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Volunteers needed for Gilda's LaughFest

Volunteers needed for Gilda's LaughFest

NEWS RELEASE:

Volunteers needed for Gilda’s LaughFest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 3, 2011 –  Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids will hold 3 informational meetings this week for individuals wishing to volunteer during Gilda’s LaughFest. The inaugural event is being held in Grand Rapids March 10 through March 20. Over 400 hundred individuals have already shown interest in volunteering. More information regarding volunteer opportunities can be found at laughfestgr.org.

What: Volunteer Informational Meetings

When: Jan.4, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and Jan.5, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. or Noon – 1:30pm

Where: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St.

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

NEWS RELEASE:

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.

Christmas tree recycling in Grand Rapids

Christmas tree recycling in Grand Rapids

From the city of Grand Rapids - To assist you in the post-holiday cleanup, the City of Grand Rapids Streets and Sanitation Department is again offering FREE Christmas tree recycling.

Free Christmas tree recycling will be available at the following drop-off areas: Riverside Park (north entrance), 2001 Monroe Ave., NE and JC Family Park at 2531 Kalamazoo Ave., SE, during the month of January, 2010. Make sure all ornaments, other decorations, tinsel, nails and tree stands are removed from the tree prior to recycling. Remember to remove any plastic bags from around the tree prior to drop off.

Rear View Revue 2010 - a Not Your Average Speaker Series Production

Rear View Revue 2010 - a Not Your Average Speaker Series Production

What do chickens, Google, superheroes, waterslides, social media and art have in common? Find out on December 22nd, as we take to the stage and look back at the year's top newsmakers.

UICA Offers Free Seminar Series For Youth

UICA Offers Free Seminar Series For Youth

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) in NON-PROFIT

This February, UICA's ArtWorks Youth Program will offer a free Seminar Series. This series will feature films, workshops, and presentations by local professional artists. All program offerings will introduce students to current issues facing our local and national art community and introduce participants to potential creative careers.

ArtWorks is for young adults (ages 14-21) actively pursuing a creative career. This program utilizes contemporary art as a learning platform to...

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GRCC Root Camp lunch-and-learn sessions draw current and future gardeners

GRCC Root Camp lunch-and-learn sessions draw current and future gardeners

Grand Rapids, MI - Right now - during these dark winter months that usually leave West Michigan gardeners idle -  GRCC is offering “Root Camp,” a free, six-session, lunch-and-learn series to cover gardening basics and ensure green thumbs are ready by spring.

Broad community interest in gardening was apparent from GRCC’s 2010 Keller Future Center project on Urban Agriculture. Knowledge of the soil, basic gardening techniques, and timely planning were identified as the keys to success. Root Camp will address all of these in a fun, informative way to help participants achieve their gardening goals.  “I call this our 1000 Plots Project,” said Sara Yob, Trainer, GRCC Workforce Training.

Starting this month, Root Camp will meet at GRCC the third Wednesday of each month, from noon to 1 PM. Karen Lubbers, owner of Lubbers Family Farm, will lead a discussion on soil and composting this Wednesday, December 15. Later sessions will be led by other local experts.