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JUNE into SEPTEMBER event list

Lowell Area Farmers’ Market

Every Thursday (June 13 through Sept. 26), 9 - 2 pm. Locally grown produce. Veteran’s Memorial parking lot, across from the Riverwalk Plaza entrance. Free parking/handicap parking. www.discoverlowell.org

 

One-on-One Technology Tutoring for Adults

June 1- Aug. 31. A 45-minute personal technology help session. Friendly staff members are available by appointment to help you with eBooks, email, Facebook or other computer-related topics. You are welcome to bring your own laptop or other device or use ours. Call to schedule and appointment or email sweaver@kdl.org. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

LowellArts Exhibition: Livin’ Is Easy

June 1 - Aug. 17. A collection of colorful paintings and drawings by six Michigan artists will make up a summertime exhibition at LowellArts titled Livin' is Easy. The subject of the pieces ranges from depictions of beautifully weathered objects, local Michigan waterways, animal and aquatic life forms to whimsical figurative work. Gallery hours: Tues. - Fri. 10 am - 6 pm, Sat.10 am - 5 pm. For more information: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, 616-897-8545. LowellArtsMi.org

 

Summer Reading at KDL

June 3 - Aug. 10. Englehardt Branch, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell and Alto Branch Library, 6051 Linfield Ave., Alto. Join the fun at the library. There is a summer reading program for all ages - babies, kids, teens and adults. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 616-784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org

 

Minecraft Club

June 3, 4:30 pm. Children 6 and older. Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills. The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft. First come, first served. No registration required. If you are able, bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities and Minecraft installed and join us. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Tiny Trekkers Summer Series

June 5 - June 26, 9:30 am to 11:30 am, or 1 pm to 3 pm, meets Wednesdays. Cost is $5 per child, per class, register for one or series. Registrations are due May 31. (For children 3-6 years old and their parent, grandparent or care-giver.) Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Education Center, 11715 Vergennes, 616-987-2565, www.lowellschools.com or email: ccheers@lowellschools.com

 

Night Owls Adult Book Discussion

June 5, 6:30 pm. “The Power” by Naomi Alderman. Join us for a lively book discussion. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Junior Master Gardener Camp

June 6 - Aug. 1, 9 am - 3 pm, meets Thursdays. Cost is $200. Registrations are due May 31. (For kids entering 4th - 8th grade in the fall of 2019) Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Education Center, 11715 Vergennes, 616-987-2565, www.lowellschools.com or email: ccheers@lowellschools.com

 

Mahjongg at the Library

June 7 - Aug. 30, every Friday, 1 pm. American Mahjongg: a game of skill, strategy and calculation. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own mahjongg set or borrow ours. Seating is limited. For adults. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

LowellArts Class: Beginning Print Making

June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 4-6:30 pm. This course explores the exciting and beautiful world of printmaking. You will investigate both traditional and contemporary techniques of printmaking such as: monoprinting, stenciling, photographic transfer, relief, and drypoint. No previous experience is necessary to take this class; all levels are welcome. Ages 14 to adult. Class Fee: $208 + $40 materials fee ($188 + $40 materials fee for LowellArts members). LowellArts is located at 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331. For more information: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, 616-897-8545. LowellArtsMi.org

 

Bangarang Circus

June 11 at 1:30 pm. Bangarang Circus will wow with circus style entertainment ranging from aerial arts to hula hooping, acrobatics and more! All ages. Alto Branch Library, 6071 Linfield Ave., Alto, 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Summertime Sip & Sit

June 11 at 6:30 pm. Drop-in at Alto’s Veterans Park and sip lemonade while you meet and greet your neighbors. Lemonade and snacks while supplies last. All ages. Alto Branch Library, 6071 Linfield Ave., Alto, 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Music on the Lawn

June 11, 7 pm at the Averill Historical Museum, 7144 Headley St., Ada. All-timey String Band, traditional fiddle tunes with popular songs of the 1960s. Free, family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair. Sponsored by Ada Township. Ada Historical Society, 7144 Headley St., Ada. 616-676-9346. www.AdaHistoricalSociety.org

 

Ruff Readers

June 12 - July 24, Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. A unique read-aloud program in partnership with West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler. Kids read their favorite book and the pooches curl up, listen and enjoy. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and secure a time slot. First come, first served. For ages 6 and up. No Ruff Readers on July 3. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

June 13 at 7 pm. Enjoy the music of Alan Turner. Free parking & admission. Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell. LowellArts, 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

Family Story Time

June 13 - July 18, Every Thursdays, 10 am. Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. Siblings are welcome to attend as well. For children 6 and under with a caregiver. No Story Time on July 4. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

KDL LAB- Build It!

June 18, 1:30 pm. Drop-in with your friends and make all kinds of creations using the library's building sets. For ages 6 and older. Alto Branch Library, 6071 Linfield Ave., Alto, 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

LowellArts Class: Youth Improv 101 for Ages 9 to 14

June 22, 29, July 13, 20, 10:30 am - 1 pm. Learn the fundamentals of improvisation! You will discover the basic tools, rules, and philosophy of improv through games, drills, and simple scenes. During each session, you’ll spend some time learning the “rules” of improv, and follow it up by playing games and applying what you learned. Class fee: $85 ($76.50 for LowellArts members). For more information: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, 616-897-8545. LowellArtsMi.org

 

LowellArts Class: Mixed Media - Create a Dragon for Ages 8 to 13

June 22, 1:30 - 3 pm. Use a variety of art materials to create unique dragons! You will explore textures and values. Each dragon will be a unique creation! Class fee: $15 ($13.50 for LowellArts members). For more information: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, 616-897-8545. LowellArtsMi.org

 

Family Yoga Saturdays

June 15 - Aug. 24, Every Saturday, 11 am. Family yoga is an all-ages activity with a focus on the benefits of mindfulness. Together we will engage in fun poses, learn how to breathe, be creative with yoga activities/games and relax. For ages 6 and up with a caregiver. Space is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Foam Relief Painting

June 17, 6 pm. Foam relief painting is a forgiving printmaking technique perfect for the beginner. Participants can expect to learn a new craft skill and take home their own work of art. No registration. Seating is limited, first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. For adults. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Outdoor Adventures: Adventure Challenge

June 20, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. $10/youth (ages 10-13) at Roselle Park, 1010 Grand River Dr., Ada. Learn teamwork and have fun as you try to complete a series of sports and problem solving challenges. You and your team will follow a map as you run, bike and climb through the park to the finish line. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Park office by email: mfitzpatrick@adatownshipmi.com or phone 616-676-0520.

 

Junior Master Naturalist Club

June 20 - Aug. 1, 9 am to 3 pm, meets Thursdays. Cost is $180, registrations are due June 14. (for kids entering 2nd - 8th grade in the fall of 2018). Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Education Center, 11715 Vergennes, 616-987-2565, www.lowellschools.com or email: ccheers@lowellschools.com

 

Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

June 20 at 7 pm. Enjoy the music of Blue Soul Express. Free parking & admission. Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell. LowellArts, 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

Beers at the Bridge Summer Concert Series

June 21, 6 - 9 pm at the Ada Covered Bridge, 7490 Thornapple River Dr. This family-friendly event is free. Local craft beer, hard cider, food and live music. Presented by Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery and sponsored by Ada Township DDA and Ada Historical Society.

 

Music on the Lawn

June 25, 7 pm at the Averill Historical Museum, 7144 Headley St., Ada. The Adams Family, acoustic folk rock. Free, family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair. Sponsored by Ada Township. Ada Historical Society, 7144 Headley St., Ada. 616-676-9346. www.AdaHistoricalSociety.org

 

Day Camps: Session 1: Arts in the Park

June 25-27, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Tuesday and Wednesday at Ada Park, 1180 Buttrick, Ada and Thursday at Roselle Park, 1010 Grand River Dr., Ada. Find the artist inside you! Try painting, drawing, sculpture and more. Create some cool artwork to take home. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Park office by email: mfitzpatrick@adatownshipmi.com or phone 616-676-0520.

 

LowellArts Class: Pencil Drawing -The Eagle for Ages 8 to 13

June 27, 11 am - 12:30 pm. Learn to draw an eagle. Use pencil to create detailed feathers. Display your eagle on the Fourth of July! Class fee: $15 ($13.50 for LowellArts members). For more information: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, 616-897-8545. LowellArtsMi.org

 

Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

June 27 at 7 pm. Enjoy the music of Deep Greens & Blues. Free parking & admission. Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell. LowellArts, 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

St. Patrick Festival

June 28-30. 5k run, chicken BBQ dinner, cash raffle, live auction, Euchre tournament, Bingo, Las Vegas Night. St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell Ave., Ada, 616-691-8541.

 

LowellArts Class: Print Making (Adult + Child Class)

June 29, 1:30 - 3 pm. Help your little one create carvings of flowers and butterflies using cookie cutter shapes in a potato! Your child will use the potato stamp to create a summer landscape. Come prepared with an old shirt or smock. Ages 4 to 7. Class fee: $15 ($13.50 for LowellArts members). For more information: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, 616-897-8545. LowellArtsMi.org

 

Cookout & Open House

June 29, 12 - 4 pm at the Averill Historical Museum. Ever wonder what’s inside the museum? Curious about the new addition you’ve watched go up? Here’s your chance! Stop by, grab a hot dog off the grill and take a look around. Ada Historical Society, 7144 Headley St., Ada. 616-676-9346. www.AdaHistoricalSociety.org

 

24rd Annual JuneGrass Bluegrass Festival

June 28 & 29. Bluegrass festival with bands in concert, campground jam sessions, workshops, kids activities, 50/50 drawings, band scramble. Camping available. Held at Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 S. Hudson, Lowell. West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association, www.wmbma.org for more information or call John Lakatos at 231-224-6771 or 616-402-0838.

 

JULY

 

Lowell Area Farmers’ Market

Every Thursday (June 13 through Sept. 26), 9 - 2 pm. Locally grown produce. Veteran’s Memorial parking lot, across from the Riverwalk Plaza entrance. Free parking/handicap parking. www.discoverlowell.org

 

Minecraft Club

July 1, 4:30 pm. Children 6 and older. Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills. The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft. First come, first served. No registration required. If you are able, bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities and Minecraft installed and join us. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Night Owls Adult Book Discussion

July 3, 6:30 pm. “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Join us for a lively book discussion. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

July 4 at 7 pm. Enjoy the music of River City Jazz Ensemble with Rick Reuther. Free parking & admission. Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell. LowellArts, 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

25th Annual Covered Bridge Bike Tour

July 7, registration 7 - 9 am. Ride at your own pace bike tour through West Michigan’s most beautiful countryside. 12-100 mile routes. Visit the website to pre-register. Fallasburg Village, 13944 Covered Bridge Road, Lowell. Fallasburg Historical Society, Ken Tamke, 616-682-0785. www.fallasburg.org

 

Survive the Titanic

July 9, 1:30 pm. Navigate your way through an amazing Titanic adventure making choices that will determine if you survive or meet your demise in a literary scavenger hunt. For families with children. Alto Branch Library, 6071 Linfield Ave., Alto, 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Music on the Lawn

July 9, 7 pm at the Averill Historical Museum, 7144 Headley St., Ada. Nick Ayoub/The Family, jazz/swing standards, top hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Free, family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair. Sponsored by Ada Township. Ada Historical Society, 7144 Headley St., Ada. 616-676-9346. www.AdaHistoricalSociety.org

 

Riverwalk Festival

July 11-13. Parade, Riverwalk Cruise-in car show, Re-found Treasures show, Englehardt Library used book sale, downtown Farmers Market & Market Days, kid’s activities, food booths, street entertainers, duck race and fireworks. Downtown Lowell. Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, 616-897-9161, www.riverwalkfestival.org

 

Foam Relief Printing

July 11, 6:30 pm. Pre-registration required. Foam relief printing is a forgiving printmaking technique perfect for the beginner. Participants can expect to learn a new craft skill and take home their own work of art. For adults. Alto Branch Library, 6071 Linfield Ave., Alto, 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

July 11 at 7 pm. Enjoy the music of The Insiders: Tom Petty Tribute Band. Free parking & admission. Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell. LowellArts, 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

Ionia Free Fair

July 11-20. The 10 best days of summer. Grandstand shows, free events for the entire family, midway & more. Ionia Fairgrounds, 317 S. Dexter, Ionia, 616-527-1310. www.ioniafreefair.com

 

Pioneer Life Summer Camp

July 16, 9 am - 2:15 pm at Fallasburg Historical Village. For ages 7-14, $10 per person. Spend the day experiencing pioneer life, come dressed as a pioneer if you wish. Registration required. Lowell Area Historical Museum, 325 W. Main St., Lowell, 616-897-7688, www.lowellmuseum.org

 

Day Camps: Session 2: Sports Spectacular

July 16-18, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. For ages 6-11. All days held at Ada Park, 1180 Buttrick Ave, Ada. Play some of your favorite sports or try something new as we go from baseball to volleyball, flag-football, soccer and even pickle ball. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Park office by email: mfitzpatrick@adatownshipmi.com or phone 616-676-0520.

 

Teens! Comic Strip Commandos

July 16, 1 pm. Comic Book Illustrating with Wade Gugino. This is a one-hour, high-intensity cartoon creation and layout boot camp. Paper and pencils provided. For tweens and teens grades 5-12. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Kalamazoo Nature Center

July 16, 1:30 pm. Learn about Michigan’s truly extraordinary plants, fungi, and animals. Some are so spectacular, they seem almost alien. For ages 6 and older. Alto Branch Library, 6071 Linfield Ave., Alto, 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

July 18 at 7 pm. Enjoy the music of The JetBeats. Free parking & admission. Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell. LowellArts, 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

One Giant Leap for Mankind

July 20, starting at 10 am. Drop-in games, activities and crafts to learn about and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing. For families with children. Alto Branch Library, 6071 Linfield Ave., Alto, 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Music on the Lawn

July 23, 7 pm at the Averill Historical Museum, 7144 Headley St., Ada. Semi Dave, 60s and 70s pop hits, covers. Free, family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair. Sponsored by Ada Township. Ada Historical Society, 7144 Headley St., Ada. 616-676-9346. www.AdaHistoricalSociety.org

 

Out of This World Cup Stacking

July 23, 1 pm. Children will build their own space station, towering rocket and more using colorful and fun SpeedStack® cups! For ages 6 and up with an adult. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Day Camps: Session 3: Eyes on Survival

June 23-25, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. For ages 6 - 11. Tuesday and Wednesday at Ada Park, 1180 Buttrick, Ada and Thursday at Roselle Park, 1010 Grand River Dr., Ada. Could you survive in the Michigan woods? Be prepared when you go outside, make a shelter, build a fire and learn other survival skills. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Park office by email: mfitzpatrick@adatownshipmi.com or phone 616-676-0520.

 

Tom Plunkard’s Amazing Adventures

July 24, 1 pm. Family-friendly hilarious magic show filled with live animals, audience participation and amazing magic! For all ages. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

July 25 at 7 pm. Enjoy the music of Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish. Free parking & admission. Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell. LowellArts, 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

LowellArts Theater: GOING GOING GONE by Ken Levine

July 26, 27 and Aug. 2, 3, at 7 pm. July 28 at 2 pm. Presented byLowellArts Players, in association with Public Domain and a West Michigan premiere. Set in the press box of a major Los Angeles baseball stadium, this is a hilarious yet poignant new comedy. The play is about four sports journalists whose lives are changed during the course of one game. Tickets: $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Performed at LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331. For more information: LowellArtsMi.org, 616-897-8545.

 

Music on the Lawn

July 30, 7 pm at the Averill Historical Museum, 7144 Headley St., Ada. Chris Collins, blues, folk and rock. Free, family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair. Sponsored by Ada Township. Ada Historical Society, 7144 Headley St., Ada. 616-676-9346. www.AdaHistoricalSociety.org

 

Teen Paint a Mug

July 30, 1 pm. It’s simple to create your own unique mug with Sharpie oil makers! Take home and bake instructions will be included. No registration, however seating is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. For tweens and teens grades 5-12. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

 

AUG

 

Lowell Area Farmers’ Market

Every Thursday (June 13 through Sept. 26), 9 - 2 pm. Locally grown produce. Veteran’s Memorial parking lot, across from the Riverwalk Plaza entrance. Free parking/handicap parking. www.discoverlowell.org

 

Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

Aug. 1 at 7 pm. Enjoy the music of Roosevelt Diggs. Free parking & admission. Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell. LowellArts, 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

Minecraft Club

Aug. 5, 4:30 pm. Children 6 and older. Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills. The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft. First come, first served. No registration required. If you are able, bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities and Minecraft installed and join us. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Kent County Youth Fair

Aug. 5-10. Kent County Youth Fairgrounds, S. Hudson Street, Lowell. Free entertainment, midway, exhibits, more! 616-897-6050. www.kcyf.org

 

Music on the Lawn

Aug. 6, 7 pm at the Averill Historical Museum, 7144 Headley St., Ada. Daves at 7, Amencana-esque group playing acoustic driven original songs. Free, family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair. Sponsored by Ada Township. Ada Historical Society, 7144 Headley St., Ada. 616-676-9346. www.AdaHistoricalSociety.org

 

Night Owls Adult Book Discussion

Aug. 7, 6:30 pm. “The Living Great Lakes” by Jerry Dennis. Join us for a lively book discussion. Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe, Lowell. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Day Camps: Session 4: Pioneer Days

Aug. 7 & 8, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Both days held at the Ada Museum, 7144 Headley St., Ada. Take a step back in time to learn about history by living like a pioneer! Make butter, use old fashioned tools & play baseball and other games. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Park office by email: mfitzpatrick@adatownshipmi.com or phone 616-676-0520.

 

All Aboard! Adult Book Discussion

Aug. 15, 10:30 am. Join other readers to share your thoughts and opinions on Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey. Visit the branch for a copy. Alto Branch Library, 6071 Linfield Ave., Alto, 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org

 

Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

Aug. 15 at 7 pm. Enjoy the music of Desmond Jones. Free parking & admission. Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell. LowellArts, 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

Summer Fest

Aug. 16, 6 - 9 pm. Local food, drinks and history to support the Lowell Area Historical Museum. Stroll the galleries and garden. Enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants, caterers, breweries and wineries. Call for ticket information. Lowell Area Historical Museum, 325 W. Main Street, Lowell, 616-897-7688, www.lowellmuseum.org

 

Beers at the Bridge Summer Concert Series

Aug. 16, 6 - 9 pm at the Ada Covered Bridge, 7490 Thornapple River Dr. This family-friendly event is free. Local craft beer, hard cider, food and live music. Presented by Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery and sponsored by Ada Township DDA and Ada Historical Society.

 

Music on the Lawn

Aug. 20, 7 pm at the Averill Historical Musuem, 7144 Headley St., Ada. Bucket o’Maybes, classic rock/yacht rock, family-friendly, very familiar songs you can sing along with or dance to, mostly 60s, 70s and 80s, audience participation. Free, family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair. Sponsored by Ada Township. Ada Historical Society, 7144 Headley St., Ada. 616-676-9346. www.AdaHistoricalSociety.org

 

Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

Aug. 22 at 7 pm. Enjoy the music of B-Side Growlers. Free parking & admission. Riverwalk Plaza, downtown Lowell. LowellArts, 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

Pink Arrow Community Day

Aug. 23, 10 am - 7 pm. West End Reveal at Impact Church location. Lowell Community Wellness Pink Arrow Health Fair, Mammo-Bus, Blood drive - largest blood drive in Lowell! First day to buy Pink Arrow XII t-shirts. www.pinkarrowpride.org

 

 

SEPT

 

Lowell Area Farmers’ Market

Every Thursday (June 13 through Sept. 26), 9 - 2 pm. Locally grown produce. Veteran’s Memorial parking lot, across from the Riverwalk Plaza entrance. Free parking/handicap parking. www.discoverlowell.org

 

LowellArts Exhibition: ISEA: Annual Juried Exhibition

Sept. 7 - Oct. 26. The International Society of Experimental Art (ISEA) will hold its 28th Juried Experimental Art Exhibit at LowellArts. All artists 18 years and older are eligible to enter. Artists may enter one or two pieces, in all media (excluding video and audio). Open to both ISEA members and non-members. More information about ISEA, and how to enter the exhibition, can be found at iseaartexhibit.org. Gallery hours: Tues. - Fri. 10 am - 6 pm, Sat. 10 am - 5 pm. For more information: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, 616-897-8545. LowellArtsMi.org

 

12th Annual Pink Arrow Football Game

Fri., Sept. 13, 7 pm. Lowell Memorial Stadium, 11700 Vergennes, Lowell. Lowell vs. Greenville. Your Arrow Force XII Pink t-shirt is your ticket into the game. Food courts, fireworks and many other events on this day as well. www.pinkarrowpride.org

 

Pink Arrow Quiver 5K Run & Family Walk

Sept. 14, 8:30 am, downtown Lowell. Kid 1 mile Fun Run at 9:45 am. Starting and finishing at Lowell Police garage, 300 Avery St. On-line registration available at www.pinkarrowpride.org, email address: pinkarrowquiver5K@gmail.com

 

Fallasburg Historical Society Bazaar

Sept. 14 & 15, 10 am - 5 pm. Take a step back in time. Walking tours of the historic village and free admission to all the museums; the Schoolhouse, the Fallas House and the Misner House. Food, refreshments, artisans. Fallasburg Village, 13944 Covered Bridge Road, Lowell. Fallasburg Historical Society, Ken Tamke, 616-682-0785. www.fallasburg.org

 

John Wesley Fallass Invitational Vintage Base Ball Tournament

Sept. 14, 10 am. The Fallassburgh Flats vintage Base Ball Club will culminate their season hosting their annual fall finale, the John Wesley Fallass Invitational Base Ball Tournament in Fallas Field across from the Fallasburg Schoolhouse. Admission is free. For information on the Flats and their season schedule email: fallasburghflats@gmail.com. Fallasburg Village, 13944 Covered Bridge Road, Lowell. Fallasburg Historical Society, Ken Tamke, 616-682-0785. www.fallasburg.org

 

51st Annual Fallasburg Arts Festival

Sept. 14 & 15, 10 am - 5 pm. A two-day festival held in picturesque Fallasburg Park, featuring 100 unique fine art and fine crafts booths, food booths and a children’s craft area. Timeless craft demonstrations take place inside a large pavilion while musicians perform on an outdoor stage. Admission is free. Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Park Dr., Lowell. LowellArts 616-897-8545. www.lowellartsmi.org

 

Fall Camp & Jam Bluegrass Festival

Sept. 20 & 21. Bluegrass festival with bands on stage, campground jam sessions, 50/50 drawings, band scramble. Camping available. Held at Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 S. Hudson, Lowell. West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association, www.wmbma.org for more information or call John Lakatos at 231-224-6771 or 616-402-0838.

 

Alto Harvest Festival & Car Show

Sept. 21, 10 am - ? Activities for the whole family. Classic car show (registration begins at 7:30 am), food vendors, craft vendors, free children’s area. Pancake breakfast 7 am - 10 am at the fire barn. Downtown Alto. New volunteers always welcome! www.AltoDDA.org, 616-690-7445.

 

Lowell Community Clean-up Day

Sept. 28, 8 am - 11 am at the Kent County Fairgrounds. Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, 616-897-9161, www.discoverlowell.org

 

LowellArts Class: Watermedia Abstractions

September 24, 25, and 26, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. Students will paint textural collage substrates using three fluid acrylic colors. One surface will be enhanced with graphic shapes and painted over, one will be used as a substrate for a floral piece, and one will be developed into a rock formation. Age: 18+. For more information: LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, 616-897-8545. LowellArtsMi.org

 

LowellArts House Concert: Songwriters Showcase with Josh Rose

September 28, 7 pm. This showcase will feature up-and-coming talent songwriters from Michigan. Including Lowell’s Josh Rose, Ed Dupas from Ann Arbor, Kyle Rasche from Caledonia, Kaitlin Rose from Kalamazoo and Joe Shields from East Jordon. Tickets: $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Concert at LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331. For more information: LowellArtsMi.org, 616-897-8545.

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