Our network

Events

My Town Walker: The Candy Games this Weekend

My Town Walker: The Candy Games this Weekend

WALKER, Mich.-- The community is invited to reserve free tickets for this delightful Christmas musical that combines Candy Land and "The Hunger Games."

This is a family-friendly production in which children hunt to find the perfect candy for Christmas and the candies are competing to be the perfect choice.

This musical will take place at Orchardhill Church, located at 1465 Three Mile Road NW. Performance times are Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are free and available by e-mailing  tickets@orchardhill.org or by calling (616) 784-4060.

My Town Walker: 'Warm Hands Warm Hearts' while cleaning out your closet

My Town Walker: 'Warm Hands Warm Hearts' while cleaning out your closet

WALKER, Mich.—A business centered around teeth is focusing on warming hands and hearts this holiday season.

Fogle Orthodontics is once again hosting its Warm Hands Warm Hearts drive for families living at the YWCA West Central Michigan’s domestic violence emergency shelter.  This year, the most needed item is women’s and children’s boots.  New or gently used coats, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves may also be donated.

The drive runs through Dec. 18 at Fogle Orthodontics, at 933 Three Mile Road NW Suite 102.  Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours, which are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The office is closed for lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Each year, the YWCA provides a safe haven for more than 500 victims of domestic violence.  

My Town: Celebrating the holidays like a pioneer

My Town: Celebrating the holidays like a pioneer

WALKER, Mich.-- Registration is required to experience this holiday trip back in history.

Guests have the opportunity to decorate their own cookie next to the cozy fire, create a craft in the Star School House and take part in snow games in the school yard. This peek into holiday pioneer life will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW.

Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Register at (616)735-6240 or visit www.blandfordnaturecenter.org for more calendar listings.

My Town Walker: Rescued Alabama puppies available during adoption special

My Town Walker: Rescued Alabama puppies available during adoption special
WALKER, Mich.-- If you're thinking about adding a Christmas pet to the family, this weekend is your chance. The Humane Society of West Michigan is hosting a Home for the Holidays Adopt-A-Thon this Saturday, Dec. 6.In addition to the 150 animals they already have in their care, another 40 puppies have just arrived from Alabama through the Puppy Pipeline Rescue. From 10:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, they're offering $300 dollar puppy adoptions.  Visitors may also name their price for a variety of other animals. The Humane Society of West Michigan is located at 3077 Wilson Drive.

My Town: Inaugural Winter Fest comes to Walker Dec. 4

My Town: Inaugural Winter Fest comes to Walker Dec. 4

WALKER, Mich.—  A new seasonal celebration will take the ice in Walker this Thursday.

The City of Walker is teaming up with Walker Ice and Fitness Center and the Kent District Library Walker branch to host the inaugural Walker Winter Fest.  Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of free ice skating, a visit from Santa and his reindeer, hot chocolate and holiday music provided by the Kenowa Hills High School marching band and orchestra.  At 7 p.m., the city’s Christmas tree will be lit.

We will be inviting the community to enjoy an evening of free ice skating, live reindeer, hot chocolate, holiday music, and our 7 p.m. tree lighting!  Live performances will be provided by the Kenowa Hills High School marching band and orchestra. Santa will also be visiting from the North Pole. The event will be held at the Walker Ice and Fitness Center at 4151 Remembrance Rd. NW.

My Town: Suit up and get ready to sweat during 'Go Santa Go' 5k

My Town: Suit up and get ready to sweat during 'Go Santa Go' 5k

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Work off those Christmas cookies while helping families in need when the “Go Santa Go” 5k comes to Walker next month.

The family friendly 5k run/walk will unfold at Millennium Park.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, which will be providing food to local families in need this holiday season.  Participants may also win prizes for best costume. 

For more information, visit the event page here.

Halloween Skary Skate at Walker Ice Arena

Halloween Skary Skate at Walker Ice Arena

Walker Ice Arena is hosting a Halloween Skary Skate on Friday, October 24th from 8 – 10 pm.

Treats, prizes, fun and a costume contest are on the venue for the evening. Come join in the fun.

Contact Sharon Johnson, Recreation Program Director for any additional information at 616-735-6286 x 15.