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Journey of Hope Tour

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 10:28
If you ever wanted to tour Grand Rapids while simultaneously helping to free the world from cancer, you're in luck. Mary Manier, Director of Sales at Experience Grand Rapids (EXGR), is a breast cancer survivor and group tour industry professional—who decided to bring her two worlds together by collaborating with Gail Andrus Travel to create an annual group tour benefiting the American Cancer Society (ACS). Read more...

It’s Strawberry Season!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:17
Never mind fresh strawberry jam, pie and shortcake—picking strawberries is a treat in itself. If you're packing up the family for some good ol' fashioned strawberry picking this summer, you have a unique opportunity to not just "treat yo self," but other families too. Read more...

Back for Seconds

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:59
Fire up! Grand Rapids Downtown Market is about to get heated—Market Masters is back for seconds! The Iron-Chef-style competition returns, Friday, June 16, from 7 to 10 p.m., pitting four teams of Downtown Market chefs and sous chefs against each other in a three-round cooking contest. Just like Iron Chef, each timed round will have a secret ingredient that chefs must include as they develop their appetizer, main course and dessert recipes on the spot. Read more...

Time to Celebrate!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:28
For 25 years, Disability Network/Lakeshore (DNL) has connected people with disabilities to resources and opportunities while building communities where everyone can participate, contribute and belong. And it has a series of events lined up to celebrate! Read more...

5 Reasons Golf is the Greatest Sport Ever

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:18
Sometimes, the grass really is greener on the other side ... when the other side is a golf course, at least. While a golf course might not be boundless, the benefits of the game certainly are! Read more...
Ready, set ... Mark your calendars! May signals the return of two popular events at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market—the Vintage Street Market and Made in Michigan Pop-Up Marketplace. Both events occur once a month, May through September. And this year, they're bigger—and better—than ever. Read more...

It All Began with One Bold Visionary

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:24
What do two female art directors and one photographer have in common? Pure determination—and a vision toward celebrating a cultural legacy. In the most ambitious undertaking of its 105-year history, the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) will display all 723 photogravures of Edward Curtis' The North American Indian collection, beginning this May. Read more...

When the Stars Align

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:05
Grab a blanket and spend the warm glow of summer evenings listening to music in the midst of spectacular gardens. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park recently announced its 2017 Outdoor Summer Concert Series lineup, featuring 30 eclectic shows for music fans across all genres and all generations. Read more...

50 Years of Opera

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:43
On June 2, 1967, West Michigan audiences were given their first opera. This year, Opera Grand Rapids is celebrating 50 years—128 operas later. Here's what they have planned. Read more...

Healing Through Art

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:21
Art is integral to the human experience—a truth never more manifest than in artist Ted Meyer's work. Meyer has dedicated his life to championing the power of art to help patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Now, in collaboration between Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) and The Bonnie Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Meyer and his work are coming to West Michigan. Read more...
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