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

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



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Kent County Animal Shelter Gets Grant to Vaccinate Dogs for Influenza

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Kent County Animal Shelter Gets Grant to Vaccinate Dogs for Influenza
Petfinder.com Foundation furnishes funds to protect shelter dogs from canine flu.

TUSCON, December 22, 2010 - Kent County Animal Shelter, Grand Rapids, now has help in protecting dogs against canine influenza virus (CIV), a highly contagious disease that spreads easily from dog to dog, especially those in close proximity. The shelter received a grant for the vaccines as part of a Petfinder.com Foundation program to build community immunity against this respiratory infection. The foundation partnered with Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, a global animal health company and makers of the NOBIVAC(r) Canine Flu H3N8 vaccine, to fund the grant.

Because CIV is relatively new, most dogs have not built up immunity to the disease.

Wonderfall: Wizard of Oz Sing-a-Long

From: http://www.grcmc.org
Part of the series Wonderfall

The MGM technicolor triumph, The Wizard Of Oz, has been remastered digitally and just-released in HD 1080p Blu-ray! And there's an official Sing-A-Long version! We'll be playing this version on Nov. 20 at our WonderFall presentation of Wizard Of Oz at 11 a.m. at Wealthy Theatre! Come travel the yellow brick road with this family-friendly presentation of the sing-along version of Wizard of Oz!

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film directed primarily by Victor Fleming from a script mostly by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf, with uncredited contributions by others.

Grand Rapids Santa Claus Parade-November 20, 2010


For more than 100 years, the downtown Grand Rapids Santa Claus parade has been the signal to everyone that it is time for shopping and holiday festivities.

Once again, on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 9:00am, you will see almost 100 entries and floats along with a visit from Santa Claus start the parade at the corner of Michigan and Monroe Ave. They will travel south on Monroe, left onto Monroe Center, right onto Division, right on Fulton, ending up with a left at Market Ave.

Bundle up, take along that cup of hot coffee or hot chocolate and go downtown and enjoy one of the highlights of the season.

Two great acts to perform at Wealthy Street Theatre this weekend

Grand Rapids, MI - This weekend Wealthy Street Theatre presents two great musical acts to entertain people of all generations.

On Saturday The Candy Band will be performing what's described as, "high-energy, punk style kids' music." You'll hear original tunes as well as nursery rhymes, movie themes, and music from Green Day and the Clash. The show starts at 11:00 am and will last about one hour.

Sunday you can hear the local jazz band Hey Marco! playing the hits of their favorite band Steely Dan. They'll be playing all of the classic hits as well as tunes from their most recent albums. This show starts at 8:00 and is expected to last two hours.

Please visit http://www.grcmc.org/theatre/ for additional event information.

Wealthy Theatre presents Wonderfall with Jeff Roberts

From: http://www.grcmc.org

Saturday, October 9th, Doors at 10:30 am, Show starts at 11:00 am

Like a scene from "Groundhog Day," the event repeats itself over and over. Bass and drums pound out the beat in perfect unison. Bodies spring to their feet and rush the stage; jumping, dancing and bouncing off each other like bumper cars. The concertgoers behave like children. This should come as no surprise, because they are children, participating in the kiddie mosh pit found at nearly every Justin Roberts concert.

Justin Roberts is truly one of the "all-stars" of the indie family music scene. He logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call him the hardest working man in children's show business.

Meijer Basketball Classic: Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks

The Detroit Pistons have announced that individual tickets for their preseason game at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, The Meijer Basketball Classic, are on sale!

Tickets, priced as low as $15, are available by visiting the box office at Van Andel Arena, any Ticketmaster outlet, ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.  For groups of 10 or more, call (616) 742-6185, e-mail groupsales@smggr.com or order online at vanandelarena.com/groupsales.

The Meijer Basketball Classic, featuring the Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks will be played on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.  Newcomers Greg Monroe and Tracy McGrady join Ben Gordon, Tayshaun Prince, Ben Wallace and the rest of the core veterans to battle Mavericks stars Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd.

The preseason game marks the eighth consecutive time the Pistons have played in Grand Rapids since the 2001 preseason when the club hosted the Washington Wi