April is here and there is so much going on this month at the library and in the community! We have an exciting living history program presented by Darrel Draper where he will perform in character as President Theodore Roosevelt. This educational and entertaining program is for people of all ages and will be held at the Community Pride Care Center at 2:00 Sunday, April 7th. The next Saturday the library will be stuffed with children and families as they get to make their own stuffed animal at our Make a Pal Stuffing Party. Ms. Cherie Werner will read a heart-warming story about the wonderful role our stuffed friends make in our lives then the stuffing will begin! If you missed the pre-order date there are extra “pals” available for the cost of $12 each. Inquire at the library for more information.
Do you love pancakes? If you do April in Battle Creek is going to be a lip-smacking month for you! On April 7th the youth group at St. Johns will be having a pancake feed from 10:30 to 12:30 with Grubbs providing their delicious pancakes. Then on Saturday, April 13th the Battle Creek Lions Club will take to the griddle to flip up some mouth-watering pancakes at the community clubhouse in the city park. They will begin serving at 10:00 and continue till 1:00.
While are mouths are watering over pancakes, don’t forget there’s also a few more Friday night Knights of Columbus Fish Fries at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. They serve from 5:30-8:00pm and carryouts are available!
Our schools have book fairs, plays, and sporting events as well this month. One event to note is the Battle Creek Scholarship Banquet on Friday, April 5th. The speaker will be alum, Angie Klein. Make sure you call the high school for your reservations!
Is that music you hear? Well, not yet, but there will soon be music and dancing at the Fire Hall for the Annual Fireman’s Ball on April 13th from 8:00pm to 1:00am. Ask your favorite fireman for tickets!
That’s not the end to the Battle Creek events! Easter is coming! That means worship services at St. Patricks and St. Johns but also a special visit from the Easter Bunny. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 0-8 at the city park on April 13th at 11am. So on April 13th, you and your child can come to the library at 9 make a stuffed pal, head to the park for some pancakes from the Lions Club, have the children find eggs at 11 and then go home take a nap and find a babysitter and come back into town for a night of music and dancing. Sounds like a hopping fun day and a wonderful month to be in Battle Creek!
PS… If we’ve missed any community events, we apologize!