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New mural takes shape at 3 Mile Project's community youth center

New mural takes shape at 3 Mile Project's community youth center

WALKER, Mich.—A well-known graffiti artist from Detroit is creating a giant mural for the 3 Mile Project’s community youth center.

Antonio ‘Shades’ Agee began working on the 15 foot by 100 foot mural on June 22.  He says the piece will be fashioned after the Bible verse John 10:10, in which Jesus says, “the thief comes only to kill and steal and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

“This is meant to beautify the community, which is what graffiti has always been about,” said Agee.

Members needed for new Walker Historical Society

Members needed for new Walker Historical Society

WALKER, Mich.—The Walker Historical Commission is looking for people who would like to be part of the new Walker Historical Society.

The society will help the commission collect and share stories and artifacts from the city’s past. Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting and promoting an appreciation for Walker’s history. 

Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Walker Historical Society should contact Peg Wieber by calling (616) 485-2418 or e-mailing pjweebs@gmail.com or Stan Stek by calling (616) 776-6324 or e-mailing stanstek@gmail.com.

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.

Walker City to join in Summer Concerts

Walker City to join in Summer Concerts

Walker will be joining many other communities this summer by having concerts in Walker Community Park located at 700 Cummings Ave, just off Lake Michigan Dr NW in Standale.

At the present time, concerts are planned for June 13th, July 11th, August 8th and September 11th. Sponsored by the DDA, Megan Bartlett states, “We are planning to include a variety of performances from several different genres and have already scheduled two bands, Nobody’s Darlin and the Northern Skies.”

Final lineup of the bands and information will be made later this spring.

Shrine Circus Begins Tonight At DeltaPlex Arena

Shrine Circus Begins Tonight At DeltaPlex Arena
In Walker, the circus begins at DeltaPlex Arena and runs through the weekend. Today, the Kentwood-based Saladin Shrine Circus begins at 7:00pm. Friday, the show is at 4:00pm and 7:30pm, and Saturday at 11:00am, 3:00p, and 7:00p. On the final day Sunday, shows are at 2:00p and 6:00p. You can get tickets in advance or the box office, or etix.com.

 

"Still Life with Iris" playing at Coopersville High School

"Still Life with Iris" playing at Coopersville High School

Make plans to see “Still Life with Iris,” a theater production, presented by students at Coopersville High School. The performances will be shown at Centerstage Theatre on the campus, located at 198 East St. in Coopersville. Play times are at 7pm on February 28, March 1 & 2.

“Still Life with Iris” is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays Award. It centers on a small girl’s search for the simplest things, one being a home.

Dakota Maycroft plays Ray; Maddie Quinn as third string; and Nathan Anderle as Captain, are some of the students in the play.

Tickets for the play are $8 for adults and $6 for Seniors and students.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.centerstagetheatre.net   Tickets can also be purchased at the box office February 18-22 from 2:30-5:30pm and then again on February 25 - March 1 from 2:30-5:30pm.

Pinkies Up for Kindergarteners' Elegant Day!

Pinkies Up for Kindergarteners' Elegant Day!

Kindergarteners attending Walker Charter Academy are spending this week learning about proper ettiquette. On Thursday, the boys escorted the girls on their arms to the gymnasium for the "Elegant Day" dance. The students paired up and danced the waltz while wearing their finest attire. After the dance, they returned to their classrooms for a Valentine’s Day party. The teachers decorated the classrooms elegantly so the students could practice using good manners. The boys pulled out chairs and properly hung up their coats. The girls practiced saying thank you. Walker Charter Academy’s Elegant Day has been a tradition at the school for fifteen years.