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Annual Free Holiday Movie: “Polar Express”

Annual Free Holiday Movie: “Polar Express”

From: http://www.artpeers.org

Thanks to generous underwriting the Wealthy Street annual holiday movie screening is on! Be thee invited Dec. 18 at 3pm (doors at 2pm) for this year’s free holiday film: Atomic Object presents a free community screening of “The Polar Express,” based on the book written by Grand Rapids’ own Chris Van Allsburg!

Thank you Atomic Object for the generous sponsorship that makes this free and welcoming even possible Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3pm. Doors open at 2pm.

This event is also made possible by Wealthy Street Business Alliance, Grand Rapids Community Media Center, and Wealthy Theatre.

*Although the movie is free, concessions will be cash-only this day – we have server upgrades going on and can’t guarantee credit cards will be possible.

Season Changes and Outdoor Activities

Season Changes and Outdoor Activities

The first snowfall of the season brings new ideas for still getting exercise during our winter months along with enjoying the beauty of nature.

For people who take advantage of the wonderful walking and biking trails that are available to all of us at no charge, now is the time to reprogram ourselves not only for walking but maybe some cross country skiing on some of the same trails.

In looking through different websites I saw advertisements for winter snow tires for bikes. I did not know this was something that was even available.

Pick out a trail; they are all mapped out at Kent County Parks Department on line where you can print off a map. Kent County has 5 main access trails at Johnson Park, John Ball Park, Douglas Walker Park and Millennium Park

Harry Potter Jeopardy at the Grand Rapids Public Library

Harry Potter Jeopardy at the Grand Rapids Public Library

Answer: A game that is chock full of Harry Potter trivia. Question: What is Harry Potter Jeopardy? Kids and teens can compete to see who knows the most about the Boy Wizard and He Who Shall Not Be Named.

Monday, November 21, 6:00 pm, Yankee Clipper Branch 
Thursday, December 1, 6:00 pm, West Side Branch 
Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 pm,  West Leonard Branch 
Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 pm,  Ottawa Hills Branch 
Thursday, December 8, 7:00 pm,  Main Library 
Thursday, December 29, 3:00 pm,  Seymour Branch

“Come On Over!” with musical guest Jars of Clay headed to Grand Rapids Nov. 5

“Come On Over!” with musical guest Jars of Clay headed to Grand Rapids Nov. 5

Kentwood-based Zonderkidz wants West Michigan families to “come on over.”

The Emmy-nominated “Come On Over!” stage show created by West Michigan native Joel Schoon-Tanis is pairing up with Christian music stars Jars of Clay for a family-friendly event in Grand Rapids this fall.

This interactive stage show, sponsored by Christian children’s publisher Zonderkidz, will be held Saturday, November 5 at 10 a.m. at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship, on the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School, 2300 Plymouth Road SE.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m. 

Tickets are on sale now at www.itickets.com.  Charge by phone at 800-965-9324.  Tickets are $10 a person, or family/group of 4 for $30, general admission.  Service charge will apply.  

Fall color tour from Grand Rapids to Rockford to Coopersville

Fall color tour from Grand Rapids to Rockford to Coopersville

The leaves are nearing their peak color in West Michigan.  You don’t have to go far to catch the fall colors.  One beautiful tour starts in Grand Rapids and takes you through Rockford, Cedars Springs and Coopersville.

Color Tour Directions Starting from Grand Rapids

North on East Beltline (M-44), turns into Northland Dr through Rockford to Cedar Springs. West on M-46, south on CR-B35 (Ravenna Rd) through Ravenna to Coopersville. Left on Randall Rd, right on 48th Ave. I-96 east back to Grand Rapids.

There are 25 other color tour routes detailed at the West Michigan Tourism Association web site:

http://www.wmta.org/autumn-color-tours-19/

Kids Guide To Art Prize!

Kids Guide To Art Prize!

It’s exciting to watch ArtPrize grow each year.  It’s exciting to show off Grand Rapids and while the crowds would drive me nuts after a while; the energy downtown is amazing.

It’s a little different with kids though.  Maybe yours are the type that will sit through an artists’ reception.  Or not touch when it says, “Don’t Touch”.  How awesome for you.  For those of you with kids like mine, I have created a:

Kids Guide To Art Prize