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GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses

GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses

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GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses
 
 
WHAT:                    GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses
                                
GRPS students, parents, friends, families and staff are encouraged to attend the GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses to learn more about school choices in the district and enjoy free food and entertainment.

Volunteers needed for Gilda's LaughFest

Volunteers needed for Gilda's LaughFest

NEWS RELEASE:

Volunteers needed for Gilda’s LaughFest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 3, 2011 –  Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids will hold 3 informational meetings this week for individuals wishing to volunteer during Gilda’s LaughFest. The inaugural event is being held in Grand Rapids March 10 through March 20. Over 400 hundred individuals have already shown interest in volunteering. More information regarding volunteer opportunities can be found at laughfestgr.org.

What: Volunteer Informational Meetings

When: Jan.4, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and Jan.5, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. or Noon – 1:30pm

Where: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St.

Big Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

Big  Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- Juice Ball returns to West Michigan on Saturday, January 8th.  The proceeds from the fundraising event go to the Juice Ball fund at Kids' Food Basket which provides meals for needy children.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. The first Juice Ball was held last year at the same location with a school lunch lady theme.  This year the International Ballroom will be transformed into a big top circus. 

Guests are encouraged to dress up in circus themed costumes.  They will find carnival games, food booths, a cash bar, face painting, as well as music and entertainment. 


Admission is charged.  Click here to get more information from the event website.

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

NEWS RELEASE:

2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE TO WIN $1 MILLION TO FIGHT HUNGER IN GREATER GR

GR/Wyoming market holds 5th place position in

Walmart's national "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign

 

WHAT:                  With just over 48 hours until the 7 p.m., Dec. 31st voting deadline, FightHungerGR.org is making a final push to win $1 million for area hunger relief organizations as part of Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign.

Christmas tree recycling in Grand Rapids

Christmas tree recycling in Grand Rapids

From the city of Grand Rapids - To assist you in the post-holiday cleanup, the City of Grand Rapids Streets and Sanitation Department is again offering FREE Christmas tree recycling.

Free Christmas tree recycling will be available at the following drop-off areas: Riverside Park (north entrance), 2001 Monroe Ave., NE and JC Family Park at 2531 Kalamazoo Ave., SE, during the month of January, 2010. Make sure all ornaments, other decorations, tinsel, nails and tree stands are removed from the tree prior to recycling. Remember to remove any plastic bags from around the tree prior to drop off.

Blandford Nature Center presents Winter Survival

Blandford Nature Center presents Winter Survival

Have you ever wondered what it takes for animals to survive our harsh winter climate? Blandford Nature Center is offering a three hour event to help answer that question.

Learn how animals of Michigan survive throughout the winter as well as a few tips that might help keep you warm. You'll also learn how to make an emergency fire and shelter.

The event is suitable for ages 10 and up. Cost is $5 per person.

Saturday, January 8, 1:00-3:00 pm

Visit http://blandfordnaturecenter.org for additional information.

Rotary Club of Grand Rapids hosts annual Senior Neighbors Holiday Luncheon

Rotary Club of Grand Rapids hosts annual Senior Neighbors Holiday Luncheon

Thirty Rotarians gathered on Wednesday to serve 175 low-income seniors from all over Kent County at the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids’ annual Senior Neighbors Holiday Luncheon. Members of the Downtown Kent County Senior Neighbors chapter were treated to a delicious lunch, gifts and entertainment as part of a nearly 25-year tradition. The event was made possible by many sponsors and volunteers, including Siegel Jewelers, North Point Christian High School Choir, S. Abraham and Sons, Meijer and several other local businesses.

“The Grand Rapids Rotary Club has always been known for its philanthropy, but this luncheon is one of the most rewarding,” said Coleen Downey, Executive Director of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids. “Being able to serve and celebrate with such deserving individuals truly expresses what the holidays are really about.”

For more information, visit www.grrotary.org.