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Vintage Street Market Coming Soon

Vintage Street Market Coming Soon

It’s that time again! Ionia Avenue erupts with busy patrons checking out exciting treasures every second Sunday of the month.

Make plans to bring your friends and family to the Vintage Street Market located at 435 Ionia Avenue SW in Grand Rapids from 10am-4pm for great entertainment, shopping, food and fun.

Mark your calendar today for May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10.

Visit: www.vintagestreetmarketgr.com for more information.

Sugarbush Festival Returns

Sugarbush Festival Returns

For the 47th year, Blandford Nature Center invites maple enthusiast to this sweet spring activity!

The chance awaits you to learn how maple syrup is created from the dripping sap of the tree to the end product for a taste test. It’s an all-day event of family fun with wildlife encounters, hands-on experiences, draft horses, fun treats and more.

Drive the family down to Blandford Nature Center located at 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW in Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 18 from 10:00am – 4:00pm for this famous sweet arrival of spring celebration!

Tickets: $5 for members and $8 for non-members.

Visit: www.blandfordnaturecenter.org for tickets online or get them at the door.

Taste of Soul Sunday

Taste of Soul Sunday

The Grand Rapids Public Library invites the public to celebrate African American month with a fun-filled Sunday afternoon.

This celebration showcases African American history, art, music and FOOD from 1:00pm - 4:30pm. Bring your family for this free popular event at on Sunday, February 19 at the Main Library located at 111 Library Street NE in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Call: (616)988-5400 or visit: www.grpl.org/tasteofsoul for more information.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.

Free Day at the Museum

Free Day at the Museum

Downtown Grand Rapid Inc. has made it possible for the community to visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum for free one day this summer.

The public is invited to the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Sunday, July 10 from 12pm/noon through 5pm for the opportunity to explore exhibits on 3 floors at no cost. This includes the traveling exhibit, Earth Explorer brought to you by National Geographic. There is an additional cost for the planetarium shows, The Robot Zoo, which will be at the museum through September 18, 2016 & the 1928 Spillmann Carousel.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is located at 272 Pearl Street NW in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Call: (616)929-1700 or visit www.grpm.org for more information.

Senior Citizens: Trivia Helps keep your Mind Alert

Senior Citizens: Trivia Helps keep your Mind Alert

About two years ago, I received an e-mail asking if I was interested in getting a Trivia Question on a daily basis? I was very skeptical with all that can happen with a computer when replying to the wrong person or site. Anyway, I replied with a YES and since that time, I get one or two Trivia Questions each day. In fact, not only do I get the questions, I usually receive another e-mail that gives information about subjects that are very interesting.

I look forward to learning something new each day by answering these questions without cheating. No looking it up on GOOGLE before answering. The site keeps track of my answers and my score stays up in the upper corner where I can see it.  Why not try this? trivia@triviatodayemail.com

Let me know what you think about this site and if you enjoy it?

 

Opinion: My take on Artprize so far this Year

Opinion: My take on Artprize so far this Year

My friend Pat & I went downtown for Artprize on opening day, Wednesday, September 23rd. Lots to see but we did not see anything that actually jumped out at us, like WOW! Have our expectations become too high because of all the awesome and unusual art displays we have seen in the past 6 years?

One picture did take us by surprise in the walkway from DeVos Place over to the Grand Plaza. It is a picture of a bridge, done in a brushed aluminum affect and it looks like you can actually step on it and cross over. So realistic that I actually got dizzy and a little on the nausea side, like it draws you in. Very unusual.