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Former National Security Council Director to discuss nuclear threats

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Nuclear security is a topic no one wants to discuss. And we don't want to worry about it, though worst-case scenarios are terrifying.


Meijer Gardens' butterfly exhibition highlights patterns found in nature

Submitted 02-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Escape into a living kaleidoscope as thousands of butterflies fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory March 1 through April 30.


GRCM joins Museums for All, helping low-income families to play together

Submitted 02-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families Museums for All to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources


Inside the Grand Rapids Ballet - "Black & White: Swan Lake"

Submitted 02-06-2017 under NEWS

This performance is choreographed by Mario Radacovský, a Czechoslovakian-born dancer turned choreographer who based this rendition on a very personal life experience.


Landmark exhibition brings Ai Weiwei's vision to Meijer Gardens

Submitted 01-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

This will be Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition at a botanical garden or sculpture park.


Encore! A national movement expands locally

Submitted 12-12-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Encore initiative encourages 50+ to use their skills and experience for the good of the community.


Deeper hues of inclusion: How ACT's apprentice program empowers professional artists with disabilities

Submitted 12-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This fall, ACT launched its apprenticeship program, an 8-month cohort that provides intensive art education for people with disabilities, preparing them for a career in the arts.


Sixteen local children need a forever home

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) will mark National Adoption Awareness Month in November with Images of Adoption, an open house for those who would like to learn about becoming an adoptive parent. The agency will host Images of Adoption at DABSJ located at 805 Leonard, from 5 – 7 p.m. on Nov. 10.


Graphic designer brings new life to nonprofit

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids graphic designer brings skills to local nonprofit, Access of West Michigan


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.