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Public Museum partnering with Brewery Vivant, The Cheese Lady for a special Beer Explorers on May 11

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Beer Explorers class will give 40 participants the opportunity to learn about their sense of taste and what combinations appeal to them individually. The class will be led by Brewery Vivant's Wandering Monk and Certified Cicerone, Ryan Engemann, and Grand Rapid’s The Cheese Lady, Heather Zinn.

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See stars, planets during 'Public Observation Nights' at Veen Observatory on April 29

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The waxing crescent moon and planet Jupiter will be highlights on April 29, with views also of star clusters and galaxies through two of the Veen Observatory’s large telescopes, as well as portable telescopes provided by GRAAA members.

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Kit-A-Gin preschool garden receives Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 04-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Huron Potawatomi Head Start is one of the first recipients of Grand Rapids' Neighborhood Match Fund. Local preschoolers will get the opportunity of experience the healthy benefits of being out in nature and learning about the origin of their food.

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Living Vibrancy: ACT Apprentice Colin Vanderveen

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Take a closer look at ACT apprentice Colin Vanderveen - his inspiration, his creation, and his goals.

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Celebrate 50th anniversary of The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' album with Grand Rapids Pops' live performance

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hear music from 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with Classical Mystery Tour and the Grand Rapids Pops, April 28-30, 2017.

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Support 'A Day Without Immigrants' on May 1, 2017

Submitted 04-25-2017 under OPINION

This Monday, allies and immigrants are asked to strike from work, school, shopping (including gasoline purchases), and to close their businesses on that day in solidarity. In Grand Rapids, people are asked to gather at Garfield Park for a program and a walk toward Calder Plaza.

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Art.Downtown 2017 showcase in pictures

Submitted 04-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Did you miss Art.Downtown 2017? We got you covered!

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Sharing best practices in ending homelessness at home

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids homeless agency selected by the National Alliance to End Homelessness as host site for 2017 international exchange.

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Beauty, abstract: ACT apprentice Mary Scovel

Submitted 04-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Take a closer look at ACT apprentice Mary Scovel - her inspiration, her creation, and her goals.

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Vagabonds frontman Luke Dean launches tour, full-album release

Submitted 04-24-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Luke Dean of Vagabonds delivers honest lyrics, emotional intensity in his highly anticipated full-album release.

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