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Beginning March 1, 2022, more than 7,000 tropical butterflies are set to take flight within the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park as part of the highly anticipated annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition—the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation.

Gazelle Sports, the Michigan-based running specialty shop, and footwear and active apparel retailer, recently unveiled additional details for its upcoming She Runs Grand Rapids Half Marathon, 10K and 5K event, formerly known as Gazelle Girl.

Do you like to shop, sip wine, eat good food and relax with your girlfriends? If you've answered "yes" to even one of these questions, be sure to add Downtown Holland's Girlfriends Weekend to your calendar! Downtown Holland, West Michigan's premier shopping and dining destination, has announced the return of their popular Girlfriends Weekend event, scheduled for Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6, 2022.

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.

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