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FHPS graduate selected as 2010 da Vinci Awards finalist

17 nominees from around the world have been selected as 2010 da Vinci Awards finalists including Tony Morelli, 1995 graduate of Forest Hills Northern High School, in the category of Recreation and Leisure.

Since their inception, the yearly da Vinci Awards have become a prestigious international symbol of recognition. The awards honor individuals, organizations and corporations in the engineering, construction and technical fields for innovative developments and research in adaptive and assistive technologies that embrace the "Universal Design Principle." This principle encourages the development of products that can benefit all people, regardless of ability.

The winners will be selected on September 30th at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI.

For more information visit www.davinciawards.org

Forest Hills Senior Center Learning Café presents - Straighten Up America

From: http://www.fhps.us

In our everyday routine, it’s easy to develop bad postural habits that lead to poor spine health. Dr. Jed Emms will discuss ways to help you feel and look your best through a spine tuning warm up, posture exercises, and methods to balance your core. Dr. Emms is owner of the Grand Rapids Family Chiropractic. 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.

South East YMCA to offer Log Rolling

Fast, Fun and Easy to learn the sport of Log Rolling opens a new fall schedule at the South East YMCA on Forest Hills Rd. Saturday the 18th at 11 am. 
Learn more about the work-a-day lumberjacks skills steeped richly in West Michigan's history and how the practice is now a highly competitive fast moving sport requiring balance, agility, and endurance. Lumberjacks and Jills meet weekly for seven weeks. Sign-up today!


A Novel Experience: An Evening With David Baldacci

From: Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank

You wouldn't think a library event would have much to do with the Food Bank...but when hunger and illiteracy walk hand in hand, it makes sense for a children's literacy program to collect new and used books to distribute via the Food Bank. And that's just what's happening in conjunction with the Kent District Library Funds' annual fundraiser for children's literacy programs.

David Baldacci, bestselling author and literacy advocate, presents “Why Read?” at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. A book signing will follow. Starting September 1, purchase your tickets online, at any KDL branch, or any Grand Rapids area Schuler Books & Music. Tickets are $15. A limited number of tickets are available for the Author Reception at $60 each.

Tuesdays in Ada Village

From: Ada Township Online

Ada Village Farmers Market & Music on the Lawn

Market Schedule: Now through Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

Hours: Noon until 6 p.m.

Market Highlights:

  • Rated by patrons as one of West Michigan's best market experiences.
  • More than 30 vendors from throughout West Michigan, featuring a wide variety of locally-grown vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, breads and flowers.
  • New location at The Community Church parking lot located at 7239 Thornapple River Drive.
  • Ample parking on-site and nearby.
  • Generous circulation space for market patrons.
  • Close proximity to shops and restaurants in the Village of Ada.
  • Ada restaurants offering prepared meals packaged for you to enjoy on-site or take home.
  • Kid's Garden

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Public Comment Session on Ada Township Parks & Recreation Plan

From: Ada Township Online

Public Comment Session on Parks & Recreation Plan

Your Input Is Required. Ada Township Parks & Recreation Deptartment is in the process of updating the Township's Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan. This document is used as a guide for park master plans, land acpuisition goals, recreation programs and our strategic planning process. It is updated every 5 years.

A copy of the current "2007 Recreation Plan" is available on the Ada Township web site "Parks & Recreation" page.

We would like your input, ideas and suggestions. There will be two other meetings: on Saturday, Oct. 2nd, at 11:00 am and at 1:00 pm., at Roselle Park during the River Festival, 1010 Grand River Dr., Ada MI 49301

Ada Township "River Clean Up Day"

From: Ada Township Online

"River Clean Up Day"
The "Annual Clean Up Day" for the Thornapple and Grand Rivers. Care for our local waterways by helping pick up trash along the shores and in the rivers and nearby streams. Meet at Leonard Field Park by the Covered Bridge for check-in. You can join either a "land team" (on the shores) or a "water team" (canoes, kayaks) to collect trash along the Thornapple and Grand Rivers that run through Ada Township. Supplies, gloves, snack and lunch provided. Pre-registration required by contacting the Park office: 676-0520

When Sat Sep 18 9am – 1pm Eastern Time
Where Meet at Leonard Field