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Greenville to celebrate EarthFest on Saturday

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Greenville Area Community Center is inviting people to take part in EarthFest, an event being held on Saturday, May 28.

EarthFest runs from 2-8 p.m. at the center, 900 E. Kent Rd.

The event will feature entertainment including bands and other activities.  Local artists and craft makers will be on hand to show off their work.  There will also be lectures on conservation and recycling, and a unit where people can hand over their recyclables.

Tickets to EarthFest are $5, and are available at the door.  Children five and younger get in for free.

People interested in learning more can email gacc@greenvillemi.org, or call (616) 754-9163.

Kids dig in for Earth Day

Kids dig in for Earth Day

Everyone can make a difference. That's what students from Greenville Michigan Inclusive Connection for HomeLearners have learned while studying issues of conservation and the environment over the last several weeks surrounding Earth Day. G-MICH, a local homeschool support group and learning cooperative, has recently hosted various Earth Day projects, including cool crafts from recyclables, a field trip to Recycle World, as well as planting large linden trees graciously donated by the family-owned area business, Shaner Avenue Nursery located on 14 Mile Road. "It's never too early to 'Go Green'" shared one homeschool mom. "I want my kids to respect the planet they will some day be leaving to their own children."

2011 Greenville Home & Garden Show is April 16th

2011 Greenville Home & Garden Show is April 16th

The 2011 Greenville Home & Garden Show is Aril 16th at The Pavilion at Klackle’s.  It runs from 9am- 4pm.

Click here for more information.

Belding community garden meeting

The City of Belding will hold a meeting regarding the Community Garden on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Pere Marquette Depot. All are welcome.

Visit http://www.ci.belding.mi.us or call City Hall at 794-1900 for additional information.

Greenville Homeschoolers prep for Great Backyard Bird Count

Greenville Homeschoolers prep for Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual four-day event that, “engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent” begins this Friday, February 18 through Monday, February 21. Anyone can participate in the survey, from beginning bird watchers to experts.

Homeschool students from Greenville Michigan Inclusive Connection for HomeLearners prepared for the count last Friday morning at their weekly learning cooperative with a “Get to Know Your Backyard Birds” workshop. They learned tips for identifying birds starting with size, color, markings and song. They were also given complimentary bags of bird seed with guidelines for good feeder locations along full-color posters depicting common eastern North American birds donated by Wild Birds Unlimited, located on Northland Drive.

“My kids are so excited,” shared Jennifer Vermeulen who is using the opportunity to put up a new feeder.

Tower Mountain tow rope on hold for more snow

Tower Mountain tow rope on hold for more snow

The Tower Mountain Tow Rope season opened on December 15th.  However, the tow rope is closed until there's more snow.

There needs to be at least a 4" snow base for the Tow Rope to operate, and WZZM 13 Chief Meteorologist says there is no significant snow in the forecast before at least January 8th.

Once Tower Mountain has enough snow, the Tow Rope will be open:

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays - 2:00pm-6:00pm

Tower Mountain is free to the public when it's open.  The park features two runs, Run #1 for sleeding and tubing and Run #2 for skiing and snowboarding.

Tower Park is at the corner of Baldwin and South Streets in Greenville.

You can get more information by calling the Ski Tow Hotline at 616-225-2313.

GreenERville Project

From: http://www.greenville.k12.mi.us

On Monday, October 11, a joint project announcement recognized achievement of the first phase of a larger renewable energy vision shared by the Greenville Public Schools, the City of Greenville, and numerous private industry partners.