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Join The “Lego Family Block Party” Inside The Grand Rapids Plainfield Township Library

When I was growing up, traditionally, Lego's were always given to boys.  Never mind the fact that girls may like to build things too.  Thank goodness, those stereotypes are no longer in play.  What kid doesn't enjoy playing with those multicolored, interlocking bricks, building houses, and skyscrapers, and cars, and well, just about anything your mind can imagine

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Grand Rapids Easter Tradition At John Ball Park In Jeopardy!

What kid doesn't look forward to an Easter Egg Hunt?  Especially one that has been going on for years, an Easter Tradition!  Thousands of kids have piled into John Ball Park in years past.

Organizers of the John Ball Easter Egg Hunt are looking for help, and about 5,000 pounds of candy before April 4th

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Grand Rapids St. Patricks Day Family Friendly FUN For Everyone!

I'm not Irish.  I don't like green beer, or really any other colored beer.  And I've had my fill of obnoxious, drunk people after I working and DJ-ing in clubs for various radio stations over the years

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Laughfest Student Showcase Sunday Grand Rapids Art Museum

Kids say the darnedest things, didn't last years headliner Bill Cosby say something like that?  We've been seeing a lot of adult humor but are you ready for the kids to take the stage?  Ready or not, it's happening Sunday at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

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LAUGHFEST: Enter To Win! St. Patrick’s Day Fun For People & Pets [video]

You've probably heard performers say, "You never want to share a stage with kids or animals", they always end up stealing the show!  It's true.  It happened to me first hand when I was interviewing a couple guys who were a host family for an Art prize artist

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LaughFest Homegrown Comedians SHINE Tonight In Grand Rapids!

Why is it that so often local talent can't be appreciated in their own hometown?  Grand Rapids talent can travel the country, play to SOLD OUT crowds, get big laughs everywhere they go but when they come back home, Nada!  It's like Rodney Dangerfield use to say, "I can't get no respect

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Getting to Laughfest Is One Thing, Parking Is Another, Here’s The Secret!

Although the corner at Fulton and Monroe can bit a bit of a problem to navigate it won't hold you up much on your journey downtown to Laughfest.  But parking?  Parking poses a problem during a normal week in downtown Grand Rapids, so with all the Laughfest activities going on, that is where you might run into a bit of a jam

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Offers FREE Weekend Performances!

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Art’s Traveling Troupe will be presenting FREE performances of “The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs” March 10th and 17th.

 

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Art’s Traveling Troupe performs for area elementary schools.  T

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Here’s EVERYTHING Happening At LAUGHFEST For All 10 Days

I have been getting so many calls when I talk about LAUGHFEST fun on the radio I decided to hunt the info down for you and post it right here on The River's website!  Bookmark it and you can go to it whenever you have some time and want to get in on any Laughfest fun!

Everybody knows about the comediennes coming to Grand Rapids to perform but there are tons of other things to do too!  Restaurants, museums, and even the shopping areas are involved in Laughfest.  Some places are mixing art with the laugh

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Grand Rapids GRCC Opens Food Pantry For Students

When you think about food pantries and soup kitchens you may not necessarily think about low income students.  Well, other people don't either, and that is why GRCC is opening up a food pantry for GRCC students

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LAUGHFEST App Can Help You Get Your Laugh On!

I was on WZZM13's website this morning and saw the coolest thing!  By now you know Grand Rapids will be laughing and everyone's blood pressure will be a little lower, come Thursday!  The opening ceremonies for Laughfest will officially begin Thursday evening, Rosa Parks Circle around 5:45

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Art Prize This Year Kicks Off September 19th, But You Can Get A Jumpstart With Art.Downtown

Avenue Of The Arts has a little something special planned for art lovers!  If you can't wait till September to stroll downtown Grand Rapids Art Prize, April 13th is the date to mark on your calender.

Jump on a FREE trolley and check out the work of over 260 local artists spread throughout 25 di

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