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August 2014

Mad Scientist Workshop: Making Music with Water

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Let’s make a water xylophone and explore sounds with liquid, volume, and vibrations. For ages 5-8.

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French Cuisine with Chef Kathleen

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Isidore Catholic Church,
628 Diamond Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join Chef Kathleen Schiefler on a journey of French food and explore some of the same classics that Lucy Knisley revealed in her escapades through Paris: Croque Monsieur, chocolate mousse, and cheese souffle. Chef Kathleen will also reveal the answers to some of your most pressing questions: What are haricots verts and how in the world do you say it? Cornichons—does size really matter? What’s all the hype about foie gras and duck pate? What constitutes a really great croissant?…

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Coming Down for a Landing

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Learn about air resistance and gravity while making an awesome parachute! For ages 5-8.

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The Cocktail Party: Lessons in the History and Practice of Keeping Your Guests Lit, Stylishly

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week until August 19, 2014
Stella’s Lounge,
53 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join one of Grand Rapids’ foremost chef-mixologists, Torrence O’Haire, of The Starving Artist and Propaganda Doughnuts, in an educational and entertaining lecture/ demonstration series this summer, and learn how to be a practical professional in the art of throwing classic cocktail parties! In this series, students will explore different cocktail “eras,” and the trends, styles, and techniques popularized there within. Learn everything from cocktail history, to how to adapt your home bar, and how to successfully throw a spectacular cocktail…

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Beauty School Drop In

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Douglas J. Aveda Institute,
138 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come to the Douglas J. Aveda Institute for an evening of pampering. Stylists will be offering make-up applications, mini-manicures and hair styling (curl or braid of your hair). Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up for one of these services at www.grpl.org/register.

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Beauty School Drop In

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Douglas J. Aveda Institute,
138 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Come to the Douglas J. Aveda Institute for an evening of pampering. Stylists will be offering make-up applications, mini-manicures and hair styling (curl or braid of your hair). Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up for one of these services at www.grpl.org/register.

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Mad Scientist Workshop: Build a Terrarium

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Leonard Branch,
1017 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Have some old 2-liters lying around? Would you like to grow things? Come and build your own terrarium. You’ll learn what it takes to make an ecosystem work and create a mini-habitat. Please bring your own bottle to use. For ages 9-11.

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CANCELED: YMCA Veggie Van

August 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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Kimchi: A Korean Staple

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Isidore Catholic Church,
628 Diamond Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join local chef Kathleen Schiefler as she provides a history of kimchi and explains the importance of Korea’s national dish. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of different vegetables with a variety of seasonings and is traditionally allowed to ferment underground in jars for months at a time. Chef Schiefler will demonstrate how to prepare various types of kimchi so that you can make your own version at home. There will be samples for taste testing. Class…

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Kimchi: A Korean Staple

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Isidore Catholic Church,
628 Diamond Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join local chef Kathleen Schiefler as she provides a history of kimchi and explains the importance of Korea’s national dish. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of different vegetables with a variety of seasonings and is traditionally allowed to ferment underground in jars for months at a time. Chef Schiefler will demonstrate how to prepare various types of kimchi so that you can make your own version at home. There will be samples for taste testing. Class…

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