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July 2015

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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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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Find Out More About the Peace Corps

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Change lives, including your own, by serving in the Peace Corps. You will make a difference for a community in need, gain cross-cultural skills and field experience for your career, and bring your global perspective back home to share with others. Join former Peace Corps volunteer Meghan Costello and other Grand Rapids natives as they share their Peace Corps stories. Learn about volunteer experiences, get your questions answered, and hear tips to guide you through the application process.

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YMCA Veggie Van

July 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market. The Veggie Van runs year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids, assuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce. We sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH benefits. Email mvanderbrug@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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The Magic Bookshelf for Heroes that Read

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Magic! Kids love it, but sometimes they don’t realize that magic is everywhere—especially in the library. The Magic Bookshelf gets kids excited to check out books and encourages genre exploration, including mysteries, fairy tales, biographies, and more. Special effects, laughter, and audience participation is guaranteed to create more than amazement.

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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 Inch

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 Inch 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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Family Comic Night

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Panelists will discuss if comics are educations, how they have evolved over time, and the elements of comics. Discover how to use pictures and words to share stories with each other and create a 4-panel comic. Panelists include cartoonist Sam Carbaugh, Comics in Literature student Mary Hancock, and Charley Tucker from Vault of Midnight. An all ages workshop.

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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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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until July 30, 2015
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity. Families with infants – preschoolers welcome.

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