matter the day, time or weather, Westerfield helped maneuver the semi-trailer to event locations, often on evenings, weekends and holidays.

Muskegon Civic Theater presents "Always... Patsy Cline"

Muskegon Civic Theater presents "Always... Patsy Cline"

From: http://www.muskegoncivictheatre.org

Black Box Theater Setting on the Frauenthal Stage, January 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30

This musical is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife, Louise Seger. When Seger first heard Cline on the “Arthur Godfrey Show” in 1957, she immediately became an avid fan and constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline’s records on the radio. In 1961, Cline went to Houston for a show, and by coincidence met Seger. The two women struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline’s spending the night at Seger’s house—a friendship that lasted until Patsy Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963. Over a pot of strong coffee, the two women chatted about their common concerns. When Cline finally left for Dallas, the two women exchanged addresses and telephone numbers.

Annual Michigan Irish Music Festival St. Pat's Party

Annual Michigan Irish Music Festival St. Pat's Party

The Michigan Irish Music Festival will hold the annual St. Pat's Party on March 11 & 12 at the Fricano Event Center at 1050 W. Western Ave. This two night event (5:30 p.m. until midnight) features outstanding live music by the Irish group "The Kreelers" from Detroit. Irish Dancers from the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance will also be featured. A silent auction on both nights will offer additional entertainment for patrons as they bid on nearly 100 items each night. Traditional Irish favorite, McGovern's Corned Beef Sandwiches and Potato Soup will also be available as well as Fricano's Pizza. 

For complete information and prices, go to www.michiganirish.org

FREE Children's Book Give Away

FREE Children's Book Give Away

This Saturday, December 18, from 10am-12pm, a FREE Children's Book Give Away will be held at Ecclesia, (1050 W. Southern Avenue, Muskegon).  Books of various genres and age levels will be available.  Children / students are invited to help themselves to one book each while supplies last.

Muskegon County Nature Club volunteers join the 111th Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count

Muskegon County Nature Club volunteers join the 111th Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count

From December 14 through January 5 thousands of volunteers throughout the U.S. take part in the Christmas Bird Count, families and students, birders, volunteers and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on this annual event. For over 100 years the volunteer citizen scientists who annually brave the snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the Christmas Bird Count make an enormous contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations - and to help guide conservation action.

The Muskegon County Nature Club, a chapter of the Michigan Audubon Society will be doing 2 counts this year. Volunteers are welcome to join either of the county events.

Wednesday, December 15 the count will included the Muskegon Wastewater and Surrounding Areas.

Entrepreneurship and energy theme at MAREC lunch series

Entrepreneurship and energy theme at MAREC lunch series

MUSKEGON, Mich. - The next Grand Valley State University Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) Lunch and Learn Series will feature Ron Steineer from the Starting Block, a West Michigan Regional Kitchen Incubator in Hart, Mich., on “Nuturing Entrepreneurial Passions in West Michigan.” Steineer, president of The Starting Block, a company that supports entrepreneurs in food and natural resource businesses, will discuss business starts up and ways to think out of the box.

When: Monday, December 13, at noon
Where: MAREC, 200 Viridian Dr. in Muskegon

Beverages and dessert will be provided. The event is free and open the public, but requires RSVP by December 10.

The monthly Lunch and Learn Series, which began in July, is a first for MAREC. The goal of the program is to provide an educational opportunity for those interested in learning more about sustainable living practices.

Lumberjacks to host OK Conference Shootout

The Muskegon Lumberjacks organization will proudly host the second annual OK Conference Shootout on behalf of Mona Shores High School at the L.C. Walker Arena on Saturday, Dec. 4.
 
Four games will take place, beginning with a matchup between Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Forest Hills Central at 11 a.m. East Grand Rapids will face Rockford at 1:30 p.m., Forest Hills Northeastern will take on Kentwood at 3:30, and Grandville will face Mona Shores at 6.
 
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and will be available at the arena’s main entrance on Fourth St. Re-entry will require another purchase of a ticket. If fans are only attending the Mona Shores game, admission for those age 10 and younger will be free.
 
The arena’s main concession stand will be open throughout the event.