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My Town Coopersville: Library hosts free family movie night Jan. 20

My Town Coopersville: Library hosts free family movie night Jan. 20

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Enjoy a family-friendly night out Jan. 20 as Cooperville Area District Library hosts a free showing of “The Boxtrolls.”

The movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the library, located at 333 Ottawa.  Free popcorn will be available. 

“The Boxtrolls” centers on a young orphan boy trying to save the cave-dwelling trash collectors who raised him from an evil exterminator.  The movie is based on the children’s novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow.

The free showing is sponsored by the Coopersville Sportsman’s Club.  For more event information, call (616) 837-6809.

My Town: Flu uptick expected to hurt blood donations

My Town: Flu uptick expected to hurt blood donations

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—With this flu season on track to be one of the worst in years, the American Red Cross is worried blood donations will take a hit.

Traditionally, the winter months are already a difficult time for donation drives, with holiday traveling, school breaks and inclement weather.  The American Red Cross is hoping more West Michiganders will make a resolution to roll up their sleeve and give life-saving blood.  All blood types are needed. 

 

Allegan

  • Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – American Legion

 

Allendale

  • Jan. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center

 

Coopersville

  • Jan. 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – Coopersville United Methodist Church

 

Fennville

My Town Coopersville: The Christmas story comes alive Dec. 12-13

My Town Coopersville: The Christmas story comes alive Dec. 12-13

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.-- The public is invited to experience the re-creation of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem so many years ago.

Wander inside Little Farms Chapel  to see this live nativity scene in action. The facility at 2518 Arthur Street is heated and wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will also be available.

The live nativity will be open Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.littlefarmschapel.org or call (616) 677-6170.

My Town Coopersville: Dec. 13 Christmas Fair comes with freebies

My Town Coopersville: Dec. 13 Christmas Fair comes with freebies

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Before Christmas, there’s the Christmas Fair at Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center.

Visitors to the Dec. 13 celebration can decorate cookies, make Christmas crafts, listen to music and shop.  Admission is free. 

The Christmas Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

My Town Coopersville: Santa chugging through town Dec. 6-21

My Town Coopersville: Santa chugging through town Dec. 6-21

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A holiday tradition is chugging through Coopersville again.

The Coopersville and Marne Railway’s Santa train runs every weekend through Dec. 21.  Families who board the train will be greeted by elves, who will escort children to sit with Santa.  Riders can also listen to a reading of “The Polar Express,” written by Grand Rapids native Chris Van Allsburg.  Every children on board will also receive a gift.

Each vintage passenger car on the Santa train is heated.  The Santa train’s departure schedule is as follows:

My Town: Where to find Santa and holiday cheer this season

My Town:  Where to find Santa and holiday cheer this season

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(West Michigan Tourist Association)-- It’s getting to be that time of year when good ole’ St. Nick starts getting his list out, and checking it twice. Find out where in West Michigan you can catch Santa Claus this holiday season, along with some other special events that will let you get in the Christmas mood.

 

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Live Reindeer at Silver Beach Carousel

Silver Beach Carousel has some jolly fun planned for the entire family! Come meet two live reindeer on Friday, Nov. 28, noon to 5 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 18, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Come into Santa’s Christmas Corral in the Shadowland Ballroom where you can pet and have a professional keepsake photo taken with these friendly, gentle animals of North Pole fame.

My Town: Coopersville students are 'In The Heights'

My Town: Coopersville students are 'In The Heights'

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.-- Take  a trip to New York without ever leaving Coopersville this weekend, as a Tony Award-winner plays out on stage.

Coopersville High Theatre Co. begins its performances of "In The Heights" Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.  Shows will run through Nov. 22.  

"In The Heights"  transports the audience to the Big Apple's Washington Heights neighborhood,  where the community is on the brink of change.   "In The Heights" won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Tickets to the Coopersville High School performances are available online at Center Stage Theatre's website.  The box office will also be selling tickets now through Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.