OAC students riding on the Knights of Columbus train
OAC student lifts weights with staff member's assistance
CBI student bags groceries at D&W
Young boy with Downs Syndrome shows off artwork
CBI student participates in kayak race

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Class of 2015 Commencement
The Ottawa Area Center and Community Based Instruction Class of 2015 will hold commencement on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at Fellowship Reformed Church in Hudsonville.
Festival of The Arts
Our annual Festival of The Arts will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Ottawa Area Center. Activities and events begin at 10:00 a.m. and end around 2:00 p.m.
Staff In-Service Day
Friday, May 22, 2015 will be a half day Staff In-service Day. Students will dismiss at 11:50 a.m.
Nearly 200 OAC students attended the Grand Rapids Griffins matinee hockey game for a day of fun and learning.
Eighty young adult students from the OAISD program competed against three other CBI programs Friday, October 24 at the Midtown Center in Holland.
Friday, May 2 OAC celebrated the 25th annual Festival of the Arts with performers, crafts and fun all around.
70 young adult students from local Community Based Instruction programs will compete and help make exercise a healthy habit.
Holland Junior Welfare League once again helped to spread holiday cheer by showing Santa the way to Ottawa Area Center.
Nearly 200 OAC students attended the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game to learn about healthy habits, work on social skills, and have fun.
Friday, October 25 nearly 50 young adult students from the OAISD Community Based Instruction program competed at the Midtown Center in Holland.
The annual OAC/CBI Prom will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Ottawa Area Center. Pictures begin at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, and dancing continues until 9:30 p.m.
Thanks to RE/MAX Grand Valley, students at the Ottawa Area Center learned about the science behind how hot air balloons rise and lower as part of the science curriculum.
Friday, March 8 come see international sensation Carlos Seise in Spring Lake to support Artists Creating Together in the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District.
Enjoying a nice fire with these chilly days? Enjoy one faster by placing a handmade fire starter in the kindling. Warm yourself and support CBI students at the same time!
CBI students will sell their crafts Friday, December 6, 2013 from 8:15-10:45 to help raise money for their arts program. OAC is located at 10160 96th Avenue in Allendale.
Looking for a great holiday present? The Enjoy the City coupon book offers hundreds of local coupons for only $20.
Know a golfer? Hudsonville CBI is selling "experienced" golf balls at a great price to benefit their Micro-Enterprise Program.