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'Puttin' on The Green in Grand Rapids" St. Patrick's Day Celebration

'Puttin' on The Green in Grand Rapids" St. Patrick's Day Celebration

From: Facebook

Fast becoming one of the best Irish Parties in West Michigan, the "PUTTIN ON the GREEN in Grand Rapids" event has it all! Irish food and Drink available, (at reasonable prices!) -Bangers and Mash, hot dogs and a great Cash Bar! Traditional Irish Music as well as Celtic Rock, and featuring everyone's favorite... IRISH DANCE @ 4:00 and 6:30PM! See Craic Wisely perform their own songs and other great Irish Traditionals done in the Rock style they became so famous for! It's the place to be on 2/26! Donations of at least $10 per person at the door are recommended

Look to Facebook for WinterWest Festival info and photos

Look to Facebook for WinterWest Festival info and photos

Facebook has become a popular place for people and businesses to share information with their community and WinterWest is no exception. If you're looking for information about the ongoing festival, the WinterWest page has lots of up to the minute info, links and photos.

Another great page to keep an eye on is the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks page which is doing a wonderful job of keeping up with whats happening throughout the week. A recent post reads "Griff and Grand Rapids Griffins will be skating from 4:30-6pm at Richmond Park."

The festival runs through February 13th so be sure to check Facebook often for updates.

John Ball Zoo presents 'Animal Adventures in the Tropics'

From: http://www.johnballzoosociety.org/

A collaboration between Frederik Meijer Gardens and John Ball Zoo Fee: $5 members, $7 non-members, ages 2 and younger free Location: Frederick Meijer Gardens Laugh at winter—join us for an evening of warmth and wonder as you discover fascinating things about tropical animals and their environments. Perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners and their families! Meet three intriguing animals (mammal, reptile, insect). See live animal presentations with zoo handlers, projected on a 20-foot screen. Explore the tropical conservatory by flashlight. Participate in fun activities including reptile push-ups, a leaf litter search-and-find, a hissing obstacle course and art projects like beard flare, toothpick art and armor making. Space is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Meijer Gardens at 974-5239 or John Ball Zoo at 336-4310.

Breakfast and Ballet

Breakfast and Ballet

From: http://www.johnballzoosociety.org

We’ll feed you! Entertain you and even drive you around! Join us for an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage and egg breakfast at the zoo then hop on the trolley to St. Cecelia Music Center and take in the CARE Ballet original ballet production of “Carnival of the Animals” (based on John Lithgow’s childrens book).  This three-in-one family adventure has something for everyone!

Breakfast & Ballet:  $22 adults, $15 children & students
Breakfast only:   $13  adults, $10 children & students (for C.A.R.E. Season Ticket holders)

Call to order your tickets:  (616)336-4326

Snowshoe with your Sweetie - a night hike

News Release

February 10, 7-8:30 PM $16 or $8
Take a romantic candlelit hike through the snowy woods with your loved one. Listen to the crunch of snow, the hoot of owls and sweet whispers in your ear while you experience the magic of winter in Michigan. This easy paced hike is for all experience and fitness levels. $16 per couple with snowshoe rental, $8 per couple without rental. RSVP required by calling 735-6240. For adult couples only.

 

Richmond Park prepares for Two Week WinterWest Fest

Richmond Park prepares for Two Week WinterWest Fest

NEWS RELEASE:

West Grand Neighborhood Organization, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, and the City of GR are teaming up to bring winter fun to the West Side of Grand Rapids. The organizations are constructing an ice rink and holding winter-themed events from January 28-February 13. The rink is scheduled to be built on 1/20/11.

Among the festivities being planned are a broomball tournament, a 3 v 3 hockey tournament, open skating, a crazy cardboard creation sledding contest and others.

Grand Rapids neighborhood prepares for 'Winter West'

Grand Rapids, Mich. (WZZM) Grand Rapids West Side is preparing for some winter-time fun. West Grand Neighborhood Organization, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, and the City of GR are teaming up to bring 'Winter West.'

The organizations are constructing an ice rink and holding winter-themed events from January 28-February 13.