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GRandJazzFest, presented by DTE Energy Foundation, expands to two days in 2013—Saturday, August 17, and Sunday, August 18—and offers ten diverse jazz bands and performers, all free to the concert-going public. 

In February, more than twenty-three local hotels and restaurants, businesses, and special lecture series will be rolling out the pink carpet to educate the community on breast cancer, through Susan G. Komen West Michigan. The endeavor is called Experience Pink

West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Grand Valley State University’s Women’s Center and Sustainable Community Development Initiative are presenting the second annual Women & Environment Symposium on Friday, February 15, at the GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids. 

Recognized as one of the most successful collegiate vocal groups in the world, Gold Company is celebrating thirty-five years at Miller Auditorium—and you’re invited to the party! Gold Company’s 35th Anniversary Spectacular promises surprises and special guests, and will feature the trademark musical flair that audiences of all ages know and love. Gold Company comes to Miller Auditorium with their 35th annual show for two dazzling performances on Sat., Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

As the new year begins, the Press Club of Grand Rapids will acknowledge the accomplishments of Etta Smith Wilson, the first full-time paid professional woman reporter in nineteenth-century Grand Rapids. Not only a pioneer in journalism, Smith Wilson also founded many women’s press organizations in Michigan and was an active Press Club of Grand Rapids member. Cindy Laug, a local historian and administrative assistant to Grand Valley State University (GVSU) College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, will give a lively presentation about Smith Wilson on Wednesday, January 23, at the Press Club of Grand Rapids.

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