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Young Professionals Gala puts 'Prohibition on Cancer' to benefit American Cancer Society

Submitted 11-12-2018 under NEWS

The 2nd Annual Young Professionals Finding a Cure Gala, Putting Prohibition on Cancer in support of the American Cancer Society was held on November 9th, 2018 at the Loft at Luna in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Flight club: Singing the praises-and dispelling the myths-of Michigan bats

Submitted 10-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

As Halloween draws nearer, you’ll probably see red-eyed, fang-bared bat decorations for Halloween. For this reason, bats are often misunderstood. However, bats play a vital role in Michigan’s ecosystems, and a few Michigan bat species are on the decline.

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Black holes, gravity waves expert to give free presentation in Grand Rapids

Submitted 10-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

Presenting 'The Densest Matter in the Universe,' Dr. Edward Brown will explain how recent discoveries in neutron stars and black holes have ushered in a new era of multi-messenger astronomy involving light, neutrinos and gravity waves.

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Magnifying Mars for West Michigan

Submitted 07-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, July 27, the general public has an opportunity to explore Mars, and three other planets via the Calvin Observatory. The last time Mars was this close to Earth was in 2003.

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Free Educator Day at Grand Rapids Public Museum, John Ball Zoo

Submitted 07-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

Teachers and educators can enjoy a free day to explore the GRPM and the John Ball Zoo while learning about education programs available to their classrooms. All educators receive free admission and free parking from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both institutions.

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City, health officials show up to talk Westside cancer concerns to sparse resident attendance

Submitted 07-20-2018 under NEWS

Alicynne Glazier, the public health epidemiologist newly hired by the Kent County Health Department, still gave her presentation to both groups, explaining the process and guidelines the KCHD follows for addressing concerns at the July 19, 2018 meeting at Servants Community Church.

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Rare Corpse Flower set to bloom at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Submitted 07-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

Rare Amorphophallus titanum has been 18 years in the making.

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Grand River Water Festival combines musical entertainment, discussion of water protection

Submitted 06-20-2018 under NEWS

Free festival offers live music along with food, drinks, and a chance to learn more about stewardship of the Michigan's waters and environment.

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New show 'Space School' coming to public museum's planetarium

Submitted 05-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

Beginning Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Chaffee Planetarium, Space School, will feature astronauts training underwater for working in space.

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Making Choices Michigan celebrates National Healthcare Decisions Day

Submitted 04-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

Emmy-Award Winning Journalist Cathy Wurzer presents “Convening Community Conversations on Living and Dying,” a special presentation about living as fully as possible in spite of disease and disability

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