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Submitted 04-16-2014 under NEWS
The Grand Rapids Public Library is giving people a chance to share each other's resources at their Book and Media Swap, happening at two of their branches.
The Gathering Thunder Foundation will be having their Spring Gala fundraising event to raise money for their programs that aid Native Americans across the country.
Submitted 04-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
After the closing of Schuler Books on Alpine Avenue, the Naughty Knitters and Hookers knitting and crochet group have found themselves without a place to gather.
Submitted 04-16-2014 under VOICES
Rapidian citizen reporter and civic investor, Roberta King, shares her involvement with The Rapidian and her invesment in the Grand Rapids community
Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS
Through practicing as a group at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities and doing live performances, the boys of Aerial Tactic are getting out of their houses and staying active.
Submitted 04-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Hailing from the other side of the globe, Chef Roman Petrack of Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering has seen growing community involvement in his four years in the city.
Submitted 04-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS
When native plants are incorporated into our cities, parks, and yards, numerous benefits are realized.
Join us in celebrating our annual fund drive at the Richard App Gallery in East Hills. The event is this Friday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Submitted 04-15-2014 under NEWS
A two day conference, and following art exhibit open to the public, uses art to bridge the gap between cultures, with over 300 pieces of original artwork and eight participating churches.
Tanglefoot studio will feature artwork by Susan Klein, visiting assistant professor at GVSU
Fortune Feimster was first brought to Grand Rapids during LaughFest 2013. She returns this summer for a show of her own.
Story Spinners of Grand Rapids have created an elementary program focusing on fables that they will present in addition to continued appearances at events like Festival of the Arts.
Erica VanEe says it wasn't until she was living, working and playing in the same community that she truly found a sense of place and purpose. VanEe brings her history of inclusive strategy and work in education to her new appointment on the City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission.
Submitted 04-14-2014 under NONPROFITS
Songs from the Second Floor is a collection of the ephemeral performances that occur live on the air, in one take, on 88.1 WYCE. This video series is produced by GRTV in collaboration with WYCE and The Rapidian in order to capture and archive these rare moments.
Submitted 04-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Tami VandenBerg believes that we all should have access to a great city. Her work at Well House as well as starting both The Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme are all a part of making Grand Rapids great- for all.
Follow the story of Rapidian reporter Mariah Kennedy as she inspires others to make their city a better place. Build a greener city, invest in your community: The Rapidian helps us make it possible.
Submitted 04-11-2014 under NONPROFITS
Louis Savary shares insights into the work of St. Ignatius re-envisioned with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's powerful integration of faith and science
Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS
Dance in the Annex , DITA, announces the fifth and final "TRIP THE LIGHT" event , which will feature modern dance, multimedia and live music. Presale tickets are on sale now for the May 10 event at Wealthy Theatre, with additional discounts for members of Community Media Center (CMC).
Eco-chef, food justice activist and author, Bryant Terry will meet with community members for dialogue on food justice and a cooking demo from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 23 at LINC Gallery, 341 Hall St. SE in Grand Rapids.
Tom Clinton has accepted a new role as the Executive Director of the Community Media Center. Clinton brings multiple strengths from past roles into his leadership of local community media.
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