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East Express E-Newsletter
November 15, 2013

TONIGHT IS LADIES NIGHT IN GASLIGHT VILLAGE.  Coinciding with the opening of hunting season, local businesses want to give the ladies a chance to gather while the men hunt! There will be many retailers participating and offering discounts, giveaways, hors d'oeuvres and beverages from 6-8 pm:
• Dear Prudence - Guests receive 10% off.
• Papers Plus - Guests receive a gift for visiting and with purchase. Refreshments served.
• Olives
• Mason Jones - Guests receive a gift for visiting and with purchase. Refreshments served.
• Bella Furs
• Seva Yoga - Happy Hour class at 6 pm with drinks afterward
• Baby Mine
• Hot Mama - Discount of 15% off entire purchase, along with drinks and cheese.
• Brush Studio - ½ off wine.
• Rosas Closet - 15% off, along with drinks and cheese.
• Mary Ann's Chocolates
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TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY SCHEDULED. This fun, family event will take place on Friday, November 29th starting at 6:30 pm within the charming streets of Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids.

This annual tradition has been a popular holiday attraction in Gaslight Village for over 30 years. Join this year’s special guest emcee Rachel Ruiz of WOOD TV’s eightWest as she welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus to Gaslight Village. Together, they will light the 20 foot tall Holiday Tree in the center of Regatta Plaza. 

The Kent District Library of East Grand Rapids will be on hand to entertain children with a fun holiday craft. The whole family can snack on tasty s’mores around a bonfire, pet real live reindeer, and take a ride on a horse-drawn trolley. Little ones will also have the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap for a picture. All the activities are free. Presented by The Gaslight Village Business Association and made possible in part by Spectrum Health.

Notice: Wealthy Street will be closed between Bagley and Croswell from 5:30 to 9:30 pm for this event.

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FALL LEAF PICK UP. The battle of the leaves continues! City crews are scooping up leaves at record pace and collecting other yard debris. 

Don't forget....leaf pick up ends the week of December 2nd and will not resume until April.  More information.

 Yellow Leaf

Minecrafting Club.  Saturday, November 16, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ the EGR Library. Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills. Please bring a personal laptop if possible. Newbies are welcome to use the library's Minecraft license during these events. Pre-registration is required if you need to use one of the library's computers.

 Young Girl
Wii Just Dance.   Saturday, November 16, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ the EGR Library.  Get those moves ready and join us for some hip-shaking action! Many will enter, only the best will be crowned champions. This tournament features great prizes and snacks. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens grades 6-12.
 Young Girl
USED BOOK SALE. The Friends of the EGR Library will hold a Used Book Sale on Saturday, November 23rd (9 am - 4 pm) and Sunday, November 24th (noon - 4 pm) at the EGR Community Center. Stop by for the best deals around on thousands of books - just in time for cozy reading on cold nights!

HOLIDAY CLOSURES. City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. 

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28th.

WINTER TAX BILLS. Winter tax bills will be mailed Decmeber 1st and are due on February 14, 2014. Please look over the bill when it comes and contact the City Offices at 949-2110 if you have any questions.  More Information.

ELECTION RESULTS. Three East Grand Rapids residents were elected to new terms on the City Commission on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Phil Skaggs, Claudine Duncan and Jeff Dills will take their oaths of office on Monday, December 2nd. Full election results.
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