September Events

September Events:

September 1

Labor Day Truck & Ice Cream Social. Bring an appetite for big trucks, ice cream, hot dogs and a parade celebration stretching from Zeeland to Holland. Starts at Mainstreet Zeeland. 9:15 am. www.holland.org

September 2

Meanwhile Movie: The Big Lebowski at Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm.www.grcmc.org

thelifeandlegacyofrachelcarsonPartake in insightful discussions of this month’s book choice, “On a Father Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson” at the Art & Gardens Book Discussion Group. For more info, contact Shelly Kilroy at skilroy@meijergardens.org or call 975-3144.

Planned Parenthood Women’s Issues Forum. Discuss women’s issues that are important to you with your elected officials. Open to the public at Women’s City Club. 6 pm. Find further details at www.miplannedparenthood.org.

Meijer Free Tuesdays means free general admission and explorations to the Grand Rapids Art Museum from 10 am-5 pm. www.artmuseumgr.org

September 2-25

The Forest Hills Fine Arts Center presents the Karen Hoekstra Art Exhibit. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.www.fhfinearts.com

September 3

Small business class: using the library to begin your business plan. This course will highlight library resources to assist students in crafting a well-written business plan. Grand Rapids Public Library. 7 pm. www.grpl.org

September 4

Reading the Great Lakes. Join the librarians as they lead this book club covering a range of titles set in the Great Lakes region. This month’s selection is “American Salvage” by Bonnie Jo Campbell. Grand Rapids Public Library. 7 pm. Visit www.grpl.org for full listing.

New Beginner Yoga Class with Marti. Expressions of Grace Yoga.10:30-11:45 am.www.expressionsofgraceyoga.com

Reception for Artist in Residence Karen Hoekstra. Forest Hills Fine Arts Center lobby. 6 pm. www.fhfineartscenter.com

Meijer Thursday Nights providing free admission and an evening of art pieces at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5-9 pm. www.artmuseumgr.org

September 4-13

NorthEast (NORDOST). Don’t miss this award-winning German play. Set in October 2002, Olga and her daughter find their seats at the Dubrovka Theatre in Moscow, about to enjoy a family musical. Suddenly, Chechen Militants seize the theatre and hold them and the other audience members hostage in this gripping account of those affected by the siege. Dog Story Theater. 8pm (3pm September 7). For tickets and specific show times, visit www.actorstheatregrandrapids.org

September 4-20

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Circle Theatre presents Carrie The Musical, based on the novel by Stephen King. $27. Call (616) 456-6656 or visit www.circletheatre.org for more information.

September 5-6

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As the sun goes down, watch as the hot air balloons “glow” throughout the night sky when 20 of the best hot air balloon pilots from around the Midwest launch during the Grand Rapids first annual Balloon Festival held at the Gordon Food Service home office at 1300 Gezon Parkway. Events include hot air balloon launches, food, games, pilot meet and greet, and family friendly activities. For details and complete schedule visit www.grandrapidsballoonfestival.com.

Celebrating 37 consecutive years in 2014, the Hispanic Festival is recognized as the largest ethnic festival in Grand Rapids and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the state. Food, vendors, games and see local, regional and national Latino artists at Calder Plaza 11:30 am – 11:30 pm on both days. www.hispanic-center.org

The 5th annual Pewamo Block Party. Come to this family-friendly event for a movie, art mural, carnival, dancing and more. Pewamo, Michigan on Main Street. 8 pm kickoff on Friday. Call (989) 593-2479 for more information.

September 5 through October 14

A Walk Along the Shore, a peaceful exhibit with artwork by Robert de Jonge. Van Singel Fine Arts Center, 8500 Burlingame. Visit www.vsfac.com for more details and showtimes.

September 6

The Center for Women in Transition is holding their 12th annual Le Style de Vie, an evening of wine tasting and fashion. Behind Butch’s Dry Dock, Holland.  5 pm. Email Ellie at ellied@aplaceforwomen.org or call (616) 494-1756 for reservations and more information.

Drop-In Family Saturdays at the Grand Rapids Art Museum welcomes families to join the fun and participate in exciting art activities in the museum’s Education Studio.
www.artmuseumgr.org

Creston Days Car Show. The free event will feature a plethora of fantastic cars, live music, beer tent, pie eating contest, children’s activities and prizes. STAR Collision CARSTAR. 11 am. www.crestoncarshow.com

Urban/Rural, Michigan Outlook. Absorb yourself in an exhibit featuring a collection of works highlighting Michigan’s diversity. Opening event with live jazz music. LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas Location. 5 -8 pm. For more information, call the gallery at 451-3850 or visit www.lafontsee.us.

Art in Sight series featuring Fearless,a collection of images celebrating the female form at Sight Optical Boutique, 7-11 pm.www.sightopticalboutique.com

The Fall Rose Show at the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. A chance for the roses that bloom in autumn to show off in various flower arrangements and a judged competition. For more information, visit www.meijergardens.org.

September 7

Eat, Drink, Mingle, and enjoy games and entertainment, and get see sneak peek preview performances at Circle Theatre’s Annual Season Party. Complimentary picnic-style cookout and beverages is free for season ticket holders and volunteers. 1-4 pm. RSVP by calling (616) 456-6656.

The Black Keys at Van Andel Arena. 8 pm. www.vanandelarena.com

Escape on a tram through the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park exploring the varieties of trees that make up the surrounding beauty at the Tree-mendous Tree Tours 11 am. Visit www.meijergardens.org for details.

September 6-7

Auditions for Poltergeist: A Musical Parody. Dress comfortably and be prepared to move and dance. Ambrosia Theatre Second Floor Blackport Building. Sat 1pm-5pm. Sun 6pm-9pm. www.starkturnplayers.org

September 8

The Eagles at Van Andel Arena. 7 pm. www.vanadelarena.com

Experience an Evening with Vieux Farka Toure at Wealthy Theatre. Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” Mali-born Vieux Farka Toure is the son of legendary guitar player Ali Farka Toure. Proceeds benefit Ebony Road Players and 88.1 fm WYCE community radio. 8 pm. For tickets call Wealthy Theatre box office at (616) 459-4788 x 130. www.grcmc.org

Chair Yoga with Marti Delong. Incorporate this peaceful practice even when sitting. Experience a good stretch, better breathing habits, improved muscle tone and a sense of well-being. Expressions of Grace Yoga. www.expressionsofgraceyoga.com

September 9

Meanwhile Movie: Labyrinth at Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. www.grcmc.org

Meijer Free Tuesdays means free general admission and explorations to the Grand Rapids Art Museum from 10am-5pm. www.artmuseumgr.org

Let’s Play! Workshops. An interactive workshop for children, ages 0-5, with a childhood specialist on-hand to answer parent’s questions about their child’s development. Grand Rapids Public Library. 6:30-7:30pm. www.grpl.org

Lolë GR Trunk ShowFall Fashion Trunk Show featuring Hush Puppies, Jenna Kator Collection and LOLÉ at LOLE Grand Rapids. 4-8 pm. www.facebook.com/lolegrandrapids

September 10

Small business class: Grantseeking basics. This course is designed for beginner fundraisers and will show how your organization can identify potential funders. Grand Rapids Public Library.7 pm. www.grpl.org

Women, let’s discuss all of our hormone, bladder and ​ pelvic issues related to aging and menopause with our experts. RSVP’s appreciated, light refreshments offered. 5:30 pm at Urologic Consultants. Snacks provided, RSVP’s appreciated at www.keystonerx.com/contact-us

September 10-11

9/11 Never Forget Traveling Exhibit.Artifacts, videos and live tours from FDNY heroes paying tribute to the heroes of September 11. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov

September 11

New Beginner Yoga Class with Marti. Expressions of Grace Yoga. www.expressionsofgraceyoga.com

Flashy Plants for Fall at Meijer Gardens. Discover how to use the season to your advantage with perennials and ornamental grasses that reach their peak during fall. 6:30 pm. www.meijergardens.org

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The Legacy Journey Live! Dave Ramsey and daughter, Rachel, share personal stories relating to how you can manage your own legacy in wealth and family. DeVos Hall. 7pm. Find tickets at www.daveramsey.com

Meijer Free Thursday Nights providing free admission and an evening of art pieces at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. 5-9pm. www.artmuseumgr.org

Business Exchange Luncheon. Network with over 100 people and don’t forget your business cards! Prince Conference Center, Calvin College. 11:30 am -1:30 pm. Reserve a table at www.grandrapids.org

It’s like a backstage pass to the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s famous sculptures! Take a behind the scenes look at how the attractions are cleaned, stored and installed when they’re not engaging the public. 6:30 pm. www.meijergardens.org

Michigan International Speedway teams up with Michigan Blood for The Spirit of America Blood Drive, honoring the victims and heroes of September 11th. 6 am-6 pm. Sign up online at www.miblood.org or call 1-866-MIBLOOD.

September 12

Enjoy supported poses that deepen relaxation, restore energy and reduce stress with Restorative Yoga with Jessica Roodvoets at Expressions of Grace Yoga, 7 – 8:30 pm.Call (616) 361-8580 or visit www.expressionsofgraceyoga.com.

September 12-14

Grand Haven Salmon Festival. Packed with events that will keep all ages having fun well into Sunday. Arts, crafts, food, wine, live music and exhibits complemented by the region’s annual salmon migration. Downtown Grand Haven. All day.www.ghsalmonfest.com

September 12-28

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre presents The Boatwright by Bo Wilson, original play and story of life, loss, dreams and friendships. For all showtimes, visit www.grct.org.

September 13

Make your very own mosaic bird bath bowl with Fiesta pieces at Rylee’s Ace Hardware. This is a “hands-on” workshop for “hands-on” fun! 10 am – 12 noon. Class size is limited so please call to make your reservation for this delightful workshop. Contact Mo at (616) 451.0724  x204 or e-mail marthao@ryleesace.com.

Oddball: LUX. Get a first look at UICA’s ArtPrize exhibition, Collaboration. Paired with fine refreshments and installations, music and opulent paper gardens throughout the floors. Tickets include strolling dinner, one-drink voucher and parking. Visit www.uica.org for more details.

West Michigan Mom’s Sale. Sell or buy gently used baby, children and maternity clothing along with toys, nursery furniture and more. DeVos Place. 9 am.
www.westmichiganmomssale.com

Drop-In Family Saturdays at the Grand Rapids Art Museum welcomes families to join the fun and participate in exciting art activities in the museum’s Education Studio. Free with general museum admission. www.artmuseumgr.org

Early Childhood Essentials: Laughter is Good Medicine. Experience laughing for the health of it and learn ways to include laughter in your life. Grand Rapids Public Library. 11 am. www.grpl.org

Walk with the aim to turn Type One diabetes into Type None with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Registration 8:30 am, starts at 10 am. 1.5 miles. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Visit jdrf.org or call Julie at (616) 957-1838 for details.

Join in on a beautiful walk through the zoo, fun activities and food to help grant wishes for Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions at the Make A Wish Walk for Wishes – West Michigan at John Ball Zoo. Registration begins at 8 am. The walk will begin at 9am. michigan.wish.org

Escape on a tram through the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park exploring the varieties of trees that make up the surrounding beauty at the Tree-Mendous Tree Tours 11 am. Visit www.meijergardens.org for details

September 13-14

Japanese Garden Tram Tours. Catch a glimpse of waterfalls, gazebos, islands, sculpture sites and plantings through a narrated tram tour around the garden’s perimeter. www.meijergardens.org

Heirloom Tomatoes. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and inspiration on how to incorporate this healthy food, in all its varieties, into your lifestyle. Samples are promised. 1 pm. www.meijergardens.org

September 14

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LEMATA/Models for the Cure. Join us for the 4th annual “Models for the Cure” and pay tribute to cancer survivors as they rock the runway and raise awareness of cancer in the community. Eagle Eye Golf Club. 4pm. Call (517) 853-7793 for more information. To purchase tickets, visit www.lemata.org

See many of the best sights in Grand Rapids with the RunGR Bridge Run. 10 mile run, 5k run or 5k walk. Start in heart heart of downtown Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle. From there the course will take you over the city’s historic bridges, along the Grand River, through parks, and back to the finish on Monroe Center. Charity partners include the No Surrender Running Club for at-risk youth, and Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center. See schedule and race information at www.thebridgerun.com

September 15

The Fox & the Hound: The Birth of American Spying. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. 7 pm.www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov

Root Vegetables & Fish. D&W Culinary Classroom. 6 pm. www.spartanstores.com

West Michigan Jazz Society Presents Monday Night Jazz Serries. Bobarinos at the B.O.B. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. www.wmichjazz.org

Chair Yoga with Marti Delong. Incorporate this peaceful practice even when sitting. Experience a good stretch, better breathing habits, improved muscle tone and a sense of well-being. Expressions of Grace Yoga. 10:30-11:45 am. www.expressionsofgraceyoga.com

September 16

Small business class: Join the business librarian for an informative journey through business resources. Grand Rapids Public Library. 7 pm. www.grpl.org

FCP Editing- Certification Class. Learn the basic process of digital video editing. Bridge St. Studio. 12 pm. Register at www.grcmc.org

Meanwhile Movie: The Jerk at Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. www.grcmc.org

Pies & Tarts. D&W Culinary Classroom. 6 pm. www.spartanstores.com

Free Tuesdays means free general admission and explorations to the Grand Rapids Art Museum from 10 am – 5 pm. www.artmuseumgr.org

September 17

ArtPrize Preview Kick-Off. Live art gallery featuring local artists, musical entertainment and silent auction. Ballroom at Cityflats Hotel. 6pm. www.arenadistrict.gr.com

ArtPrize on Tap: Flight 5. Plot your adventure through ArtPrize 2014 with help from ArtPrize experts, curators and staff paired with Founder’s amazing food and craft beer. Founder’s Centennial Room. 5-8 pm. Visit www.artprize.org for tickets.

Compassionate Living. Learn to create a more harmonious and healthy world. Lecture by Dr. Will Tuttle, author of “The World Peace Diet”. Free admission. Fountain Street Church. 7pm. RSVP to erica1979us@yahoo.com.

Lovingkindness Meditation with Jessica Roodvoets at Expressions of Grace Yoga, 12:15 – 1:15 pm. Call 616-361-8580 or visitwww.expressionsofgraceyoga.com for details

Information Session for Potential Literacy Tutors. Those interested in becoming volunteer tutors can find out more about the center and its literacy programs. Literacy Center of West Michigan. To register call 459-5151

Bicycle Maintenance 101. As bikes begin to make their way into preferred transportation, the Spoke Folks share tips and show you how to keep your bike in great shape so you can keep saving money at the pump. Feel free to bring your own bike if you have specific questions regarding your ride. 6:30pm. Michigan St. Store. www.ryleesace.com

September 18

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St. Cecilia’s Great Artist Gala featuring Chick Corea and the Vigil. Sponsor ticket  $250 include an elegant four-course wine-pairing dinner by Martha’s Vineyard, premier concert seating, post-concert reception and $100 donation to SCMC. $125 benefactor includes B section seating and post-concert reception, $90 concert only. 8 pm. www.scmc-online.org

ATHENA Awards Program at the Amway Grand Plaza hotel Ambassador Ballroom. Diana R. Sieger will be honored as the 2014 awards recipient. 11:30 am-1:30 pm. www.grandrapids.org

Smart Lipo event. One on one consultations with Board Certified Physician, Dr. Carlson. Appetizers, refreshments, giveaways and 20% off on any Smart Lipo area. 6-8 pm. Carlson Laser Aesthetics. www.carlsonskin.com

New Beginner Yoga Class with Marti. Expressions of Grace Yoga. 10:30-11:45 am. www.expressionsofgraceyoga.com

September 18-21

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built to Amaze at Van Andel Arena. For times and tickets check out www.vanandelarena.com

Special midnight performance of Carry The Musical, based on the novel by Stephen King, at Circle Theatre. Call (616) 456-6656 or visit www.circletheatre.org for details.

September 19

Girls Night Out- Spa Night. D&W Culinary Classroom. 6 pm.

www.spartanstores.com

September 19-October 25

Autumn’s here and so are the Chrysanthemums along with other fall foliage. Enjoy family fun indoor and outdoor activities at this event and shift your setting to the beautiful colors of fall. www.meijergardens.org.

September 20

You’re invited to the Local First Lakeshore Street Party at the Washington Square in Holland. Leave it to them to provide the food, beverages, music and activities and enjoy this celebration of local businesses and community. New Holland Brewing Company will be serving beer, Vander Mill Cider will be providing cider, Electric Cadillac Delicatessen and Ray’s Tamale King, will be serving up dishes while local bands play live music. Partake in face painting, interactive art and other activities.
3-9 pm. www.localfirst.com.

HUB Grand Opening/Regestration Day. Activate your voter status to prepare for ArtPrize. Stock up on the newest gear and explore past winners. The ArtPrize Hub. 9 am-12 pm. www.artprize.org

Horizen Hydroponics 5th Grand Harvest Festival. Help Horizen collect 1,500 lbs of fresh produce to donate to Feeding America West Michigan. Grand prize of $500 in garden equipment for the most produce donated by weight. Free admission with family fun, games and prizes. Horizen Hydroponics. www.hhydro.com

Drop-In Family Saturdays at the Grand Rapids Art Museum welcomes families to join the fun and participate in exciting art activities in the museum’s Education Studio. Free with general museum admission.
www.artmuseumgr.org

Plant your Spring Bulbs Now! Seminar. Tony Weits from VanBloem Gardens will show you how a little strategic planning in the fall will reward you the following spring. Attend to receive a 20% coupon for all your Spring Bulb Purchases the day of the seminar. Michigan St. Store. 10 am.
www.ryleesace.com

Now TV-Certification. Leave class with skills to run a TV camera and audio board, be a host and produce your own TV show! Bridge St. Studio. 10 am. Register at www.grcmc.org

Kids Cook Italian. D&W Culinary Classroom. 11 am. www.spartanstores.com

Make a delicious memory as you create your own apple pie. Start from scratch, using an old-fashioned “nut wizard” to gather apples from the Frederick Meijer Gardens’ farm orchard then make the pie with a simple, foolproof recipe that will leave you with the American classic dessert and plenty of samples to go around. Classes are 10-11:30 am and 1-2:30 pm. www.meijergardens.org

Michigan Notable Books Homecoming will celebrate nine Michigan authors featuring a presentation by Wade Rouse. Grand Rapids Public Library.
7 pm. www.grpl.org

September 20-21

The Fallasburg Art Festival. Enjoy autumn and live music while grazing over 100 fine arts, crafts and food booths set in the picturesque Fallasburg Park.10 am-5 pm. www.lowellartsmi.com

The Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will inspire you with new ways to use herbs and gourds at the Herb & Gourd Fest, just in time to give your skills some autumn frosting. www.meijergardens.org

September 21-22

Opening Reception at Fountain Street Church. Artists present their artwork under the theme of “Art to Change the World: Inspiring Social Justice.” Fountain Street Church. 2-3 pm

September 21

Take a sneak peek inside an ArtPrize venue as San Chez is transformed into a lively street fair packed with art vendors and great music to benefit Avenue for the Arts. 5-9 pm. Call 454-0928 for tickets.

September 22

Chair Yoga with Marti Delong. Incorporate this peaceful practice even when sitting. Experience a good stretch, better breathing habits, improved muscle tone and a sense of well-being. Expressions of Grace Yoga. 10:30-11:45 am.

September 23

Let’s Play! Workshops. An interactive workshop for children, ages 0-5, with a childhood specialist on-hand to answer parent’s questions about their child’s development. Grand Rapids Public Library. 6:30-7:30 pm. www.grpl.org

Side by Side- Comfort Food. D&W Culinary Classroom. 6 pm. www.spartanstores.com

Meanwhile Movie: The NeverEnding Story at Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. www.grcmc.org

Meijer Free Tuesdays means free general admission and explorations to the Grand Rapids Art Museum from 10 am-5 pm. www.artmuseumgr.org

ArtPrize opening event and fundraiser for The Rapidian at Site Lab’s instillation at The Morton GR. 7 pm. www.new.site-lab.org

September 24

Small business class: Proposal writing basics. Join the business librarian for a session on writing an effective proposal. Grand Rapids Public Library. 7 pm. www.grpl.org

Learn Pressure Canning Basics in the D&W Culinary Classroom. 6 pm. www.spartanstores.com

September 24-October 12

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Art Prize 2014. The famous, international art competition will return with thousands of art pieces by artists from all over the world. Three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids will become a gallery filled with conversation, community and tons of events. Round 1 voting begins the 24th kicking-off with the GVSU Marching Band at Rosa Parks Circle. Visit www.artprize.org for more information.

Collaboration. Community, identity, learning and nature are expressed throughout UICA’s ArtPrize 2014 exhibition. www.uica.org

September 25

30 Minute Meals. D&W Culinary Classroom. 6 pm. www.spartanstores.com

Short Story Sampler: New Work from Local Writers. Join us for this special evening featuring three local award-winning authors. Grand Rapids Public Library. 7 pm. www.grpl.org

September 25-28

Public Exhibition of the Historical Buddha’s Relics. Fountain Street Church.

September 26

The Art of Food at Downtown Market in honor of ArtPrize. 7-9 pm. www.downtownmarketgr.com

September 26-27

Fall Bridal Show. Everything from wedding inspiration to resources! Will showcase premier bridal vendors, wedding planning ideas, and fashion shows for all personalities. Take advantage of show specials and discounts. DeVos Place. Fri 5-9 pm. Sat 11 am-4 pm. www.kohlerexpo.com

September 27

Michigan Adventure Race: ArtPrize edition. A part bike, part running race where two-person teams weave through ArtPrize confronting Amazing Race-like challenges. 9 am-1 pm. www.miadventurerace.com

The Canning Diva will be adding delicious Apple Pie Filling and delightful Tomato Apple Chutney to your recipe book, giving you two new tasty ways to answer that autumn, apple sweet tooth. Rylee’s Ace Michigan St. Store. 12 pm. www.ryleesace.com

Drop-In Family Saturdays at the Grand Rapids Art Museum welcomes families to join the fun and participate in exciting art activities in the museum’s Education Studio. Free with general museum admission. www.artmuseumgr.org

Take steps to cure cancer with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. During these evening leisurely walks, Champions For Cures carry illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to a blood cancer. 5 pm. www.lightthenight.org

Walk to honor loved ones, raise funds and save lives at The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s 11th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk at Millennium Park. 10 am – 1:30 pm.  www.afsp.org

Color Vibe 5k at Riverside Park. www.thecolorvibe.com

September 29

Chair Yoga with Marti Delong. Incorporate this peaceful practice even when sitting. Experience a good stretch, better breathing habits, improved muscle tone and a sense of well-being. Expressions of Grace Yoga. 10:30-11:45am

Cooking Matters for Families. The first of a six-week nutritional education program that teaches families how to make healthy food choices on a budget. Grand Rapids Public Library. 6 pm. Register at www.grpl.org/register

September 30

Let’s Play! Workshops. An interactive workshop for children, ages 0-5, with a childhood specialist on-hand to answer parent’s questions about their child’s development. Grand Rapids Public Library. 6:30-7:30 pm. www.grpl.org

Meijer Free Tuesdays means free general admission and explorations to the Grand Rapids Art Museum from 10 am-5 pm. www.artmuseumgr.org

Adventures of Balance Return to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Put your balancing skills to the test on 21 feet of balance beams along with other balancing activities. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. 9:30 am-5 pm

Singer/songwriter Mary McGuire preforms her Love Struck Concert at the St. Cecilia Music Center, also featuring ArtPrize exhibits. Be sure to text Mary’s vote code 56809.

Meanwhile Movie: Dirty Dancing at the Wealthy Theatre. 8 pm. www.grcmc.org

Health & Fitness Experts Panel. Local experts answer questions and describe roles fitness has in healthy living and wellness. Pharmacy Seminar Room. 6 pm. RSVP BrandiG@KeystoneRX.com

September 30 – October 5

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Broadway Grand Rapids presents one of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair) as The Narrator and Broadway star Ace Young (Grease, Hair) as Joseph. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. Book your tickets and be part of the magic! Showtimes and tickets at www.broadwaygrandrapids.com.

Ongoing:

Through September 13

Dog Story Theater welcomes Actors’ Theatre back for their Second Space Series. www.dogstorytheater.com

Through September 14

Just Fort Fun! The newest exhibit at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum providing resources to create imaginative and crazy spaces that will bring you right back to the fun of childhood. Visit www.grcm.org for hours.

Through October 1

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with April Hadley. Mindfulness is a way of relating directly the experiences of your life and re-discovering the skills to thrive during all of its challenges and joys. In this eight-week class you will explore the time honored practices of mindfulness meditation and yoga to free yourself from the vicious cycle of negative stress patterns. Holistic Care Approach. www.grcfm.com

Through October 12

GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore. This exhibition underscores the significance of Grand Rapids’ annual ArtPrize event by presenting selected highlights from ArtPrize on a year-round basis. www.artmuseumgr.org

Through October 15

The Grand Rapids Original Swing Society presents swing dancing at Rosa Parks Circle every Tuesday. Check out the website for a list of different themes and dances. 7 pm. www.grandrapidsoriginalswingsociety.com

Through October 25

Observation night at James C. Veen Observatory. Along with the observatory telescopes, association members set up their own telescopes so that visitors can view the splendors of the night sky. Visitors can tour the facility and enjoy an audio-visual presentation about the GRAAA and the James C. Veen Observatory. Check www.graaa.org/publicnightl for times and featured objects.

Through October 31

Discover Meijer Garden’s special two-year exhibition showcasing revolutionary sculptor Bernar Venet. Demonstrating his iconic work in steel, five of Venet’s large-scale sculptures will be displayed outdoors on the front lawn. www.meijergardens.org

Through November 21

Fish Lads Frydays. The Downtown Market Grand Rapids will host the weekly Friday night all-you-can-eat fish fry. 4-7 pm. Downtown Market Grand Rapids.

Through June 1

The Rise of the American Aircraft Carrier. This exhibit explores the development and role of the aircraft carrier ships that launch planes over the sea. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
9 am – 5 pm.

On the Horizon:

October 14:

Seeds of GROWth Conference. Networking opportunities featuring a line-up of influential speakers and local business display tables followed by a luncheon/awards ceremony. JW Marriott. Visit www.growbusiness.org for more info.

October 18:

Real Pirates: The Untold Story of Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship. This swashbuckling exhibit will feature treasure chests, pirate dress items, daily ship tools and weaponry recovered from the ocean floor. Grand Rapids Public Museum. www.grpm.org

October 23:

Local First Fork Fest at Romence Gardens. www.localfirst.com

 

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