The Lakeshore Museum Center in downtown Muskegon is keeping pace by stepping up its cultural presence with more interactive opportunities. A new greeter awaits you at the museum’s main entrance: Moxie, a whimsical mastodon with blue tusks. A life-size mastodon is on display inside, and 20 more mini mastodons are on the loose, challenging scavenger hunters to discover them around Muskegon.
Open Doors Kalamazoo’s mission notes that establishing a residence is necessary for a healthy, productive life. The nonprofit is building a community of people who are overcoming homelessness not only through housing, but also through relationships, employment, education, and sobriety in response to God’s love for all.
Those who find an injured bird of prey will be delighted to make another discovery: The North Sky Raptor Sanctuary in Grand Traverse County, a well-equipped ally.
EmbodyGR in East Grand Rapids has made it their mission to address this issue. The nonprofit endeavors to change society by removing negative stereotypes and fostering empathy and understanding through an unusual means: making yoga available to diverse demographics.
We dream of a world where we give peace a chance, of a future where we fight no more wars. But the wars of our history must not be forgotten – their legacies are too important, their personal sacrifices too great. "To brighten the future, we must illuminate the past" is the operating principle of Lest We Forget, a nonprofit association established by a group of veterans.
Do-All, Inc. is a private nonprofit corporation founded in 1965 designed to help special-needs individuals in Bay County lead self-sufficient lives.
Saving mature trees on construction, expansion, and renovation project sites is the worthwhile endeavor of Re-Tree in Pontiac. The start-up is on the “cutting edge” of salvaging trees and other plant material by finding them new homes via a digital marketplace.
Eight B&Bs are presenting a Christmas Cookie Tour this year, where guests are invited to visit the region in the quiet of winter (the “calm”), to tour the festively decorated inns (the “bright”), and to enjoy an assortment of scrumptious cookies (the “delicious,” obviously!).
Good news: The artisans who inhabit the Makers Trail in Southwest Michigan are just as welcoming in the wintertime as they are in the summertime!
Incarceration within the ominous walls of one of the world’s largest prisons would be dreadful, but a visit to the on-site museum can be fascinating – particularly because Cell Block 7 was an active part of the penitentiary until 2007.