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The Fairies May be Out at the Blandford Nature Center This Weekend

Legend has it that if you build a fairy home and leave it in your garden, you just might attract a fairy into your garden.

If you have neither the time nor the talent to build your own Fairy home, then take a moment or two, to see the spectacular work of others at the Grand Rapids Symphony’s “Blandford Enchanted” at Blandford Nature Center here in Grand Rapids.

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Country Music Star Hunter Hayes Makes Surprise Visit To Camp Hometown Heroes
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Summer Can Be Wonderful for Kids at Boy’s and Girl’s Club and Camp O’Malley

School will be OUT and summer will be IN at the Boys and Girls clubs and Camp O’Malley! From June 19 - August 18, all three locations will be open Monday through Friday from 11am-5pm for any child, 6-18 in our community. But, summertime in the clubs is no walk on the beach...er...actually it is.

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Teenage girl looking thoughtful about troubles
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Human Trafficking Survivors Have Hope in Grand Rapids

Human Trafficking is a bigger problem than anyone realizes, or wants to think about. It is a growing crime that has been called modern-day slavery. That's where Women At Risk, International's (WAR, Int'l) comes in. They're is there to help.  It's not surprising eighty percent of those who are trafficked are women, and half are children. Girls make up two out of every three child victims. Startling, isn't it. And, yes, it happens right here in River City.

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Women’s Health is Top Concern for Meijer

Meijer is joining forces with Spectrum Health to make getting screened for breast cancer more convenient than ever.

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Heart of West Michigan United Way
Heart of West Michigan United Way
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Food From Your Heart! Can you Help?

The Heart of West Michigan United Way is looking for a few good men, women and children with a heart. That's you, right? Right! Now, save Wednesday, June 21 on your calendar and see if you could spare just a couple of hours that day.

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Waterfront Film Festival Reinvents Itself With Year-Round Facility in Holland

Waterfront Film Festival, a staple of film-arts in West Michigan since 1999, recently announced the opening of its new screening and event venue in Holland. Their new headquarters/theatre/workshop, is on Columbia Avenue, near downtown Holland. They are introducing their new facility with a Grand Opening film and celebration.

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Courtesy SCMC
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Judy Collins, Leo Kottke and More at St. Cecilia Music Center

St. Cecilia Music Center just announced their 2017 / 2018 concert season, and they're bringing the best with the best with concerts featuring the best musicians in chamber, jazz and folk music.

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Courtesy VSFAC
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Home Grown Country Music Artist Coming To Van Single Fine Arts Center

The sweet sound of country is coming to the Van Singel when homegrown music artist Mallory Skilling returns to West Michigan, performing a benefit concert for the Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation. Former Byron Center native and former Cornerstone University student is set to perform with her band at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center on Thursday, May 18th at 7:30 pm, underwritten by David Hart of Edward Jones Investments in Wayland.

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UICA Ready to Help Artists “Jump Off”

One of the gems in the Grand Rapids arts scene, the UICA, is getting ready to host another of their fascinating and thought provoking exhibitions. It's called The Jump Off.

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Courtesy Nana's Run
Courtesy Nana's Run
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Fight Against ALS Helped by Nana’s Run

Runners and walkers have a great incentive to get out and get active Saturday, May 20. It's the annual Nana's Run, a 5k run/walk for the fight against ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

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Courtesy Meijer Gardens
Courtesy Meijer Gardens
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FREE Meijer Gardens Tuesday Night Concerts Announced

The tickets may be selling fast, and out for many of the Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series this year, but wait, there's more. How about some FREE concerts this summer?

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Courtesy of Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
Courtesy of Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
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UPDATE: Detroit Pistons Coach is the One who Adopted Eastwood the Dog!!

This story just keeps getting better!

Earlier this week, hearts across Michigan (and the U.S.) were broken when they learned that Eastwood, a special needs dog, was the only one left at a shelter in Harbor Springs after the 'Empty the Shelter' event from the weekend...

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