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1st Annual Garage (yard) Sale Flea Market at Garfield Park

Garfield Park Neighborhood Association is announcing our first annual garage sale/flea market.  Anyone can rent a space starting as little as $25 or stop by during the day to find a great deal or bargain!  There will be food for purchase and a great time in the park. Come join us!

Admission is free to all others.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center will be joining GPNA by having a bounce hut for children (Cost $1)

This is a new fund raising event for GPNA to help support our neighborhood improvement initiatives.  This includes crime prevention and education, housing code compliance, neighborhood clean-up, graffiti removal, and many neighborhood events such as the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and National Night Out.

The sale will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 AM – 4 PM. Th epark is located at 334 Burton SE            

Sign-Up for the Garfield Park Community Garage Sale

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Garage sale season is here and one of Grand Rapids' largest neighborhoods is organizing a community sale.

Garfield Park Neighborhood Association will host its garage sale Saturday, June 11 at Garfield Park, at the corner of Burton Street and Madison Ave. SE.

The garage sale is 9 a.m .to 4 p.m. rain or shine. If you would like to participate, you can register for a booth from GPNA.

1 booth: $25
2 booths: $35

Received after to June 1:

1 booth: $30
2 booths: $40

Set-up Time: 7:00am to 8:45am.

Exhibitors must provide their own tables, chairs, tents, etc. Any awnings, umbrellas, racks, etc. must be securely and safely placed within the confines of the booth space.

Community Holds Huge Plant Sale

KENTWOOD, Mich.  The Bailey's Grove Retirement Community is holding its 2nd annual perennial plant sale this weekend.  The plant sale is a fundraiser for the low income senior community which is HUD subsidized.  Organizers say they will a wide variety of perennials on sale ranging in price from $6 to $10.

Buyers will have 700 plants to choose from.  The sale is located at Bailey's Grove Retirement Community located at 5252 Bailey's Center Dr. SE in Kentwood.  It is behind the Childtime Day Care Center at 52nd street and East Paris.  The plants are on sale from May 13th through May 17th between 9:00am and 7:00pm.

A similar sale is going on at Oak Ridge Retirement Community located at 3781 Giddings Avenue SE in Grand Rapids.

My first TEDx experience

My first TEDx experience

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -  I just attended my first TEDx session and it was an eye-opening experience.  TEDx Grand Rapids drew a sold out crow of 600 people to the Civic Theatre downtown. 

A diverse group of 16 speakers from different areas of expertise shared their ideas on innovation.

Kroc Park dedication planned for Saturday, May 21st

Kroc Park dedication planned for Saturday, May 21st

The Salvation Army is dedicating the Kroc Park on Saturday, May 21st.

The 20 acre park sits behind the Kroc Center.  While membership is required for the Kroc Center, the park is open to the public.

The iconic image of the park is the sculpture "The Furniture City Sets the Table for the World of Art."  That sculpture is less formally known as the table and chairs that sat atop Grand Rapids' blue bridge during the inaugural ArtPrize.

You can find more information about the park dedication at www.grkroccenter.org.

Pump up the tires and take a ride!

Pump up the tires and take a ride!

The Greater Grand Rapids area has a great bike trail network!  May is National Bike Month so get out your bike and enjoy the spring weather!   Check out this map of the Grand Rapids area trails.

Teach the kids to enjoy bike riding!
Teaching a child to ride a bike can be a rewarding, but sometimes frustrating experience.   Check out these Teach Your Kids to Ride tips and help a child build the skills and confidence needed to become a lifetime bicyclist.  Family bike rides are a wonderful way to enjoy nature and stay healthy.

Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 20!
Biking to work is a great way to energize yourself for a day on the job.   It's also a wo

Kentwood Community Holds Garage Sales

Kentwood, Mich.    Bailey's Grove Property Owners Association (BGPOA) will have its annual Spring Garage Sales next weekend.  The community garage sales will be held between 9am and 4pm Saturday, May 21st at homes inside the subdivision.  Bailey's Grove is located off 52nd street between East Paris and Breton in Kentwood.