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Winter Fest Raises Money for Servicemen

Monday, 16 January 2012 09:29
Quaker Steak & Lube Grand Rapids will host the First Annual Winter Fest Run/Walk on Saturday, January 21. The race will begin on The Lube's patio at 11 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m. Runners and walkers will participate to support service men and women. All proceeds will be donated to Project Red, White and Blue. All ages are encouraged to participate. Registration is $15. Forms are available at Quaker Steak & Lube, Zaggers or Boondox. Collect pledges from family and friends. For each lap completed, pledges will be multiplied. Runners and walkers must wear shorts, but hats, mittens, socks and… Read more...

LaughFest Tickets on Sale Tomorrow

Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:33
Lovers of comedy will enjoy the nation's only community-wide festival of laughter this March at the Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids. Ticket reservations open at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Ticket prices vary by show. March 9: Premium seating to see Whoopie Goldberg starts at $57.50. March 12: Kathleen Madigan will be back a second year to amuse crowds. Tickets for her reserved-seating show at the Fountain Street Church are priced $27.50-$37.50. March 14: National touring comedy shows "Don't We Boys," and "Peter 'n Chris" will perform a double sketch feature at the Ladies Literary Club. Tickets are $15. March 17: River… Read more...
New Holland Brewing Company will offer brewery and distillery tours at the Production Brewery every Saturday starting January 14. Brewery tours are at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., and cost $10 per person. The tour includes beer samples and a New Holland pint glass. Distillery tours are offered at 1:30 p.m. They are $5 per person, and include samples of New Holland Brewery spirits. Tickets for both brewery and distillery tours may be purchased at the pub in downtown Holland, 66 East 8th Street, or can bought at the Production Brewery upon arrival, cash only. Tours are sold separately, and… Read more...

Shoreline Bridal Fair

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 16:56
The twenty-second Annual Shoreline Bridal Fair will be again at Holiday Inn, downtown Muskegon, on January 8. Admission is free. From limosines to lima beans, from bodice to bouquets. Every aspect of the planning of "that special day" has continually been provided for brides-to-be for now over twenty years. If you have a need for great ideas, or, if you need a final source to help check off those last remaining details of that list you've been working on, the Shoreline Bridal fair is here for you. Brides register for prizes at the door or pre-register online. Doors open at noon with a New… Read more...

All Dressed Up-1950s Style

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 16:52
Get a flashback of 1950s social circles with the Grand Rapids Public Museum's newest exhibit , All Dressed Up - 1950s Style. Grand Rapids native Doris Cole donated to the Museum's collection 18 mid-century party gowns, along with photos, invitations, yearbooks and mementos from the era. The collection includes stylish "New Look" inspired dresses with pinched waists and full skirts that were worn to events at East Grand Rapids High School, Ottawa Hills High School, the University of Michigan and Radcliffe College. The excellent condition of the garments some 60 years later is testimony to the value Doris and her… Read more...

Art Exhibits in Holland

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 16:48
The Holland Area Arts Council is kicking off 2012 with galleries full of new exhibits.
Trees: A Closer Look. The Etchings of Ladislav Hanka and Sculpture of Marcia Perry
Is a combination of work by internationally recognized Kalamazoo based printmaker Ladislav Hanka and Saugatuck sculptor Marcia Perry. The two have shown work together recently in South Haven and this exhibit promises another well stitched revealing of their deep respect and admiration for the sacred tree motif. This exhibit will be available for public viewing in the Barbara Padnos Gallery and Amanda Jane Armstrong Gallery from January 9 through February 25.… Read more...

Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 16:40
What makes the ice rink so popular? Could it be the thrill of skating on West Michigan's first refrigerated outdoor skating rink? Or, the "joy of skating under the stars and on top of the stars" as stated by Lou Rabaut, President of the Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation. Perhaps it's the soaking in the ambiance given by Ecliptic - the notable artwork - designed by artist/architect Maya Lin.  Whatever the reason, the Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink is a very cool place to visit. December 02, 2011 – March 04, 2012 Times:Skates available Monday & Tuesday 6:00 PM to… Read more...
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