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Courtesy Windmill Island
Courtesy Windmill Island
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Windmill Island at the Height of Beauty Next Week

Next week, July 24-30, Windmill Island Gardens will celebrate Peak Week, the period of summer when the gardens are at the height of their beauty! The week will be filled with flowers and fun for all ages. As an added incentive to enjoy the gardens during Peak Week, an accompanying child can enter for free with every purchase of an adult ticket!

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"Starlifter"
"Starlifter"
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Air Force Band ‘Starlifter’ Plays at Ford Museum on Thursday August 4th

Thursday evening, August 4, will be a special evening at the Ford Presidential Museum. The USAF Band of Mid-America’s Starlifter will present a free concert open to everyone with no tickets required for admission. In addition, the Amazing Clark Magic Show begins at 6:30 p.m. and Starlifter takes stage at 7 p.m.

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Charlie Brown is Coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Summer isn't even over yet, and I'm looking forward to fall. Okay, for one reason...Charlie Brown is coming to town!

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Seth Dahlseid
Seth Dahlseid
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UICA Hosts “superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial” Beginning in August

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will play host to a very interesting traveling art exhibit, superusted: The 4th Midwest Biennial. It will be on exhibit from August 18 - October 23. Superusted presents the work of seventeen artists from five states across the Midwest including; Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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GRS/Terry Johnston
GRS/Terry Johnston
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Grand Rapids Symphony D&W Picnic Pops Kicks off This Week

The Grand Rapids Pops series strikes up the band this summer with the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

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GRPM/KCAD
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Fashion and Style Will be new Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is partnering with Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University’s (KCAD’s) Pamella Roland DeVos School of Fashion to open a new fashion exhibit, Inspired Style, on August 6. This new exhibit is a collaborative fashion project, where students used the Museum’s fashion Collection for inspiration to create new, modern interpretations of the historic pieces.

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Single Tickets for St. Cecilia Concert Season are on Sale

St. Cecilia Music Center announced single tickets for all concerts in the 2016-2017 season are on sale now.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials - Day 6
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Embarrassing Hammer Throw by Olympic Athlete [Video]

Okay, this didn't go as planned.

An Olympic track athlete from New Zealand, who will be at the games in Rio, will hopefully make a better hammer throw when in competition.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum is FREE TODAY!

Here is some exciting news, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is FREE TODAY! Yes, absolutely free admission from 12 to 5 p.m. thanks to support from Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.

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You Tube/Vanity Fair
You Tube/Vanity Fair
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Some Fun Comedy to Brighten Your Saturday [Video]

We haven't seen Dana Carvey for awhile. He was such a staple on Saturday Night Live for so many years, the Church Lady, and all of his impressions. So, let's visit with him, and his famous impressions, again!

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Courtesy Circle Theatre
Courtesy Circle Theatre
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“First Date” is Next Production at Circle Theatre

Circle Theatre, continues their Main Stage season with a musical comedy, First Date, opening on Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College. First Date is sponsored by Bell's Brewery, Inc. and St. Julian Winery. It's a fast-paced dating journey, both relatable and hilarious.

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You Tube/Sesame Street
You Tube/Sesame Street
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Pharrell, Elmo and Cookie Monster say “Read a Book” [Video]

Here's something cute, and maybe inspirational for you and the kids and grandkids.

It's Pharrell Williams, who took a recent trip down to Sesame Street to teach Elmo and Cookie Monster that with a book, they can go anywhere and see anything.

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