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Events for July 2019

JULY EVENTS

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

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