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Playing with Tragedy: Calvin College Theater Presents Hamlet

Playing with Tragedy: Calvin College Theater Presents Hamlet


William Shakespeare's Hamlet is the subject of nearly 400 essays, numerous books and countless theatre productions throughout the world each year.

"So, if you are going to be a serious director, eventually you have to deal with it," said Stephanie Sandberg, professor of theater at Calvin College, and director of the production of Hamlet at the school's Calvin Lab Theatre.

Sandberg took on the challenge this year for the final production of the 2010-2011 season of the Calvin College Theater Company.

She approached the play with one question: "What does the play say to me right now?"

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WMAC "Bowling for Books", AMC Eastbrooke Lanes

WMAC "Bowling for Books",  AMC Eastbrooke Lanes
  The West Michigan Americorps Collaborative is holding "Bowling for Books" this Saturday, April 2 at AMF Eastbrooke Lanes. Bring a new or gently used children's book to benefit United Way's School's of Hope program. To bowl, the cost is $4.50 for 1 hour or $5.50 for 2 hours. The event will run between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Location: AMF Eastbrooke Lanes 3500 Lake Eastbrooke SE Grand Rapids, MI Note: RSVP to Monica Lackman at wmacollaborative@gmail.com by Thursday March 31st. Questions welcomed.

Talking pop culture with youth leaders

Talking pop culture with youth leaders

News Release:

The Festival of Faith and Music (FFM) is adding a pre-conference in 2011 for youth leaders. The one-day event, which takes place on Thursday, April 7, 2011, is designed to provide youth leaders with a better understanding of how they can help young people reconcile pop culture with their Christian faith.

"Youth pastors play an interesting role in the life of kids when it comes to popular culture," said Eric Kuiper, the young life coordinator for Calvin College who is working with the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship (CICW). "We want to help youth pastors have that conversation as well as they possibly can."

Organizers hope this pre-conference will help get that conversation started.

Canadian pastor John Van Sloten, who will also lead a seminar at FFM, will be keynoting the pre-conference.

Act on Racism

Act on Racism

From: http://www.grcmc.org

Monday, April 4, 6:30 pm, Wealthy Theatre


Act on Racism is a student-oriented and directed group who bring awareness of racism on campus and in the community through theatrical performances.


Members of the Gray Area reenact incidents of racism and discrimination that have occurred on our campus and in the wider community.  Additionally, we invite audience members into a discussion about their opinions on, perceptions of, understandings of, and experiences with prejudice and discrimination.  We offer solutions that are inclusive of all members of our campus and community.


MDOT to hold public meeting for bridge rehabilitation at Burton and Hall streets

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting an open house-style meeting to provide an overview of the bridge rehabilitation project at Burton and Hall streets over US-131. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn project details, ask questions and provide feedback.

The meeting will take place on Monday, March 28 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Campau Park Elementary school gymnasium.

This rehabilitation project will replace the bridge decks over US-131 at Burton and Hall streets, as well as the Burton Street bridge deck over the Grand Elk Railroad just east of US-131. The project also includes new sidewalks, new railings and improved aesthetics.

Construction will begin at Burton Street in mid June with project completion by early November 2011.

Garfield Park Neighborhood Association Garage Sale

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Garfield Park Neighborhood Association is holding a garage sale on Saturday, June 11 at Garfield Park.

Spaces can be reserved for $25 by contacting Kathleen Woudstra by phone at 616-242-2443 or by email at kwoudstra@gpnagr.org.

Visit http://www.gpnagr.org/ for additional details.

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).