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Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates Christmas with new sights and sounds, unexpected surprises at Holiday Pops

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

December is the time of year for decorating, baking, shopping and spending time with friends and family. It’s also one of the best times of the year for celebrating with the gift of music. Enjoy the holidays with timeless music and much more...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: On which holiday brings the most joy, and which brings the least

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-08-2018 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “Once a year we celebrate Homecoming Sunday. It is normally held the first Sunday after Labor Day....

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Holiday Pops are homegrown fun for a hometown audience

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you love Christmas, you love Christmas carols, sung by a choir. Join the Grand Rapids Pops for its Wolverine World Wide Holiday Pops, and you get to hear not one but two choirs sing Christmas music. What’s more, you get to sing along too....

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Get into the Christmas spirit with GRTV's Santa Show

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 12-08-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In early December each year, the GRTV studio transforms into a winter wonderland as kids and adults alike throughout Grand Rapids wait impatiently for the arrival of their favorite jolly Christmas icon – Santa Claus! The Santa Show is a long-...

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Food bank invites community to receive food for the holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, Dec. 22, Feeding America West Michigan will open its doors to community members who need a little extra food this holiday season. Food for the Holidays will begin at 2:30 p.m. and conclude at 4. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier...

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Santa will take calls, tweets live tonight on GRTV

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Santa will be taking your calls and tweets live again tonight, Monday, December 19 from 6-7 PM in the GRTV studio during the annual GRTV Santa Call-In Show! Santa wants to hear from you - record a short video of you, your child, or your...

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Help provide a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Diane Brown, President and longtime volunteer of the Santa Claus Girls, explains how you can help give a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season. Santa Claus Girls is a...

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Food bank hosting fresh food giveaway before Thanksgiving

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan will host a special Fresh Food Giveaway at its Comstock Park headquarters the day before Thanksgiving. Guests of the Nov. 23 distribution can expect to receive a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products,...

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Coming together, welcoming all: Interfaith gathering of healing, hope

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 11-15-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Every year in Grand Rapids, our interfaith community gathers at Thanksgiving time in a spirit of expressing gratitude and unity through our diversity. While a secular holiday, each tradition brings a rich perspective to the theme, which this year is...

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22nd annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World highlights some of the world's most cherished folklore

by (Meijer Gardens)

Submitted 11-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Experience the magic of the holidays at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park with the annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibition on display from November 22 through January 8, 2017. Visitors from all over the world...

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