TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 - Dec 19 @ 6:00 AM
Toys for Tots
AppleTree Learning Center - Monroe -A Gilden Woods Brand – We are partnering up with Toys for Tots in order to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas!! You can contribute to your local Toys for Tots by donating a new, unopened toy in our box located in the front office.
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 24 @ 9:00 AM
The Fox Powersports Black Friday - 5 DAYS Event!
Fox Powersports – The Fox Powersports Black Friday - 5 DAYS EVENT! Nov. 20th to 24th, 2017. Best Price Guarantee! Don't Wait for "One Day Only" when you can have 5 days of Holly Jolly Christmas shopping and with the Best Price Guarantee! Come NOW... and you can get the 90 inch Flat screen TV later ;) See you there! Fox Powersports - Black Friday Week Event - Nov. 20th to 24th, 2017.
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 10:00 AM
Book Discussion - Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Kent District Library - Cascade Township Branch – Put your copy on hold today and join us to discuss the book on November 20. https://catalog.kdl.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=lab+girl+jahren&te= Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book might have been a revelatory treatise on plant life. Lab Girl is that, but it is also so much more. Because in it, Jahren also shares with us her inspiring life story, in prose that takes your breath away. Lab Girl is a book about work, about love, and about the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the things she's discovered in her lab, as well as how she got there; about her childhood--hours of unfettered play in her father's laboratory; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work "with both the heart and the hands"; about a brilliant and wounded man named Bill, who became her loyal colleague and best friend; about their adventurous, sometimes rogue research trips, which take them from the Midwest all across the United States and over the Atlantic, from the ever-light skies of the North Pole to tropical Hawaii; and about her constant striving to do and be the best she could, never allowing personal or professional obstacles to cloud her dedication to her work. Jahren's probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her insights on nature enliven every page of this book. Lab Girl allows us to see with clear eyes the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal, and also the power within ourselves to face--with bravery and conviction--life's ultimate challenge: discovering who you are. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cascade Library
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 4:00 PM
Long Road Straight Rye Whisky & Nocino Release Party!
Long Road Distillers – Join us for the release of Long Road Straight Rye Whisky and Long Road Nocino - all on one special night! Long Road Straight Rye Whisky, the first straight whisky in the City of Grand Rapids' history, is crafted exclusively from locally sourced rye (Heffron Farms Market) and malted barley (Pilot Malt House) and has been aged for over 2.5 years in new American oak barrels on Grand Rapids' West Side! This limited release will only be available at the distillery, while it lasts. Long Road Nocino is a green walnut liqueur infused with local walnuts and a variety of spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and more! It's the perfect holiday sipper and pairs nicely with a whisky cocktail or two! On Monday, November 20, we'll be offering half-off pours and cocktails with Long Road Straight Rye and Long Road Nocino from 4 to 8 pm! We'll also be featuring cocktails with one or BOTH of the spirits - like a Nocino + Rye Old Fashioned or a Rye Manhattan w/ Nocino. This will also be your first chance to take bottles home with you - just in time for Thanksgiving!
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 21 @ 5:00 PM
Parent Teacher Conferences
AppleTree Learning Center - Grandville/Wyoming - A Gilden Woods Brand – Parent teacher conferences will be on November 20th and November 21st. A sign up will be posted on November 6th. This is a great opportunity to have that one on one time with your child's teacher!
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 5:30 PM
Page to Screen: Wonder
Kent District Library - Kentwood Branch – Join us for this special screening of Wonder at Celebration! Cinema South. We'll have a fun discussion of the book versus the film after the show. Tickets are $10 and include popcorn and a drink. In partnership with Celebration! Cinema South and Pinewood Middle School
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
FULL - Grand Rapids Drive Youth Basketball Clinic
GR Kroc Center – NOTE: This event is full. We will post if more space becomes available; there will also be two other clinics during the winter. Watch our page for more information! Join players and staff from the Grand Rapids Drive, the NBA G-League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, for this FREE clinic. Boys and girls ages 8–14 will work on basic skills like dribbling, shooting, and defense. It's a fun, educational, and memorable event! Space is limited! Everyone MUST register at the Welcome Desk or online here: http://bit.ly/2iXlYqJ
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
Closing at 6pm - Private Event -
Elk Brewing: Grand Rapids – We will be closing at 6 pm, Monday, November 20th for a Private Event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, November 21st.
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:30 PM
Brushes & Brews - "Let It Snow"
Hearts for the Arts – Join us Monday, November 20th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for a evening of painting, food and fun at our "Brushes & Brews" class hosted by Hearts for the Arts studio! SEATING IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. To reserve your seat, please visit: http://www.hearts4thearts.com/signup/letitsnow The cost is $35 and includes all artist materials to create your own 16" x 20" "Let It Snow" art piece on wood. Bring your appetite, there will be a server to take food and drink orders. The class will be located on the second floor and will open at 5:30 p.m. for early ordering. This event sells out fast so reserve your seat asap! If you have any troubles with registration, please call Shannon at 616-450-1922 to reserve your spot by phone.
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Women's Monday Night Bible Study
ResLife Church – Monday Night Bible Study Mondays, September 11 - November 20 | 7 pm | 180 Breaking Free, a Beth Moore DVD bible study. Beth considers Breaking Free her life message. This in-depth Bible study leads you through Isaiah 61:1-4 to discover the transforming power of Christian freedom by drawing parallels between the captive Israelites and the spiritual strongholds in our lives. This updated edition includes 11 new video teaching messages, along with updated Bible study content and testimonies from women like you who have found freedom from their personal captivity. No matter what life stage you're in or struggles you're going through, if where you are isn't where you want to be, don't stay there. Break free. Register at www.reslife.org/womens-ministry. You can purchase a workbook in the bookstore. Contact: Rachel, (616) 261-3741, rachelbr@reslife.org
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Thrift Store Trivia in Hudsonville
Hudsonville Pike 51 Brewing Co. – Teams compete using their knowledge of sports, entertainment, politics, science, history and more to win a Pike 51 gift card, as well as some of the finest thrift store, garage sale and clearance shelf finds that West Michigan has to offer!
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Trans Day of Remembrance
Fountain Street Church – Grand Rapids Pride Center, Grand Rapids Trans Foundation, and the TDoR Committee invite you to the the 2017 Trans Day of Remembrance vigil and call to action on November 20. This is the day we mourn, remember, and honor the lives of those lost to acts of transphobic violence. 2017 has been another incredibly deadly year for our Transgender and Nonbinary community. Let's find solace and strength with each other during these dark times. At this event, we will come together not just to honor those we've lost... but to build community and inspire the creation of a better, safer world. Guest speakers include: • Jeynce Mizrahi ~ Victim Advocate for Equality Michigan, founding board member of the Trans Sistas of Color Project - Detroit, and a member of the National LGBTQ Task. • Kyn E. ~ Grand Rapids Pride Center group facilitator, and TGNC Committee member.
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 8:00 PM
Jazz & Gin Mondays featuring Brad Fritcher's MOODS
Long Road Distillers – Jazz and Gin Mondays at Long Road Distillers. Enjoy $2 off gin drinks all day Monday while enjoying some of the finest jazz music in West Michigan. www.bradfritchermoods.com
 
TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 21 @ 8:30 PM
BassBin: Walker & Royce (Dirtybird)
Billy's Lounge – Doors: 9pm | FREE before 10pm | $5 after 10pm ------------------------------------------------------- Dirtybird & We Jack bring us Walker & Royce on their Self Help Tour with Gettoblaster Walker & Royce (Dirtybird) "Walker & Royce have been producing their emotive, subdued and groove-heavy deep house since 2011 -- but almost from the start, they were touted as future stars. Now it's official, thanks to a certain UK tastemaker -- not to mention a string of stellar productions and remixes." - XLR8R "Walker & Royce" started when Sam and Gavin, having known each other in and out of the dance scene for years, finally began working together in 2011. As things usually go, it was a bit of luck that got them off the ground: Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus noticed one of their very first releases, a remix of SAARID's "Future Lately," on Nervous Records. The result was the Crosstown Rebels EP "You're Not Welcome" and with that, Walker & Royce was launched into the dance music spotlight. Around the same time, Walker & Royce released a track on OFF Recordings that went on to become a house anthem: "Connected." The song became a mainstay in Solomun's performances and with that set the stage for a diverse range of sounds from the pair. Their EP on Moda Black entitled "Sister" was picked by Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune, and their chart toping remix of Baunz' "Out the Window" on Pets Recordings garnered support from many of the biggest artists in electronic music. Most recently the duo has joined the ranks on Claude Vonstroke's seminal Dirtybird Records with the release of the "Boy" EP and "Hit Dem Draws" and Green Velvet's legendary Relief Records with their chart toping release "Peep This Cat," and "3 4 Shake It" with fellow Dirtybird artist Will Clarke. Having solidified their unique sound, you will hear Walker & Royce's music in many of the top DJ's from around the world! From Sasha to Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex to Gorgon City and Eats Everything to Loco Dice, they continue to break down the genre barriers and turn heads.... Gettoblaster (We Jack, Psycho Disco, Sleazy G) Fresh off their European Tour... Drawing on inspiration from their respective backgrounds, the duo creates four-on-the-floor that’s heavily influenced by Chicago and Detroit’s underground. And while the two live in the pounding provocation of ghetto house, their multifaceted approach sees them not just paying homage to the classic jacking sounds of house and techno but also forging the future innovations of them. Support: Just Alexander (We Jack, PSYCHO DISCO) Opening: Jowens -------------------------------- Doors: 9pm | FREE before 10pm | $5 after 10pm -------------------------------- (21+) FREE Glow Toy at Door Before 11pm Happy Hour Runs Till Midnight $2.00 Well Drinks - ONLY $1 MORE for a double $2.00 Domestic Bottles $1 Stroh's & High Lifes $.50 Off Everything Else
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 1:00 PM
Alumni Meet Up
Wellspring Preparatory High School – All Wellspring Alums are invited for a meet and greet, some light desserts and a chance to see the school again, and maybe some of your favorite staff members! Anyone planning to attend MUST RSVP to Ms. Van Skiver by November 17 so we can be sure to have enough food and goody bags. Please email Ms. Van Skiver at avanskiver@wellspringprep.com to save your spot. Also - tell you fellow Wolves that might not see this on Facebook!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM
Book Launch Party - GR Grassroots: An Anthology
The Pyramid Scheme – The book is published! That's right - Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology is published and we want to celebrate with our supporters, contributors, and authors! Join us on Tuesday, November 21st from 6 - 8pm at the Pyramid Scheme (an often referred to location in the book!) to celebrate this success, buy books, or get yours signed by Ashley and Dani or the individual authors who contributed pieces!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM
Monthly Meeting & Auction
Furrin Group – We are again be visiting GR Auto Gallery. They have an indoor showroom with many excellent muscle cars, british sports cars, and many other interesting vehicles! Dave and Noreen Boes have donated a collection of old trophies and car memorabilia for an auction. Blake Forslund will be our auctioneer. Pizza will be provided, but bring your own summer/picnic chairs if you want to sit. Alchoholic beverages are welcome, as are spouses and significant others, etc...If you would like to bring a desert or salad to share that would be great! We would also appreciate some volunteers to help clean up afterwards, thanks!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM
Mom and Baby Empower Series
Renew Mama Studio – Join Renew Mama Studio and Alissa Newberg for our newest Mom and Baby Empower Series! Join us for a 5 week session focusing on empowerment, community, bonding and much more! Time to bond with your baby and other new mamas. We will lift each other up and get real and honest about the hardest and greatest job in the world - motherhood. The book Motherhood Realized by Power of Moms will also be apart of this series. This series is perfect for moms with babies newborn to age 1. Mom and Baby Yoga will be apart of this series so wear comfy clothes! 5 Week Series Tuesday's 6:00-7:15pm November 21st, 28th, December 5th, 12th, and 19th. Limited to 12 moms, $85 (no drop in's at this time, this is a closed series so that moms can bond and connect on a deeper level)
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM
Divorce Care
ResLife Church – Divorce Care Tuesdays, Sept 12 - Dec 12 | 7 - 8:30 pm | Room 467 - A Divorce Care is a 13 week class / support group that will help you heal from the hurt. It's a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Gain hope for your future. Each week is a stand alone class so you are free to join weekly or when you are able to. There's a $20 fee for the workbook. When you register you pay for the workbook then. Register at reslife.org/divorcecare. Children's ministry is available for ten and under. Contact: Maria, (616) 261-3744, mariad@reslife.org
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM
Author Hendrik Meijer presents his Arthur Vandenberg Biography!
Schuler Books – Meet Grand Rapids author, and Meijer Inc. Executive Chairman, Hendrick Meijer as he presents his newest acclaimed biography, 27 years in the making! In the sweeping new book Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the MIddle of the American Century, Meijer paints the fullest portrait ever presented of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Arthur Vandenberg is not someone who comes to mind when naming great American political leaders. But as this new biography reveals, Vandenberg was a pivotal figure in 20th-century American history, and his legacy as a legislator and dealmaker should be a model for anyone in politics today.