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Homestead Holiday at Blandford Nature Center

From: http://www.blandfordnaturecenter.org/

Our annual festival filled with fun family acitivities.  Come enjoy the stress-free times of the holidays during the Pioneer Days.  You'll make nature crafts, take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the snow covered trails, play snow games, and of course enjoy some hot chocolate and treats.

Our log cabin and blacksmith shop will be open and decorated and our general store will be selling Blandford Maple Syrup.  Great for holiday gifts!

Saturday, December 11th, 12-5 pm

$5 per person, kids 3 and under are free

Blandford Nature Center presents "Super Yooper" with author Mark Newman

Come learn about invasive species impacting the great lakes through the eyes of a super-hero. Using his book "Sooper Yooper", Mark Newman will share stories about the great lakes and its treasures. Stop in any time between Noon and 5:00 pm to see what's in his treasure chest and to see invasive species up close. Great for all ages, especially kids.

Visit http://blandfordnaturecenter.org/ for additional information.

Halloween Open Houses

WALKER, Mich. (City of Walker)- The Walker Firefighters Association will host Halloween Open Houses this year at Station #2 (Standale location at 4101 Lake Michigan Dr., NW) and Fire Station #3, located at 1470 3 Mile Road, NW from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Sunday, October 31.

Come enjoy cider and donuts and a chance to show off your costumes!

Zinser Elementary - Kids Health and Safety Day

Walker, MI - Zinser Elementary school will be hosting Kids Health and Safety day on October 2ndfrom 12:00pm to 4:00pm. It will feature informational booths from the Walker Police and Fire Departments, Canine Unit and much more.

Zinser Elementary is located at 1234 Kinney NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.

KHPS - Free-and-Reduced Lunch

From: http://www.khps.org

The web feature LunchApp.com allows parents to fill out an application for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits online. According to the Director of Food Service, Randy Kincaid, “LunchApp.com offers a higher level of confidentiality, is faster, more accurate, and easy to use.” If you prefer to use this site, you will no longer need to send in the paper application and, in most cases, your application will be reviewed and a determination made within one business day.

Please remember that a Free & Reduced Meal Application must be filled out every new school year by September 30th. There is one application form for Free-and-Reduced priced meals for the entire household. If you are approved for Free-or-Reduced priced meals, you are entitled to one breakfast and one lunch daily.

Baby-Ready Pets workshop hosted by Humane Society of Kent County

From: http://www.hskc.org

Sept. 4
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Baby-Ready Pets
Humane Society of Kent County
The Humane Society of Kent County offers a workshop to help prepare your pet for the arrival of your bundle of joy. With a little training and assistance, you can make it a safe and (relatively) stress-free experience for the whole family. To register for Baby-Ready Pets, please contact Jennifer Self-Aulgur, Humane Education Coordinator, (616) 791-8066 or jennifer@hskc.org.