The Rapidian


Among the Stars: GRPM & GRAAA Invite the Community to Celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night

Submitted 04-04-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

As part of the Michigan State University Science Festival, the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association are inviting the community to Veen Observatory to celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night


D.A. Blodgett - St. John's Receives Grant from the Miracle-Gro Foundation to Teach Kids How to Garden

Submitted 06-10-2021 under NONPROFITS

Kids will use the food they grow to create healthy meals this summer.


Meijer Gardens' 25th Annual Butterfly Exhibition Explores an Era of Discovery and Highlights the Story of the Wardian Case

Submitted 01-30-2020 under NONPROFITS

Thousands of butterflies fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory March 1 through April 30.


Concerts Under the Stars return to Grand Rapids Public Museum's planetarium

Submitted 12-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

"Concerts Under the Stars" will run January through March 2019 with performances featuring the sounds of folk, rock, electronic and R&B.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.