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October 2013

Community Resource & Senior Volunteer Fair

October 18, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are you interested in becoming an active volunteer? Come to this open house, co-sponsored by Senior Leadership Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Public Library and meet local organizations offering meaningful volunteer opportunities as well as information on various community resources. Registration is encouraged at 616-234-3400 or online at grcclearn.com.

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May 2013
Free

Savvy Social Security Planning

May 30, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Deciding when to claim social security requires research and careful consideration. Each situation is different, with many factors affecting the decision of when and how to begin collecting social security retirement benefits. Are you single, married, divorced, remarried, or widowed? At what age should you start collecting your benefit? Does it make sense to delay benefits? Join Patrick Newcombe as he provides valuable information on the complexities of making social security retirement decisions. Register at www.grpl.org/register.

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Free

Community Resource & Senior Volunteer Fair

May 17, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Spring into volunteering! Are you interested in becoming an active volunteer? This open house will bring together 25 different community organizations featuring information on available community resources and meaningful volunteer opportunities. Registration is encouraged through GRCC Workforce Training at 616-234-3400 or at www.grcclearn.com.

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Free

Medicare 101

May 7, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A, B, C, D. What are all those parts? What is the right Medicare coverage for you? Working through the Medicare maze often seems complicated. What do you get with each of the Medicare parts and how do you choose? Join Karen Rozelle, the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) Regional Coordinator, for a Medicare overview that addresses these topics. Come and learn about the various assistance programs and how to fight against Medicare fraud. Register at www.grpl.org.

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April 2013
Free

Speak Up GR Community Forum: Culture Warfare Against Seniors

April 30, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Culture Warfare Against Seniors . . . .What does this mean? How does it affect our community? What can concerned citizens do? Please join us in a community discussion, sponsored by the Senior Coalition and the Grand Rapids Public Library, as we explore this topic with Dr. Henry Holstege and Dr. L. James Harvey.

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Free

Growing Together: A Family Gardening Workshop

April 27, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Celebrate Earth Week with a family gardening workshop! Listen to the book The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons, read by Kendra Wills of MSU Extension. Learn about different types of vegetables, what they need to grow, and how families can grow and eat vegetables together. Families will prepare and enjoy fresh fruits and veggies, and plant seeds in small pots. Registration is required.

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Free

Growing Together: A Family Gardening Workshop

April 22, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Celebrate Earth Week with a family gardening workshop! Listen to the book The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons, read by Kendra Wills of MSU Extension. Learn about different types of vegetables, what they need to grow, and how families can grow and eat vegetables together. Families will prepare and enjoy fresh fruits and veggies, and plant seeds in small pots. Registration is required.

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Free

Lunch and Learn: It’s Never Too Early to Learn About Social Security

April 16, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Bring your brown bag lunch to learn more about Social Security from Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration. Do you have questions about Social Security? Get answers from the expert! Please register here.

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February 2013
Free

Taste of Soul Sunday

February 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us as we celebrate African American history and culture at the eighth annual Taste of Soul Sunday. Sample African American art, music, literature, history and food. Free and open to the public. Call 616-988-5400 or visit www.grpl.org/tasteofsoul for more information.

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November 2012

Friends of the West Side Library Mega Book Sale

November 15, 2012 - November 17, 2012
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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The Friends of the West Side Library are hauling up lots of items from the basement for a mega three-day sale. All items are 25 cents each.

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