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October 30th, 2010 - Grand Rapids Zombie Walk 2010

The world's largest Zombie Walk returns to Grand Rapids Michigan! Last year over 10,000 people came out in the pouring rain for this event, lets go even bigger this year!Zombie Walk: A Massive mob of people dressed as Zombies walking together as a massive horde in downtown Grand Rapids on October 30th at 7PM starting at Ah-Nab-Awen Park (Between GR Public Museum and Ford Museum) in grand celebration of Halloween. "Zombie" Outf...its are as basic as you want, white t shirts with some ketchup = perfect. Also go here if you want to do even cooler stuff- http://www.zombiemaker.com/There will NOT be a dance party afterwards sadly, it's just too cold and not enough funding to make it happen. Next year!Make sure that you get in costume before the event and do NOT put bloody hand prints or anything on any cars/buildings/etc. at the event. All of this is with BIG thanks to THE HAUNT for helping support cool Halloween events. Go check them out!http://www.the-haunt.com/   

Not Your Average Speaker Series: Rick Snyder

Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Virg Bernero will be at Wealthy Theatre, answering questions about what his plans are if he wins the Governor's seat in Lansing in November.

Wealthy Theatre presents Wonderfall with Jeff Roberts

From: http://www.grcmc.org

Saturday, October 9th, Doors at 10:30 am, Show starts at 11:00 am

Like a scene from "Groundhog Day," the event repeats itself over and over. Bass and drums pound out the beat in perfect unison. Bodies spring to their feet and rush the stage; jumping, dancing and bouncing off each other like bumper cars. The concertgoers behave like children. This should come as no surprise, because they are children, participating in the kiddie mosh pit found at nearly every Justin Roberts concert.

Justin Roberts is truly one of the "all-stars" of the indie family music scene. He logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call him the hardest working man in children's show business.

Garfield Park Spooky Night Out

Grand Rapids, MI - The Garfield Park Neighborhood Association is hosting "Spooky Night Out" on Friday, October 30th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The Haunted Lodge will be decorated in true Halloween fashion featuring scary sounds and strange lights. And, If you're daring enough to make your way through, you'll be rewarded with Halloween treats.

The lodge is located at 334 Burton Ave SE and will be open to children 12 and under.

Click Here for additional information on the event, volunteering and donating candy.  

Fun and Frugal in Grand Rapids With Kids! Week of September 24-30


September 24 Flick’s Family Film Festival continues.  Kids are free, just pay a few bucks for anyone over 12.

September 24, 25 Oktoberfest

September 24, 25 Rockford Harvest Festival Family Fun Weekend

September 24, 25 Fallasburg Fall Festival

September 25 Connecting Families With Nature Day at the Zoo  

September 25 9:30AM to 2:

Fun and frugal family entertainment in Grand Rapids this week

I have a ton of stuff for you to take a look at this week.  Check out my Calendar for a full listing.

Martin Luther King Basketball Courts get improvements thanks to “Work-In” March Madness Fundraiser

From: Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

This Thursday morning, volunteers will be helping to improve conditions in one of our area parks by improving basketball courts at Martin Luther King Park. Many of these courts have not seen improvements since they were installed in 1983.  Funds raised through this Spring’s “Work-In” event will be used for the improvements.

“Work-In” was an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to enjoy the opening round of the March Madness Basketball Tournament last March while working on laptops and portable devises. The event was sponsored by Peppinos Pizzeria, Wondergem Consulting, WBBL and The Image Shoppe, raising $2,500 for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and dedicated to basketball court improvements in area parks. Volunteers will work on Sept 16th to resurface several courts and make other improvements to the basketball courts at Martin Luther