The revived Suicide Prevention Action Network , or SPAN, debuted in Kalamazoo on Tuesday, October 9. Kristen Smith is the coalition chairwoman for the initiative at Gryphon Place. Smith says SPAN includes people in the community and mental health providers dedicated to preventing suicide.
The Battle Creek Symphony will open its 120th season on Saturday, Oct 6 with From Russia to Ravel, featuring soloist Christopher O'Riley , who is known to millions as the long-time host, from 1999-2018, of NPR's From The Top. O'Riley and music director Anne Harrigan share their thoughts on the program, which includes Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.