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On February 17, St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will welcome talented singer-songwriter May Erlewine to the Royce Auditorium Stage for an appearance on the Acoustic Café Folk Series. This Valentine's-themed show will also be an album release featuring new songs and the opportunity to purchase Erlewine's latest album.

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Black History Month began in 1926 as part of an initiative by writer and educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson who launched Negro History Week in 1926. Since 1976, every American president has proclaimed February as Black History Month. In honor of the successes and advancements Black Americans have achieved and contributed to society, check out these local ways to celebrate and learn.

Among the many unique and wonderful things Grand Rapids is able to proudly claim as our own is the Grand Rapids Ballet, Michigan's only professional ballet company. Celebrating 50 years in 2022, GRB's artistic achievements throughout the community are vast, having lifted the human spirit through the art of dance over many years—and especially during the pandemic.

The holiday season is always a popular time for proposals, so we know there are likely some newly-engaged readers in our midst! Now comes the fun part: Planning the wedding. But where to start? What local vendors are the right choice? Lucky for you, the 14th annual Winter Bridal Show of West Michigan—the ultimate wedding planning experience—is back on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, Downtown Holland's annual Fall Fest is back and better than ever. Taking place October 8 – 9, 2021, this two-day event has expanded offerings ideal for any fan of fall—from professional pumpkin carving and children's activities to family hayrides, community tulip planting, an artisan market at Windmill Island Gardens, fall walking tours and more. Learn why it's the place to be this weekend!

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