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Cool off with free Hot Kroc Movie Night July 19

Cool off with free Hot Kroc Movie Night July 19

WYOMING, Mich.—Cool off for free Friday, July 19 during Hot Kroc Movie Night at The Salvation Army Kroc Center.

This family-friendly event will feature a giant outdoor water slide, a reptile show presented by Grand Rapids Public Schools, live Christian hip hop music, $1 snacks and a free indoor viewing of “Wreck-It Ralph.”  Outdoor activities begin at 5 p.m.; the movie showing will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center homepage.

Reunited by books: Share your story and possibly win $25

Reunited by books: Share your story and possibly win $25

How has the Kent District Library helped unite your family?

Share your story with KDL by 5 p.m. Monday, July 22 and you could win a $25 gift card to Schuler Books & Music.  To enter, fill out this form.  Your experience may also be shared on KDL’s Share Your Story page.

All people who submit a story will be entered in a drawing for the gift card.  

Kent District Library has 18 branches throughout West Michigan, including in My Towns Alpine Township, Cascade Township, Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Lowell,  Plainfield Township, Rockford, Walker and Wyoming.

Hot Kroc Movie Nights return July 19 with free movie showing

Hot Kroc Movie Nights return July 19 with free movie showing

WYOMING, Mich.-- The Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Center is helping children cool down during the summer with the return of Hot Kroc Movie Nights.

The next free movie showing is “Wreck-It Ralph” on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m.  Starting at 5 p.m., children can also enjoy a giant outdoor slip and slide, games and live music.  Popcorn, hot dogs, pop and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Kroc Center will hold another Hot Kroc Movie Night Friday, August 23 featuring Disney’s “Toy Story.”

Hot Kroc Movie Nights are sponsored by Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Duck Tape bus stops in West Michigan July 6-8

Duck Tape bus stops in West Michigan July 6-8

The 31-foot Duck Tape bus will roll into West Michigan this weekend.

Visitors to the bus can take part in a variety of activities, including iPad stations with tutorials on how to make a Duck Tape wallet as well as other projects, a fan photo wall,  Duck Tape formal wear and a seven-foot timeline of Duck Tape’s 70-year history.  There’s also a video and photo kiosk where you can share your Duck Tape story or snap a photo against a Duck Tape background and life-sized sculptures for more photo opportunities.

 The Duck Tape Rolls Across America tour schedule includes:

  • July 6: Meijer, 3757 Plainfield Ave. NE, My Town Plainfield/Northview
  • July 7:  Meijer, 1801 Marketplace Dr. SE, My Town Kentwood
  • July 8:  Meijer, 5500 Clyde Park Ave. SW, My Town Wyoming

More than 60 restaurants to take part in Restaurant Week GR

More than 60 restaurants to take part in Restaurant Week GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The list of businesses participating in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is out.

So far, 68 restaurants have signed up to take part in the annual event, creating specialty three-course meals for $25. Participants include:

  • The Acorne Grille at Thousand Oaks Golf Club (4100 Thousand Oaks Dr. NE, My Town Plainfield/Northview)
  • Amore Trattoria Italiana (5080 Alpine Avenue NW, My Town Comstock Park/Alpine Township)
  • Aryana Restaurant and Bar (5700 28th Street SE, My Town Ada/Cascade)
  • Bar Divani (15 Ionia Ave. SW, Ste. 130, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Bistro Bella Vita (44 Grandville Ave. SW, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Bistro Chloe Elan (445 Ada Drive SE, My Town Ada/Cascade)
  • Bobarino’s at the B.O.B. (20 Monroe Ave. NW, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Bombay Cuisine (1420 Lake Drive SE, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille (401 Leonard St.

Concert in the Park series returns for summertime

Concert in the Park series returns for summertime

WYOMING, Mich.—Wyoming Concerts in the Park are back.

 The Kari Lunch Band will take the stage June 11 as part of the summertime series. All of the performances will take place at Lamar Park at 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights, through August 6. 

Concerts in the Park are free, courtesy of the Wyoming Community Enrichment Commission.

Quilters donate their work to those in need

Quilters donate their work to those in need

WYOMING, Mich.—Some families will be a little warmer this winter, thanks to a group of West Michigan quilters.

On May 20, Parkview Elementary held an assembly for quilters from Bread of Life, Black Hill Community Center and Fellowship Covenant Church to distribute their handmade blankets.  The assembly was directed by Jeanne Wendte, who has been donating her skills for 25 years.  Between her three organizations, more than 500 quilts are donated a year.

Loyd Jenkins, who contacted the WZZM 13 Information Center to share this story, says Wendte is now the focus of a documentary, called “Women of the Cloth.”