The Rapidian

Culture

In Season: June 15, 2019

Submitted 06-14-2019 under NONPROFITS

It's officially MICHIGAN STRAWBERRY season + we have around 30 vendors with fresh, locally-grown produce, farm products (eggs, meat, dairy), Michigan-made food, flowers + garden transplants and handmade goods. Shop outside on this beautiful day and get some of the first strawberries of the season!

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Backyard ministry on Southeast Side becomes nonprofit Community Kids

Submitted 06-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

What started as a backyard basketball Bible club is now a nonprofit that regularly serves 200 kids through adventure trips, mentoring and summer camp.

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 2019 Lineup Announced

Submitted 06-11-2019 under NONPROFITS

Annual free outdoor concert series returns for its 11th year

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Calvin College Launches Campaign to Save the Student Activities Office

Submitted 06-10-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Student Activities Office (SAO), a beloved fixture of Calvin College and the West Michigan music scene, requires funding to remain intact. In partnership with students, Calvin College administrators seek ways to keep the program intact.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Does it Mean to be a Part of a Religious Community?, Part 1

Submitted 06-10-2019 under OPINION

This week’s question: What does it mean to be part of a religious community? We present the Christian responses in the column this week. Next week, we present Unitarian, Hindu, and Jewish responses.

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In Season: June 8, 2019

Submitted 06-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

Come treat your senses to the stunning sights and smells of the Market this time of year! It's such a beautiful day, sun is shining, and we have over 30 vendors today with Michigan food, farm, and artisan products!

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A look back at Festival of the Arts' first 50 years

Submitted 06-05-2019 under NEWS

Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids' signature celebration of arts and culture, celebrates its 50th year of free fun for the entire family.

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"Culinary Conversations" Focusing on Food Failures at June 18 Meetup

Submitted 06-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host its third Culinary Conversations Meetup on June 18 at 5 p.m., focusing on “Food Failures.” The free event features four local food industry mavens, from the startup and corporate world, discussing their own failed food projects and how they moved past them.

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City Connection - Mayor and Becky Jo Glover from city Office of Customer Service discuss 311, city website, outreach efforts

Submitted 06-03-2019 under NEWS

This month, Mayor Bliss is joined by Becky Jo Glover from the Office of Customer Service and Innovation at the city. She’ll be discussing the cities’ 311 service, the city website, and other upcoming projects to help citizens better connect with their city government.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Should We be Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities?

Submitted 06-03-2019 under OPINION

How do religious institutions show themselves to be open to folks with disabilities both visible and not visible?

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