The ‘Haps’ in G-Raps

What a great week we’ve had! We went to Blandford’s story hour on Thursday and had an insect safari. The kids all got nets and learned how to catch (and release of course; this is the Nature Center…) insects and learned a little about them.

We also took a great family walk the newly completed section of the Plaster Creek Trail. Everyone went, including the dog! We can’t wait for it to be finished since we have some avid bikers in the family, as I mentioned earlier this week.

 Yesterday we went to the National Baby Food Festival in Fremont.  I can hardly believe it, but it is our fourth year in attendance. Among the many other activities, there is a midway with carnival rides.  A.P. has been enchanted with one particular ride since he was 11 months old. I kid you not. He has been into things that ‘go’ since day one.  This year he was finally tall enough to ride “The Dragon.” It’s a kiddie roller coaster. He liked it so much I let him ride it twice. I tried to get pictures, but I couldn’t time it right so I have some awesome pictures of the kids in the seat in front of him, and even better ones of the kids behind him. Oh well!Kids riding one of many carnival attractions at the Pierce County Fair

Here is a list of things going on in and around town next week. Please make sure to call ahead or check the website as things can change.  Some events require pre-registration. 

Have a wonderful week!

22 Sunday: Through July 28: Ionia Free Fair. See website for details.

23 Monday:Through July 28, 2007.  Ottawa County Fair. See website for details.

24 Tuesday:10:00 AM Super Seeds and Wildflowers Preschool Program.  WMAES, 4463 W. Leonard NW. Free.

10:30 AM Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady.  Main Library. Free

1:00 PM Play-Grow-Read Make and Take Early Literacy Project.  Wyoming Library, Free.

2:00 PM Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady.  West Side Library.  Free

7:00 PM Summer Concert in the Park – Boogie Woogie Babies. Lamar Park 2561 Porter, Wyoming. Free.      

8:00 PM Movies in the Park.  John Collins Park. 

25 Wednesday: 10:00 AM Amazing Ants Preschool Program.  WMAES, 4463 W. Leonard NW. Free

10:30 AM Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady.  Seymour Library. Free

2:00 PM Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady. Van Belkum Library. Free

26 Thursday:

10:30 AM Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady. West Leonard Library. Free.

2:00 PM Carnival. John Collins Park, East Grand Rapids.  Free. 

2:00 PM Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady. Yankee Clipper Library. Free.

27 Friday:

10:00 AM Feathered Friends Preschool Program.  WMAES, 4463 W. Leonard NW. Free.10:30 AM Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady. Ottawa Hills Library. Free.

1:30 PM Movie & A Craft. Cascade Library. Free.

2:00 PM Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady. Madison Square Library. Free.

Through August 4, 2007. Into The Woods, Jr. Civic Theater, 30 North Division, Grand Rapids.  Prices vary.

28 Saturday:

10:00 AM Play-Grow-Read Make and Take Early Literacy Project.  East Grand Rapids Library.  Free. 

10:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Animal Enrichment Day, John Ball Park Zoo.  Regular admission rates apply. Receive a free Pepsi if you bring a special treat for the animals.

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