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					                         FOREST HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
      6590 Cascade Road, SE   Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546   (616) 493-8800      Fax (616) 493-8552   www.fhps.us

TO:         Media Representatives

FROM:       Karen Lott

DATE:       April 1, 2010

RE:         UPCOMING EVENTS AT FOREST HILLS SCHOOLS

       Each new weekly addition will be highlighted in bold print.

4/5-9      Spring Recess – No School

4/13       The West Michigan National College Fair will be held at DeVos Place, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
           The event is designed to give interested students information about colleges across the country. A
           list of participating colleges can be found at www.nacacnet.org. FH Central High School will take
           interested juniors to the morning session.

4/13       Forest Hills Senior Center Learning Café presents Three in Accord. Known for playing a broad
           selection of music, Three in Accord has been playing together and entertaining groups for over six
           years. Harvey Alley, Bob Ekberg and Glenn Eberhardt will bring their talents to the Café with their
           harmonica, guitar, banjo, sax, clarinet and more. 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.

4/14       Forest Hills Central Spring String Fling, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

4/15       Knapp Forest Cultural Arts Committee is sponsoring a visit to the “Nooks and Crannies” of the
           Grand Rapids Symphony at DeVos Performance Hall for 6th grade students. 10:15 a.m.

4/17       The Forest Hills Fine Arts Center present An Evening With Amy Grant. With six Grammys, numerous
           Dove Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a multitude of other accolades to her credit,
           Grant has erased lines between genres and earned the respect of fans and peers with her honesty,
           vulnerability and ceaseless creativity. She is beloved for both her Contemporary Christian music and
           mainstream hits like “Baby Baby,” “Every Heartbeat,” “That’s What Love is For,” and “I Will Remember
           You.” Grant’s artistry has continually resonated with audiences since she first hit the national
           spotlight as a fresh-faced teen with a guitar three decades ago. Since then, she has earned three
           multi platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums; 10 Top 40 pop singles and 17 Top
           40 Adult Contemporary tracks. Ticket prices are: $42, $44, $48 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts
           Center Box Office – 600 Forest Hill Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, at any Ticketmaster outlet,
           by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com.

4/20       Forest Hills Recycled Fashion/Art Show Returns! Forest Hills Central, Eastern and Northern High
           Schools 2nd Annual Re-design Fashion Show. AP Art students design and make clothing and art wear
           from recyclable materials, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center.

4/20       Northern Trails Band Spectacular. 7 p.m., Forest Hills Northern High School gym.
4/20     Forest Hills Fine Arts Center presents an artist’s reception for the Forest Hills Public Schools K-12
         Student Art Exhibit, 6-7:30 p.m.

4/21     Pine Ridge Elementary Cultural Arts Committee sponsors a presentation by Michigan author Kevin
         Kammeraad for Young Author’s Day. Kevin will share his writing, singing and puppeteering talents as
         well as a kick-off writing workshop. Please call for presentation time(s).

4/22     Pine Ridge Elementary Second Grade Musical, 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.

4/22     Collins Elementary Spring Sing Concert, 6:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

4/26     Northern Hills Middle School 8th Grade Musical, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

4/27     Forest Hills Senior Center Learning Café presents a visit to the Felt Mansion and AlpenRose
         Restaurant in downtown Holland. Beautifully situated between Holland and Saugatuck, the Felt Estate
         was once the luxurious summer home and hobby of self-made millionaire and inventor Dorr Felt. The
         mansion retains the architectural beauty of a bygone era and offers a glimpse of the wealth and
         lifestyle of the Roaring 20’s. The bus will leave the Senior Center at 9 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. Cost
         is $49 per person ($53 for non-residents). Price includes deluxe motor coach transportation, tour,
         refreshments, escort fee, restaurant meal and gratuities. Reservations are required by April 2. For
         reservations contact Community Services at 493-8950.

4/27     Central Woodlands and Central Middle School Combined Band Concert, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

4/29-5/1 Forest Hills Eastern High School Theater Department presents the ever-popular musical Grease.
         This high energy musical is a favorite for all. Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and
         Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Eastern Auditorium. Tickets: $8 student, $10 adult, $13
         premium (a guaranteed center house seat with 1 free concession, and a premium parking spot.)
         Online Ticket Orders: http://schoolcenter.fhps.us/ehstheater, click on Online Ticket Orders –
         Grease; Telephone Ticket Orders: 493-8844.

4/29     Collins Elementary First and Second Grade Spring Sing, 6:30 p.m., Northern High Auditorium.

4/29     The Forest Hills Fine Arts Center presents Whose Live Anyway. It’s no surprise Whose Live Anyway
         has continued to be a consistent sellout to audiences everywhere. The laughter still resonates! Ryan
         Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff Davis leave their audiences gasping with hysterical scenes
         invented before your eyes. Tickets available at the Fine Arts Center, or at Ticketmaster.com for $48,
         $38, $34 and $32.

5/1      Ada Vista Elementary Dance Troupe is performing at the LAUP (Latin Americans United for
         Progress) Fiesta in Holland. The troupe of 35 students, in grades 2-4 will perform two dances
         and read Spanish poems aloud at the festival variety show. 11:15 a.m. at the Holland Civic
         Center.

5/3      Forest Hills Central High School Spring Choir Concert, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

5/4      Forest Hills Central High School Jazz and Percussion Concert, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

5/5      Forest Hills Senior Center Learning Café presents a day trip to Chelsea, Michigan. Visit the two
         claims to fame in this quaint, historic town: the Purple Rose Theatre and the Chelsea Milling
         Company, best known for its “Jiffy” Mix. The first stop is lunch at The Common Grill, famous for its
         great food and two cookbooks followed by a tour of the Chelsea Milling Company. In the afternoon,
         watch the play, “Our Town” at The Purple Rose Theatre. The bus will leave the Senior Center at 8:45
         a.m. and return by 7 p.m. Cost is $75 per person ($79 for non-residents). Price includes deluxe motor
         coach transportation, tour, lunch, dessert, gratuities, theatre tickets, and escort fee. Pre-payment
         required. Reservations are required by April 16. For reservations contact Community Services at
         493-8950.

5/5      Knapp Forest Elementary 5th grade students present their finale concert “Let’s go to the Movies.” This
         show features a variety of songs/dances from several different movies. 6:45 p.m. in the Eastern High
         Auditorium.

5/5      Forest Hills Central Bands Concert, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

5/6      Knapp Elementary sponsors the “Showcase of the Stars” talent show at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

5/6       Pine Ridge Elementary First Grade Musical, 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.

5/7       Forest Hills Central High School Spring Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. Fine Arts Center.

5/7       The Eastern High School Volunteer Board will volunteer at Grand Rapids Public Schools, Very
          Special Arts Day at Lincoln School.

5/7       Collins Elementary First Grade Mother’s Day Tea features a concert and tea at 2:45 p.m. in the
          gymnasium.

5/9      Forest Hills Adult Community Band Spring Concert, 2:30 p.m., Eastern High School
         Auditorium.

5/10-11 Central Woodlands 5th grade musical “I Need a Vacation,” 7 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

5/11     Forest Hills Eastern High School Spring Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Auditorium.

5/11     Forest Hills Senior Center Learning Café presents Blue Skies and Thunder, a book presentation. After
         growing up as a Midwestern farm boy with a Japanese father, Virgil Westdale found himself in WWII
         viewed with suspicion by the very government he wanted to serve. Denied a chance to serve as a
         military pilot, or even as a pilot trainer, he eventually found his way into a newly created Japanese
         American artillery unit. Learn more about Virgil’s colorful experiences at this presentation. Lunch at
         noon, program at 12:45 p.m. Cost: $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.

5/12     Eastern High School Spring Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Auditorium.

5/12      Collins Elementary Kindergarten Spring Sing. 7:30 p.m. in the Gymnasium.

5/12      Ada Vista Spring Music Program, 6:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

5/13      Central Middle School Spring Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

5/13     Northern Trails Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m. at the Forest Hills Northern High Auditorium.

5/13     Eastern High School Spring Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., FHE Auditorium. (Contact: Anne
         Thompson, 493-8830)

5/14     Northern Trails International Fair is celebrated with students, families and friends. Students
         share their heritage by creating displays complete with photos, crafts, games, traditional
         dress, music and food. 2:30- 3:30 p.m. in the Cafetorium.

5/17      Forest Hills Northern High School Graduation Ceremony, 7 p.m. Sunshine Community Church, 3300
          East Beltline NE.
5/18     Forest Hills Central High School Graduation Ceremony, 7 p.m. Sunshine Community Church, 3300
         East Beltline NE.

5/19     Forest Hills Eastern High School Graduation Ceremony, 7 p.m. Sunshine Community Church, 3300
         East Beltline NE.

5/20     Side-by-side Concert features selected members of Forest Hills Central, Eastern and Northern
         Orchestras playing “side-by-side” with the Grand Rapids Symphony. 7 p.m., at the Fine Arts Center.

5/20     Pine Ridge Fourth Elementary Grade Musical, 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.

5/24     Central Middle School Spring Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Center.

5/24     Forest Hills Eastern Middle School Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., Eastern Auditorium.

5/25     Forest Hills Senior Center Learning Café presents Soul Sounds: Reflections on Life. Rabbi Al
         Lewis’ articles in The Grand Rapids Press have circulated throughout the United States,
         Canada and Great Britain. The essays in this new book, “Soul Sounds,” are among those
         most cherished by the readers of his weekly column. In addition to a successful career in the
         pulpit and leadership on the national level, Rabbi Lewis is engaged in consulting and teaching
         in colleges and universities. He will discuss the experiences that prompted the articles and
         the book, during the program. Lunch at noon, program at 12:45 p.m. Cost: $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.

5/25     Central Woodlands Variety Show, 7 p.m. in the Cafetorium.

5/26     Forest Hills Community Services presents National Senior Health Fitness Day, an all-day festival of
         adult enrichment and support. Featured and free are Healthy Living Lectures by Saint Mary’s Health
         Care, health screenings; sample classes in Yoga, Pilates, Stretch and Lite Balance, Zumba Lite or
         Men’s Fitness; massages; local vendor displays and giveaways; healthy snacks, and a technology
         learning lab. Door prizes include a $250 gift card to Forest Hills Foods, a $250 fuel card to Forest Hills
         Fuel and a $500 VISA gift card from Founders Bank and Trust. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event kicks off
         with a Fitness Walk starting at the Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hills Avenue.

6/2-29   Fine Arts Center Exhibit and Artist-in-Residence Program presents the artwork from the International
         Society of Experimental Artists. The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) comes to
         Grand Rapids for its annual conference and exhibit. Previously, ISEA has shown in top museums and
         cultural centers across the United States and Great Britain. The juried exhibit features approximately
         65 artworks created in open and experimental ways with new techniques. The exhibit is free; hours
         are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

6/3      Fine Arts Center Exhibit and Artist-in-Residence Program presents an artist reception for the
         International Society of Experimental Artists, 6-7:30 p.m.

6/8      Last day of school for students

6/8      Forest Hills Senior Center Learning Café presents Patio Vegetable Gardening. Find easy ways
         to incorporate your favorite vegetables into the containers and hanging baskets on your patio
         or balcony. Get suggestions of plant combinations and varieties well suited for containers
         and learn about local sources that sell vegetable transplants ideal for containers. Presented by
         Ana Bosma, Outdoor Horticulturist from Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Lunch
         at noon, program at 12:45 p.m. Cost: $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.

6/22   Forest Hills Senior Center Learning Café presents It’s MI Identity. Identity theft is the fastest
       growing crime in America. Today’s presentation provides valuable information on how to
       avoid becoming a victim. Presented by a member of the Senior Brigade, Attorney General’s
       Office for the State of Michigan. Lunch at noon, program at 12:45 p.m. Cost: $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.

				
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