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Downtown Market's "Cook For A Cause" program benefits community non-profits

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Beginning this month, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s new “Cook for a Cause” program offers a culinary philanthropic opportunity to take a class, make a meal and lend a hand.


Strength of 30,000 nerds: Grand Rapids Comic-Con begins to flex its muscle

Submitted 10-24-2016 under NEWS

With this year's attendance again breaking records, Grand Rapids' annual geek gathering at DeVos Place gears up for not only for event expansion, but for more powerful community impact.


Catalyst Radio: Creative Youth Center & centering student voices

Submitted 10-17-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

A conversation with the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center, an organization that prepares kids for life’s adventures by supporting their writing and amplifying their voices.


The University Wit's production of "Escanaba in da Moonlight" opens at Dog Story Theater

Submitted 10-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family's Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck.


Grand Rapids Public Library covers a lot of ground in book clubs, both geographically and topically

Submitted 10-14-2016 under NEWS

GRPL leads the Reading the Great Lakes and #ReadSoHard book clubs. Each of them features books from a variety of settings, genres and subjects to open up spaces for discussion among readers.


Creative Youth Center hosts Characters that Lived

Submitted 10-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center invites the community to witness young authors' character-creations come to life through the performance of local actors in this hilarious improv comedy show.


And the winner is... ArtPrize Education Days

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NEWS

Although the ArtPrize competition has concluded for the year, the ArtPrize Education team isn’t shutting down shop. ArtPrize works closely with ArtPrize Partner Schools throughout the year to design best-practice resources and bring their students' ArtPrize experience into the classroom.


One-on-one interview with "Holes" guest director, Jason Marlett

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre sits down with guest director Jason Marlett


Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

A new way of addressing poverty that involves personal experience and a call to action.


GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

More than 640,000 meals were raised during Feeding America West Michigan's Hunger Action Month campaign this year.