Live and Local – Looks Like Fun!

We’ve had another delicious week in our “Eat Local” challenge.  I have one more contest for tomorrow, so check back for that – you’ll be glad you did!  Meanwhile, go back through and make sure you have entered all of the contests! I will do the drawings MONDAY – but there is still time to play, and still time to tell other folks about it; especially the Environmental Club Canvas bags.  I really want these kids to get tons of positive feedback for what they are doing!

When I started looking into the Eat Local Challenge, I noticed that not much involved children.  Not one to be easily discouraged, I whipped up the contest and offered ideas about how I am teaching my kids about local foods.

The one exception to the adult focus of the events takes place tomorrow. Grand River Grocery (496 Ada Drive, phone 676-9292) is hosting an event called “LIVE! and Local” from noon to 5pm.  You can meet Michigan food producers and better yet, taste their products.  They will even have a mini farmer’s market set up!

This is a great store, full of local products and wonderful people and this is a great opportunity to introduce your kids to the idea of eating locally. I will see you all there.

Here are some other things going on next weekend.  Not much ‘scheduled’ during the week, but remember to check out Kent Harvest Trails, and both KDL and GRPL for their regular story times if you are looking for something to do. Enjoy!

29 Saturday

10:00AM Play-Grow-Read! Early Literacy Make & Take.  KDL East Grand Rapids Branch.

11:00AM Schuler Books Story Time, 28th Street Location

Schuler Books Anniversary Celebration for Kids Alpine Location:

11:00AM Joel Tanis from “Come On Over!” book signing and author program for his new book, Magnificent Me!

1:00PM Author talk and booksigning with Amy Young for Belinda Ballerina and Belinda in Paris. Also, learn ballet positions with professionals from the Grand Rapids Ballet!

3:00PM Author talk and booksigning with naturalist Vicki Miller and her furry animal friends for Who Has a Backbone?: A Children’s Introduction to Vertebrates.

4:00-5:30PM “Birds of Prey” nature program with Outdoor Discovery Center of Wildlife Unlimited.  Live owls and hawks will be on hand!

7:30PM Finish up the evening with some down home Americana music provided by Hawks and Owls.


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