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Urban Pizza and Kids’ Food Basket team up in 2011

Urban Pizza and Kids’ Food Basket team up in 2011

News Release:

Grand Rapids, Mich.- Urban Pizza announces that it will be teaming up with Kids’ Food Basket here in Grand Rapids in 2011. The partnership was created to help the non-profit maximize donations for the children-focused lunch makers. Each month in 2011, starting March 23rd residents and local business owners will be able to bring in a specific donation item to Urban Pizza located at 950 Wealthy(on the corner of Diamond and Wealthy) and receive a menu item FREE.  

The second event is a “Juice Drive”, scheduled for Thursday April 21, 2011 from 11:00am -1:30pm.

Not Your Average Speaker Series: Transporting Our Economy

Not Your Average Speaker Series: Transporting Our Economy

From Rapid Growth Media:

Thursday, April 14 · 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI

Our mobility as a community is vital to our economy. Where are investments being made in transit and transportation in Michigan? What do the next 5, 10, 20 years look like for Michigan's transit and transportation future? And what transit issues are on the near horizon locally that deserve attention?

These questions and many more will be discussed at our Not Your Average Speaker Series event, "Transporting the Economy," April ...14th at 6 PM at the Wealthy Theatre.

Three Michigan leaders outspoken on transportation and transit issues will share their expertise and visions for Michigan and the region:

Rich Studley - C.E.O.

Soap Box Derby Event Hosted by Immanuel Reformed Church

Soap Box Derby Event Hosted by Immanuel Reformed Church

News Release:

(Grand Rapids, MI, March 30, 2011)- Immanuel Reformed Church, located at 1300 East Beltline Avenue in Grand Rapids, MI.,  would like to invite Grand Rapids and its surrounding communities to join them and participate in the 1st annual "Down Hill Derby."

On May 15, 2011, from 12:30-6:00pm, the tranquil grounds of Immanuel Reformed Church will be transformed into  "Immanuel Motor-Free Speedway."  We're going to drop the engines and bring back an old American pastime, soap box derby racing!

We’re inviting teams from around the community to design, build and race their best cars down our hill for a shot at great prizes and soapbox derby glory!  Racers will be broken up into four different age categories.  Colt (6-11 year olds), Mustang (12-17 years), Stallion (18-49 years) and Super Stallion (50 and up).  Each racer is guaranteed a minimum of two races or heats per age class.RE

Nonprofit Smackdown: Bring It!

Nonprofit Smackdown: Bring It!

Every day, nonprofit organizations cordially go head to head, competing for resources. For one night, the gloves come off (or go on).

Locate / Share Fish Fry information

Locate / Share Fish Fry information

Got a great West Michigan Fish Fry this Lenten season? Let everyone know about it!


Looking for a great spot for fish? Check out the list by clicking here.

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The Salvation Army prepares to welcome 5,000th member

The Salvation Army prepares to welcome 5,000th member

Four months after its opening, the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is about to welcome its 5,000th member.

So far, the center has signed up 4,958 members at the 20-acre education, recreation, spiritual and cultural arts center at 2500 S. Division Avenue.

The lucky 5,000th person will receive a Kroc Center membership for one year for just $1, four day passes, free coffee for one year and other prizes.

Salvation Army officials expect the lucky guest to walk into the center before the end of February.

Click here for more information about the Grand Rapids Kroc Center.

Our Kitchen Table: Diverse, Stable Food Systems

Our Kitchen Table: Diverse, Stable Food Systems

 By J. Bennett Rylah

Lisa Oliver-King, executive director of Our Kitchen Table, talks about OKT's creating sustainable, diverse neighborhood food systems, as well as plans for the future in light of a $360,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.