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June 2015

GR Reads: The Movies – Harold and Maude

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wealthy Theatre,
1130 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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A cult favorite, Harold and Maude is the story about the friendship between a young, rich man who is obsessed with death and the anarchic, quirky lady he meets at a funeral. The relationship deepens as Maude teaches Harold to live life to its fullest. Tickets are available at grcmc.org or at the box office. Show your GRPL library card for a discount. Doors open at 7:15 pm.

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July 2015

GR Reads: The Movies – The Haunting

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wealthy Theatre,
1130 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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In this 1963 classic, a scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. Tickets are available at grcmc.org or at the box office. Show your GRPL library card for a discount. Doors open at 7:15 pm.

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Free

A Day in the Life of a Zoo Veterinarian

July 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
John Ball Zoo,
1300 W Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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A tiger has a tooth ache, a monkey has a cough, and one of the fish isn’t swimming straight! All of that and the day is just getting started. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the zoo? Get the inside scoop from Dr. Ryan Colburn, head veterinarian for John Ball Zoo. Hear about interesting cases and stories and even get the opportunity to see some of the equipment that the veterinary team uses every day…

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Science on Tap: Profile of a Poisoner

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - July 10 @ 12:00 am
SpeakEZ Lounge,
600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Dr. Bryan Judge, toxicologist and Program Director of the Emergency Medical Residency Program with Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University, as he discusses how criminals use poison, why they use poison, and who their victims are. Science on Tap, co-sponsored by GVSU and SpeakEZ Lounge, is an opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction between scientists and the public while drinking beer. Each month at SpeakEZ, a knowledgeable expert hosts a scientific discussion about current topics in the news…

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Shakespeare in the Park

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riverside Park,
2001 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will perform William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. The play follows the story of King Leontes of Sicilia, who suspects his wife Hermione of infidelity. Overcome by jealousy, he puts her on trial and orders that the couple’s newborn baby be abandoned in the wilderness. An oracle proclaims that Hermione is innocent, and Leontes must spend years repenting his accusations. The journey the family undergoes to be reunited takes a comedic turn when the action travels to…

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Free

Introduction to Archery

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Archery Unlimited,
824 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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When is the last time you got to shoot a bow and arrow? In this class, led by a USA Archery certified instructor, you’ll get an introduction to archery, including range safety, basic equipment, shooting stance and form, and shot execution. Because you will get hands on instruction, please tie back long hair and wear flat bottom, closed-toed shoes. Plan to arrive 20 minutes early to be fitted with a bow. Class is for adults 18 years and older. Registration…

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Free

Introduction to Archery

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Archery Unlimited,
824 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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When is the last time you got to shoot a bow and arrow? In this class, led by a USA Archery certified instructor, you’ll get an introduction to archery, including range safety, basic equipment, shooting stance and form, and shot execution. Because you will get hands on instruction, please tie back long hair and wear flat bottom, closed-toed shoes. Plan to arrive 20 minutes early to be fitted with a bow. Class is for adults 18 years and older. Registration…

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GR Reads: The Movies – Hedwig and the Angry Itch

July 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wealthy Theatre,
1130 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Itch is a musical comedy-drama based on the stage musical of the same name. The story follows a transsexual punk rock girl from East Berlin as she tours America with her band. Tickets are available at grcmc.org or at the box office. Show your GRPL library card for a discount. Doors open at 7:15 pm.

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Free

Introduction to Archery

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Archery Unlimited,
824 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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When is the last time you got to shoot a bow and arrow? In this class, led by a USA Archery certified instructor, you’ll get an introduction to archery, including range safety, basic equipment, shooting stance and form, and shot execution. Because you will get hands on instruction, please tie back long hair and wear flat bottom, closed-toed shoes. Plan to arrive 20 minutes early to be fitted with a bow. Class is for adults 18 years and older. Registration…

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Free

Behind the Scenes at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gerald R. Ford International Airport,
5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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Get an exclusive insider’s tour of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. As you ride along in comfort in the airport shuttle, airport staff will share stories and the history of the airport. See the airfields, fire department and terminal building. Tours will last one hour. Must be 18 or older to participate. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at grpl.org/register.

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