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Wealthy Theatre presents Black Dynamite

Wealthy Theatre presents Black Dynamite

From: http://www.grcmc.org

Thursday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m.

Brought to you by The Black Bottom, Grand Rapids Hip-Hop Coalition and Community Media Center's Wealthy Theatre, this contemporary "blaxploitation" movie is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite.

"Black Dynamite" film synopsis (from Wikipedia)

The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor.

Planned Parenthood Collects Goods for Domestic Violence Shelters to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Planned Parenthood Collects Goods for Domestic Violence Shelters to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

News Release:

MICHIGAN – In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of non-violence, helping those in need, and giving back to our communities; Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) is collecting donations for domestic violence shelters in our local communities throughout the month of January. Together with Planned Parenthood affiliates across Michigan, PPWNM is participating in this special project in honor of the late Dr. King Jr.’s birthday, January 15, and national holiday, January 17.

“We see the result of domestic violence and sexual abuse at our Planned Parenthood health centers on a regular basis, so we want to show our support for victims with this project,” said PPWNM Vice President of Medical Services Bridget White. “Often women fleeing from domestic violence situations leave with nothing.

GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses

GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses

News Release:

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.

The Foremost Insurance 28th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

The Foremost Insurance 28th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

News Release:

The Foremost Insurance 28 th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

Chamber prepares for the annual end of summer event

Wyoming-Kentwood, MI (January 12, 2011) – The annual event has grown through the years to over 300,000 visitors and over 15,000 vehicles. Last year, with beautiful weather, the event hosted record breaking numbers. Organizers are looking for an even larger turnout this year. There has been momentum within the 28th Street merchants’ community to increase event participation. Many of the businesses are reaching out to the visitors and welcoming them with specials, activities and event oriented activities. The Metro Cruise® was started as a method of helping businesses along the 28th Street corridor when highway M-6 opened.

This year’s venues are currently under development.

City of Grand Rapids to hold neighborhood meeting to discuss sewer project

City of Grand Rapids to hold neighborhood meeting to discuss sewer project

From: http://www.grcity.us

A neighborhood meeting was held last fall to discuss the work that will be undertaken as part of this project. Questions were brought up at this meeting in connection with the number of trees that would be removed. As a follow-up, we invite you to attend a public neighborhood meeting at which project staff will present updated information about which trees will be removed and proposed planting of new trees.

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.