Read Muskegon Presents: Vox Vidorra & The EduKators

Join us at the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, May 21st for a great night of music by two talented West Michigan bands. All event proceeds will support Read Muskegon’s mission of providing free literacy programs to the over 21,000 low literacy adults in our county.

Vox Vidorra (voxvidorra.com) is a four person indie/soul quartet from Grand Rapids whose name means “the voice of the life you were meant to live.”   Their recent album, Promise Land, won the 2016 Jammie Album of the Year and was selected as the featured song of Art Prize 2015.

“…a singularly infectious mix of soul, rock and jazz.” – localspin.com

“…Vox Vidorra wowed the audience with their energetic, soulful live performance.” – Tom Stankard, Daily Globe.

“Vox Vidorra craft rich, colorful soul songs with flecks of jazz and indie rock” – revuewm.com

“Vox Viodorra will get you to put that cell phone down.” –mlive.com

The Edukators spend their spare time as teachers and administrators in Muskegon County schools.  Playing a blend of old and new favorites, they’ve filled venues like the Howmet Playhouse in support of great causes and a good time. There’s nothing better than discovering your biology teacher leads a secret life as a rock star!

 

Click here for tickets.

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7th Annual Scrabble FUNdraiser ~ March 5th

 

Join Us For The

7th Annual

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Saturday, March 5th, 6-9 pm

Watermark 920

 

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Gather up your favorite Words With Friends addicts or your wordy co-workers
for an evening of friendly competition and a little bit of healthy local rivalry
all in support of Read Muskegon’s mission of creating
a more literate Muskegon County.
$100 registration fee for teams of 2-4 players.  
Includes a light dinner.
Cash bar ~ Raffle
Prizes for high and low score, highest single word score
and most creative team name/costumes

6:00 Check-in, Food & Drinks
7:00 Games Begin
Register online at www.readmuskegon.org

For more information please contact Louise at 231-769-5985 or louise.schaallema@readmuskegon.org

2016 Tutor Training Dates

Read Muskegon relies on volunteers to provide the majority of our services.   From 1-1 tutoring, to providing support in one of our classes, to helping at a family literacy event, there are a variety of ways you can make a difference.  You don’t need to be a teacher to volunteer, just a desire to help someone change their life through the gift of improved literacy.  We provide extensive training and ongoing support to all of our volunteers.

 

For more information, contact Sarah Klassen at 231-766-5040.

 

2016 Training Dates:

January 26 & 27

March 22 & 23

May 24 & 25

July 26 & 27

October 25 & 26

November 8 &9

 

All trainings are from 5:45 – 9:00 pm and are held at the Central United Methodist Church, 1011 2nd St., Muskegon.

An orientation is required prior to the training to provide you with a better understanding of our mission and the various volunteer opportunities.

Read Muskegon’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: A Decade in the Books

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Please Join Us For…

Read Muskegon’s 10th Anniversary Celebration:

“A Decade in the Books”

With Event Emcee Shelley Irwin
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
5:30-9:00 PM

Dinner  ~  Cash Bar  ~  Kid’s Tent

Hampton Green Farm
5440 East Farr Rd.
Fruitport

 

We invite you to join us to celebrate

all that we have accomplished together

and find out more about our plans for the future.

 

Event Schedule

5:30 Registration ~ 6:00 Horse Show ~ 6:45 Dinner & Presentation

 

There is no charge to attend this event.
Guests will be asked to make a voluntary contribution.

 

RSVP 

by phone or email to Louise Schaallema

231-769-5985/louise.schaallema@readmuskegon.org

 

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Join us May 15th for “A Conversation with Read Muksegon”

Are you interested in understanding more about the issue of adult illiteracy and what Read Muskegon is doing to address it?

Are you passionate about literacy and want to know how you can participate in creating change?

Do you have ideas that you would like to share about how we could better serve our community?

Would you like to help us educate others about the issue?

Every other month, Read Muskegon hosts an informal breakfast conversation to raise awareness, build stronger partnerships, increase our volunteer pool, and get people talking. We meet from 8-9 a.m. at the Coastline Deli, Terrace Plaza, Muskegon.

Our next conversation is Friday, May 15th.

If you, or someone you know, would like to join us please RSVP to louise.schaallema@readmuskegon.org.                or 231-769-5985

Read Muskegon 2015 Scrabble FUNdraiser Rules

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday, March 21st at the Watermark 920 for our Scrabble FUNdraiser.

If you haven’t played at our event before or just want to review the rules, you can find them by clicking here: scrabble rules

If you haven’t registered your team and would like to play, please call Louise at 231-769-5985.

Read Muskegon’s 6th Annual Scrabble FUNdraiser!

6TH ANNUAL SCRABBLE FUNDRAISER

SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST

6-9 PM

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Click the following link to register:

 https://readmuskegon.z2systems.com/np/clients/readmuskegon/event.jsp?event=4&%20 

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For more information contact

Sarah (231)855-6540    sarah.emmerson@readmuskegon.org

Louise (231) 769-5985     louise.schaallema@readmuskegon.org

 

 

Free Family Holiday Celebration!

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Free Family Holiday Celebration!

When: 9am-11am on Dec. 6th

Where: Orchard View Head Start

1765 Ada Ave. in Muskegon

What:

  • Crafts, Cookies, Singing, and Games for children ages 0-6
  • A Free Book for All Children Who Attend!

For More Information Call 231-766-5040

Join us for “A Conversation with Read Muskegon”

Are you interested in understanding more about the issue of adult illiteracy and what Read Muskegon is doing to address it?

Do you have ideas that you would like to share about how we could better serve our community?

Would you like to help us educate others about the issue?

Every other month, Read Muskegon hosts an informal breakfast conversation to raise awareness, build stronger partnerships, increase our volunteer pool, and get people talking. We meet from 8 – 9 a.m. at the Coastline Deli, Terrace Plaza, Muskegon.

The next breakfast date is Friday, November 14th.

If you, or someone you know, would like to join us please RSVP to louise.schaallema@readmuskegon.org or 231-769-5985

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Save the Date

Read Muskegon’s annual Scrabble FUNdraiser is set for Saturday, March 21st.  Mark your calendars, get your teams ready, and stay tuned for more details!