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summer

Local youth against violence group calling for applicants to June Teen Advocacy Conference

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 06-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, June 26, local youth-led coalition YLAV (Young Leaders Against Violence) is hosting a Teen Advocacy Conference at the Kent County Health Department from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Youth participants will have the opportunity to learn about a...

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West Michigan Jazz Society moves free concerts from zoo to Ah-Nab-Awen Park

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Jazz in the Park, formerly Jazz at the Zoo, begins at Ah-Nab-Awen Park this summer on June 8. The yearly concert series is presented by the West Michigan Jazz Society. The jazz society has produced free jazz concerts in Grand Rapids for 14 years,...

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Movies in the Park begins June 5 with E.T.

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Movies in the Park begins this Friday June 5 with E.T. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Started as a community idea in 2013, Movies in the Park has quickly become a signature event in downtown Grand Rapids. "Film titles for Movies in the Park is crowd-...

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Grand Rapids Learning Foundation to provide ACT prep courses this summer

by (GRLF)

Submitted 05-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

Registration is now open for the Grand Rapids Learning Foundation’s Summer Series ACT prep courses! This summer, the Grand Rapids Learning Foundation (GRLF) will host ACT prep courses for students grades 8-12th at the Ronald McDonald House of...

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Blandford Nature Center debuts new family event

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Blandford Nature Center will host its first Twilight Family Picnic with Wildlife Exploration on August 14. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. The program costs $3 for members and $6 for non-members. Families are invited to bring...

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Don't miss GRAM's "Michigan Modern" exhibition

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-31-2014 under OPINION

Growing up in Michigan I took for granted our state's rich design history, which owes much to forces like the automobile and furniture industries. The influences of companies like Herman Miller and General Motors have echoed across the decades,...

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Local, national brewers to pour side by side at Summer Craft Beer Festival

by (andreemi)

Submitted 07-16-2014 under NEWS

For the fourth year, WGRD and the West Grand Neighborhood Organization came together to organize the Summer Craft Beer Festival, an outdoor festival featuring live music, food, games and craft beer from brewers around the country. The festival is...

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Serenity Boutique showcases distinctive summer trends

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 07-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Operating from the MoDiv in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Serenity Boutique has been providing a variety of women’s accessories. Eboné Farley and her family own Serenity Boutique, and they carefully select each item to be displayed in...

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Fulton Street Farmers Market to host summer solstice party

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NEWS

To celebrate the market’s new facilities and the recent growing season, the Fulton Street Farmers Market is hosting a summer solstice party on June 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the market. For a $25 minimum donation, attendees can enjoy appetizers...

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The Bandit Queen to provide taste of ramen at 11th annual Local First Street Party

by (lisadebone)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The 11th annual Local First Street Party, presented by Founders Brewing Company, will be kicking off summer this Saturday. The festival of local food, drink, entertainment and music will begin at 3 p.m. outside of Bistro Bella Vita. Small business...

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