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Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters, "The Saturday Experience"

Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters, "The Saturday Experience"

In spite of the cold wintry weather this past weekend, my friend, Pat and I had quite the excursion. One nice thing about Grand Rapids, MI. You can always find something to do and it doesn’t have to cost an arm & a leg.

It all started out with a visit to “The Saturday Experience” at the Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters in Grand Rapids, MI. This wholesale coffee bean business is located in an old factory on Hall St. SW, just beyond Godfrey St., around the back of the building. We entered at the only door we saw that was on the second floor and proceeded to walk up steps to the 5th floor, where we found a room filled with eclectic furnishings, lots to look at, amazing teas and delicious coffee. There is also a freight elevator but I think it was out of order that day.

Second Annual Chili & Beer Festival follows Parade in Ada

Second Annual Chili & Beer Festival follows Parade in Ada

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Ada Chili and Beer Festival

December 5: 11:00am-3:00pm

Join us for the second annual Ada Chili and Beer Festival!  This is a family friendly event following the Christmas parade in the center of Ada Village.  12 Breweries will highlight seasonal beer offerings while restaurants and home-cooks compete for the coveted Chili cook-off trophy from 11:00am – 2:00pm. More than 20 kinds of Chili will be featured for everyone to sample. Hot Dogs, prepared by the Ada Fire Department, will be available also.

2016 Secondary Schools International Women’s Day Essay Contest

2016 Secondary Schools International Women’s Day Essay Contest

The non-profit, Grand Rapids Sister Cities International is pleased to announce this Essay contest that is open to Grades 9 – 12 in the City of Grand Rapids.

The 1000 word, double space essay that the student will be creating is “A Special Woman Who Influenced Me”. The essay, about a special woman can be living or deceased, may or may not be someone that the student has met and must be in one of the countries represented by one of Grand Rapids Sister Cities.

The Deadline is January 30, 2016. Essay should be mailed to: GRSCI at 303 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids, MI 49503 - Attention: 2016 GRSCI International Women’s Contest.

Call Ruth Anne Loma: (616)791-9030 for more information. Visit http://www.grsistercities.org/about/

Heritage Hill 2015 Holiday Potluck & Annual Celebration

Heritage Hill 2015 Holiday Potluck & Annual Celebration

The Heritage Hill Association will once again host their Annual Holiday Potluck & Celebration on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The celebration is at GRCC DeVos Campus located at 435 E. Fulton in Grand Rapids, MI.

Dinner served at 6:00pm; please bring a dish to pass.

Santa arrives at 7:00pm

Annual Meeting & HHA 2016 Board Elections at 7:30pm

The 2015 Distinguished Service Awards will be presented.

Breakfast at the Boat & Canoe Club Saturday, November 14th

Breakfast at the Boat & Canoe Club Saturday, November 14th

It’s breakfast time again, Saturday, November 14th from 8 – 11am, at the Boat & Canoe Club in Grand Rapids, MI and what a great job the Women’s 356 Auxiliary does serving this up.

Menu for breakfast is: eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage links, bacon, pancakes, along with coffee, milk and juice. All this for just $8.00.

Come and support your local club.

Diaper Drive

Diaper Drive

The month of October is almost through but before it passes you have an opportunity to help struggling young families, diaper their little ones.

Drop off any size new diaper packages to any of the five participating YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids during regular business hours on Thursday, October 29 or Friday, October 30 to help make a difference for those in need. 

Call: (616)632-1007 or visit: www.diaperdrivekent.org for more information.

Zombie BeerFest Returns

Zombie BeerFest Returns

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sample over 100 beers that will never be seen in local stores all presented by Beer City Festivals in the heart of Grand Rapids.

Calder Plaza comes alive on October 17 from 4:00-8:00pm with this 2nd annual Zombie Beer event. Take time to dress like a real zombie for a costume contest with great prizes, enjoy games, free photo booth experience & live music. Tickets are only available on-line, so get yours today!

There will be craft beers, ciders & spirits from some of SW Michigan’s best craft beer producers, as well as local food vendors.

General admission is $39 and VIP is $49, which gives those guests, five additional drink tickets and one hour early admission.   

Visit www.beercityfestivals.com for tickets.