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Discover! Millennium Park Nature Trail

Discover! Millennium Park Nature Trail

The Kent/MSU Extension Master Naturalist program and Kent County Parks is sponsoring a free and fun discovery program for kids of all ages! Join us at Millennium Park's Hansen Nature Trail between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.

Families will enjoy a nature experience together-learning about Millennium Park and its history while walking the Hansen Trail with staffed and guided docent stations.

For more information on this event and directions go to: www.stuckongardening.com

4th annual Mayor's Bike Ride planned for Tonight

4th annual Mayor's Bike Ride planned for Tonight

Join the fourth annual Mayor's Bike Ride tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the trailhead of Plaster Creek Trails, the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 2500 South Division Avenue.

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Grand Rapids Griffins, Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation, and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition join Grand Rapids Mayor George K. Heartwell as proud partners.

This free family friendly event introduces the average bike rider to the Grand Rapids bike trail system. The event will start at the Kroc Center and then move to the trailhead of Plaster Creek Trails which is directly connected to the Kroc Center property. The ride distance options are 2 miles or 6 miles.

4th annual Mayor's Bike Ride planned for Tuesday, May 8

4th annual Mayor's Bike Ride planned for Tuesday, May 8

Join the fourth annual Mayor's Bike Ride, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at the trailhead of Plaster Creek Trails, the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 2500 South Division Avenue.

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Grand Rapids Griffins, Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation, and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition join Grand Rapids Mayor George K. Heartwell as proud partners.

This free family friendly event introduces the average bike rider to the Grand Rapids bike trail system. The event will start at the Kroc Center and then move to the trailhead of Plaster Creek Trails which is directly connected to the Kroc Center property. The ride distance options are 2 miles or 6 miles.

Lacrosse scrimmage for charity

Lacrosse scrimmage for charity

Grand Rapids, MI - On Friday, April 13, 2012, the boy’s lacrosse teams from Forest Hills Northern/Eastern and Grand Rapids Catholic Central will be working together on their 2nd annual “You Are Not Alone” event. This year proceeds from this event will benefit the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan education programs. The scrimmage will take place at 7:00 pm at Forest Hills Eastern High School stadium with games and raffles for all ages.

The teams chose to benefit the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan education programs because suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among adolescents in Kent County and the 3rd leading cause of death among adolescents nationally.  It is critical to include mental health education in our school curriculum and for students to know that they “Are Not Alone”.

Discover Millennium Park

Discover Millennium Park

The Kent/MSU Extension Master Naturalist program and Kent County Parks is sponsoring a free and fun discovery program for kids of all ages! Join us at Millennium Park's Hansen Nature Trail between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.

Families will enjoy a nature experience together-learning about Millennium Park and its history while walking the Hansen Trail with staffed and guided docent stations.

For more information on this event and directions go to: www.stuckongardening.com

Fitness, Fun & Freebies at Westside Fitness Ladies Night Out

 Are you looking for fitness, food, fun and freebies? Then visit Westside Fitness on Thursday, March 29th from 5:30-7:30 pm for “Ladies Night Out,” an event that will promote local businesses and showcase vendors offering everything from jewelry, handbags and spa products to chiropractic care, Krav Maga and photography.

The event is free to the public and will be catered by Wild Chef Japanese Steakhouse. Westside Fitness members bringing guests will be entered into a drawing for a membership package, while non-members will receive a one-month free membership to Westside Fitness, tanning visits at Almost Paradise Tanning and massage discounts at Massage West.

A few of the featured vendors include: Premier Design Jewelry, Thirty-One Totes, Beauti Control, Bell Family Chiropractic, Pure Romance, Healthy Motion PT, Woosah Art, Jaded Photos, Cakes by Connie, Tastefully Simple, Glitter Girl Cards, Vantel Pearls, and more!

It's tee time at Indian Trails!

It's tee time at Indian Trails!

Mild winter weather means it's time to get the golf clubs out because Indian Trails Golf Course is now open! Indian Trails Golf Course is a valuable City asset dating back to 1928. The only public golf course in the City limits, Indian Trails offers 95 rolling acres and 18 challenging holes. Last year, approximately 22,000 rounds of golf were played at the course.

In addition to rounds of golf, Indian Trails offers a complete pro shop for all of your equipment needs (hats, jackets, balls, clubs, sunglasses, etc.). The club house also features a snack shop where pop, beer, wine, and an assortment of food items, such as hot dogs and pizza, can be purchased. Indian Trails provides the relaxed, fun atmosphere for any level golfer and is a great recreation facility for families. Indian Trails is also a great course for a company outing or golf leagues - even the non-golfers can enjoy food and beverages while seated on the deck overlooking the beautiful terrain.