October Events

Mondays

Team Trivia at the Curragh. Curragh Irish Pub. 7 pm. Downtownhollandcom

Tuesdays

Team Trivia at the Curragh. Curragh Irish Pub. 9 pm. Downtownholland.com

Taco Tuesday. CitySen Lounge at City Flats Hotel. 4 pm. Downtownholland.com

Thrift Store Trivia. Holland Brewing Company. 7 pm. Downtownholland.com

Open Mic Night. The Holland Park. 7:30 pm. Downtownholland.com

Wednesdays

Cooking Class. Fustini’s of Holland. 12:00 pm. Downtownholland.com

October 3, 10, 17, 24

WordPress for Small Business. Main Library. In this series, learn how any entrepreneur can build a compelling website to connect with consumers and using WordPress.com, a free online content management system. Main Library. 7 pm.Grpl.com

Thursdays

Cooking Class. Fustini’s of Holland. 12:00 pm.Downtownholland.com

October 11 & 25

Grand Circus Bootcamp Info Session. Join Grand Circus to learn the ropes of coding boot camp. Start Garden. 5:30-6:30 pm. Grandcircus.co

Saturdays:

October 6, 13, 20, 27

Mindstorm Saturdays. Kids ages 10 and up can explore robotics every Saturday at the library. Using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, these hands-on robotics teach essential coding skills, problem solving, and more. Main Library. 10 am. Grpl.com

October 6, 13, 20, 27

Block Party. Kids 6 and up can explore engineering, art, math, and other core concepts using Legos and other building blocks.

This month’s challenge: design the tallest building. Main Library. 1 pm. Grpl.com

October 1

Social Media Marketing Workshop from Facebook. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 4-7 pm. Growbusiness.org

October 3

Environmental Book Club. 7-8:30 pm. Wmeac.org

Monthly Speaker Series Luncheon. Join us to listen to one time speakers, this months being about the journey of Sophia Leongas, owner of Curragh in Holland, MI. 12-1 pm. meetup.com/Ladies-on-the-Lakeshore/events

October 4

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Summit and Diversity Vision Awards. JW Marriott Grand Rapids: International Ballroom 8-11:30 am. Grandrapids.org

ACG University: Strategic Acquisitions Day-Long Workshop. 7:30-5:30 pm. Acg.org/wmich

Southern Accents–A Celebration Of Tom Petty with Barrel Bones. Section Live. 8-12 pm. 20monroelive.com

Make-Your-Own Mounted Moss Garden. Downtown Market. 6-8 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

Building Basic Computer Skills.. Join us in the development of your skills to navigate the Internet, mobile devices, and many types of software. Main Library. 11 am. Grpl.com

In-Home Care and Senior Residences. Learn how to make the best decisions for yourself or a loved one who needs care. Main Library. 1 pm. Grpl.com

Grand Rapids Zine Artist Panel. Join GRPL and Vault of Midnight for a panel discussion with some of Grand Rapids’ best zine artists including the following: Cody Flowers (Neighborhood Watch), Lydia VanHoven (The Bandit Zine), Frankie Johnson (Glass Crayon), Kim Nguyen (FLAP), and Scott Wygmans (Metal Heads). Main Library. 7 pm. Grpl.com

October 5

Ernst and Young Connect Day with GROW. Ernst and Young. 8:30-12:30 pm. Growbusiness.org

Buddy Guy with very special guest Quinn Sullivan. Section Live.  7-12 pm. 20Monroelive.com

Stew & Brew. Downtown Market. 6-8:30 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

October 5 & 6

GR Symphony Presents Schedherazade. Devos Performance Hall. 8 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Quilts on the Grand. Join us in sharing the beauty in quilting with the community. Delta Plex.  9 am. Deltaplex.com

October 6

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Lil Xan–Total Xanarchy. Section Live. 7-12 pm. 20monroelive.com

Creativity Uncorked: Signs & Language. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 6:45-9 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Walk in and Paint Lighthouse Series – Old Presque Isle. Great Legs Winery Brewery Distillery LLC. 6-8 pm. Greatlegswinery.com

Tree-mendous Trees Kids’ Tram Tours. Fredrick Meijer Gardens. 1:45 and 2:45. Meijergardens.org

Lew Russ Smooth Jazz. Great Legs Winery Brewery Distillery LLC. 7:30-10 pm. Greatlegswinery.com

Drop-in Studio: ArtPrize 1-at GRAM. 1-4 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Educator Appreciation Event – World Teacher’s Day. Join us at GRAM to recognize and celebrate the work that teachers do around the world. GRAM. 10-12 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Off to the Great War: West Michigan World War I Veterans. Follow their experiences from the time they joined up through their service overseas. Learn the process of locating their records as well as how they can shed light on a veteran’s time during the Great War. Main Library. 1:30 pm. Grpl.com

Thomas Rhett: Life Changes Tour 2018 featuring Brett Young & Midland. Van Andel Arena. 7:30 pm. Vanandelarena.com

Oct. 6 & 7

Fall Bonsai Show. Fredrick Meijer Gardens. 10-5 pm. Meijergardens.org

October 7

Grand Rapids VegFest. Delta Plex. 10:30 am. Deltaplex.com

Lauren Daigle. Devos Performance Hall. 7:30 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

October 8

Facebook Micro Credential Workshop. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 4-7 pm. Growbusiness.org

CHAOS Lab. Toddlers and preschoolers will explore the world through merry mess-making. Each month there will be a new set of activities to make kids squeal with glee!. Main Library. 6:30 pm. Grpl.com.

Fleetwood MAC. Van Andel Arena. 8 pm. Vanandelarena.com

October 9

Small Business GPS: Business Basics Part 1. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. Growbusiness.org

CHINA Town hall. Webcast and on site speaker. Gerald R. Ford Museum. 7 pm. Fordlibrarymuseum.gov

Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore-Smart Energy at Home. Holland Energy Park. 6:30-8 pm. Wmeac.org

Monthly Meeting. Join us at Schuler Books & Music for drinks, good and topic based group discussions. Schuler Books & Music. 9-11 am. meetup.com/WomennetworkingOctober 9-14

Broadway Grand Rapids presents Finding Neverland. Devos Performance Center. Various showtimes. Devos Performance Center. Broadwaygrandrapids.com

October 10

The Social Justice Entrepreneur. Join Local First to learn how to grow your business while balancing personal and social values. Start Garden. 3:30-5:00 pm. Localfirst.com

Start Smart—October. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. Growbusiness.org

4U – A symphonic Celebration of Prince. Section Live. 6:30. 20monroelive.com

Discovery Club: Music Movement. GRAM. 10:30-11:30 am. Artmuseumgr.org

How to Build a Cheese Tray. The Cheese Lady Grand Rapids. 6:30-7:30 pm. Thecheeselady.net

October 11

About Business Exchange Luncheon. Join us at the Grand Rapids Chamber for a top networking event. Grand Rapids Chamber. 11:30-1:30 pm. Grandrapids.org

Discovering Your Authentic Leadership. University Club of Grand Rapids. 11:30-1 pm. Acg.org/wmich

2018 Seeds of GROWth Luncheon. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. 11:30-1:30 pm. Growbusiness.org

Small Plates, Big Impact. Downtown Market. 5:30-9:30 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

Discovering the Internet. Learn how the Internet works and basic definitions for the most common Internet terms. Discover tips and tricks on how to protect your information and identity while searching, shopping and surfing the web. Main Library. 11 am. Grpl.com

Evening Explorers. 6:30 pm. Kids in grades 1-5 can have a unique, hands-on STEAM experience each month. This month: Edible Architecture. Learn about the science behind buildings and build a structure with things you can eat. Main Library. 6:30 pm. Grpl.com

The Building of 196. Gina Bivens, with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, will discuss Beibour’s work and perseverance in documenting Grand Rapids. Main Library. 7 pm. Grpl.com

October 12

Live2Lead 2018. Join us at the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business to learn various leadership basics that will give you new perspectives and tools regarding being a leader. Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center. 8-1 pm. Calvin.edu

The Baroque Coffee Concert. St. Cecilia Music Center. 10 am. Grsymphony.org

The Baroque Concert: Bach and Beyond. St. Cecilia Music Center. 8 pm.Grsymphony.org

October 12 & 13

Fall Fest. Downtown Market – Farmers Market. Downtownholland.com

October 12, 13, 14

The Real Inspector Hound. Dog Story Theater. 3 pm and 8 pm. Dogstorytheatre.com

October 12-14, 18-21

Number The Stars. Civic Theater. 7:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 pm. Grct.org

October 12 – April 12

Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey. Various game times. Van Andel Arena. Vanandelarena.com

October 13

Social Distortion with Will Hoge, Pony Bradshaw. 20 Monroe Live. 7 pm. 20monroelive.com

Harvest Festival. Join us at the Blandford Nature Center for fall activities such as candle making, wagon rides, scare crows and more. Blandford Nature Center. 9-4 pm. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Harvest Celebration. Join us for a 5K, pancake breakfast, cornhole and more. Lowell. 7:30-9 pm.Discoverlowell.org

Slow Your Roll: Beginner Sushi. Downtown Market. 6-8 pm.Downtownmarketgr.com

Nestlings Diaper Bank Comedy Fundraiser. Great Legs Winery Brewery Distillery LLC. 7-11 pm. Greatlegswinery.com

Drop-In Sketching Tour: GRAM’s Collection – Women in Art. GRAM. 12-1 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids. Main Library – 111 Library St NE. 10:30 am. Children ages 4-11 can explore social justice topics that impact their daily lives through children’s literature. Grpl.com.

The Baroque Concert at Hope College. Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. 8 pm. Grsymphony.org/concert-calendar

October 14

Collective Soul. Section Live. 7 pm. 20monroelive.com

Adult Workshop: Screen Printing with Stencils. GRAM. 12:30-3:30 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

October 15

Facebook Micro Credential Workshop. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 4-7 pm. Growbusiness.org

How to Change a Mind Monday. Rhetoric is a word that gets tossed around a lot, but what is it really, and what does it do? Very simply, rhetoric is persuasive communication. Main Library. 7 pm.Grpl.com

Jazz Gumbo. Various artists. The Old Goat. 6:30-8:30 pm. Wmichjazz.org

Elton John. Van Andel Arena. 8 pm. Vanandelarena.com

October 16

Small Business GPS: Business Basics Part 2. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. Growbusiness.org.

Tuesday’s at the Farm. Fredrick Meijer Gardnes. 5-8:30 pm. Meijergardens.org

October 17

ACG October Breakfast: Leading into Success. Kent Country Club. 7:30-9 am. Acg.org/wmich

Google: Drive a Holiday Rush for Your Business. 12-1 pm. Growbusiness.org

Downtown Market Private Event Showcase. Downtown Market. 3:30-5:30 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

October 18

Intro to GROW. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 12-1 pm. Growbusiness.org

Girls Night Out. Join us for the ultimate shopping experience in all of Lowell History. Lowell. 5-9 pm. Discoverlowell.org

Yoga at GRAM. 5:45-6:45. Artmuseumgr.org

Superstitions in Art Tour. GRAM. 6:30-7:30 pm.Artmuseumgr.org

Exploring Social Media and Email. Beginning with a brief introduction to email, this class teaches you how to communicate with others online. Main Library. 11 am Grpl.com

Music in the Stacks: Valentiger Thursday. As you browse the collection, enjoy a performance by Valentiger. Main Library. 7 pm. Grpl.com

Grand Circus Bootcamp Info Session. Join Grand Circus to learn the ropes of coding boot camp. Start Garden. 5:30-6:30 pm. Grandcircus.co

Green Drinks: The Mitten Brewing Co. Mitten Brewing Co. 5-7 pm. Wmeac.org

October 19

Clutch – Book of Bad Decisions Tour 2018 with Sevendust, Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown Presented by WGRD. 20 Monroe Live. 6:30 pm. 20monroelive.com

Stew & Brew. Downtown Market. 6-8:30 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

WAR – The Original Afro Cuban Jazz Rock Blues Band. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. 7 pm. Fhfineartscenter.com

Keith Urban: Graffiti U World Tour 2018. 7:30 pm. Vanandelarena.com

October 19, 20 & 21

Wild Sweet Love. Grand Rapids Ballet. 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Grballet.com

October 20

Shipshewana on the Road. Join us for a gift, food and craft show. Delta Plex. 9-6 pm. Deltaplex.com

GR Symphony Presents The Nightmare Before Christmas. Devos Performance Hall. 7:30 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Knife Skills 101: Veggie Essentials. Downtown Market. 10-12 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

Slow Your Roll: Beginner Sushi. Downtown Market. 6-8 pm. Downtownmarketgr.com

Story Time Tour: Spooky Adventure. GRAM. 1-2 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Friends of the Library Book Sale. Huge used book sale! Main Library. 9-4 pm. Grpl.com

October 21

Shipshewana on the Road. Join us for a gift, food and craft show. Delta Plex. 10-5 pm. Deltaplex.com

October 22

Breakfast with Legislators. Join us at the Amway to meet face to face with legislators and discuss various issues Amway. 7:30-9 am. Grandrapids.org

October 23

Small Business GPS: Business Basics Part 3. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 6-9 pm. Growbusiness.org

DnD Live! Dive Tales: Straight Outta the Forgotten Realms. Dog Story Theater. 7:30-10:30 pm. Dogstorytheater.com

Tuesday’s at the Farm. Fredrick Meijer Gardnes. 5-8:30 pm. Meijergardens.org

Drop-in Tour: GRAM’s Collection – Mysteries of Color. GRAM. 1-2 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Baby and Me Tour: Superstitions. GRAM. 11-12 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

October 24

Cheese 101. The Cheese Lady Grand Rapids. 6:30-7:30 pm. Thecheeselady.net

October 25

M+A Deals and Dealmakers Awards. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. 5:30-8:30 pm. Acg.org/wmich

GROW Connects: Starring you… How to Talk to the Media. Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. 9:30-11 am. Growbusiness.org

hOWLweek at Blandford. Bladnford Nature Center. 6-7:30 pm. Blandfordnaturecenter.org

Managing your Digital Footprint. Main Library. 11 am. Grpl.com

Keep on the Grass: A Brief History of Grand Rapids Parks. Michigan historians. Main Library. 7 pm. Grpl.com

October 26

Fork Fest.Romence Gardens and Greenhouses. 5-9 pm. Localfirst.com

GRAM After Dark: Jock Jams. GRAM. 9-11:45 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus Concert. Calvin College Fine Arts Center. 7 pm. Grsymphony.org

October 26-27

Opera Grand Rapids Presents The Magic Flute. Devos Performance Hall. 7:30 pm. Operagr.org

October 27

Why Sports Photography at Museums Now? A Lecture with Curator Gail Buckland. GRAM. 2-3:30 pm. Artmuseumgr.org

Pixar’s Coco Moving Screening. Main Library. 10:30 am. Grpl.com

October 28

Brothers Osborne Presented by B93. Section Live. 6:30 pm. 20monroelive.com

The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, & The Platters. Devos Performance Hall. 5 pm. Devosperformancehall.com

Grand Rapids Youth Symphony Concert. Devos Center for Arts and Worship. 3 pm. Grsymphony.org

October 29

Alice Cooper.Devos Performance Hall. 8 pm. Devosperformancehall.com.

October 30

EPIC Awards. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5:30-8 pm. Grandrapids.org

October 31 – Sunday, November 4, 2018

Dìa de los Muertos: Celebrating Day of the Dead. Main Library .Grpl.com

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