We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful entertainment venue in our
Forest Hills Area. The fabulous Fine Arts Centers Shows this winter-spring season
have something for everyone. Not only the headlining events like Amy Grant, and
Whose Live Anyway, the local high school events are not exactly the amateur events
I remember from my school days. The musicals we have seen have had seriously
talented young performers from our local high schools.
There are still quite a few shows to catch this season. If you haven't been to our
fabulous gold star LEED performance center, you should stop by and take a look.
It is open every day from 8am to 5 pm with a featured artist-in-residence work
displayed in the lobby. This month, fiber artist Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk displays
vessels that explore the concept of containment.
February 22 - Forest Hills Central -Evening of Percussion 7 pm
February 23 - Jazz Night 7 pm
March 11 - Cynthia Hagedorn Artist Reception - 6-7:30 pm
March 12-13 - Grand Rapids Balley Company Interactive 7:30 pm
March 25,26,27 - Forest Hill Central Musical - The Wizard of Oz - 7:30 pm;
+ 3:00 pm matinee Mar 27th
April 17 - An Evening with Amy Grant - 7:30 pm
April 18 - Grand Rapids Symphony - Percussion Explosion - 3:00 pm
April 20 - Forest Hill Public Schools K-12 Student Artists Reception, 6 - 7:30 p.m
Thursday, April 29, 2010 - Whose Live Anyway
May 26 - National Senior Health and Fitness Day, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m
June 3 - International Society of Experimental Artists' Reception, 6 - 7:30 p.m
We volunteer at the Fine Arts Center and find it a very entertaining and rewarding
way to give back to our community. We have ushered shows, taken tickets, handed
out programs, placed posters and guided people to their seats. The Fine Arts Center
is a part of the Forest Hills School System but must survive financially on its own,
which means volunteers are vital to the program. Without volunteers, it wouldn't be
possible to fund the shows and events that take place here to enrich the community.