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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle Will Wrap up Sunday

There are only four more days of scheduled ice skating on Rosa Parks Circle for the season. The rink in the middle of downtown Grand Rapids will shut down for the season at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

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GRandJazzFest Returning to Downtown Grand Rapids in August [Video]

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation returns to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, Aug. 15 and 16, the fourth consecutive year for West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival.

The two-day festival will again be free thanks to presenting sponsor DTE Energy Foundation, the City of Grand Rapids and other sponsoring organizations and individuals.

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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids Opens for the Season on Friday

Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle is always a big part of winter fun in downtown Grand Rapids.

Rosa Parks Circle is set to open to ice skaters for the season on Friday, December 5 at noon.

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GRandJazzFest is August 16 and 17

I blogged about this before, but thought I would remind you the third annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is just 10 days away - Aug. 16 and 17.

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Jazz Trumpeter Rick Braun Headlines Third Annual GRand Jazz Fest August 16-17

Jazz lovers everywhere rejoice. The third annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is back. The dates are Aug. 16 and 17 in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Griffins Great Skate Winterfest is This Weekend

The Grand Rapids Griffins are having a great season.

They're leading their division by at least 10 points, and continue great play, even though so many stars of the team continue to make the trip east and play with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

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Top 3 Places to See Christmas Lights Displays in Grand Rapids!

There's nothing like seeing Christmas lights displays around the holidays.

With that in mind, I offer the top three places in Grand Rapids to see those cool yule hues and help celebrate the season.

 

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Downtown Grand Rapids Skating Rink at Rosa Parks Circle Now Opening Saturday

If you were looking forward to coming to downtown Grand Rapids Friday night, watching the tree in front of the GRAM be lit, and then partaking in some ice skating, you're going to have to rethink part of your plans. It was announced today that the skating rink will not be opening on Friday evening as planned.

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Rosa Parks Circle Ice Skating Opens With Tree Lighting Ceremony On December 6

Another sign of the season in Grand Rapids!

The annual tree lighting ceremony is December 6 at Grand Rapids Art Museum.

The lighting will be followed by the opening of ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle!

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Michigan Blood Bus Will be at ArtPrize

The excitement and craziness has begun.....ArtPrize!

So many entries to see...so many entries to judge.

Here's one you won't have to judge, but you will get to see, and tour. One of Michigan Blood’s buses will be on exhibit this Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Rosa Parks Circle on Monroe Mall in downtown from 12-8 pm.

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AIDS Walk is This Saturday

There are an estimated 1,080 people living in Kent County with HIV. Approximately 260 of these people do not even know they have it - that means nearly 1 in 4 people who are infected are unaware, and HIV is still on the rise in Kent County. In 2011 there were 42 confirmed new HIV diagnoses.

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Tuesday Night Swing Dancing To Move Out Of Rosa Parks Circle

Tuesday nights in downtown Grand Rapids have been alive with the sounds of swing music and young people in colorful outfits for the last few years, but soon, that will all be changing. The successful swing dancing night has become a victim of its own success in a way, and has simply outgrown Rosa Parks Circle. 

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