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5th Annual Andy Rent River Golf Classic Tons of Fun for a Wonderful Cause

Monday, July 17 is D-Day for a fabulous golf outing. Our 5th Annual Andy Rent River Golf Classic, benefiting CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, who become the voice for abused and neglected children in the Kent County Foster Care System.

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Be a Real Sherlock Holmes at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) just announced a cool new experience opening this summer, the Puzzle Room: Quest for Conviction. The Puzzle Room will give groups one hour to search a simulation of the Museum's Archives, solving puzzles, finding clues and creating a display of evidence to achieve conviction.

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Dad’s Can be a Real Rube Goldberg at the Grand Art Museum on Father’s Day

Here's something for for dear old Dad to do tomorrow, Father's Day. Become a modern day Rube Goldberg at the Grand Rapids Art Museum!

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Reeds Lake Run Next Weekend

The 39th Annual Huntington Reeds Lake Run is approaching fast, next weekend, actually. Thousands of runners, walkers handcyclists, wheelchair racers and dog walkers, yes, I said dog walkers, will test themselves on the banks of Reeds Lake, next Saturday, June 24.

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WICKED Tickets Going on Sale June 15

WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will make its Grand Rapids premiere on the DeVos Performance Hall stage October 18- November 5. Tickets for the 3-week run will go on sale Thursday, June 15!

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Meijer Garden’s Summer Concerts Kick off Sunday and You Can Still Buy Tickets

Still looking for something to do this weekend? As if there's nothing going on. Festival, the Griffins, and so much more.

Here's another. The Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens, officially kicks off tomorrow Sunday, June 4th, with Replay America, featuring Billy Ocean, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and Taylor Dayne in the Ultimate 80s Tour! And, tickets are still available!

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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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“Thoroughly Modern Millie” Opens at Civic Theatre Next Week

What does it take for a girl to be modern in 1922 New York? The answer is simple, become a flapper, and, star in a great show at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

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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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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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