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Posted at 10:41 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 10:41:38-04

1. Kent District Library is opening back up for in-person visits starting on Wednesday.

In-brand hours will be Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. with some exceptions.

People will be asked to follow a few guidelines including wearing mask coverings, social distancing throughout the buildings, computer sessions will
be limited to one hour at a time, and children's play areas will remain closed.

Curbside services will continue to be available. For more information, visit kdl.org.

2. John Ball Zoo is hosting its Superhero Day today, with some changes this time around.

The event is happening during regular hours. All character interactions will be six feet apart to ensure superheroes and guests stay safe, so you'll have to take group photos as opposed to individual ones.

Guests can also see the zoo's new Bricklive animal paradise.

There is a limited number of tickets available and can be purchased at the zoo's website.

3. The annual South Haven Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is being held virtually this year.

On Sunday, the club will sponsor a live-streamed pancake breakfast on Facebook from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

If you donate in person, you'll get a package of Jiffy Buttermilk Pancake Mix and a quart of fresh Michigan blueberries to take home.

Donations can be made at the South Haven Downtown Pavillion.

4. If you've ever found yourself trying to decide between giving someone flowers or chocolate, here's a solution: Chocolate Cosmos.

Chocolate Cosmos are a type of flower that not only looks like red velvet cake but also come with a chocolate fragrance.

Native to Mexico, they love a warm climate and can grow as tall as 30 inches.

5. The "Got Milk" campaign is making a comeback, but this time it's geared toward the YouTube and TikTok generation.

It includes both the ads and videos, including one showing Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky swim the entire length of a pool while balancing a glass of chocolate milk on her head.

Milk producers say they're capitalizing on a spike in milk sales they noticed after the pandemic took hold.