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Kentwood Community Holds Garage Sales

Kentwood, Mich.    Bailey's Grove Property Owners Association (BGPOA) will have its annual Spring Garage Sales next weekend.  The community garage sales will be held between 9am and 4pm Saturday, May 21st at homes inside the subdivision.  Bailey's Grove is located off 52nd street between East Paris and Breton in Kentwood.

Grand Rapids Ride of Silence

Grand Rapids Ride of Silence

Grand Rapids Ride of Silence
May 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM
11 Mile silent bicycle ride

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM, the 7th annual Grand Rapids Ride of Silence will take place.   The Ride of Silence is a worldwide bicycle event that occurs yearly on the third Wednesday of May.  Cyclists take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

West Michigan Council Camp Fire USA

The West Michigan Council Camp Fire USA has After-School and Summer programs in ten Grand Rapids Public Schools and also the Camelot Woods Apartment Community Building. The programs are being attended Monday thru Friday by over 1,500 youth during the 2010/2011 program year.

The 33 week After-School program has an academic component where boys and girls practice reading and math, they also can get help with their homework. Then the kids have activities, such as dance, art, poetry, music, drama club, service-learning and field trips.

West Michigan Mother's Deserve Some Pampering This Mother's Day!

West Michigan Mother's Deserve Some Pampering This Mother's Day!

This Sunday, May 8th is Mother's Day and moms, you deserve some pampering!  Over at our WZZM13's sister site, Grand Rapids MomsLikeMe.com, you can chat to win a basq skin care "Bounce Back Kit."  What mom doesn't want to feel refreshed and at their best this spring?  Enter your mom or YOURSELF today!  Contest ends THIS Wednesday, May 4th at 12 noon.  Happy Mother's Day from MomsLikeMe.com!

One week left for Butterflies are Blooming at Meijer Gardens

One week left for Butterflies are Blooming at Meijer Gardens

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI – There is only one week left for the popular Butterflies are Blooming exhibition at the Fredrik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.  This is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibit in the nation.  Visitors can escape the Michigan winter and mingle with more than 6,000 tropical butterflies flying free in the 15,000-square-foot Lena Meijer Conservatory.

The exhibition boasts more than 40 different species from the Far East, Africa and Central America. Each week hundreds of chrysalises arrive at Meijer Gardens and are painstakingly sorted, inspected, labeled and pinned in our sealed Butterfly Bungalow.

Summer Fun for Kids!

Summer is just around the corner!  Are you looking for ways to keep your kids busy and their minds active this summer?  Here's a sampling of camps, classes in the Grand Rapids area.

Grand Rapids Area Camps - Comprehensive listing of available camp programs, including day, sports and theme camps.  This extensive listing is provided by GRKids.com.

Summer Discovery Classes

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