Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor candidate forums, educational programs, and other events that are open to the public, as well as meetings for League members and guests.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30-7pm
Brew Merchant
Washington Square
442 Washington Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Membership Sip & Learn: Topic TBA. All League members are encouraged to participate in our "Sip & Learn" series. These events will begin with a 15 minute presentation on a timely topic of current interest, followed by time socializing with fellow League members. Please feel free to invite potential new members and friends to join you.

Members will receive information on how to RSVP via email.

On alternate months, this series will be a "Lunch & Learn" event from 12 - 1:30pm.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5:15pm
Brew Merchant
Washington Square
442 Washington Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Education Policy Workgroup Meeting. All interested members are invited to join this open discussion to learn more about Michigan's third-grade reading law. You can read more about this issue at the following links:

Michigan DOE Third-Grade Reading Law FAQs

What Parents Need to Know

MEA Analysis

Thursday, March 1, 2018
TBA
TBA Voter Registration Training & Forum Training. Thank you to all who indicated an interest in being trained to register voters. We will be partnering with the Ottawa County Clerk Office to offer training during the month of March, 2018. Watch for details and specific dates in the spring.

Also planned for spring are training dates for moderators and timers of forums.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
Herrick District Library
300 S River
Holland, MI 49423
Community Knowledge: Planting and Saving Seeds. Ben Cohen, sustainable homesteader and proprietor of Small House Farm, is an heirloom seed activist and educator. He is passionate about growing food and will discuss why planting, saving, and sharing seeds is essential to the cultivation of sustainable neighborhoods, healthy communities and the preservation of history. Basic and intermediate seed saving techniques will be explained. Seeds will be given away to attendees (while supplies last). This event coincides with the launch of HDL's seed saving library.

The LWV of the Holland Area is a co-sponsor of the Living Sustainably along the Lakeshore series.

Monday, March 12, 2018
3-5pm
Herrick District Library
300 S. River
Holland, MI 49423
LWV-Holland Area Board Meeting. Board meetings are generally held on the second Monday of each month from 3 to 5 pm. All interested members are invited to attend.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
12-1:30pm
New Holland Brew Pub
Mezzanine Level
66 E 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Membership Lunch & Learn: Topic TBA. All League members are encouraged to participate in our "Lunch & Learn" series. These events will begin with a 15 minute presentation on a timely topic of current interest, followed by time socializing with fellow League members. Please feel free to invite potential new members and friends to join you.

Members will receive information on how to RSVP via email.

On alternate months, this series will be a "Sip & Learn" event from 5:30 to 7pm.

Monday, April 9, 2018
3-5pm
Herrick District Library
300 S. River
Holland, MI49423
LWV-Holland Area Board Meeting. Board meetings are generally held on the second Monday of each month from 3 to 5 pm. All interested members are invited to attend.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:30-7pm
Brew Merchant
Washington Square
442 Washington Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Membership Sip & Learn: Topic TBA. All League members are encouraged to participate in our "Sip & Learn" series. These events will begin with a 15 minute presentation on a timely topic of current interest, followed by time socializing with fellow League members. Please feel free to invite potential new members and friends to join you.

Members will receive information on how to RSVP via email.

On alternate months, this series will be a "Lunch & Learn" event from 12 - 1:30pm.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
Herrick District Library
300 S River
Holland, MI 49423
Environmental Awareness/Action: Fly Fishing. For over 100 years fly fishermen have been leaders in the watershed conservation movement. Local authos Jon Osborn, and local Illustrator Joe Van Faasen, of the book "Classic Michigan Flies: 16 Legendary Patterns", will be speaking about Michigan's fly fishing heritage. This is a book for people who love fly fishing, who are interested in history, and have an appreciation for art. Jon and Joe will also share which local waters are great for fly fishing. There will be a reading from the forthcoming book, "Fly Fisher's Guide to Michigan." Book sales and signing to follow.

The LWV of the Holland Area is a co-sponsor of the Living Sustainably along the Lakeshore series.

Monday, May 14, 2018
3-5pm
Herrick District Library
300 S. Main
Holland, MI 49423
LWV-Holland Area Board Meeting. Board meetings are generally held on the second Monday of each month from 3 to 5 pm. All interested members are invited to attend.
Friday, May 18, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
Holland City Hall
270 S. River
Holland, MI 49423
Transportation: Green Commute Expo. The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) will be celebrating Green Commute Week this year from May 13th to the 19th, and as part of the week's activities we will be hosting a Green Commute Expo highlighting alternative forms of transportation. The expo will have a short presentation about the different green commute options in the Holland/Zeeland area and the role transportation plays in the 40-Year Community Energy Plan. This will be followed by fun hands-on activities for the whole family! Bring your bike as there will be bike tune-up demos and safety checks provided by the Velo City Cycles team. Note: This is a Friday evening event.

The LWV of the Holland Area is a co-sponsor of the Living Sustainably along the Lakeshore series.