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Catalyst Radio: Wege Speaker Series bringing to town wind energy expert Tom Kiernan

by Catalyst Radio

The Wege Foundation continues its speaker series at Aquinas College with wind energy expert Tom Kiernan, CEO of the nonprofit American Wind Energy Association. The free event on Thursday, Apr. 24 begins at 4 p.m.

Catalyst Radio: SouthSide Theater Company puts on "Angels In America"

by Catalyst Radio

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Angels In America” takes the stage at Dog Story Theater Apr. 4-12.

Catalyst Radio: Get Covered America making final push for sign-ups

by Catalyst Radio

The deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Mar. 31, and Get Covered America is working to get the word out on financial assistance available.

Catalyst Radio: LadyFestGR expanding women-focused workshops, entertainment

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As a grassroots celebration of women, through workshops, vendors and performances, the third annual LadyFestGR is centered on a single day – Sat., Mar. 22, bringing a heavy focus on local talent and expertise.

Catalyst Radio: CMC project is Elevating Voices in neighborhoods through access to modern media

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A 3-year W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant is funding a Community Media Center project to bring media tools and training to Grand Rapids neighborhoods.

Catalyst Radio: Our Kitchen Table teaching gardening for food security

by Catalyst Radio

Beginning on March 8, Our Kitchen Table is holding classes focusing on gardening, food policy and food justice.

Catalyst Radio: CASA advocates for children in child welfare system

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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are volunteers who act as the voice of the children in child abuse and neglect cases. Last year CASA of Kent County advocated for more than 300 children.

Catalyst Radio: The DAAC starts new life, seeks new location

by Catalyst Radio

Now under the nonprofit umbrella of national arts organization Fractured Atlas, The DAAC is raising funds for its new home.

Catalyst Radio: Food need at its highest in West Michigan

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Feeding American West Michigan Food Bank distributed the most groceries in its 33 year history in 2013, with this year’s demands even higher.

Catalyst Radio: Izaak Walton League's Winterfest teaches love of outdoors Sat., Jan. 25

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Izaak Walton League works to foster care and enjoyment of the natural environment.

Catalyst Radio: Artist Gianturco, international exhibit subjects describe 'Grandmother Power' at GRPM

by Catalyst Radio

Grandmother Power phenomenon is described by GRPM exhibit artist Paola Gianturco and her Canadian subjects.

Catalyst Radio: Silent Observer rocks the mic with youth competition Tues., Feb. 4

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Rock The Mic youth music event brings attention to crime solving program, with artists against violence.

Catalyst Radio: Well House 19:1 fundraiser goes through end of year, plus concert Jan. 16

by Catalyst Radio

Well House remembers homeless who have died with a ceremony at new house at 632 Cass SE on Saturday, Dec. 21at 5 p.m.

Catalyst Radio: Open Projector provides chance for local filmmakers to showcase works

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Original film creations can be submitted through Wed., Dec. 11.

Catalyst Radio: Ele's Place offers support for children dealing with grief

by Catalyst Radio

Ele’s Place Tour of the Heart open house is Thurs., Dec. 5

Catalyst Radio: Plaster Creek Stewards work for restoration of local watershed

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Calvin College faculty, staff and students come together as Plaster Creek Stewards – A Watershed Restoration Initiative, to work for health of the urban natural area.

Catalyst Radio: High Five Co-op Brewery is growing membership one event at a time

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High Five Co-op plans to employ members as brewers. The next opportunity to become a member of the brewery co-op is at its tasting event Nov. 20.

Catalyst Radio: Family Futures working for stronger families and communities

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Family Futures has set its Hope Circle fundraiser for Nov. 12, and the Connections Circle fundraising event for Nov. 19 at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum.

Catalyst Radio: Civic Theatre opens its 88th season with The Giver

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts is making a book drive part of this season's performances based on Newberry Award-recognized literature.

Catalyst Radio: WYCE BoDeans concert to raise funds for DA Blodgett-St. John's

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A new concert series called WYCE at Wealthy kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 16 with the band BoDeans, to raise funds for the local children’s aid nonprofit DA Blodgett-St. John’s.