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2015 West Michigan Chalk Art Festival [Photos]

The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brought children, artists and spectators to Byron Center on Friday and Saturday for the sixth annual event.

View some of the work on display over the weekend.

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Nigel Roddis/Getty Images Sport
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15 Bicyclists on 300-Mile Ride From Rockford to Raise Money for Haitian Orphans

This morning between 7:30 and 8am, a group of 15 Rockford area residents left the Cannon Township Offices for a 6-day, 300-mile bicycle ride to raise awareness and money for an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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West Michigan Chalk Art Festival in Byron Center This Weekend

The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brings children and adult artists together for two days of art and competition.

The festival is June 19 - 20 in Byron Center.

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Luke Sharrett/Getty Images
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Finding out You’re Going to be a Father for the First Time is Very Special [Video]

Father's Day is this Sunday, and it should be a special day for all dads, everywhere. I've been a dad 7 times, no less. But the very first time you hear those words is, well, see for yourself.

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Carlo Allegri/Getty Images
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The Best, Most Fab Cartoons from the 70s

Ahh, the good old 70's. Wait a minute, that was 40 + years ago or so, yikes! A real blast from the past.

So, let's blast back there and dream about some of our favorite cartoons.

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Courtesy Circle Theatre
Courtesy Circle Theatre
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Jungle Book at Circle Theatre This Month

This month of June, Circle Theatre continues the 2015 season with the family Magic Circle production of THE JUNGLE BOOK, running June 24-28.

This is an action-packed children’s tale, loved by all, based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling and adapted by Monica Flory, precocious Mowgli is raised by caring wolves, befriended by Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear and threatened by Shere Khan the evil tiger. Very exciting.

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Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Dance Recital Gets Some “Respect” [Video]

I want you to meet a sassy six-year old, Johanna Colon, who just became a huge viral sensation for her recent dance recital performance of Aretha Franklin's "Respect."

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monkeybusinessimages/ThinkStock
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Donate to Kids’ Food Basket Today and an Anonymous Donor Will Match Your Gift

An anonymous donor is matching all donations to Kids' Food Basket, but today is the last day to have your donation matched. 

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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When Life Gets Too Busy, Take a Bike Ride With a 4-Year-Old

Long workdays and full schedules make our lives busy, but it's important to take the time to appreciate the small joys of everyday life.

One bike ride with a 4-year-old and you'll quickly be reminded of how to appreciate the small things.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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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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Ingram Publishing/ThinkStock
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Top 5 Kids Activities at 2015 Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids

2015 marks the 46th annual Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids. The celebration runs June 5 - 7.

View the top options for kids at Festival 2015, then bring the entire family downtown for great food, music and hands-on art activities!

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Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Gagosian Gallery
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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