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July 2014

MartiniMOTH: Working for a Living – Tales of Unusual Jobs

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - July 23 @ 12:00 am
SpeakEZ Lounge,
600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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MartiniMOTH is a storytelling event that is held the third Tuesday of the month at SpeakEZ Lounge. Each month a new theme is chosen. Storytellers volunteer and must tell a story about the evening’s theme. The story must be true, be about themselves, and be kept under seven minutes. A panel of three judges vote for the top three storytellers. The winner is invited back the next month to be one of the judges and get their name engraved on…

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Magician Jason Hudy

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join award-winning magician Jason Hudy in a show that’s part science, part magic, and 100% fun! A performance that’s filled with amazing magic and cool science experiments, and tons of laughs!

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YMCA Veggie Van

July 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week
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 svanderzanden@grymca.org to receive weekly emails with the week’s Veggie Van products.

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Magician Jason Hudy

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join award-winning magician Jason Hudy in a show that’s part science, part magic, and 100% fun! A performance that’s filled with amazing magic and cool science experiments, and tons of laughs!

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Forensic Science

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seymour Branch,
2350 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Learn about forensic science in this special workshop led by the Michigan State Police Forensics Department. For ages 15-18.

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Anishinabek Lifeways

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blandford Nature Center,
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Get outside and experience learning immersed in the great outdoors. Join Blandford Nature Center staff on a guided learning experience to better understand our environment, heritage, and connection to natural systems. This program will focus on the cultural heritage of the Anishinabek and their use of traditional tools in fishing, gardening, games and home life. Space is limited and registration is required. Register at www.grpl.org/register.

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Feathers, Fur or Scales

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Blandford Nature Center will teach about animals with backbones and the different groups of vertebrates, with this program geared towards younger students. Natural artifacts from different animals and real live specimens allow students a multi-sensory experience. Will have live examples of a reptile (snake or turtle), bird (falcon or owl), and mammal (rabbit). For ages 3-6.

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Bilingual Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week until August 1, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 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.

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Called Again: An Evening with 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In 2011, two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis wanted to test her limits. With the support of her husband Drew and a dedicated group of volunteers dubbed the “Pit Crew,” Jen hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days (an average of 47 miles per day) becoming the fastest person to hike the trail and the first woman to ever set the mark. She will speak about the many challenges and lessons that present…

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CARE Ballet Presents: Move! Create! Dance!

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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The dancers of the Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble bring music, creativity, and fun dancing with a short performance and instruction about the art and science of dance. Aspiring ballerinas and athletes will get the opportunity to interact with the CARE Ballet dancers and learn how our bodies move, twirl, jump, and balance!

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