Intro to Mindfulness - Week 3
Sep
25
10:30 AM10:30

Intro to Mindfulness - Week 3

Carol Hendershot, co-founder of The Center for Mindfulness will lead this course aimed to help you reduce stress, anxiety, and depression; improve sleep, focus and attention; reduce symptoms of chronic illness and pain; ultimately improving your ability to experience joy, contentment, confidence and self-acceptance. Come learn a skill you can apply immediately to increase well-being in all areas of your life. $10/session. RSVP 616-913-4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Senior Program: Rad American Women Tour
Sep
25
11:45 AM11:45

Senior Program: Rad American Women Tour

Join us for the walking tour through downtown Grand Rapids as we follow the paintings of “Rad American Women A-Z”. These paintings are based on the inspiring children’s book by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. Learn about American History, get some fresh air, put some miles on your pedometer, and have fun doing it! All free. Lunch (costs on your own), will be at Z’sRestaurant and Bar at 11:45. RSVP for lunch and/or walk at 616.913.4419 or email vscholten18@gmail.com

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World Food Fest
Sep
28
5:30 PM17:30

World Food Fest

Save the date. World Food Fest 2019 is coming to St. Alphonsus on Saturday, September 28, from 5:30-7:30pm. This is a FREE event where participants will be able to sample foods from around the world. The event will be a welcoming feast for our new Redemptorist priests and sure to excite the taste buds. More details coming soon!

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Bridge for Beginners
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners text and offers both structure and a fun learning environment. The classes are free and we welcome all ages. Come whether you played in the past and want to learn modern bidding, or if you have never played but want to learn. Come alone or with a partner. Advance registration is required and enrollment will be limited. For more information or to register, email ednpatti@yahoo.com or call 616-745-6984.

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Watercoloring Painting - Session 2
Oct
1
9:30 AM09:30

Watercoloring Painting - Session 2

All skill levels are welcome. Leara Glinzak brings enthusiasm and passion to different aspects of watercolors including basics on color theory, composition and transparency. Emphasis will be primarily on different watercolor techniques that will be practiced and then integrated into a painting. Landscape and cityscape reference images will be provided along with all necessary materials. You may bring your own images that offer inspiration as well. $10/session. RSVP 616-913-4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Intro to Mindfulness - Week 4
Oct
2
10:30 AM10:30

Intro to Mindfulness - Week 4

Carol Hendershot, co-founder of The Center for Mindfulness will lead this course aimed to help you reduce stress, anxiety, and depression; improve sleep, focus and attention; reduce symptoms of chronic illness and pain; ultimately improving your ability to experience joy, contentment, confidence and self-acceptance. Come learn a skill you can apply immediately to increase well-being in all areas of your life. $10/session. RSVP 616-913-4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Bridge for Beginners
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners text and offers both structure and a fun learning environment. The classes are free and we welcome all ages. Come whether you played in the past and want to learn modern bidding, or if you have never played but want to learn. Come alone or with a partner. Advance registration is required and enrollment will be limited. For more information or to register, email ednpatti@yahoo.com or call 616-745-6984.

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Bridge for Beginners
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners text and offers both structure and a fun learning environment. The classes are free and we welcome all ages. Come whether you played in the past and want to learn modern bidding, or if you have never played but want to learn. Come alone or with a partner. Advance registration is required and enrollment will be limited. For more information or to register, email ednpatti@yahoo.com or call 616-745-6984.

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Watercolor Painting - Session 3
Oct
15
9:30 AM09:30

Watercolor Painting - Session 3

All skill levels are welcome. Leara Glinzak brings enthusiasm and passion to different aspects of watercolors including basics on color theory, composition and transparency. Emphasis will be primarily on different watercolor techniques that will be practiced and then integrated into a painting. Landscape and cityscape reference images will be provided along with all necessary materials. You may bring your own images that offer inspiration as well. $10/session. RSVP 616-913-4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Bridge for Beginners
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners text and offers both structure and a fun learning environment. The classes are free and we welcome all ages. Come whether you played in the past and want to learn modern bidding, or if you have never played but want to learn. Come alone or with a partner. Advance registration is required and enrollment will be limited. For more information or to register, email ednpatti@yahoo.com or call 616-745-6984.

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Bridge for Beginners
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners text and offers both structure and a fun learning environment. The classes are free and we welcome all ages. Come whether you played in the past and want to learn modern bidding, or if you have never played but want to learn. Come alone or with a partner. Advance registration is required and enrollment will be limited. For more information or to register, email ednpatti@yahoo.com or call 616-745-6984.

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Bridge for Beginners
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners text and offers both structure and a fun learning environment. The classes are free and we welcome all ages. Come whether you played in the past and want to learn modern bidding, or if you have never played but want to learn. Come alone or with a partner. Advance registration is required and enrollment will be limited. For more information or to register, email ednpatti@yahoo.com or call 616-745-6984.

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Watercolor Painting - Session 4
Nov
5
9:30 AM09:30

Watercolor Painting - Session 4

All skill levels are welcome. Leara Glinzak brings enthusiasm and passion to different aspects of watercolors including basics on color theory, composition and transparency. Emphasis will be primarily on different watercolor techniques that will be practiced and then integrated into a painting. Landscape and cityscape reference images will be provided along with all necessary materials. You may bring your own images that offer inspiration as well. $10/session. RSVP 616-913-4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Watercolor Painting - Session 5
Nov
19
9:30 AM09:30

Watercolor Painting - Session 5

All skill levels are welcome. Leara Glinzak brings enthusiasm and passion to different aspects of watercolors including basics on color theory, composition and transparency. Emphasis will be primarily on different watercolor techniques that will be practiced and then integrated into a painting. Landscape and cityscape reference images will be provided along with all necessary materials. You may bring your own images that offer inspiration as well. $10/session. RSVP 616-913-4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Watercolor Painting - Session 6
Dec
3
9:30 AM09:30

Watercolor Painting - Session 6

All skill levels are welcome. Leara Glinzak brings enthusiasm and passion to different aspects of watercolors including basics on color theory, composition and transparency. Emphasis will be primarily on different watercolor techniques that will be practiced and then integrated into a painting. Landscape and cityscape reference images will be provided along with all necessary materials. You may bring your own images that offer inspiration as well. $10/session. RSVP 616-913-4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Senior Program: AeroMed Tour
Sep
18
11:30 AM11:30

Senior Program: AeroMed Tour

We return, by popular request, for a tour of AeroMed. These Sikorsky helicopters transport critically ill patients to Spectrum Hospital and provide other critical medical needs. They have safely transported nearly 20,000 patients. Lunch prior to the free tour will be at Grand Traverse Pie at 11:30am. RSVP for lunch and/or tour at 616.913.4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Intro to Mindfulness - Week 2
Sep
18
10:30 AM10:30

Intro to Mindfulness - Week 2

Carol Hendershot, co-founder of The Center for Mindfulness will lead this course aimed to help you reduce stress, anxiety, and depression; improve sleep, focus and attention; reduce symptoms of chronic illness and pain; ultimately improving your ability to experience joy, contentment, confidence and self-acceptance. Come learn a skill you can apply immediately to increase well-being in all areas of your life. $10/session. RSVP 616-913-4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Watercolor Painting - Session 1
Sep
17
9:30 AM09:30

Watercolor Painting - Session 1

All skill levels are welcome. Leara Glinzak brings enthusiasm and passion to different aspects of watercolors including basics on color theory, composition and transparency. Emphasis will be primarily on different watercolor techniques that will be practiced and then integrated into a painting. Landscape and cityscape reference images will be provided along with all necessary materials. You may bring your own images that offer inspiration as well. $10/session. RSVP 616-913-4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Senior Program: North Country Trail
Sep
16
12:45 PM12:45

Senior Program: North Country Trail

Jim Bradley will share the beauty and the experience of hiking the North Country Trail. This trail, 4,600 miles long stretches from New York to North Dakota and will soon include Vermont. Michigan covers the most miles of any state, with 1,150 miles of the trail in the Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Lunch will feature ‘all things apple’. This free-will donation presentation will start at 1:30pm. RSVP for lunch at 616-913-4419 vscholten18@gmail.com

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Intro to Mindfulness - Week 1
Sep
11
10:30 AM10:30

Intro to Mindfulness - Week 1

Carol Hendershot, co-founder of The Center for Mindfulness will lead this course aimed to help you reduce stress, anxiety, and depression; improve sleep, focus and attention; reduce symptoms of chronic illness and pain; ultimately improving your ability to experience joy, contentment, confidence and self-acceptance. Come learn a skill you can apply immediately to increase well-being in all areas of your life. $10/session. RSVP 616-913-4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Senior Program: Wildwood Family Farm
Aug
28
11:30 AM11:30

Senior Program: Wildwood Family Farm

After lunch at the Flat River Grill, join us for a relaxing stroll through Wildwood Family Farm. This farm is host to many weddings and used as a summer concert venu; visit the animals, and pick your own floral bouquet. The cutting gardens are available to the public. “We grow everything from Asters to Zinnias and 100 other varieties in between.” 

Carpool leaves St. Al’s at 11:30am. Average cost for a bouquet is $10.00. RSVP call 616.913.4419 or email vscholten18@gmail.com

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Senior Program: Midland Trip
Aug
21
9:30 AM09:30

Senior Program: Midland Trip

Explore the charm of Midland, Michigan. Get your photo on the Tridge, take in the scenic Chippewa and Tittabawasee Rivers and visit the Farmers Market. Lunch will be at Shirlene’s, followed by a stroll in Dow Gardens, and Whiting Forest. Dow Gardens is 110 acres of beauty, accented with flowers, bridges, and waterfalls. This year the Garden features life-sized Origami sculptures. Whiting Forest, within Dow Gardens, is home to the longest forest canopy walk in the nation with 54 acres of woodlands, ponds, meadows and orchards. This walk is handicap accessible and has three overlooks.

The all-inclusive cost for the Gardens is $10.00. The carpool will leave St. Alphonsus at 9:30 am with expected return around 6:00 pm. RSVP required! Call 616.913.4419 or email vscholten18@gmail.com

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Senior Program: Kennedy Presentation
Aug
12
1:30 PM13:30

Senior Program: Kennedy Presentation

Where were you when the shots were fired??? Even though the assassination of our 35th President, John F. Kennedy occurred 55 years ago, much speculation continues. Roger Relich will present some of the facts related to the assassination of President Kennedy. While Mr. Relich does not promote a single assassin theory or a conspiracy theory; he will discuss the investigations into the assassination, several theories, and some possible suspects. Come, 1:30-3:30 in the Parish Center, and decide for yourself what you believe.

Suggested Donation: $5.00. RSVP: 616.913.4419 or vscholten18@gmail.com

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Senior Program: Sailboat Trip
Aug
7
1:30 PM13:30

Senior Program: Sailboat Trip

Come Sail Away on a historic sloop! Stand at her bow, feel the wind on your face, hear the crack of her billowing sails and her 6 lb. pivot cannon. Friends Good Will was built in Michigan at River Rouge in 1810 as a merchant vessel. Learn the amazing story of how she survived the War of 1812. This is a replica sailboat that seats 28 passengers. Get your reservation NOW! Cost is $35.00. Lunch at Black River Tavern. Must RSVP with payment by Wednesday July 10th.

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