Community Events

The following list of opportunities are not directly coordinated by the CSLC.  If you would like more information about any of these events, please use the contact information listed with each event.

The views and opinions represented by these organizations are not affiliated with Grand Valley State University.


April 2018

MI Ottawa Department of Public Health (Step It Up!)

Wednesday-Saturday April 11,2018-June 2, 2018

Step It Up! Fitness Challenge is an 8- week program to encourage people to get active and visit new parks! All levels of fitness are encouraged to participate.

Sign up by April 2nd at

Participants can look forward to:

  • Tracking and achieving fitness goals with our virtual map!
  • Guided walks at various paces
  • Exploring Ottawa and Allegan county parks
  • Incentive prizes
  • New adventure challenges!


Step it Up! Group Walks in Allegan & Ottawa County

  • Apr 11       6 pm, Grand Ravines (South)
  • Apr 19       6 pm, Paw Paw (East)
  • Apr 21      10 am, New Richmond Park
  • Apr 28      10 am, Pigeon Creek Park
  • May 5       10 am, Bysterveld Park
  • May 8       6 pm, Kirk Park
  • May 14    6 pm, Allegan Sports Complex
  • May 16    6 pm, Grand River Park
  • May 22    6 pm, Crockery Creek Natural Area
  • Jun 2         10 am, Hemlock Crossing


Keep it Active! Group Adventures – Beginners encouraged!

            Free to active Step It Up participants. Additional registration required

  • Apr 14: Keep It Active Adventure Biking at Riley Trails: 2:30 pm
  • Apr 28: Adventure Running at Pigeon Creek Park: 9:30 am
  • May 12: Keep It Active Kayaking at Connor Bayou 6 pm
  • May 18: Adventure Navigation at Van Buren Dunes, 6 pm
  • May 19: Disc Golf at Jaycee Park 10 am
  • *Allegan County paddling trip TBA


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June 2018

MI Ottawa Department of Public Health (Meet Up and Eat Up)

Monday- Friday, June 12, 2018- July 28, 2018

The Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program  provides children in Michigan free nutritious meals during long school vacations.

The program is available at locations throughout Ottawa County and will provide breakfast, lunch and/or snacks during the summer months.

"So during the school year many children receive free or reduced lunches and obviously then when school is out for the summer, those meals are no longer available. So at Meet Up and Eat Up sites throughout the county all children 18 years and younger can receive those meals at the sites. Several of the sites will provide activities so children have more social engagement and are encouraged to attend."

Meet up sites are in Grand Haven, Coopersville, Hudsonville, Holland Township and in the city of Holland has 13 Meet Up and Eat Up sites. 

A list of meet up times, dates and locations can be found here.  

Meet Up Eat Up

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