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MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap

MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap

It was a cold February day when MI House Representative Lisa Poshumus Lyons took a flying leap into a freezing pool for charity. It was the Legislative Polar Plunge at the Capitol Building in Lansing for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes. About 20 Michigan Legislators, plus Lt. Governor Brian Calley lined up to show their support for Special Olympics Michigan. The second annual Legislative Polar Plunge raised more than $30,000 to benefit children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This Polar Plunge was one of 28 Polar Plunges throughout Michigan from January through this month to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.

C-Snip Planning 4th Annual Bow-Wows & Brews in Walker - March 7

C-Snip Planning 4th Annual Bow-Wows & Brews in Walker - March 7

Annual Event in Walker Benefits Kentwood-based C-SNIP

C-SNIP ANNOUNCES 4TH ANNUAL BOW-WOWS & BREWS

A benefit night out in support of West Michigan’s only non-profit spay/neuter clinic.

GRAND RAPIDS  – C-SNIP (Community Spay/Neuter Initiative Partnership), West Michigan’s only reduced cost and non-profit spay/neuter clinic announces the 4th annual Bow-Wows & Brews benefit.

Small Changes Can Make A Big Impact on Your Heart - Feb 19

Small Changes Can Make A Big Impact on Your Heart - Feb 19

February is Heart Month. On Tuesday, Feb 19 from 10:00am until 11:00am Spectrum Health professionals share a few small changes you can make for a big impact in lowering your risk for heart disease. They'll be at the Walker branch of the Kent Distric Library at 4293 Remembrance Rd. NW.  This is a program for adults.

It's Sign-up time for Girls Softball in Walker

It's Sign-up time for Girls Softball in Walker

Girls, 6-13 years of age are invited to sign up for the Walker Recreation Department Softball League.

Cost is $33 for Walker residents and $43 for non-residents. Sign up at Walker Ice and Fitness Center located at 4151 Remembrance Rd. NW. Additional information available at 616-735-6286.

Deadline for all sign ups is February 28, 2013

Yoga Classes for Teens at the Coopersville Library

Yoga Classes for Teens at the Coopersville Library

The Coopersville Area District Library is offering free “Unwind your Mind” yoga classes for all teens. The classes will be held at the Library located at 333 Ottawa St and start at 6:00pm. Classes are scheduled for Tuesday evenings on February 19, 26, and again on March 5.

All classes will be taught by a certified yoga instructor and are geared to help teens relax.

For additional information, call 616-837-6809.

8th Annual Pump and Run Scheduled for April 13th

8th Annual Pump and Run Scheduled for April 13th

They're getting ready for the 8th Pump and Run at the Walker Ice and Fitness Center. The annual event is scheduled for April 13. In the event, participants bench press (men: 80% female: 60%) of their weight, and then they compete in a 5k. There are three divisions, male, female, and starting this year, having a co-ed team is an option. Last year, 95 people competed, and this year, they hope to break the 100 mark.

For more information, you can contact the Race Director: Rebekah Hardy at (616)735-6286 or rhardy@walkericeandfitness.com.
 

Sledding and Fresh Air are Free

Sledding and Fresh Air are Free

We have had quite a dry spell this winter in the snow department but now that we finally have some, it is time to take advantage of the free sledding around the area.

I see the hills by Union High School dotted with kids and parents out there having a great time, getting exercise and lots of fresh air. Just a short distance from Union, there is a big hill at Richmond Park, long known for its sledding and tubing and it has been busy each time I drive by. Like someone said recently, if you don’t have a sled or tube, get a piece of cardboard and enjoy this sport.

If parks near you do not have hills there is still the opportunity to do some cross country skiing, a great exercise.

Take advantage of all the snow while it is here.