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Grand Rapids Public Museum Creating Science Tuesdays

This is pretty exciting. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will begin a brand new program this February called Science Tuesdays. Science Tuesdays will be an ongoing educational experience at the GRPM, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays kick off on February 2 with the theme Grand Fish, Grand River.

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Opening Night Of "Barefoot In the Park"
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Barefoot in the Park is Next Production at Civic Theatre

It’s true that opposites can attract but will the love last? In Neil Simon’s romantic comedy, Barefoot in the Park, we find out, as Grand Rapids Civic Theatre opens their next production January 15, running through January 31.

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Get Inspired at the Remodeling and New Homes Show This Weekend at DeVos Place

The holidays are over, and a New Year is upon us -- it is the perfect time to get inspired and make your home even more beautiful and comfortable, and the Grand Rapids Remodeling and New Homes Show at DeVos Place this weekend, January 8th - 10th is the perfect place to find your inspiration!

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Get Special Pricing on Grand Rapids on Tap Tickets Just in Time for Christmas

Already planning to go to Grand Rapids on Tap? You can purchase your tickets for this event for just $25!

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CNN Heroes 2015 - Red Carpet Arrivals
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Anderson Cooper to Speak at Davenport Excellence in Business Gala in May

Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360˚ and host of AC 360˚, will be in Grand Rapids this coming May as featured guest speakerat the Davenport University
19th Annual Excellence in Business Award Gala.

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Fish Will be Featured at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today a brand new exhibition, Grand Fish, Grand River, will open on Saturday, January 23, 2016. This new exhibit is a thematic extension of the current West Michigan Habitats exhibit, and includes two 10-month-old Lake Sturgeon.

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Giving Tuesday is Huge Success for Salvation Army

West Michigan is such a supportive, loving and giving community. The Salvation Army of Kent County certainly found that out, as they successfully raised $43,633 on Tuesday, December 1, during the national “Giving Tuesday” – a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season that celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

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Food Is Distributed To Needy Denver Families Ahead Of Thanksgiving
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Mel Trotter Ministries Helping Needy Families With Christmas Food Boxes

Mel Trotter Ministries is always there for people in need, and this year, as in years past, one of the biggest needs over the holidays is food.

In the greater Grand Rapids Area, Christmas Food Boxes will be given out to 650 families as part of Mel Trotter Ministries’ Holiday Food Box program.

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Gilda's LaughFest
Gilda's LaughFest
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Seth Meyers Headlining Gilda’s LaughFest March, 2016

It's hard to believe, but LaughFest is set to begin their sixth year March 10-20, 2016. Six years of offering the best in "laughs" to support the free cancer support group, Gilda's Club here in Grand Rapids. This next LaughFest is going to be a doozy!

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Lost Restaurants of Grand Rapids a Trip Down Memory Lane at Public Museum

This coming Tuesday, December 8, the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will partner with author Norma Lewis to bring Lost Restaurants of Grand Rapids to the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Curiosity Shop.

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Meeting Emmet at Kidabaloo
Meeting Emmet at Kidabaloo
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Kidabaloo at DeVos Was a Ton of Fun For Kids and Families [Photos]

We had a ton of fun with all the families that joined us at DeVos for our first Kidabaloo! We had tons of games and fun things to do, singalongs and stories, giant inflatables for kids of all ages, LEGOs to build things, Miranda May from the hit kids' show Bunk'd, and even Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

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How Much Does it Cost to Cook Your Thanksgiving Dinner

How are your plans for Thanksgiving coming? Getting all of the plans together?

We know it's going to cost more than in the past. The average cost has hit a new all-time high, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, to over $50 for a family of 10.

I was talking with our friends at Consumers Energy, about how much it actually costs to cook all of the goodies we have on Thanksgiving, and I was stunned. It's low!

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