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Vinyl, CD, or, Streaming?

How do you like your music?  Today, streaming audio is ubiquitous, but there is a rapidly-growing segment of music-buyers who prefer vinyl and CDs. Several record shows are scheduled this Summer – including a FREE one locally:

If classical, jazz, or world music is “your thing”, try the Library’s streaming audio database Naxos Music Library  with over 137,000 discs!

Naxos Masthead

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Three Fires Traditional Pow Wow

Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians logoLearn more about the traditions, arts, culture and food of the first citizens of Grand Rapids.  The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians are hosting the 39th Annual Homecoming of the Three Fires Traditional Pow Wow will be held at Riverside Park (2001 Monroe Ave. NW)

  • Dates:  June 9, 2018
  • Times:  1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Price Per Person:  Free

Before you go, you may want to read more about the Native American communities in West Michigan. If you can’t attend this one,  the Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Pow Wow is scheduled for Sept. 8-9.

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Free Community Yoga … and More!

The Morning YogaGrand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department offers FREE community Yoga each Wednesday and Saturday this  Summer. Check their website for dates and times.

  • Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Fitness Studio
  • 201 Market Ave SW, second floor
  • No registration required
  • Ages 16+
  • Water bottle is encouraged

Parks & Rec offers a myriad of programs all summer long. Take a look at their complete schedule.  For more on the importance of exercise in your life, see Exercise is Medicine, an initiative of GRCC’s Exercise Science Dept.

GRCC’s Library has a great collection of books and streaming video on Yoga.  Check them out!

 

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Festival of the Arts 2018: June 1-3

2018 Festival poster

Chris LaPorte, past ArtPrize winner, designed the 2018 poster.

 

Festival of the Arts  is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations. Plus, creative activities for children and adults to enjoy making their own art as well as purchasing art from West Michigan artists. Every purchase at Festival from food to art to t-shirts and posters gives back to the West Michigan community. You’re sure to see your classmates, professors, and their families!

  • June 1-2-3, 2018
  • Friday Noon – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Festival crowds

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Bike West Michigan

My City Bikes LogoBiking is a great exercise and you get to go places, too! If you don’t know where to start, I recommend Experience Grand Rapids’ lists of biking options for you: street biking, mountain biking, bike safety, bike trails and maps, races and events, shops and groups, even links to My City Bikes biking apps!

Grand Rapids is growing its biking community. While some believe that the Michigan’s automobile history and weather will always overshadow a biking culture, our neighbors across the lake have been successful in revitalizing bicycling.  Take a look at our ebook:Wheel Fever cover Wheel Fever : How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State. (Logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number).

 

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