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Today is “Doughnut Day”

The Salvation Army is celebrating the 78th annual National Doughnut Day, today, June 5 by giving away 2,000 free doughnuts.

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Courtesy Humane Society of West Michigan
Courtesy Humane Society of West Michigan
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A Happier Home for Cats Opening at Humane Society

Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 11, to dedicate the Cattery Expansion Project and the BISSELL Cattery Enrichment Center on Thursday, June 11th at 11 am. This ceremony is to thank Mark & Cathy Bissell and all of the generous donors who helped make the project a success. With the amazing support of donors, they were able to add two more cattery living spaces built in the HSWM lobby, a window placed in cat holding, and larger cages for cats in the medical room.

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Andy Rent River Golf Outing is Monday, June 29

How about a little game of golf?

The 3rd Annual Andy Rent River Golf Outing presented by Car City is coming up, Monday, June 29 at the beautiful Sunnybrook Country Club, and I want you to golf with me.

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Outdoor Movie Night Event Connects Summer Interns with Business Community

 

Hello West Michigan, the regional talent attraction and retention initiative behind West Michigan Intern Connect, is hosting an outdoor movie night and a volunteer service week this June for local interns. The program, now in its second year, is aimed at helping interns connect with the community, their peers and local employers. 

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DeVos Place Convention Center to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

This year marks the tenth anniversary since the opening of the DeVos Place convention center. DeVos Place will be hosting a celebration Open House on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10AM – 5PM with a variety of fun activities for the whole family. The Open House is free and open to the public. Plus, parking will be free in the DeVos Place ramp, so you won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot.

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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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