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Belknap Lookout Chili Cookout and Block Sale

Grand Rapids, MI - Neighbors of Belknap Lookout are hosting a chili cookout and block sale on Saturday, October 9th starting at 8:00 am. Chili will be served from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm at 616 Clancy St NE (a donation is requested). The sale can be found at the 600 block of Clancy.

Visit http://www.noblgr.org for more information.

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation to benefit from "A Twisted Ladies Night"


Grand Rapids , MI – Children and families at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital will benefit from “A Twisted Ladies Night” at the Twisted Rooster.  The Twisted Rooster and STAR 105.7 will host a benefit on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Twisted Rooster, 1600 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.  All proceeds will support the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Join Tommy and Brook from STAR 105.7as they emcee this fun event, which is open to ladies and gentleman. Guests can arrive at 6:00 p.m.

Fun and Frugal in Grand Rapids With Kids! Week of September 24-30


September 24 Flick’s Family Film Festival continues.  Kids are free, just pay a few bucks for anyone over 12.

September 24, 25 Oktoberfest

September 24, 25 Rockford Harvest Festival Family Fun Weekend

September 24, 25 Fallasburg Fall Festival

September 25 Connecting Families With Nature Day at the Zoo  

September 25 9:30AM to 2:

Fun and frugal family entertainment in Grand Rapids this week

I have a ton of stuff for you to take a look at this week.  Check out my Calendar for a full listing.

September 11th, 2010 - Back to School Kid Parade

First Ever “Back to School Kid Parade!”West Side leaders make big plansGrand Rapids---The upper west side of Grand Rapids will be filled with colorful bikes and banners Saturday, September 11 as a group of people with deep ties to the community host the first ever Kid Parade to celebrate being Back to School. The idea was hatched by Ed Kettle, Chief of Staff for State Representative Roy Schmidt and long time neighborhood advocate. He enlisted City Commissioner Dave Shaffer and School Board Member Jon O?Connor to help assemble a group to make the event a reality.The Kid Parade will begin at 11am sharp. The parade starts at Westend Street, one block west of Covell Road, and will proceed west on Leonard to the Elk?s Lodge 48 (Highlands Golf Course). Once there the group will offer a brief ceremony to commemorate the lives and sacrifices of Fire and Police professionals on the anniversary date of the 9-11 attacks in New York City.

Fashion's night out Grand Rapids is on the horizon

From: http://www.fashionsnightoutgr.com/

For the second year in a row the world will be celebrating Fashion's Night Out together. It all started last year in New York when the United Council of Fashion Designers of America, American Vogue, NYC & Company, and the City of New York created FNO to help patrons understand the vast industry of fashion and how it helps our economy. Fashion is the largest industry in New York City. The industry employs 175,000 New Yorkers which creates $10 billion in total wages. None of these jobs exist if people don't shop. That is why it was time to make shopping fun again.

Fashion's Night Out Grand Rapids has been in the planning stage for months, but now the time is almost here. On September 10th retail stores around Grand Rapids will come together for the first time in support of one thing, “making shopping fun again”.

Fun, free and frugal events for families in Grand Rapids September 1-7

I am guessing that since school is finally starting in Grand Rapids, most of you don’t need suggestions for how to keep busy this week; but I’m going to give you one anyway. 

It’s what I do.