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Grand Rapids Frugal Fun With Kids This Week!

Grand Rapids Frugal Fun With Kids This Week!

Here’s a round up of some great, inexpensive family events happening in the Grand Rapids area next week!

Friday, August 12 12:00-4:00 VSA Open House.  The afternoon will include exciting and unique events for the whole family, including: make-and-take arts and crafts activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Saturday, August 13 10:00 – 3:00 Reading Rocks Festival in Rockford.  Author’s Row, Scholastic Book Fair, Early Childhood Sensory Tent. Storybook Character Sidewalk Parade, Garden Park Stage Entertainment… oh my goodness. I couldn’t have planned this better myself.

Monday, August 15 Go pick some blueberries! Irvine has delicious organic ones!

Help rolling in soon for eBook readers in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-  More people are trading in the traditional way of reading for electronic and audio books.

But downloading digital books can be complicated.  That’s why the Digital Bookmobile National Tour is stopping in Grand Rapids August 22 through August 25.  Visitors can tour several informative exhibits and learn how to download from the library website for free, with the help of a digital library specialist. 

So far this year, more than 8.5 million eBooks have already been checked out from libraries, including Grand Rapids Public Library.

Taste of Grand Rapids is July 22 & 23

Taste of Grand Rapids is July 22 & 23

News Release:

(Grand Rapids, MI) – The 2011 Taste of Grand Rapids & BBQ Competition is just around the corner. The event kicks off Friday, July 22nd and continues Saturday, July 23rd for two days of food tasting, live music, and a barbecue competition. Hours are 3pm to 10pm on Friday, July 22nd and 11am to 10pm on Saturday, July 23rd. The Taste of Grand Rapids will be held at John Ball Park, 1300 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Admission and parking at the Taste of Grand Rapids are free, which makes it a weekend full of affordable family fun. Patrons may purchase tastes and samples of food from over 25 participating Grand Rapids area restaurants and enjoy live, non-stop entertainment. Kids can enjoy the designated Children’s Area, and adults can enjoy beer and wine with their tasty food samples.

Chat to WIN a Free Week a Camp Curiosity at GR Public Museum!

Chat to WIN a Free Week a Camp Curiosity at GR Public Museum!

Would your kids like to go on a fossil hunt this summer? Reach for the stars?  Play in ooey, gooey slime?  They can, right here in downtown Grand Rapids!  The Grand Rapids Public Museum is offering 17 different and amazing summer camps for you to choose from.

Plus, when you call 456.3977 to register a child for camp and mention MomsLikeMe you will get a $15 discount.

Check out the Camp Curiosity Brochure for more information on the various camps and dates.

CHAT NOW TO WIN ONE FREE WEEK AT CAMP CURIOSITY!
 

FREE Children's Bike Helmet Fitting and Give Away!

FREE Children's Bike Helmet Fitting and Give Away!

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) – In honor of Safety Awareness Month, the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center, in partnership with Safe Kids Greater Grand Rapids and Helen Devos Children’s Hospital, will be hosting a Bike Safety Day on Wednesday, June 8.  Parents are invited to bring their children, who do not have bike helmets, to the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center Parking Lot to receive a proper bike helmet fitting and free bike helmet, while supplies last. 

Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Programs

We have some amazing summer reading programs for kids.  Sign up as early as possible so you can make the most of them.  Not all of the details have been announced, so check back for updates!

TONS of Free Outdoor Summer Music Concerts!

TONS of Free Outdoor Summer Music Concerts!

We have great activites you can do with your kids for very little, if any, money. There are a ton opportunities to see live music in a casual, outdoor setting. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and grab the bug spray. Jazz, blues, doo-wop, or rock – we’re jammin! Many of the summer lineups haven’t been announced yet, but stay tuned! I promise there will be music in the air!

May 6 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Jazz at the Zoo.  Fridays through August 15. John Ball Park Band Shell, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids. Bring a blanket or chair. Free Admission. Donations accepted.

June 8 6:30 PM Blues On the Mall, Wednesdays through August 3. Rosa Parks Circle.