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Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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05/04/2016

Time: 10 am

Aquinas College B.F.A. Exhibit

An Art Show highlighting the work of all 2016 B. F. A. graduates.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

05/04/2016

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Orientation for Prospective Volunteer Literacy Tutors

Looking to share your love of reading? Hoping to give back to the Grand Rapids community? Sign up for an orientation session with the Literacy Center of West Michigan's Adult Tutoring Program.

Type of Event: Volunteer

Catholic Information Center
360 Division Ave S, Suite 2A
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/04/2016

Time: 7-8:45pm

Re-discovering Our Catholic Mystical and Contemplative Tradition: Teresa of Avila

This month Fr. Joachim will be taking a closer look at the writing of Teresa of Avila with a special focus on her book “The Interior Castle”

Type of Event: Lectures

Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/05/2016

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A “Charm”ing Evening with Wade Rouse

Join us for the Michigan launch of Wade Rouse's first novel, The Charm Bracelet.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/05/2016

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reading the Great Lakes

Come explore the Lakes with us! We'll read a range of titles including mystery, history, fiction, and nonfiction all taking place in the Great Lakes region—from Chicago to Cleveland.

Type of Event: Meetings

Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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05/05/2016

Time: 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Advanced Nonprofit Board Certification

Going beyond the basics, participants will engage in a higher level of conversation about how the role of boards and board members advance their organizations’ missions.

Type of Event: Lectures

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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05/05/2016

Time: 10 am

Aquinas College B.F.A. Exhibit

An Art Show highlighting the work of all 2016 B. F. A. graduates.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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05/06/2016

Time: 10 am

Aquinas College B.F.A. Exhibit

An Art Show highlighting the work of all 2016 B. F. A. graduates.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Peter Martin Wege Theatre
341 Ellsworth SW

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05/07/2016

Time: Fri & Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:00pm

Cinderella

Bruce Wells, former resident choreographer for Boston Ballet, brings to life a story full of magical pumpkin coaches, glamorous balls gowns, and enduring romance.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/07/2016

Time: 8:00PM on Friday/Saturday, 3:00PM on Sunday

Grand Rapids Symphony: The Music of John Williams

Enjoy the music from many films all by John Williams!

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

05/07/2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fashion & Tea

Culture from the Civil War era into the 20th century

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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05/07/2016

Time: 10 am

Aquinas College B.F.A. Exhibit

An Art Show highlighting the work of all 2016 B. F. A. graduates.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Wealthy Theatre Annex
1110 Wealthy
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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05/07/2016

Time: 11AM

Tap: Beginners

Join HTG Managing Director, Krista Pennington, for a series of drop in tap classes! All classes are $5 at the door.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

05/07/2016

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Spring Has Spring" Bicycle Donation Drive and Cookout

Boston Square Community Bikes needs your bicycle donations to support our work and help others ride.

Type of Event:

Fundraiser
Rally-Causes
Volunteer

Peter Martin Wege Theatre
341 Ellsworth SW

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05/08/2016

Time: Fri & Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:00pm

Cinderella

Bruce Wells, former resident choreographer for Boston Ballet, brings to life a story full of magical pumpkin coaches, glamorous balls gowns, and enduring romance.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/08/2016

Time: 8:00PM on Friday/Saturday, 3:00PM on Sunday

Grand Rapids Symphony: The Music of John Williams

Enjoy the music from many films all by John Williams!

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Aquinas College Art & Music Center
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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05/08/2016

Time: 10 am

Aquinas College B.F.A. Exhibit

An Art Show highlighting the work of all 2016 B. F. A. graduates.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

05/09/2016

Time: 10 a.m.

“Healthy U” Lecture Discusses End-of-Life Questions

“Sharing the Journey: Supporting a Friend or Neighbor at End-of-Life” is the lecture topic for Covenant Village of the Great Lakes’ “Healthy U” lecture.

Type of Event: Lectures

Garfield Park Lodge
334 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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05/09/2016

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

How to Plan Your Food Garden 2

OKT's food garden coaches share how to plan a high-yield urban food garden. Follow up to May 2 class.

Type of Event: Lectures

Spectrum Health Healthier Communities
665 Seward Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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05/11/2016

Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm

The Savvy Caregiver

Learn to Care For a Person with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia.

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Lectures
Meetings

Loosemore Auditorium
401 W. Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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05/11/2016

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Strategic Leadership Series: Why I Became a Localist

The movement toward localism today is stronger than ever. More people are buying locally, producing regionally and investing in small local efforts. And yet multinational corporations and global...

Type of Event: Lectures

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (GLCL)
758 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/11/2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Literature in Translation

Learn how translators interpret literature.

Type of Event: Lectures

Catholic Information Center
360 Division Ave. S.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/12/2016

Time: 5:30-7:00PM

The Spirituality of Human Work - Hecker Talks Series

The Catholic Information Center has created a new ecumenical speaker series called Hecker Talks, designed to explore issues relating to work. We have invited extraordinary speakers to discuss this...

Type of Event: Lectures

Catholic Information Center
360 Division Ave S, Suite 2A
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/12/2016

Time: 5:30 - 7 PM

Hecker Talks living a faithful and ethical work life: Messy and Miraculous: Putting on the Whole Armor of God in the Marketplace

Presented by Justice Maura D. Corrigan, Michigan Supreme Court (serving from 1998-2011) Just how did St. Paul do it? Justice Maura Corrigan will offer her thoughts on the imperfect stutterer who...

Type of Event: Lectures

The Cultural Center at St. Nicholas
2250 East Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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05/12/2016

Time: 8:30am-1pm

Council On Aging Annual Conference

Grand Rapids area Seniors are invited to attend a FREE annual Aging Well Conference: “Stretch Your Brain, Stretch Your Body, Stretch Your Budget.”

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Catholic Information Center
360 Division Ave S, Suite 2A
Grand Rapids 49503

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05/12/2016

Time: 5:30 - 7 PM

Messy and Miraculous: Putting on the Whole Armor of God in the Marketplace

Just how did St. Paul do it? Justice Maura Corrigan will offer her thoughts on the imperfect stutterer who traveled 20,000 miles on foot on his mission to transform human hearts. Do the perils of St...

Type of Event: Lectures

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes
2510 Lake Michigan Drive N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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05/12/2016

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Annual Blood Drive at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Help us reach our goal of 45 pints during our annual Blood Drive!

Type of Event: Rally-Causes

Grand Valley State University's Detroit Center
163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226

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05/13/2016

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Financial Analysis in Grantmaking

This workshop will provide grantmakers with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct a comprehensive and effective analysis of organizational and programmatic financial information to improve...

Type of Event: Lectures

05/14/2016

Time: Fri & Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:00pm

Cinderella

Bruce Wells, former resident choreographer for Boston Ballet, brings to life a story full of magical pumpkin coaches, glamorous balls gowns, and enduring romance.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/14/2016

Time: 8:00PM

Grand Rapids Symphony: Carmina Burana

Jazzy, introspective work brimming with the energy of mid-century American!

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

05/15/2016

Time: Fri & Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:00pm

Cinderella

Bruce Wells, former resident choreographer for Boston Ballet, brings to life a story full of magical pumpkin coaches, glamorous balls gowns, and enduring romance.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Garfield Park Lodge
334 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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05/16/2016

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Composting & Vermiculture

Learn how to compost food waste and scraps into healthy living soil for your food garden.

Type of Event: Lectures

05/17/2016

Time: 7 - 8:30 PM

Catholic Moral Theology

An historical look at moral tradition, especially social ethics---how have we passed on, from one generation to the next, the core values that help us with one of Life's Big Questions: "How...

Type of Event: Lectures

Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/17/2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ringlets featuring Embellish and Kevin Kammeraad

Join Embellish Handbell Ensemble and special guest Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe for a fun, hands-on experience filled with handbells and puppets.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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05/17/2016

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Planning for Successful Fundraising

This workshop puts a laser focus on proper planning for a successful fundraising program.

Type of Event: Lectures

Catholic Information Center
360 Division Ave S, Suite 2A
Grand Rapids 49503

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05/17/2016

Time: 7-8:30pm

Catholic Moral Theology

An historical look at moral tradition, especially social ethics---how have we passed on, from one generation to the next, the core values that help us with one of Life's Big Questions: "How...

Type of Event: Lectures

05/17/2016

Time: 11 am - 2 pm

Western Michigan University-Grand Rapids-All Programs Open House

A degree from Western Michigan University can open up a world of possibilities for you. Join us at our open house, where advisors, faculty and staff will answer all of your questions about any of the...

05/17/2016

Time: 11 am - 2 pm

Western Michigan University-Grand Rapids-All Programs Open House

A degree from Western Michigan University can open up a world of possibilities for you. Join us at our open house, where advisors, faculty and staff will answer all of your questions about any of the...

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters
758 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/18/2016

Book Launch for Cal Freeman's "Heard Among the Windbreak"

A party to celebrate Michigan poet Cal Freeman's latest volume, "Heard Among the Windbreak"

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

05/18/2016

Time: 3 pm - 6 pm

Western Michigan University-Grand Rapids-All Programs Open House

A degree from Western Michigan University can open up a world of possibilities for you. Join us at our open house, where advisors, faculty and staff will answer all of your questions about any of the...

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes
2510 Lake Michigan Drive N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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05/19/2016

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Couple to Portray the Reagans at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Ronald and Nancy Reagan, played by historians and artists William and Sue Wills, will share stories about their lives together during a performance on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Covenant...

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Peter Wege Auditorium
Grand Rapids , MI 49506

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05/19/2016

Time: 6pm VIP event, Film at 7:15

Starved for Change: Benefitting The Association for Child Development

The evening will begin with a VIP Reception & Silent Auction from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and will be followed by a screening of the film, A Place at the Table. There will be a panel discussion...

Type of Event: Fundraiser

05/21/2016

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Earth Explorers

The adventures of National Geographic brought to life

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

05/21/2016

Time: 11 - 5 pm on Sat. 05-21-2016, and noon - 6 pm on Sun.05-22-2016

Heritage Hill Home Tour

Heritage Hill Neighborhood Just east of downtown Grand Rapids Sat. May 21, 11 - 5 pm and Sun. May 22, noon - 6 pm

Type of Event: Fundraiser

Wealthy Theatre Annex
1110 Wealthy
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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05/21/2016

Time: 11AM

Tap: The Basics

Join HTG Managing Director, Krista Pennington, for a series of drop in tap classes! All classes are $5 at the door.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

05/21/2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys - Unexpected Delights

301 Sheldon Blvd, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

05/21/2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys - Unexpected Delights

301 Sheldon Blvd, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Cathedral of St Andrew
301 Sheldon Blvd
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/21/2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys - Unexpected Delights

End of Season Concert

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters
758 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/22/2016

Time: 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Writing From the Threshold: Two-Part Memoir Workshop

A two-part memoir-writing workshop, led by Gail Griffin.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Garfield Park Lodge
334 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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05/23/2016

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

How to Save Seeds

Learn how to gather and save seeds from your organic and heirloom food plants for planting next growing season.

Type of Event: Lectures

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters
758 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/24/2016

Time: 6:30pm

Richard Katrovas: Book Launch for "Swastika into Lotus"

A celebration for author Richard Katrovas's new book, "Swastika into Lotus"

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment

Catholic Information Center
360 Division Ave S, Suite 2A
Grand Rapids 49503

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05/24/2016

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Retirement 101: Investing

Topics will include retirement savings strategies, tax-deferred versus taxable savings, understanding a mutual fund, and understanding variable annuities. Mike Garabelli, a parishioner at the...

Type of Event: Lectures

Catholic Information Center
360 Division Ave S, Suite 2A
Grand Rapids 49503

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05/24/2016

Time: 2:30 - 5:30 PM

CIC Dinner and a Movie Presents: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. This movie carries us on an...

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Arts-Entertainment
Lectures

Catholic Information Center
360 Division Ave S, Suite 2A
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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05/25/2016

Time: 7:30 - 8:45 PM

Divorce Recovery Support Group

A ten-week series offered for all who are divorced or are in the process of becoming divorced.

Type of Event: Lectures

Catholic Information Center
360 Division Ave S, Suite 2A
Grand Rapids 49503

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05/25/2016

Time: 7:30 - 8:45 pm

Divorce Recovery Support Group

Divorce Recovery Support Group

Type of Event: Meetings

05/28/2016

Time: 5:00-8:00pm

Everyone in the Pool

LaFontsee Galleries artists make a splash at this year’s “Everyone in the Pool” exhibition, featuring a refreshing variety of paintings, drawings and three-dimensional works.

Type of Event: Arts-Entertainment