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Muskegon County Calendar of Events October 21 – 28, 2019

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Monday October 21:

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Roll On Muskegon
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Roll On Muskegon is a casual, family friendly, community bike ride on the streets of Muskegon. Every Monday night we leave as a group from the downtown Muskegon Farmer’s Market to visit and explore a different neighborhood of Muskegon.Casual, 8-10 mph for Approx. 90 minutes to get outside and wave to our neighbors.

USS Silversides Submarine Museum Fall Lecture & Film Series
6:00 pm
The cost is $5.00 per person per lecture or FREE with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership. In addition to the lectures, for one week prior to each lecture, they will be showing a film on a related subject. Movies will be shown daily at 1:00pm. The cost to attend the movie is included with your $6 admission ticket to the museum. Admission to the museum is also FREE with your membership. For more information call (231) 755-1230.

Tuesday October 22:

Happy Fall – Pressed Wood Pallet
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to Sherman Bowling Center located at 1531 W. Sherman Blvd. Leave your cares at the door and dive on in to the paint party! The ticket price includes use of all necessary paint supplies and aprons, instruction by a professional and friendly local artist, and a 16×20 take-home painting! This is an adult event for ages 16 and up. Food and beverages are available for purchase. The cost is $40. For more information call (616) 970-1082

Basic Drawing with Jon Workman
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the Lakeshore School of Fine Arts located at 2620 McCracken St. for a Basic Drawing with the well-known painter and sculptor, Jon Workman! Seeing and drawing go hand in hand. This two-hour workshop will focus on quick exercises and observation drawing. This will be the foundation of the drawing session with emphasis on lines to create form and shape. Basic shadowing, perspective and value will be used and discussed. You will work with pencil and paper (all supplies will be provided). It is recommended to bring a “drawing pencil set” with a hand sharpener, but not required. The registration deadline is Sunday, October 20, 2019. The cost for the session is $30, with seating secured by paid reservation. Ages 12 and above are welcome (with an adult).

Planetarium Show: Supervolcanoes
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“Supervolcanoes” is a free, 30-minute planetarium show that looks at a rare class of large volcanic eruptions on Earth and other planets. See it Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00pm through October 31 at Muskegon Community College, room 1072. No reservations are needed; this is walk-in only. Be sure to come early and check out the new “World of Water” exhibit before the show, at the John Barley Science Museum in room 1073, across the hall from the planetarium. The museum is open until 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; allow 20-30 minutes. For more info, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15. call 231-777-0289.

Feeding the Soul of the City Concert Series
12:00 pm: Matthew Ball, aka Boogie Woogie Kid
The Feeding the Soul of the City concert series offers half-hour lunchtime concerts that feature a variety of musical styles, predominantly classical, jazz, and folk/Celtic. They are held in the historic and beautiful St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon. The concerts are free and open to the public and light refreshments are provided. One can also bring a lunch to enjoy before or during the concert. A few minutes of prayer are held in the church shortly before the performance. All performances are held from 12:15pm to 12:45pm once a month. For more information or to make a donation, please contact St. Paul’s at (231) 722-2112.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market, owned and operated by the City of Muskegon, is dedicated to showcasing the best in locally-grown foods, flowers, nursery stock, handicrafts and baked goods.
Farmers’ Market hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call 231-722-3251 or visit their website www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Hats with History
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come to Fetch Brewing Company for Hats with History! Be part of a new exhibit at the Lakeshore Museum Center! Do you have a cool hat with a hot story? Join Muskegon’s history museum at Fetch Brewing Company for this opportunity to have your hat’s story told in their upcoming community curated exhibit, “Hats Off to Muskegon!” The Museum is looking for unique hats worn by people with ties to Muskegon County. Hats will be loaned to the museum and appear in the exhibit in the spring of 2020. Have a hat? Bring it to the event for consideration then stay for a presentation by staff about hats.

Open Mic Night at Hackley Public Library
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Hackley Public Library for Open Mic Night! It’s your night to be a star! All types of performances are welcome, such as poetry reading, music or comedy. If you are interested in showcasing your art, please register at hackleylibrary.org or by calling 231-722-8011. Walk-ins are also welcome. Come just to listen! For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Wednesday October 23:

ahfest Film Fest: The Mustang-Matthias Schoenaerts
6:00 pm
Each of the films in this year’s film fest has been chosen with the 2019 ahfest theme—HOPE—in mind. Learn more about the Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival at ahfest.org.
All films will be shown at the Muskegon Museum of Art located at 296 W. Webster Ave. Films begin at 6:00pm with a brief introduction by Muskegon Community College English and Film instructor Mary Tyler. Each film ends with an optional discussion lead by Mary Tyler. Admission and popcorn are free! Attending every film allows you to enter a drawing to win a Grand Prize! For more information call 231-720-2570. This brand new film that is based on true and sometimes brutal events. The hope at the end of this emotional film is justly earned.

ahFest Lecture: Helina Metaferia – By Way of Revolution
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Helina Meteferia, an Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Fellow and Assistant Professor at Brown University, will discuss her artwork in a lecture. By Way of Revolution” in Muskegon Community College’s Stevenson Center Room 1300. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Muskegon Arts and Humanities Festival (ahFest), for more information please contact MCC Art Instructor Erin Hoffman at (231) 777-0399.

Muskegon Flea Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Flea Market is where everything imaginable is sold.
The Flea Market is Wednesdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call 231-722-3251 or visit their website www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com

Thursday October 24:

Obituary Tours at the Hackley & Hume
Session 1: 7:00-8:00pm Session 2: 8:30-9:30pm
Enjoy a candlelit evening tour as you travel back in time to explore the deaths, funerals, and autopsies that occurred in the Hackley and Hume Houses located at 484 W. Webster Ave. Experience a re-enactment of Julia Hackley’s Funeral service and become immersed in the practices and traditions of death and dying in the Victorian Era. The cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. Space is limited, so reserve your spot through Eventbrite. For questions, contact Aaron Mace at (231) 724-5534 or aaron@lakeshoremuseum.org.

Shop for a Cause: The Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre
October 24 @ 11:00 am – October 26 @ 5:00 pm
The Penguin Project strives to demonstrate that individuals with special needs are fully capable of participating in community activities with the same dedication and enthusiasm as others if given the opportunity and support. Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26 from 11:00am – 5:00pm, visit Art Cats Gallery located at 1845 Lakeshore Dr. and shop for local art work to benefit the Penguin Project of the Muskegon Civic Theatre! For more info call 231-755-7606.

Joel’s Spooktacular Comedy Show
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to Fruitport Library located at 47 Park St., Fruitport for Joel’s Spooktacular Comedy Show! Get in the spirit of Halloween as you watch Silly Scientist Joel juggle eyeballs, get mixed up by Multiplying Bottles, and be shocked by an Animated Frankenstein Drawing in this head spinning display of a Halloween hootenanny! Magical adventures await in this exciting, not scary, show that will have everyone celebrating the spirit of the season! This event is free and recommended for ages 5 – 13. For more information call 231-366-6107.

Abstract Autumn Exhibit: Opening Reception
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Red Lotus Gallery’s next art exhibit is called “Abstract Autumn” and will be on display at 356 W. Western Ave. please join them for a reception to see the art, meet the artists, and enjoy some light refreshments. Bring a few friends!

MCC Presents “A Diary of Anne Frank”
October 24 – October 27
MCC Theater Instructor Sheila Kulp Wahamaki will direct the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and adapted by Wendy Kesselman. The Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm. The show, which runs approximately one-and-a-half hours with no intermission, concludes with a Sunday matinee at 3:00pm. A “Talk Back with Actors” will follow the Thursday, October 24, performance. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 14, at the Overbrook Theater Box Office and are $10 for the public or $5 for MCC students, staff, and faculty. Tickets may be reserved by calling (231) 777-0324.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market, owned and operated by the City of Muskegon, is dedicated to showcasing the best in locally-grown foods, flowers, nursery stock, handicrafts and baked goods.
Farmers’ Market hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call 231-722-3251 or visit their website www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Fetch Cycling Group
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meet in the parking lot behind Fetch Brewing Company on Thursdays at 6:00pm for a 60 minute No Drop Bike Ride. All abilities and fitness levels are encouraged and welcome. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Fetch Brewing Company provides you with the added incentive of $1 off your first post-ride beer!

Planetarium Show: Supervolcanoes
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“Supervolcanoes” is a free, 30-minute planetarium show that looks at a rare class of large volcanic eruptions on Earth and other planets. See it Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00pm through October 31 at Muskegon Community College, room 1072. No reservations are needed; this is walk-in only. Be sure to come early and check out the new “World of Water” exhibit before the show, at the John Barley Science Museum in room 1073, across the hall from the planetarium. The museum is open until 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; allow 20-30 minutes. For more info, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15. call 231-777-0289.

Friday October 25:

Obituary Tours at the Hackley & Hume
Session 1: 7:00-8:00pm Session 2: 8:30-9:30pm
Enjoy a candlelit evening tour as you travel back in time to explore the deaths, funerals, and autopsies that occurred in the Hackley and Hume Houses located at 484 W. Webster Ave.
Experience a re-enactment of Julia Hackley’s Funeral service and become immersed in the practices and traditions of death and dying in the Victorian Era. The cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. Space is limited, so reserve your spot through Eventbrite. For questions, contact Aaron Mace at (231) 724-5534 or aaron@lakeshoremuseum.org.

Shop for a Cause: The Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre
October 24 @ 11:00 am – October 26 @ 5:00 pm
The Penguin Project strives to demonstrate that individuals with special needs are fully capable of participating in community activities with the same dedication and enthusiasm as others if given the opportunity and support. Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26 from 11:00am – 5:00pm, visit Art Cats Gallery located at 1845 Lakeshore Dr. and shop for local art work to benefit the Penguin Project of the Muskegon Civic Theatre! For more info call 231-755-7606.

MCC Presents “A Diary of Anne Frank”
October 24 – October 27
MCC Theater Instructor Sheila Kulp Wahamaki will direct the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and adapted by Wendy Kesselman. The Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm. The show, which runs approximately one-and-a-half hours with no intermission, concludes with a Sunday matinee at 3:00pm. A “Talk Back with Actors” will follow the Thursday, October 24, performance. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 14, at the Overbrook Theater Box Office and are $10 for the public or $5 for MCC students, staff, and faculty. Tickets may be reserved by calling (231) 777-0324.

Frankenstein Friday
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Jumpin’ Jupiter Skate & Fun Center for a Frankenstein Friday! Enjoy mummy wrap, freaky fog and monstrous music! Don’t lose your brains; “Frankly” it’s going to be shockingly fun! Admission is $5. Regular skate rental is $4, roller blade rental $5 and premium rental $6. For more information call (231) 773-5538.

Haunted Hall: Muskegon Conspiracy Exposed
7:00 pm – 10:00
Open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7:00pm – 10:00pm in the Lakes Mall located at 5600 Harvey St., the cost is $15 per person! This year’s theme is “Muskegon Conspiracy Exposed!” Get four haunts for the price of one; “They Hid the Gold in a Swamp,” “Deadly Tunnels to Move It,” “Industry of Fear Fueled by Gold,” and “Always Distorting the Public Eye!” They HIGHLY recommend people follow them on Facebook to receive notifications of special deals and ticket give-aways! FAQ’s can be found on their website at www.hauntedhall.com.

Saturday October 26:

Downtown Halloween Pub Crawl
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. for the Downtown Halloween Pub Crawl! Get dressed up for Halloween and head to downtown Muskegon for some festive bar hopping as DJ Travis plays your favorite hits. This event is for ages 21+. For more information, call (231) 375-5184.

Celtic Halloween Samhain Party
3:30 pm – 11:55 pm
Join Unruly Brewing Co. located at 360 W. Western Ave. for the Unofficial Pub Crawl Pre-Party/Halloween/Samhain Party! Unruly and the West Michigan Gaeltacht invite you to “get your kilt on” at this party featuring Happy Hour from 3:30pm – 5:30pm, a Costume Contest at 7:30pm and an Irish DJ spinning all your Irish Samhain and Spooky Favorites! Live music by the Barley Saints will close the night! For more information call (231) 288-1068.

Halloween Game Night
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come to Bardic Wells Meadery located at 8844 Water St., Montague for a Halloween Game Night! Costumes, candy, and mead; Halloween Game Night is a fun night of board games and tabletop roleplaying with a horror and Halloween twist. Learn to play Betrayal at House on the Hill, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Dead of Winter, and more. More of the theatrical type? They will be running a one-shot RPG set in a horror type setting as well. This event is free! For more information call 989-941-6732.

Mini Pumpkin Painting
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Hackley Public Library located at 316 W. Webster Ave. for a relaxing and fun afternoon painting a mini-pumpkin to take home for decoration this season! All supplies will be provided, however, participants are welcome to bring their own pumpkins and paints if they desire. All ages are welcome for this FREE program. For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Back Alley Comedy Club: Billy Ray Bauer
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Check out the Back Alley Comedy Club located at 1531 W. Sherman Blvd. for Billy Ray Bauer! Some off-the-wall impersonations and dialects and observations on living in America today and you have very funny and engaging entertainment that is sure to hit home with audiences of all ages. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door + $1 convenience charge. For more information call (616) 570-8765.

Shop for a Cause: The Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre
October 24 @ 11:00 am – October 26 @ 5:00 pm
The Penguin Project strives to demonstrate that individuals with special needs are fully capable of participating in community activities with the same dedication and enthusiasm as others if given the opportunity and support. Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26 from 11:00am – 5:00pm, visit Art Cats Gallery located at 1845 Lakeshore Dr. and shop for local art work to benefit the Penguin Project of the Muskegon Civic Theatre! For more info call 231-755-7606.

Obituary Tours at the Hackley & Hume
Session 1: 7:00-8:00pm Session 2: 8:30-9:30pm
Enjoy a candlelit evening tour as you travel back in time to explore the deaths, funerals, and autopsies that occurred in the Hackley and Hume Houses located at 484 W. Webster Ave. Experience a re-enactment of Julia Hackley’s Funeral service and become immersed in the practices and traditions of death and dying in the Victorian Era. The cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. Space is limited, so reserve your spot through Eventbrite. For questions, contact Aaron Mace at (231) 724-5534 or aaron@lakeshoremuseum.org.

MCC Presents “A Diary of Anne Frank”
October 24 – October 27
MCC Theater Instructor Sheila Kulp Wahamaki will direct the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and adapted by Wendy Kesselman. The Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm. The show, which runs approximately one-and-a-half hours with no intermission, concludes with a Sunday matinee at 3:00pm. A “Talk Back with Actors” will follow the Thursday, October 24, performance. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 14, at the Overbrook Theater Box Office and are $10 for the public or $5 for MCC students, staff, and faculty. Tickets may be reserved by calling (231) 777-0324.

Promenade: Artist Meet & Greet at Art Cats Gallery
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come to Art Cats Gallery located at 1845 Lakeshore Dr. to meet the artists of “Promenade!” Enjoy treats, discuss art and ponder the promenade of art at Art Cats. As part of their “Shopping for a Cause for The Penguin Project,” a portion of sales will be donated to Muskegon Civic Theater. For more information call 231-755-7606.

Zombie Walk
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Harbor Cinema located at 3450 Henry St. will be hosting a Zombie Walk! All ages are invited to take part in a variety of activities such as Zombie Makeup, a Zombie Photo Shoot at scenic locations in our area, as well as costume and photo contests. The walk will take place up and down Henry Street and return to the theater for a special showing of “The Addams Family.” For more information call 231-730-9599.

Haunted Hall: Muskegon Conspiracy Exposed
7:00 pm – 10:00pm
Open Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7:00pm – 10:00pm in the Lakes Mall located at 5600 Harvey St., the cost is $15 per person! This year’s theme is “Muskegon Conspiracy Exposed!” Get four haunts for the price of one; “They Hid the Gold in a Swamp,” “Deadly Tunnels to Move It,” “Industry of Fear Fueled by Gold,” and “Always Distorting the Public Eye!” They HIGHLY recommend people follow them on Facebook to receive notifications of special deals and ticket give-aways! FAQ’s can be found on their website at www.hauntedhall.com.

Sweet Saturdays at the Lakeside Emporium
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Lakeside Emporium to enjoy food, entertainment, and “Treasure Alley” – a collection of vendors ranging from artists and authors to crafters, collectors, and even pottery demonstrations, all conveniently located on-site at the Lakeside Emporium. It’s family fun and enjoyment for all ages, and an opportunity to find just the perfect treat or gift for yourself or someone else. For more information call 231-755-9933.

Trick or Treating at Muskegon South Pierhead Light
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trick or Treat at the Light and kids in costume tour for FREE! For more information call 1-844-MLIGHTS.Docent-led Tower Tours Admission: $2 – Kids 11 and under $3 – Military and veterans $4 – 12 and up Please note: Children must be at least 3 feet tall in order to climb. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Montague Farmers’ Market
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Montague Farmers’ Market opens the first Saturday in June and runs every Saturday through October. Any farmer or baker who is interested in selling goods at the Market should contact Farmers’ Market Manager, Jeff Auch at City Hall at 893-1155 ext. 1757

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market offers healthy, humane, homegrown, local food you can trust! They are open year-round Summer markets are held in the parking lot; winter markets are inside the lobby. For more information visit the website www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org

Appraisal Fair
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Muskegon Museum of Art’s annual Appraisal Fair returns. Professional appraisers from DuMouchelle Art Galleries Co., Detroit, will be on hand to evaluate collectibles, jewelry, and antiques, combining decades of professional experience in many areas. Appraisers will offer verbal evaluations for $15 per item or set of items ($12 for MMA members). The fee includes museum admission. Written appraisals cannot be provided at this event. Please, no vintage or antique guns, swords, or other weapons. Limit of three items per person, please. For more information call 231-720-2570.

Sunday October 27:

MCC Presents “A Diary of Anne Frank”
October 24 – October 27
MCC Theater Instructor Sheila Kulp Wahamaki will direct the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and adapted by Wendy Kesselman. The Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm. The show, which runs approximately one-and-a-half hours with no intermission, concludes with a Sunday matinee at 3:00pm. A “Talk Back with Actors” will follow the Thursday, October 24, performance. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 14, at the Overbrook Theater Box Office and are $10 for the public or $5 for MCC students, staff, and faculty. Tickets may be reserved by calling (231) 777-0324.

Monday October 28:

Pete the Cat Live
4:30 pm
Bring the kids to the Muskegon Heights branch of the Muskegon Area District Library located at 2808 Sanford St. to meet beloved book character, Pete the Cat! This free event will feature Pete the Cat stories read aloud, take a picture with him, and make a craft. Be sure to bring your camera and share your pictures! For more information, call 231-739-6075.

Family Game Night at the Library
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to Ravenna Public Library located at 12278 Stafford St., Ravenna for Family Game Night! Would you like to try new or different board games? Join them as they partner with the Muskegon Area Gamers and The Gaming Annex for a night of family fun. Selection will vary, but could include games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and Pandemic. This event is free and for ages 7 and up. For more information, call 231-737-6248

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Roll On Muskegon
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Roll On Muskegon is a casual, family friendly, community bike ride on the streets of Muskegon. Every Monday night we leave as a group from the downtown Muskegon Farmer’s Market to visit and explore a different neighborhood of Muskegon. Casual, 8-10 mph for Approx. 90 minutes to get outside and wave to our neighbors.

USS Silversides Submarine Museum Fall Lecture & Film Series
6:00 pm
The cost is $5.00 per person per lecture or FREE with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership. In addition to the lectures, for one week prior to each lecture, they will be showing a film on a related subject. Movies will be shown daily at 1:00pm. The cost to attend the movie is included with your $6 admission ticket to the museum. Admission to the museum is also FREE with your membership. For more information call (231) 755-1230.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

A free educational program from the Alzheimer’s Association, supported by the Muskegon County Senior Millage.

attable3rd Thursday each month | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Fruitport | 3212 Pontaluna Rd.

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia? This program will help explain the differences while providing information about Alzheimer’s disease stages, risk factors, current research, treatments available to address some symptoms, and the Alzheimer’s Association resources available to you.

Visit alz.org to register online or call 231-267-6116.

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 02/26/18

AGENDA
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL
5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

FEBRUARY 26, 2018

6:30 P.M. WORK SESSION
7:00 P.M.  BOARD MEETING

01.  Pledge of Allegiance
02.  Roll call
03.  Approval of board minutes: 2/12/2018
04.  Approve / amend agenda
05.  Correspondence / reports
06.  Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A.  Land use fees resolution
B.  2018-2019 budget discussion

08. New Business
A.  Spring clean up
B.  Office vacancy

09. Approval of Bills
10. Reports
11. Public Comments
12. Adjournment

The Township will provide necessary reasonable aids and services for this meeting to individuals with disabilities by writing or telephoning the following Township Clerk: Andrea Anderson, Fruitport Township Hall, 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, MI 49415  (231) 865-3151

Missing Dog

titanTitan has been missing since December. He is male one blue eye one brown he is three years old, if you’ve seen him or have any information please contact me at (231)-736-9416

Kira Fisher

Right to Life of Michigan is Disappointed Governor Snyder Vetoed the Choose Life Plate Bill

Right to Life of Michigan is disappointed that Governor Rick Snyder vetoed legislation to create a Choose Life specialty license plate in Michigan.

Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, “We hoped he would recognize this wonderful opportunity to provide care to pregnant women in need and help suicide prevention efforts.”

Right to Life of Michigan remains committed to creating the license plate.

Listing said, “The support for the Choose Life plate is still there and it will happen in Michigan, it’s just a matter of time. We look forward to taking the issue up with our next governor.”

A record number of prolife bills have been introduced in Lansing this term addressing everything from defunding Planned Parenthood to protecting vulnerable patients from medical discrimination. Right to Life of Michigan applauds the commitment of prolife members in the Legislature who are making prolife issues a priority in Lansing.

Listing said, “We’re working on several important bills that advance protection for human life, including some bills we expect to receive bipartisan support. We’ll continue working with legislators to give Governor Snyder more opportunities to sign good bills.”

Rep. Price’s Third-grade Reading Proficiency Legislation Approved by House

LANSING – Landmark third-grade reading proficiency legislation to help strengthen the educational development of all Michigan children was approved by the full House recently.

House Bill 4822, written by Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, creates a proactive literacy system that is designed to help K-3 students become proficient in English Language Arts on their third grade assessment before entering fourth grade.

“The ability to read by third grade opens doors and broadens horizons more than any other academic skill,” said Rep. Price, chair of the House Committee on Education. “That’s the emphasis of this legislation – to give children and educators the tools to develop a stronger educational foundation beyond third-grade. I’m pleased to see this important bill pass with bi-partisan support.”

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Michigan currently ranks 38th in fourth grade reading and is one of six states that have seen their fourth grade reading scores decline. Currently, 15 states have similar policies aimed at improving third-grade reading proficiency.

The bill now advances to the Senate for consideration.

CHEF PRIZE EVENT WILL SUPPORT NEW OAKRIDGE TEEN HEALTH CENTER

“Come taste the flavors of West Michigan’s finest chefs.”

Hampton Green Farm will host its first Chef Prize event on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This event will support the Hackley Community Care capital campaign to establish a Teen Health Center in the Oakridge Public Schools District.

Hampton Green Farm is an internationally well-known breeding and dressage farm in Fruitport, Michigan.

If you love food, this is the event you do not want to miss. Chef Prize will bring local chefs, local food vendors, local wineries and breweries from West Michigan to this signature event. Featured chefs include Frederic Boyer, renowned French Chef and the husband of Hampton Green Farm owner, Kimberly Boyer. Chef Frederic has worked in famous kitchens all over the world including the Orient Express in Europe, as well as his signature restaurant in Wellington, Florida, Gallipette. Chef Marital Noguier is Executive Chef and owner of Bistronomic in Chicago, IL, which feature fresh and distinctive French Cuisine located at 840 N. Wabash Street. The two featured chefs will work together at Chef Prize creating some of their signature dishes, including Spanish Paella.

Chef Prize will also feature chefs from well-known West Michigan restaurants such as the Hearthstone, Smash, Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM), Holiday Inn Muskegon, Sandy Point, The Lake House, Curry Kitchen, Righteous Cuisine, Muskegon Country Club, The Harris Group, Fricanos and the Kirby Grill of the Gilmore Group. There will be food trucks from Grand Haven Islands and Electric Hero. No event is complete without dessert and guests will sample treats from The Village Baker, Blueberry Haven, Patricia’s Chocolates, Organic Valley Cheese, Specialty BonBons from Justin Raha, and chocolate creations from the Culinary Institute of Michigan. Wine and beer tasting is compliments of New Holland Brewery, Pigeon Hill, and Lemon Creek. Prizes will be based on Creativity, Most Unusual, People’s Choice and more. The event will also feature vintage cars from all over West Michigan and a Silent Auction.

For details about participation in Chef Prize or other event questions, please contact Event Coordinators Claudia Bryant at 231.206.2534 or email Joan at hamptongreenfarm@aol.com. Tickets are on sale for $50.00 per person. Table Sponsorship opportunities are also available for $750.00 with special VIP access to the event beginning at 11:00 am. Please contact Linda Juarez at 231.740.7442 or Alexis Dye at 231.733.6634 for tickets and sponsorship.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate the day of the event.

Hampton Green Farm is located at 5440 E. Farr Road in Fruitport. You can learn more about them at www.hamptongreenfarm.com . To learn more about Hackley Community Care please visit www.hackleycommunitycare.org or www.facebook.com/hackleycommunitycare

Videos Offer a Window into the Abortion Industry

The Center for Medical Progress has recently released several undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the sale of baby body parts. The videos are the culmination of what the Center says is 30 months of research, including gaining access to the secretive inner circles of the abortion industry. They promise more videos will be released in the near future.

This investigative series poses two questions for all of us. First, is this the sort of society we want? Second, will Planned Parenthood be held accountable for potentially breaking the law?

Most people—including many women who have had abortions at Planned Parenthood—had no idea Planned Parenthood was in the fetal organ harvesting business. Even some who would describe themselves as pro-choice have been disgusted at the callousness with which the dismemberment and sale of intact organs is discussed over red wine and corned beef sandwiches. The second video features the doctor joking that she needs to sell enough body parts to get herself a new Lamborghini.

Our culture should be one that places a proper value on every single human life. The practice of fetal organ harvesting sends a painfully familiar message to an entire class of people: “You can be useful to society; you just can’t be a member of it.”

The legal implications of the series are also grave, given the fact that taxpayers are forced to support Planned Parenthood with more than a half billion dollars every year. Planned Parenthood leaders suggest they aren’t in it for profits, but in the videos they specifically say clinics want to do a little better than break even and haggle with the undercover actors over price points. It’s against federal law to sell fetal tissue for profit.

In the videos the Planned Parenthood leaders indicate their willingness to change abortion procedures in order to preserve more intact “specimens.” It’s against federal law to change abortion procedures to procure organs. A full investigation is needed in order to determine what is going on. Planned Parenthood must be held accountable if laws are being broken.

Planned Parenthood’s response to these videos so far has been to attack the makers of the video, labeling the prolife movement as the extremists (a movement that does not dismember viable children and sell their remains, I’d like to add). Planned Parenthood insists the videos have been heavily edited, and the callousness of their doctors is due to selective editing. The Center for Medical Progress has in all cases released the full, unedited videos and transcripts.

Watching the unedited videos only gives a clearer and equally troubling context to the shorter videos. The Planned Parenthood leaders are casually taking hours to hammer out the details of selling baby body parts. The humanity of the unborn child or the women paying them to perform abortions is largely an afterthought. After watching both, I can only reflect on the banality of evil. This is not how we treat human beings.

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