This Weekend in Lowell: Have Some Coffee, See Some Art, Eat Some Girl Scout Cookies

It’s the first weekend of March, and you’re undoubtedly wondering how you can bring this month in like a lion. We can’t promise lions, but we can help you out with a look at the weekend activities.

In addition to all the normal fun you can experience every day in town, here are three more suggestions for your weekend in Lowell.

Your Council Members Are Hoping to See You

It’s the first weekend of the month and that means that it’s time for another round of Coffee with Council. Whether you have political advocacy racing through your blood or simply want to say hi, this is your chance to sit face-to-face with the city’s decision makers.

They’ll provide the coffee. You help provide the conversation. Win-win!

What: Coffee with Council
Where: Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce Building, 113 Riverwalk Plaza (on the Riverwalk by the Showboat)
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 8-10am

New Art Display in Town

Have you been to LowellArts new digs on Main Street yet? The Grand Re-Opening will be next weekend, but you can get a sneak peek tomorrow. Stop by their new location to see all the entries to the West Michigan Art Competition. Artists from all over lower West Michigan were invited to submit their work for this juried exhibit.

Also mark your calendar for the Downtown Gallery Hop this Thursday, March 9, during which winners of the $2,000 cash awards will be announced.

What: West Michigan Art Competition
Where: LowellArts, 223 W. Main St. (former location of Cousin’s Hallmark)
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10am-5pm (exhibit will continue until April 15)

Visit the LowellArts website for more details.

Did Someone Say Girl Scout Cookies?

Why yes! Someone did! If you missed your chance to order Girl Scout cookies in advance, now is your opportunity to stock up. Approximately 150 Lowell area Girl Scouts will be turning out in force during the next few weeks to sell their sweet treats at various locations both in Lowell and Grand Rapids.

Here’s a look at where they’ll be:

  • Bushnell Kindergarten Troop 4892: Patterson Ice Arena from 10am-12pm on Saturday, March 4
  • Alto 2nd Grade Troop 4869: Tractor Supply in Lowell from 9am-2pm on Saturday, March 4
  • Murray Lake Brownie Troop 4296: Bernard’s Ace Hardware in Lowell from 12-3pm on Sunday, March 5
  • Cherry Creek 2nd Grade Troop 4129 and 5th Grade Troop 4694: Tractor Supply in Lowell from 10am-2pm on Saturday March 11 and from 9am-2pm on Saturday, March 18
  • Bushnell 1st Grade Troop 4748: BP gas station in Lowell from 5-8pm on Friday, March 17
  • Murray Lake Kindergarten Troop 4886: Walmart on 28th Street from 9am-12pm on Saturday, March 18

Money raised by the annual sale helps support local as well as council activities. Troops 4129, 4694, and 4869 are also using their cookie money to go on an overnight educational trip to Binder Park Zoo in May.

If you gave up cookies for Lent, you’re in luck. We hear Girl Scout cookies freeze well.

Do you have an event or activity you think should be covered in our round-up? We’d love to include it so please contact us with all the details. Event information must be received by Thursday for inclusion in the Friday article
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