The Rapidian


Civic Theatre's summer youth program provides hands-on experience

Submitted 07-26-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Civic School of Theatre Arts presents "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" and "Into the Woods Jr." July 29-August 7, 2016 at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.


Backpack and school supply drive for 500 local kids in need

Submitted 07-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

D.A. Blodgett - St. John's hosts its annual Backpack and School Supply Drive from August 8-August 12, 2016.


Michigan state parks act as summer classrooms

Submitted 07-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

For most students, school is out, but that does not mean learning has to stop.


Divorce Attorneys for Women partners with local domestic violence nonprofits to bring world-renowned author to West Michigan

Submitted 07-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Lundy Bancroft is one of the world's leading experts on domestic abuse, and the author of several best-selling books. Bancroft will lead two workshops in October of 2016, one geared towards professionals and one open to the public. Registration is now open.


Sign up now to showcase at Maker Faire Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-05-2016 under NEWS

Artists, inventors, scientists, woodworkers, designers and more are invited to apply for Maker Faire Grand Rapids at the Grand Rapids Public Museum by July 22, 2016.


Creative Youth Center kicks off annual campaign with 'meet and greet'

Submitted 06-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center invites the community to share the highlights of last year and get updates on future goals on Wednesday, July 6 at The Meanwhile Bar from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.


Local refugee center hosts summer literacy program, looks for volunteers

Submitted 06-21-2016 under NEWS

The West Michigan Refugee and Cultural Center invites community members to volunteer during its annual Summer Literacy Program, happening from June 27 to August 12, 2016.


Organizations partner with community to vitalize Roosevelt Park

Submitted 06-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

What started out as a dream for a park with public art turned into a reality on May 21st when Friends of Grand Rapids Parks installed a vibrant mural in Roosevelt Park, an urban green space near the intersection of Clyde Park and Granville Avenue.


GR Public Museum School wins City Environmental Services Department's 'Be a Basin Buddy' Student Video Contest

Submitted 05-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

More than 3,500 students celebrated their involvement in hands-on environmental learning projects this year at the seventh annual Groundswell Student Showcase


Rapids restoration plan - what's next?

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here is what is on the horizon for the Grand River Restoration process