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Public Night at the Observatory

Public Night at the Observatory

If you enjoy watching the night sky and would like to look at it up close & personal, this Public Night is for you!

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan on Saturday, October 28 from 8:00pm – 10:30pm. Featured objects will be the Quarter Moon, Uranus, Neptune and various galaxies. The evening temperatures will be in the 50’s, so you may want to wear warm clothes.

Keep in mind that the Observatory is located at the top of a hill. Visitors park below & walk up to the Observatory. Ask the parking attendant for assistance, if needed.

Admission: $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, free to children 5 & under. Call the Starwatch number, (616)897-7065 for weather condition or sky updates.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Is there anything more enjoyable than seeing a dog walking or running in the park – tongue hanging out without a care in the world? How about hundreds of dogs (and owners) in Halloween costumes at the park? That’s what participants in Humane Society of West Michigan’s (HSWM) 5th Annual Bark in the Dark extravaganza at Riverside Park will witness on Saturday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. 

Hosted by HSWM, Bark in the Dark is an annual fundraising 5K & 1 Mile fun run/walk supporting animals awaiting their forever families. This fun-filled event, perfect for the whole family – but especially those furry family members – will feature a photo booth, face painting, and balloon animals before the run/walk from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. The run/walk begins at 6:30pm and will be followed by music, complimentary snacks, and a beer tent!

Wishbone 4th Annual Wag N’ Walk Dog Walk and Pet Expo

Wishbone 4th Annual Wag N’ Walk Dog Walk and Pet Expo

Saturday, August 12 is a great opportunity to help raise funds and awareness for neglected, lost and homeless pets through the Allegan Animal Shelter.

Register soon for some great morning 4 legged friend exercise with Free - afternoon fun at the Pet Expo. The community is encouraged from 9:00am to noon to participate in this fun 1 mile walk. Bring your family and pets to Jaycee Park, Dog Park located at 200 Monroe St. in Allegan, Michigan to benefit 2 or 4 legged pets!

The Wishbone tent will offer door prizes, raffle prizes & more plus vendor booths loaded with animal & people treats, along with crafts and fun activities at the Pet Expo.

Cost is $25, for the 1 mile Dog Walk which includes a goody bag with a t-shirt & giveaways. Keep in mind that a shorter walk can accommodate senior dogs & little dogs.

Visit www.wishbonepetrescue.org to Register.

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog:

Rock the Block Returns

Rock the Block Returns

Since 2011, this fun street fair gives the community the chance to celebrate the arts, local food and incredible local talent.

Residents & their families are invited to Madison Avenue on Saturday June 10 from 11:00am – 6:00pm to enjoy musical entertainment, sample local food while connecting with businesses and experiencing the cultural history.

Call: 616-451-9140 or visit: www.lincup.org for more information.

Public Night at the Veen Observatory

Public Night at the Veen Observatory

Spring, summer and fall, the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association invite the public out to see the skies close up!

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan from 9:30pm - 12:00am. This Saturday night, June 3 features Jupiter, the Gibbous Moon & star clusters.

Keep in mind that the Observatory is located at the top of a hill. Visitors park below & walk up to the Observatory. Ask the parking attendant for assistance, if needed.

Admission: $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, free to children 5 & under.

Call the Starwatch number, (616)897-7065 for weather condition or sky updates.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.