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After nearly thirty years of providing cosmetic and plastic surgery to patients in downtown Grand Rapids offices, the Centre for Plastic Surgery announced plans to construct a state-of-the-art facility in Southeast Grand Rapids. The build-out of the Centre’s new 11,500-square-foot surgical center at the Heritage Pointe office building on East Paris recently started, and the move-in is anticipated for June 2013.  

The Lakeshore Art Festival is excited to announce that DTE Energy Foundation has come on as the premier sponsor of the 2013 festival! Also, a jury recently met to review applications for exhibitors and is pleased to announce the acceptance of 265 fine art/fine craft, craft, Michigan Food Market, and Children's Lane exhibitors to this year's festival. 

Each year on June 20, the United Nations and countless civic groups around the world celebrate World Refugee Day. Currently, there are more than 15.5 million refugees around the world. The United Nations established World Refugee Day to honor the courage, strength, and determination of these women, men, and children who are forced to flee their homes under the threat of persecution, conflict, and violence. 

Local First will hold its tenth annual Street Party, presented by Founders Brewing, with stage sponsor Celebration! Cinema, in front of Bistro Bella Vita on Saturday, June 1, from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. New this year is the 3 p.m. start time, which will extend the event by one hour. Also new this year, Local First will host family-friendly art stations, where children and parents could create art together for free. Local Artist REB Roberts will lead sculpture making, and sidewalk chalk will be widely available. REB Roberts is also the designer of this year's Street Party poster. This year's event will also feature roving performance artists who will entertain the crowd throughout the day.

Baxter Community Center, Family Outreach Center, Grand Rapids African American Health Institute, Grand Rapids Urban League, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, and United Methodist Community House invite you to attend a press conference to chat and interact with the organizations comprising the Urban Core Collective, a community of practice collaborating on service delivery, enhanced access to services and leadership cultivation. The announcement will focus on the collaboration, outcomes, and equal access to health, education and resources for those residing in Grand Rapids. 

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