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National Salvation Army Week Begins May 13th

Submitted 05-06-2024 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army in Kent County is celebrating its 140th Anniversary May 13-19 during National Salvation Army Week.


League of Women Voters holds reception for 2nd Annual GoVote Poster Contest

Submitted 04-30-2024 under NONPROFITS

A reception and month's long exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum celebrate the work of Kent County high school students


City Connection: Evette Pittman, manager of the City's Office of Special Events, to join Rapidian program manager in the GRTV studio

Submitted 04-29-2024 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 6.


GR Residents Gaining Leadership Skills for Advocacy and Change

Submitted 04-23-2024 under NONPROFITS

Dwelling Place in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, is equipping residents with the tools they need to self-advocate and foster the change they wish to see.


Filmmaker Spotlight: Dante James (Open Projector Night Audience Vote Winner)

Submitted 04-18-2024 under NONPROFITS

Dante James talks about process and inspiration behind his film that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.


St. Cecilia Music Center honors 2024 recipients of the distinguished Helen DeVos Legacy Award for outstanding women in Grand Rapids

Submitted 04-17-2024 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) announces Ellen Arlinsky, Mary Bloom and Kate McGarry as the 2024 honorees of the esteemed Helen DeVos Legacy Award. Now in its fifth year, past Legacy Award recipients have included Helen DeVos, Stella Royce, Karen Henry Stokes, and Mary Goodwillie Nelson.


St. Cecilia Music Center Brings Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Artists in a final performance of the 2023-34 season on April 18, 2024

Submitted 04-17-2024 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center will feature five world-renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center artists on violin, viola, and cello performing works by Beethoven, Françaix, Bridge, & Mendelssohn who created many of the great string masterpieces.


Local Artist Highlight: Annamarie Buller

Submitted 04-14-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts talks with Annamarie Buller about her change-generating event series, "Centering Liberation." Interview by Pamela MacDougal


STGR Journal: Housing Step Down

Submitted 04-13-2024 under NONPROFITS