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Pioneers to face GR Christian this Friday

East Grand Rapids, MI - After defeating Byron Center last week, the EGR Pioneers have advanced to face the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles at home this Friday evening for the district title. A win would mark their 30th winning game in a row.

Visit http://eastgrsports.com for additional information.

WMEAC presents four monthly forum seminars

WMEAC is presenting a series of four monthly forum seminars this fall and
winter that will examine the future of West Michigan's energy infrastructure
and industries.

East Hills Neighborhood Fall Fundraiser Nov 9

The East Hills Neighborhood Association Fall Fundraiser will take place Tuesday November 9th, 2010 at Eastown Antiques from 6pm-9pm. Champagne and appetizers will be provided on site (1515 Lake Dr., Grand Rapids, MI 49506). 10% of the sales earned during the night of the fundraiser will benefit East Hills Council of Neighbors. This would be a perfect occasion to gather some one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for the holiday season. See you there!

Eastown Business Association website:

http://www.eastowngr.com/index.php/businesses/listing/eastown-antiques/

The Cowpie Classic Concert Movie Series - The Last Waltz

Wealthy Theatre, Wednesday, November 3rd, 8:00PM, doors at 7:15PM

Martin Scorsese's 1978 capsule history of the Band is mixed with footage of the group's allegedly last performance (certainly their last performance as a quintet) in this particularly stylish concert film. Scorsese shoots the players and their sundry guests with the same flair and enthusiasm one can see in the later The Color of Money or Goodfellas. He also proves a good interviewer with Band members, particularly Robbie Robertson, whose sleepy-sexy good looks make a star-caliber impression in close-up. But the film's real hook is the stage show, which features a rotation of rock legends (Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Butterfield, Bob Dylan, and so on) playing with the Band before a wildly appreciative audience. --Tom Keogh

Visit http://www.grcmc.org/theatre/ for additional information.

Stitch Alchemy: Mixed Media Sampler

Wednesday, November 3, 7:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library Street NE, Ryerson Auditorium

What happens when we open ourselves to serendipity and let go of pre-determined outcomes? Author and artist Kelli Perkins will demonstrate basic stitchpaper techniques from her book Stitch Alchemy, including weaving wonderment, inventing juiciness and casting chance. As a mixed media artist, Perkins has had to learn to embrace happy accidents as she ventures into unknown territory. She'll share what she does when inspiration strikes, what it means to be an art gypsy, and why fear is a natural companion to creativity.

Book Signings
Authors will be available after their events to sign books.

October 30th, 2010 - Grand Rapids Zombie Walk 2010

The world's largest Zombie Walk returns to Grand Rapids Michigan! Last year over 10,000 people came out in the pouring rain for this event, lets go even bigger this year!Zombie Walk: A Massive mob of people dressed as Zombies walking together as a massive horde in downtown Grand Rapids on October 30th at 7PM starting at Ah-Nab-Awen Park (Between GR Public Museum and Ford Museum) in grand celebration of Halloween. "Zombie" Outf...its are as basic as you want, white t shirts with some ketchup = perfect. Also go here if you want to do even cooler stuff- http://www.zombiemaker.com/There will NOT be a dance party afterwards sadly, it's just too cold and not enough funding to make it happen. Next year!Make sure that you get in costume before the event and do NOT put bloody hand prints or anything on any cars/buildings/etc. at the event. All of this is with BIG thanks to THE HAUNT for helping support cool Halloween events. Go check them out!http://www.the-haunt.com/   

BAROLO: A Craft Reading from the Food-and-Wine Memoir

Tuesday, November 2, 7:00 pm
Main Library, 111 Library Street NE,  Ryerson Auditorium

Matthew Gavin Frank, a fifteen-year veteran of the food-and-wine industry, researched Baroloby spending six months in Barolo, Italy (pop. 646), living out of a tent in the garden of the local Pittatore farmhouse. Through the Pittatore family, he was able to secure work picking wine grapes for famed vintner Luciano Sandrone. Through Sandrone, Frank developed relationships with the region's families, restaurateurs, butchers, vintners, local foodstuffs, odd markets, and circus-like atmosphere in experiences both gustatory and flamboyant.