Community Updates: Friday, May 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-19-2023 under NEWS

Kent County Prosecutor Announces Charging Decision in Case of Seven-Year-Old Student Who Brought Unloaded Firearm to Cesar E. Chavez Elementary  On Wednesday, May 3, security personnel at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School in Grand Rapids...

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A look back at Festival of the Arts' first 50 years

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 06-05-2019 under NEWS

Fifty years ago downtown Grand Rapids was in the midst of urban renewal. In June 1969, in front of the new Grand Rapids City Hall, a massive work of abstract sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder titled “La Grande Vitesse” was...

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Free "Kids at the Market" activities return to Downtown Market beginning June 27

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 06-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Beginning Wednesday, June 27, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market welcomes back its free “Kids at the Market” activities, engaging kids through crafts, science experiments, animals, fitness and more. Each Kids at the Market event is...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market hosts free Spring Break activities for kids on April 4

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

On April 4, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host Lil Green Thumbs: Spring Break in the Greenhouse, a free event for kids and families, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Families looking for something fun to do with the kids during Spring Break can...

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Meet scientists, learn about the marvels of the brain at Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair

by (msumd)

Submitted 02-26-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum for Michigan State University’s Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair. Meet scientists and learn about the marvels of the brain – from how it looks and feels and works – to how to keep it...

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Center for Inquiry Michigan sponsoring March for Science on Saturday

by (cfimichigan)

Submitted 04-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Center for Inquiry (CFI) Michigan, a local secular community group, is officially sponsoring the March for Science in Lansing on Saturday, April 22nd. Jennifer Beahan, CFI Michigan Program Director, will be a featured speaker at the Lansing March,...

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Special spring break activities at Grand Rapids Public Museum

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Spend this Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) to enjoy intriguing exhibits, planetarium shows and hands-on activities! Visitors can explore the Earth’s most amazing creatures at current traveling exhibits, "Whales:...

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Michigan Trails Week is reason to celebrate West Michigan's outdoors

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

Not exactly the woodsy type? Well, how about test-driving Michigan's great outdoors along one of its many scenic trails? Whether you like to walk, run, bike or ride, the Great Lakes State has a rail trail, bikeway, riverwalk or trailway for you...

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YMCA's Healthy Kids Day aims to keep children active

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids’ Healthy Kids Day is coming up on April 30 and it is all about building on the “COOL” factor inside every kid. As spring transitions to summer, this event is a reminder not to let children idle away...

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Vote now to pick Summer 2016's Movies in the Park

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-22-2015 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) now has a poll open to pick this coming summer's Movies in the Park series. This first round of voting narrows the competition down to 10 movies, with the voting lasting until January 3, 2016. “DGRI...

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