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UICA Brunch, Brews, and a Movie Begins in June

If you are a movie buff, and a food buff, the UICA has just the "ticket" for you.

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced a partnership with Grand Rapids Brewing Company that will give foodies and film lovers something to celebrate. UICA and GRBC are teaming up to offer Brunch, Brews, and a Movie, a new series that incorporates a film school-esque lecture with everyone’s favorite mid-morning meal brunch. The event will take place at both UICA and GRBC on select Sundays throughout the year.

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It’s Coming to Grand Rapids August 15 & 16!

The 100.5 The River staff has been bouncing off the walls with excitement over the craziness that is coming to Grand Rapids. Now, we are thrilled to invite you to come bounce with us at the Insane Inflatable 5K!

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Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Gagosian Gallery
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Amway Volunteers to Build new Playground for Kids and Neighborhood

More than 300 volunteers from Amway, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC), organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Grand Rapids community will join forces on Friday, June 12, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at ELNC.

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Courtesy Diocese of Grand Rapids
Courtesy Diocese of Grand Rapids
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Cathedral of Saint Andrew Celebrates 140th Anniversary This Weekend

The Cornerstone reads May 30, 1875. It was a marker for the Church of Saint Andrew and was sealed on that date 140 years ago. This Saturday, May 30, 2015, the Church, which has become the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, will commemorate its 140th anniversary.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Amway Family Fireworks Return to Downtown Grand Rapids July 4th

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 4 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2015 event marks the fifth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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Derek Jeter and George Will Speaking at Economic Club Annual Dinner Tonight

Kalamazoo native and New York Yankee legend Derek Jeter, along with columnist and author George Will, are the keynote speakers for the Economic Club of Grand Rapids’ 28th annual dinner tonight at DeVos Place.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony Committee
Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony Committee
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Blodgett Estate, “Brookby” Will Transform Into a Fairy Garden as Fundraiser

The Blodgett Estate, a historical Grand Rapids landmark on the grounds of Aquinas College, will be transformed into a fairy garden during the month of June. The event is “Brookby Enchanted,” the Grand Rapids Symphony Women’s Committee’s annual fundraiser benefitting the education programs of the Grand Rapids Symphony. Guests can visit the estate for a tour of the iconic Broobky House home and grounds featuring fairy houses created by local artists. “Brookby Enchanted” is made possible, in part, through the generosity of the Edith I. Blodgett Legacy Fund of the Brookby Foundation.

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Courtesy Wings of Mercy
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Wings of Mercy 20th Annual CareAffaire is Saturday, May 30

All of West Michigan is invited to the 20th Annual Muskegon CareAffaire benefiting Wings of Mercy. The event will be held at Executive Air Transport at the Muskegon County Airport on Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 am to Noon.

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Democratic Political Strategist Al From Speaking at Ford Museum Tonight

Al From, Democratic political strategist who in the 1980’s helped lead the Democratic party to victory after a decade out of power, will speak at an event hosted by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum tonight, May 20.

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Ottawa Hills High School Holding Lift-A-Thon Fundraiser This Weekend

School funding keeps getting harder and harder to find. Once the academic part is taken care of, schools are left to their own devices, so to speak, to come up with funding for sports, music, art, and other extra curricular activities.

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Salvation Army Looking for a few Good Businesses to Surprise With Donuts

The Salvation Army is celebrating the 78th annual National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 5 by giving away 2,000 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The Salvation Army is widely credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States by feeding American soldiers the tasty confection during World War I.

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102-Year-Old Grandmother Blows Out Her Birthday Candles and More [Video]

This is hilarious, as a 102-year old grandmother celebrates her birthday. As everyone sings, badly, Happy Birthday, she blows out the candles, and, well... watch.

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