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Art in Bloom Returns to the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Submitted 03-10-2023 under NONPROFITS

The one-weekend-only exhibition showcases the combined beauty of art and floral design


Calling All Bicyclists: Spokes Up Bike Challenge Begins March 26

Submitted 03-08-2023 under NONPROFITS

The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition invites any area bicyclists to participate in the first-annual Spokes Up challenge. The challenge, which runs from March 26 - April 9, 2023, calls bicyclists to ride a collective 15,000 miles. Local businesses will provide discounts if the goal is met.


St. Cecilia Music Center Presents the final Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Concert of the 2022-23 season on March 23, 2023 featuring four renowned musicians performing the works of Brahms and Arensky

Submitted 03-08-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) presents the final Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concert of the season entitled “Delight and Drama” on March 23, 2023. Four-hand piano pieces will bring musicians as close as they can get to the ultimate in collegial music-making.


Ethics and Religion: Is Less Religion Better?

Submitted 03-07-2023 under OPINION

Is it possible that less “religion” in the U.S. could result in a better society? If no, and assuming the trend continues, then how do you think society will be different?


East Hills Council of Neighbors Welcomes New Executive Director Jessica Young

Submitted 03-06-2023 under NONPROFITS

East Hills Council of Neighbors is excited to announce our Executive Director Jessica Young


Filmmaker Spotlight: Allison Riley (Open Projector Night Audience Vote Winner)

Submitted 03-03-2023 under NONPROFITS

Allison Riley talks about process and inspiration behind their film that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.


Broadway Grand Rapids Announces 35th Anniversary Season

Submitted 03-01-2023 under NEWS

Broadway Grand Rapids recently announced its 2023-2024 season with a series of broadly appealing shows.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Study of Scripture an Obligation in Your Tradition?

Submitted 02-27-2023 under OPINION

Is study of sacred text a religious obligation? If so, why? If it is to deepen your faith, why are there so many Bible stories about people abusing and deceiving others and God? If it is to deepen your practice, what's the point of studying a passage referring to things we no longer do?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is it Good to be the Official Religion of a Country?, part 2

Submitted 02-20-2023 under OPINION

I’m curious if each of you enjoys living in a pluralistic nation, as opposed to somewhere that has not only a majority of your co-religionists, but also favors your faith above others.


St. Cecilia Music Center brings back Bluegrass / Newgrass Folk Hero Sam Bush to Grand Rapids on March 10, 2023

Submitted 02-17-2023 under NONPROFITS

Sam Bush, well-known Mandolin artist and New Grass/Blue Grass legend, who has performed with many folk artists including Emmy Lou Harris, Leon Russell, Lyle Lovett, will be back in Grand Rapids at St. Cecilia Music Center to perform with his band on March 10, 2023, on the Acoustic Café Folk Series