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LAUP Fiesta

May 06 – 07, 2016
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"Into the Woods Jr." - WOMS Musical

May 06, 2016 to May 08, 2016 (Recurring daily)

"Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairy tale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of clas...

A War Within - Live Music at the Park Theatre

May 27, 2016
  • Venue: Park Theatre
  • Location: Park Theatre
  • 248 South River Avenue Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: Doors at 6pm, Show at 6:30pm
  • Admission: $10 advance, $13 day of show
  • Phone: 616-929-9249

Featuring A War Within, Divisions, Drifter, and Elan Vital

Aidan O’Toole Live at the Curragh

March 05, 2016 to December 03, 2016
  • Venue: Curragh Irish Pub
  • Location: Curragh Irish Pub
  • 73 East Eighth Street Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 7-10pm
  • Admission: No Cover
  • Phone: 616-393-6340

  Aidan O'Toole originally hails from Galway but calls Chicago his home where he has been performing music for the last 2 decades. Some of his previous projects have been with Ike Reilly and The Muck Bros. during the nineties . He also toured with the Trinity Irish dance group. He has his own band Anish which performs in the tri state area. He also performs solo where...

Astronomy at the Nature Center: Observing Programs for Amateur Astronomers at All Levels

May 14, 2016
  • Venue: Hemlock Crossing
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • 8115 West Olive Rd. West Olive, MI 49460
  • Times: 7-8:30pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 616-786-4847

Are you new to Astronomy or are you an old hand? It doesn't matter because there is an observing program to meet your interest and skill level. We will review the many programs available from the Astronomical League.

Astronomy Program: Observing

May 14, 2016
  • Venue: Hemlock Crossing
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • 8115 West Olive Rd. West Olive, MI 49460
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 616-786-4847

Are you new to Astronomy or are you an old hand? It doesn't matter because there is an observing program to meet your interest and skill level. We will review the many programs available from the Astronomical League.

Beginner Birding Walk

May 21, 2016
  • Venue: Hemlock Crossing
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • 8115 West Olive Rd. West Olive, MI 49460
  • Times: 10am-12pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 616-786-4847

Are you new to birding? Would you like to gain some basic skills to help you enjoy this wonderful pastime? This bird walk will introduce you to binocular use, bird identification and field guides and, of course, to the common birds in our parks! Binoculars and field guides provided. Recommended for adults and kids ages 10 and up.  

Big Day Birding Field Trip

May 13, 2016
  • Location: Various Locations - See website
  • Times: 7am-4pm
  • Admission: Various - See Details or Website
  • Phone: 616-786-4847

How many bird species can we find in Ottawa County in one day? Several county parks, as well as other locations, will be searched for waterbirds, raptors, songbirds and more! Details and meeting location will be emailed in advance to those registered. PLEASE NOTE: In order to serve as many participants as possible, please only sign up for either the Big Day on 5/13 OR t...

Big Day Birding Field Trip

May 14, 2016
  • Location: Various Locations - See website
  • Times: 7am-4pm
  • Admission: Various - See Details or Website
  • Phone: 616-786-4847

How many bird species can we find in Ottawa County in one day? Several county parks, as well as other locations, will be searched for waterbirds, raptors, songbirds and more! Details and meeting location will be emailed in advance to those registered. PLEASE NOTE: In order to serve as many participants as possible, please only sign up for either the Big Day on 5/13 OR t...

Bigfoot Buffalo - Live Music @ Pub on 8th

May 27, 2016

Bigfoot Buffalo is a Grand Rapids, Michigan band with refreshing tunes with a down home feel, and live performances that are full of energy, passion, and dynamic excitement. The band fuses their musical roots of Folk, Rock, Americana, Jam, Funk, Bluegrass, Blues, and Country to form a truly unique sound. The members consist of Kyle Brown on guitar and vocals, Michael Serota on ...

Birding at the Historic VanRaalte Farm

May 07, 2016

Join a friendly group and explore the fields, forests and streams of the VanRaalte Farm for birds. Lots of species will be migrating this time of the year making it a great adventure to see what we can find. We provide binoculars if you need them. Fee: $3 per person. Fee for members. Please call to register.

Brett Mitchell and the Giant Ghost - Live Music @ Pub on 8th

May 06, 2016

Brett, a native of Midland and now residing in Alden, picked up the sticks in his early teens and fell in love. Drumming professionally by age 17 in a variety of bands, he began to pursue his interest in songwriting. To assist his writing, he taught himself guitar and by 2005 had recorded his debut album called {Stereo}, playing virtually all the instruments. One by one, m...

Diversity Alliance Summit on Race & Inclusion

May 17, 2016
  • Location: Hope College
  • 221 Columbia Ave. Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 8:30am to 3pm
  • Admission: $50 per person
  • Phone: 616-846-9074

The Diversity Alliance Summit on Race & Inclusion examines the effects of racial disparities and strategies for their elimination at a day-long conference involving hundreds of participants from across the state of Michigan. 2001 began the first year in what was expected to be a five-year Lakeshore Region Summit on Racism series. In 2006, due to the Summit's success and ...

Early Birds

May 14, 2016

Wake up with the birds as you hike the trails with a naturalist in search of spring migrants like warblers, vireos, flycatchers and shorebirds. Binoculars and field guides are available for loan. Meet at the Lakewood Blvd parking lot.

Farm Girl Flea Craft Show

May 14, 2016

We are excited to bring you the Spring Farmgirl Flea! Join us at the Hudsonville Fair Grounds for a fun filled Saturday of handmade, vintage, retro, antique, farm finds, salvage and more! (Oh and don't forget the food trucks!)

Farmers Market Fresh Cocktail Class at New Holland

May 18, 2016

New Holland is proud to present our next cocktail class: Farmer's Market Fresh! We invite you to join Spirits Captain, Kelly, and bartender extraordinare, Will, to learn how to mix up new cocktails using spring farmers market produce as a palette of flavors. Guests will receive expert instruction, delicious drinks, and take-home recipe cards.

Free @ 3 Concert Series

May 22, 2016

First Reformed Church was founded in 1847 when immigrants from the Netherlands built a log church in what is now Pilgrim Home Cemetery.  The present building on the corner of 26th and State streets was built in 1962 and houses a thriving musical congregation.  The sanctuary boasts a beautiful Mason & Hamlin grand piano which is used in many of the ...

Funkle Jesse - Live Music @ Pub on 8th

May 20, 2016

Funkle Jesse is a four piece pop/rock band based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Their energetic live shows span a variety of decades and genres, covering classic rock, 80s/90s Alternative and Pop, and current Top 40 hits. They can be seen performing at a multitude of events and locations such as bars, restaurants, weddings, private parties, mansions, and moving nautical vehicles. T...

Fustini's School of Cooking: Center of the Plate - Carnivore

May 28, 2016
  • Venue: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • Location: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • 24 East Eighth Street Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 6-8:30pm
  • Admission: $69 per person; includes a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class
  • Phone: 616-392-1111

No appetizer, no salad, no dessert. This class works with all the meats! Grilled NY Strip Steak with Bercy Butter; Butter Crumb and Dill Baked Cod; Baby Back Ribs with Asian Blackberry Glaze; Pineapple Mango Chicken; Pistachio Crusted Lamp Lollipop with Fig Compote & Brie. Cost is $69 per person. Each person will receive a 10% discount off of products purchased the day of...

Fustini's School of Cooking: Center of the Plate - Carnivore

May 11, 2016
  • Venue: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • Location: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • 24 East Eighth Street Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 6-8pm
  • Admission: $59 per person; includes a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class
  • Phone: 616-392-1111

No appetizer, no salad, no dessert. This class works with all the meats! Grilled NY Strip Steak with Bercy Butter; Butter Crumb and Dill Baked Cod; Baby Back Ribs with Asian Blackberry Glaze; Pineapple Mango Chicken; Pistachio Crusted Lamp Lollipop with Fig Compote & Brie. Cost is $69 per person. Each person will receive a 10% discount off of products purchased the day of...

Fustini's School of Cooking: Center of the Plate - Carnivore

May 21, 2016
  • Venue: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • Location: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • 24 East Eighth Street Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 6-8:30pm
  • Admission: $69 per person; includes a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class
  • Phone: 616-392-1111

No appetizer, no salad, no dessert. This class works with all the meats! Grilled NY Strip Steak with Bercy Butter; Butter Crumb and Dill Baked Cod; Baby Back Ribs with Asian Blackberry Glaze; Pineapple Mango Chicken; Pistachio Crusted Lamp Lollipop with Fig Compote & Brie. Cost is $69 per person. Each person will receive a 10% discount off of products purchased the day of...

Fustini's School of Cooking: Cookbook Masters - Alfred Portale

May 21, 2016
  • Venue: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • Location: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • 24 East Eighth Street Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 12-2:30pm
  • Admission: $59 per person; includes a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class
  • Phone: 616-392-1111

No, Chef Alfred will not be in class - but his fabulous recipes will be! Experience the tastes of Gotham Bar & Grill that made Chef Portale famous! Hot Smoked Salmon with Corn Cakes and Crème Fraiche; Asparagus Salad with Beets, New Potatoes and Mustard Vinaigrette; Pici with Clams and Chorizo Sauce; Steak Au Poivre; Lemon Cake with Crème Fraiche and Warm Berr...

Fustini's School of Cooking: Cookbook Masters - Emeril Lagasse

May 28, 2016
  • Venue: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • Location: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • 24 East Eighth Street Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 12-2:30pm
  • Admission: $59 per person; includes a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class
  • Phone: 616-392-1111

"BAM! We are kicking it up a notch!" Join Chef Andy in creating flavors that will have you saying "Aw, yeah!" Arugula Duck and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Brown Sugar Vinegar, Vinegar and Honey Pecans; Crab Cakes with Chili Lime Dressing and Mango Cucumber Relish; Jambalaya Grits; Steak Delmonico; Delmonico Fluff. Cost is $59 per person and includes 10% d...

Fustini's School of Cooking: Cookbook Masters - Julia Child

May 14, 2016
  • Venue: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • Location: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • 24 East Eighth Street Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 12-2:30pm
  • Admission: $59 per person; includes a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class
  • Phone: 616-392-1111

Learn how to make the fabulous French flavors of Julia Child in this hands on class! Cream of Mushroom Soup; Brussel Sprout and Carrot Hash with Crisp Apples and Fresh Crush; Coq au Vin; Broiled Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce; Cream Puffs. Cost is S59 per person and includes 10% discount off of products purchased the day of class. Call 616-392-1111 to sign up. Payment is expect...

Fustini's School of Cooking: Copper River Salmon

May 26, 2016
  • Venue: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • Location: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • 24 East Eighth Street Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 6-8pm
  • Admission: $59 per person; includes a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class
  • Phone: 616-392-1111

Fustini's welcomes back Jeff Butzow the owner of Fish Lads in the Downtown Market, GR. He is full of knowledge on the Copper River Salmon shipped into his store. Chef Andy will be on hand to cook up some Salmon in a delicous "Fustinified" way! Cost is $59 per person and includes 10% discount off of products purchased the day of class. Call 616-392-1111 to sign up....

Fustini's School of Cooking: Date Night - A Night in Florence

May 13, 2016
  • Venue: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • Location: Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • 24 East Eighth Street Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 6-8pm
  • Admission: $49 per person; includes a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class
  • Phone: 616-392-1111

The charming city of Florence is the inspiration for a menu with Italian flair. Fettunta; Chicken Florentine; Grilled Shrimp with Arugula and Tomatoes; Cannelloni; Eggplant Parmigiana; Lemon Layer Cake. Cost is $49 per person and includes a 10% discount off of products purchased the night of class. Call 616-392-1111 to sign up. Payment is expected at time of registration t...

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