January 11-17, 2016
This Week in Grand Ledge

Calendar of Events

Jan. 4 Art Classes at Ledge Craft Lane

Jan. 12 Health Insurance Enrollment Event

Jan. 20 Civitan Corn Hole Tournament

Jan. 21 Chamber Annual Dinner at the Opera House

Jan. 23 LCL Artist of the Month Reception

Jan. 26 Great Start Community Conversations - GL

Jan. 29 TAYLOR TAYLOR Concert at the Opera House

Feb. 11-13 FUN ON THE ROCKS Winterfest 2016 at the Opera House

April 4-8 Green Break Spring Break Camp for Kids

Thank You to Our ALL-IN Sponsors!

Jan. 4 Art Classes at Ledge Craft Lane

Painting Classes 
Ledge Craft Lane
Begins the Week of Jan. 4th
Newbies to experienced artists are encouraged to join our classes, and it’s easy to do.  Simply go to our website find a day and time that works for you and contact the instructor! We’d love for you to join us.  We’re located at 120 S. Bridge St. (517) 627-9843.

January 12 Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Jan. 20 Civitan Corn Hole Tournament

Jan. 21 Networking Social Hour & Annual Dinner

Jan. 23 David Carrigan - January Artist of the Month

Welcome David Carrigan as Ledge Craft Lane’s Artist of the Month for January 2016!  Here are David’s own words about his passion for art. 
“Artistic inspiration comes from many different sources, and I would have to say that I’ve been inspired by all the people, places and things that I have seen in my life.  I had formal art instruction from both Kellogg and Lansing Community Colleges in Michigan.  However, my interest in art started much earlier when I began drawing at about the age of four.  For the next several years, I attended a small country school outside of Charlotte, Michigan which had a nice little library that stimulated my imagination.  One of my favorite books was called The world we live in, which had great illustrations of dinosaurs, prehistoric mammals, and jungles from around the world.  I read many of the books.  Most of them had pictures and illustrations which first I copied but then later began to envision and create my own images.  Further inspiration came from exploring the woods and fields, and from hiking along the river near my home.  I drew every day and was encouraged by my parents and especially a grandmother who would put my pictures on her wall for display.
Later as a young man, I traveled in the US and Canada.  Hiking and seeing such picturesque places like the Rockies, the Redwoods, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon gave me appreciation for the beauty in nature.  As the years went by, I studied many different artists and developed my technique.  There is a saying which I like:  ‘Stand on the shoulders of giants.’  This is so true.  All artists are influenced and inspired by other artists!  We are all given a gift:  something we can do.  I believe that art is a gift from God.  That spirit, which created the universe, created my passion for art and therefore any beauty that comes from my hand, comes from God.
I like to tell stories with pictures and strive not only to entertain but to inform and inspire those who view my artwork.  To me, the world is a magical place and I hope that through the images I create, people will feel and be touched by that magic.”
Please join David and his friends on Saturday, January 23rd from 2-4pm for his artist’s reception at Ledge Craft Lane, 120 S. Bridge Street in Grand Ledge.  Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

Jan. 26 Great Start Community Conversations

Jan. 29 Taylor Taylor Concert

Grand Ledge presents


18 year old Singer & Songwriter

 Friday, Jan. 29
7:30 pm

She will feature music of yesterday and today
and will be accompanied by a full band.

Grand Ledge Opera House
121 S. Bridge Street
8.00 pre-sale (at the Opera House)
$10.00 at the door
Sponsored by Eaton Federal Savings Bank
Information (517) 627-1443 or 627-5170

www.gloperahouse.com   www.taylortaylormusic.com

Feb. 11-13 FUN ON THE ROCKS Winterfest

Feb. 11 The GL Voice Singing Competition

Feb. 12 Mad Dog Chili Cookoff

Feb. 13 Flying Pancakes

Feb. 13 Chocolate & Wine Tasting

Green Break - Spring Break Camp for Kids

This Week in Grand Ledge - January 11-17, 2016