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Volunteer at the sixth annual GRandJazzFest

Submitted 07-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Love music and your city? The free, weekend-long event is Aug. 19 and 20 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids and is seeking volunteers to help distribute event programs, work the merchandise tent and assist with other tasks that help the popular summertime event run smoothly.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Esan Sommersell

Submitted 07-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

For Esan Sommersell, making is living. In a world where it's become increasingly difficult to discern fact from fiction, Sommersell's paintings remind us that what we see, hear, touch, and taste cannot be separated from what we feel.

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Held in the Avenue for the Arts [workshop] Space, this series aims to make learning a new skill or expanding your network of artists and writers easy, accessible, and exciting. It’s never been easier to meet your people.

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Mobile food pantry helps relieve burden created by food insecurity

Submitted 07-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Many families at Sibley Elementary suffer from food insecurity, their monthly mobile food pantry is making a difference.

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First-ever Kitten Cabana Adoption event to be held July 14

Submitted 07-07-2017 under NEWS

This month, support animals in need by attending the first-ever Kitten Cabana Adoption event hosted by the Humane Society of West Michigan and the JW Marriott.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Eana Agopian

Submitted 07-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Meet Eana Agopian, a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. Her work is now on display at UICA through August 6, 2017.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum to host a free day on July 16

Submitted 07-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. visitors will receive free general admission to explore the Museum’s three floors of core exhibits.

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Stars are shining bright in Grand Rapids Comic-Con's 2017 celebrity lineup

Submitted 06-30-2017 under NEWS

Star Wars' Billy Dee Williams, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Gates McFadden, and Pink Power Ranger Catherine Sutherland to headline this year's Grand Rapids Comic-Con

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Arts in Motion uses expressive arts to enrich the lives of those living with physical, emotional or mental challenges

Submitted 06-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Arts in Motion who uses creative arts to help people living with disabilities express themselves creatively

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Sexual violence, abuse in the GR music scene needs even more conversation

Submitted 06-27-2017 under OPINION

Sexual violence and abuse are regrettably part of DIY and creative music scenes around the country. We must continue to have constructive dialogue and show support for victims in order to reduce and hopefully eliminate these issues in our community.

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