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Discover the rich tapestry of West Michigan's non-profit sector highlighted in The Rapidian's Nonprofit Dispatch. Gain insight directly from local organizations actively engaged in the realms of arts, culture, service, faith, and collaboration. These compelling narratives are graciously shared by a diverse array of non-profit entities in Grand Rapids.

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Local Artist Highlight: Brandy Mayweather Rising from the Crucible of Experience

Submitted 02-12-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts looks over the shoulder of Grand Rapids multi-media installation artist Brandy Mayweather to see how she does it. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform on March 7, 2024, with World-Class Artists on piano, strings, woodwinds and horn

Submitted 02-11-2024 under NONPROFITS

The concert by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will feature seven incredible artists performing a program entitled “Instrumental Array”, featuring the exquisite music of Beethoven, Rossini, Britten, Duruflé, and Hummel.

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Filmmaker Spotlight: Miles Davis Murphy (Open Projector Night Audience Vote Winner)

Submitted 02-09-2024 under NONPROFITS

Miles Davis Murphy talks about process and inspiration behind his film that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.

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Celebrating Sobriety Milestones at Guiding Light

Submitted 02-08-2024 under NONPROFITS

On January 18th seven former clients of the Guiding Light Recovery program - a free, 4-month inpatient substance abuse treatment program, celebrated reaching one year of sobriety. Watch Tim's speech here.

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St. Cecilia Music Center presents Popular Folk Artist Aimee Mann with Special Guest Jonathan Coulton on February 29, 2024

Submitted 02-01-2024 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) presents folk artist Aimee Mann in concert with guest Jonathan Coulton on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Aimee Mann will perform her iconic music including her newest release, “Queens of the Summer Hotel” on Super Ego Records.

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City Connection: Tim Burkman, City Engineer, to Join Rapidian Program Manager in the GRTV Studio

Submitted 01-29-2024 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, Feb. 5

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WMCAT's iBall 2024

Submitted 01-23-2024 under NONPROFITS

Join us at iBall 2024 – presented by Meijer – on Thursday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m. for an evening of celebration, community building, and connection as we invite our greater WMCAT community to be a voice of encouragement to our students.

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Resource fair connects Heartside residents to local resources

Submitted 01-16-2024 under NONPROFITS

Downtown/Heartside residents connecting with local resources contributes to long-term housing stability.

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Local Artist Highlight: Kailey Smith-Barth

Submitted 01-14-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts hears Kailey Smith-Barth, Exhibitions & Internships Manager for ArtPrize and artist in her own right. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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No-cost High Blood Pressure Control in-person workshops start in Grand Rapids in February, additional classes online this winter

Submitted 01-13-2024 under NONPROFITS

Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) are two serious chronic diseases.The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) provides workshops that help people living with these diseases to be healthier. And they're no cost!

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