TUESDAY, April 12 Story Time

Questions? Call the GL Area District Library 517-627-7014

SATURDAY, April 16

To Register call the GL Area District Library 517-627-7014

SUNDAY, April 17

The Delta Community Choir
“An Afternoon of Grand American Music”

Sunday, April 17th at 3:00pm

Grand Ledge Opera House
121 South Bridge Street
Grand Ledge


The choir will feature folk songs, art songs, Broadway and jazz, including “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” “Cindy” “Old Man River” (soloist Ray Harris)  “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to a group of pieces popular to the styles of the Civil War.  The members of the John Ross Band will help them swing.
Dr. Debra DeWitt, accompanist/vocal coach pianist, composer, community college instructor and adult church choir director is a supporter of the arts who brings her skills and heart for singing to the group.  The choir is also supported by a volunteer Board of Directors and a general membership who offer the talents of website design, choreography, teaching, management and organization.
“Building Community through Song”, combining the art of choral singing with community service, is the mission statement of this non-auditioned four part choral ensemble. The choir was formed in 2013 with 25 members from Delta Township and surrounding Lansing communities who wished to sing a wide variety of choral literature and have fun doing it.
The group now numbers 50 members and became a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization in March of 2015.  They have performed seven concerts and raised over $12,000 for other deserving non-profit organizations.  Profits from this concert will be donated to the Grand Ledge Food Bank.  Other deserving non-profit groups to receive profits in the past included Volunteers of America, Homeless Veterans, SIREN/Eaton Shelter, Hannah’s House of Lansing, Delta-Waverly Backpack Program, Woldumar Nature Center and the Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  They performed a joint concert with the Grand Ledge Community Band, a fundraiser for the Grand Ledge National Guard Family Readiness Group.
Predale $6.00 per person - available at the Opera House, MacDowells Floral & Fireplace, and Ace Hardware in Grand Ledge​.
At the door $8.00
Immediate Family ticket price $18.00  
Info:  517-627-1443 or 517-627-5170.


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SATURDAY, April 30 Plant Exchange

Have extra plants?
Do your plants need to be divided?  

If so, bring them to Victorian Day
Saturday, April 30
Plant Exchange at Bridge Street Plaza 
Be sure to identify your plants. 
If you find something you don't have, 
take it with you!
Info: 627-5780

SATURDAY, April 30 Red Hat Day

18th Red Hat Birthday Bash
Dancing' to the 50s
April 30, 2016
11 am - 3:30 pm
Grand Ledge Country Club
5811 E. St. Joseph Hwy.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Hosted by the Big Purple Bloomers
Grand Ledge, MI

Red Hatters from around the country will be celebrating the 18th Birthday of the Red Hat Society.  Those attending our Birthday Bash will participate in a catered luncheon and dancing to the music of the Grand Ledge Bums on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 11 am, and being held at the Grand Ledge Country Club.

The tickets are $28 per person 
deadline to purchase tickets is on Friday, April 15
Red Hatters may obtain tickets from:
Big Purple Bloomers 
304 S. Bridge Street 
Grand Ledge, MI 48837 


SATURDAY, April 30 A Frozen Victorian Tea

To Register call the GL Area District Library 517-627-7014

April 30 & May 1 Victorian Days

New Article

Michigan Homes, Businesses Save Over $1 Billion
Through Consumers Energy’s Energy Efficiency Programs
Company Named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence


JACKSON, Mich., April 7, 2016 – Michigan homes and businesses have saved over $1 billion since 2009 through Consumers Energy’s energy efficiency programs. The news comes as the company this month receives an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its work to reduce Michigan residents’ energy use.  

“Our energy efficiency programs continue to be a powerful tool for Michigan businesses and households, lowering costs and avoiding energy waste,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president and chief customer officer.  “We are working hard to provide energy solutions to our customers, and are pleased to be recognized for the fourth time with an ENERGY STAR honor for our commitment to helping Michigan residents use less energy. ”Michigan businesses and households have saved over $1 billion on their energy bills:
Consumers Energy offers rebates on over 200 energy-efficient products, from light bulbs to insulation to furnaces, reducing energy waste.
Customers have saved enough energy to power nearly 1 million homes and heat over 400,000 homes for a year.

Energy efficiency also creates jobs. Over 50,000 Michigan businesses have lowered costs through Consumers Energy’s programs, saving money that is spent to put people to work. Consumers Energy works with Michigan-based energy efficiency contractors that provide customers with information about energy efficiency rebates and equipment. Businesses can learn tips to lower their bills at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/startsaving.

“We have been serving Michigan for nearly 130 years and are committed to helping our communities to thrive. Energy efficiency is a success story that will continue to help employers hire people and households to live affordably,” Rochow said. “By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Consumers Energy is helping Americans save money, save energy and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change.”

Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator. 
“I’m proud to recognize Consumers Energy with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Consumers Energy demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Artists of the Month

Ledge Craft Lane
is honored to have art students from
Grand Ledge
High School
as our
Artists of the Month for April

The Grand Ledge High School visual art teachers, Sarah Johns
and Doris Thompson, provide an art program that balances
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structure with opportunity.  Students are encouraged to create
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their own artistic vision in their artwork.  

The eighteen students chosen to participate in this exhibit are:
Sydney Bahs, Alex Bittner, Jenna Conn, Abbey Foltz, Carter
Gough, Savanna Graham, Allen Hendricks, Caitlyn Humphrey,
Jolie Jaiko, Maggie Mullins, Gracia Ruark, Casey Sego,
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Turcotte, Alexis Velesquez-Mayhew, Janna Vukovich, Michael
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Wilson, Luke Weston, and Jenoa Zay.

Teacher Sarah Johnson is in her first year as a full time art
teacher.  Presently, she is teaching Art 1, Drawing, and
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Printmaking.  Doris Thompson is in her thirtieth year of teaching
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art for Grand Ledge schools.  Presently, she is teaching Metals
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and Jewelry Design 1 and 2, and Studio Art.
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She also teaches
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Kendall College of Art and Design classes after school at the high
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You may view the high school artworks throughout the month of
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April at Ledge Craft Lane, 120 S. Bridge Street

Ledge Craft Lane is open Wednesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm.
View more pictures 


43rd Annual Island Art Fair will take place
on August 6 on the Island in
downtown Grand Ledge. 


Artists, crafts people, print artists, and photographers are invited.  
Media - sculpture, painting, drawing, prints, craft, photography.  

All art and craft items must be the creation of and assembled by the exhibitor.  Commercial/manufactured items (kits), food and drink are not eligible. For information go to www.ledgecraftlane.com/island-art-fair.html or call (517) 627-9843, Wednesdays-Fridays.

THANK YOU from The Opera House

We've Come a                       LONG Way...
        Thanks to You!

The Opera House Board would like to thank
those Chamber of Commerce members who have
supported the Opera House the last 3 years
by becoming an auxiliary member
of the Friends of the Opera House!

About the Home
Bader & Son's Co.
Tammy Beson
Computer Troubleshooters of Lansing
Dible-Glasser Landscaping
Eschtruth Enterprises  Inc.
Lions Club Foundation of 
Grand Ledge 
Grand Ledge Public Schools
Holihan-Atkin Barclay Funeral Home & Cremation Services
J & K Steamboat and Catering
The Lally Group
MacDonald's - Draves Family Restaurants
MTM Bookkeeping & Tax Service
Riverside Accounting

Ron and Mardelle Weymouth                                            

           Thank You!


Sneak peek at some of the events...

Thursday - June 16
6:30pm-7:30pm  Grand Ledge Area District Library presents Drummunity
Music in the Park - Under the Tent!

7:30pm-10:30pm  Live music with Brian Lorente  www.BrianLorente.com
Friday - June 17
5:00pm-7:00pm  Happy Hour!!  Sponsored by the Ambassador Team
8:00pm-Midnight  Live Music with Life Support  www.lifesupportband.com
Saturday – June 18
13th Annual Josh Spalsbury Memorial 5K Comet Chase
9:00am-  Farmers Market at the Opera House parking lot  
11:00am​  Parade
Noon​  Lunch  in the tent

Noon-3:00pm  Kids Day on the Opera House Lawn & at the GL Fire Dept.
Noon​  Grand Princess Riverboat Rides begin and run every hour

6:00pm​  Entertainment tent opens
Grand Princess Fireworks Cruise
9:00pm​  Global Village  www.globalvillageband.com
10:30pm​  Fireworks Show
Sunday – June 19
Noon-5:00pm  Entertainment event provided by the Grand Ledge Fledge www.grandledgefledge.com

Video Contest


Living in the Ledge

Did you know... 
Grand Ledge is a focus for Journalism Students at MSU?
Read their online publication
 Living In The Ledge

Grand Ledge News As Reported by MSU Journalism Students

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