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Cascade Historical Society

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The Cascade Historical Society is looking for new members. We have set a goal to complete an inventory of all our possessions, then enter that inventory in a computer system that will respond to inquiries about the history of our township. It is a noteworthy effort that will pay dividends to both the casual and serious researcher. If you enjoy history, please join us.

Forest Hills Northern competing for $50,000 from Vans Shoes

Forest Hills Northern competing for $50,000 from Vans Shoes

 

 

 

ADA, Mich. (WZZM) - Art students at Forest Hills Northern High School need your vote for the chance to win $50,000.

Vans shoes has selected artwork from 50 high schools for its Custom Culture contest. The contest involves creative, hand crafted designs on Vans' shoes.

Forest Hills Northern High School is one of 10 finalists in the northeast division. The winner of that division and four others will head to New York City for the finals, and the winning school will take home the prize.

 

As of Thursday evening, Forest Hills

Northern High School was in second place in the northeast division, with 14.22%, or 3,829 votes.

Forest Hills Northern High Art Department paints aprons for Kids Food Basket benefit

Forest Hills Northern High Art Department paints aprons for Kids Food Basket benefit

The Northern High School Art Department volunteered to hand paint 40 aprons for the Kids Food Basket for their May 11 benefit.  Mary K. Hoodhood, founder of Kids Food Basket, came to school to observe first hand the students working on this service learning project. It was a great opportunity for the students to meet Mary K., a person who is truly making a difference in our community.

Forest Hills Art Department in top 50 for Vans shoe competition

Forest Hills Art Department in top 50 for Vans shoe competition

The Forest Hills Northern Art Department recently entered the Vans Custom Culture Shoe competition and has been selected as one of the top 50 entries. Four students; Natasha Jarardan, Meghal Jarardan, Keegan Zimdar and Pravalika Gogireddy hand painted four pairs of Vans shoes.

The contest is devided into five Regions with the top 10 schools from each region being voted on. On May 3rd, the final winner will be announced and receive $50,000 for their art program.

Visit http://www.vans.com/customculture/ to place your vote and help the Forest Hills Northern Art Department take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

Musician Mark Wood coming to Forest Hills Northern

Musician Mark Wood coming to Forest Hills Northern

Forest Hills Northern Orchestras welcomes, Mark Wood, Grammy and Emmy winning electric violinist and original member of the multi-platinum-selling symphonic rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra, on Thursday May 5th at 7:00 pm to the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.   Mark is bringing his “Electrify Your Strings: The Inferno Tour” to Grand Rapids and will be joined by all 186 of the FHN orchestra students, grades 6-12.   Prior to the concert, Mark Wood will conduct a two day workshop with the students, which is open to the public/media, culminating in this fantastic rock concert on Thursday May 5th at 7 pm.  They will be playing a medley of rock classics from the Beatles to Cream!

Meet the Author: Dr. Rhoda Janzen

Meet the Author: Dr. Rhoda Janzen

Dr. Rhoda Janzen, author of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, will visit the Cascade Township branch on Thursday, May 5. She will speak and answer questions from 9:30 – 10:30 am. A book signing will take place at 10:30 am, followed by brunch at 11:00 am. The author talk is free and registration is not required. If you would like to enjoy the delicious brunch following the author talk, tickets are $10. If you plan on attending the brunch, please call 784-2007 to register. Payment is accepted at the door.

Forest Hills Senior Center Learning Café presents: Survival is the Best Way to Live!

The Forest Hills Senior Center Learning Café will present "Survival is the Best Way to Live!" on April 26th. 

As Dave Wallace approaches is 85th birthday, he looks back in wonder and amazement at a life that flaunted the rules of survival in so many ways, it may have caused the Grim Reaper to develop a serious job security complex! 

Lunch at noon, program at 12:45 p.m. Cost is $6 per person for lunch and program ($8 for non-residents). $2 for program only ($3 for non-residents).

For reservations contact Community Services at 493-8950. Arrive early for free blood pressure screening provided by Homewatch Caregivers between 11:00 a.m. and noon.