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Winter Classes can beat the "Blahs"

Winter Classes can beat the "Blahs"

With another Holiday Season behind us, it’s time to think about getting some wholesome exercise to avoid that season of the “blahs” so many people have issue with.

Grandville Schools offers many Community Education Opportunities for people of all ages, one being Aqua Aerobics. They offer High, Medium and Low Intensity sessions that could be of benefit for your needs.

Adult Ballroom and Line Dancing Classes are available also, a great type of exercise.

Punch passes are $20 for 10 visits to the pool. Please call 616-254-6553 to get more information on these classes and others available.

Contra Dancing in West Michigan

Contra Dancing in West Michigan

Start out the new year with some foot-stompin' fun!   Contra dancing is a fun family friendly event, and no partner is necessary!   On Friday nights the Grand River Folk Arts Society puts on Contra Dances at the Fifth Street Hall in Grand Rapids. 

Come early for a Contra Dance Basics workshop at 7:00pm.  This is a dance introduction, or a refresher if you've been away from contra dancing awhile.

GRPS Athletics Hosting Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament

GRPS Athletics Hosting Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament

From: http://www.grps.org

Grand Rapids Public Schools Athletics is hosting the East vs. West Battle of I-96 Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament on December 22 and 29, 2012.

Men's teams from the Detroit area will take on West Michigan teams Rockford, Muskegon, Creston, Union, and Ottawa Hills on the 22nd. The women's event on December 29th will feature Creston, Union, Ottawa Hills, Clio, Lee, and Bay City Central. Halftime entertainment is planned for many of the games.

Following a successful Turkey Trot fundraiser, the GRPS athletics department is hoping to raise another $50,000 during the Holiday Classic to continue offering K-12 sports programming without a pay to play fee.

Will your school's football game be suspended due to weather?

Will your school's football game be suspended due to weather?

Tonight's weather is starting to look a bit threatening. Most people know that lightening and thunder will force a game to be suspended, but we thought you might want to know the exact details regarding inclement weather game delays and suspensions.

Here are the official Contest Suspension Guidelines for Inclement Weather as listed on the MHSAA website:

Color Run creates colorful memories

Color Run creates colorful memories

by Chelsea LaForge in collaboration with Jonathan Stoner

Over 10,000 runners and walkers participated in the colorful race through downtown.

After months of planning, The Color Run finally arrived in Grand Rapids on Sunday. Over 10,000 runners and walkers lined up to run the 5k (3.1 miles) which winded through downtown. This race, like other fun runs, was not meant to be a timed, competitive event. It's called "The Happiest 5k on the Planet" for a reason.

"Seeing how happy The Color Run has made all different kinds of people has been very rewarding," says creator Travis Snyder, who was in town for the race and travels to as many cities as he can.

Some city youth games cancelled tonight due to weather

Some city youth games cancelled tonight due to weather

From the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department for TUESDAY, July 17, 2012:

  • Youth baseball, youth softball and t-ball games are cancelled for tonight.
  • All other activities (including ADULT softball games) will still be held as scheduled.