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Food
8:09 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Learn to make simple sushi at Krasl Art Center

A sushi roll from Kru, a contemporary Japanese restaurant in Sacramento, California. Please note, this is not a picture of the sushi recipe described in this story.
Credit AP Images

Krasl Art Center in Saint Joseph presents a workshop on making sushi on Saturday, May 25. Foodie Mark Toncray of Coloma will teach the class. He wants to demystify the process of making sushi.

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Memoir
3:34 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

A memoir about murder, surfing, and that complex relationship we have with our parents

Credit Sheryl Johnston Communications

Author and Western Michigan University alum Kelly Daniels will read from his memoir Cloudbreak California on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at Michigan News Agency in Kalamazoo. Cloudbreak California begins with Daniels’ father who confesses to murdering a man and then disappears. Then the story follows Daniels as he travels to places like Mexico and Guatemala, living simply, meeting colorful characters, and searching for a story to write.

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Local History
2:25 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

'Neither snow nor rain': Museum shows what it took to get your mail

Marshall Post Master Beth Martin in the post office museum
Credit Nancy Camden

Wanted: Young skinny wiry fellows. Not over eighteen. Must be expert riders. Willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. Wages were $25 per week.

This is an example of what you might find at the U.S. Post Office Museum in Marshall. It's an ad to hire men for the pony express...and the job sounds less than appealing.

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Nature
2:23 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

See Michigan's native plants and animals at Asylum Lake Preserve

Asylum Lake Preserve
Credit Western Michigan University

A gathering at the Asylum Lake Preserve in Kalamazoo on Saturday, May 18, invites residents to tour the green space, learn about its history and help protect its future. The event is from 1-5 p.m. and begins at the Parkview entrance.

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Theatre
10:34 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Into the Woods: What happens after you get what you want?

Rudi Goddard (left) as Cinderella and Julia Smucker (right) as Little Red Riding Hood
Credit Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College’s Festival Playhouse is kicking off their 50th anniversary Thursday with the musical Into the Woods. Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is about what happens to the characters in Grimm’s fairy tales after the ‘happily ever after.’ 

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