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The Indian Mounds Gem Show is a Cheap and Fun Way to Rock Your Spring Break

The 39th Annual Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club, Gem and Mineral Show is taking place this weekend at Rogers Plaza in Wyoming. We’ve attended the show the last two years
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Change Up Date Night and Come Hear the People Sing at the Civic Theater

Dis Your Usual Date Night If you are fortunate enough to have a date night coming up, hooray for you! If you are thinking about the usual dinner and a
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Still Time to See Silly Fairies and Adorable Dances Tomorrow!

Shakespeare and the Ballet, in Kid-Sized Quantities Merriment and mirth, anyone? CARE Ballet’s rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably the only Shakespeare your three-year old will want to
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They Aren’t Allowed to Advertise the Warehouse Book Sale, So I Will Tell You About It.

The Scholastic Book Warehouse Sale Comes Twice a Year Does your school have a book fair? If you do, chances are it is put on by the Scholastic Book folks.
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“The Giver” is Sure to Give You Something to Talk About

I have to admit, I’m older than I’d like to believe. So much so, that Lois Lowry’s teen-audience book “The Giver” was not published until after I had left middle
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Freaky Fun in Grand Rapids! A Review of Kid-Friendly Halloween Events.

I may have over done Halloween last year. Last fall my young family attended five Halloween events in one weekend. We stopped in at Pumpkin Palooza at South Harbor Church
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Sherlock Holmes + Date Night: It’s Elementary, Dear Watson

Date night. Two words not spoken quite enough around my house. It was the end of the first week of school and this mamma was ready for an evening out,
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Watch Your Child Beam With Pride at the GRCT School of Theatre Arts

These are just a few of the skills students learn at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts classes. The only acting my family comes by naturally is
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Make Up Your Mind to See Changing Minds at the Civic Theatre

Great music, funny and entertaining are only four of the many words my 11-year-old son, Nathaniel, used to describe the musical “Changing Minds.” “Between the music, the characters and the
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Sculpt Out Some Time to Visit Meijer Gardens

My family was lucky enough to spend the day at Meijer Gardens recently. We have been to see Butterflies are Blooming and the Christmas exhibit, but we had never been
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A Whole New Experience Awaits You at the John Ball Zoo

I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve been to the John Ball Zoo. As a child I would ride my bike in all the way from
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Even Big Kids Love the GR Children’s Museum!

Last week my family set out to prove that no matter what your age, you can have fun at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. I put together a video to
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Wine and Canvas

Having fun and going out doesn’t always have to be about the kids! Moms need time to get out without worrying about packing sippy cups and extra diapers. I found
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The Listener: Another Great GR Symphony Family Series Concert

“I’ve never heard my son belly laugh so many times during a show!” These were Monica’s first words to me after she attended the Grand Rapids Symphony’s latest Family Series
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An “Adventure in Balance” at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

What better way to kick off our Spring Break “staycation” than with a trip to an adventure jungle in the newest exhibit at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum! I met
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