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Grand Rapids Public Museum
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Nursing a Highlight at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) opens their new mini exhibit Nursing: A Dynamic Profession, today, Wednesday, April 27. In recognition of the nursing profession, this exhibit celebrates the contributions of nurses throughout West Michigan and around the globe during the month of May, coinciding with National Nurses Week.

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Traditional Means Still Used For Making Maple Syrup
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Five Out-Of-The-Ordinary Michigan Food Festivals

Here are five Michigan festivals involving food. Some of them are a little... strange.

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Bing Goei/World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
Bing Goei/World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
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Refugees Coming to West Michigan a Good Thing?

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is continuing their 3-part series on immigration this coming Monday, evening, April 25 with Bing Goei, Director, State of Michigan Office for New Americans speaking.

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CASA of Kent County
CASA of Kent County
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Pinwheel Garden is Beautiful at St. Mark’s Church in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Pinwheel Garden is planted, and it looks beautiful!

In downtown Grand Rapids at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lyon and Division, the garden is a reminder to not forget the 1,059 children in the Kent County foster care system. There is a  pinwheel for each child.

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Courtesy Meijer Gardens
Courtesy Meijer Gardens
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The Free Tuesday Evening Music Club Lineup Announced for Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, having just announced their Summer Concert Series lineup, now is announcing the lineup for the free Tuesday Evening Music Club. The Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage Tuesday evenings, and are free to Meijer Gardens members and included in admission for other guests—throughout July and August.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks Sets Ticket Sales Record Here in Grand Rapids

This past Friday, it was a Garth Brooks frenzy. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m., and craziness began!

As of Friday at 12 noon, Garth Brooks had broken his Michigan regional record in 24 minutes. He last played in East Lansing, MI on April 9-10, 1996, at MSU-Breslin Center, I was there, and sold 28,393 tickets. By late Friday afternoon he had sold over 51,000 tickets for Van Andel Arena here in Grand Rapids and tickets are still selling!

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Courtesy CASA Kent County
Courtesy CASA Kent County
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Pinwheel Garden Planted Monday to Recognize Children in Foster Care in Kent County

To recognize and bring awareness to the 1,059 children in foster care in Kent County in 2015, today, Monday, April 18, CASA of Kent County will be placing 1,059 blue pinwheels in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids to honor each of these vulnerable children.

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Grand Rapids Griffins v Hamilton Bulldogs
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Griffin’s Playoff Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for the Grand Rapids Griffins’ first two home games during the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs will go on sale to the public this morning, Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

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Diana Ross/Courtesy Meijer Gardens
Diana Ross/Courtesy Meijer Gardens
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Diana Ross Coming to the Meijer Gardens Summer Concerts

Is there a headliner for the Frederik Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series this summer? I don't know, how about Diana Ross!

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park just announced their Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert lineup, and it's another fantastic lineup. There are 30 shows in the super eclectic, high quality lineup, packed with so many stars it's hard to know who to be excited about the most.

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Townsquare  Media
Townsquare Media
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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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American Heart Association
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Get Heart Healthy and Join in on National Walking Day

National Walking Day from The American Heart Association, is encouraging all of us to lace up and get moving this coming Wednesday, April 6. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, playing sports or joining a class, the goal is getting more active.

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Fifth Third River Bank Run Will be Here Soon and They Need Your Help

We're just hitting April and Spring is trying to settle in. It's hard to believe that the Fifth Third River Bank Run is actually but six weeks away. The good news is, you don't have to be a runner to have fun and be involved with the run.

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