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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 AM
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Half-Day Workshop
Express Employment Professionals Grand Rapids – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - Half-day Workshop High-performing teams extend trust, deal with conflict, keep commitments, hold each other accountable and work to achieve results for the greater whole. This workshop dives into the elements well-known author and business consultant, Patrick Lencioni, sets out in his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Participants will learn the importance of how “team think” can make or break a team. Participants will engage in activities that test how their mindset influences the entire team both negatively and positively. This workshop is ideal for teams or team leaders who want to bring their team to the next level. All participants will receive a copy of Patrick Lencionis best selling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team as a takeaway for additional learning. Presented by: Lorraine Medici, Director of Training and Development, Express Employment Professionals Lorraine Medici is the Director of Training and Development at Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids. She has successfully launched Purpose-Driven Leadership Training, a Leadership Academy targeted at helping develop managers and leaders at all levels in manufacturing and other industries. Lorraine is also certified in DISC and Emotional Intelligence training. She is an approved Training Partner with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). She is also an Associate Certified Coach and Master Practitioner for the Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Assessment. Lorraine has extensive experience as a personal development coach and workshop facilitator in the areas of leadership, teambuilding, and sales. As a certified coach, Lorraine works closely with clients to help diagnose company challenges and provide action plans to enhance employee engagement, build stronger leadership teams, increase retention, and bring about cultural awareness through workshops and personal coaching. Event Details Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 Location: Express Employment Professionals Training Center: 1760 44th St. SW, Suite 10, Wyoming, MI 49519 Time: 8:00am-12:00pm Cost: $149, Includes all training materials and Full Hot Breakfast Class size is limited to 24 participants—register early to guarantee your spot. If you have any questions, need help registering, or would like to be invoiced for this event, please contact: Lorraine Medici, Director of Training and Development 616.281.0611, Lorraine.Medici@expresspros.com This training is approved for 4 HRCI and SHRM general recertification credits!
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 9:00 AM
Vacation Bible School - Build on the Rock
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church & School – A lot of building is going on at Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. We’re building strong lives on a rock-solid foundation, and we’d like you to join us! Children are invited to Vacation Bible School Monday, July 24 through Thursday, July 27. Everyone will enjoy upbeat songs, Bible stories, games and crafts. Sign up here http://holytrinitylutheranwyoming.com/vbs-registration/
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Farm on the Go - Rescheduled
Kent District Library - Kentwood Branch – Visit friendly farm animals with the Critter Barn of Zeeland. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kentwood Library.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Open Play Scrabble!
Schuler Books – Scrabble club meets in the community area at the rear of the store. All ages and all skill levels welcome.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 11:00 AM
Splash Pad
Vertical Church – Bring the kiddos out for a fun time playing at the Zeeland Splash Pad.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 11:30 AM
Executive Coaching - 6 weeks, starts July 27
Johnson Center for Philanthropy – This group meets once a week for six weeks: Thursdays, July 27–August 31 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Group coaching provides a great opportunity for peer learning and support. Facilitated by a certified coach, the content of these six-week sessions will be driven by the participants. The collective wisdom of the group provides an opportunity for executive directors to learn from and with each other as we work through weekly facilitated discussions of participants’ most challenging issues. You'll build a lasting network of like-minded peers, while finding professional support for your executive role. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to these mid-day sessions. Cost: $750 REGISTER ONLINE: bit.ly/ExecCoachingSession3 Session Dates: Thursday, July 27 Thursday, August 3 Thursday, August 10 Thursday, August 17 Thursday, August 24 Thursday, August 31 Groups are limited to 10 per session. Participants will be required to complete a brief survey prior to attending. Questions? Give us a call at (616) 331-9035 or email spicert@gvsu.edu.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 12:00 PM
Relax at Rosa - Melophobix
Daddy Pete's BBQ – Relax with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. at our free lunchtime entertainment series for the Downtown community happening every Thursday from May 4 - September 14 This season we will once again be highlighting a diverse lineup of local bands, large games to play (chess, shuffle board, connect four, Jenga, etc.) provided by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and partners. A special thanks to The City of Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Food Truck Association for their partnership on the event series. Relax at Rosa, July 27 -Live Music: Melophobix -Participating Food Trucks: Patty Matters - Food Truck, Gettin' Fresh, PorkFat Slim's, Blue Spoon Catering & Event Planning, What The Truck, The Maine Dish Food Truck, A Moveable Feast Truck, Daddy Pete's BBQ
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 2:00 PM
Teens: Cookie Chaos
Kent District Library - Cascade Township Branch – Calling all teen chefs to our crazy, chaotic cookie decorating competition. You just might become the Cookie Chaos Champion, although everyone wins when there are cookies to eat! Pre-registration required. To register, visit: http://www.kdl.org/node/14634/register Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
Ladies Night Out
The Melting Pot – It’s that time again to bring your friends to The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids for an epic evening of fondue, gossip and more fondue. Summer Sundress Ladies Night Out is July 27 and will feature local vendors along with great drink specials and a fondue meal offer for only $19.95 per person!
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
Pieology and Menchie's Benefit for Carol's Ferals
Carol's Ferals – Time again for Pizza and FroYo. Our friends at Pieology and Menchie's are teaming up to offer 20% of your food order to be donated to Carol's Ferals. This fundraiser occurs monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month. We are able to raise nearly $400 each month from this event. Please share and bring your friends. Both Pieology and Menchie's have vegan and GF options to better serve EVERYONE regardless of dietary choices or restrictions. See ya'll there. And.....THERE WILL BE KITTENS! ~Carol, Valeri and Jager
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
$15 - Burgers and Boilermakers
Long Road Distillers – Come out to Long Road on Thursday nights for $15 Burger and Boilermakers. Get our classic burger, endless fries, a shot of whisky and a 9oz pour of our new Long Road Lager.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Rock Star Bike Night
Grand Rapids Harley Davidson – Rock out and walk the red carpet at our Rock Star Bike Night! We'll have live music from Decades, BBQ from Scott's Pig Roast, and $2 beers from American Badass Beer! (Please drink responsibly!) Stick around for our Rock Star costume contest, temporary tattoo station, and MORE!
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Grand Rapids Member Mixer
Local First West Michigan – New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker offers a fresh twist on old favorites in a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere. The menu showcases a rustic, seasonal flare that highlights regional agriculture and old world techniques.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Riverside Park AWTT
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks – Join the Urban Forest Project and Citizen Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City. During this AWTT we will check in with some of the 100+ trees we have planted in Riverside Park to help them stay healthier, so that they need less care and have fewer problems as they mature. This is done by removing hazard, dead or dying limbs and crossing branches. We prune trees to decrease the risk for limb drops and tree falls, which endanger people and property. We prune trees to increase public knowledge of street trees as a resource, and to foster a deeper sense of public ownership and public appreciation of trees. We’ll meet up at the park at 5:30pm. However, you’re welcome to show up late or leave early; work as much as you want. Every bit helps. We’ll wrap up around 7:30pm. WHAT: Maintain some Trees that need our lovin’! WHERE: 2001 Monroe Ave NE (Riverside Park) MEET AT THE BAND SHELL WHEN: Thursday, July 27th, 2017 5:30pm – 7:30 pm WHY: City trees need love. Trees should be pruned every 3 to 5 years, yet the majority of street trees are pruned only every 10 to 12 years. This increases the risk for limb drops and tree falls, which endanger people and property. WHO: Citizen Foresters and interested volunteers. HOW: We’ve got the tools and expertise. Luckily, the trees are already there waiting for us! RSVP TO JESSA AT JESSA@FRIENDSOFGRPARKS.ORG OR CALL OUR OFFICE AT 616-288-7209 TO LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING. This event fulfills the hands of pruning session needed to receive your citizen forester certification.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Philos Party!
KLM - Kingdom Life Ministries – Philos is excited to welcome you to this free event! Join us for food, games, fun & giveaways as you learn more about this exciting program! WHAT: Philos Party! WHEN: Thurs. July 29th, 2017 5:30-8:30pm WHERE: Bailey's Grove Clubhouse 5353 Bailey Grove Dr, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 Philos ~ Inspiring, Encouraging & Guiding College-age Youth Vision: Mentoring young adults to stay Christ focused throughout their educational journey Parents: Please note this is a student event. Please plan on dropping off at 5:30pm and pick up by 8:30pm. Thank you! * Philos is exclusively for KLM young adults from High School Seniors preparing to go off to college through Seniors under grad.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Saint Mark Kentwood Community Party
Solid Rock Teen Ministry – Come out and enjoy a summer evening at Saint Mark Lutheran Church. Open to the Kentwood community, we look forward to seeing you as we provide free hot dogs, chips, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and drinks, while the kids enjoy the inflatables, play carnival and yard games, and look at the fire truck and police car from the City of Kentwood. Come on out from 5:30-8:00pm
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Ice Cream Social
Knapp Street Reformed Church – Come join us for ice cream and fellowship! Friends and family welcome!
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Dogs Day Out with Kent County Animal Shelter
Kent District Library - Cascade Township Branch – Meet staff and adoptable pups from the Kent Co Animal Shelter, learn about their services and volunteering opportunities. Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Grand Rapids Activist Night
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan – Join us at the Grand Rapis Planned Parenthood Health Center for this awesome free write/draw workshop with Elena from the Bandit Zine during our July Activist Night. Grab some friends and be sure to bring your thinking caps! The Bandit Zine is a compilation-based social justice zine established in 2008. The Bandit Zine has published issues on topics ranging from sexual assault to radical self-love to feminism. We have received recognition and accolades from both local and national media, and receive submissions from all over the world. We are seeking submissions for our Reproductive Justice issue, and have partnered with Planned Parenthood advocates to hold a writing workshop at the July Activist Night. We are seeking submissions that cover the entire spectrum of reproductive justice, from abortion rights to adoption to childbirth and parenting, to disability, racism immigration and class issues. Please bring your computer and writing or art materials for a writing workshop followed by sharing your work!
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 28 @ 6:30 PM
Fox Powersports & Kawasaki Present: STUNT SHOW / Clint Ewing
Fox Powersports – Fox Powersports and Kawasaki Present: ***STUNT SHOW*** CLINT EWING - July 27-28 Thursday July 27 at 6:30pm - Dj in da house! Friday July 28 at 6:30pm - Live Band Whiskey Bizzness *HUGE Tent Sale* 2 days of FUN at Fox Powersports!! *Be ready for a lot Giveaways!!! Like + Share See you soon!!! Fox Powersports: Address: 720 44th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509