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Building community by supporting our refugee neighbors

Submitted 02-23-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Through textile work, community engagement, and sustainability, Treetops Collective is a valuable resource for refugee women and bridging the gap between refugees and locals to better support each other.

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Homes for All represents residents in gentrification crisis at GR City Commission Meeting

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NEWS

Homes For All, a collective of city residents affected by recent changes in Grand Rapids, spoke to the commissioners about the housing crisis and gentrification.

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Public Museum presents "Great American Eclipse" forum in anticipation of August solar event

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is teaming with eclipse activities media sponsor WZZM-13 to present a “Great American Eclipse” information forum at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 1 in the Meijer Theater at the GRPM. The event is free and open to the public.

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Dégagé Ministries aims to transform lives through care, community center

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Transforming lives is not just a catch phrase or a clever slogan; it is simply what we strive to do here at Dégagé.

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Free seminar series jumpstarts food entrepreneurs with advice from industry experts

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

In March, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will present its first-ever Recipes for Success series, a three-week program designed for food entrepreneurs. The free educational seminars are aimed at providing industry insight to budding and accelerating food entrepreneurs.

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Challenging conversations shape local arts community

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan arts community comes together for a day of conversation regarding what it means to be a creative in 2017 on Saturday, February 25 at "Break it Down | Make it Better."

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Marcelo Lehninger's 2017-18 season with Grand Rapids Symphony includes tour to New York City's Carnegie Hall with pianist Nelson Freire

Submitted 02-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Violinist Sarah Chang, two Harry Potter movies, Ravel's Bolero, movie music of John Williams and much more are part of Grand Rapids Symphony's 2017-18 concert season

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Learn to support local refugees at "Do Good Well" event

Submitted 02-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Monday, February 20th, the Refugee Education Center is hosting an education event at the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids from 6-8 p.m.

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Local playwright talks Lake Effect Fringe Festival and more

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Dog Story Theater presents the 5th annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival. A collaboration of artists alike, joining in the intimate space of Dog Story’s black box theater. Stephen Douglas Wright sat down with The Rapidian to talk about his experience with the Lake Effect Fringe Festival.

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The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Tuesday, February 7, The Rapidian hosted the first of a two part community journalism workshop series at the Grand Rapids Public Library. The second workshop is February 21 from 12 pm - 1:30 pm for free with lunch included.

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