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Interfaith lecture promotes understanding of diverse religions

Interfaith lecture promotes understanding of diverse religions

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Interfaith Dialogue Association strives to promote friendship and trust among people of diverse religions and ideologies by study, dialogue, and sharing about religious experiences.

The IDA’s 2011 Rabbi Philip Sigal Memorial Lecture, “From Tolerance to Holy Envy: The Interfaith Agenda,” will be presented by Douglas Kindschi. The lecture will be given Thursday, January 20, at 7 p.m., at Loosemore Auditorium in the DeVos Center, 401 West Fulton, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus of Grand Valley State University. Admission is free. See Building #5 on the map link, http://www.gvsu.edu/maps.htm.  

Kindschi, director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, is now in his 35th year at Grand Valley, and served as a dean for 28 of those years. He is currently a professor of mathematics and philosophy.

Stability through Innovation: Securing the Wealthy Theatre’s Next 100 Years

Stability through Innovation: Securing the Wealthy Theatre’s Next 100 Years

By Erin Wilson, Wealthy Theatre Director(wealthytheatre) in NON-PROFIT

Wealthy Theatre, in Grand Rapids, MI, designed by prolific architect Pierre Lindhout (1891-1940), turns 100 in 2011. Operated by Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC), Wealthy Theatre is marking its centennial anniversary with a modest capital campaign (click here to visit the campaign's micro-site) to fund an ambitious series of upgrades, as a springboard into the theatre’s second century.  Our Centennial Campaign is about much more than a building turning 100 years old.

Big Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

Big  Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- Juice Ball returns to West Michigan on Saturday, January 8th.  The proceeds from the fundraising event go to the Juice Ball fund at Kids' Food Basket which provides meals for needy children.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. The first Juice Ball was held last year at the same location with a school lunch lady theme.  This year the International Ballroom will be transformed into a big top circus. 

Guests are encouraged to dress up in circus themed costumes.  They will find carnival games, food booths, a cash bar, face painting, as well as music and entertainment. 


Admission is charged.  Click here to get more information from the event website.

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

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2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE TO WIN $1 MILLION TO FIGHT HUNGER IN GREATER GR

GR/Wyoming market holds 5th place position in

Walmart's national "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign

 

WHAT:                  With just over 48 hours until the 7 p.m., Dec. 31st voting deadline, FightHungerGR.org is making a final push to win $1 million for area hunger relief organizations as part of Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign.

New Year's Eve kids overnight party

New Year's Eve kids overnight party

Parents planning to go out to celebrate on New Year's Eve might be interested in the overnight party for kids sponsored by the YMCA. The YMCA will pick up overnight guests at the Downtown and South East locations and bus them to Camp Manitou-lin for an overnight adventure of games, pizza, indoor climbing, crafts and karaoke, New Year's Eve dancing and then a morning brunch.

Call one of the YMCA locations for a reservation.

New Year's Eve Fun

New Year's Eve Fun

New Year's Eve in downtown Grand Rapids will kick off around 5:30 pm at Rosa Parks Circle with free entertainment for everyone! Music will include Good Charlotte, along with special guests, We the Kings, Runner Runner and Kaci Battaglia. Warming tents will be available again this year and free parking shuttles will be available to transfer people around the Grand Rapids downtown area. The New Year's ball drop is set for midnight.

Bring your skates or rent a pair for $1 and take a whirl around the ice rink during this festive time.

Along with this entertainment, there will be several businesses in the downtown area offering New Year's Eve specials.

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

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FIGHTHUNGERGR.ORG CALLS ON GR-AREA FACEBOOK COMMUNITY TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURES AND VOTE TO BRING $1 MILLION IN HUNGER RELIEF TO COMMUNITY

GR/Wyoming market holds 2nd place position in national contest with 8 days to deadline

 

WHAT:

With just over one week until the Dec.